Wednesday, March 23, 2011

The E3 Beta Leak

Half-Life 2 was merely a rumor until a strong impression at E3 in May 2003 launched it into high levels of hype where it won several awards. The pushing back of HL2’s release date came in the wake of the cracking of Valve's internal network through a null session connection to Tangis which was hosted in Valve's network and a subsequent upload of an ASP shell, resulting in the leak of the game's source code and many other files including maps, models and a playable early version of Half-Life Source and Counter-Strike Source in early September 2003.


In June 2004, Valve Software announced in a press release that the FBI had arrested several people suspected of involvement in the source code leak 

Release the hydra-kraken! 

31 comments:

  1. I was gone for quite some time, but I'm back now guys!!

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  2. When will we play Half-life 3 ? :) i am still waiting for great graphic. Hl2 don't look great..

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  3. nice post :)

    http://le-nerd.blogspot.com/

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  4. A lot of my friends are Half Life fans and I showed them this!

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  5. Haha I need to bust out half-life again!

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  6. Man, I loved the HL series -_-

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  7. I hope Half-Life 3 comes out soon!!! I can't wait anymore :(

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  8. OH GOD! i cant wait for half life 3! its gonna be amazing especially since they have been spending so much time on it ;)

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  9. Have heard great things about the series but never tried them but maybe I will now.

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  10. Half is cool i need to go back and play!

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  11. Still waiting for Half Life 3 : |

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  12. I never played this game, but is the gameplay similar to Call of Duty?

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  13. valve are gaming gods, i play everything they make (tf2, hl, i just beat portal yesterday) cant wait for more half life.

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  14. serves them right. btw, hl2 is an awesome game.

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  15. Great game haha. Followed! alphabetalife.blogspot.com

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  16. Ouch, they got hacked. HL was a really good game.

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