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Fallout 3 Gets Leaked, Goes Gold 249

Posted by Soulskill
from the sorry-about-your-luck dept.
Fallout 3 is due to be released in a few weeks, and Bethesda recently announced that all versions of the game have gone gold. They provided the systems specs for the PC release as well. Unfortunately for them, the Xbox 360 version was leaked onto torrent sites almost three weeks early. Bethesda is "looking into" how the game was distributed. In preparation for the launch, game director Todd Howard spoke at length with Gamasutra about the scope of the project, and the differences from their previous games, such as Oblivion. CrispyGamer recently ran a three-part series detailing their four hours of hands-on time with the game. We've previously looked at some gameplay videos for Fallout 3, and discussed the fact that no mod tools will ship with the game.
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Fallout 3 Gets Leaked, Goes Gold

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  • by netruner (588721) on Monday October 13, 2008 @02:44PM (#25359287)
    Was there a "Falling Out" with a disgruntled employee?

    There will definitely be some "Fallout" for the leak.
  • by lessthanpi (1333061) on Monday October 13, 2008 @02:48PM (#25359349) Homepage
    Ahh, good old torrent leaks. This brings me back to ought 4 when the French released Halo 2 weeks before the official release date. Those were good times...
    • You're getting reminiscent about something that happened four years ago?

      GET OFF MY LAWN!
  • Oh come on (Score:2, Funny)

    by Prikolist (1260608)

    I want the PC version leaked!

  • by Dr. Manhattan (29720) <sorceror171@gmai l . c om> on Monday October 13, 2008 @03:02PM (#25359547) Homepage
    Maybe from Sony's perspective, Blu-ray was an extra hurdle to help reduce piracy. There are a lot more DVD burners than Blu-ray burners, for now.
    • Re: (Score:3, Interesting)

      by Splab (574204)

      Actually the PS3 is pretty annoying in that regard, had to go buy me a standalone DVD player since the PS3 Hypervisor prevents me from playing any region DVDs on it. Thus far I have found no work around, so it seems like Sony figured out how to do it proper.

  • review copy (Score:5, Informative)

    by socsoc (1116769) on Monday October 13, 2008 @03:03PM (#25359555)
    The leaked 360 version isn't retail, but is a review copy. The interwebs have given a lot of flack [pastebin.ca] to SEED4ME about their releases.
    • Re:review copy (Score:4, Interesting)

      by Drakin020 (980931) on Monday October 13, 2008 @03:10PM (#25359663)

      Fine by me.

      I torrent games to use them as somewhat of a Demo. I play it to see if I like it, if I like it and am still interested I go out and buy it.

    • by orielbean (936271)
      Been playing it now. It's very fun. I am also barely smart enough to not plug the freakin ethernet cable in while doing so. That's just asking for trouble. And if it's a 1:1 copy with the new FW, how would MS tell the difference between a legit review copy given to Game Informer vs the one I burned with my DL burner? Rock-It Launcher is lots of fun.
  • I found the environment in Oblivion to be a modern miracle to behold, absolutely gorgeous and stunning. The leveling system I found to be frustrating to the point of near unplayability, very much harming the enjoyment of the game. I also found the storyline to be underwhelming. But wow, those environments! I could wander around for hours just soaking it in.

    How's Fallout stack up?

  • Bleh...another shooter. Talk about UN-original.

    Really, I like shooters but it's starting to get redundant. Where is the creativity (other than the creativity of the art in the games)?

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