By: goukijones Oct 15, 2010 | 26976 Views | 30 Comments
Modders on Halo Reach. I have not seen anything like this since Halo 2. The Jimmy is jumping super high and killing us with 1 shot, using the AR. Running super fast and jumping the length of the map. Edited for time.
Last week Bungie banned like 15,000 Jimmys. Hackers, boosters, modders, alleged cheaters. Whatever, Bungie is on top of the situation. I was just having a conversation with BatRastered this afternoon, that Bungie was doing an excellent job Banning the cheaters. The Banhammer has come down twice since launch and soon will become self aware, like Skynet.
"With each Banhammer swing the mass proclamations of profound innocence become more and more entertaining, and with each subsequent smack down the Banhammer becomes more and more addicted to the delectable taste of booster blood. Soon we will unleash it in its fully automated, self-aware form. You have been warned. " from Bungie.net
The video below shows some Jimmys that haven't been effected by the BanHammer yet. That shouldn't take long though, you'll understand after you see the video. All the guns on the map were one shot kills. For red and blue teams. One guy on the red team had a super high jump and could run really fast. I haven't seen stuff like this since Halo 2. So what's going on here? Something in Reach is like Halo 2 and the hacker and modders can mess with the settings like that. My take is Halo Reach looks like Halo 3 and shoots like Halo CE. I never had a comparison for Halo 2 really. I guess it mods like Halo 2. Yeah that's a good one. Watch the video below. It's edited for time and you can see the entire game if you download it from my file share on Halo Reach.
Bungie.net: Official game stats
Bungie.net: Forum post
This shouldn't be taken as a fanboy rant or a blame it all on Bungie type thing. I know, no matter what Bungie does, there are always gonna be some Jimmys ruining the game for us. Halo is my favorite shooter and I know that people want to see videos like this. For me, it was like seeing a UFO tonight. I had no idea this could even happen anymore on Halo, or even Xbox 360 at all. Thanks for reading.
** I used the Hauppauge 1212 HD-PVR to capture the video.
By: goukijones Jan 16, 2011 | 14934 Views | 17 Comments
Killzone 3 changes the industry. Here's a look at a few high profile gun peripherals for the Sony Playstation Move. The official Sony Sharpshooter and the CTA Assault rifle. Play an FPS like never before.
There's a few excellent options if you want to use your Playstation 3 Move controller and play an FPS like you have never played before. Killzone 3 has gun peripherals galore. We got to try one out recently at CES and FnJimmy really liked it. From what I observed, I like what I saw and would definitely give it a try. Sony has a quality product here with the Move FPS.
The peripheral we got hands-on with at CES was the official Sony PlayStation Move SharpShooter.
This gun requires both Move controllers for it work. You can see in the picture that the PlayStation Move Navigation Controller is in the front. There are different options with the guns below. The PlayStation Move Controller fits in the front and is right down the line of site. This is also different in the guns below. This is the Sony branded gun, so maybe Sony knows something about the line of site that they are not sharing. I always recommend the official product. PlayStation Move Sharp Shooter on Amazon for $39
The CTADigital models give you two more options on how you want to play the game.
First we have the Assault Rifle Controller for PlayStation Move. This is unique because the Move Navigation is already built in, so you don't need that part of the Move to play. But this controller also retails for $20 more. So you save $10. The thumbstick is also in the back of this gun. Can you walk and shoot at the same time? Here's a quick demo video from CTA.
The second model from CTADigital is a submachine gun.
This gun as you can see, requires both Move controllers for it work. The PlayStation Move Submachine Gun retails for around $20, but now you need a PlayStation Move Navigation Controller too, if you don't have one, that's an extra $30.
Personal play style is going be a huge factor. Each of these guns are different sizes and different weights. There are a few Jimmy Ass models online, like the PS3 Move Battle Rifle, which transforms into a pistol. But the individual has options; where do you want the thumbstick, how do you feel about the line of site for the Move, the price, the size, the style. Make your choice carefully.
