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E3 2011 quick take: Resistance 3 in 3D

By: BatRastered Jun 21, 2011 | 5 Comments

I got a chance to play Resistance 3 at Sony's E3 2011 booth, here's my take.

FnJimmy and I were waiting in line to play some Resistance 3 at Sony's booth. We thought we were going to play some multiplayer. Turns out we were playing the campaign even though they had the TVs set up side by side like the do for all their MP demos (like Uncharted and Starhawk). The Sony rep points me at the second TV in the row, lucky me, I got the one with 3D enabled. I put the goggles on over my glasses, not particularly comfortable, but not too bad until I also try to put the headphones on, now I've got three things on my ears.

Anyway the game controlled and felt like I expected, complete with the Sony R1 instead of trigger to fire that I've come to hate and expect in every exclusive PS3 game. (Seriously, WTF?) 

I don't know if something was wrong with the 3D goggles (low battery?) or if all the E3 lights and flashes were interfering with the signal, but I had a bunch of cross talk, to the point that I had two reticules to aim through which obviously made targeting a bit of a trick. I wasn't sure if I should aim at the left, right, or split the difference. By the end of the demo... well I didn't stay for the end of the demo, I just quit after about 5 minutes as I did not want to spend the rest of my day at E3 with a splitting (see what I did there) headache.

Resistance seems like an above-average FPS in a market flooded with them, so I'm not super hyped about it (especially given the PS3 exclusive controls, I like my FPS on the 360).  I'm totally not excited for 3D to come to my house any time soon.

Resistance 3 ships September 6, 2011 for the PS3.

Batman Arkham City is going to be amazing. Catwoman gameplay is it own unique style. I can't wait to play the full on version.

I can't say much. What can I say? This is my take right after I played Batman Arkham City at E3 2011 last Wednesday.

Pro gamer FnJimmy goes hands-on with Skyward Sword in the Nintendo booth. Watch as he destroys the first demo and has time for another.

FnJimmy and I headed to the Nintendo booth to play some Zelda Skyward Sword. You can choose the bird riding level, a dungeon level, or a boss battle. They only give you a 10 minute demo to keep the lines moving and FnJimmy had played a little bit of the combat last year, so I encouraged him to take on the bird riding.

Most of the people in front of us had tried the bird riding too, none of them seemed able to beat it in the 10 minutes allowed. Noobs... give that Wii mote to FnJimmy and watch him do his best Fred Savage from that one movie from the 80's...


Uhhh... No, the other one...


That's better

Yeah, he may be a n00b at FPS games, but FnJimmy was born with a Nintendo controller in his hand. Okay... back to reality... Watch FnJimmy rail the birds so fast he still has time to do the dungeon level. "Good job, Jimmy!"

FnJimmy had a huge grin on his face after that and wouldn't let us leave the Nintendo booth until I had recorded his takes. So here is the offical FnJimmy hands-on impressions of The Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword.

The Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword releases this holiday season for the Nintendo Wii.

The Microsoft E3 2011 Press conference just wrapped up. How did it go? Here's what you need to know.

Another year, another Microsoft E3 press event. No Cirque du Soleil nonsense this year, just a straight up media briefing with tons of trailers and demos.

Here's a quick run down of what I saw.

The Good:

  • Gears of War 3 campaign looks as good as you'd expect. Plus Ice-T was on stage wearing a kick ass GoW3 shirt.
  • Mass Effect 3's Kinect enabled voice commands. Garrus, move up. Liara, use Singularity. Awesomesauce. Probably not enough to make me want a kinect, but cool.
  • Kinect easy avatar creation with fun labs (out now!) I've been waiting for this since avatars came out, I have a xbl vision camera gathering dust.

The Bad:

  • Starting off with MW3 and Tomb Raider was a bit weird. I don't know why the console makers feel the need to show off multi-platform games at their press conferences.
  • Halo: CE Anniversary, an HD remake of the first Halo game. Looks cool, but also looks like it's going to be a full price game. #ripoff
  • You're showing off Forza 4 with a Top Gear license... Where's the Stig? (For that matter where were any of the Top Gear crew?)

The Ugly:

  • Kinect football running in place.
  • Two words: FIST BUMP!
  • Fable the Journey Kinect game, waving your arms around like a Jimmy. I'd rather not.

An honorable mention must be made to the Halo 4 teaser and Tomb Raider for both being Fall 2012 games, meaning we'll see them at next year's E3 as well. #toosoon

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Member Exclusive: Who wants some E3 2011 Swag?

By: goukijones Jun 21, 2011 | 76 Comments

Member Exclusive: We're going to review the recent activity and select 5 Gouki.com members to take their pick from our E3 2011 Swag Bag. Check out all the Badass Niceness. Don't be a Jimmy!

Okay so over the course of the next couple of days we will be announcing the winners. Look at all of this beautiful stuff we got below. Take your pick. 

Mini Golden FightSticks from Mad Catz and if you are first pick on this you get the bonus lanyard as seen in the picture.

Aliens Colonial Marines T-shirt. You had to stand in line to get these. Please Specify L or XL if you choose this swag.

