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WWE 2k16 Preview: The Future of the Series Is Here. (part 2)

Part 2: Time to play the game!
(didn’t read Part 1 yet? Click here to read it)

Rollins vs Sting
Rollins vs Sting

Gameplay (continued):
One great example of the upgrades made is the ability to change who you are targeting while you’re setting up for a finishing move. Waiting to hit Sweet Chin Music on Triple H but Chris Jericho got up first? With the press of a button, you’ll be laying Jericho out with the fine tune of Shawn Michael’s boot instead. As if the gameplay wasn’t already made so much smoother and enjoyable with these other updates, several hundred new moves making their way into the game helps a lot too. Included in this are new finishing moves from the 2nd rope position and finisher reversals that allow you to reverse a finisher with another finisher – while limited to catching finishers (and certain new moves being able to be countered with catching finishers) this year, it’s a sign of what is to come to the series and is a definite step in a much needed right direction.


Rollins vs Balor
Rollins vs Balor

Let’s be honest. WWE 2k15 lacked in a lot of areas, despite being a wonderful game overall. One of the most crucial areas the game lacked was match types. This year, several of our missing matches have returned such as handicapped matches, new variations of ladder matches, and tornado tag, plus others that we definitely had missed last year. You’ll find yourself entertained much more this year with the return of these favorites and many others!

Universe Mode:
Universe mode is a personal favorite game mode of mine when it comes to this franchise. The ability to take over the WWE Universe and make it your own is an incredible feeling, from assigning your rosters and champions to deciding what matches and rivalries will take place. This year we’re getting a bit more freedom with our Universe, with incredibly helpful minor additions like allowing a superstar to show up on two brands at the same time.  This allows us to return to the brand split like before between Raw and Smackdown if we wish, while still allowing our top superstars to perform and compete in rankings on both shows. On top of that, there are some great additions to the customization options in this mode as well, but I can’t quite go into details on that just yet. Stay tuned though, more information about what’s new in Universe mode is coming VERY soon!

MyCareer Mode:
Last year, Next-gen systems (Xbox One, PS4) introduced the new MyCareer Mode, but fans found the mode to be lackluster and spotty. This year however, we’re looking at this mode showing its full potential to be much more advanced than we originally thought. Create your own superstar and make your way into the WWE battling it out in NXT until you’re brought up to the main roster. There’s going to be plenty of obstacles along the way as you can either side or go up against the Authority and other rivals, all while working your way up the ladder to win multiple championships. During your career, you’ll be interviewed by Renee Young and given options to talk respectfully about your opponent or to put them down. In the process of all of this, you’ll find yourself taking on the roles of manager, referee and even forming tag team partners (something that was heavily missing from last year’s installment). An incredible 15 year career awaits you, as does the WWE Hall of Fame… Are you ready?

Austin 3:16
Austin 3:16

Showcase Mode:
Last year we saw showcase mode highlight several different showcases of rivalries and careers, from the rise of the Ultimate Warrior to rivalries like the famous 2011 feud between John Cena and CM Punk. This year, we’re getting rid of the multiple showcases and seeing ourselves following ONE showcase and ONE showcase only (but the DLC this year is going to be exceptional – and we’ll be discussing that in the very NEAR future). This year, we focus on the career of WWE legend, “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, following his career from the days of ECW, to WCW and finally his arrival and rise to fame in the WWE (including his famous Austin 3:16 speech).  On top of reliving great highlights of Austin’s career, such as his feuds against the Undertaker and the McMahon family, you’ll also find a sweet collection of extra matches to relive… and the large roster allows for plenty of “What if…” moments.  Get excited, because this year Showcase mode puts all of the focus into delivering one “Stunning” experience.

