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They are worse than CNN.



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I've noticed the most legit "leakers" are usually the ones that stick to the shadows, and never actually post the information themselves, take for example when the box art for Titanfall, and lots of details including the grappling hook, that was told to a mod of the Titanfall subreddit weeks before he posted it, and it was legit pre-release details including physical proof, which all turned out to be true.

Yet these attention whores basically just half ass their announcements and keep watch over other rumours then make quick adjustments to their announced rumours if it looks more or less likely that what they said will be sort of true.

Once you fall for the trap of making up scenarios of how they could just be "mistaken" you end up a shill for a liar.



Those weren't the only rumors, and there are many that turned out to be correct and others that can still be revealed at later events. So far, the only stuff that has been definitely wrong has been the timing of titles. I'd advice looking over all the rumors from those three sources. This thread is making me wish I wrote up that post summarizing all the rumors, including last minute changes such as one of the rumored ports turning out to be a sequel (Splatoon 2)



NATO said:
jason1637 said:

Not all. She got many things right like hybrid, Voice acting, etc.

Broken clocks right twice a day.

Emily Rogers correctly reported the following over a month before the Switch was even revealed:

 

It would be region free

Nvidia chip would be custom

6.2 inch capacitive touchscreen at 720p 

32 gigs of internal storage

Right analog stick below face buttons

Crappy battery life

Unreal 4 support

That's not being right twice a day. That's just being right.

She also correctly stated that Mario Kart 8 would have a revamped battle mode, new characters, and courses 

https://arcadegirl64.wordpress.com/2016/09/02/rumor-what-should-we-expect-from-the-final-nx-product/#more-10516

Laura Kate Dale, meanwhile, was correct about:

Micro SD card under the kickstand 

Advanced force feedback

Motion control

IR sensor on the bottom of the controller

The existence of a share button.

http://letsplayvideogames.com/2016/08/report-detatchable-nx-controllers-support-motion-control-and-force-feedback/

http://letsplayvideogames.com/2016/12/switch-patents-seemingly-confirm-a-bunch-of-our-reports/

She also corrected herself regarding Splatoon being an enhanced port a few days before the event, and said that she felt Mario was likely being delayed due to Zelda hitting its launch.

This isn't a full work up of all the rumors she got all or partially right, or the rumors that still have plenty of time to be right between now and E3.

They weren't really correct about launch titles, but let's not act like they got nothing right. They got a LOT right. You can argue some of it is obvious and easy to "guess", but this details were way too detailed and consistently correct to have all just been educated guesses. They were not.

And as for Eurogamer, well...they correctly leaked the entire Switch concept back in July. I would say they also have a pretty solid track record here. 



jason1637 said:
StarOcean said:
Told you all that she was full of shit. No one believed me

Not all. She got many things right like hybrid, Voice acting, etc.

She stole those from 4Chan rumors



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nuckles87 said:
NATO said:

Broken clocks right twice a day.

Emily Rogers correctly reported the following over a month before the Switch was even revealed:

 

 

http://letsplayvideogames.com/2016/08/report-detatchable-nx-controllers-support-motion-control-and-force-feedback/

http://letsplayvideogames.com/2016/12/switch-patents-seemingly-confirm-a-bunch-of-our-reports/

She also corrected herself regarding Splatoon being an enhanced port a few days before the event, and said that she felt Mario was likely being delayed due to Zelda hitting its launch.

This isn't a full work up of all the rumors she got all or partially right, or the rumors that still have plenty of time to be right between now and E3.

They weren't really correct about launch titles, but let's not act like they got nothing right. They got a LOT right. You can argue some of it is obvious and easy to "guess", but this details were way too detailed and consistently correct to have all just been educated guesses. They were not.

And as for Eurogamer, well...they correctly leaked the entire Switch concept back in July. I would say they also have a pretty solid track record here. 

