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The Scene group's Complex and Duplex have offered the Xbox 360 version and PS3 version

Gamers have been waiting a long time for "Duke Nukem Forever," and that wait will be over in a little less than a week. But for some, the wait ended yesterday when the game leaked onto the internet. 

With much anticipation for the new "Duke Nukem," game players were pushing to get a glimpse of 2K Games' latest creation in the series. Over the last two weeks alone, several fake "Duke Nukem Forever" files have popped up all over the web

But the real deal appeared on torrent sites like BitTorrent yesterday, with the Xbox 360 version made available by the Scene group "Complex," and the PS3 version compliments of the Scene Group "Duplex."

This leak could make or break the new game, as gamers who test it will likely spread the word as to whether it's a worthy buy or not. 

"Duke Nukem Forever" will officially release on June 14 for Xbox 360, PS3 and Windows.

"Duke Nukem" is a video game series that was initially released in 1991 for MS-DOS, and focuses on protagonist Duke Nukem. "Duke Nukem ll" was released in 1993, and "Duke Nukem 3D" launched in 1996. In addition, many spin-offs like "Duke Nukem: Critical Mass" were created.



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RE: PS3 "leak" most likely fake.
By MrBlastman on 6/8/2011 12:54:10 PM , Rating: 2
Saying 100% of them can play it doesn't mean 100% of them will play it and not buy it.

I can walk across the street today and shoot someone if I want to. I can also take a dump on my front lawn if I choose. If I _really_ wanted to, I could streak naked through a shopping mall.

It doesn't mean I will do it. I have 100% freedom to do so, but even still, I choose to do none of the above.

Please don't try to blanket and villify all of a community just because they all of the access to do wrong.

While the bulk of console gamers might not be able to play it, many of them can choose to hack their consoles and then be able to. Yet, many of them don't.

Forced deterrents don't always work. Sometimes, they just entice the people to go against the system to see if they can do it. Thus, lies the crux of the whole DRM problem. The deterrents only hurt the honest.

Not all of us PC users are swarthy pirates.


RE: PS3 "leak" most likely fake.
By Farfignewton on 6/8/2011 1:48:10 PM , Rating: 2
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Saying 100% of them can play it doesn't mean 100% of them will play it and not buy it.


I'd say the problem for a lot of developers wasn't how many could do it, but rather how many were doing it. When Demigod was released wasn't there 2-4 more people trying to use the servers then copies sold, or something like it? Honestly, it wouldn't surprise me if some developers quit the PC just to spite the freeloaders.


RE: PS3 "leak" most likely fake.
By Manch on 6/8/2011 2:22:25 PM , Rating: 2
A lot of them have. If they do release it, it's just a port(usually crappy) of the console versions. Notice how very few PC games have pushed the envelope lately. Even the Crysis engine has been consolized. Everything looks the same up close but the draw distance sucks.


By adiposity on 6/8/2011 4:44:37 PM , Rating: 2
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Saying 100% of them can play it doesn't mean 100% of them will play it and not buy it.


Indeed, and I didn't mean to suggest otherwise. My point is, the parent poster was suggesting that bringing games to consoles does not make them "safer" from piracy.

My argument is, it does make them significantly safer. For better or worse, if you don't want your software pirated, consoles are a better place to go.

Now, obviously, it is never 100% secure. But once a torrent is released of your game, it is basically 100% unsecure for PC. For PS3, it's probably less than 5%, and Xbox less than 10%. Nintendo, probably less than 30%. I am just pulling these numbers out of the air, but the point is, a PC does nothing to stop piracy of games--all the copy protection is in the game itself. The consoles have the copy protection built-in (often requiring hardware mods to bypass), thus seriously limiting the amount of piracy.


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