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Old 08-15-2012, 10:18 PM   #1
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[FAKE] This guy is playing HL3 Indev right now (Linked on l4d2 blog)

Go to the latest l4d2 blog post
Copy and paste the link at the bottom
Check steam profile

HALF LIFE 3 INDEV

It's not a non-steam game, it's a real steam game
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Old 08-15-2012, 10:26 PM   #2
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post a screenshot

edit: http://sybolt.com/mvm//mvm

also, couldn't he just have renamed a steam game?

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Old 08-15-2012, 10:28 PM   #3
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not seeing it...
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Old 08-15-2012, 10:28 PM   #4
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Look at the location bar: http://sybolt.com/mvm//mvm
Anyway, cool find.
Also, GAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAABE!

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Last L4D Blog post. COPY link.
www.teamf6rtress.com/mvm/
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Old 08-15-2012, 10:33 PM   #5
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Unless it's been fixed, the hack to do this (and make it indistinguishable from an actual Steam game) is pretty easy. I did it to trip out my friends before the Portal 2 release.

Why would Valve have the game on there under its real name?

I guess if I had more context for this blog post and who this guy is it would make more sense, but the site isn't loading.
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Old 08-15-2012, 10:41 PM   #6
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Its just a normal blog post on the l4d2 blog about mann vs machine, with the link at the bottom. There is absolutely nothing about the guy in question anywhere on the site.
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Old 08-15-2012, 10:50 PM   #7
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Traffic must be pretty high tonight for the steam forums cause I'm seeing peoples posts disappearing.
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Old 08-15-2012, 10:52 PM   #8
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If I wasn't about to go to sleep, I'd make a half-serious ARG beginning joke.
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Old 08-15-2012, 10:53 PM   #9
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The Steam profile is fake, you can tell by the URL. But why would a Valve developer put teamf6rtress.com/mvm, knowing that it redirects to that fake profile?

That guys real profile is here: http://steamcommunity.com/id/mcmanning/

The who.is for...
Sybolt.com
Teamf6rtress.com

Neither owned by Valve.

/Edit: Blog typo. This guy capitalized on the opportunity to exploit the typo. He registered the domain teamf6rtress.com today, and had it redirect to that fake Steam profile page. He says that he's a software developer, so he's trying to spread his name through rumors and trolling.

This is not connected to Valve whatsoever.

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Old 08-15-2012, 10:53 PM   #10
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Disappears when clicking on it....
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Old 08-15-2012, 10:54 PM   #11
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It's just a typo that someone is taking advantage of. A whois lookup tells me that www.teamf6rtress.com was registered August 16, 2012, with a domain name provider that Valve has never used (to my knowledge).

Edit: Smash beat me to it.

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Old 08-15-2012, 10:55 PM   #12
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Quote:
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The Steam profile is fake, you can tell by the URL. But why would a Valve developer put teamf6rtress.com/mvm, knowing that it redirects to that fake profile?

That guys real profile is here: http://steamcommunity.com/id/mcmanning/

The who.is for...
Sybolt.com
Teamf6rtress.com

Neither owned by Valve.
Were any of the Potato Fools day sites owned by Valve? I forget.

Also, the guy is Chase McManning, a software developer with no ties to Valve afaik.

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Old 08-15-2012, 10:56 PM   #13
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I guess some people have nothing better to do.
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Old 08-15-2012, 10:57 PM   #14
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This thread was down for me for about 10 minutes (I could access every other thread in the forum).

Could Valve have blocked it for a bit? Or checked out what may have been a mistake by them?
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Old 08-15-2012, 10:57 PM   #15
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So the blog post was made by someone at Valve, they made a typo, this guy picked up on it real fast and created the fake profile with HL3 indev to mess with people? That's some dedication.
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