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It's (almost) the 5 yr anniversary of the GOAT leak from ntkrnl

Oct 27, 2017
233
#1
Yeah yeah, so I'm a couple of weeks early but I have a slow day and was thinking about this because of the recent discussion of a disc-less XBO launching this year. Full list of leaked details in spoilers:

bishoptl said:

Check your PMs.
bishoptl said:
We're good and he is cleared. Carry on.
ntkrnl said:
A bunch. I'm gonna take it a little easy because I'm sure someone is, or will be pounding their fist into a mahogany desk overlooking the Redmond campus.

What has me excited right now is the revisiting of Halo. So later this year we're gonna get Halo 2 Anniversary edition WITH ALL SORTS OF SHIT. On Xbox One. November 11th!
ntkrnl said:
Halo 2 Anniversary Edition
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Halo 5 beta access
Halo real time show... think Forward Unto Dawn (not the Spielberg stuff)
Someone told me there was going to be an alternative fucking ending. <-- I have zero info as to whether this is legitimate or not
statham said:
wut? so Halo 5 next year.
ntkrnl said:
Yep.
ntkrnl said:
Saber and Certain Affinity have been contracted again.

Crackdown 3 apparently coming in a few years as well:

ntkrnl said:
You will get Crackdown 3, unlikely announcement at E3 this year, as it is a 2016 release date.
ntkrnl said:
Lol.... its kinda hard to impart any sense of legitimacy when you're the source and... I did just sign up yesterday.

I can tell you that there is a deal with Microsoft and Cloudgine for the project (codenamed Nimbus) that was struck back last year.

There is a bunch of other stuff I can maybe say that would make me look like I'm telling the truth too, but its pretty awkward just strolling into a thread and blowing my load, you know?
chubigans said:
If you're joining the thread then this Bish-verified insider ntkrnl has been UNLEASING THE BOMBS.

Here's all the stuff so far he's said in this thread:


  • Forza Horizon: "Fall 2014, probably September. Super sexy weather system and... shit tons of co-op/social stuff. 1080P and open-world, so you can road trip with your bros."
  • White Xbone incoming.
  • Why all the leaks? Scared you might get caught? "I am incapable of fear. Plus, this is such exciting stuff, and me talking about it ahead of time isn't going to hurt anything, truthfully. We're all chomping at the bit for it to come out. This is not bad. "
  • Halo Anniversary 2 will be 1080p, iffy on the 60fps, maybe not.
  • Quantum Break is Holiday 2014
  • Multiplayer confirmed for HA2, same devs as Halo Anniversary.
  • Sunset Overdrive is Fall 2014
  • Is not Phil Spencer
  • Black Tusk cancelled project was called "Shangheist." May have involved stealing stuff from the Chinese (though I think that may have been a reference to the name and maybe not the gameplay? Not sure...)
  • Fable Legends is Summer 2015
  • Halo 2 Anniversary includes beta for Halo 5
  • Gears of War will probably need a 2.5 year dev time.
  • First Titanfall DLC is 45 days from release, then another one 120 days from release.
  • No Crackdown 3 news this year most likely, since it's a 2016 title.
  • No info/idea on what Rare's up to, sadly.
  • $399 XB1 this year? "Maybe one without an Optical Disc Drive."
I'm heading out so people update this list accordingly...
Click to expand...
ntkrnl said:
Hi Tom, you're making me show off.

White Console plus Sunset Overdrive and a fancy ass controller in October.

Also a limited edition 1TB box after that in November.
ntkrnl said:
No Fable Anniversary for X1.
ntkrnl said:
That is the plan.

Let me reiterate some of the Halo stuff, as there is some confusion and I didn't lay all the cards down.

Two versions of H2A.

Collectors Edition with the Beta access, the Halo series (not the Blomkamp one)

War Collection with the above, as well as ports of Halo 3 & 4 for XB1.


ntkrnl said:
You fucking guys.

PLATINUM GAMES

Project Nagano

March 2016
ntkrnl said:
Halo 2 HD
Halo 3 Port
Halo 4 Port
Halo 5

In the span of one year.

Don't forget two live action series too!
ntkrnl said:
Sunset Overdrive is set in some weird fucking future (like 2020)

Everyone drinks this fucking drink, Overcharge XT or whatever and you either turn into one of these giganto monsters or you die.

This big corp (Microsoft, lol) takes control of the city trying to wipe this shit out, because its their drink and they fucked up.

