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Everyone has seen the Kevin Butler commercials about how "great" the PS3 is. I've never understood them, because when someone tells me the console does everything I just laugh. Now the truth has been freed, and this new commercial tells the truth about PS3

Be sure to grab your PS3 for only $299. Hurry up and experience the greatest console of all time. Don't be a Jimmy!

Source: rickymachinima Youtube channel

DirecTV NFL Sunday Ticket software issues or broadcast issues? Not working on the debut day for PS3. We've contacted DirecTV here's what they told us ..

Widespread issues of NFL Sunday Ticket not working on PS3, To-Go and other HD Receivers. PS3 owners have also posted about slow feeds and terrible picture quality.

From the DirecTV forums:

"Anyone else using the PS3 function and having problems? mine keeps freezing and going back to pregame and then catching up?"

"Have this game going in Hershey, PA on my PS3.  It is a TERRIBLE feed.  I am seeing 4.1mbs download and 3.4mbs upload.

Please help!  It is lagging, and occasionally cutting back to moments from the pre-game show."

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Portal 2 & Mortal Kombat Deals. Don't miss your last chance for Release Date Shipping for $0.99. $20 & $10 Coupons, Exclusive DLC & Pre-order bonuses. Socom 4 Gun Peripherals, a random Sega game & an Exclusive Free Shipping Code for all Mad Catz orders.

There are some huge releases next week in the world of video games. Amazing exclusives like Socom 4 in 3D and Move compatible. Sega's Conduit 2 Exclusive to Wii. The return of Mortal Kombat, the original, the violent, the flawless victory classic. And of course what is going to be one of the biggest games this year, Valve's Portal 2. You Monster!

With this short guide, I'm going to show you who has what and where. Exclusive Pre-Order Bonus DLC, Coupons, and the cheapest shipping. Also we at Gouki.com would like to announce our official partnership with Mad Catz with our EXCLUSIVE COUPON CODE for FREE SHIPPING on ANY ORDER. Use GOUKISTICKS during your check out and we'll take care of all of the shipping costs. This code doesn't stack with the other deals right now, but do the math and see what will save you more. 

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PSN store is back

By: DragonKiss83 Jun 1, 2011 | 9 Comments

But it's glitchy as hell. An error has occurred (80710D36) get used to seeing it for now.

Source 1 http://blog.us.playstation.com/2011/06/01/playstation-store-is-available-and-updated-now/

Source 2 I'm on it right now

Sony has got the store back up and running (like crap though) and I'm not seeing anyone else talking about it yet.  For once insomnia turned out to be a good thing.  The page above says that out thanks for putting up with this shit pack isn't in effect yet, "it's in the final stages of testing".  WTF?  As you go through the store expect a lot of error messages, but backing out once or twice will fix it, yes Sony is still screwing you.  The money I added to my wallet was there and ready so hopefully this will be the case for the rest of you.  There are a few demos up, and some wallpapers, plus some other crap.  It's all listed on that site up there.  And on a quick look through Sonic 2 and Abe's Exodus are both free for Playstation Plus members, I'm hoping I can still get these when they activate our free month of the service.  It would be nice to play through them again, and I'ld be done way before the trial is done.

 

So there you have it Jimmys, the PSN store has been resurected and it like any other zombie has some issues.  Are you glad it's back?  Ready to give Sony your hard earned money again?  Pissed that you have to wait longer to get you welcome back stuff?  Will you be able to trust Sony again?  

A video showing some PlayStation symbols and a date, Feb 20, entitled "See the Future" was released by Sony yesterday.

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The new trailer for Season 2 of The Tester is on the net. I'll watch it, no doubt. It looks just as bas as last year, just now ... Even less actual gameplay.

The show is more about jumping around and crawling through dirt than it is actually testing games. The cast looks semi decent with a few possible hot chicks in there. There's a GT5 console set up in the house. It's only the Prologue version though. Nubfarm. I'm telling you it's big brother for gamers and instead of winning big money like 250k or even a million, these Jimmys get a JOB and 5000 bucks. Watch the trailer!

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Sony releases a 12GB flash memory based PS3 because... reasons.

By: BatRastered Aug 19, 2013 | 2 Comments | Updated: Aug 20, 2013

Ever want a PS3 without a hard drive? Me either, but now you can save some cash if you do.

You can now get a PS3 for $199. But it only has 12 GB of storage. Given many of the PS3 games require installation, this won't last you very long. However, if you're just looking for an awesome blu-ray/netflix/hulu etc. box that occasionally plays games, this will save you some cash.

