The Sims 3 Leaked?

May 18, 2009 -

There are some unconfirmed reports floating about this morning claiming that The Sims 3 has been leaked. The long-awaited PC game's official launch date is June 2nd.

Romanian site SoftSailor is among those reporting the supposed leak:

For the moment we can’t tell for sure if the game is real as the packed/unpacked leaks are sized somewhere near 5GB. The small size of the game makes us think that this is not the actual game, but maybe it’s an unfinished version of The Sims 3 life simulation game...

[updated] P.S. From what I’ve read, the game is real and many are playing it right now.

Well-known torrent site The Pirate Bay, whose operators are appealing their recent conviction by a Swedish court on piracy charges, currently has a 4.94GB file named The.Sims.3-Reloaded posted.

GP: Pending confirmation from more reliable sources, we'll call this one a rumor for now...


Comments

Re: The Sims 3 Leaked?

 Look, yes we've been waiting for this game for a while, but this isn't what you should do. First thing, more than half of the game is missing (according to Sims 3 on wikipedia), and it causes crashes to your computer. But worst of all, it's very easy for people to track down who downloaded this so you can get arrested. Please just wait a week.

Re: The Sims 3 Leaked?

 This is only to be expected. All the biggest music albums, most anticipated video games, and practically every DVD worth buying will all appear on torrents weeks before their eventual release. It's moreorless inevitable that the release process has at least one weak link because file-sharers are so common. 

It's an unescapable hazard of the digital age.

Re: The Sims 3 Leaked?

Better luck next time.

Re: The Sims 3 Leaked?

Well, I don't support the concept of this at all, but I must admit smirking a little when I thought of the ESA's recent comments about how DRM is such a succesful preventer of Piracy...

Re: The Sims 3 Leaked?

I don’t really think EA is gonna be hurt, sales-wise. At least not as drastically as one would think. A lot of Sims fans pre-ordered The Sims 3 and if I’m correct, those pre-orders had a non-refundable down payment that would make it a shame not to buy the game anymore (at least, that’s how it is in our shops here).

And don’t forget the Collector’s Edition, which offers a lot of stuff that may not be in the torrent download. Not only that, there are a lot of truly loyal Sims fans who are still buying the game even though it’s up for download. I myself am downloading the game right now, but I’m still going to buy the Collector’s Edition when it comes out.

I wish they had pushed through with the February release date, and their reason for pushing it to June just because they wanted “additional time to build the worldwide marketing campaign” is not exactly an excuse people would accept just like that.

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Re: The Sims 3 Leaked?

AS I recall, the Sims 3 does not have DRM aside from a disk check when playing. Since disk checks can and have been spoofed rather easily, this really isn't a slap in the face of DRM. If anything, this can be taken as evidence of the necessity of DRM. Not that I feel that way, it can just be seen that way.

To me this screams of better security and screening of all people who have access to the Master Gold copies of the game.

E. Zachary Knight
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Re: The Sims 3 Leaked?

From what I understood, the only thing EA backed of from is the limited installs part. I thought they intended to install the rest of the DRM as usual... Am I wrong about that?

This actually seems like a ploy by EA... If they leak their own version then they get a bunch of free media attention, they get to justify future DRM attempts. Most importantly however, is the fact that they make most of their money from 50 or so expansions for every sims game so if so many extra people have the vanilla version, they think it will be much much simpler to sell those expansions...

or they have bad internal security...

Re: The Sims 3 Leaked?

Seriously what is up with that. That is something I really hate about The Sims and Spore. I thought these were video games, not trading cards! I can expect one or two expansions, but 67 is rediculous!

Re: The Sims 3 Leaked?

Looks like you are correct about that:

http://thesims3.ea.com/view/pages/newsItem.jsp?item=-608201177

Still, does raise the question of maybe they should get their internal security in order, but that kinda narks me, if EA are willing to back down and be sensible about DRM for once, it saddens me to see some people ruin it, whether internal or external.

Re: The Sims 3 Leaked?

*Points back at his own post*

Immediate response from several GP members back then was that for updates a program with DRM is required. In other words, EA would be deliberately deceiving the public.

Re: The Sims 3 Leaked?

But didn't you have to install a tool with DRM in order to get updates online?

 
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