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10:00 AM on 04.20.2014

New Batman animated movie tied to the Arkham game series

Batman: Assault on Arkham is a new animated Batman movie, and it's tied to the Arkham Batman videogame series. The movie is direct by Jay Oliva, who also directed the animated The Dark Knight Returns and Justice League: War,...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

11:45 AM on 04.15.2014

Here's a half hour of the Arkham Origins Mr. Freeze DLC, if you want to watch that

I've never quite understood why people want to watch extended gameplay videos of upcoming content. I mean, if you're excited and want to play it, why would you want to spoil a long chunk of it? Conversely, if you couldn't ca...

Brett Makedonski



Gauntlet is a lot like you remember, just upgraded photo
Gauntlet is a lot like you remember, just upgraded
by Brett Makedonski

Do you remember Gauntlet? It holds a special place in arcade gaming history, but at the same time, it's almost 30 years old. It seems like the perfect time for a remake, doesn't it? Magicka maker Arrowhead Games has the opportunity to give people that remember it a chance to play it again, while introducing the younger audience to an all-time classic.

For those unfamiliar, Gauntlet is a four-person cooperative, dungeon-crawling, beat-'em-up. The original characters -- Warrior, Elf, Valkyrie, and Wizard -- all return for this iteration, and only one of each can be played at a time. Each class has a playstyle that defines them and that will dictate your actions on-screen. A Warrior isn't of much use out of the fray, and the archer-like Elf isn't too effective trying to melee everyone.

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8:00 PM on 04.09.2014

Batman goes all Iron Man in the Arkham Origins Mr. Freeze DLC

DC All Access is showing off what we can expect out of the Batman: Arkham Origins "Cold, Cold Heart" downloadable content, and it looks like DC is taking a page out of Iron Man's playbook. To deal with Mr. Freeze, Batman wil...

Hamza CTZ Aziz





2:30 PM on 03.27.2014

These Batman: Arkham Knight screenshots are eye candy

The two big things to know about Batman: Arkham Knight are that you can drive the Batmobile, and there's a new villain -- the titular Arkham Knight -- created by Rocksteady, Geoff Johns, and Jim Lee. If you need more to go on...

Jordan Devore



Arkham Knight has the right playground for Batman's new toys photo
Arkham Knight has the right playground for Batman's new toys
by Brett Makedonski

Rocksteady Studios has found itself in a somewhat precarious position with Arkham Knight. The team's two previous installments in the series are so universally revered that it begs the question "What can it do to live up to, and surpass, Arkham Asylum and Arkham City?" Rocksteady's opted to take the path of increasing the scope of everything and changing the formulaic approach to some of the series' conventions. It remains to be seen how well it'll work.

Arkham Knight is the first in the "Rocksteady Trilogy" (this term kept coming up, presumably to distance themselves from Arkham Origins) to give Batman free rein of Gotham City. The plot device driving this iteration is that Scarecrow has threatened to release a fear toxin so the entirety of the city has been evacuated. Well, except for all the thugs, criminals, and super villains that refuse to leave. They'll be Batman's punching bags en route to finding Scarecrow.

If this version of Gotham City sounds like semi-familiar territory, that's because it kind of is. The cynically analytical might say this walled-off playground full of baddies smacks of Arkham City with skyscrapers. The optimist might suggest that this added verticality is a welcomed progression for the series.

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2:30 PM on 03.21.2014

A closer look at the villains of Batman: Arkham Knight

No multiplayer. Kevin Conroy voicing Batman. The Batmobile. Rocksteady developing. Hell yeah, I'm eager to hear more about Batman: Arkham Knight. Particularly given that I skipped Origins and am coming into this one with a lo...

Jordan Devore



A new Gauntlet game is coming from the makers of Magicka photo
A new Gauntlet game is coming from the makers of Magicka
by Chris Carter

Warner Bros. Interactive has announced a brand new entry in the Gauntlet franchise, set to arrive on Steam later this year -- SteamOS and Steam Machines were specifically mentioned. Local and online play will be supported for up to four people, who will be able to select from the Warrior, Wizard, Valkyrie, and Elf classes.