I highly recommend getting one of the 500 GB bundles though, if you're serious about using the PS3 as a gaming system. A full 500 GB plus a full retail game plus 30 days of PSN+ for only 70 bucks more.

This one has GTAV included (will be released on September 17) and you get release date shipping.

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Here are the details for Sony's Customer Appreciation Program

By: DragonKiss83 May 16, 2011 | 12 Comments

Have you been waiting to see what Sony was going to offer for a month of no psn?

After the disater with PSN Sony said you would get some free games for waiting it out.  Here are the lists.

For PS3

Dead Nation

inFamous

Little Big Planet

Super Stardust HD

Wipeout HD + Fury

For PSP

Little Big Planet PSP

Mod Nation Racers

Pursuit Force

Killzone Liberation

You get to pick 2 for each list that applies to you.  They will be offered for 30 days and they are the full game no strings attatched.  You also get 30 days of Playstation Plus, 60 if you already had it.  On Playstation Home you get 100 items, an alien casino, and a free game.  

Source http://blog.us.playstation.com/2011/05/16/details-for-playstation-network-and-qriocity-customer-appreciation-program-in-north-america/

Does this make it all better?  I'm not impressed, but it is about what I was expecting.

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My Offline Experience with PS3

By: iorilamia May 5, 2011 | 20 Comments

Playstation Network has been offline for about 2 weeks and that simply sucks. See how it has affected my play-styles and view of offline gaming. What have you been doing with your PS3 the last two weeks?

Oh How I should have traded it in for a PRAYstation while I had the chance; joking.  PSN has been down a while as all of you may know, and it sucks. Right before PSN went down, I bought PS cards to download ArcanaHeart 3, MoonDiver dlc pack 1, and Steel Rain Map Pack for Killzone3. What has really bummed me out was the ArcanaHeart part , no rhyme intended. Could have been learning a new game while PSN was offline. Whch leads me too the off-line gaming I've been doing ever since.

Been buying Odin's Beer offline in Marvel Vs.Capcom 3. For the first time, I've been using training mode as a vs. match (taking away health regenerations and treating it like a real match). Most people I know have been busy with finals week, so not being able to get together to play and not have the option to play online is a double whammy. Playing certain CPU teams on highest difficulty over and over again has made me realize a few things. Fist, I am impatient and screw up pretty badly when people have great defense ; do some unsafe stuff. Second, I don't push block physical attacks at the right situation too often and last, CPU's have the stupidest (and by stupid I mean amazingly beastly) hit-confirms ever. But why does this matter? CPUs aren't as good as high level people that i for sure, but it has definitely stepped up by game. Knowing one mistake leads into a ridiculous combo that won't be missed and will most likely be maximized, knowing as soon as I press a button the game reads it and reacts ridiculously fast to what I do has definitely made me improve. 

Bulletstorm....hooooooooly sh*t I put you in my PS3 again?! Yea, even though MVC3 has taken up most of my offline time, I played a little Echo Mode. Echo was the "multiplayer" game mode where you play parts of the single player and post your highscore on leaderboards. So basically it is only part of a full level, and no cutscenes ; lame. But I didn't care to go through the story again and this was actually fun. Just nonsense violence and remembering how fun it was when i first got the game, messing around with Skillshots. I just had to take a break from the game after how disappointed it made me, and come back to it realizing how much i enjoyed it ; like a bad spouse. The best part was the ultimate eyegazm of the game. When i first bought it, and played on my supr old half-assed TV, I was blown away by the graphics. Last week I got my first HDMI tv with the HD cables... Breathetaking.

Even though I've been obsessed with MVC3 on/offline, I still love SSF4. But the CPU in ssf4 isn't nearly as annoying in Marvel, or good. This lead to me being incredibly bummed out, because the SSF4 players I know work when I am off work, good stuff. Luckily for me, Arcade Edition recently game to Maui (FINALLY!!!!) It was incredibly fun; not really. Was nice seeing first hand how my characters changed and how the new ones felt, but I am a pad player for ssf4. And the only stick I can kind of play on it is the mvc3 from gouki.com ;) 

(Which is constantly used for mvc3, thanks again guys <3)                        

But the arcade parts we received are complete ass. Instead of a ball-type stick, it's the long joystick type and the buttons are old-crappy re-used ones from the old SF4 machine (or so it seems). In all AE was cool, got to play with a friend who was beasting with E.Ryu but I don't like paying $1 a game on a uncomfortable layout.

I was so bored at one point, I played with one character at a time on Moon Diver, slowly leveling them up (so much faster online). Luckily for me, one night some friends weren't busy, and  we hardcore grinded out some Moon Diving. Been a while since we had the chance and simply was loads of fun. Lots of yelling "OH DUDE" and" shi....NOOOOOO" . Plenty of hype over hack n slash craziness. but even with all the levels we gained, still couldn't beat that stupid Firebird boss....

