Newsletter 4

Wrestling Gamers United
newsletter #4
Greetings, fellow wrestling game lovers. Welcome to another fabulous WGU newsletter!

In this issue
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1) WWF roster vs. Caw
2) A new voice at WWFWG.com
3) Our game development
4) Message Boards
5) Publicity Stunt help
6) The Big Boys
7) New WGU staff

1) WWF roster vs. Caw
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As always, your input is extremely valued by the WGU and we have a new survey for you to answer at our website. We've gotten a lot of opinions from gamers about the importance of licenced wrestlers in a game and we'd like to clear up the matter if we can. It would appear that the vast majority of you couldn't care less about having WWF wrestlers in a game as long as you could create them as CAWs. What do you think? We want to know! Visit us at our web site http://www.WrestlingGamersUnited.com and tell us your opinion on the matter.

2) A new voice at WWFWG.com
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I'm very pleased to announce that I've been asked to join the staff of WWFWrestlingGames.com as a weekly contributor. Mike Regan from WWFWG.com has asked if I would be interested in writing a regular column about the many aspects of "The Perfect Wrestling Game" and I was only too happy to accept. It's a step in the right direction and now gamers like us will have another public forum in which to express our views to gamers and developers at large. Thanks Mike!

3) Our game development
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As I announced last week, I have begun interviewing talented animators and game programmers for the purpose of developing the game we want ourselves instead of just waiting for a major developer to make it for us. I'm pleased to say I've recieved many applications from around the U.S. and Canada and the interviews are going well. I've met with some very passionate and eager individuals and hope to announce the final team in about a month. I'm confident that we will have a game on the drawing board and in production before we see a better one from any of the major developers. Once we work out the details and logistics we will have some preliminary announcements for you. I can tell you one thing, unlike other games where developers keep gamers in the dark or even lie about a game until it's actually released (what happened to the scaffold match and best CAW feature ever in LOW?) we promise to keep you informed about or progress every step of the way. Wondering what moves will be in the game or what match types we're working on? Just ask us!

4) Message Boards
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The message boards are a great place to promote WGU and educate gamers about what we're doing. But we don't have enough time in the day to participate in every discussion at every board. It would help out WGU a lot of you could send us a list of the different boards you visit regularily so we could stop by and promote WGU. Also, I'd like to publicly thank all of you who have included the WGU website address in your tags. It's a great thing you're doing for our cause and it's very much appreciated by me and everyone at WGU!

5) Publicity Stunt help
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WGU is planning on staging a publicity stunt at a major game developer's head office. If you'd like to get your picture in the newspaper and on our web site and you live in the Greater Vancouver area please email me at wish@telus.net

6) The Big Boys
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WGU is still waiting to hear from our contact at THQ. Hopefully we'll hear them sooner than they responded to my questions about my glitched No Mercy cart. And things are still good with the other big developer I mentioned last news- letter. The way it stands now we'll be getting a chance to make a presentation to them in a few months. It'll be our chance to get that ten minutes with a developer we've all been dying to get.

7) New WGU staff
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I'd like to welcome two new staff member to WGU. Les Tilden is an avid gamer who will be helping out with promotion and publicity at WGU. James "Jethro" Wishnowski will be taking over webmaster duties from me as I focus my energy on other WGU matters. He's the guy responsible for adding some color to our previously whiter-than-white website. Welcome aboard guys!

Well, that's it for this week. You'll be hearing from me next friday with more good news, I'm sure. Until then, keep sending in your emails and don't forget to spread the word about Wrestling Gamers United!

Dave W.
aka Wishbone
http://www.WrestlingGamersUnited.com