The Splatoon Pre-launch community is supposed to be restricted only to Nintendo’s Tom and Amy, so why is it that a seemingly random individual was able to post to this private community without Nintendo’s knowledge of consent?

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Well, the answer is actually quite simple, and involves what could be a mere misunderstanding, rather than a user trying to post with malicious intent. You see, the user, who happens to go by the name of TvTimeWithTed, somehow managed to get his hands on the game a day before it was set to release. Because there isn’t currently a Miiverse section dedicated to Splatoon, excluding the Pre-launch board shown in the images above, the game decided to automatically post to the Pre-launch community.

As of this writing, the post has been hidden from the public, though it can still be accessed with a direct link.