Once upon a time there were two best friends named Oliver Queen and Slade Wilson. Trapped on an increasingly undeserted island, the two formed a bond that would last a lifetime-ish. At least the eight minutes it takes to complete LEGO Batman 3's downloadable Arrow adventure.
In the original arcade classic Gauntlet it was "Elf shot the food." In the new version launched on Steam today, it's "Elf dodges through enemies, leaving us to fend for ourselves while he scoops up all of the gold." I can live with that.
The box art for the next LEGO Batman game sure is understated. You can barely even see him up there. I almost pulled out the pointing fish. Other than Batman's small stature, everything about this box art is awesome.
Troy Baker's Joker voice is one of the best things about Batman: Arkham Origins. But it’s also a disturbingly reverent impersonation of Mark Hamill's take on the Clown Prince of Crime. Therein lies the conundrum of the latest video game featuring the Dark Knight.
The fact that you’d be able to play as Deathstroke in the upcoming Batman game squeaked out a few months ago, but this trailer is the first look we’re getting of Slade Wilson in action. Bad-ass, no?
The folks making Batman: Arkham Origins know exactly what they're trying to accomplish with this year's Dark Knight video game. It's the story of the night where Gotham City's supervillain culture spins irrevocably out of control. This is when the Dark Knight becomes a legend, they say. So, it's really too bad that…
I watched the trailer for the upcoming Batman game that got released earlier this week and immediately had one inescapable thought: You can’t tell it’s a prequel. That’s not a good thing.
One of the perks (THE perk in my mind) that comes along with working on a Cookie Monster game is that you get access to the puppets. And you can apparently sweet talk them into making silly videos with you.
E3 is the biggest event the video game business. Every company lays their cards on the table, and every AAA game for the next year is on display. Failure is not an option.
A blend of live action and in-game graphics might seem ill-advised, as the transition to 20 seconds or so of gameplay in this new F.E.A.R. 3 trailer is a little jarring. But one has to consider live action exploding barrels.