So the Kojima countdown clock reached it's conclusion to reveal.... another countdown clock.
Nothing too terribly surprising there, especially since people digging around in the source code had already revealed that the next stage was another timer. What bothers me is people tearing every frame of the new timer apart, attempting to decipher some mysterious clues. At the very latest, the game will be revealed at E3, only a few short weeks away. And even when it is revealed, we won't have our hands on it for at least a year.
So my question is this: What fuels the hysteria that leads people to obsess over such things? The grand secret will be out soon anyways, and you know that Kojima isn't going to reveal the big announcement before the timer ends, so why bother? Especially considering Kojima's reputation for trickery, the whole set of clues might just be red herrings with no relation to the announcement.
So why the bother? Is Kojima Productions that good? Or are we as a group just incredibly impatient and unable to wait for the proper time of an announcement? I understand the point of a teaser is to generate interest in a product reveal, I'm mostly just curious as to why they work, and why this particular one seems to be working so well.
I just don't get it.