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Microsoft 'working to address' Gears of War Judgment leak

Game available on torrent sites a month ahead of release

Microsoft is working to address a Gears of War Judgment leak after versions of the upcoming game were today uploaded to popular torrent sites.

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A representative for the platform holder told us this morning: "We are aware of isolated cases in which Gears of War: Judgment content has been propped on the Web and are working closely with our security teams and law enforcement to address the situation immediately.

"Consumers should be aware that piracy is illegal and we take vigorous action against illegal activity related to our products and services. Playing pirated copies of games, such as Gears of War: Judgment, is a violation of the Xbox Live Terms of Use and will result in enforcement action, such as account and console bans."

In July 2011, over two months ahead of the Gears of War 3 release date, an unfinished but near full-featured version of the game leaked online.

Microsoft has confirmed a Gears of War: Judgment release date of March 19, 2013 in the US and March 22 in the UK.

Gears of War: Judgment pre-orders from participating retailers will net users an exclusive in-game multiplayer weapon in the form of the Classic Hammerburst. Retailer exclusive pre-order incentives include GAME's Marcus multiplayer skin, Tesco's Dom multiplayer skin and Shop2's Alex Brand multiplayer skin, while other stores will be offering an Anya multiplayer skin.

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