According to an iso website which leaks and releases full retail Xbox 360 games they have just released a download for Gears of War 3.
Wasn't it already leaked months ago? So this is the final build? OK, regardless, it's no surprise and I can't wait to PURCHASE on September 20th.
The one that was leaked earlier was a developers build. This leak is suppose to be the full finished game!
the site suggested final build!!!
Me too, best use of $60
Looking forward to getting my hands on this game. I hope the final build wasn't leaked by anyone. Piracy is bad for the industry. Full stop. Gears of War has proven an excellent (and one of my all time favorite) series and deserves every single penny it has coming to it.
This is really sad in my opinion. Developers put trust in journalist, who the gaming community for most consider trash, to give them a FREE finished build early for them to deliver content and they go and pull shit like this.
I fully agree with you. Its a giant slap in the face and it'll probably cripple the relationship between journalist and developers. In my opinion anyway.
That's why developers need a way of marking copies they give out. Maybe a name on one of the textures that's barely visible and easy to change. So that way they would know who leaked it.
Bereaver, that would be A LOT more work than you think it is- a lot of review copies get sent out per game. As many of you know, I own Games Pundit and I've got my fair share of games over the past few months- of course, I haven't leaked any of them or anything sinister like that. But you have to realise that it's only the bigger gaming sites that get games weeks before general release; sites like mine get games on or shortly before the day of release. Sometimes Steam download copies are given out earlier such as Hard Reset which I got on Friday. But sometimes these big sites have sinister writers who do get copies early and leak them but I'm not so sure that that happens a lot. I think people should be pointing the finger on employees who manage to secure copies for scene groups or maybe on the distribution line somewhere when perhaps a pallet gets damaged and it contains copies of a game and the workers there manage to get their hands on it and leak it. But who knows.
I've long said that these leaks come from journalists and review copies. This isn't new. These "journalists" don't actually have any journalistic integrity. They're fanboys who started a popular blog site or website. Video game journalism need to be regulated.
''video game journalism need to be regulated'' and how do you suppose we do that? listen, its easy, if you dont like a website, you can choose not to visit that website, its that easy.
As someone who runs a gaming website and demands extreme professionalism, I don't think the industry should be regulated. Publishers just need to be more cautious about who they give copies too. I have no problem fully documenting everything I do with a review copy.
RIPSKATEDESTROY How does one guy avoiding a website fix piracy? We don't even know who did it, so we can't do much about it except to choose not to rip it off the internet.
Employees also quite often leak games.
devs should demand their copies back like they used to. This may help a little
Journalists are just gamers like us, they're not professional and some of them can't write worth a damn. Until more professionalism is brought to gaming reviews, gaming will never be on the same level as movies. Especially with all those fanboy "journalists" like moron that leads kotaku.
Well tbh, even if the journalist didn't leak it, it will be inevitably uploaded online one day anyway. And almost all X360 games are online ready to be downloaded at least 1 week before release. Sometimes they could leak a month or numerous months early. And game developers don't give journalists a copy out of the kindness of their heart. It's part of their marketing scheme to get sites to review it to generate hype and demand for the game.
I agree too and I think Publishers should stop sending out review copies to all these small blogs and website. They should just send review copies to the biggest websites that they can trust.
My money is on Max Scoville being responsible......he has openly admitted to pirating games on the Podtoid podcast.....I love the guy, he's hilarious, but when I read this I thought of him immediately.
I can see piracy killing console market if leaks go on like this. Than most company's will just make shitty 1$ iphony games instead of 100million big block buster games like gears of war, uncharted and battlefield.
I wonder if Ice T leaked it ?
That doesn't even make sense...
@sltpoison ice t got a copy early, there's a video of him unboxing it on n4g somewhere
And by Make sense I mean, how would it benefit him?
I doubt Ice T even touched the game when the cameras stopped rolling. Maybe his nephew leaked it.
I definitely wouldn't be surprised if journalist are responsible for more leaks than we know.. But don't developers send other developers copies before release as well? I think they should have everyone wait till actual release. I know I managed to buy 2 games before release date, and they came from a unknown studio's employee store (which apparently they have tons of games early and for dirt cheap)
What they need to do is send out versions for review with a unique serial number or something in the code. That way when it shows up for download online they know who's door to go knocking on.
