The latest rumours point to a massive error by Microsoft’s Xbox team. According to PS3 hacker Mathieulh, it appears as though the recent Gears of War 3 build that leaked to torrent sites last month was inadvertently made available through the Xbox Codify page.
A Google query for “codify.com xbox” will reveal Microsoft’s Xbox 360 Codify page which may have, at one point, offered up Gears of War 3 for grabs. The offending pages and files have been taken offline, however Google Cache has record accessible GOW3 files on the site.
It’s unclear if this was the source of the leak, however it is a possibility given that the Gears of War 3 “Confidential” directory was accessible
Read more about the Leak here
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