The last few days have been eventful ones among the fake Nintendo leak circle. We finally have some hard evidence going into just exactly when Breath of the Wild is launching next year, and surprise surprise… the information Laura Kate Dale and Emily Rogers provided was wrong. It took a while for either of them to respond to it, but it seems LKD finally has gotten wind of it and… well, isn’t happy.
None of this is true, but you can tell he’s just going crazy on twitter right now trying to damage control the situation. I’m keeping a close eye on him to see if he says anything interesting.
But I think the damage has been done: Laura Kate Dale has finally been exposed as a fraud, and has hinted on twitter that he wants to leave Nintendo rumors behind after the Switch Direct. Gee, I wonder why?
There are people damage controlling for him, obviously, but I don’t think these people are in the majority.
And holy shit he just played the Mother 3 card.
He MUST be desperate.
For those who don’t know, Mother 3 is one of those projects that is guaranteed to get you attention if you claim it’s ‘coming soon’ on social media. Emily Rogers did it to promote herself after she had to delete all her old accounts and social media to prevent people from looking at her posts that were proven wrong. I think LKD is desperate to get all this heat off of him.
But giving a specific date as to when something is supposed to happen is a TERRIBLE idea. One of the things that really started the ball rolling when it came to discrediting Liam Robertson was his tendency to give statements on how and when things were supposed to happen, which led to issues when they were (Inevitably) proven wrong. My guess is that the same thing is happening here. I think if this statement was legit we would have heard something by now.
I think it’s safe to say the Laura Kate Dale saga is over. I’ve been saying this since the beginning, but he doesn’t have the mindset or genuine history covering Nintendo products to stay relevant in the long term. He’s like… the second coming of SuperMetalDave with actual connections with game journos. Sure, people genuinely fell for his leaks at first, but as time passed and everything she was saying turned out to not be true… well… people feel cheated.
It’s over, Laura.