We're now into the latter half of E3 silly season, as rumours and leaks — some real, some clearly not — bombard us gaming enthusiasts at every turn online. If you know where to look and have the inclination, you can often find entire run-orders for the likes of the Xbox presentation hours before the show, or mega-lists of 'everything' that will be announced. While there are attention-hungry individuals that flat out make up rumours, there are undeniably a handful of leakers that do genuinely know what's coming.
It's one of the great conundrums at this time of year — should you engage in the fun of speculating and learning about what's to come, or stay out of it and enjoy the surprise?
On these pages we always seek a balance, often debating within the team regarding source reliability, but also whether certain things should be shared; as you can imagine, there are often differing opinions. An example in the past few days revolved around Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope, which leaked ahead of time and was pretty much confirmed. In our initial post we kept the headline vague and used a simple Ubisoft logo as the lead image, with the following note added to the article.
Note: we've been deliberately obtuse with the headline and lead image so that people just browsing the site or social media aren't spoiled. This approach is very much case-by-case, it's just the call we made this time around.
Of course, in a rather peculiar and rare instance, Nintendo itself then leaked the game hours ahead of the Ubisoft Forward presentation, seemingly with a scheduling snafu for the official website's game page. At that point, with Ubisoft's reveal just hours away and with Nintendo being the source, there was little point in being coy.
We recall that a couple of hours prior to the reveal of Star Fox Zero at E3, Reuters inadvertently published a preview; though it tried to delete the evidence, the internet doesn't forget
It can be argued that a leak in the hours right before an event can, if anything, build anticipation in some cases. We recall that a couple of hours prior to the reveal of Star Fox Zero at E3, Reuters inadvertently published a preview it had been granted ahead of the embargo; though it tried to delete the evidence, the internet doesn't forget. On that occasion it added to the buzz — what would Star Fox be like on Wii U, we all asked ourselves. It was exciting, though the reaction to the game by the time it did arrive in stores had become rather muted.
There are ethical questions around leaks, however, and cases can vary widely. For example, when it comes to more serious leaks that are the result of hacking or NDA-breaking individuals, should they be allowed to have platforms? There was a major Nintendo leak of that nature between 2018 and 2020, which had a dizzying amount of information and internal documentation. It was clearly hacked, stolen or illegally disseminated by someone with access, including complex and confidential data and records around hardware in particular. This wasn't a PR rep naughtily whispering to a favoured influencer about a game being announced next week; these were confidential documents and development resources never intended for public consumption, no matter how fascinating.
Questions over how to engage with leaks of that nature — as individuals or for media — are interesting. On the one hand it can seem relatively harmless and fun to gawk at old concept pixel-art for retro games, giving an insight into designs that never made the final cut. Yet it's a tricky judgement on whether to look, especially when individuals involved express their disapproval.
While the Nintendo 'gigaleak' was damaging and controversial due to the sheer volume of legacy confidential data, we are also seeing hackers target big game companies with the goal of blackmail. Capcom is a notable example, as many of its plans for the coming two years became exposed; when a fee wasn't paid a whole lot of information on unannounced games and projects was posted online, with Capcom's approach since being to simply offer little comment and move on. CD Projekt Red and EA are in the midst of similar issues, and it's a tough balancing act in terms of what to read, believe and share.
Curiosity can be powerful. But when you've read a game title that's all set for an E3 showcase, with no real context, is it that exciting?
However, as individuals, the temptation is certainly there — for example — to find that list of upcoming games. Curiosity can be powerful. But when you've read a game title that's all set for an E3 showcase, with no real context, is it that exciting? And does it detract from the thrill when that game is formally announced and shown?
We recently shared some of our favourite E3 memories, and in terms of the reveals they were surprises. There's a thrill to a trailer starting, that process of trying to decipher the early seconds, and then the moment of realisation that it's a game or franchise you can't wait to play. Why lose that buzz, just because of a little impatience? That feeling some people experienced during the Banjo-in-Smash reveal was a special one, a culmination of many years of waiting and hoping; imagine being robbed of that elation by a list of bullet points on Resetera three hours prior.
