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Nathan Grayson Nathan Grayson Jul 20, 2019. 5 comments

Fortnite Leakers Band Together To Swear Off Spoiling This Weekend's Big Event

Fortnite Leakers Band Together To Swear Off Spoiling This Weekend's Big Event

In these days of rampant data mining, few things are ever truly surprises. Even Fortnite’s seemingly endless parade of (often literal) bashes isn’t immune, with big moments like the Tilted-Towers-leveling Vault event getting spoiled before players could experience them firsthand. This weekend, though, longtime leakers—people with the word “leak” front and center in their handles—have decided...

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Zack Zwiezen Zack Zwiezen Jun 09, 2019. 18 comments

Fans Find Huge List Of New Games Coming To Xbox One And PC Game Pass

Fans Find Huge List Of New Games Coming To Xbox One And PC Game Pass
E3 2019It's time for the biggest gaming show of the year. We've got articles, videos, podcasts and maybe even a GIF or two.  

It seems Microsoft has released some E3 news a bit early. Fans have found a large list of games that are now available to play via Game Pass, ahead of an official announcement later today at their E3 Media Briefing.

Over on ResetEra and Reddit, fans are putting together...

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Zack Zwiezen Zack Zwiezen Jun 08, 2019. 4 comments

All The Pre-E3 Leaks

All The Pre-E3 Leaks

Hello! E3 is here, basically, and these past few days have been filled with a bunch of leaks and news. Plus, a giant ladybug invasion and Sega Rally X Simpsons.

LEAKS! Massive E3 Leak Reveals From Software Game With George R.R. Martin, New Tales Game, Ni no Kuni

A security flaw on publisher Bandai Namco’s website has led to a major new E3 leak that reveals…

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Jason Schreier Jason Schreier Jun 08, 2019. 23 comments

Massive E3 Leak Reveals From Software Game With George R.R. Martin, New Tales Game, Ni no Kuni Remastered

Massive E3 Leak Reveals From Software Game With George R.R. Martin, New Tales Game, Ni no Kuni Remastered
E3 2019It's time for the biggest gaming show of the year. We've got articles, videos, podcasts and maybe even a GIF or two.  

A security flaw on publisher Bandai Namco’s website has led to a major new E3 leak that reveals three new games: the rumored From Software-George R.R. Martin collaboration, a new Tales game, and Ni no Kuni remastered.

The leak came through a publicly available link on...

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Keza MacDonald Keza MacDonald Nov 03, 2018. 19 comments

Why Reporting a Red Dead Redemption 2 Leak Cost a British Website $1.3 Million

Why Reporting a Red Dead Redemption 2 Leak Cost a British Website $1.3 Million

The video games media reports on leaked information all the time. So why, when British website Trusted Reviews published details from a leaked document about Red Dead Redemption 2 in February of this year, did it end up paying out over a million dollars to charities as part of a settlement with publisher Take-Two Interactive?

The answer comes down to two things: how Trusted Reviews handled...

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Jason Schreier Jason Schreier Nov 01, 2018. 21 comments

British Website Forced To Pay $1.3 Million Over Red Dead Redemption 2 Leak

British Website Forced To Pay $1.3 Million Over Red Dead Redemption 2 Leak

The British website TrustedReviews today pulled an article, apologized to publisher Take-Two Games, and said it was donating 1 million pounds ($1.3 million) to charity after publishing leaked information about Red Dead Redemption 2 in February of this year. It’s a radical move that raises serious questions about editorial independence and legal threats against the press.

TrustedReviews, which...

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Lee / Sarin Lee / Sarin Oct 19, 2018. 6 comments

EVE Online Cheaters In China Might Get Sent To Space Jail

EVE Online Cheaters In China Might Get Sent To Space Jail

When EVE Online’s Chinese version relaunches in Q4 of 2018, rulebreakers may find themselves facing a type of punitive action that goes way beyond banning—they might end up in a virtual prison labor camp.

