OXCGN’s Battlefield 3: Aftermath Review

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OXCGN’s Battlefield 3: Aftermath Review

Breaking new ground?

by Daniel Geikowski

©2013 Daniel Geikowski

Battlefield-3-aftermath-coverEven after a year of release, DICE‘s Battlefield 3 continues to maintain a strong and healthy player base.

I myself have spent an ungodly amount of time with the game, racked up my fair share of kills, and had some fun times playing together with mates.

Personally, I feel that Premium, more precisely the expansions, have been key to the longevity and success of BF3.

Sure, the whole concept and execution of Premium has been debated before, and no doubt continues to be a hot topic among online gamers, but this sort of model seems to be the future of DLC map packs and expansions.

With that, the fourth and latest expansion for BF3 has been released, titled Aftermath.

The new expansion provides new maps, vehicles, as well as a new game mode and weapon for players to experience. It also allows me to make really bad Earthquake-related puns throughout this review. Continue reading OXCGN’s Battlefield 3: Aftermath Review

OXCGN’s Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Multiplayer Review

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OXCGN’s Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Multiplayer Review

Breaking new ground?

by Kent Sobey

©2012 Kent Sobey

black_ops2_oxcgn headerOnline gaming would be a whole lot different today if it wasn’t for games like Call of Duty.

They made it easy to get involved, and it’s more addictive than ever – it’s not uncommon to see people with over twenty days of online play under their belt.

In order to keep up with the ever-changing landscape of online gaming, however, franchises like COD now have a yearly release.

Some people like myself love this, while others hate it. Either way, it’s probably going to be a few years before this cycle stops, so you better get used to it.

This year’s installment in the franchise, Black Ops 2, is a follow up to 2010’s Black Ops by Treyarch.

I have already reviewed the single player component of the game in a separate article – this review is strictly related to the multiplayer.

It’s no secret that I preferred Blacks Ops’ multiplayer compared to Modern Warfare 3, but when it came it single player, Black Ops did not even come close – let’s see how this year’s multiplayer iteration holds up.

Find out if you should enlist!