Sessler's Soapbox: Plug That Leak

Posted: August 30, 2010
Sessler's Soapbox: Plug That Leak
Adam talks about the bizarre phenomenon of of information leaks in the gaming industry.

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  • egoless

    How can you, on the one hand, continue this crusade of hate against announcing things when it's time, and then on the other, cry a river when something like Bioshock Infinite is announced over a year in advance? Stop arguing both sides.

    Posted: August 31, 2010 8:37 PM
  • AngelsandDemons

    Could have said this in one minute.....started rambling like crazy at 4 mins...would have rather heard your take on G4's sudden take on the sexist Metroid debate in the shadows of other titles that didn't draw the same criticism.

    Posted: August 31, 2010 7:19 PM
  • kings_legacy

    The only reason I'm getting Rock Band 3 is because it actually as a guitar that can teach you the basics of music.

    Posted: August 31, 2010 7:09 PM
  • Funk_Doc

    So who gets the job of playing the games behind you. Interns? "Hey you over there I need you to just keep pressing play on the video and the other guy to play Rock Band and try not to make loud clicky sounds while Adam is talking." Next time have a guy play the drum track while Adam is talking haha.

    Posted: August 31, 2010 6:48 PM
  • San_Pato

    Hey all you hackers, instead of stealing games before they are released do something we'd all appreciate and shut down these spammers that seem to be flooding the comment sections more and more on this site.

    Posted: August 31, 2010 6:18 PM
  • WildfireFox

    This really didn't need 6 minutes to say.

    Posted: August 31, 2010 6:10 PM
  • Zer01

    why would Adam have to worry about the dubious origins of where a game came from, I bet he gets all the games released for free.

    Posted: August 31, 2010 5:27 PM
  • HeroBeGone

    Didn't the same sort of thing happen with half life 2?

    Posted: August 31, 2010 5:15 PM
  • deatheagle

    Left screen behind adam fails at rock band the first 2 mins

    Posted: August 31, 2010 4:47 PM
  • Nightshade386

    I'd argue that the same culture exists in the mainstream media, particularly in relation to politics.

    Posted: August 31, 2010 4:47 PM
  • Malapropism

    correct me if i'm wrong, but the line 'lets all just grow up' seemed to be directed at the person who hacked into microsoft and got the copy of halo,

    well what could be more grown up than using your accumulated knowledge to gain access to materials and then to share them with other people?

    Posted: August 31, 2010 4:19 PM
  • nightsnipe

    its so annoying how many times and places people have ruined the Reach Campaign for me. Im pretty sure I know how it ends but I just in denial and hope that At least its a hell of an adventure getting there

    Posted: August 31, 2010 4:06 PM
  • dreamkun

    it's kind of a balance thing they did pour a lot of time into their work but i like to think in the end the devs who care really care about their game are the ones who win. there will always be people who are in it for the money, when it comes to something popular. It's the ones who really care about it that remind us why we like it in the first place.

    Posted: August 31, 2010 4:05 PM
  • Bass.EXE

    Yeah, there are lots of leaks in the video game industry, but there's also a lot of unnecessary secrecy. Why do people try to hide their games? Movies will announce their release date 3 or 4 years ahead of time. The Green Lantern movie isn't even out yet, but the sequel has already been announced. But with games, it's just "Hey, we're not confirming or denying a sequel. Don't believe those rumors..." It just seems silly to me. If you want to develop a game for a year or two before announcing it to the public, I highly doubt you'll make it without a leak. Especially if it's a high-profile game. Everyone on the dev team wants to tell their buddies what they're doing, I'm sure, and then it just spreads and spreads

    Posted: August 31, 2010 4:04 PM
  • Thogin

    ADAM!!!! Yahoo.... i think game developers are in a much higher risk zone when it comes to leaking information about a game if they know is not a good one. I believe it was discussed on Feedback before.

    But I agree with you, if they made your job easier, then we the bigger community will gain.

    Aren't you going to be on vacation Adam?? Why are you still WORKING!!

    Thanks for the Plug

    Posted: August 31, 2010 3:59 PM
  • Don1Knows1Best

    Yes, Adam; you're right about it all. Especially the part where all of this leaking is due to video games entering the realm of mainstream media. Its just 1 con to the innumerable pros that comes with this new found popularity. And lets not forget the pendulum continues swinging. Simply because right now game developers are spending a lot more time worrying about what will sell rather than what is fun to play, but we will hit a stopping point and the pendulum will swing back. And I believe its happening with these XBLA and PSN downloadable games. But my real question is, is it really wrong for developers to continue pushing out games simply to sell? Because isn't it our fault if we buy something stupid? We all bought furbies, and they were really, really effing stupid.

    P.S. Feedback is my downright favorite way to spend company time! :)

    Posted: August 31, 2010 3:51 PM
  • Deidare

    I can really say that if games are heading into the money marketing way, will be so POed. Games have been, and always will be, a means of expressing an idea; one that is hopefully fun to play! And it s sad to see game publishers, and even some developers heading towards the money, rather than the fans and "the art". Long live the imaginative developers

    Posted: August 31, 2010 3:33 PM
  • linc77

    how the heck would you even get a copy of reach? CIA should find this guy and hire him

    Posted: August 31, 2010 3:22 PM
  • Fipps

    Video games may have some quirky relationships with press release, but I think the music industry is plagued with the biggest leak problem. Almost all new albums are leaked weeks, sometimes even months, before their retail/download date.

    Posted: August 31, 2010 3:21 PM
  • bubman237

    Would it fall to game publishers or gaming media or both to push for more of a junket style forum for revealing videogames? I agree that it is very ridiculous to "NOT" announce a game that most people already know will eventually be released ex. Castlevania, Resident Evil. I do see the videogame industry becoming a little more Hollywood with their release calendars. I've seen many publishers announce games like Bioshock: Infinite and Final Fantasy Versus XIII but have a release date sometimes years into the future. That seems like a movie industry move.

    With regards to game media exclusivity, my opinion is that I'll go to a website for the article but I stay at that website for the writing. I like the G4 writers which is why I continue to come to the site and network. Adam's intellectual, Abbie is blunt, and Matt's thorough. Exclusivity on G4 doesn't matter to me, I'll keep coming back.

    Posted: August 31, 2010 3:21 PM