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XCOM First Look with GoukiJones E3 2012

By: goukijones Jun 5, 2012 | 2 Comments

Got into see XCOM: Enemy Unknown today from Firaxis and 2KGames. Oh you know I was thrilled before I even got to L.A. about this game. Check out my description of what I saw at E3 2012.

E3 2012 XCOM: Enemy Unknown demo was the exact same for the public and media. When I walked into booth errrr sneaked in, I should say. I hit my head on a low speaker, I guess that's karma. The demo started out on a destroyed city looking battlefield with some weak ass soldiers and some aliens attacking them. One Soldier gets railed immediately. Another was hiding behind a car has the aliens approached, the camera shifted to third person and the soldier blew the aliens head off. Every time you're aiming in the game, the game takes on a third person camera angle. All the graphics in the game looked very nice and led to some very smooth transitions. It's the aliens turn again and this time, the traditional looking alien (grey, big head, big eyes) uses some sort of mind meld or something to hypnotize a solider into throwing a grenade at himself. Now there's only one soldier left and he calls for back up.

Back up arrives and they are all end game suped up. A Sniper, a Stealth chick and a human version of the mind meld alien. The telekinesis soldier gets off the ship and apparently he's modeled after the creator of Civilization, Sid Meiers. That reveal during the demo received the biggest pop. So this crew jumps off the ship. The first soldier up was a sniper, he can go into some sort of rage mode and get a second shot during battle. The second soldier could turn invisible and move twice as far as any other character. she also used a grapple hook to climb up a building next to a "brute" (just a big monster, their words) the camera switches to third person and she blows his head off. 1 hit. Seemed canned to me. Next the super soldier with his glowing hands like Ironman, who looked like the creator of XCOM steps up for his turn. He just hypnotizes an alien to throw a grenade at itself. Very anti-climatic.

Then the guy hosting the demo says.

"And that's XCOM."

Nobody in the room moved. It was completely silent. The he said.

"That's it. Thank you very much. The demo is over." Get out!

Okay I added the get out, but that's what it felt like. BatRastered said the demo was 15 minutes. It felt more like 5 to me. There was no Q&A. I had questions Jimmy! There was no demo of the base, or if you could send out parties to do quests on their own ala Final Fantasy Tactics. So I didn't really get anything out of this demo. That's exactly what I've already seen from the combat. I still don't know anything about this game. I love it all though and I will be all over it at launch. Where the fuck is that other XCOM game?

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XCOM secret kitchen preview at E3 2010

By: goukijones Jun 22, 2010 | 4 Comments

In a secret kitchen hidden inside the Los Angeles convention center we watch a demo of XCOM with studio director Martin Slater.

Xcom is a classic computer game, that what I think most of the Jimmys that made the original Bioshock are trying to remake. So for me, this is a no-brainer. I loved the first Bioshock, I think it is one of the best games of all time. So we sit down right in the front of the room and take a swig from my soda bottle, Jimmy! Wink wink. Martin Slater was standing up front, BatRastered and I quickly introduced ourselves and exchanged business cards. Martin was totally laid back and knew a lot about the preview we were watching, he guided us through.

I have seen this video before, or clips of it or something. It’s not bad. The graphics seem very rough and you can tell it’s an early build. The setting is like Bioshock on land, during the day. The game is very ominous with various things scurrying about trying to give you a scare. Black blobs of static electricity to be honest. The action scene takes place inside a house where the black static blobs are attacking a family and you need to go in and kill everything. When it’s time to leave a giant alien rectangular cube appears and turns into a donut looking object.*see video* At this point the donut looking object begins blasting away and sucking up debris all around you. The demo ends with you escaping.

XCOM giant enemy rectangular cube

XCOM giant enemy donut

I want to play this game, there is no doubt. I think it’s going to be very deep. The world map was shown for a few moments during the demo and you could clearly see that your options for different things to do at this point across the United States.

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For you Yakuza fans out there, there is a new game coming out pretty soon. It's about karaoke & Zombies. I think. Check out the trailer.

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Yoshinori Ono VS Team Gouki EVO 2011 Interview

By: goukijones Aug 1, 2011 | 6 Comments

Gouki.com had the honor to speak with Yoshinori Ono from Capcom while at EVO 2011. Check out this exclusive interview.

The video speaks for itself. 

Thank you very much to Yoshinori Ono and Capcom.

I'm taking all crafts to level 50 as fast as possible. Here's some early tips for a young carpenter.

The crafting is super easy in FFXIV. I still haven't even had to look/buy any crystals. I imagine time for that is just around the corner. As of today tho ... I have ALL crafts over level 24. GSM 29. CUL 27. WVR 25. I have over $175,000 gil. At least $100k on the Market Boards. Yeah I'm gonna be rich boiiiii. Wanna see how I made a quick couple of grand with Walnut Logs while leveling up my Carpenter.

Check out my story on Goldsmith Leveling Guide for a more detailed look at my strategy. 

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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.

Check out Disney's new movie about video game characters. You can see Chun Li & Zangief from Street Fighter. Also Q Bert and his crew.

Saw this first over on Dark Horizons a great site for movie news. Disney is making a movie about video games. Wreck it Ralph! It just so happens that Ralph is the same name as FnJimmy's evil doppleganger twin. The main character was a villain in his game and he wants to be good now. That's the story. 

He's got cherries from Pac-man. The Qbert looks so sad, because he's been unplugged. The little blue dragon will NPC in FPS for food! This looks classic. The kicker is Chun Li and Zangief just cruisin' down the stairs. Disney can buy anything. Can't wait to see more of this.

Don't be a Jimmy! What are your thoughts? This might be the first Disney anime movie I can not wait to see. There should be a trailer sometime this week. Vote, Comment and Share!

It's just vintage Zelda and it sounds so Badass Nice!

I originally found this on reddit, so go over there and give it a vote up too.

This Jimmy is from a far away land and you should check out his official website, it's crazy good. He is a proper badass nice keyboard gangsta. This Zelda song is one of my favorite video game tunes of all time. I still whistle it to myself while I work.

Legend of Zelda (Chipophone)

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ZombiU Launch Trailer

By: goukijones Nov 17, 2012 | 2 Comments

Nothing about this looks bad, other than it would cost like $300+ & I'd have to stand out in the cold like some Jimmy trying to get into the Toys R Us as soon as it opens. Great use of the game pad.

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ZOMG! Is that Noob Saibot Mortal Kombat @ E3 2010

By: goukijones Jun 19, 2010 | 7 Comments

Super Street Fighter IV has competition again Mortal Kombat is back. People will be playing this in tournaments.

First stop of day 2 E3 2010 was the Mortal Kombat demonstration in the Warner Bros. booth. We had to wait for the first rack of nuabs to finish, because we were a little late.

As we enter the private room I noticed t-shirts draped over the chairs. Bonus!! A bad ass exclusive Mortal Kombat t-shirt, with an exposed rib cage and it says Finish Him on the back. Anyway, then I realized that the Jimmy in the front of the room was, Ed frickin Boon man! The demonstration was hosted by Ed Boon, the series creator. On the a giant projector screen Sub-Zero and Scorpion were highlighted on the character select. Right away this felt like Mortal Kombat II to me.

My boy, Ed talks about how Mortal Kombat is going back to its roots and that’s why the game name is just Mortal Kombat. Sub-Zero and Scorpion begin to fight and it looks incredible. The level was the Living Forest from Mortal Kombat II, you could see snakes and bugs crawling through the dead bodies in the back ground. Wait this super detailed and bad ass fight against two of the worlds most well know ninja lookin’ dudes. Scorpion has his chain spike … “Get over here!” Sub-Zero has his classic ice ball. Scorpion can teleport and when he does he leaves behind a cloud of smoke that looks almost just like him. Sub-Zero shoots ice at the ground, but Scorpion doesn’t slip. His foot is stuck in the ice, Sub-Zero walks up and uppercuts him in the GARILL! The fight continues and Scorpion wins … Finish Him. The testers could not pull off the fatality. NUBFARM!

Then we switched it up to the new tag team system. You get two guys and I get two guys. You can call in for assists or you can swap out at any time. The combat is totally in-depth, tons of combos and juggles. Juggle in and out with your partner. There’s a super bar kind of, it can be used for EX type moves that are larger and do more damage. Combo breaker in case you are getting your ass kicked. Oh and the max super … does like a mini fatality during the match that cuts away to bones breaking punches, sword cutting action and well just blood spilling everywhere. BatRastered says like CSI when they do the special effects, but who watches CSI? Remember that Jet Li movie with the slow motion bone breaking like wire frame or whatever … never mind. This new Mortal Kombat is amazing.

A couple of other details are that there were 26 character slots, a random slot, and a DLC slot. They didn’t take any questions, I’m sorry I don’t know if there will be DLC characters. That DLC slot made me think there might be. The title screen was Sub-Zero punching the shit out of Scorpion or vice versa, I don’t know I don’t remember, I had a few sips of whiskey already at this point and I’m having one actually right now while I’m writing this. Wait …. Watch this video.

MadCatz/Tritton unboxing the new 720+ Headset. Full on wireless.

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Breaking Deals Jimmy! Find out when to be at Wal-mart this weekend to score a pre-order for Xbox ONE &/or a PS4. Don't be a Jimmy.

From Wal-mart:

Walmart Taking Xbox One and PS4 Pre-Orders In Stores Nationwide Starting August 24

Retailer Providing Customers ‘Pay As You Go’ Option

BENTONVILLE, Ark., Aug. 20, 2013 – It’s not too late to be among the first to play the long-anticipated Microsoft Xbox® One and Sony PlayStation® 4.  Starting, Saturday, August 24, customers can visit Walmart stores nationwide to pre-order the console of their choice. Customers are encouraged to secure the pre-order early as quantities are limited.

“We know millions of our customers can’t wait to get their hands on the Xbox One and PS4,” said Laura Phillips, senior vice president of Entertainment for Walmart U.S. “As the current market share leader in video game hardware and accessories, customers can trust Walmart to have the latest gaming consoles and new releases available at a great low price.”

Customers simply need to see an associate in the Electronics department and take the following steps to secure the PS4™ or Xbox® One:

·         Provide a 10 percent down payment – $40 for PS4™ and $50 for Xbox One.

·         Make payments over time or in full when the console becomes available.

·         Pick up the console on the launch date. Walmart will hold pre-ordered consoles for customers wanting more time to pay it off until December 13, 2013.

The Xbox® One Day One Edition Console for $499.00 includes an Xbox One System, Kinect, Day One Commemorative Edition Controller, an Exclusive Achievement and Special Edition Packaging. The PS4™ console for $399.00 includes a PlayStation® 4 System, DualShock 4 Controller and Wired Mono Headset. Walmart will also offer customers the option to reserve extra controllers and select games such as Forza 5, Deadrising 3, Ryse, Killzone, Knack and Driveclub for $59.96 each.

For more information please visit your local Walmart store.

SPECIAL NOTE: According to The NPD Group’s Consumer Tracking Service, Walmart is the current market share leader in video game hardware and accessories (12 months rolling through July 2013). Customers are limited to pre-order two of each item (i.e., console, controller or game). Items not paid out and picked up by December 13, 2013 may be cancelled and returned to inventory.

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