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Bioshock 2 Limited Edition looks like garbage

By: goukijones Nov 20, 2009 | 8 Comments

Are you serious?! For $99.99?! The price must be wrong. There's no way Jimmy!

So just announced today the details for the Bioshock 2 Limited Edition. No bobbleheads, no scale versions of any of the guns.

Here's what you get ...

The Game

A 12" Vinyl LP (an old record for you youngsters out there) Something you can't actually play or use.

An audio CD of the soundtrack

Three posters from rapture

An art book (hardcover)

Bioshock 2 Limited Edition

 

All this for $99.99! WHAT?! What justifies that? For example the Mass Effect 2 limited edition is $69.99, comes with the game, a hardcover book, a bonus dvd and other bonus content for the game. For only an extra 10 bucks, I will get the Mass Effect 2 limited edtion. As far as Bioshock 2, goes pre-order the regular version now for $53.99 and get a $10.00 credit toward a future video game purchase. Now that's a deal Jimmy!

Nothing confirmed, but the guy does look bad ass!

A friend of mine sent me this link yesterday and I thought I would share it. There was a contest to create a character concept for Street Fighter IV. This is the winning submission. I think it's bad ass and I would love to see this guy fighting Dhalsim or El Fuerte. Give this guy some love check out his site he's got a sweet picture of T-bag from Prison Break and Heroes.

 

Street Fighter IV Concept Character

 

http://www.skullsong.com/index.html

Read more and check out other great Street Fighter art here http://www.alvinleeart.com/2009/10/chiu-stream-contest-sketch/

Deals Jimmy! Don't pay full price Jimmy! Save 5 bucks! Save 10 bucks!! Free shipping!!!

I'm gonna start a new column on the site about the deals I find. I don't pay full price for any video game anymore. There are deals every where and I love to hunt them down. I'm going to share all the best deals I find with you Jimmy.

Check it out! Both of these games are on sale at Newegg and it's always free shipping!

Left 4 Dead 2 Xbox 360 Game EA

Left 4 Dead 2 Xbox 360 Game EA

 

Assassin's Creed 2 Xbox 360 Game UBISOFT

Assassin's Creed 2 Xbox 360 Game UBISOFT

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Mass Effect 2 Limited Edition free giveaway

By: goukijones Nov 18, 2009 | 54 Comments

Register at Gouki.com and leave a comment to be entered!

The Drawing will be held January 25th and the game will be shipped out to you on January 26th.

Rules to be entered into the Mass Effect 2 Limited Edition drawing. Read Carefully Jimmy!

You must be a registered user on Gouki.com with a valid email address.

You must have uploaded an Avatar at Gravatar.com

You must have added either your Xbox 360 Gamertag or PSN ID to your Gouki.com profile.

Log in and leave a comment on any story.

This drawing is for ONE copy of Mass Effect 2 Limited Edition.

 

Sponsored by [email protected]

Mass Effect 2 LE

*Terms/conditions subject to change at anytime. Gouki.com reserves all rights to this giveaway. Winner will be notified by email so make sure your email is correct in your profile Jimmy!

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Wednesday Pwnfest Lineup 11/18/09

By: goukijones Nov 18, 2009 | 2 Comments

I have a lot of stuff I want to pwn and film today. Don't be a Jimmy!

Pwntober 3 featuring Big Merkle is going down today. I want o finish getting all of the acheivements in Borderlands. I want to make fun of Marvel Ultimate Alliance some how. That is a Jimmy ass game!

I gotta play some Modern Warfare to even though I absolutely suck at it.

Dragon Age: Origins has become a little more fun since I started over and built my character a little better. I was lookin' like a Nuab before!

 

Today's Lineup

Borderlands

Left 4 Dead 2

Modern Warfare 2

New Super Mario Bros. Wii

Dragon Age: Origins

Halo 3

 

Maybe some ...

Street Fighter IV

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Editorial: PS3 Rocks 360, End of Story

By: jalexbrown Nov 14, 2009 | 10 Comments

In this editorial, I'll discuss why I think the PS3 beats out the 360.

It was October the 17th - my birthday, in fact - and I just got home.  I had a big box under my arm, and what should be in it but a brand new 120GB PS3 Slim.  I unpacked it, hooked it up, and immediately got to popping in the games.  That was when I realized something about the PS3: it's freaking awesome!  And I mean there's no two ways about it; it's just freaking awesome.

Firstly let me discuss the exclusives.  I know some people - including a few close friends - who bash the PS3, saying it has no decent exclusives.  My response: you're nuts!  I could name one game - Metal Gear Solid 4 - and stop with my point proven, but why do that if I don't have to?  I can go on to Uncharted/Uncharted 2, Killzone 2, Ratchet and Clank, Gran Turismo 5, White Knight Chronicles, Valkyria Chronicles, Resistance/Resistance 2, Demon's Soul (this game has cought some crap on here, but I'm still saying it's probably decent), Motorstorm, Ninja Gaiden Sigma/Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 (technically ports, but with PS3-exclusive upgrades), God of War 3, Final Fantasy Versus XIII, Little Big Planet, and many more that I didn't name.  That's a fairly long list of PS3-exclusives that are or will be (most likely) decent, and that's not even a complete list!  How, oh how, can you say the PS3's exclusive library is bad?

You say you want free online play for all those awesome exclusives?  Guess what?  You get free online play with the PS3, as well as free access to Sony's avarar-based social networking application, Playstation Home.  You also get specific locations in Home only available during certain times, usually used to promote a big upcoming game for the PS3.

Did I mention the controller?  I think the PS3's controller surpasses the 360 controller in almost every way.  I have to admit that the 360's controller has a slight edge when playing FPS games, but the PS3's controller can compensate with a built-in rechargable battery.  That's right, no need to run out to the store to buy AA batteries at that crucial gaming moment when the batteries drain out in your controller.  The controller can be charged via a USB cable, and it can be charged using one of your PS3 ports or one of your PC's USB ports.  In addition, you can use it while it's charging if you're using one of your PS3's USB ports.  For all intents and purposes, I'd say the PS3's controller contour and design is identical to the PS2's controller, but that's not by any stretch a bad thing.

Oh yeah, and did I even mention yet that the PS3 is actually stable?  Unlike with the 360, where you have to worry every time you turn it on if it'll red-ring on you, the PS3 works every single time you turn it on.  You might, might, MIGHT be in the marginal percentage of people - less than 2%, I believe - that get a defective PS3, but the odds are highly against you getting two defective units in a row.  With the 360, I've heard of people getting two, three, or more defective 360 units in a row.  That won't happen with the PS3 (well, I don't like to say never, like I'd say the odds are highly opposed to that happening).

The technical capabilities of the PS3 are far more amazing than the 360.  The specs for the two systems weigh out to a balance, but the Cell in the PS3 - combined with the Blu-Ray drive - allows the PS3 more future potential as soon as the developers tap into all of it.  We're getting games like Killzone 2 and Uncharted 2 now, and the PS3 hasn't even been tapped to its potential; hell, it probably hasn't been tapped to half of its potential.  There's still a bright future ahead of the PS3 on the technical front.

I'm sure I haven't covered all the reasons I think the PS3 is the superior console, but if I've missed any, they're irrelevent; I've hit enough of the points to get across what I think and why I think so.  I don't want to be confused for some hate-spewing fanboy, because I still have my 360 and I still intend to play and enjoy my 360; I just wanted to write a somewhat informative, fact-based article explaining why I believe the PS3 is better this gen.

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October 2009 NPD sales numbers are here

By: BatRastered Nov 13, 2009 | 2 Comments

The Wii dominates hardware, and the XBox 360 dominates software. Where is Brutal Legend?

Here are the numbers for October 2009

Hardware:

  1. Wii – 506,900
  2. DS – 457,600
  3. PS3 – 320,600
  4. Xbox 360 – 249,700
  5. PSP – 174,600
  6. PS2 – 117,800

Software:

  1. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves - Sony (PlayStation 3) - 537,000
  2. Wii Fit Plus - Nintendo (Wii) - 441,000
  3. Borderlands - Take-Two (Xbox 360) - 418,000
  4. Wii Sports Resort - Nintendo (Wii) - 314,000
  5. NBA 2K10 - Take-Two (Xbox 360) - 311,000
  6. Halo 3: ODST - Microsoft (Xbox 360) - 271,000
  7. NBA 2K10 - Take-Two (PlayStation 3) - 213,000
  8. Forza Motorsport 3 - Microsoft (Xbox 360) - 175,000
  9. Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days - Square Enix (Nintendo DS) - 169,000
  10. FIFA Soccer 10 - Electronic Arts (Xbox 360) - 156,000

Some things to notice:

  • Brutal Legend did not make the top 10
  • NBA 2K10 was the only multiplatform game to make the list twice (once for the 360 and once for the PS3).
  • Halo 3: ODST showed continuing strong sales to stay on the list despite being released in September.
  • Borderlands for the Xbox 360 showed surprisingly strong sales to take the number 3 slot.
  • Uncharted 2 gets commercial success to go with its critical success and probably moved more than a few PS3 hardware sales.
  • The XBox 360 continues to sell more software than the competition, but hardware sales have slowed compared to the PS3 and Wii. Has the 360 reached saturation at its current price point already? I'm sure we won't see another price cut this year with the holidays so close, but it seems to be only a matter of time.
  • I can't believe how many people are still buying a PS2.

