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Half-Life 2 Source Theft Details Emerge

According to GameIndustry.biz the primary hacker is German, but denies actually stealing the valuable source code.

“While it was confirmed last month that arrests had been made in a number of countries in relation to the source code theft – which was at one point implied to be the cause of the severe delay to the game’s completion, although Valve has since confirmed that they were not close to finishing the game at the time – no detailed information about the suspects or the case against them was released.

However, speaking with the Guardian newspaper in Britain late last week, Valve boss Gabe Newell said that the “primary” hacker involved in the theft was German – and that he contacted Newell directly to admit to hacking into the Valve network when the scale of the online operation aimed at catching the culprits became clear.”

What is Designtechnica’s solution to this case? Release the dang game already, then we would not have to worry about hackers trying to get a piece of it.

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