Can random unknowns on Pastebin be trusted as reliable sources for leaks? *spawn

Discussion in 'Console Industry' started by Arkham night 2, Dec 24, 2018.

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    But all the technical information was total bullshit.
     
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    I'm not saying random unknowns can be trusted, hell - I'm holding a tonne of salt here. All I was saying was that last gen rumours also started with a random pastebin post!

    No, clearly he knew nothing about the PS4 other than the codename...doesn't mean it didn't start the rumours.

    Here's the quote;
    "The X-Box 3 is going to have an 8-core 64-bit processor (assumedly an i7 or similar design) rated at 1.2 Teraflops"
    Clearly he's assumed incorrectly, he's even put in brackets that it's something he's assuming! And whilst he's put 'rated at 1.2TF' - clearly that was the machine, not the CPU. He obviously had some info, but was not an expert...he was a 'jobless student' for crying out loud!

    Not really, he was right about the CPU being 8-core 64 bit, bluray, 500GB HDD, 8GB flash, the 24/7 connectivity and cloud-based connectivity. All this way before any announcement.
     
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    I was talking on the Sony side.
     
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    Oh right, well obviously (in restrospect)...I thought you were questioning the rest.

    The question is, were people fed lies by Sony? I remember the whole lead-up being about the PS4 being under-powered (largely because my mate at work constantly ribbed me about it), and then bam - the tables were reversed and the whole RAM (doubling) and price were just icing with a cherry on top.

    At that point MS must have been completely on the canvas.
     
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    Personally I feel Arkham nights post history is such that I wouldn't put too much faith on the stuff he brings here... His spec sheet seems to be recycled elements of often talked about specs (on the high end of the range)...with some random BS thrown in, like the US launch pricing from random EU developer at this far from launch point in time. Throw in the obligatory references to CGI-bringing visuals and in general juvenile output in many of his posts. Not much to see here imo.
     
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    Yes, much like the 'Sony not doing E3' guy - nothing new, just pulling a lot of strings together.

    I (personally) would be surprised if it's 14TF.
     
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    On the whole, the conspiracy about controlled leaks is.. unlikely and incorrect. If there are real leaks, there are people breaking NDAs and risking their jobs to leak it if they are caught. The information can come out of a variety of channels like contractors, developers, retailers etc and usually that information with partners is limited. Leakers need to be careful about canary traps, where they tell each group something a little bit different from the others. This enables the companies to locate the general group of their leaker and go from there. a prominent star wars film ends in such a way.

    That being said, most of these tech blogs are supposed to go through a variety of their sources to corroborate the information they want to release. They should be doing their best to ensure that their sources stay protected otherwise they lose them and that's the end for that channel. So when you see leaks from Thurott and say Jez on windows central, they have similar news at the same time and they are way too closely tied. You can already think ahead and feel like some partner conference happened and they had access to the same information. But the other stuff thurott talked about, that stuff no one else had, and that stuff is likely someone breaking their NDA and since no one else is reporting the same thing, their jobs could be on the line.

    None of these leaks have to be real or legit, it is just a transfer of information through news outlets and there is a vetting process there done by the sites to ensure that what they release protects their sources. But they don't even know what they are releasing is entirely accurate.

    Onto the Paste Bin; anyone can write that shit. There was no vetting. It's just whatever they want to post.
     
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    But isn't it on the internet, guys?
     
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    Yeah, other than confusing the GPU flops for the CPU flops it was pretty accurate there.

    Well, at this time the quad core CPU was probably correct as it predates the switch the Jaguar from Steamroller, but they appear to have a strong bias against the Sony information being related. I'm guessing they were hearing second hand distress about the RAM situation.
     
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    This student guessing specs for PS4 doesnt mean this pastebin from 2018 for the PS5 is any reliable. It is one of many spec/design 'leaks' for PS5. Those specs can be an indication, but if thats the case anyone's spec here or somewhere else can be.
     
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