Neoseeker : News : Fallout 3 leaked, pirated, a full 20 days before release
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chautemoc Oct 9, 08
Hmm I'm not sure when it's leaked would affect whether or not someone was going to pirate it, at least not much. I mean, I dont really see why it would. But still, yeah, I think people should respect release dates!

Boondoggle? Amazing.
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Jarhead255 Oct 9, 08
I don't see how this is a issue. Unless someone can format the thing into a disk for their 360. Then they are screwed in the ass. I think it would hurt more if copies of the game disk were being made this early.

Also, how the hell would DRM work on a 360?
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kspiess Oct 9, 08
quote Jarhead255
I don't see how this is a issue. Unless someone can format the thing into a disk for their 360. Then they are screwed in the ass. I think it would hurt more if copies of the game disk were being made this early.

Also, how the hell would DRM work on a 360?
You can burn the game onto a disk for a 360.

Regarding DRM, a PC and Xbox have much more similarities than differences. Getting Spore-style 3 install limit DRM onto the Xbox would not be that hard.
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kspiess Oct 9, 08
quote chautemoc
Hmm I'm not sure when it's leaked would affect whether or not someone was going to pirate it, at least not much. I mean, I dont really see why it would. !
I think that if it is leaked super-early, those that are interested in the game -- and especially those that have been waiting for the game a while -- might go crazy with anticipation and download the game in some sort of orgy of piracy, so they don't have to wait for the official release.

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chautemoc Oct 9, 08
quote kspiess
Regarding DRM, a PC and Xbox have much more similarities than differences. Getting Spore-style 3 install limit DRM onto the Xbox would not be that hard.
The future is nigh.
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Azuma Oct 9, 08
Thats gotta hurt Bethesda. Wasnt Spore just a week?
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twizttid13 Oct 9, 08
Well at least its not a PC version. That would be pirated like wildfire. I don't think this will hurt Bethesda at all. People that download consoles games then burn them is a small percent compared to PC game pirates. Plus this is only a review copy not the actual copy.
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kspiess Oct 9, 08
quote Azuma
Thats gotta hurt Bethesda. Wasnt Spore just a week?
Something like that. I think it was 5 days.
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OmegaFury Oct 9, 08
This is disgraceful. Bethesda is a respectable company, and its games do not deserve to be pirated. They have not put on ridiculous DRM, or anything of the sort. This is one of the rare cases where I will denounce piracy, especially since it is 20 days before its release day. This kind of B.S. is going to cost everyone as a whole. Thanks a lot pirates -.- Actions like this will only force developers to become more strict with DRM and protection protocol.
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chautemoc Oct 9, 08
Yeah, they were pretty reasonable about it. I'm kind of a miser when it comes to games with DRM..and I think I'll pay for this if I like what I play. Their basic concession was "we dont think its okay to give people the complete freedom to mass distribute the game", so they gave the PC version a disk check thinger. I can deal with that I guess. I dont feel its unthinkable to have no protection though..some devs have done it and with great success, so, I dont really see why its such a big deal. Paranoiiiaaaaaa.
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THM Oct 9, 08
Umm..,What can I say, Piracy is ubiquitous or omnipresent among new games. The publishers and game developers should aware of that mundane phenomenon before they release their new games...
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kspiess Oct 9, 08
DRM does little to actually hamper piracy. It is more of a knee-jerk reaction that punishes people who buy the games.
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ShadowJ Oct 9, 08
360 jerk offs I see? I say you don't just punish the person/people that have leaked the game but also as punishment, hit the 360 where it hurts and give them a disadvantage to the rest of the platforms.

Then again this isn't a surprise, the lasy several months, it has been known that Beth Soft were making the 360 the lead platform for Fallout 3...maybe next time around they will think twice

Just a shame there are some petty and pathetic people out there who couldn't wait another 20 days
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B2smoove Oct 9, 08
Never fails to amaze me how stupid pirates can be. PC games are so full of DRM that I wont buy, so I leave my beloved mouse and keyboard in exchange for a controller and here they come again.... Well we all see where this is going. Soon we wont be buying games at Gamestop or Walmart, because they wont be selling them. Soon the only way you will be able to play is from direct download services like Steam or now XBL or Sony PSN. All cd type sales will be gone and what we will have left is DRM stuffed consoles with harddrives that will cost a fortune. No more game collections or Limited edition discs. No more used game purchase's. No more letting your cousin borrow your game because it will be attached to your harddrive. I gaurantee you unless these sorry a$$ pirates get a life or they find a non copyable media this is whats next.
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