Batman Tag

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 02 Mar 2015

Collector’s Editions. Love ‘em or hate ‘em, but they certainly can help to shift some games, especially for the more rabid fanbases out there. Batman: Arkham Knight has two such editions available, which have just been confirmed for a local release as well by Ster Kinekor . And you might need to own Wayne Manor in order to have enough coin to afford them.

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 25 Feb 2015

Batman is such a great crime solver. Sure, he may be known for his awesome rogue's gallery and insane toys, but he is meant to be a detective at heart. Now you can embrace your inner Batman in the Sims 4.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 25 Feb 2015

No, it really is mine. You see, I’ve spent many hours building a painstakingly detailed Gotham City out of Lego, and it’s almost complete. And you can’t have it. Nuh-uh. What you can have instead, is this brand new trailer for the game. It’s got Harley Quinn! Bat-gadgets! The Batmobile! What more can you ask for in life? Two Batmobiles and Harley Quinn next to you? Ok, fair enough…

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 25 Feb 2015

He may have started out as a comic book character for kids over seven decades ago, but the Batman of today ain’t exactly child-friendly. The world’s greatest detective is also equally fluent in the language of broken bones, a Brakpan dialect wherein asking for a cup of coffee involves using a tombstone piledriver to slam you through a table. Naturally, the next Batman game isn’t going to suitable for all ages. In fact, it’s going to be a lot more mature than the man-child in Batman underwear who is busy writing this story.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 18 Feb 2015

Even though I got to see many of the shows from the 1990s thanks to the SABC being about as broken as our justice system, I’m a child of the 2000s. That was my era, a decade that saw the animated landscape embrace the work of other nations and expand. There were some ridiculously great cartoons made, shows that will live on in my heart and as a cellphone ringtone. And I feel like sharing some of that love today.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 16 Feb 2015

There’s a lot that I’m digging about Arkham Knight. Conspiracy theories, new visuals, the Batmobile and all that. But tell me about the gadgets dammit. Half the fun in the previous games was figuring out which combination of gadgets would work in which situation, and just how much explosive gel a thug could swallow before the Bat-stomach pump and Bat-waiver forms were needed. It’s a part of Arkham Knight that hasn’t been revealed exactly, and while it looks like you won’t be getting any new toys in the game, you will be getting new ways to play with them.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 16 Feb 2015

Gentlemen, I have found the convention that I want my ashes to be spread across, in near mint on-card condition. The New York Toy Fair convention was held this weekend, granting many a cash-strapped journalist a severe case of blue testes. With enough plastic to botox the Kardashians for life, the floor was packed with plenty of action and inaction figures. Here’s a selection of some of the best stuff that was shown off.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 16 Feb 2015

Who’s afraid of the big bad bat? Well, besides the dozen or so goons who are spending an evening in an ICU and adjusting to the fact that they’re going to be crippled for life. There aren’t too many villains who can match Batman in a physical and mental showdown, but the Arkham Knight might be the closest threat in many a year. There’s been a lot of speculation as to who’s the man is underneath that fancy high-tech helmet. And right now, the odds are definitely leaning in favour of former Robin Jason Todd. Thanks to some toys that is.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 11 Feb 2015

Remasters are dope. Yo. You get to pay a second time for the same game, but with some extra cosmetic content and some of that DLC that you couldn’t be arsed about buying in the first place when the game was out originally. Only suckas buy remastered and definitive editions of games apparently. The thing is, people often underestimate my stupidity, because I would buy the hell out of a trilogy of Batman games.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 09 Feb 2015

It’s been three years since DC turned their line of comics off and back on again in a massive reboot, following the events of The Flashpoint Paradox. Three years of the New 52, in which DC launched all new comics, cancelled most of them and figured out what to do right. After that period of time, DC is now finally ready to move on, abandoning the New 52 moniker now that their line of comics have had an extended period of settling in. But they’re bringing a ton of new series with them in the wake of their upcoming Convergence event.

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 07 Jan 2015

Normally, Batman: Arkham Knight posts are written by Darryn. However, he is unwilling to expose himself to potential spoilers which is why these words aren't written by him. If you feel the same about possible spoilers for the game, please stop reading now and don't click further. If, however, you're curious about how a Limited Edition statue could spoil the game, follow me.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 05 Jan 2015

Guys, it’s a brand new year. A new year, where games hopefully won’t be as disappointing as microwave pizza when it comes to gaming. Everyone has their one game that they’re looking forward to this year. That one game that will shut all the haters up. If you guessed that Batman: Arkham Knight was my game that I’m keen on, then you’re dead right. And not just because I’m wearing my Arkham Knight jammies right now.

Posted by Matthew Figueira - 19 Dec 2014

Thought our game awards was a prestigious event? Please… we’re very self-centred here at Lazygamer, so forget any other post you happen to read on the site today. These here are the categories that really matter! Welcome to the wrap for the year, where we find out who is the bestest Batman, and who is the smelliest cabbage!

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 18 Dec 2014

We all want to be our like heroes. Some kids want to be famous sports-ball kickers like whatsisname in the red jersey, or drive fast cars like that shoemaker guy in the really fast death rocket. Others like myself, want to grow up to be billionaire orphaned crime-punchers. That’s never going to happen. But at least building an arsenal with which to pretend to fight crime, isn’t out of the question.