You are NOT a very realistic person are you?
If you stop "sucking" Valve off for 5 mins and read up in the gaming media you will see that there are THOUSANDS of Very Pissed off people who have purchaced HL2 and cannot play said game. Their mails have been swamping magazines the likes of PC Gamer UK & US, PC Zone & PC PowerPlay Australia.
The people who are affected by this WILL speak and WILL have their day and Valve WILL pay a price for this.
As PC Gamer said: If Valve DIDN'T have the expectation and rep they have they would never tried Steam(ing plie of shit) as it would have been buisness suicided.
I expect Valve and Vivendi will be spending a great deal of time in the comming years in court.
Oh yes indeed.
Half-life 2 : great
Steam : total crap