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Canterlot Gardens is currently going on in Strongsville Ohio this weekend and Dev Team ManeSix is on the scene with a special Canterlot Gardens build of Fighting is Magic for an impromptu fighting tournament.

http://www.twitch.tv/8wayrun

The link above will take you to the live stream of the game being played as we speak. I was told it will be going on all weekend but have no way of knowing for sure.

The "Tournament" seems to be more of a random grouping of players fighting until defeated than an actual tournament with a leaderboard. 

The big news is that ManeSix is introducing Rainbow Dash in playable form and from I saw she is kicking ass all over the game. This brings the playable count up to 5 characters in the game with Fluttershy being the last one to be added before the games final version and release into the wild. Addictional characters will be released in updates in the future as balancing is improved with each update.

The EVO 2K build was leaked earlier this summer with only 4 playable characters and has since been rebalanced and improved.

No release date for the final version has been posted as of this writing.

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GTA4 Ultra high-res graphics mod video

By: BatRastered Feb 17, 2011 | 8 Comments

Some modders made Grand Theft Auto IV on PC look more realistic...

The driving physics still look all over the place though.

GTA 4 ENB ultra graphics gameplay

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What do you think of Inversion?

By: goukijones Oct 27, 2011 | 5 Comments

Inversion is a new game from Namco Bandai, developed by Saber Interactive. They've worked with Bungie. The Halo CE Anniversary campaign runs on the Saber3d engine. They also made TimeShift. This game doesn't look too excite for me right now. 0 Hype.

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Review Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II

By: BatRastered Oct 27, 2010 | 14 Comments

A new chapter in the Starkiller saga, does it live up to the hype?

The first Force Unleashed game did not get very good reviews, and I almost didn't play it. I'm glad I gave it a chance though. It turned out to be one of my favorite Star Wars games. I'm really not sure what it is about these games that some of the mainstream press doesn't like but I've heard some mixed reviews of the sequel already.

If you've played the first game, you already know how this works. You are Starkiller (or are you his clone?), and you can smack down waves of stormtroopers with your lightsabers (yes, you are dual wielding now) blast enemies out of the sky with force lightning, push them off the side of a bridge, or, new to the sequel, Jedi mind trick them into attacking their friends or committing suicide. You can link all these talents together to produce some awesome combos. They really got the combat right with this, it is great fun to take on waves of enemies.

The baddies themselves are a little less varied than the first game, but there's more than enough here to keep you busy. Stormtroopers are your basic fodder, they are trivially easy to destroy even in large numbers which helps you pull off some cool looking moves. There are also riot troopers who can block your lightsaber attacks, but are vulnerable to force powers. Sith acolytes are strong force users who can block your force powers but are vulnerable to you saber attacks. When the level designers throw a pack of both Riot troopers and Sith acolytes at you at the same time, things finally get interesting. Add in a lumbering shielded droid that shoots carbonite into the mix, and you will be really tested.

The first Force Unleashed was a decent looking game, but it pales in comparison to the Force Unleashed II. The textures on all the enemies are much improved and the in-game cut-scenes look incredible. There are occasional pre-rendered cut scenes too, they look incredible of course. Technically, everything has been upgraded from the first game, the loading times are much improved and the menus are much simpler and easier to use. The music is exactly what you'd expect in a Star Wars game, featuring your favorites you know and love.

The game is not overly long, but it's not too short either. My first playthrough (on normal difficulty) lasted about 7 hours.

The story was one of the strongest points of the original game. I still say I like it better than any of the movie prequels. Given the ending in the original it's understandable that the story suffers a bit now as there are a few contrivances (are you or aren't you a clone?) but it still holds up pretty well. Lucasarts did leave room for another sequel with the ending this time, I guess they learned that lesson, but it does cost this story a little bit. Overall, I still enjoyed it quite a bit more than any of the prequel movies, so if your a Star Wars fan, this alone should be a selling point.

The only negative things I can really say about Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II are that the cut scenes are not skippable and the game doesn't have much replayability unless you either like going through a second time to get a different ending or to try a higher difficulty.

Verdict: Buy it.

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Animal abuse in Madden NFL 11 commercials

By: goukijones Sep 5, 2010 | 9 Comments

The new Madden NFL 11 commercials can't be showing kids the proper way to care and love animals.

No no no it's not real animal abuse. I'm sure PETA was there during all of the filming. They are funny and full of ingenuity . There perfect lessons children should learn to decieve their parents in order to fulfill their video games habit. I remember when I was a kid, doing anything and everything I could, so I could have as much time as I wanted to test those new Game Genie codes I just got. However I do not endorse tying the dog to the treadmill while the dad stands there encouraging it. lol.

This next commercial reminded me of my childhood. Minus the torturing of animals. Good job mom, for doing such a kick ass job of supervising your kids arts and crafts session.

Just to be fair this next commercial mixes in some child neglect.

This is a sarcastic article. I really think it's just good marketing and I wanted to share these videos with Gouki.com.

What do you think of these ads?

What are some of your favorite video games commercials?

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Did L.A Noire do a good enough job with facial features?

By: iorilamia May 21, 2011 | 7 Comments

See the comparison of the in-game characters vs the actors used.

L.A Noire' big whoop are the faces. I've been playing the game and the incredibly realistic facial expressions really do enhance the experience. A few of the characters might have seemed familiar from TV shows or movies. Check out the facial comparison between the game characters and the actual actors.

