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Gran Turismo 5 VS Need for Speed Hot Pursuit

By: goukijones Nov 26, 2010 | 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.

So you can buy face paint to look like the Joker and/or change your reticule to look like anything. Including a penis? Probably not, but you can paint a Unicorn with gun hooves on your equipment.

From Treyarch:

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Is the SMART engine in Brink the future of FPS

By: goukijones Aug 25, 2010 | 9 Comments

Is Splash Damage going to change everything with Brink and their new engine called "SMART" ???

I first heard of Brink about a year ago. I saw the teaser for it and thought the concept of the island and the to factions feuding sounded cool. The teaser said it was coming out in Spring 2010. LOL. It's cool, good games take time. I always say delay it until it's perfect. Unless you're Gran Turismo 5, which I don't even know what the fuck they are doing anymore. Now there are karts ... wait getting off target.

Brink has had me juiced ever since I saw this video late last year. I told BatRastered that this is "the video that has me totally into this game." At this point last year we were Borderlands fiends. BatRastered way more than me. It was kind of hard for me to talk about a game that was so similar to Borderlands at first glance. I didn't think that, at all. When I saw the SMART engine working, I thought that we could do some really cool stuff with that. Check it out, Paul Wedgwood the Game Director playing in this video.

Now the first time a lot of people saw Brink was the CG trailer they released. I knew what was behind that trailer and if they were trying to say that is what it's going to be like when it comes out. Cool. Of course people were like "Yeah right, there's no way it'll be anything like that." Well I hope after watching the first video you understand why I think it will play like that. It's Hardcore Parkour FPS = HPFPS. WOW!

Finally it was time for E3 and I knew Brink was going to be there. It was one my E3 most wanted list top 10. Getting to play would really set my opinion straight. When E3 came around and I was on the floor talking with Ed Stern and actually playing Brink. I forgot about the Parkour stuff. I didn't get to see it all in the E3 Demo. I realzed this when I came home later that week. I didn't even see the jumping and sliding stuff. I thought. That was the gameplay element I was most interested about. Bongoboy had me going so fast through the demo; changin' classes, accepting missions, shooting Jimmys. It was cool though.

These next 3 videos are just straight forward gameplay and they are incredible. Warning God mode activated. First video = Zzzzz. The second video shows off some more slick jumping in combat and what some of the specific chracters classes do. The third video shows planting a bomb and defending an area the developer was trying to breach. To create a shortcut for his teammates.  Awesome stuff there. Looks very exciting.

By now you understand where I'm going with the combat and "Moving and shooting" concept that, Technical Game Designer, Aubrey Hesselgren speaks of in this next video. Brink is do out in January, right before my birthday. I hope it's going to be a good one. With videos like these coming out as we get closer, I am constantly walking around with a stiffy thinking about the SMART engine! C'mon! Sticky baum to ya garill!

Thrilled yet?

See more on the Bethesda Softworks official Youtube channel.

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Crysis 2 Multiplayer is Dead in the Water

By: goukijones Apr 14, 2011 | 5 Comments

Mixed Emotions and mixed feelings is ALL Crysis 2 has to offer. One moment you're absolutely loving it and then you're saying out loud that you will never play again. Ametuers man. Poor matchmaking, terrible party system and unexplainable glitches.

Crysis 2 Campaign Review

You would think a publisher like EA would know how to put out a proper multiplayer experience right? They act like they don't give a shit. Crytek can only be responsible for so much. Although, Crytek could have definitely built a better party and matchmaking system. It's bad enough that a lot of these features are a copy of Call of Duty games, but to have the mulitplayer separate parties, boot players at random and straight up fatal error my Xbox is a little ridiculous. Where is the testing? What I want to see is more beta tests, longer beta tests if you're just going to let the community test it once it's released anyway. Where are the patches? The game has been out for a couple of weeks now and still nothing. The screen flips out when you zoom in at the beginning of a game on the map Liberty Island. Why is this? Can anybody explain this? At the beginning of that map, all of my team mates are reminding each other to zoom in and out a couple of times so it doesn't happen while you are in combat.

Crysis 2 Screen Glitch on Liberty Island

So that's a lot of the hate there, the matchmaking. The fact that I've been in the game for 32 hours and have actually only played in matchmaking 15 hours! Wow! That means, I've been in the menus for more than twice as long as I've actually played the game. Regardless of these issues, when you actually get into games and all of your friends are on the same team, the Crysis 2 is a lot of fun.

