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Next month the long-awaited Crysis 2 is due for release but perhaps inevitably it’s already been leaked onto the Internet. Although it’s a PC beta version which requires some coaxing to perform, publisher EA has already decried this unofficial release and some gaming blogs have gone into overdrive condemning ‘evil pirates’. But hey, let’s all cool down for a second. Just because people can pirate, doesn’t mean they always do.


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Despite the beta being widely available, TorrentFreak stats show (completed) downloads of just 10,000 on public BitTorrent trackers. And that’s not because this title isn’t popular with gamers. Indeed, given the current mood, it’s not unthinkable that these low download numbers may well be a result of it being quite the opposite.
While some people are clearly happy to get an advance copy, it’s eye opening to see people on torrent sites encouraging others NOT to download it. Sure, there is the usual crowd throwing a middle finger up to the publishers while delighting in their juicy booty, but so many others are pleading with people to support Crytek by putting their hands in their pockets next month instead.


Please keep this thread clean...I've asked Miki's permission before posting this.


http://torrentfreak.com/crysis-2-lea...d-fest-110213/
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lies, i refuse to believe that 9/10 of the world population doesnt have multiple copies of this already.
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I don't see the leak as all negative. Perhaps it has convinced a few people that the game is worth paying money for to support Crytek. Or perhaps swayed them into being interested in the series.
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Its good to see other people have some desire to wait for the finished product. Makes me feel less and less weird.
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I don't mind this thread as long as noone talks about the 25 minute opening video of crysis 2. the article didn't need the video in there and I don't want to hear about it. I don't understand why you would want to play an unfinished game in the first place. Especially when if you are that big of a demo junky you should be able to wait as Crytek already said they will release a demo for PC. 2010 was filled with so many half ass finalized games i'm not about to start dl'in the good ones.

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Its good to see other people have some desire to wait for the finished product. Makes me feel less and less weird.
makes me feel proud of society for once

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lies, i refuse to believe that 9/10 of the world population doesnt have multiple copies of this already.
why? cause you do? you can go on the sites and see upload numbers. it's nothing magical to do.
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I really want to play it, but I'm waiting for release. I'd rather a fully polished final copy.
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I really want to play it, but I'm waiting for release. I'd rather a fully polished final copy.
This really, I'd rather play it as it was intended, and not a half finished Beta or similar.
    
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I played it already.It runs very smooth for a BETA release.
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this is borderline dangerous to say but lets just say alot of people are refusing to let this be shared.
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I really want to play it, but I'm waiting for release. I'd rather a fully polished final copy.
i agree - a game like this needs to be played in its full glory. i'll wait for the official demo or a final copy.
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