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AO-Rated Manhunt 2 Leaked To Warez Sites

Zonk posted about 7 years ago | from the leaked-or-leaked dept.

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Ars Technica's Opposable Thumbs blog is reporting that an apparently 'AO' rated version of Rockstar's Manhunt 2 has made its way to warez sites across the internet. "There have been a few videos posted on YouTube that seem to come from this version of the game, which the release notes warn may be a beta version, 'so no crying if it ***** up on you.' That inspires confidence. While this scene-release is being talked about in multiple places, fansite Project Manhunt has a warning: '...remember downloading this game is only going to slimming [sic] the already slim chance of Manhunt 3 ever happening,' they tell fans."

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So... (5, Funny)

EveryNickIsTaken (1054794) | about 7 years ago | (#20542533)

Project Manhunt has a warning: '...remember downloading this game is only going to slimming [sic] the already slim chance of Manhunt 3 ever happening,' they tell fans."
Does this mean if we all get pirated copies of Windows, MS will stop making it?

Re:So... (4, Funny)

geekboy642 (799087) | about 7 years ago | (#20542703)

I've been doing my part on that particular battle front since Windows 3.0. It doesn't seem to have done us any good.

Re:So... (1)

snowraver1 (1052510) | about 7 years ago | (#20542735)

No because we are all running pirated versions already, and yet Vista is here!

Re:So... (3, Funny)

PalmKiller (174161) | about 7 years ago | (#20542883)

Maybe vista is punishment for our wicked ways.

Re:So... (1)

Wandering Wombat (531833) | about 7 years ago | (#20544329)

It's a voluntary punishment, though... no matter how evil MS is, their evilness scarcely compares to the stupidity of their customers.

Re:So... (2, Insightful)

PhoenixOne (674466) | about 7 years ago | (#20549483)

I know you're trying to be funny (and I laughed :)), but it's true.

If the people who pirated Windows decided to use a free OS like Linux, Microsoft would have some real competition. As it is, I wonder if Microsoft doesn't allow Warez Windows to keep Linux in check...

Re:So... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 7 years ago | (#20545561)

Running pirated copies of Vista is a total bitch to do though... I hate to say it, but M$FT did a damn fine job with their new activation system

Of course, I got this copy of Vista free... and it really is pointless... other than a bunch of minor UI tweaks it is basically XP...

Except one part: IE7 is a world of difference better than 6... I still use Firefox, but the IE team did just an amazing job on Version 7 IMO.

ahem... (1)

martin_henry (1032656) | about 7 years ago | (#20546231)

Many of us are running IE7 in windows xp.

Re:So... (3, Informative)

sqrt(2) (786011) | about 7 years ago | (#20549093)

Are you kidding me? Vista was the easiest to crack out of all the OSs MS has made with copyprotection activations schemes. You run one program that installs and OEM bios emulator, and add the cert and key that match the OEM. That's it, no activation required. Vista gets "pre-authenticated" just like the Dells and other OEM boxes you'd buy.

AO (1)

siyavash (677724) | about 7 years ago | (#20542541)

damn it, at first I thought it meant "Anarchy Online" ( http://www.anarchyonline.com/ [anarchyonline.com] ) ... Used to play it years ago before it became a heaven for carebears. :(

Re:AO (1)

Chris Burke (6130) | about 7 years ago | (#20542743)

damn it, at first I thought it meant "Anarchy Online"

Then what would AO-rated mean?

"This game is rated AO by the ESRB for being a buggy piece of shit that may become mostly playable after several months of heavy patching, and actually enjoyable after many more patches, but we wouldn't hold our breath."

Re:AO (4, Insightful)

Bartab (233395) | about 7 years ago | (#20542801)

Need a "-1 Angry Young Man Syndrome" moderation option.

Re:AO (1)

Chris Burke (6130) | about 7 years ago | (#20542837)

Need a "-1 humorless twit" option. I never even played the game, so why would I be angry?

