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Before WWE 13: The History of Wrestling Video Games

1 July 2012 4:20 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

In the beginning Vince McMahon created the WWE and Sports Entertainment, and with it came merchandising agreements for t-shirts, toys and ah yes, the video game. This year comes Thq’s WWE 13, the latest wrestling game which promises an updated roster, lots of Attitude era features and appearances, the ability to break the ring Big Show style and much, much more.

Yes, the wrestling sim sure has come a long way since its early days. In this article we’ll take a look back at the history of the wrestling video game, their evolution and how they went from the poor alternative to Street Fighter and Double Dragon, to being big annual releases which even get their own angles on WWE TV.


The Federation Years

Just as WWE has its eras, so too do its video games. The genesis of the WWE video game came in the form of Acclaim »

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