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Rumor Roundup: Google Stores? PlayStation 4 for $599? More?

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When the Internet runs out of news, it starts making things up. We think this is funny, so we round up all the lies and speculation and put them here. We call it the "Rumor Roundup" and we do it all for you! This week:

  • Google to Open Retail Stores?
    Selling artisanal search terms. [PC Magazine]

  • Apple Will Sell an Unlocked iPhone For $199 in "Developing Markets"?
    Lucky! Those emerging markets get all the good stuff! That $100 laptop, celebrity visits, and now cheap iPhones! It's just not fair. [MacRumors]

  • Next-Gen Kinect Is So Sensitive It Can Tell if Your Hand Is Open or Closed?
    Flagship release title? "Open/Closed Hand." It's an exciting game that challenges players to open and close their hand. Nope, not in-time to music or anything. [Joystiq]

  • Scribblenauts Unlimited Delayed on Europe Because of Lack of "UK English"?
    Dashit all! Why does not the game recougnize "colourful braces?!" Zooks! [Nintendo Nation]

  • The PlayStation 4 Won't Cost $599?
    At least that's what a Sony honcho "hopes." After all, it's not up to Sony what to charge for the thing, right? So how could they possibly know what it's going to cost? (All prices are determined by a spin on a giant, showcase showdown-like wheel-spin, right?) [Engadget]

  • Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, and Carrie Fisher Will All Appear in the New Star Wars Movie?
    They'll all portray older versions of their original characters who sit around reminiscing and saying things like, "In MY day, we used REAL Kaiburr crystal in our lightsabers, not these cheap, knock-off synth-crystals!" and "These days, I'm lucky if I can do a bathroom run in under 12 parsecs!" and "My children never visit me anymore." [Rolling Stone]

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Jeff Somogyi is the dealnews Media Editor. He'll have you know that writing this Rumor Roundup each week ain't like dustin' crops. See more of his Force-full thoughts on Google+, Twitter or on his blog.

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