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Activision’s upcoming shooter Call of Duty: WWII will give players an inside look at the brutalities and consequences of war, but one man is facing his own battle in the real-world over the game. According to a report from Indiana’s local WTHI TV news, a Terre Haute resident has been arrested for the theft and sale of stolen PlayStation 4 copies of the unreleased game.

Dshaye Towles, the man in question, has been charged with a misdemeanor for the theft of the games, but also faces one count of felony for “offense against intellectual property.” While the alleged seller could have asked for top-dollar, he apparently only sold copies on eBay for $45 each.

While the report doesn’t detail how Towles could have gotten copies of the game, as the DADC facility did not previously employ him, Sony’s factory in Terre Haute was recently burglarized. Many copies of the shooter and Madden 18 were stolen from the company’s building in early October on the same day. Towles is set to appear before a judge in court next week.

While the upcoming World War II game hasn’t faced anything as severe as this recent legal matter, there have been plenty of leaks. In early October, Reddit users leaked a wave of multiplayer details that forced the developer, Sledgehammer Games, to make official announcement earlier than planned. More recently, another leak from the game’s PC beta revealed new customization options for weapons.

Call of Duty: WWII launches for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on November 3rd.

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Source: Kotaku


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Evan has been loving games since he could hold a controller. When not replaying Megaman X or Castlevania: Symphony of the Night for the 100th time, he also has been writing about entertainment, from horror movie reviews for Bloody Good Horror to TV recaps and general news for Entertainment Weekly, and now all things gaming. Say hello on Twitter at @EvanSlead.

Man faces felony for selling stolen copies of Call of Duty: WWII

Recent thefts from a Sony factory could be linked to at least one person selling Activision's upcoming shooter.

By Evan Slead | 10/19/2017 03:30 PM PT

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Activision’s upcoming shooter Call of Duty: WWII will give players an inside look at the brutalities and consequences of war, but one man is facing his own battle in the real-world over the game. According to a report from Indiana’s local WTHI TV news, a Terre Haute resident has been arrested for the theft and sale of stolen PlayStation 4 copies of the unreleased game.

Dshaye Towles, the man in question, has been charged with a misdemeanor for the theft of the games, but also faces one count of felony for “offense against intellectual property.” While the alleged seller could have asked for top-dollar, he apparently only sold copies on eBay for $45 each.

While the report doesn’t detail how Towles could have gotten copies of the game, as the DADC facility did not previously employ him, Sony’s factory in Terre Haute was recently burglarized. Many copies of the shooter and Madden 18 were stolen from the company’s building in early October on the same day. Towles is set to appear before a judge in court next week.

While the upcoming World War II game hasn’t faced anything as severe as this recent legal matter, there have been plenty of leaks. In early October, Reddit users leaked a wave of multiplayer details that forced the developer, Sledgehammer Games, to make official announcement earlier than planned. More recently, another leak from the game’s PC beta revealed new customization options for weapons.

Call of Duty: WWII launches for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on November 3rd.

Read More

Source: Kotaku



About Evan Slead

view all posts

Evan has been loving games since he could hold a controller. When not replaying Megaman X or Castlevania: Symphony of the Night for the 100th time, he also has been writing about entertainment, from horror movie reviews for Bloody Good Horror to TV recaps and general news for Entertainment Weekly, and now all things gaming. Say hello on Twitter at @EvanSlead.