2. Leaks Always Have a Source
Look, while I want to believe that a nameless source at Square-Enix has received an anonymous tip that Kingdom Hearts 3 is in development for an unknown platform and will be released on a mysterious date, the fact is that you can't really trust leaks or rumors with no source. Sure, sometimes anonymous tips have been proven right. But generally, if you are looking for hints about what a company might do at E3, you should look no further than that company itself. Sony basically outed the PSP Go itself last year with a leaked video, and Nintendo's 3DS leak was certainly timely. These rumors and leaks came directly from the company, and were credible as such. Listening to some idiot who says he has a second cousin who works at Valve and is sure that Half-Life 3 will be at this year's E3 is just silly. You're just setting yourself up for disappointment.
1. If It's Too Good to be True, It's Probably False
Much like Disney heroines, I want all of my dreams to come true. I want an HD remake of Final Fantasy VII, Bungie to develop Halo 4, and I would really love the next Nintendo console to feature 11 processors and sport a 1 TB hard drive. But as much as I would like to believe that all my hopes for E3 will come true, I'm realistic enough to know that they won't. Sure, reading outlandish rumors on the internet about something you care about is exciting, and you might be ready to re-tweet and share on Facebook the cool secret you just learned. But if it sounds like something that's really great, chances are that it's completely false. I hate to sound cynical, but nothing is perfect, and you can't expect any company to give you exactly what you want. I'm not sure why the rumor-mongering masses continuously cling to unrealistic ideals. Have any of your full expectations ever been met by any previous E3? I didn't think so.
It's easy to get excited about E3 and participate in the rumor-mongering frenzy, but it's just easier to wait for the truth like the rest of us. Why You Shouldn't is taking a break next week due to E3 (You can count on CheatCC to report the facts) but we'll be back in two weeks with even more things you probably shouldn't do.
By Amanda L. Kondolojy
CCC Senior Contributing Writer
*The views expressed within this article are solely the opinion of the author and do not express the views held by Cheat Code Central.*