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Wrestling Gamers United Newsletter #511

Up this week: Development Nightmares; Top 10; Vita No Wrestling

Development Nightmares

It’s my birthday this weekend and our intrepid programmer has promised me two nice presents. First, he tells me I will be getting a new build of Uprising with the Fire Pro “inspired” move damage system upgraded. Woohoo! Second, he tells me he has written a personal message to the PWX fans for next week’s newsletter.

I’m looking forward to sharing that with you. Understand, our programmer is not what you would call shy or particularly diplomatic. If Gordon Ramsey was our boss our programmer would still make him cry. But he just wanted to talk to you guys directly about what he’s been doing with PWX and why. Should be a fun read.

So Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everyone! I’ll be back with the year end newsletter next Friday. I also have to write a year end report for our investors. Hmmm. Let’s hope they’re all feeling the Christmas spirit.

Top 10

I’m very grateful to have been included along with Dave Horn on Review Fix’s Top Ten Faces of Independent Gaming list. Thank you!! Man, I wonder what lists I could make if I actually released a game eh?!

Vita No Wrestling

The launch titles for Sony’s new handheld have been announced and there isn’t a wrestling game to be found. Bah humbug! See for yourself.

In my case, wrestling games sell consoles. With the exception of my Xbox 360 (anniversary present) every console I ever purchased was because there was a wrestling game I desperately wanted to play on that system. Pro Wrestling made me get the NES, Fire Pro D for Dreamcast, King of Colosseum for PS2, Wrestlemania 2000 for N64, Fire Pro A for Gameboy Advance, Wrestlemania 21 for Xbox.

Some decisions I was happier with than others. But I honestly don’t own a PS3 because there are no exclusive wrestling games I feel compelled to get for that system. Same reason I never owned a PSP despite digging the hardware and it looks like the same reason I won’t be owning a swanky new Vita. Anyone else feel the same way?

In the meantime and in between time, that’s it, another edition of Wrestling Gamers United.

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