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jjp9999 writes "After 14 years in development, Duke Nukem Forever was leaked to BitTorrent just a week before its official June 14 release. Notably, the same thing happened to Half Life 2 before its release and it didn't noticeably affect sales, but by giving gamers an early taste of whether the game lives up to the hype, the leak could make or break the game." Link to Original Source
... though his invention worked superbly -- his theory was a crock of sewage
from beginning to end.
-- Vernor Vinge, "The Peace War"