Welcome to The Black List, your one stop shop for the stories published on the site this week.
MONDAY JUST ANNOUNCED Alan Wake’s American Nightmare > Remedy Entertainment is working on a follow up to Alan Wake, its well received survival horror game from 2010. Alan Wake’s American Nightmare will see the eponymous horror writer come face to face with his evil doppelganger, Mr. Scratch. The plot recalls Stephen King’s 1989 novel The Dark Half. As Karen noted in her review of the original game, Remedy has a habit of drawing inspiration from King’s back catalogue. READ MORE
TUESDAY JUST ANNOUNCED Nexuiz > A new version of indie first person shooter Nexuiz is a step closer to reality. THQ has announced plans to publish the downloadable project, which has received a comprehensive overhaul courtesy of developer IllFonic. The game will utilise Crytek’s much ballyhooed CryEngine 3, the system underpinning alien invasion sequel Crysis 2. According to the developer, Nexuiz will also boast a “slick ranking system” and other “new features”. READ MORE
WEDNESDAY FEATURE Developer Playlist 7: Andrew Goulding > In the latest instalment of our series on developers and the games that inspire them, Brawsome founder Andrew Goulding talks Quest for Glory, Space Quest and Monkey Island. READ MORE
THURSDAY REVIEW Dead Island > Dead Island caught the gaming world’s attention with the best trailer ever. I knew I wanted to play a game that took zombies seriously and looked to have character and genuine emotional impact front and centre. So imagine my surprise when the opening cut scene was an unfortunate rap song asking “Who do you Voodoo? BITCH!” and then the first ten minutes of the game were comprised of looking through people’s luggage. But then came the zombies… READ MORE
FRIDAY PODCAST Episode 41 > In this (very special) Christmas episode of Australia’s grooviest gaming podcast, the team tackle Sadistic Santa, The Year in Review, Reader Recollections and much more! READ MORE
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