Posted on 10 December, 2013 by Arthur Kotsopoulos
OXCGN’s PES2014 Review
Current gen football
by Adam Baghdadi
(Ed note: Our guest contributor Adam who has weighed in with Madden NFL 25, has taken the task of reviewing Pro Evolution Soccer 2014 for the Xbox 360. This review was conducted by a promo copy provided by Mindscape Game. Publishers of Konami titles in Australia)
From the age of 9, Pro Evolution Soccer has been one game that I have grown up with side by side with FIFA. Remembering the random player names and the hours spent fixing and customizing each team so that all the players were there was a part of the fun of it. But my question to Konami is – why is this menial task still there?!
Filed under: 1st Party Titles, 3rd Party Games, Console gaming, New PS3 Games, New Xbox 360 Games, PS3, PS3 Game Previews, Reviews, Xbox 360 Game Reviews | Tagged: FIFA, Fox Engine, Konami, pes 2014, Pro Evolution Soccer, Pro Evolution Soccer 2013, UEFA, Xbox 360 | Leave a Comment »
Posted on 5 December, 2013 by Arthur Kotsopoulos
2013 in Gaming: The Year in Under 2 Minutes
What a year for gaming
by Arthur Kotsopoulos
There’s a reason why I love December and no, it’s not only because of Christmas and getting new presents but because of this single Youtube video by Malcolm Klock. If you want this year in gaming summed up for you then look no further than this 2 minute video.
All the years biggest and best titles.
I look forward to other videos which sum up the year in gaming, movies, trailers and so much more!
If you do remember Malcolm by any chance then you’ll know that he also did a 2012 in Gaming: The Year in Under 2 Minutes, which was accompanied by music from Mass Effect 2, that hit all the right spots.
I’m not to sure which year was better though 2012 or 2013, either way we have these two great videos which sum each year up. I cannot wait to see what 2014 has in store for us.
(Thanks to Rae Johnston for posting the link on her Facebook and bringing this to my attention and Malcolm Klock for another great video!)
©2013 Arthur Kotsopoulos
Filed under: Console gaming, Handhelds, Microsoft Games, Nintendo, PS3, PS4, SONY, Wii U, WiiU, Xbox 360, Xbox 360 3rd Party Games, Xbox 360 Game Reviews, Xbox One | Tagged: "Mass Effect 2", Arthur Kotsopoulos, Christmas, Malcolm, malcolmx, United States, Xbox, YouTube | Leave a Comment »
Posted on 4 December, 2013 by Ben Cad
OXCGN’s Forza 5 Review
Can graphical and audible gold fill the shoes of lost content and game play features?
by Ben Cadwallader
(ED: Here it is folks, we’ve got our first next gen review for Turn 10′s latest installment in the Forza franchise that is rated one of the best in its genre. What did Ben, our racing aficionado think of the latest outing?)
Turn 10‘s Forza Motorsport 5 is a car salesman’s wet dream; get ready for the showroom experience. It is without a doubt, the closest thing to ‘real’ you will visually see in any automotive video game, period.
It is a surreal experience to see when the camera slowly pans across your car and your eyes discover that your vehicle’s paintwork features that classic ‘orange peel’ texture. You suddenly realise that this is truly what the next-generation is all about; the finer details.
Graphically Forza 5 takes it to the next level.
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Posted on 28 November, 2013 by Rinaldor
OXCGN’s Battlefield 4 Review
Come for the multiplayer, stay for the multiplayer…
by Rocco Rinaldo
(ED: Rocco’s review does contain spoilers relating to the single player portion of the game. If you are yet to finish it and wish for it to not be ruined, you can scroll down to read the multiplayer portion of the review)
After two years Battlefield 4 arrives on PC, current gen and next gen consoles, so what has changed since Battlefield 3 and is it worth jumping back into the fray? This review will mirror the format of Battlefield 4; a short single player wrap up followed by a more in-depth multiplayer review.
Just like Stereosonic but with more guns.
Filed under: New Xbox 360 Games, Next Gen, PC Mods, PC News, PC Reviews, PS3 Reviews, PS4, Reviews, Xbox 360, Xbox 360 Game Reviews, Xbox One | Tagged: Battlefield, Battlefield 3, Battlefield Bad Company 2, Battlelog, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, DICE, iPad, Last of Us, Multiplayer video game, PC, Personal computer, PS3, PS4, Single-player video game, Xbox 360, Xbox One | Leave a Comment »
Posted on 25 November, 2013 by Arthur Kotsopoulos
Lightning Returns Will Feature Japanese Voice-Overs
Limited time only DLC
by Arthur Kotsopoulos
Earlier today Square Enix Ltd publishers of Square Enix titles in Australia and other PAL territories announced that Japanese Voice-Overs would feature in the upcoming Final Fantasy XIII Lihgtning Returns game. If many of you are thinking if this is on the disc, it unfortunately isn’t. It is a free downloadable piece of content which will be available during the first two weeks of the games release.
Once this period of time has passed there will be a price on the DLC to which that hasn’t been announced yet.
This DLC will also offer lip-synching that differs from the English language voice track featured in the game, this has been done to ensure a more natural and localised game experience.
©2013 Arthur Kotsopoulos
Filed under: 3rd Party Games, Console gaming, New Game Information, New PS3 Games, New Xbox 360 Games, Press Release, PS3, PS3 News | Tagged: Australia, DLC, Downloadable content, Final Fantasy XIII, Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, Lip sync, Square Enix, Voice-tracking | Leave a Comment »