Crysis 2 has some of the best multiplayer maps in years. No other game comes to mind, when I really think about maps. Maybe Halo 2, but that's way old Jimmy. Liberty Island -the level I mention earlier with the glitch- is probably my favorite multiplayer map in years. The Liberty Island map is very well crafted. The two bases are spread perfectly apart, the medic tent site is great to sneak through, oh and the dead bodies laid out in body bags are hilarious when you are running over them. It got real bad real quick on this map and it is the best map in the game.

Ranking up in Crysis 2 and getting new perks is no different from what you've seen in the Call of Duty series. This is a straight up copy of COD. I'm not sure why they did it like this and I'm not saying it's bad, but I want to know why a completely different company couldn't have come up with something a little more original. Crytek is supposed to be this great game making company. And please don't say this is their first multiplayer game, that's not good enough. You can even prestige in Crysis 2, c'mon.

The last thing I want to do is start all over with my guns. I'm just now getting to level 30 and starting to like how I can build my custom classes. Early on in multiplayer, when you have no guns and no perks, you're getting railed constantly and it is ZERO fun. This was always one of my major issues with COD. You really have to put time in to Crysis 2 if you want to get to the fun stuff in the multiplayer. Look at me, it only took 32 hours of it actually being on for me to start enjoying it.

I wrote everything above a few days ago. I've continued to play the Crysis 2 and my emotions continued to rise and fall. Until finally last night. I'm terrible at the death match and they may be my fault. I'm good during flag matches and enjoy that much more. It's bad enough to lose a few matches in a row or feel like your constantly getting railed in the ass and there is nothing you can do about it. But then when it kicks you out of games or Migrates Host and ends up putting your party into to separate games and you don't even realize until you team starts talking about two different maps. Last night I vowed to never put the Crysis 2 back into my Console.

Flush it! Just like when you Jimmys try to get all Greg Luoganis and swim around the levels where you can't pull your gun out. Crysis 2 is Dead in the Water.

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Fallout New Vegas hardcore my ass review

By: goukijones Dec 10, 2010 | 6 Comments

Gouki.com has beat the game. On hardcore. Glitches, freezes, broken quests whatever ... it's still an excellent adventure. Read about GoukiJones' personal adventure through the open world of the New Vegas GlicthLand. Achievement unlocked.

Hardcore mode: Drink, eat, and sleep. Those are the core elements in the Hardcore mode. As far as difficulty goes, I couldn't tell the difference. In a game where you can freeze and select an enemy to shoot and where to shoot, I was never worried about the difficulty. I'm not gonna lie, walking away from the first town and coming across the Powder Gangers(a small faction in Fallout New Vegas), I got destroyed. Died once, but made it pass them the second time. 3 broken limbs, no doctor bags(only way to heal limbs in hardcore mode), low health and pretty much no ammo ... I limped to the next closest town. I should have never killed that doctor in the first town. But fuck him. This new town had a doctor and for only 50 caps or so, I could get a full heal. After realizing the doctors were the cheapest and best way to stay full health, anytime I was in trouble, I could just fast travel to the nearest town and get healed. The food took me some time to figure out, but once I did, it too became pretty irrelevant. There's plenty of non-radiated fruit growing in the wasteland, just pick it all up and constantly be eating. It's less of a chore then it sounds. Why there is non-radiated fruit growing every where ... I don't know. Nubfarm?

Sound: This game sounds just like Fallout 3 did. There's no innovation here.

Graphics: No innovation here either. Where Fallout 3 looked grey and had a green hud, Fallout New Vegas has a more brown look and a goldish hud. You can change the color of the hud in the options though. Then New Vegas will really look like Fallout 3 to you. When inside buildings and vaults, you would never be able to tell if you were playing Fallout 3 or New Vegas. Cut and paste video game development gotta love it. This is an excellent example of how this game is more parallel to Fallout 3 than an advanced sequel.

