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Crysis 2 Multiplayer is Dead in the Water

By: goukijones Apr 14, 2011 | 5 Comments

Mixed Emotions and mixed feelings is ALL Crysis 2 has to offer. One moment you're absolutely loving it and then you're saying out loud that you will never play again. Ametuers man. Poor matchmaking, terrible party system and unexplainable glitches.

Crysis 2 Campaign Review

You would think a publisher like EA would know how to put out a proper multiplayer experience right? They act like they don't give a shit. Crytek can only be responsible for so much. Although, Crytek could have definitely built a better party and matchmaking system. It's bad enough that a lot of these features are a copy of Call of Duty games, but to have the mulitplayer separate parties, boot players at random and straight up fatal error my Xbox is a little ridiculous. Where is the testing? What I want to see is more beta tests, longer beta tests if you're just going to let the community test it once it's released anyway. Where are the patches? The game has been out for a couple of weeks now and still nothing. The screen flips out when you zoom in at the beginning of a game on the map Liberty Island. Why is this? Can anybody explain this? At the beginning of that map, all of my team mates are reminding each other to zoom in and out a couple of times so it doesn't happen while you are in combat.

Crysis 2 Screen Glitch on Liberty Island

So that's a lot of the hate there, the matchmaking. The fact that I've been in the game for 32 hours and have actually only played in matchmaking 15 hours! Wow! That means, I've been in the menus for more than twice as long as I've actually played the game. Regardless of these issues, when you actually get into games and all of your friends are on the same team, the Crysis 2 is a lot of fun.

Crysis 2 has some of the best multiplayer maps in years. No other game comes to mind, when I really think about maps. Maybe Halo 2, but that's way old Jimmy. Liberty Island -the level I mention earlier with the glitch- is probably my favorite multiplayer map in years. The Liberty Island map is very well crafted. The two bases are spread perfectly apart, the medic tent site is great to sneak through, oh and the dead bodies laid out in body bags are hilarious when you are running over them. It got real bad real quick on this map and it is the best map in the game.

Ranking up in Crysis 2 and getting new perks is no different from what you've seen in the Call of Duty series. This is a straight up copy of COD. I'm not sure why they did it like this and I'm not saying it's bad, but I want to know why a completely different company couldn't have come up with something a little more original. Crytek is supposed to be this great game making company. And please don't say this is their first multiplayer game, that's not good enough. You can even prestige in Crysis 2, c'mon.

The last thing I want to do is start all over with my guns. I'm just now getting to level 30 and starting to like how I can build my custom classes. Early on in multiplayer, when you have no guns and no perks, you're getting railed constantly and it is ZERO fun. This was always one of my major issues with COD. You really have to put time in to Crysis 2 if you want to get to the fun stuff in the multiplayer. Look at me, it only took 32 hours of it actually being on for me to start enjoying it.

I wrote everything above a few days ago. I've continued to play the Crysis 2 and my emotions continued to rise and fall. Until finally last night. I'm terrible at the death match and they may be my fault. I'm good during flag matches and enjoy that much more. It's bad enough to lose a few matches in a row or feel like your constantly getting railed in the ass and there is nothing you can do about it. But then when it kicks you out of games or Migrates Host and ends up putting your party into to separate games and you don't even realize until you team starts talking about two different maps. Last night I vowed to never put the Crysis 2 back into my Console.

Flush it! Just like when you Jimmys try to get all Greg Luoganis and swim around the levels where you can't pull your gun out. Crysis 2 is Dead in the Water.

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Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Follow Up

By: ThaBrad Nov 23, 2010 | 14 Comments

After a couple of weeks of playing, it's still as fun as the first night thanks to a couple of features from the makers of Need for Speed.

After playing a few weeks with King of Jimmys("The Ultimate Enforcer") and Erik Estrada("Online Pwner"), I've been having as much fun as I've had since I got it. One of the best features about the game is the Autolog.

"The heart of Need for Speed Hot Pursuit is Autolog, which is where your journey begins every time you enter Seacrest County. Autolog is the intelligent engine at the center of our most connected Need for Speed ever, keeping you in the middle of the action both in and out of the game. Through Autolog, you’ll be able to track your career progress, Personal Best times and how they compare against your friends, check out all your captured game photos, brag about your latest accomplishments, and jump into challenges recommended by Autolog’s comparison engine based on your friends’ gameplay."

"If your mug is going to be plastered all over your friends’ walls, you better make sure that your profile picture is exactly how you want it looking. If you’ve got photos on your computer that you’d rather use, log into Autolog on the web and change up your profile picture. It’s as easy as busting your friends! Just log into hotpursuit.needforspeed.com/autolog click on Career and then look for the camera icon on the profile picture space. Simple. " Lets take a look at a Rent a Cop Jimmy..

 

"Trash-talking is one of the best parts of gaming. Who doesn’t enjoy beating a friends time in an event and then bragging to them about it? Well, we’ve incorporated that right into the game thanks to Autolog, but when you’re not playing, that doesn’t mean the smack can’t continue to fly! Jump on to Autolog on the Web and access your wall. From there you can write a message to all your friends, or comment on anything your friend has said! Give it a try!" Lets take a look at some of the comments on my wall..

