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Quakenet acts to eject Half Life sharers

Rounding up the illegals
Thu Oct 09 2003, 13:10
THE GUY in charge of security at Quakenet has dropped us a line to tell us what it's doing about the Half Life leaks.

Daniel "Ferg" Ferguson, said Quakenet banned a Half Life channel on its IRC network which displayed beta pictures of the up-and-coming game.

He told the INQ today: "Ever since the hl2 leaks started happening, we've been working very hard to carry on implementing our policies of no illegal material on QuakeNet".

He continued, that, "fortunately is appearing to be quite successful, despite being home to 200,000 gamers each night who would love to get their hands on the game".

One thing that is still puzzling us a little is why Valve hasn't involved the forces of the law to investigate the hacker who spawned this whole hullabaloo. Shouldn't the FBI be involved - if the hacker is a Russian, as has been alleged all over the place? µ


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