Xbox 360 GTA V leaked onto torrent sites for illegal download

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Grand Theft Auto V developed by Rockstar for the Xbox 360 has leaked onto torrent sites four days before its release, despite the developer’s attempts to stamp out piracy.

The game, with an open-world larger than the title’s last three entries combined, is the most highly anticipated release of the year and the second most expensive piece of media content ever costing £170m - coming second to Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End’s £300m budget.

In response to the leak, Microsoft is banning the Xbox 360 accounts of individuals who are leaking video and picture content or playing the game early on Xbox Live.

Rockstar’s policy on the publication of copyrighted material from its games is: “No pre-release leaked footage of any kind: Any posting of in-game footage from leaked copies of the game prior to its official release date will be taken down, regardless of how the game was obtained. This includes ‘early unboxing’ videos.”

Social media site Vine has been a safe haven for leaked footage as the 6-second clips can be uploaded en mass and can be shared quickly.

The game file, entitled “Grand.Theft.Auto.V.XBOX360-QUACK”, contains two DVD image files which can be burned and played on flashed Xbox 360 consoles. The file was uploaded on the Pirate Bay torrent website this morning; several hours after exclusive torrent sites received it.

GTA V has received 2.5 million pre-orders ahead of the 17 September launch on PS3 and Xbox 360.

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Source: http://www.thedrum.com/news/2013/09/13/xbox-360-gta-v-leaked-torrent-sites-illegal-download

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TeyzahPosted:

People playing leaked copies of this game are scum bags

fexPosted:

I'm guessing people have already found the cheat codes then...

JPEGPosted:

Well f*ck... I though people would be generous enough to buy this awesome game..

DV8Posted:

Dvar
Bankshot I feel sorry for rockstar.


It ain't all that bad. Every game that comes out now gets leaked. Any game that is ever going to come out you can pretty much expect it to get leaked. Look at Halo 4, that got leaked a whole month before it came out!


Yeah, but they usually get caught, unless it is multiple high amounts of people leaking them.

DvarPosted:

Bankshot I feel sorry for rockstar.


It ain't all that bad. Every game that comes out now gets leaked. Any game that is ever going to come out you can pretty much expect it to get leaked. Look at Halo 4, that got leaked a whole month before it came out!

TreyarchedPosted:

Gotta_Have_It I actually think it's good that Microsoft are banning accounts, but the people who have it should be playing offline.


Doesn't matter your console tells MS everything you did offline as soon as it connects to live again.

JimboPosted:

No one can wait 4 days? lol

BankshotPosted:

I feel sorry for rockstar.

FPS_TomiPosted:

I'm not going to download this because i wan't to play the retail version
I could play it with my RGH

UnevenPosted:

McNuggets_Jr
Katsumi
CHP dang so many people are going to be downloading. and no one is going to "seed" lol


That's pretty much the way it is when new games come out, not enough people seed and way too many people leech
Seeding is for puss*es hahah...


This is why you should invest in "Exclusive" or "Private" torrents where there are mostly 5 seeds for 1 leech :)


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