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From Modern Warfare 2 Piracy To A Questionable 2010 Release For Zelda: News Roundup November 8th

Modern Warfare, New Super Mario Bros, News, Rock Band, Zelda

Today’s news roundup sees a Modern Warfare 2 pirate be brought to justice, a Beatle's sons aim to use Rock Band to teach people music, and Nintendo of America President announce the new Zelda may not see a 2010 release.

Modern Warfare 2 Pirate Arrested

From Modern Warfare 2 Piracy To A Questionable 2010 Release For Zelda: News Roundup November 8th

With Modern Warfare 2 already leaked onto the internet, Microsoft is trying their damndest to stop piracy on the Xbox 360 at all costs.  The game became widely available on the internet when 18-year-old American Christian Del Amo got his piracy loving hands on an early copy of Modern Warfare 2, who then proceeded to make illegal copies of the game available on various torrent sites.  The whole affair kicked off when a “box boy at a major retail chain” swiped a crate from a major retail chain containing Modern Warfare 2 bundles.  The box boy then sold these copies online, letting hacker Del Amo grab an early copy.

He soon cracked the protection around the game, making illegal copies available to all.  Unfortunately for him, IPCybercrime, a private investigation firm, was on his case, and thanks to tracks left through social networking sites like Facebook, the firm traced the teen to his modding business in Miami, where he was soon arrested.  “If these guys get their stuff out, then they can do some major damage to sales and spoil it for everybody. We plug leaks every day, but this was one of the biggest ones of the year,” said Rob Holmes, owner of IPCybercrime.  He then warns other hackers “If you try to do piracy on a large scale, you will get caught. When you use the Internet, you always leave tracks somewhere.”  For the law-abiding Modern warfare 2 will be available this Tuesday.  [VentureBeat]

Dhani Harrison Aims To Teach People Music in Rock Band 3

From Modern Warfare 2 Piracy To A Questionable 2010 Release For Zelda: News Roundup November 8th

Dhani Harrison (son of Beatle George Harrison) previously joined forces with Harmonix to help create The Beatles Rock Band.  Now it appears he wants to take the formula further, and create a game that will actually teach players to play music.  According to Harrison “I'm working on Rock Band 3' and making the controllers more real so people can actually learn how to play music while playing the game.

He claims it’s going to happen in as little as a couple of years, and he hopes it can teach people how to play music, rather than merely “pantomime in rhythm.”  No word on Harmonix’s take on this, but we’ll hopefully know more when Rock band 3 is officially announced.  [ChicagoTribune]

Nintendo President Reveals Zelda May Not See a 2010 Release, Predicts New Super Mario Bros Will Outsell Modern Warfare 2

From Modern Warfare 2 Piracy To A Questionable 2010 Release For Zelda: News Roundup November 8th

Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime has recently stated they haven’t committed to a new Zelda in 2010.  It appears they’ll be taking the ‘release when ready’ approach, clarifying the game is only “tracking” for 2010.  On a positive note however, he did confirm Super Mario Galaxy 2 and Metroid: Other M are committed to 2010, so at least some decent games will be released on the Wii next year.

Following this, Reggie made some very bold statements, predicting New Super Mario Bros. Wii will outsell Modern Warfare 2 (only the Xbox 360 edition) by January.  “Absolutely. I say that unequivocally,” said Reggie.  “Let's take it all the way through the January NPD data -- yes. I'll put that stake in the ground.”  Very bold indeed.  [GameTrailers]

Add a comment10 comments
Gunn  Nov. 8, 2009 at 16:51

Nintendo need to speed up

Chris  Nov. 8, 2009 at 17:11

"For the law-abiding Modern warfare 2 will be available this Tuesday"

Not true, some have received the game already from Coolshop and Zavvi. Not everyone is a video game pirate :)

Gunn  Nov. 8, 2009 at 17:46


They'll be finished as a console maker, just like sega by the time the next zelda is ready at this rate

Dale  Nov. 8, 2009 at 18:00

The next Zelda game will have to be one HELL of a game if it's taking this long to produce it. Similarly, I'm kinda thinking the same with the new Final Fantasy.

Seems to be taking longer and longer these days to make a good game!

Gunn  Nov. 8, 2009 at 18:04


Yeah sure does which is ok if the game lasts a while but you dont want to end up waiting 3 years for a game that has 6-7 hours gameplay

Bodger and badger  Nov. 8, 2009 at 18:16

@Gunn. Couldn't agree more, it's a disappointment when a game is in production so long to be given a measly 6 to 10 hours of gameplay, it only does the opposite of what is intended to happen - makes the gamer/player think the game was rushed! Or at least it does in my case!
Anywho, roll on Modern Warfare 2!

Stevie  Nov. 8, 2009 at 20:17

Since when is a hacker someone who puts a disk in a pc and rips it to the hd

there is no hacking involved

such a joke post

Bob  Nov. 9, 2009 at 00:12


When they say "hacker", they're probably refering to the fact that "He soon cracked the protection around the game". I guess they're refering to the PC version in this post rather than the 360 release.

I do love it when geeks get all touchy when others user terms like "hacker" in an "incorrect" way. Almost as bad as the f**king grammar police!

Stevie  Nov. 9, 2009 at 04:11

it was the 360 version
he didnt crack anything

Boris Keeble  Nov. 9, 2009 at 13:00

NO, Steve you are wrong. It was the PC version!

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