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Some rumours are a bit run-of-the-mill, but thoroughly believable for it. Some rumours are outlandish, and a bit dubious as a result. But some rumours - the best rumours in fact - are so flat-out guano crazy as to punch right through the very walls of plausibility and launch themselves into hitherto unexplored realms of probability so unstructured and unfathomable that anything and everything suddenly becomes possible. A bit like Inception's Limbo, only using varying levels of feasibility instead of dream bits.
And that friends, is where we are today. The particular Schroedinger's E3 Event in question? An appearance by Eminem (in video form at least) at Nintendo's E3 2012 press conference, to promote a new game called Acid Ghost, which is aimed at a more mature audience. Originating with a anonymous-source-fuelled story at GoNintendo, the tale professes that the video is currently being made by a Sacramento marketing agency, and is due to go into post-production next week.
Above: How the hell am I the first person reporting this story today to use this Photoshop gag? You're letting me down, internet
Mad as it sounds, this one does fit in with Nintendo's recent, frequent courting of celebrity endorsements, as well as the increasing frequency of Satoru Iwata's claims that the Wii U is very much going to be aimed at the core gamer market.
But if all of this is true, what manner of game will Acid Ghost be? off the top of my head, I can think of several options:
Above: I like to think that this is what Acid Ghost looks like
Want to stay on top of this and all the other stories that might shape the show this year? Just click over to our constantly updating E3 2012 rumours compendium page.
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