Australian Cinemtatic Studio Plastic Wax on Saints Row IV

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Australian Cinemtatic Studio Plastic Wax on Saints Row IV

Good to see local talent on a global scale

by Arthur Kotsopoulos

©2013 Arthur Kotsopoulos

5058274_300It was revealed earlier today that Australian cinematic studio Plastic Wax a studio that’s worked on plenty of other gaming brandswere responsible for the cutscenes during the course of Saints Row IV’s single player campaign.

The games in the Plastic Wax portfolio include Bioshock, Civilization V, Fallout, Neverwinter and many more.

Plastic Wax EVP Dane Maddams explains;

“Plastic Wax was fortunate enough to work with the always incredibly talented Volition and Deep Silver teams, we (Plastic Wax) handled full body and hand-keyed animation for 46 minutes of cutscene material, the project took around seven months to complete. Being tied so closely to the content we had an early sneak peek at the game prior to release, and believe me, the fans are in for an incredible ride.”

Volition’s Animation Director Zach Lowery adds,

“Working with the talented team at Plastic Wax on Saints Row IV was a true pleasure. We tried hard to make sure that there wasn’t a feeling of separation and at the end of the day, it truly felt like Plastic Wax was a natural extension of our internal team.”

“The final product speaks for itself, and I’m very proud of what our teams accomplished together.”

Saints Row IV has also sold more than a million units since its release in its first week. Let’s see if that number hits 2 million when it’s finally released in Australia this week.

©2013 Arthur Kotsopoulos

OXCGN’s RaiderZ Preview and Beta Key Giveaway

OXCGN’s RaiderZ Preview and Huge Giveaway

CompetitionZ: WIN Beta Keys and a Trip to PAX Prime!

by Arthur Kotsopoulos

©2012 Arthur Kotsopoulos

Perfect World Entertainment had an extremely successful E3 this year, with Neverwinter and RaiderZ their two Free to Play (F2P) MMO RPGs receiving wide-spread applause from gamers and critics.

I was lucky enough to have the chance to check out both games (you can check out my Neverwinter preview here).

Today I’m going to talk about RaiderZ, the other Free to Play MMORPG that MAEIT Entertainment, best known for GunZ/ The Duel, have cooked up.

If you’re a fan of the Monster Hunter franchise then this game is right up your alley.

Also be sure to enter our HUGE competition for closed beta keys and a TRIP to PAX Prime.

Continue reading OXCGN’s RaiderZ Preview and Beta Key Giveaway

E3 2012: Get ready for Neverwinter to consume your life (for free)

E3 2012: Get ready for Neverwinter to consume your life (for free) 

Winter is coming…

by Arthur Kotsopoulos

©2012 Arthur Kotsopoulos

I’ve never been a huge fan of Massive Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games and I can safely say that World of Warcraft is the ONE game I have not been tainted by.

I enjoyed Warcraft 3, however I didn’t see any personal appeal with World of Warcraft MMORPG.

No matter how many times people tried to shove it down my throat, I resisted and gave my time to other games which I felt had more depth and meaning.

This negative approach to MMORPG’s could change however when Neverwinter hits BETA and is eventually released, because in all honesty playing this for roughly 20 minutes on the final day of E3 totally sucked me in.

Neverwinter: Winter is coming here

OXCGN’s E3 2012 Awards: Who Really Stole The Show?

OXCGN’s E3 2012 Awards

Who really stole the show?

by Nicholas Laborde

©2012 Nicholas Laborde

E3 2012 has come and gone, but for members of the media, it’s still going.

I like to separate E3 into three stages:

Stage 1: Preparation

Stage 2: Madness

Stage 3: Try To Live Life Without An Editor Breathing Down Your Neck.

As we’re obviously in the height of the third and final stage, we now present our E3 awards.

From best shooter to best take on a new genre to game of the show, we have a robust list chosen by our staff who attended the show.

Did your favorite game win?  If not, vote for your Top 5 Games of E3 2012 in the poll below.

See who we decided on and vote for your top 5 here

OXCGN’s E3 2012 Snapshot: Day 3: New Games Previewed

OXCGN’s E3 2012 Snapshot: Day 3: New Games Previewed

Even more bite-sized previews

by David Hilton

©2012 David Hilton


Games are ultimately what draws the press from around the world to Los Angeles for E3.  The chance to see, play, and preview the newest announced or displayed games from around the globe.

But that’s just for the press.

We don’t want you to completely miss out though, or wait for long detailed descriptions on the games you want to know about now.

So we are running around like chickens with our heads chomped off (by ZombiU zombies?) to give you mini-previews of as many games as possible.

Each day we’re going to list a short snippet regarding each game, listing what we “got” – whether that is hands-on time, a trailer, et cetera – our impressions based upon that, and then our thoughts.

Click Here for Day 1

Click Here for Day 2

Impressions are judged with a badge based upon the impression itself.

Green: game looks fantastic, polished and basically a guaranteed winner

Yellow: game looks great, but there’s a bit of uncertainty or something that didn’t quite work right

Orange: game is shaping up, but needs some work.

And now, let’s get down to business!   Day 3!

E3 Day 3 2012 Game previews, click here