46 Comments
Posted by umdesch4

Back up that dumptruck!

Posted by Akujin

Collision!

Edited by TJUK

Hey Alex, I am enjoying this interview.

Posted by Unilad

When I saw Podcast New star thing...I thought it was the Bombcast. :(


This is still great.

Edited by iAmJohn

The Ryback.

Posted by IAmNotBatman

DUMPIN'

Posted by MrMazz

An Unexpected surprise is appreciated

Posted by KittyVonDoom

Digital Kobashi looks PUMPED for this interview.

Edited by Hassun

@alex Hell yeah, King of Colosseum. That damn classy cover too.

Rest in peace, Mitsuharu Misawa.

Posted by Focks_MacLeod

SUGOI

Posted by papercut

LARIATO

Posted by Hockeymask27

awesome dumptruck

Edited by SuperSolidSnake2019

I HOPE THEY RE-USE ALL THE SAME ANIMATIONS AND TEXTURES FROM YEARS GONE BY AS PER USUAL. IT'S NICE THAT THEY DONT WANT TO TOPPLE THE N64 WRESTLING GAMES FROM THEIR PLACE AT THE TOP.

I HOPE THAT GUY HE SPOKE OF FIXES CENA'S FACE BECAUSE IT'S ONLY A FEW THINGS LIKE THAT WHICH STOPPED THEM MAKING THE BEST GAME EVER.

WHO DOESN'T LIKE WWE GAME DEVELOPERS TALK A GOOD GAME AND FALL FLAT LIKE A DWAYNE THE ROCK JOHNSON ACTING ROLE.

"IF YA SMEEEEEE----LLLLLL--LLLLL--LLLLLLLL---LLLLLLLALAAAA......WHAT THE YUKES IS REHASHING!"

Posted by destruktive
Posted by The_Nubster

beep beep beep and all that

Edited by Grimdaddy

Thanks Alex, its good to hear that the wrestling games are getting some fresh perspective. Nice interview!

Posted by SuperSolidSnake2019

@supersolidsnake2019: Fuck man.. Stop yelling.

Sorry, was I shouting. I must have gotten excited with the interview. Glad to see they are improving Cena.

Posted by TurboMan

Awesome stuff, even though this years game seems to continue the cycle of being rehashes

Edited by Beomoose

Beep Beep Beep and all that

Posted by soupbones

Sure wish they would bring a new AllStars game. The first one is still my favorite wrestling game of all time, and a bunch of us still play it today. A shame it didn't sell.

Edited by dandead

I HOPE THEY RE-USE ALL THE SAME ANIMATIONS AND TEXTURES FROM YEARS GONE BY AS PER USUAL. IT'S NICE THAT THEY DONT WANT TO TOPPLE THE N64 WRESTLING GAMES FROM THEIR PLACE AT THE TOP.

I HOPE THAT GUY HE SPOKE OF FIXES CENA'S FACE BECAUSE IT'S ONLY A FEW THINGS LIKE THAT WHICH STOPPED THEM MAKING THE BEST GAME EVER.

WHO DOESN'T LIKE WWE GAME DEVELOPERS TALK A GOOD GAME AND FALL FLAT LIKE A DWAYNE THE ROCK JOHNSON ACTING ROLE.

"IF YA SMEEEEEE----LLLLLL--LLLLL--LLLLLLLL---LLLLLLLALAAAA......WHAT THE YUKES IS REHASHING!"

Urgh... I wish people would actually play more wrestling games. Yes the AKI wrestling games where good but the "best"? No way...

Posted by JamieOD

I appreciate the Kenta Kobashi pic.

Posted by forkboy

@dandead said:

@supersolidsnake2019 said:

I HOPE THEY RE-USE ALL THE SAME ANIMATIONS AND TEXTURES FROM YEARS GONE BY AS PER USUAL. IT'S NICE THAT THEY DONT WANT TO TOPPLE THE N64 WRESTLING GAMES FROM THEIR PLACE AT THE TOP.

I HOPE THAT GUY HE SPOKE OF FIXES CENA'S FACE BECAUSE IT'S ONLY A FEW THINGS LIKE THAT WHICH STOPPED THEM MAKING THE BEST GAME EVER.

WHO DOESN'T LIKE WWE GAME DEVELOPERS TALK A GOOD GAME AND FALL FLAT LIKE A DWAYNE THE ROCK JOHNSON ACTING ROLE.

"IF YA SMEEEEEE----LLLLLL--LLLLL--LLLLLLLL---LLLLLLLALAAAA......WHAT THE YUKES IS REHASHING!"

Urgh... I wish people would actually play more wrestling games. Yes the AKI wrestling games where good but the "best"? No way...

Well no. But most people know nothing about wrestling outwith the WWE these days, & then if they are bit older they know WCW & perhaps ECW, & if older still then their local territory. Not to mention that things like King of Colosseum or Fire Pro are difficult enough for people to get their heads around even without the lack of licensing, or recognisable faces (because even most wrestling fans wouldn't be able to point out Kenta Kobashi or The Great Muta or Tiger Mask. It's understandable, no?

