Archive for category WWE SmackDown vs Raw 2011
Hey wrestling/Smackdown vs Raw fans, Cory Ledesma, the WWE Games Creative Director, will be tweeting anagrams (which will be retweeted by WWE Games, as well as being posted on the WWE Games facebook page) every Friday at 11:30AM Pacific/2:30PM Eastern, starting today. The anagrams can be rearranged to form some kind of clue as to what kinds of features and stuff we can expect from this year’s title. If you can figure the anagram out (and tweet it to @WWEGames with the #WWEGames hashtag; post it in the comments section on the facebook post), you can be randomly selected to win a WWE prize.
Later tonight, THQ will be live streaming their Wrestlemania XXVII Superstar Challenge on UStream, and one of the biggest reasons to watch is for your chance to win a number of prizes (and if you’re a WWE fan, the prizes are pretty cool). THQ has done this for the past, what, 8 years? This is just part of their Wresltemania weekend coverage, though.
The event is two hours long, and includes a live chat as well, where fans can interact with one another and talk about the event. Here are a few details:
The Superstar Challenge will bring back the defending Champion JTG, and other Superstars including JR and Jerry Lawler, Sheamus, John Morrison, Dolph Ziggler, Evan Bourne, Kofi Kingston, Dusty Rhodes, Ted DiBiase Jr, Beth Phoenix, Gail Kim, Sgt Slaughter, The Usos, Chris Masters, and Ricky Steamboat in a 1v1 live elimination tournament
The prizes? A chance to win tickets to a WWE live showing (PPV, Raw, or Smackdown), autographed Macho Man and Steve Austin figurines, free copies of WWE All-Stars, some JR’s BBQ Sauce, a bunch of other figurines…and more, apparently.
For live streams (when they’re available), and a video highlighting events from last year’s, check after the jump! It is kind of an ugly setup, though .
Mattel, the creators of the WWE action figures, and THQ, the guys behind the Smackdown! series of games, have teamed up for a contest that ends in a couple weeks (on the 18th). Basically, you create a custom superstar, and if you win, that superstar will be made into an actual wrestling figure (but only one will ever be made). Be sure to read the rules on how to enter!
Back when the Smackdown franchise first appeared on the original PlayStation, it pretty much instantly became a hit between my brother and I (and all the old WWF fans that had a PS1 at the time). Now, THQ’s Community staff had started, yet, another feature. This one focusing on looking back on the past titles, starting with, of course, WWF Smackdown! (from 2000). You can check out their first article here. This brings back some memories…
I’m not sure if I posted the first survey in the QuickNews (I know for sure I posted it in the live chat), but THQ has sent out another survey to help them determine what should be in the next Smackdown vs Raw title. Where the last one asked what things you liked about 2011 and what you would like to see done differently in the next title, this one focuses more on gameplay and control. You can take that survey here. THQ is stressing that these surveys are being looked at very closely and are imperative to the series’ development (and more will be released over the coming month).