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3 hours ago, Blue Dragon said:

WWE 2K22 first 4 weeks sales are up 164% compared to WWE 2K19.

That surprises me, because it feels like 'the product', ie: WWE and just wrestling in general, is really cold right now. Though maybe that's just me not giving a shit about the current scene.

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2 hours ago, No Point Stance said:

That surprises me, because it feels like 'the product', ie: WWE and just wrestling in general, is really cold right now. Though maybe that's just me not giving a shit about the current scene.

Combination of reasons.. good game unlike the super buggy flop like WWE2K20. Other WWE metrics combined are up or ok even if RAW has sinked down. AEW existing and their fans use the game to make AEW Caws and other AEW stuff. A real WWE game to buy after few years of none. The new stuff in the new game, etc etc.

In other news, the AEW game targeted release date is September 2022.

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8 hours ago, Blue Dragon said:

WWE 2K22 first 4 weeks sales are up 164% compared to WWE 2K19.

Wow. With that much money coming in, they should be able to afford to fix Liv Morgan's signature move.

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Feels too soon for the AEW game just knowing how hard it is to build a game from scratch and that wrestling physics aren't easy. Hope they are smart enough to delay it if necessary. Although to be fair this is just a 'rumor' so they may have not announced it themselves yet to give them some flexibility.

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SRS is pretty on point usually with things he reports, though.

I’m okay with a bare bones game as long as it has more than just an exhibition mode. I don’t need a booking sim mode or anything, just give me some kind of season/career and the GaaS type DLC they talked about and I’m perfectly good. 

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1 hour ago, Casey said:

SRS is pretty on point usually with things he reports, though.

I’m okay with a bare bones game as long as it has more than just an exhibition mode. I don’t need a booking sim mode or anything, just give me some kind of season/career and the GaaS type DLC they talked about and I’m perfectly good. 

I don't think SRS is making it up, I just mean its probably in really light pencil as if they were confident in the date they'd have probably already announced it since that's not far away. So I'm just guessing its only a tentative internal goal at the moment.

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10 minutes ago, Kevin Wilson said:

I don't think SRS is making it up, I just mean its probably in really light pencil as if they were confident in the date they'd have probably already announced it since that's not far away. So I'm just guessing its only a tentative internal goal at the moment.

Well, there is a “big announcement from Tony Khan” next week on Dynamite, so…

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Just now, Casey said:

Well, there is a “big announcement from Tony Khan” next week on Dynamite, so…

Tony has a big announcement at least twice a week 😅 I appreciate the guy's excitement but he sure loves his announcements.

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The post on patreon is as follows, and yes it is tentative:

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The All Elite Wrestling video game could be coming way sooner than expected.

Fightful Select has learned that as of this week, there was a tentative internal release date for late September for AEW's upcoming console video game. We were told that there was plenty of work to be done then, but that the plan has long been for the game to release this year, and that September is widely regarded as the target as of now.

Fightful reported earlier this year that a story mode would be involved, and that there was a deadline for certain music to be involved in the game. We first got word that the release date could be coming sooner than later when AEW talent indicated that they may have arrived in the company too late to be included in the first run of the game.

It was stressed to us that this is a tentative release date and there's a publisher involved, though not officially announced. We're told to expect that fairly soon if all goes well, but a lot of things could change between now and the tentative release date.

For as little we've seen and how janky some of what we've seen looked, I'm scared about a September release and hope they delay if it isn't up to snuff. Making a bad first impression is brutal and almost impossible to come back from. Once people think your game is a joke you're never going to win back the majority I feel. Plenty of examples of that happening recently. There is a story mode though, so maybe Teddy Long gets hit by a car again. 

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8 hours ago, Zimbra said:

I really should ebay a copy of VPW so I have the full set of AKI games.

I just need VPW2 to complete the set. I've played on an emulator but this is (oddly enough) the 2nd physical copy of VPW1 I found at a used game shop in Ontario, Canada. My first copy accidentally got sold with my N64 lot years ago and I'm just shocked to find a physical copy TWICE OF such a rare game in North America...