Last but not least...AMMMMMERRRRRIIIICAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA! Red Dead Redemption was another game whos graphics blew me away on my old crap TV. That being said you already know I had a second eyegazm on my new one. Besides that, I went back to Undead Nightmare and tried to make it a bit more challenging. The first time I played through it it felt way too easy after the first few towns are cleared. So this time I only used the first pistol and a shotgun, and walked into the largest hordes of zombies I can find, seeing how long I can last with carefully aimed shots and barrel rolls. It didn't keep my interest for long but was pretty fun anyway. 

For the most part, that concludes my adventures as I get deeper into my finals in school . Also http://blog.us.playstation.com/ said some services will be up this week, seeing that it's Thursday I really hope that PSN will be up before Saturday. I am big on online gaming ever since I got my PS3. I used to play gamecube, and when I got a Wii I rarely went online because of how bad it was. So I used to appreciate off-line gaming then, but when I got a PS3 that changed. I can see how I've been spoiled by always wanting to play other people, and how that is a needed experience for me. PSN being down does suck, but it allowed me to enjoy some simplicities of offline that I've been ignoring. Hope you enjoyed reading about my experiences, have anything similar? Share your downed network experience and leave a comment/ write a story. Don't be a jimmy.

Hal Sparks is back for Season 2. No not really. Just this video. Thanks god.

Sony was kind enough to even slip in a little commercial in the front of this video. Gotta love video games advertising. This Preview show goes through some of the Jimmys that didn't make it onto the show. Overheard from a random Jimmy. "I got an Xbox so I can laugh it."

My Money is on Big Fazeek!

Check out this video. Enjoy that super Nubfarm Hal Sparks.

GAMER DRAMA! lolz.

Exclusive Season Premiere

Tuesday November 2, 2010

Only on PSN.

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Replay Value of Upcoming Games: Are they Worth The Money?

By: iorilamia May 19, 2011 | 7 Comments

Handful of games coming up in the next couple of months and I've been thinking about which will truly be worth my money.

Video games are expensive now a days and the cool swag you get from special editions costs even more. Also basically every game that comes out markets pre-order bonuses, coursing you to spend that $60+ first day even more. I am not a fan of renting because I take my time with games. Also I hate returning them for a lower price than I paid for, sometimes feel like I might as well keep it and try to make the best out of it. So what has always been the biggest importance to me was Replay Value. The ability to play a game more than once and enjoy it, to want to play through it again and the options to experience new things (besides mere achievement hunting ; boring) is what I enjoy. The lack of that in many games has driven me to play only games with multi payer features the last few years. 

Here is what I think of the four games I have been keeping my eye out on coming out in the next couple of months, and how my feelings have changed for them overtime leading to how I ultimately think / what I'm waiting to see.

1. inFAMOUS 2 - Jun 7 2011

I only played a little of the first game but I did definitely enjoy it. Luckily the video and previews on this sequel have been very informative. The single player (like the first) has 2 paths to go through, good side fighting bad guys and saving/ protecting the public and bad side, where you destroy the shit out of everything. Alright, that is already 2 play throughs, but what makes the game worth it? The fighting is absolutely epic. The main character Cole of course has many creative electrical super-powers (and even more with pre-orders / special edition). Besides flying around and making cool explosions, he has a melee weapon that involves very brutal combat. Besides playing through the story twice with wicked ass-kickings, what makes the game really shine is the Mission Editor. This time around you can create your own missions, or play other persons missions online! The possibilities are endless from what ive seen, turning the game into a shooter, plat former or basically whatever you can think of.

Now the pre-order bonus isn't necessary, but since i am already sold on the game i might as well. Gold Melee weapon from Amazon, Bad guy skin from BestBuy, Lightning Hook (basically the Bulletstorm Leash, go fuck yourself gimmick game) from Gamestop, which is where I'm getting it and Electric Grenade from Wallmart. The $100 Hero edition adds in a bag, belt and a comic ; lame. Also they all get Uncharted 3 Beta. Long Story short, this game 2-sided play through mixed with epic combat and a flexible mission editor will keep it far from boring.

