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Nintendo press conference

By: jalexbrown Jun 15, 2010 | 2 Comments

My impressions of Nintendo's keynote inside.

Okay, so I already posted a story about the Zelda announcement that headed Nintendo's keynote.  Since I already talked about that, I'll invite you jump to that article instead of me having to talk about it again.  So please, feel free to go read it and then come back - but please come back, because otherwise you will miss some incredible announcements.

You back?  Okay,  Good.

After Skyward Sword, Nintendo immediately went on to show a trailer for Mario Sports Mix.  I'm not a big fan of the Mario sports games of the past - but being on the Wii and having a mixture of sports in the same game, this actually looks pretty awesome.  There was a nice mix of sports including soccer, basketball, and volleyball.  And while Mario Sports Mix wasn't quite jaw-dropping, it was still a really nice announcement just the same.  Mario Sports Mix will be out in 2011.

Should I skip Wii Party?  If you take Mario Party and replace the Mario characters with Miis, then you've got Wii Party.  I just don't get it.  But oh well, I'm not going to dwell on it.

Just Dance 2...pass.

Next was a trailer for Golden Sun: Dark Dawn.  The trailer looked amazing.  This is classic JRPG that I've been wanting on the DS.  I'm really pumped about this game - a lot more than I expected to be prior to Nintendo's keynote.  I'm just...wow, this is going to be amazing.  If you're a Golden Sun fan, or just a JRPG fan in general, then you have to check this game out.  It will be out during the holiday season of 2010.

Goldeneye 007 Wii was the next announcement.  Now, I must say: the trailer - it looked like utter crap.  The visuals here were beyond disappointing, and the gameplay didn't really look like anything all that amazing.  Anyone that has played a Wii first-person shooter will already know that this probably won't end up very well, but still...it's Goldeneye, so it's definitely going to be a big deal for a lot of people.  It comes out during the holiday season of 2010.

Warren Spector came out to commentate on an Epic Mickey demo.  At first I was pretty skeptical; the beginning of the demo looked pretty lame.  But then Mickey jumped into a movie screen, and it went into a side-scrolling level themed after the Steamboat Willy cartoon - complete with black and white visuals.  At that point I was interested, but I really wish that the whole game was going to be 2D platforming; the 3D areas still looked like boring garbage.

The trailer for Kirby's Epic Yarn was...well, I'm not really sure what to say about it.  It's not my cup of tea - I can say that much for certain.  I think that the art style is charming enough to some people, but I just wasn't feeling it.  A Kirby fan might be into this; since I'm not a Kerby fan, I can't say much about this - except that it comes out in the fall of 2010.

There was a new trailer for Metroid: Other M that makes it look even better than it did last year.  The action looks to be amazingly smooth and fresh.  I think Metroid: Other M has a lot of potential to be amazing.  Team Ninja and Nintendo together - at first I was pretty skeptical, but now that I've seen more of it in action, I think it could just blow a lot of people's minds.  And the best part is the release date: August 31 of this year.

And then...and then...oh man, I think I'm going to faint!  Donkey...Kong...Country...Returns!  They showed off a trailer of this game, and I immediately had a nostaligic geek-out moment.  I literally jumped out of my chair in excitement.  The premise is that they're basically taking Donkey Kong Country and giving it the New Super Mario Brothers Wii treatment - and let me tell you something: it looks amazing!  As hard as it is for me to believe, this announcement totally owned Nintendo's keynote for me hands-down.  And it's coming out this year!!!  I'm...*passes out*

Nintendo revealed what Project Nora really was - Kid Icarus Uprising.  This is going to be a 3DS game.  The trailer looked really intriguing and fun.  And if the trailer gameplay is really any indication, then the 3DS is capable of some truly amazing graphics - because these looked almost like Wii graphics; I kid you not.  I'm...well, this could be really good.  I'm paying attention Nintendo; wow me.

The end of the keynote was the announcement of the actual Nintendo 3DS.  The whole "3D without glasses" concept was a bit overplayed, and unfortunately watching the keynotes on television offer you no way to see how this will actually look.  But we know that all you care about is the games, and Nintendo chose to focus on the third-party with a crapload of fantastic third-party titles in development:  DJ Hero 3D, Kingdom Hearts 3DS, Saint's Row 3DS, Madden and FIFA for 3DS, Resident Evil 3DS, Batman 3DS, Assassin's Creed: Lost Legacy, Ridge Racer 3DS, and...Metal Gear Solid 3DS(!!!).  Nintendo wasn't telling us anything about these games besides the fact that they're in development, but that's undeniably an amazing lineup of third-party games.  The only first-party that Nintendo mentioned was the aforementioned Kid Icarus Uprising and Nintendogs + Cats.  If Nintendo can keep a strong focus on the third-party, than the 3DS could end up being a real winner.

So Nintendo's conference was amazing - no need to tell you that.  Nintendo basically made all of the announcements that we've been speculating about for the last two or three years.  Bravo Nintendo.

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Hands on with Castlevania: Lords of Shadow

By: BatRastered Jun 21, 2010 | 7 Comments

Wolves and bigger wolves get whipped and stabbed...

I had a chance to play Castlevania: Lords of Shadow for a short while at Konami's E3 booth. The game brings Castlevania into the current generation with a play style similar to the God of War series. The whip action controls well and throwing daggers is quick and easy. The only enemies I got to fight were werewolves and larger werewolves that were in turn ridden by the smaller ones. Weird.  You can pull off some neat combos with the different whip attacks and you can unlock new moves as you progress through the game. The cutscenes are skippable but they do feature the voice of Patrick Stewart. Whatever, this being a Kojima game, I can see some of these scenes being on the long side, so as long as I can skip, I'm happy.

Take a look at me playing Castlevania at E3.

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Vlog #14 E3 2010 press conference review

By: goukijones Jul 1, 2010 | 10 Comments

Introducing BatRastered, with special guests FNJimmy and Choke. Also special appearances by Major Nelson, StarSlay3r, Geoff Keighley, and gaming legend Adam Sessler.

Filmed just one week removed from E3 2010 the Gouki.com staff looks back at the E3 2010 press conferences. Introducing BatRastered, with special guests FNJimmy and Choke. Also special appearances by Major Nelson, StarSlay3r, Geoff Keighley, and gaming legend Adam Sessler. This non-stop romp the E3 press conferences is a brutal realization that these major corporations barely know how to entertain. EA's press conference had the most potential entertainment wise just hoping that Joel Mchale might just say something crazy. Which almost happened, but he seemed reserved most of the time and had to read very specific lines at some point. Sony lost points because Jack Tretton straight up says he didn't want Kevin Butler hosting because of his own EGO. WTF? So bore us to death.

Then there's the games which is mostly what this is about. Don't be a Jimmy! Enjoy Vlog #14 E3 2010 press conference review.

Leave some comments Jimmy and like this story!! Thanks.

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Batman The Brave and The Bold featuring FNJimmy

By: goukijones Jun 21, 2010 | 4 Comments

Batman beat-em up game FTW!!

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We only got a few minutes to play the game. Adam from developer WayForward[too far forward, for FNJImmy] was there to help us out. The game is a simple beat-em up like classic Ninja Turtles games. Batman and depending on the level/stage, Batman’s partner will be different. Theres TONS of weapons and gadgets and power-ups. You can throw each other into bad guys, you can throw bad guys and then catch and pwn them from your partner.

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Here’s where it gets crazy, Adam pulls out a Nintendo DS and drops into the game on the fly with Bat-mite. First he starts healing and helping Jimmy and I, then he starts dropping classic Warner Bros. Acme anvils and 1 ton blocks onto our domes. So Bat-mite can be played as helpful or annoying. Cool ad on and the fact that he can just drop in and out is really cool. Also when you’re playing single player, second player can also jump in and out on the fly. Gotta pee, like FNJimmy piss pants? Drop out real quick and let the computer play. Hell I’ll probably have a better chance. Enough of this, watch the video featuring FNJimmy.

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Dead Nation E3 gameplay video

By: BatRastered Jun 22, 2010 | 7 Comments

Sneak peek at the PSN exclusive zombie shooter.

If you played Smash TV (or Zombie Apocalypse on XBLA) you know what to expect.

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FNJimmy as Gouki @ E3 2010

By: goukijones Jun 24, 2010 | 3 Comments

FNJimmy as Gouki and ReiPuerto cosplay at E3 2010 as famous Street Fighter characters, Akuma and Yun.

Don't be a Jimmy.

