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3:00 PM on 11.28.2013

Batman: Arkham Origins is getting story DLC in December

Batman: Arkham Origins is no stranger to DLC, and alongside of the lackluster Season Pass comes the announcement of the first story related add-on. I use the word "story" lightly, as the game is actually a challenge map&...

Chris Carter



Batman: Arkham Collection to bundle your Batmen photo
Batman: Arkham Collection to bundle your Batmen
by Steven Hansen

Warner Bros. is bundling its Batmen with the Arkham Collection, set to release in the UK on November 22.

The package consists of a physical copy of the newly released Arkham Origins, which Jim did not like. It also seems to retcon Arkham Origins Blackgate from the series by exclusion. The previous, Rocksteady-developed Arkham Asylum and Arkham City are included via download codes.

Strangely, only the PC bundle includes all of the Game of the Year Edition content for the previous two games, though the PS3 bundle at least has Origins' Knightfall pack. All the PC copies are Steam compatible. No word on pricing or a release outside of the UK. Also no word on why you should buy this instead of just buying the first two better games on the cheap. 

Batman: Arkham Collection headed to PC, PS3, Xbox 360 next week [Eurogamer]

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12:00 PM on 11.10.2013

Weekend Wallpapers: New and Improved Ninja Gaiden Z style

I'm not even sure when the last time we had such a lovely gathering of eye-exploding 2560x1600 renderings to decorate your desktops with, but here you go anyways. Ten new backgrounds that include: The Joker, World of Pla...

Wesley Ruscher

4:00 PM on 11.06.2013

Next-gen debut of DC Universe Online brings big changes

With the release of the PlayStation 4 just around the corner, there's already quite a number of games to keep new owners busy 'til the next big release. Though if you're looking for something a bit more comprehensive, then So...

Alessandro Fillari

1:00 PM on 11.05.2013

Latest Humble Bundle has Batman and F.E.A.R.

Are people still annoyed that Humble Bundle has expanded its scope to feature AAA games? I found the practice a little weird at first, but hey, if it means steep discounts on substantial games and the charity component is in ...

Jordan Devore

7:00 PM on 11.03.2013

Is Rocksteady's next game coming in 2014?

Musings to what Rocksteady Studios' next project will be has been stirring in the minds of many after the lackluster reception of Batman: Arkham Origins. The London based developer, made famous for the first two Batman: ...

Wesley Ruscher





9:00 AM on 11.02.2013

Holy GungHo Batman! Arkham Origins in Puzzles & Dragons

GungHo Online Entertainment and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment have teamed up to unleash one of the wildest collaborations in recent memory. Joining the Puzzles & Dragons fold, until November 12, is none other tha...

Wesley Ruscher

2:45 PM on 11.01.2013

Major Batman: Arkham Origins patch coming within the week

I'm in no rush to play Batman: Arkham Origins, especially after hearing about the frustrating technical issues some players are encountering. WB Games has reached out to affected players and set up what's in the immediate pip...

Jordan Devore



Review: Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate photo
Review: Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate
by Ian Bonds

Batman: Arkham Origins tries to tell the tale of how the Dark Knight was first introduced to many of his iconic foes. It was built on the groundwork of previous games in the series, and while the story may have faltered a bit the gameplay remained mostly the same, taking Batman to various locations around Gotham City as he gathered intel and weapons to take down the villains who held the city in their clutches. Say what you will about this prequel, but the formula is there for a decent "Metroidvania"-style adventure.

Blackgate seeks to do the same on handhelds, albeit with more of a 2.5D perspective, and a bite-sized story set just a few months after Origins. While in theory this plan sounds good enough, its execution leaves a lot to be desired.

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Review: Batman: Arkham Origins photo
Review: Batman: Arkham Origins
by Jim Sterling

Batman: Arkham Origins had to endure a lot of cynicism from the peanut gallery as it rushed headlong from sudden announcement to pre-Christmas release. It's hardly surprising, too -- after the Arkham series earned high critical acclaim, the third installment appeared to be little more than a hollow cash-in. 

It was set to be a contentious prequel, Warner Bros. announced downloadable content in tandem with the reveal of the full game, a pointless multiplayer mode was added, and it had switched developers from the beloved Rocksteady to the less lauded Warner Bros. Games Montréal and Splash Damage. Most people had come to expect little more than a stopgap release -- a bit of filler, made to scrape a quick buck off the Arkham name simply because that's what could be done. 

Guess what. Arkham Origins is exactly what most people expected. Except slightly worse.

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11:45 AM on 10.23.2013

Everyone wants Batman dead in this Arkham Origins trailer

Much like Washington and his famous trip across the Delaware River, Batman doesn't care much for taking the holidays off. Well, to be fair, he can't. Not when the entirety of Gotham City's underground is trying to kill him. ...

Brett Makedonski

3:15 PM on 10.21.2013

Enjoy 17 minutes of Batman: Arkham Origins gameplay

Want the jump on Batman: Arkham Origins ahead of its launch this week? Watch this video, which gives you 17 minutes of hot Bat action, courtesy of game producer Ben Mattis and director Michael McIntire.  It's a nice lon...

Dale North

11:00 PM on 10.18.2013

Deal: 25% off Batman Arkham Origins, XCOM expansion, more

Deals! Green Man Gaming is currently offering a 25% off voucher that is good for just under a week. With it, you can get a host of titles at 25% off, from the upcoming Batman: Arkham Origins to the XCOM expansion Enemy Within...

Steven Hansen

10:00 PM on 10.17.2013

In the Arkhams of an angel: Batman Arkham Origins TV spot

It's like I can hear Sarah McLachlan pressing me to donate money to sadfaced baby Bruce Wayne. Except for the fact that he could buy me a million times over.  You see what you're missing out on when you don't watch tele...

Steven Hansen

7:00 PM on 10.17.2013

Batman: Arkham games drop Games for Windows Live

I had long wanted to play Batman: Arkham Asylum and Arkham Origins on PC for the prettier graphics and improved physics, but the Games for Windows Live requirement pushed me into playing both titles on console. That's no long...

Jordan Devore

7:30 PM on 10.14.2013

Shocking: New Batman: Arkham Origins villain announced

Proper naughty. Batman Arkham Origins is out in less than two weeks, but Batfans at New York Comic-Con were treated to what should be one last surprise: Electrocutioner was announced as one of the assassins targeting Batman ...

Steven Hansen