Next month we will get to see MW2 in the list. I'm Oscar Mike!

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Final Fantasy XIII Gets Release Date

By: jalexbrown Nov 13, 2009 | 5 Comments

The highly-anticipated RPG from Square-Enix finally gets a US/UK release date.

I've been waiting a long time for Final Fantasy XIII.  In fact, I've pretty much been waiting for Final Fantasy XIII since the day it was announced at the 2006 E3 Conference.  But Square-Enix did a naughty thing and left me in the dark for a long time.  I never knew how long I was going to be waiting until I could get my hands on the game.  Today, however, Square-Enix finally broke the silence and gave a solid release date.

Square-Enix confirms that Final Fantasy XIII will be released in the US/UK simultaneously - and on both the PS3 and Xbox 360 - on March 9th, 2010.

As far as release dates go, this one took me for a loop.  I'd never realised before today how much of a difference three months could make (the game was tentatively to be released around June of 2010).  Needless to say, I'm pumped for March 9th to roll around.

Also, in other news surrounded Final Fantasy XIII released today, the theme song selected for the game will be "My Hands" by Leona Lewis.  I've never heard this song myself, but fans of Final Fantasy seem to have mixed feelings about this song as the theme song, namely throwing around the idea that it's Square-Enix's attempt to westernize the Final Fantasy franchise.

Unfortunately this announcement contained nay a hint about Final Fantasy Versus XIII, but considering the game hasn't even gotten a Japanese release yet, we can safely assume it's still a ways down the pipeline.  There is fan speculation - and keep in mind this is just fan speculation - that there may be a collector's edition of Final Fantasy XIII (for the PS3, of course) that will contain a demo of Versus XIII.  I don't believe this will be the case; simply put, I think that if Square-Enix decides to release a collector's edition (as they did with Final Fantasy XII), they'll opt out of a Versus XIII demo in favor of something that can be packaged across both versions of the game.  So instead of getting a mindblowing Versus XIII demo, we might have to settle for an okay-to-pretty-cool art booklet or something like that.
 (Keep in mind that Square-Enix HAS NOT confirmed a collector's edition of Final Fantasy XIII for any console; this last paragraph is entirely speculation, and based in no way on any piece of confirmed information.)

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BatRastered

Modern Warfare 2 Review

By: BatRastered Nov 12, 2009 | 5 Comments

A great game all around, but the story falls a bit short.

Campaign

The campaign mode is single player only. I've heard Infinity Wards's reasoning behind this (that it would hurt the narative and scripted moments) and was excited for some intricate storytelling. Mostly I felt the game failed to deliver on that count and that I would have been more satisfied with a true co-op experience.

A strange game. The only winning move is not to play. How about a nice game of chess?

The story is a bit muddy and doesn't make a whole lot of sense on many levels, a fact which while dissapointing, doesn't take much of the fun out of just shooting bad guys in the face with speed and precision virtually unmatched in a console FPS. I'm not sure if IW was trying to make a point about war not having clear good vs evil in modern times or what, but I rarely felt like a hero in the game. Every victory achieved seem to have vast unintended consequences and betrayals at every turn. Which left me with a strange feeling of having enjoyed playing through the game but not wanting to play through it again. An interesting take, if on purpose, on the war game genre.

A larger problem for the campaign is that it is so short. I put just over 5 hours into the campaign mode to beat it on the normal difficulty. 5 hours by a guy who, if multiplayer is any indication, sucks at this game. I died a lot during those 5 hours. If you've been playing the first MW recently and are any good at it, you should be able to pwn this game in about 3 or 4 hours. If you're only interested in the solo campaign mode, you really ought to rent this game rather than buy it. Not because it's not good, it was a lot of fun for those 5 hours, but because you'll then be done with it and not want to play through it again. MW2 could have really used one or two more levels. There is one of the main bad guys in the story who you never get to fight really and the game doesn't say much about what happens to him. Perhaps this was to leave an opening for MW3, but I still felt like I had some unfinished business at the end.

There were several moments in the original Modern Warfare that left my mouth hanging agape at what just happened, or how great a scene looked. Who could forget the nuke, or crawling out of the downed helicopter aftward? The AC130 gunship level looked like it was ripped from CNN. The missle launch. The gun sliding accross the pavement into your hand allowing you to defend yourself at the last second through blurred vision in slow motion. MW2 had some great level design, but I can't really pick any awe inspiring moments out like those from the first game.

