Posted on 1 December, 2013 by Rinaldor
OXCGN’s Sonic Lost World 3DS Review
Same Blue Blur, Different Console.
by Rocco Rinaldo
©2013 Rocco Rinaldo
Coming at you in the wake of Yvan’s WiiU review here is my review of the 3DS version of Sonic Lost World, will Sonic fare better on the 3DS than he did on the WiiU? Click through to find out.
Sonic Lost World is the first Sonic game I have ever had in my possession; it is a franchise I have always been aware of but was never really interested in, probably because every game seemed to have that same first level. It also seems to be a franchise that is now the source of ire for long time fans, rather than joy. In my mind it rivals Mario when it comes to the nostalgia market, but unlike Mario who has managed to produce enough games with sufficient changes to warrant a reinvestment in the series, Sonic seems to have lost his way more often than not.
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Filed under: 1st Party Titles, 3DS, 3DS, 3DS Reviews, Handhelds, Nintendo, Reviews | Tagged: 2d, 3d, 3DS, nintendo, OXCGN, review, Sega, Sonic, Sonic Lost World | Leave a Comment »
Posted on 29 November, 2013 by Jayden
EB Games Australia – PS4 Launch more than double the size of PS3′s!
Australia welcomes in the next generation in style with EB Games!
by Jayden Perry
EB Games have today released a Press Release detailing the success of the Playstation’s Launch in Australia. Over three hundred EB stores opened at midnight last night so Australian gamers could celebrate the launch in style. The launches were huge, the biggest console releases seen in Australia so far and more than double the scale of the Playstation 3‘s launch in 2007.
As an attendee of my local store’s launch I can say that it was very exciting to see gamers all over Australia lining up to collect the much sought after Playstation 4 consoles and quite a fun event to attend, even if I didn’t get to go to the big one in Liverpool!
Some of the launch events saw members of the cosplay community showing off their amazing costumes, like Mad Maven, Sparta Cos and Something Wicked Cosplay showing up to liven up the already exciting event.
Cosplayers and Community Manager Kelsey at the launch!
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Filed under: Console gaming, Game Industry News, Hardware News, News, Press Release, SONY | Tagged: Australia, cosplay, Debra McGrath, EB Games, Killzone, Knack, Liverpool, Playstation, Playstation 3, Playstation 4, PS4, Sony, Xbox | 1 Comment »
Posted on 29 November, 2013 by Arthur Kotsopoulos
Razer Releases the Kraken Forged Headphones
The best headphones on the market, period
by Arthur Kotsopoulos
Razer has just announced its latest product the Kraken Forged Headphones, which has ear cups crafted from aircraft-grade aluminium and finished with the ever so popular matte texture. Keeping up with other Razer products the Kraken has been hand assembled and matches the build and quality of its other premium products.
It’s been noted that Razer’s audio engineers spent hours fine-tuning the 40 mm bass-heavy drivers to offer perfection. As per the press release:
“The neodymium pair work in unison with the headphone’s acoustic chambers and isolated closed ear cup design to deliver booming bass, clear mids and crisp highs for sound that’s optimized for music and pitch-perfect for gaming.”
I have absolutely no idea what any of that means but I assume it nothing short of amazing. Razer co-founder, CEO and creative director Min-Liang Tan believes that these are the best headphones on the market for both gaming and music. period. He also states:
“We’ve made some incredible audio products in our time, and I’m proud to say that we have taken another huge step forward in terms of audio quality in a pair of headphones with phenomenal fit and finish.”
The Kraken Forged Headphones will retail for $399.95AUD and are available JB Hi-Fi, Harvey Norman and EB Games both in store and online. If you want more information about these headphones, head over to http://www.razerzone.com/Kraken-Forged.
Click to read the technical specifications
Filed under: Hardware News, News, Press Release | Tagged: BlackBerry, EB Games, Headphones, Hertz, iPhone, Min-Liang Tan, Phone connector (audio), Sound | Leave a Comment »
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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Filed under: Console gaming, Next Gen, PlayStation 4, PS4, Reviews, SONY | Tagged: Australia, DualShock, Playstation, Playstation 3, Playstation 4, PS3, PS4, Sony, video games | 1 Comment »
Posted on 28 November, 2013 by Deus Exer
SONY: Half of Australians Grabbing a PS4 Launch Day Will Skip Work
Next Gen Fever strikes Australia November 29
by Daniel Geikowski
Gamers everywhere are no doubt the most excited when the next generation of video game consoles are on the horizon. Much like a highly-anticipated game release, many people camp out at midnight, waiting to get their hands on it as soon as humanly possible. A few gamers even schedule a day off to play their newly-acquired game to their heart’s content.
However, this small number of people struck by the gaming fever seems set to become a full-blown epidemic come November 29th. For seven years in the making, Sony’s next gen console, the Playstation 4, will be released on Australian shores. The growing excitement from the US seems to have fueled the furore over here in the land of Oz.
Filed under: Console gaming, Game Industry News, Next Gen, PlayStation 4, Press Release, PS4 | Tagged: Launch Day, Microsoft, Next-Gen, Playstation 4, Sony, Xbox One | 1 Comment »