Posted on 21 September, 2013 by Arthur Kotsopoulos
Could the Steambox be coming in 2014?
Valve teases juicy details
by Yvan Zivkovic
©2013 Yvan Zivkovic
Valve, known for the Half-Life
series, Left 4 Dead
series and Counter-Strike
, just to name a few, have put up a teaser link, which will reveal not one, but three new things, supposedly coming out sometime in 2014.
The site at the time of writing this, currently shows a large TV, a SNES-like controller coming from it and the following text:
“Last year, we shipped a software feature called Big Picture, a user-interface tailored for televisions and gamepads. This year we’ve been working on even more ways to connect the dots for customers who want Steam in the living-room. Soon, we’ll be adding you to our design process, so that you can help us shape the future of Steam.”
Currently, there is a timer on the site, set to go off on the 23rd of September at 10AM Pacific Time. With all the subtle hints dropped by Valve on the site, one would speculate that the highly anticipated ‘Steambox‘ could see the light of day, with a more than likely release in 2014.
But the question remains, what are the three announcements Valve has planned? Do they relate to the ‘Steambox’ or is it something else? Is it possible that Gabe Newell has overcome his fear of the number three? Half-Life 3 Confirmed?
We will get the first piece of the puzzle on the 23rd.
©2013 Yvan Zivkovic
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Posted on 23 August, 2013 by exterminat
OXCGN’s Payday 2 Review
The year’s best co-op game?
by Nicholas Laborde
©2013 Nicholas Laborde
It’s something that everyone fed a diet of American TV and movies understands: the heist.
Bad guys try to take something, good guys try to stop them.
Payday: The Heist took this concept and made it an entertaining cooperative video game experience, and the sequel, Payday 2, is back and better than ever.
Kicking off the fall release season right, it’s one of the most polished games I’ve ever played. And I’ve played a lot of games. (more…)
Filed under: Console gaming, Game Impressions, New Game Information, New PS3 Games, New Xbox 360 Games, PC Reviews, PS3 Reviews, Reviews, Screenshots, Xbox 360, Xbox 360 Game Reviews | Tagged: Left 4 Dead, Payday, Payday 2, Payday: The Heist | Leave a Comment »
Posted on 6 December, 2012 by Deus Exer
Patient 0: A Real Life Zombie Slaying Experience
Training for the eventual apocalypse
by Daniel Geikowski
©2012 Daniel Geikowski
Zombies. Everybody loves them.
Zombies are one of gaming’s favourite enemies. More often than not, they just shuffle around, waiting for us players to kindly blow them away. Zombies are a safe choice of enemy when developing a game, as most people won’t think twice about mowing down a walking corpse.
Zombie games are really popular with players, and are seemingly everywhere nowadays. Players have many apocalypses to choose from, such as Resident Evil, Dead Rising, ZombiU, House of the Dead, Left 4 Dead, etc.
Titles usually pit players against hordes of undead (obviously), testing them to survive and escape the apocalypse.
Do you have what it takes to survive the zombie apocalypse?
Filed under: Opinion article, Oxcgn Special feature | Tagged: ArmA, Arma 2, Call Of Duty, DayZ, dead rising, FPS, House of the Dead, IRL Shooter, Left 4 Dead, M4 Carbine, Patient 0, Red Dead Redemption Undead Nightmare, Red Dead: Redemption, Resident Evil, Zombies, ZombiU | 1 Comment »
Posted on 9 December, 2011 by Arthur Kotsopoulos
The Darkness II Co-Op Hands-On Preview
OXCGN delves deeper into the Darkness…
by : GrathiusXR
©2011 Arthur Kotsopoulos
It’s never an easy task for a different developer to bring out a sequel to a game that received high praise when it was originally released.
Especially when the wait has been so long.
The Darkness was released way back in 2007, yet somehow Digital Extreme have managed to craft The Darkness II into something not quite the same, but still uniquely from its world.
2K Australia invited OXCGN down to the Flinders on Flinder St., just off Sydney’s infamous Oxford Street, where they had set up 4 consoles for everyone to test out the newly unveiled Vendetta Campaign Mode.
Enter The Darkness here
Filed under: 3rd Party Games, Console gaming, Demo impressions, Game Impressions, New Game Information, New Xbox 360 Games, PS3 News, Software News & Updates, Xbox 360, Xbox 360 3rd Party Games, Xbox 360 Game Previews | Tagged: 2K, 2k australia, Bulletstorm, Digital Extreme, Left 4 Dead, The Darkness, The Darkness 2, The Darkness II | Leave a Comment »