This Week's Rumor Roundup: Apple TV, Rock Band 3, and Avatar 3D

One rotten apple spoils the bunch? Well, here's a bunch of rotten apples. What happens now?
  • Microsoft cutting the price of Zune Pass subscriptions?
    You still won't OWN all the songs, but at least it's cheaper to rent 'em ... just never stop paying and you'll be fine. (Yes, yes, I know you get to keep 10 tracks with the current plan, but I'm betting they'll do away with that if they're charging less. It's the Microsoft way!)
  • ABC considering subscription plan for online streaming video?
    Just in time to strike while the LOST iron is hot ... oh ...
  • Rock Band 3 to add keytar?
    Radical. I wonder if they're going to release a "Legends of Keytar" add-on, in which you play against Ulf Ekberg, Robert Lamm, Vadim Pruzhanov, and Tom Schuman? (You know, the greatest keytar players of all time?!)
  • New Apple TV to cost $99?
    The best thing about this? The fact that Apple cannot laud it as being awesome without admitting that the previous versions were utter crap.
  • Xbox Natal to be called "Wave"?
    Take THAT Google! Can YOUR Wave cause people to flail their arms around and get disappointed when things don't work correctly? Er ... actually ... it does. Forget I said anything. Carry on.
  • Avatar in 3D on Blu-ray to be sold exclusively with Panasonic TVs?
    For some of you, this is your reason to wait to adopt 3D technology; for others, it's a reason to avoid the headache-inducing gimmick altogether; and, for a select few of you, this is just another reason to paint yourself blue from head to toe and freak out the normals in your neighborhood.
Jeff Somogyi is the dealnews Media Editor. Read his abnormal thoughts @dzheough on Twitter.
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