TT Dev who leaked new Wii U controller already FIRED, might be taken to COURT.

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#1 StrongDeadlift
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http://www.gonintendo.com/?mode=viewstory&id=177652

The developer who leaked the pictures of the revised Wii U tablet has already been fired for breaking NDA, and might be taken to trial.

Kind of sucks tbh. He probably wasnt even trying to break NDA, and didnt think something so small as added analog sticks would have been covered under it. Oh, well.

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#2 -CheeseEater-
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It's because Nintendo knows the Wii-U is a flop. :P
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#3 Virtua_Souls
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If true, OWCH. That really sucks for the dev. I hope he/she doesn't face any serious charges. It's just a video game system after all, and heck, the picture made fans happy! I know I'm more excited for the Wii U now that I know the controller is better.

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#4 Gue1
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it seems Nintendo had a huge reveal planned for the sticks. Get hype!

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#5 Shirokishi_
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When your under a non disclosure agreement you gotta obey it :/

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#6 Gue1
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If true, OWCH. That really sucks for the dev. I hope he/she doesn't face any serious charges. It's just a video game system after all, and heck, the picture made fans happy! I know I'm more excited for the Wii U now that I know the controller is better.

Virtua_Souls

can you imagine Nintendo ruining his life just for this? If they sue that poor guy will need to use his life savings to pay a lawyer and if he loses the case then he'll need to pay a fine too. :lol:

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#7 pickleman999
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Idiot should've followed the rules of the disclosure. Taking him to court is a bit much. It is a waste of time and money.
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#8 ChubbyGuy40
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You're late. Guy should've known he was gonna get fired.

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#9 StrongDeadlift
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Idiot should've followed the rules of the disclosure. Taking him to court is a bit much. It is a waste of time and money. pickleman999
They have to make an example out of someone due to the amount of leaks that happen in the industry nowadays.
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#10 sandbox3d
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http://www.gonintendo.com/?mode=viewstory&id=177652

The developer who leaked the pictures of the revised Wii U tablet has already been fired for breaking NDA, and might be taken to trial.

Kind of sucks tbh. He probably wasnt even trying to break NDA, and didnt think something so small as added analog sticks would have been covered under it. Oh, well.

StrongDeadlift

Ha, no he knew. These things are taken seriously and the conditions are explained clearly before you sign. As insignificant as it may seem, I've seen strict NDA's for things even more trivial than this that would just make you laugh.

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#11 hippiesanta
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nintendo 's publicity stunt pre- E3
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#12 WiiCubeM1
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[QUOTE="Virtua_Souls"]

If true, OWCH. That really sucks for the dev. I hope he/she doesn't face any serious charges. It's just a video game system after all, and heck, the picture made fans happy! I know I'm more excited for the Wii U now that I know the controller is better.

Gue1

can you imagine Nintendo ruining his life just for this? If they sue that poor guy will need to use his life savings to pay a lawyer and if he loses the case then he'll need to pay a fine too. :lol:

Common Sense doesn't exist in the legal system. You do what the NDA says, or you face the terms you agreed to. Person knew what might have been coming when they did this.

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#13 tarzanell
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He won't be taken to court.
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#14 Vader993
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He did it for us. He made the ultimate sacrifice. Many years into the future his name will be glorified.

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#15 ZombeGoast
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This is why you don't see a lot of leaks from Nintendo.

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He did it for us. He made the ultimate sacrifice. Many years into the future his name will be glorified.

Vader993
there....
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#17 o0squishy0o
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Whoever it was, was a complete idiot and should be sacked.

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#18 trugs26
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Seriously, I bet there are security notices all over their dev kit package. It doesn't take much to realise how any info. like this is strictly classified.

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#19 Tikeio
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It's because Nintendo knows the Wii-U is a flop.-CheeseEater-

Pretty much.

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#20 Rahnyc4
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im guessing this guy was as excited for the revised wiiu remote as the followers of the wiiu. i kind of feel sorry for this guy.
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#21 Zeviander
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Kind of sucks tbh. He probably wasnt even trying to break NDA, and didnt think something so small as added analog sticks would have been covered under it. Oh, well.StrongDeadlift
He broke the NDA he signed in confidence. Nothing sucks about it. Just "thems the breaks".
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#22 deactivated-5d6bb9cb2ee20
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Seems a bit excessive :?
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#23 Zeviander
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It's just a video game system after all, and heck, the picture made fans happy!Virtua_Souls
It's also "just a few hundred million dollars worth of R&D, investments and marketing". Nintendo wanted to be the ones to "make fans happy" since they are the owners to all rights concerning the hardware. A non-disclosure agreement is a legally binding contract that carries significant punishment if broken. You just don't mess around with this sh!t no matter how "insignificant" you think the info you leak might be. Or how "happy" it might make fans. We are less than a month away from E3 where Nintendo said they'd tell us everything...
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#24 ddlcpc
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theres not such things as secret... to moderndays..

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#25 Audacitron
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I guess he'll be an example to others.

