By this time tomorrow, Sony's big announcement will be in the rearview mirror and I'll probably be warning my financial planner about the PlayStation-sized hole that's about to appear in my bank account.
But right now, I want to make sure that you're adequately primed for the event. So, I decided to get some preparation advice from the most trustworthy source that I could think of: Facebook.
I asked our readers how they were planning to prepare for tonight's announcement. Here's what they had to say:
"I'll be playing Halo, and my Skyrim DLC"
I see what you did there. Burn.
"Playing my perfectly fine fat PS3"
Dude. Don't be a jerk. Your PS3 isn't fat. It has a hormonal imbalance.
"Going to laugh as their gaming days are coming to an end. Soon Sony will be just like Sega. A company that put out a few consoles, but just couldn't hang with the big dogs."
Well, I don't want to be critical, but this isn't really preparation advice.
Plus, this sounds like fanboy nonsense to me. Sony has shipped more PlayStation 3s than Microsoft has shipped 360s, and the PlayStation 2 is, literally, the best-selling console in history.
So, I think we can both agree that you're not exactly the most well-informed commenter on Facebook.
"nothing. don't care."
Well, thank you for commenting. I'm sorry if I ruined your evening.
"Sony is a dying company that makes crap. I'll be at work.. you know, working, because my only interest is if Sony wakens up and quits making consoles."
Sony is a dying company? Then it’s weird that Forbes recently named Sony the number 2 most reputable company in the world.
Also, I'm glad to hear about your current employment status. I feel like we've become very good friends.
You made this sound dirty. Or my mind automatically made it dirty and I blamed it on you. I'm not sure which.
"xbox 4ever we have call of duty and skyrim ps3 dont hahaha."
I can see that you're unfamiliar with the PlayStation 3 catalog.
"playing my xbox 360 LOL"
"Writing a script that refreshes all of the best game journalism sites automatically every 3 minutes."
Hey, can I borrow that script when you're done? I promise that I won't use it to steal other journalists’ ideas.
"Im reading your posts, cause u guys tell me. So thanks"
I’m automatically suspicious of anything positive that’s said on the Internet. Are you trying to trick me into doing something that I’m uncomfortable with?
"u can now upgrade ur ps2 to ps3 .... Download d software @ psx... No need to buy a new ps3 or even ps4. Just upgrade .... Enjoy"
Wait. You can download a piece of software that upgrades your hardware? This is incredible news. Why have you been keeping it a secret for so long?
"Nothing :( school is in the way"
I applaud your commitment to your studies. You may want to consider an English degree. If these Facebook comments are any indication, the world desperately needs more English teachers.
This probably won't surprise you, but many of the commenters responded by suggesting a behavior that requires lotion and a locked bathroom door. Once again, we’ve proven that gamers cannot be trusted to answer a simple question.
Sony’s big announcement is scheduled for 6PM EST. So, keep your browser pointed at Cheat Code Central.
Date: February 20, 2013