Even if most of the stuff he talked about didn't pan out, is it really that hard to believe that he got his hands on a copy of the game this early? I mean, we already know a good portion of this industry already has their hands on it, they just ain't talking about it for whatever reason. There doesn't seem to any real reason to doubt Verendus other than the simple that you don't want to get yourself hyped up for a possible disappointment. It's a review on a message board. Shit is pretty harmless even if you take it a face value.
And you're right - it's not a big deal. I'm just not a huge fan of misinformation and seeing people get misled.