Posted on 5 December, 2013 by Arthur Kotsopoulos
2013 in Gaming: The Year in Under 2 Minutes
What a year for gaming
by Arthur Kotsopoulos
There’s a reason why I love December and no, it’s not only because of Christmas and getting new presents but because of this single Youtube video by Malcolm Klock. If you want this year in gaming summed up for you then look no further than this 2 minute video.
All the years biggest and best titles.
I look forward to other videos which sum up the year in gaming, movies, trailers and so much more!
If you do remember Malcolm by any chance then you’ll know that he also did a 2012 in Gaming: The Year in Under 2 Minutes, which was accompanied by music from Mass Effect 2, that hit all the right spots.
I’m not to sure which year was better though 2012 or 2013, either way we have these two great videos which sum each year up. I cannot wait to see what 2014 has in store for us.
(Thanks to Rae Johnston for posting the link on her Facebook and bringing this to my attention and Malcolm Klock for another great video!)
©2013 Arthur Kotsopoulos
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Posted on 11 January, 2013 by exterminat
Stephen Colbert Defends Violent Video Games
Because facts aren’t true enough
by Nicholas Laborde
©2013 Nicholas Laborde
Stephen Colbert is what I imagine as the definitive American.
For those who don’t really know who Colbert is, he’s an American political satirist and host of The Colbert Report, Comedy Central’s premiere “fake” (see: satirical) news program.
He invented a word (“truthiness”), has written multiple books, and has his own wax sculpture, among many other things.
In my opinion, he’s the funniest man on television. [Ed.: Nick may or may not have a crush on Stephen.]
Last night, while making fun of NRA (the National Rifle Association) head Wayne LaPierre‘s message before Congress several weeks ago about having armed guards in schools, Stephen spoke his mind on the matter… and it’s perfectly up to his standards.
Find out what Colbert said…
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Posted on 20 July, 2012 by dkpatriarch
Assassin’s Creed 3 Pro-American Controversy
Ubisoft Marketing A Storm in a Boston Tea-Cup?
by David Hilton and Nicholas Laborde
© 2012 David Hilton and Nicholas Laborde
OXCGN is contributed to by a multicultural team of various nationalities and religious faiths and beliefs
This is for UK/Aus so why does it have a great big American flag?
The following is a debate between two hard-nosed Assassin’s Creed fans and students of history: Canadian-born Australian OXCGN Editor In Chief David Hilton takes on proud American OXCGN 2IC Nicholas Laborde.
The ever controversial lack of ‘Americans’ getting killed by new assassin Connor in all the Assassin’s Creed 3 trailers and footage shown by Ubisoft.
As both participants are engaging in a debate, they may be exaggerating their true opinions.
We will be dealing with contentious historical perspectives, so if you are easily offended by this sort of debate, better turn away now. Offence is not intended.
Assassin’s Creed 3 debate
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Posted on 3 July, 2012 by exterminat
Experience The Boston Massacre in Assassin’s Creed 3
Ubisoft Showcases America’s Breaking Point
by Nicholas Laborde
©2012 Nicholas Laborde
I’d go so far as to say that right now it’s a time of political turmoil for the United States of America.
Well, somewhat. We have the drawdown of our war effort in the Middle East. The battle for Obama’s health care is still raging. Our Presidential election occurs on November 6, and it’s arguably one of the most important ones in decades.
Assassin’s Creed 3 is one of the year’s most anticipated titles, vying for supremacy only a week before Microsoft encourages a new generation of voters to not partake in their civil duties by picking up Halo 4 instead of voting for our next President.
In accordance with our own “turmoil” and Independence Day (known more commonly as the 4th of July), Ubisoft have released a brand new trailer ‘mysteriously’ entitled “4th of July.”
The trailer was filled with hidden gems, and one major item stuck out to me.
After doing a bit of cross-referencing, I can confirm that one of America’s most historical events will unfold before the eyes of the player in Assassin’s Creed 3.
Boston Massacre in Assassin’s Creed III here
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Posted on 28 May, 2012 by exterminat
OXCGN’s Sniper Elite V2 Review
A Ball-Busting Good Time
by Nicholas Laborde
©2012 Nicholas Laborde
Ever since the massive success of Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare in 2007, the World War Two genre has, for the most part, disappeared.
While I personally had no problem with the setting, many gamers that were active in that era will recall that there was a massive market infestation of them, until Modern Warfare proved that we could move on, and successfully, too.
Sniper Elite V2 pays no attention to this, and is the sequel/remake to its fairly well-esteemed predecessor Sniper Elite.
More Sniper Elite, here
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