I'm excited to see what happens in the future with peripherals. These are all pretty cool and seem very tangible. However, I still don't know how an FPS is going to work without buttons. Sony Move definitely has the advatange over Microsoft Kinect in the FPS market. Thanks for reading.
By: goukijones Nov 26, 2010 | 11615 Views | 18 Comments
So for the thanksgiving I visited with family and friends. I also brought along Gran Turismo 5 and Need for Speed Hot Pursuit. Of course my friend grabbed the Gran Turismo 5 first, but what happened next is unbelievable.
I guess you can say this was an intended experiment to see what my friend thought of these two brand new racing games. Gran Turismo 5 was still in the shrink wrap when I brought it over. I had already played the crap out of Need for Speed Hot Pursuit and it's no secret that I love it. They writin' stories about my record times on the internet.
My friend immediately grabbed for the Gran Turismo 5, unwrapped it and put it in his Playstation 3. Of course we had to do a system update and an install. It's the Playstation what did you expect I told him. Reports on the internet was that there is a 45+ minute install time for GT5. Luckily we were distracted by family, football, alcohol and turkey. After the install I grabbed the remote and started to look through the menus. I just wanted a quick race so I can see it. I've been waiting for such a long time for this game and the internet has been an unstoppable buzz machine about everything GT5. Well I couldn't just race, I had to do a license test first. First license braking challenge. Ok seems simple enough. The countdown begins and then I'm off down the straight away. There is a giant checkered board at the end of the track, I guess gotta stop there. No problem. Perfect. Wait what? Failed? Aw fuck. I was called for the official turkey dinner start and left the game running right where I failed to brake. I was in shock that I failed the braking test.
After the meal I headed back into the game room and found my friend all up in the Gran Turismo 5. He was still trying to get a license so we could get into a real race. After each attempt at a challenge he handed me the remote and asked if I'd like to play. I respectfully declined. Watching was more than enough for me. 30 minutes later we had a license and entered a race. I still haven't seen anything really special, the game appears to be extremely in-depth and that kind of interests me. I watched my friend do one race and then it was my turn. After playing so much Need for Speed Hot Pursuit there was nothing special about driving a shit car in GT5 at 55 MPH. I was extremely bored with that type of racing. I imagine it would get better with more gameplay and more cars unlocked, but we didn't have time for that and I really wanted him to see the other game I brought at this point.
Finally we put in the Need for Speed Hot Pursuit into his Xbox 360. Within 3 minutes he was already racing. Then as the map began to open up and he unlocked more cop and racer events, it was clear to me we had a winner. He dropped subtle hints to his wife that he needed this game asap or a divorce was imminent. The funny thing about all of this to me is that my friend never asked me once if I wanted to play the Need for Speed, like he did in-between every GT5 load screen.
Gran Turismo 5 is a simulation. A serious simulation of a race car driver who must buy his own car collection, earn his own licenses and level up like an RPG. Need for Speed Hot Pursuit is a straight up arcade racer that puts you into high speed racing action right away. I don't have an official opinion on Gran Turismo 5, but I'm sure I'll play it eventually ... if I can ever get off of Need for Speed and trying to beat all of my friends times on the speed wall. Thanks for reading.
By: blazemanx Mar 10, 2011 | 10432 Views | 12 Comments
Remember the dude from the classic MK games that popped out and yelled "Toasty" after your character connected an uppercut? Well, he is Dan Forden from Netherrealm Studios (previously Midway) and he makes his epic return in Mortal Kombat 9!
this is TOO awesome i used to LOVE this guy in the old mk games.
i used to think he said whoopsee lol but the nostalgia factor is big with this one ^_^
so what do you guys think?
comment and rate dont be a jimmy!
By: goukijones Dec 2, 2010 | 9894 Views | 348 Comments
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By: starlordtitus Jan 29, 2013 | 9573 Views | 6 Comments
The most powerful Street Fighter characters made appearances throughout many games. Coming down to the Top 6 was down right close. But behold, the most prestige fighters in all of Street Fighter.
