The person linked to today's Smash 4 leaks has been found by Nintendo according to rumors.
I'm guessing these leaks were the rest of the unlockable characters or do you think he might of missed a surprise or two. Find it funny though with all the secrecy with the line up yet for Mario Kart 8 they told us everything about it before it came out. I really think we should be left to find out unlockable stuff for ourselves
I think suing him was a little extreme on Nintendo's part either way we finally have a better insight on the whole roster ;)
Publishing private information of an unreleased product gives Nintendo the total right of suing the guy.
Everything is Nintendo's fault in your eyes LOL_WUT. We've come to accept that now ;)
Well... This is exactly the first thing that came up in my mind. Someone is going to get sued lol Code of conduct / Ethics are violated. P.S. What good would a gamer developer / crew if the information is leaked to the public all the time ?
Nintendo is a little extreme. Remember the whole YouTube thing? Fired AND sued for a f---ng roster leak?
@ShinMaster Complain about law in this case, not Nintendo.
He worked at Nintendo and probably had a confidentiality agreement in his contract if you knew how these corporation operate! Sony and Microsoft would have done the same thing with one of their high profile games.
I have this strong feeling that you would not be saying the same had this been done to and by Sony.
WTF are you talking about , any publisher will fire you for that
The guy probably signed a confidentiality agreement when working on Smash Bros. A lot of companies have you sign those when you are hired and it says right on the paper that you can be sued if you break the agreement.
Curious. What do they sue him for? damages? I mean its not like nintendo can prove they lost any money by some leaked characters lol. I mean im no lawyer, but even if he did sign a confidentiality agreement... those agreements are typically for information that can be stolen and used against u by a competitor. Nintendo cant claim that that happens to them.
But it has an effect on the marketing. This is probably Wii Us biggest release and it should be the decision of Nintendo, when to give what information. You for sure cannot say, that they did not lose any money on this, as it could harm the hype around a game and we all know, how big hype can be.
@ lilbroRx Oh would you please shut up and stop being such a fanboy. PS All-Stars roster was leaked multiple times. Sony didn't sue anyone.
"Find it funny though with all the secrecy with the line up yet for Mario Kart 8 they told us everything about it before it came out. " Why? Alternate characters in Mario Kart are largely cosmetic and aren't that big of a deal. The opposite is true for Super Smash Bros and fighting games in general, since every character has a lot of personality, flare and adds something different to the game. There is also a lot to show off, since I could see Duck Hunt Dog having a really abstract move set, where as no one needs to see how Bowser rides a motorcycle / kart in Mario Kart. For that game the levels are most of the draw, but Nintendo probably figured they couldn't get as much substance / interest out of revealing each track 1 by 1 in the same way a new fighter being revealed for SSB would get. @ LOL_WUT I couldn't disagree more. Nintendo needs to make an example out of this person to show that they will not put up with this behavior.
The leaker said he didn't unlock everything yet.
@shinmaster this guy signed confidentiality agreements. He was in the wrong for leaking information. If Nintendo doesn't go after him it sets a precedent for other people to leak info and not fear any repercussions.
I'm glad he got cought and made an example of if true... It's because of leaks that everyone always says "we already knew that" it's like some gamers just ruin the whole surprise effect then go on to right a blog on how the show wasn't good because the person knew all about it.. Wouldn't it be much better to buy the game if you intend to and unlock the characters your selves and get a nice little surprise instead of going into knowing everything about the game?
curious, why are u glad? Your glad someones going to be ruined financially and career wise... because he told you donkey kong is in the game? You need to examine your morals my friend lol.... God for bid someone actually does somethign that can hurt anything. Whats the penalty then? lol
He ruined his financials him self.. If things are going as far as getting fired and or sued I'm positive he was told the rules and guidelines of his job, just like any job.. I don't need to examine my morals, I had nothing to do with this at all and wouldn't of had leaked that donkey kong is the secret character if I wasn't supposed to.. If you was to actually physically hurt someone that has its own consequence and penalty. And what if Nintendo had some special promo planned or something that is now ruined all because the guy couldn't follow the rules of his job.
yes but you personally are hoping that he loses everything. As though it somehow influences you. It does not influence you. You want someone to be hurt over something that does not hurt anyone. Games still going to be released. And people are still going to buy it. So again... why would you wish this on him? You personally. I understand why some nintendo exec wants to make an example out of him or even get revenge on him. But i dont understand your anger towards him personally. Your personal anger. Maybe your life is so bad that you take joy out of other peoples misery. So that there.. is something you need to examine lol.
