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Shopping for MvC3 and Tactics Ogre on PSP

By: goukijones Feb 15, 2011 | 9 Comments

This is why I don't want to leave the house to buy video games. Best Buy is stingy with the pre-order bullshit now, a video game specialty store doesn't even know what Tactics Orge is and GameStop? Really? Really? lol.

I woke up early this morning hoping to beat whatever crowd might be at the Best Buy trying to get MvC3. I already pre-ordered one from Amazon for the Contest winner. You can only get one coupon per order, so my plan was to go to Best Buy and use some coupons I had and just buy the Special Edition straight up.

Well big shocker, Best Buy didn't have any Marvel Vs Capcom 3 Special Editions, in fact they barely had any regular versions. When I asked an employee if they have any SE's in the back she told me they were only for pre-order. Another costumer was standing there while another employee was calling Best Buy's all over town to see if they had any extra. I was intrigued, I said: "Hey if the Best Buy down the street has one, I'll go over there and get it."

This other guy wanted two for some reason, he also said he wanted it for Frank West. What a Jimmy. While standing there and listening to this guy call the other Best Buy's, at least 10 people came into the video game section asking for the Special Edition.

One guy even questioned: "How can you be sold out, you opened 10 minutes ago."

In which the employee responded that Best Buy only took pre-orders for the Special Edition. I watched Best Buy lose at least 10 sales while I stood there for 20 minutes, including mine. So fuck it I left, there is a private game shop, a Walmart and a GameStop still in this plaza. BTW I also wanted to pick up Tactics Ogre today and when I asked the Best Buy employee for that, he pulled up a computer screen that showed not 1 Best Buy in town ordered that game. Nubfarm.

The adventure continues. I went over the privately owned store to see if they had the Tactics or the MvC3 SE. The Jimmy behind the counter didn't even know what Tactics Ogre is and told me they don't usually order games like that. Like what? A Square Enix RPG? Jimmy? I asked him about the MvC3 SE and he told me that the SE is a Walmart, Best Buy and GameStop exclusive. More false information. The name of this store is Game Haven in Las Vegas and it should be renamed to the Palace of n00bs.

Ok fuck it then, I'll go to the GameStop. Of course GameStop won't sell me the SE, I can't believe this pre-order bullshit still happens. Especially on a major release with bonus content that is only $10 more on top of the regular edition. Order a extra few for the Jimmys that stumble in who don't have a pre-order. I then inquired about the Tactics Ogre and the GameStop employee told me that he hadn't received the shipment and that I should come back around 1pm. Ok I'm out. Walmart time.

At Walmart I couldn't find the Tactics Ogre either. They had the Marvel Vs Capcom 3 SE, but it was for the PS3 and I want the Xbox version. Foiled again! I asked the cross eyed Jimmy working in the department about the Tactics Ogre and he walked me back over the wall of games. Now I searched it thoroughly before I asked him, but I guess he just wanted to make sure.

"Well it's not on the wall, let me check the computer." He says.  "Online only."

I just don't get it. Order some more games. Is it really that bad that you can't sell a minimum order so you can have a few extra copies at least on launch day. And who the fuck doesn't have Square Enix RPG PSP titles available. Today was a reminder why I have fallen in love with ordering games online and getting release day delivery. I don't have to look for shit, I don't have to drive to shit and I don't have to deal with nub-ass-cross-eyed-don't-give-a-shit-non-gaming-retail-employees.

Wait, it's not over yet. I have one more juicy tidbit for you. Driving out of the parking lot I saw the UPS man at the GameStop. Sweet I thought, I won't have to order Tactics Ogre online and possible miss out on having it for my trip. So I flipped a bitch and parked that muthafucka sideways.

Of course I walked back into the GameStop like we just had a conversation about the Tactics Ogre, but the Jimmy looked like he didn't recognize me. I asked him the Tactics was in those boxes.

"Probably, but it's gonna take me an hour to open them." The GameStop employee replied.

"An hour? Really? I'll wait a few minutes for you to open them." I replied.

"Well I don't know what box it's in." He said.

