August Games With Gold Titles Leak?

It is always good to catch up on games you’ve always wanted to play with free titles on Xbox One and Xbox 360 that Xbox’s Games with Gold is offering. Looks like the lineup of Xbox games that Gold members will be receiving in August have apparently leaked. Posts on Reddit and 4chan showcase an image of the leaked games, being Rise: Son of Rome Legendary Edition and Slash Dash on Xbox One, and Catherine and Fallout: New Vegas on Xbox 360.
On the Xbox One, Rise: Son of Rome was lauded as a fantastic game that was light on content but fun to play, and Slash Dash came out recently making a free release feel quite strange. Catherine, an anime style puzzle game, has been placed on several ‘best of last generation’ lists, as well as Fallout: New Vegas, which offers hundreds of hours of content in a dystopian and hostile environment for you to explore to your hearts desire.
I’ll let you decide if you think this leak is real or not, but in my opinion it could go either way: PlayStation Plus regularly has fantastic games release for free, even on launch in the case of smaller, indie titles, but it is rarely the ‘Legendary Edition’ that is handed to consumers.
What do you think? Let us know on twitter at @OXCGN, or comment below.

This Australian Fought for a Refund from EA for Simcity’s Broken Launch and Won

One Australian Reddit user, WhyDoISuckAtW2, has gone up against the two-time ‘Worst Company in America‘, Electronic Arts, and won.

After speaking to EA online several times for a refund, WhyDoISuckAtW2 was then put through to a representative from Origin who told him he had to call a United States number in regards to refunds.

Having to call in the early hours in the morning (due to the time difference) and was then left on hold for over 30 minutes, eventually he came to the conclusion that he was getting no where, which then lead him to complain to the ACCC, which followed through with his complaint and forced EA to refund the money paid for the game.

On the 28th of April, the ACCC released a statement declaring EA’s business practices were in breach of Australian Consumer Law (ACL), stating that their customers are not entitled to refunds under any circumstances..

It is a breach of the Australian Consumer Law for businesses to state that customers are not entitled to refunds under any circumstances. Where a product has a major failure, consumers can insist on a refund or replacement at their choice. Representations that this right has or can be excluded, restricted or modified are false or misleading,

– Rod Sims, ACCC Chairman

SimCity 5 was a broken piece of shit and EA made it extremely difficult to get a refund.

I filed a complaint with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) who eventually forced them to issue refunds.

– Reddit Poster WhyDoISuckAtW2

EA have since amended their terms and conditions to comply with Australian Consumer Law, as well as implement and maintain an Australian Consumer Law Compliance Program, with measures for risk assessment, complaints handling and staff training.

SimCity 5 at launch was almost unusable, mostly due to the fact that the game required an always-on internet connection, and EA’s servers would take a beating due to the influx of traffic.

Simcity refund

Credit: Reddit

Assassin’s Creed Unity Map Revealed

Thank to the Reddit User Skelaa who was posted the in-game map of Paris for Assassin’s Creed Unity and has also stated:

It looks huge and diversified. To give you an idea of size : just look at the “Île de la Cité” in the middle, all the streets, almost a little village! And don’t forget we can enter 1/4 of the buildings, so the map will seem bigger!

Assassin’s Creed Unity Map

Lately, Ubisoft announced a new female character for Assassin’s Creed, Elise the Fiery Templar in their latest trailer. It will be interesting to see what they have plans for Elise in the game. Assassin’s Creed Unity will be releasing for the PS4 and Xbox One on 28 October 2014 in Asutralia!

PS4 and Xbox 720 Unveiled: Dev Spills the Beans on Reddit

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PS4 and Xbox 720 Unveiled

Dev spills the beans on Reddit

by Nicholas Laborde

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next gen consoles oxcgn #1Unless you’ve been living under a rock, it’s impossible to be a gamer and not be constantly assaulted with rumors about the next-gen consoles.

“I think it will cure cancer,” or “I think world peace will occur,” or even, “It will fix the world economy” are all legitimate claims at this point.

However, the motherload has finally arrived.

A developer choosing to remain anonymous for obvious reasons has spilled the beans on Reddit, giving juicy details about what to expect from the next gen systems.

Buckle up, because it’s fascinating.

Has the next gen been revealed?