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New Gears of War game leaked ahead of official launch, Microsoft threatens pirates with permanent Xbox Live ban

Microsoft threatens permanent Xbox Live bands for pirates of Gears of War: Judgment.

@CharlesJGantt
Published Tue, Feb 19 2013 3:40 PM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:24 PM CST

The latest installment in the Gears of War series has leaked out into the wild this morning. Copies of Gears of War: Judgment were spotted on torrent sites early this morning, leading Microsoft to threaten some harsh ramifications to anyone who downloads and installs a pirated copy.

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A spokesperson for Microsoft said:

"We are aware of isolated cases in which Gears of War: Judgment content has been propped on the web and are working closely with our security teams and law enforcement to address the situation immediately. Consumers should be aware that piracy is illegal and we take vigorous action against illegal activity related to our products and services. Playing pirated copies of games, such as Gears of War: Judgment, is a violation of the Xbox Live Terms of Use and will result in enforcement action, such as account and console bans."

Redmond has threatened similar action before, most recently when copies of Halo 4 began to surface on torrent sites. Some of those who installed the pirated copy had their console and accounts permanently banned from Xbox live.

NEWS SOURCE:theverge.com

A web developer by day, Charles comes to TweakTown after a short break from the Tech Journalism world. Formerly the Editor in Chief at TheBestCaseScenario, he now writes Maker and DIY content. Charles is a self proclaimed Maker of Things and is a major supporter of the Maker movement. In his free time, Charles likes to build just about anything, with past projects ranging from custom PC cooling control systems to 3D printers. Other expensive addictions include Photography, Astronomy and Home Automation.

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