Nick might have good reason, since they could potentially get into legal trouble. This kind of thing - leaks - can cause all KINDS of serious problems in the gaming industry that fans are often oblivious (and insensitive) to.
That said...holy balls, that was neat to see. Is that really Tenzin's voice, though? That didn't sound like the actor I read was cast for him...and I'm really good at picking out voices. Maybe that means he just altered his voice more than normal for the role.
@ Sav: Yeah, it's from copyright infringement. That one will most likely be taken down soon as well, but I fixed the link on the main site. Thanks for the link to a working vid!
As for negative consequences, I'm sure there will be, but I'm not sure if it will affect the fandom itself. Granted, I don't know. I think if Nick and Viacom are smart, they'll use this as a springboard for increasing hype.
“I've got my Batman shirt on, and I'm ready to go. JUSTICE! I'm gonna go full on Batt."
Gah!! My flashplayer keeps crashing, or I'd try to find another link to the first episode leak. Normally I'm more patient and will wait for the real deal, but I'm an ATLA geek to the core, and the loooong wait till Korra is killing me. Slowly but surely.
Maybe I should go eat some pie. Pie has magical healing powers. Just sayin'.
Yea, I agree with you Batt. Regardless of who gets hurt from all this, they'd be stupid to not make some kind of good come as a result. No use crying over spilled tea.
I guess I just dislike the hate being sent the creators' way. Now, Nick/Viacom is one thing: they're corp, they probably ARE being dumb, but I very much doubt the actual creators are being dumb in all this, they probably have their hands tied.
I just find it baffling that there's still no release date for Korra. Really makes me believe it's a Nick/Viacom issue.
As for the wait, I guess I'm so busy with all of the other great media that's been coming out lately - combined with working on my own fandom stuff - that I've been too busy to really be upset about waiting for Korra. ^_^;
I wonder if there's just, like...some person who is getting paid to scour the internet for Viacom and have things like this taken down. Just all the time. Someone must be getting paid to do that, right? What a sad life, I bet.
I know for a fact that there are people whose job it is to scan the internet for this stuff and get it removed (I used to work in the music industry, and the same kind of thing would happen with songs). I did see something about the Track Team putting something on Twitter that seemingly confimred the validity of the opening (of course that's been taking down now too, which maybe only speaks more to it being real).
I wish we knew why this stuff being shown was...bad. I mean, we've known nothing for a long while now, and we still don't even know when it's coming out. It's all weird to me, makes me wonder if something irregular is going on.
Well my first fleeting thought when I saw it was Nick et al leaked it on purpose. They would never admit to this of course, and they have to go around being a bad cop with the fans (cause they have to, legally) but what better way to generate hype for the show?
Yeaaaah...this is probably paranoid and cynical but I just can't help that this thought definitely entered my head.
That's a possibility, but there's better ways to hype the show, like...intentionally showing off a clip in a way where it can actually be LOOKED AT across the internet (like official trailers, etc.). Or announcing a release date.
This event is only raising hype with US, the hardcore fans, and in a way that makes many of us ANGRY at the people producing it - which isn't good.
I highly doubt they meant for this to happen, because if they really intended to raise hype, there's much simpler and WAY more effective ways to do so, without getting fans angry at you.