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#26 22Toothpicks
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I don't feel the least bit sorry for him. He knew the parameters of the agreement and decided to disobey it anyways (much to my delight.) Still, maybe him losing his job is punishment enough. He probably should have made the leak worth his while and spilled his guts on everything he knows. That would have been much better...for us, of course xD
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#27 22Toothpicks
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Seems a bit excessive :?charizard1605
If it was a stipulation of the contract that they would not only terminate his employment but pursue legal action then it's squarely on his shoulders.
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#28 delta3074
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Guys gonna get taken to court for actually increasing interest in the nintendo wii-u, thats Sad, Nintendo should reward him for incresing Wii-U hype if anything.
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#29 mrmusicman247
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Not worth it. Nintendo would have probably revealed what he leaked at E3. Simply not worth it.
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#30 Chris_Williams
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I don't feel sorry for him, he signed a contract, its not that he released the pics, I'm sure he couldn't take pictures period. Hell it wasn't until this year that ps2,gamecube, xbox, ps3, 360, wii dev kits pictures of how they looked surfaced on the internet.

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#31 Led_poison
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Good, has to learn how contracts work
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#32 HarlockJC
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Seems a bit excessive :?charizard1605
Not really these kind of things can cost companies millions in press.
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Guys gonna get taken to court for actually increasing interest in the nintendo wii-u, thats Sad, Nintendo should reward him for incresing Wii-U hype if anything.delta3074
Because Nintendo was planning on unveilling it at E3 which is only 2 weeks away. The person should've waited because he was making a Nintendo published game (Lego City Stories) and he broke Nintendo's non-disclosure agreement.

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#34 PadalackMyers
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I mean, that's what happens when you break the rules and your agreement
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#35 Mazoch
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The guy acted like a fool. He put the development studio he worked for in trouble and he broke his contract and betrayed the trust his employers had placed in him. The console manufacturers don?t give out Dev kits on a whim, ESPECIALLY when the console is still not officially unveiled.Nintendo is a lot less likely to trust that studio with anything in the future, all because of this guy wanted to show off on twitter.

That said, I doubt he'll be sued, they are rattling their sabers as a bit because they are pissed, but suing the guy would just make them look like bullies, and that's not something they are looking for at this point. Besides, what would they hope to gain by suing him?

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#36 DimensionalUK
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Idiot, idiot, idiot. Why on Earth would you post that on your public twitter account?

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#37 Nintendo_Ownes7
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The guy acted like a fool. He put the development studio he worked for in trouble and he broke his contract and betrayed the trust his employers had placed in him. The console manufacturers don?t give out Dev kits on a whim, ESPECIALLY when the console is still not officially unveiled.Nintendo is a lot less likely to trust that studio with anything in the future, all because of this guy wanted to show off on twitter.

That said, I doubt he'll be sued, they are rattling their sabers as a bit because they are pissed, but suing the guy would just make them look like bullies, and that's not something they are looking for at this point. Besides, what would they hope to gain by suing him?

Mazoch

Especially because Nintendo is actually publishing the game that they are working on for the Wii U and the 3DS.

Nintendo is publishing Lego City Stories and it is being developed by TT.

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#38 Heil68
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He knew what he was doing.
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#39 gamecubepad
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Could have at least leaked something important like the WiiU GPU specs. Sheesh.

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#40 m_machine024
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Don't **** with the NDA. That is all.

We're just 2 weeks away from E3. Come on now.

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The guy deserves this, but lets hope he doesn't get sued.

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#42 LP4EVA2005
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iike i said in another thread, it boogles the mind why people would risk there jobs doing sh*t like this..thats good for him
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#43 LP4EVA2005
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He did it for us. He made the ultimate sacrifice. Many years into the future his name will be glorified.

Vader993

why risk a great, well paying job for complete strangers on the interwebz? and many years? pff, i'll give it 4 days till we forget about this person/incident.

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#44 kyacat
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The guy deserved to be fire he and hope he doesn't get sue
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#45 Gamingclone
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He is going to be the example to all other devs and other people working close on the Wii U that if they let it slip, their job and possibly life is as good as gone.

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#46 Grey_Eyed_Elf
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He works in the gaming industry and leaked pictures of a announced but unreleased console's redesigned controller 3 weeks before E3?... this guy deserved to be fired.
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#47 Gamingclone
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I mean, E3 like everyone else is saying is only 2 weeks away (Im so excited, lol). He should of simply kept that info to himself.

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#48 Zensword
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He should blame himself since that's his fault
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#49 DeadMan1290
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It's because Nintendo knows the Wii-U is a flop. :P-CheeseEater-
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#50 pickleman999
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[QUOTE="Vader993"]

He did it for us. He made the ultimate sacrifice. Many years into the future his name will be glorified.

LP4EVA2005

why risk a great, well paying job for complete strangers on the interwebz? and many years? pff, i'll give it 4 days till we forget about this person/incident.

Developers are not well payed you moron.