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Slick’s Quick Hits: Badland (GOTY Edition)

Mobile fans have enjoyed the adventures of Clony since 2013. This year, Clony made the long flight over to consoles. As of yesterday (July 30), Clony has finally made it to the Wii U. Badland: Game of the Year Edition improves upon theoriginal game with full HD graphics running at 60fps on the Wii U. The levels have been rebuilt from the ground up to make proper use of the Wii U controls and with yesterday’s launch, there is a special sale price of $9.99 (game is $12 on PSN). The look of this game reminds me of the early PSP game, Loco Roco and the accelerometer could in the game pad could certianly make the game play that way but it does not look like the feature will be used in the game. Fans of the game that have a Wii U or those who have never played Badland should definitely check this one out.

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Slick’s Quick Hits: Yooka-Laylee

A return to simpler gaming days is usually welcome and sometimes needed. Rare may be a shell of the great development company that it once was but the great games that it put out are still in our black, gamer hearts. It seems that a few of those developers from Rare’s golden era want to make those blackened lumps of coal in our chests beat once more. From the creative minds behind Banjo-Kazooie and the (original) Donkey Kong Country series comes Yooka-Laylee. I have a lot of hopes for this game even though the title makes it feel extremely derivative. The game stars Yooka the chameleon and Laylee the bat as a team of heroesthat move about very similarly to Banjo and Kazooie. Considering the game raised over three million on Kickstarter, I think the guys at Playtonic Games will put in enough work to make the game nostalgic and fresh at the same time. Banjo-Kazooie was a bit of a kiddie game but those who played it when it first released are all a bit older. As you can see from the animated short, the humor has grown up with the fans.

Yooka-Laylee is currently slated for an October 2016 release on PS4, Xbox One, PC, Linus, Mac and Wii U. Stay tuned as more info becomes available. This is a game to look out for.

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The Terminator Sets His Sights On WWE 2K16

WWE continues their relationship with Arnold Schwarzenegger as he joins the WWE 2K16 roster as the iconic Terminator. Fans will have the option of using the original T-800 model from the first Terminator film as well as the model from T2: Judgement Day. While we have seen the Terminator created via the various create-a-wrestler modes throughout various WWE games, I believe this will mark the first time that a non-wrestler will be in the game as a playable character albeit as a pre-order bonus. What do you think about Arnold appearing in WWE2K16? We’d definitely like to hear from you guys on this one.

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 “I’m Back” – 2K Announces Arnold Schwarzenegger as the Terminator
in WWE® 2K16 Pre-Order ExclusiveBlockbuster action film star, 38th Governor of California, former professional bodybuilder and WWE Hall of Famer featured as two playable characters in flagship WWE video game franchiseNew York, NY – July 27, 2015 – 2K today announced the debut of 2015 WWE Hall of Fame inductee and global action film icon Arnold Schwarzenegger in WWE® 2K16, the forthcoming release in the flagship WWE franchise. Best known for his acting, bodybuilding and political endeavors, Schwarzenegger, a longtime WWE fan and WWE Hall of Famer, will expand his relationship with WWE through WWE 2K16 with two playable characters – T-800 from The Terminator and Terminator 2: Judgment Day films. The playable characters will be available for those who pre-order the game at participating retailers for the PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment systems, as well as Xbox One and Xbox 360WWE 2K16 is scheduled for release on October 27, 2015 in North America and October 30, 2015 internationally.“I’ve achieved many things in my life, but I’ve always said success means staying hungry and pushing the limits,” said Schwarzenegger. “I was honored to join the WWE Hall of Fame earlier this year, and now I’ll continue my WWE legacy with one of my biggest film roles immortalized in WWE 2K16. Match the Terminator against Stone Cold Steve Austin®, Seth Rollins® or Daniel Bryan®, and there’s only one possible outcome: Hasta la vista, baby!”

