Posted on 11 April, 2012 by Allegionary
OXCGN’s Anomaly Warzone Earth XBLA Review
Is the best tower defence tower offence?
©2012 Alex Hilton
Tower Defence games are very popular with gamers and non-gamers alike.
They are available on every popular platform, from PC to the Xbox 360 to smartphones. They consist of waves of enemies moving on a set path to a destination and your job as the player is to stop them from reaching it by building different types of towers.
Anomaly Warzone Earth, developed by 11 Bit Studios, reverses this whole concept as it is advertised as a Tower Offense game.
But what is a Tower Offense game and does it work?
More Tower Offense this way
Filed under: Blogbanter, Console gaming, Downloadable Game reviews, Editorial, New Xbox 360 Games, XBLA News-Reviews, Xbox 360 | Tagged: "xbox 360 review", 11 Bit Studios, Android, Anomaly Warzone Earth, Personal computer, review, Tower defense, Tower Offense, XBLA, XBLA Review, Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox Live Arcade | Leave a Comment »
Posted on 10 December, 2011 by dkpatriarch
OXCGN’s 3 Million Unique Readers Giveaway 2: Tribes: Ascend
100 closed beta keys to give away!
©2011 David Hilton
International readers may not be able to enter our Battlefield 3 and Need For Speed: The Run freebies, but here is a giveaway that is incredibly easy and is open to everyone!
OXCGN is giving away a bunch of prizes to celebrate our 3 million unique views mark, which for an independent unfunded international multiplatform gaming site that started as an Australian Xbox blog isn’t too shabby a number at all.
Tribes: Ascend- Shooter Mayhem
This time we have 100 keys to the closed Tribes: Ascend beta on PC to give you, courtesy of Hi-Rez Studios, creators of Global Agenda.
The game is an online-only free-to-play shooter which our previewer describes as having the “classic FPS formula we all know and love, but with a bit of modern amenities thrown in”.
There is a 2012 planned release.
All you have to do to get one of these closed beta keys is “like” our Facebook page and go to the Tribes: Ascend post and type: “I want a Tribes: Ascend Beta key“.
You can’t get easier.
Filed under: Gaming Videos, PC News | Tagged: David Hilton, facebook, Facebook competition, Free-to-play, Global Agenda, Hi-Rez Studios, need for speed, OXCGN, Personal computer, Software release life cycle, Tribes, Tribes: Ascend, Xbox | Leave a Comment »
Posted on 26 October, 2011 by AXiDER
OXCGN’s DICE Interview:
With Battlefield 3 “We’re creating a piece of art”
Lars Gustavsson and Daniel Matros talked to us on their Aussie visit
by AXiDER, formerly AXIS of Reality
©2011 Alex Baldwin
OXCGN recently had the pleasure of interviewing key members of DICE about their upcoming mega-blockbuster game Battlefield 3.
We caught up with Lars Gustavsson and Daniel Matros on the Gold Coast at the recent EB Expo.
Here’s what they had to say to us:
Battlefield 3: the interview here
Filed under: Console gaming, Events, Game Impressions, Game Industry News, Industry News, Interviews, New Game Information, New Xbox 360 Games, PC News, PS3 News, Rumor Mill, Xbox 360, Xbox 360 3rd Party Games, Xbox 360 Game Previews, Xbox 360 News | Tagged: Alex Baldwin, Battlefield, Battlefield 2, Battlefield 3, Call Of Duty, Daniel Matros, DICE, EB Expo, EB Expo 2011, EB GAMES EXPO, Lars Gustavsson, Personal computer, Stockholm | 1 Comment »
Posted on 22 August, 2011 by dkpatriarch
Game Sequel Vs. Original Comparative Round-Up: PART 3
Is a sequel really better- or worse than the original?
©2011 Alex Baldwin
Sequels are more common in gaming than any other entertainment medium.
Taking a look at the best-selling games of any particular time, platform or location displays our faith that the latest numbered title will always be the best, but sadly this can often not be the case.
One glance at the Final Fantasy series provides solid proof that quality is in no way associated with numerical value.
As new games are released their predecessors usually suffer an immediate price drop, providing potential bargains for those not yet initiated by the franchise and sometimes even better gaming experiences than the latest full-price release.
This series of articles takes a look at series with multiple entries in the current generation and which will provide you with the best experience.
Today we’re taking a look at Crysis vs Crysis 2, Fable II vs Fable III and Dragon Age: Origins vs Dragon Age 2.
Filed under: Console gaming, Game Impressions, PC News, PS3 News, Xbox 360 | Tagged: crysis, Crysis 2, crytek, Dragon Age: Origins, fable III, Game, Personal computer, Video game | 2 Comments »