Bethesda Bringing All Fallout Games In The Series Inside One Nuke Bomb


Bethesda were pleased to announce Fallout Anthology, the definitive PC collection from the award-winning Fallout series, will be releasing on 2 October 2015 for AU$99.95. Fallout Anthology will be featuring five critically acclaimed games and official add-ons in a premium collectible set, with a space reserved to add your copy of Fallout 4. This ultimate collectible is packaged together in an exclusive mini-nuke storage case with audible bomb sound.

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This Fallout collection will include:

  • Fallout 3: Game of the Year Edition (The Pitt, Operation: Anchorage, Broken Steel, Point Lookout, Mothership Zeta)
  • Fallout: New Vegas Ultimate Edition (Dead Money, Honest Hearts, Old World Blues, Lonesome Road, Gun Runners’ Arsenal, Courier’s Stash)
  • Fallout Tactics
  • Fallout 2
  • Fallout

August Games With Gold Titles Leak?


It is always good to catch up on games you’ve always wanted to play with free titles on Xbox One and Xbox 360 that Xbox’s Games with Gold is offering. Looks like the lineup of Xbox games that Gold members will be receiving in August have apparently leaked. Posts on Reddit and 4chan showcase an image of the leaked games, being Rise: Son of Rome Legendary Edition and Slash Dash on Xbox One, and Catherine and Fallout: New Vegas on Xbox 360.
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On the Xbox One, Rise: Son of Rome was lauded as a fantastic game that was light on content but fun to play, and Slash Dash came out recently making a free release feel quite strange. Catherine, an anime style puzzle game, has been placed on several ‘best of last generation’ lists, as well as Fallout: New Vegas, which offers hundreds of hours of content in a dystopian and hostile environment for you to explore to your hearts desire.
I’ll let you decide if you think this leak is real or not, but in my opinion it could go either way: PlayStation Plus regularly has fantastic games release for free, even on launch in the case of smaller, indie titles, but it is rarely the ‘Legendary Edition’ that is handed to consumers.
What do you think? Let us know on twitter at @OXCGN, or comment below.

Bethesda E3 Showcase Figures Gallery


Some of the lucky few (including us) got to attend Bethesda’s E3 Showcase at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. All attendees were given three Funko designed figures, based on the Bethesda franchises Doom, Fallout and Dishonored.

Unfortunately we don’t have any figures to give away but what we do have is a few photos to share with you, which are below. Enjoy!

Australian Cinemtatic Studio Plastic Wax on Saints Row IV


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Australian Cinemtatic Studio Plastic Wax on Saints Row IV

Good to see local talent on a global scale

by Arthur Kotsopoulos

©2013 Arthur Kotsopoulos

5058274_300It was revealed earlier today that Australian cinematic studio Plastic Wax a studio that’s worked on plenty of other gaming brandswere responsible for the cutscenes during the course of Saints Row IV’s single player campaign.

The games in the Plastic Wax portfolio include Bioshock, Civilization V, Fallout, Neverwinter and many more.

Plastic Wax EVP Dane Maddams explains;

“Plastic Wax was fortunate enough to work with the always incredibly talented Volition and Deep Silver teams, we (Plastic Wax) handled full body and hand-keyed animation for 46 minutes of cutscene material, the project took around seven months to complete. Being tied so closely to the content we had an early sneak peek at the game prior to release, and believe me, the fans are in for an incredible ride.”

Volition’s Animation Director Zach Lowery adds,

“Working with the talented team at Plastic Wax on Saints Row IV was a true pleasure. We tried hard to make sure that there wasn’t a feeling of separation and at the end of the day, it truly felt like Plastic Wax was a natural extension of our internal team.”

“The final product speaks for itself, and I’m very proud of what our teams accomplished together.”

Saints Row IV has also sold more than a million units since its release in its first week. Let’s see if that number hits 2 million when it’s finally released in Australia this week.