I told him: "It's probably in that long skinny box that looks like it's full of PSP games." Two minutes later he had it out and I was paying. I didn't have my GameStop card with me so I had to use my phone number. Spoiler alert! My card expired last month, would I like to renew for $14.95? No thank you, but what about my points that were on my card.

"You lose your points if you don't reactivate the card." The GameStop employee told me.

So GameStop has a rewards program for shopping there, but you have to pay for it. WTF. And instead of sending me any coupons or notifications in the mail about the card expiring, I get nothing and lose what little points I probably did have. GameStop fail. It amazes me even more that these stores continue to pop up. People gotta get hip and order online. Save gas, Save time and it's stress free. Just hope there isn't a blizzard somewhere holding up your package.

Thanks for reading my blithering blathering blog/rant. Don't be a Jimmy!

Kevin Butler returns to promote Killzone 3 and the new PS3 Move Sharpshooter.

Want to learn more about the PS3 Move Sharpshooter and other options for guns to use with your Playstaion 3, check out: Killzone 3 Gun peripherals galore, which will you choose?

Kevin Butler PS3 Commercial PS Move sharp shooter

Featuring: Daddy's little helper

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Is the SMART engine in Brink the future of FPS

By: goukijones Aug 25, 2010 | 9 Comments

Is Splash Damage going to change everything with Brink and their new engine called "SMART" ???

I first heard of Brink about a year ago. I saw the teaser for it and thought the concept of the island and the to factions feuding sounded cool. The teaser said it was coming out in Spring 2010. LOL. It's cool, good games take time. I always say delay it until it's perfect. Unless you're Gran Turismo 5, which I don't even know what the fuck they are doing anymore. Now there are karts ... wait getting off target.

Brink has had me juiced ever since I saw this video late last year. I told BatRastered that this is "the video that has me totally into this game." At this point last year we were Borderlands fiends. BatRastered way more than me. It was kind of hard for me to talk about a game that was so similar to Borderlands at first glance. I didn't think that, at all. When I saw the SMART engine working, I thought that we could do some really cool stuff with that. Check it out, Paul Wedgwood the Game Director playing in this video.

Now the first time a lot of people saw Brink was the CG trailer they released. I knew what was behind that trailer and if they were trying to say that is what it's going to be like when it comes out. Cool. Of course people were like "Yeah right, there's no way it'll be anything like that." Well I hope after watching the first video you understand why I think it will play like that. It's Hardcore Parkour FPS = HPFPS. WOW!

Finally it was time for E3 and I knew Brink was going to be there. It was one my E3 most wanted list top 10. Getting to play would really set my opinion straight. When E3 came around and I was on the floor talking with Ed Stern and actually playing Brink. I forgot about the Parkour stuff. I didn't get to see it all in the E3 Demo. I realzed this when I came home later that week. I didn't even see the jumping and sliding stuff. I thought. That was the gameplay element I was most interested about. Bongoboy had me going so fast through the demo; changin' classes, accepting missions, shooting Jimmys. It was cool though.

These next 3 videos are just straight forward gameplay and they are incredible. Warning God mode activated. First video = Zzzzz. The second video shows off some more slick jumping in combat and what some of the specific chracters classes do. The third video shows planting a bomb and defending an area the developer was trying to breach. To create a shortcut for his teammates.  Awesome stuff there. Looks very exciting.

By now you understand where I'm going with the combat and "Moving and shooting" concept that, Technical Game Designer, Aubrey Hesselgren speaks of in this next video. Brink is do out in January, right before my birthday. I hope it's going to be a good one. With videos like these coming out as we get closer, I am constantly walking around with a stiffy thinking about the SMART engine! C'mon! Sticky baum to ya garill!

Thrilled yet?

See more on the Bethesda Softworks official Youtube channel.

This is from those same Jimmys that brought those wicked COD live action shooter vids. Now you are really playing with power.

Real Life Mario Kart!

From YouTube: A harsh, gritty look at the world of Mario Kart in real life. Red shells mean business.

