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The Black List 258

Posted by Black Panel Staff On Saturday 16 August 2014No Comments

Welcome to The Black List, your one stop shop for the stories published on the site this week.

SUNDAY REVIEW Introducing Gunfire Games > The fallout from Crytek’s recent financial woes has continued, with a new studio emerging from the ashes of the publisher’s layoffs in United States. Crytek’s studio in Austin, Texas was originally charged with developing multiplayer action game Hunt: Horrors of the Gilded Age, only to find itself dramatically downsized and reassigned to engine support duties. READ MORE

MONDAY NEWS Evolve Delayed > Highly anticipated sci-fi blockbuster Evolve has been bumped from October 2014 to February 2015. Turtle Rock Studios has been on a high after demonstrating its hot new IP at E3 this year, winning Best of Show as well as Best Console Game in the Game Critic Awards. Evolve was part of the THQ bankruptcy sale and was picked up by 2K Games, which has been promoting the game to all and sundry knowing that the pedigree of the Left 4 Dead team is one of top-notch co-op based shooting. READ MORE

TUESDAY JUST ANNOUNCED Resident Evil Remake > After some abysmal efforts in recent Resident Evil games, Capcom is going back to where it all started… again. That’s right Capcom is bringing the original Resident Evil into modern times by giving the remake from 2002 an HD remake. Confused? Well the original RE game hit the PSone way back in 1996. Capcom recognised that many players missed it the first time round and re-released an upgraded version for the GameCube. Both the original and the remake are considered classics of the genre and sold very well so the developers are hoping that a new version of the game will have similar success. READ MORE

WEDNESDAY PREVIEW Gamescom Roundup: Microsoft > Hardware updates ahoy! Microsoft have announced a raft of new features for the Xbox One, including the much requested pre-downloading of pre-orders and the inclusion of media server capabilities. Just about every media format known to man is being supported (including .MKV) via both network streaming and playing from a portable device. My 360 just took one step closer to the rumpus room with this announcement. READ MORE

THURSDAY NEWS Gamescom Roundup: Sony > New features are incoming, the most notable being Share Play, which will allow friends to play with you from their PS4 without owning the game. This new innovation seems to use the PlayStation Now infrastructure to allow this sharing to happen. It should be a great feature in countries with stable, fast internet. In Australia? Well I guess we will just have to wait and see. READ MORE

FRIDAY NEWS Gamescom Roundup: EA > First up BioWare hit the show all guns, or should I say arrows, blazing with a substantial gameplay trailer for the upcoming Dragon Age: Inquisition. This game looks to have all the hallmarks of BioWare’s best titles like super customisation of characters, in depth story and excellent tactical RPG combat. The only downside? Well they stated that a completionist’s playthrough clocks in at around 130 hours. Goodbye life. READ MORE



Gamescom Roundup: EA

Posted by Matthew Hewson On Friday 15 August 2014No Comments

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ITEM! First up BioWare hit the show all guns, or should I say arrows, blazing with a substantial gameplay trailer for the upcoming Dragon Age: Inquisition. This game looks to have all the hallmarks of BioWare’s best titles like super customisation of characters, in depth story and excellent tactical RPG combat. The only downside? Well they stated that a completionist’s playthrough clocks in at around 130 hours. Goodbye life. Read the rest of this entry »


Gamescom Roundup: Sony

Posted by Matthew Hewson On Thursday 14 August 2014No Comments

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ITEM! New features are incoming, the most notable being Share Play, which will allow friends to play with you from their PS4 without owning the game. This new innovation seems to use the PlayStation Now infrastructure to allow this sharing to happen. It should be a great feature in countries with stable, fast internet. In Australia? Well I guess we will just have to wait and see. Read the rest of this entry »


Gamescom Roundup: Microsoft

Posted by Matthew Hewson On Wednesday 13 August 2014No Comments

Microsoft l Sony l EA l The Rest

ITEM! Hardware updates ahoy! Microsoft have announced a raft of new features for the Xbox One, including the much requested pre-downloading of pre-orders and the inclusion of media server capabilities. Just about every media format known to man is being supported (including .MKV) via both network streaming and playing from a portable device. My 360 just took one step closer to the rumpus room with this announcement. Read the rest of this entry »