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Best and worst value of 2009 for the XBox 360

By: BatRastered Sep 23, 2009 | 6 Comments

It's only September, but I'm ready to call it...

Is September too early to give out the best and worst value awards for the XBox 360?

Usually yes, but this year is special.

[Ed - note this list is limited to games only, no DLC, costome packs, or avatar clothing]

Best Value Award - The best value of this year is undoubtedly the Shadow Complex. For only 1200 MS points ($15 USD) you get a great looking, Metroid-style adventure-shooter game that will take you about 6-8 hours to finish the first time (if you're big on finding all the items, 4-6 if not). You will play it again too, either to get 100%, or to finish with under 13% (for an achievement), or to finish in the fastest time (ranked online), or to play the challenge maps (again, ranked online). It's an amazing amount of fun to watch your character build up his arsenal, and use that to destroy enemies that used to be hard in one hit, or be invincible... Seriously, it's 15 bucks, just play it, you won't be dissapointed.

Worst Value Award - Sorry to Microsoft and all the fanboys I'm about to piss off, but Halo 3: ODST is a terrible value for the money. (Goukijones' amazing deal at Toys R Us notwithstanding.)  There's the Halo 3 multiplayer experience included, but few people who would buy ODST are without the original Halo 3 and probably some of the expansion maps already and the three maps exclusive to this version include a remake of Midship from Halo 2. I'd value that part at around 5 bucks. ODST itself consists of a campaign (either solo or co-op) and a firefight (aka horde, aka survival) mode. Goukijones, GorrilaWarBear, and I raped the co-op campaign on legendary in about 4.5 hours. There is a scoring mini-game in the co-op, but with no achievments or leaderboards tied to it, who gives a fuck to play it again? Also, the co-op mode makes no sense with the story as all the cut scenes show you are by yourself. The campaign should be about 15 bucks, especially in light of great games like Shadow Complex. The firefight mode could be fun, and there are several achievments tied into that, so you will come back and play that, but it kind of feels tacked on, but given Halo fans clammoring for something similar to Gears of War's horde mode, this does have some value. 10 bucks, maybe 15 for some people. Total value 30-35 bucks. Asking price $60.

Before you flame me, let me clarify that I'm not saying ODST is not fun (it is), just that it in no way justified it's $60 price tag (to me anyway).

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Vlog #9 The 2009 Summer Pwnfest!

By: goukijones Sep 23, 2009 | 21 Comments

This is it Jimmy! Vlog #9. Drunk with a fancy micro phone ...

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Wednesday Pwnfest Lineup 9/23/09

By: goukijones Sep 23, 2009 | 6 Comments

Don't play MUA2 when you can play ODST Jimmy!

I just might do that. After I pwn some ODST again for a little while. I want to play the Batman still I love the fighting in that game. Halo 3 will happen today as well, I have not played the new maps as of now! I also picked up Dragon Quest VIII yesterday for $10 and I kinda wanna try that out.

 

Playing today ...

Halo 3 ODST

Halo 3 Multiplayer

Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2

Batman Arkham Asylum

Dragon Quest VIII

Street Fighter IV 10PM Fight Night

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Halo 3 ODST first impressions

By: goukijones Sep 23, 2009 | 1 Comments

Turn the light off! Close the frickin' blinds!

The levels are a black screen! I couldn't see shit. Unless I turned on the ODST special visor. I don't want to play the game in pitch black! I'm mad, the levels that are day light or that weren't in the dark are amazing. All of the levels unfortunately are not that hard. 

Legendary Railed! With 3 people! Maybe it's a little more challenging on single player, but that would be boring. Gorilla Warbear is Gorilla Tactics! 

You can't jack tanks, but you can plant grenades in them. You can't jack Banshees either, but you can fly them.

It was fun and it took about 6 hours to raip that shit.

 

Man of Ponage is getting railed right now Jimmy!

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Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 review

By: goukijones Sep 23, 2009 | 7 Comments

What the trade in value on this game right now?!

Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 = MUA2 for you rehtards! Ok this game is unbelievable. Considering I was just playing that amazing Batman game last week. This is an absolutely terrible super hero game. It's just a beat 'em up, plain and simple and simple it is! The first time I played through it on Super Heroic which is the hardest difficulty you can select. The game did not challenge me at all! I beat it very quickly. I unlocked super ultimate hard. At this point I understood the game and the controls. I take any character that can fly or swing and just fly over the entire level to the boss fights. Ridiculous!

There are other "elements" the developers probably referred to, but they do NOT A GODDAMN THING for the game play. The puzzles are flat out dumb. All of them are just dragging something around on the ground to activate a switch. Who the fuck is testing this game? You have to realize, it's a complete waste of time and is not necessary for this game. Worthless! Fuck. Then there's the dialogue choices. It makes me laugh when I think about how stupid this is. The characters sound so repetitive. None of the choices matter other than to level your characters personality up and get an achievement. In the game characters talk to you, but your character doesn't speak you just select a text, but in the cut scenes everyone one speaks! I can't believe they didn't take the time to have everyone talk to each other, that would have been cool and more a reason for me to select good or evil with some characters. A good Juggernaut and an evil Captain America.

The story starts out leading up to civil war where Captain America goes undergound to fight Ironman and the U.S. Government. A cool story in the comics. About half way through the game that storyline ends and the horrible design of the game just goes into hyper drive.  No Hulk fight?! Maybe they did that in the first game, I don't know I couldn't get through the first two levels it was terrible. You just fight robots and dudes dressed in all black for the entire game. Some of the boss fights are cool, but fighting Yellow Jacket is not a highlight of the game for me.

