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Atari suing website over pirated game copy

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Posted June 21, 2008 by admin in Gaming

Atari has filed suit against German gaming website 4Players for publishing a negative pre-release review of Alone in the Dark, alleging that it was written based on an illegally obtained copy of the game.

According to a 4Players editorial spotted by Game|Life, Atari’s lawsuit claims that the publication date of the review?which scored Xbox 360 version of the game at 68%?implies that it was written based upon a pirated or preview version of the title. Consequently, Atari seeks an undisclosed amount in restitution.

The Xbox 360 version of Alone in the Dark began appearing on file sharing websites earlier this week, prior to the publication of any online reviews. However, 4Players argued in its editorial that it procured a copy through a retail connection who sold them a copy of Eden Games’ horror shooter before the game’s European June 20 street date.

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