Welcome to The Black List, your one stop shop for the stories published on the site this week.
MONDAY JUST ANNOUNCED Grim Dawn > Kickstarter has hit it big. Thanks to Tim Schafer, developers have seen the potential in crowd funding and have flocked to the service. Being quite interested in the phenomenon, I’ve been looking for the right game to slap my hard earned dollars on. Well, I found it with Grim Dawn. READ MORE
TUESDAY NEWS Developer reveals WiiWare headaches > A recent WiiWare developer has emphatically ruled out creating further content for the service. Beamdog ported decade old BioWare shooter MDK2 to the platform in 2011, but as reported by Gamasutra, the studio has been repeatedly frustrated by Nintendo’s approach to downloadable games. READ MORE
WEDNESDAY REVIEW Cry of Fear > There’s a charm to Cry of Fear’s crude textures and straight angles, the ones that it inherits from the Half Life 1 engine that it’s built upon. But there, really, is where the charm stops, replaced instantaneously, and for the rest of the game, by its obsession with a smart, deeply creepy, sometimes sick brand of horror. For those of you now clicking on that download icon, I can only say good luck. READ MORE
THURSDAY PREVIEW Dragon’s Dogma > Despite being a new IP, Dragon’s Dogma is a game clearly influenced by the heavyweights of the third person action RPG genre which have come before it. Much like the first Darksiders did, it wears these colours with pride, showcasing some of the best aspects of the games it imitates. READ MORE
FRIDAY JUST ANNOUNCED Crysis 3 > Twenty four years have passed since alien marauders made a mess of The Big Apple in Crysis 2. While it probably should have used that time to clean up the mess, the sinister Cell Corporation instead decided to erect some sort of Bio-Dome over the entire city. It didn’t work for Pauly Shore and Kylie Minogue, and if the announcement trailer for Crysis 3 is any guide, it sure has hell hasn’t worked for NYC either. READ MORE