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11:15 AM on 11.12.2013

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor announced

As the second film in The Hobbit trilogy is set to release next month, WB Games is gearing up for its return to Middle-earth. In the upcoming December issue of Game Informer, the publisher lays out its vision for this brand n...

Alessandro Fillari



Review: LEGO Marvel Super Heroes photo
Review: LEGO Marvel Super Heroes
by Brett Zeidler

Star WarsIndiana JonesBatman (later the entirety of DC), Pirates of the CaribbeanHarry Potter, and The Lord of the Rings -- arguably a majority of the world's largest entertainment properties -- have all been brought to life in videogames after being passed through the adorable LEGO filter by Traveller's Tales. And, well, they've handled each franchise masterfully and created some truly great games with each of them over the years. What could possibly be next?

I can't be the only one who's been dreaming since LEGO Star Wars that we would one day see LEGO Marvel make its videogame debut, but, seeing as Traveller's Tales is a subsidy of Warner Bros., it was seemingly never going to happen. However, by some remarkable turn of events (due to the magic of licensing), here we are with LEGO Marvel Super Heroes.

It's nothing short of a miracle this game was even made, but it's something we can only be happy about.

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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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10:30 AM on 10.24.2013

Injustice is now part of the PS3 to PS4 upgrade program

In addition to the growing list of titles that already are part of the PS3 to PS4 upgrade program, Injustice: Gods Among Us will now join in on the fun. In a deal that seems to only apply to the Ultimate Edition of the game, ...

Chris Carter

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 AM on 10.18.2013

Lord of the Rings Online is having a 100% XP boost month

Coming off of its fifth expansion, Lord of the Rings Online keeps on truckin', and from now until November 17th, you can enjoy a full month of 100% XP boosts. The campaign itself is presumably to slingshot players into the He...

Chris Carter

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

4:30 PM on 10.14.2013

Troy Baker KILLS it as the new voice of The Joker

Troy Baker is one of the biggest voice actors in gaming these days. He's been the main voices in Saints Row IV, The Last of Us, BioShock Infinite, and will soon play Revolver Ocelot in Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. A...

Hamza CTZ Aziz