Retail discs for Call of Duty: Black Ops have been stolen from a printing press and the purveyor is threatening to leak them onto the internet. Treyarch is currently pursuing shutting down anyone involved so be warned if you go looking.
The crime in question occurred by way of a thief gaining access to a pressing plant in Alabama and snagging a handful of discs. From there the person sold his discs to various individuals, one of which happens to be a member of some prominent hacking forums. Treyarch’s community manager Josh Olin, got wind of this forum posting, hopped online, and attempted to get in contact with any of those in possession of the game. To no avail, he went on Twitter in order to pursue contacting the person in question directly but, at this time, he has been unsuccessful. Currently there is no word as to how Treyarch or Activision are going to be moving forward with addressing this crime, but I would expect the authorities are already involved.
The anticipation for Black Ops is extremely high, especially after all of the great trailers we have been shown, but my anticipation is only second to my need to experience the game in a pure guilt-free setting. Knowing that my copy of the game was obtained using illegal means would only cheapen the playthrough. There are plenty of gamers out there who were just waiting for this game to leak and have no qualms about dishing a little jab at Activision, but I implore those who have the inkling to simply wait a couple weeks. It will be worth more than the headache.
What are your thoughts on the Call of Duty: Black Ops leak? Just how much trouble has this guy gotten himself into?
Call of Duty: Black Ops is set for actual release November 9th on the PS3, PC, Xbox 360, and Wii.
Source: Hooked Gamers