Can't see the pictures? Click here to go to Photobucket

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Fallout New Vegas gameplay with Josh Sawyer

By: goukijones Jun 20, 2010 | 6 Comments

I get like 47 seconds with Josh Sawyer, before we're told to stop filming. Don't worry I'll tell you more about our conversation.

Fallout New Vegas looks just like Fallout 3, so graphics aren't the issue here. Controls felt the same to me; it was very easy to jump back into it. Josh Sawyer is the game’s Project Director and he was there to answer all of my questions and walk me through a quick experience in Fallout New Vegas. As I grab the controller I start to punch and fight the first guy I see. I didn’t know that I was in a casino at this point and I had no weapons. I was raiped by security and was quickly dead. Josh sighed and told me to hit load, we have to start all over again. So here we go from the beginning of the press demo.

The game loads up just in-side Las Vegas on the strip. Doesn’t look anything like the Vegas I know, but I understand that 200 years in the future it should look completely different. They’re always blowing shit up in Las Vegas. I can’t remember clearly what happened next, I began to walk around the city and I saw someone I wanted to punch again. Before Josh could stop me I had already decked the Ceaser’s Legion security guard and then I died again. Ok, push start and load the last game. Josh at this point wanted to strangle me for sure.

Now we head right over to the casino, so he could show me the gambling. Table games and slot machines and if you win too much, the casino will boot you out. Cool. Now I want to go shoot some Jimmys.

So we load up a mission. Typical Fallout 3 mission style. Go talk to this Jimmy, go to this spot, go find this Jimmy, go shoot these Jimmys, pick up the thing, return the thing, talk to the Jimmy that originally gave you the mission and mission complete. Watch the video. It’s Fallout New Vegas from E3 2010 with Josh Sawyer.

 

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FNJimmy's exclusive E3 2010 video preview

By: fnjimmy Jun 9, 2010 | 8 Comments

This time I have a little more to say. Just watch ...

I got a lot of emails about how lame my last E3 2010 preview is. So goukijones, made me do this video. 

 

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E3 Preview 2010 Sengoku Basara

By: reipuerto Jun 15, 2010 | 1 Comments

I bet you don't know hat it is. It's DEVIL KINGS 3!

Sengoku Basara 3 is CAPCOM answer to Tecmo Koei's Dynasty Warrior. It is an hack-and-slach game published and developer from CAPCOM.

The gameplay in the demo built was a little above normal. There are a few attacks, light, heavy, and the destroy button. It's when you pound enough guys and destroy half of Japan, you get an attack that whipes the rest of the field.

The game doesn't have online but will be released late this hoilday season, early spring for thr Playstaion 3 and Nintendo Wii.

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Gouki cosplay E3-2010 Exclusive Video!!

By: goukijones Jul 17, 2010 | 7 Comments

FNJimmy as Gouki and ReiPuerto as Yun. Two proper Jimmys dressed up for cosplay @ E3 2010. Exclusive video.

FNJimmy returns to E3 2010 as Gouki once again - Akuma for you nuabs. Don't be a Jimmy, watch this video and leave comments. Thanks!

Song by: Gang Gang Dance - First Communion off the album Saint Dymphna

FNJimmy as Gouki E3 2010 photobooth

Check out the pictures. Click here.

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E3 Preview 2010 Hard Corps: Uprising

By: reipuerto Jul 1, 2010 | 3 Comments

Everyone loves shirtless men and people want Contra backā€¦

Hey big Jimmies! Rei here with a first look on Contra spiritual successor, Hard Corps: Uprising! Developed by Arc System, which is the studio behind Guilty Gear and BlazBlue, they bring their artistic style into mix. With high solution characters and 3D environment, this will be one of the years. The game goes back to a classic 2.5D perspective that was used be for this new 2.5D, which now the characters and background are in 3D and the playing field is in 2D. This game brings nostalgic memories to the hard cord veterans but allows causal players to jump in and beat the game too!

All you really need to know is that the game is a fast pace, action shoot’em up, with nostalgic gameplay and tight controls. Easily accessible to everyone and your neighbors!

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Marvel vs Capcom 3 gameplay

By: goukijones Jun 18, 2010 | 5 Comments

This is the first time I have ever played Marvel vs Capcom 3. 67 hit combo! BERNER!!

First stop at E3 2010 was Marvel vs Capcom 3. Check out my immediate reaction and watch my first match ever of Marvel Vs Capcom 3. Exclusive video.

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