Destiny Keeps Giving With Latest Trailer, Free Upgrade and Many More


Activision and 72andSunny have come together to create a blockbuster live-action launch trailer which is building the excitement and momentum leading up to the global launch of Destiny. The spot, “Become Legend,” is directed by Joseph Kosinski who has directed Oblivion and TRON: Legacy in the past. The trailer features a Fireteam of Guardians on an epic, action-packed road trip across our Solar System to face our enemies, take back what is ours and in the end, Become Legend. The 90-second shortened version of the “Become Legend” live action film has debuted also in the United States during the NFL season opener on NBC between the Seattle Seahawks and Green Bay Packers.

Free Next-Gen Upgrade

With the latest trailer being announced it doesn’t stop there, Bungie have some great news for their fans who will be entering the Destiny universe first on PS3 or Xbox 360! For a limited time, whenever you buy a digital copy of Destiny, you will be able to download the next-gen version within the same console family for FREE. You can see below what you can be getting for free.

Destiny Upgrade

Wondering how it will all work? It is easy, when you buy/redeem the Destiny Digital Base Game, Digital Guardian Edition, or Expansion Pass on or before 15 January 2015, you can download the PS4 version from the PlayStation Store or the Xbox One version from the Xbox Store for free by using the account that was used to buy/redeem the Destiny digital content on the PS3 or Xbox 360. You will be able to play both your old and current gen console versions still.

Whether you participate in this program or not, you are given the peace of mind by having your Guardians, progress, stats, and gear ready for you when you transition within the console family PS3<->PS4 or Xbox 360<->Xbox One.

The Dust Palace Strike Preview

The buried Martian city of Freehold, long abandoned, is home to a decaying artificial intelligence of immeasurable value. This lost power has drawn the interest of the militaristic Cabal, and their brutal forces. That means the Guardians have some work to do in this white-knuckle, cooperative mission set within the Dust Palace.

You can gear up with two friends for the Dust Palace Strike in this deep, engaging, loot-dropping mission to take down the Cabal in an ancient ruin on Mars. The Dust Palace Strike is Playstation timed exclusive until Fall 2015 (US Timing). Ryan Clements, Playstation Social Media Specialist, showcases the type of resistance Guardians will face, including the Cabal’s elite troops that harness psionic waves to dispatch any who oppose them.

PS Vita Optimized Controls

Using the PS Vita you can enjoy Remote Play experience for Destiny, which enables you to wirelessly stream the game from your PS4 to your PS Vita. A few months ago during the Destiny Beta, a lot of PS4 owners were streaming Destiny to their PS Vitas via Remote Play. In fact, it was seen that Destiny was the No. 1 title for Remote Play during the entire month of July, racking up the most Remote Play sessions of any PS4 title. So the Bungie team has actually optimized the controls for Destiny on PS Vita via Remote Play. You can check the full control layout for the PS Vita below:

Destiny PS Vita Controls

Destiny will be hitting store shelves in less than a week worldwide on 9 September for Ps4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360. If you’ve pre-ordered Destiny digitally via PlayStation Store or Xbox Store, you can preload it now and have it ready for launch day. Did you miss your chance on securing a Destiny Ghost Edition, try your luck by entering the giveaway competition we are running through our Facebook and Twitter pages. Now sit back, relax and enjoy the two-minute version of “Become Legend” featuring “Immigrant Song” by Led Zeppelin.

Telltale Games Series, The Walking Dead: Season Two Comes To A Gripping Conclusion


Telltale Games and Robert Kirkman, the Eisner Award-winning creator and writer of The Walking Dead for his Skybound imprint at Image Comics, have announced the release of ‘No Going Back,’ the final episode of the The Walking Dead: Season Two – A Telltale Games Series. The second season continued the story of Clementine, a young girl orphaned at the outset of the undead apocalypse, left to survive in a world gone mad. Players will struggle to outwit both the dead and the living in situations that will test their morals and control the flow of the story through the choices that they make.

To date, The Walking Dead: A Telltale Games Series has sold more than 33 million episodes worldwide, earning more than 90 Game of the Year awards from the press, and was also the recipient of two BAFTA Video Games Awards for Best Story and Best Mobile Game.

The episode is available now on PC and Mac from the Telltale Online Store, Steam, and other digital distribution services, and on the PS3, PS Vita and the Xbox 360. The episode will be made available on the App Store for compatible iOS devices. The series, including Season One, will also be coming to both PS4 and Xbox One platforms later this year.