Ryu is perhaps the most famous character in the Street Fighter series. His humble beginnings to his uprising in ability to topple the giant champions of the world made him the fighter we all wished to be. The hero of Street Fighter and overall legend, he is known for usually snatching victory from the jaws of defeat.
Oro is a master of Senjutsu (Mystic Arts), a martial art practiced by the immortal mountain hermits of myths. He has full mastery of his chi giving him monstrous strength and stamina surpassing all other fighters in the world. He also has telekinesis, granting him the ability to pull in random objects for use for a limited timed. During the World Warrior 3 Tournament, during Second Impact, Oro defeated Ryu but then left in search for the young warrior, finding him to be a worthy successor of his fighting style and aided Ryu's training while remaining undetected.
Gill was the messiah of the mysterious cult-like organization, the Illuminati. When he was younger, the Illuminati genetically enhanced him, increasing his speed and power so that he could participate in an intense hand-to-hand fighting program, eventually even surpassing his jealous brother Urien. According to legend, the soul of the previous Illuminati Emperor would be reincarnated in a new body, thus the organization chose Gill at the age of 22 to lead them. He purposely resembles the look of a Greek god. In previous video game installments, Gill is much more powerful than every other character except Shin Akuma. He is fast, does heavy damage, does an extremely amount of stun and can string together very long combos. He also inflicts block damage with normal attacks which makes it very difficult to incorporate a good defense.
Gouken is Ryu's and Ken's master as well as Dan's former master and Akuma's older brother. Gouken succeeded in defeating his younger brother Akuma twice in the past before nearly dying the 3rd time and being defeated by Akuma's Shun Goku Satsu (Raging Demon) technique. Other than possibly Ryu, Gouken is the only known fighter to actually defeat Akuma who's is depicted as the world's strongest fighter due to his demon power, the Satsui No Hado, dubbing Gouken to be one of the world's most powerful fighters ever to have have walked the earth. His fighting style is more defense based so as not to kill his opponent.
Akuma and his brother Gouken were students of Goutetsu. Goutetsu taught a dangerous life-threatening martial art which incorporates elements of Karate, Judo and Kempo. He also taught the Shun Goku Satsu (literally Instant Hell Murder) a death technique which although incredibly powerful, puts the user in considerable danger. While Gouken took the path of righteousness and took this style and made it more defensive, Akuma took this style and made it more offensive based, surpassing his own limits and succumbing to the Satsui No Hado (Surge Of Killing Intent) He even killed his own master with this technique and sought forth to become stronger and stronger. Akuma has killed Bison and executed the Shun Goku Satsu successfully on him as well as Gen, and Gill as well as Gouken. Akuma has 2 even more powerful forms. The first is Shin Akuma, which is him unleashing the full force of his power. Far faster and far stronger, in this state he surpasses even Gouken himself. This in turn makes Akuma the most powerful fighter ever. However, then comes his second form...
Oni is Akuma in his most powerful form. Having surpassed his Shin Akuma form. Due to his immense godlike power, this being has transformed to a higher plane of existence and thus has dubbed himself Oni. This ascended being is now considered a different being from Akuma and thus in gameplay is a different selectable character than Akuma. In this form, Oni has discarded all humanity and has allowed himself to be completely consumed by the Satsui No Hado. In other canon, it is said that with the combined force of the Satsui No Hado and the most powerful lightning bolt that hit during a thunderstorm, Akuma was able to harness both powers in order to become Oni, thus granting his electrical power and gaining the godlike status of the sky due to his power descending from the heavens.
By: 30CenturyMan Jun 24, 2011 | 9430 Views | 9 Comments
We all know Yun is powerful but just how strong is he? Check out this guide to Yun's tactics for ruining your life in every way possible.
Making his first appearance in the Street Fighter IV series, Yun joins the lineup for Arcade Edition and it’s balance adjustments. Heavily changing the nature of the game with his remarkable rushdown gameplay, Yun’s moves are quick and powerful, overwhelming unaware opponents with a flurry of attacks and, worse yet, precise, demoralizing psychological warfare.
