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Uncharted 4 stolen from truck in a “violent assault”

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Look, we’ve all done things we’re not proud of so that we can get our hands on games a little bit earlier than everyone else. Like shop at CNA for instance. And then there’s apparently a new breed of crime, that has decided to start targeting vans that happen to be transporting the hottest of new releases around town in the UK.

After having a Nintendo lorry or two pinched by this syndicate, they’ve set their sights on an even bigger target: Uncharted 4. This week, thieves made off a truck filled with Uncharted 4 games in an incident that a Sony rep described as part of a “violent assault,” to MCV. “We can confirm that unfortunately some contents from a lorry transporting a variety of video game and DVD titles, including a quantity of the much anticipated Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, was stolen in the UK, during a violent assault,” the Sony representative said.

An incident which the wonderfully unofficial Kaz Hirai Twitter account summed up in a single tweet:

Sony is of course working hard with the UK police to catch the culprits, who are no doubt standing at seedy corners and whispering “Psst kid, wanna try some Uncharted 4?”. Like I said, video game theft appears to be somewhat on the rise in the UK. In 2015, a lorry filled with copies of Splatoon was hijacked, as criminals bafflingly began to target Nintendo releases exclusively at the time.

Either that, or somebody really, really wants to play Uncharted 4: A thief’s End before everyone else and is taking a massively dangerous approach to doing so. Said thief isn’t the only person breaking street date however, as numerous copies of the game have managed to get released in the wild a few days early. Director Neil Druckmann has urged fans to remain “vigilant” over any potential spoilers.

Meanwhile, I’ll be visiting Microsoft with my clumsy hands to make them an offer that they can’t refuse. It’d be a shame if the Gears of War 4 team was set on fire. A right shame.

Last Updated: April 28, 2016

15 Comments

  1. Shame, so PC games have pirates and console games have thieves….

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    • Admiral Chief in New York

      April 28, 2016 at 10:09

      Hehe, pirates are cooler though (the sea faring arrrrr types)

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      • HairyEwok

        April 28, 2016 at 10:11

        PC even wins in the cool guys stealing games category XD #MasterRaceForever

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        • Admiral Chief in New York

          April 28, 2016 at 10:41

          xD

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      • HvR

        April 28, 2016 at 10:32

        For instance pirates vs UK truck content thieving console knobs. And as a bonus pirates always get the booty.

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        • BakedBagel

          April 28, 2016 at 17:30

          ARRGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG

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  2. Greylingad[CNFRMD]

    April 28, 2016 at 10:11

    Hahahahahahha!! It’d not have surprised me if this had happened in SA….

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    • Jeandre Pretorius

      April 28, 2016 at 11:00

      The Thieves in SA would call customer care to help them install the game.

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  3. Loftus

    April 28, 2016 at 10:22

    Not to be obtuse about it but isn’t all assaults violent in nature?

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    • HvR

      April 28, 2016 at 11:03

      Typically yes (some countries include spitting or verbal outburst as assault), best description in this case is a robbery.

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  4. Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

    April 28, 2016 at 10:24

    Uncharted 4: Drake steals from a truck DLC coming soon

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  5. Dane

    April 28, 2016 at 11:05

    Do you think we can get Half-Life 3 out of a hostage situation?

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    • Admiral Chief in New York

      April 28, 2016 at 11:50

      ^THIS is the important question, we need to go all R6 Siege on the Valve HQ

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  6. Avithar

    April 28, 2016 at 12:57

    maybe they thought it was GTA

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  7. BakedBagel

    April 28, 2016 at 17:24

    Im sure some games got robbed from a truck a couple years ago.

    Im even sure it was in South Africa

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