Welcome to The Black List, your one stop shop for the stories published on the site this week.
SUNDAY REVIEW Titanfall > This is without doubt the first ‘must have’ title for the new generation of systems. Titanfall barges its way on to the Xbox One and PC, leaving other multiplayer shooters in its wake. If you’re after some of the tightest, most well balanced and downright fun competitive gameplay in a long while, then stand by for Titanfall as this is the game for you. Solo players need not apply. READ MORE
MONDAY PREVIEW Carmageddon: Reincarnation > Let me tell you a story folks. This is the story of a young lad who had just ventured down to the video game store to borrow a PC game (in those days you could actually borrow PC games). This young lad had heard of a mythical title involving fast cars, auto carnage and pedestrian pulverisation. The game was called Carmageddon and once he had it in his hot little hands it changed that boy’s life. From that day on he was a video game addict. READ MORE
TUESDAY JUST ANNOUNCED Assassin’s Creed Unity > After its marketing plan was last week derailed by leaked assets published by Kotaku, Ubisoft has elected to formally confirm details of its next Assassin’s Creed blockbuster. The follow-up to last year’s dramatic return to form for the series will be known as Assassin’s Creed Unity. Set during the tumult of the French revolution, the game will again see players explore the eons old conflict between the Assassin and Templar orders. READ MORE
WEDNESDAY NEWS Facebook acquires Oculus > Apparently Mark Zuckerberg’s lifelong ambition is to swim in a big vault of money just like his hero Scrooge McDuck. He soon realised after his second concussion as a result of a 3m swan dive into a pile of loose change that money is perhaps not the best material to be swimming in. This led him to a quandary. How was he going to achieve his goal? After much deliberation with Justin Timberlake and that guy from Zombieland, he came up with a solution, Virtual Reality. So he opened his oversized wallet and went shopping. READ MORE
THURSDAY JUST ANNOUNCED 3D Realms finally responds to Gearbox allegations > Last month, Gearbox Software filed suit against Interceptor Entertainment and 3D Realms, claiming that the two companies were creating a new Duke Nukem game despite having earlier relinquished the rights to the character to Gearbox. Unlike the wheels of justice, which turn imperceptibly slowly, the court of public opinion can issue its verdict very swiftly indeed. That’s why it is so baffling that Interceptor Entertainment and its recently purchased subsidiary have taken so long to respond to allegations levelled by Gearbox. READ MORE
FRIDAY NEWS Hand of Fate coming to PS4, Vita > One of Australia’s first Kickstarter success stories, the fantasy themed digital card game known as Hand of Fate, will be making an appearance on both the PS4 and Vita. The crowd funding drive from Brisbane based studio Defiant Development just barely scraped together the $50,000 required for the PC, Mac and Linux editions of the game. The announcement of additional versions should therefore qualify