©2013 Arthur Kotsopoulos

OXCGN’s Dead Space 3 Review


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OXCGN’s Dead Space 3 Review

A ‘visceral’ stomp?

by Daniel Geikowski

©2013 Daniel Geikowski

dead space 3 3It seems that during the course of gaming, various trends come and go, much like everything nowadays.

Whether they are visual styles, aesthetics, themes, mechanics or gameplay styles, many publishers attempt to incorporate these current trends into their games and franchises, with mixed results.

The Darkness II altered its visual style from a realistic to cell-shaded effect, reminiscent of the game’s comic origins.

Splinter Cell: Conviction ditched its primary focus on stealth and silence, opting to turn to a more “Bourne-like” action theme.

dead space 3 screenshots oxcgn #1The Fallout series was originally a top-down RPG, however Bethesda mixed things up in Fallout 3 by utilising a first person perspective, used in titles such as Oblivion, and later Skyrim.

Some hit the jackpot, while others damage their franchises by incorporating something which feels seemingly out-of-place.

Dead Space 3 is no different.

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The Top Announcements We Want and Don’t Want at E3 2012


The Top Announcements of E3 2012

What We Want and Don’t Want

by exterminat

©2012 Nicholas Laborde

Ah, E3. The Electronic Entertainment Expo, gaming’s biggest event and easily the largest concentration of information throughout the year.

It’s in the air. Can you smell it? Feel it? Sense it? It’s right around the corner – in fact, from the time of this post, only thirty-seven days away – and this is when anticipation truly sets in and begins to build.

  • Will that hinted-at project be unveiled?
  • Will that sequel get announced?
  • Will that exclusive title go multiplatform?
  • Will Valve finally speak of Half-Life 2: Episode Three/Half-Life 3?
  • Will Star Wars: Battlefront III see the light of day?
  • Will Peter Molyneux claim his next title will cure cancer?
  • Will the new consoles be unveiled?
  • Will I have to sell my firstborn child to purchase said consoles?

It’s quite simply the most wonderful time of the year in the gaming scene, and everyone is ecstatic. But with every E3, there always comes the great anticipations, excitements and – of course – the disappointments and let downs. It’s a given with any E3.

OXCGN is proudly returning to the show floor to provide coverage like none other.

Until then, here are the top announcements we do and don’t want at E3 2012, in no particular order.

Is this the year that all our dreams come true? Read on to see!

OXCGN’s Fallout: New Vegas Lonesome Road DLC Review: A Narrative Masterpiece


OXCGN’s Fallout: New Vegas Lonesome Road DLC Review

A Narrative Masterpiece

by exterminat

©2011 Nicholas Laborde

Fallout 3 set an unusually high standard in the world of post-release downloadable content.

Its successor, Fallout: New Vegas, has been walking a fine line between very good and very bad when confronted with this topic.

All of that has changed, though, with Lonesome Road, the fourth and final downloadable content for the title.

It’s a tough journey, and only few have lived to tell the tale of the adventures that lie beyond.

Are you prepared to walk the Lonesome Road?

So what’s along the Lonesome road . . .

OXCGN’s Enslaved Review: Odyssey To The West


OXCGN’s Enslaved Review: Odyssey to the West

Prince of Pers… I mean… The Jungle

by: Shadow Wave

©2010 Ben Cadwallader

Enslaved: Odyssey To The West is one of those tough games to review. While playing through this platform/adventure game you can constantly see the idea that the developers, Ninja Theory, had behind their vision of an event or gameplay sequence.

But sadly more often than not Enslaved lets you down. It is, however, by no means a bad game.

Enslaved puts you in the shoes of ‘Monkey’ (played by Andy Serkis) a Tarzan like man who grew up alone roaming the wilderness of post apocalyptic Earth.  Skynet… uhh I mean the ‘Mechs‘ rose up and seemingly seized control of Earth, wiping out cities such as New York hundreds of years ago causing most of the cities’ rubble to develop a nice healthy layer of vegetation over it.

It’s an interesting sight and a refreshingly different take on the post-apocalyptic visuals compared with the wastelands you see in games such as Fallout or Terminator.

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