Posted on 23 December, 2009 by GrathiusXR
And The Winner Is…..
by GrathiusXR and dkpatriarch
© 2009 Arthur Kotsopoulos and David Hilton
2009 has basically come and gone and this year saw OXCGN.com go places which we never thought we would go in such a short time as a Community Xbox Website. We’ve ranked as low as 60k on the global Alexa ranking system, though we have leveled off at 120k, and pulled off a Google Page Rank of 3/10, both of which are huge tasks for any indie game site, especially one that is just over 2 years old.
2009 saw OXCGN attend E3 ’09 in L.A., various THQ, Ubisoft, Rockstar, Microsoft and other events all around Sydney and getting to play and see a plethora of new games from the PS3, Xbox 360, Nintendo DS, PSP, Wii and of course the iPhone.
Come see OXCGN’s GOTY Awards, you may get a big surprise . . . !
Filed under: 1st Party Titles, 3rd Party Games, Blogbanter, Console gaming, E3 2009, Editorial, Forza 3, Game Dev Con 09, Game Industry News, GameBanter, Industry News, Racing, Tuning For Forza 2, Xbox 360, Xbox 360 News | Tagged: "Batman: Arkham Asylum", "the Beatles Rock Band", Assassin's Creed 2 (360/PS3), Banjo Tooie, Borderlands, Call Of Juarez Bound In Blood, DJ Hero, Dragon Age: Origins, Flower, Forza 3, forza motorsport 3, Game Of The Year Awards, GOTY awards, goty runner up 09, GTA: Chinatown Wars, Halo 3: ODST, inFamous, Killzone 2, Left 4 Dead 2, Modern Warfare 2, New Super Mario Bros (Wii), OXCGN Game Of The Year, OXCGN goty, OXCGN's Overall Game Of The Year for 2009, Plants vs Zombies, Resident Evil 5, Resistance: Retribution, Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition, Shadow Complex, Tales of Vesperia, Uncharted 2, Valkyria Chronicles, XBLA | 47 Comments »
Posted on 11 October, 2009 by dkpatriarch
© 2009 David Hilton
When I was a youngster eager for amusement of any kind, Easter egg hunts were a lot of fun. The promise of reward in the form of chocolaty goodness and the competition of beating my brother and sister to more treasure strained my eyes on the search so much that I now have to wear glasses (okay genetics may also have had something to do with it…).
But now I have grown up (somewhat) and what do I find myself doing? The same bloody thing, only now I hunt goodies in video games…and it’s a lot less fun.
There’s still the so-called reward in the form of achievement points or trophies (usually if you find every single stupid hidden item) but they are really useless in both the real and game world and not nearly as good as chocolate eggs.
Treasures, treasures and more treasures – please, enough . . . >
Filed under: Blogbanter, Console gaming, Editorial, Game Impressions, GameBanter, Xbox 360, Xbox 360 News | Tagged: 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand, achievement points, Assassin's creed, Battlefield Bad Company, Bioshock, Call Of Juarez Bound In Blood, COD World at War, Gaming, GEars Of War, Hide and Seek, Microsoft, Prince of persia, PS3, Resident Evil 5, Sony PS3, trophies, Uncharted, Wolfenstein, Wolfenstein 3D, Xbox | 1 Comment »
Posted on 5 August, 2009 by dkpatriarch
Is it a blast in the Wild Wild West, or just a so-so snooze fest?
© 2009 David Hilton
The McCall Bros are at it again...
In a shooter game-scape dominated by modern warfare commandos, zombies and space marines it’s refreshing to return to the Wild West.
The Western has made a few forays into video games but this gen seemed largely absent.
With Rockstar’s Red Dead Redemption delayed and the steampunk Western Damnation a failure, Ubisoft’s second Call of Juarez (subtitled Bound In Blood) has the cowboy field to itself. But is this one ”yee haw”, or just a great big “neighhhh”.
• Bound In Blood Teaser
Let’s shoot up the wild west . . . >
Filed under: 3rd Party Games, Console gaming, Game Impressions, Xbox 360, Xbox 360 3rd Party Games, Xbox 360 Game Reviews, Xbox 360 News | Tagged: "call of juarez reviews, "Call Of Juarez: Bound In Blood review", bound in blood, call of juarez, Call Of Juarez Bound In Blood, Microsoft, Ubisoft, Wild west, Xbox, Xbox 360 | 2 Comments »
Posted on 14 January, 2009 by dkpatriarch
Ubisoft Announces Development of Call Of Juarez: Bound In Blood
New Game is a Prequel to the Successful Wild West Shooter
AUSTRALIA – January 14th, 2009 – Today Ubisoft announced that it will publish Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system and Windows PC in 2009.
Ubisoft is again teaming with Techland to develop Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood, a prequel to the action shooter Call of JuarezTM. “Call of Juarez was well received by gamers and critics,” said John Parkes, Marketing Director at Ubisoft EMEA. “We’re confident this new collaboration with Techland will bring an even bigger and better adventure to fans of shooters and the lawless Wild West.”
Call Of Juarez: Bound In Blood here and pic . . .
Filed under: 3rd Party Games, Console gaming, Press Release, Xbox 360, Xbox 360 News | Tagged: bound in blood, call of juarez, Call Of Juarez Bound In Blood, Ubisoft | Leave a Comment »