Posts Tagged ‘wrestling’

Fire Pro Wrestling World chokeslamming PC this summer

It’s no secret that one favourite activity in the RPS treehouse is chokeslamming and powerbombing each other. I’m delighted, then, to see Spike Chunsoft announce a revival of the long-running Fire Pro Wrestling series – and this time on PC too. I’ve not played its console iterations but I have heard good things about proper, serious wrestling simulation and welcome more of that. Wrestling on PC is dominated by 2K’s so-so WWE games so, even if the new Fire Pro Wrestling World [official site] is unattractive (and it is!), it’d be nice to have a serious competitor for the belt. Read the rest of this entry »

SLAMMED! Is Interactive Fiction With Kayfabe

The best there is, was, and ever will be?

I didn’t grow up in a house where wrestling was ever on TV, so WWF was only ever this strange thing that made my friends want to “choke slam” and “clothesline” me, or otherwise do unpleasant things to one another. Yet still I’ve picked up enough residual love from Craig to think this is cool. SLAMMED! is an interactive fiction game about wrestling, and it has a kayfabe stat.
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