N4G is a fun place at the moment. So many people willing to believe anything if it puts something in a negative or positive light depending on their console bend. This is that time of a console generation where PR runs rampant. Just before the start when rumours, leaks, and "insider sources" start spreading around like wildfire.
At the center of it all, the fanboys willing to immediately believe whatever supports their preference or "destroys" the opposition. Like today for example. How many Xbox One fanboys pounced on a rumour about exactly how much RAM is going to be available for use on the PS4 for games? I'll tell you. EVERY SINGLE ONE! Why? Because Microsoft have made such a terrible PR disaster of the Xbox One, that the fanboys will jump on anything even slightly good for the Xbox One or slightly bad for the PS4.
Digital Foundry is making claims they can't back up. As long as they hide behind anonymous sources that say different things, they may as well have not posted anything at all because the information is equivalent to no information at all. We all know WHY they did it though. For the hits. But barring all the common sense reasons they are more than likely wrong, their article served its purpose.
As soon as there was even a hint of the PS4 even having one byte less RAM available for games than the Xbox One, the Xbox One fanboys were ready to jump on that like a flea on a dog. They didn't care about no fancy ability like reading. All they needed to see was a number that was less than the Xbox One's number and the word RAM next to, or before, that number and they immediately felt a sense of vindication and proceeded to bust out the Haw Haw's.
This is all with good reason though. You can't actually completely blame the fanboys here. You see, Microsoft have been failing the fanboys left right and center. Microsoft have been disingenuous, absentminded, non-committed, and have turned the Xbox One into a PR pancake. They have been hurriedly trying to play catch up that they just look foolish. Every new policy they backtrack on is a good move on paper, but the reason they did it has nothing to do with any kind of respect for the gaming community.
So when the world was looking towards Sony and the PS4 and seeing nothing but good things and showering it with praise, the Xbox One was over in a dark corner with only the buzzwords of "vision" and "future" to keep it company; its fanboys defending the indefensible.
Here's the thing to remember though. Anonymous sources can literally be anyone. Anonymously given information can literally be anything. Just because you want to have a justification for your preference is no reason to throw out any common sense you may have left out the window. I can easily come up with an article that says that my brother-in-law's best friend's cousin works with a girl whose boyfriend has a job at Sony and he said that the PS4 is actually coming out with 16GB of GDDR6 RAM and call it "insider sources."
Before pouncing on something just because you want to feel a sense of vindication and justification, use that all too rare super power known as Common Sense. Also ask yourself the question of why you need to have that vindication and justification if everything was allegedly perfect beforehand.
**EDIT** In the interest of balance, I will stick to my word about the inclusion of anything that portrays the opposite end of the spectrum. For example, the Sony fanboys that are now making the claim "we didn't need that much RAM" after having given the Xbox One fanboys a hard time with their own "Ha Ha, we have 7GB of RAM and you only have 5." What is important to note is that the 7GB thing was also a rumour started by an alleged PS4 developer.
So there we have a developer, anonymous of course, stating that 1GB of RAM was locked off from them for the OS. However, what isn't made clear is if the developer in question was making that statement for when all developers thought the PS4 only had 4GB of RAM as Sony gave out dev kits that only had 4GB of RAM.
This means that, at the time, it could have been an easy possibility that developers thought there was only going to be 3GB of RAM available and later on Sony added 1.5GB more (if you believe the current rumour) of available RAM for games and another 3.5GB of RAM for the OS. This just shows that everyone has been the puppet of the gaming media again in this new generation as they bounce rumours off all of us to get our hits and stir the s***.