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Activision went nuclear over this? lol
Breaking News: Activision Subpoenas Steamgifts to Identify Call of Duty Warzone Leaker grego87
You've just leaked what Activision is gonna do with grego87. Thin ice, thin ice.
Nice publicity stunt, Activision. Too bad they don't put as much effort into making their games as they do advertising their games.
Also, they know that Reddit is not Facebook, right? You wanna bet the guy's real name is Santa, last name Clause?
They're not going to stop at whatever BS he wrote in his profile. They want the name on the credit cards he's used to buy Reddit Gold. They want his IP address history so they can send a second subpoena to his ISP. They want the email address tied to the account so they can send subpoenas to the mail provider and see if they can get details out of that.
IF he/she bought Reddit Gold. I'm a redditor. Never bought anything.
IP history can be faked.
Email address... gmail I'm guessing.
My point is it's much to do about nothing and they know it and they're just using it as a publicity stunt. IF they find whoever posted the picture, then what? Crucify him/her in a public place for a picture? They can't prove that person is even related to the game link.
if you were to read the article, it says that the poster of the image admitted they got it from an inside source. i imagine activision would like to know which one of their employees is leaking information.
I did read the article but my point was even if, by the most intense snooping, they managed to figure out who posted the picture, that person could have been lying. Maybe they got it off the internet and were trying to look like they had a cool source. They can't prove anything and it's hardly like they can make a case in court that posting a picture is a serious copyright infringement that can lead to a loss of income so pressuring that person into giving away the inside leak is not really a given either.
So again, much ado about nothing.
i don't have a horse in this race, so it doesn't matter to me whether they get their guy, but just saying.. if they dig enough, subpoena the right people, get the right interviews.. i'm sure they can find who leaked it. if reddit can identify who the poster is, all they have to do is find out if he has a connection to someone at activision, which could be very easy with social media. maybe the dude already deleted all his social media and activision will have to subpoena twitter/facebook if they wanna keep at it. really no way for us to know. i do know that activision has a lot of money at their disposal and if they reeeeeeeally want him, they'll most likely get him.
Yes, that information could be concealed, but they're hoping that the poster wasn't that thorough. Maybe they did use a VPN for the reddit account, but they also logged into the Gmail with their real IP once. Maybe the VPN company is one that keeps logs for law enforcement purposes. They're fishing for info.
Their end goal is to find which employee violated the non-disclosure agreement and fire them for the breach. If the reddit poster got it from someone else and was not the one under NDA, they can get the contact details of the real source from the reddit poster. It's not so much about recovering damages, it's about making sure there are no more leaks and sending a message to other employees that yes, if you violate these contracts, we will fire you and ruin your name in public so you never work in this industry again.
I really don't know why anyone would risk their job and reputation in the gaming industry to leak a game. It seems so pointless. Not like they're making money off it. Even if you're a disgruntled employee (and I bet there are a loooot of those in companies that pressure their devs and employees like they do), it doesn't seem to be worth the risk just to be told you're cool online.
I don't really get why they think their releasing a new CoD about every single year is still a secret... 🙄
Like, who gives a shit lol.
the weekly sg-outrage thread, i needed this to curse at some game i will never play. ^^
it's not Activision's fault. the chinese made them do it!