Stone Cold vs Jake the Snake
Stone Cold vs Jake the Snake

Creation Suite:
Every year, we await news on the creation suite of the WWE franchise games, and for good reason. This series has seen some of the most in-depth, advanced creation modes available to any sort of annual game franchise. Last year, most of our creation modes were removed from the game, and the ones that remained became incredibly limited.  However, this year, we’re getting everything back, and it stands to show it was removed for good reason – to allow room for major improvement. While I can’t get into the details too much just yet, I can tell you that the creation suite this year is spectacular. We see the return of Create an Arena, vast improvements to Create a Superstar, the return of Create a Diva and to top it off, the return of Create a Championship. Information is coming within the next 2 weeks on these features and we’ll be giving another update as well, so be sure to check back soon for more information on what to expect of WWE2k16’s Creation Suite AND a look at the DLC! And that’s the bottom line!

WWE 2k16 releases in the US on Oct. 27th for Xbox360, PS3, Xbox One and PS4!

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WWE 2k16 Preview: The Future of the Series Is Here.

Cover of WWE2K16
Cover of WWE2K16

WWE2K16 is hitting stores October 27th, 2015, which is just over 3 weeks away! We’ve gotten to check out many features of this one and want to show you what we know so far!

The Largest Roster To Date
Stepping into WWE2k16, we find ourselves looking at the largest roster to date! Nearly doubling the size of last year’s game, 2k16 delivers several current superstars branded from Raw, Smackdown and even NXT, and tops it off with legends and other superstars from the peak years of professional wrestling. Take a look at the extensive list of superstars, divas and legends in the game this year!


Adam Rose
Aiden English
Andre the Giant
Bad News Barrett
Bam Bam Bigelow
Baron Corbin
Big E
Big Show & The Giant
Billy Gunn
Bo Dallas
Booker T
Bray Wyatt
Bret “Hit Man” Hart
Brian Pillman
Brock Lesnar
Cactus Jack
Chris Jericho
Colin Cassady
Colonel Mustafa
Curtis Axel
Damien Sandow
Daniel Bryan
Darren Young
Dean Ambrose
Diamond Dallas Page
D-Lo Brown
Dolph Ziggler
Dude Love
Enzo Amore
Erick Rowan
Finn Bálor
Fit Finlay
General Adnan
Heath Slater
Hideo Itami
Jack Swagger
Jake “The Snake” Roberts
Jey Uso
Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart
Jimmy Uso
John Cena
Kama Mustafa
Ken Shamrock
Kevin Nash
Kevin Owens
Kofi Kingston
Lex Luger
Lord Steven Regal
Luke Harper
“Macho Man” Randy Savage
Mark Henry
Mikey Whipwreck
Mr. McMahon
Randy Orton
“Ravishing” Rick Rude
Ric Flair
Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat
Roman Reigns
Sami Zayn
Santino Marella
Savio Vega
Seth Rollins
Sgt. Slaughter
Shane McMahon
Shawn Michaels
Simon Gotch
Sin Cara
Sting (Current, Late 1990s “Crow” and Classic “Surfer”)
“Stone Cold” Steve Austin & “Stunning” Steve Austin
The British Bulldog
The Honky Tonk Man
The Miz
The Rock
Titus O’Neil
Triple H
Tyler Breeze
Tyson Kidd
Ultimate Warrior
The Undertaker (Current, Early “2000s American Bad Ass” and Late 90s “Ministry”)
Xavier Woods
Zack Ryder

Alicia Fox
Brie Bella
Eva Marie
Nikki Bella
Stephanie McMahon (also Stephanie McMahon-Helmsley)
Summer Rae

With 2 versions of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s “The Terminator” as a preorder bonus. While this roster is already substantially larger than last years’ game and many others (and is the largest on-disc roster to date), it becomes even more complete with several alternate attires across the board. Kane has his current corporate look as well as several iterations of his past masked attires, Undertaker has his Lord of Darkness attire, but these are far from all that’s available. The Rock has multiple attires and looks as well, and fans will discover several hidden treasures throughout the game.

Seth Rollins
Seth Rollins

Gameplay within this franchise is always hit or miss. While some mechanics seem to really work well together, others in the past have felt clunky and out of place.  This year, the game takes a step in the right direction with new pin and submission systems, complimented by a new resting stance known as “working holds” to keep the action going in the ring without draining your superstar out of energy. Chain grappling has been improved as well and has taken a step forward. To top that off, a new position isn’t the only thing that’s improved.

