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Oh, yeah. This story is SO awesome and we should glorify this kind of behavior. You all realize that this is the reason Half Life 2 was delayed and released under a newer engine, right? Because of this kid. Costing Valve millions in development. Awesome!
No. It was delayed long before it. That's why he went poking around. If you believe they wouldn't have updated the engine before they released it, I have a bridge to sell you. HL2 was still released, with great success, even still today. Not sure why you're taking this so personally.
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Hey, for you guys who still haven't HL2: EP2, it is now at 75% off. Only € 1,49 on Steam.

Is Valve telling us something here, or is it just because HL2: Ep2 is connect to the Portal games, and therefore makes sense to promote this episode before the launch of Portal 2 ?

It's just that it's three HL2 related news in a matter of days.
 
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Hey, for you guys who still haven't HL2: EP2, it is now at 75% off. Only € 1,49 on Steam.

Is Valve telling us something here, or is it just because HL2: Ep2 is connect to the Portal games, and therefore makes sense to promote this episode before the launch of Portal 2 ?

It's just that it's three HL2 related news in a matter of days.
haha I don't think that's the reason, Valve's gotta advertise portal 2 and well Episode 3 they can't say anything because it doesn't exist.
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Why do they send SWAT teams to arrest hackers ? it doesnt make sense ! Some nerdy little guy and they need 10 man with automatic weapons to bring him in. Yea- no...
People will do crazy things to avoid going to prison. Why bring weapons when raiding a LSD lab? They are probably just hippy chemists with advanced degrees in chemistry...
    
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No. It was delayed long before it. That's why he went poking around. If you believe they wouldn't have updated the engine before they released it, I have a bridge to sell you. HL2 was still released, with great success, even still today. Not sure why you're taking this so personally.
Actually, HL2 was delayed from May to September 2003. After the leak happened, the release was pushed back to October 2004. So, I'm not so sure why you think it's okay to do this type of thing, but costing a company millions of dollars over personal greed isn't something I would call a noble cause.
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Great read, rep+
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good read thanks
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longest thing ive read in months.
    
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Why do they send SWAT teams to arrest hackers ? it doesnt make sense ! Some nerdy little guy and they need 10 man with automatic weapons to bring him in. Yea- no...
because hackers are a danger to society yet we'll give you back your license to drive in 30-60 days after that DUI of yours...
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wow a really great read thanks for posting it up
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