Traditional cops and robbers
Reviewing Need for Speed Rivals was sadly a frustrating experience for me. Repeatedly the game would crash as I completed my final objectives; when I restarted the game I was forced to repeat the objectives and endure the lengthy EA Online log in process over and over again. There is only so much a man can endure.
Based on my research it would seem that most of the community aren’t suffering the same problems. As such, the majority of my review is based more on early impressions of the game and its potential.
Our writers give their thoughts on Microsoft’s next gen console
The wait is finally over.
The next generation of video gaming is upon us here in Australia, with Microsoft’s Xbox One the first to reach our shores here on the 22nd of November, 8 years to the day of the release of the Xbox 360.
It’s been a couple weeks since we’ve gotten our grubby hands on the Xbox One, and like many of you out there, we’ve formed our own opinions on Microsoft’s latest effort.
Therefore, we here at OXCGN have managed to pry ourselves away from our new consoles in order to bring readers our quick impressions of the Xbox One.
OXCGN’s Sonic Lost World 3DS Review
Same Blue Blur, Different Console.
by Rocco Rinaldo
©2013 Rocco Rinaldo
Sonic Lost World is the first Sonic game I have ever had in my possession; it is a franchise I have always been aware of but was never really interested in, probably because every game seemed to have that same first level. It also seems to be a franchise that is now the source of ire for long time fans, rather than joy. In my mind it rivals Mario when it comes to the nostalgia market, but unlike Mario who has managed to produce enough games with sufficient changes to warrant a reinvestment in the series, Sonic seems to have lost his way more often than not.
Call of Music!
Critical Hit releases Call of Duty Music Video
by Daniel Geikowski
©2013 Daniel Geikowski
We brought you news about Critical Hit a few weeks ago regarding their Angry Birds cover, and now to coincide with the release of Call of Duty: Ghosts, the guys have released Battle for New York from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.
Critical Hit are also celebrating the release of their debut album, aptly named Critical Hit: Volume One, which is now available for purchase.
You can check out their latest video right here.
OXCGN @ EB Games Expo 2013
The Nintendo Booth @ EB Games Espo
by Yvan Zivkovic
©2013 Yvan Zivkovic
Looking at some of the bigger booths this year, starting with Nintendo. The first thing you would have noticed if you were there, is that the booth is much smaller than last years. Admittedly they were on the edge of releasing a new console to the market, the Wii U.
This time, it was mostly about that games, first party games, to be exact. The only real presence of a non-Nintendo game was the 3DS version of Sonic Lost World.
Nintendo definitely played it down with their booth this year, but they seemed to make it a little more as of late, with their lack of presence to Tokyo Game Show for several years, missing out on gameson in 2012, and not even having a presentation for E3 2013, Nintendo are making it clear that they are less interested in game shows and putting more of a focus on Nintendo Direct.
A bit of it might have to do with certain Australian retailers playing down Nintendo’s presence on their shelves, clearly out existing Nintendo stock. EB themselves prioritising unreleased consoles like the Xbox One and the PS4 before a currently released console like the Wii U.
Regardless, Nintendo were right at the entrance of EB Expo 2013, and here’s a run down of what was available to play: