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  • Playable version of Half-Life 2 stolen

    Well, we all knew the source code was leaked, so I guess this (playable version) was just a matter of time?



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    NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - When hackers broke into the computing system of Valve Software, they stole more than just the source code to Half-Life 2. They also stole enough game maps and other components to put together a playable build of the game. Today, five days after the first leak, they have released that build.....
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    http://money.cnn.com/2003/10/07/comm...ming/index.htm
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    Originally posted by Vile
    Well, we all knew the source code was leaked, so I guess this (playable version) was just a matter of time?



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    NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - When hackers broke into the computing system of Valve Software, they stole more than just the source code to Half-Life 2. They also stole enough game maps and other components to put together a playable build of the game. Today, five days after the first leak, they have released that build.....
    Full Story:
    http://money.cnn.com/2003/10/07/comm...ming/index.htm
    My God. This is completely insane. I give up.
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    • #3
      I feel so sorry for Valve

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      • #4
        One of my admins has played it.

        It has no real story involved, just lots of random maps, but the physics is awsome aparently.

        I really cant wait.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by merk
          One of my admins has played it.

          It has no real story involved, just lots of random maps, but the physics is awsome aparently.

          I really cant wait.
          Thats sad.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by merk
            One of my admins has played it.

            It has no real story involved, just lots of random maps, but the physics is awsome aparently.

            I really cant wait.
            That's what happens when you play a leaked beta.
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            • #7
              Has anyone stopped to think about the things that could have been embedded is this leaked reworked code? You may be getting more then you bargain for using a program compiled by a thief.

              Just a thought.
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              • #8
                I have just read somewhere where they have moved back the release date to April 2004
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by tgillespie
                  Thats sad.

                  why is that? he is awaiting the game with relish, there is nothing wrong with that....

                  or are you talking about his admins actions in playing the released game? in which case again why is it sad it might not be to your taste but i dare say things you do are'nt to ours....

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Surrix
                    I have just read somewhere where they have moved back the release date to April 2004
                    seems vivendi wants to delay it, but valve hasnt confirmed yet. halflife2.net has a good summary of everything.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by phill2003
                      why is that? he is awaiting the game with relish, there is nothing wrong with that....

                      or are you talking about his admins actions in playing the released game? in which case again why is it sad it might not be to your taste but i dare say things you do are'nt to ours....

                      Perhaps I should elaborate, and correct your mistakes.

                      1. In your post, you said "..playing a released game"..The game has not yet been released, and what these people did (hackers) is illegal.

                      2. I believe tgillespie said it's "sad" because this individual was contributing by playing a game which is not yet even out, and which was stolen. Hacking, stealing, or whatever you want to call it is illegal, and releasing the source code is even worse, and I agree with tgillespie' comments.

                      I also plan on helping them track this person (hacker) down.
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by phill2003
                        why is that? he is awaiting the game with relish, there is nothing wrong with that....

                        or are you talking about his admins actions in playing the released game? in which case again why is it sad it might not be to your taste but i dare say things you do are'nt to ours....
                        I am talking about the admin playing the illegal version of the game. I too have been waiting for the game and I too want to play it more than ever, but to use pirated software is illegal and considered a criminal offence by me. I think its sad that you people are so greedy you will disregard all rights to Valve and totally throw morals out the window. Have fun with your leaked copy and I hope that sooner or later it will bite you in the ass.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by tgillespie
                          I am talking about the admin playing the illegal version of the game. I too have been waiting for the game and I too want to play it more than ever, but to use pirated software is illegal and considered a criminal offence by me. I think its sad that you people are so greedy you will disregard all rights to Valve and totally throw morals out the window. Have fun with your leaked copy and I hope that sooner or later it will bite you in the ass.
                          I feel the same way. Because of this crap we have to wait longer for a great game. The only benefit is that I have more time to save $ for an even better PC.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by ogden2k
                            I feel the same way. Because of this crap we have to wait longer for a great game. The only benefit is that I have more time to save $ for an even better PC.
                            True. Lets just hope that new technology isn't introduced into the code changes that will require an even beefier PC. I guess its just another excuse to blow another grand on a new mobo and CPU
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                            • #15
                              My admin has no intention of ripping valve off.

                              The prerelease beta, aparently, is really crap. It has very few working levels, alot of things are still very buggy.

                              Oh and, the source code leak didnt contribute to this prerelease build, the build was also stolen at the same time as the source.

                              I dont condone it, but when my community has been waiting for many (close to 4 or 5, cant remember) years, you cant expect them not to want it

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