Well, if he signed a NDA then suing him would be just. I mean, this is a more extreme example, but you don't let a murderer off easy just because they have a family and without him they'll have no income.
The only way you can talk about any of this stuff is when someone guesses right or it sometime is public knowledge. You better believe if I'm talking about stuff it is public knowledge lol or a darn good guess! The nda are standard. If you know the info you can not be the first to tell it. You really have to read these documents. You have to ask your self as gamers are you to desperate.
The Japanese are too Honorable to have leaked these. They don't always think about themselves first like a lot of us North American's do. It makes sense that a leak would come from NA, just look at our selfie culture and gossiping about everybody's business all the time.
Generalizing is the shit, oh wait lemme take another Selfie.
o 'cmon you know I didn't mean EVERYONE. get real.
Nintendo= fast ninjas!
Not fast enough apparently
This made me lol.
They supply the salary to this employe how exactly is firing him (understandable) and then sueing him for money going to work when they just took away the means to do so?
Pretty sure he signed an nda with a termination clause incase of leaks that in turn gives nintendo the right to seek legal action after he gets fired, so double whammy for the guy... Off course this is an assumption because I hardly know anything about law, especially when it comes to video game breaches in contract... Long story short this guy probably isn't going to get a job in the video game business...
You do know people that don't have money get sued all the time. He will have to pay the lawsuit when ever he has the money.
I know i shouldnt laugh but HAHA i love this news. I hate leaks and people who leak stuff. It ruin the surprises of a game and damage sales
I don't think it is funny. But I hate when people do this too. I hope he/she learns from this (and recovers). I don't even get why they thought leaking was worth doing. A job vs. 15 Seconds of fame.
Not entirely sure how it will damage sales though. It does suck for those who wanted the whole surprise thing but it's easy enough to stay away from the articles
"Not entirely sure how it will damage sales though." Depends what is leaked and how. In this case it shouldn't damage sales, but other times, such as the data mining of Destiny, it might. If you missed that one, someone found the name of the other planets, revealed a number (possibly all) the story stages, plus the strikes / raid and revealed a number of other things. Since a lot of people weren't thrilled with some of this information (like there only being 1 raid), it forced Bungie to basically show their hand and add some context to a number of findings. "it's easy enough to stay away from the articles" Actually, it's pretty hard unless you do a full online black out. Since this is about SSB, actually take a look at SSB. Around E3 2013 ( http://gematsu.com/2013/06/... ), Gematsu was apparently tipped off that 6 characters were going to be added to Super Smash Bros, though only 3 of them were announced at E3. Since the leak seemed somewhat accurate I guess they decided to post it and other characters like Little Mac / Pacman / the Mii were revealed. While it didn't happen for another year, you can bet your bottom that many people who were aware of the leak mentioned it in topics or discussions, especially when Little Mac was announced sometime after.
Reading some of the comments about people defending the leaker makes me wonder if some of people on this site have ever been employed.
I don't think it's a question of whether or not they have ever been employed but rather have they even received elementary education. It's common sense to understand why Nintendo fired and sued the employee.
In Danganronpa when you break a school regulation you die a horrific death, he should be happy Monokuma doesn't own Nintendo, lol. Sue his ass hard.
I wish MisterbullshitXmedia's "insider" could get found and fired. Oh wait, he is not even real ;)
so what happen to the leaker of Unity, is Ubisoft gonna fire and sue that guy for leaking it onto the web
No because Ubisoft is a bunch og gutless cry babu babies and would rather keep things quiet that protect the quality of their product.
