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Rumor Roundup: Key Lime Pie? Xbox? iOS 7? Twitter Local?

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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:

  • The Next Android Release Will Still Be Jelly Bean, Not Key Lime Pie?
    Google should really hire better pastry chefs, especially if the ones they have can't make a pie given the one year in which they've had to do it. [AndroidPolice]

  • Kevin Conroy Not Returning for Batman: Arkham Origins?
    It takes a certain generation of nerd to be horrified by this ... but I am of that generation. (My motto has always been: "If it ain't Conroy, it ain't Batman.") [ShackNews]

  • Upcoming Scribblenauts Game Set in the DC Universe?
    If it ain't Conroy, it ain't Batman! (That's called a "callback." It's used in comedic situations, when the writer is too lazy to come up with a new joke.) [joystiq]

  • Next-Gen Xbox Will Include a Revamped Achievement System?
    So we'll all have more chances to feel like we failed at completing a game, even though we beat the final boss. Look, finding Riddler Trophies follows the law of diminishing returns. [IGN]

  • Call of Duty: Ghosts Coming Soon?
    Disappointment sets in when you realize these are almost certainly metaphorical ghosts. Who yah gonna call? Metaphorical Ghostbusters! [UberGizmo]

  • EA Sports Cancels Next Tiger Woods Game?
    More evidence that golf is not a sport, if EA Sports won't release it. QED! [DigitalTrends]

  • Jonathan Ive's iOS 7 Design Is "Flat"?
    Drop-shadow is so last-gen. [LA Times]

  • Twitter Working on Local Tweets?
    This just gives me something else to fear: Batches of tweets coming in talking about the "weird guy" in the restaurant I just walked into, or on the street I'm walking down. (Because it would mean I'm being followed by a weird guy!) [Marketing Pilgrim]


Jeff Somogyi is the dealnews Media Editor. People are always staring at him, but they're only noticing the guy behind him. See more of his ignored thoughts on Google+, Twitter or on his comic book blog.

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