OXCGN’s Medal of Honor: Warfighter Review
Game Gone A.W.O.L.?
by Daniel Geikowski
©2012 Daniel Geikowski
Medal of Honor: Warfighter, the latest FPS from EA and Danger Close, has constantly stated it’s based more on reality and authenticity than the other, more popular, first-person shooters in the market.
Danger Close has worked closely with Tier 1 Operators in order to produce authenticity in multiple areas of military operations. Ranging from weapons, gear, tactics, and even the various ways operators reload different weapons, Medal of Honor: Warfighter aims to give players an insight into the lives these unique individuals have.
Danger Close aim to portray issues these Tier 1 Operators face, not only on the battlefield, but in their family lives also.
Going off memory, I cannot recall any other recent shooter dedicating time to focusing on the effects on the family of a soldier, constantly away fighting for our freedom.
It’s a nice touch, that aims to add more realism to the somewhat over-the-top, gung-ho mentality of current first-person shooters.
Sadly, the amount of detail and effort put into researching and implementing these realistic actions of Tier 1 Operators cannot be said for other sections of Medal of Honor: Warfighter.
Medal of Honor: Warfighter Preview: ‘Hot Pursuit’
by : Arthur Kotsopoulos
©2012 Arthur Kotsopoulos
With Battlefield 4 most likely dropping at the end of next year, EA may have stolen the limelight away from their own other First Person Shooter Medal Of Honor: Warfighter, but gamers who miss this one are missing a game with the heavy artillery to compete with the rest of the holiday season’s blockbusters.
OXCGN were invited to test out 2 new single player missions that we found more exhilarating than the whole campaign of Battlefield 3.
Cinematic Game Trailers
Medal of Honor: Warfighter Trailer Explodes in our Face
by David Hilton
© 2012 David Hilton
How good are game trailers getting these days?
With all the doom and gloom over the uninspiring sequelisation of gaming and copycatism in the shooter genre (I’m having fun with words today), one element has stood out to keep gamers interested in upcoming titles.
The game trailers.
We have had some top-notch trailers this year, from the live-action Total War: Rome II and Assassin’s Creed 3 Rise trailers, to the controversial Hitman: Absolution Attack of the Saints and Tomb Raider assault trailers, to the fun Borderlands 2 trailer.
The word to sum up the approach and quality of trailers in 2012: cinematic.
The latest Medal of Honor: Warfighter trailer is a perfect example of this new breed of high quality trailer, grabbing our attention with a blend of story, stunning visuals, and explosive sound.
Medal of Honor: Warfighter
EA Australia’s PC LAN Night
by Arthur Kotsopoulos
©2012 Arthur Kotsopoulos
EA Australia put on a thematic PC LAN night highlighting their upcoming shooter Medal of Honor: Warfighter and generously invited OXCGN along. The promised fun, coupled with beer and pizza, is something we don’t ever resist!
Set up in a secluded room in their Sydney offices decorated with a ghillie suit, ammo boxes, helmet and various countries’ flags (sort of like a militaristic Olympic stadium), EA_Jiggsy (EA Australia Community Co-Ordinator) and Pidgeo (EA Australia’s Social Media & Community Lead for EA Asia Pacific, Japan & South Africa) kicked off the night by showcasing a multiplayer walkthrough video that was at this year’s E3.
The multiplayer code we got our hands on was the same as the E3 I was at, however EA Australia put this together for Australians who may have missed out and I’d jump at any chance to play the game again anyway.