Posted by smileypop

Fired up KOC2 yesterday and played it for 5 hours. Still the best wrestling game to date. It always makes me sad they haven't made another one.

Edited by Flappy

Awesome interview, Alex! Dude sounded pretty chill, too. Then again, that might be my Brooklyn homerism talkin'.

Posted by Flappy

Awesome interview, Alex! Dude sounded pretty chill, too. Then again, that might be my Brooklyn homerism talkin'.

Posted by Flappy

Awesome interview, Alex! Dude sounded pretty chill, too. Then again, that might be my Brooklyn homerism talkin'.

Posted by Flappy

Awesome interview, Alex! Dude sounded pretty chill, too. Then again, that might be my Brooklyn homerism talkin'.

Posted by MHumphreys89

Fix those servers. - signed WWE '13 owners.

P.S. No, really, fix them.

Posted by SuperSolidSnake2019

@dandead said:

@supersolidsnake2019 said:

I HOPE THEY RE-USE ALL THE SAME ANIMATIONS AND TEXTURES FROM YEARS GONE BY AS PER USUAL. IT'S NICE THAT THEY DONT WANT TO TOPPLE THE N64 WRESTLING GAMES FROM THEIR PLACE AT THE TOP.

I HOPE THAT GUY HE SPOKE OF FIXES CENA'S FACE BECAUSE IT'S ONLY A FEW THINGS LIKE THAT WHICH STOPPED THEM MAKING THE BEST GAME EVER.

WHO DOESN'T LIKE WWE GAME DEVELOPERS TALK A GOOD GAME AND FALL FLAT LIKE A DWAYNE THE ROCK JOHNSON ACTING ROLE.

"IF YA SMEEEEEE----LLLLLL--LLLLL--LLLLLLLL---LLLLLLLALAAAA......WHAT THE YUKES IS REHASHING!"

Urgh... I wish people would actually play more wrestling games. Yes the AKI wrestling games where good but the "best"? No way...

What is then?

Posted by Benmo316

Very interesting Dumptruck. Thanks Alex. I loved the last question. Hopefully we will see some great innovation like that in WWE 2K15.

Edited by Gordy

@dandead said:

Urgh... I wish people would actually play more wrestling games. Yes the AKI wrestling games where good but the "best"? No way...

I think the only real problem with the Aki games is that they've become very outdated. There's a lot of old idiosyncrasies that we've evolved from since the N64. Kind of like playing Tony Hawk 1 after playing Skate.

Posted by dandead

@gordy: Well there is that, also there a some really great wrestling games that where on the DC and PS2. Most of which where Japanese unfortunately but some of the cool games did eventually some out on western shores.

My personal favorite was King of Colosseum 2 which plays like a cross between both AKI's and Human's efforts but with more emphasis on the Human side obviously. I imported when it first game out thanks to an old import shop in my local town which is now closed due to the rise of Ebay.

Posted by Oldirtybearon

is King of Coliseum an inspiration for 2k14?

Please tell me they're trying to make KoC II into a WWE game...

Posted by robb2974

I remember accidently erasing my friend's KoC rosters after he had went and put them all in english damn I thought he was going to kill me.

Edited by KaneRobot

Faces that look reasonably accurate.

Match logic and progression of the Fire Pro games. The real ones, not that Xbox Live abortion.

Commentary on the level of Giant Gram 2000.

Gameplay as fun as the AKI games were at the time.

A fixed storyline editor (to name just two of many issues, text entry has been a mess and facial expressions have been broken for years), not to mention one with twice as many options.

These are what it will take for me to buy a WWE game again. Safe to say, I won't be buying a WWE game again.

Posted by dragonzord

@dandead said:

@supersolidsnake2019 said:

I HOPE THEY RE-USE ALL THE SAME ANIMATIONS AND TEXTURES FROM YEARS GONE BY AS PER USUAL. IT'S NICE THAT THEY DONT WANT TO TOPPLE THE N64 WRESTLING GAMES FROM THEIR PLACE AT THE TOP.

I HOPE THAT GUY HE SPOKE OF FIXES CENA'S FACE BECAUSE IT'S ONLY A FEW THINGS LIKE THAT WHICH STOPPED THEM MAKING THE BEST GAME EVER.

WHO DOESN'T LIKE WWE GAME DEVELOPERS TALK A GOOD GAME AND FALL FLAT LIKE A DWAYNE THE ROCK JOHNSON ACTING ROLE.

"IF YA SMEEEEEE----LLLLLL--LLLLL--LLLLLLLL---LLLLLLLALAAAA......WHAT THE YUKES IS REHASHING!"

Urgh... I wish people would actually play more wrestling games. Yes the AKI wrestling games where good but the "best"? No way...

What is then?

King of Colosseum 2 or Fire Pro Returns.

Edited by smileypop

@robb2974: Yeah I remember that too! Ass! It broke my spirit and I didn't play the game again for over a month

Posted by GIyn

@beomoose said:

Beep Beep Beep and all that

Beep beep beep and all that!!! i was thinking the exact same thing when he said it, absolutely hilarious.

Posted by Mechanized

I wonder what the surprise for the hardcore is?

Edited by MisterSamMan

"Catapult finishers are sugoi." Haha, love it.