Liberate Victorian London From Oppression in Assassin’s Creed Syndicate


Today Ubisoft announced in their world premiere that Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, the newest installment in the blockbuster Assassin’s Creed franchise will be available worldwide on 23 October 23 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The Windows PC version will be available this autumn.

Developed by Ubisoft Quebec in collaboration with eight other Ubisoft studios, Assassin’s Creed Syndicate is an epic single player experience set in London during the height of the Industrial Revolution which is an incredible age of invention that transforms the lives of millions. During this time the gap between the poor and the rich expands exponentially making workers’ lives little more than legalised slavery. The lower classes fight for survival by forming a new kind of family – gangs – and adapting to life in the criminal underworld. Players will embody both Jacob Frye and Evie Frye, twin Assassins raised to follow the Creed. Jacob is a determined, hot-headed and rebellious leader of an underground gang who is vastly different than his sister Evie, a master of stealth and control. Together, Jacob and Evie team up to challenge rivals, plutocrats and Templars alike to free the masses from poverty and corruption and ultimately wrestle back control of London.

In Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, players explore the largest most modern open-world city ever created in an Assassin’s Creed game. The fighting is more brutal than ever as players combat rival gangs and grow their sphere of influence throughout London using new weapons including brass knuckles, a kukri knife, a revolver and the Assassin’s gauntlet. Assassin’s Creed Syndicate also includes innovative navigation and transportation throughout the open world, including a rope launcher for scaling tall Victorian buildings, zip-lining from rooftop to rooftop or performing aerial assassinations, and horse-drawn carriages and high-speed trains for free-running, tracking down enemies or escaping after daring raids.

Marc-Alexis Côté, Creative Director at Ubisoft, has stated:

The ability to lead an underground gang, commandeer any vehicle on hand and use modern tools to take on an expansive and fast-paced Victorian London sets this game apart. Assassin’s Creed Syndicate has been in development for more than two years and this new modern take on the living open world will please Assassin’s Creed fans and newcomers alike.

Assassin’s Creed Syndicate comes in 4 different editions this year. The Standard (lncludes Darwin and Dickens Conspiracy Mission), Gold Edition (Includes Season Pass, Darwin and Dickens Conspiracy Mission, and exclusive Baker Street outfit), Rooks, Charing Cross (exclusive to EB Games and Uplay Store) and Big Ben (Exclusive to Uplay Store) Editions which are priced at AU$79.95, AU$119.95, AU$109.95, AU$139.95, AU$199.95 respectively and the contents of each edition can be seen below:

Now sit back and enjoy the debut trailer for Assassin’s Creed Syndicate below:

OXCGN’s ZombiU Review: The Console DayZ


OXCGN’s ZombiU

The Console DayZ

by Nicholas Laborde

©2012 Nicholas Laborde

First, take a gaming niche that is nearly completely worn out and overdone.

Second, use an incredible new console and its intuitive controller to redefine how players interact with this game.

Third, use the new console’s social aspects to its full capacity and intertwine it with the game wherever possible.

Fourth and finally, take inspiration from some of the most influential games of recent years.

When you follow all of these steps, the end result is ZombiU.

It’s the standout hardcore launch title of the Wii U, and at the end of the day, is one of the most brilliant, misunderstood games of recent years.

English head bashing this way!

OXCGN’s Dishonored Preview


OXCGN’s Dishonored Preview

A Delightfully Different Outing

by Nicholas Laborde

©2012 Nicholas Laborde

It’s safe to say that Dishonored is one of the most unique titles releasing in 2012.

The best way of describing it would be the atmosphere, mood and tone of Thief, combined with everything that made the Deus Ex franchise great: a plethora of gameplay styles, and multiple approaches to every situation.

After unfortunately not having time to play it at E3, I had an opportunity to sit down with the PC version of the game for an entire hour at QuakeCon 2012, with the exceptional opportunity to interview Harvey Smith, co-creative director on the title, immediately after.

For now, we’ll focus on what I saw in my demo.

Read about one of 2012’s most refreshing games here!

Get Mass Effect 3 Early… From Space


Mass Effect 3

Get it early… from space

by exterminat

©2012 Nicholas Laborde

The hype for Mass Effect 3 is through the roof.

Literally.

EA will be launching weather balloons over key cities around the world very soon, with copies of Mass Effect 3 on them.

Is this one of the greatest PR stunts of all time?

Read about EA’s biggest PR stunt yet

OXCGN Gets Down-n-Dirty With Colin McRae Dirt 2’s Review



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©2009 Arthur Kotsopoulos
Colin McRae Dirt 2 oxcgn#43
White knuckle racing from go-to-whoa

It’s been a frantic last couple of months for racing fans on the Xbox 360, with great racing titles such as Race Pro, NFS: Shift, Forza 3 and also Codemaster’s Colin McRae: Dirt 2.

The sequel to first iteration, Colin McRae: DiRT, which was released back in 2007, Colin McRae: Dirt 2 features the same great formula of DiRT yet expands even further on it with new features such as race types/styles, a brand new menu layout and a whole new scheme of interactivity in how the game plays  throughout the Career Mode.

This time around Colin McRae: DiRT 2 follows the more mainstream circuit style as visually represented by the easy to navigate menu layout accessed from within your own personal Racing Motorhome.

• Colin McRae DiRT 2 Video

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