Supposedly there is managed content that will be developed for an entire year, as it is an open/breathable world.
ntkrnl said:
I only know that there will be a map pack, $15. (such surprise.)
ntkrnl said:
Halo 5 a year later.
ntkrnl said:
I have nothing that folks don't already know.

I talked about the DLC schedule, and the map pack availability
ntkrnl said:
Same day launch (Nov 11th)

Yes

No idea (I assume so, as they're ports and the original servers are online.)


LOL at Crackdown 3 having a 2016 release.

Has there ever been a larger, more accurate leak?
 
Oct 27, 2017
633
#11
This leak just shows you how much windows change. Ntkrnl was clearly aware of what was planned but delays like Quantum Break and Crackdown 3 (lol) happened plus the cancellation of Scalebound.

Also can we talk about CBOAT? I remember Ntkrnl got into a bit of a spat with him and eventually CBOAT stopped leaking things entirely. I think MS eventually cracked down on him and let him go. From like mid 2014 until the end of 2015, all he did was post an ad for Halo 5 so that pretty much confirmed that he was done. It's a shame because decoding his leaks was always a ton of fun. Yeah they were typically pretty negative but the Xbox One was kind of a mess until 2014 so that made sense.
 
Oct 25, 2017
5,043
#12
Great leak. No bullshit. Just literally dropping the entire MS line-up for the following 3 years


That Was a wild time.
 
Oct 25, 2017
2,513
#15
This leak just shows you how much windows change. Ntkrnl was clearly aware of what was planned but delays like Quantum Break and Crackdown 3 (lol) happened plus the cancellation of Scalebound.

Also can we talk about CBOAT? I remember Ntkrnl got into a bit of a spat with him and eventually CBOAT stopped leaking things entirely. I think MS eventually cracked down on him and let him go. From like mid 2014 until the end of 2015, all he did was post an ad for Halo 5 so that pretty much confirmed that he was done. It's a shame because decoding his leaks was always a ton of fun. Yeah they were typically pretty negative but the Xbox One was kind of a mess until 2014 so that made sense.
Wasn't cboat a puppet account for GAF mods to leak stuff?
 
Oct 27, 2017
633
#17
Wasn't cboat a puppet account for GAF mods to leak stuff?
Wait actually? Wow that makes sense but I never heard that. I thought it was an individual person and that cryptic language was to not reveal to Microsoft who it was based on writing style.


That isn't the Halo 4 Barn Video.
Nothing will ever top this. I can still remember seeing that like it was yesterday. Nothing in Gaming has ever made me laugh harder than the guy rapping badly over Requiem for a Dream.
 
Oct 25, 2017
2,513
#19
Wait actually? Wow that makes sense but I never heard that. I thought it was an individual person and that cryptic language was to not reveal to Microsoft who it was based on writing style.
Supposedly. I never followed up on it, so I don't know for sure. But I heard it a few places, incl. from GAF mods.
 
Nov 24, 2017
567
#31
Cboat is the greatest leaker. Also had access to all NPD sales data
Pretty sure the account was just the mods shared account to post leaks others didn't want to post themsleves. They were so stupid they didn't rehost an image for someone and got them in tons of trouble.
 
Oct 27, 2017
4,284
Chicago
#36
That leak came around right as my account was finally approved and I remember the insane excitement and pure joy at some of the reveals there. I wish we had a similarly massive leak to rally around here but something that massive truly was once in a lifetime. In any event, as tainted as the memories from GAF are now, that will always be a great moment to look back.

Also, yeah, that Halo 4 barn footage was the greatest fucking thing.
 
Oct 26, 2017
2,271
#38
A leak that huge, and only two games I ended up caring about: Sunset Overdrive and Crackdown 3.

And one of them still isn’t out, haha.

That does remind me that I’ve had Master Chief Collection for about 3 years at least and I still haven’t even tried out Halo 2 Anniversary. I should really do that one of these days!
 
Oct 28, 2017
2,020
#43
That's really something, but this?

"Hi Tom, you're making me show off."

Pffffffffffffffffff. Dude was really getting off on his message board "fame."
 
Oct 25, 2017
5,197
#47
That was a wild ride. It was when Xbox vitriol was at an all time high, and so the "LMAO XBOX SUCKS" stuff was something else

*edit*

NM, I was thinking of Crazy Buttocks on a Train