Data miners from Hoboleaks, a site dedicated to discovering changes pushed to the EVE Online test server, recently uncovered new in-game dialogue strings hinting at forced labor style...

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Jason Schreier Jason Schreier Oct 02, 2018. 22 comments

Leaked Video Seems To Show Open-World Harry Potter Game

Leaked Video Seems To Show Open-World Harry Potter Game

A video, leaked this morning by a Reddit user who says they captured it from a focus group, shows an apparent big-budget Harry Potter game that looks fantastic.

Publisher Warner Bros. has yanked the video from YouTube, but you can watch a mirror here. The footage shows, among other things: Wizards in Hogwarts academy casting spells, alchemical experiments, owls and magical beasts, and even a...

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Patricia Hernandez Patricia Hernandez Dec 09, 2017. 22 comments

The Witcher 3 Leaks Early, Beware Spoilers

<i>The Witcher 3</i> Leaks Early, Beware Spoilers

Though The Witcher 3 doesn’t officially release until May 19th, many gamers around the world already have access to the beast-hunting game. The reason? Some stores are selling the game early.

This means that if you want to go into the game fresh, you maaaaay want to be careful about what you look at on the internet. Just to be safe.

Already there are a number of Twitch streams of players who...

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Patricia Hernandez Patricia Hernandez Nov 21, 2017. 21 comments

Supposed Smash Bros. Leak Shows Street Fighter's Ryu In Action

Supposed <i>Smash Bros.</i> Leak Shows <i>Street Fighter'</i>s Ryu In Action

If the footage floating around right now is legit, it looks like both a Fire Emblem favorite and one of the most iconic fighting game characters in the world might be joining the Smash Bros. roster soon.

Back in April, there were reports that claimed Reddit user shinyquagsire23 datamined Smash Bros. sound files that seemed like they came straight out of Street Fighter, or referenced Ryu....

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Patricia Hernandez Patricia Hernandez Sep 24, 2017. 23 comments

Smash Bros. Fans Are Trolling The Hell Out Of Each Other Right Now

<i>Smash Bros.</i> Fans Are Trolling The Hell Out Of Each Other Right Now

Tomorrow is the final Nintendo Direct focusing entirely on Smash Bros. You know what that means, right? An avalanche of fake leaks! Hooray.

Every time there’s a new Nintendo Direct on the horizon, Smash Bros. fans go into a frenzy. Some people try to predict what’s coming next. Or, they will go out of their way to try to fool others into thinking some outlandish thing or other will get...

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Patricia Hernandez Patricia Hernandez Sep 23, 2017. 19 comments

The Internet Reacts To Pokémon Sun and Moon's Pokedex Demo Leak

The Internet Reacts To <i>Pokémon Sun and Moon's</i> Pokedex Demo Leak

Well, the Meowth is out of the bag now. Thanks to datamining of the recent Sun and Moon demo, we now know what a good portion of the Alolan Pokedex will look like, including many monsters which haven’t even been announced yet. (Spoilers ahead.)

You know what that means, right? Pokémon fans are inundating the internet with all sorts of takes, jokes, Photoshops, and fan art of the new monsters....

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Patricia Hernandez Patricia Hernandez Sep 14, 2017. 23 comments

Fans Think Upcoming Zelda 3DS Game Has A Playable Female Link

Fans Think Upcoming <i>Zelda </i>3DS Game Has A Playable Female Link

Earlier today, a trailer leaked for the upcoming 3DS version of Hyrule Warriors, an action game that originally released on the Wii U. Within this trailer, there’s an easily-missed moment that teases something pretty damn cool.

Some background: last year, we reported on a page from the Hyrule Warriors art book that depicted “Linkle,” a female version of Link that never made it into the actual...

