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29
Aug
CM Punk WWE 13

WWE 13: Roster, Features, News, & Attitude

WWE 13: Roster, Features, News, & Attitude

The “Well, It’s Another THQ Wrestling Game” Disclaimer for WWE 13

I’ll preface this by saying I’ve been very critical of both WWE 12 and the Attitude Era in general, but I’m going into this with a glass-half-full approach. Every time we as consumers do this, though, we are let down. That being said, you’ve been warned. I could tell you this will be the greatest game ever made, just to get you to buy it through my affiliate link, but I won’t do that.

Instead, like any other game that hasn’t had a 100% solid track record, I’d suggest renting/redboxing WWE 13 FIRST before dropping $60 on it (hopefully you’ll come back here and use my link).

Also, at the time of writing, I do not OWN this game. Consider this a speculative preview, based on the information that is out there.

Stone Cold Steve Austin in WWE 13

Stone Cold Steve Austin in WWE 13

WWE 13: Features

WWE Live.

Apparently, the crowd ‘dynamically reacts’ to the action in the ring. I’m surprised they didn’t do this years ago. A crowd popping for a finisher or kickout seems like a no-brainer. Yet, WWE games haven’t really had this. Until now.

WWE 13 will feature two commentary teams, as well, to provide an authentic Attitude Era environment. More on that later. Commentary has always been a rough spot in these games, but if I have the option to specify whether I hear Michael Cole’s voice or not, I’m happy.

Relive the WWE Attitude Era

For many, this is a major selling point. I don’t blame them. While it may not have been my favorite time period, there’s still a nostalgic attachment. After all, the best part about the roster reveals for these games–year after year–is their selection of WWE Legends. We’re using the term Legends a bit more loosely this year as we include X-Pac, The Godfather, and multiple incarnations of Triple H, but it’s certainly not something to complain about. Would you rather it take three hours to try to download a created Godfather from Community Creations?

“Attitude Era Mode” will let you relive actual story-lines you may remember having seen on TV. Sounds good to me. More after the jump. Read moreRead more

13
Sep

WWE Smackdown vs Raw 2011 Preview: Roster, DLC, Features. Best one yet?

WWE Smackdown vs Raw 2011 Preview

THQ recently announced most of the roster for WWE Smackdown vs Raw 2011. With over 70 stars, it’s one of the largest rosters to date in a wrestling game.

WWE Smackdown vs Raw 2011 Roster by brand:

SmackDown roster:

  • * Big Show
  • * Beth Phoenix
  • * Chavo Guerrero
  • * Christian
  • * CM Punk
  • * Cody Rhodes
  • * Drew McIntyre (NEW)
  • * Dolph Ziggler
  • * Finlay
  • * Jack Swagger
  • * JTG
  • * Kane
  • * Kelly Kelly
  • * Kofi Kingston
  • * Luke Gallows (NEW)
  • * Matt Hardy
  • * Michelle McCool
  • * MVP
  • * Rey Mysterio
  • * Shad
  • * The Undertaker
  • * Vance Archer (NEW)

RAW Roster:

  • * Alicia Fox (NEW)
  • * Batista
  • * Bret Hart (Pre-Order Exclusive at GAME)
  • * Brie Bella
  • * Chris Jericho
  • * David Hart Smith (NEW)
  • * Edge
  • * Evan Bourne
  • * Eve
  • * Ezekiel Jackson
  • * Gail Kim
  • * Goldust
  • * John Cena
  • * John Morrison
  • * Primo
  • * Randy Orton
  • * R-Truth
  • * Mark Henry
  • * Maryse
  • * Melina
  • * Natalya
  • * Nikki Bella
  • * Santino Marella
  • * Shawn Michaels
  • * Sheamus (NEW)
  • * Ted DiBiase
  • * The Miz
  • * Triple H
  • * Tyson Kidd (NEW)
  • * Vladimir Kozlov
  • * William Regal
  • * Yoshi Tatsu
  • * Zack Ryder

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