They all apparently have their own unique strengths and weaknesses still, and procedural dungeons and class combos have been namedropped as features. Arrowhead Game Studios has been tapped, who you may recognize as the developers of Magicka and The Showdown Effect. The game looks pretty rough at the moment, but hopefully it smooths out before the final release.

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Batman: Arkham Knight announcement trailer photo
Batman: Arkham Knight announcement trailer
by Alessandro Fillari



After months of leaks, we finally saw the reveal of Batman: Arkham Knight as the upcoming cover story for this month's Game Informer. As the final installment in the Arkham series, The Dark Knight faces his toughest challenge yet as the Scarecrow has taken over Gotham City and joined forces with Two-Face, Harley Quinn, and other villains to take out Batman.

In addition to the reveal, we also have a brand new CG trailer setting up the events of the game. As a next-gen only release, it's looking like Rocksteady is going all out with this one. I can't wait to hear more from this title, which is expected to release later this year.

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Details leaked for reported fourth and final Arkham game, Batman: Arkham Knight photo
Details leaked for reported fourth and final Arkham game, Batman: Arkham Knight
by Chris Carter

[Update #2: GameSpot has Batman: Arkham Knight coming out on October 14, 2014.]

[Update: Game Informer's new cover story has confirmed the existence of the game, as well as the platforms. Cool!]

Before you freak out -- the series is apparently back in the hands of Rocksteady. Phew. WB was all set to announce the next Batman game soon, but a GAME UK retail leak has possibly spoiled the surprise. The game is being called "Batman: Arkham Knight," and will supposedly be released on the PC, Xbox One, and PS4 this year as the "explosive finale" of the franchise.

Gameplay details are sparse, but it looks like you might get to drive the Batmobile, you might be able to play as Harley Quinn in some Challenge Maps, and Scarecrow might be the main villain. Really, I'm just glad Rocksteady is back after the monumental mess WB Montreal caused with Origins

Batman: Arkham Knight [NeoGAF]

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10:00 PM on 02.25.2014

LEGO The Hobbit PlayStation 3 bundle on the way

If somehow you still have yet to get a PlayStation 3 and also happen to really love The Hobbit and LEGO, then you're in luck. A new PlayStation 3 bundle is on the way that will pack in LEGO The Hobbit. It'll be a 500GB PS3 sy...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

8:00 PM on 02.21.2014

Kiefer Sutherland says he worked on new Mortal Kombat

This is one of those stories that you come into with a confused look on your face and leave a moment later with that exact same puzzled expression. Speaking to IGN about voicing Snake in Metal Gear Solid V -- a role he's been...

Jordan Devore

6:00 AM on 02.21.2014

Monolith talks cross-gen differences in Shadow of Mordor

One of the big talking points for Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor has been developer Monolith's Nemesis system, which involves procedural generation of orcs ranging from their fighting styles to their individual rank and role ...

Jordan Devore

2:30 PM on 02.20.2014

Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate Deluxe Edition dated

Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate released to tepid reviews (at best), but that's not stopped Armature Studios from taking another crack at the Dark Knight as they transition the handheld game to PC and console platforms in t...

Conrad Zimmerman



Here's our latest look at Dying Light photo
Here's our latest look at Dying Light
by Hamza CTZ Aziz

Techland has released this latest look at Dying Light, emphasizing what they're trying to achieve with the narrative. It also shows off the gameplay a bunch, and it's looking pretty great. Oh and hey there's a little girl about to get attacked by someone. Will that actually be in the game? Someone think of the children!

This trailer is kind of funny overall, as the studio was teasing some sort of announcement last week. The teaser just turned out to be a new trailer. People were hoping for a demo, or even better yet a release date. Who teases a trailer after multiple trailers have already been released?

Oh, Techland.

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1:00 PM on 02.09.2014

Arkham Origins progression blocking bugs won't be fixed

In a recent post on the Batman: Arkham Origins support forms, it has been stated that there are no current plans to fix any more of the numerous progression blocking bugs that have yet to be addressed. Instead, all effor...

Wesley Ruscher