Posted on 15 April, 2013 by GrathiusXR
Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon Kicks Ass and Chews Bubblegum: OXCGN Preview
If it bleeds, you can definitely kill it
by Arthur Kotsopoulos
©2013 Arthur Kotsopoulos
What do you get when a development team decide to stay in on a Saturday night, get drunk and watch a dozen 80′s and 90′s B-Grade action flicks? Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon. Or, at least that’s how I’m hoping the idea was formulated by the geniuses at Ubisoft Montreal.
What started out as an April Fools joke (hich everyone believed it to be) quickly turned into something real when days after the 1st of April screenshots were being leaked online.
Fast forward to now and Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon has finally been unveiled with a launch trailer encapsulating the era of VHS in the 90′s. From corny commercial to animation, it reminds me of Heavy Metal.
How bloody is this dragon?
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Posted on 16 October, 2012 by GrathiusXR
OXCGN’s Assassin’s Creed 3 Interview with Julien Laffiere
Life, Liberty, and Assassination
by Arthur Kotsopoulos and Daniel Geikowksi
©2012 Arthur Kotsopoulos and Daniel Geikowski
Assassin’s Creed 3 is looking to be one of the biggest, most adventurous titles of 2012.
From an entirely new environment to the new protagonist, Connor, to naval battles to dogs, it’s bursting at the seams with content.
OXCGN’s Arthur Kotsopoulos and Daniel Geikowski sat down with Ubisoft’s Julien Laffiere to answer a few of OXCGN’s burning questions about the game, including the pro-American controversy, their choice of cities and mission balance.
You’ll gain a deeper insight into the world behind Assassin’s Creed 3.
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Posted on 4 November, 2011 by dkpatriarch
What Assassin’s Creed Could Learn from Shadow of the Colossus
The first Assassin’s Creed had focus
©2011 Nicholas Capozzoli
When the original Assassin’s Creed was released in 2007, it was generally well-received, but not without a few caveats. Most praised the game for its ambition but cited significant shortcomings, chief among them the repetitive mission structure.
It was no wonder which issues Ubisoft Montreal would then tackle when they undertook the series’ second entry. Even a cursory examination of Assassin’s Creed II shows the great concern that was taken for adding variety and dynamism to the game’s missions.
Shadow lessons for Assassin’s Creed here
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Posted on 10 June, 2011 by GrathiusXR
E3 2011: Far Cry 3: Far Crysis?
Welcome to the jungle…again..but it’s ‘really’ hot!
©2011 Arthur Kotsopoulos
Without a doubt, the announcement of Far Cry 3® was a no-brainer seeing how well Far Cry 2 was when released.
Despite a few flaws that really hindered the game at times, such as the continuous jamming of your AK47 (or any other weapon of choice), the moment where your malaria struck and you had no pills, or the unlimited re-spawning of enemies at each checkpoint no matter how many times you had killed them, it was something fresh.
A few highlights of the title were the awesome fire effects, huge scenic vistas and bonus multiplayer map editor.
Jungle Love, here
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