Why did he repost public info?
Simple, some of the stuff released was simply info slipped in the live letters, while this was pretty much a Press release.
It was late summer, but it was summer when he started letting the info out. Here's the issue as things went down though.
His PR department told him that it was better to release a 'flood' of info than simply droplets. All they had really to present in E-3 was the TEASER trailer, not even the full End of an Era trailer. So, he waited until he had collected enough PR related info to do a live letter with, which he did, along with the relaunch of the new.
Also keep in mind that some of the info released was regarding End of an Era, not the trailer, but the circumstances of the end.
Now, a flood up to your ankles is still a flood, and September is still summer. But neither of these were satisfactory to a lot of people. That was all hushed when the End of an Era Trailer was released. Only ones still citing 'the flood' as a negative are those who've been and will continue to be consistently negative even after the game has successfully launched.
It made for a decent press release. I wasn't all that happy myself, but I saw the purpose for it. Next time it would be better for them not to quote the PR guys exactly.
as far as him riposting 'current' info: He said it himself - not everyone was there or was following it. Edited, May 10th 2013 5:03pm by Hyrist