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Rumour: PlayStation Italy's Teasing Something for 6th January

Posted by Sammy Barker

Don't lose your mind just yet, though

The gaming industry would be boring if there weren’t teaser images or developer tweets to overanalyse. Take this harmless picture of a DualShock controller carved out of coal. It was posted to PlayStation Italy’s official Facebook page earlier today alongside a cryptic message and a 6th January date. Naturally, digital detectives are already trying to decipher its true meaning.

Some argue that it’s hinting at some form of Naughty Dog announcement. According to the editors over at DualShockers, the accompanying quote ‘Siamo stati cattivi e ne siamo fieri’ translates to ‘We’ve been naughty, and we’re proud’. Others argue that it actually reads ‘We’ve been bad, and we’re proud’.

The exact translation may be pointless anyway, as one NeoGAF poster points out that 6th January happens to be a holiday in the Home of the Pizza, whereby ‘Befana’ – purportedly an old witch – visits children and brings them gifts or coal depending on their behaviour. That sort of explains the controller.

It would also evidence why only the Italian PlayStation Facebook page appears to be promoting the supposedly super-duper announcement. We’re going to go out on a limb and assume that this is nothing, but you’re welcome to avoid our advice and freak out in the comments section if you please. It’s a (predominantly) free planet, after all.


User Comments (10)



Tasuki said:

I would just squeal like a schoolgirl if it was an announcement for Gaikai but I doubt it will be.



tonyp1987 said:

Maybe uncharted ps4/vita announcement. Or a uncharted trilogy uncharted 1,2&3 on ps vita and ps4.



Bliquid said:

I confirm that in the sense of the phrase, "naughty" would sound more appropriate than "bad". I seriously doubt is Naughty Dog related, since an announcement like that would be global matter. Unless it is something about the Left Behind DLC, i'd go for the "Befana" explanation, who indeed is a proper witch (with broom and stuff) that brings candies to the good and coal to the naughty. I usually preferred coal, wich is basically a lump of black colored sugar. It does break your teeth, though.
Oh, and we have spaghetti and mafia too, not only pizza!



charlesnarles said:

Sony just also wants Italians to get a PS4 for non-denominational winter holiday 2013/14, right?



tulaib_100 said:

CES is starting from 6th jan, so it might be the rumor head mounted display behind the coal.

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