Send News. Want a reply? Read this. More in the FAQ.   News Forum - All Forums - Mobile - PDA - RSS Headlines  RSS Headlines   Twitter  Twitter
Customize
User Settings
Styles:
LAN Parties
Upcoming one-time events:
Greenbelt, MD 08/22

Regularly scheduled events

Half-Life 2: Delay? Maybe, Playable? Yes

New delay for Half-Life sequel on BBC News (thanks Eraserhead) has a quote from Christophe Ramboz of Vivendi Universal Games on the Half-Life 2 source code theft that takes a completely different direction than the talk of four month delays found in a different article (story), as they have him saying: "Vivendi Universal Games is only the distributor of the product, which is produced by the US studio Valve and so it will up to them to make an announcement." Meanwhile, Thieves steal playable version of Half-Life 2 on CNN Money contradicts reports that downplay the amount of code stolen, choosing to reveal that the Source source thieves "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."

View
185. Hmmm... Oct 13, 2003, 00:18 thwart
 
So, anyhoo, I wonder if anyone from the outside of the company that visited Valve's studios is somehow directly or indirectly behind this? I'd assume that a lot of websites and gaming magazines went to Valve to cover Halflife 2 over the past few years. I mean, wouldn't something like this take somewhat of an inside job? I'm no hacker, but wouldn't this be easier if you knew more about what development is like at Valve? Hmmm... they use such and such a brand for a firewall. Hmmm... they use Windows 2000. Their code lies in Source Safe/CVS/PVCS... Someone could gather this and probably more useful information by just doing an interview.

No I'm not implicating Blue. Let me just get that straight in everyone's head.

No one has said anything about how the break-in was done. Why is that? Is the hole still out there? Could we have this same hole on our own systems?

Here's another question. Do these hackers have a much broader reason for taking the code? Maybe the code isn't the real thing they were after.

Or perhaps they were a bunch of geeks who really wanted to get their hands on Halflife2 so that they could make Valve look bad because they weren't done with the game when they said they were going to be done.

I suppose I'm not helping very much by throwing out more conspiracy theories. But it's better than my posts about cheese.

This comment was edited on Oct 13, 00:39.
 
