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Activision is apparently chasing down those found to be playing the game, turning up at their doors and asking them to delete pirated copies or face a $5,000 fine and potential permanent online ban.
They better be behind multiple proxies.

Edit: I thought MW3 used Steamworks. It should not be possible to play before release unless somebody circumvents it.
Edited by Riou - 10/29/11 at 4:51am
post #12 of 155
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Originally Posted by Mhill2029 View Post
To be honest it's about time we didn't purchase games via CD or DVD anyway, since optical drives are now the slowest component. All games should be purchased online and be download only imho.

There's simply no need for backup media like CD/DVD's anymore, all development can be stored on the companies local fileservers. Then such things as stealing software is far more unlikely to happen.
What do you mean no need for discs? I would rather install the game at ~10Mb/s with a disc than have to download it at 600Kb/s.
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FROM THE COMMENTS:

You see what you've done there CVG is taken two stories and mush them into one.

The first is about a guy who's stolen the second disc of MW3 for the PC from a shipping container and has leaked it online.

The second is about some people who have recieved their legally purchased copies early and have then had reps from Activision coming to their house asking them to hand them over or get a $5k fine.

Bloody rediculous if you ask me.
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Good stuff.
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The second is about some people who have recieved their legally purchased copies early and have then had reps from Activision coming to their house asking them to hand them over or get a $5k fine.
I reckon some insane addict actually payed 5k to continue playing ^^
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What do you mean no need for discs? I would rather install the game at ~10Mb/s with a disc than have to download it at 600Kb/s.
There is no need for disc(s) in game distribution anymore, it's the 21st century afterall. Besides the fact it saves the company a lot of money if it was download only. Distribution is expensive....

You download it once and back it up yourself.
 
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I can see the first scenario, a person stealing a full or partial physical copy. The second scenario sounds iffy. Do they really invest in tracking down pirated copies in such an aggressive manner? Even though the source is shown, this story doesn't exactly sound legit.
Edited by Hfire3 - 10/29/11 at 5:05am
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If the error is on the side of the shipper there is no way they can slap you with a $5,000 fine. I'd slam the door in their face.
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by not having drm like ea did with bf3. lol
Probably just get a build of the game and walk out with it
Would have been funny, but MW3 is a Steamworks title, errrr DRM.
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They better be behind multiple proxies.

Edit: I thought MW3 used Steamworks. It should not be possible to play before release unless somebody circumvents it.
People get around it.
    
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