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If you have made a visit to the Internet in the past 24 hours, you may have noticed that there are a few people who have Grand Theft Auto V early. Rockstar Games is looking into how that happened.
In a statement offered to GamesIndustry.biz, Rockstar said, "We are in the process of investigating early 'sales' to determine how and why that is occurring." Online retailers like Amazon have reportedly been shipping copies of the game early to pre-order customers.
Grand Theft Auto V officially releases on Tuesday, September 17. Head here for the latest trailer for the game.
Our TakeThe big downside of early copies leaking is the prevalence of spoilers on the Internet. Rockstar wants everyone to experience Grand Theft Auto V in the same way, without prior knowledge of the story etc., so its insistence on dealing with leaks is admirable. After the previous leak from Sony, I wonder if future Rockstar Games releases will be held to stricter standards.
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As much as I'd like to say "shame on you bad people for being impatient!", I can't help but envy the hell out of them for already playing GTA V
You can't keep the game away from gamers, they will find a way. There are a ton of GTAV gameplay videos on YouTube with more being uploaded by the minute.
I watched about 5 hours of gameplay of GTA V yesterday and it looks so good it convinced me to not wait for my next paycheck and spend the little money i have left on it now. If I was rockstar I wouldn't worry about to much.
While I think spoilers aren't too hard to avoid, sometimes you'll come across something by accident. If it's a major part of the game or movie then it really stinks. I know it's happened to me before.
It just seems ridiculous that some people can't wait two more days. It's just a game people. Or at least they should have the courtesy to not post anything about it online. Does it really make them feel better about themselves?
Oh well. Stuff happens. I've got my copy pre-ordered and I can't wait to play it on Tuesday!