Re:AO (2, Funny)

twistedsymphony (956982) | about 7 years ago | (#20570215)

Need a "-1 humorless twit" option...
...you're not allowed to mod your own posts.

Re:AO (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 7 years ago | (#20542889)

Hey now! Quit picking on Corky.

Re:AO (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 7 years ago | (#20543129)

"carebears" - a word which here means, "people who got tired of being ganked by idiots 40 levels higher than them".

Re:AO (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 7 years ago | (#20544281)

Sounds like Anarchy.

Re:AO (2, Informative)

SatanicPuppy (611928) | about 7 years ago | (#20544315)

No no no! You totally don't get it! Carebears are people who don't gank people 40 levels lower than them! For example, if you're high level, yet you're not engaging in pvp in zones populated by people 80 levels lower than you, you're a carebear.

I used to play AO, and the pvp there was pretty weak. You could only pvp in certain zones, and those zones were grouped by levels, so if you were lvl 150, you couldn't pvp in a level 30 zone. The problem comes from the fact that weapons, armor, "spells" and pets were obtainable based on your STATS rather than your level, so if you had a massively high level character, you could obtain a gigantic set of +stat implants, staggered so that you could use them to shoehorn the absolutely highest level of implants onto your character (I knew people who stocked sets of literally HUNDREDS of implants, to increment their twinks up by a point here and a point there until they were wearing a set far far far beyond anything a non-pro would imagine possible). When you've maxed out your implants to a hilarious level, you take your level 50 character, and you summon a level 150 pet, and then you go "pvp" which basically involves summoning your pet, and watching it completely annihilate everything near you. A high level engineer pet could give a character of an equivalent level a solid run for it's money, and they had the pvp restrictions of the character that summoned it, so game over man, game over.

It was fun in a way, I suppose, to watch a normal guild getting assraped by the absurd twinks of an endgame guild. Got old though, even when you were pitching, not catching. There were other tactics you could use; if someone was trying to take down your zone, you could mob it with people and cause a zone crash to stop the assault.

Any moment now... (1)

Duffy13 (1135411) | about 7 years ago | (#20542589)

Que Jack Thompson raving like a lunatic...again.

Re:Any moment now... (1)

Dr. Eggman (932300) | about 7 years ago | (#20542655)

I don't know about that... (shameless plug) [slashdot.org]

Re:Any moment now... (1)

nuzak (959558) | about 7 years ago | (#20542833)

I wondered why I didn't see this on the front page of GP. Then I looked at the URL:

http://gamepolitics.com/2007/07/03/jack-thompson-claims-bar-official-demanded-psych-test-suspension/ [gamepolitics.com]

So it's a story from july, and even the slug says it was his claim, not an order (the suspension, in fact, has not yet happened).

I guess I'm overqualified to be a slashdot editor.

Re:Any moment now... (1)

Dr. Eggman (932300) | about 7 years ago | (#20542963)

Wow, that's odd. I guess CVG (the website I found it posted on today) made the same mistake.

Re:Any moment now... (1)

Duffy13 (1135411) | about 7 years ago | (#20542891)

Last I heard he passed the psych exam...somehow. Though he is still being investigated in Florida, apparently he called Bush as a witness. No idea if hes just doing something crazy or delaying for time. (Bush cannot testify while acting as President)

Re:Any moment now... (1)

xoff00 (594043) | about 7 years ago | (#20544913)

(Bush cannot testify while acting as President)

Oh, so he'll be free to testify, since he's certainly not acting like a President now.

What you actually meant is that he cannot be compelled to testify while in office. Once he's out, he's like any other citizen, and can be compelled by a subpoena...to which he'd then invoke Executive Privilege (I wonder if its called something else once you are out of office?).