It's an interesting topic, and one we mull over as leaks flood the internet. Pleasingly, we're still heading into tomorrow's Nintendo Direct knowing practically nothing - and that's great. Whether the show is amazing, average or disappointing, the anticipation of wondering what Nintendo has in store is a big part of the fun.
Let us know what you think about leaks, whether small E3 game titles or indeed 'gigaleaks' - do you rush online to find all of the details, or do you ignore them and save yourself for the surprises?
FINALLY someone said it.
For me, it basically comes down to a hunger for information. I don’t actively look for leaks, but it can be pretty frustrating when Nintendo announces games like Super Mario 3D All-Stars, Ring Fit Adventure, and Game Builder Garage only weeks before release date. It would be nice to know what games are coming out at least several months in advance. I guess my point is that, while I don’t like to look at leaks and rumors for news, they give us more to talk about than what’s actually announced, as it’s usually sparse in recent years.
I don't mind the odd surprise getting leaked, but I tend to find that some leaks are normally the tentpoles for these presentations, which then fall to pieces. Finding out from a leak can lessen the impact. At the same time though, it doesn't always make a difference; for example, I doubt I would of thought better of Square Enix's presentation even if GOTG and FF Origins didn't leak.
Basically... I am really hoping Nintendo restores my faith in them at the E3 Direct.
After the Starfield leak on Purexbox yesterday I have decided to block all nintendo-related news websites tomorrow in my hosts file.
I will also not be reading any comments or watch any livestream except for the official one.
Leaks are part and parcel of modern gaming news. For me I look at it as a bit of fun, but I do not put much stock into them.
In a way, the leaks keep the big gaming companies relevant in this internet heavy news cycle. Do I think the big guns are not too bothered by them.
I want to see splatoon 3, the next acnh update and the next kirby game
I prefer to watch blind with no expectations. It's crazy how many games Nintendo fans are waiting for that haven't been announced yet (all because of leaks and rumours.) Life is too short for that. Gossip is fun, don't get me wrong. It has it's place, but I would rather be surprised and guess reveals myself instead of thinking 'Oh, this is game x from the leak.' Granted, I'm not going to scream like a Youtuber at stuff lol. I find that a bit weird myself.
I'm thoroughly convinced Gamestop's leak was indeed for real, and some poor intern got fired yesterday, so it's fair to say I've indeed been quite spoiled already...I'll be damned if I know the Smash character before the reveal though. That's just too sacred for me...still hate how Nintendo themselves spoiled Simon. :/
Honestly, I rarely get excited by announcements anymore. Leaks are interesting in a "industry drama" way, but when something is announced I shrug and reserve all judgement until it's out.
Maybe it just comes with getting older.
I hate waiting, I wish we had clearer release roadmaps and more information ahead of time.
I absolutely hate the way that Nintendo has taken to shadow dropping titles with very little notice.
It leads to me having to shuffle around my hobby funds if its a game I want to play and thenhave to decide what I'm going to drop for that month.
I don't mind leaks too much, but NLife definitely shouldn't be reporting on information obtained via hacking. And really, the public demand for leaks just increases the value of people breaking their non-disclosure agreements, which doesn't help anyone.
@Mr-Fuggles777 But the further ahead they announce things the more likely they are to not meet the announced release dates.
Some leaks are done on purpose for free publicity. Others are breaching their NDA and/or hacked information through security breaches. As far as actively searching for leaks, I never do that, but the news outlets seem to deliver them frequently enough that they feel like a normal part of the news feed.
This culture of leaks/rumors is so tiring and toxic. Everyone wants information available at the moment, and people are exploiting that, either hacking companies or individuals, or spreading rumors just for clicks. And of course if the leaks is not good, or if it’s false, an angry mob begins to cancel a company.
