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Team Gouki hit up the Bastion at E3. Check out my hands on time with the co-founder of Super Giant Games, Davin Simon. He destroys the demo right on front of me and I got some of on video. Plus FnJimmy's official take.

I just learned of Bastion while at E3. I love hunting, gathering, leveling up type games. FnJimmy says "It's like Final Fantasy Tactics." I think he means, because of the squares. Bastion is a Summer of Arcade XBLA Exclusive. I stopped by the booth at a different time from FnJimmy and BatRastered. I met Gavin Simon, co-founder of Super Giant Games.

The first question I asked was if his gear changed when he got new armor and leveled up. He does not and Gavin was surprised by that question he told me. Nobody else had asked that. Okay, so maybe it's just me then, but I like seeing the gear change. Irrelevant. 

Bastion looks sweet and it looks like it's going to be a hell of a value. Check out this video below, it starts off with a little FnJimmy gameplay to warm you up. Then in the third clip 0:47, Gavin shows me how to PWN with Bastion. Badass Nice.

E3 2011 Bastion Developer Gameplay Off Screen

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Aliens: Colonial Marines E3 2011 demo impressions

By: BatRastered Jun 11, 2011 | 8 Comments

The Gouki team paid a visit to Sega's booth at E3 2011 for a first look at Aliens: Colonial Marines in action.

Hot on the heels of the first official trailer for this game, Sega let us in to see an early build of Aliens: Colonial Marines being played by the Gearbox staff and hosted by non other than Randy Pitchford, CEO of Gearbox Software.

When asked when the game takes place in the Alien universe, Pitchford stated that he considers this the "true sequel to Aliens", which brought cheers from those assembled for this demo. We soon found ourselves in Hadley's Hope searching for survivors and clues as to what happened during the events of the Aliens movie. The level of detail even in this early build was quite impressive. Fans will clearly recognize the blueprints of the building and the labs housing the face-suckers. Things quickly turn dark for our band of marines as the sounds coming from the motion tracker become more urgent. Alien xenomorphs soon begin emerging from the ceiling air vents, taking many of your squadmates out in the process. The aliens move all along the ceiling and walls as easily as the floors, and they move quickly. You will really need to have your head on a swivel if you wish to keep it attached in this game! Better yet, bring some backup; Aliens: Colonial Marines supports 4 player co-op. As Pitchford announced this feature, a second Gearbox employee joined the demo. Much like Gearbox's recent hit, Borderlands, the additional player simply popped into existence and a message appeared on the screen stating that "player 2 had joined your party". Nothing was mentioned of this, but I noticed that the second player had some custom looking artwork on their armour hinting perhaps and some level of player customization.

Most of the action was standard FPS stuff, move from point A to point B and have a firefight, but along the way the engine showed off some survival horror effects (exploding lights, face-suckers throwing themselves at the inside of their glass cage towards you with the accompanying music queue) and other events like random marines being gruesomely dealt with by the aliens. We weren't shown any items other than the motion scanner, but we did get to see a few weapons including the pulse rifle and sentry turret.

Seal the door!

Seal the door

After the marines had decided to take a last stand, a giant firefight broke out, culminating in the alien queen bashing through the door and ending the demo with an ominous fade to black.

For those worried that an Aliens game can't live up to the hype, let me tell you that Pitchford and his Gearbox staff were visibly excited to be making this game, and very much knew their stuff about the Aliens universe. Pitchford was shouting out movie quotes throughout the demo, and mentioned that they had the chance to work with many people and assets from the film.

In addition a version of the game will make its way to the WiiU after its launch. While we don't know specifics on the WiiU version, it is easy to imagine a motion tracker on the controller screen. Pitchford would only say that Gearbox was proud to be one of the early recipients of the developer kit for the WiiU.

Aliens: Colonial Marines ships out Spring 2012 for the Xbox 360, PS3 and PC. 

Team Gouki got a chance to play the new and improved GoW3 horde mode at Microsoft's E3 2011 booth. -Updated- FnJimmy's official take on horde mode video

E3 day 3, FnJimmy and I bolted at the opening striaght to the Gears of War demo. As we were standing in line, the Microsoft guys were passing around these giant cards of what to expect in the new Horde mode.

Check out FnJimmy's quick iPhone grab of the card:

Gears of War 3 horde mode card E3

If you can't read that (good luck) here's what we saw and played...

You start off by selecting an area to defend, we started in the hotel lobby. There are a bunch of glowing spots where you can set up fortifications such as barbed wire, turrets, and decoys. These slow down or even take out Locust as they try to make their way into the lobby, making them easy pickings for you. These fortifications aren't free, however. You need cash to set them up. You start off with a limited amount of cash, but you rack it up by killing enemies and completing any bonus objectives that pop up (these will require you to leave the relative safety of the fortified area usually, so watch out). In between rounds, you can purchase new fortifications, repair old ones, and get new weapons. Every 10th round is a boss wave... we had to fight this thing.

Gears of War 3 Horde mode boss wave

Unfortunately, you can't just lay down fortifications where you want, Gears has spots chosen for you. It's ok, but I expected a little better from the game that started this horde mode craze. Still, it's a lot of fun to build up your defenses and rail a bunch of Locust, especially when the big baddies come along.

Gears of War 3 Horde mode

We still haven't got a chance to see the campaign yet, but we did see the new limited edition Xbox 360 (with custom sounds!). Check this bad boy out...

Gears of War 3 custom console xbox 360

Yeah... that's pretty sweet. I think it looks better than the Halo Reach edition. (We here at Gouki.com are especially fond of the red & black color scheme.)

Gears of War 3 and the Limited edition GoW3 console release Sep 20, 2011

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Final Fantasy XIII-2 E3 2011 Trailer

By: goukijones Jun 7, 2011 | 5 Comments

Try not to laugh. I played the first FF13 all the way to disc 3 and I got to the "open world" part. Then I put it on the shelf and eventually mailed it to Blazemanx.

I couldn't help, but laugh a little bit when this trailer ended. I haven an appointment to see this game at E3 2011. Hopefuly I don't get banned from the Square Enix booth. Again, I'll try any Final Fantasy once.

Final Fantasy XIII-2 E3 2011 Trailer

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Sf x Tekken team combos including Sagat and Hwoarang! -UPDATED-

By: iorilamia Jun 7, 2011 | 2 Comments

A video taken from E3, showing Hwo, Sagat and character select screen. Also other videos from Capcom Unity.

Hwoarang is my favorite Tekken character so when they did his teaser reveal, my hype exploded (also since Juri is my main, the possibility of having both of them is delightful!). http://www.youtube.com/user/GamingTrendVideos2 has been awesome enough to get a vid of him in action a long with Sagat, enjoy.

So what do you think? It's cool that they implemented his Flamingo Stance. Unfortunately the guy playing just got...destroyed and didn'[t do much of anything cool. But Hwo looks like hes having really good pokes in this game and his jump properties look just like Juri's , lol.

Sagat on the other hand is looking like Sagat. The King lives on ;)

 

(Yea I know there are 2 videos. At my friend's house, no matter what browser I choose this keeps happening)

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UPDATE: http://www.youtube.com/user/CapcomUnityVideos Uploaded 2 new videos with awesome team combos, inlcuding Sagat, Julia, Cammy and Hwo.

Is this the next Left for Dead or something more?

Dead Island seems to be a new survial take on zombies. Since it takes place in a Island, players must make maintain health, weapan and stamina balance. For instance, if you throw a knife, you better pick it up, chances are, you won't find another one soon. Like what you see? Let us know!

 

And here are some artwork from the team

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Nintendo's stock has dropped

By: DragonKiss83 Jun 9, 2011 | 5 Comments

E3 just hurt Nintendo

source http://www.joystiq.com/2011/06/09/nintendo-stock-loses-another-five-percent/

So here's how it goes.  Nintendo shows us the Wii U, the next day thier stock drops 5 percent.  The next day it drops another 5 percent.  For those of you who struggle with math that's a 10 percent drop in just 2 days.  The stock hasn't been this low since before the Wii 5 years ago.  

I personally lost faith in nintendo when they made the N64, I hated that thing.  I got my start with games back on the NES and still love it.  Then the SNES had some incredible games.  But the N64 had a control that I didn't like and a ton of kids games.  So I became a Sony guy.  But they still own the rights to some great characters.  So for years I've joked that they need to just stick to games and forget these consoles that I'm not a fan of.  But I'ld rather have to play a Wii than lose the characters completely.

And I am sure that investors were looking for something big out of E3, but the Wii U just wasn't what they wanted.  This doesn't really hurt the company but it might serve as a wake-up call.  The 3DS has not done anywhere near as well as they expected.  What do you think about this?  Is there someway for Nintendo to win you back?  Or are you not bothered by any of this?

Gouki.com got a demonstration of the Furious 4 that is a radical departure from past Brothers in Arms games.

