NextGN writes: "We thought it was a good idea at the time. We thought we were doing the right thing for the gamers. We were wrong. We hope that the leak of this video does more good than bad. Our sincerest apologies."
Mr. Eskimo, you made my month by leaking that video despite it being crappy quality. It not spoil anything for me, if anything it just got me extremely hyped. I really hope Sony don't come down on you too hard. This leak could not have come at a better time. People will want PlayStation 3's for Xmas now! Though I am sure some site like IGN, GameSpot or Eurogamer is probably really pissed off because they bought the rights to exclusively show this footage. Tell you what though. These kind of leaks do more hype then some planned PR revealings. Kudos to you man. You have my support.
yeah its awesome I agree with this video =) Eskimo sacrificed himself for us gamers! we should unite and protect him! he did it for US! AREN'T WE HAPPY HE DID IT?! YEAH! SHOULD HE SUFFER?! MAYBE.... I guess, but hey, thanks for taking the hit eskimo! keep it up! just don't leak one of the most hyped games coming xD
I agree, one of the reasons why I was so hyped for KZ2 was because GG posted TONS of videos, pictures, interviews prior to release. I knew so much about the game and I just wanted nothing more than to get my hands on it! This time around they are keeping everything so locked down, we keep seeing the same damn videos from the same maps and have nothing to excite us. This video was awesome and it got me pumped for KZ3's release!
APOLOGY>??????????????????? ??? Stop. Getting. Hits.
I'm sorry??..... what a pussy, real men don't apologize. I'm not sorry you did it thanks dude! : ) here's the video in question 720p http://www.megaupload.com/?...
You know.. Im starting to think it was planned by Sony as well as this video.
I'm kinda thinking the same, although this seems to be very serious. I'm also thankful to him for leaking this footage, but if it's gonna endanger his career as a games journalist, maybe he shouldn't have done it. Anyway, see you at the battlefield. :)
Tisk tisk NextGN...What did I tell you?
Are they talking about that video here... http://www.gametrailers.com... BTW if you dont want to spoil yourself than try to resist EDIT: LOL it is his video i heard the cat at 4:32 LOL
Yeah, that's the vid. You can tell by the television and those game boxes beside it. Also, the cat. LOL
OMG its loose! =O haha, eskimo really leaked this =P no way of containing it now =)
Reminds me of Resistance 2.
I can wait. I'm sure it will be much more mine blowing when I play it for myself.
I think the arrow on his shirt should be facing up.
A little bit unnecessary. The guy is obviously under a lot of fire from Sony. He is giving himself enough strife as it is. If you watched the video and enjoyed it you should be thanking him. If you thought the leak was stupid off him then you should agree with his statement in this video.
Yeh, takes balls to just come out like that and confess to leaking the video. It sucks that he got in trouble... that video really just got me more excited. As soon as I saw this video I decided to buy a new PS3 so that I can play online with my little brother.
***If you watched the video and enjoyed it you should be thanking him.*** Why should we be thanking him? Because he did something wrong? Because he caused issues for the already delicate PR schedules that others have to maintain and rely upon? Because he said he was sorry for doing something wrong? I really don't see any reason to thank him, but I do at least respect him a little more than if he hadn't said he was sorry for the leak. I think a lot of people here need to understand that the underdog who leaks something without permission isn't the good guy fighting the man, he's the guy costing people time and money. Perhaps if people worked in the industry of video game PR and/or Gaming Site ad revenue management, they'd understand it a bit better. No matter what, he did something wrong, and I'm happy he's taking the blame where it is due. It's going to be hard to have a big reveal after this, which is what the PR rely upon when their game is close to or at release. *** Can Sony sue him? *** Not really, but being blacklisted for life is kind of a huge thing for these type of sites. Sony can go so far as to deny them any rights to post official videos and content (including game logos and screenshots; they can still link to them on YouTube and similar sites, though).
Can Sony sue him?
"I think a lot of people here need to understand that the underdog who leaks something without permission isn't the good guy fighting the man, he's the guy costing people time and money" Sometimes that works for you and sometimes it works against you. In this case, it likely worked against Sony. It's just a reality that every company has to deal with. Is piracy bad? Sure! Are cheaters bad? Sure! My point being, do I feel sorry for Sony? Nope. It is part of business and Sony likely considered that scenario anyhow. If they were that concerned, they would have kept it under tighter lid.
