The Google Theory

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#1
I figured this should have it's topic now that it's become a bit more widespread. Give a specific spot to discuss it.

My understanding of it and correct me if I'm wrong, but users in Europe were able to see Smash Bros ads when googling 5 specific characters as discovered by DuckMeat DuckMeat (who also helped a lot with the blog theory) , a user on Discord. These ads I believe had randomised URLs, suggesting that they were not just put there by random nobody, and we're later edited to stop showing up (I believe) suggesting further that this was by Nintendo (that's the theory anyway)


The characters suggested to be playable are the following

Joker (duh)

Banjo & Kazooie

Ryu Hayabusa (Ninja Gaiden)

Artorias (Dark Souls)

Doom Slayer (Doom)


My personal stance on this? If not for the fact that it was Duckmeat who discovered it, I'd probably believe it was created by the one who discovered it, it would cost a lot of money, but people are stupid.

I'd love to see a in depth discussion by PushDustin and Duckmeat about the pros and cons of it.



And I have my own question, we know it works with Joker? But what about the other already playable characters?
 

TheTrueBrawler

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I have trust issues with any and all leaks at this point, regardless of how credible or supposedly intertwined with Nintendo they seem
Yeah, leaks have a bad reputation of not being credible for many reasons. I never trust leaks even if they look like they could be the real deal, and I'm most certainly not going to trust this one. I mean look at the Grinch Leak. Once thought to be fact by half the community before the November 2018 direct even aired for seeming so authentic and unfakable, it was not only proven false when six out of the seven characters didn't make it, but it was proven false by a freaking potted plant that literally nobody asked for and a flaming tiger who's Korean name literally translates to "Ejaculation Salt".

Then again, some leaks have turned out to be true. Vergeben got it right with Ice Climbers, Ridley, and Simon, so even though I firmly believe this one isn't real, I will give credit where it's due if this turns out to be the actual DLC roster (even if it's not in that order), but until then, Brawler out.
 
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Man this is crazy.

Ryce points out that the link in the ad redirects to the main Nintendo site, but the link he gave went to a blank page on the European site, so if it's real it could be because the ad is meant for a page that isn't there yet.

The link also has "Nintendo.nl" as its website, which is a real Nintendo site for the Netherlands...

And apparently real Google people or people who have worked with this stuff have said that someone couldn't be faking this due to not being able to just buy an ad for someone else's domain...
 
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Sean²

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Man this is crazy.

Ryce points out that the link in the ad redirects to the main Nintendo site, but the link he gave went to a blank page on the European site, so if it's real it could be because the ad is meant for a page that isn't there yet.

The link also has "Nintendo.nl" as its website, which is a real Nintendo site for the Netherlands...

And apparently real Google people or people who have worked with this stuff have said that someone couldn't be faking this due to not being able to just buy an ad for someone else's domain...
They also said it worked with obviously unrealistic stuff like Spongebob and Thanos and whatnot. Likely not faked by any individual or group, but probably related to some kind of Google algorithm we don't quite understand.
 
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They also said it worked with obviously unrealistic stuff like Spongebob and Thanos and whatnot. Likely not faked by any individual or group, but probably related to some kind of Google algorithm we don't quite understand.
Perhaps, but I remember someone saying the Thanos thing was faked, so I don't know.
 

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The Spongebob thing came straight from the original video, though. I think its preferable to wait until E3 to see if any of the aforementioned are revealed. If so, then there's hope for it.

We've been bamboozled by leaks before, still not really putting too much faith in here.
 

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This probably isn't a true leak, but I really hope it is. I just want these slots to be filled by anyone other than Geno. I don't care who ends up getting in; as long as Geno never touches foot on the battlefield, either as an assist trophy or as a fighter, I'm happy.

Edit: Apparently, having an opinion is now considered "trolling." Thanks Osby.
 
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