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
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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 »
Posted on 1 August, 2011 by exterminat
Do We Need New Consoles?
by exterminat & dkpatriarch
©2011 Nicholas Laborde & David Hilton
We at OXCGN love opinionated pieces.
As such, we are, for the most part, very opinionated people.
I got into a very heated debate (as usual) with our very own second-in-command, David Hilton; this time, over the candidacy of a new generation of consoles.
Many excellent points are made, and describing it would be as if the famous unstoppable force met the infamous immovable object.
Read on to see what our future may hold. (more…)
Posted on 27 July, 2011 by exterminat
Unleash The Gaming Journalist in You!
Be Rewarded with Success!
©2011 Nicholas Laborde
So, you want to write about video games.
But not just ordinary reviews and rehashed news. You want to voice your innermost thoughts and feelings about gaming to the world, in an intelligent, unbiased manner.
You’ve been searching for somewhere to start and are sick of just writing on forums; you’re ready to break out and have your voice (and name) read by developers, publishers, other media, and most importantly, other gamers, but what is your next step?
Good thing you stopped by OXCGN today, because have we got just the thing for you: the opportunity to win FREE GAMES (which everyone loves) coupled with the possibility of writing for us.
What are you waiting for? Read onward! (more…)
Filed under: Xbox 360 | Tagged: "First Person Shooter", Game, game journalist, gamer gab, Gaming journalist, OXCGN, Personal computer, PlayStation Network, United States, Video game, write and win, write for website, XBLA, XBLA titles, xbox live, Xbox Live Arcade | Leave a Comment »
Posted on 15 May, 2011 by exterminat
OXCGN’s Brink PC Review
A Misunderstood Bundle of Fun
©2011 Nicholas Laborde
Modern society thrives around technology. The simple fact that so much entertainment and technology is released on a consistent basis justifies the presence of reviews and their direct effect on consumer purchases … and in the games industry, a direct effect on the people from which they come.
Every so often, a radical new idea comes out that people don’t truly grasp or understand. It becomes a topic of popular interest, and in some cases, hype forms around this breath of fresh air.
But when this idea gets in the trenches with the general public, the simple fact that it dared to be different offsets many purchases and warrants much hate.
Brink, developed by Splash Damage and published by Bethesda Softworks, is a misunderstood bundle of fun that is not getting the acclaim it truly deserves due to ignorant reviewers and misconstrued interpretations.
Does Brink bring you to the edge of your seat…
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