Some internal story files for Mass Effect 3 were reportedly leaked, and posted on NeoGAF. Despite BioWare's Jesse Houston stating some of those files contained dated information, Electronic Arts and BioWare sent a cease-and-desist order to the gamer forum. NeoGAF has complied with the order.
In the official BioWare forum, Houston wrote, "We are still investigating, but it appears that some story files have been leaked. Even though the information in those files is out of date and does not reflect the final story experience, we urge fans not to read them if they want to experience the purest form of the story in Mass Effect 3."
The site has complied with the order, as moderators deleted the entire thread that was dedicated to the leaked Mass Effect 3 files, as well as editing posts that made reference to the Mass Effect 3 spoilers. As NeoGAF mod Vire posted in a :
"LET ME BE CLEAR: ANY TALK OF SUCH SPOILERS WILL NOT BE TOLERATED IN THIS THREAD. Notice how the Mass Effect 3 Beta Leak thread is magically gone? That's because Bioware has sent GAF a C&D over the heavy story spoilers found on the site."
Notice how the Mass Effect 3 Beta Leak thread is magically gone? That's because Bioware has sent GAF a C&D over the heavy story spoilers found on the site."
If you have the opportunity to read or view a highly anticipated game's story months before it was released, would you do it or would you deliberately turn it away to preserve yourself from spoilers?