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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.

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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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E3 Day 0 Pee free

By: fnjimmy Jun 14, 2010 | 3 Comments

Well thats it at lease the guys over at EA did excellent with Star Wars: TOR.

Well alright we kick things of with Microsoft Kinect all I can say is its controller free, you can work out with it's exercise program and anything else the Wii can also do. Gears of War 3 has 4 player co-op and now you can play a girl, woopie. Then there was Metal Gear solid for the xbox, looks amazing. The C.O.D. black ops its looks no different then Modern Warfare 2. And the big SHOCKER is the new Xbox 360 smaller, sleek looking, black, and with built in wi-fi and 250gb hdd. Well thats it at lease the guys over at EA did excellent with Star Wars: TOR. I don't play at all of any PC games but this one I can't wait to play it. Alright thats all see you jimmyas tomorrow for Day 1, peace.

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E3 2010 Preview Deus EX Human Evolution

By: reipuerto Jun 28, 2010 | 1 Comments

An under appreciated game from back in the day is making its come back!

What up Jimmys!? Let's get right to it.

What is Deus Ex? It's a cyber-punk style, role playing hybrid, first person shooter set in the future. This is the third game in the in the series but it is a prequel to the original Deus Ex.

The build that I was shown was six hours into the game. The developer also stated that this build had unlimited ammo and infinite health. Cheater.. It shows a living, breathing world, and just whipping out a weapon, not to shoot, will alarm the civilians around you. The main character wasn’t looking too presentable. He had a trench coat. Color light brown. The developer starts walking and heads to a bar. The streets are lively and serve a purpose. People were walking some were saying important dialog to assist you on your story.  Once inside the bar, he initiated a conversation with the bar tender. His face seemed half burned but the detail was real nice. There was a moral choice that made him want details extracted from him. One was aggressive and the other passive but with no answer. He choose to be passive and leave with nothing. He explored the bar more to overhear a conversation of two NPCs. They mentioned about the guy that he was looking for had lost his PDA. He searched around to find it on the bathroom floor. He hacked it and got a code to enter in the back door. Once inside, he proceeded to sneak inside. On cover, the camera goes into third person a la Gears/RainbowSix style. One guard was there so he waited till his back was turned and knocked him out. Upon knocking him out, the action goes to third person view for the stun/kill. Then he dragged the body in first person view, to the corner.  Then around another corridor, two guards were dumb enough to stand with their back side to him, so they were put to sleep. The demo ended shortly after saying this part was only the stealth part. The next section would be more action oriented.

The next section started out with the main character getting out of the sewer. This time, he was in full body armor. He looks around with happens to look like a bay in New York, around Manhattan. There were a bay of bad guys securing the place and he quickly took cover and started to make his way to the far right. The developer started to say that you can beat the whole game without killing anyone but this was not the case here. His body suit was powered up so he picked up a crate and pulled it out if its fence placement to reveal a hole. He went in. Now there was a small room in front of him. He then activated his x-ray vision to see a good radius of the bad guys. He snuck inside via the window and killed the dude dumb enough to be sleeping on the job. He deactivated the alarm system and proceeded to head out to the opposed side. He takes cover behind some crates and spots a dude. The bad guy is on top of the crate. He takes out his silencer and head shots the back of his head. He then super jumps on top to spot two more Jimmies talking about getting paid and what not. Again, he jumps down to execute both of them. He makes his way to the back of the bay and avoids a good amount of guards. He then climbs a later and heads to the right to view a glass top with two guards exchanging Pokemon cards. Kidding, they’re just talking. He jumps down to break the glass and kills them. That room was filled with bad guys and he took them out. Cheater… Then a big boss (?) mechanical creature broke through the wall like the Kool-aid man. He ran behind some wooden boxes and the thing’s heavy machine guns destroyed them all. He saw a conveniently placed rocket launcher around a suit case. The weapons were customizable because, not only did he say so but, the rocket launcher had a heat seeker feature that made the fight rather quick. It then goes into a cinematic cutscene of him jumping out of a wall. He lands alright and then being confronted with an even taller guy than himself. He force pushed the crap out of him and changed his hand into a Gatling gun and was about to shoot when the scene goes black. Wooooo!!!

I honestly had mixed feelings about the game. It seems to borrow elements from other genres, even though the game series is longer than the others. But Square Enix’s hand is definitely in this. The cutscenes are AMAZING! Insane detail to it. I could even count the hair on the dude’s chin! Something to look forward to!

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E3 2010 Hottest Booth Babes competition

By: goukijones Jun 24, 2010 | 2 Comments

The hottest booth babes from E3 2010!

Look at the pics Jimmy!

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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.

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Mafia II hands on

By: BatRastered Jul 2, 2010 | 6 Comments

Mafia II, a sandbox set in the 1940's.

You've played this game before. It's a thrid person sandbox with good voice acting and story and just good enough controls. The only difference is this one is set in the 1940's gangster run town of "Empire Bay". You can get your sandbox on in any one of many different flavors now, Old West, 40's gangster, 50's FBI vs Aliens, 80's Miami, 90's California, modern day New York, the futuristic "Pacific City" of Crackdown, whatever.

It's the same shit. Pick your favorite style and get that one.

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Naughty Bear violent teddies rule the world

By: goukijones Jun 24, 2010 | 6 Comments

We got a brief glimpse of this game at E3 2010 ...

We got a brief glimpse of this game at E3 2010, then stupid g*metr*ilers.nubfarm came in and cut us off. Nevermind that. Gouki.com number 1 in the world!

Ok so the demo at E3 was really cool. You are a bear on an island that none of the other bears like. The other bears are mean to you, ridicule you and laugh at you to your face. So fuck these bears, go get a machete and start hacking them up. It's payback bitches. As soon as you hack up the first bear you come across the rest of the town enters panic mode. Running to their homes and barricading the doors with dressers or refrigerators. While they are barricaded in the house you can go to the electrical box and cut their power. The bear inside the house will call his friend to come over and fix it. This is when you can ram his face into the electrical box, killing him. LOL at this point during the "serious press demo." What did they expect? So then the bear in the house calls the police. You hear him call the police and set up bear traps around the house to catch and injure the police bear. Police bear comes and gets caught in the trap. Easy prey. You run up and pull him by the back of his head like you were just gonna rip it off and then ... stupid other website comes into the room and ruins our press demo. Watch the trailer, if you can stomach it.

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E3 2010 Preview Part One

By: jalexbrown May 6, 2010 | 6 Comments

Check out my first of a couple articles laying out what E3 2010 might look like.

I don’t need to tell you that E3 is upon us.  It’s that time of the year again where rumors and speculation run rampant; everyone wants to get their say in what the next E3 will hold.  I’m not going to take too much time to indulge in speculation, although I admittedly might throw a claim or two that is sheerly based on my own guesswork, but most of what I’m going to assume we’ll see at E3 is based on announcements made and things saw at last year’s E3.

So the big three: Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo.  These are probably the guys you most want to see, because they usually set the stage for all the awesome exclusives.  And I’d say everyone can rejoice, because we’ve got good reason to believe that all three will be showing some slick exclusives and brand new things.              

First, let’s look at Nintendo.  I broke news on Gouki about the Nintendo 3DS, and since it’s been officially confirmed, I see every reason to believe we’ll see Nintendo showing off their plans for the 3DS launch.  As far as what properties could be present at the 3DS launch is anyone’s guess at this point, but I don’t think expecting to see a new Mario or Zelda 3DS is too far out of the realm of possibility.  Aside from that we could potentially get a new Pokemon game (perhaps the rumored Pokemon Black/White) or a portable Super Smash Brothers game (they must know that the fans have been asking for it).  And speaking of Zelda, I’m expecting to see some Zelda Wii stuff on display as well, and possibly even some Metroid: Other M stuff since it got a pushed-back release date.  There is some speculation about seeing a Wii HD, but I have a feeling that no such announcement will come from Nintendo at this year’s E3; I think the 3DS will be enough from a hardware perspective.