Re:Any moment now... (4, Funny)

XenoPhage (242134) | about 7 years ago | (#20542927)

Que Jack Thompson raving like a lunatic...again.
Absolutely. And he'll definitely have a valid point this time. How dare Take Two release this onto the public after they were slapped down by the ESRB. Wait.. What? Oh, it's a warez release? Hrm...

How dare this get released into the warez scene where innocent young children can access it. ... What? Illegal? Not innocent? ... Umm..

How dare Take Two make something that could potentially be stolen and released into the warez scene where possibly innocent children may or may not come into contact with it. ....

Your honor, I call President Bush to the stand...

Re:Any moment now... (1)

AbuBamsry (1112687) | about 7 years ago | (#20544563)

I think Jack needs to go on a hunting trip with Mr. Dick Cheney.

Re:Any moment now... (1)

C0rinthian (770164) | about 7 years ago | (#20544637)

Personally, I'm just waiting for the Chewbacca Defense.

Re:Any moment now... (1)

westlake (615356) | about 7 years ago | (#20548123)

Absolutely. And he'll definitely have a valid point this time. How dare Take Two release this onto the public after they were slapped down by the ESRB. Wait.. What? Oh, it's a warez release? Hrm...

The warez release of a program that never saw commercial distribution --- a release that couldn't possibly be traced back to Rockstar itself? This is precisely the sort of run-around that made "Hot Coffee" so toxic.

Consider this scenario:

The news site fill with stories about a new game with deeply disturbing AO content that distributors like WalMart can't touch. Under extreme pressure from all sides the AO content disappears from the retail product --- but reappears on the Internet as an anonymously sourced mod. Giving the developers "plausible deniabilty."

But that would be only be the beginning of the story, not the end. The Geek is his own worst enemy.

The bare suspicion that a developer was pushing hard-core AO violence or sexual content under the table would be devastating. There would be no more talk of voluntary compliance with a ratings system.

There would be no more independent - unofficial - modding communities - all mods would have to be vetted and distributed through a "trusted" system like Steam or Windows Live!

Re:Any moment now... (1)

KDR_11k (778916) | about 7 years ago | (#20554001)

Pft. As if creating a DRMed anti-modding system would do anything to stop people who routinely break the copyprotection on games. If companies wanted to get rid of modding they'd just not release mod tools but since modding is good for them they just let it happen. The average idiot trying to pass legislation won't know what a "mod tool" is, anyway.

Re:Any moment now... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 7 years ago | (#20546703)

Que Jack Thomson? I'm not sure I understand you. Are you trying to say:

Queue Jack Thomson -> get him to stand in line
Cue Jack Thomson -> this is a signal for Jack to do something

Or is this a use of the Spanish 'que' you're using that I'm just not familiar with?

Re:Any moment now... (1)

Disseminated (1022915) | about 7 years ago | (#20547739)

Que?

Re:Any moment now... (1)

Disseminated (1022915) | about 7 years ago | (#20547763)

(Dammit... Imagine an inverted question mark in front of that... now I know why people post this kind of crap AC...)

Frgnnn (1)

Helen Keller (842669) | about 7 years ago | (#20542659)

Frgnnnnpis!

If it IS true (3, Insightful)

JamesRose (1062530) | about 7 years ago | (#20542841)

It should put to rest all the suspicions about whetehr Take Two was tricking the ESRB, or bribing them etc. in order to get their game out. Unfortunately it's illegal to download, so in order to find out if they are doing that, you must break the law. Why don't I think that'll be a problem for the people in the anti-gaming organisations

Re:If it IS true (0, Troll)

JimDaGeek (983925) | about 7 years ago | (#20543683)

Unfortunately it's illegal to download...
What law (in the US at least) says it is illegal to download? Copyright infringement does not happen when you download, it happens via distribution. So, if you download without uploading, I would suspect you would be a gray area of the law. While P2P may cause a user to upload as they download, switch to Usenet to get away from that issue.

