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Smaller brick, and your face can't be removed.

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Hey guys! The Gouki Team went out to eat a pizza joint when Major Nelson was there to show off Mircosoft's new Xbox 360 Slim! With the attention attached to him, I was able to ask Albert Panello a few question about the new Xbox 360 Slim.

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Rei: Can you swap faceplates on the new 360 Slim?
Albert Panello: No. You won't be about to swap out for new faceplates.

R: Are there anyother color than black they you are making?
A: Not right now. We're going with black for now.

What I also noticed is that the power brick is smaller and the 360 Slim is 14% smaller than the original.

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New 360 Slim Announced

By: jalexbrown Jun 14, 2010 | 2 Comments

During Microsoft's conference, they announced a new 360 model.

Okay, so Microsoft's E3 conference was admittedly pretty weak.  But there was a highlight moment - at least for some - at the end of their conference.  Microsoft announced a new 360 SKU - a 360 with a redesigned case and built-in WiFi.  The new 360 SKU will supposedly release at $300, probably phasing out the old Elite models.  There is one other big deal here, and this one some might consider HUGE: the new 360 SKU will be released this week!  I'm a bit surprised that the retailers were able to keep the news under wraps for so long, but I guess keeping it a secret paid off; surprise is rampant, and I'm sure that consumer interest in the 360 has just been respawned.


Keep checking out Gouki to get the most up-to-date news on everything E3 2010!

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New Zelda Named, Shown

By: jalexbrown Jun 15, 2010 | 0 Comments

Nintendo names and shows the new Zelda during their keynote.

The first thing on Nintendo's stage this morning: Zelda - and the name of the new Zelda title: The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword.  Not the greatest name in my book, but oh well - how's it look?

Skyward Sword appears to have Link as an adult, but wait - am I seeing cel-shading?  Why yes, I think I am!  Skyward Sword has a more realistic look than Wind Waker, but it's still laced with a cel-shaded look that I find to personally be quite unappealing.  I don't know; you'll have to judge the look for yourself, but as of yet I've not found any official screenshots.

The game uses the Wii Motion Plus and seems to have true one-to-one motion for sword fights.  The one-to-one combat ends up being a critical part of the gameplay, because enemies will be required to be hit from certain angles at times in order to defeat them.  I admit that the gameplay looks to have some really cool aspects, and it really does look like Nintendo has evolved Zelda and made something that combines Zelda and the Wii perfectly.

Skyward Sword; one-to-one fighting; a little bit of cel-shading (ugh).  This is the next Zelda.

Keep checking out Gouki for your up-to-the-minute E3 coverage!

EDIT: Miyamoto just confirmed that Skyward Sword will not be out in 2010; it will come out some time in 2011.


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Star Wars the Force Unleashed II E3 Press Demo

By: BatRastered Jun 24, 2010 | 4 Comments

Behind closed doors in Lucasarts' private room we saw what may be one of the hottest games this year...

In the Force Unleashed, you play as Darth Vader's secret apprentice, Starkiller.

Now Starkiller is back and badder than ever as he seeks revenge for Vader's betrayal (he really shoul've seen it coming, it is Vader after all). For some reason Vader leaves the killing of his apprentice to a handful of stormtroopers instead of doing it himself. Typical bad guy mistake. Anyway this clip is from the first level after you've dispatched the guards and are making your way out of the facility.

There are a few new tricks up Starkiller's sleeve these days. First and most noticably, he now carries two lightsabers and his fighting style has changed accordingly. The force powers look a lot better in the sequel and the devs said that they've spent a lot of time fixing the targeting system. Here's hoping that pays off. There's also a new force power; the Jedi mind trick will have your foes attacking their own side or simply jumping off the side of the building. Awesome!

I'm super excited about this game and you should be too. If you haven't played the original, you really ought to. (No, Jimmy, the Wii version does not count.) Buy Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II



E3 Day 2

By: fnjimmy Jun 17, 2010 | 3 Comments

Games I seen at E3 on Day 2.

Yes, today was excellent on day #2, first thing we did was see the demo of Mortal Kombat, Ed Boon talking about the game while 2 jimmyas play it, as the demo was going down I was thinking finally Street Fighter is definely going to have some competition again after what a decade. Still seeing the new X-ray supers we're you see the inside of the fighter who is getting their necks broken and bones breaking looks incredible and the fatalities are going to be amazing, yes it's Kombat time again.

After that it got even better I went to the Nintendo Booth to see the new Nintendo 3DS, first the line was pretty long but only took 30 mins. or so, then I said to myself I just got myself a DS Lite so how special is this model is going to be. Very special I tell you I was wondering why the Wii was doing so bad they focus everything on the 3DS not only do not need any kind of glasses the pictures you take on the 3DS also becomes 3D and there is a slider that adjustes the deapth of the 3D image, oh and by the way it also has totally new and better graphics like the new Resident Evil: Revelations it takes place around RE5 with no difference in graphics, it also looks like they will make a Zelda game with the Twillight Princess graphics look out PSP and Iphone Nintendo is hitting hard with 3DS. They also have it more than 3 colors hopfully they will have it. It comes in blue, black, red, purple, and orange no release date yet so I will keep looking.

