Archive for the ‘WWE’ Category
  • Former 2K and THQ community manager goes on Twitter rant dismissing the value of community feedback
    Posted September 16th, 2015 at 7:15 pm 16 Comments
    Aubrey Sitterson, former community manager at THQ and 2K Sports for the WWE franchise, had a bit of a meltdown on Twitter today in discussing the usefulness of forums - something he says he argued to be shut down during his time with those publishers. That later would move on to how consumer feedback is approached and stating that companies put out the products that they do, in the state they do, because they believe people will buy it regardless - and that consumers are not entitled to anyt...
  • WWE 2K14 Collector’s Edition Set Honors Undertaker
    Posted August 1st, 2013 at 7:30 am 9 Comments
    Details have now rolled out on what will make up the special edition of WWE 2K14. Known as Undertaker: Phenom Edition the set will include unique coffin packaging, copy of WWE 2K14, "The Streak" DVD, controller skin, autographed art card, and exclusive DLC code for the "American Badass" entrance and gear. (more…)...
  • Teaser Trailer for WWE 2K14
    Posted June 25th, 2013 at 9:00 am 14 Comments
    2K Sports debuted a teaser trailer for WWE 2K14 on last night's Raw broadcast. This will be the first release under the WWE license acquired by Take Two in February that will run through 2018. Development studio Yuke's continued work on this title which was already well into development when the transfer from now defunct THQ occurred. There isn't much to glean from the trailer except again there being a focus on "legends" and the Attitude Era and getting a few glimpses at some character m...
  • 2K Release Schedule Essentially Confirms This Year’s Next-Gen Plans
    Posted May 13th, 2013 at 2:00 pm 20 Comments
    It has been widely expected that 2K Sports would release NBA 2K14 on the PS4 and next Xbox which would likely come shortly after first releasing on the 360 and PS3. However WWE 2K14 - considering the acquisition of the license from THQ who had been battling financial trouble, the continued development from Yuke's studio, and the even tighter time frame between the two - appeared unlikely to make that same fluid transition. The quarterly financial report from Take Two has basically confirmed ...
  • WWE 2K14 Cover Goes to The Rock
    Posted April 6th, 2013 at 10:00 am 11 Comments
    The lead-up to Wrestlemania is always the biggest time of the year in terms of consumer interest and interaction for WWE. With Wrestlemania 29 on Sunday the company even made video game news with still over seven months until the typical release time frame for the series arrives. Executive Vice President of Consumer Products Casey Collins announced that The Rock will be featured on the cover of WWE 2K14. Dwayne Johnson has become one of the biggest names in the entertainment industry l...
  • WWE on Board with Take Two for Five Years; 2K14 Developed by Yukes For Fall Release
    Posted February 20th, 2013 at 11:15 am 4 Comments
    Last week brought confirmation of the WWE license moving to Take Two and some of the details behind how the deal came together. Now ESPN has gone further into the partnership with news on it being a five year agreement, the franchise falling under the 2K Sports brand, Yuke's continued involvement, and oversight from Visual Concepts. “With Yukes, we have a lot of history, and we’ve been very happy with what Yukes has done in the past,” said Collins. “What we’re going to do moving f...
  • WWE Move to Take Two Confirmed
    Posted February 13th, 2013 at 5:15 pm 9 Comments
    As reported here last month and from multiple other sources the WWE license has been obtained by Take Two the parent company of 2K Sports. The question since turned to how the series would be handled moving forward given that the development studio, Yukes, would not be part of that transaction. Courtesy of Bloomberg some details have arrived today.  (more…)...
  • Take Two May Have Obtained WWE License
    Posted January 23rd, 2013 at 3:15 pm 8 Comments
    Take Two, parent company of 2K Sports, may have acquired the WWE license that had entered a free agency period due to the THQ bankruptcy proceedings. Initial rumors were that EA Sports was the company that came to an agreement with WWE but follow-up information I received indicated that it was more likely to be Take Two. IGN has confirmed those rumblings though it is important to note nothing yet is official.  (more…)...