There should be an amount of respect when it comes to coverage. Even if it's just for the hits. The company has the right to bring it's own hype by itself. I'd rather GG games reveal this openly as opposed to "leaks". Case-in-point, reaction for TLG at E3 wasn't apparent ever since that "leak". Because of that, I don't condone this type of behavior - HOWEVER, I'd put up with this rather than the amount of ridiculous flamebait articles plaguing the gaming industry. -End of Line
It's OK. Insults are welcome. I deserve them after this epic fail. :)
@Facelike Being a gay gamer I resent that comment and find it offensive. You are using the term "gay" as it's a negative. @FiLTHY ESKiMO You don't deserve to be insulted for sharing this with the gamers. I highly respect your for that. All these so called journalists from other sites think they are above the devout gamers because they get to play and experience this stuff. They write about how awesome their experience was and you just plain and simply show us. Gamers and journalists are equals! Actually gamers > journalists. We buy our own friggen games! Also, you shouldn't consider a gay being an insult.
@Filthy Eskimo who knows man maybe this was a good thing for sony it might encourage more people to buy a ps3 just to play this game.I know my friend is cuz he just bak from iraq and he hadn't heard anything about Killzone 3 and as soon as i told him he flipped out lol.
Speaking as a Killzone 3 fan THANK YOU for the leak. ;)
It's good knowing about the game, but I don't think it would have mattered to wait a month on the info, it's not like we get to play it anytime soon. I guess now I have an extra month to tell prospective PS3 buyers that KZ3 will have co op. So I don't think too much dmg was done, Guerrilas next showing of the game might be seen as less of a shock to the media with the cat out of the bag. It seems like Sony was planning on starting 2011 with a bang.
thx u eskimo =) u gonna get hell cuz of this.. so, be strong and endure it i hope you can keep working as a journalist after this is forgotten and seriously .. thx u.. the snow footage from kz3 was getting really old.. and i was kinda forgetting about the game you brought it back to life for a another few months now =)
@ facelike: I didn't even notice the writing on the shirt, but when I did, I wanted to say two things about your comment. That was extremely rude, really. I laughed my fanny off. Now I need to get it repaired.
You know, if you really wanted to apologize, you'd be showing the footage in the background. The snowman thing is cool and all, but just saying...
On the one hand ... I'm glad I got to see it. I confirmed my decision to include Killzone 3 in my Collection once I have a PS3. And it got a lot of people pumped up for the game. But ... On the other hand, imagine the surprise everyone would've gotten had they not known about this boss. Kind of like Halo 3, we knew we'd get to fight a scarab, but TWO scarabs at the same time? That's the kind of "HOLY CRAP" moment I'm thinking Sony and GG wanted, and NextGN ruined it (sort of). Filthy Eskimo and NextGN sinned, and now, they must pay the penalty for it. I'm pretty sure he's apologizing because they've been blacklisted. Actually, let me rephrase that. It would not surprise me if he's apologizing because they've been blacklisted or are being threatened with being blacklisted.
I havent played Halo 3 yet, and now you have spoilt it for me. I want an apology on video for me, If filthy eskimo had the stones to do it then maybe you should follow his example. Lol only kidding I never even want to play Halo
Integrity. Rare, especially at N4G. Bravo, sir. I think your average N4G blogger would have just ignored an angry reaction from all parties involved, much like PlayStation LifeStyle after they destroyed Sony's Last Guardian E3 reveal to the point that Fumito Ueda even made a public response about the site's motives.
Think it has more to do with pissing off Sony, who were kind enough to give him access and how that's become a mistake. That if he had been simply dismissive he'd certainly lose it.
Only if the game was any good...
LOL. I'm going to enjoy watching you get raped. Sayonara.
sayonara* sorry, I can't help myself sometimes. Can't wait for Feb...
You obviously do ;soaking up every bit of KZ3 info you can.
@fail-station3 you just mad cuz microsoft only has halo and gears of war 3 and that shovelware next year where as sony has a strong year coming up.And your a troll joined 6 min ago you make me laugh.
Hahah, stealth edit. Fail.
OOooooh I am so wound up :D Oh wait I think your mum is calling your for dinner, hop along little boy. I was going to wait for a while for KZ3 to drop in price but after seeing that video, pre-ordered it, that looks insane! Don't get me wrong I love KZ3, in the beta myself but it wasn't on my priority day one list...until now.
another alt account made today. possibly the same 14 year old kid who made all the forza accounts that were banned. destroy this account. I give it 3 days of life before he moves on. *ignored and debubbled*
They sued my ass for another leak..... Its a Gas leak! xD Lmao, that made my morning. ^^ But in all seriousness i can't really say i know what your going through. All i can really say is i'm sure it sucks. Dont let it get you to down. That video was awesome, in spite of the quality, and i am now more pumped then ever. Things may look like they will never get better, but not to worry, theres always a silver lining.
Great job in the video. A nice "behind the scenes" look at what's going on. I hope it turns out for the best...
We needed a hit of something and filthy supplied it, dont blame yourself mate. The game release is only 2 months away, and its not like you revealed their biggest E3 reveal a month early LOL. As people said you probably effed up another sites exclusivity but to be honest all major gaming sites are now so WORTHLESS you did everyone a favour.