Note, I am not condoning obtaining copyrighted works that you do not have permission to obtain. Just trying to point out a misconception that I see the RIAA/MPAA has convinced a lot of users that it is illegal to download. I have never heard of a case where a user was sued for only downloading a copyrighted work. All cases have been because a user was distributing a copyrighted work.

Re:If it IS true (1)

poopdeville (841677) | about 7 years ago | (#20544575)

What law (in the US at least) says it is illegal to download? Copyright infringement does not happen when you download, it happens via distribution. So, if you download without uploading, I would suspect you would be a gray area of the law. While P2P may cause a user to upload as they download, switch to Usenet to get away from that issue.


Wrong.

USC17,501:

(a) Anyone who violates any of the exclusive rights of the copyright owner as provided by sections 106 through 122 or of the author as provided in section 106A (a), or who imports copies or phonorecords into the United States in violation of section 602, is an infringer of the copyright or right of the author, as the case may be.

USC17,106:

Subject to sections 107 through 122, the owner of copyright under this title has the exclusive rights to do and to authorize any of the following:
  1. to reproduce the copyrighted work in copies or phonorecords;
  2. to prepare derivative works based upon the copyrighted work;
  3. ...


Fair use provisions aside, copyright is the exclusive right to copy a work.

I hoped that after 10 years of this debate, people would at least understand the basics.

Re:If it IS true (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 7 years ago | (#20544719)

duh, rePRODUCE, as in upload/distribute...
sending would be reproduction; receiving isn't, nor is receiving an "exclusive right of the copyright owner."
your text only confirms what you just argued against. good job!

Re:If it IS true (1)

poopdeville (841677) | about 7 years ago | (#20544747)

Duh, reproduce means copy. As in download or upload. You're both participating in a reproduction process.

Re:If it IS true (1)

KDR_11k (778916) | about 7 years ago | (#20554045)

I think that depends on the judge you get.

Re:If it IS true (1)

This_Is_My_Happening (1151393) | about 7 years ago | (#20544929)

Unfortunately it's illegal to download.
In the US, sure. But some countries are a bit more lax when it comes to such things (read: haven't had their legislatures targeted by big media lobbyists... yet).

Re:If it IS true (1)

Runefox (905204) | about 7 years ago | (#20546929)

Like us in Canadia! And most of Europe. And Russia. And... Well.

Re:If it IS true (1)

StikyPad (445176) | about 7 years ago | (#20545213)

Right... just like all the journalists who covered Hot Coffee downloaded and inst.. ah that's right, they didn't. They just interviewed people who had. Sticky moral dilemma solved.

Re:If it IS true (1)

aichpvee (631243) | about 7 years ago | (#20549493)

It's weak anyway, looks like just the PS2 version. Sawing some guy in half through the crotch just won't be the same without the motion control mini-game.

Re:If it IS true (1)

thrash242 (697169) | about 7 years ago | (#20567399)

It may be illegal to download, but if I were to download it, I'd still buy the M-rated version when it comes out, if for no other reason than to support the developers. It may still be illegal, but it wouldn't be unethical, since I'm still buying it when it comes out. I would like to see the original version, is all.

Just like downloading a cracked version of a game you bought that you can't play because of screwy copy protection isn't unethical. They still get the money for the game and you get to play what you paid for.

Um... right... (1)

Guppy06 (410832) | about 7 years ago | (#20542979)

"fansite Project Manhunt has a warning: '...remember downloading this game is only going to slimming [sic] the already slim chance of Manhunt 3 ever happening,' "

All this because some random customer bought the Ao version and ripped it and... wait, what?

Oh, that's right, this game never got published! The only way this could make its way onto the internet is if one of the raters from the ESRB uploaded the copy they were given to rate, or (more likely) it was one of Rockstar's own employees that did this. Heck, at this point I wouldn't be surprised if this was done with a wink and a nudge from management.

