Create your own platformer that creates music.
This seemed a bit lame at first, but really caught my interest. Sound Shapes is a platformer coming to the Sony NGP. You create your own level, but you can pick different instruments and notes for everything you put into the level. The creating process looks fairy simple and the sound is nice. As far as movement goes, your little ball can jump and stick/ un-stick to surfaces. Red things hurt you and bounce pads record the sequence you hit them, and add that beat to the music! Heres the video.
With a simple music tool it does look really fun. Especially when you create a cool beat to a level and as you play more music is added onto it is a fun idea. Guy in the video said it took around 4 years to make, I don't really see that but ok. Anyone looking forward tot he NGP or toy-around games like this?
we finally get a taste of what the next installment of the soul calibur franchise will look like.
In terms of looks it doesn't look that much different from SC4 but with a 2012 release date im sure it will be more polished and crisp. It also seems as though the characters are using some sort of special moves maybe channeling their inner street fighter?
so what do you guys think are you excited to about the 5th installment of the king of weapon based fighters?
let us know what you think and don't be a jimmy.
Here's a game we got to see privately last year at E3. There is a release date attached. XCOM is looking promising.
Gouki.com saw XCOM first hand last year at E3 2010. They game appears to have a major makeover, but it is still just another FPS. Will XCOM show something new off this year. Either way the E3 2011 hype machine rolls on.
XCOM E3 2011 Trailer
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
With an hour long pre-E3 show, did gamers come out winning?
Yes we did! Konami made a head start in E3 today, or tonight depending on where you live, and the showed off some great news. Here's a review of their show.
They first began with video footage from the show and tease you at what's to come and who's going to talk. The first few minutes, Shiji Hirano, President of Konami Digital Entertainment, America, he gives his thanks for the many prayers and wishes of the events in Japan, from the earthquake and tsunami.
Hirano-san then tells us that Hideo Kojima will be providing lectures on the Video Game Designers of the future in California. Konami will be launching events though out the world! Hirano-san announces Frogger 3DS and more DLC for Castlevania.
Konami then takes us to Tokyo, Japan to see how Metal Gear Solid 3DS is going. It's great! You'll be able to use the 3DS's camera to take pictures from the real world, and use it as in-game camouflage! Also, if you're climbing a tree, for example, you might fall if you tilt the 3DS! So play straight!
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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 2, 2011 | 4 Comments
I didn't get a chance to play the first Darkness, but I'm thinking of going back and trying it out. Was it as cool as this?
The Darkness II - E3 trailer
Are comic book to game transitions the same as movie to game adaptations? You tell me Jimmy.
By: goukijones Jun 1, 2011 | 10 Comments
Darksiders II has been announced finally. The original is a Gouki.com editors choice and we're thrilled to hear about the sequel or are we?
The original Darksiders was like a grown up Zelda I always wanted. It's one of my favorite games. Excellent story, graphics and most importanly gameplay. Check out my Darksiders review and FnJimmy's first ever Golden Video Review Darksiders.
When the first game ended, I swear there was a shot of War's brothers coming to earth. This was the lead in for the sequel. Going back to my take on this game being like a grown up Zelda I was really hoping to see something like that gameboy game, The 4 Links. Where you have to team up and do the puzzles in the dungeons. Darksiders set this up perfectly. However the nubs over at DToid are talkin' this nonsense.
"Darksiders II is aiming to be a deeper experience, with NPC interaction and a detailed loot system. Seems they'll be bringing in a lot more RPG elements this time around, which I certainly won't say no to."
That's not what I wanted to hear, but it DToid, those Jimmys probrably talking out of their ass. I don't mind loot systems and weapon and armor upgrades, but I was happy with the way Darksiders was set up. Either, this game is totally on my list to check out next week at E3.Read full story...
Want to try RPGS in a new way?
This is going to be a 4 player co-op rpg. Be ready do get online and team up in what looks to be another dark rpg. This is being brought to you by Certain Affinity, the people who made Age of Booty.
"It takes everything we've learned about high action from working on shooters like Halo and Call of Duty," claims the studio, "and everything we love about the fantasy genre, but gets rid of all that tedious backpack rummaging, and boring dialog!"
Here is another game for you E3 Checklist Jimmy. They say expect more details then.
and here is a link to the future, says it was posted tomorrow. http://games.on.net/article/12676/Join_the_Crimson_Alliance
Here is an in game shot of the game from E3. Even as a downloadable game this needs some polish if it is going to sell.
A new fighter has entered the ring of Mortal Kombat
No release date yet, but the trailer looks pretty sweet. It says E3 2011 too so maybe that's when we'll know how much she'll be and when she's coming out.
Video is a little laggy, because I don't know how to embed the original from IGN.
Here's how it's all going down. I've never had an appointment at E3, now I have a full 3 day schedule. Also my own want list of games I want to see there. And a look at some of our new equipment we have to bring you guys the best coverage ever.
E3 2011 Want List
These are games I really want to see/play that I probably won't get the chance to. They are in no particular order.
Uncharted 3 - Campaign and Multiplayer
Hawken - I want to get my hands on this game bad, but I spoke to Adhesive Games and they are not going to be at the show.
Dragon's Dogma - Badass Nice looking game. I want to PWN!
SmackDown Vs Raw 2012 - I will probably hunt down this game.
Darksiders 2 - I'm going to try and find this game as well. Look out THQ I'm comin' for ya!
Aliens: Colonial Marines - This is a game developed by Gearbox Software and published by Sega, I want to check this out for sure.
Bioshock Infinite - Duh! 2K is being Jimmys about me getting in that booth though. Nubfarm.
Mass Effect 3 - Just wanna have a look and see what this game is going to be about. I'm currently playing through Mass Effect 1 right now and it is officially one of my favorite games of all time.
Battlefield 3 - I'd love to go a round in the multiplayer.
Gears of War 3 - How man giant worms can we fit into one campaign and or trilogy? I want to find out.
Halo 4 - lol. Even if it's the Halo 1 remake. Can't wait to see where Microsoft goes with this game.Read full story...
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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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