Bethesda Keychain Set. Skyrim, Prey 2 and Rage Keychain.

Bastion Bandana. First pick gets that sweet postcard as a bonus.

Dead Island Mystery Book. We don't know what's inside. 

Gears of War 3 Hot Topic Shirt. As seen on Ice-T during the Microsoft Press Conference. 2XL Only.

Star Wars Postcard set. I found these hidden in a back room at the Los Angeles Convention Center. *Rare

Toy Soldiers T-shirt. Please specify L or XL if you choose this swag.

What's a Lanyard? Take your pick from Nintendo Zelda, WWE '12, Microsoft Magic Marker or something else game. 

World of Tanks Media Kit. Demo, Pen, 2 tanks, and a T-shirt.

Kinect Blue Balls. LOLOLOLOLOL

Deus Ex Human Revolution Sleeves. You know like shirt sleeves. Just the sleeve part.

FnJimmy will show you. He got two. We got 6 more to giveaway.

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WTF This Game Centipede Infestation

By: fnjimmy Jun 18, 2011 | 6 Comments

Yes this is a real game for the Wii. Watch the video over my shoulder. It's ridiculous and absurd. I will never play this game again in my life.

I really don't have more to say about this game. The video will for sure speak for itself. Flush it!

E3 2011 Centipede Infestation FnJimmy's official take

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New E3 Sonic Generations Trailer

By: Phresh Jun 9, 2011 | 7 Comments

Sega released a new trailer of Sonic Generations showing off a pretty memorable level, City Escape.

The music is that Nanana song from My Chemical Romance but I'm hoping it's just a promotional song and the traditional music from Sonic Adventure 2 stays intact. Plus at the last 3 seconds, you see Sonic flying through Spagonia, a level from Sonic Unleashed. But if there's any level from Unleashed I want, it would be Apotos.

And here's an interview with one of the devs that I wanted to post a while ago.

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Pro Gamer FnJimmy's E3 2011 Preview Special

By: fnjimmy May 28, 2011 | 7 Comments

FnJimmy returns for his yearly installment. E3 2011 Preview Special. FnJimmy takes a look at over 25 games going to be at E3 this year and offers you his exclusive take on each game.

That's right, I said Pro Gamer. I've played more games than you cans ever use your imagination. E3 2011 is looking intense and it's no joke. Make sure you follow me twitter.com/@fnjimmy I'm going to be wreckin' shop in L.A.

Pro Gamer FnJimmy's 2011 E3 Preview Special

Ha ha suckers!

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Exclusive Pictures: E3 2011 Booth Babes

By: goukijones Jun 23, 2011 | 9 Comments

I was all over E3 2011 chasing down developers and interviews. When I had time, I took some pictures of booth babes. Here's what I think are good enough to show you Jimmys, but you must decide. List your favorites in the comments.

There are only 19 pictures. When you talk about booth babes, include a number so we know what you're talking about. Enjoy these pictures, sorry I'm no Rei Puerto. He'll be back next year for sure. Don't be a Jimmy!

E3 2011 Booth Babes

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List your favorite below. 

I understand that it is E3 time and people want to show what they play to do with games. Remember Deus Ex, that had a similar trailer. Months later it's like the same thing Dragon Age 1 did. Beautiful trailer, in-game stick figures. WTF.

Who is at fault here? I don't suspect the developers are at fault, their actually building the game and I would think they would want to show it off. Publishers want to show these pretty little videos to board members. Gamers have to be smarter than this. 

This trailer looks amazing and if game play is exactly like this, Prey 2 could be awesome. But actually game play will not look like this trailer. Enjoy it for what it's worth. Just remember in 6 months when you see more actual game play, you'll be thinking ... wtf?

Prey 2 Bounty Trailer

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Skullgirls Animation Process Revealed

By: goukijones Jun 3, 2011 | 8 Comments

Skullgirls is looking better than ever. Here's a great look at the animation process from Reverge Labs. Can't wait to play this game.

Skullgirls is a 2D fighting game, featuring a bunch chicks with demon type stuff strapped to the for pure ass kicking. An easy cross between Street Fighter and Darkstalkers some would say. A pretty sweet combo and juggle system. Skullgirls is destined to be an EVO game. Watch for this at tournaments.

From Reverge Labs"

Our ever-supportive publisher, Autumn Games, has produced a short and very slick documentary detailing the animation process we use to make our stellar, 100% hand-drawn 2D animation.

In just two minutes, you can see how a character is made from conception all the way to the final product…. something that takes our artists between 2000 and 3000 man-hours of finger-breaking labor.

That’s a savings of up to 99.998889%!

Animating the Skullgirls Way

Source: Skullgirls Twitter

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Skarlet enters Mortal Kombat

By: grey walrus May 30, 2011 | 5 Comments

A new fighter has entered the ring of Mortal Kombat

No release date yet, but the trailer looks pretty sweet. It says E3 2011 too so maybe that's when we'll know how much she'll be and when she's coming out. 

Video is a little laggy, because I don't know how to embed the original from IGN.

http://www.ign.com/videos/2011/05/30/mortal-kombat-skarlet-dlc-trailer?objectid=14317283

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