Posted on 10 December, 2013 by Yvan ZIvkovic
Backwards Compatibility Prank Bricks Your Xbox One
Want to play your favourite Xbox 360 titles on your shiny new Xbox One? Follow these instructions and you’ll end up playing nothing
by Yvan Zivkovic
Ah, internet, first you told me Santa wasn’t real, now you’re trying to destroy my shiny new toy.
The folks over at 4chan have devilishly put together a rather authentic image which makes users believe that they can turn on backwards compatibility on their Xbox One so they can play their old Xbox 360 games, when in reality all it does is make it a big, black, giant, expensive paperweight.
The instructions tell the player that the backwards compatibility is disabled by default, and following a specific set of instructions will turn on said feature, when in reality, all it does is brick your console.
Yeah, don’t do this. Seriously
Filed under: Console gaming, Game Industry News, Hardware News, Industry News, News, Next Gen, Xbox 360, Xbox 360 News, Xbox One | Tagged: 4chan, Backward compatibility, Backwards Compatibility, games, Larry Hryb, MajorNelson, Microsoft, Practical joke, Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox 360 games, xbox games, Xbox One | Leave a Comment »
Posted on 10 December, 2013 by Arthur Kotsopoulos
OXCGN’s PES2014 Review
Current gen football
by Adam Baghdadi
(Ed note: Our guest contributor Adam who has weighed in with Madden NFL 25, has taken the task of reviewing Pro Evolution Soccer 2014 for the Xbox 360. This review was conducted by a promo copy provided by Mindscape Game. Publishers of Konami titles in Australia)
From the age of 9, Pro Evolution Soccer has been one game that I have grown up with side by side with FIFA. Remembering the random player names and the hours spent fixing and customizing each team so that all the players were there was a part of the fun of it. But my question to Konami is – why is this menial task still there?!
Filed under: 1st Party Titles, 3rd Party Games, Console gaming, New PS3 Games, New Xbox 360 Games, PS3, PS3 Game Previews, Reviews, Xbox 360 Game Reviews | Tagged: FIFA, Fox Engine, Konami, pes 2014, Pro Evolution Soccer, Pro Evolution Soccer 2013, UEFA, Xbox 360 | Leave a Comment »
Posted on 4 December, 2013 by Ben Cad
OXCGN’s Forza 5 Review
Can graphical and audible gold fill the shoes of lost content and game play features?
by Ben Cadwallader
(ED: Here it is folks, we’ve got our first next gen review for Turn 10′s latest installment in the Forza franchise that is rated one of the best in its genre. What did Ben, our racing aficionado think of the latest outing?)
Turn 10‘s Forza Motorsport 5 is a car salesman’s wet dream; get ready for the showroom experience. It is without a doubt, the closest thing to ‘real’ you will visually see in any automotive video game, period.
It is a surreal experience to see when the camera slowly pans across your car and your eyes discover that your vehicle’s paintwork features that classic ‘orange peel’ texture. You suddenly realise that this is truly what the next-generation is all about; the finer details.
Graphically Forza 5 takes it to the next level.
Filed under: Console gaming, Microsoft Games, Racing, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Xbox One Preview | Tagged: Camaro, DLC, Ford, Forza 5, forza motorsport, Forza Motorsport 5, Forzavista, Gaming, graphics, GTR, Holden, James May, Jeremy Clarkson, Mitshubishi, Mustang, Nissan, Richard Hammond, Subaru, Top Gear, Turn 10 studios, Xbox 360, Xbox One | 1 Comment »
Posted on 28 November, 2013 by Rinaldor
OXCGN’s Battlefield 4 Review
Come for the multiplayer, stay for the multiplayer…
by Rocco Rinaldo
(ED: Rocco’s review does contain spoilers relating to the single player portion of the game. If you are yet to finish it and wish for it to not be ruined, you can scroll down to read the multiplayer portion of the review)
After two years Battlefield 4 arrives on PC, current gen and next gen consoles, so what has changed since Battlefield 3 and is it worth jumping back into the fray? This review will mirror the format of Battlefield 4; a short single player wrap up followed by a more in-depth multiplayer review.
Just like Stereosonic but with more guns.
Filed under: New Xbox 360 Games, Next Gen, PC Mods, PC News, PC Reviews, PS3 Reviews, PS4, Reviews, Xbox 360, Xbox 360 Game Reviews, Xbox One | Tagged: Battlefield, Battlefield 3, Battlefield Bad Company 2, Battlelog, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, DICE, iPad, Last of Us, Multiplayer video game, PC, Personal computer, PS3, PS4, Single-player video game, Xbox 360, Xbox One | Leave a Comment »
Posted on 25 November, 2013 by Jayden
Battlefield 4: A week of Double XP ahead!
Get ready to level up your soldiers!
by Jayden Perry
Battlefield 4 fans rejoice! In DICE‘s latest press release, company VP and GM, Karl Magnus Troedsson, addresses the success and issues surrounding the recent release of the title on five platforms. He also gives us some good news, that all these issues are being worked on as a priority for the whole team to make the game as stable and bug free as it can be.
He also lets us know that beginning on November 28th we will get a week’s worth of double XP, up until December 5th on all platforms. They are also unlocking a pistol scope, the 3x zoom scope for the M1911, for the general public, previously only available to the internal developers.
The press release is as follows;
Filed under: Xbox 360 | Tagged: Xbox, PC, EA, News, PS3, Electronic Arts, Xbox 360, DICE, Twitter, Battlefield, facebook, PS4, Battlefield 3, Windows XP, Battlefield 4, Xbox One, M1911 pistol, Double XP, Karl Magnus Troedsson | Leave a Comment »