Let’s move on to Microsoft.  Last year Microsoft unveiled Natal; this year I expect them to kick up the presentations twofold and probably put it out for demo as well.  Microsoft knows how skeptical people have been since last year’s Milo presentation, so they might take the perfect opportunity to comfort all of the Natal naysayers.  But Natal won’t really be the big fish in the sea, because that will go to Halo Reach and Fable 3.  Both of these games are getting a spectacular amount of hype, and much like Natal both titles have a fair amount of naysayers.  Microsoft, Lionhead, and Bungie will be a force to be reckoned with.  I’m expecting a campaign demo for Halo Reach (the only thing I can imagine since the multiplayer is already in private beta), and some sort of hands-on for Fable 3 (perhaps showing off the Natal features).  I also wonder if Microsoft won’t maybe have a trailer for Mass Effect 3 in store; I’d say it’s a strong possibility.

Out of the members of the big three, we really know the least about what Sony’s got going on.  With the exception of Move, most of what they showed off last year will be out by this year’s E3.  At least we can safely assume that Move will out for demonstration, and I’m sure Sony will be pushing hype on a bunch of titles that will use it.  I can imagine that we’ll maybe get to see a trailer for Resistance 3 (after the whole billboard deal was circulated), and perhaps even LittleBigPlanet 2 (a rumor, I’m afraid).  But there is a ray of sunshine in all of this: there are endless possibilities for franchises that Sony could take interest in revisiting or moving to the PS3, far more than I could consider listing.  So I guess what I’m admitting is that Sony’s show will be the most up-in-the-air, but I’m optimistic that they have some great surprises in store.

So I think that’s going to wrap up part one of my E3 preview.  Keep reading, because I should get around to getting some third-party speculations up before too long.  In the meantime don’t forget to make Gouki one of your stops for E3 coverage and information!

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Hands on with NBA Jam

By: BatRastered Jun 22, 2010 | 7 Comments

NBA Jam is back Jimmy!

NBA Jam is back with the addition of some preset waggles and some updated graphics. Other than that, it's exactly what you remember from 1997.

Yes. I know something about the dame 4th Spider-Man in Shattered Dimensions.

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Final Fantasy XIV Drunken hands on

By: goukijones Jun 26, 2010 | 5 Comments

FNJimmy and I got a little private time with Final Fantasy XIV in 3D, with my best friend Jack Daniels.

FNJimmy and I got into the private hands on room of Final Fantasy XIV. I played it in 3D and let me just say it looks absolutely amazing. The problem with 3D gaming of course (and this isn’t the only time you’re going to hear me say this) I don’t want to have a $5000 dollar set up to play it. The glasses and 3D on screen were not abrasive at all. Although I don’t know how I would feel after playing Final Fantasy for XIV umpteen hours.

As far as the actual gameplay of Final Fantasy XIV it was just like Final Fantasy XI, I’m afraid that this game may just be a graphical update. I ran through the town and saw the shops and few NPC’s all very familiar to anyone that has played FFXI. When I got out into the field with a group to fight some enemies, again felt just like FFXI.

Final Fantasy XIV or Star Wars The Old Republic? The variables here would be release dates, friends online, monthly pricing, and system. I don’t know when either game is coming out for sure, but I’ll be giving both a try when they are released. I think my friends online are gonna be split. Whoever has the cheaper service is just gonna receive bonus points.  As far as systems go, I know I’ll be starting either one on the PC so I guess that does matter. Here’s a short clip of FNJimmy and myself hands on with Jack Daniels errrrrrrr Final Fantasy XIV.

This is a video that has been circulating the net about the difference between the alpha and beta versions of Final Fantasy XIV. Hello?! WTF? When the game is actually released,  we won’t be playing either version, so who cares? The graphics are nice though.

This is the North American E3 2010 Trailer. Makes my nipples hard Jimmy.

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Hands on with Vanquish

By: BatRastered Jun 21, 2010 | 1 Comments

I use every bullet I have on the first boss...

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I played the first level of Vanquish at E3. The game is really smooth. It plays like Gears of War on speed. You mostly rely on cover, but you can move so fast from one to the next and shuffle around behind it. The graphics look great and the control is spot on when moving around. I had a little bit of trouble with the targetting mechanic as it didn't "pop and lock" when I held down the aim button like most western shooters I'm used to (and I think the sensitivity was dialed way up from where I like it).

My only dissapointment was the lack of multiplayer despite the fact that you are rolling with a squad. I'm still interested in playing this though.

Check out this quick video of me playing Vanquish at Sega's E3 booth.

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