Looks like the Pirates always manage to do the inevitable whatever the challenge may be. The most awaited game of the year GTA IV scheduled to be released on 29th of April has been already released on BitTorrent Networks almost a week before the official release date.
Scores of people have already downloaded and judging from the comments, it looks like this is the real deal. At the moment only the XBOX 360 version has been released, which means PS3 users might as well wait until 29th of April.
I’m not quite sure if this leaked version is a full featured version or just a demo, because the file is just about 7GB which is quite small. Youtube users have uploaded many videos of intro cinematic’s as well as videos of first few missions have been uploaded. But looks like Rockstar has been able to get Google remove the videos so that they don’t spoil the party.
Finally one of the leading BitTorrent website of its times is rising from the ashes. Demonoid one of the leading private BitTorrent trackers was pulled down by CRIA in November last year. Deimos the admin of Demonoid has finally handed over the reins of Demonoid to a fellow admin whom he apparently trusts with the comeback of Demonoid.
Deimos will not be the admin of Demonoid anymore because he is tied with some personal real life issues. Here’s the message he posted in the Subdemon forums :
It is with great sadness (and not a little relief) that I announce that I will be stepping down as admin of Demonoid, with effect from today.
Demonoid is currently suffering from a number of things, prime amongst these being my distraction with real-world issues, and so I have handed the reins over to a new administrator – a close friend of mine, which I trust completely and has the knowledge and time to take care of the site.
He will, in due course, be making his own announcements about the future of Demonoid. Of course, speculation over the future of the site is fun, but it is ultimately fruitless – you will all, in the near future, become aware of what the future holds. I trust that you will all give your support to the new admin as he finds his feet while he resurrects Demonoid.
Thanks again for your support in making Demonoid what it was and is.
Goodbye and good wishes – it has been a blast!
If you are an iPhone user, then you might want to check out uTorrent WebUI for the iPhone. The iPhone WebUI allows you to add new torrents, pause and resume existing downloads.
The iPhone UI also shows details such as the download/upload speed and the number of seeds and peers connected to the torrent, which should be enough to track the progress of your downloads while you are on the move.
The current feature set of the iPhone UI for uTorrent is nowhere near those of the regular WebUI, but it does run pretty well on any iPhone. It requires the uTorrent WebUI to be installed in order to get it running, for more detailed installation instructions visit the iPhone UI homepage.
Well things are not going so well in the Bittorrent arena. After recent troubles with TorrentSpy we have lost one of the biggest private Bittorrent trackers in the world, in the form of Oink.cd. Well I have never been able to find myself a invite to Oink but I have to say a lot of people say that if you are a Music fan then Oink is for you.
Well Torrentfreak reports that the admin of Oink has been arrested and the servers of Oink have been raided. Well that means a deluge of people who have been sharing music on Oink are likely to be sued very soon. In a global investigation that had the international Anti Piracy organisations like IFPI and BPI along with Interpol lead to the arrest of the admin and a raid on his father’s house and his employer.
After nearly a week of being down, Demonoid is back up and running, but there are issues that are being ironed out as we speak here. If you are wondering why Demonoid was down, then here is the official response to the downtime.
We received a letter from a lawyer representing the CRIA, they were threatening with legal action and we need to start blocking Canadian traffic because of this. Thanks for your understanding, and sorry for any inconvenience.
I am sure many of the Bittorrent users worldwide would be happy with the return of Demonoid into action, but the bad news is that, Canadian users have no access to the site anymore, as said in the official response.