Valve releases warez version of Half Life 2 to catch people

Posted on Thursday, Nov 18 2004 @ 17:09 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
A Half Life 2 site reports that Valve has released a 'warez version' of Half Life 2 which is distributing through the Bittorent network. According to that site this warez version from Valve keeps track of people that downloading it and will ban these people from the Steam network.
We're running a bit of an experiment. We're keeping track of the accounts that do this and will be shutting them off.
So, as you can see, VALVe Software have released a test "warez" version aimed at catching people out. These people will have their accounts deleted and will be banned from Steam.

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Re: Valve releases warez version of Half Life 2 to catch people
by Anonymous on Friday, Nov 19 2004 @ 12:59 CET
die beste idee die ich je von einem spielhersteller gesehen habe .. auch wenn es nur ein gerücht ist .. es wird einige leute davon abschrecken das game zu laden .. :-) wäre alles so intwelligent von valve wie diese idee dann würde niemand mehr steam probleme haben :-)

einfach nur nice .. nice work well done :-)



  • Reply by Anonymous on Friday, Nov 26 2004 @ 18:24 CET

    ridiculous, who would be stupid enough to try to activate a warez version? A true warez version would not require steam or activation


Re: Valve releases warez version of Half Life 2 to catch people
by Anonymous on Friday, Nov 26 2004 @ 18:26 CET
ridiculous, who would be stupid enough to try to activate a warez version. Besides a true warez file would neither require activation or steam at all.



Re: Valve releases warez version of Half Life 2 to catch people
by Anonymous on Wednesday, Aug 24 2005 @ 05:39 CEST
hahhahahhahahah
true....
I mean how stupid do u have to be to register worez ver.. 2 stupid i guess.
And if it were a real warez I would imagen it would skipp registering process ..
So far i found quite few cracked hl on p2p