It turns out that a Twitter account called TheRealInsider, the latest in a group of leaks pretending to be in the gaming industry, was actually run by YouTuber Dan Allen Gaming. The account convinced many in the scene that this was the real deal after thorough teasing that New Assassin’s Creed Games would be revealed at the Ubisoft game show in 2022.. But now it looks like Allen was just leaking embargo, privileged information he received as an influencer. “I apologize to everyone for my actions,” he wrote on Twitter before deleting both accounts.
Allen has 189,000 subscribers on his YouTube channel where he publishes guides, interviews with voice actors and features everything from Multiversus down Ring of Elden. No one suspected him of secretly leaking industry marketing material he received under the embargo until he accidentally someone who asked TheRealInsider a question on Twitter as his main one answered Dan Allen’s player account. After that, BloombergJason Schreier looked at previous tweets from both accounts and found there was a lot of overlap.
“If that’s legal – and by browsing both accounts they certainly seem to be tweeting about the same games at about the same time – that would explain how this would”a true initiate he knew AC codenames, “Schreier wrote in a commentary on Discord. “Sam broke the embargo.”
But people didn’t have to speculate for long. Allen soon admitted it and published an apology. “I apologize to everyone for my actions,” he proclaimed. “I am ashamed and disappointed with myself. I will take the time to reflect on my bad decisions that will never be repeated again. To everyone who has supported me over the years, really [sic] sorry to let you down.
There is a difference between when a journalist discovers information that he or she believes is of interest to the public and presents it to the world, and when an individual agrees to an embargo or NDA, and the company shares the information, assuming details are not released until a specified date and time.
TheRealInsider’s greatest claim to fame there was a Ubisoft leakteasing a Japanese open world RPG game called Project Red and a few others The Creed of the Assassins matches four days before the official presentation and before they have been reported by Try HardGuides and later the same day Bloomberg. As Stephen Totilo. Axios draws attention, it was the same day Ubisoft informed the press about the presentation (my box did not participate). More often, however, the account teased upcoming things, such as hands-on previews, like in the case of Square Enix Foretold. This story recently made TheRealInsider one of the devices Gaming Leaks and Rumors subreddita popular waterhole where fans can speculate on upcoming releases based on industry reports and, more often, random tweets.
Allen’s hike comes within a week of the massif Grand Theft Auto VI leak and Nintendo Direct, where many rumors once again failed to materialize. This is a spur to relaunch the debate on the value and ethics of leaking gaming industry secrets that could operate in a range from which the next Fall whether the studio abuses its employees. Lots of people are fed up with rumors and developers and marketers understandably aren’t fans of how their work is discussed on the Internet beyond their control, especially when it involves incomplete or inaccurate information. Does that mean it will end soon? Consider me questionable.
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As it happened, the first source of information about TheRealInsider was a new publication by industry insider Tom Henderson, entitled “What else, Confidential Games. While some were critical of the name, even quoted on the news page where sources are encouraged to “become insiders” by contact, the site broke down immediately after yesterday’s launch when too many people tried to visit it simultaneously. Answered one visible fan“Fuck criticism, see you inside.”