Submitted by DLKyle 1738d ago | news

Half Life 2 Thief Is “Very Sorry”

You may remember this little incident that happened in 2003. A hacker by the name Axel Gembe got a hold of the PC game everybody wanted their hands on, Half Life 2. By hacking into Valve’s main frame he stole the game’s source code, which eventually led to the source code being available online. This led to a long delay for Valve’s hit sequel and probation for the young hacker (a fate that would of been dramatically worse if Valve had their way and flew him to America.) (Dev, Half-Life, Half-Life 2, Industry, PC, Valve)

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FlyWestbrook  +   1738d ago
ATiElite  +   1738d ago
This was an event that brought the PC community together because everyone helped out in tracking this bastard down (then sending him death threats, viruses, and stealing his ID).

Valve has been grateful to the PC community ever since. This ASS CLOWN almost F up the greatest game ever.
ct03  +   1737d ago
The alpha version wasn't really playable, if anything it was a droplet of juice to whet your appetite. There were a few rough pieces of levels, but none of the enemy AI was properly implemented and it all had little to do with the final game.

The only "level" that was really playable was an awesome physics sandbox room with a pool in the middle. It's not in the final game, and you could use the gravity gun to interact with mattresses, watch them float etc.
giantchicken  +   1738d ago
Wow. Way to bring it up after everyone forgot, hacker guy.
Nightshadow  +   1738d ago
Too little too late. Geohot belongs in the same category as this douche.
ChrisW  +   1738d ago
Not 100%. This retard also created a worm for DOS attacks. IMO, this'll put him at least 1 level below GeoHotz in the depths of hell.
ATiElite  +   1738d ago
No I would donate money to GEo Hot WAYYYYYY before I would PISS on Alex even if he was on fire.

Sure Geo Hot popped the PS3's security Cherry but Alex STOLE the SOURCE CODE and HL2.

Alex is the true definition of Pirate and scum of the earth.
TXIDarkAvenger  +   1738d ago
Is this some fail attempt to gain popularity over Geohot? Meh rather hear this guy than Geohot unless he died or went to jail.
lepolohuevo  +   1738d ago
Listen, this guy was far worse and more dangerous than Geohot, make your little research.
TXIDarkAvenger  +   1737d ago
Yeah, be sorry out of nowhere. I mean all the way back in 2003 and now in 2011 say sorry? Meh better late than never...
yewles1  +   1738d ago
NOW??????????? ARE YOU KIDDING ME??????
GodHandDee  +   1738d ago
Geohotz in some time in the future
ZombieAssassin  +   1738d ago
Uhh if he steals episode 3 and leaks it all will be forgiven.

But seriously he better be sorry he could of been in way more carp than he was.
BizDaWolf  +   1738d ago
idk why plp think hacking is cool WTF is the point of it to look like a badass to the media or what I don`t get this hacking shit at all
rugis  +   1738d ago
Ummm, he is sorry. There is no need to put it in quotes, to show sarcasm. He has said in multiple interviews that he was sorry, and that it wasn't his fault it got FULLY leaked. A myg0t member leaked it, and as you know, they are notorious for being a bunch of /b/ wannabes.
GamingGuru  +   1738d ago
Gonna go out on a limb and say that the reason "very sorry" is in quotes is because that is what the hacker said.

....just a thought.
GrumpyVeteran  +   1737d ago
It's in quotes because it's a quote.
Masterchef2007  +   1737d ago
I am just happy that they caught and punished the hacker in the end. Cause it is because of people like this that the gamming industry suffers so much.
GoldPS3  +   1737d ago
Everyone needs a 2nd chance and forgiveness.
GrumpyVeteran  +   1737d ago
Haha no way.

If you fuck up once, do something retarded, break the law, whatever, I wouldn't ever forgive that person; they knew very well what they were doing the first time.

I hate the way people believe they deserve a 2nd chance. THEY DON'T! Sometimes they say they just wanted to see what it was like etc, fucking stupid excuse, you don't need 1st hand experience to know if something is stupid to do. e.g, you don't need to jump off a sky scraper to know it'll kill you.

end rant.
Da_Evil_Monkey  +   1737d ago
I really don't see the need for this. We already have a very well written and interesting article about this on N4G, that gives more detail than this. This basically just links you to it. I encourage everyone to go and read the article on Eurogamer, by either using the link on this page or this - http://n4g.com/news/704772/...
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SupahJ  +   1737d ago
They're two different stories man, did you even read? This article even links the one you just posted at the end so you can read Eurogamer's article.

But yeah, they are both different stories mate.

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