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New Total War: Shogun 2 video - This new gameplay demonstration video shows the developers confidence and the challenging AI.

The developers in the video are English and quite entertaining.
The game looks pretty exciting, but I don't play PC games. I would give this a try on a console, no doubt. Where is Halo Wars 2?

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Hella Games Be Gettin’ Delayed In 2020

By: goukijones Jan 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

Info on 2020 Video Game Delays.

Cyberpunk 2077

Well the biggest delay for me was Cyberpunk 2077. This game was originally slated to come out in April. Not a long wait from the start of the new year right? April right? The month of the 4/20/2020. WRONG! Cyberpunk 2077 delayed until September... Might as well be next year at this point. JK, don’t do that.

From CD Projekt Red

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Borderlands 2 Pro-Tip: How to glitch and beat Pete the Invincible

By: Arthvader Jan 20, 2013 | 4 Comments | Updated: Jan 21, 2013

Goukijones, Batrasterd, and I take on Pete the Invincible using a glitch to our advantage.

On Wednesday, January 16, Goukijones, Batrasterd, and I went and took on the raid boss of Mr. Tourge's Campaign of Carnage, Pete the Invincible. During the course of this particular fight, though, we ended up getting Pete into a spot where he essentially got stuck, allowing us to defeat him without much issue.

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Just Cause 2 Release date

By: goukijones Dec 10, 2009 | 2 Comments

WTF is this? A Square-Enix game? Hmmmm the new preview looks FREAKIN' Awesome!!!

So the first time around this game was made by Eidos and Valve(Steam) and it came and went on the consoles. I never played it. Yet every once in a while I'd read or see some video about the PC version. Makes sense to me now, now that I know Valve was a part of the first game.

Well this time around it's Eidos and Square-Enix so that caught my eye. That and the email I got from Square-Enix about this game. Just Cause 2 is STILL and Eidos game. This new video is awesome looking, I like the grapple hook idea and it looks like it could be fun if used well.

Oh boy, more stuff to gather.

Did you like Borderlands? I did. It's one of my favorites.

Did you like Borderlands 2? I did for a while. It was fun leveling up and through the first two playthroughs. The later added third playthough was a chore though and lessened the fun for me. The only DLC I enjoyed was the D&D inspired Tiny Tina one and that was mostly for the story as the guns were crap. BL2 had some serious issues with loot, as in not giving it out, and not having the same variety and overpowered fun feel of the first. Also many of the guns used 2, 4, or even 6 bullets per shot which really hurt ammo management, forcing you to scour every box and other lootable item in the game just to keep firing. But it's still a worthwhile game if you can get it cheap with all DLC included.

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel takes place chronologically in between the two games (hence the odd title), but make no mistake, this is BL2's engine.

 

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Platforming, nightmares ,sex, sheep & murder = Catherine

By: iorilamia Feb 20, 2011 | 9 Comments

Best Atlus game to date? Atlus has brought us such games as Shin Megami Tensei series(a personal favorite) and Persona, how does this new title stack up? Check it out.

Been following Catherine for a while, it finally came out (Japan release only, other release TBA) Feb 17nth.  Basically you play as a guy named Vincent who meets a hot chick named Catherine and you have insane nightmares of getting killed and stuff. During the day you chill with your bros and talk about hoes, trying to find out what the hell is happening in the dream world a long with real life coincidences.

In the Nightmare world you climb and pull out blocks to make a pretty fun platforming experince while other things like traps and monsters try to keep you from your path. Also in this world you can collect coins to use on items. Your actions such as how you text people and what you do in the platforming levels change the outcome of your character and the route of the game. Without further ado check out these gameplay clips to get a nice feel or why this game is win-sauce. Check out official site here http://cathy.atlus.co.jp/ (source)

Heres 2 trailers uploaded by http://www.youtube.com/user/slaughterking

Also on youtube http://www.youtube.com/user/TokyoDomeSF4 has been bro enough to upload the full game a long with ENGLISH commentary, gives you a better idea of whats going on, he fills in some of the dialouge.

With impatiency rising and no real release date for American version, my friend is going to import it (not sure when), will give you hands-on info when I can :D So what do you guys think of this game? Want it in the U.S?

All gamers know that controllers break down and stop working after hours upon hours of usage, but what if I told you that there was a controller out there that could handle all of that AND it was one of a kind, made just for you? Well, there is....

 

Gamers across all platforms have come across an ongoing problem within our hobby: CONTROLLERS BREAKING. If you’re anything like me, you’ve gone through a few dozen controllers throughout your gaming career and are SICK OF IT. That’s a lot of money that could’ve been put towards new games and even my Xbox Live subscription! However, I’ve gotten my hands on my very own Xbox Design Lab controller that I think is the solution to our problems. I know most of you are thinking that The Lab is purely for cosmetic customization, which is what it’s supposed to be, BUT I’ve found out that they can be much more than that.

