Review: WWE ’13

WWE ’13 (Playstation 3 [reviewed], Xbox 360, Wii) Developer: Yuke’s Publisher: THQ Genre(s): Wrestling Released: October 30, 2012 ESRB Rating: T – Teen Yuke’s and THQ could a big step forward with the WWE license last year when they scrapped the RAW vs. Smackdown name and gutted the engine to give the series its first…

Trailer Thoughts: WWE ’13 Launch

Trailer Thoughts is a new frequent series that will be featured on Vortex Effect. Instead of simply posting game trailers thrown our way by PR people, we’re going to provide thoughts on the trailer and score the trailer’s effectiveness on a Hyped/Meh/Soured scale. THQ released the official WWE ’13 launch trailer today, and you can…

The Online Improvements Made for WWE ’13

WWE ’12 was a great game, and yet there was a bad aspect to it that unfortunately didn’t show itself until after my review of the game was posted (which was the morning of the games release). I’m of course referring to the online aspect of WWE ’12, particularly the Community Creations feature which worked…

Bryan Williams Provides a Walkthrough of WWE ’13 Creation Suite

THQ has released a new video featuring Senior Game Designer Bryan Williams walking us through the WWE ’13 creation suite, which includes Create-A-Superstar, Create-A-Special Move, Create-A-Moveset, Create-A-Story, and Create-An-Arena. Of course the big thing with Create-An-Arena this year is that we’ll be able to change the stage, ramp, pick a venue size, change the lightening,…

WWE ’13 Fan Axxess Program & DLC Announced

The Fan Axxess (aka DLC pre-order program) is returning to WWE ’13, and once again it’s definitely worth the price. Granted the price has increased, this year it’s $20, but there is a ton of content coming to WWE ’13 as DLC. Watch the trailer above to get an overview. We also have a ton…

Let’s Get Ready to… Play As DX in WWE ’13

THQ has released another Attitude Era trailer for WWE ’13, and this one focuses on the most controversial group in WWE history, Degeneration X. Check it out above. Just a little over a month a way, and I can’t wait. WWE ’13 looks fantastic and I’m actually looking forward to the story mode this year…

Relive the Attitude Era in WWE ’13

THQ has released an amazing new trailer showing off the new Attitude Era mode. I have to say that I was already super pumped for WWE ’13, and now that I’ve seen a little bit of the Attitude Era mode and we have some details about it, I am now even more hyped for this…

Check Out the WWE ’13 Roster In This New Trailer

THQ has released a brand new trailer showing off the full WWE ’13 roster (excluding DLC) today. The full roster was revealed Saturday, and features over 80 superstars (72 different stars). WWE ’13 is one of my most anticipated games of the year, and this roster has only gotten me more pumped. Yes, there’s current…

Review: Darksiders II

Darksiders II (PC [Reviewed], Playstation 3, Xbox 360, Wii U) Developer: Vigil Games Publisher: THQ Genre(s): Action-Adventure, RPG Released: August 14th (PC, PS3, X360), Late 2012 (Wii U) ESRB Rating: M – Mature This review is for the PC version of Darksiders II, and as such I’m going to spend the first portion of this…

Watch Stone Cold Steve Austin’s WWE ’13 Entrance

THQ has updated the profiles of a few wrestlers in WWE ’13 to show off their entrances and finishers. View the roster page here and then click on the superstar to see entrances and finishers for Attitude Era stars Mankind and Mark Henry, and current WWE superstars Miz, Chris Jericho, and CM Punk. I’m showing…