Category Archives: Editorial
Our take on Bethesda’s ambitious MMO
Just like many gamers out there, we here at OXCGN can’t get enough of the Elder Scrolls series. We jumped at the chance to be able to take part in the latest beta test held this past weekend like thousands of you out there. But instead of providing readers with a stock standard preview or impressions piece, both myself and Jayden have combined our powers to present a discussion relating to our experience with the latest from The Elder Scrolls Online.
Enter the world of Tamriel here!
“Let me tell a story of Lemuria, a kingdom past, and a girl born for glory…”
When I first saw the trailer for a small Ubisoft game entitled “Child of Light”, I was utterly mesmerised. The art style, narration and score of the announcement trailer cemented it as a game to watch out for in the future, and after seeing the trailer announcing the release date I’m convinced that it has the potential to be one of the best games to come out in 2014 (April 30th, to be exact!).
Using Ubisoft’s UbiArt Framework the developers have been able to use concept art in the game as assets, 2D animation combined with 3D models and animation to make for a unique art style. Previously used in Rayman Origins and Legends, Child of Light adopts the same technology to bring it’s watercolour world to life. The developers say they aimed for it to feel like “A playable poem”, the visuals capturing all the rhythm, flow and beauty a poem can hold.
OXCGN’s Buyers Guide to Christmas!
Our team pick their top 5 buys this Cristmas
by OXCGN Staff
With Christmas fast approaching and shopping centers now having entered late trading hours, now is the best time to pick up any last minute gifts for friends or family that you may have missed. Since the Christmas period usually means quiet time on all fronts, we thought we’d have our staff pick 5 titles or peripherals and compile a list of what you could purchase for someone this Christmas.
If you are struggling to find the perfect present for a friend, family member or even yourself, hopefully this quick guide can give you some idea for those who are hard to purchase presents for.
Our writers give their thoughts on Microsoft’s next gen console
The wait is finally over.
The next generation of video gaming is upon us here in Australia, with Microsoft’s Xbox One the first to reach our shores here on the 22nd of November, 8 years to the day of the release of the Xbox 360.
It’s been a couple weeks since we’ve gotten our grubby hands on the Xbox One, and like many of you out there, we’ve formed our own opinions on Microsoft’s latest effort.
Therefore, we here at OXCGN have managed to pry ourselves away from our new consoles in order to bring readers our quick impressions of the Xbox One.
Huntsmen: Post-Apocalyptic OZ- With Drop Bears
The new RPG in the land where everything tries to kill you
by David Hilton
When everything collapses and goes to hell, you can see the best and worst of humanity illustrated starkly against the crumbling ruins of order.
This may be why gamers’ fascination with a post-apocalyptic world is never quite satisfied no matter how many infected zombies or destroyed landscapes pop up in our favourite titles. We love to see the drama of disaster and the struggle to survive.
There are so many post disaster games now, from The Last of Us, to Fallout, to Resident Evil, S.T.A.L.K.E.R., Metro and even Call of Duty. But most of these are set in the United States or Eastern Europe, and so when a new title that looks vastly different comes along, and is set in a part of the world hardly ever touched by video games (with the notable exception of the upcoming Mad Max), it’s a breath of non-gas mask-filtered fresh air.
Independent Aussie studio Hermit Mode are appealing on Kickstarter for financial support to get their ambitious vision of a dynamic sandbox post-apocalyptic Australian-set FPS RPG game called Huntsmen made, with a much higher focus on the environment and its biosphere interacting with the player.
But most fun of all….the people who support the kickstarter can have their own face on a NPC in the game! Personally, I plan on killing myself when I find me in the game hoarding the last of the continent’s Vegemite stock.
In order to learn more about Huntsmen, I asked the brains behind the vision, Alex and Naz all about their project. Here are their answers.