Gay Wrestler to Make His Video Game Debut in WWE 2K14

In about three hours, 2K Sports will reveal the roster for the "30 Years of Wrestlemania" mode in WWE 2K14. The main roster hasn't been revealed yet, but 2K has said it will include Darren Young, the openly gay wrestler who this week had one of the most understated coming-outs, especially for a sports figure. » 8/17/13 12:00pm 8/17/13 12:00pm

A Redditor Has Been Leaking WWE Outcomes [Update: WWE Response]

In February on r/SquaredCircle, Reddit's pro wrestling forum, one poster kicked off a "prediction series," asking users to pick who they expected to win at that week's Elimination Chamber pay-per-view event. The winner was a user named "Dolphins1925," who posted just minutes before the start of the event, and nailed the… » 7/15/13 4:25pm 7/15/13 4:25pm

Rumor: Ultimate Warrior Returning to WWE's Flagship Game Franchise

Not in the 13-year history of the Smackdown/Smackdown vs. Raw/WWE/WWE 2K series has The Ultimate Warrior—one of professional wrestling's most intense, controversial, and just plain weird superstars—made an appearance. Apparently that will change with WWE 2K14. » 7/07/13 2:00pm 7/07/13 2:00pm

The Evolution Of Crazy Japanese Professional Wrestling Video Games

Wrestling video games are quite varied. It's not just about annual licensed stuff! And, you can always count on the Japanese developers to come up with the craziest ones. So we have selected a few Japanese titles—some of which only came out in Japan—to see how far wrestling games (and muscles) evolved in the past 25… » 3/20/13 8:00am 3/20/13 8:00am

The Craziest Testosterone-Filled Japanese Video Game Characters

When it comes to Japanese developers, creating crazy, nice games isn't the only thing they're good at; they also design characters with pumped-to-the-max muscles, half of which don't even exist in real life and have the size of a truck. And they are all really serious about beating the hell out of everyone around them. » 2/13/13 8:00am 2/13/13 8:00am

Wrestling Faces a Long Comeback After THQ's Bankruptcy

If there's truth in advertising, then three weeks ago, 2K Sports was looking at changing its name to the singular form. Major League Baseball 2K was justifiably believed to be a dead series; the company had canceled online support for legacy titles like All-Pro Football 2K8, College Hoops 2K8 and Top Spin 4. Outside of … » 1/27/13 4:30pm 1/27/13 4:30pm

Is This the Face of a Heel? Debating Fighter Hayabusa's Virtue in…

There were no storylines in Pro Wrestling » 10/25/12 6:00pm 10/25/12 6:00pm for the Nintendo Entertainment System, beyond the ones you and your buddies would create for the six wrestlers it featured. But nearly everyone's status—good guy or bad, face or heel—was easily interpreted in how the character was presented.

Pro Wrestling Talent Search Series Relocates to Games Design School

Here is an oddball news item, but it's legit. WWE NXT, a kind of talent-search/reality show featuring wrestlers looking to become the circuit's next new star, will now be taped at Full Sail University of Winter Park, Fla. Full Sail is recognizable to many video gamers as one of the main universities teaching game… » 5/12/12 2:00pm 5/12/12 2:00pm

Wait 'Til You See This Hawaiian Wrestler's Shoryuken

Gymnasium/ballroom/armory pro wrestling is a beautiful thing. A beautifully cheesy thing. This combatant from Hawaii, "Kenryu Takadoki", has shed all pretense of trying to become noticed and promoted to a bigger circuit because, hey, they're way out in Hawaii. So why not go with a repertoire based on Street Fighter » 8/20/11 12:00pm 8/20/11 12:00pm