“GAMING” sites speculate, yes. But, Verge is not just a gaming site. They release, roughly, 5-6 gaming articles a day. There is more than enough real, tangible, solid gaming news in one day to fill up 6 articles. Sites like Kotaku, Joystiq, and even Polygon speculate, because all they post is gaming news, and they need enough content to justify a visit to their site each day (with each one creating about 20-30 articles a day).
Not sure how much more clear I could have been about my critique of Verge spending small, valuable gaming news space with speculation.
I think you’re reaching here, Verge. I believe what he means by, “a bizarre twist of fate,” is that he left his sweet gig with MS (Lionhead) to create 22cans, and the first pay-out from his new venture would appear the same day as his previous employer makes their next big announcement.