Greg Miller is an Internet personality known for being the CEO of Kinda Funny, a media company that creates content around video games. If one is unaware, Insomniac Games recently suffered a data breach that led to a leak. A similar event happened with other games recently, including GTA 6 and Suicide Squad Kill the Justice League.
Miller also hosts a live podcast. In a recent episode that premiered on December 19, the individual expressed his sympathy towards the occurrence and mentioned that he wouldn’t reveal the details of the Insomniac data breach due to the event’s severity. Evidence of Miller indulging in banter when talking about the GTA footage has surfaced, and the internet community is calling the podcast host a hypocrite.
Greg Miller’s take on leaks is hypocritical per Twitter users.
Insomniac is one of the developer studios that has been creating amazing games for a long time. Recently, a cyber-attacker posted the video game studio’s confidential documents and assets related to future titles on various platforms.
A lot of detail about the studio’s in-development title was unethically posted. This included animation and work-in-progress footage, cast, and more. It also forcibly and unethically lifted the curtain from Insomniac’s roadmap and future projects that the studio is working on.
The leak occurred at such a colossal level, and so much about the studio was put on the Internet and gained much traction. A similar cyber-attack also happened in 2022 when a UK-based cyber-attacked Arion Kurtaj unethically released footage regarding GTA 6′s development.
That leak, too, got a similar amount of attention from the media. Miller spoke about it in his latest podcast episode, which premiered on December 19, titled “Leave Insomniac Alone”.
He even posted a clip of the podcast on his Twitter account and said this along with it:
This Insomniac leak is an invasion of privacy done on a massive scale. That’s why today, we will not be reporting on the details of the leak. Instead, we’ll discuss how this affects the people working on your favorite games.
Now, the internet community quickly spots inconsistencies with one’s takes, and as history has shown, gamers have a particular knack for detail. Soon after Miller’s post discussing and visibly lamenting over the Insomniac leak went live, people found footage of him discussing the GTA data breach in a polar opposite manner. This is what was posted by a user:
This is confirmed to be accurate, as one can find the original clip from the episode premiered in 2022. It is astonishing how Miller sympathizes and familiarizes themselves with the studio regarding Insomniac and the leak that happened with it but was almost stoic towards Rockstar Games. More than stoic, it felt like something he wasn’t taking seriously. While the reasons behind this are unknown, the evidence is now out there.
You guys covered the capcom leak and detailed the information in said leak. Personal info was leaked then, so what makes it different today? It’s because the Capcom devs probably won’t be tweeting about it.
On just scrolling through the episodes, one can also find that they intensively covered the data breach for Suicide Squad Kill the Justice League as well. While there is no inherent problem with doing so, the inconsistency is confusing.
Breaches and events of cyber-ransom leading to the unethical release of a studio’s work are bad for gamers waiting to experience the game. Despite that, if one condemns the breach at one studio, the others should be subjected to the same condemnation.