I had stopped watching the video soon as I understood it was a major set-piece. I'm trying to forget the images as I'm typing this. Seeing such set-pieces before I play the game really screws the WTF moments of the game. I had it happen to me at uncharted 2. So many awesome moments ruined by having seen them earlier, even through official trailers. And god damn video reviews, don't watch them AT ALL. So many visual spoilers. Movie reviews in video form do it much better, but currently, video reviewers of games think they should cram all the best pieces of the game and comment on it, rather than talk about the gameplay. Therefore, I'll refrain from watching such videos.
Watch out for FBI agents knocking on your door!
Thanks for being a martyr, i really enjoyed the vid. Wish i could have seen more. Fu*k SCEE and the Butthurt website, I don't pity them at all. Just MY opinion.
Honestly though, real game journalists have a hard enough time getting any info at all from game developers because devs are afraid of things like this happening. Most info is realesed with an eye-dropper and more and more devs are starting to show game updates and tests behind closed doors after the viewers have signed wave after wave of "keep your mouth shut" forms. These kind of stunts hurt everyone. If these individuals arn't slapped with a lawsuit then expect them to never see preview content from Sony again. If Microsoft and Nintendo are paying attention, they won't trust these guys either.
well i am glad i seen that footage because i was thinking of switching my preorder,yeah i know stupid idea But the reason i wanted to do that is because i didnt enjoy kz2 multi player because of spawn camping,bad gameplay,feeling like im running around the a 90 pound machine gun shooting rubber bullets,pisses me off and every time i play it i end up turning it off and puting bfbc2 in my ps3,i only wish i got in the beta to try kz3 for my self..but after seeing that boss fight i was sold and im keeping my preorder just hope the gameplay is fixed to make it more enjoyable.(looks like it has been fixed but i got to try it for my self)
This guy needs some pu$$y, and I don't mean the cat.
The good is that it creates hype for the game. The bad is that the leaked video contains some big potential spoilers that i wont mention. I think he should be punished but at least not that much considering he admitted that he leaked the video and that has to take some balls.
KILLZONE 3 RULES!
As if you didn't know what you were doing was wrong. You have to respect the legal implications of getting preview footy and whatnot. Don't be a jackass.
lol if he was sry why hide your face this is a joke
It's just a thing. Not hiding my face by any means. The gas mask is associated with everything I do in the creative industry - music, movies and games, of course. :)
Is this you unmasked? If so, why aren't you wearing a gas mask then? Isn't that film and music related. Love google. All I had to search for was filthy eskimo. LOL.
I think he should be given a lot of flak for his actions and his site should also suffer, I mean there is no two ways, he will gain hits as long as people keep talking about it and posting here, he is prolly laughing watching this stupid video, that he could have just posted on his site and NOT on N4G, getting tons of comments and heat which inturn bring hits. As someone mentioned it is very destructive to SCEE and SCEA's PR practices. He received the preview disc as well as the Debug unit he played it on by earning the trust and catching the eye of Sony's Playstation division. This type of situation can ruin that trust and ruin relations as a whole with companies closely tied to or apart of the same PR Firm that Sony uses as well as spread throughout. When a site leaks info of this magnitude they have to understand what they are doing and who they are a effecting and what can happen if they lie and are found out. I think this is just the beginnings of something bigger for NextGN if they are not too careful and don't come to an agreement with Sony and their partners. I would also like to add it took a lot of guts to come out and admit he leaked it as he put it all on the table.
@ShadyDevil, I agree mostly with everything you just said there except for that whole N4G nonsense. You know how many hits N4G generates even though you headline the main page? This post has nothing to do with hits. I posted here, at N4G, simple because it has a great community of gamers. As for the rest. We messed up big time. The game play footage wasn't supposed to be leaked. It was a stupid late night decision that was the result of no sleep and high levels of stress. Leaking the video certainly didn't help my cause. However, you are spot on with your argument. I regret leaking the video. I wish there was an undo button for the Internet. @LittleBigHalo, Yes. That's me. This was before the Collective was formed. I have always used FiLTHY ESKiMO as a name though. It's my everything. :)
I'm just glad I saw and DL'd the video. I could not give a shit about anything else.
I didn't know it was a bad idea in first place. I think it was meant to be. I think we were meant to be. I love you, Killzone.
attention seeking geek.
His mother is probably standing off camera making him do this.
Sony are not stupid. They know this is great for them even if it was a leak. Less is more. It may have been poor footage but was clear enough to show the quality of the game and just keep the interest up. At the end of the day that's what the market is about these days. Sony get help from a cheap video , MS splash 500 million dollars, it's the same thing. It's all about traffic and what's being talked about.
Lol even the cat hates him! Im kidding dude this got me so hyped I just cannot wait I hope there is a midnight release
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