Larian Games reported today that two of their titles were stolen right out from under their nose at their Gamescom 2012 demo booth. The PCs were carrying early copies of Divinity: Dragon Commander, and Divinity: Original Sin.
The developer has offered a $5000 reward for information leading to the apprehension of the thief. Fortunately, the PCs were backups so there are no worries that the primary code was stolen or that development was disrupted. The main worry right now seems to be a black eye for the company, as well as the fear that the early build could show up on torrent sites.
But it's not all terrible! At least this got their games in the headlines of the top gaming sites today! When truthfully, games like Dragon Commander and Original Sin probably would have been overlooked in the avalanche of amazing videos, announcements, and info coming out about the top games of the year.
This is not the first time this type of incident has happened at a video game trade show. Back at PAX East 2010 a young man tried to gank a copy of Breach from the demo floor, however he was apprehended before he could leave the building. He eventually was tried and received probation.