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#21 Posted on | Instant Rating: 9.42
    Originally posted by 2K
    We pushed as hard as we could to include Sasha Banks, Charlotte, Becky Lynch, and Bayley in WWE 2k16, but it simply did not work out for various reasons. While we are not divulging full details on WWE 2K16's post-launch plans just yet, we can confirm that the Four Horsewomen will not be available as DLC.

    We are proud to have and built the largest WWE roster to date featuring the most Divas ever. The WWE 2K16 disc includes all of the Divas on the main roster at the time we locked it in (13 playable in total).

    We all agree the Divas Revolution is great for business and look forward to celebrating the Divas even more in future WWE 2K titles.


That last paragraph is some horrible writing. They either missed the catchphrase or they think people like those women for business reasons.

This seems like a bit of "wrestling game launches with outdated roster" non-news, but a) it's been fairly obvious for a while that some/all of those women were going to be important for now (at least as long as Fin), b) it actually does seem to harm the angle (look how important we think these women are! we forgot to put them in the game!) and c) there's going to be 500 Sasha Banks as created wrestler in the first 24 hours anyway so really how could it be so hard for 2K to make them?

still, d) they deserve credit for announcing they weren't going to have them available before they sold the game and e) an pre-planed 'fan driven amazing reversal where 2K puts them in the game because of the overwhelming demand and becuase they care about you, the consumer!' strategy doesn't seem out of the question.

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#22 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.00
The bad thing is that Sasha noted way back that 2K actually scanned her. Seems like laziness to me. Thank goodness they found time to copy General Adnan from a few years back and make a new Mikey Whipwreck though, right?

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#23 Posted on | Instant Rating: 9.42
Season pass description from the XBox Store. (No price listed yet.)


    Raise Some more Hell with the WWE 2K16 Season Pass! Includes over 30 additional characters from WWE Legends to NXT Superstars, over 30 new moves, 7 classic matchups in a bonus WWE Hall of Fame Showcase, and the WWE 2K16 Accelerator! Buy the Season Pass and save over 20% off all WWE 2K16 downloadable content versus individually purchased DLC content. Does not Include MyPlayer Kick Start. All Season Pass content will be released by March 31, 2016.


"off all WWE 2K16 downloadable content" implies all the DLC will be in the season pass this year.

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#24 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.62
DLC was announced today and still no #DivasRevolution:

Legends Pack
- Dusty Rhodes
- Roddy Piper
- Big Boss Man
- Mr. Perfect
- Lita
- Trish Stratus

Future Stars Pack
- Diego
- Fernando
- Blake
- Murphy
- Samoa Joe

Hall of Fame Showcase:
- Randy Savage vs. Jake Roberts
- Rikishi vs. The Rock
- Alundra Blayze vs. Paige
- Larry Zbyszko & Arn Anderson vs. Ricky Steamboat & Dustin Rhodes
- Tatsumi Fujinami vs. Ric Flair
- Luke & Butch vs. Earthquake & Typhoon
- Scott Hall & Kevin Nash vs. Booker T & Stevie Ray

New Moves Pack
- 30+ new moves

Accelerator
- unlocks everything

MyPlayer KickStart
- exclusive to PS4 and Xbox One
- boost created Superstar ratings and attributes in MyCareer mode



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#25 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.11
    Originally posted by KJames199
    DLC was announced today and still no #DivasRevolution:

    Legends Pack
    - Dusty Rhodes
    - Roddy Piper
    - Big Boss Man
    - Mr. Perfect
    - Lita
    - Trish Stratus

    Future Stars Pack
    - Diego
    - Fernando
    - Blake
    - Murphy
    - Samoa Joe

    Hall of Fame Showcase:
    - Randy Savage vs. Jake Roberts
    - Rikishi vs. The Rock
    - Alundra Blayze vs. Paige
    - Larry Zbyszko & Arn Anderson vs. Ricky Steamboat & Dustin Rhodes
    - Tatsumi Fujinami vs. Ric Flair
    - Luke & Butch vs. Earthquake & Typhoon
    - Scott Hall & Kevin Nash vs. Booker T & Stevie Ray

    New Moves Pack
    - 30+ new moves

    Accelerator
    - unlocks everything

    MyPlayer KickStart
    - exclusive to PS4 and Xbox One
    - boost created Superstar ratings and attributes in MyCareer mode



It says over 30 dlc characters, but only 22 are new. I guess we're getting 9 reskins? I hope it's not that way and we get at least 9 new guys in a yet unannounced dlc.
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#26 Posted on | Instant Rating: 9.42

    Future Stars Pack
    - Diego
    - Fernando
    - Blake
    - Murphy
    - Samoa Joe


You can almost justify Diego & Fernando as trying to get as many people on the (WM-ish) roster as possible, and they did make WrestleMania. But Blake and Murphy? Blake and Murphy still had first names until NXT Rival in Februay. NXT Rival was the show with the four way women's match. If that show was the cut off moment where rosters were frozen*, you'd have to be a goofball to think the Future Stars from that show were Blake and Murphy and not the people in that four way...or even Sami Zayn, who also main evented that show.

