Category Archives: Xbox 360 3rd Party Games
Become Dracula in Castlevania’s most impressive outing to date
Last week the Australian Red Cross, in collaboration with Mindscape, gave the media and general public an early taste of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2. This event aimed to educate gamers on the importance of donating blood whilst previewing the latest vampiric offerings from Mindscape.
This event was a great success, with pledges and blood donation happening during the evening. Awareness of important issues like blood donation in the specific demographic games like Castlevania aim for can always be improved, and this type of event was a really clever way to reach out. I have to thank both Mindscape and the Red Cross for allowing us to come and test out the game, and to commend them on the excellent event held. I really hope we start to see more events like this, focussing not just on amazing new games, but also on important topics within our society. You can read more about blood donation, and even donate on the Blood Service website.
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
World of Tanks Xbox 360 Edition Preview
Prepare for battle!
by Jayden Perry
World of Tanks has been a huge success for developers Wargaming.Net since it’s launch in 2011, making it’s eSports debut in 2012. Since then it has amassed quite the following, and will see an Xbox 360 launch in late 2013. It is currently in the Beta testing phase, which I was able to have a good go of to get a feel for the game. The game is free to play, but has paid components to it also, such as resources and consumables packs.
Upon loading up and updating the Beta client you are taken to your garage, the hub of the game. From here, you can buy and customise tanks (including purchasing items with real currency in the store), tweak your settings and jump right into a battle.
OXCGN’s Call of Duty: Ghosts Review
Aiming high, but falling short.
by Jayden Perry
In the opening minutes of Call of Duty Ghosts you run through a collapsing town, jump to space and try to defend a space station, then watch as the world as we know it is decimated by high-powered missiles.
As you watch these amazing and out there scenarios play out, with everything exploding all around, you know that this is Call of Duty.
Ghosts marks the first Call of Duty game developed by Infinity Ward after their incredibly successful “Modern Warfare” series. Right from the word go you’ll notice the similar feeling of menus and text, but this game has a lot to offer in it’s new premise, extinction mode and surprisingly complex multiplayer.
Ghosts provides the player with a variety of modes in which to spend your time playing; Campaign, Squads/Multiplayer and Extinction.