Sessler & co. tweet about "bad news" concerning the industry

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#1  Edited By cbk486

UPDATE: I guess this has to do with video coverage.

Full disclosure: saw this on reddit.com/r/games & stole the post

Both Tweeted the same thing at around the same time. At first, people assumed it had to do with the recent "reveal" that Xbox One versions of multiplats run at lower resolutions than their PS4 counterparts, and that Microsoft embargoed X1 games due to fear of websites making comparison videos. Although this is true, Adam and Arthur stated that it wasn't the reason why they Tweeted such things.

...The only question now is...what the hell could be so bad?

UPDATE - Marcus Beer (from GT) says "it's not Xbox"

This has to be pretty fucking bad if the Sess is really worried. Is a major publisher shutting down?

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What am I supposed to be looking at here? This is more annoying vague bullshit.

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#3  Edited By cbk486

@colourful_hippie:

I agree that it's annoyingly vague, but this is Adam Sessler. He's a journalist that I (and many others) respect. If he's this stressed out about something - then I am too.

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#4  Edited By development

The Ouya 2 is cancelled.

I'm here if anyone needs a shoulder to cry on.

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It's annoyingly vague for sure, though I do wonder what could make Sessler speak in such a dire manner; almost as if it's effecting him personally. Can't be something as petty as system performance.

I imagine it's something that prevents journalists from doing their proper jobs, but it's impossible to say.

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I assumed that something bad was happening at Rev3, I hope not as they have been putting out some really great content.

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#8  Edited By bigjeffrey

we need a press sneak fuck to break the breaking news story with some intercepted emails

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#9  Edited By EXTomar

I am getting that vibe that it is Rev3 that is in trouble. And that is a shame for that particular group since the console launches are almost here and would have been a traffic bonanza for them.

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#10  Edited By thebunnyhunter

Video games are over.....pack it up and get the fuck out

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The Mayans predicted this.

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What am I supposed to be looking at here? This is more annoying vague bullshit.

I agree, Kind of annoying specially that Gies twit... JOURNALIST if you gonna say something, fucking say something.. there is a zillion twitter account for vague pointless shit.

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This is why Twitter is fucking stupid.

Assholes tweeting super vague shit they're not really allowed to clarify so it snowballs into a huge deal and then turns out to be nothing. It'll probably be something lame like AC4 not being very good or some other game kinda sucking. Whatever.

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HEY GUYS WATCH OUT.

why?

SOMETHING TERRIBLE.

well, what is it?

IT'S NOT WHAT YOU THINK.

so what the heck is it?

I CAN'T SAY.

so why fucking bring it up?

OMG PERSONAL TWITTER GTFO.

fuck you.

WHEN SOMETHING BAD HAPPENS JUST REMEMBER I WARNED YOU.

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I did actually hear that Adam is gonna being in a big role on the new Tekzilla. So, well now that makes sense.

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#16  Edited By cbk486

@extomar:

Judging from this tweet, I think Rev3 / his employment status is secure.

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#17  Edited By LeYcH

Jesus. If you can't say what it is then don't bring it up.

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#19  Edited By EXTomar

We will have to see. Traditionally layoffs happen on Friday where people can often be caught by surprise. Failing that it might not be his job but another well known company is being shuttered which still has me worried since, like mentioned before, a new console launch is almost here and that always picks up the excitement.

Edit: Reading the two Tweets together has me more worried about Sessler's position not less. :/

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WHATS HAPPENING???!!!

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#22 chaser324  Moderator

I really hate this "I know something you don't know" stuff that some video game press people tweet out. The fact that it's bad news, and possibly some very bad news, makes it worse. I'd rather be excited about an upcoming surprise instead of dreading something awful.

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#23  Edited By Draxyle
@nubikal said:

Well that narrows it down slightly. I imagine someone is being super dumb about copyright claims, which has been all the rage these last couple months.

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@nubikal:

Holy shit. Many people are speculating that the "bad news" has to do with game company's no longer allowing websites to use game footage in their coverage due to monetization issues. If that is the case, that also has massive implications for Giant Bomb.

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@extomar said:

We will have to see. Traditionally layoffs happen on Friday where people can often be caught by surprise. Failing that it might not be his job but another well known company is being shuttered which still has me worried since, like mentioned before, a new console launch is almost here and that always picks up the excitement.

Edit: Reading the two Tweets together has me more worried about Sessler's position not less. :/

If he gets fired I am 90% sure someone else will grab him.

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#26  Edited By JayEH

There's Gies tweeting stuff he can't talk about again. He really likes doing that,huh?

As for Adam, he shouldn't be tweeting about whatever is happening if he's not going to say what's wrong.

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This is non-news until they stop beating around the bush and just say what's up.

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what's le going on?

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#29  Edited By bigjeffrey

what's Up with ThE Sess?

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@cbk486 said:

@nubikal:

Holy shit. Many people are speculating that the "bad news" has to do with game company's no longer allowing websites to use game footage in their coverage due to monetization issues. If that is the case, that also has massive implications for Giant Bomb.

Wouldnt that also fuck youtube and twitch? Why bother to allow twtich streaming if you are not gonna allow money off it some where down the road?

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They need to stop it with this shit. Keep your mouth closed or tell us what is going on.

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#33 chaser324  Moderator

Oh shit! Is this really going to be some sort of major lockdown on footage of games? That has some pretty massive implications on a lot of people.

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#34  Edited By StarvingGamer

@cbk486: I dunno, then what the fuck is the point of Twitch integration in the new consoles.

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Well Sony hasn't had any major screw ups recently. Maybe they are due to pull something terribad?

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I keep seeing people throw the words "Capcom being shutdown" in relation to this and... well, I don't know.

Whatever this is, Sess being all bothered by it has me worried. As if we need any more bad news this year. :(

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Oh shit! Is this really going to be some sort of major lockdown on footage of games? That has some pretty massive implications on a lot of people.

I heard something earlier that certain sites had the rights for Show Forza 5 footage while others had it for Ryse.

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looks like that thing about restriction on footage is true. oh fuck

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#40  Edited By chaser324  Moderator

Looking around Twitter a bit, and it seems like this may have something to do with some particular editor/writer getting fired due to violating some publisher restrictions or NDA. Total speculation, but add that to the list of possibilities.

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#42  Edited By I_Stay_Puft

Jeff just posted something on his Tumblr account I guess regarding some of the stuff swirling around out there. Doesn't sound too worried or he might just be out of the loop.

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@i_stay_puft:

I assume he'd be the first to know if it was an issue with video content rights. I mean - it's his livelihood.

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#44  Edited By Kidavenger

I'm going to guess someone's been given a major timed exclusive on ps4 launch coverage.

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Not going to lie, I think this may end up being something really trivial like IGN has 24 hour exclusive coverage for the PS4/XONE. Nothing that will "shake up the industry".

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Oh man.... I usually don't care when a random journalist posts something like that, but Sessler's words carry a lot of weight in my book...

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@the_laughing_man: one website must have exclusive launch coverage, nothing to be worked up about honestly

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#50 chaser324  Moderator

@jayeh said:

Not going to lie, I think this may end up being something really trivial like IGN has 24 hour exclusive coverage for the PS4/XONE. Nothing that will "shake up the industry".

Yeah, I think it must have something to do with launch hardware/software distribution and some sites feeling a bit cheated out of the opportunity to properly provide launch coverage. Something which probably means that they'll lose out on a lot of hits that will be going to other sites.