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like how did someone get the reach files when it hadn't even came out yet?
 
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Usually i think its someone at gamestop or other shops who take a copy of the game and rip it. But thats just my guess
 
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usually someone either takes a retail copy and rips it or they trick microsoft with it on the dashboard
 
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They ship games to Gamestop, Wall-mart, Etc and it says not to sell until a certain date. I guess employee get the game and post it on the internet.
 
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Reviewer copies.
Stolen copies.
Reach way. Only 1 person knows this and the Reach leak was highly unintended so I don't think this way really counts.
 
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adv did it get leaked from someone using detoxs method?
 
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When they are being manufactored, people steal and take a copy home
 
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When they are being manufactored, people steal and take a copy home
Most of those factory workers need their jobs, and wont risk losing their source of income
 
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They ship games to Gamestop, Wall-mart, Etc and it says not to sell until a certain date. I guess employee get the game and post it on the internet.
 
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Microsoft was stupid and put it on the marketplace for 99,999 MS points so nobody could buy it yet, but cccodyyyy knows a way to get it for free. (or he actually had 99,999 MS points. :S)
 
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Microsoft was stupid and put it on the marketplace for 99,999 MS points so nobody could buy it yet, but cccodyyyy knows a way to get it for free. (or he actually had 99,999 MS points. :S)
lol wtf are you talking about? Cody's internet has been down for the last week.
 
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People will always find ways to get the new releases, everyone's answer is true to a point, some people swipe them, some find ways to hack it, regardless, it gets leaked all over torrent sites and the party starts.
 
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Everything on the market place are on MS servers (obviously). now everything in the servers is kind of like a blank canvas. It has the data and the game and all that but its pretty much useless (for most people) until it is signed to your xbox and all that good stuff that your xbox does behind the scenes.


Everything on the market place can be accessed via HTTP and you can dowload it. However it will be in a .xcp file not signed or anything. After they found out how to download it they were able to extract it and get it to be playable on a jtag since a jtag can play somethign thats unsigned.


Or atleast thats what my understanding has come to on how halo reach got leaked. that maybe wrong.
 
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lol wtf are you talking about? Cody's internet has been down for the last week.
I didn't say he took it online.

And this wasn't in the last week, he showed me a pic of it on his retail and him D/Ling it.
 
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