OXCGN’s Grand Theft Auto V Review
The Perfect Crime?
by Daniel Geikowski
©2013 Daniel Geikowski
I enjoy the finer things in life.
Whether it’s cruising down the open highway in a convertible, boating on a luxury yacht, shopping in high-end retail stores, golfing, or senseless murder, Grand Theft Auto V allows me to enjoy all these favoured pastimes from the comfort of my couch.
Featuring more than just stealing cars, Rockstar Games have grown and molded the Grand Theft Auto series over time, into living, breathing worlds that aren’t just a hell of a lot of fun to cause mayhem in, they also poke fun at the society we live in today using their trademark dark humour and satirical nature.
It’s no secret that every Grand Theft Auto title is one of, if not the most anticipated title in most gamers’ eyes. You only need to hear that Rockstar made $1 billion in the first three days of GTAV‘s release, to understand how popular it is. Synonymous with controversy, the media love to create news about GTA, and people who never play games know of the series.
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GTA V Release Date?
March 26, 2013
by Nicholas Laborde
©2012 Nicholas Laborde
It’s safe to say that the entire gaming world is anticipating GTA V.
Rockstar has been elusive up until the last few months, finally nailing down the spring of 2013, but without informing us of a concrete date.
Today, Amazon has revealed that we could be jumping back into Los Santos a lot sooner than you think. Continue reading GTA V Release Date Revealed
OXCGN’s Saints Row: The Third Review
Most insane game of the year?
©2011 Arthur Kotsopoulos
Volition have always stressed that whilst Saints Row is a sandbox title it differs from the GTA series in every way shape and form.
With the release of Saints Row: The Third (SR:3) these differences couldn’t be more obvious.
From escorting tigers in low riders, collecting blow up dolls, going Top Gun in VTOL’s and blazing through Tron-like tunnels, Saints Row: The Third is a game which exemplifies fun from start to finish.
The Saints go marching here…
©2011 Nicholas Laborde
At long last and in usual Rockstar subtlety, GTA V has been announced… sort of.
And a trailer is coming soon.
Rockstar, I love you.
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OXCGN’s L.A. Noire Review
A Landmark of Interactive Entertainment
©2011 Nicholas Laborde
To say we at OXCGN have been anticipating L.A. Noire would be quite the understatement.
You may be familiar with the countdown articles we did, chronicling the best in film noir and crime thrillers.
After what seems an eternity, Rockstar and Team Bondi‘s revolutionary L.A. Noire has finally arrived.
Does it live up to the hype? Or is it a victim of being too ahead of its time?
Let’s also not get into the ‘which platform performs best rubbish’ etc . . . this is about ‘the game’ – not a platform.
NB:- This review contains NO SPOILERS. So feel free to read freely, friends. Continue reading OXCGN’s L.A. Noire Review: A Landmark of Interactive Entertainment
Not Necessarily Lying & Cheating Its Way To Success
©2010 Nicholas Laborde
We live in a day and age where DLC is quite a hot topic.
Developers lock content onto game files and expect us to pay for it, we are expected to pay outrageous amounts for old content, and many things of that nature (previously discussed in the Lack of Focus article).
Rockstar is one of the few companies out there that actually understands what the term Downloadable Content means. Grand Theft Auto IV set the bar for what DLC should be, and Rockstar has succeeded yet again with the second add-on to Red Dead Redemption, Liars and Cheats.
So is it all lies . . . .
OXCGN gets all gritty with their ‘Hands-On’ of Red Dead: Redemption
©2010 Grant Smythe:
I’ve wondered about Rockstar San Diego‘s Red Dead: Redemption since seeing it some time ago.
Being a huge western fan, and having played other western genre games in the past, I’ve had mixed feelings about the game as to how it will be accepted by the console gamers of today.
Saddle Up and click this way. . . >
OXCGN’s Xbox OZ and GrathuisXR give their view on Rockstar’s new Western.
©2009 Grant Smythe:
This is arguably the best sandbox game in the last decade, and the most involved storyline produced by Rockstar to-date. This is the game that the RAGE was built for. The engine was first considered for this game in the initial period of the 360/PS3’s life span.
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Games such as Rockstar’s Table Tennis, GTA IV, and its following iterations, plus Midnight Club: Los Angeles were games used to basically test the game engine out, and fine tune it for the huge roll that lay ahead for Rockstar San Diego.
Red Dead Revolver was the game’s predecessor, and about the only thing that remotely connecting the two is the ‘Dead-Eye’-Targeting-System that will still be in use in the new game. Other than that, this game is completely new, from ground up.
It is not your everyday Western either. Most gamers think of Western games as something to simply pass the time away on in between ‘decent games’. Not this one. This one will take GTAIV and shift it 180 degrees to the right, and then proceed to roll it over on its head and spit it back out again.
Let’s go a hunting . . . >