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Monday, 25 October 2010 08:33

Black Ops leaked copies appear legit

Written by David Stellmack
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Activision taking steps to deal with it
The images that have been circulating on the Internet of leaked copies of the upcoming Call of Duty: Black Ops have turned out to actually be the real deal. Sources selling illegal copies of the game are springing up all over the place, according to a number of reports.

Activision isn’t taking this with a grain of salt, but has instead engaged a private investigation firm to stem the spread of pirated copies of the game. These private investigators are apparently taking a much softer and kinder approach to the problem using some “good cop” tactics to deal with the situation. Activision apparently isn’t keen on taking a heavy handed approach due to the possibility of negative press that it could generate, according to sources claiming to have direct knowledge of the situation.

Tracking down those that have purchased pirated copies isn’t that hard if the players have been playing the game on Xbox Live. Microsoft can quickly spot those playing the pirated version of the game and turn the information over to Activision Blizzard, which then gives the info to its team of investigators. Whispers suggest that those caught are cooperating and surrendering their pirated copies of the game.

The bigger issue is perhaps watching for possible copies to show up on Torrent sites for download. While the first copies that have shown up have been confirmed as fakes, Treyarch is keeping watch for possible real copies of the game being uploaded to P2P sites. Of course, the developer is doing everything possible to monitor the situation.

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+12 #1 yasin 2010-10-25 09:06
who is dumb enough to get a pirated game,then go online with it, before its even released? o.O
 
 
+10 #2 Squall_Leonhart 2010-10-25 10:06
who is dumb enough to still be playing call of duty.
 
 
-8 #3 guideX 2010-10-25 10:19
Quoting Squall_Leonhart :
who is dumb enough to still be playing call of duty.



Not to mention the Treyarch version... A lot of casuals are going to be bitterly disappointed when they go out and buy the game on launch only to realize its not the real sequel to Modern Warfare..
 
 
+10 #4 oysterhead 2010-10-25 11:36
Quoting guideX:
Quoting Squall_Leonhart :
who is dumb enough to still be playing call of duty.



Not to mention the Treyarch version... A lot of casuals are going to be bitterly disappointed when they go out and buy the game on launch only to realize its not the real sequel to Modern Warfare..

It was never intended to be a sequel to MW 2, Treyarch has it's own ideas for COD. IW is modern warefare's story.
 

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