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4-02-2011 @ 11:47AM
For the record, I totally called it when I saw the first "It will be up soon" post, on Twitter I think. I only told my wife though, so I can't prove it. And I do think having a post going "ha ha weren't we funny" after not having anything is kind of overly meta.That said, I think they're kind of ahead of the curve on this one. It's a bit overdone at this point. Slashdot's made reading their site through RSS a massive pain. A lot of the other sites I visit were just predictable. Even Think Geek didn't have too much going for them this year (though I do want the Apple Store Playmobile set.) The only one that made me actually laugh was the Blizzard stuff, and nothing fooled me.Hopefully, more sites will realize that it's tougher to one up themselves every year and dial it back a bit. One really good, believable post mixed in with regular content maybe, or just letting things go unremarked on for a while so the wonder builds back up, seems a good idea.
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