 So now that I've seen that Jimmy has beated a few of my times, I'll want to go look at those races. So after drilling down to each individual race I come up with this.

Take a look at the attempts,WOW, so as you can see this Jimmy has put a lot of hard work into trying to beat my times. So this goes back to my very first point, this game is just as addictive now as it was when it was first released. I don't recommend you go off the deep end and play hours on top of hours trying to beat someone's time like this Jimmy did, but I definately recommend checking it out if you haven't.

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Ultimate Marvel Vs Capcom 3 Announced *UPDATE preorder costumes*

By: iorilamia Jul 20, 2011 | 14 Comments

The rumors were true...

Ultimate Mvc3 (UMVC3) will have 12 new characters, new modes and 8 new stages. It will be coming this November for $39.99 ( a bit much in my opinion). So far Strider, Firebrand, Ghost Rider, and Hawkeye have been announced , check out their videos below and the UMVC3 trailer (which shows some new moves added/altered to the old cast!)

Character overview Trailer

Strider vs Ghost Rider

Hawkeye vs Strider

Ghost Rider vs Firebrand(lol)

Firebrand vs Hawkeye

Uploaded by http://www.youtube.com/user/CapcomUnityVideos

 

So what do you guys think of the UMVC3 idea? Anyone seen it coming, with the usual Capcom releasing 2-3 versions of a game? I don't like the $40 pricetag, hopefully those who purchased MVC3 will have some sort of bonus...like costumes or a character or two? Atleast we will have a spectator mode, giving people more incentive for online play. X-factor in the air is a bit...much. But they were speaking of nerfing it and making the game more skill based, so we will see in time.

Anyways, the biggest deal are the new characters. None are really appealing to me. So far looks like I'll still be sticking with x-23, Wesker, Morrigan, Ryu and Magneto. Strider looks overpowered and has 2(?) lvl 3's? Firebrand's OTG capatabilites do look fun though. Still, I wish they add Son-son and Gambit to the game. Anyone on your wishlist? Leave a comment with your thoughts.

 

 

From Capcom Unity- http://www.capcom-unity.com/snow_infernus/blog/2011/07/20/ultimate_marvel_vs_capcom_3_announced_

"In addition to characters, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 features a host of enhancements and new features to improve the game’s balance and online functionality. One of the biggest additions to Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 is the fan-requested Spectator Mode, which allows fighters to watch live online matches together. With multiple improvements and 12 new characters, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 brings home the ultimate fighting experience for newcomers and pros alike. "

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PRE-ORDER UPDATE!

Gamestop: Femme Fatale costume pack

Best Buy: Villaine Costume pack

Amazon: New age Heroes Costume pack (cyber akuma doom and Sentinel don't look like heroes...)

Everything you need to know about Final Fantasy XIV, release date, bonus content, in-game items, collector's edition, open beta phase, subscription fee, and early access to the game. *NEW open beta info

Final Fantasy XIV - Collector's Edition Ships 9/22 and the Regular Edition Ships 9/30

Final Fantasy XIV Collector's Edition will be available September 22, 2010 for $74.99. 8 days later the regular edition comes out. 

This includes a $10 credit(if you pre order from Amazon.com.) Special access to the game 8 days before everyone else.

IN-GAME ITEM – Collector’s Edition preorders will include a reward code to receive an exclusive in-game item, the Onion Helm.

EARLY ACCESS – Play 8 days prior to the release of the Windows PC Standard Edition (timing of access subject to initial server capacity).

BEHIND-THE-SCENES DVD – Get an insider look at the making of FINAL FANTASY XIV, with exclusive video content, interviews and more in this special documentary DVD.

SECURITY TOKEN – A FINAL FANTASY XIV–branded Security Token for use with your regular password.

TRAVEL JOURNAL – Record your travels in this beautifully bound journal filled with pages of never-before-seen concept art.

RIGHT OF PASSAGE – Redeem a voucher to receive your fully-personalized Right of Passage Certificate, each stamped with a unique serial number.

AMANO COVER – Special PC Collector’s Edition illustration by renowned artist Yoshitaka Amano.

FREE GAMEPLAY – Free gameplay for 30 days.

The Game and the book. Pwn!

FINAL FANTASY XIV PC Collector’s Edition pre-orders will include the Onion Helm, an exclusive in-game item which accelerates character recovery after falling in battle.

FINAL FANTASY XIV Windows PC Standard Edition pre-orders will include a pair of Garlond Goggles, an exclusive in-game item which increases the speed of skill progression.

***New Picture***

Final Fantasy XIV Collector's Edition pre-order bonus items

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Fable III topless pie making

By: goukijones Oct 28, 2010 | 13 Comments

In Fable III it doesn't matter what clothes you have on. So you can walk around naked if you want and make pies.

The princess in Fable III has huge breasts and it is an absolute pleasure to watch her do just about everything. Including pie making. This video is for Jimmy. Enjoy.

WWE Apostrophe 12 Pre-order Bonus details. Honestly I don't know what to say, really. Really? Really?

