Category Archives: Bit Panel

Bit Panel 13 – The New Old School

Indie games with a retro look or feel are pretty common these days, but is the adoption of this style simply nostalgia for days gone by, or can simpler video games teach us more about fun than the triple A blockbusters of today? Ben revs

Bit Panel Episode 12 – Dirty Rotten Cheaters

Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A, Start. Congratulations! You’ve entered the cheat code correctly and unlocked the latest episode of Bit Panel. This week’s secret characters found in this hidden pocket of the internet include Wily Dave, Confusing Ben and Surreptitious

Bit Panel 11 – Fun in Your Pocket

On this episode we’re following up last week’s show about handheld gaming with a look at the current mobile market. The  advent of of smartphones has irrevocably changed the video games industry – so much so that even publishers like Sega and Nintendo are now

Bitpanel 10 – Portable

The weather is getting pretty nice so it’s time to crawl out of our dark holes and venture outside – but not without taking a portable console with us. On this episode we look at the history of handheld consoles – from the original Nintendo

Bit Panel 09 – The next generation

This week we enjoy our usual mash-up of gaming news, hype and opinions alongside some special guests – Andy and Craig from from Review Simulator We go over some of the rather twisted responses to our question of the week before diving into the trailers

Bit Panel 08 – CENSORED!

Video game censorship is always a headline-grabbing subject that brings out the more sensational aspects of the medium. With the release of Mortal Kombat X this week and the fact that the franchise is regarded as responsible for the creation of ESRB ratings (while still

Bit Panel Episode 7 – Die, Die Again, Success!

On this episode we discuss the struggle and the feeling of achievement after overcoming impossible odds. In our feature piece we take a look at challenges and rewards, what difficulty feels justified and what is just a cheap death. In the calm before the storm

Bit Panel 06 – Virtually Reality

Virtual reality has been around for a long time, but the potential of the Oculus Rift has made many companies sit up and take notice of it once again. Join us as we take a look at the future of VR, and the hope that

Bit Panel 05 – The HD Remake of the Remake

In this week’s high definition episode we take a look at the current trend of HD remakes in video games. Is it really necessary to update an old game so it can work better with current technology, or shoudl these titles be left to the

Bit Panel 04 – It’s Not Supposed To Do That

Someone spilled our jar of glitching powder so this week’s episode features poor collision detection, moving sideways instead of forwards, grammatammatically incorrect dialogue, and a whole bunch of other unintentional wierdness that can be found in video games. Meanwhile Ben shows of his kickflips in OlliOlli