• Are the Changes in WWE2K14 Enough to Warrant a Purchase?

    Wrestling games are kind of like crack to me at times. Even if I’m not in one of those “on” periods where I actually watch...

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    Wrestling games are kind of like crack to me at times. Even if I’m not in one of those “on” periods where I actually watch wrestling, I still play wrestling games almost as if it were a religion. There has been a bit of a love/hate relationship with the THQ/Yukes WWE games over the years...
  • Sometimes Microtransactions and In-Game DLC Make Sense

    There has been an uproar of late over some discussion of EA working microtransactions and DLC unlocks into more, if not all of their upcoming...

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    There has been an uproar of late over some discussion of EA working microtransactions and DLC unlocks into more, if not all of their upcoming games, a topic which I find oddly fascinating. I’ve seen terms thrown around like “pay-to-win,” “pay-to-play” and many other ones thrown around and we’ve even seen industry giant Cliff Blezinski...
  • Wrestling Gamers Are the Lost Children of Gaming

    So there is still a lot of hype and speculation swirling around in response to the WWE license moving from THQ and Yukes to Take-Two...

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    So there is still a lot of hype and speculation swirling around in response to the WWE license moving from THQ and Yukes to Take-Two and 2k Games with still no word from 2k on the acquisition and no real clue how the WWE license will move forward. As someone who has been purchasing wrestling...
  • Senators Continue to Threaten First Amendment

    Unfortunately, it’s that time of the month when we talk about violence and video games again. In 2011, the US Supreme Court ruled that there...

    Unfortunately, it’s that time of the month when we talk about violence and video games again. In 2011, the US Supreme Court ruled that there was no proof violent video games increased violence in minors, and yet here we are not two years later with a national study on the very same relationship. Funded by...
  • The Upcoming Gaming Apocalypse For Major Publishers

    There has been a lot of talk about the demise of THQ in the past few weeks, a lot of finger-pointing and a lot of...

    There has been a lot of talk about the demise of THQ in the past few weeks, a lot of finger-pointing and a lot of curiosity if we’ll see this expand beyond their company and if we’ll see other major publishers go the way of the Dodo bird. Without a doubt THQ isn’t the only...
  • Game Companies May Be Evil, But Most of Their Employees Are Not

    So THQ has officially died and remaining employees were told on Friday that they had a finite amount of time to collect their personal effects...

    So THQ has officially died and remaining employees were told on Friday that they had a finite amount of time to collect their personal effects and get the hell out of dodge. THQ has been known for a lot of things over the years, but the reality is that most people within the gaming industry...
  • After Some Recent Headaches, I Really Won’t Miss THQ If They Go

    I feel that in the end of something’s lifecycle people tend to get a bit nostalgic for it, even if the history behind it was...

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    I feel that in the end of something’s lifecycle people tend to get a bit nostalgic for it, even if the history behind it was embarrassing, poor and downright awful. THQ had a lot of hit titles and a lot of fun games over the years, but there was always this overarching sense that they...
  • Something Good Out of THQ’s Bankruptcy

    Although Christmas is coming up, not everyone is having a good time. THQ president Jason Rubin might be one of those people—especially since THQ recently...

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    Although Christmas is coming up, not everyone is having a good time. THQ president Jason Rubin might be one of those people—especially since THQ recently filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy. The past year has given the company its fair share of financial hardships, and it has finally arrived at that conclusion. All of its assets...
  • WWE ’13 Quick Thoughts and Impressions

    WWE ‘13 promised a “revolution” for WWE fans and gamers with this year’s iteration in the long-running THQ and Yukes WWE game series, but can...

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    WWE ‘13 promised a “revolution” for WWE fans and gamers with this year’s iteration in the long-running THQ and Yukes WWE game series, but can it deliver on that? Yearly installment-based games have always been known for only making minor improvements while demanding full price from consumers year-after-year. So the question on a lot of...