Winter is Coming to Warface in a Stunning New Siberia Setting


Brace yourself for winter warfare in a brand new Siberian setting coming soon to Crytek‘s free online shooter, Warface. The stunning new Co-op setting, Operation Cold Peak, will test experienced players to their limits as they target a secluded stronghold located high in Siberia’s Altai Mountains. Teamwork will be key as players bid to crack Blackwood’s icy grip and advance through three separate stages on their ascent. Along the way, they’ll have to brave the elements as well as enemy fire, and stay on track when blizzards suddenly strike up to change the state of play.

Adding to the challenges that await in Siberia, the three new maps that make up the setting are populated by enemies with advanced tactical AI. Players will also encounter powerful new bosses and an environment that makes team-based actions more critical than ever. Thankfully, new defensive options add more mettle to team Warface as they tackle their toughest mission yet. The addition of the Siberia setting to Warface follows closely on from the recent Nevada Versus map pack, and underlines Crytek’s commitment to delivering regular fresh content for players in their thrilling free-to-play first-person shooter.

For the latest news on the Siberia setting ahead of its imminent arrival, and to download Warface game for free, visit Warface’s Website. To take a first look at the newly-announced environment right now, check out Warface Siberia co-op teaser trailer below.

Ryse: Son of Rome Legendary Edition Spotted


Ryse: Son of Rome was one of the few launch titles for the Xbox One when it released back in November 2013. Nine months down the track and it looks like they have decided to release a legendary edition for it according to a listing by GameMania.

The listing states that the Legendary Edition will include:

  • Ryse: Son of Rome Game
  • Four Game Add-Ons
  • 3 Solo Maps
  • Bonus Skin

Ryse Legendary Edition

This week Crytek announced that it will be releasing Ryse: Son of Rome on PC, digitally and a boxed version through retailers later this year. Crytek’s Director of Business Development, Carl Jones has added

“We are bringing the Ryse experience to PC, with 4K resolution support, 4K gaming is another leap in graphics quality for PC gamers and Ryse is the perfect showcase for what’s now possible in high-end PC games. We’ve given our team the opportunity to show what CRYENGINE can really achieve, without compromising quality, thanks to the incredible hardware available now to PC gamers. Ryse will be a benchmark PC graphics showcase this year and probably for a long time in future. Our community asked for a Ryse PC version, and we have the means and technology to deliver this title with the highest quality possible.”

The PC version of #Ryse will be packed with bonus material, which was released as DLC form  for the Xbox One version originally. The additional content you will be getting with the PC version will be:

  • The Colosseum Pack containing two character skins and two Arena maps.
  • The Mars’ Chosen Pack containing one new character skin, four Arena maps, and the new Survival mode.
  • The Duel of Fates Pack containing two character skins, two Arena maps, and one additional Survival map.
  • The Morituri Pack, with three new Arena maps, two Survival maps, and five solo Arena maps.
  • Instant access to the Ruins multiplayer map and the “Legionnaire’s Trust” sword.

According to the listing, Ryse: Son of Rome Legendary Edition will be releasing for the Xbox One in September 2014 at a price tag of EUR49.98. If you have yet to play it, you can read OXCGN’s review on it.

Homefront: The Revolution Revealed


A New Conflict

The future of THQ‘s ‘Homefront’ has been announced by Crytek and Deep Sliver, taking the Korean invasion to near future Philadelphia in Homefront: The Revolution.

You’ll play as a civilian who has taken up the fight with the resistance, charging into battle with improvised weapons and bolt cutters. The game’s format has also changed from the original, rather than a linear shooter The Revolution takes the form of an open world guerrilla FPS, much like Far Cry 3. The game will be playable completely solo or in four player co-op.

A reveal trailer has also been released, showcasing the new look enemies and unique visuals.

As yet there is no release date, but Homefront: The Revolution will launch on PS4, Xbox One and PC.

Jayden Perry ©2014

OXCGN’s Ryse: Son of Rome Review


rysetest1Hold the line and read this review

Ryse is in Crysis, because it finds itself a Far Cry from previous efforts by famed frame-rate pusher Crytek, and as such doesn’t rank among their Collectibles.

