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Chesskid1
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(07-08-2011, 02:27 AM)
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According to Mathieulh, the recent build of Gears of War 3 that appeared on torrent sites earlier this month may have been inadvertently leaked by Microsoft themselves. A Google query for “codify.com xbox” will reveal Microsoft’s Xbox 360 Codify page which may have, at one point, offered up Gears of War 3 for grabs. The offending pages and files have been taken offline, however Google Cache has record accessible GOW3 files on the site.

The incriminating results included a page that revealed the directory for the Gears of War 3 files, only marking it “confidential” in the folder name and providing no other securities against unauthorized access. Yet another page revealed game assets. It’s unclear if this was the source of the leak, however it is a possibility given that the Gears of War 3 “Confidential” directory was accessible at one time by the average joe."

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http://xbox.codify.com/GOW3/GEARS-OF-WAR-3-CONFIDENTIAL/Gears-3-build/UnrealEngine3/Binaries/Win32/
(removed/dead) but i've linked it to the google search.

xbox.codify.com still works, some files on it.
Last edited by Chesskid1; 07-08-2011 at 02:40 AM.
mysticwhip
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(07-08-2011, 02:28 AM)
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they goofed
LiquidMetal14
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(07-08-2011, 02:29 AM)
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But I thought MSFT couldn't be hacked!?>!?!?!

Alright so maybe it was even easier than that lol
Lijik
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(07-08-2011, 02:29 AM)
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This is a sega level of incompetence.
Chamber
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(07-08-2011, 02:30 AM)
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Massa
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(07-08-2011, 02:30 AM)
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Arrest them!
Izayoi
(07-08-2011, 02:30 AM)
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Somewhere out there, there's an intern crying in pain.
Diablohead
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(07-08-2011, 02:30 AM)
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Maybe use a zip file next time :P
shagg_187
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(07-08-2011, 02:30 AM)
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*puts on tinfoil hat* Viral Marketing, yo! If this wasn't viral marketing, we would have had loads of links to the video on YouTube.

*removes tinfoil hat*
Raxus
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(07-08-2011, 02:30 AM)
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Hostiles.
Zeitgeister
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(07-08-2011, 02:30 AM)
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oh wow. That is a heck of a painful mistake.
-viper-
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(07-08-2011, 02:31 AM)

Originally Posted by shagg_187

*puts on tinfoil hat* Viral Marketing, yo! If this wasn't viral marketing, we would have had loads of links to the video on YouTube.

*removes tinfoil hat*

sony did it.

LQX
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(07-08-2011, 02:32 AM)
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Possibly been the leak....
LiK
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(07-08-2011, 02:32 AM)
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Arrest themselves
LiquidMetal14
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(07-08-2011, 02:32 AM)
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Originally Posted by Massa

Arrest them!

EBERYBODIES ARREST JOUSELFS
Goon Boon
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(07-08-2011, 02:33 AM)
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The best part is the confidential part.
Chuck Norris
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(07-08-2011, 02:33 AM)
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If I was Epic I'd seriously consider a lawsuit against Microsoft
KingDizzi
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(07-08-2011, 02:33 AM)
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That fucking stinks......stinks of viral marketing.
DanielJr82
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(07-08-2011, 02:34 AM)
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Blunder of the year folks?
Wario64
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(07-08-2011, 02:34 AM)
CONFIDENTIAL
Angry Fork
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(07-08-2011, 02:35 AM)
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Jordan gif is always awesome but I just can't get used to him with a mustache.
sixteen-bit
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(07-08-2011, 02:35 AM)
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Wow
Frankfurt
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Must've been the same guy that uploaded the Halo 4 info too early. Damn interns!
Vamphuntr
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(07-08-2011, 02:35 AM)
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This is one instance where the lack of the :lol smiley is painful.

Poor Epic :(
Special J
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(07-08-2011, 02:37 AM)
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such incompetence to the people involved on web management side, first they leak e3 announcements then they leak large portions of a game.... ugh...
DMczaf
(07-08-2011, 02:37 AM)
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This is Microsoft levels of incompetence.
shagg_187
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(07-08-2011, 02:39 AM)
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So... Is it safe to download it since the publisher leaked it themselves? *Wario64-style-trollbait*
CozMick
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(07-08-2011, 02:40 AM)
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Originally Posted by Chuck Norris

If I was Epic I'd seriously consider a lawsuit against Microsoft

PS3 port confirmed 2012?
Rez
(07-08-2011, 02:42 AM)
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I don't understand how this can happen.

Or rather, I don't understand how this can happen, given that talented people still have trouble getting jobs at major corporations.
Last edited by Rez; 07-08-2011 at 03:01 AM. Reason: grammar rodeo
Lireu77
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(07-08-2011, 02:42 AM)
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Originally Posted by CozMick

PS3 port confirmed 2012?

Franchise goes PSTriple exclusive !!!!!! O_O
angelfly
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(07-08-2011, 02:44 AM)
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Quick MS sue yourselves and set an example!
FinFan
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(07-08-2011, 02:47 AM)
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MS Press Release..

