Welcome to The Black List, your one stop shop for the stories published on the site this week.
SUNDAY NEWS Captain Toad wait extends into January > Captain Toad wait extends into January > As the saying goes, you win some and you lose some. Just weeks after Australian Nintendo fans rejoiced at the news that they’d be amongst the first in the world to experience the New Nintendo 3DS, they’ve discovered that they’ll be lagging behind when it comes to another first party offering. READ MORE
MONDAY NEWS WildStar content cancelled > The studio responsible for WildStar has revealed that some of the content planned for its fledgling sci-fi MMO has been yanked from the release schedule. In a post on the game’s official forums, Kristen DeMeza of Carbine Studios explained the reasons behind the cancellation of the Halloween and Christmas themed events. READ MORE
TUESDAY NEWS Driveclub launch woes > In this week’s episode of “Which game totally stuffed its online launch?” we have Sony’s arcade racer Driveclub. In what seems to be almost the norm with new games Driveclub has hit some massive speed bumps during its launch window, which has resulted in no online connectivity and a lack of available features. READ MORE
WEDNESDAY NEWS Misogynists target Sarkeesian > The creator of acclaimed web series Tropes vs. Women in Video Games has cancelled a public appearance following an anonymous threat. Anita Sarkeesian was due to deliver a presentation at Utah State University, but elected to withdraw. According to the Standard Examiner and Kotaku, multiple university staff members received correspondence threatening “the deadliest school shooting in American History” if Sarkeesian’s appearance went ahead. READ MORE
THURSDAY JUST ANNOUNCED Halo: Spartan Strike > Remember Halo: Spartan Assault? No? Well, you shouldn’t be too hard on yourself. It wasn’t that memorable. Originally released for phones and tablets, it managed to be a perfectly competent twin stick shooter without bringing anything new or interesting to the genre, or indeed without expanding the Halo mythos in any particularly meaningful ways. READ MORE
FRIDAY JUST ANNOUNCED The Flame in the Flood > A new indie team boasting an all-star line-up of major studio talent has seen its first project successfully funded via Kickstarter. Massachusetts developer The Molasses Flood is now in a position to forge ahead with The Flame in the Flood, a survival game set in the aftermath of societal collapse. READ MORE