By: goukijones Jun 12, 2011 | 5 Comments
Exclusive Gameplay footage and interview. Gouki.com wanted to tell THQ everything about what we do with SmackDown VS Raw 2011. We've got a helluva story to tell from inside the THQ booth at E3 2011 with Dev Talk about WWE '12.
Anybody that has checked out Gouki.com certainly knows we are big fans of SmackDown VS Raw and just huge wrestling fans over all. We've successfully recreated each WWE Pay-Per-View since Survivor Series 2010 with WWE SmackDown VS Raw 2011. We have simulated over 60 matches, something we refer to as the Madden Bowl of wrestling. We film the matches before the PPV and both wrestlers are AI controlled. We have downloaded, created and edited over 100 Superstars and Divas in the game.
We know what want in WWE '12 to make that aspect of the game for us even more enjoyable. Personally I say, watching the simulated matches are sometimes just as good as watching the actual live match.
Here's what happened. I had just finished my Konami "Booth Tour" with some Canadian chick with a bunch of FAQ sheets. More on that in another story. I believe BatRastered and FnJimmy we finishing up watching Aliens. I stormed the THQ booth looking to meet people I knew actually did shit there. Neal Pabon, I talked to that guy, what up to him. The press/media counter don't give a shit about nobody without an appointment. There were no goodies and the lady gave me a business card with an FTP for their media kit, when I had just saw her hand some Jimmy the full on disc version press kit.
I stumbled back over to the WWE '12 wall to see if BatRastered and FnJimmy had arrived yet. I took a drink out the flask while less people were looking and just started to play WWE '12. The first guy that came up to me didn't seem to know much of the game. When I told him what we did with it, he didn't seem to understand or maybe he didn't care. I fucked off and tried to talk to more Jimmys in suits. I couldn't find the nuab who I suspect does the Twitter account. He's given me a few shout outs and I just wanted to say thanks. No success.
Back to the WWE '12 section where I scouted out the other possible dev working the section. At E3 you really have to dig deep and ask questions, most of the time you could just be playing with a random PR guy hired that week to demo a product for you based on a script. I definitely did not want that to happen with WWE'12, I wanted to talk to somebody seriously and share my experiences with the game and offer 1 or 2 of my 100 plus suggestions. That's when I met Jason Vandiver, his business card is official and it says Designer on it.
Jason knew what was up with the game and understood what we did with it. [Spoiler Alert] I may say things that I wasn't supposed to talk about. I hope Jason doesn't get in trouble. [/Spoiler Alert]
Jason told me that there would be 2 new create a "Something." I know, not much to go on. SDvR2011 already has a lot of create a "something." FnJimmy says it could be the create a belt. I disagree, I believe one will be something like create a show. My thought is I would love to just program 6-7 matches in a row and then just watch them as the AI played it out. You can kinda set that up now, but an easier way is needed. Create a backstage promo or something, I don't know man, the game does a lot already.
Then we played a match, I chose Albero Del Rio and he drove out on stage in a fancy car. Just like the Eddie Guerrero intro FnJimmy has attached to him in our simulations. It all looked great. Jason chose Randy Orton. I don't know how to play the game and I don't know if he thought I was full of shit at this point, but I had no clue what to do with the actual controller. I just watch this game. So he beat the shit out of me and showed me one of the coolest new features.
Super wake ups. A super wake up for example is when your oppenet is on the ground, but needs to be standing for you to do your finisher. Jason leans forward and shouts "Watch this!" The game cuts away into a taunt animation and Randy Orton slams to the ground and throws his little temper tantrum. AlBerto Del Rio who is still knocked out cold in the center of the ring, shoots to his feet and Randy Orton stands up and RKO's him. Awesome. Very smooth, going to make the end of matches way more exciting.
Jason wasn't done, he picks Alberto Del Rio up again and starts beating on him and building his super bar again. This time he showed me Randy Orton's punt. I said "Something that I'd like to see is that when you select end a match with a finisher that the AI still pins, like in WWE All Stars." Jason said not to worry that was added.
BatRastered and FnJimmy finally had arrived. I pulled FnJimmy to the side and had him play the game while I filmed this off screen footage. Now THQ probably don't want me to play this, but I don't have any other gameplay footage. Both press kits I checked only had the live action Randy Orton trailer. You can see Vintage SDvR2011 AI in this clip where Randy Orton sets up Alberto Del Rio for an announcer table smash, but the Randy Orton can't grab on to do the move and, you know what, I'm not even sure which one FnJimmy was controlling. Just watch the clip.
You can hear the guy at the end of the video offer me some HD footage on a disc, it wasn't there sorry brotha. Send me some and I want another interview. Thanks.
