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[PG] 30,000 Steam Keys Stolen During Wadjet Halloween Promotion. (VIDEO)

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http://www.pcgamer.com/2013/11/01/30000-steam-keys-were-stolen-during-wadjet-eye-games-promotion/
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Wadjet Eye Games was giving away Steam keys for its adventure game, The Blackwell Deception, on Halloween before President Dave Gilbert pulled the plug. Gilbert says he planned on giving away 50,000 keys in total, but quickly changed his plans when he discovered that 30,000 of the keys had been stolen.

People downloaded hundreds of keys at a single time."Collecting Steam keys for reselling later." To combat this, Gilbert removed the Steam keys and placed them on another website, attracting a backlash from players.

Even though it was a free game, it’s almost as if it didn’t count because it wasn’t going in their Steam library." He tried to find a way to prevent further exploitation by asking BMT, the sales provider Gilbert used, to create a "1 code per IP" system, but the hackers masked their IP addresses and continued downloading anyway.

Aw naw.

NAWWWWWW!

See, that's just cold blooded. frown.gif
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Humans are greedy and will always consume as much as they can if there are no preventions.

Sad though that a nice event became a horrible one.
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douchebags ruining it for everybody yet again for a tiny selfish personal advantage. I get enough of that from congress.
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This is just awful.. :\
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This is why we can't have nice things.
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Humans are greedy and will always consume as much as they can if there are no preventions.

Sad though that a nice event became a horrible one.

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douchebags ruining it for everybody yet again for a tiny selfish personal advantage. I get enough of that from congress.

Just curious, but how do you two feel about folks who jump on price errors/ great deals and end up buying 3-5 of them? Only to resell them later when the price goes back up?

A bit different than this situation since people are actually paying, but still.
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douchebags ruining it for everybody yet again for a tiny selfish personal advantage. I get enough of that from congress.

Welcome to real life. People try to get every advantage they can. Human evolution put us on this path, and it's just the reality of the situation.

You can't blame human evolution reasonably, you simply have to blame steam for failing to have proper measures to stop this.
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douchebags ruining it for everybody yet again for a tiny selfish personal advantage. I get enough of that from congress.

Welcome to real life. People try to get every advantage they can. Human evolution put us on this path, and it's just the reality of the situation.

You can't blame human evolution reasonably, you simply have to blame steam for failing to have proper measures to stop this.

Blame Steam? What are you smoking? People do suck, and the people that took advantage of this event were not Valve employees (probably). It was a nice thing this company was trying to do, handing out Steam keys for their game, but that was in no way Valve's problem. The key redemption system has been in place for a long time before this happened. The people who raped the event are to blame, obviously.
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Blame Steam? What are you smoking? People do suck, and the people that took advantage of this event were not Valve employees (probably). It was a nice thing this company was trying to do, handing out Steam keys for their game, but that was in no way Valve's problem. The key redemption system has been in place for a long time before this happened. The people who raped the event are to blame, obviously.

You cant blame people for taking advantage. That's just human nature.

It's like blaming gravity for destroying a bridge instead of bad design problems. Obviously gravity is not to blame, except in the most literal and ridiculously pointless sense.

Steam and the company shouldnt have made it possible to have 30,000 keys stolen.
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Blame Steam? What are you smoking? People do suck, and the people that took advantage of this event were not Valve employees (probably). It was a nice thing this company was trying to do, handing out Steam keys for their game, but that was in no way Valve's problem. The key redemption system has been in place for a long time before this happened. The people who raped the event are to blame, obviously.

You cant blame people for taking advantage. That's just human nature.

It's like blaming gravity for destroying a bridge instead of bad design problems. Obviously gravity is not to blame, except in the most literal and ridiculously pointless sense.

Steam and the company shouldnt have made it possible to have 30,000 keys stolen.
Thats ridiculous. Sure it is in our nature to sin. Does not mean you cannot make the choice not to.
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