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Calling out rumors, insiders and "sources"

.Pennywise

Member
.Pennywise .Pennywise Jeff Grubb deserves another strike in the OP for his dumbass tweets
There was no rumor whatsoever, he even made it look like it was a joke with tweets literally after the first one. It's on people circlejerking around every single word some people spit and starting to look for literally anything into the rabbit hole.

This thread is for a little bit of accountability, not for witch hunting.
 

ksdixon

Member
There was no rumor whatsoever, he even made it look like it was a joke with tweets literally after the first one. It's on people circlejerking around every single word some people spit and starting to look for literally anything into the rabbit hole.

This thread is for a little bit of accountability, not for witch hunting.

The rumor was that something ass-pissingly great was gonna be announced today. If that was all just a "joke", he needs to be accounted-for in this thread so people can point to it when he comes-up with his next leak or ''joke'' as a dis-crediting exercise. "Grub's the source? Nah he makes shit up, The complete fucking loser, see this post here..."

What of other people also saying today was supposed to be big for an announcement? Clout-chasing hanger's-on of Grubb's, or anything been announced anywhere today that I might have missed (or might be considered big news to some but not me, so I'll have missed it)?
 

mortal

Member
The rumor was that something ass-pissingly great was gonna be announced today. If that was all just a "joke", he needs to be accounted-for in this thread so people can point to it when he comes-up with his next leak or ''joke'' as a dis-crediting exercise. "Grub's the source? Nah he makes shit up, The complete fucking loser, see this post here..."
It wasn't a rumor. It was a random uncorroborated tweet made by one guy.

What of other people also saying today was supposed to be big for an announcement? Clout-chasing hanger's-on of Grubb's, or anything been announced anywhere today that I might have missed
You answered your own question. As you stated they're clout chasers, so treat them as such.
 

HeisenbergFX4

Gold Member
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kingpotato

Ask me about my Stream Deck
He really doesn't. He made a joke which he clarified literally 10 minutes later.
Thanks for the update. I've been sitting on the edge of my seat for the last month waiting for this info.

He used his platform to troll people. The same platform he tries to use to share information. Don't shit where you eat.
 

BadBurger

Gold Member
What exactly qualifies an insider these days? So many people like myself have worked in tech for years and via that end up knowing lots of people who were once game devs, still are, or moved into careers adjacent to the industry so they still have connections. I mean, I knew about the God of War PC release a good five or six months before it was announced thanks to an old industry friend. So am I and insider?
 
What exactly qualifies an insider these days? So many people like myself have worked in tech for years and via that end up knowing lots of people who were once game devs, still are, or moved into careers adjacent to the industry so they still have connections. I mean, I knew about the God of War PC release a good five or six months before it was announced thanks to an old industry friend. So am I and insider?
If you had leaked it, yes. You'd be ahead of 99.9% of them, most leakers never got anything right.
 
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Woopah

Member
Looks like Grubb was right about the June Xbox Showcase and Tom Henderson was right about Project Q from Ubisoft.
 
Check the old thread, page 10 or 11 is where he outright admits it was a joke.
That's clarifying his clarification. He made the joke and then 16 minutes later he explicitly said he doesn't know anything beside the Spartacus thing. Doesn't get more clarifying than that, people just refuse to read.
 

bitbydeath

Member
That's clarifying his clarification. He made the joke and then 16 minutes later he explicitly said he doesn't know anything beside the Spartacus thing. Doesn't get more clarifying than that, people just refuse to read.
If you continue, he said “I’ll find out with everyone else in the morning.”

Which implies he was still expecting something.

Hence the continued speculation for 11 pages.
 
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If you continue, he said “I’ll find out with everyone else in the morning.”

Which implies he was still expecting something.

Hence the continued speculation for 11 pages.
Yeah, so the speculation happened because of the other five or so "insiders" who actually spread the rumors, and Grubb waited with all of us "non-insiders" to see if anything happens. Grubb did nothing wrong here imo.
 

bitbydeath

Member
Sony typically announces things then, if they wanted to be taken seriously they should have indicated the type of announcement to expect. We’re due to get the new PS++ list of games soon.
 

bitbydeath

Member
Sony typically announces things then, if they wanted to be taken seriously they should have indicated the type of announcement to expect. We’re due to get the new PS++ list of games soon.
I guess I should take my rightful seat at the insiders table. By this time next week Sony will announce something you wouldn’t have seen coming!

Oh, and those Bluebox rumours are all true!
 

.Pennywise

Member
Welp, this thread has only 3 months since it was created.

There's about 40 rumors in the table.

THAT'S A MEDIA OF 3 RUMORS PER WEEK!

Not even counting I don't pick up on unsustained or little rumors.

Anyway, this week and the next should shutdown quite a few of those.

Yes, I keep updating it.
 

Pelta88

Member
The rise of these insiders is really about telling a certain audience that they need to "Wait."

"Next year. Next E3. They need time. Tools. Big things are happening that I can't talk about." I heard but plans are fluid."


Are they "Insiders" or "Corporate apologists?" If you listen to the message they push, it's actually pretty clear.
 