By the end of it me and Gouki went to the Spiderman: Shattered Dimension conference and all they had was just the developer telling how the game played and the 3 dimensions that was already on it we tried but he would not release the 4th dimension to us until Comic Con in July. It looks cool and game play looks fair, but well see later when the game is finish. Tomorrow the final day of E3 well tried to wrap it up with the rest of the games until then peace out.

Special briefing and hands on gameplay experience at E3 2010. Behind closed doors with the developers. Tons of gameplay footage.

LucasArts invited us inside they're private room on the third floor of the Los Angeles convention center to see Star Wars The Old Republic. Oh boy I could barely contain myself, I frequenting my pocket libation while waiting in line. We packed into a small room with like 30 other Jimmys. They showed the new Hope trailer, that just premiered at E3. I hope you've seen this by now. It's totally bad ass, but the game does not look like that.  

The game looks just like I remember Knights of the Old Republic. Knights of the Old Republic is one of the best RPG's ever made. I played through the game three times. Classic Star Wars good and evil decisions made the game one of the most memorable experiences ever. I expect the same from The Old Republic. Check out this press release video given to us at E3 from LucasArts. This is the combat of Star Wars The Old Republic.  

Back to the developer chat. After we watched the Hope trailer and the guy re-caped on the personal spaceships and customization options, he moved onto level progression. This is exactly what an MMO is all about. Having a bad ass dude, decked out with all this hardcore gear. The clip starts off with some lonely Jimmy barely dressed to go outside. All he has is a blaster for a weapon. The next clip, a few levels up, shows him with obvious suit upgrades and he can now shoot a little missile out of his hand. Then skip to a higher level and he has tons of armor, there's a "get over here" Scorpion style hook he shoots out and drags enemies closer. Then finally maxed out, the Jimmy is flying around, shutting down Jedi, shooting rockets from his back. Totally frickin' awesome. I only hope this game does come out before FFXIV. I still can't make up my mind.

Then we were taken to another room where BatRastered, FNJimmy and myself got some hands on time with the game. As soon I figured out how to skip the cutscenes ... oh and move, I was outside looking for a fight. Didn't take long for Jimmys to start shooting at me. I shot back. I win. I have a rocket up my sleeve. I found BatRastered out in the field, surprise FNJimmy still hasn't made it out of the town yet. I didn't know what to do, so I just followed BatRastered around shooting at people. I did get bored of it while standing there. I know that no matter what I did, it was just a taste. I didn't know what I was doing anyway. It was my first time playing Star Wars The Old Republic.  

Irrelevant. This game is on the top of my Most Wanted list.

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Ubisoft press conference

By: jalexbrown Jun 14, 2010 | 0 Comments

My impressions of the Ubisoft keynote speech.

When Ubisoft started out their keynote, I wasn't quite sure what I was watching.  I thought maybe I'd changed the channel and turned on the Stoner's Channel - but I hadn't; Ubisoft was just showing off Children of Eden, a super-trippy game that is supposed to be (I think) the spiritual successor to Rez.  I might have been impressed, but I can't tell, because I had no idea what I was seeing.  It was trippy - I'll give it that - but all I saw was some guy wailing his arms around and colorful blocks doing crazy things.  I don't know about this Ubisoft; I mean, it was cool on the PS2, but really?

Next they showed Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood with a demo that looked amazing.  Mind you I've never played either of the first two Assassin's Creed games, but this demo automatically made me want this game to come out already.  There was just something about it that was so cool looking.  In my opinion it seemed to have a bit of a Prince of Persia feel to it with the acrobatics and combat, but that's certainly nothing bad at all.

Then they showed Shaun White Skateboarding, which - okay, I really like the concept of this game; I think it sounds really cool to skate around and change the world.  I think this has the potential to be the next-gen version of what a really cool Tony Hawk game could have been.  To be completely honest I'm quite excited about this game, and that's saying a lot since I don't care much about skateboarding games.

Battle tag - what?  That's not a video game at all.  I'm not even really sure what to say about this - but I can only assume that you wouldn't care about it if I knew how to explain it.  Where is the 'video' part of video game here?

Innergy?  Wait a minute - where have I seen this before?  Oh, I know...this was the Vitality Sensor that Nintendo showed off last year.  Yes, that's right; you put it on your finger and it reads your vital information.  Mind you it doesn't look there's any real game here.  Where the battle tag crap lacked the 'video' part of video game, this lacks the 'game' part of video game.  Okay, so moving on...

Next Ubisoft showed a couple Kinect games.  One was Motion Sports, which dare I say is Wii Sports for the 360.  I literally saw nothing here that impressed me, and nothing really that looked new at all.  I'm not sure why Ubisoft expects anyone to care about this, especially since Microsoft had a nearly identical game they showed during their keynote speech.  I'll pass.

