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PS3 and XBox 360 price drops, who wins?

By: BatRastered Sep 12, 2009 | 9 Comments

A brief discussion on the recent price drops and what it means for us, the gamers.

Price cuts, I love price cuts!

Recently Sony announced the new PS3 slim model priced at $299. A few weeks later Microsoft reduced the price of the XBox 360 elite to $299 as well. Both represent a $100 cut off their earlier prices. So who wins this round?

For Sony, a price cut was long overdue. They had third party game developers screaming for it and threatening to stop publishing PS3 games. Now the PS3 slim represents a great value, including a Blu-Ray player and internet browser with their game system which comes fully equipped with Wi-Fi built in. The new unit does not, however, include backwards compatibility with PS2 games. This is a bit of a problem due to the lack of quality exclusive titles for the system (I count about 4).

Microsoft, on the other hand, already had a $299 system, and this "price cut" really represents nothing more than a minor hardware upgrade (from a 60GB hard drive to 120GB). The 360 runs off of standard DVDs, but has Netflix streaming to back that up. It also has backwards compatibility but doesn't really need it. The elite unit still does not have Wi-Fi built in and Microsoft wants an absurd $99 (MSRP) for the add on. This is dumb considering you have to pay a subscription for XBox live and the online features of the system are what really keeps it ahead of the PS3 in my opinion.

Wouldn't it be great if Sony and Microsoft would exchange strategies on these units? Microsoft would pack in Wi-Fi and ditch backwards compatibility, whereas Sony would cut out the Wi-Fi chip and replace it with the PS2's emotion engine for full compatibility. What a wonderful world that would be, playing to both systems strengths. (The 360's online system and Sony's huge back catalog.) Oh well, it was a thought.

I'd have to say, that if you don't own either system, the PS3 represents a better value right now. The problem for me is that I already own a 360 and there's no reason to play a game available for both systems on the PS3, whereas on the 360 I get achievements. For most people, I think the choice will come down to "what system do most of your friends have?", for the simple reason of wanting to play online with them.

Let's hear your thoughts on these price cuts in the comments you bucnh of Jimmys!

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Batman Arkham Asylum Collector's Edition Unboxing

By: goukijones Sep 12, 2009 | 11 Comments

This is a true story ...

I really thought the batarang was going to be a little bit more serious.

The game is well worth it though. Buy the regular version.

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Batman Arkham Asylum

By: goukijones Sep 12, 2009 | 8 Comments

I have totally raiped this game at this point. I recently beat it on hard and it was an excellent challenge.

I have totally raiped this game at this point. I recently beat it on hard and it was an excellent challenge. Some of the combat scenarios had me locked up for hours! On the same fight Jimmy! It was so easy running through it a second time.

Running through the game the first time was a blast. What an excellent job with gameplay and story telling. This certainly is one of the best Batman games I've ever played. Don't forget Lego Batman, good in it's own Lego way.

There's so many styles of gameplay and challenges in the Batman Arkham Asylum I assure you, you will never be bored with it. I played through it twice in less that a week. Ok so maybe now you're thinking it's short. Don't worry about the length. The challenges provide great replay value and there's already FREE DLC on the way. Play this fuckin' game Jimmy! It's a can't miss and is one of the BEST games this year. Don't be a Jimmy!

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Worst Halo 3 Montage on youtube ... Sniper Master?

By: goukijones Sep 12, 2009 | 13 Comments

133,000 views! 1001 Ratings!! 1307 COMMENTS!!! Gorilla Warbear and King of Jimmys(GoukiJones,) in one of the most controversial Halo 3 videos on youtube. --- Before I deleted it on Accident.

Sniper Master? This video was made to make fun of the Jimmys on youtube that are gonna talk shit about how good they are rather than look at the video and see the Crackdown intro and it say BETA before it loads. Fuckin' Jimmys! Gorilla Warbear will 1v1 the shit out of you!

*Deleted and reposted in HD on June 30, 2010 Nubfarm.

 

That's right JIMMY!

Video of me playing Halo 3: ODST @ E3 2009

Gouki.com exclusive gameplay footage from E3 2009 playing Halo 3: ODST for the first time.

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About Us

By: BatRastered Sep 12, 2009 | Comments Off

About Gouki.com

WTF is a Gouki.com?

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FAQ

By: BatRastered Sep 12, 2009 | 16 Comments

Frequently Asked Questions about Gouki.com. You should read this before using the site. Ask questions below.

Q: How do I write a story on Gouki.com?

A: Rule number 1: Don't be a Jimmy - Don't write a story with a title people won't understand. Don't write a story that starts with a bullet point and ends with a comma. When you write a story on Gouki.com it must be about video games. Otherwise BatRastered is going to be quick to delete it. Video game stories can be about anything though. Your story must be tagged with one of the following:

Blog. Fuck it. Blog it, write about whatever you want, however you want. As long as it's video game related.

Review. Write a review that follows our rating system. It's real easy. Reviews can be for hardware or software, new releases or old ass games, including demos and beta tests. 

Preview. You can post a video with a short description of a game. You could also write a story about a recent press release. These stories work best with a source attached. Remember BatRastered is watching.

News. We most certainly encourage our readers to post the news, but what we want to hear are your versions of it, your opinions. So don't just post a press release cut and paste job. Explain why you are interested in this game and why you want to share your interests with the Goukimunity.

Pictures. Want to share pictures, the best way to do that is to use any of the image sharing sites. I prefer photobucket.

Video. You only need to cut and paste the "watch url" from youtube into the body of your story. Do not paste the url into the source. After you save your story the video will appear. [See image below if nubfarm.] If you want to post a video - write a short explanation why you are posting this video and what it is about. 

how to post youtube videos on gouki

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