Rumors: Is This the Nintendo NX Controller?


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:

Nintendo NX Controller
  • Is This the Controller for the Next-Gen Nintendo Console? (See above)
    It's too round to be a H.E.R.B.I.E. head, but has too many buttons to be a rearview mirror... so it must be a new controller! [Niche Gamer]

  • Is YouTube Going to Offer Live-Streaming Video From Your Smartphone?
    With so many options like Periscope, Facebook, Meerkat, and now "YouTube Connect" offering live-streams, there's a whole new world of exciting content for me to ignore! But seriously... the one that'll get my attention is the one that doesn't count against my monthly data cap. [Android Authority]

Google iOS Keyboard
  • Is Google Designing A Special Keyboard For iOS Devices?
    By default, any time a word starts with an "i", it'll auto-capitalize the next letter iN the word. [The Country Caller]

  • Will Sony Release a 4K-Ready "PlayStation 4.5?"
    In my day, companies didn't take half-measures. In my day, consoles had full, new releases and names like "Super," "N64," "Dreamcast," and "Lynx." In MY day, we would have rioted if we got a minor upgrade to an existing pla-- *the closet door bursts open and a mountain of GameBoys, GameBoys Color, GameBoys Transparent, GameBoys Pocket, and GameBoys Light fall out and bury me, Collyer Brother-style* [PC Mag]

Total Recall Cab
  • Did Uber Order 100,000 Self-Driving Cars?
    So that the transition from real driver to robot driver isn't a shock to its users, Uber will program the cars to ask you very personal, often barrier-crossing questions about your political beliefs and or relationships. [Gas2]

  • Is Microsoft Exploring a Buyback Program for Digital Games?
    It's not like they can re-sell that digital game, so why would they do this? *Affixes tinfoil hat* Because they are taking a gamble that you will, later, regret selling a game off and re-buy it! Now they got 90% more money out of you! But, no, a giant company would never think that way. Uh-uh... [Softpedia]

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"Too many buttons to be a rearview mirror"

I see someone hasn't driven any GM cars from the last decade that have OnStar.
Greg the Gruesome
Another rumor: Google is working on a product to compete with Amazon's Echo/Tap.
Don't forget about the Sega 32x and Sega CD!