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RVD!!!…and the idiot of the year award.

Well…that’s that. The internet beat THQ and gave us RVD and Ricky Steamboat! Leaked from a guy with the game…

Idiot of the year…
Now I was going to save this till after the game came out but we have a clear winner…and I mean, A WINNER! The biggest moron of them all.

For months Swat55 has been in the lead…a complete troll from the official boards who has a real problem with lying…I mean, this kid is a tit, an utter gimp…but while the RVD debate was going on, many others entered the race, leaps and bounds they made, getting ever closer to Swat55 with each comment (even after a THQ employee warned him to chill)…swearing that with no room for error, RVD was not in the game…but amongst the twits, one man/boy/idiot stood above the rest…he not only stood up…he entertained us all with his foolishness…his arrogance…and his unwillingness to listen to any kind of reason. This man, this boy…this thing with barely the intellectual properties of a monkey’s nipple had risen up and taken all of Swat55’s glory…this complete flippin’ imbecile is….

L’BO KEN!

Not only did he FAIL in an EPIC manner, but he entertained us with his utter refusal to accept defeat…at one point he started attacking a moderator for posting his FAILs…then he starting squealing that people were calling him a ‘pedo’…that’s right, he went there. I mean, this tool really cemented himself in his stand that RVD is not in…and when his magnificent FAIL was displayed for the world to see…he somehow managed to make it worse.

Thank you L’BO KEN…you are made of FAIL….and SVRNerd’s Idiot of the year.

Oh, and in other, lesser news…


MY very IMPORTANT, AWESOME AND SPANKINGLY GRAND PREVIEW!

I’m sodding off into obscurity for a few weeks…off into parts unknown. ‘The game’ comes out the day before I get back to civilization so I figured I’d best write this preview now since A.) we have most of the pre-release info and 2.) technology doesn’t seem to exist where I’m going. My invite to London to play the game must have got lost in the post…so for my average 90 or so regular weekly readers…I give you a CRAPPY review!

WWE Universe Mode
This…is by FAR the biggest improvement/addition in wrestling game history…at least for me. Like fat Greggy-poos…I used to write down match cards on note pads and play them out on the N64 and allow my imagination to fill in the gaps (story).  Now, it does everything for me. I can play DX versus L.O.D. and have it turn into a heated feud where the Road Warriors turn heel and beat the life out of HBK and HHH…I can put Jake Roberts, Jimmy Snuka and Terry Funk in an old-school stable…add them to the SD! roster and watch them work their way up the roster…perhaps Snuka and Funk win the tag titles and Jake attacks Orton…maybe Cena turns heel and joins the nWo with CAWs of Nash and Hall. It’s never ending and I can tweak it till my hearts content or just sit back and let the Universe unfold. With 100 cut-scenes and a full year by year calendar of events, I can’t see me playing anything else in SVR11.

RTWM
Now, I don’t mind playing RTWM but I’m not a big fan…for me, it gets in the way of me having everything unlocked from the start and being able to run my imaginary version of WWE. However, this year, the genius’ at THQ are allowing us, via DLC to unlock everything from the start. So with SVR11 I can play the RTWM in my own sweet time and actually enjoy it. On top of this, there’s free roaming where you can save Diva’s from flaming trash cans and throw Randy Orton on a table full of pizza! In the words of the Jerichoholic Ninja “Road to Wrestlemania in SVR 11 will be superior to the year previous! Hi-ya!” Speaking of Jerichoholics…I’m most looking forward to the Y2J storyline but there’s also a versus Taker RTWM where 5 different guys get a crack at ending the mania streak. Christian, Cena and lil’ Rey Rey also have their own stories to play through……

Here’s a picture of Kelly Kelly…just because.
DLC Fo’Shizzle Dizzle Bizzle Sizzle Pizzle…and whatnot.
This year!!! There will be 3 DLC packs! The first one is a freebie! You get Chris Masters…which ain’t so great…as well as Kelly Kelly and Rey Jr. in Halloween themed costumes…and some other stuff…DLC 2 has Bulldog and Luger as well as Nexus members (in Nexus gear!!!) Otunga, Gabriel and Barrett as well as the NXT arena! Awesome pack! Oh, yeah…and Layla. DLC 3 has some alt.attires for Taker, Cena and Punk as well as…wait for it…..waaaait for it! a WCW arena!!! Hell yeah bee-atch!

