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Video game ‘leaker’ exposed as popular YouTuber DanAllenGaming

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The Twitter account named TheRealInsider who posted leaks of upcoming game releases turned out to be a sockpuppet account belonging to YouTuber DanAllenGaming, a content creator with nearly 200,000 followers.

The following story was first spotted by TheGamer, and requires a peek behind the gaming media curtain.

Content creators (and the press, like you really) often get early access to games coming out in the near future, or announcements slated for release.

This allows the media time to prepare articles and get streaming coverage, which in turn helps increase awareness of the game and possibly its sales.

This type of relationship is based mainly on one thing: a non-disclosure agreement, or a non-disclosure agreement, which is also called a ban.

NDAs are usually for frequent access to alphas or betas, where media are invited to test the game and give feedback, but can also be used for immediate coverage of the game or an upcoming announcement.

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Gaming has used the “TheRealInsider” account to leak exclusive details about upcoming games.
Facebook / Dan Allen Gaming

This allows the developer to control when information is released, while still giving the media time to prepare their content.

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Dan Allen Gaming, pretending to be “TheRealInsider,” took this early access privilege and started leaking information long before the ban and non-disclosure agreement expired.

Earlier this month, it began circulating on TheRealInsider to break coverage of the Assassin’s Creed games long before the official announcements were released.

Dan Allen Jiming
The player apologized on his social media accounts for his actions.
Facebook / Dan Allen Gaming

He was caught, however, when he slipped and posted a reply to TheRealInsider using his DanAllenGaming Twitter account.

The tweet was deleted, but Bloomberg reporter Jason Schreyer did some research and found that the two accounts often tweet nearly simultaneously on the same topics, along with using similar posting patterns.

Dan Allen admitted it all, apologized via Twitter and shortly thereafter deactivated both accounts.

However, his YouTube remains active at the time of publication. The ramifications of breaking NDAs are very serious – at best, creators and media outlets that break NDAs simply lose access to future coverage, and at worst, companies can sue them for breaching ban dates.

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