I put this in the xbox one thread, but thought it deserves its own.
A quick FAQ
CBOAT is a neogaf poster who is a trusted leak/source on the forum- he's been calling stuff out only an insider could know since before the release of the xbox 360. Apparently he has never been wrong or massively off. The mods there delete any unknown sources so this is pretty much legit in the eyes of neo-gaf.
And he writes like that to help hide his identity/giving away his normal writing style apparently. He has been the recent source to say that MS is having hardware issues in the production of the xbox one and that they are paying off devs/publishers to give the PS4 versions of their games less exposure. Essentially in less than 24 hours he will be proven right or wrong I guess!:
confiemed micresft actively attemptbuyinr PS44FOUR nonmetnions. IF y dont explifitly here 3rdparty say “OUR GAME IS EXCLUSIVE FOR XBONE’ confdinetly assuem Ps4 version is avabilelbe behind scenes. #truthfact
stag2 indethpth drm mesaging a@t gamescom. rental stretegy is no stratgy, nolpan for support, just watnt o keep quiet. nontalk execs! beacuse mesaging isnt done. stagae1 waslast Tursyfday...clusterfuktotal
cloudpower=praroleofficer. desined from day1@s DRM. peirod. uknoo this alreyad thogh.,, MS idaea. aproached third parties wplan not otherway around. EA/Ubi bigest boostrs but lesa Activbliz whcih makes mye haed fulll of weird#!
ONE drm tos plans iws worse than you know. asmnow btw but I can;t get cororobating proof frrorm my fpeoples. theyr sadcared for jobs. it s com*ing tho IT IS COMING ):
MEedge2 at MS conf. langlewdell not mkaign an appearnce.
princeofpersian retgurgiate. for msfconf
sspecial sekrit Philupspensergame/? - world of banks frmo warmggamin.et
LIVEpaywallfirm like myb utocks in place for ONEE!1 f2p? sorury.
deadreising3 and exclcusive DLC for other capcpom game
onlingamingpayo.w.-allklk for Sony? ahha nope.noconfirm
sonty rapped up tighterrea than Virgin mosquito when on drm istuf. Frustartin!g myinfogloves!
Fianl things bef0re I hbieranate onte.h sleptime for ahwile.
1. aAll praisee neogaf
2. athanku alLL doubtersn ivirals, youre bitter tearzr are my bidet
3. be nice to mrajor nelson, he has ijob to do. like al snow
4. my balls, my wordd
1. Confirmed Microsoft is actively attempting to get developers to not mention PS4 versions. If they don't say "OUR GAME IS EXCLUSIVE FOR XBONE" expect a PS4 version. #truthfact
2. More DRM messaging at Gamescom. There is no rental strategy. Try to sweep it under the rug and hope people don't remember.
3. Cloud power was designed as DRM. Period. DRM was Microsoft's idea. EA and Ubisoft are supporters, Activision slightly less so.
4. DRM plans are actually worse than what they've stated.
5. Mirror's Edge 2 at MS conference.
6. Prince of Persia (reboot?) at MS conference.
7. Secret Phil Spencer game = World of Tanks?
8. Live paywall still there.
9. Dead Rising 3, and exclusive DLC for another Capcom game at MS conference.
10. No online paywall for PS4. Unconfirmed.
11. No DRM info for PS4.
Loose Translation (My thoughts in parenthesis.)
MS actively attempting to buy silence on PS4 announcements. If you don't explicitly hear "exclusive for Xbox One", assume otherwise.
Stage 2 of discussing the DRM strategy will be discussed at Gamescom. Rental strategy is a lie. No plan for support; just want to keep quiet. Stage 1 was last Thursday's total clusterfuck.
The "cloud" is totally just a ploy for DRM. It's MS that approached third-parties, not the other way around. EA/Ubisoft support it a lot, but surprisingly not Activision.
One of the DRM plans is worse than you imagine. Can't get enough evidence to say more; people are scared for their jobs.
Mirror's Edge 2 at MS conference. No Tim Langdell. (lol)
Prince of Persia regurgitate for MS conference (port/remake?)
Uh.... World of Tanks? (No idea here.)
Xbox LIVE is still not free.
Dead Rising 3 and exclusive DLC for another Capcom game. (Not sure if DR3 is exclusive.)
Can't confirm anything about paying for Sony online.
Sony completely guarding any info regarding DRM.
Final words before I hibernate:
1. All praiseNeoGAF.
2. Thank all you doubters, your bitter tears are my bidet.
3. Be nice to Major Nelson, he has a job. Like Al Snow. (who?)
4. My balls, my word.