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  • PS4 Games Receive Mixed Reviews, OXM Takes Dig At "Greatness Awaits" Slogan, says "Can't Resist"

    Sony has finally lifted embargo on reviews of Playstation 4 launch titles, and its not good news for Playstation fans as most games have received mixed reviews.

    PS4 vs Xbox OneFinding this as a golden chance to take a dig at Sony, official Xbox Magazine via Twitter took a dig at Playstation 4 launch slogan "Greatness Awaits" in a unique way.

    Here is what OXM tweeted via Twitter just a few minutes ago:

  • OXM Source: "We've seen TimeSplitters 4 running"

    In the latest issue of OXM, a trusted and anonymous source close to magazine claimed to have seen TimeSplitters 4 running. The report in the magazine further states that TimeSplitters 4 could be in development but "that's no guarantee that it'll be released."

    The latest issue carries a text "Trusted OXM sources have claimed that they've seen TimeSplitters 4 running. That's no guarantee that it'll be released - at least one version of Star Wars: Battlefront 3 was cancelled without ever being announced - but it's a promising sign"

    "If we do get a proper sequel, we're likely to see the old games appear, too,"

    Offlate there has been many report and rumor regarding existence of TimeSplitters 4, but nothing official.

    Source: CVG

  • New Ninja Gaiden 3 details from OXM review

    Official Xbox Magazine latest issue features review of Team Ninja's upcoming game Ninja Gaiden 3. A GameSpot forum user posed some new information about Ninja Gaiden 3 from the review.

    Ninja Gaiden 3Ninja Gaiden 3 receive overall score of 8/10 from OXM. In the review, OXM describes Ninja Gaiden 3 as "a noticeable step back due largely to all the gameplay decisions that are taken out of your hands."

    You can check out new details from the magazine below.

    • QTE’s can be turned off in the options menu, but are frequent throughout the game, from a slow- motion knee slide to slicing through enemies to using the Kunai climb.
    • Playing as Ryu makes you feel like a super hero as he is nearly unstoppable, meaning you won’t die as nearly as much as in previous games.
    • Five difficulty levels: Hero, Normal, Hard, Master Ninja and Ultimate Ninja.
    • Gone is every primary weapon save for Ryu’s single sword (You still have shurikens).
    • No yellow essence currency from killing enemies or opening chests.
    • You are stuck with a non-upgradable sword and Ryu’s health regenerates after each battle, so health restoring items have been excised.
    • Ninpo has become a use it or lose it perk that powers up during each encounter.
    • Limb removal is gone.
    • Campaign is split into eight days and the story runs circles around the other games.
    • Bosses are nowhere near as memorable or numerous as you’d expect from a Ninja Gaiden game.
    • Only one cameo from a Dead or Alive character, Ayane.
    • You can lower the difficulty at any point in the game.
    • Ninja Cinema returns
  • OXM April Edition teases "Killer Sequel" and "Spectacular Reboot", new Halo 4 details

    The April Edition of OXM (edition number 84) is teasing a reveal of "A Killer Sequel" and "Spectacular Reboot". Not only this, this upcoming issue also teases new Halo 4 details.

    The April Edition of OXM will go on sale on March 21. We left it to you to begin the guess game, let us know in the comment section below what this “A Killer Sequel” and “Spectacular Reboot” could be?

    Check out the teaser cover of OXM below.

    OXM April Edition Teaser Cover OXM April Edition Teaser Cover 1

  • First official Medal of Honor: Warfighter details revealed

    The very first official details about Electronic Arts' recently announced game, Medal of Honor: Warfighter from OXM has just arrived. These details arrived following the release of very first image of the game (you can check out First Medal of Honor: Warfighter Image).

    Medal of Honor: WarfighterThese details was posted by a user of NeoGaf forum. We have it for you below. Check it out. Medal of Honor: Warfigter is schedule to launch in October 2012, and is powered by Frosbite 2.0 Engine.

    • Developed by Danger Close (both single and multiplayer)
    • Frostbite 2.0
    • Releasing October 2012
    • The story continues to be about Tier 1 Operators.
    • The story is also written by Tier 1 Operators, and loosely follows actual events and operators.
    • Now working with over 24 operators for information and feedback, since they were quite happy with MoH1 and a lot more volunteered to help.
    • They’re not talking much about multiplayer yet, but we did get a few details.
    • The multiplayer will include various international tier 1 factions (British, Australian, German, Polish) and some kind of one-shot, one kill hardcore mode.
    • There will also be a co-op mode, but the game won’t have full campaign co-op.
    • ”There are hook in our multiplayer that are… different.”
    • Besides just the missions, the game’s plotline will focus on the personal issues operators face. One example given is about a strained phonecall between an operator and his wife.
    • The main characters of the previous games return.
    • One of the missions takes place in Isabela City in the Philippines after it has been flooded by a typhoon, creating a venice like scenario with knee high water.
    • Again, as it’s based on real events, they don’t want the game to feel like a Michael Bay movie, so you won’t see things like the Eifel Tower exploding.
    • However, since it is Frostbite 2, you will see things like the level chipping apart, papers flying, chandeliers swinging, and other things that are more plausible in a combat situation.
    • You will sometimes have multiple choices when faced with a situation. One example given is during a hostage rescue, you reach the door to the room the hostages should be in. You can either kick it in, C4 it, throw a grenade in, or use a flashbang. This will presumably change how the next part plays out tactically.
    • The rest of this section involves trying to escape the city with two hostages in tow and one of your teammates bleeding out. It’s implied there’s some kind of time pressure here, but not explicitly stated if there’s a clock.
    • OXM notes that the biggest difference between the game’s campaign and other modern warfare shooters will again be tonal, so if you’re wondering if you will like the game’s campaign, ask yourself if you want a more polished/improved version of Medal of Honor 2010.
    • I imagine this is the mission we’ll see at their March 6th conference.
  • First Alan Wake's American Nightmare review out, overall score 8.5

    OXM (Official Xbox Magazine) has revealed its review of Alan Wake's American Nightmare. The magazine gave the game an overall score of 8.5 out of 10. For comparison purpose, the original game in the franchise, Alan Wake earned 8.0 out of 10.

