A few hours ago I completed an article for the website I work for entitled "The Blog Sega Doesn’t Want You to Read". A teaser:
| Maybe you’ve heard of this story before, and maybe you haven’t: Back in 2006, an anonymous Blogger by the name of “jpeg” appeared, claiming to be somebody within the game industry. He made various posts about both his personal life and his job (like any normal Blogger), though never anything terribly specific. That all changed in early 2007, when he made a post about NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams. He spoke on a great many things; he confided that he did not have much faith in the game, despite what he considered the best efforts of Sonic Team. He knew of the game’s troubled development, which he used as a segway to discuss the internal workings of Sega and how it related to Sonic Team, claiming that he knew Sonic Team, personally, “on a professional level”.|
Given the deliberately anonymous nature of his blog, though, not many people knew whether to believe him.A month after writing his post about NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams, “jpeg” deleted all of his blog posts and bid farewell to his Blogspot users. Thankfully, however, the internet never forgets.
Why was his blog so important? Read on. What's most impressive to me is that about 40 minutes after I posted this, somebody posted it on gaming news superforum NeoGAF, and through GAF, it's getting wider coverage among other websites. I'd really suggest you give it a read.