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GTA V Vine Leaks  (Source: Gizmodo)
If you're going to leak footage, be smart enough to remove move your gamer tag from the video

A gamer going by the name of was able to get his hands on an early copy of GTA V ahead of its launch. Exactly how he was able to get hands on the early copy is unknown. The braggart wasn't happy simply inviting a few friends over and playing the game before most people got their hands on it; he instead decided to make hordes of short Vine videos in order to gain internet notoriety.

The problem with this plan was that he apparently left his Gamertag clearly visible in at least one of the videos he made. As a result, Microsoft banned his Xbox console for life from Xbox Live.

What that means is while he will be able to play off-line games on his console; he'll have to buy a new one to be able to access Xbox Live. He will also lose any achievements and other content associated with that Gamertag.

Rockstar has a very cut and dry policy on this sort of thing. The policy reads, "Pre-Release Footage: No pre-release leaked footage of any kind: Any posting of in-game footage from leaked copies of the game prior to its official release date will be taken down, regardless of how the game was obtained. This includes “early unboxing” videos."

At the time of writing, we were unable to get any of the video clips on Vine to launch. We don't know if that means they were taken down or if there's just so much traffic that the videos are unavailable. Indications are that the short videos show off the inside of houses, in-game smartphone, shooting mechanics, and much more.
GTA 5 set to officially launch tomorrow.

Sources: The Sixth Axis, VG247, Gizmodo

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RE: Great
By GulWestfale on 9/16/2013 10:17:05 AM , Rating: 6
the stupid thing here is that amazon actually shipped the game 1 day early, so how was this guy supposed to know that he wasn't supposed to post videos of gameplay? there are apparently hundreds, if not thousands, of customers who have received their amazon pre-ordered game already.

well, one more reason not to get an xbox, i guess.

RE: Great
By FaaR on 9/16/2013 11:00:40 AM , Rating: 2
Hear, hear.

RE: Great
By drumsticks on 9/16/13, Rating: -1
RE: Great
By GulWestfale on 9/16/2013 12:45:47 PM , Rating: 3
what rule states that he will be banned from xbox live for uploading a video of a game he bought? as i said, amazon started shipping copies out 1 day early, how is that this guy's fault?
the most they could do is ban him from GTA V online, but all of live?? this is really dumb of MS.

RE: Great
By ClownPuncher on 9/16/13, Rating: -1
RE: Great
By Samus on 9/17/2013 1:02:33 PM , Rating: 2
Microsoft makes up their own rules. Even if they don't tell you...

RE: Great
By someguy123 on 9/16/2013 10:14:53 PM , Rating: 2
I was actually watching his leaks go through and he had them well in advance. This was before it even ended up getting leaked for download (game was leaked for download last week), which I can only assume means he or someone he knows stole it from a supply chain's warehouse. Had nothing to do with amazon.

RE: Great
By Morvannec on 9/18/2013 1:27:58 PM , Rating: 2
so how was this guy supposed to know that he wasn't supposed to post videos of gameplay?

Because that's what it says in the ToS that he agreed to when he signed up for XBox Live.

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