If you noticed in my EA UFC review, I sort of took a battle axe to career and kept hitting it in the head until there was nothing but blood, bits of skull and mush left. I was a bit harsh on the career mode overall, but to be honest, EA had it coming. When you put the team behind the Fight Night games in charge, you expect a damn good career mode.
The career mode here, well it’s not. It’s actually quite bad and most of all it’s repetitive with little to no variety. You also have to remember, by not adding another other modes of gameplay like I mentioned in my review, career mode would have to carry the game. Since it doesn’t do that, it deserves the criticism that has been leveled at it thus far. I’m not the only person who’s noticed this; many video ..click here to read more
MMA and video games haven’t exactly meshed well in the past. Sure, the UFC games for the THQ ranged from good (UFC Undisputed 2009), alright (UFC Undisputed 2010) and finally holy crap that’s amazing (UFC Undisputed 3). I even liked the old Pride game on Playstation 2 since it possessed the best create a fighter function until EA MMA. Then, we had EA MMA which was an excellent all-around game with solid gameplay; great create a fighter, and probably the best career mode for an MMA game. It sadly bombed out, killing any potential of a sequel. The early UFC titles that appeared on the PlayStation 1, 2 and Xbox weren’t that great and are generally forgotten for a good reason. When you can tap out Tim Sylvia with a 125 pound girl (Yes, you read that right), you are not doing your job correctly.
So, what can I say about ..click here to read more
Ever since SmackDown Just Bring it in 2000, I have gone to the shop at release and bought the WWE Games, and they have definitely improved over the years, and on 1st November I went to the shopping center again and picked up the new WWE Game,WWE2K14, here are the ups and downs about the game and my take on the game
- 30 Years Of WrestleMania Mode
- a great way to relive the moments from WrestleMania, and if you are new to watching WWE, then it has the video packages to take you through the build of each match and how it lead up to their match up at WrestleMania, There is over 100 Unlockables as well that you unlock within this mode and this is just a truly great mode!
WWE 2K14 will be celebrating 30 years of WrestleMania with an all-new WrestleMania mode in the upcoming game. 45 classic matches will be up for play and here are ten that better be included or this mode will be a bust.
The idea of this mode is to allow gamers to wrestle these 45 matches from past WrestleMania events and obtain specific achievements throughout the matches. This is just a guess but an example may be having to bodyslam Andre the Giant in a Hulk Hogan vs. Andre WrestleMania 3 match.
The roster has been revealed but the matches are still a mystery. Here is the roster for the 30 Years of WrestleMania and a couple of DLC characters that I presume could crossover.
Alberto Del Rio
Andre The Giant
Big John Studd
Big Show (Retro)
Bobby “The Brain” Heenan (NPC)
Bret “Hitman” Hart
Brock Lesnar (Retro)
Chris Jericho (Retro)
“Hollywood” Hulk Hogan
John Cena (Retro)
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If you thought the Ultimate Warrior appearing in the next WWE video game was a shocker wait until you hear this one. WWE 2K14 will feature a 30 Years of WrestleMania mode highlighted by TNA Wrestling booker and star Hulk Hogan.
It’s interesting because on a recent podcast I started throwing out names of guys that could be surprise video game characters (ala Warrior) for the next game and Hogan was on the top of my list. Little did I know that the Hulkster would be dropping the big leg in this yea’s WWE’s newest game.
The WWE sent out a press release earlier this week with the announcement and went out of their way to promote Hogan’s involvement in the game.
“2K announced the all-new “30 Years of WrestleMania” mode in “WWE 2K14,” the upcoming video game in the award-winning franchise. Details about the exciting new single-player campaign ..click here to read more
There are two things I thought I’d never see in 2013 in the WWE. I never thought I’d see Bruno Sammartino in the Hall of Fame and I certainly never thought I’d see the Ultimate Warrior on WWE.com praising Vince McMahon. I was wrong.
The Ultimate Warrior is back and while he is only signed as part of the WWE 2K14 promotion at the moment it would appear that he is moving back towards the WWE family. WWE.com has posted a new interview with the Warrior which is surprising for two reasons. One, he praises Vince McMahon and two he is actually pretty coherent in doing so.
