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Pro Evolution Soccer 2010 Announced for Nintendo Wii

Konami has announced that its upcoming Pro Evolution Soccer 2010 will also be hitting the Nintendo Wii platform this Fall. PES 2010 will feature a brand-new game balance system which prevents players with ball-possession from simply sprinting the whole way to the goal. It should force new strategies and quick-thinking, which will hopefully make the gameplay experience a lot more fun.

Checkout some screens of the Wii version’s user interface After the Break!

AION Now Available for Pre-Order Via Steam

Due out September 22nd, gamers interested in playing NCsoft’s upcoming MMO can pre-order it on Valve’s Steam service. When pre-ordered you get a number of bonuses (including beta access), more if you chose the Collector’s Edition of course.

Pre-Order Bonuses Include:
* 37 days of free play when the full game releases.
* Access to beta and preview events
* Special in-game items
o Attribute Boosting Hat
o Experience boosting Talisman
o Exclusive special effects ring (Water)

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…