How Black Ops Leaked OnlineAdded: Saturday, December 4th, 2010
Category: Bit Torrent Freedom > The Industries Of Records, Gaming, Software, Movies
Tags:ET, p2p, Torrent, Piracy, Peer To Peer, Network, Hackers, Internet, BitTorrent, Google, utorrent, bitcomet, extratorrent, 2010, www.extrattorrent.com
In November the entire gaming community was waiting eagerly for the Black Ops release, which is the latest installment in the Call of Duty series. However, the news broke that someone was trying very hard to contain a leak of that game. It can’t be said that the leak was entirely successful, but the game still leaked one week before its official date.
It was back in the middle of October when the news surfaces that Xbox 360 retail versions of the highly anticipated Black Ops game had been stolen from a pressing plant. Apparently, the person who had acquired a copy of the game had offered it to another person, supposedly involved in the leak of Halo:Reach. The latter even began gathering donations on some online forum in order to purchase the game for $450. As soon as the funds were gathered, the purchasers tried to get hold of the Black Ops. However, the seller was out of driving distance from them, so an intermediary was sent with half of the agreed amount to physically collect the disc.
Everything went smoothly until this moment. Someone who appeared to be a community manager was watching the deal and went on to warn forum members about not leaking Black Ops. The most interesting thing is that he somehow had managed to know their personal mobile numbers. Finally, the members agreed with the manager that the physical copy of the game would be collected by the community and delivered back into safe place.
Although this first attempt failed, other sources for the game were on the loose. Just a week later there were several people in the Internet offering to sell the game for a decent price. Obviously the potential buyers kept quiet about it. Finally the purchasers chose the source that hadn’t just possessed the game, but had also conveniently ripped it to an ISO file. This deal was 9 times cheaper, as the game was bought for $50.
Black Ops was uploaded to a file-hoster in about seventy parts, some having unique passwords, and the information about the game spread all over the web: the uploads were made to a solid private BitTorrent tracker website and different Usenet servers.
As for today, lots of people appreciate the efforts done. The statistics show that last week the Xbox 360 version of the game had been downloaded over 500,000 times. There’s no doubt that the game will end up in the world’s top 10 most downloaded games of this year.
Thanks to TorrentFreak for providing the source of the article
December 4th, 2010Posted by:
Saturday, December 4th, 2010
|posted by (2010-12-05 09:33:21)|
|black ops it was a most wanted game for me to.|
|this is to funny. lol|
|posted by (2010-12-06 14:17:31)|
|Nice And Smart!|
|awsome story !!|
|Well said my friend.||
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