Valve Cans 20,000 Steam Accounts
Posted on: 11/24/2004 03:12 PM

Shacknews has let us know that Valve, creators of Half-Life 2, has cancelled 20,000 Steam accounts as those accounts tried to access Half-Life 2 without purchasing it. Piracy? *gasp*
The method used was extremely easy for Valve to trace and confirm, and so there is no question that the accounts disabled were used to try and illegally obtain Half-Life 2. Accounts also may be closed due to fraudulent activity in an attempt to obtain additional products for your Steam Account. This includes Credit Card fraud, theft of accounts you do not own and using cracked versions of Valve games. If you violate the Steam Subscriber agreement your account can be permanently disabled and you will lose any products registered to those accounts.
Go Valve. Considering how incredible a game the original Half-Life was, I don't understand why someone wanting to play its successor wouldn't pay the 60 dollars. I played the original Half-life countless times, getting my money out of it time and time again. I'll be buying Half-Life 2 in the near future. You can read the rest of the story over here.

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