I don’t mind a leak, but they used to be that, leaks and they were strange to happen, now it’s a complete waterfall of information that may or not be true.
E3 has a been a joke for over a decade they had a good chance to kill it for good but no it still has to exist to waste developers time as whatever they work on to show for it gets lost under the barrage of other games shown.
I like everything to be a surprise, I hate when leaks get thrown about all over the internet.
If i signed an NDA i definitely wouldn't break it and if it was an immoral thing i was being asked to sign one for i would refuse.
What happened to honour and integrity? maybe I'm just old.
Nope not a fan of leaks. Hate the rumormill too. I usually try to avoid the click bait articles until confirmation/official reveal.
I wish that news sites would focus on news. If it is slow that is a great time for reviews and talking points (especially since NL is usually behind on the news but quick on the rumors) instead. There is enough going on that you don’t need pot stirring. Instead thieves, hackers and often lies are given credence as if they are fact or ok. How long have we seen switch pro rumors? Almost from the start; rather than enjoying the system there is already the grasping, gluttonous hunger for the next thing. When that doesn't meet their unrealistic expectations or come to fruition, then "news" sites will froth up another rumor.
I want to read news and discuss games. Hard to do that in the rumor/speculation/leak sandstorm.
Having said that do you think Nintendo will reveal Newly developed AAA games we haven't heard about especially given the pandemic.? They have already announced quite a few AAA games that still haven't seen the light of day:
If those games are not releasing soon it would be intriguing for them to show us more AAA games that won't release until 2022.
on one hand i really enjoy the excitement of seeing new announcements delivered via livestream, the whole "hype" is part of the fun.
on the other hand knowing in advance can prevent a serious case of hype blue-balls in situations (for example the beginning of that FF pixel remaster made me think we were finally getting the pre-7 FF games on console for the first time in almost, if not over a decade.)
Doesn't matter to me tbh. it's not like a movie plot. i'd rather take part in the hype discussions and potentially see something leaked than go in completely blind with no lead up, but that's me
E3 Zombie edition.
This year's E3 feels even more disjointed than previous years. In hindsight this is funny cause Nintendo drew a lot of hate for bypassing the traditional press conference to do their own Directs at E3. Now Sony and EA skip it all together. I wonder how long before other publishers leave E3?
Just takes the fun out for me. I prefer people guessing what's coming but with no evidence
@chardir they could give a 12 month roadmap which would allow for budgeting and if something gets delayed its easier to spend £60 than to pull it from pre allocated hobby funds last minute.
We have absolutely no idea what Nintendo has ready to go for the next 6 months, so I don't know how much I need to put aside and how much I have free to add to my monthly comic Subscription.
Especially for Nintendo Directs, I love knowing nothing going into it. I really appreciated that this website hid the Mario and Rabbids 2 leak behind a spoiler link!
Easy, don't believe in nothing and wait for the reveal.
'But leaks ruined the surprise...'
Sorry for saying, but is your problem for taking the leak for granted or real.
For me, I don't expect nothing and I expect many surprises, and leaks are ""nothing"" until the reveal.
@iuli I’m with you on that post, especially about social media, but what’s wrong with Reddit? I’ve found tons of games fixes, patches, and workarounds for PC games and hardware there, over the years. Some fixes for getting certain controllers to work I was only able to find some old Reddit post that got things running. Am I missing something about Reddit?
"For example, when it comes to more serious leaks that are the result of hacking or NDA-breaking individuals, should they be allowed to have platforms?"
No. And answers don't get simpler than that. And whoever contributes to this, be they the source, mediator, thief or casual spreader, forfeit making Pikachu faces about their reputation in sane people's eyes. Unless you don't care for the latter, of course - as a sociopath, I know how that works, - but a conspicuous number of people working in publicistic domains usually do.
