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SUNDAY NEWS Introducing the New Nintendo 3DS > Nintendo has a long history of iterating on its handheld hardware. The GBA, for example, evolved into the clamshell style GBA SP and the more compact the GBA Micro. Neither of those revisions significantly altered the core functionality of the system though, and that’s what makes Nintendo’s announcement of the ‘New Nintendo 3DS’ (in both standard and XL varieties) something of an eye opener. READ MORE
MONDAY JUST ANNOUNCED A City Sleeps > After diving off the sinking ship that was the Guitar Hero franchise, upping the plastic instrument count in cupboards the world over with its Rock Band follow up and inspiring more awkward dancing than a Mick Jagger/Peter Garrett stage show with its Dance Central series, developer Harmonix is returning to its controller-gimmick free roots with A City Sleeps. READ MORE
TUESDAY JUST ANNOUNCED Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell > Those that have been reading the Black Panel for a while will undoubtedly know of my love for the Saints Row series. Something about the insanity of the last two entries has struck a chord with me, so when I heard that Volition were announcing something new at PAX I had my fingers crossed for a fifth full entry in the open world chaos simulator. Well Volition managed to both crush me and excite me all within a five minute period. READ MORE
WEDNESDAY NEWS Multiplayer coming to Dragon Age > BioWare has successfully launched two Dragon Age titles with detailed story modes and DLC, but the newest entry will be the first in the series to add a multiplayer mode. Taking a four player cooperative approach, Dragon Age: Inquisition will see players dungeon-crawling in a distinct, separate mode that has no impact on the main storyline. READ MORE
THURSDAY JUST ANNOUNCED Resident Evil: Revelations 2 > In a move that could reasonably be filed under ‘surprising developments’, Capcom has revealed that a sequel is in the works for Resident Evil: Revelations. Originally released on the 3DS, this survival horror spinoff eventually made its way to 360, PS3, Wii U and PC in the form of an HD remake. In his review for The Black Panel, Stephen Foote described the HD remake as a “solid return to form for the venerable series” and “easily the best entry since the stellar Resident Evil 4.” READ MORE
FRIDAY JUST ANNOUNCED Firewatch > As someone who works in IT, doing a desk job, with my butt firmly planted on a seat for most of the day, I often think that it might be awesome to have an outdoorsy job, such as park ranger. I mean, how much stress could one have with all that space and fresh air? Well, in Campo Santo’s new game, Firewatch, I could get to spend some time as Henry, a man who is working as a fire lookout in the Wyoming outback. READ MORE