 

 

Aaron Staton  (From Mad Men)                -                 Cole Phelps 

Erika Heynatz (America's Next Top Model)              – Elsa Lichtman

Brian Krause (Mad Men)                                                    – Grocery Store Manager

William Charlton (The Shield)                             – Marlon Hopgood

Michael Bofshever (Bruce Almighty)                      –  Ivan Rasic

William O’Leary (Home Improvement)                        – Frank Morgan

Patrick Fischler (Oldschool)                                - Mickey Cohen

Andrew Connolly  (Guiltrip)                            – Captain James Donnelly

Keith Szarabajka  (The Dark Knight)                     – Herschel Biggs

John Nobel  (Lord of the Rings and Fringe)        – Leland Monroe

Adam Harrington  (Dexter)                            – Roy Earle

Sean McGowan (End of the Spear)             – Stephan Bekowsky

Jack Impellizzeri (Two guys, a girl and a Pizza Place)          – Floyd Rose

Larry Clarke  (The Informant)                  – Adrian Black

Michael McGrady (CSI:Miami)            – Rusty Galloway

Greg Grunberg (Heroes, Startreck, Hollow Man) 

Now these aren't all of them (L.A Noire had am impressive cast) but here are some of the more famous people in-game. They did a great job transferirng it to a game. Which are your favorites and most realistic out of all of these? Cole, Marlon, Ivan and Grocer Store guy are amazing. You can't tell in the pic but in-game Roy Earle REALLY looks like Adam Harrington. Leave a comment on what you think about these.

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Source: http://lggaming.wordpress.com/2011/05/21/the-celebrities-behind-l-a-noire-and-how-they-stack-up-in-game/

Hopefully you know, I did not like FF13. Very linear, no fun leveling up or equipping your team. I watch a developer demo FF13-2 at E3 this year and he looked bored out of his mind, just hitting the same 1 button over and over during combat. Not Hype.

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Next Zelda Announced!

By: Crimson Relic Apr 1, 2010 | 3 Comments

Team Ninja gets there first go at the Zelda franchise.

Last night it hit the interwebs that the next main game in the Zelda series is in development and is being headed by Team Ninja. Nintendo has seen the great success this developer is having with their project Metroid: Other M and worked out a deal to also work on another of Nintendo's beloved series.

Not much info is known about the game yet. What is known is that Link is supposed to be faster, stronger and all-around more bad-ass. The elves of Kakariko village have ancient techniques stored that they will teach to Link, such as teleportation, elemental magic and using two swords at once! More information to come soon!

click here to buy Zelda video game

 

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Pokemon Sword and Shield Galar Region Starters

By: Skeliora Jun 21, 2019 | 2 Comments

Here are the 8th Generation Galar Region starter Pokemon! Who are you starting your adventure with?

Pokemon fans across the world have been heavily anticipating the next Pokemon game and it is fast approaching! Pokemon Sword and Shield, releasing November 15, 2019 is set in the beautiful and breathtaking Galar Region. Home to the 8th generation of Pokemon, the Galar Region is heavily influenced by the United Kingdom. The landscape of open, lush green fields, glorious lakes, castle-like towns and industrial railroads, has all the fans buzzing! Of course, as usual Pokemon marketing fashion, this buzz got started with the announcement the Galar Regions starter Pokemon: Scorbunny, Sobble & Grookey!

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AFO 2010 Pictures P2 and Video

By: reipuerto Aug 10, 2010 | 3 Comments

My two hit combo. Check it out. Chrome and Firefox best viewed!

What a treat from you guys! Not only pictures but the video too. Let me know in the comment section below on your favorite cosplayer and what did you think about the video too!


 

Over all. AFO was a fun convention.
They had good panels every other hour, the vendor's room was an abundance size, sufficient cosplayer, and the rave(and the after party) was worth it!
 

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Best XBLA game 2010 Jimmy Gems Nominees

By: BatRastered Dec 13, 2010 | 13 Comments

What's the best XBOX live arcade title in 2010? Here's our nominees. Leave your comments below.

Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light

Goukijones and I had a great time solving the puzzles in co-op. 

Shank

A bloody hack & slash with graphics straight out of Samurai Jack. I got a 100 hit combo Jimmy!

Limbo

A totally unique game with a some cool puzzles and lots of gruesome deaths. A tad short, but interesting nonetheless.

Super Meat Boy

PETA's worst nightmare, a block of meat as the hero. Another fun platformer for the XBLA.

 

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Brutal Legend review

By: BatRastered Sep 25, 2009 | 14 Comments

After some hands-on with Brutal Legend, what's the verdict?

Editor's Addition

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Rent It

Brutal Legend is a good looking game with some serious production values. It's basically a hack-and-slash 3-d platformer mashup. The animation is great and the dialogue and voice acting (featuring Jack Black) are top-notch. You can certainly expect some laughs while playing through this game. It feels like you're controlling a Jack Black animated feature.

You have two basic weapons, your axe and your guitar. Your axe functions much like you'd expect it to, with decapitated and bisected enemies strewn about in its wake. Your guitar allows you to shoot either some sort of lightning, or pyro effects. The pyro allows you to knock enemies up in the air, where you can knock them out baseball style with your axe.

The controls are tight while on foot, but tend to get a little loose when you're in your vehicle. Like most third person 3-d games, this one too suffers from some camera issues. There are options to set the camera speed, and those help, but a re-center type button would've been nice. One of the boss battles has you driving your car, but the camera is panned out and not behind you which creates a bit of steering trouble (for me anyway).

The finished game also includes a muliplayer mode, which should add some replayability to this title.

If you like the hack-and-slash or 3-d platformer genre, I'm sure you won't be dissapointed with this game. Me, I love everthing about this game, except playing it. It's really not my style, game-play wise. I'd love to watch someone else play through it. I would definitely try before you buy, especially if you have an XBox live gold account, as you can download the demo right now, for free. If you're one of those people who loved Psychonauts so much that you still talk about, well, WTF are you doing reading this, don't you have a pre-order to pick up?

icon icon Brutal Legend releases October 13, 2009. Pre-order now.

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