Posted on 23 May, 2013 by exterminat
Is Xbox the ‘One’?
What Microsoft isn’t telling us
by Chris Fox
©2013 Chris Fox
The dust has barely settled from Microsoft’s Xbox One reveal and fanboy outrage is still thick in the air.
While nerd rage can be expected after any big announcement such as this, there are several elements to the Xbox One that are rather unsettling.
Then there are others that are just outright uncool.
Here are five essential aspects to Microsoft’s new angular apparatus that really should have been revealed on the big stage.
Is Xbox the One?
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Posted on 14 May, 2013 by exterminat
OXCGN’s Metro: Last Light Review
Metro goes toward the light
by Nicholas Laborde
©2013 Nicholas Laborde
Roughly three years ago, THQ published a game that fell completely under the radar.
It had little to no marketing, released at an odd time, and garnered a cult following.
That game was Metro 2033, based off of a novel of the same name by Dimitry Glukhovsky, and while it most certainly was not perfect, I loved every single second of it.
From the balls to the wall atmosphere to the intense combat, Metro gave players the objective of journeying out into the horrible annals of the post-apocalyptic metro and saving the home of Artyom from terrifying mutants and an even more mysterious race, the Dark Ones.
Many years later and under the banner of Deep Silver, we finally have the sequel, Metro: Last Light.
I can confidently say that Last Light is a rare occurrence in the world of sequels, in that it completely outdoes its predecessor.
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Posted on 4 May, 2013 by Deus Exer
OXCGN’s Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon Review
The definition of insanity
by Daniel Geikowski
©2013 Daniel Geikowski
Every so often, there is a game that seemingly emerges out of nowhere to take people by surprise.
A game so absurd, so ridiculous, that people can’t help but be intrigued.
Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon is about as absurd a game as we’ll see this year.
Developed by Ubisoft, Blood Dragon is an FPS that aims not to tell an engaging story, but instead tries to bombard you with many an 80′s reference in order to produce a hilarious, somewhat nostalgic experience, which quite frankly ends up bordering on the insane.
Is this blood worth shedding?
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Posted on 26 April, 2013 by dkpatriarch
OXCGN’s Defiance Review
Is this a game-TV show cross-media success story?
by Kent Sobey
© 2013 Kent Sobey
MMOs haven’t been in abundant supply for this generation of consoles, so when the opportunity to play one arises it should definitely be taken.
Defiance is a third person shooter MMO that is closely linked to a television series of the same name.
But can the trans-media game stand alone?
Many years before the game starts an alliance of Aliens, known as the Votans, arrives on Earths doorstep, not to invade, but immigrate from their dying system.
The Votans consist of 8 separate alien races, and their transition into life on Earth doesn’t go so well. The result is the Pale Wars, in which the world is partly terra-formed and a lot of Humans and Votans died.
Defiance review here
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