The Roster
What a big-ass roster this year! 70+ ‘superstars’…we get some pretty amazing guys this year, other than the current guys I mean. Bulldog, Luger, Jake Roberts, Jimmy Snuka, Rock and Austin…heck, even Paul Bearer is in (NPC only I’m afraid). There’s two guys to be revealed on the legend roster still…apparently they’re AWESOME!  I mean, they must be if THQ marketing saw fit to say they were unveiling them 2 or 3 times and then not right? Anyhow, we’ll know when the game comes out…they’re currently saying we’ll find out the last legend spots a few days before release but I don’t believe those dirty, lying, lazy no good, stinking, skanky, sleaze bag hos….only kidding…or am I? Yes…I’m not. No, THQ are lovely….honest. Last two legends will be revealed after we’ve had them leaked on the internet.

Physics
This…is a game changer kiddies!  I won’t go on and on…you’ve seen not much else other than physics for months but dude…awesome.

Match Creator
Using 3 tiers of options we can now create our own stipulations in a match. Want a first blood HIAC match? Bloody hell! You have it in 2011! 2 out of 3 falls submission cage match! You bet your cotton panties! We were told we’d have a video last Friday but Tank very selfishly got married and it got held up. Who in the blue hell would think that a life altering event should be prioritized ahead of a match creator video? Seriously…bloody nitwit.

A billion and one extras…
Seriously…there’s so much in the game this year…from a wrestler coming out with two titles to a WCW ring to tons of alt.attires and unlockable belts…there’s not much that I could ask for. Masked Kane…Ministry Taker…old-school HBK (and don’t forget Shad’s alt.attire!!!). Story designer has been revamped with branching storylines and triggers and a ton of extra scenes…patterns are back in CAW mode…more SS moves…create-a-sign…you can pin after a lot of moves by choice…there’s so many more extra stuff…awesome stuff.

My slightly distracted conclusion (as I’m watching Juvi Vs. Jericho while I type)
This year…anyone that seriously calls THQ lazy can kiss my British ass. They’ve out-done themselves. I’d have been happy with half the new stuff we’ve seen. I honestly can’t believe how awesome this years SVR will be. It’s not a question of whether you should buy it…it’s an absolute must buy…if you don’t, puppies will die and you will have a miserable existence for the rest of the year while we – the one’s born with good sense will be 450 splashing Vince McMahon through tables and throwing chairs at Lex Luger.

Behold:

Goodnight my pretties.


DLC Pack 3 (WCW ARENA!!!!!)

BLOODY HELL!

From: http://www.cnbc.com/id/39627182

AGOURA HILLS, Calif., Oct 12, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) — THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI) today announced details surrounding the new downloadable content purchase program for WWE(R) SmackDown(R) vs. Raw(R) 2011, the forthcoming simulation-based experience from the company’s World Wrestling Entertainment(R) videogame portfolio. Fan Axxess will enable WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2011 owners to obtain select downloadable content released throughout the life of the videogame for a one-time anticipated purchase cost of 800 Microsoft Points on Xbox LIVE(R) for the Xbox 360(R) video game and entertainment system from Microsoft or $9.99 on PlayStation(R)Network for the PlayStation(R)3 computer entertainment system.

The downloadable content will include a number of playable WWE Legends, WWE Superstars and WWE Divas, alternate ring gear, playable arenas, a WWE Superstar Attribute Customizer, instant access to all unlockable content and an in-game badge to recognize the videogame’s biggest supporters.

