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Deus Ex: Human Revolution Leak Lawsuit

Square Enix is suing a group of 15 "Italian nationals" for leaking a preview build of Deus Ex: Human Revolution to torrent sites a couple of months ago, reports Kotaku. Word is: "As part of court filings issued last month in Washington, Square Enix accuse the fifteen of logging into the servers where the demo was hosted using the access information of an Italian games magazine (GMC), where they found the preview build of the game, copied it and uploaded it onto the internet."

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34. Re: Deus Ex: Human Revolution Leak Lawsuit Jul 6, 2011, 16:17 Dev
 
Drayth wrote on Jul 6, 2011, 11:18:
That leak convinced me to pre-order the game for sure. Id say it probably did more good than harm on the whole.

If a game company thinks they have a hit game on their hands, part of the marketing's budget should be given to the developer to have them build a unique level to use as a free demo, if you as me.

Half-Life: Uplink is still one of the best demos ever, imo (though it came out after the game's release).
I hadn't heard of the leak until a couple weeks ago when a friend was telling me how awesome the game was since he played the leak several times over. He was talking about how it solidified his decision to pre-order the game, since it showed off how awesome it was. Since the leak was only 1/3rd of the game (or that's what my friend said) its like having a HUGE demo.

I haven't tried the leak, but my friend talking about it certainly moved the game up on my interested in buying early list and not waiting for a sale.

half life Uplink... Remind me of that again? I don't know if I played that, it has parts that weren't in the half life game right?

Thats one reason why I loved the demo of Space Quest 6, it had an entire exclusive fully voiced sequence that wasn't in the retail game.

Edit: Since valve apparently forgot about it, someone worked up an installer that puts it as a mod into hl1 steam so people can play the original uplink.
http://www.halflifeuplink.com/steamlink/

This comment was edited on Jul 6, 2011, 16:28.
 
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