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Pirated Modern Warfare 3 discs circulating, investigators on the case

Friday, 28th October 2011 18:03 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Activision is on the look out for those holding a pirated copy of Modern Warfare 3 after partial copies of the PC version started popping up online.

Apparently, an employee at a shipping warehouse in California nicked disc two out of one of the sets, but was unable to attain disc one.

Investigators contracted by Activision are going to the homes of known owners of a pirated version, and asking them to turn over the copy rather than face a fine of up to $5,000 and a permanent ban from playing online.

Black Ops and Modern Warfare 2 faced similar leaks before the games were officially released, and the same tactics were employed by the firm last year over the leak.

The Modern Warfare 3 leak has prompted a Craigslist user claiming to have been busted for piracy last year, to post a warning advising folks to comply with the firm, otherwise, the authorities will “come get you.”

MW3 is officially out on November 8. Thanks, VentureBeat.

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11 Comments

  1. G1GAHURTZ

    Apparently, an employee at a shipping warehouse in California nicked disc two out of one of the sets, but was unable to attain the disc one.

    FAIL.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. GrimRita

    BF3 was on the pirate sites last week.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Ireland Michael

    Lawl.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. someguy2

    As immoral as this may sound, after reading this I did immediately check some torrent websites to find any available torrents for the game but no dice (this ain’t over). Honestly, I do torrent games but eventually I’ll buy them because A) support the dev B) Play multiplayer

    #4 3 years ago
  5. GrimRita

    Maybe its yet another PR stunt. EA and Activision have really scrapped the barrel this year

    #5 3 years ago
  6. tmac2011

    i bet it’s just the janitor at the place who stole the disc and thought he could makes some money, or a random worker.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. Yoshi

    Gotta give it to them ‘asking them to turn over the copy rather than face a fine of up to $5,000′ That’s pretty darn kind considering the way the world works today :P

    #7 3 years ago
  8. ultramega

    @4
    “but no dice”
    ICWUTUDIDTHAR. OH LAWD.

    #8 3 years ago
  9. Machinetti

    come and Get Me? iv download so much during my lifetime that is should got to jail for Grand theft BIGTIME and stealing something from Activision or BETTER Copying it and destroying its Quality would be my Pleasure after what that Midget Ceo robert kotick did to the original Infinity ward guys! =)

    #9 3 years ago
  10. Colin Gallacher

    I saw it pop up tonight, It’s unplayable in it’s current state though. The Xbox 360 version of Modern Warfare 2 leaked with a little over a week to go as well.

    #10 3 years ago
  11. manamana

    @2 First spend weeks bashing BF3, then looking up torrents for it. You’re the kind of species the gamingworld don’t deserves.

    #11 3 years ago

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