The BBC reports that accounts in the popular game Half-Life 2 have been cancelled by the manufacturer. The developers were able to require authentication for the online part of the game, and have been able to shut them down.

I am not sure why they are so enthusiastic about it. I remember that authentication of multiplayer accounts was common as far back as Starcraft. Besides, it is evident that there will be a crack soon. Soon did I say? What about right now?

Categories: DRM

3 Comments

Andrew Ducker · November 25, 2004 at 11:55 am

Re-read that link – it's not a crack – it's been identified as an account-stealer!

Andres Guadamuz · November 26, 2004 at 3:02 am

Hi Andrew,The first one is an account stealer, the others are not, although they seem to be NO-CD patches and keygens.

Andres Guadamuz · November 26, 2004 at 3:03 am

Hi Andrew,The first one is an account stealer, the others are not, although they seem to be NO-CD patches and keygens.

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