OXCGN’s Dead Or Alive 5 Ultimate Review

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OXCGN’s Dead Or Alive 5 Ultimate Review

Down the rabbit hole for a button masher

by Rocco Rinaldo

©2013 Rocco Rinaldo

dead-or-alive-5-ultimate-ps3-coverIn a world where fighting someone is the equivalent of shaking hands and gargantuan breasts sway slightly and drip with immensely well rendered sweat, one button masher set out to see how deep down the fighting game rabbit hole he could go.

DOA5U, more of a 5.5 in the series than a sequel or standalone title, is a great jumping in point for new gamers. As a series, Dead or Alive has often been discredited for its pervy nature and soap opera tendencies.

But once you get passed the scantily clad women and the dialogue that sounds like it was written by a teenager who’s watched too many Michael Bay films, you’re greeted by a solid fighting game.

Now full disclosure, I’m a button masher through and through so I figured it would be a great idea to stop playing the tutorial about half way through the basic lessons. This was a mistake. Not a fatal one, but one that saw me beaten in 10 second flat over and over again – not to mention embarrassing myself online (more about that later).

DOA5U has a huge tutorial; there are hours of lessons covering everything from basic movement and countering to more advanced moves like juggling. As a beginner the tutorial seemed intimidating, there was just so much stuff to do but the game guides you through with a first gentle then firm hand.

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OXCGN’s Battlefield 3: Aftermath Review

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OXCGN’s Battlefield 3: Aftermath Review

Breaking new ground?

by Daniel Geikowski

©2013 Daniel Geikowski

Battlefield-3-aftermath-coverEven after a year of release, DICE‘s Battlefield 3 continues to maintain a strong and healthy player base.

I myself have spent an ungodly amount of time with the game, racked up my fair share of kills, and had some fun times playing together with mates.

Personally, I feel that Premium, more precisely the expansions, have been key to the longevity and success of BF3.

Sure, the whole concept and execution of Premium has been debated before, and no doubt continues to be a hot topic among online gamers, but this sort of model seems to be the future of DLC map packs and expansions.

With that, the fourth and latest expansion for BF3 has been released, titled Aftermath.

The new expansion provides new maps, vehicles, as well as a new game mode and weapon for players to experience. It also allows me to make really bad Earthquake-related puns throughout this review. Continue reading OXCGN’s Battlefield 3: Aftermath Review

Battlefield 3: OXCGN’s Definitive Preview: All Platforms + Max Detail PC Screens!

Battlefield 3: OXCGN’s Definitive Preview

All Platforms + Max Detail PC Screens!

by exterminat

©2011 Nicholas Laborde

It’s been six long years since Battlefield 2 took the world by storm and began a revolution in online gaming.

Never before had a series made such an enormous leap in terms of technology, gameplay and overall functionality.

Over half a decade and six games later, Battlefield 3 has arrived (at least in Beta form) and promises to culminate in a melting pot of every single thing that has made Battlefield great… but does it actually accomplish this?

OXCGN looks at its offerings across all three platforms, and what we found just may surprise you.

All screenshots are in-game, taken on the PC beta.

Are ‘you’ ready for Battlefield 3 – we are . . .