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What happens if you get a game before its street release date and go online?

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User Info: Holy_Oblivion

Holy_Oblivion
3 years ago#1
Do they do something to your game account, or do you just sit there looking like an idiot, waiting for other people to play with?
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User Info: Res5

Res5
3 years ago#2
You'll likely get banned for illegal activities, even if it wasn't obtained through illegal means.
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User Info: GGearX

GGearX
3 years ago#3
Res5 posted...
You'll likely get banned for illegal activities, even if it wasn't obtained through illegal means.


That's so unfair. It's not your fault if you buy it early.

BTW what if you play it offline, then earn an achievement, then go online? Will you still get banned?
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User Info: Super Creatures

Super Creatures
3 years ago#4
Most likely nothing, if it is a legitimate copy being played on a console that has not been modded.

Usually, people who get banned for playing a game early get banned because they are playing a pirated copy of the game, not a legitimate copy that happened to get sold early.
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User Info: flame030191

flame030191
3 years ago#5
I figured the servers usually won't go up until after launch.

I know BOps2's were up a day early, but only for some midnight-launch parties at stores offering to play the game, and I believe MoH: Warfighter had theirs up a week early. But usually, they don't have them up until day of release.
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User Info: the_reaper849

the_reaper849
3 years ago#6
nothing. as far as i know no one has been banned for obtaining a legal copy early.

downloading one early on the other hand...
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User Info: glassghost0

glassghost0
3 years ago#7
yeah, you're good
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User Info: da_StoOge

da_StoOge
3 years ago#8
If it's legal then absolutely nothing. I don't less than 10% of gamers are aware of most games street dates anyway. It would be a dick move if you walk into a store, buy a game for yourself or your kid, and then end up getting banned because you had no idea the store wasn't meant to sell it.

I got Halo 3 10 days early and I still have my account, just in case you're worried.

User Info: pyrokinesis666

pyrokinesis666
3 years ago#9
nothing.

ive bought every cod at midnight release since world at war, gone straight to multiplayer and see people prestiged on day 1.

User Info: SparkItUp

SparkItUp
3 years ago#10
Super Creatures posted...
Most likely nothing, if it is a legitimate copy being played on a console that has not been modded.

Usually, people who get banned for playing a game early get banned because they are playing a pirated copy of the game, not a legitimate copy that happened to get sold early.


^ this exactly....Worst thing that will happen is that your multiplayer stats will get wiped by the company releasing the title.
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