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AMD Radeon R9 290 and 290X Performance Analysis

By: guano Nov 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

PC component performance, heat and you!

  The AMD Radeon R9 Series follows the latest trend in PC components having their advertised performance rated as an "up to X Mhz". You can no longer buy a GPU or CPU for that matter and have the rating on the package be the actual real world performance all the time. It's complicated...

  For the sake of this writing, most graphics cards have 3 states of perfomance, which is also related to their power consumption and heat output. When you're not gaming, your GPU is in what I call, "desktop mode". It is a low power, low heat, low performance mode where you get maybe a 2-300 Mhz of your advertized 1 Ghz performance. It is intended to save power, so we lower the clock to draw windows on the monitor for tasks like browsing the web. This lowers heat, fan noise and power usage. We don't need to run full bore, so we don't!

  Next up is, "gaming mode"! It is as it implies, the GPU runs at full power and speed to give you all the gaming performance you paid for... sort of. Every manufacturer has a different implementation, but the gist is that these modern chips will run as fast as they can, as long as they stay under a temperature or power envelope set by the manufacturer. So for example, NVIDIA's GPU runs at a set minimum clock speed and can throttle up to higher clocks so long as it stays under a set power or thermal limit. This is the third state that I call, "turbo mode". If you have better system cooling, you get higher clocks and lower fan speeds on the GPU at all speed steppings. This desktop, gaming and turbo mode model are the standard these days. My concern is the approach AMD took on its flagship R9 series GPUs.

  The R9 290 and 290X have implemented more of a 2 stage approach. In gaming mode, instead of implementing a minimum clock speed, that will be maintained at all costs, at the expense of ramping the fan up and up, like intel and NVIDIA, they reduce their clock speed to maintain thermals, lower and lower. So there is no base clock speed. Unless you use an overclocking utility to override the settings, the 290X for example will not let the fan speed exceed 40% of its top speed, to preserve noise levels and thermals over performance. So if you don't have optimal system cooling, you get lower levels of performance, to maintain the thermals. This is counterintuitive to my brain!

  If you do not wish to tweak your PC parts out of spec, for whatever reason, you should think twice about buying the R9 series cards. Without some tuning, you will not get the speeds in benchmarks you're seeing on the net. Most of the big review sites do not review GPUs in a closed case as you will. They have open system benches built for the convenience of swithcing out parts with ease. These issues the R9 displays are not going to be exposed unless thermal loads are real world. The R9 also has much higher operating temperatures. Their gaming mode temperature target is 90-95C. NVIDIA has much more efficient operating temps around 80-85C. The temperatures vary depending on the specific model. Fan noise levels are another consideration. Higher temps means more fan speed. The decibel scale is logarithmic so a few dbA higher can be much louder! You can read more about all of this here.

 

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Hardcore Gamer Holiday buyer's guide 2010

By: goukijones Nov 18, 2010 | 14 Comments

The lowest prices on video games and accessories any hardcore gamer may want or need this holiday season. Game suggestions, the coolest collector editions, inexpensive accessories and pre-order gift ideas. Save money on video games this holiday season.

2010 Hardcore Gamer Holiday buyer's guide

I am a hardcore gamer. So I have put together a list of things that I would gladly accept or give away as a holiday gifts. Starting with some of my favorite games from this year. Also some games I haven't played, but my friends can't seem to stop talking about. You're going to find some of the best gift ideas below for somebody you know is a serious gamer. Just do a little research first and make sure they haven't played the games already. 

Every gamer needs accessories, I could probably use a new controller. Mine makes funny noises in two different places. My wireless headsets are losing their charge times because I use them so much. If you don't have HDMI cables I got you covered. Also if you have a PS3, you know the controller charge cable is real short and you can get a universal USB extension cable that will work with your PS3 and Xbox 360. Perfect for keyboard extensions and stuuuuuf.

For the serious gamer that wanted the collector's edition, but didn't get it, I have a few suggestions there as well. You can always sell or trade-in that extra copy of the game. I just want the DLC, statues, booklets, soundtracks and goodies found in some collector's edition.

It's time to save money this holiday season and I hope my guide below saves you some money and time. Most of the options come with free shipping and that's great for the holidays, just make sure you don't wait until the last minute to order online. If there's something you think I missed or just want to make a suggestion, please leave a comment below. Thank you for reading. Now go start saving money!

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Haven't you heard ... it's the Halo RPG you've been waiting for.

Well not exactly an RPG, but you get EXP which is now called Credits (cR for short? Reh-tard for long.) Anyway you get credits now for multiplayer and playing the campaign. Is the campaign going to be that different each time you play through? I can't imagine going through any campaign more than three times, unless you are the Original Jimmy.

halo reach armor customization

News also came out today about the armor customization. When I first saw the trailer for the Halo Reach multiplayer I was guessing that different combinations of armor would give you different abilities that would act like "equipment" from Halo 3. I am incorrect. The armor customization doesn't do anything in Halo Reach except change your appearance. This is for all the Jimmys that needed the  Recon armor bullshit. I don't care what the armor looks like, I use an Elite in Halo 3. Jimmy!

