Fallout 3 screenshot
Fallout 3 screenshot

Fallout 3, Bethesda's eagerly-awaited post-apocalyptic RPG, has been leaked onto file-sharing sites less than 24 hours after going gold. Impatient gamers have rushed to download the ripped Xbox 360 version, with one site claiming that over 800 people are now sharing a complete set of files.

It doesn't stop there. One cocky gamer has even gone so far as to post a live streaming video of their first experiences with the game. Presumably they don't have a problem with advertising the fact that they're breaking the law.

We have contacted Bethesda, but so far they've declined to comment on the situation. While we're sure they're not too happy about the leak, they can at least take heart from the positive response most people seem to be giving the game. Early reactions to Fallout 3 have included, "Sweeeeet!" "Yay!" and "I want to **** this game so hard!"

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not only pc games are hacked. i mean i know friends that hack ps2's and psp,s and even hack steam games. im not saying that DL is good. but like some say people may dl and buy it later if it is deemed worthy of paying the high cost for it
Posted 17:08 on 23 December 2008
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Wow, it's always funny to see people complain about this. Clearly the companies making games arent hurting from piracy. They are all still producing, if a company goes out of buisness, it's because they made crap! PERIOD! All these companies, clearly are seeing what money they could make if piracy were stopped. Then trying to think up ways to stop it. It's a plain case of "Have your cake and eat it too"
If a game winds up on the BIG pirated list somewhere, then they are doing something right. Everyone wants to "knock" ppl who use pirated copies of games, but nobody thinks about all the games that get stolen from stores.
Posted 10:59 on 03 December 2008
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All the PS3,XBOX360, and even the Wii are is a glammed up PC that always sapports a controler! All the games can be pirated!

Keep this is mind: EVERY GAME that hits a shelf has a start and a finish price. ya know the price of a game that sits on a shelf for a few months? Yeah thats the finish price. When a game in the US starts at $50-60 then a month or so later gets marked down...yeah to like $25-20. If more people would stop paying the $60 freakin' bucks for a damn game and make them understand that the $20 they are willing to except a month later is much more reasonable...MAYBE they can win over me and get my morals back on track. Untill then...TO DAMN BAD!!!!!!

I'll be hittin my torrent program up now thanks!
Posted 05:13 on 24 October 2008
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I have a new link to add
Posted 16:52 on 20 October 2008
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pc gamers check this out with ndp


Today's NPD numbers left out sales for PC games, as is typical, but this month the market research firm decided to take a look at PC game sales anyway to see how they would fare.

"Although PC games sales are not included in these numbers, there were two that should be pointed out," wrote NPD analyst Anita Frazier in a press release accompanying September's sales data.

"Spore realized sales of 406,000 units and Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning sold 274,000 which would put them both in the top 10 list of combined console, portable and PC games sales for the month," Frazier continued.

In fact, Spore's numbers would place it squarely in third place for September, just below the explosive launch of Star Wars: The Force Unleashed (PS3, PS2, 360, Wii, DS, PSP) and perpetual best-seller Wii Fit. Warhammer Online, on the other hand, would take eighth in a combined PC-and-console sales chart.

If Warhammer's sales look at odds with the 500,000 players the game picked up in the days after its September 18 launch, it's because NPD only looks at United States retail sales whereas Warhammer's subscriber base is a worldwide number.
Posted 15:12 on 17 October 2008
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dreamhunk@ WEED

I want to add more info here this is proof you don't need mod chips to play console games

Posted 02:04 on 17 October 2008
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CONSOLES ARE sh*t!!!!!!!!!
Posted 16:56 on 16 October 2008
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dreamhunk@ RecoN

oh by the gta4 was pirated to hell and back on console!!!

Posted 15:51 on 13 October 2008
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Ok this is my last response as im not supporting piracy and it does sound like im giving away tips, well im not im just stating its that easy to get a pirate game.

You dont need DL dvds, a basic external hdd (for mobile access), iso image on your pc (continous use), or even shirnk the files to a normal size dvd. You can use Dl, but i have never had to use them to back up my windows or my own games. If i wanted to, i can give my neighbour 20 top games and have they all working within 2 hours max.
As for torrent users, most of them dont have there rig setup to handle such installs and files etc. Me i honestly never had a prbolem running my backup games or files. Il swear to that aswell :)

But its not clever doing piracy. People think yes i saved 60 quid on games, when you actually have cost a company thousands and probably a sequel to that top end game you like so much. I mean yea it was kool at first but now its getting serious and from my own experience i plead to anyone who does DL games to think twice about the effects to the industry.

Woolworths, ASDA, Morrisons, Tesco, and even WHSmith have stopped selling PC games int he actual shops now. I had to drive 14 miles to the nearest GAME shop. Its damaging the gaming scene far to quickly.
Posted 14:04 on 12 October 2008
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RecoN, just a question: If the pirates on the PC want to keep the downloaded game, don't they have to buy DL DVDs too if the game's too big? Just wondering you know...
And no, pirating on the PC isn't a lot easier, just visit a torrent site and read all the whining comments about how to make the game work, it's pretty amusing. :)
Posted 10:42 on 12 October 2008
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I think stealth is right games cost to much just say 1,000,000 people buy the game at 50 pounds each thats 50,000,000 and how much do you think they put in to making the game? Hmmm.
Posted 10:36 on 11 October 2008
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Oh Really?

Well here's some gamers who think the game sucks ass

Posted 05:33 on 11 October 2008
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Btw that should of said "charge" not change..
Posted 18:27 on 10 October 2008
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No matter what anti copying program they make or do it can be hacked but still i think they change to much for pc games,xbox,ps3 and so on..they rip people off.
Posted 18:25 on 10 October 2008
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Well how do you play HL2 if you dont have a steam account? Because im sure you have to logon and use a game key to unlock the game. But yes pirates always, and i meen ALWAYS find a way.

PC is alot easier to pirate than the 360. With pc you download an iso fil and then mount it using software, the game rips supply all the s**t to make it work. But the 360 pirating may not be cheaper either, For exmaple Dual layer dvds are still quite expensive

Either way this is wrong. I think it is about time that devs event something by now to tackle this problem. If pirates can find a way then im sure hired programmers can.
Posted 17:10 on 10 October 2008

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Release Date: 31/10/2008
Developer: Bethesda Softworks
Publisher: Bethesda Softworks
Genre: RPG
No. Players: One
Rating: BBFC 18
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