Rumors are a mainstay in the world of technology. Indeed, it seems that every time you boot up your computer to peruse the newest tech stories, there is a new and outrageous rumor. Perhaps a new, extraordinary gadget is being developed by a major technology firm, one that could change the game. Perhaps a new video game title is set to be released a little earlier or a little later than previously thought. Whatever the case may be, these rumors mostly end up as little more than what they started out as: simple rumors, miscommunication, or something that got a little overstated. That is not to say that rumors do not have their place in the tech realm. They can be good catalysts for discussion, can move a dialogue on a particular issue into the limelight and truly get something rolling. They can of course also be catalysts for action, inspiring those who wish to see the fantastical brought to the real world.
It seems that even the most out-there rumors can be found to be true once in a while. We reported last week that Nintendo was rumored to have been on the cusp of announcing a new video gaming console at this June’s E3 Expo. The successor to the Nintendo Wii was also rumored to be a further innovator in the realm of the controller, as this new system was purported to have built-in high-definition screens that would compliment the big-screen gaming experience. A few of these rumors have now reportedly been confirmed. In a press release, Nintendo has confirmed that a new console will be released in 2012, and that specifics will be outlined at this summer’s E3 Expo. The rumors regarding the controller’s specifications were not addressed, but are expected to be the keynote of the E3 demo. For more information, please visit Gamers’ Mint.