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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 »

Evolve Preview

Posted by Erin Marcon On Wednesday 12 February 20141 COMMENT

Coming to XBO, PS4 and PC l Published by 2K Games l Developed by Turtle Rock Studios l Classification TBA l Supports 1-5 players l Due to arrive in spring 2014

The first thing I noticed after touching down in Sydney for this event was the unsettling ubiquity of Kyle and Jackie O billboards. Everywhere I looked, these titans of celebrity culture sneered down at me. According to our driver, Kyle and Jackie O had recently migrated to a new radio network, and the pressure was now on for them to reproduce their best work. The same could be said of Turtle Rock Studios, the Californian developer responsible for the original Left 4 Dead. No longer working with Valve on its most beloved property, Turtle Rock has teamed with publisher 2K Games to deliver a new co-op experience.

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Thief Preview

Posted by Black Panel Staff On Sunday 26 January 2014ADD COMMENTS

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Coming to XBO, PS4, PC, 360 and PS3 l Published by Square Enix l Developed by Eidos Montreal l Classified MA15+ l Supports 1 player l Due to arrive 27.02.14

After enduring a decade of uncertainty, Thief fans are now just weeks away from the much-ballyhooed series reboot. Once again players will take on the role of master thief Garret and explore the mysterious medieval locale known only as The City. Since the original Thief blazed a trail for first person stealth back in 1998, the subgenre has seen surprisingly few new entries, Dishonored being one recent exception. So, for fans of first person stealth, this is the big one, the main event for 2014. Karen and Erin recently had the chance to go hands-on with game at a preview event. Read the rest of this entry »