So spare me the bleeding-heart rhetoric when it wasn't some selfish, unfeeling fan that did this. Rockstar knows exactly how many copies of this version were made and who had access to them. Besides, they'll only lose money if you download the Ao version in lieu of buying the M version on store shelves. Download it to see any potential differences from a game you already own, and nobody loses a dime.

ESRB doesn't get the game (1)

corsec67 (627446) | about 7 years ago | (#20543351)

The ESRB doesn't get a copy of the game, the game producer sends a video of the most graphic and extreme content from the game:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ESRB [wikipedia.org]

Re:Um... right... (1)

Turn-X Alphonse (789240) | about 7 years ago | (#20543677)

Yea, that or someone hacked the servers in the same way Half-life 2 got leaked.

It's extremely unlikely but it's a possibility.

Re:Um... right... (1)

MMaestro (585010) | about 7 years ago | (#20549103)

That or there was a leak somewhere totally unexpected. Don't forget, the Doom 3 alpha code was "leaked" by an ATI employee.

Re:Um... right... (1)

Ragein (901507) | about 7 years ago | (#20585567)

I have a friend who works at Rockstar and I very much doubt any of their employees would release it without being given a sly nudge from managment. Their coders contracts are HARSH!

Oh yea (4, Funny)

suv4x4 (956391) | about 7 years ago | (#20543005)

remember downloading this game is only going to slimming [sic] the already slim chance of Manhunt 3 ever happening

They have a counter at the company, for illegal downloads, and when it hits 999 999, they cancel the project.

Re:Oh yea (1)

buckadude (926560) | about 7 years ago | (#20543465)

haha, yah because having people interested in your product is a clear sign to any company to not make more of that product. its simple logic.... people are interested ergo stop making what they want to bolster your success.... makes perfect sense... in bizzaro world.

Re:Oh yea (1)

Minwee (522556) | about 7 years ago | (#20543807)

Of course, here in the real world it's having people _pay money_ that supports a product.

"Good news, everybody! Interest in "Bizarro Manhunt 2" is really really high!"

"Great! How many copies have we sold?"

"None at all! Everyone who is interested just downloaded it for free. As a company we haven't seen a single penny of income to counter the millions of dollars that we borrowed to finance it. The last round of paycheques to our developers just bounced, our office space is being reposessed, and that nice little man from the village just broke both me knees with a lead pipe. But, hey, interest is still really high!"

"Wonderful! Let's try to borrow another couple million to make another one! This is great!"

How's the weather in Bizarro world, anyway?

Re:Oh yea (1)

suv4x4 (956391) | about 7 years ago | (#20544253)

Of course, here in the real world it's having people _pay money_ that supports a product.

The relation of "one download = one less game sold" is unproved and hypothetical. Much more complex game is at play. The game would find its way on the Internet ANYWAY. All games that matter, do.

Incidentally all games that matter, sell well. One would think if the above unproved and hypothetical correlation was true, only less popular and banal games would sell, since you can't find them anywhere for download (no one cared to hack it).

Oh yea-Hook meet sinker. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 7 years ago | (#20546171)

"The relation of "one download = one less game sold" is unproved and hypothetical."'

That doesn't stop your side from trying the "But download(s)==a sale(s)" argument.

"Much more complex game is at play. The game would find its way on the Internet ANYWAY. All games that matter, do."

The only thing that needs to happen is that enough copies get sold so that Rockstar can make it's money back and then some. If it doesn't and it can clearly be shown that people are playing the game and enjoying it? Then Manhunt 3 will not get made because Rockstar aren't idiots and will not invest. Simple as that.

"Incidentally all games that matter, sell well. "

Speaking of treating the audience like they're idiots. I bet a lot of people could list games that mattered, but didn't do well in the market.

If you paid for it, why can't you get the original (1)

sowth (748135) | about 7 years ago | (#20548325)

Since this is a different uncensored version, it could very well be people who have bought the game also want to see the AO version. I think it would have been better for the guy to say, "if you do download this, at least buy our game so we can get paid. Otherwise we might not be able to produce another."

