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Video Game Leaks: Friend or Foe?

I’m not here to discuss leaks and how they happen. No, we could be here all day for that. Instead, I want to discuss the effect of leaks. Whether we accept this or not, this much is certain: leaks are not a good thing for the industry. They can ruin trailers and announcements, and while that may not mean a lot to some gamers out there it definitely means a lot to a team who had to put that promotional material out. Imagine working weeks on a trailer for a game you know people are going to love, only to see the announcement made by a Reddit post because of the leaked box art or something. That would be pretty shitty.