Latest LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham Trailer Reveals Brainiac’s Diabolical Plan


WB Games have released a new trailer for LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham which shows a deeper insight to Brainiac’s diabolical plan to shrink the Earth and take control of his enemies using the power of the Lantern Rings. Now, the super heroes of the DC Comics universe must join forces with the Legion of Doom on a journey across the Lantern Worlds to stop the nefarious evildoer from his twisted growing collection of cities leading to adding Earth and the rest of the galaxy to his massive collection. Batman, Superman, Lex Luthor, Solomon Grundy, Joker and Cheetah prepare to blast off on an out-of-this-world adventure.

LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham is planned to release on the Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, PS Vita, Wii U, 3DS and PC this year.

OXCGN’s Killzone Mercenary Review


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OXCGN’s Killzone Mercenary Review

Could this be the PS VITA’s killer FPS?

by Jayden Perry

©2013 Jayden Perry
killzone-mercenary-cover(Ed: Welcome another new contributor to the OXCGN fold, Jayden Perry with his Killzone Mercenary Review for the PS VITA.)

Since launch the Vita’s lineup of games has been missing one thing; a first person shooter, capable of using the Vita’s portability and features to create a great on the go shooter experience.

Games like Call of Duty and Resistance have tried unsuccessfully to do this, but  finally, in Killzone Mercenary, the curse of bad handheld FPS games has been broken. Mercenary is a true success in it’s portable format.

Killzone Mercenary is the first Killzone game to be made by Guerrilla Cambridge, usually developed by Guerrilla Games.

They have done a great job of keeping the feel of the Killzone games in both the single and multiplayer, while still diverting from the core storyline of the series to create a new experience for fans of the universe.

The Top 5 Worst Business Decisions This Generation


The Top 5 Worst Business Decisions This Generation

Gaming’s Biggest Flubs

by Nicholas Laborde

©2012 Nicholas Laborde

This has easily been one of gaming’s most monumental and interesting generations, showcasing a skyrocket in gaming prosperity and attention.

From the United States Supreme Court‘s decision to protect video games under the First Amendment to the disbarment of Jack Thompson, we’ve seen many ups over the past seven-odd years.

Unfortunately, we’ve seen just as many downs.

I now present to you the top five worst business decisions of this generation. Note that I’m specifically discussing the time span between 2005 and 2012.

Shield your eyes…

E3 2012: Sea of Mediocrity? No big surprises, but should there be?


E3 2012: Sea of Mediocrity?

No big surprises, but should there be?

by David Hilton

©2012 David Hilton

Editorial

Disappointment abounds.

That’s the sentiment I see repeated all over the place about E3 2012, and specifically, with the possible exception of Ubisoft, the big conferences.

Often it is a case of announcements that were hoped for not appearing, like the next gen (despite the fact it was stated there would be no next gen announced) or the fact that we knew most of the announcements going in.

Or, in the case of the Wii U, a feeling of scepticism or, in the case of the PS Vita, a stunned “where are the games and price cut”?

There were very few surprises.

A “sea of mediocrity” as one commenter put it.

But does this mean E3 2012 is a big disappointment?

No.  Not for those who like games, and particular promising new IPs.

Is this E3 mediocre or just what is should be? Look here

Playstation Vita vs. Nintendo 3DS Comparative Analysis – Which ‘wins’?


Playstation Vita vs. Nintendo 3DS Comparative Analysis

Which portable ‘wins’?

by: AXiDER

©2012 Alex Baldwin

With the PlayStation Vita‘s launch finally here, the 2nd and last member of the current handheld generation has joined the Nintendo 3DS in proving that dedicated handheld gaming consoles are still relevant in the age of smartphones and tablets.

With that in mind, I’ve put both devices through their paces to find the strengths and weaknesses of each platform.

I hereby present OXCGN’s definitive comparative guide to the latest and greatest handheld consoles.

Vita vs. 3DS this way

OXCGN’s PlayStation Vita System Review


OXCGN’s PlayStation Vita System Review

Ushering in A New Era of Handheld Gaming

by exterminat

©2012 Nicholas Laborde

Nearly a year ago, fellow OXCGN writer Alex Baldwin and I teamed up for a dual review-debate on the Nintendo 3DS, discussing its pros, cons, hardware, and everything related to the system itself.

This time around, I have obtained the PlayStation Vita a week before him with the First Edition Bundle, and I’ve been left to my own thoughts, compared to Alex, who only has his jealousy. (ED: Now let’s all get along boys:) )

After having extensive time with the system, I am proud to say that the PlayStation Vita ushers in a new era of handheld gaming, even going so far as to say that it sets an example for the next generation of consoles.

Does it breathe life into gaming? See for yourself!