Make sure you check out this YouTube Channel freddiew for more great videos.

In what was an elaborate April Fool's Joke, a mock press release was sent out yesterday saying the SEO Seattle had been closed down and that The Agency had been cancelled indefinitely. This didn't go over to well with the employees at SEO Seattle.

When employees saw this, the uproar began. How could production hault?! This game has been in production since 2007. Of course employees found out today as they returned to work, that it was just a terrible hoax. An April Fool's Joke gone oh-so wrong. The game is still listed here on soepress.com. These screen shots are amazing and Sony just recently promised a new trailer at E3 that was going to blow our minds through the wall.

More info sure to come as we get closer to E3.

Miami to have their first ever super major comic con. Team Gouki will be in attendance. 2/26/2011-2/27/2011

Bravo Team Gouki will be attending the first ever Miami Comic Con presented by Wizard World. Meet your favorite Gouki.com Jimmys, goukijones, reipuerto, and the ever lovable prettymiwa.

Snap a picture with goukijones and win 1600 MSP or $20 in PSN deniro. Upload it to Twitter with the hashtags #gouki and #wizardworld. Drawing will be Sunday night. Don't be a Jimmy!

Make sure you follow @goukijones @reipuerto and @prettymiwa for all of the show updates and of course check back here for exclusive pictures and videos.

Show info:

MIAMI COMIC CON FEBRUARY 26-27, 2011SAT-SUN Miami Airport Convention Center (MACC)

Event Hours:
Saturday, Feb. 26 - 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 27 - 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

For more information and tickets check out the Wizard World official website.

See you this weekend!

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E3 2011 Story Contest Win E3 Swag

By: goukijones May 30, 2011 | 9 Comments

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.

E3 2010 Fund Raiser. http://gouki.com/Story/Details/e3-2010-mortal-kombat-t-shirt-and-swag-bag-fund-raiser

This year we have more access than ever to the show and I expect to get some really cool stuff.

How to enter. Write relevant takes and stories about the happenings at E3 2011. Make sure you tag your stories, news and E3 2011. This will put your stories right into our exclusive E3 2011 feed. FYI Cinderkin gets first overall choice, this Jimmy has been pimping Gouki.com for over a year and we really appreciate him a lot.

You can share your stories on Twitter and put them in our exclusive Twitter feed by using #e3gouki. That will automatically send your tweets to our Gouki.com/e3 page.

So get to writing, make sure you Read The Faq and understand what is going on here. 

Grand Prize: An exclusive Swag bag that I will put together personally.

Runner up prizes: Anything we get doubles of will be given away separately so everyone will have a chance to get something from E3.

You gotta write quality takes. It doesn't need to be 10 paragraphs long, but we want honest news and opinions shared. Don't be a Jimmy! Good luck.

Just surfing through video game channels on youtube and I found this video from SouthPeak Interactive. Two Worlds II Sordahon's Journey - #4.

I found this video on the SouthPeak Games youtube channel where you can also see the rest of the series. I have not played either of the Two Worlds games, but I'm familiar with them and the concept. This video has a couple of quick cuts that are funny and is willing to make fun of itself. At 2:15 "Sordahon" just starts swinging his "club" wildly. Hilarious. SouthPeak Games also referred to as SouthPeak Interactive publishes Two Worlds II.

Don't be a Jimmy.

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Jimmy of the Month May 2011

By: goukijones May 28, 2011 | 24 Comments

So it's time we pick a winner for the biggest Jimmy this month. Lets start with some user awards first.

Here are some random user shouts outs. Thanks for everyone contributing on Gouki.com.