  1.  I can create The Rock.
  2.  The Rock was in WWE SmackDown VS Raw 2011
  3.  The Rock was going to be in WWE '12 regardless.

This doesn't affect how we make our WWE PPV Prediction matches. Well at least not until April 1. Here's the details on The Rock DLC.

That picture looks good. WWE '12 looks amazing from right here. That tatoo on the other hand is certainly ridiculous. The Rock comes with the game NO MATTER WHERE YOU pre-order.

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GTA4 Ultra high-res graphics mod video

By: BatRastered Feb 17, 2011 | 8 Comments

Some modders made Grand Theft Auto IV on PC look more realistic...

The driving physics still look all over the place though.

GTA 4 ENB ultra graphics gameplay

Strip all of your characters before any cut scene for hilariousness!

This happened on my second play thru. Money is not easy to come by early on in the game. So in classic RPG style I removed all the gear and weapons from party members I knew were going to die. Just to sell the equipment later. Jimah!

Off-screen HD Capture Jimmy!

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Are Yun & Yang Coming To SSF4?

By: Cinderkin Aug 27, 2010 | 13 Comments

Is this image real or fake?

Just found this photo over at http://shoryuken.com Showing a small picture of the SSF4 character select screen, with a picture above it with a Skateboard and Roller Blades.

For those of you that know Street Fighter, will know that Yun rides a skateboard and Yang uses roller blades.


Look below for the photo and also a photo of Yun and Yang sporting these accessories.

 

Real or Fake? Will we see these two coming to SSF4? Tell us what you think in the comments.

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Fallout New Vegas Easter Eggs

By: akskiller Oct 21, 2010 | 8 Comments

Pretty cool Easter eggs in Fallout NV

The Fallout series is known for including subtle references to a wide range of entertainment media hidden in the environment of the world. Most of these references you could miss if you are not paying attention to the environment, so here are some to get you started.

Three Easter Eggs from Fallout: New Vegas are showcased below. Can you  identify the source material?

Can you guess the source material these are from?

These are just some of the easter eggs in Fallout New Vegas, they are more so go back in and find some more!

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Duke Nukem captures Babes, not Flags

By: iorilamia Mar 21, 2011 | 5 Comments

Lots of news on Duke Nukem Forever's Muliplayer Game Modes and Weapons/Abilities! !

(Above is a leaked photo of a deathmatch in DNF from xbox magazine, reminds me of Toy Story. This may be the result of the Shrinker Gun)

In Duke Nukem Forever you don't play boring Capture the Flag, you play CAPTURE THE BABE! No screenshots of this babe capturing yet, but in this multiplayer game mode you run around carrying ladies. But from being carried, the "babe" apparently freaks out a bit, so you have to give her a slap on the butt to calm...her down? Not much details on it, so feel free to speculate! Maybe if you go too long without these reasurring slaps, she wiggles away or something, I'm interested to see what other twists will come a long in Duke Nuken Forever.

Game Modes- . Dukematch and TeamDukeMatch are both deathmatch oriented games. Hail to the King is King of the Hill type of gameplay. All game modes are 8 players, 4v4. And the "Capture the Babe" stated above.

Weapons- will be pistol, shotgun, ripper chaingun, pipebomb, rpg, shrinker, railgun, freezer, devastator and tripbomb. Also you can only carry two primary weapons at once in addition to having  pipebombs and tripbombs. Also JETPACKS SON! only in multiplayer, not single...O_O

Customization - characters can get points by getting kills and achivements, also bonus points for "funny kills" (like pipe-bomb suicide) As expected, every shooter has a lvling system now a days, going to be interesting finding out what unlcocks Duke will have.

Awesome powerups- Steroids let Duke do 1 hit kill punches, run faster but cant use guns, leaves him immune to shrinker. Shrinker turns people into Mini-Duke, only do 10% of dmg. And HoloDuke allows him to be cloaked and do cool melee kills.

Do you like 4v4 game types and the idea of carrying babes? Does "Duke Sauce" sound delicious? Leave a comment below with your ideas and thoughts. I wasn't too interested until now, the MP sounds extremely fun. Don't be a Jimmy.

 

SOURCES: http://beefjack.com/news/duke-nukem-forever-features-capture-the-babe-mode-includes-love-smacks-on-the-booty/

http://www.duke4.net/news.php?extend.425

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Gouki.com & GameWorks Hosting The Official PRE-EVO Party July 16, 2015!

By: goukijones Jun 8, 2015 | 0 Comments | Updated: Jul 15, 2015

Get your tickets now! Brought to you by Gouki.com, GameWorks, EVO & Red Bull!

We are proud to be hosting the official PRE-EVO party at GameWorks this year.  GameWorks is an excellent venue for this event.  It will be a completely private, closed to the public.  You must have a ticket to enter GameWorks that night after 9PM.  

Las Vegas locals receive $5 off when you buy tickets in person at GameWorks.  The day of the event tickets will be $50.  Purchase now online at a reduced rate.

The event is 18+ & there are 2 types of tickets you can buy.

  • 18+ Gets you a $10 game card that will work on all redemption machines that night.
  • 21+ Gets 2 free drink tickets.
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