That's right, OXCGN will have an Aussie E3 Assault Team at this year's 2009 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) to bring you the news first hand, as it happens..... More info after the jump
Can't wait for E3, sure to be a great one this year (I hope)
FF13 Western Release date is all I need.
We never thought we'd get there. No company is funding us, it's all coming out of their own pockets and seeing that OXCGN is run by volunteers, that's a huge undertaking and level of commitment on behalf of those heading over there. Sure, lots of sites are, but how many are doing so that do not make money and have no financial backing of any sort - ? Not many, if any. OXCGN is about gamers helping gamers, we even have a contact with SCEE while we are there to follow some of their announcements.
You guys always do a wonderful job in writing reviews, articles and news; I hope you enjoy it,
Great news, will be checking OXCGN regularly during that period for E3 related news.
Same, I always support local sites. Can't wait for E3...Please tell me some secrets about MS's E3 conference. :)
Yeah congrats guys. But I want an E3 Assault rifle! :(
Sign up for our OXCGN E3 Twitter or FeedBurner Newsletter, that'll keep you informed as well and you can follow it on your mobile using Mobus and twitter as well as Cover-It-Live Plus, if you (Anyone) has any Q?'s they might want to ask any of the developers/publisher, then jump on the site and let theteam know. They'll be compiling a list of community Q?'s to ask during the various interviews. Or simply pop them in here.
There are so many games I'm excited about this E3 and awaiting new announcements too! Good to get an aussie gamer's perspective.
And that's the whole point of us going. We're NOT some company owned site or sub-site as part of a larger syndicate. Or commercially run simply for profits. Sure, it'll be nice when some funds come in, as that will pay for the events we'll need to attend. But the whole thing is, Gamers giving other gamers the "real news" . .
" Microsoft’s Xbox Div have penciled us in for some “special announcements”, which of course we can not discuss here or now. But rest assured, you will ALL be extremely happy with the news, that’s for sure. Anyone that said the Xbox platform had no games for 2009, was definitely not thinking straight, or just a pure fanboy on another platform. We’ll have a myriad of 1st-Party and 3rd-Party games. OXCGN will be announcing some new IP’s, continued franchises and detailed developer interviews." Now thats nice to hear, come on! Give us a hint !! :P
Now if I did that, I'd have to come over to your place and kill you . . . You see, that's part of the NDA's we sign heheheh . . no Seriously!! But seriously, there's some excellent news heading your way come E3, and especially the MS Keynote. There's a few games that will just get officially confirmed, some will have dates affixed and others will have "time frames" . . . Not only from MS, but from several other developers who are all keen to have a chat. Plus getting into the MS Keynote was just perfect, as it was a last minute thing that they managed to acquire just 2 more tickets. So the other 2 guys are going to be outside it in the media room/area, broadcasting the events via OXCGN Cover-It-Live and Twitter, as well as OzBoxLive's news. I think for a small community site we've done rather well in 22 months, and it's due to the number of ppl that visit our site every day, such as you guys.
but can you at at least tell us if theres going to be new unknown games? by new and unknown i mean not games that we now are coming but are not officially announced * ex.Forza 3 * you know ..something less obvious :) I know you are under NDA lol a simple yes or no should do :)
Awesome stuff. Ironically, I've lived in LA my whole life and never once thought about attending. Anywhoo nice to see some journalists show real passion for gaming. Have fun you guys.
Microsoft has a thing for saving its announcements for E3. While Sony does lots of long-term hyping so there's always many games coming, Microsoft tends to own E3 because it saves all its announcements. This creates the problem of people initially thinking there's nothing on 360 for that year, but after 'owning' E3 then it gives a massive hype push in a short space of time. Different tactics, same result: awesome new games for everyone! Congrats to everyone who's managed to get to E3, I've never really heard of many non-IGN / Gamespot / Joystiq sites that get invited. Usually it's just commercial 'for-profit' sites.
Well wee actually managed to scrap 2 last tickets into the MS Keynote on June 1st. Not everyone gets into that. SO we're really chuffed we did. We only got 2 tickets, so the other 2 will be sending the Cover-It-Live and Twitter feeds out from the media room. They can see the keynote on large screens etc, but 2 guys got to go in. Yes, we're entirely community run, the guys are paying for their own fairs, accomodation, getting visa, passports insurance etc etc etc. All of which ads up to a nice wade of cash to fork out. OXCGN has come a long way in the last 22 months. When many N4Ger's were saying we'd never amount o anything, and we were "just a Wordpress Blog" so we don't really matter. It has happened due to the volunteers that help keep the site active and with unique items rather than just the same old news that gets handed around. We WILL have some news from MS on the day that they have assured us we'll be getting. SO ideally you'll hear it first from us. So keep your eyes open in the pending or tips area of N4g please, and if you can create the story, approve and apply heat. It's about getting YOUR the news, not getting hits to make money. We make NOTHING from this - at all.
just give us a hint about what we want to hear!
Well I have heard that a local art agency is doing the art on a "few new games" for Xbox this year. She works on the graphics for all POS and banner/poster work localising it for Aust/NZ. So has insider info. All I can say is . . . . I "believe" that 2 of the games are already sort of unofficially announced while some others have yet to be announced. Two of the major genres in gaming are being covered, so I'll leave it up to you to ponder over. DOn't forget the other game developers as well, like this one, which we all know about, but it looks like it's been revamped a great deal now. ( http://oxcgn.com/) Look for the bullet holes
I will be in town for business so I plan on spending a few days at E3 this year. I am applying for a job at a game company that will remain nameless at this time. So it should be a really fun few days. I am glad you guys will be able to attend. I got lucky and had most of my stuff paid for by said company. Wish me luck!
What role are you going for in the anonymous company? I'm finishing my last year in game design at uni, ready to start applying at the end of the year. Too bad designers are the last thing many studios need at the moment, haha.
Well if you feel moved to drop us some news tit-bits, then please do. We already have one team member on a Development studios team, which is proving very useful indeed. So any help would be most welcomed. So any news you feel like sharing, send us an email or hitthe comments section up on the site.
Congratulations OXCGN. I know what it's like for you guys. Getting a independently funded website off the ground is hard work, I should know. I hope the boys have a great time and grab some awesome info for us Aussies. Looking forward to E3 immensely!
Thanks for that mate, really appreciated. You'll remember the track we've trodden over the last 22 months . . btw, did you get my email mate??
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