Hey gang! I wrote an article over on an e-wrestling resource site about how to make online wrestling federations more accessible for the blind. If you don’t know what an online wrestling federation is, it’s an mostly text based RPG depending on what type of fed you join. Some use a simulator like WWE 2K14 to run their results but some of us write them out too! You create your character complete with moveset and entrance and then you join the fed. I book you in a match and then through working with and responding to other players, your character’s career advances or falls apart. If you’d like to see one in action, you can join mine at http://www.skyfallwrestling.com! We do really great with people that are totally new to it. One prerequisite is you have to like to write! Your promos are written and that’s how match wins or losses are decided.
If you want to check out the article on roughkut, it’s here.
Ladies and gentlemen, it makes me feel great that I was right about one particular video game. That game, as the title of this blog says, is WWE2K15. I said last year to anyone who would listen that, as good as WWE2K14 surely would be, and was, it was not the game you should really look forward to. I said that with the emerging next-gen, now current-gen consoles, along with the likelihood that 2K would help with the game’s development, WWE2K15 was the one to wait for. I was right.
It was recently announced that 2K is indeed helping with development, and that this help is changing things for the better in every aspect of the game. Character models are now being built with NBA2K14 tech, and that game, as I have been told, has some of the best-looking character models ever seen. The final lockdown period for content has also been pushed forward several months, so WWE characters and stories will actually be close to current events in the WWE, rather than giant leaps behind. And third, most important of all to myself and other blind people, but probably pretty important to everyone else who has played the WWE2K series, 2K is helping to completely overhaul the commentary! The announcers will finally record all their lines together, like you know, actual sports announcers do, and each announcer will be recording over 30 hours of commentary! Now, I don’t know how many of you have heard the commentary in NBA2K14, but it’s good. It’s really good. And well, if you’ve heard commentary from the previous 2K games, you know it’s needed improvement for a very long time. It’s being done, and it’s being done right. I for one cannot wait until WWE2K15 hits shelves. Is it what you might call truly next gen? No, as it will likely be available on previous gen platforms. However, it is one giant step in that direction, and one that this fan longs to take.