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Should Modern Warfare 3 PS3 leak be classed as theft?

It looks like someone has once again managed to get hold of a hugely anticipated game before the intended release, and in this case, it seems as if the PS3 retail version of Modern Warfare 3 has already slipped into the hands of some users.

One user in particular who has a copy of the game has wasted no time in showing proof of his swag, although obviously there’s no information on how he managed to get the game so early before Activision’s intended global release on November 8.

He has though generously provided the masses with a brief unboxing video for us to enjoy, and after watching the video we’re inclined to believe that this is the real deal here. The user shows what is inside the box, the lack of instruction manual just like Battlefield 3 and then boots up the game to see the start of the game’s intro.

Unfortunately he cuts the video short before any real footage or gameplay is shown, a move we understood was down to ‘respect for Infinity Ward’. Fans probably won’t be convinced of its authenticity though unless they see gameplay footage, so we may see further videos from the same user showing some gameplay. Infinity Ward won’t like to see their game released so early though, so it will be interesting to see if they decide to comment on it.

Meanwhile, the rest of the world is left feeling slightly jealous as he’s probably one of the first to get the game outside of the creators of the title. On the plus side, he probably won’t chance going into multiplayer as that will reveal his username to Infinity Ward, but he is seemingly free to play through the entire campaign mode until the game releases on November 8th.

What are your thoughts on this leak folk – Looks pretty real doesn’t it? In reality, the game has been leaked two weeks before release date if this video and story is true. Two weeks is pretty crazy when you think about it, should it even be considered as theft? We all saw what happened when the iPhone 4 prototype was leaked weeks before release, with Apple pressing charges against the gadget site – should the same thing apply here to a video game? We see over at the source website that the game seems to have come from Ebay, so how has the game managed to slip away from Infinity Ward HQ? Could it be tied to one an employee working on the game perhaps or is a matter for the police? More developments on the way.

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Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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