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….
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…
OK, here’s the link to one gametrailers.com-exclusive-finishers
Tables Matches with Bryan Williams
SVR11 TV Commercial
Who are they? Steamboat and who else??? Look up. At first a few guys on CAWs worked out that it should be RVD from a list…they got epically flamed. Then I started a topic about it and they continued, based on the same logic and got more crap from the idiots. Then Marcus himself warned one of said fools, that they should shush and stop nay-saying…as they might be proved wrong:
Seriously…if that’s not saying ‘Hey kids, RVD’s in the game this year!’ then what is? What’s even more remarkable is that some of the posters after this are so unbelievably dim-witted that they persisted in their absolutist opinion that RVD couldn’t possibly be in…
Of course, most of the trolls and winkie fiddlers who’re saying this stuff will suddenly announce that they were just kidding come tomorrow night….or I’ll look stupid and delete this post pretty damn quickly 🙂
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Goodnight my pretties.
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.
OK…one last time I’m going to give this a shot…
Yokozuna, Rick Rude, Mr.Perfect, Sgt. Slaughter, Virgil, Goldberg, any divas, Ted Dibiase Sr. & Eddie Guerrero
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.
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.
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.
I expect the Warrior and either Savage/Steamboat…other than that…I’m stumped.
OK, so what happened this past week and what’s going through my noggin…
One of, if not the biggest things this week was this kick-ass video showing a few new things:
The free-roam looks frickin’ sweet! It was one of the things I was least hyped about as the RTWM never does that much for me…it fun, but not why I buy the game. However, the free-roam has added to the mode so much that I’m actually looking forward to playing them.
The roster reveals…as well as a bunch of wrestlers I’m not too fussed about seeing (I like playing as them but since I knew they’d be there, it’s not much of a ‘reveal’) we also got to see a few mystery spots filled – Shelton Benjamin and Mike Knox, two released superstars are on the roster…this is great news on both accounts. We also saw The Rock and Steve Austin revealed. Now, I could have guessed (and did) all four being in this weeks reveal but it’s still great to see them there. Disappointments? Of course, no Austin vest…and a very poor stunner animation. I’ll get over the vest not being in and I’m pretty sure there’ll be more than one stunner in the game, so I can change that up in his moveset. Highlight for me? Without a doubt…the COBRA!!!
There’s a lot of talk about who the remaining 5 legends are. It would appear that THQ have them listed in alphabetic order…so that should help narrow down the possibilities a little…plus, Marcus has said no to a few (Rude, Slaughter, Dibiase Sr. Goldberg, Lawler and a couple more). I still think macho might be in…he could be listed as either Randy Savage or Macho Man and both would have a spot open. Ultimate Warrior would fit in their too…and although everyone’s writing him off because he did very naughty things to Santa in a comic strip, it’s a possibility…plus, Marcus did his ‘No comment’ thing that he did for Austin and Rocky. I’d love to see Curt Hennig as a legend and LOD even more so. Speaking of LOD – the doomsday device is back in this year (confirmed by Marcus) so it might be possible that it’s reanimated BECAUSE LOD are two of the legends? Just a thought. But if you take the alphabetic thing into account, they’d have to be in under ‘Road Warrior Hawk’ or ‘Road Warrior Animal’ to make it. Regardless, if their entrance makes it in again, the shoulder pads and the D-day…I’m a happy fella!
Press Conference Sunday!
Marcus says that there’s a press conference in Dallas on Sunday (HIAC PPV). They should be throwing out a ton of last minute info on stuff like CAW mode, SD and perhaps explaining the 100+ match claim. Knowing the THQ marketing this year…it’ll tell us nothing and just have a bunch of kids playing SVR 11 demos with guest appearances from a few superstars.
New Video in it’s way
Marcus mentioned that a new video has just been completed. I suspect that it might go up on Sunday like the other gameplay video that Bryan did but then, it’s the HIAC PPV so maybe not…
We’re in the month of October…the waiting is almost over!!!
Not much recently…you can use superstar threads in Uni-mode. Regardless of what those nitwits on the GR8Cast say, there is only THREE DLC packs coming out in total. Not seven. The glamslam is not in. HBK has an alt attire or two…one is the tights with the broken hearts designs. In Uni-mode, you can defend a brands title on another brands show. As well as being able to do it yourself, Superstars turn heel/face on their own in Uni-mode.