Duke Nukem Forever Leaks to Torrent Sites

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icame:
As the old saying goes, "Pirates should be hanged"

Like this?

Yeh, I can get behind that.

OT: Wow, this is not so good. Still, I doubt I will be getting DNF untill maybe a year from now when it is cheaper

TheHecatomb:
I'm tempted to give it a go, even if only to just 'get it over with', but I think I'll just wait till my preordered copy arrives. Which, to be honest, I only bought because that Duke bust is awesome in some nostalgic way.

Yeah, I am more or less in that camp. I don't really care too much if the game sucks, I will have a DN bust! (That I am having painted by my friend who paints tons of miniatures)

Though in a sense Randy P. bet his company on the Duke so I hope it works out for him. (Even if I did not like Borderlands much)

Bah, the game will be fine. It will have decent but unexceptional sales. Mostly thanks to the novelty. Maybe even enough to pay for it's development over the next couple of years. Many people will play the game half-way and feel underwhelmed and a little silly for buying it and no other big budget Duke game will ever be made. End of story really.

Oh FFS atleast leak the PC version so modders can start fixing your shit

Stiffkittin:
Bah, the game will be fine. It will have decent but unexceptional sales. Mostly thanks to the novelty. Maybe even enough to pay for it's development over the next couple of years. Many people will play the game half-way and feel underwhelmed and a little silly for buying it and no other big budget Duke game will ever be made. End of story really.

I agree with this person.

His predictions will come true.

This is sad. I found out by googling "Duke nukem forever" and looking at the "latest" results. Its all teh same - "Duke Nukem Leaked".

There's even a video up on youtube already showing footage of the pirated game. They even had the audacity to call the video a "copyright test". They say that if the video isn't deleted in 24 hours they will upload the game on some other channel.

I feel really bad for Duke. 14 years to a release, and his big moment on the 14th is spoiled. :(

I have an idea for why developers don't care about console piracy. PC piracy is a lot more accessible, barely any work required. While the Xbox needs custom firmware, and stuff that most console people have no idea exists. Also, you can be banned from Live for having custom firmware which is a risk most people might not want to take.

SoloStoffe:
I wonder, how did the game get leaked? A douche Gearbox employee or hackers?

When a game's fuinished, there are loads of points between the developer & the shop at which someone can sneak a copy away. It'd be really surprising if it wasn't leaked.

Oh dear, the Duke won't be happy about this. It look like the aliens won't be the only ones who will get their throat an s*** load from him that is if he was real.

Is it bad when the PC crowd won't even steal your game?

More than likely the copies came from an employee at a distributor or retailer that stole a copy from the back room. That happened fairly often when I worked in retail. So much so they started locking up unreleased software in a secure area.

As far as pirates fixing buggy software, it is true. My purchased copy of Fallout 3 ran worse than pirated copies of the game.

Canadish:
Duke Nukem Forever has been a strange beast, from it's humble origins 12 years ago, and up until the week of it's release.
Piracy on consoles only. Oh Duke. u so crazy.

Indeed, Duke seems to live in some kind of bizzaro-land where everything is completely backwards. I bet that the Xbox Live voicechat for the multiplayer will feature people acting universally civil.

Nah, even that's too far-fetched.

ultratog1028:
Apparently, Even the Duke sometimes accidently comes earlier then he expected.

You, my friend, are the official winner of the internet... congrats! xD

Mr.Amakir:
Yes, PC gaming is dying because of piracy and this proves it.

Yeah, but you tell me what's easier for developers? To institute more rigorous and invasive DRM measures to protect their games. These measures usually only prolonging the inevitable. DRM measures that will only piss off honest buyers of games, or perhaps, is it easier to just develop for the console market and deal with second-hand sails project-ten-dollar style?

So sarcasm or no, that's ringing kind of true from where I'm standing.

MetalGenocide:
90% of the comments are: "OMFG only 2 weapons? This sucks!"

...it's just not what I expected from Duke.

ummm..... how do you pirate a game a week before its released unless your working for the place releasing it ?

(it seems impossible to me as in my little world you cant pirate something you cant get.. :S what did i miss )

I think it's good that it was leaked, now everyone can see how much ass DNF sucks.

I have to say this is one of the only times I have ever truly been ashamed of my pirate brethren. I don't care if it was only leaked to xbox or ps3, regardless its shameful. I hope you get whats coming to you, and by that I mean the Protect IP (PIP) ACT floating around in congress. don't know what I'm talking about? Google it, while you read sit back and watch the free information era of the internet die. acts like this only fuel the already mounting resentment towards software piracy.

I think you are all missing the big picture here... Yeah it got pirated big whoop... but wait it actually got pirated which means it's actually coming out. I was sure DNF was never actually going to come out. I thought that at the last second Gearbox would say it was just a big joke and that they canceled development on the game after they got the license.

And the demo was just from the stuff that 3D Realms had done before going under

It's sad when things like this happens.

We can look forward to more DRM in our games. Also they'll probably ignore the fact that the PC version is the only one not leaked, but still blame PC pirating for bad sales and the leaks.

This was no doubt an internal leak.

ultratog1028:
Apparently, Even the Duke sometimes accidently comes earlier then he expected.

You sir or madam, win the internets.

OT: Can I use this as a rebuttal whenever in Internet conversation and I mention I'm a PC gamer and everyone says "Oh, so you must be a pirate. I'm a console gamer, we don't pirate. We respect game develepors."