Most viewed user story - blazemanx - 2425 views in the last 30 days.

http://gouki.com/Story/Details/dan-toasty-forden-returns-in-mk9

Best reviewer - Cinderkin for review 2 games that involved racing and dirt.

http://gouki.com/Story/Details/mx-vs-atv-alive-review

http://gouki.com/Story/Details/dirt-3-review

Best commentary - Kof2012

http://gouki.com/profile/kof2012

Best new user - starlordtitus

http://gouki.com/profile/starlordtitus

Most sexiest story - reipuerto

http://gouki.com/Story/Details/exxxotica-2011

Other big hit user story

grey walrus - over 1700 views

http://gouki.com/Story/Details/100-off-of-a-ps3-courtesy-of-power-up-rewards-or-not-wtf

iorilamia - over 500 views

http://gouki.com/Story/Details/replay-value-of-upcoming-games-are-they-worth-it

Again big shout to everyone on Gouki.com. Keep comin' back. We got some great stuff we're gonna do in the future and we are very lucky and very appreciative of all you enjoying the site right now.

And finally ...

Jimmy of the Month goes to blazemanx

Blazemanx has been all over the inter reppin' Gouki.com and that is awesome. He's on the twitter, he's on the facebook, he was one of the first Gouki.com user to hit us up over on the new Raptr.com site. 

Thanks blazemanx, you truly are a world class Jimmy. Now go pick a shirt or a game from our shop and leave it in the comments below. Somebody will email you eventually on what to do next.

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Suggestion Box

By: goukijones Jun 30, 2011 | 17 Comments

We're getting ready to do a massive update to Gouki.com and we want to know what you guys want on the site.

We're getting ready to do a massive update to Gouki.com and we want to know what you guys want on the site. Now is your chance to suggest a feature or option that you've always wanted on Gouki.com. Front page, while writing a story, catalog pages, your profiles. Everything is fair game. 

If you can't explain a few simple English words, it's probably too complicated.

Here's some ideas we've been kicking around just give you Jimmys a taste.

  • The PricePWNr is going to be implemented a lot more throughout the site. We've recently added GameStop to the PricePWNr and we want to save you Jimmys money on video games.
  • Video only stories.
  • Favorite stories.
  • Member, updated, exclusive, etc. Story color codes or something, still working this out. Something that by just looking at the story you know, who wrote it and what it's a bout.

So that's just a few of our ideas, let hear what you Jimmys want. I don't care what it is, the crazier the better and we'll discuss it during our meeting. 

Don't be a Jimmy!

 

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Borderlands Preview

By: goukijones Oct 7, 2009 | 11 Comments

A first-person shooter/rpg on a distant planet in a post apocolyptic setting. With a very unique art style. 4 player co-op ... Lets play this Jimmy!

Borderlands a new game from publisher 2k games and developer Gearbox who worked on Halo CE for the pc and just recently released Brothers in Arms and also worked on Half-life. This new game has a very unique art style it's cel-shaded but very gritty. I like it the colors.

As far as the gameplay, you can select from four different classes. A hunter, he has a sniper rifle. A soldier, he just raips on the ground level. A siren who looks like she has an emp and can boost the parties experience gain. And a berserker who just pounds the shit of things. So yes, a first-person shooter with experience gain. One of the first of it's kind. I'm interested and as the game's release gets closer, I've been paying more attention.

Check out these videos and do some pre-ordering. Gamestop is giving you a bonus weapon exclusive weapon cache. BestBuy doesn't have anything extra for the game.

This game looks fun as hell with four friends online, lets pwn!

GameStop has just unveiled the EXCLUSIVE Conduit 2 Limited Edition. Conduit 2 is the epic sequel to last year's award-winning Wii-exclusive, The Conduit. Check out this amazing bonus content.

The Conduit 2 exclusive GameStop Limited Edition!

GameStop has just announced this exclusive Limited Edition. If you're a fan of the original Conduit on the Nintendo Wii, then you are not going to want to miss out on the Conduit 2. Bigger weapons, better gameplay, the Conduit series is the official FPS of the Nintendo Wii. Check out these GameStop Limited Edition Exclusives.

  • 44-page art book featuring a rich selection of concept art and design development insights into Conduit 2's science fiction world, weapons, and enemies.
  • The "Eye of Ra" device is an enhanced in-game "All Seeing Eye" (A.S.E.) device that captures Conduit 2's hidden secrets in twice the speed.
  • The "Gold Destroyer Armor" multiplayer skin based on the lead character's primary armor.

Pre-order now

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