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
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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 2 December, 2013 by Arthur Kotsopoulos
Killer Instinct Out of Sync?
A one off or recurring problem?
by Arthur Kotsopoulos
If this is real, then it is absolutely insane and Double Helix or Microsoft need to speak up, as to what the hell is going on. Calvin Morrow recently uploaded a video on Youtube which showcases the same battle between two different character, which for the majority of the match appears out of sync.
If you watch the video then you’ll see the same moves being registered but happening at the different times.
Over at NeoGAF if you frequent you can check out this thread, and read other users thoughts on this. Some say that the game pits you against AI when the game fall out of sync hence why it is such a smooth experience.
I personally haven’t had the chance to test out Killer Instinct online as of yet and I highly doubt the game would actually throw you against AI whilst it tries to sync, but then again weirder stuff has happened before.
I say it is best to share this around to see if this is a one off glitch in the net-code or an actual recurring problem.
If however it is a problem with the game or the net-coding what does that say about Microsoft’s cloud technology which is said to drastically reduce waiting periods in finding online matches or even enhancing game experiences?
For the moment we can speculate all we want with the given information, but I’ll hold my breath to see if any official announcement or acknowledgement is made.
©2013 Arthur Kotsopoulos
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Posted on 29 November, 2013 by Yvan ZIvkovic
OXCGN’s Playstation 4 Australian Review
We got our hands on Sony’s PlayStation 4 just days before it’s release in Australia.
by Yvan Zivkovic
We’ve finally reacted the end of an era, the 7th generation of consoles, the Xbox 360, the Wii and the PlayStation 3. It’s been over 8 years since the Xbox 360 was released to North American consumers, and over 7 years in the case of the PlayStation 3, and even though the Xbox had almost a year head start, all three consoles were hugely successful, with Nintendo coming out on top, selling over 100 million consoles to date, with both Sony and Microsoft selling over 80 million units.
Here in Australia, the PS3 actually outsold the Xbox 360, 1.2M to 1M, so even with all those RRoD’s, the PlayStation 3 still outsold the Xbox 360.
But now, we come to the beginning of a new era, the 8th generation of consoles, the big three, Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony, all competing for your living room space. Sony being the last (at least in Australia) to offer their spoils, the questions is, does it stand out from the crowd, or is it just another black box hooked up your TV.
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