Bulletstorm beta leaks onto torrent sites

By Matthew ยท 26 replies
Feb 18, 2011
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  1. There was a lot of commotion last weekend when a beta version of Crysis 2 leaked online more than a month ahead of the title's official NA release date of March 22. Although the early build is incomplete and unpolished, it's still fully playable and has undoubtedly been downloaded by hundreds of thousands of eager gamers.

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  2. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,676

    So in like 2 weeks we've seen 3 fully leaked games. Something is very odd here.
  3. KG363

    KG363 TS Guru Posts: 515   +9

    At least it's an xbox and ps3 leak and not another PC leak
  4. TrekExpert

    TrekExpert TS Enthusiast Posts: 104

    I agree. I wouldn't be surprised if it was the same employee for both of the EA games. However, I do not think that these leaks are a marketing stunt, they are far too complete. If it was a marketing stunt they would have released a much early version or incomplete storyline.
  5. So where is EA saying how disappointed they are in console gamers for downloading the pirate copy? Will they speak up about console game piracy like they have with PC game piracy? They pretty much trashed PC gamers over the Crysis 2 leak. Now I expect the same of console gamers.
  6. mccartercar

    mccartercar TS Booster Posts: 140   +26

    No they will not and why would they.
    I share your sentiments though. See this happens for almost EVERY game that comes out on consoles.
    Sure it happens for PC too, but with PC games they usually don't get uploaded until 0 day or a couple days before it and usually it take time to crack these games. Console games on the other hand are almost always out at least a week before release and require no form of cracking, just burn and insert.
    In conclusion we as PC gamers will continue getting more DRM and less games and with what games we get they are mostly shitty console ports anyway.
  7. In terms of xbox 360 the levels will of piracy won't be close to the PC assuming the game has not been signed yet. Since it will only be playable by those with jtag systems(which is a small number). Now if it is signed than it will be playable by anyone who knows how to put files on there harddrive. However if the user is on xbl they will be flagged for playing it early.

    Don't have a PS3 but I would assume with the root key being out in the wild the amount of piracy on the console would be high.

    Also not that much time has passed since the leak.
  8. I posted the comment above. It looks like it is a full game leak which for the xbox is a bigger deal than the beta leak.
  9. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,676

    Lol. The crysis leak was the full fledged game. Including the DRM master key and editor.
  10. Well there is no grand consPIRACY here :p

    This happens all the time with console games - they get released on release sites 1-2 weeks before retail.

    Really this isn't news.
  11. "Land in foreign environment, brainlessly kill everything in sight"

    This is empty-headed game isn't so different from the US Military. Even Angry Birds is a better game (for 4.99).
  12. The crysis leak was a leak. Yes it is a full fledged game but is isn't the finished game. The Bulletstorm game comes out the 22 so it has already been shipped to retailers. That is where the "leak" came from. What happened with Bulletstorm happens with every game console or PC. What happened with crysis happens far less often.
  13. Cota

    Cota TS Enthusiast Posts: 513   +8

    I guess that the security monkey missed one USB on the checkpoint?, really? i feel like that girl in Ghost World that thinks every single person is stupid, how hard can it be to secure their games from being leaked...
  14. Lurker101

    Lurker101 TS Evangelist Posts: 820   +344

    Going on the Crysis leak and now this, I'm thinking it's probably one of the QA staff
  15. tonylukac

    tonylukac TS Evangelist Posts: 1,373   +69

    Why doesn't Sony use one of their "proprietary" cd/dvd formats for the ps3 games? It seems like utter stupidity to allow pcs to burn these optical media. Same with microsoft. My sixth grade teacher once had a sign on her desk that said "The hurrieder I go, the behinder I get."
  16. Sarcasm

    Sarcasm TS Guru Posts: 367   +46

    Why do people act like this is such a huge surprise? This happens all the times to many different games.
  17. treetops

    treetops TS Evangelist Posts: 2,073   +219

    Looks like a duke nukem rip off, unlike dukenukem the comments seem pretty odd...
  18. fpsgamerJR62

    fpsgamerJR62 TS Rookie Posts: 489

    Unless this is some sort of brain dead stunt pulled off by EA marketing people, the company should locate and punish this wannabe pirate by making him walk the plank :).
  19. NeoFlux

    NeoFlux TS Booster Posts: 104   +14

    Why would they ship BETA code to retailers ?
  20. Its not beta code it is the retail game. Game comes out next Tuesday. Techspot used the information from another article and that article was incorrect. This isn't a leak this is what happens with all games once they hit stores someone uploads them.
  21. LOL leaked >> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XVR1isJnOII

    you are a bunch of EPIC FAILs!!
  22. treeski

    treeski TS Evangelist Posts: 990   +233

    This game definitely looks heavily influenced by Duke Nukem. I don't blame them though... They probably got tired of waiting for Duke Nukem and decided do develop a similar game themselves :p
  23. andy06shake

    andy06shake TS Evangelist Posts: 451   +126

    There is no crack avalible for Bulletstorm, so nobody can play anyways. Might be able to install but not play.
  24. TrekExpert

    TrekExpert TS Enthusiast Posts: 104

    You would almost think someone is trying to sabotage PC gaming....
  25. Relic

    Relic TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,379   +16

    Agreed, what happened to Crysis was something serious with someone on the inside leaking this to the public. These other major games (Bulletstorm, Killzone 3) being leaked is pretty common with the game being handled by so many different people. I guess everyone is just on edge and blowing this out of proportion.

    The PC version of the game hasn't been leaked as far as I know.

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