Dying Light My Apocalypse Collector’s Edition Set To Cost £250,000 At GAME Only. Might Need To Open Up The Piggy Bank.


To prepare for the UK retail release of Dying Light on 27 February, Techland has unveiled the My Apocalypse Collectors Edition, a unique special edition of its critically acclaimed zombie action game. Available to pre-order exclusively from GAME for £250,000, this one off edition of the game is only available for one UK based customer and includes 4 Steelbook copies of the game for co-op action, professional parkour lessons, exclusive merchandise and a custom built, zombie apocalypse-proofed house.

When your life is on the line in an apocalypse, it’s best to come prepared. The Dying Light My Apocalypse Collectors Edition lets you do just that. The centerpiece of this one of a kind edition is a fortified zombie apocalypse proofed house that will be built to order by UK based Tiger Log Cabins. The house comes fully equipped with all live in amenities and also includes an upper deck with vantage points and an escape hatch, arsenal storage for weaponry, and of course a living area with TV, Xbox One, and the latest sound system to play Dying Light on.

The My Apocalypse Collectors Edition will also include zombie survival focused parkour lessons from Ampisound, custom merchandise and additional in-game perks that will let you kill time while the world around you mercilessly falls into zombie anarchy.

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The Dying Light My Apocalypse Collectors Edition contains:

  • Custom built Dying Light Zombie Home by Tiger Log Cabins
  • Zombie avoidance parkour lessons with Ampisound, the team behind the internet smash Dying Light Parkour POV video
  • Be The Zombie match with devs where you win so you can brag to your friends how “leet” you are
  • Trip to Techland in Wroclaw, Poland, to meet the dev team and party with Steve the Zombie Consultant
  • Your face skinned onto your Night Hunter character model
  • Dying Light branded night vision goggles + adult diapers for the night portions of the game
  • x4 signed Steelbox editions of Dying Light
  • x2 Top of the line Razer Tiamat headphones
  • Human sized Volatile figurine to use as a deterrent on human raiders

The Dying Light My Apocalypse Collectors Edition will be available to pre-order exclusively at GAME from 25 February.

Wee-Ja Look At That Saints Row: Gat Out Of Hell And GAME Offer A Supernatural Exclusive Exciting Enough To Raise The Dead


Now you can confront your demons in style by owning your very own Wee-Ja Board, exclusively when you pre-order Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell in the UK from retailer GAME. Just like Johnny and the Third Street Saints, wield the mystical power of the nefarious spirit board and make contact with the other side. Use the devilishly crafted board and wooden planchette to ask the dead questions like ‘To whom am I speaking?’, ‘What will the weather be like in July?’ and ‘Where are my car keys?’ Saints Row fans who send their best photos playing the Wee-Ja Board to Deep Silver will be entered into a competition to win an exclusive terrifying night of ghost hunting with three friends and the UK’s number 1 spirit medium Derek Acorah, courtesy of Haunted Events UK.

Derek Acorah has said:

I’m excited to be giving four Saints Row fans a window into the spirit world. I’ll be leading them through one of the most fascinating and haunted locations in the UK, where they’ll have the chance to witness strange and unexplained phenomena in this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell rises up from the fiery depths of the underworld on 23 January. Pre-order now from GAME and receive the Plague of Frogs DLC Pack, which features hellish mementos for your to bring back to virtual Steelport in Saints Row IV. Rain amphibian death onto Zinyak’s army with the Lil’ Croaker, and look good doing it in either Grenadier armour or Jezebel’s clothes. Wee-Ja competition closes on 2 March and Wee-Ja photos can be sent to weeja@deepsilver.com.

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OXCGN’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Review


The Amazing Spider-Man 2 shoots players back into the webslinger’s suit to experience the same old web-slinging action that we have known since the Spider-Man 2 era; but somehow, this game sadly feels like a step backward. Awkward controls seem to interfere with what could be a graceful web-slinging experience, and repetitive thug fights grow stale quickly.

