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02.26.12

Back in 1991, we didn’t worry about playing networkable games or developing strategies for first-person shooter battles.  Gaming was much simpler, a matter of just having fun with the likes of the SNES or, better yet, going to an arcade like Aladdin’s Castle to have a good time.  It’s here I first discovered Technos’ WWF Wrestlefest, a game that featured the likes of Hulk Hogan and the Legion of Doom battling in simple yet entertaining 2D action.  Now, 21 years (and several arcade closures) later, the Wrestlefest label lives on, thanks to a new App Store release from THQ.

02.20.12

What is it with old-school arcade revivals this year?  First The Simpsons Arcade Game made a comeback on both Xbox Live and PlayStation Network, entertaining a whole new generation of gamers without the need to break out a roll of quarters.  Now THQ is hitting the wrestling ring with a remake of WWE Wrestlefest, a game that originally body slammed into arcades back in ’91 under Technos’ direction.  And just like it did back then, Wrestlefest promises to be button-mashing fun.

08.19.11

No, not the kind of Predator from To Catch a Predator.  And definitely not the space Predator -- though he would make a cool wrestling character.  Nope, we're talking about Predator technology, a new addition to the engine of WWE 12, THQ's upcoming wrestling game.  Its inclusion will not only make its characters look more dynamic, but will emulate WWE programming, to the point that you may actually feel as if you're watching the real thing.

08.13.11

World Wrestling Entertainment's latest pay-per-view, Summerslam, happens this Sunday, with a number of matches set to thrill the attending folks in Los Angeles.  As part of the festivities, THQ teamed up with the company to reveal the full roster for its upcoming WWE 12, which will be available for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Wii on November 22.  While a bunch of big names made the cut, we were also surprised to see a few other folks in there, too.

07.10.11

We've seen some good stuff come out of the THQ/WWE partnership over the past few years, including the WWE Smackdown vs. Raw series (which has since been renamed to simply WWE 12 for this year's release) and the wild, enjoyable WWE All Stars, which made its debut back in March.  Still, for every great mainstream release, we seem to have gotten some weird off-shoot that tries to appeal to a different audience -- sort of like how WWE Crush Hour tried to do a few years ago.  (That was basically WWE superstars in Twisted Metal-style car combat.)  Now we have another off-shoot, this one featuring wrestlers battling opponents in street combat.  Um...

06.12.11

E3 2011 is over and done with, and my brain and hands are mush from the non stop demos and video presentations. Now that I've had a few days to decompress, here are the top 5 most enjoyable demos on the E3 show floor.