Gameplay: In Fallout New Vegas there are a few different factions and all can be worked with or you can play them against each other. I was aware of this going into the game. My goal was to play each faction against each other for as long as possible. When I got to New Vegas, I exploited the robots at the front gate for being dumb robots. Also BatRastered gave me a heads up, that the robot in charge of the gate would chase you away you down, just to explain how to get into New Vegas. I led him away, killed him and got the key. When I came back the other two robot guards were on high alert and attacked me. Boone, my first companion and I raiped those robots and casually strolled through the gate into New Vegas. Once inside New Vegas I was surrounded by even more robots, who DIDN'T attack me. Reh-tard. I just broke into New Vegas, but apparently on the other side of the gate it wasn't a big deal. Since I had a key, anytime I was coming into New Vegas, I just had to run pass those robots guarding the gate. Eventually I got my computer skills high enough and I was able to just tell that robot 1001111001011010 then he and his boys guarding the gate stopped attacking me.

I got to New Vegas way earlier than I probably should have and killed the Jimmy running the show. Mr. House deada denna muthafucka. I received the penthouse key and I could drop some of this weight I was carrying, sleep and drink clean water. Now I really started to fuck with all of the factions and adventure through the wasteland as much as possible. When I would go do something for Caesar, that would piss off the NCR. So then I would go do something for the NCR and then that would piss off another group. So when I pissed off Caesar, I'd go do something nice for Caesar, blow up an NCR camp or convince another group to side with Caesar. This went on all the way through the rest of the game for me until I had no quests left. It got to the point where I really had to decide which group I wanted to do the final mission with. I sided with Yes Man, the robot who was now running the show in New Vegas after I killed MR. House. When I turned in the final quest to Yes Man and sided with him officially, I failed 6 other quests and had 3 warnings pop up from the other clans. Now I was looking forward to leaving town to see who wanted to fuck with me.

Leveling up: Correct me if I wrong, because I just can't remember. I thought in Fallout 3 you got a new perk every time you leveled up. Irrelevant. In New Vegas it is only every other level. Some perks I remember choosing: 6 S.P.E.C.I.A.L. (which is 1 extra point in any of your attributes.) Adamantium Skeleton. (Your limbs take less damage.) Mysterious Stranger and the female version of that. I don't remember if they ever appeared at the same time. I don't think so. My goal was to level up my melee, so that's how I built my character up. Planning for close combat and relying on support. I also got the new perk that allows you to repair items with similar items and at this point I was rich bitch! I finished the game with over 30,000 caps. Economy railed! Pro-tip: You don't have to level any of your traits to 100 because you can use magazine to max them out from 90 if you have to. Now that I think about I never actually needed anything to be 100. I used the magazines once and that was to jack my speech up from 60 to 70 to convince this one Jimmy to join my quest and be a companion. Then I send his ass to the penthouse at the Lucky 38 and never used him. Enjoy the rest of your life Jimmy!

Companions: Using the partner was something I didn't explore too much in Fallout 3, but in New Vegas they are a bigger part of the game and more in your face. Not just some random dog you find or some slaves you can buy like in Fallout 3. Boone is the first guy you come across, depending on which direction you go I guess. He's a sniper who hates Caesar and who's wife was recently traded to the slavers. Having him on my team was great. The game would shift into kill shots and I didn't even know what was happening. Boone had seen something a mile away, pulled out his sniper rifle and railed it. I got experience for that kill too. Then I came across ED-E a robot that looks like the same robots from the commercial and the ones that would float around in Fallout 3 playing the president's addresses and music. ED-E has a serious radar and could detect enemies around you. He also plays a little song when he detected something to let you know enemies were near by, the song is cool. lol. When I decided to search for new companions I left Boone and ED-E in the penthouse. I hadn't realized at this point that you need to talk to them and tell them specifically to wait at the penthouse AKA the Lucky 38. While I was out exploring a note popped up saying that Boone has left my party and will be waiting for me at the Luck 38. Ok, that's where I left him. A few minutes later another note popped up and told me ED-E has left my party and has returned to Primm. Primm? Why? I left him in the Lucky 38.