Ugh, another fitness game?!  They already showed off Your Shape: Fitness Evolved during the Microsoft keynote, but apparently they thought it was good enough to show again.  Well guess what - they were wrong.  In fact it wasn't worth showing off the first time.  Next.

There was a little video for Raving Rabbids Travel in Time.  None of this video was gameplay, so I'm having a hard time figuring out what kind of game this is.  It's exclusively for the Wii, so my expectations are next to nil.  But to be fair, I can't really say anything for certain, because all they showed was a gameplay-free trailer.

Ghost Recon: Future Soldier - this is what everyone wanted to see.  And I'm glad to say that it didn't disappoint.  There was a demo that looks freaking amazing.  I really can't wait for this game to come out!  I wasn't the least bit interested in this game before, but after seeing it in demo  There's a nice mixture of stealth and action.  The graphics looked amazing, and this isn't even the final build.  Just wow.  The demo left me speechless.

They showed a demo of Driver: San Francisco next.  I'm just...well, I remember the old Driver games; they weren't that great.  Driver was a series that I was fine with being gone.  I felt no need to see it brought back.  But since it is being brought back, it looks...meh.  You drive around doing cool chase scenes.  It's pretty much what you'd expect, and it doesn't look like it offers much more than what you'd expect.  This might be the perfect type of game for someone, but not me.

They showed a trailer of a game that is being called Project: Dust right now.  The trailer doesn't really tell you much about the game, so I'm not sure of much about it.  The premise was certainly interesting; it appears to be about some ancient civilization trying to survive or something of that nature.  I'm not sure what genre of game this will be, but I think that if the gameplay can match the premise, it might just end up being pretty good.

Rayman has been gone for a while, so I'm surprised that we got to see Rayman: Origins.  There's something you must know about this game if you didn't see the gameplay: it's freaking cute as hell, but that's not at all a bad thing.  It really does look like it's a very charming game, and I think it looks like it could be one of those games that is just pure fun, which is something I've been wanting for a while.

ManiaPlanet isn't a game at all; it's a platform to allow people to make their own games.  TrackMania is something that has been out for a while, and it's been quite popular.  Now it's being branched out into a whole platform that will have TrackMania, ShooterMania, and QuestMania (racing, FPS, and RPG accordingly).  This has that whole LittleBigPlanet feel to it where it's focusing on the gamers as creators.  The problem I have with this is that most of us aren't game designers, and I don't want to have to sift through loads of crap from artistic wannabes to find one gem.

Apparently there's a Michael Jackson game of some sort.  I don't know; some people came out and danced to Beat It.  Whatever.  Just Dance: Michael Jackson?  Meh.  I'd rather not Just Dance if it's all the same to Ubisoft.

Yeah, Ubisoft's keynote was just horrible.  There were a few interesting games, and a few great looking games, but...there was just too much that disappointed me.  I'm feeling that Ubisoft is becoming one of the major advocates of casual gaming.  With things like Innergy in the pipeline, I'm just...I can't get behind Ubisoft on this.  Terrible.  Tsk, tsk.



E3 Day one

By: fnjimmy Jun 15, 2010 | 3 Comments

Nintendo's Press Conference

The Nintendo press conference was pretty solid for the most part and the 3DS looks amazing after seeing Kid Icerus Uprising, at first I was like I'm not going to get a new one, I just got the DS Lite. Now I cant wait to get my hands on one. The Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword looks just like Twillight Princess but with more items and more motion feature with the motion plus. Kirby's Epic Yarn is like Yoshi's Island with more interaction with the levels. During the start of Donkey Kong Country Returns it was funny that the crowd started cheering for the returning 2D gameplay so you know it's good. And the return of Goldeneye I'm looking forward to that one yes and Metroid The Other M. So now I'm going to see hoe Sony conference is going to be so peace.

Naruto Ultimate Storm... It's a mouth full alright.

E3 2010 is going with the anime style hard with Naruto.

Developer CyberConnect2 and publisher Namco Bandai Games are going ALL out in this sequel!
The story line starts with naruto coming back fromhis three year training with Jiraiya and ends with Pane.

The biggest selling point will be online mutilplayer on both, the 360, and PS3. They did not mention voice chat or DLC at the time, but lets hope for a balance fighter and deep combat!

Crysis 2 looks amazing... on the PC anyway.

We got to see a demo of Crysis 2 in the EA booth at this year's E3.


I'll tell you what, it looked VERY pretty. You've never seen a game that looked this good. Unfortunately this was running on a PC. I'm not sure of the specs they had, but given the 80 inch plasma in front of the room, and the fact that they wanted to show off this game, I'll assume it's better equipped than mine. Even given that, there were a few points in the demo where the frame rate dropped noticeably. I worry about how this game will turn out on the PS3 and XBOX 360.

It looked to me as the whole city was rendered in real time with lots of pieces, as a whole building comes down and it's not a cinematic cut scene. If you could buy two XBOXes with the money you spent on your video card, you need this game to justify your purchase. Otherwise, I'd wait and see how the console versions turn out.

It also looked to me as if the jimmy running this demo was in god mode, because he was getting pwnd but not dying. Hmmm... conspiracy!


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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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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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