If leaks happen by sheer accident like a SMM or even a website frontend guy goofing up, there are few ethics to discuss, but it would qualify as tactful to avoid fuelling the fire, too. Although why even be tactful to the industry, fanblogs and tabloids? I mean, it's not like it supplies you with material for the very pseudocritique you do and news you post. What could ever go wrong? Chomp on that hand, baby!😀
I despise invasive leaks and spoilers on news sites. The Mario+Rabbids sequel reveal was ruined because of it.
@The_New_Butler I think the problem with this idea is the same with many other areas of modern life: trust. Every site has to trust that the other won't leak it first and invariably there'll be another site that doesn't care, see's the opportunity to take all the views and goes for it.
My thoughts around this is 'do we need these big events any more?' The drought of news we had leading up to E3 because of E3 is it necessary? Talk about the game when it's ready rather than wait and wait for a big event, or the opposite: reveal too early because of the big event.
But that's just me, I know there are some people you are aren't going to reach unless you have a big spectacle surrounding it. And I'll probably be frothing when Nintendo inevitably don't talk about BotW2 tomorrow, even though it's probably a while away.
Meh..:it’s not like there’s a lot to get excited about these days. 🤷🏾♂️ I’m not anticipating much from Nintendo. Just keeping my expectations low. I was hoping that E3 was the reason for the lackluster digital presentations we’ve watched in 2021. I realized that I need to keep my expectations low. If we get a lot of “TBA” or “2022” I won’t be disappointed.
MyNintendoNews just gives the info in headlines, which bugs me. NL and PureXbox at least rely on the user to find the info themselves, which I appreciate and is the reason I have been on this site in the past week.
@AvianBlue Well announcing MP4 backfired on them quite significantly, and I'm surprised they announced Bayonetta so far in advance (and I suspect is actually taking a lot longer than they expected). Personally, I'd rather they didn't announce things until they're at least at a point where they can show a gameplay trailer.
I don't understand something: Why is an early reveal apparently so much less fun than an official one? (It's the same information, so why does the timing matter?)
Purely from the angle of "Ooh, surprising!", wouldn't a leak be just as surprising as an official reveal?
Or is it a formatting thing? That sitting through the preamble of an official reveal is better than reading a list in unformatted text?
I'm not trolling, i just honestly don't see the difference, but then again, i usually just check news-sites for a recap, anyway...
I want somebody to leak a list of games that will be discounted tomorrow on the eShop, so I can decide early whether to buy GBG now or postpone it till the pay day. As for the new games, I'm interested in trailers, not names. We pretty much know what's ahead, but I'd like visuals.
@Mr-Fuggles777 They've announced several upcoming games, and obviously will be announcing more tomorrow. Announcing "x is in development" doesn't really help anyone.
Leaks…Nintendo’s official YouTube…no different to me. Let Nintendo worry about the control of information.
To be honest least help prepare me for disappointment at the moment. I wish they would leak memos about what they're not doing too!
It's no big deal for me either way. I don't necessarily like leaks that have to do with illegally obtained information. Though i guess it would still be illegally obtained considering there are probably NDAs involved in the first place and even an actual source shouldn't be sharing certain info. But I'm fine with waiting. I'm also not opposed to finding out beforehand either
Ultimately, if the leaks involve games I'm genuinely excited for and would buy, no amount of mystery or disclosure is gonna really change that.
Leaks are still as surprising as the real reveals, also ill take a “gigaleak” over 20 nintendo directs
The issue I have with leaks is that people take speculation or rumor and run with it as if it is gospel truth. Take the last two years of Switch Pro rumors for example. At this point it is reaching the point of Duke Nukem Forever level of vaporware.
F*** the leakers. Imagine you‘ve been working for months for giving fans a little surprise and then there‘s one little dumbf… ruining it for some attention. I miss the days when leaking wasn‘t so big. Give 'em lawsuits up the arse and have 'em pay for their leaks for the rest of their lives.
@The_New_Butler Actually that would be a nice idea, though as you imply difficult to do for everyone and there blend of website choices (though I'm the same as you and only frequent this site and it's sister-sites).