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Swift_Star

Gold Member
The rise of these insiders is really about telling a certain audience that they need to "Wait."

"Next year. Next E3. They need time. Tools. Big things are happening that I can't talk about." I heard but plans are fluid."


Are they "Insiders" or "Corporate apologists?" If you listen to the message they push, it's actually pretty clear.
I wonder if movie and book industries also have these clowns to hype people up.
 

Pelta88

Member
The worst of the worst of the absolute worst in a now deleted tweet.



Meanwhil in reality


I think Colt is the most flagrant "My sources told me!" and then delete history when he's proven wrong emphatically, fake insider on social media.
 

.Pennywise

Member
.Pennywise .Pennywise add him to the list?


Seen him pop up lately.

Unfortunately, I cannot add a non-rumor thing. When they are so overly vague it's hard to put it in the list. Let's say he's talking about TLOU Remake. What happens if it wasn't but it was about an episodic game? What are those emojis for? Xbox or PS? What does the PC mean? Day 1 on PC? Well, there's been a leak telling it's IN DEVELOPMENT for PC, but not day one despite him putting the date with the emoji...

So yeah, I'll avoid him until he starts being more clear rather than obscure.

Thanks for the heads up tho.
 
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adamsapple

Gold Member
The worst of the worst of the absolute worst in a now deleted tweet.



Meanwhil in reality


I think Colt is the most flagrant "My sources told me!" and then delete history when he's proven wrong emphatically, fake insider on social media.

That's not a "leak" though, he's reacting to an image that was put up which had the game pass tag on the madden cover on the official xbox website.
 

Jerm411

Member
That's not a "leak" though, he's reacting to an image that was put up which had the game pass tag on the madden cover on the official xbox website.
But he tries to act like an insider and makes wild predictions and he doesn’t know jack shit…like most of the XBox “insiders”…

Grubb and Corden to a certain extent are the only believable XBox guys…
 

TheInfamousKira

Reseterror Resettler
Seen him pop up lately.

Unfortunately, I cannot add a non-rumor thing. When they are so overly vague it's hard to put it in the list. Let's say he's talking about TLOU Remake. What happens if it wasn't but it was about an episodic game? What are those emojis for? Xbox or PS? What does the PC mean? Day 1 on PC? Well, there's been a leak telling it's IN DEVELOPMENT for PC, but not day one despite him putting the date with the emoji...

So yeah, I'll avoid him until he starts being more clear rather than obscure.

Thanks for the heads up tho.

I think he's reliable, lmfao
 

Jerm411

Member
Seen him pop up lately.

Unfortunately, I cannot add a non-rumor thing. When they are so overly vague it's hard to put it in the list. Let's say he's talking about TLOU Remake. What happens if it wasn't but it was about an episodic game? What are those emojis for? Xbox or PS? What does the PC mean? Day 1 on PC? Well, there's been a leak telling it's IN DEVELOPMENT for PC, but not day one despite him putting the date with the emoji...

So yeah, I'll avoid him until he starts being more clear rather than obscure.

Thanks for the heads up tho.
He leaked the entire SoP to a T before it came out…he actually seems reliable.
 

Varteras

Gold Member
Hey guys. Never mind that I got so much shit on that list wrong and that most of what I got right was publicly announced before the show, but I forgot to tell you guys that Sony made the last second decision to not include Ragnarok on the show because they already had the TLOU remake on it. They just kinda forgot too. Anyways, let's look forward to the Xbox show. Then you'll see I have sources. Trust me!
 
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TheInfamousKira

Reseterror Resettler
Hey guys. Never mind that I got so much shit on that list wrong and that most of what I got right was publicly announced before the show, but I forgot to tell you guys that Sony made the last second decision to not include Ragnarok on the show because they already had the TLOU remake on it. They just kinda forgot too. Anyways, let's look forward to the Xbox show. Then you'll see I have sources. Trust me!

Roberto Alwayswrongo, m I rite
 

Jerm411

Member
If you want a good laugh, look at Serrano’s “predictions” for the XBox show…it’s fan fiction, fever dream levels of batshit crazy.
 

Hobbygaming

has been asked to post in 'Grounded' mode.
Not telling he's not. I'm telling he's vague enough so I cannot tell what rumor he's on about.

E.G.: he just twitted "overdose" while Tom Henderson posted the game name, from which it was and what he seen from a trailer.
The Snitch is legit I went through his few tweets he hasn't missed. He was right about TLOU and he listed every single game that was in SOP

Part 1 isn't that vague, how many games refer to the 1st game as Part 1
 

.Pennywise

Member
The Snitch is legit I went through his few tweets he hasn't missed. He was right about TLOU and he listed every single game that was in SOP

Part 1 isn't that vague, how many games refer to the 1st game as Part 1
We didn't know until announcement. Also, if it weren't for Tom Henderson you'd also not understand what the fuck "overdose" means. And as per his TLOU tweet you all thought it was PC day one.

Stop quoting me telling me he's legit, read my last posts, I agree he's legit, and I'll add his rumors once he actually puts something meaningful and understandable.

SoT tweet wasn't seen by anyone until much after SoT ended and people started sharing it. I couldn't catch it.
 
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