The interview is actually a really good interview, somewhat of a mini shoot interview in a way with the former WWE champion. Warrior talks about how he got into the WWE and what it was like to make the transition. Warrior talks about ..click here to read more
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The Ultimate Warrior is coming back to the WWE…videogames that is. The former WWE champion is back in the WWE Universe as part of the WWE 2k14 videogame. Trailers are already hitting YouTube and the Warrior is as incoherent as ever.
The big announcement was made Monday as part of the hype surrounding the WWE 2K14 video game release. Warrior will be a special pre-order bonus for those of you that order the game early. This is certainly not Warrior’s first time in a recent game as the man from Parts Unknown was just in WWE All-Stars only a few years ago.
The difference according to reports is that Warrior will be involved in promotion for the game, similar to Randy “Macho Man” Savage a couple of years back before he passed away. Warrior, like Savage’s deal, isn’t with the WWE necessarily but it is with the game company. This is certainly ..click here to read more
The Ultimate Warrior
Never has a Madden game produced as much controversy as last Madden 13. The backlash was immediate when the game arrived without the coveted franchise mode. EA did the best they could to fix it after the game was released but the big question now is what the franchise mode will look like in Madden 25.
I can tell you that I was one of those angry old-school Madden players that looked on with confusion as I tried to find the franchise mode last year. Yes I saw Connected Careers but that couldn’t be the franchise mode right? Nope it was and it missed some of my favorite elements about the game. It would appear after looking at some early reports regarding this year’s game is that the mode is back with some returning elements.
One of the biggest points of contention for me was the inability to ..click here to read more
WWE.com recently tackled a fun hypothetical question. How would John Cena fare in the Attitude Era? Who better to ask than the king of the Attitude Era himself, Stone Cold Steve Austin.
The Texas Rattlesnake has done a lot of media over the last several months promoting the WWE 13 video game. The video game concept is to recreate the Attitude Era with your favorite stars of the era along with the current WWE superstars. The concept of mixing and matching has been the driving marketing campaign and it would appear that THQ and the WWE are making one last push to close out 2012.
Steve Austin was interviewed on WWE.com about the game and the Attitude Era. The interview is fantastic but there is one snippet that is most interesting to fans of today and the era. Austin talks John Cena and how the future WWE Hall of Famer ..click here to read more
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The newest piece of the WWE 13 marketing puzzle is an interview with Steve Austin. I don’t know how badly this video wants to make me buy the game, but I am even more pumped for a potential Austin vs. CM Punk match coming out of this interview.
I am not a big fan of WWE video games but the marketing for WWE 13 has been the most brilliant I can ever recall when it comes to a wrestling game. This whole idea of building off of an Austin vs. Punk dream match as incentive to buy the video game is fantastic. We’ll see in several weeks if it pays off but one thing is for sure. These videos have fans more convinced than ever that Punk and Austin will be tangling at an upcoming WrestleMania event.
This is just a tremendous video. Austin stays in character the whole time reminding us ..click here to read more
CM Punk, Steve Austin, WWE 13, WWE Attitude Era
THQ and WWE are continuing a brilliant marketing campaign today with the official release of a video featuring Stone Cold Steve Austin and CM Punk. The idea is to get you hyped over matching them up in WWE 13 yet most will come away salivating over a potential WrestleMania match.
The dynamic in this video is tremendous. I didn’t believe that there were money dream matches left in pro wrestling but after watching this, I have to second guess myself. This video has money written all over it. Jim Ross moderates as the two WWE superstars from different eras argue Punk’s success during the Attitude Era and whether Austin could take WWE’s title among other things.
THQ sent over the video today with a short blurb. Here is a piece of the press ..click here to read more
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Millions of new Madden 13 owners opened up their games ready to start a brand new franchise. Those excited gamers spent hours endlessly searching through screens for their favorite mode until they were confronted with the brutal truth. The Franchise mode is history!
It didn’t take long for the news to spread like wildfire on the Internet. By midday of the Maddenoliday, social media was flooded with thousands of rants from angry Madden gamers who lost their best friend. Within 24 hours of the release of Madden, the game had received more negative reviews from owners than any Madden game in history once it became apparent that their franchise mode was gone and it wasn’t coming.
I have been a loyal Madden gamer since I opened up my first Madden game decades ago. Like many of ..click here to read more
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