It would be region free

Nvidia chip would be custom

6.2 inch capacitive touchscreen at 720p 

32 gigs of internal storage

Right analog stick below face buttons

Crappy battery life

Unreal 4 support

She also correctly stated that Mario Kart 8 would have a revamped battle mode, new characters, and courses 

https://arcadegirl64.wordpress.com/2016/09/02/rumor-what-should-we-expect-from-the-final-nx-product/#more-10516

Laura Kate Dale, meanwhile, was correct about:

Micro SD card under the kickstand 

Advanced force feedback

Motion control

IR sensor on the bottom of the controller

The existence of a share button.

 

I struck through all of the stuff that could be easily guessed.  Things like crappy battery life, which would be obvious or that Nintendo would be using a custom chip as they've done for pretty much every system.  

Laura at least got some things right that were specific enough to be impressive.  



StarOcean said:
jason1637 said:

Not all. She got many things right like hybrid, Voice acting, etc.

She stole those from 4Chan rumors

Link?



jason1637 said:
StarOcean said:

She stole those from 4Chan rumors

Link?

I've gone over disproving Emily so many times I cannot be bothered to link you to anything. If you want evidence go back to my older posts in other threads about her. 



JWeinCom said:
nuckles87 said:

Emily Rogers correctly reported the following over a month before the Switch was even revealed:

 

 

http://letsplayvideogames.com/2016/08/report-detatchable-nx-controllers-support-motion-control-and-force-feedback/

http://letsplayvideogames.com/2016/12/switch-patents-seemingly-confirm-a-bunch-of-our-reports/

She also corrected herself regarding Splatoon being an enhanced port a few days before the event, and said that she felt Mario was likely being delayed due to Zelda hitting its launch.

This isn't a full work up of all the rumors she got all or partially right, or the rumors that still have plenty of time to be right between now and E3.

They weren't really correct about launch titles, but let's not act like they got nothing right. They got a LOT right. You can argue some of it is obvious and easy to "guess", but this details were way too detailed and consistently correct to have all just been educated guesses. They were not.

And as for Eurogamer, well...they correctly leaked the entire Switch concept back in July. I would say they also have a pretty solid track record here. 

It would be region free

Nvidia chip would be custom

6.2 inch capacitive touchscreen at 720p 

32 gigs of internal storage

Right analog stick below face buttons

Crappy battery life

Unreal 4 support

She also correctly stated that Mario Kart 8 would have a revamped battle mode, new characters, and courses 

https://arcadegirl64.wordpress.com/2016/09/02/rumor-what-should-we-expect-from-the-final-nx-product/#more-10516

Laura Kate Dale, meanwhile, was correct about:

Micro SD card under the kickstand 

Advanced force feedback

Motion control

IR sensor on the bottom of the controller

The existence of a share button.

 

I struck through all of the stuff that could be easily guessed.  Things like crappy battery life, which would be obvious or that Nintendo would be using a custom chip as they've done for pretty much every system.  

Laura at least got some things right that were specific enough to be impressive.  

First of all, the Nvidia rumor came from May, before anyone else was saying they were even involved. I wasn't JUST referring to the fact that it was custom. Secondly, they didn't only nail the crappy battery life, they nailed the lower part of its range at 3 hours. Thirdly, Kate not only correctly reported the Share button, but also its presence on the controller.

And finally....it's one thing guessing a load of hardware and software features, and getting a few right. It is quite another to KNOW the hardware features, report them and get them ALL right. As I pointed out in my post, that is the difference between lucky guesses and actually knowing what you're talking about. And these two clearly knew what they were talking about in these instances. They didn't get a single hardware feature wrong. They didn't get a single thing about Mario Kart's enhancements wrong so far (Emily also revealed exact numbers for the new content, which Nintendo has not confirmed yet). 

They got launch titles sort of wrong. I say sort of, because Dale said she was hearing conflicting reports about Skyrim, heard the Rabbids RPG might get knocked to September, and believed the Mario game was more likely to be delayed now that Zelda was making launch. Even said one game she originally reported to be a port was actually likely a sequel. 



Just a little bump to remind people how Emily Rogers and Eurogamer were wrong about most of their "leaks"/rumors.