Arkham

Return to Arkham – How well does it age?

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Return to Arkham – How well does it age?

I purchased the Xbox One with the dream that the Batman Arkham series would be backwards compatible; getting a remastered version of both Arkham Asylum and Arkham City was taking that dream and adding frosting, with bacon. Safe to say I was more than a little excited to revisit the series – though there was a nagging doubt that perhaps the game didn’t age well. Well, I put on my utility belt and grapple hooked my way into Arkham. I was more than surprised what I found.

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Review: Arkham Asylum – A Serious House on Serious Earth

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Review: Arkham Asylum – A Serious House on Serious Earth

1989 saw the release of Batman titles like Legends of the Dark Knight, a comic book adaptation of Tim Burton’s film, and a very pretty Elseworlds one-shot, Gotham by Gaslight. It also saw the publication of the graphic novel Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on Serious Earth, a story that takes the regular comic book format and the hard-boiled detective image of Batman, and throws them both out the window. For its 25th anniversary, DC has released a deluxe version of the title, complete with Grant Morrison’s original full script and storyboards.

The story: Joker and many of Batman’s greatest enemies are on a rampage, and Batman has been called in to rescue hostages and save the day. The kicker is that the riot is inside Arkham Asylum, and it’s the inmates themselves who have invited Batman to come home where he belongs. Grant Morrison’s first Batman title, the complicated story illustrated by Dave McKean’s fever-dream artwork has been called “groundbreaking” and “daring” by some fans, “overrated” and “a mess” by others. The comic operates on many levels and, like it or hate it, the results are pretty disturbing.

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[E3 2014] Batman Arkham Knights: Batmobile Battle Mode & Gameplay, YAY!

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[E3 2014] Batman Arkham Knights: Batmobile Battle Mode & Gameplay, YAY!

Last week Warner Bros and Rocksteady gave a tantalizing look at Batman Arkham Knight’s newest attraction, the Batmobile.  With an informative video and enough mayhem to tease any Bat-fan with a promise of more to come during E3, the Batman has come to fulfill his word.

I’m just gonna leave this video here… Yeah, that looks good.

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Vroom Vroom!! Here comes the Batmobile!

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Vroom Vroom!! Here comes the Batmobile!

There are a handful of things that the world can agree and purely awesome.  The cheer of a crowd, a kitten’s purr, and now the roar of Batman’s new Batmobile.  Yesterday Rocksteady released a new video for the upcoming Batman: Arkham Knight and the Dark Knight’s newest toy, his trusty Batmobile.  The video is short and informative, but oh what a tease for next week’s E3 where Rocksteady promises more.

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Batman: Arkham Origins Review

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Batman: Arkham Origins Review

It’s Christmas Eve, and Gotham City’s underworld kingpin Black Mask has put out a hit on the man known as “Batman”. Many doubt the existence of such a person, in fact, many believe the Batman is just an urban legend. But the real players of Gotham’s underworld know the truth. Batman is not a myth, he is real, and he is coming for them.

Ladies and Gentlemen, the third installment in the Batman: Arkham Trilogy is here! This time, however, the series’ veteran development team, Rocksteady, is not involved with this game. Instead, Warner Brother’s Montreal is handling it. WB Montreal is a brand new studio that’s been handed the mantel of Batman, but did they succeed? Did they fail? Read on and find out!

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