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.
Less than two weeks till Christmas! I’ve decided to take on the role of Santa for the local community, giving out presents to all the children. I’m a bit broke at the moment though, so I couldn’t afford the traditional hat. Thankfully, I had some red dye lying around, so I decided to go ahead and change my hair colour as an alternate. Unfortunately, I now look like Ronald Mcdonald. At least kids will still love me, right?
Plenty of big things were a’happenin’ at the Sony PlayStation Experience over the weekend. Naturally, I ignored all of them until I finally got some news on Batman Arkham Knight. When the Dark Knight returns next year, it won’t just be in a vanilla edition of the game, as he’ll be getting some exclusive Scarecrow-themed content on the PS4. Night-light not included.
Hello weekend my old friend, it’s been far too long! If you’d be so kind, could you please stretch out till Christmas? That’d be so swell of you, I could really use the extra time to kick back and do as little as possible. In fact, if you could go so far as to last forever, I would be forever grateful. What do you mean you only last 48 hours at a time and that’s “just how things are”? I THOUGHT WE WERE FRIENDS!
You’ve already read a Batcave full of new Batman Arkham Knight details. Now prepare to sit down, relax and watch a brutal vigilante dole out justice on various criminal faces as if morality were going out of style. It’s the latest Batman Arkham Knight trailer, as the caped crusader shifts away from the Ace Chemicals mission of last week and gets ready for an all new challenge. At Ace Chemicals again. Well ok then.
2015 is going to be my year. I know I’m supposed to be impartial and unbiased, but testicles to that idea right now. I want Arkham Knight. I want it so bad, that I hope people aren’t watching me when I lick Batman comics in CNA. The development gang at Rocksteady recently took to Reddit for an AMA session, answering numerous questions. And shedding plenty of new light on the game, the world and it’s story. And that sexy new Batsuit. Hmmmmmm.
And that just about wraps up November. Come next Monday, we will be in silly season. It’s the month of that jolly red guy, presents, and abnormally large trees with more bling than the OPPOSITE of my bank account. Time to get those Christmas lists together! Don’t forget to ask for earplugs. If you thought Boney M playing in-store a month or two ago was bad, it’s gonna be turned up to full throttle come December!
As a geek, I know we tend to wonder who the best superhero really is. Yes, Batman does win points for being the coolest of them all, but is he the greatest overall? What if he were to take on Darth Vader – the good-guy-Jedi gone OMG-SO-BAD? We could sit and debate this forever! Thankfully, somebody did the hard work for us, bringing the battle of the Dark Knight versus the Dark Side to life.
Batman has had a ton of different armours over the years. Suits that use miniature red suns to rearrange Superman’s pretty face. Suits that can survive deep space. Outfits designed to inflict maximum fright and pain in the hearts of criminals, who are a cowardly lot when confronted with a gigantic meat tank made up of rage and psychological issues. But Batman ain’t never had a suit like this before.
If it were up to us, we'd be sitting down right now and playing Batman Arkham Knight in amongst the mess of other massive games that just hit shelves. But it's not up to us, and Rocksteady wanted more time to give their concluding chapter the spit and shine it deserved. And judging by the latest gameplay trailer for Arkham Knight, it's time that is being well spent.
Dear Diary. Today I couldn’t think up a witty or interesting introduction for the weekly wrap. I think I’m losing my touch… I think I’m going insane! What does this all mean? Am I destined to be nothing, a mere shadow of the void? How will people know what the highlights of the week were without something to lead them into it? They will never know!
It’s been three years since Arkham City was released way back on October 18 2011. Three years since Rocksteady expanded their vision for a Batman simulator and opened the gates to create a sequel that was bigger, more ambitious and bolder than the original game, Arkham Asylum. Much like the original game, Arkham City was filled with secrets and challenges. And in another sense of the familiar, it had a secret which no one has found until today.
The 94.7 Cycle Challenge is finally here! I’m doing it for charity and I’m really looking forward to it. I did the race for the first time last year, clocking it in around 5h30m. People keep asking me if I’m aiming for sub 5 this time around… the answer is a simple no. I’m perfectly happy just surviving and finishing the damn thing! If you don’t see me on Monday, tell my imaginary girlfriend I always loved her the most <3
For a villain larger than life, the Joker has been strangely absent in comics lately. Sure, he popped up in the recent Death Of The Family arc and a few other appearances here and there in which he made life hell for not only Batman but his entire extended family. But at the same time, there was something off about this Joker. Something missing. And in his next big act of terror, you can expect to see an even more unhinged clown prince of crime watching Gotham burn.
It could be said that I have a bat in my console belfry. Batman: Arkham Knight is a damned pretty game, make no mistake, as it’ll most likely push current-gen systems to their limits. One thing it won’t be doing however, is setting tongues wagging as to which platform has the best version of the caped crusader, as developer Rocksteady is going for some of that console parity mojo before the game releases.