By: goukijones Jun 10, 2018 | 2 Comments
Almost 2 hours of non-stop videos and only a few highlights. It's still hard to find a reason for Xbox.
Halo: Infinite was announced at the beginning of the show but nothing was really revealed about the game. Speculation, please. Here is the trailer that was shown.
There was a Fallout 76 Trailer presented by Todd Howard. The trailer did not reveal anything about the game. It looks amazing, I guess they did mention that the map was 4 times the size of Fallout 4.
We were reassured that Crackdown 3 is still coming out with a new trailer of Terry Crews screaming and yelling. It didn’t look that good. Forza Horizon, it’s cars, it’s bullshit. No interest in this at all. Devil May Cry 5 showed off some of the combat which made up for the not so great graphics I was seeing.
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By: goukijones Jun 12, 2018 | 0 Comments
My firsthand account of the Sony PlayStation Press Conference E3 2018.
Playstation had the strangest press conference this year. The first part was in a tent designed to look like a level from The Last of Us Part II. I’ve been to these press conferences before, and everybody was complaining it was hot in L.A. I would not have tolerated one droplet of drip during any of these shows nowadays. There is no need for separate tents, huge dance numbers, dirt bikes, 100 consoles on stage for no reason. WTF. I strongly believe the people planning out the press conferences don’t actually even play video games. Anyway, The Last of Us Part II looks like it’s going to be as much fun as the first one.
Video Game Company Sucker Punch Productions who previously developed Sly Cooper and the Infamous games, showed off their new game. Samurai Batman!
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By: goukijones Jun 11, 2018 | 1 Comments
What's the game you wanted to see most from Square Enix?
Square Enix Press Conference E3 2018 So We’re Just Going To Ignore Final Fantasy VII
When the day started out I knew the Square Enix E3 Press Conference was first thing in the morning. Unfortunately, the only game I had any interested in was the progress of Final Fantasy VII. Well, we got 0. The game was not shown. The last I heard was the entire studio was fired and the game has completely restarted development. But hey, that’s Square for you. The game will come out when it’s finished. And that’s fine.
There was a new Kingdom Hearts trailer shown.
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The original Jimmy! Check it out!
Jimmy screams about Too Human, Little Big Planet, Street Fighter IV, Fallout 3, Gears of War 2. Highs and lows from Sony, Microsoft and the Nintendo press conference. Video clips, drinking, cursing, Jack Palance is dead smack! All here in this Vlog ... Don't be a Jimmy!
By: goukijones Jul 29, 2018 | 1 Comments
Will it finally be revealed how the game will actually work?
My biggest fear with Fallout 76 is that it's some sort of quick turn around game. Where you build the base, somebody destroys it, you destroy their base and then it starts over. I think about how it's going to work when I've built a base for 6 hours, but have to get off and take a shower, eat something and my base might die during that time. Maybe some of my questions will be answerered at the recently announced Quakecon Bethesday Press Conference. Here's all the info.Read full story...
With an hour long pre-E3 show, did gamers come out winning?
Yes we did! Konami made a head start in E3 today, or tonight depending on where you live, and the showed off some great news. Here's a review of their show.
They first began with video footage from the show and tease you at what's to come and who's going to talk. The first few minutes, Shiji Hirano, President of Konami Digital Entertainment, America, he gives his thanks for the many prayers and wishes of the events in Japan, from the earthquake and tsunami.
Hirano-san then tells us that Hideo Kojima will be providing lectures on the Video Game Designers of the future in California. Konami will be launching events though out the world! Hirano-san announces Frogger 3DS and more DLC for Castlevania.
Konami then takes us to Tokyo, Japan to see how Metal Gear Solid 3DS is going. It's great! You'll be able to use the 3DS's camera to take pictures from the real world, and use it as in-game camouflage! Also, if you're climbing a tree, for example, you might fall if you tilt the 3DS! So play straight!
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Nintendo stood it's grow again for another year!
Nintendo's press conference 2010 was something to look forward to.
With some nintendo news under rap, what can you expect for the company?
Well, Golden Sun: Dark Dawn, Kirby: Epic Yarn, Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, Metriod: Other M, Donkey Kong Country: Returns, GoldenEye 007, Kid Icarus: UpRising and Epic Mickey!
Nintendo started the key note with a demo of Zelda and finished with the NEW 3DS! The Wii is maintaining its speed with games, and with it's handheld.
