Resident Evil 6
Investigation Launched After Stolen Copies of Resident Evil 6 Sneak Into Stores
Written Monday, September 03, 2012 By Lee Bradley
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Some stores have been selling stolen copies of Resident Evil 6, way ahead of its October release date.

Although limited to a small number of discs available at a small number of outlets, the leak of the German version of the game was serious enough for Capcom to set up an investigation. 

"Capcom is currently undertaking a thorough investigation into reports that Resident Evil 6 is being sold ahead of its official October 2 release date," said the publisher in a statement.

"At this time, all we can add is that it would appear this unfortunate incident is limited to a small quantity of stolen copies of the German USK PlayStation 3 version of the game."

There’s a copy of one of the stolen discs on eBay. You can buy it if you want early, probably rubbish, stolen, very expensive German versions of upcoming games.

We wouldn’t recommend it though. Here, watch some gameplay instead.

[via EG]


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Comment #1 by 123yhman
Monday, September 03, 2012 @ 11:38:09 AM
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The shops shouldn't of been allowed to sell them in the first place even after receiving them, they could easily be taken to court now

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Comment #2 by Sh4wnThaBoss
Monday, September 03, 2012 @ 11:39:40 AM
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now capcom knows how it feels te be ripped of
with al their overpriced dlc and stuff

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Comment #3 by Rafie
Monday, September 03, 2012 @ 11:40:27 AM
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I knew someone was going to say it sooner or later!

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Comment #4 by a7x4lyf3
Monday, September 03, 2012 @ 11:45:56 AM
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That's so idiotic if ANYONE would buy that copy for that much money, the game is out in less than a month, you can keep yourself occupied till then to only spend 60 bucks on the game...

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Comment #5 by UberPirateNinja
Monday, September 03, 2012 @ 11:48:52 AM
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Holy shit! Who would pay that??

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Comment #6 by linktriforce007
Monday, September 03, 2012 @ 11:54:39 AM
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cause a guy with 0 feedback is so trustworthy.

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Comment #7 by xGallade
Monday, September 03, 2012 @ 12:01:10 PM
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I remember some idiots bought MW3 early for at least $1,000.00 a few days ahead of release date. *SMH

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Comment #8 by cheevo360
Monday, September 03, 2012 @ 12:02:03 PM
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Don't trust eBay!!!! Don't trust people who stolen like this!!! Wish Death is here to stop evil stolen people.

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Comment #9 by Andreas_loel
Monday, September 03, 2012 @ 12:13:40 PM
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Wtf does SMH stand for?

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Comment #10 by Eazynem Makaveli
Monday, September 03, 2012 @ 12:15:32 PM
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Shaking my head

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Comment #11 by Eldriken
Monday, September 03, 2012 @ 12:16:03 PM
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@9 SMH = shaking my head.

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Comment #12 by deluxnugs
Monday, September 03, 2012 @ 12:26:11 PM
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I dont think I'd play RE6 if they paid me a thousand bucks.Ok for a thousand bucks I'd play it,but i would'nt like it.
Ok seriously, before all the RE fans attack me.I never played a RE game untill RE5,which Im sure we all agree was Terrible.That being said,I do like the art direction of this new title,and I will consider it. Untill then I will continue to complete my old games,RE5 being one of them.
I do hope they fixed some of the control issues.

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Comment #13 by neo consumer
Monday, September 03, 2012 @ 12:28:03 PM
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I wonder if he will ship the game to Nigeria? My friends brothers aunt's sisters brother-in-laws uncles dad is a prince there and once he sends the game and a cheque for $30,000 the prince will send him $9,000,000 in cash next day. This is urgent.

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Comment #14 by UberPirateNinja
Monday, September 03, 2012 @ 12:53:05 PM
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it's been taken down now, the seller listed as no longer available

isn't the demo out soon?

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Comment #15 by PrismSub7
Monday, September 03, 2012 @ 12:58:31 PM
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Actually, in both US/EU there is no law preventing presale.
You can only get blacklisted by the publisher.

In this country it's kinda funny, once one shop puts a game up for sale, all the others follow in less than a few hours.

