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:
- Next-Gen Xbox Called "Xbox Gold"?
For all its blandness, I'm starting to think that Sony has the console naming conventions right. PlayStation 2, followed by 3, followed by snore, I MEAN FOUR! Meanwhile Xbox can choose anything they want, yet we get: Xbox + 1 = Xbox 360. Xbox 360 + 1 = Gold. And for the next generation after this one? What's better than Gold? That's right: Neptune! [Fusible]
- Barnes & Noble Will Withdraw from Making Nook Hardware?
They're gonna focus mainly on their singing career for a while, you know? Spend time with family. [TechSpot]
- BlackBerry Will Update Its Current PlayBook Tablets to BlackBerry 10 OS?
"Making undesirable products slightly less undesirable since 2012!" —BlackBerry's new slogan. [Geeky Gadgets]
- Next-Gen Xbox Games Will Be Linked to One Console?
The conceit is that "Well, in the future, everything will be digital, and you can't resell digital titles, can you?!" Except we're not at that digital stage, yet, so this is taking away something we used to have. I don't think consumers have to be "prepped" for the digital age by their hard copies being crippled. "As you get older, your eyes will get worse and worse, so we're just going to remove them now, while you're in your 20s." —Worst Doctor Ever [Dvice]
- Coach Shares Up After Sale Rumor Hits?
Dauber was unavailable for comment. [InvestorPlace]
- Google Building Spotify Competitor?
They already have the social network to spam users, cluttering up a user's timeline. (The social network they have is Google+, in case you forgot.) [Fierce Mobile Content]
- Paul Rudd Will Play Ant-Man?
Personally, I feel he's more suited to play Goliath or maybe even Yellowjacket, if you kinda squint and tilt your head to the side. But Ant-Man?! When's the last time you saw Paul Rudd control ants? [ComicBook]
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