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Submitted by dazzrazz 1011d ago | news

Microsoft warns of console bans after Gears of War: Judgment leaks

"Microsoft has vowed "vigorous action" against those who illegally download Gears of War: Judgement, after a leaked version appeared online over a month before the game's 22nd March release date." (Gears of War Judgment, Microsoft, Xbox 360)

TOGC  +   1012d ago
Maybe Microsoft should look into who keeps leaking games from Epic. Gears of War 3 got leaked early as well.
Godmars290  +   1012d ago
Likely its someone minor along the production line, a temp, who just looking for extra money.
aceitman  +   1012d ago
Well, I guess we will see sales rise again , I wonder how many they will ban this time 500,000 again. And this is not a fanboy reply it happened a few times already and it spiked in sales afterward .
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TheGamerDood  +   1011d ago
Never really knew how bad pirating was on the xbox, now I understand MS decision for going with the always online connect.
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MikeMyers  +   1011d ago
They would all like to do that eventually. If you value your account you would think twice about compromising it.
calis  +   1011d ago
Yeah, it's too battle piracy but it limits your user base.
chukamachine   1012d ago | Trolling | show | Replies(6)
evilhasitsway  +   1011d ago
you never really hear about this stuff happening on psn :) well not near as much as it does 360
theWB27  +   1011d ago
You only get the whole of PSN going down for a month and tens of millions of accounts in trouble...way worse than a game getting leaked.

@jimbob- It was due to server overload. Not a hack or leak. Your information wasnt in danger.
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jimbobwahey  +   1011d ago
Xbox Live went down for a whole month too. All Microsoft gave us in return was some crappy $5 XBLA submarine game months afterwards. Shameful.
calis  +   1011d ago
It still went down and accounts still get hacked on Live. Hell, Major Nelson's account was hacked.
kreate  +   1011d ago
It is reported that none of the accounts were in trouble.
nukeitall  +   1011d ago
XBL was overloaded for about 1-2 weeks during Christmas a few years back. It wasn't hacked, and no personal information has been lost.

"It still went down and accounts still get hacked on Live."

First of all, it is NOT a hack if people themselves get duped into providing their information or use an easy password to guess.

"Hell, Major Nelson's account was hacked."

Major Nelson's account wasn't hacked, it was socialed engineered with a third party domain provider to get access to email, then a password reset was requested and that is how they got access. Nothing was "hacked", but it illustrates how pro-active MS was, when they discovered it really fast.
Oh_Yeah  +   1011d ago
It happens man...ps3 just had a big banwave for those who are on cfw and played pirated copies of black ops 2 on psn. It's still going on..
the worst  +   1011d ago
Axonometri  +   1011d ago
MS should just ban everyone playing games and give them free movie or TV viewing
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clintagious650  +   1011d ago
My friend just burns 360 & wii games but i told him i didnt want to that because if we as gamers truelly enjoy these games and want to see these developers keep creating these games for us, we should atleast do our part & buy the game. Thats just how much I enjoy gaming. Been a gamer for 20+ years & will continue to game aslong as my hands & fingers work & hopefully gaming will be around when im an old man.
HG_69   1011d ago | Spam
Plagasx  +   1011d ago
Smart move.

Ban the people playing the only game they have that is worth it this year.
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TheGamerSays  +   1011d ago
You have absolutely no clue about what you are talking about if you think pirating is good.
HG_69   1011d ago | Spam
evilhasitsway  +   1011d ago
see now we know who the tatle tales are on xbox lol who cares if they hacked a game and got it early not my problem always on xbox like a few times a yr. cant wait to see what games get hacked next gen....
WitWolfy   1011d ago | Immature | show
first1NFANTRY  +   1011d ago
lol there's nothing positive about this console beside a few exclusive IP's. I swear to avoid all things M$ next gen after what i endured owning multiple 360's this gen.

I may just give Nintendo a chance instead next gen.
Stoppokingme  +   1011d ago
Devs call it piracy, where pirates call it 'sharing'

I'd be pissed too. Imagine how these pirates would feel if you snatched a fifty from their wallet, went to the bar and got hammered.

Personally I'd love to get hammered at someone Else's expense, but that's not the point.
matgrowcott  +   1011d ago
Their argument is that, the way they do it, they could take your fifty and LEAVE you your fifty. It's hard to argue if everybody can get hammered for the same cost, huh?

Really though, although piracy isn't as black and white as some people would want you to think, there's no excuse for downloading a game a month in advance of release.
360Review  +   1011d ago
I would put my testicles on the line and say, everyone who is complaining about this piracy... still downloads their coldplay albums through torrents.
Stoppokingme  +   1011d ago
Coldplay? I don't think so, I like my illegally downloaded music less pretentious.

You make a good point though.
IK IR Y IP T  +   1011d ago
Ha Ha im glad this pos got leaked and pirated fuck epic and people can fly trying to turn gow in a cash cow like cod. Way to ruin one of my fav ips epic, I knew there was a reason all the real talent quit epic they sold out! Let the casuals buy this garbage. How do u take executions out of the game, thats what made the game so fucking unique and fun idiots,which also takes out down but not out, then u take the locust out because people cant relate to them ? what a joke people was always shitty they wasnt on the locust side ! So i hope epic goes bankrupt or microsoft needs to but the gears ip before they ruin it !!!

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