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More piracy woes for GameSpy
December 2nd 2000, 05:55 CET by Andy

Another site hosted by GameSpy is being used for piracy.

Clay Templeton, alias "BiG_GunS", the 16 year-old leader of mod group tmProductions, uses his PlanetUnreal-hosted site to advertise pirate copies of games, as well as movies in the DivX format.

He currently lists over 20 gigabytes of games and over 11 gigabytes of movies. A list of applications is promised for the next update.

The list, which is not password-protected and has been linked to from at least one popular gaming message board, has been available for over a month.

Templeton says on the site: "Everything listed here is located locally; either on a cd or on my hard drive. If you want access to any of this, simply e-mail me ... and we can set up a scheduled transfer."

There are also instructions for how to obtain files on CD, and Templeton gives out what appears to be his home address in Arkansas, USA.

Some of the games listed are Half-Life and Opposing Force, the whole of the Quake series including some mission packs, Sin, Soldier of Fortune, Unreal and Unreal Tournament, Elite Force and Deus Ex.

The movies listed appear to be mostly older titles that are already available on video. The more recent ones include American Beauty, Fight Club and Road Trip.

It does not appear that Templeton stores any pirated material on GameSpy's servers.

GameSpy's press contact was not immediately available for comment. One ex-senior employee said managers almost certainly aren't aware of the hosted site being used for piracy.

Update: Three hours later, the games/movies list, which was at this address, is no longer available. (It hasn't been removed, but it has been blocked.) We haven't heard back from GameSpy yet, and the e-mail we sent earlier didn't include the address, so it's not clear who blocked access to the list, or why.
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#17 by "toadwarrior"
2000-12-03 02:47:57
Yeah I can download if I have to. But I can always count on it usually taking 4 times as long as any other site. The only reason Gamespy's even around anymore is because newbies out number real gamers on the net these days.
#18 by "MildManneredJanitor"
2000-12-03 02:57:04
Damn Planet Unreal for taking down his collection of nude Olsen Twins pics... If it's ok to post links to a porn stars home page in the PU news then why can't you guys let a hosted site put up a little pr0n?
#19 by "huds0n"
2000-12-03 08:21:33
Please show me, exactly where there was any refrence to any warez, or piracy on tmproductions webpage. I fail to see where it exactly that you saw any.
#20 by "superion"
2000-12-03 09:04:31
because it was removed. big guns was running about messageboards bragging about his warez asking people to trade with him. here's some quotes from him off shugashack, posted tonight:

 X  By: -BiG_GunS- [Dec 3rd 2000, 01:54 am] [1 replies] [ reply ]
#979, No. Not yet. I'm still in shock really right now. I'm not really sure what all to do. I don't want to go into details about any of this. I'm scared shitless, and am paranoid as hell right now. This has changed me quite a bit, already. I just don't feel like discussing anything pertaining to stuff that's linked me to this entire incident.  

he's in shock about what? he posted a list of things he had stolen, and was offering them to other people on gamespy's ftp space, and he's shock that someone is actually going to bring about some wrath over it?

might want to throw all your shitty DIVX's away now, before David Lynch and Steven Speilberg take you to court!
#21 by "toadwarrior"
2000-12-03 09:06:32
Huds0n, I highly doubt it's there anymore. In matter of fact, I doubt there's anything there now but atleast one piece of evidence was here:
You should have read the begining, that way you'd know that. :)
#22 by "MildManneredJanitor"
2000-12-03 17:16:15
But seriously, theres something very wrong with this BiG_GunS guy - anyone who posts his sexual fantasies about 14 year olds on a public messageboard or who boasts about the 30 meg of kiddy porn on his Planet Unreal site should have set a few alarm bells ringing with the PU admins.
#23 by "GhostinmyShell"
2000-12-03 21:51:14
#22 Hes only 16...he can lust after 14 year olds all he wants
#24 by "GhostinmyShell"
2000-12-03 22:22:59
BTW since listing illegal files allows for a delation/blocking of a site for their policy lets see this one go bye bye too...
#25 by "szcx"
2000-12-03 23:06:37

It hasn't been removed, but it has been blocked.

how do you know it hasn't been removed?
#26 by "None1a"
2000-12-03 23:34:36
how do you know it hasn't been removed?

I think it's because IE gives out a you are not autherized to view this page rather then the normal gamespy 404 not found page. 404 would say it's been deleted and no longer exist, not autherized would mean it's been blocked from the public (they've got to keep the stuff around in case some one wants it for evedince or say Templeton desides to sue for removing the site)
#27 by "szcx"
2000-12-03 23:44:36
I think it's because IE gives out a you are not autherized to view this page rather then the normal gamespy 404 not found page

i get a 404 error with IE5.5 and IE5.6.  i get the same message with andy's link, this link, and this link.
#28 by "dsmart"
2000-12-04 01:43:12
let's see how it works out. If you didn't spin so much Andy, maybe i could take what you said more confidently.

