Category Archives: PC Previews
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!
The smash hit zombie mod finally releases its standalone version
For the later half of 2012 and the vast majority of 2013, in my spare time you’d most likely find me in Chernarus, where a group of friends and I would have all sorts of adventures. From defending an area against large organised clans, to spending three hours looking for some scrap metal to finally repair a vehicle, DayZ always produced something different. The thing that allowed DayZ to capture gamers’ imaginations was leaving the gameplay up to them. Rocket and the rest of the DayZ mod team gave players the tools, but it was up to them to do something with it.
In a time where blockbuster AAA titles were being released left, right and centre, I always found it hard to pull away from DayZ. Even if I managed to, it wouldn’t be too long before I’d be back in the wilderness of Chernarus with my friends. Hell, I stopped playing Bioshock: Infinite half way through because I had way more enjoyment in DayZ, and still do.
Valve and Turtle Rock lift the lid on their new co-op shooter
Today Game Informer showed off their latest cover showcasing Valve and Turtle Rock’s new game, Evolve. The game is a multiplayer shooter where four players take on the role of hunters, and one becomes the Goliath, each aiming for the destruction of the other.
The inevitable clash of the two forces takes centre stage in the “Hunt” game mode, based around a simple but effective storyline. The four human ‘hunters’ are tasked with protecting various planet’s population and resources from wild beasts and monsters. Enter the Goliath, a creature that can feed on wildlife to ‘level up’, growing in power and physical size. At its final level, the Goliath takes the form of a 30ft monster capable of huge destruction. Oh, and it can breathe fire, too.
A return to the 1979 sci-fi horror masterpiece
Today SEGA unveiled their newest game, based in the Alien universe. Alien: Isolation is a survival horror title currently in production by the developers of the Total War series, Creative Assembly. Releasing on Playstation 4, Xbox One and PC in ‘late 2014′, Isolation is set to be everything that Gearbox‘s Aliens Colonial Marines wasn’t, looking to provide a true, barebones survival horror experience.
The Steam Machines of CES 2014
Valve’s huge Steam Machine lineup for 2014!
by Jayden Perry
At the 2014 Consumer Electronic Expo, Valve and its partners have revealed thirteen Steam machines alongside the Steam Box, currently in beta for three hundred testers. These new machines vary in specifications and cost; from next gen console comparable models to absolute powerhouses, all running Valve’s new Steam OS.
All of these models will be available by the end of 2014 according to the product developers.