Is any other gaming franchise as much a victim of hoaxes?

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Is any other gaming franchise as much a victim of hoaxes?

Postby Lan Di-sama » Thu Jan 17, 2013 8:20 pm

Here's the latest:

http://www.onlinewelten.com/games/shenm ... ke-118803/

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Obviously, this is fake and debunked, but several German gaming sites picked up on it. But seriously - why do people do this, and with such frequency? I don't pay attention to the gaming industry at all, other than googling "Shenmue" from time to time, but this is the only garbage that appears.

On one hand, I suppose it's a good thing that media outlets will time and time again mention Shenmue, include it in must-have sequel lists, and report on fake rumors such as this.

But it's just not fair. We've been jerked around for so long. And it's almost been a year since a Sega rep himself teased a Shenmue remake, and not a peep since. What the hell? Just release the damn game :cry:
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Re: Is any other gaming franchise as much a victim of hoaxes

Postby Axm » Thu Jan 17, 2013 8:42 pm

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Re: Is any other gaming franchise as much a victim of hoaxes

Postby Axm » Thu Jan 17, 2013 8:53 pm

Lord, forgive me for my sins.

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Re: Is any other gaming franchise as much a victim of hoaxes

Postby ShenmueTree » Thu Jan 17, 2013 9:23 pm

No, guys, this news is definitely legit. I have some pre-alpha builds sitting on a HKT-0100.
100% not a lie. :kappa:
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Re: Is any other gaming franchise as much a victim of hoaxes

Postby Yokosuka Martian » Thu Jan 17, 2013 9:30 pm

I think Half-Life also gets some hoaxes too
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Re: Is any other gaming franchise as much a victim of hoaxes

Postby mue 26 » Thu Jan 17, 2013 9:39 pm

The thing is, it's probably Shenmue fans who make these hoaxes most of the time. They're probably just so desperate for Shenmue news that they figure fabricating some is better than none. Either that or it's just Sega, "oh whats that, you want Shenmue 3 do you fanboys, OK, oh lookie here's some news... Ooof what, it was fake, oh no what a shame. maybe send us some more capsule toys....bitches.." Seriously, they probably have a dedicated department for this.
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Re: Is any other gaming franchise as much a victim of hoaxes

Postby Peter » Thu Jan 17, 2013 11:41 pm

Yea, its as if they are trying to force the issue themselves, and keep Shenmue alive in a way.
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Re: Is any other gaming franchise as much a victim of hoaxes

Postby Bluecast » Fri Jan 18, 2013 12:32 am

Happens all the time in other series.
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Re: Is any other gaming franchise as much a victim of hoaxes

Postby Golf Wang » Fri Jan 18, 2013 8:06 am

Grand Theft Auto and Halo have had their share of hoaxes as well, but I agree, Shenmue is no stranger to hoaxes and rumors.
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Re: Is any other gaming franchise as much a victim of hoaxes

Postby Let's Get Sweaty » Fri Jan 18, 2013 8:42 am

Shenmue is the low hanging fruit of fake gaming news. Surely there must be no troll points left in shooting these barrelled fish.

People who aim to start these rumors clearly having nothing more fulfilling in their lives. I was saying the same to my friends last night while we played the early access Beyond Good & Evil 2 demo.

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Re: Is any other gaming franchise as much a victim of hoaxes

Postby south carmain » Fri Jan 18, 2013 9:04 am

maybe a lot of shenmue rumours come from things lost in translation? we have a very international fanbase with a lot of them who barely speak english so I wouldn't be surprised if a lot of rumours came from misunderstandings through poor translations
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Re: Is any other gaming franchise as much a victim of hoaxes

Postby Lan Di-sama » Fri Jan 18, 2013 9:19 am

Let's Get Sweaty wrote: Shenmue is the low hanging fruit of fake gaming news. Surely there must be no troll points left in shooting these barrelled fish.

People who aim to start these rumors clearly having nothing more fulfilling in their lives. I was saying the same to my friends last night while we played the early access Beyond Good & Evil 2 demo.


That's another one...beyond good and evil 2 is a distant second on my most wanted list (which is comprised of two games)..teased by ubi 4.5 years ago, nothing but a couple leaked vids since. But at least we get official reassurance now and again that despite the painstakingly slow development, that it's still being worked on.
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Re: Is any other gaming franchise as much a victim of hoaxes

Postby mue 26 » Fri Jan 18, 2013 3:36 pm

Let's Get Sweaty wrote:
People who aim to start these rumors clearly having nothing more fulfilling in their lives. I was saying the same to my friends last night while we played the early access Beyond Good & Evil 2 demo.


:lol: Your too good at this Sweaty.
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