All of your inFAMOUS2 info in one place http://gouki.com/Catalog/Details/infamous-2

2. Alice: Madness Returns-  Jun 14

Alice Madness Returns is another sequel game. The original was a PC mind-fuck action adventure horror game that not many people played. What brings a lot of hype to this sequel is the amazing story behind it and the feel/ style. This single player game is filled with bloody combat as Alice fights twisted figures in her once again Demented Wonderland. The downside is that it looks extremely repetitive. I was very excited following this game until they simply just wasn't showing enough, but then it seemed like the game didn't have much at all. The slicing, dicing and shooting with ridiculous amounts of blood spurting around is cool, but how long does that last? Ok, there are some plat forming elements, that look really pretty and Wonderland-ish, involving invisible things and fairy-tale esque powers Alice has.

A great sale point is when you buy the game, you also get the original as DLC! But that still doesn't convince me to drop $60+. Also the pre-order bonus is weak-sauce. Cd's are cool, but it isn't even real, it's a digital download Cd. Upside is that the music is pretty sweet in this game. In the end, cool visuals and a creepy-sick story is awesome, but that just makes it a rental :P The gameplay has some eerie effects but is basic for the most part. I still keep my eye on this game but at the moment, it has been taken off of my "Buy" list. I wish they would show us a reason to play it more than once besides enjoying the story and increased difficulty.

Get in on the madness here http://gouki.com/Catalog/Details/alice-madness-returns

3. SSF4 AE- Jun 28

Well this is a given. I'm a big fan of SSF4. Playing AE at the mall has given me the incentive to buy the AE dlc (I was going to regardless ;p) This newer version of SF4 personally is awesome for two amazing reasons. My characters got buffed overall (the nerfs were minor) and the top tier charge characters that dominated got nerfed pretty hard (except Bison). There isn't much to say here. Unless you don't own SSF4 and you are wondering "what cool stuff do I get for pre-ordering?" you get a lame Oni Bobble Head Doll thing, might even just be a plush. SF4 series has done a great job being one of the most simple / technical fighting games with great fundamentals that lead into many advanced techniques. The AE versions brings 4 new characters and all the old characters have been changed in some way, either buffs, nerfs or both, a definite must buy for fighting game fans.

SSF4 Arcade Edition News and Details http://gouki.com/Catalog/Details/super-street-fighter-iv-arcade-edition

4. Catherine -July 26

Catherine is a adult mystery plat forming rpg. Interesting genre mix isn't it? I've been following this game since the Japan release and have been extremely back and fourth whether to buy it. The story obviously is the main feature. You play as Vincent, a dude who has bros and a girlfriend, then he wakes up with another chick, starts having crazy dreams and people start dying in the real world with relationship problems. the action part of the game is the dream world where Vincent frantically climbs blocks, it isn't as boring as you think. The game is rather difficult and makes you use your head. He gets points and power ups a long the way as well. What makes the game playable multiple times is that there are several endings. The game is supposed to take around 20 hours to complete the first time around and the higher difficulties are absolutely insane (in the original JP version they had to send out a patch because the game was too hard on the first setting, this will be the default in our version). Besides trying to escape  gnarly monsters eating you in the dream world, you also interact in the real world. How you answer texts or not answering them at all, talk to your friends and comunciate with others around you shapes the story to one of its many endings to keep you interested there is a little multiplayer as well. Basically a head to head tower climbing mode to see who reaches the top first or survives the longest.

The Pre-order bonus to Catherine is more than enough. You get a saucey Artbook (meh) and a real Cd. The music to this game is simply amazing and worth it. For $20 more you get the "Love is Over Edition" which consists of a Pizza box from in-game, Vincent's Boxers, a pillow case with Catherine on it and a Empty Hearts shirt (which is what I really want). In the end, with a long and intriguing single player with several possibilities and some fun multiplayer stuff to toy around with, I will be picking up Catherine.

Everything you need to know about Catherine here http://gouki.com/catalog/details/catherine

 

Any of these games on your radars jimmies, which ones seem worth buying to you? Maybe some of the pre-order bonuses got you sold or Bonus $pecial editions.  Leave a comment on what you think.

 

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Donate to Japan Relief Fund via PSN and receive a Theme

By: iorilamia Mar 18, 2011 | 9 Comments

President and CEO of Sony US, Jack Tretton is giving you the option to donate from your PS3.

From your PSN Wallet you can make donations as $2, $5, $10, $25 and $50. These donations go directly to the American Red Cross Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami Fund. In order to do this, look for " Aid Japan" in the new release section of PS Store.

Doing so will give you this incredibly cute theme:

It's awesome to say the least.

From the blog-

"Every penny donated will go to the fund, which supports emergency relief and recovery efforts, including deploying personnel, sending relief supplies and providing financial resources."

Many companies are doing donations, ofcourse Sony US is helping out aswell, leave your comments below.

 

Source: http://blog.us.playstation.com/2011/03/18/japan-tsunami-appeal-on-psn/

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