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Microsoft Offers $50 Rebate on XBox 360 Elite Until October 5 '09

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261w ago - Today Microsoft's Major Nelson has announced that they will be [Register or Login to view links] an additional $50 rebate on the XBox 360 Elite until October 5, 2009.

This comes just weeks after the price drop of the XBox 360 Elite from $399 to $299, meaning after rebate it's just $249- not bad at all!

To quote from the Press Release: Stretch Your Entertainment Dollar with Special Offer from Xbox 360

$50 Rebate Offered with the Purchase of Xbox 360 Elite through Oct. 5

Beginning today through Oct. 5, when you purchase an Xbox 360 Elite for $299, Xbox 360 will put $50 back into your pocket with a limited-time rebate. Coupled with the recent price drop of the Xbox 360 Elite console, this offer makes your premium games and entertainment experience more affordable than ever.
Xbox 360 Elite puts all your entertainment in one place so you can play games, watch movies and TV shows, listen to music, and, coming this fall, keep up with your Twitter and Facebook social circles, all from your living room. Additionally, with a Netflix unlimited membership and an Xbox LIVE Gold Membership you can instantly watch movies and TV episodes...
 

FIFA 2010 PS3 250GB Bundle to Debut in Spain This October?

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261w ago - Recently we heard from Eurogamer retail sources on upcoming PlayStation 3 250GB Slim bundles followed by rumors of a PS3 Uncharted 2 Bundle.

Today, Engadget (linked above) is reporting news that a FIFA 2010 PS3 250GB Bundle is set to debut in Spain this October.

To quote: "We're circling in on a 250GB PS3 Slim, and this time it's made an appearance at Spanish retailer [Register or Login to view links] with an October 8th release date and a copy of Euro-centric FIFA 2010 along for the ride.

No pricetag or box shot, but we like where this is headed all the same."
 

Rumor: Wii Price Drop to Arrive the First Week of October

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262w ago - Update: The official response from NOA, as expected, is "Nintendo does not respond to rumors and speculation."

Advance retail listings forwarded to Kotaku indicate that Nintendo is planning to issue its first price drop on the Wii, with a less expensive version of the console–currently priced at $249–coming the first week of October.

To quote: "That listing comes from an early version of a Walmart ad that loosely dates, but does not price a "rollback" for Nintendo's console. While the ad is not official confirmation of a price drop, the timing makes sense, as the Wii is about to enter its fourth holiday shopping season at its original price.

Should Nintendo announce a price drop prior to October, it has a venue at which to do it. The company will be participating at the [Register or Login to view links], a multimedia event that runs September 26th to October 4th, overlapping with the Tokyo Game Show.

With Microsoft and Sony recently issuing their own price cuts on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, Nintendo may be wisely following suit.

Due to the unofficial nature of the price drop info, we're labeling this rumor for now. We've been in touch with Nintendo of America and Walmart to get comment, but...
 

Backyard Football '10 Hits XBox 360, Wii and PS2 in October

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263w ago - Today Atari announced Backyard Football '10 for the Xbox 360, PS2 and Wii... stating that it will ship in October, 2009

Backyard Football '10, featuring NFL players as kids, combines realistic NFL plays and strategies with wild arcade style power moves and comical scenarios so gamers of all ages can learn the fundamentals of football while having fun.

Multiple levels make it easy enough for beginners, yet challenging enough for even die-hard football fans.

To quote: "Featuring NFL players as kids gives youth gamers a unique and friendly environment to interact with their favorite NFL stars, while providing easy game-play for consumers of all ages" said Keith Gordon, Vice President of Licensing, NFL PLAYERS. "We're very happy about what Backyard Football '10 has to offer."

In addition to new co-op, 2 vs. 2 multi-player action, Backyard Football '10 features enhanced controls, new unlockables, insane power ups, custom teams and characters, multiple play modes (single player, season play, tournament and all-pro) as well as a hall of fame from Backyard Football '09.

It'll be priced at $39.99 for the Xbox 360, $29.99 for the Wii and at $19.99 for the PS2; seems like there may be no DS version this year. Atari will be the publishers while Humongous Inc....
 

Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time Hits U.S. on October 27

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264w ago - Today SCEA Product Marketing Manager Jefferson Dong has confirmed that Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time for PlayStation 3 will be available in the U.S. on October 27, 2009.

To quote: We're happy to officially announce (and yes, this is official), that Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time will be available in the U.S. on Tuesday, October 27. Check out the new packfront below.

If that's not enough, we're offering some cool Ratchet & Clank goodies for those who pre-order their copy of the game. Here's a highlight of some of the items you'll receive when you pre-order Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time from participating retailers:

'Discovery Package' - Explore the Insomniac Moon with a special level that resembles the layout of Insomniac Games' studio offices. A fan favorite, the Moon is filled with content that didn't quite make the final game, sort of like deleted scenes on DVDs. You can earn this unlockable on your own, but Insomniac certainly won't make it easy for ya!

'Power Package' - Up your arsenal with an exclusive weapon skin for one of Ratchet's weapons along with extra hit points and Ratchet's brand new Cryo Mine Glove.

'Bolt Package' - Bolster your bolt count with 5,000 free bolts care of Ratchet's...
 
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