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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 bug77 on 9/16/2013 10:53:20 AM , Rating: 1
Yeah, because there's so much to do with an Xbox without an online account. You never know when you need a paperweight.

RE: Great
By Camikazi on 9/16/2013 11:56:43 AM , Rating: 4
I dunno, I had a lot of fun with my N64, Dreamcast, Sega Genesis, SNES and other consoles that didn't have multiplayer. Even now I play mostly single player 360 games without a Live account, if I want multiplayer I use my PC not my console.

RE: Great
By PAPutzback on 9/16/2013 1:11:46 PM , Rating: 2
I have 4 xboxes, and only two go online. The other ones are used for TV.

RE: Great
By Flunk on 9/16/2013 5:04:09 PM , Rating: 4
I dropped my Xbox Live subscription 8 months ago and it hasn't really bothered me.

RE: Great
By seamonkey79 on 9/16/2013 6:12:57 PM , Rating: 2
My Xbox makes a great video player for my TV. I think I have four or five games for it around here somewhere too, though I think only one of them connects to Live.

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