Recently we’ve seen an influx of reports about Gears of War 2 being leaked onto a number of torrent sites. These days it’s very difficult to pinpoint where the original copies of pirated games come from especially with all the corners of the internet to hide behind. According to a report from Commercial Appeal, one man from Memphis, TN, (USA) isn’t so lucky.
Rodney Gray, an employee for Technicolor – a company that “provides disc and game packaging, warehousing, distribution and production” – was picked up by police officers conducting an investigation. According to the police affidavit, police pulled Gray over and found 31 games in a bag in his car. They later searched his home and found 97 copies of Fable 2 and Gears 2 and 807 DVDs valued at approximately $100,000.
I guess this is one victory for game companies and the people who honestly wait for a games official release. There is another man the police are looking into right now for similar charges but no arrests have been made.
For all of us law-abiding citizens, Gears of War 2 can be legally purchased on November 7, 2008, and Fable 2 will be legally available on October 21, 2008.