Don't know if anyone else has been looking forward to this as much as I have, or written it off as vapourware and forgot it even existed, but the source mod that claims to totally remake the original Half-Life is finally ready for release...almost.
Apparently they've got everything up to and including Lambda Core done, so they're releasing it as is and are planning to release (a greatly expanded and re-imagined) Xen later on as a game unto itself.
Anyway, the release date from the mod has been set for September 14th.
Oh and here's the trailer. Who knew 2009 would take so long to get here?