GTA IV leaked online before debut this week

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Grand Theft Auto IV has already been leaked online to the web on the file-sharing network BitTorrent after it was uploaded last week and has been spreading like wildfire.

Though it was supposed to come out sometime this week, it was first reported on the gaming blog Kotaku, a Gawker Media property.

The file, a 6.32GB, has a document attached saying that it the PAL version of the game for the Xbox 360, and not to use it until the debut. This means that only those who have a modded Xbox 360 in Australia, New Zealand and some parts of Europe can play the files.

We know that the US and Canada cannot use the file since they use the NTSC system, and France cannot use it since they use SECAM.

However, the public aren’t taking the group’s, called "iCON", message seriously and have started posting their scores on the gamertags. As well, amateur videos of the game are available on YouTube; but have been taken down due to a copyright claim by the game’s distributor, Take Two Interactive.

As well, in the message, the group has said that they should buy a legal copy of the game. "Guys, seriously, go and buy this one," the message said.

"[Rockstar] deserves it."