Then again, maybe that is what he said or wanted to say. In our soundbyte society, that message probably wouldn't have survived the press anyway.

The "copy = lost sale" argument is just bullshit idiot control freaks spray to defend their copy protection and drm crap. All it does is make it so legit honest customers have problems using the product they buy and the warez junkies crack it in a matter of days. The warez leeches probably wouldn't buy it if someone didn't offer for download. It is not possible to make uncrackable copy protection because there are millions of monkeys out there with nothing better to do but try to crack the "latest and greatest" copy protection. In fact, they get high off it. They are just like drug junkies, they'll spend obscene amounts of money and time towards their habit.

Copy protection doesn't stand a chance. Game makers should just try to sell to the honest people, and most people are honest--especally the older crowd. Yet they focus all their effort on attracting the stupid and superficial--most of which are preteen script kiddies who couldn't possibly afford the crappy game in the first place. WTF?

"Warez sites"?.... (1)

TibbonZero (571809) | about 7 years ago | (#20543087)

People still operate "Warez sites?" as in, a web server that the software can be downloaded from?
I was under the impression that something like this would be posted to Bittorrent sites, not someone's Apache server. Aren't Warez sites like... so 1996? They would disappear instantly either from getting overloaded, or a cease and desist letter.

Re:"Warez sites"?.... (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | about 7 years ago | (#20543195)

Site is not synonymous with web server, but topsite would be more specific.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warez#Warez_distribution [wikipedia.org]

Re:"Warez sites"?.... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 7 years ago | (#20543439)

How about linking to the actual topsite article instead warez?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Topsite_(warez) [wikipedia.org]

Re:"Warez sites"?.... (2, Informative)

Tweekster (949766) | about 7 years ago | (#20543227)

Warez sites != web

Most of the half way decent releases that are trackers originated from an FTP, a scene FTP.

Re:"Warez sites"?.... (4, Informative)

fistfullast33l (819270) | about 7 years ago | (#20543583)

Yes - usually FTP to IRC and BitTorrent/P2P sites, although I think IRC typically gets it first since the top channels have the distribution networks in place through their own dumps - FTP of group to FTP of chan to Voiced servers in the chan itself. BitTorrent sites probably have their own networks, but I'm not as familiar with them.

Re:"Warez sites"?.... (1)

Tweekster (949766) | about 7 years ago | (#20581057)

It typically trickles down.
IRC and FTP are closely linked.

Then a bittorrent uploader snags it from the scene ftp and uploads it to a torrent site. typically within 20 minutes or less of it being pre-ed

Re:"Warez sites"?.... (1)

JamesRose (1062530) | about 7 years ago | (#20543561)

There aren't warez hosts, but there are file hosts who refuse to breach their user's privacy, and don't let you browse the files on their server. Then there are the forums where direct links to these files are posted.

Act quickly! (1)

Sciros (986030) | about 7 years ago | (#20543115)

'...remember downloading this game is only going to slimming [sic] the already slim chance of Manhunt 3 ever happening,' they tell fans."

Quick, download it! Download it as much as you can! The more we can slimming the chance of Manhunt 3 being developed the better.
These aren't exactly Legend of Zelda quality games we're talking about here...

Re:Act quickly! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 7 years ago | (#20543379)

Yeah! Wii strokin' time!

warez? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 7 years ago | (#20543271)

warez? WAREZ?
I haven't heard that term since 1999.
It's all about the torrents now.

Re:warez? (1)

Loadmaster (720754) | about 7 years ago | (#20547451)

Torrents? I think you mean "Torrentz." The Z makes it kewl.

Swi

wrong.. (1)

RichiH (749257) | about 7 years ago | (#20551181)

..that would be 31337

Wouldn't it be great... (1)

jschroering (611063) | about 7 years ago | (#20543521)

if Jack Thompson tried to prevent Manhunt 3 by downloading the AO game as much as possible. Then, he got busted for it!

