The thief said he had everything, but he never put it out; why? Because what he had was a bunch of poo.
He did put it out, everywhere. If you go to Russia you will find copies of the game based off the source code.
Neg. He put out poo.
Imagine small portions of the game, mostly E3 segments. Now imagine a whole lot of huge blocks everywhere that say “NO TEXTURE”. Now imagine non-existent AI, so either there are scripted scenes, or nothing at all happens. Now imagine immense areas that have no playability and are so completely unfinished you are basically looking at a lego land map made with huge blocks of one single-color each. The reason that Valve got their shit broken into in the first place was because they had the security equivalent of having their computers on the front lawn at Valve Headquarters with a sign reading, “Please don’t steal this, it’s really valuable”.
Yes, their security sucked. Still, I'm not going to hate them because their sysadmin didn't know what he was doing. Just because Valve is a big time dev doesn't mean they are immune to small time mistakes. Multi-billion dollar corporations have their shit stolen all the time, both internally and externally.
My idea was that Gabe was using one of the master boxes from where he mailed from his Valve.com email address to everyone and anyone. There’s complete header data on that mail and a haxor could easily figure out where the trail begins if not where it ends as well. It’s like having a great big spotlight shining up into cyberspace, but instead of a Batman symbol it shows a guy fucking a pipe with a water faucet. Almost like Eat at Joes, but this time it’s Fuck Valve up the Ass.If you can prove me wrong do so, I don't mind being proven wrong if I am.
I don’t have a problem with it either, so I’ll drop that whole argument.