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This is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things




I see that I am an extremely rare individual these days, in that I actually like surprises in my games from time to time. Surprises can be fun! Well, with the most recent leak of the Smash Brothers roster we have all had yet another opportunity for a surprise stripped away from us. To put it into perspective for those who cannot follow my line of thinking, remember when you found out that Magus was playable in Chrono Trigger? Remember that time in Jet Set Radio future when you somehow unlocked the GG’s dog as a playable character? Those kinds of surprises were why you played the games! This kind of surprise is basically dead thanks to the inevitability of these leaks brought on by the internet and its role in our society.

In all seriousness, the guy who did this is beyond screwed. When/if he is found by the Nintendo Secret Police he will be fired and probably fed to sharks. When you sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) you are under the threat of severe penalty for running your mouth to the wrong group of people. The likely scenario of what is going to happen is that he/she will be fired (least of their worries) , sued straight into oblivion, and blacklisted in the industry. While many people are happy to receive this info, it was an extremely poor decision to leak it and this individual’s life is about to be miserable long term for 15 minutes of internet fame.

Spoilers below the break.

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Smash Brothers Leak Videos Pulled From Youtube


YouTube has apparently yanked the videos that surfaced early this morning of 3DS Smash.  The videos featured 2 new characters, in action, and looked pretty legit.  The original leak came from a poster on 4Chan claiming to have the final roster and was heavily scrutinized by the Smash community.  That same poster followed up with the videos today.  If you go look at /r/SmashBros right now, you should be able to get the lowdown on what characters were leaked and the arguments for real and fake, however given the video evidence at this point chances are this is the real deal.  I won’t post it here because I am disappointed in myself for looking.  The game comes out in Japan in less than 3 weeks (9/13) so we shouldn’t have to wait long to find out.