Reversals have been strongly overhauled with a new reversal meter that varies in how many reversals a certain superstar can make based on the attributes assigned to that superstar. With several gameplay mechanics being adjusted like this, and new systems put into effect, the gameplay feels incredibly smoother than ever before. Even entrances have been upgraded with the ability for us to attack an opponent during an entrance, plus the removal of loading screens between entrances. Now, when your superstar comes out to the ring, they’ll turn to the ramp as their opponent makes their way out immediately after them, which is a feature we’ve needed for quite some time. Even interference has made a triumphant return in some areas of the game that really need it.

Finn Balor
Finn Balor

Click here to read part 2…

Marvel Universe Live

Marvel Universe Live! 2015 Review

Marvel Universe Live
Marvel Universe Live

We made it out to the 7pm opening showtime of Marvel Universe Live this Thursday, and let me tell you – it was definitely a show worth watching!

Marvel Live
  Our kids at Marvel Universe Live!
Marvel Live
Our kids at Marvel Universe Live!

The Avengers have assembled at the Quicken Loans Arena this weekend, and they’ve brought several of their friends along for the ride. With Marvel Universe Live we get the chance to join in on an adventure in which Thor uses his hammer to break apart the Cosmic Cube, known as the ultimate source of power and scatters the pieces. But when Thor’s brother, Loki, collects a few of the pieces to obtain their power, chaos rises and we soon see our favorite heroes battling their most well-known rivals.

When Wolverine, Cyclops and Storm (all mutant members of the X-Men) are held captive, the Avengers and friends assemble to save the day, but Loki opens his portal and escapes with his pieces of the cube and Cyclops and Storm (still held captive).  Wolverine insists on going off on his own to help them, and Bruce Banner (the Incredible Hulk) chooses to tag along while the rest of the Avengers work together. They construct a plan to split up teams to different locations in hopes of putting together a bigger cube to fight Loki’s newfound power. This leads us on a path of multiple back to back action scenes with everything from motorcycle stunts to Green Goblin’s glider flying around the Statue of Liberty while Spidey tried to get the upper hand!

Thor Smashes the Cube
Thor Smashes the Cube
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Marvel Universe Live is a show the kids will love. My son said his favorite parts were Iron Man and the Hulk, and my daughter absolutely loved all of the awesome stunts and sarcastic jokes from Spiderman. Speaking of these three heroes, they all brought something unique to the show, as did Captain America.  Captain America delivered the most bike tricks (aside from one Wolverine delivers in the second half of the show), while Spiderman made awesome entrances hanging upside down, swinging over the crowd, and even standing upside down underneath of the Green Goblin’s glider! Meanwhile the Hulk was built up throughout the show as everyone waited to see Bruce Banner turn into the Hulk, and he certainly didn’t disappoint! Finally, Iron Man and his suit was brought to life by an awesome light show.

Iron Man Emerges
Iron Man Emerges
Spidey flips onto the scene
Spidey flips onto the scene
Saving the X-Men
Saving the X-Men
Captain America makes an entrance
Captain America makes an entrance
Spiderman hanging around
Spiderman hanging around
Goblin vs Spidey
Goblin vs Spidey

More Fire!

More Fire!
More Fire!
Goblin vs Spidey
Goblin vs Spidey
Marvel Universe Live!
Marvel Universe Live!

Superheroes saving the day not enough to convince you to go? Let’s not forget the laser effects during one of the battle scenes, an awesome jeep explosion, tons of pyrotechnics, a man on fire, video effects and several stunts you have to see to believe!

The Hulk
The Hulk

So what are you waiting for? Get your tickets today and assemble together with the Avengers, Excelsior!
Ticket Prices:

Front Row: $120

VIP: $80

Price Level 3: $60

Price Level 4: $40

Price Level 5: $25

Kids tickets $20!

-Additional fees may apply

Performance Times:

Thursday, October 1- 7PM

Friday, October 2- 7PM

Saturday, October 3- 11AM/3PM/7PM

Sunday, October 4- 1PM/5PM

Ticket sales link: