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2010 VGA Blithering Blathering Blog

By: goukijones Dec 12, 2010 | 8 Comments

Warning drunken rant ahead. I was not sober while taking notes last night during the VGA's. I'm barely sober now. I'm just going to copy over my notes. Read on with care. Don't be a Jimmy!

Batman Arkham City - Dissapointing pre-rendered trailer. 

Elder Scrolls Skyrim 11/11/11 - Pre-rendered bullshit. *Not a Tuesday.

Kratos IS official in Mortal Kombat. Pre-rendered trailer didn't show shit.

Thor game announced = Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

Cliffy B backed out of his appearance at the last second. If he was going to make a Kinect announcement for Gears of War 3, I think he realized this may have not been the place. *There was no Kinect or Move talk at all during the VGA's.

Gran Turismo 5 - My Chemical Romance performance was the epitome of that game. Reh-tard!

Mass Effect 3 - Pre-rendered bullshit again. We are however, going to Earth. Holiday 2011.

Call of Duty Black Ops = Best Shooter - translates to bullshit. There must be a thousand videos on youtube of people complaining about how terrible it is. 

Resistance 3 = Irrelevant. 9/06/2011

Prototype 2 - 2012 = Negative. The people don't care about 2012 bullshit right now. Prototype was a game that dropped in retail just as fast as Kane and Lynch 2. I couldn't even give my copy away.

Insane from Guillermo del Toro. Release date 2013?! WTF seriously? We're gonna hold you to it Guillermo del Toro, when this game never comes out. To Schmidt.

SSX Deadly Decent. Cinderkin and BatRastered were creaming their pants. I don't know why.

John Marston IS NOT the character of the year. They give it to the nuab from COD. To make things worse Spike sucks off Neil Patrick Harris center stage and give him best voice actor for Spider-Man Shattered Dimensions. A game nobody played and nobody will EVER remember for having Neil Patrick Harris in it.

Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception Release date 11/01/2011. Sold!

Red Dead Redemption wins Game of the Year.

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On staged VGAs and missing websites

By: BatRastered Dec 15, 2009 | 4 Comments

A wildrant on what happened at the VGAs on spike.

We sat down and watched Spike TV's video game awards for 2009 last week. I have to say, most of what I saw didn't make much sense.

The show started off with an exclusive announcement trailer for the sequel to Batman: Arkham Asylum. They made this sound like news, but anyone who knows anything about the video game industry knew a sequel was coming given the finacial and critical success of the game. Still, it was nice to have it officially confirmed even if the teaser trailer didn't really show anything. The big problem was the website they plugged at the end of the trailer. arkhamhasmoved.com. It didn't work. It just showed an error message. I checked again later that night before I went to bed and while the site was no longer down, it simply linked to gametrailers.com (which didn't have the trailer up yet). WTF? Did you not know this was going to air today? You couldn't have had the site ready before the show. Dumb. Strangely this wasn't the only time this would happen during the night. (The site is now up and functioning, but it only shows the trailer and a register for updates form.)

Next was the award for best voice in a video game. There were some good nominees, including my choice, Mark Hamil for his work as the Joker in Arkham Asylum. Unfortunately Jack Black won for Brutal Legend. I'm not saying he wasn't good, but the whole event was staged. I seriously suspect spike of giving him the award just so it could have him on stage to do his little performance. (He obviously knew ahead of time that he was winning as the whole staff was in on his "joke" speech.) Fucking lame. Worse, it wasn't funny.

There were a couple more trailers, not even worth mentioning really, followed by the best "Action/Adventure game" award. Uncharted 2 and Batman: Arkahm Asylum were both nominated, so I was interested in seeing who would win this award, as it had (or should have had) implications for GOTY later. Nope... Fucking Assasin's Creed 2 won. WTF? Really? Does this mean an upset for GOTY? Because it'd be hard to be game of the year without being the best game in your genre... wouldn't it? (Ah, here I was assuming that Spike's awards would make sense, silly me.)

Then there was a trailer for Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 2. It looked great and I'm excited for this game as I loved the first one, but here we go again with the websites. It revealed a URL: unleashed2010.com. I checked it out and was redirected to the Force Unleashed website at lucasarts.com. Yes, the website for the first game. Fuck. Seriously... you too Lucas Arts? Is anyone paying attention? Put your fucking website up before the trailer airs dumb shits! (Again, this website is now up, but it was a full day later). Fuckin' amateurs!

Best Individual sports game: UFC 2009, you knew that was a given on Spike... No, not fixed at all...

A Green Day Rock Band game was announced. Do we need another Rock Band game Jimmy? No. No we do not. I'm sick of 200 different versions of GH/RB whatever. Can't they just make DLC instead of selling new games for this shit.

Another announce trailer, this time for.... Another Medal of Honor game? WTF? Why? Oh... I see... They've gone all modern warfare too. (Get it? Modern Warfare 2, too... Eh, tough crowd.)

Ok, here comes the Halo: Reach trailer. Looks good, typical Halo style, mood, music, lighting, etc. Looks to be an in-game rendered cut-scene they are showing us. No gameplay revealed. Not much of anything new revealed really. We knew going in there'd be more Spartans as Reach is their home base. Having not seen any gameplay we can only speculate how this will affect it, squad based? Who knows? Release date... still just 2010, I assume around fall time like most Halo games.

Now it's time for Game of the Year. It's... Uncharted 2: Among Thieves. A great game and totaly deserving of this award. I still liked the Batman better, but I have no argument with this other than how the fuck is it game of the year if it's not even the best "Action/Adventure game" according to Spike. But whatever.

Oooh... an encore "musical" performance by The Bravery. FML.

Stay tuned this week for the nominees for the Jimmy Gems awards, right here on Gouki.com.

Don't be a Jimmy!

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Force Unleashed Sequel Confirmed

By: jalexbrown Dec 12, 2009 | 4 Comments

Another sequel confirmed - with trailer - at the VGAs!

You didn't think you'd make it out of the VGAs with just one sequel confirmed, did you?  No, of course not; you got two sequels.  We already knew there was going to be a new Star Wars game announced, and really wasn't Force Unleashed the most likely contender?  Perhaps we could hope for a new single-player Knights of the Old Republic, but that wouldn't have been realistic.  So instead we get to settle for a sequel to Force Unleashed, which in its own right has potential to be pretty awesome.  Check out the trailer below for your amusement!

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Prototype 2 VGA trailer reveal

By: shenwoopunch Dec 11, 2010 | 5 Comments

Alex Mercer is back for another game but wait a new challenger has arrived!

 I hope Prototype 2 actually answers questions left over from the first game instead of just making up new mysteries and leaving everybody in the dark about whatever happened to certain characters from Prototype 1.  It would be very lame if nothing was revealed and we are just left with a side mission story with the new guy. 

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Cross Counter: Season 3 episode 2.

By: Cinderkin Dec 20, 2010 | 3 Comments

Another episode of Cross Counter featuring Gootecks, and Mike Ross. In this episode the guys talk about the VGAs, Marvel vs Capcom 3 Food Fight, a few tournaments, and a Top 5 best of 2010. Check it out!

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Forza Motorsport 4 VGA Announce Trailer

By: goukijones Dec 12, 2010 | 6 Comments

I'm not exciting for this. I have Need for Speed HP and GT5. Another sim is nothing for me to be hyped about. I know some of you Jimmys will be looking forward to this. Here's to Forza 4 being better than GT5.

Forza Motorsport 4 VGA Announce Trailer

VGX, the next generation of Video Game Awards, is an all-day gaming experience, and a true binging dream for gamers.

It looks like there's a whole new direction for the former VGAs this year. Introducing VGX

While its roots lie in the Video Game Awards, VGX will abandon the traditional Hollywood style award show to feature more world premiere game trailers than ever before, plus extended deep dives into the next generation of games, new looks at gaming culture, one-on-one interviews with the industry’s most visionary creatives and expert panels digging into what’s coming to consoles in 2014 and beyond. The new format features more games, less fame, in an intimate studio setting.

So that's different. I've always hated listening to acceptance speeches and awkward celebrity tie-ins and shitty bands during these shows. Just show me the new trailers and tell me who won the awards so I can get on with my life.

VGX LOGO

Anyway this new format show will air this Saturday, December 7 at 6PM ET / 3PM PT on the internet. That's right, no TV. I guess that's better if there are no commercials other than the game trailers... but will 6 cops re-runs out draw this for real? Here's how to tune in:

VGX will be streamed across Xbox One, Xbox 360®, PlayStation®3 (PS3™), Twitch, iOS and Android devices, and available globally on VGXLIVE.com, Hulu, Yahoo Screen, the Yahoo Screen app and Viacom properties Spike.com, ComedyCentral.com MTV.com, MTV2.com, BET.com and GameTrailers.com. VGX will be live streamed for three-hours on Saturday, December 7, beginning at 6:00 PM ET / 3:00 PM PT. 

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