"Gears of War 3 goes free to play."

MICROTRANSACTIONS!
Vamphuntr
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(07-08-2011, 02:50 AM)
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It's still in google cache. How embarassing.
J-Rod
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(07-08-2011, 02:50 AM)
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An employee is crapping their pants.

I wouldn't be surprised if it was intentional.
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(07-08-2011, 02:50 AM)
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Originally Posted by Rez

I don't understand how this can happen.

Or rather, I don't know how this can happen and yet talented people still have trouble getting jobs at major corporations.

Today I audited a coworkers authentication code for an upcoming event we're hosting.

Plaintext passwords.

"We didn't have enough time to do it right" -> "Then when did I just convert all your plaintext passwords and authentication code to hashed and salted passwords so secure you wouldn't crack them during the entire lifespan of the universe in a matter of 2 minutes?"

"It's not that important of an event" -> "Then when do you need authentication to use the system?"

*shakes head*.
LiquidMetal14
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(07-08-2011, 02:51 AM)
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The one exclusive that could save the TRIPPLE SIX ZERO, GONE ONTO THE MASSES PRE RELEASE
B1gg_Randall
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(07-08-2011, 02:51 AM)
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Wow a Microsoft site..you gotta be kidding me..
Vamphuntr
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(07-08-2011, 02:52 AM)
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Originally Posted by LiquidMetal14

The one exclusive that could save the TRIPPLE SIX ZERO, GONE ONTO THE MASSES PRE RELEASE

It's not even a complete build... It's similar to the Deus Ex leak.
Totobeni
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(07-08-2011, 02:54 AM)
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stop,poor Mama Robotnik can't donate and support all of you leakers and hackers..so stop goddammit
LiquidMetal14
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(07-08-2011, 02:55 AM)
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Originally Posted by Vamphuntr

It's not even a complete build... It's similar to the Deus Ex leak.

/going to play Journey now

Originally Posted by Totobeni

stop,poor Mama Robotnik can't donate and support all of you leakers and hackers..so stop goddammit

ice cold son of the bitching lol
Tagg9
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(07-08-2011, 02:56 AM)
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Similar to how Halo Reach leaked early last year. Microsoft, straighten yourself out.
Requeim
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(07-08-2011, 02:58 AM)
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Originally Posted by Totobeni

stop,poor Mama Robotnik can't donate and support all of you leakers and hackers..so stop goddammit

bwahahah

on the first page even, that's cold
Foliorum Viridum
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(07-08-2011, 02:59 AM)
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As embarrassing and stupid as this is, it's quite nice that it wasn't some dick at Epic or anything.

A stupid mistake is one thing, but some dickhead leaking a game is much worse IMO.
Jerk
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(07-08-2011, 03:03 AM)
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:lol, incompetent sysadmins always tickle the funny bone.
WoodenLung
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(07-08-2011, 03:05 AM)
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Originally Posted by Chesskid1


Sho_Nuff82
(07-08-2011, 03:06 AM)
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If the leak doesn't have multi, I doubt it will affect sales much if at all.
Jerk
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(07-08-2011, 03:07 AM)
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Originally Posted by Stumpokapow

Today I audited a coworkers authentication code for an upcoming event we're hosting.

Plaintext passwords.

"We didn't have enough time to do it right" -> "Then when did I just convert all your plaintext passwords and authentication code to hashed and salted passwords so secure you wouldn't crack them during the entire lifespan of the universe in a matter of 2 minutes?"

"It's not that important of an event" -> "Then when do you need authentication to use the system?"

*shakes head*.

Which language? I mean, if the poor man had to do it in MIPs, I can hardly blame him :P
Rez
(07-08-2011, 03:08 AM)
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What's this mama robotnick stuff in reference to?

Originally Posted by Foliorum Viridum

As embarrassing and stupid as this is, it's quite nice that it wasn't some dick at Epic or anything.

A stupid mistake is one thing, but some dickhead leaking a game is much worse IMO.

I feel like this would feel worst as a creator. If someone maliciously leaks your content, at least you have a villain as a frustration outlet. If something like this happens because an otherwise talented employee made a (in this case, huge) mistake, you're placed in a really uncomfortable situation where your content is out there and a potentially good person(s) loses their job.

I mean, it's like saying I'd rather you cut off my ring finger instead of my index finger, we're talking very fine shades of grey, but yeah, I know which I'd 'prefer'.
LiK
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(07-08-2011, 03:09 AM)
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Originally Posted by Rez

What's this mama robotnick stuff in reference to?


I feel like this would feel worst as a creator. If someone maliciously leaks your content, at least you have a villain. If something like this happens because an otherwise talented employee made a (in this case, huge) mistake, you're placed in a really uncomfortable situation where your content is out there and a potentially good person(s) loses their job.

Missed the GeoHot threads?
skyfinch
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(07-08-2011, 03:09 AM)
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And the game will still sell millions.

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