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Spyborgs for the Wii Out on September 29th

Capcom has announced that its upcoming arcade-brawler Spyborgs will be released exclusively-for the Nintendo Wii on September 29th, 2009. The game features two-player coop and a ton of arcade-style butt kicking to go around.

You can read more on Spyborgs at the game’s official website.

Rage Website Updates With Week Two After the Impact

Due out in the second quarter of 2010, RAGE chronicles events on Earth after a devastating comet impact wipes out most life on the planet. Rage has been designed with a Mad Max-art style and will utilize Id Software’s new id Tech 5 game engine.

The Rage site has been updated with ‘Week Two’ now available to explore as you follow the footsteps of whom we assume to be the game’s protagonist.

Rage will be released on the Xbox 360, PS3, and Windows PC platforms.

Modern Warfare 2 Prestige Edition Now Available for Pre-Order

At least, the Prestige Edition of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is available for pre-order at Amazon. Unfortunately for PC gamers, the online retailer is not allowing pre-orders of the PC version of the game in the Prestige Edition. It is not known whether this is because Amazon is not sure if they will make one or if Infinity Ward is definitely not making one.

We have sent an official request for comment to Infinity Ward and will update this article when we learn more. In the meantime, get to pre-ordering, console gamers! The game’s release of November 10th will get here before you know it.

New Screenshots from Need for Speed: SHIFT

Electronic Arts has released some new screenshots for their upcoming Need for Speed: SHIFT. SHIFT is being developed by Slightly Mad Studios and is due out on the Xbox 360, PS3, PSP, DS, Wii, PC, and other mobile platforms on September 22nd in North America and September 18th in the UK.

Checkout some new screenshots from this open-world racer After the Break!

Peter Moore Responds to UFC President in His Latest Blog Post

You probably recall yesterday’s story where UFC President Dana White practically called for a cage match between himself and EA Sports President Peter Moore over licensing the UFC brand into a game series. He claims EA Sports wanted nothing to do with them and even went so far as to say fighters in the UFC who provide their likeness to an EA Sports game will not be in the UFC anymore. Harsh words!

Well today, Peter Moore has indirectly-responded to the rant in his latest blog post.

From the Blog:
‘…I love mixed martial arts, and we’ve been working on a game concept since I came to EA two years ago. I have great respect for the organizations and individuals that have invested in the sport’s growth over the past decade…’

This seems in direct contradiction to White’s saying that EA Sports turned him down and bad-mouthed the entire sport a year and a half ago.

Stay-tuned for more as it happens…

Guitar Hero 5 Gameplay Features Trailer

Activision and RedOctane have released a new trailer for their upcoming Guitar Hero 5, showcasing some of the game’s new features such as jumping in and out songs as well as the ‘RockFest’ mode. Guitar Hero 5 is due out on the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 game consoles come September 1st.

EA Sports Not Receiving Christmas Card from UFC President Anytime Soon

The President of the UFC, Dana White, has some harsh words for video game mega-entity EA Sports. In an interview with MMAjunkie, White claims that EA Sports was only interested in creating an MMA game after seeing the success that UFC Undisputed 2009 (THQ) is enjoying and that any fighters who sign their likenesses over to EA Sports will no longer be in the UFC.

White seems irritated that a year and a half ago, EA Sports declined to do a UFC game with them, telling them ‘You’re not a real sport’.

Via MMAjunkie

Heavy Rain is On-Schedule for an Early 2010 Release

According to Quantic Dream co-CEO and EGDF, chairman Guillaume de Fondaumiere, their upcoming PS3 interactive-movie Heavy Rain is doing very well. Guillaume claims the game is coming in both ‘on-time’ as well as ‘on-budget’, making Heavy Rain on-target for its early 2010 release on the Playstation 3.

If you are unfamiliar with Heavy Rain, you can checkout a stage demo video from this year’s E3 After the Break!.

Via GI

New District 9 Trailer Makes Me Wish Bloomkamp Was Directing Halo Right Now

Okay, so it is not gaming news, but I could not help brighten your otherwise slow news-day with the new theatrical trailer for Neil Bloomkamp’s upcoming alien-refuge epic: District 9. Due out in theaters August 14th, District 9 tells the documentary-style tale of aliens who are refugees on our planet.

For those of you who remember, director Neil Bloomkamp also did the amazing Halo – Landfall videos prior to Halo 3’s release. Between those and this film, a movie studio would be plain stupid not to give him the Halo feature.