Download an illegal copy of GTA IV!

We jump on the internet-piracy bandwagon with the biggest game of 2008

Words, photos:Mikel Reparaz
Model:
Joe McNeilly

Information wants to be free, everyone should be able to play the most popular games, and a bunch of other inane platitudes generally used to rationalize software piracy. Whatever.All we knowis,Grand Theft Auto IVis the biggest game of 2008. And what happens to the first person to make the biggest game of 2008 available for anyoneto download? That's right, theywin the internet. And hereat GamesRadar, we're VERY serious about winning the internet.

It all started when we received an advance copy of the game this morning:

Words, photos:Mikel Reparaz
Model:
Joe McNeilly

Information wants to be free, everyone should be able to play the most popular games, and a bunch of other inane platitudes generally used to rationalize software piracy. Whatever.All we knowis,Grand Theft Auto IVis the biggest game of 2008. And what happens to the first person to make the biggest game of 2008 available for anyoneto download? That's right, theywin the internet. And hereat GamesRadar, we're VERY serious about winning the internet.

It all started when we received an advance copy of the game this morning:

Above: Senior Editor Joe McNeilly gasps in childlike amazement at the game he gets to play before everyone else.

See? It even came with a huge fold-out map and everything. Awesome.

Hmmm. But what of the possibilities? A pre-release copy could be worth millions. Can we really be trusted with such staggering responsibility?

No! Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!
Not pictured: Ha ha ha ha ha.

Step 1: Insert blank media into machine that makes the copies.

Step 2: Insert original disc into the "drive tray." Resist the urge to copy the awesome picture, and put it in shiny side down. That's where all the data is, you know.

Step 3: Make like 500 copies of this year's hottest game! Ha ha! Rockstar'll never know what hit 'em!

Step 4: Huh. That may not have gone exactly as planned.

Step 5: HMM THE DRIVE DOOR IS NOT CLOSING PROPERLY FOR SOME REASON

Step 6: Oh, right. Duh.

Step 7: Success! The disc should fit just fine now. Remember to put it in the other way, though, or else your 360 won't be able to see all those datas.

Step 8: HA HA YES! YESSSSS! SUCK IT, INTERNETS!

Of course, we're going to share the good fortune. To download your VERY OWN COPY OF GTA IV, just click the image below! Ask your parents to help you cut it out.

DISCLAIMER: Do not actually attempt this. GamesRadar does not advocate piracy, and is not responsible for any damage you may cause your consoles by inserting a piece of paper into the drive door like some kind of moron.

Apr 26, 2008

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