Category Archives: Microsoft Games
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I must say I like Ryse; the feel, the look and the foundations of the gameplay certainly hold within them tinges of greatness. There is no however denying it is by standards an average affair.
Though gorgeous in a fashion certainly impressive for a launch title, Ryse finds itself bogged down by its “next-gen” conceit. An interesting story beset by cliché and melodrama coupled with gameplay that never matures beyond the initial two hours of the campaign mar what is otherwise an impressive effort on Crytek’s part.
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The Titanfall Collectors edition is an impressive package, featuring a highly detailed, LED lit, limited edition statue of ‘titanic’ proportions. EB Games Australia, exclusive stockists of the edition, initially secured three hundred Xbox One Collectors Editions, which sold out incredibly fast and more than a few eager collectors found themselves empty-handed.
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.
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
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.