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This Week's Rumor Roundup: iPhone, Xbox, Guitar Hero, more

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Drink up these rumors, me hearties! Yo ho!
  • Xbox 360s have a remote "kill switch"?
    C'mon, people! This "kill switch" software was designed by Microsoft! What are the chances that, upon activating it, that it'll actually work?
  • PS3 console redesign?
    It's gonna be slimmer, but still not look all that great ... like the latest "The Biggest Loser" winner.
  • Steve Jobs the victim of phishing?
    Oh no! Could it be that Steve Jobs IS human, after all?! I'm so disappointed.
  • Next iPhone to have spec-bumps, same form-factor?
    Uh oh ... looks like the iPhone is entering the Apple "upgrade" holding pattern: Same design, better specs, same price. They'll repeat that for a couple years then, BAM! whole new design outta nowhere. At least it gives you something to look forward to.
  • New Zune in June rumor a rumor; new Zune in September rumor is TRUE-mor?
    Well, the September rumor IS from Paul Thurrott (credible source) whereas the June rumor was from "some guy with a twitter account" (least credible source, ever).
    Speaking of ... why not follow ME @sommerjam?
  • Guitar Hero on TV?
    Activision/Blizzard declined to comment, then climbed into its gold car and rode off to their diamond house situated upon Pile-Of-Cash Mountain.
Jeff Somogyi is dealnews' Media Editor. He is constantly amazed at the number of people who will go out of their way to defend large, faceless corporations that couldn't give two figs about them.
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