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In 2003, the source code for Half Life 2 was leaked onto the internet. It was not long after that it was compiled and made available for anyone to play. It became known as the Half Life 2 Beta. Valve Corporation was unable to figure out who was responsible until one day in February 2004, the culprit confessed to President Gabe Newell. In this episode we take a look at the story of one of largest video game leaks of all time.

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Sources :

► Gamespot – https://www.gamespot.com/articles/the-final-hours-of-half-life-2/1100-6112889/
► HalfLife 2.NET – https://web.archive.org/web/20031206061856/http://www.halflife2.net/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=10692
► Wired – https://www.wired.com/2008/11/valve-tricked-h/
► CNN Money – https://money.cnn.com/2003/04/23/commentary/game_over/column_gaming/
ShackNews – https://www.shacknews.com/article/28497/half-life-2-delay#chatty
► Beyond Half Life – https://web.archive.org/web/20031004103640/http://www.beyondhalflife.com/byhl.x?a=news&s=archive
► Trend Micro – https://blog.trendmicro.com/trendlabs-security-intelligence/sdbot-irc-botnet-continues-to-make-waves/

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