I was hoping that they would talk about the Wii HD/2, but I can only dream.
The new Zelda was demoed and it was a great start. They talked about bring back classics and that's what they did! All the game showed at the conference were unique and different! From the Kirby game to the Zelda one, they stand out like the hall mark of Nintendo.
The 3DS seems a bit bigger and the top screen to. I'm wondering if that will pixalate the original games being played with the 3DS. Even so, Nintendo did not mention the Vitallity sensor... Oh well.
With majority of these game being released this hoilday season and a few next year, Nintendo plans to bank on us. SOLD!!
By: goukijones Jun 10, 2018 | 4 Comments
Major, Major news coming from Bethesda. Fallout 76 is online! Starfield is real and they are working on it and a new Elder Scrolls.
Bethesda started the night off with an Andrew WK performance that got the crowd all riled up for the big show. I’m certain there will be some great MEME’s coming from that part of the show. Then they showed trailers for Rage 2, ESO, Doom, Quake, Prey and Wolfenstein. All of which can be seen on the Bethesda YouTube Channel. https://www.youtube.com/user/BethesdaSoftworks
Fallout 76 is an online game, but don’t worry, you can also play solo. However, Todd Howard says it’s best to play with friends to get the best experience. Check out the trailer.
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Here's the full-on EA press conference video from Gamescom in Germany. Tons of news and info on NHL, Madden, FIFA, Dead Space 3, Sim City, and more...
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My impressions of Sony's E3 2010 press conference inside.
Sony, Sony, Sony...whatever would we do without you?
Okay, so I'm going to jump right into it: Killzone 3. There was a demo of Killzone 3 that literally blew my mind. I enjoyed Killzone 2 immensely, and Killzone 3 just looks so much better - amazing. Sony was also really pushing the fact that Killzone 3 would have native 3D support and native Move support. Rather or not I care about either is still up in the air, but you can't deny that it's a great incentive and great features for the people that are demanding it. Killzone 3 will be released in February of 2011.
Sony talked about a few other games that would have native 3D support, including Mortal Kombat, Sly Collection, and Gran Turismo 5. Sony is really spending a lot of energy to push the 3D support on people, and I really believe that 3D is part of the future of Sony's business strategy.
Sony talked about the Move, including the release date and pricing. Sony Move will officially be released in the US on September 19, 2010. The controllers alone will retail for $49.99 for the controller plus $29.99 for the navigator controller. There will also be a bundle including a Move-based sports game for $99.99; the hundred dollar bundle will be packed in with a PS3 for $399.99.
Sony showed off a few Move-based games, but it wasn't as much of a focus as I expected. The first game they showed was Sorcery, which looked like it could be quite an interesting premise if it's executed as well as it looked on the stage. The move controller functionality looked really good and responsive. The game had sort of a darker Harry Potter feel to it, but at the same time it really did look like it could be a lot of fun to play. Sorcery will come out in the spring of 2011.
Next up EA showed off Tiger Woods 2011 using the Move. It looks like a more accurate version of the Wii, which I guess is good if you're in the mood for that sort of thing. The thing that I noticed that I thought was a big deal was that there was a lot of lag between the swing and the game responding to it. I wasn't quite impressed by the technology here, but it's still early, and I'm sure it'll be fixed. The Move support will be released via a downloadable update in the fall of 2010.
Next Sony showed a trailer for Heroes on the Move. This game is like an amazing mash-up of Sony's best platforming properties: Sly Cooper and Bentley, Jak and Daxter, and Rathet and Clank. The trailer looks like this could be an awesome platforming experience mashing up Sony's best-known mascots. I am pretty sure - as the name seems to imply - that this game will be fully Move-optimized, although support for traditional play is apparently unknown at this point.
Next there was God of War: Ghosts of Sparta. This looks like it will be a much-improved version of Chains of Olympus - which was in itself quite a good game. I'm pretty pumped about this game for two reasons. One: because it's nice to have a PSP game I can be excited about; two: because it looks like it's pushing the PSP to its limits. I think this will be an amazing game when it comes out in fall of 2010.
*Insert break here* (I went to shower...sue me.)