Yun’s offense is mainly based around being a passive-aggressive jerk who seems cool at first but totally turns out to be a giant douche in a stupid hat. This one time, you and Yun were over at Chun-Li’s place just hanging out and playing Monopoly and he totally flipped out for no reason because he landed on Park Place when you had a bunch of hotels and shit on it. He like, slammed the money on the table all hard and knocked over everyone’s drinks—it was crazy.
Defense is a high priority when fighting Yun no matter what character you choose. If given the opportunity, he will make a game out of ruining your life and employ a wide range of techniques to make you wish you’d never talked to him that day when you met standing in line to get an iPad 2. He was getting three of them to resell on eBay so you should've known he was a jerk then.
+ Cool sneaker collection
+ Briefly dated Emma Stone
+ Prom King two years in a row
+ Is Batman
+ Surprisingly good singing voice
- Kind of a jerk when drunk
- Incessantly quotes “Family Guy”
- Never heard “Dark Side of the Moon”
- Claims to be a vegetarian but still eats fish
- Plays music too loudly at night
Zesshou Hohou (Lunge Punch)
Yun’s main special move used to safely approach the opponent from large distances. Yun pretends to be your friend for the duration of the time you’re together but frequently tells mutual friends that you’re an asshole. If you attempt to counter with harsh words of your own, Yun charismatically convinces everyone that you’re just paranoid and freaking out for no reason, further enforcing his original slander.
EX Version: The EX version of Zesshou Hohou lowers the move’s startup and recovery time, allowing Yun to get a date with that girl you like from the coffee shop despite a long-term plan you’d been working on to ask her out. Worse yet, he stops calling her after few dates and jokingly refers to her as “that skank from Starbucks” even though he knows you like her.
Kobokushi (Palm Strike)
Yun’s most damaging special move that, despite being somewhat unsafe on block, is a cornerstone of his arsenal. Yun answers your ad on Craigslist and agrees on $50 to buy your broken Xbox for parts, but suddenly wants to haggle and “only brought $40” when he shows up. By that time, you’ve already taken the ad down and you really need the money so you just take the $40 to get it over with.
The light version is a fake strike that can be used to either cancel into or to bait opponents looking for an opportunity to get in. Yun sends several text messages throughout the day pushing back your appointment without explanation, but not with enough notice for you to really do anything else.
EX Version: Yun calls and cancels twenty minutes after you were finally supposed to meet, claiming to have found a better deal on eBay.
Nishokyaku (Dragon Kicks)
Mainly used to anti-air and reversals, Yun goes on eBay and outbids you for a pair of limited edition Nike SB Dunks at the last second, somehow guessing your exact maximum bid and beating you by only a penny. Each version shows greater disrespect to the collector’s item you hold dear: with the light version ends in Yun throwing away the original box and in the hard version, Yun wears the shoes to the skate park, ruining the leather with creases and scuffs.
EX Version: After receiving the shoes from the shipped, Yun decides he didn’t want them after all and lists them himself with a Buy-it-Now price that’s more than he paid to begin with. He offers to cut you a break on the shipping if you want to bid, but refused to cancel the auction and sell them to you outright because “rules are rules,” whatever that means.
Useful as a combo ender or punish, Tetsuzankou is quite unsafe on block but has some projectile invulnerability, making it a useful tool against zoning characters. Yun volunteers to help move out of your apartment but is ultimately useless. After showing up two hours late, Yun insists that your order pizza immediately “like you said you were gonna” and then explains that he’s a little weak because he pulled something playing golf yesterday. Yun then asks if you have any beer and, after finding none in the fridge, leaves to go to the gas station that’s like a block away and doesn't come back for 45 minutes.
EX Version: While you attempt to pack and move, Yun digs through your stuff, commenting on various objects and unpacking boxes that were ready to go down to the truck. Not only does Yun not help, he actually makes the process take longer than it should because he keeps pointing out people in your yearbook and asking who they are.
Flip Grab (Zenpou Tenshin)
Yun’s command grab is extremely fast and has great range, making it one of the best in the game. Yun notices on Facebook that it’s your birthday and sees that your friends are leaving your messages but deliberately chooses not to leave a birthday message on your wall since he says that Facebook is “over.” The next time he sees you in person, he goes out of his way to explain why he didn’t leave a message but, even in the course of that conversation, never actually says the words “happy birthday, bro.”
