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Pacific Rim game tie-in takes one more giant step toward launch

Japanese developer Yuke's is one step closer to providing the world with a behemoth brawler based on Guillermo del Toro's coming film Pacific Rim. On Friday, Australia's Office of Film and Literature Classification rated the game for release, listing moderate impact themes and violence, as well as...

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THQ owed WWE $7.6 million, disclosure statement reveals

A recent disclosure statement filed by THQ revealed details of the terms the publisher came to with the WWE and series developer Yuke's when the publisher folded. At the time of THQ's bankruptcy filing in December 2012, it owed approximately $7.6 million to WWE for marketing and royalties expenses,...

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WWE 2K14 taps The Rock for cover spot

Part-time draw The Rock will grace the cover of the latest WWE game, WWE 2K14. Casey Collins, Executive Vice President of Consumer Products, announced the news (via Pasta Padre) prior to this past weekend's Wrestlemania 29 event, where The Rock lost his championship belt against John Cena. Don't...

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Take-Two officially takes over WWE license, WWE 2K14 coming in fall

We knew this was coming last week, but now it's official: Take-Two is now the holder of the WWE license. The first game to come from the new WWE publisher is due this fall, titled WWE '14 – in line with 2K Sports' branding of sports games. [Update: The original ESPN source cited a name...

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Take-Two to publish WWE games pending court approval

Take-Two Interactive is set to enter a publishing deal for WWE games, confirming a previous report. IGN obtained a quote from the parent company of 2K Games, 2K Sports and Rockstar that it expects to take over the license previously held by defunct publisher THQ. "At this time, the agreement is...

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Tattoo artist sues THQ over use of original ink in UFC Undisputed 2010, UFC Undisputed 3

A tattoo artist by the name of Chris Escobedo has filed a lawsuit against THQ over its supposedly unauthorized usage of a tattoo Escobedo designed. Specifically, Escobedo owns the copyright to a tattoo present on the virtual version of MMA fighter Carlos Condit in UFC Undisputed 2010 and UFC...

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Yuke's acquires Lingerie Football League license

Yuke's recently obtained the Lingerie Football League license to develop a video game based on the "aggressive yet sexy" sport. The studio developed the WWE series as well as the UFC Undisputed series, so it is experienced with scantily clad individuals in video games. The LFL is a league of...

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Leaked WWE 13 trailer shows off slams, jams and a Nov. 1 2012 release date

The above leaked trailer for WWE 13, assuming it hasn't been ripped from the pages of YouTube by THQ, shows off many of the wrestling acrobatics and tiny shorts one can look forward to performing and wearing this fall, when the game pile drives its way onto retail shelves come November 1....

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UFC Undisputed 3 review: Pride Fighting

I hate BJ Penn. "Hate" might be a strong word, but twice now he's thwarted my attempts to win the UFC Lightweight Championship title. While pummeling my way to 30 wins feels rewarding, my five losses (two from Penn) are an inescapable stain on my record. Falling from the #2 ranking to #7 is...

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WWE '12 review: Men in Tights

Pro wrestling has never been depicted as well as it has in WWE '12, a decidedly non-wrestling game. Sure, it's got "wrestling" embedded somewhere in its acronymic title, but WWE '12 acts like a fighting game. In pro wrestling, the "other guy" in a match takes bumps, and helps dictate the pace of...

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