The Steam executable for Rockstar's Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne bears a striking resemblance to a no-CD hack released by now defunct piracy group Myth. Could it just be a coincidence?
Several Kotaku readers have pointed us towards a post on the Max Payne Steam forums, in which Steam user Liamaj points out the Myth logo he discovered after opening the Max Payne 2 executable in notepad.
I downloaded my own version of Max Payne 2 from Steam, and the logo is definitely in there.
Check out this image to compare executables. At the top, we have the executable downloaded for Max Payne 2 via Steam, with the Myth logo displayed prominently at the top. On the bottom, the executable file I found while searching for Max Payne 2 hacks in Google.
The Steam executable weighs in at 1,460 KB, while the 1.01 no-CD hack from Myth is 1,452 KB.
Now there's a chance this is just a prank from some Rockstar programmer, perhaps playing off the trouble Ubisoft ran into in 2008, when a no-CD hack from piracy group Reloaded was used in an official update to Rainbow 6: Vegas 2.