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PlanetSide 2 Annoucement Due Thursday

There are rumblings in the world of PlanetSide. The worldside of PlanetSide? While we know PlanetSide 2 is in production, all they've shown so far has been the odd model of a vehicle, which men like me are too handsome to care about. What I want is Hard Gaming Fact. Could that be nearby? It seems possible, with Sony adding a shiny countdown timer to the official PlanetSide 2 page. There's also a new Facebook page (sigh), which makes it even more clear that Planetside 2 news will be appearing on the 7th of July, at 7pm. I think that's this year, rather than 2077. Oh, and it seems it's called PlanetSide 2 now, not PlanetSide Next. Which was a really stupid name.

This information comes courtesy of the industrious folks at PlanetSide Universe, who as ever are first with information about the game. They also spotted the meta tag doodah on the countdown site, which reads:

"PlanetSide 2 is the only first person shooter that delivers truly epic, massive combat on a scale never before seen in stunning, breathtaking detail. Be a part of explosive action in a futuristic world with forces ranging from tactical squads to thousand player armies all taking place in real-time on enormous open-world continents."

The announcement looks set to occur during SOE's Fan Faire 2011 on Thursday. So hold onto your hats until then. Meanwhile, here's a man explaining how giraffes have sex:

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