EX Version: Featuring an even longer range and faster startup, Yun spends the week before your birthday party loudly telling everyone how he can’t make it because he’s “having some people over” that night too. He outwardly encourages your mutual friends to go to your party, but still focuses on getting the two or three most popular people in the group to come to his. Some friends come to both parties, but you can totally tell they’re just there to say they came and will leave by 10:00 to go to Yun’s thing.
Super and Ultra Moves:
Returning from Thrid Strike, Yun’s Genei Jin is one of his most powerful attacks and a cornerstone of his offense. Upon activation, Yun unleashes a fury of attacks with enhanced juggle capabilities and short recovery, allowing for big combos. There are hundreds of ways to customize this combo, though a popular option finds Yun making you go to that BBQ place you hate, kind of being a jerk to the waitress and then suggesting that you split the check even though he had dinner and like six beers and all you had was a Coke and some fries.
Ultra I – 375
Yun’s more popular Ultra that’s easy to combo into and has a quick startup time. After running into you having lunch with your mom, Yun proceeds to repeatedly make jokes about how your mom is hot and he would be willing to “hit that.” It’s not that big of a deal the first time, but after awhile it’s like, dude, that’s your mom. As usual, when you try to talk to him about it, he just laughs and says you don’t have a sense of humor.
Youhou can be followed up with Zesshou Hohou for a small amount of extra damage, turning your mom’s hotness into a running gag among your friends. It is possible to counter by pointing out that El Fuerte’s mom has an amazing ass but the subject will blow over quickly and everyone will go back to talking about your mom instead.
Ultra II – 425
While useful in less situations that Yun’s Ultra I, Sourai Rengeki has a much better range and can be especially devastating against projectile-heavy characters. After driving you mad with suspicion, Yun finally admits that he has in fact been sleeping with your wife for pretty much this whole time. Also, she knows about the girl at Starbucks.
Upon confronting her with the news, your distraught spouse reveals that she’s been unhappy in the relationship for a long time now and that she and Yun just have a special connection. When the confession inevitably turns into a fight, she makes several unflattering comparisons between your masculinity and his, praising him for introducing her to a sexual maneuver he named “The Wesker Lvl. III”
Drinks the last Coke Zero.
Makes an inappropriate racial remark around your black friend.
That thing where he bumps your fist then makes a noise like it exploded.
This guide will put you on the path of style and savings. Everyone can have a FightStick now Jimmy!
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By: goukijones Jan 13, 2011 | 9239 Views | 22 Comments | Updated: Nov 27, 2011
FnJimmy and the Gouki.com seven footer Cinderkin attended the Adult Entertainment Expo over the weekend. Porn stars play video games too. And you can bet your pecker that some of these chicks will PWN you. Check out these 4 exclusive videos from AEE 2011.
Porn Stars VS Video Games AEE 2011 featuring FnJimmy
FnJimmy and Cinderkin command the show floor in this all out pwnfest of porn stars. Madison Ivy wants you to friend her on PSN, her Xbox RRD'd again. Bobbi Starr is a huge nerd and loves to play DnD, oh yea, believe it. The porn stars are liking the Kinect. Kristina Rose's wish list has Call of Duty: Black Ops and a bunch of Wii guns on it. A lot of Black Ops being played in the porn industry and Tori Black loves the zombie mode. There was one Street Fighter in the crowd, multiple AVN award winner Sophie Dee. Check out this exclusive up close and personal, porn star, video game, interview, special event. Don't be a Jimmy.
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By: BatRastered Mar 30, 2013 | 9225 Views | 1 Comments
Axton has quickly moved up my list of favorite characters in BL2, his turret action skill is quite good on its own, but with the right skills and weapons you can do the work of two players by yourself.
First the Survival Tree, I'm not a big fan of this.
