Grand Theft Auto IV for the 360 gets leaked

Hey kids, want to get your copy of Grand Theft Auto IV early? How about for free? No, we're not giving it away, however, apparently you can go out and find a download of it, because it has already been leaked online. This means you should go to your favorite tracker and download a copy for yourself, right? I'd really suggest against it, for several reasons.

First, I'm really not for pirating games. Sure, back in the day I had a few burnt CDs of games from my friends, but I've since learned the error of my youthful ways. Sure, I'm getting all preachy on you, but you know these guys have busted their ass to make this game as awesome as it is. Even if you do decide to go off and download it, I'd highly suggest purchasing the game once it comes out. Otherwise you're going to miss out on a lot.

One thing to remember is that Microsoft is going to be on the lookout for pirated versions of this game. So go ahead and leave your 360 connected to Live, and there's a good chance you're going to get your account banned for good. Man, why do I suddenly think I sound like my Dad. Next thing you know I'm going to be telling you to eat your vegetables too.

Oh, and one last good reason why not to download this. Chances are, it's not going to work on your system anyway. You'll need a 360 that plays PAL compatible games. Man, I bet some of you were getting pretty excited right up until that part. Ah well, I have to have my fun now and then.

[via Xbox360 Fanboy]