I don't think the people who make those games are that much goofballs. I remain fascinated by this so my new theories are

a) 2K's internal metrics show no one plays the women. This may be a self enacting prophecy - women in these games are generally are not designed as well as men and have less things they can do - but I could seem someone putting together some numbering showing (say) Cameron, Naomi, Summer Rae and Emma were the four least used people so why use limited resources on that?

b) they need new advancements and inclusions every year, they thought they had enough 'new' people with the likes of Owens and Balor and Joe, and so the women (and Zayn) were purposefully held out this year to give people a new reason to buy 2K17. Sports games get criticized for being roster updates, but at least you do have roster updates with players changing teams in traditional spots. WWE 2K is trying to build in that upheaval by purposefully leaving a few potential stars off - it's the non-stars like Blake & Murphy who can be thrown on as filler early. They got caught because the women got into bigger roles quicker than expected, but I'm sure they figure it'll only help it feel like a bigger deal when they have them next year.

* - and it couldn't have been because Joe wasn't around until May (unless he actually signed his contract much earlier than anyone new and didn't debut until later, which seems like a possibility.)



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#27 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.72
What's the Hall of Fame Showcase?
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#28 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.62
It looks like just a series of matches featuring this year's HOF inductees. Like the normal Showcase mode, except those usually follow one wrestler or one feud.



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#29 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.11
    Originally posted by KJames199
    It looks like just a series of matches featuring this year's HOF inductees. Like the normal Showcase mode, except those usually follow one wrestler or one feud.


I haven't bought a wrestling game since SvR 09. If anyone here got the DLC last year how did they like it? I'm talking about the "One More Match" R.I.P. Christian and the "Hall of Pain" ones. Do you like your DLC to be character packs or do you want story line DLC's with less characters?
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#30 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.62
    Originally posted by texasranger9
    If anyone here got the DLC last year how did they like it? I'm talking about the "One More Match" R.I.P. Christian and the "Hall of Pain" ones. Do you like your DLC to be character packs or do you want story line DLC's with less characters?
The story modes were neat but very short compared to the on-disc stories. Really, I'm fine with either type of DLC.



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#31 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.11
Why can't there be 5 on 5 matches in this? The Canadian Stampede was a real fun match and would be nice to recreate. But no Owen or Legion of Doom though.
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#32 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.00
Now 2K is saying that "commentary issues" kept the Horsewomen out of the game. K.

Also, 2K has transformed Renee Young into "Lisa with braces." Maybe it is good they didn't try to create a Sasha or Bayley.



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#33 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.62










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#34 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.36
Ron Funches spent most of the morning ripping the game apart. His feed has pics of what he calls down syndrom characters.



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#35 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.44
Have any of you fine folk in North America picked this up yet? Initial thoughts?



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#36 Posted on | Instant Rating: 9.26
    Originally posted by griff
    Have any of you fine folk in North America picked this up yet? Initial thoughts?


I'm cranking it up tonight.



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#37 Posted on | Instant Rating: 9.26
Initial reactions after about six hours of play.

1) The reversal system requires you to eat some offense so the matches can be more lifelike. You have to save your reversals for the major moves that can beat you -- unless you turn off the system, allowing you to reverse everything if you time it right. I prefer the latter version a lot. It's more engaging.

2) There are control glitches. Because of moves available during certain opponent animations, your window for hitting a specific move can be very small. Also, there can be big lags between your button and the action even during screen prompts. I did a few laps around fallen opponents while repeatedly hitting the pin button.

3) The Renee Young animation is an insult to all involved. But I like that the game changes your alignment based on the answers you pick.

4) The CAW previews are frustratingly small, forcing you to choose an option to really see what it looks like on your model. That requires load time.

5) Importing your face to the CAW is complicated. I had to use a YouTube tutorial (youtube.com), but the control you have over the face placement after you import the image is nice.

6) Even if you buy the DLC material to jump start your career, you're gonna have to slog through matches to beef up your character's stats and skills (you have to buy the ability to use two finishers, for instance). That's frustrating.

7) I like the match movement, and the commentary is a big old OK. It will no doubt be better when I'm not fighting Kevin Owens four times in a row.



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#38 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.44
Ever the fool, I picked up the Xbox 360 version because I'm a slave to this game series!

Sadly, last-gen owners don't get Career mode, the Universe updates or the new gameplay features. In terms of "new" stuff, we get the massive roster update and the Showcase mode.

Looking on the bright side, this is a much better swan song than the woeful 2k15 and it's tiny roster. It's great to have such a large selection of characters to play around with in Universe mode.



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#39 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.11
Which of the three "disgraced" superstars do you feel is missed the most in this year's edition? Hulk Hogan, Chris Benoit, or Jimmy Snuka?

I'd go with Benoit. A decent part of heel Austin's run had Benoit in it. I just realized with no Benoit, R.V.D., or Kurt Angle there is a huge gap in Austin's 2001.

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#40 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.62
    Originally posted by texasranger9
    Which of the three "disgraced" superstars do you feel is missed the most in this year's edition? Hulk Hogan, Chris Benoit, or Jimmy Snuka?

    I'd go with Benoit. A decent part of heel Austin's run had Benoit in it. I just realized with no Benoit, R.V.D., or Kurt Angle there is a huge gap in Austin's 2001.
What an odd question. Benoit for story mode, Hogan for overall roster. I'm used to Benoit not being included and Snuka was just never a big deal to me.

I'd spin this question into asking which fan-made characters you've downloaded? That should answer where the biggest gaps are. I won't bother taking anyone who's coming in DLC, so I started with Becky Lynch, Bayley, Charlotte, and Sasha Banks, and then rounding out the women with Dana Brooke, Nia Jax, Asuka, and AJ Lee.

Most importantly, I also got Doink.

I assume I will grab Eddie, Malenko, Angle, Hardys, and various guys from that era over time. Haven't spent a ton of time with the game yet though. I suck so bad at submissions. And is it just me, or does the computer get all kinds of reversals without depleting their meter?




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