Gearbox software has been busy. Not only have they resurrected the Duke, but they've been working on an Aliens game and this new take on the Brothers in Arms universe. Randy Varnell of Gearbox assures us that we haven't seen the last of Matt Baker, the company will make a return to the traditional Brothers in Arms WWII shooter in "the future"... whenever that is, we'll let you know. In the meantime, enjoy this trailer of the Furious 4.

Furious 4 will be a four player co-operative shooter with skill upgrades (think Borderlands, in fact I'm pretty sure I saw the logo for Mordecai's Fast Hands skill in there). Unlike Borderlands, teammates don't just pop in and out of the world, instead there are individual missions at the end of which you and your cohorts will be given a summary of the destruction you've caused. Inquiries as to whether there will be a competitive multiplayer as well were met with "no comment".

The four characters have different skills, for instance Montana (the heavy gunner of the group) had a bear trap that would ensnare enemies temporarilly, allowing your teammates to pick them off. The trap could be upgraded to include a grenade, for even more fun and destruction.

To be sure, Brothers in Arms: Furious 4 was not what we were expecting and it's not a direct sequel to the previous games, it's more of an alternate universe take on the series. That said, Furious 4 is looking like fun so far. Stay tuned to Gouki.com for updates as we hear more about this game.

Here is the full press release:

UBISOFT® REVEALS BROTHERS IN ARMS FURIOUS 4™

LOS ANGELES – June 6, 2011 – Today, during its press conference at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), Ubisoft® unveiled the development of Brothers in Arms Furious 4™. Developed by Gearbox™ Software and published by Ubisoft, Brothers in Arms Furious 4 is the latest iteration of the best-selling Brothers in Arms® franchise that spins the series in a new direction. The game will be available worldwide for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft®, the Sony® PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Windows® PC in the first half of calendar year 2012.

Set in World War II, Brothers in Arms Furious 4 is a brutal first person shooter that offers an exciting campaign mode playable with up to four players in co-op, as well as an extensive competitive multiplayer mode. The story follows four fierce and fearless warriors chasing the Führer himself. As one of the Furious 4, players will use special weaponry and unexpected combat abilities to fight the greatest threat the world has ever faced: an experimental Nazi army conceived in secret by the Third Reich.

“The Brothers in Arms franchise has been renowned for its gritty direction that has dropped players into the middle of World War II,” said Adam Novickas, U.S. director of marketing at Ubisoft.  “With Brothers in Arms Furious 4, Gearbox brings the action to a whole new level filled with unexpected twists and over-the-top battles that are sure to please new players and fans alike.”

For more information on Brothers in Arms Furious 4, please visit: www.brothersinarmsgame.com

Thanks to Randy Varnell and his crew for the demo.

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Bioshock Infinite E3 2011 Teaser

By: goukijones Jun 7, 2011 | 4 Comments

As long as the trailer starts out with choking a little girl, you shouldn't have any worries.

On a side note: Ken Levine talking on stage last night at the Sony Press Conference, was talking about adding move support. He sounded totally unsure of himself and the story he told made it sound like Sony forced it on him. Either way, I don't care. I'll use the controller thanks.

Bioshock Infinite E3 2011 Trailer

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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Nintendo just announced that their press conference will be streamed online this year. This can't have anything to do with G4TV absolutely falling apart does it?

Nintendo to Offer Live Coverage of E3 Expo 2011 Presentation

Video game fans around the globe are invited to bookmark http://e3.nintendo.com in their browsers as Nintendo prepares to offer a virtual front-row seat at this year’s E3 Expo in Los Angeles. A live webcast of Nintendo’s E3 Expo 2011 media presentation will begin at 9 a.m. Pacific time on Tuesday, June 7. Immediately following the presentation, fans can enjoy additional Nintendo Network coverage on the site, including interviews, game trailers and special video segments. A variety of exclusive content will also be available on the Nintendo® Channel, which is accessible to anyone with a Wii™ console that is connected to the Internet.

The E3 Expo, scheduled to take place June 7-9 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, is among the year’s biggest events for the global video game industry. Exclusive Nintendo Network programming will be viewable at http://e3.nintendo.com and on the Nintendo Channel throughout the week, offering the latest information and updates on Nintendo’s announcements.

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A top seven list for most anticipated of E3 2011!

What up Jimmies? No one likes to read, so here's my top seven most anticipated games of E3!

Other games that didn't make the cut;

Asura's Wrath

Dmc

Alan Wake 2(?)

Bioshock Infinate

Dragon's Dogma

Soul Calibur 5

Ghost Recon: Furture Soldier

Ninja Gaiden 3

Devil's Third

 and more!!! The best year to be a gamer!!!

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