Monday, May 16, 2011

New Phyrexia Leak (Follow-Up)

As reported three weeks ago ("Mishaps in Other Games", the so-called "godbook" (containing pictures for all cards) for next Magic: the Gathering expansion "New Phyrexia" was leaked before the actual release date on May 13th, 2011.

There are now two articles/posts out there dealing with this event and its consequences. One of the most important MtG websites, ChannelFireball, reported how the leak of the "godbook" came to happen ("Legacy Weapon – A Troubling Leakage") and Wizards of the Coast reported how the reaction and punishment for the perpetrators look like ("New Phyrexia Leaks").

Interesting reads both of them ..


Anonymous said...

Bah, they all should calm down. Jesus.

aaron_clark said...

I disagree - it was rightfully a big deal. If you produce intellectual property as a business, leaks like this have real financial consequences.

Should VTES playtesters have felt free to ignore their NDAs?

The link to the first article is broken, by the way.