“The Fan Axxess program for WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2011 offers consumers a very attractive value proposition to significantly enhance the virtual WWE experience,” said Danny Bilson, Executive Vice President, Core Games, THQ. “We have some of the most passionate fans in the industry, and we are pleased to offer them an opportunity to access premium gameplay content, customization features and recognition for their loyalty for one price point.” About WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2011 — Fan Axxess Elements The first downloadable content package for Fan Axxess, currently scheduled for release this holiday season, will include WWE Legends British Bulldog and Lex Luger; WWE Superstars Wade Barrett(TM), David Otunga(TM) and Justin Gabriel(TM); WWE Diva Layla(R); alternate ring gear for WWE Superstars Shawn Michaels(R) and Shad(R); and a playable WWE NXT(TM) arena. The downloadable content package will be included as part of the Fan Axxess program, as well as sold separately for the anticipated cost of 560 Microsoft Points on Xbox LIVE or $6.99 on PlayStation Network.

The second downloadable content package for Fan Axxess, currently scheduled for release in early 2011, will include alternate ring gear for WWE Superstars John Cena(R), Undertaker(R) and CM Punk(R), as well as a playable WCW(R) arena. The downloadable content package will be included as part of the Fan Axxess program, as well as sold separately for the anticipated cost of 240 Microsoft Points on Xbox LIVE or $2.99 on PlayStation Network.

The WWE Superstar Attribute Customizer will enable players to determine the overall rankings and attribute levels of every WWE Legend, WWE Superstar and WWE Diva in WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2011. While the videogame will ship to retail outlets with pre-established in-game Superstar ratings, this feature will give players even greater customization freedom to define their own personalized visions of WWE. The WWE Superstar Attribute Customizer will be included as part of the Fan Axxess program, as well as sold separately for the anticipated cost of 80 Microsoft Points on Xbox LIVE or $0.99 on PlayStation Network.

Players will also be able to quickly access more than 60 unlockable items in WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2011, including playable WWE Legends, WWE Superstars and WWE Divas, alternate ring gear, playable arenas, WWE Championships and more. Instant access to all unlockable content will be included as part of the Fan Axxess program, as well as sold separately for the anticipated cost of 80 Microsoft Points on Xbox LIVE or $0.99 on PlayStation Network.


Wow/Editable

WOW
On Twitter, I sent Marcus Stephenson a message ‘Thank you THQ!‘.

Create-a-match is in!!! Now this is weird for me. I knew it would be in…I was 99% sure it was the case, yet I was both surprised and relieved that it was confirmed.  There’s always that 1%, that little sickly feeling that makes you think ‘maybe it’s not that feature I’m hoping for…what if it’s something that’ll screw the game up’…so yes, relief. I see a lot of messages that show a lack of common sense and reason. ‘Ladder cage match in a cell with tables and fire!’…it would be cool…but logically, not going to happen. Not because THQ are lazy or because they enjoy screwing us over…it just can’t be done. It’s down to tech…loading times, slow down etc. BUT, this feature is going to be the awesome!

Best 2 out of 3 falls tables match? HELL YEAH! Iron man HIAC? Yup!!! For me, it’s not making over the top bouts that makes this amazing…it’s being able to have a 6-man tag with 2 out of 3 falls rules. I grew up watching 80’s WWF, I remember 4 and 6 man best of 3 falls bouts and I always loved them. Falls count anywhere Extreme Rules matches? I can’t wait!!!

Read more about RTWM, Rumble online and create a match…and a few other things…

Editable
I’m wondering how many people could potentially behave very hypocritically when uploading CAWs this year. How many of you always ask for THQ to allow us freedom and to be able to edit everything possible…this year we can edit a TON of stuff and have an unprecedented amount of control over the game…but I’m wondering how many of you will lock your CAWs? How many people’s egos will stop them from allowing us to edit their creations as we see fit? The thing is, I expect a lot to do so. Why? A lot of really good creators take themselves ridiculously seriously. I actually read a post by a CAW creator today where he referred to CAW making as his ‘career’…good grief. Don’t be a sod CAW peeps.

More info/details should be released today.

