Welcome to the Rumour mill, VideoGamer.com's run-down of the big rumours currently doing the rounds in the video game industry. Every week we'll hunt down the juiciest stories and give our opinion on how legit they are. So, whether you want the ridiculous or the plausible, read on.

PS3 Platinum Hits range coming to Europe in autumn

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The Rumour: Sony will launch a budget priced Platinum Hits range for the PlayStation 3 this autumn. The games will retail for €40 each, which should mean roughly £30 in the UK. MotorStorm, Heavenly Sword, Resistance: Fall of Man, Formula One Championship Edition, Lair, Folklore, Ridge Racer 7 and Genji: Days of the Blade will be the initial titles on offer, but don't be surprised if Uncharted and Ratchet & Clank: Tools of Destruction join the range a few months later.

Verdict: Sony hasn't announced anything regarding a Platinum range for the PS3 in Europe, but it surely can't be too far away. With a fair number of back catalogue titles now available a reduction in price will see them appealing to new console buyers alongside the newer releases.

Plausibility rating: 4/5

Klonoa coming to PSN

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The Rumour: Classic PlayStation platformer from Namco is coming to the PlayStation Network.

Verdict: Old PlayStation games coming to the PlayStaton Network isn't anything new but when a classic platformer appears to be heading to the service it's worth getting excited about. With Klonoa listed on the PEGI website (a pan-European ratings body) it all but confirms the game is coming to the PSN. The game didn't sell very well when it arrived in Europe on the original PlayStation, so hopefully this will give it a new lease of life.

Plausibility rating: 4/5

Raving Rabbids 3 this Holiday

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The Rumour: The third in the Raving Rabbids series will be out in time for Christmas. Interestingly it'll drop the Rayman name, with the Raving Rabbids going solo this time.

Verdict: We can't say we've been overly impressed by the Raving Rabbids series but it's a decent seller for Ubisoft. This rumour comes from forum favourite Surfer Girl and there's no reason to suggest it isn't true.

Plausibility rating: 4/5

Mickey Mouse platformer from Warren Spector

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The Rumour: Ever since Junction Point Studios was acquired by Disney Interactive Studios the next project by the Warren Spector (Deus Ex creator) headed studio has been shrouded in mystery. Well, how about a Mickey Mouse platformer to go head to head with Super Mario?

Verdict: This one originates from EGM magazine's rumours column - a source that has had mixed accuracy in the past. A new Mickey Mouse platformer from a quality studio is something fans have wanted for a long time and it seems like our dreams are coming true. Until an official announcement though, we're going to remain a little sceptical.

Plausibility rating: 3/5

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Hey KARLIUS you do realize xbox sold 24 million from 01 to 06- ps2 has sold over 100 million

Looking at the upcoming line up of games, the ps3 will outsell the 360 in 08 and 09 with hitters that have not even been mentioned but taunted Like TWISTED METAL for ps3.... and GOD OF WAR, and for a company that charges for THEMES on there Xbox live, has a 33% failure rate have only Gears of war 2 up there sleeve, it is ridicule to think that they will win this console war ... and were not mentioning the fact that HOME will come out and we have to conclude the obvious , that theres over 100 million loyal Sony users , i think more than half are FINAL FANTASY fans and trust me FF13 "new franchise" is exclusive for the ps3 , FF series never sold even slightly good on the Xb0x platform...

and i have make notice " what are all those HDMI equipped 360's going to play ? HD-DVD Failed ... it even has a standard DVD's opt for games u will never see a game in 1080 hdmi " it just does not fit " ... and they still lie to their children's fan base by saying WE HAVE GOOD COMPRESSION yada, yada ... microsoft will regret giving sony bad PR to succeed int his console war..

"Uh Oh 360 Hide Your BabiEz ! Its coming !
Posted 08:40 on 30 March 2008
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Gualshock you complete retard the platinum range is nothing it just means old games like the 360 Classics range. Only the 360 range cost £19.99 where as the PS3 Price will be £29.99. They can't sell consoles on the strength of a platinum range you complete muppet!
Posted 13:18 on 27 March 2008
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you know what Sony got this next gen war in the bag, the platinum releases coming up will surely cement the war,pS2 owners have been waiting reasons to jump on to the ps3 with gta4, gt5, resi evil 5, plus plat range you know those 120 mil ps2 owners will be now begin the exodus to ps3 promised land
Posted 06:41 on 27 March 2008
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ANOTHER new rayman raving rabbids! There has already been two of them been released within the space of a year. MInd you, I did enjoy the first one.
Posted 21:02 on 26 March 2008
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hey, i read in a kotaku article that the uk already recieved a price cut for those games, or something like that
Posted 20:17 on 26 March 2008
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Nothing too exciting this week the mickey mouse thing tops the lot and thats not saying much!
Posted 15:19 on 26 March 2008

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