Thousands of PC Gamers Downloaded a Fake Grand Theft Auto V Torrent Carrying Malware

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lostcause64

I love it!! Self righteous freeloaders getting what they deserve...

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KenLV

Awesome. Simply AWESOME!

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bittertruth

"Either way, GTA V doesn't yet exist for PC, legally or illegally."

-MPC, seriously?? You do know that console games are first coded in PC right? or Are you just pretending?
GTA V doesn't yet existed for PC is a ignorant statement, yes commercially it's not available for PC but betatesters/developers were rocking this game on PC first and they port it to console.. Go Figure.

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PCLinuxguy

You do realize that a beta or developer version in any form is not the same as a leaked working version right? You make it sound like it's so easy to code and develop games, but it's not quite as simple as changing one variable from x to z and have a fully working finished product for another platform.
So the real "bitter truth" is that you're the one being ignorant here, Not Maximum PC or the readers when it comes to understanding that yes, console games are developed on a PC, but we also know that despite where it was developed, it has to be recoded to run on the PC due to many variables that exist in the PC that don't exist in the console.

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JosephColt

You're an idiot.

You think everyone here does not know that, it goes without saying.

He means the game has not be developed for PC gaming yet.

Think before you speak.

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bittertruth

Thanks for kind comment. Never encountered genuis like ya.

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Growup

I LOVE IT WHEN YOU B#$*#ES FIGHT :D

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RUSENSITIVESWEETNESS

You have to be a total douchebag to pirate a video game.

Developers work too damn hard to have their work stolen.

Don't be a douchebag. Don't pirate video games.

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Cleaver

Everyone should pirate music though.

Those guys hardly work.

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RUSENSITIVESWEETNESS

Yeah, Britney lipsyncs with the best of them and Miley spreads her legs like a true professional. Paragons of hard work, the both of them.

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Cleaver

Double post

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PCWolf

GTA5 is not coming out on PC for quite some time! Hope those fools learned their lesson the HARD way. Its a shame that Thousands of Idiots are already trying to pirate this game. I have to say, I feel no pity for these idiots & I hope they lose all their data.

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froggz

I like to think this was the work of a good Samaritan. But then, I realize I'm a freaking hypocrite cause I use to download warez back in the day, but thanks to steam, I no longer have a need, I get my fix on the cheap.

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Otaku16

couldn't we just chalk this up to user natural selection?

"People are like stars. There are those who are bright and those who are dim." ~Hilda

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Peanut Fox

Why is there NOT another Outlaw Star?

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Otaku16

i think it was because things didn't go very well with angel links.. which takes place in the same universe.

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=1

however a remastered version is being made.

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2013-08-01/remastered-outlaw-star-delayed

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limitbreaker

I've met one of the people working for the company that owns Rockstar and he told me that the pc version is long way off to about 8 months. Just thought that some of you guys may want to know this. :-)

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USMC3531

I can wait. I do want to play this game, but there are just too many games on my hard drive that haven't gotten the play time that I need to put into them. BF4 is coming out next week and I still spend tons of hours in BF3, Planetside 2, TF2, and others. Then I have games that I've bought through Steam sales or Humble Bundles that I haven't even installed yet: Bioshock Infinite, FTL, Deus Ex:HR, and the list goes on...

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PCWolf

I'm willing to wait for a quality Game that looks & performs good on my PC. So if it takes a little more time to release, then I'm OK with that. I'm not in a rush. I just hope it looks better than the console version. I would hate for my Modern PC to be out classed by an old console that was Designed in 2004, Built in 2005, then Released in 2006.

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devin3627

PC is a headache for developers. the 8 month wait is realistic. they don't know what your machine is or videocard. it takes a ton of optimizations and updated nvidia drivers may be at work here.

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vrmlbasic

8 months away? It doesn't even take movies that long, generally, to go from the silver screen to bluray.

After 8 months it had better have some true "next gen" graphics. If it looks like the screenshots I've seen for it or the Battlefield 4 beta then I'll be disappointed. I won't be surprised, however.

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limitbreaker

He said that he's glad they decided to wait out the PC version because of the mess of bugs and glitches they had after opening up the multiplayer on the consoles. I guess that it's a matter of prioritizing their resources and ironing out what they have now.

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devin3627

if its rushed expect the need for patches that make it playable without bs.

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MiGreen

But it not really stealing because I wasn't going to buy that malware anyway.

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PCWolf

Stop stealing Malware you Pirate!! :)

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Jox

I chuckled.

-Jox

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jbitzer

to be fair though, I had the original GTA and rainbow six months before they were officially released, I just don't pirate software anymore.

But I can see where some people might think it's legit.

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John Pombrio

So what IS getting loaded that is 18GB in size? Has anyone took a code reader to it? It is probably some other game or a movie. And no, you do not get 18GB of malware, that only need a few Kilobytes.

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PCWolf

In the old days, we called those "Dummy Files". were made to bloat up software intentionally to make it "Look Big", yet making the file very easy to compress.

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wolfing

yes, probably just filler. It's not even malware if I understood correctly, just a registration screen with a link that sends you to a page where you fill surveys (people get paid by having people fill surveys I guess) supposedly so you get the "registration code" after filling them out. But it could have been just as easily a real malware like a key-logger or such, though if their sole intention was to get people to fill the surveys, it's better if they don't put any malware as antivirus might detect them.

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Gikero

The idea that someone collected thousands of sub sub 500K pieces of malware and put them in a 18GB file seems scary, and to me, amusing.

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devin3627

you crack me up.

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AETAaAS

Could be dud data... I've seen some disk erasers create massive files to write over the drive. It'd be funny if someone decided to repurpose those files.

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Eoraptor

yeah, I remember the bad old days of write-zero viruses. Never understood the purpose of that beyond sheer maliciousness.

Meanwhile, given the nature of organizations like RIAA and MPAA, who have no qualms about using boot sector viruses, honeypots, and breaking the law themselves in the name of "justice;" I often wonder if, when we hear cases like this, it isn't just a game producer trying to salt the earth directly or through back channels. Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean it's not also true.

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AFDozerman

What game was it that created a version with a giant piink scorpion that couldn't be killed and then uploaded it to all of the torrenting sites?

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Neufeldt2002

Serious Sam 3 I believe.

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vrmlbasic

I was also thinking the same thing, that this was the publisher's doing.