FnJimmy returns for his yearly installment. E3 2011 Preview Special. FnJimmy takes a look at over 25 games going to be at E3 this year and offers you his exclusive take on each game.
That's right, I said Pro Gamer. I've played more games than you cans ever use your imagination. E3 2011 is looking intense and it's no joke. Make sure you follow me twitter.com/@fnjimmy I'm going to be wreckin' shop in L.A.
Pro Gamer FnJimmy's 2011 E3 Preview Special
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By: BatRastered Jun 6, 2011 | 4 Comments
The Microsoft E3 2011 Press conference just wrapped up. How did it go? Here's what you need to know.
Another year, another Microsoft E3 press event. No Cirque du Soleil nonsense this year, just a straight up media briefing with tons of trailers and demos.
Here's a quick run down of what I saw.
- Gears of War 3 campaign looks as good as you'd expect. Plus Ice-T was on stage wearing a kick ass GoW3 shirt.
- Mass Effect 3's Kinect enabled voice commands. Garrus, move up. Liara, use Singularity. Awesomesauce. Probably not enough to make me want a kinect, but cool.
- Kinect easy avatar creation with fun labs (out now!) I've been waiting for this since avatars came out, I have a xbl vision camera gathering dust.
- Starting off with MW3 and Tomb Raider was a bit weird. I don't know why the console makers feel the need to show off multi-platform games at their press conferences.
- Halo: CE Anniversary, an HD remake of the first Halo game. Looks cool, but also looks like it's going to be a full price game. #ripoff
- You're showing off Forza 4 with a Top Gear license... Where's the Stig? (For that matter where were any of the Top Gear crew?)
- Kinect football running in place.
- Two words: FIST BUMP!
- Fable the Journey Kinect game, waving your arms around like a Jimmy. I'd rather not.
An honorable mention must be made to the Halo 4 teaser and Tomb Raider for both being Fall 2012 games, meaning we'll see them at next year's E3 as well. #toosoon
Making fighters a bit more "realistic".
Sony's NGP has some badassnice ideas for a fighting game. Using the built-in camera you can take a picture of your face and map it to the character. Another cool trick with the camera is taking a pic of the place where you want to battle. The game also have 12 different fighting styles, a bunch of costumes and around 200 weapon-types.
Ballet style FOR THE WIN! The game apparently has a Tekken feel (not nearly as deep) and will be launched with the NGP. How does this sound to you jimmy's? Looks nifty to mess around with. Leave your thoughts in a comment.
By: goukijones Jun 3, 2011 | 6 Comments
I understand that it is E3 time and people want to show what they play to do with games. Remember Deus Ex, that had a similar trailer. Months later it's like the same thing Dragon Age 1 did. Beautiful trailer, in-game stick figures. WTF.
Who is at fault here? I don't suspect the developers are at fault, their actually building the game and I would think they would want to show it off. Publishers want to show these pretty little videos to board members. Gamers have to be smarter than this.
This trailer looks amazing and if game play is exactly like this, Prey 2 could be awesome. But actually game play will not look like this trailer. Enjoy it for what it's worth. Just remember in 6 months when you see more actual game play, you'll be thinking ... wtf?
Prey 2 Bounty Trailer
Missed the show? Come and check these pictures from the show!
What do you Jimmies think? Do you think this game looks great? Do you think the Kinect feature will make or break the game? Share this with your friends!
Skullgirls is looking better than ever. Here's a great look at the animation process from Reverge Labs. Can't wait to play this game.
Skullgirls is a 2D fighting game, featuring a bunch chicks with demon type stuff strapped to the for pure ass kicking. An easy cross between Street Fighter and Darkstalkers some would say. A pretty sweet combo and juggle system. Skullgirls is destined to be an EVO game. Watch for this at tournaments.
From Reverge Labs"
Our ever-supportive publisher, Autumn Games, has produced a short and very slick documentary detailing the animation process we use to make our stellar, 100% hand-drawn 2D animation.
In just two minutes, you can see how a character is made from conception all the way to the final product…. something that takes our artists between 2000 and 3000 man-hours of finger-breaking labor.
That’s a savings of up to 99.998889%!
Animating the Skullgirls Way
Source: Skullgirls Twitter
By: fnjimmy Jun 30, 2011 | 7 Comments
Sega released a new trailer of Sonic Generations showing off a pretty memorable level, City Escape.
The music is that Nanana song from My Chemical Romance but I'm hoping it's just a promotional song and the traditional music from Sonic Adventure 2 stays intact. Plus at the last 3 seconds, you see Sonic flying through Spagonia, a level from Sonic Unleashed. But if there's any level from Unleashed I want, it would be Apotos.