Maybe it's an age thing for me, I'm 34 now so I've had my fill of waiting for the E3 issue of NoM to get all the juicy news, now that we have the ability to get information when it's ready it all seems a little ... pointless for lack of a better term. Again though, that's only my opinion and I can see where a slew of news all over the place can get messy fast.
Last year I was Switch only, with a One X that I played old games on, now I've got the trifecta of modern consoles so perhaps news coming from all angles, for all consoles, at all times will be a bit much, haha.
@iuli I see, so there is another side to Reddit that I just haven’t been exposed to because I don’t actively browse it. Good to know! Thanks for the tip!
I think you nailed it. E3 generally creates a game news drought and is not needed anymore. Games can be revealed when ready.
It may benefit E3 to change from a game expo for future releases of games. Instead, E3 can be a celebration of gaming. This could be a Game Awards show, e-gaming tournament, cosplay festival, or concert. The benefit of this is it alleviates the games news drought and allows for the event to be big enough for some companies to announce games like the games award show on spiketv.
@chardir a 12 month roadmap helps, especially when you have multiple systems to buy for, and usually multiple cartridges on Switch (when the Mrs likes the look of a game and wants to play multiplayer).
What are they doing for the Zelda anniversary outside of SS for example? How much do I need to put aside, will there be a special edition console I want? Giving me 3 months notice means I usualy have to go without other things - i get its a first world problem, but its still annoying.
Tomorrow's Direct gonna feature a Zelda bundle with OoT, WW and TP remasters. Mark my words
I personally feel that the spontaneity and surprise of seeing a great new game reveal come up on your screen during a presentation has a far greater impact and creates better, longer-lasting memories than any random "leak" you run across on the internet. I realize that some folks out there who are "in the know" about something juicy may A) feel unable to contain themselves from sharing the good news with everyone else, and/or B) may get a rush out of having their name associated with breaking the news, but honestly they only serve to spoil something nice for others in much the same way as Homer Simpson coming out of the theater from seeing "The Empire Strikes Back" and casually remarking "Who would've thought Darth Vader was Luke's father?" as he walked past a long line of suddenly ticked-off fans who were still waiting to see the film.
The internet is also an endless fount of false rumors and "information" to begin with, so such "leaks" are often ignored or taken with a grain of salt anyway. And at the end of the day, nobody frankly cares who leaked this or that; you didn't get your 15 minutes of fame, you just ruined a positive experience for other people.
Honestly there are occasions where it would be nice to live in a world without the Web.
I’m totally fine with leaks. The announcements aren’t exciting, actually playing the games is. I don’t really care how the news that games are coming gets to me.
Having said that, usually there’s no way of knowing which leaks are real and which ones are bogus. The fake news gets in the way and just makes me skeptical of anything I read.
Prior to E3 I always look for juicy rumors, especially since Nintendo is soooo tight-lipped nowadays. With Nintendo though juicy E3 rumors become more scarce year after year.
But I shall be honest: If someone puts a Zelda or Donkey Kong trailer before E3, heck yeah I am gonna watch. I like to be surprised but I just can't help myself.
There was something genuinely special back in the day about going to the mailbox and finding those catalog-sized issues of EGM, GamePro, Die Hard GameFan, etc. waiting with information on every single game shown at that year's CES/E3. Because we now live in a time when we're updated with news literally up to the minute, a lot of that magic has been lost.
It really depends, I'm not going to look through a whole list of leaks, but I might look at a game or two.
leak is still a surprise, just an early one.
Leaking a game like a new Mario, Zelda etc is a big deal. Leaking Mario Rabbids sends zero shockwaves. I’m sure it will be a solid game, but it’s not the game fans are rabbid for.
I try to avoid gaming sites the month or so before E3. I'm glad Nintendo Life have tried (?) to avoid spoilers.
