YouTuber who shunned himself as an “insider” admits to being “under pressure” in new apology video

Update 22/9/22: Ubisoft has issued a statement to Eurogamer following news this week that an “insider” Twitter account that leaked details of the upcoming Assassin’s Creed belongs to a YouTuber who has been under a ban by Ubisoft about the details. was told in.

YouTuber, John Allen, has since deleted the account and apologized – more on that later. Meanwhile, Ubisoft has now said it takes such matters “seriously” and will “manage accordingly”. Here is Ubisoft’s full statement:

“We regularly provide trusted partners with access and information on our games under the NDA. When that trust is compromised, or information is leaked by an individual, it is not only harmful and demoralizing, but it takes away from an exciting reveal moment and experience for our players. Although we will not discuss an individual matter, we take these matters seriously and will manage accordingly,” Ubisoft’s spokesman said.


Origin story 21/9/22:YouTuber John Allen, Joe Video game industry “insider” behind Twitter account accidentally excommunicated himselfhas released an apology video in which he admits he is motivated by “pressure” and “buzz”.

Allen gained brief internet fame by leaking details of Ubisoft’s various Assassin’s Creed announcements – details that were given to him by Ubisoft itself for producing content under ban.

But his identity as “TheRealInsider” was exposed over the weekend, when Allen replied to a tweet from a fan from his main account. Allen then immediately deleted the tweet, the Insider account, and later issued a brief Twitter statement saying sorry.

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Today’s lengthy apology goes into more detail, via a video on Allen’s main YouTube channel. Here, he notes that the other rumors he’s posted were simply fabricated — including hints at the upcoming Silent Hill and Metal Gear Solid remakes that got fans unfairly excited.

“I mentioned Silent Hill and [a] Metal Gear Solid Remake, And All I Can Say Was No NDA [Non-Disclosure Agreements] Included there because it’s all bullshit.

“It’s all a lie, rubbish secondhand comment,” he continued. “Half the posts were educated guesses.”


Dan Allen’s Apology Video.

On his reasoning for leaking details—even after he signed agreements with companies like Ubisoft to hear the information ahead of time—Allen admitted that he did it all to “discuss attention.”

“I’m ashamed of that,” Allen continued. “It was pathetic and just dishonest. A lot of you are angry and saying, ‘Well, why did you do that?’ And to be honest – it’s clunky, it’s buzz, getting accustomed to the thrill of thousands of people over what you’re about to say.

“I’ve taken my reach, my nearly 200k subscribers, for the flexibility of the material taken for granted for this fucking aspect, and I’m ashamed, disgusted. I’ve had a sinking feeling in my stomach ever since. And I don’t make excuses.” Because it’s my fault and no one else’s but mine. And because of that, I’ve lost industry friends, I’ve lost relationships – personal, business-wise, opportunities – all in that five seconds. for fame. And, you know, I take full responsibility.”

So, what’s next for Allen? The YouTuber ends by saying that he will turn away from the spotlight for now – before focusing on being a “positive force”.

“All I can do from here is try to be a better person to learn from this horrific mistake, this incomprehensible stupidity… I’ll just take some time off, I’m going to get away from it and just try.” Do and learn from his mistake and hopefully come back, as a positive force and not a negative.

“Again, I’m probably not going to be back on Twitter because I’m not welcome, and neither should I be after what I’ve done. Maybe I’ll be back but at the end of the day, I’m just sorry. And I Time can’t turn around, but all I can do is try to be a better person by moving forward. And I promise you that this will never happen again. And I will learn from these mistakes.”

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