Senarrius:
It's sad when things like this happens.
This was no doubt an internal leak.

No, it probably wasn't. Duke Nukem Forever is gold and the game is only released in a couple of days in Europe, so finished copies of games are already in stores, out the back ready to be brought in for launch day. Some dude/member of a warez group who is probably a friend of a gaming store employee probably bargained with them to get a copy of the game early -- then released it onto the scene.

Seriously dude, homework.

It wasn't an internal leak, unless you consider Joe Gamestop Employee to be internal. Some guy opened the box early, took it home, and uploaded it. Not that surprising really.

I don't know why this would be a surprise to anyone.

SoloStoffe:
I wonder, how did the game get leaked? A douche Gearbox employee or hackers?

Well retailers in Australia at least already have their copies of Duke Nukem Forever ready for a Friday release (I've seen them ^_^) so I imagine European retailers have too. Leaked from there is my best guess.

The ironic part is that the Pirates think they're being clever and sneaky when all they're doing is hurting their chances for a sequel. How long was this game in development? Oh yeah, 13 fucking years, I'm sure the whoever publishes the next game will be SOOOOOOO eager invest in a sequel to a game that was pirated before launch.

Cure retarded people saying "It's reasons like this developers are turning away from PC and PC gaming is dying" before someone points out that the leak was for console and they hurridly delete their comment.

No one is saying consoles are dying? Funny that.

Not really surprised, this is going to happen to nearly any major release anyway.

Mr.Amakir:
Yes, PC gaming is dying because of piracy and this proves it.

Huh, so I guess this means Piracy isn't the reason behind the abysmally low sales for PC games. Then what is causing such abysmally low sales for PC games? I guess if it isn't piracy, something that can theoretically be fought, they have no reason to even try for the PC.

Piracy isn't an example of how PC gaming is dying, incredibly low sales are. Piracy is just a way of explaining it - if you wanna say thats not the real reason, fine. So the incredibly low PC sales are now inexplicable but very, very real.

Lordedubs:
I have to say this is one of the only times I have ever truly been ashamed of my pirate brethren. I don't care if it was only leaked to xbox or ps3, regardless its shameful. I hope you get whats coming to you, and by that I mean the Protect IP (PIP) ACT floating around in congress. don't know what I'm talking about? Google it, while you read sit back and watch the free information era of the internet die. acts like this only fuel the already mounting resentment towards software piracy.

Welp, that's what happens when you abuse your freedoms. Too many twelve-year-olds out there thinking they can take something that doesn't belong to them and make it all better with a rationalization they came up with in five seconds. World doesn't work that way.

Anyway, if it was a Gearbox employee that leaked this thing, I'd like to ask him something in case he's reading this. Namely, WTF were you thinking? This is your livelihood and you're going to jeopardize the sales of your big new game and your freaking job just because of some misguided notion that "information wants to be free" or whatever crack you're smoking?

A small part of me is still in denial believing that this was just another massive scale hoax in the long history of faking it for the Duke, but if the full game has been released on pirate then I guess thats absolute proof that it's been made. Bravo.

well, you know what they say:
yo,-ho thieves and beggars...

ahem, anyway I vote going back to game cartridges and physically manufacturing the games let's see the pirates do that
( yes i mean a different physical architecture cartridge per game, not just a single programmable chip )
sure it would raise costs, but it would at least be effective and get red of the useless drm that wastes money and just serves to break games for the actual consumer

12 years in the making and the developers STILL didn't get to release it first!

>Duke Nukem Forever leaked to torrent site

I literally cannot believe this. I almost feel like I'm being trolled. I still can't believe Duke Nukem Forever is actually coming out AND that it is being pirated. But man, what happens if one of those torrents is from some troll like 5 years ago, and its all just viruses/porn.

ultratog1028:
Apparently, Even the Duke sometimes accidently comes earlier then he expected.

/thread. Good job, buddy.

OT: Funny stuff, that. But everyone knows this is just a pack of lies since THE GAME IS NEVER MEANT TO BE!!!!! I still think this is just the most elaborate trolling in the history of the webs.

OutrageousEmu:

Mr.Amakir:
Yes, PC gaming is dying because of piracy and this proves it.

Huh, so I guess this means Piracy isn't the reason behind the abysmally low sales for PC games. Then what is causing such abysmally low sales for PC games? I guess if it isn't piracy, something that can theoretically be fought, they have no reason to even try for the PC.

Piracy isn't an example of how PC gaming is dying, incredibly low sales are. Piracy is just a way of explaining it - if you wanna say thats not the real reason, fine. So the incredibly low PC sales are now inexplicable but very, very real.

You should probably read this. The gist of it, sales figures for PC games were generally measured based on retail sales when almost half of them occur online on digital services.

The Lugz:
well, you know what they say:
yo,-ho thieves and beggars...

ahem, anyway I vote going back to game cartridges and physically manufacturing the games let's see the pirates do that
( yes i mean a different physical architecture cartridge per game, not just a single programmable chip )
sure it would raise costs, but it would at least be effective and get red of the useless drm that wastes money and just serves to break games for the actual consumer

Sorry, but you can still hack that cartridge based systems, back in the Super Famicom days they had this device that plugged into the cartridge slot that you would feed floppy disks into... the floppy disks were not legit. In a more recent version of that one of the Nintendo handhelds could be hacked in a similar fashion by inserting a "magic" cartridge.

That said, it would curb piracy severely but it wouldn't be impossible. Pirates ALWAYS find a way.

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