Multiplayer

Multiplayer comes in two flavors: spec-ops and the traditional compettitve multiplayer featuring deathmatches, CTF, and territories games.

The spec-ops features some set pieces from the campaign that you can play with a friend. It is only 2 player, which in today's world seems a bit lacking. While playing some of these missions co-op in the main campaign would have indeed hurt the storytelling a little bit, I just don't feel satisifed with having them out on their own. Also no leaderboards, WTF?

The traditional multiplayer allows up to 8 on 8 team action, and is basically the same game you played in the original MW with a few refinements. The maps are a bit more spread out and grenades are more restriced, so there is much less grenade spam. (Cole Hamels' plea must've worked.) You constantly level up and unlock new weapons, titles and perks even if you suck, which is great because apparently everyone who plays this online is a professional. I played it the first night and day after the release and expreienced very little lag and no timeouts or host disconnections, though I did have one wierd instance where I was stuck on the lobby screen and my party was somehow playing at the time. Overall, this is the mode that will keep most users playing this game for some time to come.

Overall verdict: Buy it!

Microsoft finally releases a new wifi adapter that plays with 802.11n. Also, it's black.

For those who's XBox 360 is connected to the internet via wifi, this is some good news.

First, the existing wifi adapter (which connects to a, b, or g networks) is getting a price cut from $99 to $79. It's still overpriced, but hey, 20 bucks is 20 bucks.

The reason it's getting this price cut is to make room at the $99 price point for the new wireless adapter which will connect to the recently ratified 802.11n networks offering speeds up to 300mbps (as opposed to the 54mbps of the previous model).

The unit has two antennae and still supports the old standards (so you can upgrade one piece at a time), and supports n in either the 2.4 or 5 GHz range. Oh, and it's black to match your elite system. You have an elite system, right?

xbox 360 wireless n adapter

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Dragon Age Origins first impressions

By: goukijones Nov 9, 2009 | 4 Comments

I'm about 10 hours into right now. My feelings are completely mixed.

I've probably spent more time in the menus trying to figure out how all the shit works more than actually exploring or fighting. Did you know you can do crafting in dragon age? Which from what I've experienced is more of a waste of time. I'd rather just by cures from the shops.  

Random points of interest ...  

At one point you can pretend to be a vet and analyze a sick "deer" type creature. I choose to kill it. What's funny here is, I was so bored by all the story lines at this point I was skipping through everything chat scene and the next clip I saw was the dear with its throat slit lying on the ground. Awesome!  

The cuts scenes are horrible ... the graphics are horrible.  

The shops are so confusing. You can't see what the value of items are in your personal inventory you have to go to a shop. The shops and menus are even worse after some Jimmy juice!  

It's really easy to give up on this game early. Maybe I should have dedicated more time to Demon's Souls. Once you get to the forest area and the game seems to branch out it does get a little more interesting.  

I got mixed feelings about this game Jimmy. Right now I would say rent it. It's nothing like Mass Effect or KOTOR or the PREVIEW and commercials you see on TV. 

 

Have it Delivered for $56.99 w/ free shipping! 

Dragon Age Origins Xbox 360 Game EA

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Halo Waypoint Review

By: goukijones Nov 5, 2009 | 3 Comments

Another way to track how much I suck at Halo and watch cool Halo Anime. Awesome!

I unlocked 8 avatar awards for just downloading this awesome! WTF is an avatar award you ask? It’s a frickin’ t-shirt Jimmy! I checked my stats right away … yep I suck at Halo. I couldn’t find where to see such detailed stats as Bungie.net provides or a way to compare with friends.  Shouldn’t that be a feature?

Halo Waypoint has tons of videos which is cool I haven’t seen a lot of these. I like how I can watch the European launch video for Halo 3 that I’ve never seen. Wait it just froze. Bufferring … buffering again, never mind its faulty. My Netflix doesn’t do this.  The Halo 3: Landfall video is on here, which is my favorite piece of Halo media you have to check it out! It’s done by the same Jimmy that did District 9. It’s great to remember these old Halo videos.

This is a nice addition for the Halo universe. I’m excited about seeing the Halo anime Saturday. I’m just not excited to PLAY Halo. ODST was a big let down, that game came and went so fast I’m ready to sell it. I don’t play multiplayer at all anymore. I REALLY hope Reach revives the series for me, I’m dying to hear some solid news on that game. Don’t be a Jimmy!

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