Newsletter 29

Hello and welcome to the WGU newsletter #28!


In this issue
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1) Meeting this Saturday
2) Rumor control
3) WGU2 needs you
4) New tag team
5) FDF reaction
6) New interviews

1) Meeting this Saturday
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This Saturday marks the first time the WGU crew will meet to actually work on the business of Pro Wrestling X. As you may have known from the last newsletter we have two interested investors that would be willing to fund the labor costs of the project providing we can present them with a fairly accurate budget for making the game. That means we need to confirm every aspect of the game right down to the last turnbuckle pad and figure out exactly how many hours of labor it will take to produce. We then do some math and determine how many crew members need to be hired full time to complete the game by our target date. So this Saturday a few of the artists will be meeting with me to discuss the visual demands of the game and next week the programmers will meet to discuss their workload.

Fun fun fun!


2) Rumor control
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As much as I'd love to let the internet community run amok with crazy rumors about Pro Wrestling X for my own amusement, I feel I have to squash a few before they get out of hand.

First, WGU is in no way doing business with the makers of the very popular Extreme Warfare Revenge pro wrestling management simulator. A member of their team did contact me to wish us well with PWX and offer his support and I did mention pursuing a future working relationship but that's it. EWR is a great game and they seem like nice guys. I wouldn't rule out the possibility of collaborating with them in the future but for right now we're simply members of a mutual admiration club.

Rumor number two: Yes, I am a robot.

3) WGU2 needs you
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Do you think you know a lot about wrestling games? Would you like to share your wealth of knowledge with the world and become god-like in status? Well I have I got a deal for you!
The hard working guys over at our official fan site, http://www.WrestlingGamesUnited.com have been toying with the idea of composing a complete history of wrestling games. It's a hell of a big undertaking so if it sounds like something you could help them with email Lil' Cube at lilcube@hotmail.com with the subject line "WGU2 staff". Only qualification is you must know a decent amount of HTML and have MSN or ICQ or be willing to download one or both.

4) New tag team
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Later today a new character design will be posted at our website. Jess and Alek have taken a good dose of "in the know" humor and created the Fanboiz. Long time members of the internet wrestling community may wonder about the inspiration for the latest roster addition. Keep wondering....

5) FDF reaction
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What's an FDF? Fuckin' Dumb Fanboy. You know the type. Hopelessly blind to the world around them and ready to attack with phasers set to "dumb ass" anyone who dares go against the mainstream opinion. I'd like to share with you a few gems that have landed in my email and in message boards in the last few months. All spelling mistakes are their own and left in for dramatic effect.

"I hate No Mercy cuz of that glitch. The one where you can't pick up the heavy guys."

"If you want this game to be good it has to have a gravy bowl match."

"No one's gonna buy your stoopid fucking game if the Roxk and Brok Lezsnar arrant innit."

"If you arent' going to have a wwf license Vince will sue you."

"I talaked to my coworkers and we all agreed that your game won't work. Sorry."

"You must have vehicled you can drive around backstage like a working forklift."

"I like Yukes because they made no mercy and wrestlemania 2000."

"You should have guns as a weapon and you can shoot your oponent and kill him."

"Yo you guyz ain't shown me nuttin. I aint paying fo your wrestling x until I see proove. Impress me and maybe I'll paly your gmae."

"How come I have to pay for your game. Its not even wwe so I have to eat to."

"I like a simulation game like Smackdown. Fire Pro advance is too fake."

"Put in create-belt but you have to give me credit if you use my idea."

"Why are you saying our games are no good? Your just trying to make us gamecube fans look bad and we don't like it. The game your making will be shite because you can't have blood it in ether cuz it's the law."

Yikes.

6) New interviews
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Have you ever wondered why a perfectly well adjusted woman would waste her time helping with Pro Wrestling X? Well, thanks to Shi-yu over at http://www.WrestlingGamesUnited you can read his interview with WGU digital goddess, Jessica, and find out for yourself. Oh, and there's also a new interview there with little old me.

In the meantime and in between time, that's it. Another edition of Wrestling Gamers United.

Dave Wishnowski