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

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267w 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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268w 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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268w 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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269w 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...
 

Rock Band Unplugged Lite is Hitting Sony's PSPGo on October 1st

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270w ago - Sony PSP Marketing Manager Kristin Neirinckx has announced today that Rock Band Unplugged Lite is coming to the PSPGo console on October 1, 2009.

To quote: Not too long ago, Rock Band Unplugged made its debut on the PSP-3000 system. We've seen a great response to the game and now Rock Band Unplugged is coming to PSPgo!

For a limited time, when you purchase a PSPgo system, you'll have access to a PlayStation Network downloadable voucher for Rock Band Unplugged Lite.

This lite version of Rock Band Unplugged will allow you to play five full tracks. Plus, you can create your own personalized version of the game by purchasing your favorite [Register or Login to view links] from the PlayStation Network. Now the only instrument you'll need to rock anywhere is the PSPgo system!

Again, quantities are limited so be sure to mark your calendar for October 1.
 
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