You can see the relative offensive weakness of this build at about 4:45 in the video I throw a turret on each side of a basic loader, and I still have to kill it myself. I don't recommend the turret without the rocket pods. :) If you had 3 more points you could get the Scorched Earth rocket pods too. So with the 11 levels coming April 2, that's what I'd suggest first. If I did this over, I'd probably go with the rockets over the longbow just for the damage boost, but mag-lock without longbow is not very useful and Battlefront (extra damage when the turret is out for all your guns and grenades) is just so damn useful that I can't really recommend either version of this build unless you get the level cap DLC and get all 3 this build falls apart.
Now the Guerilla tree, the fun starts to pick up.
This is a good damage build with decent survivability. It allows the turret to slag, which is useful and will be even better in the upcoming third play through. The turret also has rocket pods and a shield. As far as Axton himself, he gets to carry 5 extra grenades and his shield will be recharging quickly most of the time. This is a good build that will only get better with the 11 new levels, allowing you to either add longbow and battlefront or get the twin Gemini turrets. Very versatile.
Finally we get to Gunpowder. NUKE!
This build is a great all around build as well, you still get the rocket pods from Guerilla and a good amount of defense, but you get a ton of DPS both from your nuke turret (basically an awesome, rechargeable grenade) and the use of the Battlefront skill. You'll note the Kerblaster assault rifle in the video shoots a projectile that explodes, drops a grenade and explodes again. This works with all the grenade damage boost skills too so this is my current favorite high DPS build. With 11 more skill points you can reach the slag turret too (double up, at the bottom of Guerilla tree) which will make this build very useful for the third play through. Also, nuking things is fun. :)
By: goukijones Feb 3, 2010 | 7211 Views | 17 Comments
Buy Darksiders from Best Buy and receive a free action figure. My Darksiders action figure came in the mail today and you're not going to believe these pictures.
Dear Best Buy and THQ,
You should be ashamed of yourselves. First of all there was never any clear information about the Darksiders Action figure bonus when the game first came out. There was no information, if you had to fill out an online form to get the action figure and when you called or spoke to a Best Buy employee they didn't have a clue. Finally after digging through all types of forums, I came to the conclusion that the figure would just be mailed to me in a couple of weeks. This is what came in the mail today, this is exactly how I took it from the mail person this morning.
This is what came in the mail today.
As you can see this is exactly how it was mailed. No extra box for protection or anything. I'm a collector this is the reason I did buy the game at Best Buy.
There's a hole in the side of the box.
In this picture you can clearly see the plastic strap that is wrapped around the box completely destroying it.
The bottom of the picture here just shows how smashed up this box actually is . This is just completely unacceptable. I've been a gamer for a very long time and I have never been this disappointed with a bonus item for a game. (Including the Batman Arkham Asylum Collector's Edition) I'm also a collector and this is not fair.
It really seems that nobody ever gave a shit about this bonus item. Best Buy never had any answers about it in the first place and now it comes on the mail utterly destroyed. If you read this story and you are pissed off about this as well, message me I smell a class action lawsuit here. lol.
*Darksiders is a great game. Read my review?
*Darksiders curb surfing. Watch the video?
By: Arthvader Jan 20, 2013 | 7015 Views | 4 Comments | Updated: Jan 21, 2013
Goukijones, Batrasterd, and I take on Pete the Invincible using a glitch to our advantage.
On Wednesday, January 16, Goukijones, Batrasterd, and I went and took on the raid boss of Mr. Tourge's Campaign of Carnage, Pete the Invincible. During the course of this particular fight, though, we ended up getting Pete into a spot where he essentially got stuck, allowing us to defeat him without much issue.Read full story...
By: goukijones Apr 29, 2011 | 6982 Views | 5 Comments
Over 50 games, more than half off. Nintendo Wii, Xbox 360, PS3, DS all on sale. Collector's editions and peripheral pack-ins are also on this list. Check it out, if you're looking to save some money on old games.
Amazon Clearance Video Games 4/29/2011 Update.