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Comment #16 by TeAmExTrEmE737
Monday, September 03, 2012 @ 01:06:17 PM
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Karma, Capcom.

All I have to say. lrn2market.

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Comment #17 by TacticalTodger
Monday, September 03, 2012 @ 01:14:28 PM
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What happens if I were to play this copy now?

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Comment #18 by Kombat 36O
Monday, September 03, 2012 @ 01:24:15 PM
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how much is than in US & #14 demo should be out on the 5th of this month

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Comment #19 by Lee71
Monday, September 03, 2012 @ 01:44:03 PM
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RE was the first game I ever played on console. It was awesome! I understand the need to reinvent, but it's hard to do it twice.(RE4)

That said, I'll be skipping this one at launch. I'll wait for the glowing reviews. If they don't come, then I'll keep playing BL2.

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Comment #20 by XxStuartxX 1990
Monday, September 03, 2012 @ 01:44:06 PM
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Nothing, as you yourself have done nothing wrong, you purchased it legally and I assume you still have your receipt and such,so if anything does happen to you for playing it you could sue.

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Comment #21 by onyxguard11
Monday, September 03, 2012 @ 01:50:03 PM
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wow, i wouldnt be surprised if capcom delayed the release of RE6 cause of this incident :I

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Comment #22 by Cinderkin
Monday, September 03, 2012 @ 01:59:02 PM
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The game has gone gold, they aren't stupid. The game will release on schedule. It has to get out there before COD and Halo and other titles.

OT: I for one am excited for this title, but I would never pay more than retail for anything early. I'm still hoping Capcom sends me a free copy of the game. They sent me JoJo HD.

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Comment #23 by SlySi1976
Monday, September 03, 2012 @ 02:01:27 PM
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Might as well just bring the date forward and release everywhere now

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Comment #24 by SHENMUE FAN
Monday, September 03, 2012 @ 02:11:47 PM
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Comment #25 by TigerII
Monday, September 03, 2012 @ 02:17:01 PM
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Why would you buy the German one? Censorship

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Comment #26 by i got squeezed
Monday, September 03, 2012 @ 02:24:45 PM
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So apparently Capcom didn't make a new boxart. They kept the ugly ass 6 crap.

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Comment #27 by HalfEVILmonkey
Monday, September 03, 2012 @ 03:01:49 PM
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@#26: It looks like a giraffe getting a blowjob to me.

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Comment #28 by gazmaster1
Monday, September 03, 2012 @ 03:32:54 PM
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Someone on Ebay with 0 feedback selling something that is somewhat suspect. Never seen this before.

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Comment #29 by cheevo360
Monday, September 03, 2012 @ 03:41:09 PM
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someone mention giraffe and blow-job logo for Resi Evil 6. It is cool logo show 6 and spider webs/ices alike. That's hilarious and grow up please.

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Comment #30 by rockhopper
Monday, September 03, 2012 @ 03:54:08 PM
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@#29 - that giraffe/blowjob comparison was originally made by IGN I believe, before it was repeated practically everywhere. So the commenter above most likely just heard it from somewhere else. And seriously once you see "it" in the logo you can't unsee the comparison.

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Comment #31 by Man On The Run
Monday, September 03, 2012 @ 04:02:06 PM
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@30 - Lol, reminds me of when i read that the london 2012 logo looked like Lisa Simpson doing the same thing to Bart. Once you see it you cant go back. Also some dpuchbag on gamefaqs ruined a massive plot point for me on Sunday by writing it in the topic title on the 360 hardware board. Terribly disappointed now :(

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Comment #32 by cheevo360
Monday, September 03, 2012 @ 04:08:49 PM
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#30 Hahaha, I do know and Both websites got fill many bottles of trolls over there and lots of downgrade comments. Lots of them talked about this Resi Evil 6 logo when Capcom first reveal artwork box and artwork wallpaper in early this year. :)

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Comment #33 by Delow317
Monday, September 03, 2012 @ 04:10:21 PM
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@ 16

I hate to break it to you, but THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS KARMA.
My life and my own experience with 30+ years on this planet prove that Karma doesn't exist. Capcom isnt going to suffer anything from any injustice to the consumer.

