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Battlefield 3 Torrent Leak: An Inside Job?

Discussion in 'News' started by qubit, Oct 18, 2011.

  1. Ahhzz

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    True... I guess they've all got us on that leash of "Come on, boy!!! Better gaming if you'll just upgrade your hardware!!!" :)

    Altho, I hazard BF3 would run like a bat on my new machine, if it did support XP64... And I will be running XP64 on the new box, as I am fond of how smoothly some program run. It will be interesting if I load the same games on both OS's to see how much of a diff in framerate I get.....
  2. Black Haru

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    the thing is that XP does not support many of the features of Frostbite 2. the work it would take to get it working on DX9 would be equivalent to porting the engine to a console (cause that's kinda what they did)


    I can see DICE reps saying "what is torrent? in Sweden, we have to much money to pirate"
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    While I am fine with things being released illegally, it's a pity when a game such as this is released in a crap way as it's no use to anyone yet it makes publishers want to be console only.
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    Torrenting a game like BF3 were its meant to be played in multiplayer form is stupid. I wouldn't wait 10GB of my bandwidth.
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    While I tend to agree, I also know a few people who make more money than I and have better hardware, and still run XP and pirate games.:shadedshu
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    Yea, because BF3 is just another game, not an important game at all...

    Qubit is doing a great job, bringing a different point of view.

    BF3 is probably the most anticipated game at TPU, and the damn thing is pirated over a week before the release date. Not that many games get leaked early, and if they do, it is days before, maybe a week but rarely more. Combined with EA taking any excuse to leave us in the dust, this is news... Probably bad news for us. The only good news is that now we can pre-load the game early.

    If you didn't care about this news, ya didn't have to read it, or post in it. This is no speculation, this happened, it doesn't say "rumors have it someone is going to leak it tomorrow". BTW, if it generates traffic, that would mean PEOPLE CARED ABOUT THIS NEWS
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    Agree 100%, Qbit has been doing a good job, too many people are hating and QQing without even reading the editorials and article's, and as such they should STFU and GTFO they don't have to come to TPU.:shadedshu
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    Yeah I really enjoy Qubit's news as well. Keep em coming Qubit!
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    brandonwh64 Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!

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    Pirating is still wrong. Even though the game is made for multiplayer, It could probably still be used in single player form.
    Crunching for Team TPU
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    There isn't even a crack for it yet. So yes while all these people have technically pirated the game it doesn't even matter cause they can't play it (well at least not yet anyways, perhaps never?).
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    link or didn't happend :)
  12. qubit

    qubit Overclocked quantum bit

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    That article is all I've got, buddy. :) Besides Mussels has posted on here that he's seen the torrents, so you can take that as the gospel truth. :toast:
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    I too have seen the torrents on various sites, the files exist, but your cheating yourself should download and play them.:nutkick:
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    Yes, but it is less big of a deal, then say, Crysis 2 being pirated. SP is basically a demo for MP, so it will probably attract more people leading to MORE sales instead of less

    Haha, there is more Qubit love then I thought :p I'm not saying to not criticize critique him, just do it in a constructive manner.
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    Agreed, but I already know should sales slump this will be pointed to as the reason why.


    I don't think anyone was saying he shouldn't be critiqued ( I think criticized is a little more personal ), the editorials are his opinion and IMO are meant to foster debate and discussion. But it needs to be done in a positive manner, not in a way where he is personally attacked because you don't share his views (not saying you were just speaking in generality). All are free to give their opinion, but just because you have anonymity, doesn't mean you have to be an ass about it people. Now debating what is and isn't news, is another thing all together if you dislike what is posted here feel free to get your news elsewhere.

    But I digress, and will simply say in general I agree with you.:D
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  16. qubit

    qubit Overclocked quantum bit

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    Yes, cheating and you do risk malware infections too. Not worth it.

    Indeed, I respond very well to constructive criticism, there's no need and no place for nastiness. I'm not perfect and I'm more than happy to hear other people's ideas on how to improve, even if I don't happen to agree. :toast:
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  17. DrPepper

    DrPepper The Doctor is in the house

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    These leaks "Always" come from Russia.
  18. PVTCaboose1337

    PVTCaboose1337 Graphical Hacker

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    Not always, but there is a reason the pirate movie community has a special designation for marking movies from certain movies in Russia... ;)
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    Unless there is some sort of crack for MP I see this torrent being more of a promotion in sales for the game.

    It would basically be a demo personally since MP is generally a huge part of shooters.

    Unfortunately I am nothing but canon fodder in shooters so I tend to keep to racing games.
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    I agree, though I have to admit that a private server isn't impossible
  21. Widjaja

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    Yes that's true.
    Fine if you don't mind playing with just friends I guess.
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    They can get big enough for such popular games... Most of the time hacking kills them though

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