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SUNDAY PODCAST Black Panel Podcast 75: End of Gen Special > In this (very special) episode of Australia’s grooviest gaming podcast, guest host Matt Hewson and friends say a (mostly) fond farewell to the generation that brought us the 360, PS3 and Wii. READ MORE
MONDAY PREVIEW The Banner Saga > I do love a good turn based combat game. Heroes of Might and Magic, XCOM and Civilization all receive plenty of attention on my PC. It’s just the perfect style of game for a lazy Sunday afternoon. Hours have a way of disappearing as I negotiate tense combat situations that require thought rather than fast reflexes. That’s why the first chapter of The Banner Saga, a new fantasy RPG from three ex-BioWare devs, should appeal to me. Unfortunately, there are a few rough edges to be worked out before it becomes a serious contender for my turn based time. READ MORE
TUESDAY OPINION H-Bombs: Looking back at the last gen > Having just spent a couple of weeks recording interviews with various people about their thoughts on the end of the 360/PS3 generation, I couldn’t help but start thinking about my own responses to the questions I asked. So I am taking this opportunity to express my own opinions about the last generation, and while it is a little self-indulgent, at least I didn’t interview myself for the podcast right? READ MORE
WEDNESDAY SPECIAL Merry Christmas 2013 > Merry Christmas one and all! We sometimes find it hard to express our emotions here at The Black Panel. That’s why we’re incredibly grateful to live in a world in which stock photography can say everything that our words cannot. Be safe over the holiday break and don’t forget to drop us a line in the new year! READ MORE
THURSDAY REVIEW Killzone: Shadow Fall > Killzone: Shadow Fall starts slowly, but builds nicely. The latest chapter in this long-running sci-fi series isn’t terribly ambitious, but it does deliver the basics of the FPS genre at a good standard. Furthermore, the storyline is a little more meaningful than the standard action fare. The multiplayer component may be unimaginative, but it also provides a solid gaming experience. READ MORE
FRIDAY NEWS Flooding hits Hello Games > It’s the most wonderful time of the year unless, of course, you happen to be living or working in one of the many areas of the UK impacted by flooding. One such area, the historic English town of Guildford, is the home of Joe Danger developer Hello Games. READ MORE