Welcome to The Black List, your one stop shop for the stories published on the site this week.
SUNDAY JUST ANNOUNCED H1N1 > Why should Day Z have all the fun, or for that matter, make all the money? These could very well be the questions that led to the creation and subsequent announcement of H1Z1. Sony Online Entertainment (SOE) this week announced its own entry in the booming (seriously, there is still no end in sight) zombie subgenre, and its latest offering is certain to draw comparisons with the industry’s favourite mod. READ MORE
MONDAY NEWS First wave of Titanfall DLC incoming > Since the release of Titanfall in March, Repawn Entertainment has been quietly tinkering with its multiplayer show pony in an attempt to create a better experience for its fan base. While the current focus behind the scenes appears to be on improving matchmaking, the developer this week revealed the first significant wave of contents updates for its futuristic shooter. READ MORE
TUESDAY JUST ANNOUNCED Civilization: Beyond Earth > A new Civilization game has been announced. Civilization: Beyond Earth will challenge you to create a new society after the collapse of the old one. According to the Civilization website, you will “colonise an alien planet, research new technologies, amass mighty armies, build incredible Wonders and shape the face of your new world”. (That’s a lot of responsibility). READ MORE
WEDNESDAY JUST ANNOUNCED Severed > The team responsible for diabolically challenging action platformer Guacamelee is working on a new fantasy action project. While the developer’s previous releases have been more traditional in nature, Drink Box Studios is focusing its attention on the mobile arena this time around. READ MORE
THURSDAY NEWS Bungie sacks Halo composer > There are few sounds more closely associated with the original Xbox than the ethereal soundtrack of Halo. The man responsible for this iconic soundscape, Martin O’Donnell, went on to score several further instalments in this bestselling series for Bungie. READ MORE
FRIDAY NEWS TimeGate’s final game is still alive > When Gearbox Software quite justly received an avalanche of criticism for the embarrassingly amateurish Aliens: Colonial Marines, another company, TimeGate Studios, also found its good name being dragged through the mud. READ MORE