I come back in time to catch Sony talking about Little Big Planet 2. As you probably know, Little Big Planet built a great foundation and then allowed the players to build most of the experience. I have a small problem with this style of game philosophy in that most of us just aren't game designers. But for those of us that are, Media Molecule is claiming that you can now create games from different genres instead of just making platforming levels. The trailer for the game looks like there is tons of creativity going into this game, and even the levels in the box appear to be varied and unique and fun.
Sony then had Electronic Arts talk about some content on a couple upcoming games that will be exclusive to the Playstation 3. Medal of Honor will come complete with a remastered, high def version of Medal of Honor Frontlines; Dead Space 2 will come with a Move-optimized version of Dead Space Extraction. Additionally Sony announced that other games like Mafia 2 and Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood will also have Playstation 3 exclusive content.
And who would come on stage? Gabe Newell. Yes, that's right; Gabe Newell - the guy that talked all kinds of trash about the Playstation 3 a while back. He came out to announce that Portal 2 will come to the Playstation 3 on top of the previously known platforms. Then they showed a trailer for Portal 2 that I thought was amazing. I really want this game to come out. The game will come out sometime in 2011.
After that we got to see a new Final Fantasy XIV (yeah, that's the one that's online - no, that was Final Fantasy XI; this is the new one that's going to be online) trailer, and it looked amazing. I mean, it might not be The Old Republic amazing - but it will definitely be interesting to anyone that cares at all about Final Fantasy (like myself!).
Next was the new Gran Turismo 5 trailer. The graphics in this game look to be ground-breaking. I mean - wow. I think that there are points where I wouldn't know the difference between Gran Turismo 5 and real life; it's that amazing. I don't even care a bit about racing games, but this is something that has me blown away. And the best part - there's a release date finally: November 2. Yes, that's November 2 of 2010.
The next announcement was Infamous 2. I was a huge fan of the original Infamous; I thought it made the sandbox experience really fun and interesting, and to make things better it gave you powers to use while running around - and it was indeed a blast to play. But the trailer for Infamous 2....wow, this really looks like Sucker Punch is one-upping themselves here. Not only are the visuals here really great for a sandbox experience, but the trailer boasts what should be some really interesting gameplay additions - like being able to charge up melee weapons with lighting. It also looks like Infamous 2 will have a much more varied and interesting level design between the different districts. Infamous 2 will be out in 2011. (Oh yeah, and if you're interested then you can learn more; Infamous 2 is the cover story of the new Game Informer magazine.)
Last but not least...something I thought I'd never see again...something that I thought had just sort of fallen off the map: Twisted Metal. And this wasn't just a trailer (well there was a trailer, but it was just sort of uninteresting), but there was also a full-fledged multiplayer demo. The gameplay here - it looks something like Twisted Metal Black; the design has that dark and gritty feel to it. I've got to admit: I'd like to see Twisted Metal come back with the campy vibe of Twisted Metal 2, but that's not to imply that this is losing anything by being like Twisted Metal Black. In fact it looks great; it just looks...sort of like it blends in to all the other brown and black games we're seeing so much of lately. Oh well, it's Twisted Metal - and Twisted Metal is awesome. It will come out sometime in 2011.
So there you go. All the conferences are over - but the expo is just beginning. We've got people on the show floor, so keep hitting F5, because we're bringing all the best from E3 here at Gouki.
By: BatRastered Dec 24, 2011 | 1 Comments
No new podcast this week, instead we take a look back at the Microsoft Press Conference from E3 2011. GoukiJones, BatRastered, and FnJimmy sit around the breakfast table and pass the mic commenting on what they see in real time.
Happy hollidays, you buncha Jimmys! Listen to our audio notes from E3's MS press conference, unfiltered as we watched! We'll see you for real next week. Thanks for listening.
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My impressions of the Ubisoft keynote speech.
When Ubisoft started out their keynote, I wasn't quite sure what I was watching. I thought maybe I'd changed the channel and turned on the Stoner's Channel - but I hadn't; Ubisoft was just showing off Children of Eden, a super-trippy game that is supposed to be (I think) the spiritual successor to Rez. I might have been impressed, but I can't tell, because I had no idea what I was seeing. It was trippy - I'll give it that - but all I saw was some guy wailing his arms around and colorful blocks doing crazy things. I don't know about this Ubisoft; I mean, it was cool on the PS2, but really?
