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Hatoful Boyfriend Review

Posted by Joel Guttenberg On Thursday 2 October 2014ADD COMMENTS

Available on PC l Published by Devolver Digital l Developed by Mediatonic and PigeoNation Inc l Unclassified l Supports 1 player

REVIEW IN BRIEF > Computer games are often about placing yourself in the shoes of another person, and seeing things from their perspective. This can allow you to experience unique stories and even worlds that you may not have imagined before.  Ladies and gentlemen, Hatoful Boyfriend is something that you have almost certainly never imagined before. It’s an interactive story, a pigeon dating simulator, and possibly more interesting than first appearances suggest. Read the rest of this entry »

So this is what Battleborn looks like

Posted by Matthew Hewson On Thursday 25 September 2014ADD COMMENTS

By now you have all probably heard about Gearbox’s next big game Battleborn. Something of a cross between Team Fortress 2 and a MOBA, this new game has been hard to describe to potential players with nothing but words. It is wonderful to see that Gearbox has recognised this issue and has decided to release an 18-minute gameplay trailer to the gaming public.

The video shows quite a bit of what to expect and it is hard not to be impressed. Battleborn sports a very unique art style and just like Gearbox’s previous smash hit Borderlands, quite a healthy dose of humour. Also on show are the different classes available to players and some of the hectic gameplay on offer. With a combination of traditional RPG area attacks, First Person Shooting and melee combat, there seems to be quite a few way to slaughter the seemingly endless hordes. There are also some impressive ability trees on show that are sure to have RPG fans drooling in anticipation.

The footage gives a nice taste of what to expect from this sure to be hotly anticipated game. After the saga involving a certain Xenomorph, Gearbox could certainly use a hit game to help wash that acid blood taste from their fan’s mouths. Battleborn is due on current gen systems next year.

Bloodborne to be unleashed in February

Posted by Black Panel Staff On Monday 22 September 2014ADD COMMENTS

The next few months are set to be dominated by blockbuster sequels, but with the critically divisive Destiny now in the rear vision mirror, some are now slowly turning their attention to the next wave of original IPs. Few untested titles are generating as much hype as Bloodborne, a grisly fantasy action game from the studio responsible for the diabolical Dark Souls saga.

The awkwardly named From Software has teamed with Sony to deliver Bloodborne on Friday 6 February 2015. While Sony hasn’t yet listed an Australian release date, history tells us that it will most likely fall within a day or two of this overseas mark. The online buzz surrounding Bloodborne has been building nicely in recent weeks, suggesting that Sony’s latest PS4 exclusive is likely to find a significant audience if it can deliver on its promise.

The release date announcement was accompanied by a violent and bleak new trailer for the game.

Destiny Review

Posted by Matthew Hewson On Sunday 21 September 2014ADD COMMENTS

Available on XBO, PS4, 360 and PS3 l Published by Activision l Developed by Bungie l Classified MA15+ l Supports 1-16 players

REVIEW IN BRIEF > Destiny is a game that will polarise players. For some the excellent shooting and wonderful level design will allow them to have an amazing experience. On the other side of the coin, the empty areas, poor story, broken loot system and boring early game will be enough to put some off for life. It may be that Destiny is a proof of concept for future entries in the franchise and that the best is yet to come. Read the rest of this entry »