Previous Post Next Post Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
    Date Subject Author
  1. Oct 7, 16:46 pwned Enemy
  2. Oct 7, 16:46 This is so strange... shul
  7. Oct 7, 16:54  Re: This is so strange... TiberiusBlue
  3. Oct 7, 16:47 half life or hype life? space captain
  4. Oct 7, 16:49  Re: half life or hype life? weeds
  8. Oct 7, 16:55   Re: half life or hype life? Bob
  11. Oct 7, 16:56    No subject Bob
  13. Oct 7, 17:01    Re: half life or hype life? thwart
  27. Oct 7, 17:22    Re: half life or hype life? nin
  30. Oct 7, 17:27     Re: half life or hype life? eunichron
  5. Oct 7, 16:51 1420 Mb Shadow
  6. Oct 7, 16:53  Re: 1420 Mb Jigen
  10. Oct 7, 16:56   Why? red_420
  14. Oct 7, 17:06    Re: Why? Egen
  15. Oct 7, 17:08     Re: Why? Sepharo
  18. Oct 7, 17:09     Economy TangledThorns
  21. Oct 7, 17:13     It would be funny Mopap
  24. Oct 7, 17:19      Re: It would be funny Rigs
  19. Oct 7, 17:09   Re: 1420 Mb shul
  9. Oct 7, 16:55 Well. Wazootyman
  12. Oct 7, 16:58 Dear God... Sepharo
  17. Oct 7, 17:09  Re: Dear God... Tim1_2
  16. Oct 7, 17:09 Hrm... BubbleMage
  25. Oct 7, 17:21  Re: Hrm... Punisher
  20. Oct 7, 17:11 CYA Time! Paully
  23. Oct 7, 17:17  Re: CYA Time! islander
  37. Oct 7, 17:43  Re: CYA Time! Here is DNF Source Info!! Punisher
  41. Oct 7, 17:51   Re: CYA Time! Dr.Haggard
  45. Oct 7, 17:59   Re: CYA Time! Plissken
  43. Oct 7, 17:54  Re: CYA Time! Surfer
  44. Oct 7, 17:58   Re: CYA Time! ExcessDan
  46. Oct 7, 18:01    Re: CYA Time! Plissken
  57. Oct 7, 18:52   Re: CYA Time! llamameat
  22. Oct 7, 17:14 No subject ExcessDan
  26. Oct 7, 17:22  Re: No subject Rigs
  29. Oct 7, 17:25   Re: No subject ExcessDan
  31. Oct 7, 17:29    Re: No subject ZzeusS
  87. Oct 7, 20:10  Re: No subject Satyric0n
  92. Oct 7, 20:26   Re: No subject Chunk
  28. Oct 7, 17:23 No subject D4rkKnight
  32. Oct 7, 17:35 I HOPE THESE F%CKER$ BURN Dunn
  35. Oct 7, 17:43  Re: I HOPE THESE F%CKER$ BURN Onji
  33. Oct 7, 17:35 . Xero
  47. Oct 7, 18:10  Re: . Nuhauser
  34. Oct 7, 17:40 Hmm. Likely Culprits? savedlatin
  36. Oct 7, 17:43  Re: Hmm. Likely Culprits? Tim1_2
  38. Oct 7, 17:47   Re: Hmm. Likely Culprits? savedlatin
  40. Oct 7, 17:50    Re: Hmm. Likely Culprits? ExcessDan
  39. Oct 7, 17:50  Re: Hmm. Likely Culprits? Punisher
  42. Oct 7, 17:53 conspiracy theories du jour! Jigen
  48. Oct 7, 18:11 Anyway... Tim1_2
  49. Oct 7, 18:11 Latest info (I should tell Blue! ;-) Paully
  53. Oct 7, 18:27  Re: Latest info (I should tell Blue! ;-) SimonG
  75. Oct 7, 19:39   Re: Latest info (I should tell Blue! ;-) nin
  79. Oct 7, 19:49    Re: Latest info (I should tell Blue! ;-) BlightCrawler
  67. Oct 7, 19:12  Re: Latest info (I should tell Blue! ;-) Surfer
  72. Oct 7, 19:20   Re: Latest info (I should tell Blue! ;-) MrShoop
  50. Oct 7, 18:13 playable? dudeOne
  51. Oct 7, 18:17 PLease don't flame me but... FuriousBroccoli
  52. Oct 7, 18:23  Re: PLease don't flame me but... Tim1_2
  63. Oct 7, 19:08   Re: PLease don't flame me but... Punisher
  54. Oct 7, 18:30 A Front to avoid the real issue. thwart
  62. Oct 7, 19:08  Re: A Front to avoid the real issue. richcz3