Amazon just updated their clearance games list. Here's a few examples you'll find. We're totally focused on saving money. We're gamers too and we value our fight money right? So check out this complete list of some ridiculous sales going on over at Amazon right now. Side note: Gearfest is still happening as well and you can save up to 33% on all Xbox Accessories.
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By: BatRastered Apr 9, 2012 | 6572 Views | 4 Comments | Updated: Apr 9, 2012
News from Gearbox's PAX East panel! Lots of new Borderlands 2 info!
Borderlands 2 will feature 2 collector's editions, one priced at $99 will feature a Marcus bobble-head statue, the other is the "Ultimate Loot Chest Edition" for $149 and will come in a red loot chest! No word on what other goodies await inside as of yet. Check it out:
Fans who played BL1 (and have a save game on their HDD) will get some special customized character skins unlocked. There will be bazillions of skins even without that though... Here are the skins they showed at the panel:
Gearbox also announced a fifth player class the "Mechromancer" to be available as DLC about 60-90 days after release. Better yet, this DLC is free to all who pre-order! Here's some pics of the Mechromancer and her pet D347-TP (Death-Trap)
By: goukijones Jan 20, 2011 | 6250 Views | 14 Comments
Brink is a highly anticipated shooter. Made by some crazy English chaps that love to do what they do. Brink is going to set a new standard for shooters when it's released sometime this year. Also Exclusive DLC information, where you purchase matters.
It's been 6 Months since the last developer diary from Splash Damage. Don't worry about that. It's time to get a lesson on Sonic Space. Something that the developers are taking very serious over at Splash Damage. This type of attention to detail and dedication really gets me hype to see what comes next with Brink.
BRINK DEVELOPER DIARY #5 - CHRIS SWEETMAN was just released today. Chris Sweetman is the Audio Diretor at Splash Damage. Chris also did sound design on the BLACK video game. In his latest blog he talks about Sonic Space and what it means for Brink.
"We wanted every sound in Brink to be heard perfectly, whether it was a Molotov cocktail exploding, a mini gun winding up, or a heavy body-type player coming round the corner to stomp on your face." Chris says in the blog.
All of the audio was originally recorded for the game and there has been extensive work in creating the perfect sound effects for Brink. So when you are doing Parkour and jump on to some shanty roof top, it's gonna sound like a shanty roof top.
The Choir of Guns idea is great. Whether you are Resistence or Security in the game you will have different sounding weapons. The Security will have the cleaner, more well maintained sounding guns. The Resistence will have the beat up/been in a fight version of guns. Look closely when you watch the video, almost every gun looks and sounds different. A little bit of that Borderlands style right there.
Halo always stands out for me when I think about the sound of gun fire. I don't know too much about what gun fire sounds like in real life, so I can't discuss that. I do know when I shoot off a sniper rifle on Hemorrhage, it echoes off the canyon walls and then fades away. In Brink, Chris explains that the sound is totally natural in the game. There's no BS background weird war noises going on. If you hear gun fire, you should be able to tell how far away it is and perhaps who is shooting at who.
"Then on top of that, we gave each weapon three distinct stages of distance:
A close-up third person sound - what you would hear if another player was right next to you.
A mid-range sample - which would be played about 15 to 20 ft away from the firing player.
A far sample - which would be played above and beyond 20 ft from the firing player."
If that's still not enough, Splash Damage took it one step further programing begginng, middle and end firing sounds for each weapon. What this means is a more true to life sound, not just a looped audio track that goes off depending on how you push the trigger.
"We came up with a granular system that breaks up our recorded weapon burst of roughly 15 rounds into three main groups: Start, Middles, and Ends.
The Start is the initial attack; it’s the first shot fired and this sample always stays the same.
The Middles are the tiny sections of each shot firing, broken up into pieces.
The Ends are the tails of the final shot in a burst; like the Starts, these samples always stay the same."
If you want to read the entire blog, well then you got to go to the Official Brink Website. I enjoyed it thoroughly.
When you watch the video, watch with your ears. Look at the guns and the characters, there are tons of character skins and weapon mods running around. I'm very exciting about this.
Brink - A Choir of Guns Gameplay Trailer
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