Spider-Man 2 places gamers into a world based similarly-but-not-quite on the movie. Peter Parker likes to have long-drawn out conversations full of cheesy jokes and one-liners, that will surely have you rolling your eyes after Spiderman’s first interrogation sequence.

Players also get to relive the Uncle Ben scene again – in-case you weren’t sick of it already.

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The story mode spends most of its time introducing players to the random villains and heroes known in the Spider-Man universe – which leads the main thrust of the narrative to quickly get lost. Additionally, there is way too much time spent performing Peter Parker missions, where players are forced to walk and take investigative photos of objects and other things within the game world that instantly becomes boring.

The only nice surprise is to see Stan Lee receive a large feature in the game as Peter’s go-to comic book guy.

I must confess: I did enjoy the quick time sequences that featured during the game. It’s refreshing to have them back after game developers got over the fad, and there really are some cool sequences that really make you feel like the web-slinger himself.

Graphically, on the PS3 the game looks fairly awful: The open city is full of jagged edges and blurry textures. Loading times are also worth mentioning – the game will take so long to load you may consider taking a nap. This is particularly frustrating when you’re waiting for something to load and it turns out to be a tiny room; leading you into another load sequence within minutes.

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If you are a next-gen console owner, you’re probably bored waiting for that next big release – you may have already considered purchasing this game. Taking into consideration the game’s low purchase price, it does offer some value for money, but is destined for the bargain bin for those still on the fence.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 delivers exactly what you would expect going in. And with that in mind I think gamers who’ve enjoyed the past iterations of Spiderman or those tired of waiting for the next big release should consider The Amazing Spider-Man 2. 

Pros:

+ Quick time events are quite refreshing

+ Stan Lee cameo

Cons:

– Horrid loading times

– For a PS3 release so late in its cycle, graphically the game is poor.

TL;DR

6.5/10

The Elder Scrolls Online Has a Release Date & New Gameplay Trailer


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The Elder Scrolls Online Has a Release Date & New Gameplay Trailer

Hundred player PVP? I’m in!

by Arthur Kotsopoulos

Earlier today Bethesda announced the release date for its new MMO accompanied by a new gameplay trailer which highlights the games online PVP system which will allow for hundreds of players to fight together and against one another.

Excited about the news Game Director Matt Firor took to ESO blog to post a personal message to accompany the news:

First, thanks to everyone involved in the ESO community: those we met at trade shows, those of you on social media, and those that have had a chance to play the game and provided invaluable feedback through beta testing. I personally am humbled by the intense feelings of excitement expressed to us by the community at large. At shows like PAX East, PAX Prime, Gamescom, Eurogamer Expo, Paris Games Week, etc. – we always had three to four hour lines to play ESO. We know those wait times weren’t easy, and the great patience and enthusiastic reception you showed was remarkable. Everyone here at ZeniMax Online appreciates each and every one of you and your fantastic support of the game.

The Elder Scrolls Online will be launching worldwide for PC and Mac on April 4, 2014 (4.4.14). With the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions to follow in June 2014. You can view the new gameplay trailer embedded down below.

Click to see what Game Director Matt Firor also has to say about this announcement!

OXCGN @ EB Games Expo 2013: Day Three Snapshots


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OXCGN @ EB Games Expo 2013

Day Three Snapshots

by Daniel Geikowski

©2013 Daniel Geikowski

The final day of the EB Games Expo saw OXCGN get a look at some titles they might have missed over the weekend.

It was a day to relax and take in the whole spectacle. Walk around, chat to gamers about their favourite experience so far, and go back for a second round of what games we enjoyed the most.

When OXCGN wasn’t lining up for their 37th round of Titanfall, we got a look at these upcoming games.

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Preview: Hands-On

Impression: Hectic

Thoughts: I didn’t really know what to expect from Tecmo Koei’s Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z, other than assuming it would have some hack-and-slash, combo-chaining gameplay.

Were my expectations blown out of the way.

Not only does Yaiba provide this type of gameplay, but it turns everything up to 11.

