Gogg says: RRRARWR...
Wanna join team Gogg?
All you need to do is the following:
Own a PS3 and a copy of 0081 Senki.
Send me a message via PS Network to gamer tag: ViperEye82
With the subject Team Gogg and “count me in!” in the message.
Purchase a MSN-03 Gogg in the game and equip it as you see fit (hint, you’ll want plenty of speed and boost).
A while back, I posted on the PS3 game, MS Gundam 0081 Senki – which has been my current addiction in the Gundam universe since late December.
One of the main features of the game is what is called “Free Mission Mode”, where you create your own generic pilot, and can go on missions based on the Story Mode missions with your own team of AI wingmen. The best feature is that you start with a simple RGM-79 Gm, or MS-06 Zaku II (depending on your army) and earn points, and upgrade parts to eventually be able to purchase MS such as the RX-78 NT-1 Alex, or Gelgoog Jeager. But of course, the very best part about this is that you can play online, with other players at your side instead of the AI. It’s easy to make friends, trust me.
Two friends of mine and I have been playing for quite a while now, and in order to get a good laugh, all three of us purchased MSN-03 Goggs and played a mission at Belfast EFSF Base. It was hilarious, because as most of you probably know, the Gogg is one goofy looking MS. In 0081 Senki, when it walks on land, it kind of swings its arms like its taking a walk in the park. Goofy all around. Thus….Team Gogg was formed. Every once in a while, we’ll play using our Goggs and go on insane, often impossible missions (using a Gogg that is) just for the laughs. Case in point, one of my buddies and I took our Two Goggs on a Mission referred to as HLV Kai – the objective is simple, attack the EFSF space port where three HLVs are prepped for departure, and destroy the HLVs. In the regular mission, the whole area is guarded by MP Guncannons and RX-79s. On the Kai version, which is meant for online, the area is guarded by much stronger, much faster GM Customs and GM Cannon IIs. Needless to say, my buddy and I were shot down pretty fast. But that got me thinking….maybe this could be a running story sort of thing…filled with humor for Gundam fans. So, may I present, the first entry for Team Gogg – Ep. 1 – HLV Kai transcripts:
|Comm1 : All clear on the west bank.
Comm2 : All clear on North…wait…I’m picking up two heat signatures…..um….Captain….correct me if I’m wrong, but aren’t those…Goggs?!?
Cpt.: What the HELL?
GM Custom Pilot 1: Ah…control…2 Goggs just sped past me…I was going to shoot…but…I mean… its TWO GOGGS!
HLV Defense Unit 1: LOL, no way? Goggs? Are you sure it wasn’t just a couple of really big bears?
GM Pilot 2: Nope, Goggs, one just lolligaged its way past me too.
HLV Defense Unit 1: OMG, I totally see them, Hahahahaha watch this…I’m firing, no, dude, seriously I’m firing watch this –
Mission over for Viper and Jack.
Later that Night…
Viper and Jack, after barely escaping with their lives are sitting around a campfire….
Jack: You think we need one more?
Viper (Staring at the fire): ………….
Jack: You think we need one more.
Jack: Okay, We’ll get one more.
Fero shows up:
Fero: Hey guys.
To be continued….
Anybody who knows me, knows I’m gaga for the GP04. I’m not sure what it is about this particular Gundam, but I’m absolutely enamored by the design, the three propellant tanks, the rifle, the head/face, the super thrusters on the shoulders…everything. After all, remember this post? – Well, G Systems has once again visited the GP04 design, this time producing one of their coveted 1/60 scale models! And just look at this beauty!
It’s a Perfect Grade on Perfect Steroids. If you haven’t seen how G Systems handles this, go to their site here. They have custom build inner frames that function as a true inner skeleton of the MS itself and to which the armor attaches. LED lights for the eyes and main cameras, they also custom mold metal parts for each kit they release (you’ll note the GP04’s Comm Antenna is metal) and of course each armor panel and part is molded in the very finest resin (none of that knock off stuff that has flash all over).
Of course, all this comes with a price. The GP04 here runs about $500 USD I’m pretty sure I’d have to sell my left arm just to be able to buy it, but believe me, if I had an extra $1000, I’d pick up the GP04 and the just as alluring NT-1 in a heartbeat.
In the meantime, I’ll just drool over these and see if I can get $90USD together to pick up the GP04 conversion kit from GunplaSG here. Blast you, Resin! You and your super detailed, awesome looking but horrifically expensive MS kits!