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THQ and the WWE are giving awards for displays of videogame mastery

Posted by: Nathan at 11/24/2010 2:19 AM
What WWE fan wouldn't want a free trip to RAW and a Slammy Award? Well, then this contest isn't for you. THQ has announced a video contest in which the winner will receive an official videogame-moment-of-the-year award in Slammy form. This is open to players with a copy of SmackDown vs Raw 2011 for Xbox 360 or PS3, as they use your id on XBL or PSN for verification purposes. A few more notes about the contest: You have to be 13 or older and live in the US. As for what they're looking for? Just watch the video below and you'll get the idea. More info on how you can enter can be found here, and the official rules are here.
 


THQ ANNOUNCES WWE® SMACKDOWN® VS. RAW® 2011
“CREATE YOUR VIDEOGAME MOMENT OF THE YEAR” CONTEST
 
Grand Prize Contest Winner to Be Recognized During WWE “Slammy Awards” Presentation on “Monday Night Raw,” Scheduled To Air Live December 13, 2010 on USA Network
 
AGOURA HILLS, Calif. -November 23, 2010 -THQ Inc. today announced the company, in association with World Wrestling Entertainment®, will sponsor a “Create Your Videogame Moment of the Year” contest for WWE SmackDown® vs. Raw® 2011, the latest release in the renowned, simulation-based fighting videogame franchise.  Players will have the opportunity to submit in-game video footage from the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft or PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system for the opportunity to be recognized as creating the best WWE videogame moment of the year.  The grand prize contest winner will receive an official WWE Slammy Award trophy and recognition of his or her achievement and creation during the special “WWE Slammy Awards” episode of “Monday Night Raw,” scheduled to air live on December 13, 2010 at 9:00 p.m. ET on USA Network. 
 
For more information on the WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2011 “Create Your Videogame Moment of the Year” contest, including entry and eligibility information, please visit community.smackdownvsraw.com
 
About WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2011
Having shipped more than 50 million units worldwide, the renowned WWE simulation experience and annual centerpiece in THQ’s expanding WWE videogame portfolio returns to define players’ ultimate WWE moments and give players even greater creative and decision-making freedom throughout their storied journeys within WWE.
 
WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2011 empowers players more than ever to define their gameplay experiences in a dynamic and ever-changing WWE.  In WWE Universe Mode, a new addition to the franchise, gameplay scenarios will change based on player decisions, allowing for new rivalries, alliances, championship matches and more spontaneous WWE action in and out of the ring.  In addition, the popular, story-driven Road to WrestleMania®mode returns with significant updates and new storylines, including the ability to freely roam through locker room areas, select opponents, break into impromptu matches and fulfill destinies based on player choices.
 
A hallmark of the franchise, WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2011 delivers its largest offering to date of best-in-class creation and customization features.  Players will have more creative tools than ever to customize their created Superstars, finishing moves, story designs, paint tool creations and more.  Searching and sharing content is also greatly simplified through improvements to the highly regarded WWE Community Creations feature, which generated nearly 10 million downloads in its franchise debut.
 
WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2011 boasts one of the largest rosters in franchise history with more than 70 of today’s prominent WWE Superstars and WWE Divas.  Each in-game model features new skin textures and movement technology, delivering the most authentic looking and moving WWE Superstars and WWE Divas ever seen in a WWE videogame.  In addition, players can round out their virtual WWE experience with more than 100 match types, including Tables, Ladders & Chairs (TLC), Hell in a Cell and Money in the Bank, as well as an extensive number of new playable arenas.  A brand-new physics system ensures all matches and object interactions look and feel unique, dynamic and unpredictable to capture the full essence and authenticity of WWE.
 
WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2011also delivers the franchise’s largest online feature set to date, including a robust Fan Axxess downloadable content purchase program slated to include playable WWE Superstars, WWE Divas, WWE Legends, alternate ring gear, new arenas and more.  In addition, Online Axxess and the game’s first downloadable content package, which is scheduled to include WWE Superstar Chris Masters® (playable character), WWE Superstar Rey Mysterio® (“Dia de los Muertos” Halloween-themed attire) and WWE Diva Kelly Kelly® (“Devil” Halloween-themed attire), will be free of charge with the videogame through a back of manual code for first-time purchasers.  Second-time buyers can also purchase Online Axxess via Xbox LIVE at an anticipated cost of 800 Microsoft Points, as well as on PlayStationNetwork for an anticipated cost of $9.99. 
 
WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2011is available now at retailers for the Xbox 360, PlayStation3 system, PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system and the Wii system from Nintendo.  For more information, please visitwwe.thq.com, facebook.com/WWEgamesand twitter.com/WWEgames.