    Alan Wake's American NightmareAccording to the magazine, with Alan Wake's American Nightmare, Remedy fixes much of the repetitiveness and area design issues that was discovered in Alan Wake.
    OXM also reports that in terms of mechanics, Alan Wake's American Nightmare is a big leap with respect to mechanics.

    Alan Wake's American Nightmare is schedule to launch on February 22 on Xbox Live Arcade.

  • First Final Fantasy XIII-2 review arrived, overall score 9

    The very first Final Fantasy XIII-2 review has arrived. The upcoming RPG from Square Enix receive 9.0 score from OXM (US). According to OXM, Final Fantasy XIII-2 "fixes pretty much every point of contention" from FFXIII.

    Final Fantasy XIII-2The magazine further states, "FFXIII-2 repairs almost every problem with Final Fantasy XIII, delivering an experience that feels like what that original game should have been,"

    "If your faith in Final Fantasy has been damaged by past disappointment, playing FFXIII-2 will restore your excitement for the franchise's future."

    Overall OXM says Final Fantasy XIII-2 is an amazing sequel.

  • OXM: No Xbox 720 announcement at E3 2012

    The rumor section in the latest issue of official Xbox Magazine (Holiday Issue) reports that all recent rumors that suggest the next-gen Xbox will be announced at E3 2012 are FALSE.

    Xbox 720

    The rumor mill in the magazine reads, "Will the next Xbox be revealed at E3 2012 as some have predicted? Not likely, reveals The Ball."

    This new statements in rumor section of official Xbox Magazine will bring a some sorts of counter-argument to all of the rumors reporting that all signs point to the next Xbox coming within next two years time period.

    What you guys think, will we see next Xbox in two years time period?, let us know your views in the comment section below.

  • Fresh Skyrim details from OXM (Upated: Skyrim OXM Scans)

    The latest issue of OXM magazine features a lengthy article on Bethesda's upcoming RPG "Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim". In addition to the article, the magazine also feature some never seen before in-game screenshot.

    Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim screenshot

    You can check out the new details revealed by OXM below:

    • When the author was fighting a group of 3 bandits after defeating the first 2 the third tried to run away.
    • Necromancers can resurrect chickens and harvest their eggs.
    • He also states that while fighting a necromancer “he summons a khajiit warrior.” He does not say whether he is resurrecting this warrior or if he actually conjured him?
    • When you level up you get 10 points to add to health, magicka, or stamina.
    • Stolen horses run away.
    • Spriggans can heal themselves after you think they are dead (fetal position).
    • A town guard stops the player at a gate of a town and makes him pay for the horse he stole earlier.
    • Bandits roll a boulder at the player from a bridge.

    The screenshots from the magazine are not yet available, but description of each screenshots has been leaked, check it out below:

    1. The first is of a dragon in flight shooting flames at the player. The player is shooting an arrow at the dragon. The article points out the scale of the dragon saying that it dwarfs the buildings that are underneath the dragon.
    2. Shows the player using alchemy equipment from the 3rd person perspective. in the device is a green liquid and gas. The player is hunched over a mortar and pestal. He is wearing a blue/purple robe and a greyish hood which drapes over his shoulders and back a bit.
    3. The third is of a female player in the horned helmet and hide(?) armor. She is in a camp of some sort looks like it has a watch tower made of logs.
    4. Next is a small screen shot of the lockpicking mini game. looks like a skyrim themed version of the fallout lockpick game (not new).
    5. We see what looks like the player with a companion in a partially flooded dungeon, they are approaching a skeleton that is shackled to a post with water pouring down over him.
    6. Shows a guard with a torch and a full face helmet.
    7. Shows a player dual casting a fire spell in a robe and hood.
    8. Shows an awesome shot of the night sky with the northern lights.
    9. Player shooting a bear with an enchanted glowing bow (this looks really cool).
    10. Giant Mudcrab, looks freaking huge.
    11. A really good looking female npc.

    UPDATE:

    Skyrim OXM Scan:

    NOTE: Scan related point No: 4 and 8 is not available.. You guys can check out rest of Skyrim OXM scan below...

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  • First Battlefield 3 Xbox 360 version details from OXM

    The latest issue of Official Xbox Magazine featured an article about Battlefield 3 Xbox 360 version. Some notes and scans from the articles has been leaked.

    Battlefield 3 logo

    OXM played Operation Metro on the Rush gamemode and also Co-op. Check out the notes and scans from the article below, and let us know what you guys think about it in the comment section below:

    • Click left thumbstick to hold your breath
    • Back button - spots enemies
    • Frame rate on X360 - 30 FPS
    • Settings - Iran, Iraq, France, USA and more
    • "Getting to the maximum rank in Battlefield 3 is just the beginning. Once you're a Colonel, XP earned will go towards earning Service Stars for individual weapons and gear. Every time you kill a foe, they'll see how many you've earned with each part of your current loadout. The ultimate challenge? Get 100 Service Stars on every item in the game."

    Scans:

    NOTE: we advise our readers to download the below scans and view it by zooming for complete details....

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