I traveled to Primm immediately to get ED-E back. He played my favorite song. When I entered the room, ED-E immediately start to attack the other Jimmy in the room behind the counter. That Jimmy behind the counter pulls out his gun and starts shooting at ED-E. I'm thinking what the fuck is going on here, everything was cool until walked into the room. So I killed the Jimmy shooting at ED-E, then ED-E started to shoot me. I killed ED-E, sad face. The dog in New Vegas requires multiple hoops to jump through, in order to get him on your team. There is a quest to level up his brain and give him some new abilities. I guess, I never noticed much change, the dos was still reh-tard. The first vault I went into after leveling up the dog he died. In Hardcore mode, if your companions die, they are dead and you can't get them back. So I restarted my last save and made it further through the vault this time, but the dog still died. Fuck it, the dog was a reh-tard. I "talked" to the dog and told him to stay back and used ranged attacks. Whatever that means. He would still run off to the closest enemy he saw and attack. I wouldn't even know he was in a fight until the game went into a kill shot animation or he died. I left his ass in the vault, deada denna muthafucka! I can go on about the companions, but my advice to you is to keep Boone and ED-E alive as much as possible.

Overall: Regardless of all the shit I've been talking, I still played this game for over 45 hours. If I did not play it on hardcore, I probably would have not got the challenge I wanted. I still really enjoyed discovering new areas, buildings and vaults. Combing the shit out of the wasteland and developing my character was a total blast. But what I enjoyed the most was just manipulating everything in the game and fucking with it as much as possible. Yeah it froze a few times and a couple of my quests were broken, but that didn't stop me from playing. If you enjoyed Fallout 3, this is more of the same, but it's still a lot fun. Final Fantasy XIV was the adventure I wanted, but Fallout New Vegas was the adventure I fell in love with. And for that I give it ...

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Is inFAMOUS 2 the next Uncharted 2?

By: goukijones Feb 28, 2011 | 11 Comments

For reasons unknown inFAMOUS 2 is giving me goose bumps. I did not like inFAMOUS, but the more and more I see of this sequel the more I want to play it.

I'm not usually one to talk up sequels, with some of my favorite games being "dumb down" recently. Bioshock for example was one man against the house of Big Daddys. You had a gun in one hand and the plasmids in the other -you couldn't use both at the same time- you had to strategically play the field. In Bioshock 2, you were a Big Daddy and you could use two weapons at the same time. The hacking? I can't believe they changed the hacking in Bioshock 2, that mini-pipe-flow-game was a solid game in it's own. I really missed that. Fable is another series that seemed to have taken a serious down turn with it's most recent sequel. Although a little more deep in some areas, I did not enjoy Fable III as much as Fable II. Who takes headshots out of their game? Why were the jobs switched from a meter game to a guitar hero esque venture? I didn't do any of the jobs in Fable III.

Then we have the exclusive Sony sequels and they seem to have the opposite effect on me. Uncharted I played, but couldn't get into. I found the controls clunky and the overall experience of the game uninteresting. Uncharted 2 however, changed all that for me and I will tell you it is the best game on PS3. If you haven't played Uncharted 2 and you own a PS3, you are totally missing out on an excellent gaming experience.

When I first saw that amazing gameplay trailer for inFAMOUS 2, I watched it a until my eyes bled giant blue tornados. The on-screen action and effects and damage and chaos, looked amazing. My pants are tingling just thinking about it now. I really want to get my hands on inFAMOUS 2 ASAP. Finally at CES 2011 I got to play inFAMOUS 2 and it was the same demo from the previously released video, which I had seen plenty. I railed that demo in record time, finished it before the Jimmy in the Sony booth got through his little speech about the demo.

Now we have the Duality trailer for inFAMOUS 2 which was just premiered on GT.TV over the weekend and I must say this game continues to impress me. Very clever trailer with the Angel and Devil on the shoulder type theme. Finally showing off the good and evil look for the game. Cole's face seems to take a little damage ala Commander Shepard and he even says that he can't even recognize himself anymore. Obviously the evil route there. Here check out it, it's pretty slick.

inFAMOUS 2 Duality Trailer

Everything is looking like inFAMOUS 2 is going to kick ass over inFAMOUS and that's a good thing for all of us gamers. One downside to all of the recent inFAMOUS 2 news is the game will be released on June 7th, the very same day E3 2011 will begin and the internet will be getting trolled to death with other video game news. My take has always been, games that come out on or around the same days of E3, seem to get over shadowed by news and excitement from from the big show. So good luck to inFAMOUS 2 there.

Also if you didn't know, inFAMOUS 2 continues the new streak in gaming to have an over the top and most, most ridiculous Collector's Edition. The "Hero Edition" comes with a statue, a backpack, tons of other goodies, some exclusive DLC and of course the game. ZOMG.

inFAMOUS 2 Hero Edition

This bad boy set is $99.99 inFAMOUS 2 Hero Edition.

