Source: Speculation based on the appearance of an achievements list for the game at www.achieve360points.com.
What we heard: A list of achievements for the eagerly anticipated Xbox Live Arcade game Lumines Live recently hit the unofficial Achieve360points.com site, prompting some fans of the musically inclined puzzle series to speculate that it would be this Wednesday's Live Arcade release.
When the game was announced at the Electronic Entertainment Expo in May, it was only slated for release "later this year." There's still plenty of 2006 left for Lumines Live to slide onto Marketplace, but there's no reason it couldn't be this week. A presumably final version of the game was already reviewed in print months ago, and Microsoft needs to get on the ball with releasing Live Arcade games. Even at the rate of one new game per week, Microsoft will fall short of its stated goal of 50 Xbox Live Arcade games available by the end of the 2006 holidays.
Unfortunately, there's nothing concrete to suggest it will happen this week, only a slew of circumstantial evidence that suggests a release is imminent.
Bogus or not bogus?: An obligatory bogus, but it has to be released one of these weeks, right? Right? Is this thing on? (Taps microphone.)
[UPDATE 10/17] This one's now officially not bogus, as Microsoft today announced that Lumines Live will hit Xbox Live Arcade at 1 a.m. PDT Wednesday morning.