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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 hughlle on 9/16/2013 11:45:36 AM , Rating: 5
While i don't know where he got it, chances are it was from amazon, given that they started sending games out early. As such it cannot be categorized as obtained illegitimately, or that it is pirated, and the ban would have to be reversed.


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By Cheesew1z69 on 9/16/2013 12:45:31 PM , Rating: 3
And if he did get it from Amazon, I would expect the ban to be reversed here soon.


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By Sazabi19 on 9/16/13, Rating: 0
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By Cheesew1z69 on 9/16/2013 2:06:14 PM , Rating: 2
And again, that would be on Amazon sending it OUT before the RELEASE date...that's not the customers fault.


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By DJMiggy on 9/16/2013 2:21:35 PM , Rating: 2
He probably downloaded it.....


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By Cheesew1z69 on 9/16/2013 3:05:04 PM , Rating: 3
And if he did, that's on him.


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By xti on 9/16/2013 3:13:50 PM , Rating: 2
and he did it knowing exactly that it wasnt out yet and only h should be accountable.

and kicked in the nuts.


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By hughlle on 9/17/2013 8:53:02 AM , Rating: 2
If he bought it on amazon, and amazon delivered it to him, then it has clearly been released to him. If it was indeed an amazon copy, i don't know, then it is amazons issue, not his. His contract was money for a game, amazon took his money and gave him his game. deal done. Amazons contract with the developer and producers, that would have been no distribution until a certain date. Amazon breached it's contract with it's supplier, not the guy who got the game.

It all depends on how he got the game though. until then we can just speculate on whether he was in the wrong or not.


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By Cheesew1z69 on 9/17/2013 10:41:29 AM , Rating: 2
quote:
If he bought it on amazon, and amazon delivered it to him, then it has clearly been released to him. If it was indeed an amazon copy, i don't know, then it is amazons issue, not his. His contract was money for a game, amazon took his money and gave him his game. deal done. Amazons contract with the developer and producers, that would have been no distribution until a certain date. Amazon breached it's contract with it's supplier, not the guy who got the game.
Exactly, some people here, like the one you replied too, are to boneheaded to understand this.


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By xti on 9/19/2013 4:38:01 PM , Rating: 2
some people like you, who stalks men, make excuses for people and let them get off from knowing right and wrong.

He shouldn't have uploaded the viewo. He knew EXACTLY what he was doing, he wanted to show off because he knew he had early access.

did amazon screw up? yes.
Did the screw up? also yes.


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By Sazabi19 on 9/16/13, Rating: -1
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By Morvannec on 9/18/2013 1:31:31 PM , Rating: 2
Don't know why you've been rated down when you're right. A lot of people here are fixating on the "he got it early" bit and consequently saying it's Amazon's fault (assuming he got it from them), which is not the issue.

The issue is he broke XBox Live ToS by posting game play footage of an as yet officially unreleased game, which is what Microsoft have punished him for.

Whether or not the punishment is too harsh is another debate.


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