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Black Panel Podcast 45

Posted by Erin Marcon On Monday 30 April 20122 COMMENTS

In this episode: PlayStation All-Stars: Battle Royale, God of War: Ascension, Crysis 3, Lost Planet 3, Journey, ethics of on disc DLC, Jack Tramiel tribute and much more!

 

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New Media 77

Posted by Black Panel Staff On Sunday 29 April 2012ADD COMMENTS


Presented in glorious alphabetical order, New Media: Retail Roundup is your indispensible checklist of the home console and handheld titles arriving in stores this week. What will you be playing?

MICROSOFT Xbox 360 Sniper Elite V2

NINTENDO Wii Nothing 3DS Nothing

SONY PS3 Sniper Elite V2 PSV Nothing

VARIOUS PC Sniper Elite V2


New Media: Downloadable Digest is your handy reminder of the downloadable titles released during the past week.

MICROSOFT XBLA Bloodforge * Deep Black: Episode 1 Games on Demand Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 * Dead Rising 2: Off The Record * Rapala Pro Bass Fishing

NINTENDO WiiWare Nothing Wii VC Nothing 3DS eShop Nothing 3DS VC Nothing DSiWare Nothing

SONY PSN Bejeweled 3 * Feeding Frenzy 2: Shipwreck Showdown * Zuma Full PS3 Games Everybody’s Golf: World Tour * Grease Dance * Greg Hastings Paintball 2 PS1 Classics Buzz Lightyear of Star Command PS2 Classics Eternal Quest * The Sniper 2 PSV Titles Ben 10: Galactic Racing * Disgaea 3: Absence of Detention Minis Nothing

VALVE Steam A Valley Without Wind * Binary Domain * Fireburst * Lone Survivor * Noitu Love 2: Devolution * Pole Position 2012 * Revelations 2012 * Risen 2: Dark Waters * Sherlock Holmes and the Hound of the Baskervilles * The Walking Dead * World of Battles: Morningstar

The Black List 138

Posted by Black Panel Staff On Saturday 28 April 2012ADD COMMENTS


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

Crysis still not resolved

Posted by Erin Marcon On Friday 27 April 20124 COMMENTS

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.

Much like its predecessors, Crysis 3 will be a sandbox first person shooter. As series regular Laurence “Prophet” Barnes, you’ll be tasked with ridding the urban jungle of both native and extraterrestrial security forces. Though pre-release publicity has focused heavily on the availability of a hunting bow, you can rest assured that you’ll still have access to plenty of futuristic gadgets, including the series’ iconic nanosuit.

This collaboration between developer Crytek and publisher EA is scheduled to arrive on 360, PS3 and PC in autumn 2013.