Recently I began thinking about the entire leak culture in the video game world, following the leak of 20 minutes of Cyberpunk 2077 gameplay. I personally have never been a fan of the leak culture in gaming, However being someone who runs a blog (albeit as a hobby), I felt that Games Bulletin had to report on leaks. Afterall they are something that I assumed everyone wanted to see. However, it seems that that may not be the case.
While rather close, and only a few votes, it seems that the majority of people aren’t fans of leaks. So Games Bulletin is going to stop reporting leaks. Now as the tweet above says this only relates to leaks of game announcements, gameplay and the like. Any form of whistleblowing will still be reported, as these things need to be shared as much as possible to help facilitate change in the industry.
This change isn’t necessarily permanent. If you feel that you would want us to begin reporting leaks, and enough people request it, then it may well change back. But there are other sites that will report on these things, so you can get your leak news from them should you wish. For now though, Games Bulletin will be leak free.