Scene group ViTALiTY (VTY) seems to have found a new method of pwning Valve’s Steam protection. Silent Hill Homecoming (aka Silent Hill 5) is the second Steam protected title the group has released in the past 7 days, the first one being Warhammer 40000 : Dawn of War 2. It’s not the first time a PC game released exclusively via Steam has leaked but what’s interesting about ViTALiTY’s version is that it does not contain hacked Steam clients, custom installers, configuration file editing or anything of that sort.
The following is quoted from the ViTALiTY NFO:
This game is steam and we did not have to use a third party installer, because we aint stupid!
Btw did anyone notice that the instructions on ViTALiTY NFO always ends with an offensive line such as ‘rot in hell’, ‘rest in pieces’ or ‘die like the rest’? VTY has always been known as an aggressive group even in their early days when they initiated nukewars with other competing scene groups (specially with RELOADED whose working releases were PROPERED by VTY for using emulation).
Silent Hill : Homecoming was released back in November 2008 in North America. A working steam rip (P2P source) of the game leaked on BitTorrent networks about a week after the game’s NA release.