The year bears a lot of different connotations for a lot of different people.
Some think it’s when the Mayans predicted the end of the world – though others think they simply got bored counting or were ended themselves. Some are excited for the Summer Olympics, the iPad 3, and, if they live in Northern Australia, a total solar eclipse. Then there are those who might merely be looking forward to a special wedding anniversary, a birthday, or a graduation date.
Recently though, gamers have added themselves to the list of those clamoring about the year, as rumors have run rampant in recent months about the next generation of the Xbox perhaps being revealed at 2012’s E3 and later set for a Q4 release.
Get as excited as you want, but there’s one simple reason why these rumors are unequivocally false. And no, it has nothing to do the world resembling the contents of Don Draper’s ashtray come the end of next year.