After that part we busted out the official Gouki.com microphone and FnJimmy did his first ever official interview. With himself. Check it out.
We wrapped it up and got four amazing contacts. We love this game franchise, SDvR series is a game that makes sense to come out every year.
Thanks to Jason
Thanks to Narbeh
Thanks to Cory Ledesma
Thanks to Neal Pabon and thanks to everybody at THQ.
Leave your comments below Jimmys. Thanks for reading and watching Gouki.com!
By: goukijones Jul 28, 2011 | 6 Comments
WWE Apostrophe 12 Pre-order Bonus details. Honestly I don't know what to say, really. Really? Really?
- I can create The Rock.
- The Rock was in WWE SmackDown VS Raw 2011
- The Rock was going to be in WWE '12 regardless.
This doesn't affect how we make our WWE PPV Prediction matches. Well at least not until April 1. Here's the details on The Rock DLC.
That picture looks good. WWE '12 looks amazing from right here. That tatoo on the other hand is certainly ridiculous. The Rock comes with the game NO MATTER WHERE YOU pre-order.Read full story...
By: goukijones Mar 30, 2012 | 3 Comments
Featuring every match from WrestleMania 28. Gouki.com returns with their exclusive series. AI Prediction matches for WM28 using WWE '12 video game. Exclusive Maria Menonous & Chris Jericho CAWs. Also Team Johnny VS Team Teddy & The Rock VS John Cena.
Team Johnny VS Team Teddy. WWE '12 only does 6-man tags. So I choose who I think is the most entertaining to watch. Custom ring entrances and name plates for both teams. You're gonna love the Team Teddy intro. Don't be a Jimmy!
The Big Show VS Cody Rhodes. Well Cody Rhodes has been worthless for me in my fantasy league. I hope The Big Show wins at WM28, holds & defends the shit outta that title for the next year.
Kelly Kelly & Maria Menounos VS Beth Phoenix & Eve. lol at the Diva's match not being a title match at WrestleMania. Plus Maria got injured after we filmed these on Dancing with Stars. Sucks for her. Great for us. Maybe the WWE will make it a 3 way dance for the Diva's title now.
Randy Orton VS Kane. This match at WrestleMania is kinda pointless, but I guess Randy Orton needs to be on the show. Too bad it's probably the most worthless match of the PPV.
Sheamus VS Daniel Bryan. The World Heavyweight Championship is on the line. No editing here.
Chris Jericho VS CM Punk. This match is for the WWE Championship. Chris Jericho aka Chris Jimmy is an exclusive Gouki.com cause. We created this CAWs in about an hour and added the music post production.
The Undertaker VS Triple H. Hell in a Cell, the streak is on the line. No editing here.
The Rock VS John Cena - I didn't do any editing to these superstars. I had to download The Rock. He was a buck.
WWE Apostrophe 12 finally had it's roster reveal this past weekend at SummerSlam. This week WWEGames released some gameplay videos of the new Predator mode and some finisher videos like Zack Ryder & The Undertaker.
If you guys don't know by now, Team Gouki are huge fans of the WWE. We have been since we were kids. We even made a fantasy wrestling game you can play online, on our sister site DroptheBelt.com.
We've also taken WWE SmackDown VS Raw 2011 and simulated every PPV match since the game was released last year. With WWE Apostrophe 12, we're not excited to play it. We're excited to watch it! I really hope there has been a vast improvement to the AI, we haven't seen much of that in any of these videos so far. We're also looking forward to seeing how vast and in-depth the create a modes are this year.
But for now check out these great new vids.
R-Truth (Which is already out dated thanks to the WWE who just added the music back in.)
Alberto Del Rio (He should have custom license plates, but at least he has Ricardo Rodriguez)
John Cena VS CM Punk from SummerSlam 2011 (trying to be like Gouki.com huh? Well both wrestlers have to be AI. That would have been special for me.)
Keeping it simple and on a tight budget. I'll look back on the year and tell you, the games I'd be looking out for to get cheap during the biggest shopping weekend of the year. And a quick preview of the new releases.
Pretty sure Amazon is going to be blowing it out bigger and better than last year. Buy.com has recently had some good deals as well, but they beat you up on shipping. Toy R Us loves in store Buy 2 Get 1 Free. Target will have some great stuff in store as well. Can't wait to see what Kmart is planning. Gamestop? Whether you go in store or online, shop around first.
Before we get into the Black Friday stuff. Zelda Skyward Sword and WWE '12 will be releasing before the chaos of Black Friday and Cyber Monday.Read full story...
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