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Yannick LeJacq Yannick LeJacq Sep 13, 2017. 24 comments

Two Interesting Things We Learned From The Xbox One Software Leak

Two Interesting Things We Learned From The Xbox One Software Leak

Internal developer documentation for the Xbox One appears to have leaked on the Internet—and after scanning through the files, it appears that there are some interesting things we can learn from it.

News of the Xbox One leak began to circulate online shortly before the new year, after the forum Se7ensins started a thread saying they'd received the November 2014 version of the Xbox One software...

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Jason Schreier Jason Schreier Sep 13, 2017. 14 comments

The Entire Xbox E3 Press Conference Leaked Before It Started

The Entire Xbox E3 Press Conference Leaked Before It Started

Microsoft is a leaky company, but today we saw something unprecedented: Minutes before the Xbox E3 press conference, the entire lineup leaked on Twitter.

Granted, we already knew a lot of it. Kotaku broke news of Xbox Slim and Scorpio last month , and leaks last week pointed to Dead Rising 4 and State of Decay 2, among other things. But the Twitter account NerdLeaks had access to the entire...

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Jason Schreier Jason Schreier Aug 25, 2017. 24 comments

Possible Leak That Nailed Pokémon Codename Also Lists NX For 2016 Release

Possible Leak That Nailed <i>Pok</i><i>é</i><i>mon</i> Codename Also Lists NX For 2016 Release

A supposed leak full of sensitive Nintendo information published earlier this week on the message board NeoGAF looked a little more solid this morning thanks to some new corroboration. If it’s all true, we may be seeing Nintendo’s next console—along with both Wii U and NX versions of Zelda—later this year.

On Monday, a NeoGAF poster named Trevelyan9999 published a large list of Nintendo...

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Jason Schreier Jason Schreier Aug 24, 2017. 17 comments

Nintendo Is Leaking Like Crazy

Nintendo Is Leaking Like Crazy

In 2013, when I visited Nintendo’s Redmond HQ for a feature on the company’s Treehouse localization team , staffers there opined that secrecy was essential to their operations.

“We’re keeping things confidential until we’re ready to share them with the world,” Treehouse manager Leslie Swan told me then. “We work really closely with the development teams to make sure that no information gets...

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Jason Schreier Jason Schreier Aug 21, 2017. 24 comments

Leaked Video Shows What Phantom Dust Reboot Could've Looked Like

Leaked Video Shows What <i>Phantom Dust </i>Reboot Could've Looked Like

Last month, we broke news that Microsoft had cancelled the Phantom Dust reboot that was in the works at an independent studio called Darkside Games. As a result of this cancellation, Darkside shut down, laying off around 50 staff.

The news has raised questions about the fate of Phantom Dust, a beloved cult classic that was originally released as an action-strategy-card game for the original...

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Ethan Gach Ethan Gach Aug 20, 2017. 13 comments

New THQ Nordic Game Biomutant Leaks In German Magazine

New THQ Nordic Game <i>Biomutant</i> Leaks In German Magazine

THQ Nordic has a new post-apocalyptic game staring world-weary animal with a sword and bad-ass grasshopper sidekick. The game, suspected to be revealed at this week’s Gamescom, was leaked this weekend thanks to an ad in the German gaming magazine GamesMarkt.

Called Biomutant, the leak surfaced via a screenshot posted to Twitter by Tino Hahn which subsequently blew up on Reddit and NeoGAF.

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Jason Schreier Jason Schreier Aug 19, 2017. 22 comments

Someone Leaked Final Fantasy XV's Ending Six Months Ago

Someone Leaked <i>Final Fantasy XV</i>'s Ending Six Months Ago

Back in May, an anonymous poster on 4chan wrote up a bunch of plot points that he said were story spoilers for Final Fantasy XV. Nobody believed him. Well, about that... (Don’t stress: We’ll keep the spoilers out of this article.)

As it turns out, this 4chan poster had leaked FFXV’s actual ending, complete with some very real information on the final boss and fates of the main characters. He...

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