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Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet Review

Posted by Matthew Hewson On Monday 15 August 2011ADD COMMENTS

Metroid style games have returned with a vengeance in recent years. From Shadow Complex to Outland, it seems almost every month we are getting a new entry in the once almost extinct genre. Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet (ITSP from now on, as writing that mouthful in every second sentence would turn me into an Insanely Twisted Games Reviewer) was both my burden and pleasure and while it was nowhere near as good as the two games I previously mentioned, there was enough in the game to keep me going right ‘til the end. Read the rest of this entry »

New Media 40

Posted by Black Panel Staff On Sunday 14 August 20113 COMMENTS


Presented in glorious alphabetical order, New Media: Retail Roundup is your indispensible checklist of the home console and handheld titles arriving in stores this week. What will you be playing?

MICROSOFT Xbox 360 Nothing

NINTENDO Wii Nothing 3DS Nothing DS Nothing

SONY PS3 Nothing PSP Nothing

VARIOUS PC Nothing


New Media: Downloadable Digest is your handy reminder of the new downloadable titles released during the past week.

MICROSOFT XBLA Fruit Ninja Kinect

NINTENDO WiiWare Nothing eShop Nothing DSiWare Nothing

SONY PSN Galaga Legions: DX * Warhammer 40,000: Kill Team Minis Hysteria Project 2

VALVE Steam ArmA: Cold War Assault * The Clockwork Man * Edge * Trauma

Recent instalments of New Media: 07.08.11 l 31.07.11 l 24.07.11 l 17.07.11 l 10.07.11

From Dust Review

Posted by Jamie Dalzell On Friday 12 August 2011ADD COMMENTS

If my time with From Dust has taught me anything, it’s that I’d make an awful God. While my tribesmen continued to scream for help, and the timer ticked down before a massive wave engulfed their village, I was far too busy just playing around. Read the rest of this entry »

nanoBITES 52

Posted by Black Panel Staff On Thursday 11 August 2011ADD COMMENTS


NanoBITES captures those small but important morsels of gaming information that otherwise might slip between the cracks.

ITEM! Long awaited car combat reboot Twisted Metal has been delayed. Originally due in October, the action packed PS3 exclusive from developer Eat Sleep Play now has a release window of “early 2012”.

ITEM! Three weeks ago, NSW Attorney General Greg Smith abstained from a vote on an R18+ rating for video games. As reported by the ABC, Smith has since changed his tune, and the concept now enjoys the in principle support of all of the state Attorneys General.

ITEM! Bethesda Softworks has asked Minecraft developer Mojang to rename its forthcoming sophomore effort, currently entitled Scrolls. According a story published by Develop, Bethesda believes the title infringes on its popular Elder Scrolls brand.

ITEM! Beat Hazard Ultra is on its way to the PSN. The colourful twin stick shooter uses music from your own collection to generate environments and enemies. The work of developer Steve Hunt, the game is due for release in September.

ITEM! Downloadable vampire revival BloodRayne: Betrayal is set to miss its August launch. Destructoid has revealed that the latest offering from WayFoward Technologies is now expected on PSN in September and XBLA in October.

Recent instalments of nanoBITES: 04.08.11 l 27.07.11 l 21.07.11 l 14.07.11 l 07.07.11