*Ahem*

I must say I like Ryse; the feel, the look and the foundations of the gameplay certainly hold within them tinges of greatness. There is no however denying it is by standards an average affair.

Though gorgeous in a fashion certainly impressive for a launch title, Ryse finds itself bogged down by its “next-gen” conceit. An interesting story beset by cliché and melodrama coupled with gameplay that never matures beyond the initial two hours of the campaign mar what is otherwise an impressive effort on Crytek’s part.

Visually impressive visuals
Visually impressive visuals

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OXCGN’s Crysis 3 Review


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OXCGN’s Crysis 3 Review

Best looking game on 360 to date?

by Daniel Geikowski

©2013 Daniel Geikowski

crysis3 packartGamers love being badasses.

Whether it’s being placed in the shoes of a supersoldier wielding an arsenal of weapons, a highly-trained assassin, or given superhuman powers by an ancient god, gamers love playing the one man (or woman) army.

These gamers can rejoice once more, as EA‘s Crysis 3 lets players become the ultimate badass, the perfect hunter, by using the famous Nanosuit.

It’s one thing to be given a whole bunch of neat abilities though, but players want to roam environments in which they can constantly utilise said abilities without feeling forced.

Thankfully, Crytek has once again created some diverse and gorgeous environments in which to blow enemies to hell in. Situated in an abandoned New York, nature has reclaimed the city, perfect for hunting unsuspecting prey throughout.

Crytek and EA have given players the ability to approach objectives in various ways, utilising the Nanosuit’s various abilities, as they try to defeat CELL, and the Ceph, once and for all.

Crysis 3 verdict here

WIN Crysis 3 Game and Shirt Packs!


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WIN Crysis 3 Game and Shirt Packs!

Win for the platform of your choice!

by David Hilton

© 2013 David Hilton

Crysis3WallpaperWhile we’ve been to New York in many video games in the last two gaming generations, we’ve never seen it quite like this.

Overgrown, post-apocalyptic; an urban jungle turned back into a natural one.

With awe-inspiring visuals, Crysis 3‘s environments, coupled with its engaging shooter mechanics, including the lethal bow, are set to provide gamers with an unforgettable experience.

And thanks to EA Australia, we have 3 shirt and game packs to give away!

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Crysis 3: “How Far Can We Push This?”: OXCGN’s Interview with Mike Read – Crysis 3 Producer


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Crysis 3: “How Far Can We Push This?”

OXCGN’s Interview with Mike Read – Crysis 3 Producer

by Arthur Kotsopoulos

©2013 Arthur Kotsopoulos

crysis-3-oxcgn-screenshot 1February seems to be a huge month for EA, with the release of Dead Space 3 and Crysis 3, both the final installments in their respective trilogies, and both drastically changing the direction of the series.

Where one game moves away from the slow and horrific corridors of space to appeal to a broader audience, the other tries to combine the better features of the previous installments to please its fans.

Crysis 3 interview here

OXCGN’s EA Showcase Snapshot: Crysis 3, SimCity, and The Devil’s Cartel


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OXCGN’s EA Showcase Snapshot: Crysis 3, SimCity, and The Devil’s Cartel

A showcase of EA’s Q1 2013 lineup

by Arthur Kotsopoulos

©2012 Arthur Kotsopoulos

ea logo oxcgnIt’s astounding to think that all the games at EA Australia’s Showcase will be released in Q1 of 2013. These range from the beautiful title Crysis 3, to Insomniac‘s first multiplatform title and new IP known as FUSE.

The line up is disappointingly filled with shooters, which I have to admit is starting to make this last stretch of current generation consoles over-crowded. With that being said though, EA do have Maxis‘s SimCity, my highlight of the showcase.

With FUSE and Dead Space 3 being the bigger titles of the line up, we’ve decided to bring back the snapshot format OXCGN utilized during previous events of this year.

This way, you’re able to digest more important information that we feel would interest you.

Get a glimpse of 2013!