I like being surprised on games and such. It's fun. I only check out system leaks. System leaks let me know 𝘸𝘩𝘦𝘯 I might need to suplex people at GameStop to pre-order them. Especially since scalpers are trying to ruin every pastime possible.
I don't want spoilers but I've stopped watching conferences live. I'll either watch reruns or read about it after the event.
This is a huge turning point for the switch. If the games don't start coming in then it's the end of the lifespan as I see it. Which would mean a switch 2 is on the horizon.
Leaks are like movie spoilers and should by avoided by respectable journalists.
The problem with leaks is that even if they end up being true is that they are pointless, most are fake so the leaks that end up being true are usually disregarded until they are proven, at which point it doesn’t really matter anymore.
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E3 Leaks Are Inevitable, But Do You Actually Want To Know?
Ironic coming from the website that posts at least two rumors/leaks every day
@xerneas Doubt it since they'll probably sell WW and TP separately.
It’s definitely challenging avoiding spoilers before hand, pretty much gotta just stay off the internet. But I am going ghost tomorrow until after the presentation just so i dont have to run into spoilers
I fully expect the entire Direct line-up to leak in an hour or less before the show starts like it did back in February but by that point I'm on the live stream page waiting for the Direct to start
Keep expectations low of Nintendo E3.
I am not expecting much from it tbh. But there might be some good stuff in it though.
I think during E3 times all articles about leaks should also include an additional fake leak to cloud the waters a little.
Sure there will be people who get disappointed when the fake leak doesn't happen, but there will be some stunned people when an intentionally fake leak turns out to be right.
Developers controlling this information is just marketing. I can see why people would want to wait for an official announcement to be a part of the hype. It's exciting for sure.
But I won't fool myself into believing there's some kind of moral element to being a part of a marketing campaign. There's no virtue in being manipulated in the exact way the corporation wants you manipulated.
I don't care whether I get information now from a leak, at an official announcement or later. I'm not going to be able to watch Nintendo's announcement live nor do I even care to sit through it. I'll find out about it on Nintendo Life when it's over.
I am staying leak free for Nintendo's E3 direct! It makes it more fun, personally.
I think context is important. A rumor that a new Direct will air soon helps build excitement, but leaking all of the details beforehand ruins the fun.
I hope nothing from tomorrow's Nintendo Direct gets leaked! I will be avoiding the internet just in case, because this year I want to go in blind with no expectations, and just enjoy what they show.
People are such babies when it comes to "spoilers" and "leaks" now a days. If you want to be surprised, don't go reading websites where their role is to give information to consumers. The onus is on you to keep yourself in a bubble until it's revealed to you in the manner you desire, not on me, websites or anywhere else to hide it for your enjoyment. I read every spoiler, ever leak, every bit of backstage info I can on movies, games, pro-wrestling, you name it.
I don't actively look for leaks but i don't care if I come across a very believable one. Never understood why people consider that a spoiler. If you find out about a game reveal early, then get excited early and look forward to the inevitable trailer? Whether you watch an accidental early released trailer or watch it at the intended time, what's the difference? You're still watching the exact same thing
I don't mind news websites reporting on (substantiated) leaks, but they should make it where you have to click into the article first so that people who get off on being surprised aren't disappointed. At least before an official reveal.
Otherwise, they're usually part of the fun for me, although I'll admit one thing that drives me up a wall about the Nintendo community is how people will hear a "leak" about an upcoming Direct and then slam Nintendo when the "leaked" games fails to appear, for whatever reason. How dare Nintendo not show the games they never said they'd show!
As usual, emotionally unstable fans ruin everything.
I'm fine with leaks that are vague.
"Mario + Rabbids sequel is coming " is vague.
"Mario + Rabbids Spark of Hope is coming in 2022, and it takes place in space, features Rabbids Rosalina/Lumas, and removes the grid-based combat/movement" is too specific for me.
@The_New_Butler I know what you mean! I saw the leak about Far Cry Villains published by Kotaku 20 minutes before the Ubisoft conference and it was a bummer! Why not wait just 20 minutes!?!?
