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Microsoft warns Gears of War pirates

Written by James Delahunty @ 19 Feb 2013 10:28 User comments (6)

Microsoft warns Gears of War pirates With a copy of Gears of War: Judgment leaking over a month earlier than its release date, Microsoft has warned pirates who download and play it.
As with cases of previous leaks, Microsoft has warned Xbox 360/Live users who download and play the recent leak of Gears of War: Judgment, due to be released on March 19.

"We are aware of isolated cases in which Gears of War: Judgment content has been propped on the web and are working closely with our security teams and law enforcement to address the situation immediately," a Microsoft spokesperson told Eurogamer.

"Consumers should be aware that piracy is illegal and we take vigorous action against illegal activity related to our products and services."

Of course, playing a game that is not even out for a month on Xbox Live is just asking to be banned, so that will come as no surprise. Playing pirated copies of games is a violation of the Xbox Live Terms of Use, and will likely get a console banned from Xbox Live for good.

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6 user comments

119.2.2013 23:51

I don't understand how these games get into the wild so easily pre-release.

220.2.2013 00:11

Leaked game could have come from anywhere in the chain from manufacturer to distributor

320.2.2013 01:29

or from microsoft themselfs remember the halo debacle lets place a full version of halo online on a server that the press can only get to to make commercials and what happened oh yea server cracked game leaked also most people dont play leaked games online so m$ can go jump off a short pier

420.2.2013 14:24

Pirated games are illegal???? OMG

520.2.2013 15:48
Unverified new user

Pirated games are the best!! M$ & s0ny can both blow each other ...
until games come back down in price (which will never happen)
I wont be spending the same amount of money on a game as i do on an 8th of good bud.. :) GO Piracy!!!! WHOOOOOAAAHHH!!

621.2.2013 08:50

The theory goes that MS or someone close to MS leaks the game themselves. They then have an excuse to ban anyone that gets caught playing the game early, therefore meaning that person will have to buy a new console plus Live subscription if they want to get online again. So the money they lose from leaking a game is more than made up for by people having to buy new consoles/subscriptions. Not saying that's a fact, it's just one theory that gets circulated a lot.

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