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WWE ’13’s Frustrating One Count Bug

November 16, 2012 // 2 Comments

I scored WWE ’13 a 9.0 in my review earlier this month because it is a superb wrestling game, and I still think that. But more and more I am becoming increasingly frustrated with one bug that only lasts a second at a time, and that’s one counts. In wrestling, it takes a three count to pin someone. The normal match will see multiple [...]

WWE ’13 Review

November 8, 2012 // 1 Comment

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 true overhaul in years. WWE ’12 ended up being the best playing wrestling game of the generation thanks to the all the big improvements made. This year, Yuke’s is [...]

Darksiders II Review

August 19, 2012 // 11 Comments

This review is for the PC version of Darksiders II, and as such I’m going to spend the first portion of this review talking about the problems I’ve had with the PC version. Darksiders II was very obviously designed with a controller in mind; it’s not at all keyboard and mouse friendly. I don’t do a ton of PC gaming, [...]

UFC Undisputed 3 Review

May 3, 2012 // 1 Comment

  Good evening all and welcome back to the eighth edition of The Backlog. Tonight we will look into THQ and Yuke’s third offering of mixed martial arts excellence, UFC Undisputed 3. There were great strides made from the first offering to the second in this series, and this year’s edition was also noticeably improved. One would [...]

UFC Undisputed 3 Demo Impressions

January 30, 2012 // 0 Comments

The demo for UFC Undisputed 3 hit PSN and XBLA last Tuesday, and I’ve finally been able to take it for a spin after looking forward to it for quite a while. Here’s some quick impressions. The demo features a one round UFC fight with Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones and Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva, and a one round PRIDE [...]

WWE ’12 Review

November 22, 2011 // 7 Comments

The past few years have been rough for fans of wrestling games. On one hand, the presentation of the annual WWE simulation series Smackdown vs. RAW continued to evolve and become more and more like its real life counterpart. On the other hand, the actually gameplay itself was boring and marred by poor AI, and even online play against real human [...]

My Wishlist For WWE ’12 and Beyond

June 1, 2011 // 4 Comments

Yesterday officially marked the beginning of a new era for WWE video games, as WWE ’12 was announced for a November 22, 2011 release. Smackdown vs. RAW, which has ran for six years, is dead and buried. The rebranding of the franchise into WWE ’12 signifies that it is the definitive WWE game released each year, comparable to Madden, [...]

First Batch of WWE All Stars DLC Now on PSN

April 12, 2011 // 3 Comments

The first batch of downloadable content for WWE All Stars was released today on the Playstation Network. Honky Tonk Man is available as a free download, while the father-son duo of Dusty and Cody Rhodes are available in a pack for $1.99 PlayStation 3 users with the pre-order code for Million Dollar Man and Ted DiBiase are also now able to redeem [...]

WWE All Stars Review

April 12, 2011 // 0 Comments

WWE’s video game universe has returned to the world of arcade style fighting, and the end result is a game that puts every Smackdown vs. RAW to shame in terms of overall enjoyment and excitement. Sporting one of, if not the, best rosters in a WWE game, All Stars features 30 of WWE’s best (15 current Superstars and 15 Legends). Among these [...]