  65. Oct 7, 19:09   Re: A Front to avoid the real issue. Punisher
  55. Oct 7, 18:46 No subject Z
  56. Oct 7, 18:49  Re: No subject Lactose The Intolerant
  58. Oct 7, 18:57   images... The Truth
  64. Oct 7, 19:08    Re: images... Rigs
  66. Oct 7, 19:10   Re: No subject Punisher
  69. Oct 7, 19:13    Re: No subject JediLuke
  68. Oct 7, 19:12   Re: No subject Species8472
  59. Oct 7, 19:00 I'm honestly shocked... Dunn
  60. Oct 7, 19:05  Re: I'm honestly shocked... The Truth
  77. Oct 7, 19:42  Re: I'm honestly shocked... DedEye
  89. Oct 7, 20:20  Re: I'm honestly shocked... Chunk
  94. Oct 7, 20:28   Re: I'm honestly shocked... JediLuke
  102. Oct 7, 20:39    Re: I'm honestly shocked... Chunk
  109. Oct 7, 21:06     Re: I'm honestly shocked... MrJonesPY
  110. Oct 7, 21:14      Re: I'm honestly shocked... Tony!!!
  111. Oct 7, 21:14      Re: I'm honestly shocked... Rigs
  112. Oct 7, 21:22       Re: I'm honestly shocked... Satyric0n
  121. Oct 7, 22:47     Re: I'm honestly shocked... JediLuke
  125. Oct 7, 23:01      Re: I'm honestly shocked...  Jereco 
  127. Oct 7, 23:05       Re: I'm honestly shocked... DrEvil
  136. Oct 8, 00:31      Re: I'm honestly shocked... Chunk
  139. Oct 8, 00:45       Re: I'm honestly shocked... JediLuke
  140. Oct 8, 01:15        No subject Dignan
  142. Oct 8, 01:27         Re: No subject wasrad
  143. Oct 8, 01:30         Re: No subject JediLuke
  144. Oct 8, 01:31         Re: No subject JediLuke
  155. Oct 8, 08:47        Re: I'm honestly shocked... Chunk
  156. Oct 8, 09:13         Talking crap. Mr Gar
  157. Oct 8, 09:49         Re: I'm honestly shocked... Punisher
  161. Oct 8, 16:39          Re: I'm honestly shocked... vajbern
  97. Oct 7, 20:31   Re: I'm honestly shocked... Rigs
  117. Oct 7, 22:30    Re: I'm honestly shocked... Bronco
  166. Oct 8, 22:17  Re: I'm honestly shocked... Creston
  167. Oct 8, 22:55   Re: I'm honestly shocked... anon@24.76
  61. Oct 7, 19:06 Soo... Jigen
  70. Oct 7, 19:13 No subject Bjorn
  71. Oct 7, 19:13 Hell has frozen over richcz3
  73. Oct 7, 19:20  Re: Hell has frozen over Surfer
  78. Oct 7, 19:46   Re: Hell has frozen over endosmoke
  74. Oct 7, 19:26 Theft as cover for delays. Ripperjack
  80. Oct 7, 19:50  Re: Theft as cover for delays. Punisher
  96. Oct 7, 20:30   Re: Theft as cover for delays. Chunk
  81. Oct 7, 19:51  Re: Theft as cover for delays. JediLuke
  76. Oct 7, 19:41 Yeeeeessss Nexus
  82. Oct 7, 19:55 stupid execs space captain
  83. Oct 7, 19:57  Re: stupid execs Jigen
  84. Oct 7, 19:58 Doom3 BDFD
  85. Oct 7, 20:03  Re: Doom3 JediLuke
  86. Oct 7, 20:07 huh? space captain
  88. Oct 7, 20:20 No subject Monty
  90. Oct 7, 20:23  Re: No subject Jigen
  91. Oct 7, 20:25   Re: No subject Monty
  93. Oct 7, 20:27    Re: No subject Jigen
  95. Oct 7, 20:29  Re: No subject Species8472
  98. Oct 7, 20:34 No subject Monty
  99. Oct 7, 20:36  Re: No subject Rigs
  100. Oct 7, 20:36  Re: No subject Jigen
  122. Oct 7, 22:51  Re: No subject Snag
  123. Oct 7, 22:58   Re: No subject DrEvil
  126. Oct 7, 23:03    Re: No subject Tony!!!
  128. Oct 7, 23:11     Re: No subject Snag
  129. Oct 7, 23:14     Re: No subject TimothyB
