Would someone please find out what the first company was to start sending out these "goes gold" announcements and slap all of their employees silly? Thanks.

Anyway, THQ sent us a giddy note saying that their newest World Wrestling Entertainment-inspired game, WWE SmackDown! Vs. RAW, has entered the final stages of manufacturing and will begin shipping on November 2nd.

SmackDown! Vs. RAW will feature 40+ WWE wrestlers, loads of authentic voice over, and is the first WWE game to include online play (PS2 Network Adapter required).

WWE SmackDown! VS RAW will go on sale for the PS2 on November 3rd. The game is rated "T" for Tough Butt-Kicking and will retail for $49.99