All those stupid theories you people come up with are making me laugh. But what you don't realize is that a source code leak is a hundred times worse than a alpha or beta leak. They didn't just have their game stolen. That's going to happen anyway as soon as they release it. Don't forget this is a brand new, top of the line, most technologically advanced engine right now (other than Doom 3 probably). They had their trade secrets stolen as well as licenced code they could get in serious trouble for. Now instead of other game companies wondering "ahh this feature is cool in Half-Life 2; how did they do it?
", they can just look at the source code and copy it.
Do you honestly think that they would just give away all their fucking trade secrets just to have an excuse to delay the game or as some sort of ploy to gain more market share? Valve Software doesn't need to make stupid excuses when they delay the game. When they delay it, oh well. It's not the end of the world. Anyone remember how many times Half-Life was delayed? Remember when TF2 was 'just about to come out'? Did they give you any excuses then?
Wake up, people. Go outside or something.This comment was edited on Oct 6, 06:21.