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Update: Ubisoft has released a statement aimed at a YouTuber who broke restrictions on an alter-ego’s Twitter account before being caught. Dan Allen Gaming went undercover on social media as TheRealInsider, leaking sensitive information he kept secret as part of his YouTube channel. Much of the information in it was restricted, and not for public consumption until a date pre-agreed with the publisher.

Some of this information includes the announcement of Assassin’s Creed Mirage, which was to be revealed during one Ubisoft Forward Live broadcast. In a statement, the spokesperson of the French publisher said Eurogamer.net that it “takes these matters seriously”.

“We routinely provide access and information to our games under NDA to trusted partners,” the statement said. “When that trust is compromised, or information is leaked by someone, it cannot Not only is it detrimental and frustrating for our teams, but it also takes away from an exciting revelatory moment and experience for our players. While we will not speak on an individual matter, we take these matters seriously and manage accordingly. will do

If it is indeed true that Dan Allen Gaming signed an NDA, which is a legally binding agreement that prevents the details from being revealed before a pre-arranged time, we doubt he’ll find out ASAP. A handful of lawyers may need to be hired.


Original story: Video game “insider” culture has exploded in recent years. With the industry becoming increasingly secretive, enthusiasts have turned their attention to rumormongers, who tease them with information about upcoming games. This presents a huge challenge for sites like ours: a lot of the intel is dubious at best, but with fans hanging on to every word from these accounts, we often have to get to the bottom of a lot of its inaccuracies. is needed Speculation

An account that recently emerged by the name of TheRealInsider has amassed a huge following after successfully leaking Assassin’s Creed Mirage, the latest game in Ubisoft’s stealth sandbox series. The French publisher was forced to come out and confirm the title earlier than planned Ubisoft Forward showcase, promising that more details will be revealed during the livestream. However, it turns out that the so-called “insider” was just a YouTuber breaking the ban.

Dan Allen Gaming, an Australian account with nearly 200k subscribers, was invited to preview the latest games from Ubisoft. However, instead of respecting the ban like his peers, he decided to leak the information on his alter-ego TheRealInsider’s account. she was exposed After forgetting to change the Twitter handle before replying to a follower, and things slowly unraveled from there. After initially refusing the job, Additional evidence emerged.

YouTuber has since a Traditional apology video, in which he owns everything. He admits that not all of his rumors were based on classified information; He posted about Metal Gear Solid and Silent Hill, for example, which he believed was – in his own words – “bullsh*t”. As far as why He did this despite already having a successful YouTube channel with good industry connections, saying he did it all for “dominance”.

It’s another sobering reminder of why internal culture is a problem. While we don’t expect that to stop fans from hanging on to the words of the next big social media account, we hardly expect it to give gamers pause before believing everything they read on Twitter. The reality is that many of these rumor mongers are chasing the dopamine drip of social media fame.

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