Torrent Link, Anyone? (1)

morari (1080535) | about 7 years ago | (#20543527)

Wink, wink. Nudge, nudge. Say no more.

Go away already (1)

ScotchForBreakfast (1060672) | about 7 years ago | (#20543639)

I wish the game would come out, be mediocre, and we can all move on with our lives.

I'm tired of watching the ESRB fumble around and ironically try to keep what changes were made to the game secret. Way to instill confidence in the process...

I'm also tired of watching Take 2 and Rockstar hang themselves out to be innocent victims of oppression and milk it for all the PR they can.

It is crap everywhere you look. Just be over ready.

Re:Go away already (1)

negaluke (893108) | about 7 years ago | (#20545717)

What kind of regulatory committee isn't required to disclose exactly what it's regulating? MADNESS!

Which version? (1)

superspam (857967) | about 7 years ago | (#20543703)

Any word on whether the leaked copy is for the PS2 or the Wii?

Answering my own question... (1)

superspam (857967) | about 7 years ago | (#20543773)

It's for the PS2.

Re:Answering my own question... (1)

absorbr (995554) | about 7 years ago | (#20559171)

and the PC...

Re:Which version? (1)

grub (11606) | about 7 years ago | (#20544369)


It's the PS2 version. I'm hoping that the binaries themselves haven't been changed so the PC users among us will get a chance to shuffle the AO PS2 level/map files to the PC for the game the way it was intended.

Re:Which version? (1)

Chouonsoku (1009817) | about 7 years ago | (#20544491)

It's the PS2 version of the game, PAL region.

Re:Which version? (2, Funny)

MLease (652529) | about 7 years ago | (#20550231)

Leaked? Gotta be Wii.

-Mike

Well it was about time (1)

Nursie (632944) | about 7 years ago | (#20546335)

The censorship (in the UK at any rate) must be resisted and disobeyed!

I will, of course be buying the retail version when it hits the stores, but I might just have to check out some of these "warez" things. They sound interesting.

Downloading killing crappy game sequels? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 7 years ago | (#20550029)

'...remember downloading this game is only going to slimming [sic] the already slim chance of Manhunt 3 ever happening'

If that's a promise, I'm gonna download it 24/7/365 to prevent more of this shit being made...

Re:Downloading killing crappy game sequels? (1)

BarneyL (578636) | about 7 years ago | (#20550749)

If that's a promise, I'm gonna download it 24/7/365 to prevent more of this shit being made...
No, you forget it may be a bad game but the addition of extreme violence to the game means that it is also "art".
Not buying this game will destroy freedom of speech, ensure Ewe Boll will turn it into a film then donate the funds to Osama Bin Laden and force the baby Jesus to kill a minimum of eleven kittens.

Re:Downloading killing crappy game sequels? (1)

nonos (158469) | about 7 years ago | (#20550945)

Manhunt 1 was a good game, how can you say Manhunt 2 is shit if you didn't play it ?

Marketing has been working overtime (1)

jkeyes (243984) | about 7 years ago | (#20551223)

First it gets crazy free publicity for being banned in the UK. Then it gets crazy free publicity for getting an AO rating in the US. Then they say it'll be delayed because they're working on saving their 'artistic vision' or whatever. Then they say oh wait we'll edit it and release it with a M rating. Now that the hype has died oh look the AO version for PS2 magically leaked out. Someone get me my tinfoil hat but it seems like whenever the controversy dies down something else magically happens to get it back up again. It sure is convenient.

Fuck the warez scene (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 7 years ago | (#20557207)

What purpose do the assholes in e.g. Paradox [paradogs.com] serve other than help clueles Windows shitheads run cracked software on the incompatible, useless and obsolete Microsoft Piece of Shit system?

Use your talent to produce some that's actually useful, idiots, like contributing to an OSS replacement for the tool/game you cracked.

Glass

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