A splash of my piss has better graphics than this game. Wolverine's claws just push the crates around, I have to switch to Penance and punch the boxes. WTF is a Penance?! Gambit has a giant nose! 

I didn't like the first Marvel Alliance game. I had to play this one and I really did force myself at time. Now I can say with confidence that I have played one for worst games of all time. Some Jimmy in Los Angeles approved this as being a good game. This same Jimmy thought the leveling up system in the game was cool, but didn't realize you could just do auto level up and it doesn't actually matter. Wolverine, Deadpool, Juggernaut and Jean Grey just raip the shit out of the game. I destroyed this game and I did not have a super great time.

 My final verdict:

FUCK IT! 

Jimmy!

Great deal for ODST at Toys R Us this week.

Yesterday I went to Toys R Us to pick up my copy of Halo 3 ODST. I knew there was an action figure included and a $20 gift card too. What a deal! almost $32 of free shit for buying a game I was gonna get anyway. Also they had a buy a PS2 game $19.99 and under and get one free deal. I found two for $9.99 and easily found a third. So for $20 I got three old school PS2 games I can play ... whenever I have time for that. Jimmy!

my toys r us deal

NeoGeo Battle Coliseum

SNK Arcade Classics Vol. 1

Dragon Quest VIII

Halo 3: ODST

Halo 3: ODST "The Rookie" Action figure

Toys R Us $20 gift card (Halo 3: ODST style)  

Total 64.17. I did use a $20 gift card I got when I purchased Ghostbusters a while back.  

 

Don't be a Jimmy! Look for deals. Check back with Gouki.com for more deals!

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Mizucon 2009

By: goukijones Sep 23, 2009 | 4 Comments

Mizucon 2009 - Anime, Video games and more! +Video

 

Mizucon 2009 is a little anime convention that takes place in Miami, Florida. Cosplay was a huge part of this years even and I saw a lot of great costumes. Infinite Bits provided an excellent game room where you could pretty much play whatever game you want to on any system. There was also a card battle room and a dealer room for some super cool anime stuff. Check out the video below.

 


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XBox 360 Elite gets a rebate

By: BatRastered Sep 22, 2009 | 3 Comments

Get 50 bucks back for purchases between September 22, 2009 and October 5, 2009!

If you buy an XBox 360 Elite system between September 22, 2009  and October 5, 2009, you can get a $50 rebate. That brings it down to $249 jimmy!

Check out the official rebate page.

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Police Play Wii During Raid?

By: jalexbrown Sep 22, 2009 | 2 Comments

I wish I were making this up...

So every now and then you see something online and think somebody has to be making that up.  This, friends, is really one such fine example.  During a drug raid in March in Florida, detectives were caught playing bowling on Wii Sports during the nine-hour raid.

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(Picture courtesy of Gamespot) 

The Polk County sheriff, Grady Judd, announced that an investigation would be launched to look into the matter.  Further, he cites this as a "mistake".  Um...yeah; a mistake?  Did they accidently turn on the Wii, accidently pick up the Wiimote, and accidently start bowling?  This could, perhaps, be the most ignorant thing I've heard in a long, long while.  To make matters worse, did these detectives not know that they were being recorded by security cameras?  What level of competence is that?  Shouldn't detectives trained to do drug raids be able to recognize a security camera?   This is just another case of tax dollars at their finest.

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Dreamcast and PS2 Games Heading to PSN?

By: jalexbrown Sep 22, 2009 | 1 Comments

Are there going to be PS2 and Dreamcast games available on the PSN?

According to some supposed notes from a SCEA/Sega meeting, it was discussed between the two companies that there was interest in bringing PS2 and Dreamcast games to the PSN.  The notes hint at Sega providing SCEA with a list of Dreamcast games that they're interested in releasing, and Sony will decide which ones they want as exclusives.  Furthermore, SCEA allegedly agreed to provide heavier marketing support for games that Sega agreed to keep exclusive longer.  Also mentioned in the notes, SCEA is interested in selling all PS2 games on the PSN.  There's no specific definition of all, but I can't imagine it being a very literal all.  In either case, the notes do seem to suggest that in some capacity, the PS3 owners may be able to get their hands on certain PS2 and Dreamcast games via the PSN.

Source: http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?p=17695529

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BatRastered

My 360 doesn't want to play anymore

By: BatRastered Sep 22, 2009 | 7 Comments

My 360 has finally stopped... or has it?

Trying to get online with the XBox live right now. My XBox 360 freezes everytime I sign in. If I disconnect the network, it works fine until I plug the network back in and attempt to sign on.

Oh, also the dvd drive won't open half the time. That's a new one. Had to give it the ol' clippy treatment.

I've done all the usual shit, erased my profile and recovered it (even done that on an old, formatted HD), cleared the cache, WTF jimmy? On fucking ODST day? FML.

C'mon Microsoft, you fuckin' jimmys!

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Privacy Policy

By: BatRastered Sep 21, 2009 | Comments Off

Official Policy

Ok, so how should I say this as simply as possible?

Gouki.com LLC does not, has not, and will not sell, rent or lease your personal information to anyone, anytime, anywhere for any reason.

If you wish to log on and comment, we collect a username and password of your choosing, along with your email address. Your email address is used soley to provide your avatar picture via gravatar. It is not visible to anyone.

This policy may be ammended from time to time as new features are added to the site. (But we're still not gonna give your shit away, got it you jimmy?)

Is that simple enough?

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