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Archive for August, 2012

Open world Snake?

Posted by Erin Marcon On Friday 31 August 2012Comments Off

Update 03.09.12: Konami has released an extended trailer for Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes. Posted above, the moody 11 minute clip indicates that the game is on its way to 360 and PS3.

Original Story: Huge news has emerged from this week’s Metal Gear Solid 25th Anniversary Celebration. Yes, GREE has revealed that it is bringing the world’s most iconic stealth series to mobile phones in the form of Metal Gear Solid: Social Ops. Before you pelt us with rotten fruit, be assured that this isn’t the “huge news” we’re referring to. No, we’re actually talking about the release of brand new screenshots for the long awaited Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance. No, wait, that’s not it either.

Okay, the truth. As reported by IGN, Kojima Productions has showcased its Fox engine with a Metal Gear Solid themed tech demo. Better yet, it appears the demo will be expanded into a full home console instalment. The new game, titled Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes (unless that turns out to be merely the name of the demo) will reportedly bring open world action to the series for the first time.

Target platforms and release dates are yet to be announced for Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes.

Hybrid Review

Posted by Peter Nickless On Thursday 30 August 2012Comments Off

5th Cell has achieved mega success by ditching licensed mobile titles for the potential gaming gold that is original IP. Drawn to Life and Scribblenauts showed a reinvigorated studio keen to make its mark by using new technologies (and the DS stylus) to broaden the appeal of gaming. It therefore came as surprise to find out that the studio was working on an XBLA exclusive multiplayer shooter, but after all, why not? Read the rest of this entry »

Deadlight Review

Posted by Karen Jacobson On Wednesday 29 August 2012Comments Off

Who would think that the survival horror genre would nicely suite a 2D side scrolling platforming environment? The makers of Deadlight, Tequila Works, did. For the most part, they were right. Surprisingly the developer has been able to maintain the tension of a survival horror game, whilst providing the puzzle solving simplicity of a 2D side-scrolling platformer. Read the rest of this entry »

Unboxing Black Ops II [Sponsored Post]

Posted by Black Panel Staff On Wednesday 29 August 2012Comments Off


If you already have Tuesday 13 November circled on your calendar, you’ll be excited to hear that Activision and Treyarch have unveiled not one, but two collector’s editions for Call of Duty: Black Ops II.

In this comprehensive unboxing video, Treyarch’s Mark Lamia and David Vonderhaar reveal the contents of the both the Hardened and Care Package editions of the game. Learn more about the year’s most anticipated shooter at the official site.