EB Expo 2012: Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance Hands-on Preview


Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance Hands-on Preview

EB Expo 2012

by Arthur Kotsopoulos

©2012 Arthur Kotsopoulos

I didn’t get the chance to check out Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance at E3 earlier this year, and I’ve been too busy to try it out at the Mindscape offices.

Come EB Expo, I knew that I just had to set a time dedicated to heading over to the booth to get my hands on time with Raiden and his sword.

Sitting down on the showroom floor for the better part of fifteen minutes I had plenty of time with Raiden, and I can’t praise the game enough with how smoothly it runs.

I didn’t witness any graphical clipping, frame rate problems, glitches or bugs.

Slice and dice this way!

OXCGN’s Mini Ninjas Adventures Kinect XBLA Review


OXCGN’s Mini Ninjas Adventures Kinect XBLA Review

You Are The Ninja

by Chris Fox

©2012 Chris Fox

Square Enix brings cutesy samurai slashing action to Kinect in the form of Mini Ninjas Adventures.

The Mini Ninjas franchise takes a different direction this time around and has the player take sole control of Hiro, the mini-est Ninja.

Through the “wonder” that is motion control, you must slash, shoot and magic your way through worlds of evil doers to prove that mini can also equal mighty.

Mini Ninjas Adventures is an enjoyable use of an hour or two, especially for young children, but sadly not much more than that.

Mini Ninja here

OXCGN’s Fruit Ninja Kinect Review


OXCGN’s Fruit Ninja Kinect Review

Flailing ‘about’ has never been so fun

by: Belgavion

©2011 Gav Ross

From finger swiping to arm flailing, Halfbrick Studios’ Fruit Ninja has undergone a fitting evolution that no other game originally developed for
iOS can boast.

Having the honoured distinction of being the first Kinect-enabled Xbox Live Arcade title, Fruit Ninja Kinect has more pressure to deliver the goods than most downloadable titles.

Can slashing randomised produce with your arms be as fun as kicking back with an iPhone and just making your index finger tired?

Actually, it’s not just as fun, it’s even better.

For a truely fruitie, fun-filled time . . .

Gamer’s Guide to Smartphones: Google’s Astounding Android


Gamer’s Guide To Smartphones: Google’s Astounding Android

OXCGN’s handheld fun-n-games begins

by Axis of Reality

©2011 Alex Baldwin

It cannot be denied that handheld gaming is no longer the sole domain of Nintendo and Sony. In fact, even the greatest gaming franchises of this generation pale in comparison to the sheer overwhelming popularity of recent mobile juggernauts such as Angry Birds and Fruit Ninja.

This year, for the first time in history the Nintendo 3DS and Sony NGP (PSP2) will launch with stiff competition from devices for which gaming is only a secondary use.

As a smartphone and gaming enthusiast, this series of articles should provide all the information a gamer needs to ready themselves for the onslaught of the fastest growing new avenue of gaming.

Whether you seek your first smartphone supplement to traditional handhelds, advice on your next smartphone purchase or broader knowledge of your latest purchase keep an eye on these articles as we explore the history, hardware, software, games and more available for each phone operating system (OS), starting with the current sales king: Google Android.

We have some smartphone fun . . .

OXCGN’s Raskulls Hands-On Preview


An addictive puzzle come

racing/platform/beat-em up hybrid?

by AXIS of Reality

© 2010 Alex Baldwin

E3 is a crazy experience. Running between appointments, trying to gleam solid information from 15 minute developer-controlled demos of unreleased games while trying to sort fact from fiction in the carefully-worded press releases and presentations.

So it’s very nice when I can just wander into a studio, have a sit down and play through an upcoming game without the terrified eyes of PR watchdogs making sure I’m ‘playing it right’.

Come over here you little ‘Raskull’ you . . . . >