Next they showed Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood with a demo that looked amazing. Mind you I've never played either of the first two Assassin's Creed games, but this demo automatically made me want this game to come out already. There was just something about it that was so cool looking. In my opinion it seemed to have a bit of a Prince of Persia feel to it with the acrobatics and combat, but that's certainly nothing bad at all.
Then they showed Shaun White Skateboarding, which - okay, I really like the concept of this game; I think it sounds really cool to skate around and change the world. I think this has the potential to be the next-gen version of what a really cool Tony Hawk game could have been. To be completely honest I'm quite excited about this game, and that's saying a lot since I don't care much about skateboarding games.
Battle tag - what? That's not a video game at all. I'm not even really sure what to say about this - but I can only assume that you wouldn't care about it if I knew how to explain it. Where is the 'video' part of video game here?
Innergy? Wait a minute - where have I seen this before? Oh, I know...this was the Vitality Sensor that Nintendo showed off last year. Yes, that's right; you put it on your finger and it reads your vital information. Mind you it doesn't look there's any real game here. Where the battle tag crap lacked the 'video' part of video game, this lacks the 'game' part of video game. Okay, so moving on...
Next Ubisoft showed a couple Kinect games. One was Motion Sports, which dare I say is Wii Sports for the 360. I literally saw nothing here that impressed me, and nothing really that looked new at all. I'm not sure why Ubisoft expects anyone to care about this, especially since Microsoft had a nearly identical game they showed during their keynote speech. I'll pass.
Ugh, another fitness game?! They already showed off Your Shape: Fitness Evolved during the Microsoft keynote, but apparently they thought it was good enough to show again. Well guess what - they were wrong. In fact it wasn't worth showing off the first time. Next.
There was a little video for Raving Rabbids Travel in Time. None of this video was gameplay, so I'm having a hard time figuring out what kind of game this is. It's exclusively for the Wii, so my expectations are next to nil. But to be fair, I can't really say anything for certain, because all they showed was a gameplay-free trailer.
Ghost Recon: Future Soldier - this is what everyone wanted to see. And I'm glad to say that it didn't disappoint. There was a demo that looks freaking amazing. I really can't wait for this game to come out! I wasn't the least bit interested in this game before, but after seeing it in demo form...wow. There's a nice mixture of stealth and action. The graphics looked amazing, and this isn't even the final build. Just wow. The demo left me speechless.
They showed a demo of Driver: San Francisco next. I'm just...well, I remember the old Driver games; they weren't that great. Driver was a series that I was fine with being gone. I felt no need to see it brought back. But since it is being brought back, it looks...meh. You drive around doing cool chase scenes. It's pretty much what you'd expect, and it doesn't look like it offers much more than what you'd expect. This might be the perfect type of game for someone, but not me.
They showed a trailer of a game that is being called Project: Dust right now. The trailer doesn't really tell you much about the game, so I'm not sure of much about it. The premise was certainly interesting; it appears to be about some ancient civilization trying to survive or something of that nature. I'm not sure what genre of game this will be, but I think that if the gameplay can match the premise, it might just end up being pretty good.
Rayman has been gone for a while, so I'm surprised that we got to see Rayman: Origins. There's something you must know about this game if you didn't see the gameplay: it's freaking cute as hell, but that's not at all a bad thing. It really does look like it's a very charming game, and I think it looks like it could be one of those games that is just pure fun, which is something I've been wanting for a while.
ManiaPlanet isn't a game at all; it's a platform to allow people to make their own games. TrackMania is something that has been out for a while, and it's been quite popular. Now it's being branched out into a whole platform that will have TrackMania, ShooterMania, and QuestMania (racing, FPS, and RPG accordingly). This has that whole LittleBigPlanet feel to it where it's focusing on the gamers as creators. The problem I have with this is that most of us aren't game designers, and I don't want to have to sift through loads of crap from artistic wannabes to find one gem.
Apparently there's a Michael Jackson game of some sort. I don't know; some people came out and danced to Beat It. Whatever. Just Dance: Michael Jackson? Meh. I'd rather not Just Dance if it's all the same to Ubisoft.
Yeah, Ubisoft's keynote was just horrible. There were a few interesting games, and a few great looking games, but...there was just too much that disappointed me. I'm feeling that Ubisoft is becoming one of the major advocates of casual gaming. With things like Innergy in the pipeline, I'm just...I can't get behind Ubisoft on this. Terrible. Tsk, tsk.
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