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Nintendo threaten legal action against notorious E3 leaker

Published: 10/Jun/2019 15:58 Updated: 10/Jun/2019 16:17

by Marcus Banks


A prolific E3 leaker may have dug too deep, with Nintendo set to take legal action against her in order to prevent details of new games and technology from becoming public.

The annual E3 trade fair is the biggest gaming convention in the world, where developers showcase to their audiences the latest technology and games, usually providing fans with sneak peeks of what’s in store in the coming months.


However, many of the new releases were leaked ahead of their official announcements thanks to a notorious leaker – @Sabi. She successfully managed to reveal the most major news from the convention, including Ghostwire Tokyo and Keanu Reeves’ Cyberpunk 2077 broadcast.

TWITCH:XBOXE3Keanu Reeves made a surprise appearance during Xbox’s E3 showcase to reveal a character Sabi had leaked.

Eager to avoid a similar fate, Nintendo have pulled no punches as Sabi revealed on Twitter that she had been served with a cease and desist from a lawyer representing the company.


The document, which was seemingly confirmed to be legitimate by another Twitter user, will forbid her from posting any private secrets from Nintendo including upcoming games or advances in technology.

Sabi confirmed that the order only prevented her from leaking secrets from Nintendo, meaning other developers are still at risk should she uncover more information.

The leaker vowed to her followers that she would continue to leak information from other game companies, as well as reporting on non-Nintendo trade secrets.


E3 Schedule 2019

Ubisoft will begin their showcase at 4:00 PM EST and Sabi has already confirmed
that Rainbox Six Quarantine, believed to be a co-op PvP shooter, is scheduled for release in the near future.

On Tuesday 11 June, both Square Enix and Nintendo will have their time on the stage at 9:00 PM EST and 12:00 PM EST respectively.

Apex Legends

Apex Legends Evo shields are being nerfed again in Season 7

Published: 8/Oct/2020 1:12 Updated: 8/Oct/2020 1:28

by Alan Bernal


The Evo Shields in Apex Legends are set for another balance update that could come in Season 7, as Respawn are still fine-tuning how the armor upgrades to its max level.

Respawn brought the Evo Shields in the System Override patch in March, then made them a staple in the battle royale later on. Ever since then, the studio has been trying to find the right balance with the armor and its scaling defense as the game continues.


As for the studio, the hunt for that equilibrium to the item will continue as Respawn Game Designer Daniel Z. Klein indicated that players could have an increased damage threshold to hit before getting a fully evolved shield.

This change is still in the implementation phases, however, since Respawn need to tinker with the game’s networking to actually bring in the patch.

Respawn Entertainment
The Evo Armor values for max level will change, most likely in Season 7.

“We have a change planned for red Evo Shields for patch 7.0, but it required a little networking work (don’t ask; game dev is dumb) so we couldn’t ship it in 6.1,” Klein responded to a player who noticed there weren’t any changes to the shields in the Aftermarket update. “The plan is to increase the damage required to go to Red.”

At the time of writing, the Evo Shields need 500 damage inflicted to reach max level. That requirement is going to change, although the developer gave no indication for how much.

Complaints about the gear stem from how many people seem to have a fully upgraded Evo early in games.


Though this could be attributed to the typical gunfight fiestas that happen at any major POI after dropping into the Arena, the problem is going to get a closer look within the studio.

There’s no word if there will also be a change to the armor max Evo Shields provide, but it’s not likely since Respawn tuned that not too long ago when Season 6 started.

In any case, the company is hoping the next round of changes will leave Apex Legends in a healthier state as it concerns the popular Evo Shields in the game.