The problem is when gaming sites, like Nintendo Life, shows a leaked game, like the new Mario and Rabbids, right in the headline HOURS before the reveal. If you just say "Wow, a huge game just leaked!", then we can decide for ourselves if we want to see it or not.
YES I whole heartedly agree. The only thing I could drip fed surprises help are stock holders, as it forces an uptick in interest.
But knowing what is in the works, and how far along a project is, would help satiate fans
I don't care one way or another, it's just E3. If I don't know it now, I'll know it tomorrow, or in a few days, or never. I don't mind!
Speculating on when the next Direct will air and what games will be in it is always a huge part of the fun for me. Hearing about games and rumours inbetween is also OK with me.
E3 is different though. 1. I don't need to speculate E3... I know when it is. 2. I know it will serve up some of the best announcements of the entire year. So yea, I avoid everything this time of the year and have no interest in any leaks whatsoever.
Going into a Nintendo E3 Direct blind is literally one of the big highlights in any year.
If things are out there I may take a peek but I don’t really care enough to actively seek them out.
Press : "check out all these leaks from the nintendo conference"
Next day : "Well, the nintendo conference was boring, we knew all the information going in"
Then : "Nintendo's E3 was BORING this year."
It can spoil things, but take nintendo leaking rabbids before the ubiforward, having now watched that event it was more of a great help. As i personally would of turned off within the first 5 to 10 minutes, maybe ubisoft knew theirs was a load of old tripe. and got nintendo to leak it prior to the event to get the views.
Apparently Guardians of the Galaxy leaked, I didn't know that so it was brand new when I saw it during the Square Enix show and that was a lovely surprise I wouldn't have had if I had seen the leaks.
Mario VS Rabbits 2...wow so much excitement! (lol) My problem is that Nintendo don't have anything good to announce not the spoilers. Switch is still super popular but there's no announcement to keep me excited
@dimi : "My problem is that Nintendo don't have anything good to announce not the spoilers. Switch is still super popular but there's no announcement to keep me excited. Maybe new Resident Evil Revelations 3 for Switch."
Er, the Nintendo conference isnt until tomorrow?
Or are you complaining that because nothings leaks from it, you think there isnt going to be anything?
Could happen, I guess. It's happened before.
I want to know that Final Fantasy I-VI are coming to Switch!
No. I wouldn't want to be spoiled. I'm sure that if I were the one to have a presentation I wouldn't want some leaker(s) spoiling the fun just because they were impatient.
I don't care one way or the other. As to leaks given/obtained illegally, that's the company's problem, not mine. There's nothing I can do about it.
I rarely sit thru reveals and treehouses but just catch the recaps.
I'd prefer not to be spoiled, I remember that one direct everything was basically spoiled except Age of Calamity and so that turned out to be the biggest and most enjoyable surprise for me.
Ultimately the unknown big surprise is always the greatest feeling for me, but knowing that Zelda will be at E3 with zero other information about it will also be good surprise since BotW2 has already been revealed.
When did leaking announcements become such a big thing? I feel like it's recent. How can we avoid them without completely disconnecting from gaming culture?
I don't want to know much if anything about what is going to be shown at E3 and other gaming events. I miss being blown away during an event and seeing trailer after trailer for games I didn't expect.
E3 at this point is trash. UbiSoft, Square Enix, Capcom, all trash. The Microsoft one is at least decent so let's hope Nintendo delivers or else E3 may as well stay dead. At least the Intellivision Amico had a good showing even if it's just 10 minutes.
Leaks are what caused all the fangames to be copystriked so, yeah I don't like leaks. Also every time a leak comes up it's ALWAYS at the headlines. People are vocal about it and the magic is ruined because some nimrod's opinion on it stained it with neckbeard juice.
For me, there is no point for E3 if all of the games are spoiled before the event even starts. I want E3 to always be about surprise announcements which I understand is getting harder every year due to how hard it is to keep a secret these days.
