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Half-Life Three is a real thing?

#21cody4783Posted 8/4/2013 4:00:24 PM(edited)
HydroCannabinol posted...
Unless you are downloading files, clicking 'images' on the site, or entering in information, there is not much any site can do to you if you merely type in the URL and nothing else at all. Unless of course you type in the URL and it gives you a popup to which you click OK to.

And there are a significant number of malicious "Fake" 'Steam' websites out there that do nothing but mask themselves as Steam (Be it the main store, community page, forums, whatever) in hopes of someone foolishly clicking it and not realizing it's not the real Steam, entering their information, and pretty much signing over anything tied to that account login.

These aren't fake forum sites. These are sites that are representing themselves as storefronts, and potentially trying to gain access to credit card or other payment info.

Besides, I'm not trusting anything that causes WoT to present this as a "Simple joke":
http://i.imgur.com/OHSvV9l.png
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#22HydroCannabinolPosted 8/4/2013 4:17:24 PM
cody4783 posted...
HydroCannabinol posted...
Unless you are downloading files, clicking 'images' on the site, or entering in information, there is not much any site can do to you if you merely type in the URL and nothing else at all. Unless of course you type in the URL and it gives you a popup to which you click OK to.

And there are a significant number of malicious "Fake" 'Steam' websites out there that do nothing but mask themselves as Steam (Be it the main store, community page, forums, whatever) in hopes of someone foolishly clicking it and not realizing it's not the real Steam, entering their information, and pretty much signing over anything tied to that account login.

These aren't fake forum sites. These are sites that are representing themselves as storefronts, and potentially trying to gain access to credit card or other payment info.

Besides, I'm not trusting anything that causes WoT to present this as a "Simple joke":
http://i.imgur.com/OHSvV9l.png


Did you just learn what phishing was or what?
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#23DGenerateKanePosted 8/5/2013 6:04:08 AM
HydroCannabinol posted...
R i c k posted...
Steamster posted...
It's obviously a joke link, the mods just have zero sense of humor around here. Not a big deal, I'm used to their incompetence.

Another term for "joke link" in this case is "potentially malicious website". Just because it's a joke doesn't mean the possibility didn't exist that it could have been harmful.


Every single website in existence has the possibility to be harmful, including the official steampowered website. Are you new to the Internet?

Unless you are downloading files, clicking 'images' on the site, or entering in information, there is not much any site can do to you if you merely type in the URL and nothing else at all. Unless of course you type in the URL and it gives you a popup to which you click OK to.


Drive by downloads would love to meet you.
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#24Orestes417Posted 8/5/2013 6:07:31 AM
But, but... common sense! What do you mean my machine is sending a terabyte of broken chinese Bolex adds and WoW phishing mails an hour?
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#25NotQuiteAFreakPosted 8/5/2013 7:26:54 AM
Kokuei05 posted...
It's been there for years because the game is a trilogy.


Do people just assume this or has there been some announcement stating this?

Because I don't see why they couldn't release more titles after 3. Even if it does take forever.
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#26NotQuiteAFreakPosted 8/5/2013 7:27:03 AM
Kokuei05 posted...
It's been there for years because the game is a trilogy.


Do people just assume this or has there been some announcement stating this?

Because I don't see why they couldn't release more titles after 3. Even if it does take forever.
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#27BilliePilgrimPosted 8/5/2013 7:35:07 AM
HydroCannabinol posted...
Unless you are downloading files, clicking 'images' on the site, or entering in information, there is not much any site can do to you if you merely type in the URL and nothing else at all. Unless of course you type in the URL and it gives you a popup to which you click OK to.


ITT: Web pages are not in fact made up of code and images downloaded merely by entering a URL, they are just magic.

I thought school was supposed to be starting up again?
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#28HydroCannabinolPosted 8/5/2013 7:59:47 AM
BilliePilgrim posted...
HydroCannabinol posted...
Unless you are downloading files, clicking 'images' on the site, or entering in information, there is not much any site can do to you if you merely type in the URL and nothing else at all. Unless of course you type in the URL and it gives you a popup to which you click OK to.


ITT: Web pages are not in fact made up of code and images downloaded merely by entering a URL, they are just magic.

I thought school was supposed to be starting up again?


Haha I must have a ton of malware then because it all seems you are terrified of that harmless link I clicked. Rofl
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#29Kokuei05Posted 8/5/2013 9:24:09 AM
From: NotQuiteAFreak | Posted: 8/5/2013 10:26:54 AM | #025
Kokuei05 posted...
It's been there for years because the game is a trilogy.


Do people just assume this or has there been some announcement stating this?

Because I don't see why they couldn't release more titles after 3. Even if it does take forever.


Holy ****, that was annoying to read. Look it up yourself before you post; it's been a fact for over a decade. Piece of ****...

http://www.gamespot.com/news/half-life-2-episode-one-gold-two-dated-three-announced-6151796
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#30KillerTrufflePosted 8/5/2013 9:28:43 AM
HL3 is going to be an MMO. They just want to make sure everything is set up and smooth before they announce.
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