Microsoft Bans Consoles Running Leaked GTA V

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News Posted: Sun, Sep 15 2013 10:19 PM
When Vine emerged in order to give digital junkies the ability to share their lives six seconds at a time, we knew some strange videos would eventually surface. But, we can't say we ever expected anyone to have so much ample time that they'd sit around recording clips of an unreleased video game, and then spewing them all over the Internet. Oddly, that's exactly what has transpired, as a gentleman that somehow came across a leaked copy of Grand Theft Auto V has drawn a huge amount of attention by sharing clips of the actual gameplay prior to the title's street date.

Of course, leaks in an increasingly digital world aren't rare. Nearly every movie, record and video game in the past two or three years has managed to hit the 'net ahead of schedule. But in this case, there's a heavy price to pay -- at least for one that's probably a hardcore gamer. Microsoft has managed to pinpoint who exactly is doing the damage, and he has been banned from Xbox Live.

We suspect the ban will travel with his account, so if he ever attends to tap into the online Xbox realm again, he'll need a new attitude and a new identity. Honestly, he should probably be thankful that the punishment isn't more severe.
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Good microsoft doing something right for a change :)

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Kind of unfair when amazon shipped the game 4 days early so why is it right for someone to get banned for using something they paid for and received it out of their control? Didn't know it was illegal to use a product you paid for?

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lifeasjosh replied on Mon, Sep 16 2013 10:34 AM

So for people like me who don't game on xbox live, this is totally fine, lol

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lol He should be thankful that the punishment isn't more severe? Ridiculous.

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I believe this is for people playing on JTAG Xboxes. The game has been leaked for over a week now on pirate sites.

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Just like Zazu always says, "cheetahs never prosper."

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