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Smackdown vs. Raw '09 tags in with debut trailer

We didn't know wrestling was still popular enough to warrant an annual release, but over the weekend THQ dropped the trailer for WWE: Smackdown vs. Raw 2009. The video showcases the latest feature for the upcoming title, co-op story mode. While we're sure there is still a group of fans clamoring for a "chair-shot to the face" good time, we wonder if we really need another WWE game every year? Madden's annual release already gets us annoyed but we understand the reasoning behind it, but does including one new addition and swapping some characters in the roster really need another $60 price tag?

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3-31-2008 @ 2:00PM

MDJ2010 said...

Thats actually a pretty cool little trailer!

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3-31-2008 @ 2:31PM

Chester said...

Ok, maybe its just me! But watching or even playing 2 men hold each other, throw each other around, and then win by being on top of the other man for 3 seconds......JUST DOESNT DO IT FOR ME!!


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3-31-2008 @ 2:45PM

Josh said...

yeah, they're just following the sports theme of annual releases, whether it makes sense or not

do just enough to make it an upgrade to last year's, and they'll hook us


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3-31-2008 @ 3:00PM

Ray said...

@ Chester

homophobe much?

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3-31-2008 @ 3:03PM

Neuromancer said...

Chester thats what some people want. Don't forget that the men are half naked and oily.

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3-31-2008 @ 3:04PM

Neuromancer said...

Yeah for a baby he's awfully homophobic.

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3-31-2008 @ 3:08PM

mcwattersm said...

Now with 10% less bugs and freezes than last year!

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3-31-2008 @ 3:13PM

Chester said...

If I was homophobic I wouldnt live in San Francisco, WHICH I DO!!! And I'm married. The lil boy is my son!

Assumption is the root of all evil! LOL!

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3-31-2008 @ 3:29PM

nerrrrrrd said...

It would be worth $60 if they could fix the insane load times.

Also, why not incorporate the xbox live camera so you can put your face on your own custom wrestler. That would sell tons.

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3-31-2008 @ 4:19PM

joker ant said...

Not just "one new feature." There's a create-a-finisher mode, which looks brilliant, and DLC has been confirmed. You can catch an interview with one of the leads over at IGN.

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3-31-2008 @ 4:48PM

Chester said...


Speaking of load times... has anyone been playing "Bully"? WOW! The frequency of loading screens is INSANE!!! Every person you talk to, building you go into, and more have a loading screen. I think its the worst I have ever seen! Lovin the game, but that part of it is just crazy!

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3-31-2008 @ 5:38PM

Cal said...

Any see the Big Show vs Mayweather 'fight'? I wish they'd have a real fight so that Mayweather could get mauled, but no they of course had to fix it the other way...

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3-31-2008 @ 6:34PM

Deck said...

People still play these games? *sigh*


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3-31-2008 @ 11:52PM

xImmortal007x said...

Contrary to many of your beliefs....wrestling is still quite popular. The WWE set attendance records in most of the large venues they hold their shows in. It's still popular among kids....and adults alike. Just because some of you have already went through your "OMGZ I LIKE WRESTLING....OMGZ NEVERMIND THIS STUFF SUX" face...doesn't mean that there are millions and millions that still enjoy it.

Remind me to go into news posts about things I could care less about and make a stupid unnecessary comment.

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3-31-2008 @ 11:53PM

xImmortal007x said...

So I can't edit my comment? Hmmm..."doesn't mean that there *AREN'T* millions and millions that still enjoy it.''

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4-01-2008 @ 1:22AM

Jake said...

Ummm, this isn't new. The Smackdown series has always had a new game every year. It's just new to some of you microsoft fanboys because the Smackdown series finally came in '07. See, if you learn to expand your world and enjoy ALL systems for what they're worth you all would have known the SD series originally started on Playstation and they've had the best series imo when I did like wrestling. Now I may catch it when I'm bored or still like to play the game every now and then but I bought SDvsR08 and played it a whole 2-3 times so I don't think I'll get 09. It was just more a bored at them moment I'll try this...

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