id: Admit you stole Wolfenstein and we will MURDER you

Wolfenstein, like all good PC games, has been leaked onto the Internet for the freeloading enjoyment of dirty pirates. The Multiplayer portion of the game has been distributed online at the usual places, and Texas-based studio id is well aware of it. The developer has made it perfectly clear that evil publisher Activision is looking into the leakage, and there will stern retribution for those who dare cross them.

“I must warn anyone involved that Activision’s legal department is taking this matter very seriously,” states id community manager Pete Sokal. “Same applies here on the forums. If you mention that you have acquired this build, you are openly admitting to illegally obtaining the build and will be banned straight away. You have been warned.

“With regards to any footage, screenshots and comments posted here and all over the internet, an important thing to keep in mind is that these were not created from a build of the game that was final or consumer ready. There’s nothing we can do about it now except continue working on the game.”

There are few publishers I’d be willing to f*ck with less than Activision. I may dislike the way the company operates, but I respect that it has the money and power necessary to completely destroy me if I ever do or say anything that they could legally use in a court of law. That’s why I’ve never said Bobby Kotick eats live children, even though he blatantly does.

Jim Sterling