Oh great, that snivelling twerp Andy is back? I thought he was gone for good? Damnit Morn, Craig, I thought you guys flushed this hapless moron and cast him to the depths of obscurity from whence he came?!?

Anyway, speaking of hapless morons, here is another example of 'media' abuse in today's latest Media Abuse. Go figure.

I don't want to create a subcrap for this topic, but I DO want CrapSpy to work again!!! I still can't get it work, after this later spat of changes. What'd I miss? Help!!
#29 by "RyslinANDIndigo"
2000-12-04 03:57:00
lets see...
some twit ...posted warez list..on a hosted site ..without doing any sort of url faker...and gets caught
gamespy..the host...hides the page...and we are waiting to hear about procecution

um ..we all know its wrong to steal...we also know that showing your bare ass in public will either get you slapped ..and or get you in jail for a bit

whats the problem...its a huge internet
warez are prolific...i dont even want to get into what you can find on any hosting companys server..the most prolific traders are the server room techs..who just leech off the boxes they are taking care of!
no risk ..hard to catch..
the only way to stop them to pay em more AND outlaw brining of laptops to work...
prominant company ..who holds servers for insurance and so big bucks..with a criminal check to discourage outside leaks...
works sometimes...look...NOONE can afford to pay someone..<usually multiple someones> enough to not only monitar and pull warez sites..but also not leech from them before pulling.>
say your getting 10bucks an can buy a game mabey every 4mths..or more ...and you are monitaring a system and the sites there in for illegal copys of the very games you WISH you could by...
how many would honestly resist that temtation,...and how many would let it slide til somone outside brings it to attention in some way?

i do realize that gamespy SHOULD be monitaring..i also realize that its as likely a perfect alpha compile!
#30 by "shaithis"
2000-12-04 05:13:52
I am the antichrist. I will eat your children.

#31 by "None1a"
2000-12-04 06:24:16
i get a 404 error with IE5.5 and IE5.6. i get the same message with andy's link, this link, and this link.

I was getting 403 forbidden earlyer (and still at at the main tmproduction page), it might have been move and deleted since andy made the update.
#32 by "szcx"
2000-12-04 08:05:28
i got a 403 on the main tmproduction page as well, but that doesn't prove that the file exists, all it does is show the folder exists.  if the site contents were removed there would be no default document, and since directory browsing isn't allowed on the gamespy servers, a 403 error is shown.

if the file existed and was simply unavailable because of security settings (like no anonymous site access), it would also show up as a 403 (unavailable), not as a 404 (non-existant).

so andy, how about updating the topic to reflect the fact that you have no proof whatsoever as to whether or not the file exists?
#33 by "Chromag"
2000-12-04 09:05:44
The file existed.  Andy sent the link to our admin list the night before he posted the story and three of us verified it.  The PU site manager acknowledged it's existence.  Put that "if it existed" stuff to rest. :)
#34 by "szcx"
2000-12-04 09:37:52
i didn't mean to imply that i doubted the file ever existed, i'm questioning andy's update.  he says that the file is still there, just hidden.  is there some proof of that, or is it a suspicion?  if he only suspects that it's still there, he should say so and not try to pass it off as fact.
#35 by "rizzuh"
2000-12-05 03:54:18
This is a test, please ignore it.
#36 by "bago"
2000-12-05 05:13:56
szcx: It's called an http403 error. Look it up in an RFC sometime.
#37 by "None1a"
2000-12-05 06:10:13
if the file existed and was simply unavailable because of security settings (like no anonymous site access), it would also show up as a 403 (unavailable), not as a 404 (non-existant).

Let me explane this again, I visited shortly after the updated and followed the link, which at the time gave a 403. Now it give a 404 not found message. Thus when I went the file was hidden by a security setting, and latter removed (thus giving me the 403 error while it was hidden, and the 404 messge once it had been removed).

If andy had tried that file and got a 403 as well (which would be the case since it'd be damn hard for him not to get one when I did shortly after the update), the file was hidden when he made the update. You do know GSI could have very easaly delete the file or moved it since andy made that update right?
#38 by "che stephenson"
2001-04-16 14:23:19 -
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2001-05-12 04:03:45
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2001-05-23 17:51:51
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2001-05-26 04:47:46
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2001-06-26 09:00:50
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#44 by "Anonymous"
2001-07-10 15:04:39
#45 by "Anonymous"
2001-07-10 15:05:34
can i have some of those olsen twins pics i dont care what they are as long as their nude
#46 by "bill"
2004-11-22 03:38:47
i woould love to see the olsen twins nude send me a pic
#47 by Jibble
2004-11-22 04:12:03

I swear to god, if you fuckers don't learn how to link I'm going to destroy you all.
#48 by "Anonymous"
2006-01-18 04:26:32 garyhoodlumnow
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