Paul Gale Network has been getting a lot of questions regarding PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, ever since it was first revealed here, back in October, 2011…but things have escalated to a new high more recently. As the person who broke the story and promoted the game throughout its whole pre-official reveal, the source that continued to create hype with a “different take on hints” following E3, and the site that up until this very day has been correct on all things related to the game…why would I jeopardize all that I worked on if I didn’t have something to show for it?
Paul Gale Network has only had hints come true.
It’s come to my attention that the final roster is being called “20″. Why then have I told you all that there are 22+ characters? I’ve said so, because that’s what my source told me. The individual at hand has not been wrong in the last 2+ years since knowing about the project and all information given to me has been proven true.
Paul Gale Network is not a troll site.
Do you really think then, that I’d be a fool to just make stuff up and dig a trench that I can’t get out of? Not a chance. I’m not a troll and have only put up accurate information on this title. That being said, I’ve discussed things with my friend and have a rather interesting development. According to the person with the inside information, the remaining characters are legit, the poster is real, and that there is more to come. However, something interesting has been brewing in the past few weeks according to my rep and that’s the possibility of SuperBot Entertainment purposely giving various affiliated contacts, each, a separate batch of news about the game, character information, final number of playable characters, DLC facts, etc., for the sole purpose of finding out who is in communication with me.
Paul Gale Network is choosing to play it safe and protect its source.
It’s why I’ve thought long and hard about how to act, what to say, what not to say, and why I’ve become increasingly more vague as time has gone on with this whole ordeal. If in fact true, that SuperBot wants to know who the leak within its affiliated network is, and has been giving out fake information to various sources, in which, what I have is actually fake, then if I officially reveal said information precisely as I’ve been given, it will be a surefire way to out my source, get the individual fired/sued, and regain full control of the future outcome of their game.
Paul Gale Network is stronger than you think.
The other side to the coin is that there are people out there that plain and simple, are trying to light a fire beneath me, saying whatever they can, throwing as much hate as possible, to get me to crack…for if everything is an elaborate hoax and I prematurely reveal all of the information I have and it IS correct, the people out there that tried so hard to break me, will have won. I’m stronger than that though, and quite simply, it’s not a risk I’m willing to take to just “win people over”.
So where does that leave us now? I’ll tell you what. Here’s a promise to you all. Regardless of whether or not my source’s final batch of information that I’ve been provided with is correct or not, IF I can be assured that the info I have, once posted, can in no way be linked back to my friend (in which I’ll get the thumbs up if the person says they’re in the clear), then I will contact SuperBot Entertainment one more time, with the remaining characters that I have left, and tell them that I plan to put up the story.
If SuperBot asks me not to, then I won’t. If however, they do not respond, I will. That’s my promise. I’ve really, truly, sincerely with the utmost respect, tried to please and protect everyone.
1) To all of you, I tried, with the information that I’ve had all this time, to make the wait more bearable and in fact, a whole lot more engaging and fun, all the while never intentionally giving you false information. When I found out that James Bond didn’t make the cut, I told you. When I learned that Colonel Mael Raedec was in the game and not Rico, I told you. When I learned that the Lair stage concept had been scrapped, I told you. It’s not like I’ve ever been flat out wrong, but in cases when the information provided was slightly off, you knew about as soon as I did. Plus, with the exception of a few minor errors, I have otherwise been spot on with every single last detail about the game. I even shared with you my pitch to SuperBot of “your PlayStation Home character being in the game as a playable character”, that was personal, yet something that didn’t make the cut.
Paul Gale Network has always tried to protect SuperBot Entertainment and only do good for PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale.
2) To SuperBot, I have respected them by not revealing anything about “Title Fight” when I could have as early as Summer, 2010. From then on, even though I was responsible for the initial reveal on the internet, I handled things as delicately as I could, never giving out everything, yet still trying to build hype in some fashion. After meeting some members of the team at E3, I agreed to be extra cautious with what I shared online. And following that talk, meeting yet again with a different group from the company at Capcom’s 25th Anniversary Street Fighter event, I once more said that I would not be responsible for anything major coming out. I’ve taken a lot of flack from certain people on the internet to protect this company and I don’t regret it in the slightest, because I made them a promise.
3) To my source, I have always been truly grateful of our friendship and for providing me with one amazing scoop a little over two years ago. It was asked that I be the “man behind the game”, to “be there for the public”, and to “do your thing, PGN style”. Well, I did. I used what was given to me, appreciated it, and did so because I was given the opportunity. Based on my real life martial arts experience and life long love of fighting games, in addition to having an interesting, “indie site”, I was chosen to handle PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale even before Title Fight and though it took time to nurture the story, my friend has been pleased. At this time though, it’s come to a mutual agreement, that things need to be cleared out before I reveal any more.
Paul Gale Network will continue to update you on all things related to PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale as soon as possible.
Most people don’t think of this, but what is the one party that I did NOT try to please and protect? Me, Paul Gale. I might not have been the person that people wanted me to be in the fullest, but I was who I had to be. Could I have gotten even more credibility if I put up the picture I took of myself in boxers, covering my junk, in a hallway, mimicking Raiden’s scene from Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty, mid-June and thus giving the internet a much better hint than a bunch of bullets? Yeah, I could have. Could I have put up the picture I took of myself urinating on a wall, while wearing jeans and a jacket, towards the end of May, simultaneously completely ruining SuperBot’s E3 reveal of Big Daddy? Yeah, I could have. Would the internet have had a good laugh at figuring out my Sackboy hint which involved me in a burlap fishing sack, jumping mid-air at the park? I think so. The fact is, however, I didn’t. Part of it was my own choosing of wanting SuperBot to be able to do their own thing and the other part was after our first official talk at E3, giving them my word. I took the harsh words, the criticism, and all else to try and please the other three parties. The last person I cared about, was myself. But I knew that I’d have to do that going into this and stuck with my guns the whole time…never regretting a thing.
To the people that have continued to support me, thank you. To those that aren’t believers, I understand where you’re coming from. To everyone, bare with me for little longer until I can confirm that things will be cool on all ends and if I can guarantee that my friend doesn’t get hurt and SuperBot ends up not responding back to my pitch of an article that reveals all remaining characters, you will have your answers before the game comes out. That’s a promise. Thank you.
Update: By the way, any allegations of me ever taking a bribe from Sony, SuperBot, or anyone else for that matter are completely false…as is the idea that I was responsible for anyone getting fired. Both are completely untrue…more-so in fact than last week’s article saying that I was dressed up as Captain Jack Sparrow and took over a real pirate ship. At least that’s something more believable than whatever bull this latest person came up with.