Microsoft hunting Xbox One info leaker

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NTKRNL.EXE is missing or corrupt

Yesterday, a wealth of Xbox One information was leaked all over the internet. Included in that information was news of a Titanfall branded Xbox One, a new disc-less version of the console, word on Halo 5 and a new higher def versions of previous Halo games –  and of course the release month of the Xbox One in South Africa. There’s no real way to verify that information just yet, but it appears that Microsoft is instigating a witch hunt to track the leaker.

For the most part, it was all pretty standard, and expected information, giving release dates of games we knew or at least expected were coming soon. Stuff like Crackdown 3, Halo 5, Sunset Overdrive, Forza Horizon and the like. More interesting was the possibility of newer, and possibly cheaper SKU’s of the Xbox One console itself.

Not to say that any of what he’s said is true, but according to Kotaku’s sources, Microsoft is very much trying to track leaker “ntkrnl” down. According to the site, they’ve verified that the leaker is “connected to Microsoft,”  not said how. It also doesn’t verify any of the rumours themselves.

“On top of all that,” says Kotaku “according to one person familiar with the situation who spoke to me under condition of anonymity, Microsoft is currently trying to track down and identify ntkrnl. According to that person, Microsoft executives are looking to take legal action against ntkrnl, which, again, doesn’t mean that everything he says is true.”

I get the feeling that much, if not everything that’s been leaked is indeed closer to truth than not. honestly though, Microsoft should be happy; the guy’s done more positive PR for the Xbox One than anything coming from its official marketing channels. 

Last Updated: January 31, 2014

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

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