Red Faction: Guerrilla Gets Walked All Over By Aussies
©2009 Grant Smythe – OXCGN.com
Some local news for a change, which makes a nice change from all the E3 stuff we’ve been dishing out in the last 3 days (and there’s still MORE to come – ahhhh).
Anyway, head on back to Australia for a moment, to Melbourne Victoria, and we find that Australia has been walking all over Red Faction: Guerrilla – literally.
Yes, that’s right, walking all over it.
At a local EB Games store in downtown Melbourne (Number 67 Swanson Street), to help THQ launch their excellent game, Red Faction: Guerrilla, renowned 3D chalk artist, Jenny McCracken, took to the shop pavement and worked frantically after-hours to create this vibrant piece of artwork you see in these pics (click on them to enlarge).
I only hope Council or the Centre Management sees its way clear to coat them in a highly foot resistant top-coat, so they ‘stand’ the test of time, as they look awesome actually.
Australians are always ones for showing off their creative talents in art, sport and emerging more noticeable lately, their love of computer games.
The average age for Australian gamers is now 30 yrs old. This is a big difference from the 10-15yr olds that many believe games belong to.
Red Faction: Guerrilla has some of the best destructive environments known in modern gaming, and we’ll have our OXCGN RF:G review up really shortly.
OXCGN will be holding its 4th Australian XBox Playdate on the 26th June over XboxLIVE. It’s being co-hosted by fellow Affiliate site ThatAussieGameSite. Playdates are the perfect place to meet other local gamers in a friendly manner as trouble makers are not welcomed, and quickly booted.
They are an Official Xbox Function, which you will find in the Australian Xbox Community Calendar, and also on the dashboard of every Aust/NZ xbox 360 hooked up to XboxLIVE.
So you can come and join other Aussies, play safe, and get some serious Red Faction: Guerrilla action in on the 26th June. Some THQ players will be on hand as well, so you’ll have a chance to “mix-it” with those guys-n-gals as well.
You have to take your hat off to THQ locally; they really do get behind their games and push them wherever possible, and are great supporters of the “little-guys” over here – like we smaller sites.
For a full review of the game including a 360/PS3 comparison, click here.