And here's an interview with one of the devs that I wanted to post a while ago.
I played the Dead Island at E3 2011 and ...
GoukiJones wasn't allowed to film any of the game so thats why this video is shot the way it is.
I was all over E3 2011 chasing down developers and interviews. When I had time, I took some pictures of booth babes. Here's what I think are good enough to show you Jimmys, but you must decide. List your favorites in the comments.
There are only 19 pictures. When you talk about booth babes, include a number so we know what you're talking about. Enjoy these pictures, sorry I'm no Rei Puerto. He'll be back next year for sure. Don't be a Jimmy!
E3 2011 Booth Babes
List your favorite below.
Write a story about E3 2011 and win cool prizes direct from the show floor. Be entered to win our exlcusive Swag Bag of stuff.
This one's easy Jimmy. We know you're going to be writing your butts off next week for E3 and we want to give you guys some of the coolest stuff we get there, aka swag. Last year we sold a lot of it, because a Jimmy needed some serious money back in the day. We'll probably still auction off some of the stuff, but this year Gouki.com users will have first choice. Check out last years stuff.
This year we have more access than ever to the show and I expect to get some really cool stuff.
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Games I wish to get some / more information on from this years E3.
E3 is coming up very soon and...I can't go. But mods of Gouki.com are! My wishlist contains Tekken X Street fighter, Serious Sam 3 BFE, El Shaddai: Ascension of Metatron, DmC and Bioshock Infinite. Here is why:
Tekken x Street Fighter
We have been getting lots of information and videos on SFxTekken but not the other way around. Recently getting into Tekken it was a bummer hearing Namco hasn't really started Tekken x Sf. Apparently Namco is showing something off about it at this years E3. Even before getting into Tekken, I was wondering how they would treat fireball characters in Tekken (Tekken has sidestepping so....) Also Tekken characters move lists are huge. The amount of target combos they have highly exceeds SF and the specials as well. In SfxTekken they shown Tekken elements such as launchers and ground juggles. I would love to see what SF-esque mechanics will be put into the Tekken Version.
Serious Sam 3 BFE
Am I a Duke Nukem fan? No. But I loved playing Serious Sam. Not much is known about this new Serious Sam besides it has amazing HD graphics and brings back some of the older enemies in the series in a visually glorious way. Graphics of course aren't everything, I loved Serious Sam for the gameplay, cheezy one liners and how very un-serious it was.
The loads of cheesy-ness and ridiculous weapons and enemies made the series extremely enjoyable. Apparently the game is a prequel to Serious Sam: First encounter and your in Egypt. The game will have 16 player Co-op in Campaign, holy hell. I don't know what type of in-sane campaign they will have going on but that sounds intense. I hope some sort of player vs player multiplayer game modes are announced. The older Sam games had it, this beautiful one should have it too!
El Shaddai: Ascension of Metatron
El Shaddai isn't a game many people know about, but they should. It's been released in Japan already and I've been eagerly awaiting the American release and deep info on the game. It is a third person action game with some plat-forming. The fighting looks amazing with cool fluid movements and very interesting graphics. Mainly the look and feel of the game seem very enjoyable. The closest thing I could relate this game too is Devil May Cry. If you put a Dante skin in the game, it would work just fine ;) Hopefully I can see more in-depth explanations of what Shadai has to offer because although it looks amazing, it could get old fast.
DMC Devil May Cry
I was hyped ever since the new DMC was announced. Most people are hating on Dante's new look as the young jerk teen but I like it. A new but still badass take on a game can be good after all the years. I want a good solid gameplay video, showing what truly sets this DMC a part from the others. In the TGS video they showed off his main weapon. Which was a sword that could extend but seemed like a snake? Can't wait to see what else is in store.
Bioshock Infinite looks infinitely fun to play! The graphics are mind blowing, and the setting is crazy. On a floating colony and people go crazy and have super powers, fighting all along the city in the sky and on rails. the powers look great too. The game looks extremely action packed and worth buying already. What seemed really cool in one of the elements was how you and the girl you are with can combine powers to trigger badass explosions and such. They have been gracious enough to show us awesome previews but they didn't differ much. I want to see something new and a real release-date.
Well that is my E3 2011 wish-list. Hopefully some of you are excited by these games as well, leave a comment on which ones you want.
Check out Dragonkisses's Wish-list here: http://gouki.com/Story/Details/dragonkiss83s-e3-wishlist
Fnjimmy's preview video http://gouki.com/Story/Details/pro-gamer-fnjimmys-e3-2011-preview-special
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