Posted on 8 November, 2013 by Yvan ZIvkovic
OXCGN’s Sonic Lost World Review for Wii U
Sonic Lost World, or Sonic Lost Cause?
by Yvan Zivkovic
Ah, Sonic. You were such a important impact in my childhood. Growing up with Sega consoles, I always looked forward to one of your new games. But now, how you have fallen from the platforming throne of the 16-bit era, once battling for the top mascot, you’re now selling your image for insurance commercials, appearing in a Disney movie, and cameoing in a game with your once arch rival!
Sega have made many attempts at the Sonic franchise, some great, like Sonic Generations, some not so great, like Sonic the Hedgehog 2006. So how does Sonic Lost World compare to Sonic games of the past?
Sonic in very familiar surroundings.
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Posted on 26 September, 2013 by dkpatriarch
Australian Retailer Clears Out Nintendo Stock, Including Wii U
With PS4 and Xbox One on the horizon, are retailers abandoning Nintendo?
by David Hilton
© 2013 David Hilton
Today I got a strange email that initially I thought was a mistake.
It was from Australian retailer Dick Smith and after some ‘online exclusive’ deals it practically shouted that all Nintendo products, including consoles, were 50% off, “reduced to clear”.
And clear they have. If you look here, the online white basic Wii U console pack sold for AUD$174 (was AUD$348) and the black premium console pack sold for AUD$214 (was AUD$428 at EB Games).
There are none left. But this was surely some limited online deal right?
Wrong. And it likely spells a more than symbolic turn in the Ninendo’s Wii U fortunes in Australia.
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Posted on 27 November, 2012 by dkpatriarch
OXCGN’s WWE ’13 Review
Best In The World?
by Chris Fox
© 2012 Chris Fox
Like Christmas, Easter and my yearly long, hard look in the mirror, WWE has arrived on our consoles once again.
This time, WWE Champion CM Punk graces the cover and a whole new single player campaign based around the infamous Attitude Era is included.
The question is; does WWE ’13 raise the quality margin or is it simply a set of ditto marks under last year’s release?
Wrestle this way…
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Posted on 24 November, 2012 by dkpatriarch
OXCGN’s Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Review (Single Player)
Is the story sacrificed on the multiplayer altar?
by Kent Sobey
© 2012 Kent Sobey
Love it or hate it, the fact is that there’s never been a more successful franchise in the history of gaming. Some people might disagree, but Call of Duty has gone from strength to strength – especially when you look at the number of copies sold and the size of the multiplayer community.
Like it or not, Call of Duty is probably going to be around for a while yet.
Fortunately for me, I love it, and have done since the first release of Call of Duty so I expect a lot more from each new release to keep me hooked.
Black Ops 2 may be the sequel to 2010’s Black Ops, but release-wise, it is following Modern Warfare 3.
Since this is a single player review only, I will say that following Modern Warfare 3 will not be easy because it was fantastic.
Black Ops 2 review here
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Posted on 18 November, 2012 by Arthur Kotsopoulos
OXCGN’s Need For Speed: Most Wanted Review
Is Need For Speed “Burning out”?
by Arthur Kotsopoulos
©2012 Arthur Kotsopoulos
In an opening cutscene introducing the player to Fairhaven, you could be forgiven for believing you were watching a fan made Bond film.
From the moment the voice over details how to become the Most Wanted, the production value is nothing shy of perfection. It’s present throughout the game and it’s at its pinnacle when being introduced to each of the 10 Most Wanted racers in Fairhaven.
Evidently though, this is where Criterion‘s Need For Speed: Most Wanted peaks and never really maintains this level of quality as you work your way through the 10+ hours you’ll sink into this game.
Need for Speed this way
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