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Destiny Preview

Posted by Stephen Foote On Sunday 22 June 2014ADD COMMENTS

Coming to XBO, PS4, 360 and PS3 l Published by Activision l Developed by Bungie l Classified M l Supports at least 1-12 players l Due to arrive 09.10.14

In this writer’s humble opinion, Destiny has been going about its hype in all the right ways. I recently lamented the fact that Watch Dogs became a victim of its own marketing campaign, and I think Ubisoft could learn a lesson from Bungie in how to get a hype train on the right track, so to speak. Sure, there’s plenty of Destiny marketing material available, but in my mind, while Ubisoft’s marketing team had all the subtlety of a star tour hawker on Hollywood Boulevard, Bungie are more like the disinterested mall kiosk salesperson quietly contemplating their life choices up to that moment. Read the rest of this entry »

Battlefield: Hardline Preview

Posted by Matthew Hewson On Monday 16 June 2014ADD COMMENTS

Coming to XBO, PS4, PC, 360 and PS3 l Published by EA l Developed by Visceral Games l Classification TBA l Supports 1-32 players l Due to arrive 23.10.14

EA won the award for the “worst kept secret in gaming 2014” with the constant leaking of info about its upcoming game Battlefield: Hardline. Trailers leaked, screenshots made it onto Twitter and we all knew it was coming. Luckily EA did manage to keep one thing under wraps for the official announcement at E3 and that was the beta going live on the day of its E3 Press conference. I have spent a good few hours with the multiplayer beta and I am pleased to say that there is quite a bit of fun to be had in this cops and robbers based spinoff. Read the rest of this entry »

Carmageddon: Reincarnation Preview

Posted by Matthew Hewson On Monday 24 March 20141 COMMENT

Coming to PC l Published and developed by Stainless Games l Unclassified l Early access commences 27.03.14

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. While previously he had certainly enjoyed gaming, it was Carmageddon that changed his part-time hobby into a full-blown obsession. Read the rest of this entry »

Titanfall Preview

Posted by Black Panel Staff On Friday 21 February 2014ADD COMMENTS

Coming to XBO, 360 and PC l Published by EA l Developed by Respawn Entertainment l Classification MA15+ l Supports 1-12 players l Due to arrive 13.03.14

Two years after his acrimonious split from Activision, Vince Zampella is preparing to unleash his latest creation. The Call of Duty mastermind has left behind the familiar battlefields of the Modern Warfare series in order to roll the dice on a different kind of shooter. A multiplayer only experience, Titanfall takes place on a war ravaged world, a world dominated by hulking war mechs and their impossibly spry pilots, a world in which firepower is the most valuable currency. After delving into Respawn Entertainment’s beta test, The Black Panel came together to discuss 2014’s most anticipated release. Read the rest of this entry »