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WWE 2K22 Patch Notes

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Check out the full WWE 2K22 version 1.09 patch notes below:

GENERAL

Full NXT 2.0 Arena and supporting broadcast packages are in-game!
Added game-wide options for graphics settings on PC (Extras/Graphics Options)
GAMEPLAY

Polished hundreds of Superstar interactions to improve alignment, registration and impact
Addressed reported concerns of players losing functionality when interacting with objects at ringside
Added support for reversals for several moves
Addressed reported concerns of players getting stuck backstage
Addressed reported concerns of players getting stuck on the chamber in an Elimination Chamber match
Updated movesets for various Superstars
Improved referee pathing and behaviors
Improved alignment on various dives and springboards
Adjusted stun duration during matches
Adjusted the damage on several moves that were failing to deal damage
Added various moves to Signature and Finisher move categories
Increased attack speed for chair and stop sign weapons
AI uses more positional variety in the corner, such as Top Rope Stunned
Improved logic for AI to execute contextual Finishers such as Catching, 1v2, and Announce Table Finishers
General Tag Team AI improvements including less frequent pin breaks and more frequent pin defense
AI will now utilize the Ladder Bridge outside of Ladder Matches
Improved AI strategy for countering Running attacks
Improved AI strategy for stunning opponents
Improved AI logic during certain run-in sequences
Improved AI pathing and attack selection when in a crowded ring
MyGM

Tag team titles are now supported for Normal and Hard difficulty
The match card size for Normal and Hard difficulty has been expanded
Improved AI
General performance improvements
ONLINE

Entrances can now be enabled in online lobbies
Improved performance when joining or leaving lobbies
Improved performance in downloading items from Community Creations
Added DLC Superstar hashtag search options in Community Creations
Various improvements to online gameplay experience
Improved performance when previewing content in Community Creations
CHARACTER

Improved skin and eyes for various Superstars
Updated character likenesses for various Superstars
Improved CAS part combinations
General hair updates and improvements
CREATE

Improved performance and stability within all create modes
Data cleanup throughout all create modes
Improved compatibility between many custom arena stage parts
Improved camera angles in Create an Arena and Create A Superstar
Improved graphical fidelity of custom championships
Updated template data for arena templates
Added information for elements of Create a Moveset moves
Added the “Facing Ringside” category in “Top Rope Taunts”
Improved compatibility between hundreds of different CAS parts
Improved functionality of hair dye color tool
Improved ability for players to apply images to CAS parts
Improved randomization consistency on superstars with fixed masks
Added multiple correct crowd signs for various Superstars
Improved consistency of unlocking purchased CAS parts
Improved consistency of thumbnails throughout Create A Superstar
Addressed reported concerns with swapping partners in a tag team match
AUDIO

Improved sfx and music performance on entrances, including reported concerns related to the “Fiendish” CAE entrance
Improved the sound design on some moves
Updated outdated references in commentary
Added updated commentary references to reflect recent real world changes
Improved commentary for non high risk moves
Improved consistency of commentary calling Superstars’ moves properly
Added more sounds to championship belt intro wipes
Added more RA calls for various championships
Cleaned up the music list for Create modes
UNIVERSE

Improved stability throughout Universe
Universe data cleanup and updates
Improved Superstar naming consistency
Improved UI flows and visuals
Updated custom portrait formatting
Normalized store credit earnings with gameplay
Improved MITB cash-in save data performance
Added the ability to disable run-ins after editing a match
Added custom championship names to division screen
Improved Superstar portrait compatibility on 8-player matches
Improved consistency of Superstar run-ins in storylines
Adjusted custom arena match rules to more closely match those in gameplay
Superstars are now correctly assigned to their respective brands
MyFACTION

Improved reward icon visibility for weekly Evo challenges
Addressed reported concerns regarding an exploit connected to weapon baiting in Faction Wars
Added MyFACTION nWo Standalone cards

 

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I'll admit that as much as I didn't want to get 2K22 I can't help but like it.  Gameplay took a bit of getting used to but after that it was fine.  I never messed with stuff like MyRise but it's honestly not too bad.  Though I'm stuck on having win MitB and I fucking hate playing this match.  I'll try again later on but at worst there's other stuff to get into.  I'm also hoping that the patch will fix CAWs not looking that good as even the best ones seem off to me.

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