At 1:41am GMT today I sent out an email to a bunch of gaming sites claiming to be a Microsoft employee working on the new Xbox.
I made up every single word of it along with a couple of specs copied from other rumours that have been appearing on the Internet.
This was a bit of an experiment to see just how easy it is to get a fake story taken seriously. And it is shockingly easy in the games industry.
At the time of writing, my fake news is appearing on major sites…
Ternyata menjadi “source” itu cukup mudah. Jadi “analis” juga tidak jauh berbeda.
TL;DR – Until Microsoft/Sony announce something: don’t believe even the most reputable gaming sites.