Bungie says this is a way for everyone to play a lot or a little and get the same experience. So next time you look at a players Spartan you will be able to tell his play style. I can't wait to see what the Raipist looks like.

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Watch a video of 2 Jimmys talking about this

The Halo Reach Beta begins on May 3rd and you need Halo 3 ODST to play it.

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Halo 3: ODST

Don't miss out on the first ever Gouki.com Halo Reach montage filming this May! 

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Prestige Edition is no longer listed on the website and not available to pre-order in the store.

When I picked up my Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 I engaged in the regular video game banter with the clerk. Seeing what he knew and or what was good. He kinda mumbled something about the Modern Warfare 2 Prestige Edition no longer available for pre-order. I said what? That game doesn't come out for two months, I never heard this story. I read the frickin' news everyday!

So I immediately grabbed the closet iphone and went on the website. Sure enough you can't find it on their website. So I went to the Best Buy website and they had it listed. Drove over to the Best Buy in person ... grabbed the pre-order box and took up to the counter and pointed to prestige pre-order on the back and told the girl I want that one rite dere! At this point my reciept says Prestige, so I will take that. We'll see what happens down the road.

For those of you Jimmys that want the Prestige order I suggest you get your head out of your ass and find out wtf is going on in your neighborhood.

Jimmy!

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Sunset Overdrive review and mini-XBone rant

By: BatRastered Dec 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

This Xbox one dashboard/snap app thing is infuriating

Sunset Overdive is an Xbox One exclusive game developed by Insomniac Games and published by Microsoft Studios. So a third party developer published as a first party exclusive, does that make it 2nd party? What is a 2nd party, is there such a thing? Whatever.

I had a code for the digital edition, so I entered it and the XBone began the download. A few minutes later the "ready to start" message popped up, though the game was only 5% downloaded. Ain't next-gen great? I jumped in immediately because I've never tested this quick-start feature before and was curious. I was thrown into the games opening cinema and then given a few quick tutorials. This was your standard, "here's how to roll, now you try it, good, next here's how to jump..." tutorial stuff. Eventually you're trained to melee the zombies (the "OD" as the game calls them) then given your first gun and taught to shoot them. Most importantly, they teach you how to rail grind. This is the games main mechanic, you can grind over or hang under rails/wires/etc to move about faster much like the hook from Bioshock Infinite or the much better rail grinding from inFamous. Finally the tutorial gives you free control as you have to kill a bunch of enemies and fight a mini-boss. Once I completed this demo (about 10 minutes) I was greeted with a screen that said "please wait for the game to finish installing". Oh... well see you in a few hours then. :(

Once into the main game, you are quickly introduced to the main base and NPC characters that give out missions and upgrades. You're given another type of gun and begin the next mission which is another tutorial, this one about upgrades and how you get style points for grinding rails. The game makes a bunch of 4th-wall breaking jokes ("If I was in a video game, I'd just go to a menu".) while teaching you that the floor is basically lava and you need to stay up top and grind and shoot. While I don't mind games that don't take themselves too seriously (see: Borderlands), these jokes made me groan out loud. Most arenas that you'll need to fight through are surrounded by wires or rails so you just skate around in a big circle while shooting down at the enemies without thinking too much.

I tried to stream this part and there should be a video here, but something between the Xbox One dashboard, snapped Twitch app, and Twitch itself went wrong. I'm not sure how, the twitch app was snapped to the side the whole time and said I was live, I updated the broadcast title via the app, but twitch has no record of that even though the broadcast title was updated on my channel, and of course nothing shows up in my past broadcasts for video content so... bear with me while just type this out instead.

Eventually I got to the part of the game where they introduced multiplayer. I jumped right in (thinking I was streaming) and played a mission or two. It was a six-man co-op style versus various enemies from the game. They seemed super short and pointless, so I tried to get back out to the main game. Hmm... I couldn't figure out how to do it, and the next mission was starting. Oh well, I'll do one more. Same thing. One more. Same thing. Ugh. Finally, it threw the group of us into a tower defense type mission (one I recognized from the second tutorial). Wait, this whole thing was one long mission? That's why I couldn't exit? That wasn't well messaged, and regardless, I'd still like a way to quit short of shutting off the Xbone. The multiplayer felt shoe-horned in there so they could say they have it on the back of the box as a selling point. It's not necessary and ends up taking away from the main game.

There's a lot of repetition here, and most of it is nothing you haven't seen before. I like the art style and the general concept, I just don't think it came together that well and I didn't have too much FUN playing it. So I can't recommend this to you. If this looks like your type of thing, I'd recommend playing inFamous (PS3/PS4) first, it's a much better game with similar style and mechanics. If you've played that already and are thinking of picking this up because you want a similar experience on your Xbone, don't expect it to live up to your expectations.

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