More Steam Bans

The Steam Users Forums (thanks Half-Life Fallout and Voodoo Extreme) has news that another 30,000 Steam accounts have been banned for attempting to gain illegal access to games that they had not purchased. Word from Valve's Erik Johnson is:
Valve takes such activities seriously and reserves the right to disable Steam accounts engaging in piracy, cheating, illegal activities, or any other activity in violation of the Steam Subscriber Agreement. The accounts that are disabled today will not be reactivated.
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Cy
 
Yes, they have! Only a few days after the release of HL². So much for "Steam - Teh New Holy Shrine of Copy Protection" ... muhahahahaha! But Steam is quite good enough to harass it's legal customers, like every crappy copy protection.

Actually it was November the 28th that the fully cracked version came out - although for all I know that's the one that has been banned this time.

2 weeks grace is a long enough time to convince all but the most die hard pirates to buy a copy. After all as someone pointed out you could get D3 warezed before it was released.

On a side note the cracked version is allegidly faster then the retail one because it does not need steam loaded etc.
Don't know if this is true or not because I'm not about to download it and try it!

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