Posted on 26 January, 2013 by exterminat
THQ Pays Saints Row Tribute in Final Moments
Pour one for the homies
by Nicholas Laborde
©2013 Nicholas Laborde
Through this generation, we’ve seen many developers come and go.
Over the past few years, THQ has been in financial trouble, and declared bankruptcy recently.
A few days ago, their franchises were auctioned off to the highest bidders.
It’s a sad day for the gaming community, as the body of THQ was thrown to the vultures and picked clean.
Even in the midst of losing their jobs, the employees of THQ kept their spirits up.
Today was the company’s last day of operation, and in its final moments, they paid tribute to Saints Row.
See the final moments here
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Posted on 27 November, 2012 by dkpatriarch
OXCGN’s WWE ’13 Review
Best In The World?
by Chris Fox
© 2012 Chris Fox
Like Christmas, Easter and my yearly long, hard look in the mirror, WWE has arrived on our consoles once again.
This time, WWE Champion CM Punk graces the cover and a whole new single player campaign based around the infamous Attitude Era is included.
The question is; does WWE ’13 raise the quality margin or is it simply a set of ditto marks under last year’s release?
Wrestle this way…
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Posted on 8 October, 2012 by Deus Exer
OXCGN’s EB Expo 2012 Snapshot 3: More Games
Yes, MORE games!
by Daniel Geikowski
©2012 Daniel Geikowski
You know the drill. The third and final day of the EB Games Expo saw even more game previews.
Although not as many as Day Two, we at OXCGN continue to bring you devout readers a sneak peek of upcoming games.
Game impressions are rated as follows:
Green: game looks fantastic, polished and basically a guaranteed winner
Yellow: game looks great, but there’s a bit of uncertainty or something that didn’t quite work right
Orange: game is shaping up, but needs some work. (more…)
Filed under: 3rd Party Games, Console gaming, Demo impressions, EB Expo 2012, EB Expo 2012, Game Impressions, Game Industry News, New Game Information, New PS3 Games, New Xbox 360 Games, PC Previews, PS3 Game Previews, Xbox 360, Xbox 360 3rd Party Games, Xbox 360 Game Previews | Tagged: 360, Aliens Colonial Marines, FPS, games, Metro 2033, Metro Last Light, OXCGN, PS3, RPG, South Park The Stick of Truth, THQ, Xbox 360 | 1 Comment »
Posted on 15 August, 2012 by exterminat
OXCGN’s Darksiders II Review
Death Comes Knocking
by David Faulk
©2012 David Faulk
Death. The big sleep. The final curtain call. The inevitable. The end.
This is how Darksiders 2 begins.
Darksiders 2 is the sequel to THQ and Vigil’s mildly successful game Darksiders, which was released in early 2010.
It takes place during the events of the first game, with the most powerful of the four horsemen of the apocalypse, Death, riding to clear the sullied name of his brother, War.
Instead of taking place solely on Earth, Darksiders 2 takes Death all around the outer realms, from Angelic Outposts to the Land of the Dead, and practically everywhere in between.
Darksiders 2 review
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Posted on 6 August, 2012 by dkpatriarch
OXCGN’s Darksiders II Event
‘Death’ comes for us all
by Chris Fox
© 2012 Chris Fox
THQ were nice enough to invite me to their European headquarters to show off their new game last Monday.
The place: sweltering hot London.
The game: Darksiders II.
The food: really, really good burgers.
The question on the lips of everyone present was can Darksiders II take the enjoyable exploration and even more enjoyable combat to the next level for this sequel?
It was time to saddle up with the four horsemen and find out.
Darkness II answers here
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