Thanks for reading and please leave your comments. 

GoukiJones has been playing Bastion for the last few days. Challenged it and beat the crap out of it. Here are the notes from his time in the Wild.. as The Kid.

I’ve been taking notes sporadically the last few days, when I sat down to play the Bastion. It was about 3 sittings according to those Internet Jimmys. I spent at least 14 hours in the game. I played with Idols on as soon as I found them. I had 8 total and had them all on the last two levels. Although, I don’t think they made a difference on the last level. So here are the notes from the last few days and then I’ll get into some more details if you care to read on at that point.

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And then he falls to his death.

Don’t worry the kid ain’t scared. He about to PWN everybody up in chere!

The poor kid collapses after just one drag.

I think there was just a reference to something illegal like fresh bowls. If you pop a poisonous flower, the screen gets all blurry and slowed. If you pop a second poisonous flower right after the first one the comical announcer says.
“That’s all you come to the grove for?”
Maybe I’m just out of it myself.
“Leave it to The Kid for time for stompin’ swamp weeds.”

The world map looks cools, but I wish you could zoom out or something to get a better look at the entire thing. It’s pretty sweet.

No matter what the comical announcer says, always spin the bull.

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Square Enix is still in business, regardless of the bankruptcy talk and a 13 billion dollar over estimate on their earnings. Final Fantasy Versus XIII and XIII-2 coming soon. Official announcements and random YouTube videos, but no official release dates.

Gameplay videos and a press conference semi-confirm that Square Enix is still hard at work on trying to maintain the honor of the Final Fantasy franchise. The story originated from the Sony Blog. The official Square Enix American website has no official press release. The American FF13-2 site says "Coming Next Winter." Then there is the preview on YouTube, posted by some random Jimmy who just opened an account TODAY. This is all coming after a press event early this morning in Japan with Square Enix. 

Until there is an OFFICIAL RELEASE DATE, I don't think there's anything to be excited about. Perhaps Square Enix should focus on fixing their broken games and getting the games currently on the slate, released. Like Deus EX Human Revolution, does anyone think this game is going to make it's next release date? My money is on the NO. Mindjack just came out today, you still don't even know what this is, do you? Final Fantasy XIV on the PS3? lol.

Final Fantasy XIII-2

Roman numerals get numbered sequels. I love the Japanese. There is no information about the Final Fantasy XIII-2. Unless you count this as news "FINAL FANTASY XIII-2, is coming next winter. We have a new story in store that stems from the previous title, a battle system that is evolved from “XIII”" Coming next winter? That's great, let me go add that to the catalog right now. New battle system and story? That's what you[Square Enix] announced last January, when they first started to talk about FF13-2. Final Fantasy XIII-2 will not be playable at E3, I'll be surprised if anything other than a trailer is shown. Speaking of video, below is the video posted on YouTube by the random Jimmy. It's not gonna be up there forever.

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Team Gouki visited with Reverge Labs/Autumn Games at E3 2011 to see Skullgirls. An independent 2D fighter with great ambition. Now picked up by Konami - A new challenger has entered! Check out our exlcusive coverage.

Skullgirls was on my schedule as the last thing on the final day of E3. I knew I had one of the best things saved for last and I couldn't wait to actually see this game in person. But a whole 28 hour period before I stopped by this little corner in the Konami booth, FnJimmy and BatRastered played Skullgirls. Here's FnJimmy's official take, moments after playing Skullgirls for the very first time ever.

FnJimmy's Official Take from E3 2011

Then I finally rolled up the following day a little early for my last appointment. Also spending all that time before hand in the Square booth, depleted my flask and totally had me in the mood for a fighting game. I was greeted by Alex and he was cool. He knew about the game enough and was constantly taking notes. I was then introduced to Ian Cox a designer at Reverge Labs. He interrupted two Jimmys that were playing on 1 of the 2 Skullgirls set ups in the Konami booth, kicked them off. Then Ian and I stepped up to play. You notice badass nice custom fight sticks, completely decked out with the Skullgirls. They were from Arcade in a box. Check out this picture I snapped while they we're packing up.

So we began to play. We did 3V3. First cool thing about Skullgirls is you can do 3V3 2V2 1V1 OR 1V2 1V3 2V3 and the scales adjust your health and damage, depending on how many are on your team. The game looks amazing, I'm not going to even talk about that. Check out this Off Screen footage I captured while FnJimmy and BatRastered played again.

E3 2011 Skullgirls Off Screen

Skullgirls has a classic Street Fighter 6 button control setup and fighting style. Add in the MvC style swapping plus super chains and you got some craziness on your hands. Only 3 characters were playable at the show. I played with Cerebella most of the time, she's a grappler, like Zangief. Like how FnJimmy likes his women. Another cool innovation in Skullgirls is the non jumping 360. Ian explained, if you hit bottom 5 points of the fight stick while circling for a 360 motion, the character will lock to the ground and not jump. I thought that was very smart. There's tech throws and something like a alpha counter/snap back, but more on that later. Skullgirls has a ton of depth to it.

Ian would show me chain combos and it reminded me a lot of Street Fighter 3 style button chains. Nothing crazy and out of control fast like MvC3. The pace of the game looked well balanced, but I didn't really get to see any of the mixed size team matches. That's also an interesting idea.

All in all this is something to get hype for. It's coming to XBLA and PSN, so it's not going to be more than $20 hopefully around $15. At $15 I strongly encourage fighting game fans to give this game a try. This is gonna be in competition at EVO 2012. Don't be a Jimmy!

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YouTube hate mail

By: goukijones Jan 31, 2011 | 10 Comments

I get emails from YouTube all day long when people comment on our videos or on our channel. Today I got a real good one, he called me a jackass, then I called him a n00b and oh boy ... a whole notha level.

As you know Gouki.com has been simulating the matches of WWE PPV's with the video game, Smackdown VS Raw 2011. We've been pretty successful with that until I found a Reese's peanut butter cup in Jimmy's brand new Halo Reach Edition Xbox 360 and we had to send it in for repair. Irrelevant.

We simulated the two recent championship matches for 2011 Royal Rumble and posted them on YouTube. Don't fuck with wrestling fans. Here's what happened.

On the Edge VS Dolph Ziggler Royal Rumble.
mapscannotcontainme left this comment:
You jackass! Indicate that its a video game in your title! ´╗┐ *First sentence in description

I responded:
You are a n00b.´╗┐ Actual match is copyrighted. Perhaps you've been rick rolled. Don't be a Jimmy! *This YouTube pro doesn't know about getting Rick Rolled.

First off the first sentence in the description says that this video is a simulated match with Smackdown VS Raw 2011. This Jimmy was so irate and so upset that he couldn't watch the Royal Rumble, that when he say what I posted, he lost his mind.

This morning I received a reply on the video from the same Jimmy:
n00b or not - answer's not btw - I'm familiar with the concept of "false advertising" and I'm considerate enough to do others the favor of making clear what my YouTube videos (under other names) contain. BTW you have a private message´╗┐ and when you're referring to cock when you say "jimmy" it isn't a proper noun and doesn't need capitalization. The more you know... *No uploaded videos from this YouTube pro

Thanks for the English lesson, but when I'm the writer, I can write Jimmy however I please. But it didn't end there, I also received a private message from this Jimmy as well.

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Yeah...

You see, you didnt need to reply to my post at all and you especially didn't need to throw baseless insults at me. When I called you a jackass it was meant kiddingly. FYI: jackass isn't the most severe insult one can hurl your way. Moving on, I'm not a noob. I've been using the internet and YouTube for years now. In fact, I'm quite well-versed in YouTube etiquette. Speaking of said etiquette, it's considered thoughftul to indicate when posting a video game clip that it's a video game clip such as by including the title of the video game in the title of your YouTube video.

(Telling me to not to take being called a Jackass -which I am- offensive, but when I called him a n00b, oh boy. I'm sure he was real upset that he had to turn off Two and Half Men reruns on the CW and respond to me.)

Now...as to being a "Jimmy"...you know what I probably am...but I just have to say...who the fuck calls anybody a "Jimmy"? I had to rack my brain to understand what you meant. I wasn't sure if you were talking about South Park or pot or a crowbar or the million and one other things that come to mind when I hear "Jimmy" before it being a synonym for "dick". Christ! I think I've heard it used once in that respect in my life before today.