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Comment #34 by Krovash
Monday, September 03, 2012 @ 04:12:47 PM
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Capcom's not happy with stolen copies? Tsk tsk tsk, i wonder how not happy they would be with sales, when the game hits shelves. Might be slightly better than Operation Racoon City...only a tiny bit better.

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Comment #35 by pH0u57
Monday, September 03, 2012 @ 04:21:55 PM
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@25 No censorship on this one (and actually MANY other german-version games within the last years). It seems they are learning.. or they just need the taxes. ;)

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Comment #36 by SHENMUE FAN
Monday, September 03, 2012 @ 04:33:24 PM
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@26 that might not be the box art to the game.if it is the box art i fine with that im not going to complain like you do.don't get the game so you wont have to worry about looking at it.

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Comment #37 by Thee Elf
Monday, September 03, 2012 @ 05:41:15 PM
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@18 Just pulled up a conversion chart and this is the breakdown:
(Starting Bid: 478,78 EUR = $60,307 USD)
(Price: 1.196,71 EUR = $150,737 USD)

Seems a little insane...

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Comment #38 by i fist brown i
Monday, September 03, 2012 @ 06:42:08 PM
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@37, that is not accurate at all... 60 USD is equivalent to about 50 EUROs im pretty sure... so re-do the math.

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Comment #39 by eiVaL
Monday, September 03, 2012 @ 06:53:12 PM
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game piracy in germany, you dont say

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Comment #40 by gazmaster1
Monday, September 03, 2012 @ 07:09:50 PM
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@37 according to those maths I'm a millionaire LMAO.

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Comment #41 by Nemesis Sieg
Monday, September 03, 2012 @ 08:19:36 PM
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I'm probably talking rubbish but didn't something similar happen with MW3 before its release? I'm sure I read about a van getting hijacked and the copies that were stolen getting sold for ridiculous prices just a few days before the official release date. People just need to chill and be patient.

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Comment #42 by Gemgemchan
Monday, September 03, 2012 @ 08:24:02 PM
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@12 you should give the other RE titles a try, the other titles are much more horror and puzzle solving, compared to RE5 which is basically all action. If you want horror and action in one though I would say play RE4 as that has both.

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Comment #43 by Thee Elf
Monday, September 03, 2012 @ 09:08:36 PM
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@40 Maybe just a matter of not understanding ,/. placement in the EUR currency but @38 current rate conversion is 1 euro = 1.2596 US dollars.

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Comment #44 by Kombat 36O
Monday, September 03, 2012 @ 10:39:56 PM
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@37 that is insane!

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Comment #45 by tigersrule
Tuesday, September 04, 2012 @ 03:31:48 AM
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@37 You might want to double check your numbers.... I looked at what it would be earlier, and it came out to around $1,500. I can't say for sure as it isn't listed anymore, but it sure as hell wasn't $60,000.

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Comment #46 by tigersrule
Tuesday, September 04, 2012 @ 03:54:15 AM
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Found this.

The article says it was listed for €1196.71, which comes out to $1508.3864.

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Comment #47 by foamy10
Tuesday, September 04, 2012 @ 05:22:50 AM
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Well if the game is already completed and ready why don't they just release it already?

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Comment #48 by thenewpeter
Tuesday, September 04, 2012 @ 08:03:53 AM
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@8, ebay is a very trust worthy site, and its very easy to get refunds ¬_¬

:/ the stores them self's should be prosecuted about this, just for selling so far before release, never mind selling stolen goods.

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Comment #49 by secretkaos187
Tuesday, September 04, 2012 @ 10:29:46 AM
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@37 I wanna live in your world!

OT: This isn't gonna harm CAPCOM in any way. It's not the first time and certainly won't be the last time this happens.

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Comment #50 by ViNyLek
Tuesday, September 04, 2012 @ 12:39:49 PM
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I dno't even speak German, besides I can wait another month or so. I have plenty to play until then=)

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