I am thinking the same thing, probably already in the works.
they just give all journalists a bad name bet its the same guy each time
That's what happens when you decide to send review copies to self-proclaimed journalists. They don't know anything about real journalism. They're bloggers with a website.
actually, it maybe those BIG websites we know that leaked it... Don't want to name sites but they're big big big big.
only big sites were at the review event which points towards one of them
if true i hope whoever is responsible gets black listed by every dev.
If true I want them black listed and taken to court to the point they get shut down permanently. "Journalists" of this nature are shams and not good for our industry.
Blacklisted will be the least of their worries if they get caught.
sept 20th babe! bring on Gears until then back to Resistance and some madden. Great purchases to kick off Fall & winter Gaming! psn: cedaridge / xbl: cedaridge
Ill play som R3 with ya and gears when it drops. Psn DeeThaGee. Xbl BlkxSeptember
microsft and sony should fuse and make the leaked game Defense force to hunt down every single person who leaked the game and just beat them up with game and motion controllers.
That'd make an EXCELLENT television show. It certainly would spice up G4. Does anyone actually watch Cops? Or Cheaters?
My old neighbor was on cheaters. I helped her change a flat and a week later saw her giving it up to another man lol.
No I won't play it...cause I don't wanna catch the ban hammer
The game already went gold... there's a lot of people that already have their hands on the game, not only journalists. The article offers no conclusive proof so I don't even know why this was approved under 'news.' Barely qualifies for a rumor.
Yea listen to zslash put up a link to the website with download instructions. How can you argue about it its been leaked and the most quick to come to option is journalist.
You are clueless. What about those involved in distribution? They can leak it as easily as a journalist can.
it didn't get leaked. xbox360iso.com has nothing.
I have no xbox360 but i love gears of war 3. lucky you guys.
Whatever, i think the real fans will go and purchase the game and it will still break some records. Can't wait for Sept 20th, I'm contemplating whether or not to go to a midnight launch since I have the 20th off.
Nothing to see here folks...keep moving
Everyone keep blaming the journalists for leaking Gears on the net, which to me doesn't come as a surprise because most journalists are gamers too. Personalty, I think Microsoft is at fault here, for being so stupid.And,why on earth would M$ put the final build of Gears in the hand of a bunch of rejects in the first place? Another is, why can't Game developers take the same extreme measure to secure their properties like Movie studio around the world? Believe or not. when a celebrities sends request to a movies studio to watch the latest film that isn't out yet in theaters; the movie studio some how arranges a way for a trusted Representative to bring a hard copy of the film to the celebrities home. It get better...the Representative is ordered not to leave the celebrities home until they watch the film from beginning to end while the Representative sits near by. My point is, game studio should take the same extreme measures as movies studio. Nuff said!
So, what do you do on a 60 hour game? Move in together?? Your solution is a joke, right?
It really does not matter.....the developers build has been on the scene for 2-3 months. The only thing that appeared to be missing from the developers leak was "full motion" cut-scenes. Also, the reason that JTAG is important, the usual pirated route, ripping the game to an ISO, has been attacked via M$ new disc format......thats a significant statement when you estimate that modded 360's out-number JTAGs by 200 to 1. So, the piracy discussed here isn't a scratch on the surface to what would have been millions of downloads a month ago. That said, if you want an interesting story about piracy, do a story on the fact that M$ has nearly stopped piracy in its entirety.....for now at least. Although, some coder will break the security soon enough. Oh, and before I'm thrown under a bus, NO! I did not pirate this game, and YES, I hate Gears of War!
In all honesty, I also thought it was a joke when I first heard about how some movie studio treat celebrities like children in order to secure there properties. So,I was just using celebrities scenario as my source of reference, just to draw out my conclusion on what i thought game developers should do in situation like this one. Now, I know what I said might seem a bit childish to some. However,though, I do believe no one should ever be treated like a dam step child if you ask me. My questions, what are we really talking about here? Is it the money or is it the game? The money, of course,If millions of dollars are lost dued to inconsiderate people that don't know a value of a dollar. So I wouldn't ever blame M$ for taking extreme measures like the one I described on my previous post. Beside,one gotta do what ever it takes to protect their investment even if it means stepping over the line. Heck, I know I would....
Does it come out on the 20th in the uk aswell?
Yes sir it does.
is the game really working?
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