Yaiba exists in the same Ninja Gaiden universe as the previous titles, with players taking on the role of the ninja Yaiba.

The beginning sees Yaiba and series protagonist Ryu Hayabusa doing battle, in which Ryu slices apart the brazen Ninja, killing him.

Yaiba is then rebuilt with cybernetic parts from a mysterious organisation, who then goes on a quest for revenge, all the while dealing with a zombie infestation.

Ninja Gaiden Z is a more adult take on the series, with Yaiba himself full of profanites and violent tendencies.

The atmosphere follows suit too.

Continue reading OXCGN @ EB Games Expo 2013: Day Three Snapshots

OXCGN’s Grand Theft Auto V Review


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OXCGN’s Grand Theft Auto V Review

The Perfect Crime?

by Daniel Geikowski

©2013 Daniel Geikowski

I enjoy the finer things in life.

Whether it’s cruising down the open highway in a convertible, boating on a luxury yacht, shopping in high-end retail stores, golfing,  or senseless murder, Grand Theft Auto V allows me to enjoy all these favoured pastimes from the comfort of my couch.

Featuring more than just stealing cars, Rockstar Games have grown and molded the Grand Theft Auto series over time, into living, breathing worlds that aren’t just a hell of a lot of fun to cause mayhem in, they also poke fun at the society we live in today using their trademark dark humour and satirical nature.

501-1280It’s no secret that every Grand Theft Auto title is one of, if not the most anticipated title in most gamers’ eyes. You only need to hear that Rockstar made $1 billion in the first three days of GTAV‘s release, to understand how popular it is. Synonymous with controversy, the media love to create news about GTA, and people who never play games know of the series.

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OXCGN’s Total War: Rome II Review


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OXCGN’s Total War: Rome II Review

War and Peace

by Daniel Geikowski

©2013 Daniel Geikowski

rome2_aufmacherI’m going to say this straight out: I am terrible at Real-Time Strategy games.

Don’t get me wrong. I enjoy the premise of building and expanding your nation and its people, but it’s something about the constant micromanagement I can’t quite get my head around.

Whether I focus too much on building one army, which results in me getting obliterated, or the fact I tend to neglect my people residing in my cities. But c’mon, surely they can take care of themselves right?

Even though I’m new to the world of RTS, I decided to try my hand at Total War: Rome II, as I enjoyed what I saw at PAX Australia. Now, there are going to be are lot more people out there that know the ins-and-out of the series, but take this review from someone just breaking into the genre.

Coming from the guys at Creative Assembly and SEGA, Rome II aims to follow on from the critically acclaimed Total War: Rome. More than simply creating an arena for players to battle in, Rome II aims to cater all aspects of building an empire.

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OXCGN’s Tomb Raider Review


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OXCGN’s Tomb Raider Review

A Survivor is Reborn

by Daniel Geikowski

©2013 Daniel Geikowski

PS2CoverSheet108Rebooting a game is risky business.

On one hand, a game is usually rebooted due to a decline in popularity of a franchise, where a fresh start and new perspective is required. Therefore, various changes and mechanics are implemented, sometimes with characters being overhauled in order to generate new interest in the series.

On the other hand however, altering much of the core themes, characters or mechanics can have disastrous effects. Developers risk damaging their product even further and possibly losing the last remnants of an audience they were so desperate to retain.

Time is also a factor on the popularity of a franchise. As time goes on, and more entries are released, it is only a matter of time before fans begin to lose interest due to stale or overused mechanics, bland characters, and cliched storylines.

The latest entry into the franchise, simply titled Tomb Raider, aims to reboot the ailing series, detailing the beginnings of the young Lara Croft.

And it succeeds.

Developer Crystal Dynamics, along with publisher Square Enix, have injected the once popular Tomb Raider series with new life.

Tomb Raider successfully reappropriates the franchise for a new generation of gamers thanks to updated mechanics, along with two very important things: a believable main character and a well-told story.

See if Lara’s new adventure is for you…