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…
Filed under: 3rd Party Games, Console gaming, PC Reviews, Xbox 360, Xbox 360 3rd Party Games, Xbox 360 Game Reviews, Xbox 360 News | Tagged: "First Person Shooter", Action, Bethesda publishing, Bethesda Software, Bethesda softworks, Bethesda Studios, Brink, brink review pc, Brink reviews, BRINK screenshots, Game, Mirror's Edge, Parkour, Personal computer, Prey 2, QuakCOm 2010, QuakCom 2011, Splash Damage, video games | 1 Comment »
Posted on 20 April, 2011 by dkpatriarch
Battlefield 3 – The Most Realistic Looking Shooter Yet
A new level in ‘realism’ – DICE Lifts the graphics bar
by : XboxOZ360
©2011 Grant Smythe
For a chance to WIN this game and NFS: The Run GO HERE.
Battlefield 3 will be the most realistic-looking shooter yet.
Well that certainly is a bold statement to make, and one I personally feel is accurate, especially when we look at several games hitting the shelves this year in the First Person Shooter genre.
There are several games about to hit the market that could well set benchmarks higher than ever before, giving rise to greater gameplay, and ideally pushing other game developers to ‘step up’ to the mark with regards to their middleware engines that drive their games.
A game is only as good as the engine that powers it, both graphically, as well as in animation, gameplay mechanics and interactivity, especially when combined with a great storyline of course.
Filed under: 3rd Party Games, Console gaming, Editorial, Game Impressions, Game Industry News, Gaming Videos, Industry News, New Game Information, New Xbox 360 Games, PC News, PS3 News, Software News & Updates, Xbox 360, Xbox 360 Game Previews, Xbox 360 News | Tagged: "First Person Shooter", "game design", Battlefield 3, Battlefield 3 screenshots, Battlefield 3 videos, DICE, Electronic Arts, FPS, Frostbite engine, Frostbite Engine 2, Game, Gameplay, Non-player character, NPC, Personal computer, Unreal Engine, Video game | 1 Comment »