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This past weekend was an interesting one for Super Smash Bros. Switch leaks from self-proclaimed “industry insider” Marcus Sellars, who seems to have been taken for a ride by another Twitter user.

On March 29th, Sellars reported that Super Smash Bros. Switch will include the Ice Climbers and a two-player cooperative story mode, and that third-party characters will be “heavily represented”—all this in a tweet that Sellars has since deleted. None of these claims seem particularly surprising, so why did Sellars delete the tweet?

Well, it turns out that another Twitter user and Twitch streamer, ConnorEatsPants, had been purposefully feeding Sellars false Smash Bros. information since February, a fact that ConnorEatsPants copped to in a recent string of tweets:

In response, Sellars doubled down on the recent “leaks” he reported, claiming that the information did not come from ConnorEatsPants and that he “independently verified that info with [his] own sources”:

ConnorEatsPants responded to that tweet with another tweet showing Sellars echoing information that ConnorEatsPants sent him:

Sellars’ claim to fame, as far as we can tell, is that he was right about Dark Souls Remastered coming to the Switch. On the other hand, he was wrong about Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 coming to the Switch—at least as far as anyone knows right now. This latest exposé might not stop Sellars from posting “leaks,” but it should make people think twice (or, if they were already thinking twice, three times) about believing unverified information from this particular “insider.”

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That Smash leak claiming lots of third-party characters was a hoax

A Twitter prankster might have just laid the smack down on "industry insider" Marcus Sellars.

By Michael Goroff | 04/2/2018 12:30 PM PT

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This past weekend was an interesting one for Super Smash Bros. Switch leaks from self-proclaimed “industry insider” Marcus Sellars, who seems to have been taken for a ride by another Twitter user.

On March 29th, Sellars reported that Super Smash Bros. Switch will include the Ice Climbers and a two-player cooperative story mode, and that third-party characters will be “heavily represented”—all this in a tweet that Sellars has since deleted. None of these claims seem particularly surprising, so why did Sellars delete the tweet?

Well, it turns out that another Twitter user and Twitch streamer, ConnorEatsPants, had been purposefully feeding Sellars false Smash Bros. information since February, a fact that ConnorEatsPants copped to in a recent string of tweets:

In response, Sellars doubled down on the recent “leaks” he reported, claiming that the information did not come from ConnorEatsPants and that he “independently verified that info with [his] own sources”:

ConnorEatsPants responded to that tweet with another tweet showing Sellars echoing information that ConnorEatsPants sent him:

Sellars’ claim to fame, as far as we can tell, is that he was right about Dark Souls Remastered coming to the Switch. On the other hand, he was wrong about Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 coming to the Switch—at least as far as anyone knows right now. This latest exposé might not stop Sellars from posting “leaks,” but it should make people think twice (or, if they were already thinking twice, three times) about believing unverified information from this particular “insider.”

Read More


About Michael Goroff

view all posts

Michael Goroff has been gaming for almost three decades. He's a lover of all games and systems, but he mostly plays Xbox. That being said, if he's a fanboy, he's a fanboy for the game industry as a whole. Spit white-hot fanboy hate at him, trash talk his Gold II rank on Rocket League, or maybe just send him a cordial hello on Twitter @gogogoroff.