Speculator: 2012-2013 (and lightning round!) results

June 19, 2013

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Another E3 means another season of Speculator in the books and a ton of rumors to round up. Did Graham defend his title, or did a late surge from Andrew steal this year’s crown?

PlayStation Vita price drop announced by E3 disproved. Andrew 50, Graham 70, Shawn 58, Eric 35.
Just Cause 3 to be announced by E3 2013 disproved. Andrew 95, Graham 95, Shawn 95, Eric 35.
Star Wars: 1313 revealed as an 8th-gen title by E3 2013 disproved. Andrew 40, Graham 70, Shawn 55, Eric 60.
Final Fantasy XV to be revealed for PS4 by E3 2013 confirmed. Andrew 90, Graham 80, Shawn 95, Eric 60.
New Strider game to be announced by E3 2013 disproved. Andrew 95, Graham 90, Shawn 90, Eric 75.
Diablo III to be announced for Durango by E3 2013 confirmed. Andrew 75, Graham 50, Shawn 65, Eric 40.
New downloadable Mega Man game revealed by E3 disproved. Andrew 45, Graham 55, Shawn 75, Eric 90.
Sony to reveal new LittleBigPlanet title for Vita by E3 disproved. Andrew 10, Graham 10, Shawn 70, Eric 80.
New Gran Turismo to be revealed for PlayStation 4 by E3 disproved. Andrew 30, Graham 5, Shawn 40, Eric 90.
Wii U price cut announced by E3 disproved. Andrew 80, Graham 50, Shawn 70.
Retro Studios project revealed as Wii U Metroid by E3 disproved. Andrew 50, Graham 40, Shawn 85.
Respawn’s first title to be a sci-fi shooter confirmed. Andrew 85, Graham 50, Shawn 80.
Kinect to recognize American Sign Language disproved. Andrew 50, Graham 90, Shawn 65.
Shantae GBC to release on 3DS Virtual Console confirmed. Andrew 85, Graham 95.
Xbox 360 to get biometric sign-in mechanism confirmed. Andrew 50, Graham 5.
Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim to release on Wii U disproved. Andrew 80, Graham 40, Shawn 70.
Next Xbox to be Windows-powered confirmed. Andrew 70, Graham 90, Shawn 80, Eric 95.
Alan Wake 2 in production for next Xbox disproved. Andrew 75, Graham 30, Shawn 70, Eric 85.
Rare working on new ‘mature’ title for next Xbox confirmed. Andrew 40, Graham 40, Shawn 65, Eric 75.
Cheapest PS4 model to initially retail for more than $400 disproved. Andrew 10, Graham 30, Shawn 30, Eric 80.
Respawn’s first game to be a Microsoft console exclusive confirmedAndrew 30, Graham 25, Shawn 15.
Professor Layton vs. Ace Attorney to arrive in Q2 2013 disproved. Andrew 50, Graham 40, Shawn 75, Eric 65.

Regular season totals:

Andrew
294
Eric
-412
Graham
336
Shawn
-219

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Lightning Round: Microsoft

Xbox One price confirmed. Andrew 5, Eric 90, Graham 5, Shawn 20
Xbox One release date disproved. Andrew 10, Eric 60, Graham 1, Shawn 25
Xbox 360 price drop or cheaper redesign disproved. Andrew 90, Eric 30, Graham 30, Shawn 35
A Rare-developed Xbox One title confirmed. Andrew 99, Eric 45, Graham 95, Shawn 75
Kinect Sports for the Xbox One confirmed. Andrew 40, Eric 80, Graham 40Shawn 90
Another Call of Duty appearance confirmed. Andrew 80, Eric 95, Graham 20Shawn 100
More about Quantum Break confirmed. Andrew 75, Eric 60, Graham 40Shawn 90
Cliff Bleszinski disprovedAndrew 1, Eric 10, Graham 5, Shawn 35
Anyone from Respawn confirmed. Andrew 60, Eric 30, Graham 40, Shawn 70
J Allard disprovedAndrew 1, Eric 5, Graham 5, Shawn 75
Any indie developer disproved. Andrew 5, Eric 0, Graham 10, Shawn 15
A non-games celebrity disprovedAndrew 1, Eric 30, Graham 90, Shawn 65

Microsoft lightning round results:

Andrew
48
Eric
62
Graham
-103
Shawn
-8

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Lightning Round: Sony

PS4 price confirmed. Andrew 5, Eric 80, Graham 10, Shawn 30
PS4 release date disproved. Andrew 10, Eric 40, Graham 5, Shawn 35
New LittleBigPlanet disproved. Andrew 30, Eric 60, Graham 30Shawn 68
The Last Guardian disproved. Andrew 15, Eric 60, Graham 30, Shawn 40
Vita price drop disproved. Andrew 55, Eric 75, Graham 50Shawn 80
A third-party timed exclusivity deal confirmed. Andrew 60, Eric 20, Graham 50, Shawn 75
Any previously-unannounced PS3 game disproved. Andrew 45, Eric 90, Graham 30, Shawn 45
Kaz Hirai disprovedAndrew 99, Eric 45, Graham 50, Shawn 80
Gabe Newell disproved. Andrew 1, Eric 0, Graham 1, Shawn 20
Anyone from Respawn disprovedAndrew 1, Eric 30, Graham 20, Shawn 35
Kevin Butler disprovedAndrew 1, Eric 5, Graham 1Shawn 10
Anyone in costume disprovedAndrew 1, Eric 5, Graham 20, Shawn 15

Sony lightning round results:

Andrew
57
Eric
-60
Graham
74
Shawn
-73

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Lightning Round: Nintendo

Wii U price drop disproved. Andrew 60, Eric 30, Graham 5Shawn 85
A Retro-developed Wii U title confirmed. Andrew 65, Eric 55, Graham 85, Shawn 80
A teaser trailer for Wii U Zelda (not Wind Waker HD) disproved. Andrew 20, Eric 10, Graham 10Shawn 75
New Wii U Mario Kart slated for this year disproved. Andrew 80, Eric 30, Graham 40, Shawn 80
New Wii U 3D Mario slated for this year confirmed. Andrew 80, Eric 55, Graham 80Shawn 80
Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem footage/trailer disproved. Andrew 40, Eric 80, Graham 15, Shawn 55
Previously-unannounced series revival (no original releases in last 5 years) disproved. Andrew 35, Eric 70, Graham 60, Shawn 75
Yves Guillemot disprovedAndrew 10, Eric 15, Graham 15, Shawn 40
Bill Trinen confirmedAndrew 90, Eric 45, Graham 80, Shawn 25
Person in a Luigi costume confirmedAndrew 50, Eric 99, Graham 90, Shawn 65
Non-Specific Action Figure disprovedAndrew 1, Eric 1, Graham 5, Shawn 13
Anyone from Valve, Bungie, Respawn or Insomniac disproved. Andrew 1, Eric 0, Graham 5, Shawn 8

Nintendo lightning round results:

Andrew
24
Eric
4
Graham
169
Shawn
-195

Final lightning round results:

Andrew
129
Eric
6
Graham
140
Shawn
-276

2012-13 Season final standings

Andrew
423
Eric
-406
Graham
476
Shawn
-495

Check back next installment for a fresh new season of Speculator!

{ 2 comments }

Shawn Vermette June 19, 2013 at 11:19 pm

I can’t believe how horribly bad I did at the lightning round.

Eric Albuen June 21, 2013 at 3:03 pm

\o/

I’M NOT LAST!