game news GTA 6 leak: the biggest leak in history? There have already been worse things… (Last of Us, Nintendo)
GTA 6 leaked, unfortunately it is no longer a secret. A colossal leak of almost 100 videos that is similar to the largest in history. But there are other competitors for this sad title…
The weekend was marked by a real cataclysm in the world of video games. game clips from Grand Theft Auto VI (about 90) leaked on the Internet, but that’s not all. The hacker behind this already dramatic leak claimed to have other important information and data about the game (the rumors speak in particular of the game’s source code) and threatens to reveal it if no agreement is reached with Rockstar Games. As you may have understood, here we are facing a monumental leak, one of the largest ever revealed. Unfortunately, this is not the first. Let’s go back to five leaks at least as big, if not bigger, than the one in GTA 6.
- Assassin’s Creed Unity leaked on a plane
- Half-Life 2 almost canceled
- Revenge of The Last of Us Part II?
- nintendo gigaleak
- Pokémon Let’s Go, the joke of the April Fool that was not one
Assassin’s Creed Unity leaked on a plane
In March 2014, a strange post appeared on the NeoGaf forums. One of its users claims to have made a very rewarding encounter during a plane ride. while playing in silence Assassin’s Creed III: Deliverancehis neighbor assures him that the next (then unannounced) Assassin’s Creed game will be particularly to his liking. Linked to Ubisoft, the bugger then begins to reveal the name of the game (Assassin’s Creed Unity), period, and details about the hero. He even revealed a short video of the game, although the leak is not as big as that of GTA 6, it still marked its time. Note that the name ofAssassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag It had also been revealed by a NeoGaf user after seeing a powerpoint of a Ubisoft employee… during a plane trip.
Half-Life 2 almost canceled
Let’s go back in time to 2003, more precisely to October 2. This day, the source code of the expected half life 2 (later planned for the end of the year) leaked on the Internet. He is a member of the hacker group, myg0t, who is behind this huge leak. Fortunately, the code cannot be reproduced. But that was without counting Axel Gembe who, a few days later, revealed the source code in the correct format. Thus, a development version of the game becomes fully playable, a few weeks before its release. For Valve, it’s a real drama. The studio is singled out for its security flaws and leaked game status. In response, Valve decides to postpone the game (which will finally be released in November 2004) and remove much of the filtered content. Estimated cost : $250 million. Alex Gembe was picked up from his home by armed special forces and sentenced to four years in prison.
Revenge of The Last of Us Part II?
Throwback to 2020, year of release of one of the most anticipated games of recent times: the last of us part 2. Unfortunately, its release was preceded by many leaks of all kinds. If in April 2020 it was the first gameplay videos that were broadcast on the Internet without the consent of the studio, the descent into hell continued for the developers with the leaking of a good part of the game’s scenario, which is still not all. . A few weeks later, the last items (Ellie/Abby’s double check, the circumstances of Joel’s death, Jesse’s baby, and Abby/Ellie’s first duel ) leak in turn, accompanied by a new video. This monumental leak is rumored to come from a former Naughty Dog employee seeking revenge for his employer-imposed crisis, and that’s the information most players have taken away. But in reality, this leak would be more the work of a hacker. Goodbye to the vigilante crunch theory…
I’m glad this has been cleared up, but there are plenty of other false rumors out there. I’m looking forward to discussing all of this once the game is out.
(Avoid comments if you don’t want spoilers) ❤️ https://t.co/q5U3aMnhse
—Neil Druckmann (@Neil_Druckmann) May 1, 2020
Now let’s move on to the leak that is a serious contender for the title of biggest leak in video game history: Nintendo’s GigaLeak. For almost two years, the Japanese company suffered from a series of colossal data leaks. Game source code, development tools, information about consoles… In July 2020 alone, no less than 3 gigabytes of data were leaked on the 4chan forum. These leaks, which spanned from 2018 to 2020, led in particular to the publication of the demos of pokemon gold version Y Pokémon Silver Versionan official Game Boy emulator, information on the prototypes of the Super Nintendo, Nintendo 64, Nintendo Switch and two new GameCube models, as well as data on games such as Pokemon Sword/Shield Y star fox 2. In addition, the personal files of the developers have also been hacked. The amount of leaked data is monumental, as is the magnitude of the effects it has had on the emulation.
— Fanbyte (@FanbyteMedia) August 5, 2020
Pokémon Let’s Go, the joke of the April Fool that was not one
We continue to side with 4chan with one of the most unlikely leaks in gaming history. It is April 1, 2018 and an anonymous user of the forum posts a photo of what he announces as the new version of pokemon yellow version. Add a lot of title information to that and it all sounds pretty cohesive. Especially since it’s been a while since rumors of such a remake have been rife on the web. But nobody believes it. And for good reason, we are, as we said, April 1st. So everyone thinks it’s a joke. So what was your surprise when, a few weeks later (May 2018), Nintendo officially introduced Pokémon Let’s Go, Pikachu/Eevee, Pokémon Yellow remakes. The information and image revealed by the 4chan user were very true. Therefore, this leak was one and not an ordinary April Fool’s joke.