Square Enix files lawsuit for Deus Ex leaks

Square Enix is ready to fight an invisible war, prepping a lawsuit against fifteen people for distributing an illegally-obtained early version of Deus Ex: Human Revolution online.

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Square Enix is ready to fight an invisible war, prepping a lawsuit against fifteen people for distributing an illegally-obtained early version of Deus Ex: Human Revolution online. Perhaps their biggest struggle? Finding out who actually committed the crime.

The preview code, which only contained the beginning portion of the game, was intended to be delivered to press only. Code meant for an Italian video game site, GMC, somehow managed to get into the hands of the accused. While it's easy to assume GMC had something to do with the leak, an investigation reveals that "this was done without the permission or knowledge" of the intended reviewers.

While the purported hackers that distributed the code have yet to be identified, Square Enix alleges that the early leak caused damages "in excess of $5000." While the sum is rather insignificant, perhaps it's not wise to wag the legal finger at cyber criminals. Obviously, Sony paid dearly for doing the same.

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    July 6, 2011 2:45 PM

    Andrew Yoon posted a new article, Square Enix files lawsuit for Deus Ex leaks.

    Square Enix is ready to fight an invisible war, prepping a lawsuit against fifteen people for distributing an illegally-obtained early version of Deus Ex: Human Revolution online.

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      July 6, 2011 2:50 PM

      "While the sum is rather insignificant, perhaps it's not wise to wag the legal finger at cyber criminals. Obviously, Sony paid dearly for doing the same."

      Yeah, cause the one thing we should be doing is laying out red carpets for trash.

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        July 6, 2011 4:01 PM

        but what if they get hacked so badly it costs Square Enix tens of of millions of dollars? Is it really worth making yourself a target?

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          July 6, 2011 4:18 PM

          Would you let it slide if someone stole your 100 dollars out of your wallet but left the credit cards?

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            July 6, 2011 6:48 PM

            No, but I don't have as much to lose as Square Enix by picking a fight with someone who is dangerous.

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            July 6, 2011 7:15 PM

            If you knew that pursuing them would get you shot, then yes.

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            July 6, 2011 8:18 PM

            Yes if he had a cannon in his pocket.

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      July 6, 2011 3:07 PM

      They're coming for you nybro!!!!!!!!!!!

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      July 6, 2011 3:30 PM

      Nice use of invisible war...

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      July 6, 2011 3:46 PM

      suing over their own stupidity. Great way to take responsibility.

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        July 6, 2011 3:48 PM

        How is this their own stupidity?!

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          July 6, 2011 4:47 PM

          They didn't use a RISC processor.

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          July 6, 2011 5:31 PM

          allowing the game to be leaked. Did they think people were going to be good boys & girls and not do anything with it?

          If I drop my wallet on the ground and lose everything, whose at fault? the guy who finds it and keeps it or me?

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            July 6, 2011 7:18 PM

            YOU ALLOWED YOURSELF TO GET PUNCHED IN THE FACE!!!!!1 NOT MY FAULT! IT'S YOUR OWN STUPIDITY!

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            July 7, 2011 4:26 PM

            she was dressed like a whore in a bad part of town. Did she think people were going to be good boys & girls and not gang rape her?

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      July 6, 2011 4:19 PM

      Best advertisement the game could have received.

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        July 6, 2011 4:19 PM

        I wasn't paying attention, was the leak well received?

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        July 6, 2011 4:20 PM

        that punching video had me in tears

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        July 6, 2011 5:08 PM

        didn't even know it happened. but i'm glad cause i really wanna play this with as clean a mind as possible.

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      July 6, 2011 5:02 PM

      I'm pretty sure the leak got them far more preorders than lost sales. The game is actually good. How can you even be talking about lost sales when the game hasn't been released yet?

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        July 6, 2011 7:19 PM

        That seems completely implausible.

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          July 6, 2011 8:32 PM

          No one who actually liked what they played could be satisfied just having done Detroit.

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      July 6, 2011 7:42 PM

      Um a little too late Square Enix, This isn't going to fix ANYTHING.... Once that file hit one hd and was put into a torrent it's over....

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      July 6, 2011 7:58 PM

      how much leaked? was it even playable?

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        July 6, 2011 8:31 PM

        10 hours, estimated as the first third. Playable, as I would hope, given that it was what they were letting the press play

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      July 6, 2011 9:16 PM

      Their biggest struggle? Explaining why their new game looks like it runs on a PS2. :)>

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      July 6, 2011 11:01 PM

      I don't think this is about finding "criminals" or getting back at anyone.

      It's probably about their legal department getting more money.

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      July 7, 2011 3:41 PM

      the front page has a different title, mentions Sony doing the lawsuit

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