Now, finally it's common knowledge that the WWE copyrights their videos and YouTube takes down the videos of matches put up soon after the actual PPV. This is obviously done in hopes of WWE getting people to purchase the encores, However, if you'd put down your video game controller for a moment - I'm guessing, given your YouTube page, that you spend a large percentage of your life with a controller in your hand - and scroll about YouTube, you'll find tons of WWE matches put up in their entirety. People post them despite the copyright claims and those videos end up staying up. It isn't unreasonable to think I might have been able to catch the video of a match before it was removed or that YouTube officials missed, either.

(This guy knows and understands that putting up copyright material is against the guidelines of YouTube, but was so mad at me for not uploading the actual match.)

YouTube doesn't always time stamp their posts in the main search results meaning what posters decide to name as their title is one of the main criteria people go by in choosing whether to look at a video. Not indicating in your title that your video is a video game could be construed as a pathetic attempt to gain views. Additionally with the improvements in recent years to video game graphics, small screenshot icons beside each video title are difficult to distinguish from real life match screenshots.

Don't bother responding to this message because you've been blocked from sending me a response. In the future, learn to properly title videos, not take posts so seriously, and learn some more relevant insults. It'd be appreciated.

MCCM

He blocked me?! Why? What did he think I was going to do? Go crazy myself and write about this Jimmy on my website. Don't worry about me taking posts seriously. 

Copyrighted videos are copyrighted for a reason and YouTube will ban you for posting content you don't own. I have over 200 videos on YouTube, I'm not gonna risk that to post actual WWE matches, when you can watch them for free on the WWE's YouTube channel. PPV's though, you have to Pay Per View.

This guy don't know what a Jimmy is? Well he knows now. HE IS A JIMMY!

So to all my Goukiites out there, drop by Nubfarm's YouTube channel and just let him know he IS a Jimmy and for a special bonus, link him to this story. He blocked me remember. Who knows maybe we'll make a new friend out of this. BTW, I added [SvR 2011] to the YouTube titles just for him and can only hope he is gracious enough to accept my actions for what they are. A semi apology for getting his hopes up about watching some illegal WWE PPV matches on YouTube.

Dragon Age II may be the best experience in front of your television since Red Dead Redemption. This streamlined sequel keeps you in the action constantly. No two play-throughs are alike, but let me tell you about mine. Tips, glitches and broken quests.

Dragon Age II is a different game for everybody. So much will depend on which class you pick at the beginning of the game. So if you pick a knight, then expect to get up front hacking and slashing away at the baddies. If you pick a mage, expect to die a lot. If you pick the rogue, it's either going to be slashing enemies with daggers or sitting back shooting off arrows of fire into a crowd. My point is, don't say it's a hack and slash. There is just as much strategy involved here. Don't pick the knight.

My character was a Rogue Archer and I was going to focus on being a dick. Gettin' paid for quests and killing whoever/whatever got in my way. I had a lot of lesbian sex. Well because I was a female Hawke. Female Shepard FTW! There is an option to import your saved game from Dragon Age Origins, but I nubbed that up and deleted all the info a while back. In DA2 though, I don't understand where any of that would be relevant. There are a couple of references from DAO and you run into Alistair at one point. But Anders and Alistair act like they don't even remember each other, that was weird.

The graphics are amazing. A lot more detail has been put in and the game no longer looks like a PC game on the Xbox or PS3, it looks like a Xbox or PS3 game. There are some absolutely incredible boss fights. The Ancient Rock Wraith is one of the boss fights in the game. (I don't want to be a spoiler.) Be ready for this fight: *Pro-tip - The little Jimmys that protect the Wraith will kill you faster than the Wraith himself. Check out this video. *Spoiler Alert.

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"A" Game of Thrones- Genesis The Video Game

By: goukijones Jul 12, 2011 | 4 Comments

Here's a good one from my email today. "A" Game of Thrones, based the books more than the show

Just wanted to share this with the Game of Throne fans. I never even heard of Game of Thrones until the HBO show, but I'm not shocked it was a famous book before the show.

It's a strategy game that looks a little like Total War.

The game looks nothing like the TV show, I know.

lol @ their imagining of the wall. I don't know about this, it's made by a company named Cyanide, Cyanide? Really? I'm playing a shit load of Civ5 right now, but that's gona die off this week. I don't think this game will be like Civ5, I'm just saying I'm addicted to that shit right now. 

Based on these images, I don't think so Jimmy. What do you think?

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