One last Legends prediction before some are revealed tomorrow…there’s 5 left.
1.) The Big Bossman
2.) Ricky Steamboat
3.) Honkytonk Man
4.) The Anvil
5.) Arn Anderson

Jake Roberts is a possibility…Ron Simmons and Scott Steiner are alternate picks for the WCW legend (if it’s not Lex ‘bloody’ Luger).


No Warrior or Savage…

So I saw that someone had asked a few questions about the likes of Mr.Perfect and Rick Rude and that Marcus had kindly given straight answers…those being no. So I tried my luck with the Warrior, fully expecting a ‘No comment’ and guess what? Marcus surprised me with a ‘No’. It got slightly better when someone else asked about Steamboat and Marcus said ‘No comment’ which usually means yes. However…things went down hill from there. I pushed my luck and asked about Randy Savage…who, I assumed MUST be in as the legends have been hyped so much and they’ve held the roster back so long…I mean, THQ have to be holding on to a BIG name right? Savage is the only one left who hadn’t been said to be not in…and I got back another no. Now in general, people are a little gutted about this. I mean, you can’t say ‘Our legends will blow your mind!’ and ‘I’m shocked at our legends list this year!’ and then deliver the likes of Koko B. Ware and The Red Rooster right? You also can’t say how great your roster is and then go on to sell the good stuff separately as DLC later. If you hype up a game, you hype what’s on the disc. Could they have been referring to the Bulldog & Luger DLC all along? So the question is…have THQ mis-managed peoples expectations as I have spotted and suspected all along? Or do they have some big name that we ruled out for whatever reason. For example RVD.  Could they have bought the license to use him before he signed with TNA? I doubt this very much, but that’s the caliber of surprise people are expecting.

*I also just noticed a straight up ‘No’ to Sid being in 2011.

The Rock & Stone Cold were revealed last week…but they’re in every year – so how would that be shocking?

At this point I suspect they have simply over-hyped and will under-deliver. The THQ guys have stood firmly by their marketing dept. as you would expect, it’s their job, their company…but I personally have felt a lot of frustration this year and Quite a few disappointments which is crazy considering how AMAZING 2011 should be. It should have been a piece of cake to hype this years release.

I would love to be wrong…and there’s still hope that they could ‘shock’ us…but to me, they’ve run out of names to throw at us.


Legends Update

OK…one last time I’m going to give this a shot…

Confirmed ‘No’s
Yokozuna, Rick Rude, Mr.Perfect, Sgt. Slaughter, Virgil, Goldberg, any divas, Ted Dibiase Sr. & Eddie Guerrero

Already Revealed
Hitman, Austin, Rock, Bulldog, Luger

Alphabetic Order? (My guess in parenthesis)
If so, then a lot are ‘knocked out’…
Bret, Bulldog, Luger, ??? (Randy Savage/Ricky Steamboat*), Steve Austin, ??? (Terry Funk), The Rock, ???(Ultimate Warrior), ???(Vader), ??? (No idea!)
*Really can’t decide between the two.

Thoughts…
Since there’s 3 spaces left after ‘T’ (The Rock) I’m almost dead certain that Ultimate Warrior is in. If he’s not, I’d struggle big-time to fill in the 3 spots alphabetically. Also, I fully expect Vader to be in. He’s been in before and I’d expect the same model again. As for the remaining ‘no idea’ roster spot…could be someone whose ringname starts with ‘the’…the Big Bossman, The Iron Sheik or The Red Rooster…well, maybe not the Rooster. On the alumni page, there’s Tugboat…again, doubtful. There are others like Umaga and tajiri but like Tugboat…they don’t fit the ‘Legend’ status I expect that they would.

Problems
Dead wrestlers & WCW wrestlers.  Marcus and Jon both have said that at least one on the list is a dead wrestler…of course that could be the Bulldog…just not 100% sure since he’s DLC. WCW guy could be DDP…but he doesn’t fit alphabetically. Vader could be considered a WCW guy too…just not likely to be the case.

Conclusion
I expect the Warrior and either Savage/Steamboat…other than that…I’m stumped.