From early childhood in his native Austria to today, Schwarzenegger represents the ultimate renaissance man, taking risks and defying odds through career accomplishments in bodybuilding, acting, politics and more. He won his first of four Mr. Universe titles at the age of 20, earned seven Mr. Olympia titles and since 1989 has hosted worldwide fitness expositions through theArnold Sports Festival. Schwarzenegger is a fixture in numerous blockbuster action films, including Conan the Barbarian, The Terminator, Predator, Total Recall, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, The Expendables franchise and his most recent release,Terminator Genisys, as well as for his roles in pop-culture favorites Kindergarten Cop and Twins. In addition, Schwarzenegger transcended from Hollywood to the state capitol, serving two consecutive terms as the 38th Governor of California from 2003 to 2010.

“Arnold Schwarzenegger is a living legend with universal appeal, a perseverance for greatness and a strong relationship with WWE, including his recent Hall of Fame induction, all of which make him an incredible fit for WWE 2K16,” said Chris Snyder, Vice President of Marketing at 2K. “He’s a force to be reckoned with and defines what it means to raise some hell. Through his WWE 2K16 pre-order inclusion, fans simply can’t beat the opportunity to play as the Terminator in a WWE ring.”[/toggle]
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Five WWE 2K Preorder Bonuses That Would Shock the World

Every year, the WWE 2K games feature one surprising pre-order bonus. This year, the actual Terminator played by Arnold Schwarzenegger is the pre-order character in WWE 2K16. Last year was Sting, the year before that was Ultimate Warrior and the year before that was Mike Tyson. The WWE seemingly tries to one-up itself every year, so these are five pre-order bonuses that would shock everyone.

Mr. T

Okay, this one isn’t so shocking as it is surprising that Mr. T wasn’t put into a WWE game yet. Mr. T would have been a perfect addition to WWE2K14 as it revolved around the history of WrestleMania. Considering Mr. T was a vital aspect of the original WrestleMania, it would have been awesome to relive the classic matchup where Mr. T single-handedly defeated Rowdy Roddy Piper and Paul Orndorff.

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Ronda Rousey

After the stare-off between HHH and Stephanie against The Rock and Ronda Rousey at WrestleMania 31, not only do I think Rousey will appear in a WWE match, I also believe she will appear in a WWE video game. Being the most dominant female athlete in the world coupled with the WWE (and the rest of the world) being high on female empowerment in sports, we’re destined to see her sooner rather than later.
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CM Punk

Even if  this doesn’t happen for over five years, I can still see CM Punk as a pre-order bonus one day. Despite being a UFC fighter now, Punk’s name will always be synonymous with wrestling. 2K games could even pull a Sting and offer past and present models of CM Punk. Who doesn’t want to play as “Best in the World” CM Punk vs. Future UFC Light Heavyweight Champion CM Punk? With the barrier between UFC and WWE slowly thinning, hopefully we’ll see Punk back in a game, even if it isn’t back in the squared circle.

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Donald Trump

Someone who I swore was going to be a shoe-in for WWE 2K16 must sadly wait another year. Trump has had connections to the WWE for almost as long as WrestleMania has been in existence. He’s hosted many of the events at his venues, “bought” the company and was even in Wrestlemania 23. With all the controversy surrounding Trump nowadays, maybe it’s good that he isn’t in WWE 2K16. However, eyes would certainly be on the product and every news station around the country would be buzzing about it. You know what they say, any publicity is good publicity.

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Hulk Hogan

Or maybe that saying isn’t completely true. Hulk Hogan, a man that the WWE wants to erase, has also done more for the WWE than almost anyone else who isn’t named John Cena or Vince McMahon. Despite all the controversy, it’s a travesty that Hulk Hogan won’t be featured in WWE 2K16. Hulk Hogan is a cultural icon and has been for decades. Meanwhile, Terry Bollea is a vapid human being who has stunted more growth in the WWE than almost anyone else who isn’t named John Cena or Vince McMahon. It’s hard to separate the man Terry Bollea from the character Hulk Hogan, but one day, the WWE will have to. I mean come on, it’s Hulk Hogan. Hopefully, once the controversy blows over, we’ll see Hulkamania run wild again.hulk hogan

 

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