  131. Oct 7, 23:50     Re: No subject c r i s p y
  132. Oct 8, 00:00      Re: No subject TimothyB
  101. Oct 7, 20:38 No subject Monty
  103. Oct 7, 20:44  Re: No subject Species8472
  104. Oct 7, 20:45  Re: No subject Monty
  105. Oct 7, 20:54   Re: No subject Jigen
  107. Oct 7, 20:59   Re: No subject Monty
  116. Oct 7, 22:02    Re: No subject Void
  118. Oct 7, 22:35     Re: No subject TimothyB
  108. Oct 7, 21:02   Re: No subject Species8472
  106. Oct 7, 20:54 No subject Steele Johnson
  113. Oct 7, 21:25 No subject VoodooV
  114. Oct 7, 21:29  Re: No subject Satyric0n
  115. Oct 7, 21:32 No subject Bunko
  119. Oct 7, 22:37 Doom III Corky
  120. Oct 7, 22:42 The source-code wasn't stolen Paully
  124. Oct 7, 23:00 No subject ExcessDan
  130. Oct 7, 23:38 No subject Acleacius
  133. Oct 8, 00:06 ...... wasrad
  134. Oct 8, 00:23  Re: ...... Ralphus
  135. Oct 8, 00:29   Re: ...... JediLuke
  138. Oct 8, 00:38   Re: ...... wasrad
  137. Oct 8, 00:36  Re: ...... Chunk
  145. Oct 8, 01:39   Re: ...... rkone
  146. Oct 8, 03:25    Re: ...... ExcessDan
  141. Oct 8, 01:27 What?!?! FuriousBroccoli
  147. Oct 8, 04:20 I feel bad for Valve. Smellfinger
  148. Oct 8, 04:56  Re: Here is a link to the leaked beta. Satyric0n
  149. Oct 8, 06:35 Re: Banning SmellFinger UnderLord
  152. Oct 8, 07:58  Re: Banning SmellFinger Satyric0n
  150. Oct 8, 07:09 No subject Armadillo
  151. Oct 8, 07:27  Steamed Zephalephelah
  153. Oct 8, 08:25   Re: Steamed raddish
  154. Oct 8, 08:33    Re: Steamed raddish
  170. Oct 9, 14:17  Bull shit? zanatose
  171. Oct 9, 19:34   Re: Bull shit? Guano
  172. Oct 9, 20:02   Re: Bull shit? DrEvil
  173. Oct 9, 20:20    Re: Bull shit? zanatose
  177. Oct 10, 15:11     Re: Bull shit? 7.62WorldOrder
  178. Oct 10, 19:34      Thoughts.. FrankToronto
  179. Oct 10, 21:33       Re: Thoughts.. DeepCover
  180. Oct 10, 21:58        Re: Thoughts.. FrankToronto
  181. Oct 10, 22:01         Re: Thoughts.. FrankToronto
  183. Oct 11, 04:59      Re: 7.62WorldOrder Zephalephelah
  184. Oct 12, 23:09       Re: 7.62WorldOrder AcidDrone
  158. Oct 8, 15:06 Twisted Sister Tim1_2
  159. Oct 8, 16:33 #142 I like cheesecake thwart
  160. Oct 8, 16:36 Is Microsoft to blame? thwart
  162. Oct 8, 16:45  Re: Is Microsoft to blame? Tim1_2
  163. Oct 8, 16:52   Re: Is Microsoft to blame? thwart
  164. Oct 8, 20:39 beta patch comment SacredGinmill
  168. Oct 8, 23:51  Re: beta patch comment ExcessDan
  169. Oct 9, 03:39   Re: beta patch comment Halo
  165. Oct 8, 20:53 HL2 Source/Beta .... Grey
  174. Oct 10, 04:23 conspiracy theories Rug Bug Benny
  175. Oct 10, 09:16  Re: conspiracy theories Zephalephelah
  176. Oct 10, 11:10 conspiracy Theories Rug Bug Benny
  182. Oct 10, 22:38 George Bush is behind this thwart
>> 185. Oct 13, 00:18 Hmmm... thwart
  186. Oct 13, 08:06 hackers, schmakers J-Bird
  188. Oct 13, 13:59  Re: hackers, schmakers RegularX
  187. Oct 13, 11:36 Arrr Nexus
  189. Oct 14, 09:13 heh. Security through obscurity. Nexus
  190. Oct 14, 12:46  Re: heh. Security through obscurity. RegularX
  191. Oct 14, 18:29  Re: heh. Security through obscurity. Kilby


footer

Blue's News logo