Become Dracula in Castlevania’s most impressive outing to date
Last week the Australian Red Cross, in collaboration with Mindscape, gave the media and general public an early taste of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2. This event aimed to educate gamers on the importance of donating blood whilst previewing the latest vampiric offerings from Mindscape.
This event was a great success, with pledges and blood donation happening during the evening. Awareness of important issues like blood donation in the specific demographic games like Castlevania aim for can always be improved, and this type of event was a really clever way to reach out. I have to thank both Mindscape and the Red Cross for allowing us to come and test out the game, and to commend them on the excellent event held. I really hope we start to see more events like this, focussing not just on amazing new games, but also on important topics within our society. You can read more about blood donation, and even donate on the Blood Service website.
OXCGN’s Darksiders II Review
Death Comes Knocking
by David Faulk
©2012 David Faulk
This is how Darksiders 2 begins.
It takes place during the events of the first game, with the most powerful of the four horsemen of the apocalypse, Death, riding to clear the sullied name of his brother, War.
Instead of taking place solely on Earth, Darksiders 2 takes Death all around the outer realms, from Angelic Outposts to the Land of the Dead, and practically everywhere in between.
OXCGN’s Darksiders II Event
‘Death’ comes for us all
by Chris Fox
© 2012 Chris Fox
THQ were nice enough to invite me to their European headquarters to show off their new game last Monday.
The place: sweltering hot London.
The game: Darksiders II.
The food: really, really good burgers.
The question on the lips of everyone present was can Darksiders II take the enjoyable exploration and even more enjoyable combat to the next level for this sequel?
It was time to saddle up with the four horsemen and find out.
OXCGN’s Darksiders II extensive hands-on preview
This ain’t your ordinary Grim Reaper
©2012 Arthur Kotsopoulos
I copped quite an barrage of negativity from gamers back in 2009 for my play on the words with my Darksiders Hands-On article, stating that it was the real “God Of War”.
Some got it and some didn’t and that’s fine, it still generated interest in the title and people moved on.
Now we find ourselves in 2012 and THQ Australia have once again invited OXCGN to get their hands stained with blood in Darksiders II.
Having to travel all the way to Darling Point, Sydney, I arrived late at my destination and found myself standing outside what looked like a castle, which was a fitting setting for Darksiders II.
Ultimate Capcom’s Super Extended Turbo Games Showcase
Capcom-iganza of gaming!
©2012 Arthur Kotsopoulos
Capcom have once again raided the Oxford Arts Factory, decking it out for their showcase of upcoming titles.
From Asura’s Wrath all the way to Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 on the PlayStation Vita, there were enough games to tickle everyone’s fancy and I was lucky enough to check these games out and report back to you with my thoughts on most of the titles. Read the rest of this entry