More so than any other entertainment industry on the planet, video games are notorious for their secrecy.
While the practical, public shooting of movies and TV shows often makes it difficult for creators to keep the lid on casting and plot information, the fact that most video games are made in offices behind closed doors makes it far easier to control the flow of information.
Furthermore, the games industry is decidedly less-regulated than its live-action equivalents, largely due to it being a newer and less-understood medium, meaning that unethical and even scarcely legal business practises are often allowed to take place with impunity.
But thanks to brave whistle-blowers and bold investigative journalists, we as gamers are periodically offered a peek behind the curtain, to gawk at some of the more shocking and salacious video game secrets which are generally kept on the down-low.
Granted, a few of these secrets are at least harmlessly fascinating, rather than a damning indictment of an industry which clearly, desperately requires regulation and unionisation...
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