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Rumors squashed! MS debunks top 10 360 rumors

Microsoft's Cesar Menendez has decided to take out the trash, tossing the top 10 Xbox 360 rumors out. Here's his list:
  • 10. Kameo is a kid's game: Not true. It's got a T rating. You can impale baddies with the spikes on your own back.  Impale!
  • 9. Xbox 360 is being recalled: There is no recall. Period. Return rates are actually lower than consumer electronics (CE) industry averages.
  • 8. Microsoft is intentionally withholding product so as to build artificially high demand: Seriously. Think of the revenue hit we'd take if we actually did that.
  • 7. Halo 3 is finished, and just sitting in a warehouse somewhere (in Poughkeepsie): See #8. Actually, come to think of it: we haven't announced anything about anything of which you claim we've announced or finished, as it were.
  • 6. ____(insert name)___ is an alien/getting fired/fighting with _______ (Robbie Bach, Brian Lee, Peter Moore, J Allard, etc.): Nope. Peter's my boss' boss' boss, and I just want to say, in case you're reading this: "you're great!"
  • 5. Everyone at Xbox is evil (or a robot, or is money grubbing, etc.): Dude - we're gamers. We're just trying to make a better games and entertainment than the other guy.
  • 4. We stopped working on backwards compatibility: Still going.
  • 3. We chose Barbie’s Horse Adventure first, because we didn’t want PGR2 to be BackCompat: Nope, some titles are just bonus because other titles work.
  • 2. Sony will launch a broadband service better than Xbox Live: A big, bold claim. Two words: Emotion Engine.
  • 1. Bungie has no plans to take over the world: Not true. Just look at their seven step plan.
I have to agree with just about every one of these, except the Kameo one (which I didn't care for). Though it may not explicitly be a children's game, the reality is that it's not sure what it is. It looks like a children's game, but you impale enemies. It's not a rumor per se, but a misinterpretation due to a lack of focus or direction. Can't blame him for trying though.

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