Knowledge is a customer's best defense against marketing. I'll take all the leaks, thanks.
Knowledge in this context is literally NOT power in any way.
Wow, those polls really don't refect the truth ahah, just look at YouTube views for any video claiming Nintendo E3 leak, I mean I'd like to vote Never! But I've voted Always, cause it's the truth, I'm pretty sure 99% of this website user base clicks on every single leak video/article, get real...
Personally I liked to be surprised by proper reveals and not by leaks.
What's really annoyed me the last couple of years has been the relentless Switch Pro rumours. What a complete and absolute waste of time, clogging up news feeds and YouTube channels. I'm sick and tired of hearing about it.
For me, I'm interested in leaks like the Mario & Rabbits 2 leak from the Nintendo website a day ago. That is okay for me.
I do not like rumors because half of them are not true. And a lot of time people call rumors "leaks" which is not true. Stop spreading rumors and stop calling them "leaks". Why should I waste my time with rumors?
I'm totally against stolen data from a company. When a company was hacked and internal data shared, like that big Nintendo hack a few weeks ago, that is just wrong. That is also not a leak, it is a crime and I do not support that.
If a employee leaking data from a company because he wants to show that in that company is going something wrong, that is a totally different story and okay for me. Like when the company does something insincere or something like that.
I'm in the, I REALLY don't want to know. Do you know how exciting it would have been to get some of these of our wasn't already "basically confirmed".
But hey, you guys are a news outlet, and it sure is news... So it's inevitable I guess!!
I usually treat leaks as BS. I have seen enough "leaks" when I was working as a tester. At the same time I am usually not bothered by spoilers, especially for what's essentially an hour long ad block.
I’ve tried really hard to avoid them this year and it’s been great. Cracks me up when you see people saying things like ‘yeah Forza Horizon 5 looked great but it doesn’t count because it leaked.’ Just because you spoiled the surprise for yourself doesn’t make it any less of an announcement.
I’ll be avoiding gaming sites for the rest of the day to make sure the Nintendo one is all surprises too. I recommend it.
I just don't get leaks in general. Finding out about something before it's officially announced isn't going to make it magically end up in your hands any faster.
I honestly dislike leaks with a passion, I am okay if other people are okay with it, but the problem that I have with it is that quite a few of them feel the need to shove it down everyone's throut and then once someone says something of the line of "Thanks for spoiling it, I did not want to know it" those few people make up excuses why it's fine that they spoiled the ones who didn't, going with "It's not about the surprise, it's about seeing it" or "But it's already confirmed so why does it matter?".
I am not saying that every single one of them is like that, but some of them are that selfish that it's okay for them to spoil others. Recently I unsubbed from someone because the majority of his content became leak/rumour video's that I was just like "I may return, but for now I am done with you" because I got bored of them.
Even with the Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope DLC, it was all over the place, every single year I was really hoping for a reveal to a 2nd Mario + Rabbids game (or any Nintendo IP + Rabbids game), it was always in my top 5 games that I wanted to see, and then hours before the Ubisoft Forward it got leaked. Honestly, it would've gotten a genuin reaction out of me, but instead I was just waiting for the trailer because it was all over the internet, I was still really excited to see it but I wonder what my reaction would've been if it wasn't leaked.
So yeah, long story short, I am very anti leak/rumour.
It won’t stop sites like NLife from posting leaks and potential leaks/rumours regardless. Just like a comments section, they all want to be “first!”
E3 events are commercials to sell you games. I don't really get people whining about being 'spoiled'.
Personal preferences can vary on the topic, and a media blackout is always a choice, but as a website, you should report on the leaks (with spoiler warning, preferrably). After all, as Orwell said:
“Journalism is printing what someone else does not want published; everything else is public relations.”
@Clammy well Microsoft just announced like 20 major games for Xbox. It was a prediction based on Nintendo's slow pace of past few years. And yeah i'm sad i was right. It was a very poor showcase
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