(Yeah, let's try the poll functionality again. Hopefully it works better now...)
So we're being promised a big announcement on January 8. And quite frankly, it could be a lot of things... it's gotta be something major if they're teasing us like that. Even if it's just a crappy spin-off. I can't imagine it being an event or something like that. My gut tells me it's related to gen 6... we're just about getting into the timeframe where our first gen 6 info should appear. It would be a bit earlier in the calendar year than it was in gen 5, but then again, with BW2's early release and the notion that eight months might be a little long for the Plasma anime arc, a summer release might not be out of the question. Besides, remember how Diamond and Pearl were announced TWO YEARS before they were released? Of course this isn't happening again, but still. Point is, this wouldn't be outrageous timing for something related to gen 6.
So, what do you think it is? Of course you get nothing but bragging rights if you call it, but hey, bragging rights are awesome in their own way.