Sony apologises for GTA V story leak.

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  1. Smuff
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    Earlier on it came to pass that the hotly anticipated GTA 5 had its ending leaked. Sony has now issued an apology on the matter as it seems its prelaunch download service was the source of the leak.

    Source : http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-23848851

    Nice going, Sony. Now I have to leave the internet for a few months :angry::cry:
     
  2. Vengenceonu

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    You're so late I don't even feel like linking where this was posted several times already...
     
  3. mon0

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    hehe...

    Why even allow the download of a locked version prior to its release?
    Ofcourse people are horney when they can get their fingaz on such stuff..

    No surprise there.
     
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  4. lismati

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    Yes.
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    I wish I could say I checked first, but I can't.

    I meant until I finished the game, not until it's released :P
     
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  7. Arras

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    So that players can play at the date of release instead of having to wait endlessly for the download to complete AND to prevent massive server overload on release. It's a win-win situation if done properly.
     
  8. Hells Malice

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    Not like the game was cracked already.
    Rockstar can't possibly believe their story is even worth spoiling....I refuse to believe they're that ignorant. S'all about the gameplay for GTA.
     
  9. Foxi4

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    ..."Sony ruins GTAV"? And there I thought it was the users who went to great lengths to extract the data from the game and then leaked it. Gee whiz, I feel so misinformed. :rolleyes:
     
  10. mon0

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    yea but its clear upfront that shit hits the fan.
    Specially for games like gta with its huge community...
     
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    I'm no Sony fan, but Sony did nothing wrong this time.
    They did this in order to save bandwith for when it gets released, so that everybody at midnight on release day could play it.
    It's the GTA modders who extracted data and endings that leaked it and it's the end user his OWN fault for actively searching for it and complaining about it.
     
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    If they were just able to decrypt the data the security was pretty sucky though, and that's Sony's fault. It seems rather easy to me to do something like this securely.
     
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    It's encrypted with a key that Rockstar only has (what I heard)
    If it was Sony who would've encrypted it then you can bet it was being decrypted within no time ;p
    Right Sony!?
    Your whole Hypervisor fiasco?
    Masterkeys leakage!?
     
  15. FAST6191

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    Yes, but I am willing to bet it is still low level criminal (whether though inaction in the years leading up to the game, because they got betrayed and had to start fresh or because they are new on the scene) going through the motions/ranks in the criminal underworld, making a go of it by themselves and then getting betrayed before a climactic final act that either goes with the "so it was all for that" or "all that and you now look forward to an empty life as it cost you all you know" type ending. Add in a plotline where along the way some of the main characters learn to become slightly less of a dick along the way and you have your game.
     
  16. Foxi4

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    I thought it was Rockstar who coded the game, not Sony. :rolleyes:

    The pre-order "Demo" is practically the full game, locked out beyond a certain point. This way, when the game goes live, all you need is an activation key and perhaps a few patches, making it "ready to play" almost instantaneously. It's always been like this, most Demos and Trials work that way on PSN.

    It's Rockstar who gave Sony the Demo content to host, not the other way around. Don't put the blame on the company which is merely hosting it.
     
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    Oh, is it? Sorry then, I thought it was like Steam pre-loading where you can download an encrypted version of the entire game that gets decrypted on release date.
     
  18. Foxi4

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    This situation is practically the equivalent of getting upset at Valve when a Steam game gets cracked - Valve merely hosts it and has nothing to do with whatever users do with it or whatever AP is in the game. Sure, Steam needs to run in the background... and then there are NonSteam versions. ;)
     
  19. Nah3DS

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    Sony ruined my breakfast
     
  20. Foxi4

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    Sony is worse than the mafia (even the one from Los Santos).
     
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