First of all, I kind of get the feeling that "leak" was planned. Second, it was a finished trailer. They were obviously nearly ready for an announcement. Third, do we know that the person responsible was even identified?
I say it raises the hype for the game, no sense in suing the dude...
If all Nintendo did was just fire the person it would encourage other disgruntled employees who already know they are on the way out to do the same.
In order to have a case for suing someone you must prove loss directly relating to the whatever the infringement was. I still Don't know what Nintendo has lost apart from the element of surprise
The fact that the employee was distributing the materials to an outside source, gives Nintendo the right to sue. No different than if you were working for a record company and decided to leak a copy of an upcoming album to a friend. You are not the producer, it's not your place to release the product to an outside source.
@jihaad_cpt Thats not the only rhyme\reason to sue. This isnt about loss, its about breach of contract...guaranteed he signed an NDA, which means Nintendo can and SHOULD sue this guy into oblivion.
I'm pretty sure you can sue someone over breach of contract. Which this is.
I still have yet to find the campaign cut-scenes that were scrapped from the game. I'd like to see those details first.
Firing is sufficient for the action he took. Not entirely sure what grounds they intend to sue him on
" Not entirely sure what grounds they intend to sue him on" Breach of contract? It almost goes without saying they had to have signed some sort of NDA, especially if they had access to something like this, so when they leaked information it logically broke the agreement, which is what Nintendo would again logically sue for.
I'm sure getting fired is sufficient enough for breaking his contract. Unless they otherwise can prove loss of income arising specifically from information leaked. Nintendo themselves would have probably released the information at a Nintendo Direct anyway
@ Jhaad Why are you "sure getting fired is enough"? Do you understand how confidentiality agreements work?
It doesn't need to be monetary income. It's still damage to the company's interests, in this case, Nintendo's desire to keep the characters and other stuff from Smash 3DS secret for the time being. It doesn't matter that they were going to show it anyways: they weren't going and didn't want to show it NOW. The guy broke his contract and made an act against it's employer's interests. That's the reason of the lawsuit. It's a breach of information, and that's always a bad thing in any company. Now, I'd like to see you in Nintendo's shoes: Would you be content with simply firing him, after he gave away confidential information? And if you say yes: Really? You're just sending the guy to another company, where he could and probably do the same thing again.
The employee got what they deserved. If you work for any company, it's against policy to disclose information before it's made public. This includes product information, financial data, business decisions, etc.
Everything is a conspiracy.
What does that have to do with anything I said?
Yeah, and Ronald McDonald was behind 9/11
People sign NDAs to watch freaking game trailers behind closed doors or play a 5 minute demo that no one ever seen before. Obviously, the guy knew what would happen if he got caught. Then Nintendo sent out the ninjas with ban hammers after his ass.
yup it august when everyone is sue happy make bomb threats etc now nintendo being pricks omg did i jsut say that yup why its jsut smash reveal people wanna know crap big deal. ill say this one last time its august once fall hits everyone on planet earth cuz its so hot is gonna be ass pure ass. extremne heat on earth causes people to do things that they wouldnt normally do look at sundays incident now this predictable
Could you actually try making sense? OT: I applaud Nintendo for this. You sign a confidentiality contract for a reason. You break it your ass is out. I guess some people don't know how a job works.
well, that fella (or lady) had it coming. Why would you do that. Why leak from the company that employs and can fire your ass?
must of been Nintendo of America staff... I highly doubt a japanese employee would do this... His own family might cut him off.Probably come home and the wife would hand him the divorce papers lol, Lock on the doors changed, might need to change his name as it would look real bad on his resume. Seriously, this kind of thing is like shooting your self in the foot.
That guy had such a great job and he blew it! What an idiot, he deserves everything he gets for the leak
Wow, Nintendo is suing the guy? That's going way too far and shows Nintendo's true colors. They aren't the friendly company they portray themselves to be. I couldn't see Sony doing something like this.
Worst stealth troll history.
It's a rumor. There is literally no proof or confirmation for this.
I strongly suspect that if an individual was in breach of contract with Sony..