While I was putting a new update video together for y’all I found myself constantly watching the same two second clip over and over and over. On the surface it appears to be a simple powerbomb through a table and I guess it is. But as I watched it and thought about the little details going on in the background and what they all meant I couldn’t help but repeatedly mutter, “holy shit…fucking hell”, with every view.
That is NOT a canned animation of a breaking table you’re looking at. That is a table reacting to a powerbomb impact with real-time physics. It will break differently every time. The pieces will fly in different directions with different speeds every time. They will react with other objects like the wrestlers and the ropes differently every time.
Even after the pieces are done moving they will still react to new collisions with the wrestlers in real time. And those wrestlers are not breaking through that table with a canned animation. The wrestler will be affected by the force of the impact and the breaking table pieces in real time with ragdoll physics. When the move ends and the ropes are in the way? The wrestlers react in real time. Check out the foot on the rope at the end of the move. It wasn’t animated that way! That rope break situation was the result of the ragdoll physics leaving his foot on the rope. WHAT!?! The table pieces even slide off the wrestler with real time physics as he gets to his feet again.
If you’re a hopeless dreamer like myself then you’re probably already imagining possible new gaming scenarios in your head. You’re probably thinking back to your favorite TLC matches. Japanese Death Matches. Cage variations. Clockwork Orange House of Fun. Unique interactive venues. Yes, we have a ton of work to do on the basics. But the insanely creative and talented duo of our lead programmer and artist has just produced playable proof that what we’ve all been told is impossible in wrestling games since the dawn of time…is now possible in Pro Wrestling X.
Question of the Week
Cena and Bryan have reportedly refused to participate in the Crown Jewel show and were written off the show. What do you think? Do you respect their decision and agree with it, or do you think they are stupid assholes who just committed career suicide?
Quote of the Week
“Never let small minds convince you that your dreams are too big” – anon
In the meantime and in between time, that's it, another edition of Wrestling Gamers United.