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Batman: Arkham Asylum

  1. Batman’s Rogues Gallery Looks Amazing and Ominous in the New Arkham Knight Trailer

    This game will take you all the places you want to go.

    This trailer has an awful lot of Scarecrow for a game literally named after a brand new villain, but Rocksteady seems to have found a way to make him appropriately badass to fit the Arkham series and its new M rating, and there's also some Poison Ivy and Harley, so we're going to allow it.

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  2. Jared Leto Teases His Take on the Joker in the Suicide Squad Movie

    Why so mysterious?

    Anyone who thinks the next film incarnation of the Joker will be a disaster, take heart: Jared Leto's right there with you. Kind of.

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  3. Batman: Arkham Knight Video Game Details Reveal Oracle’s Expanded Role

    Holy Rusted Metal Batman!

    Ready for more Batman? I know I always am. Putting personal preferences aside, Rocksteady is set for another installment of the Arkham franchise with Batman: Arkham Knight and as revealed a few details you might be interested in. For instance, the "Arkham Knight" is not Batman, but another fellow, whose picture is after the jump. Oh, and also Barbara Gordon/Oracle.

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  4. Get the First Two Arkham Games Together for $5 With Humble Bundle, Plus a Few Others

    Buying Arkham games for charity is exactly what Batman would do, right?

    If you missed the first two games in the Batman: Arkham series, you can get them for only five dollars on Humble Bundle along with a few other games. Of course, you can be generous and donate more, but you need to donate more than $4.49 to get a the whole bundle including Batman: Arkham City and Scribblenauts Unlimited.

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  5. Batman: Arkham Origins Teaser Trailer Features Extremely Realistic Fight

    Cautiously Optimistic

    I swear these are just actors in costume actually fighting. I mean, damn! According to the videos description: "Batman: Arkham Origins features an expanded Gotham City and introduces an original prequel storyline occurring several years before the events of Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City. Taking place before the rise of Gotham City's most dangerous villains and assassins, the game showcases a young, raw, unrefined Batman as he faces a defining moment in his early career as a crime fighter that sets his path to becoming the Dark Knight. As the story unfolds, witness identities being formed and key relationships being forged." All of us Batman fans here at The Mary Sue are still slightly wary of this next installment considering it isn't being made by Rocksteady but remain hopeful. What about you? Are you following The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google +?

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  6. Things We Saw Today: The S.H.I.E.L.D. Pilot Wrapped

    Things We Saw Today

    And somehow, this thing still has to get approved before it becomes a real series. (SuperheroHype)

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  7. Angelina Jolie’s Daughter Is Ready For Her Close-Up, Lands Role In Maleficent

    And So It Begins

    Vivienne Jolie-Pitt. Learn her name. Love it. She's a future Oscar winner. Or so hopes her parents, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt. The 4-year-old has herself a role in momma's upcoming Sleeping Beauty film, Maleficent. Read on for who she'll be playing and to find out which comic book professional wrote the script.

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  8. Things We Saw Today: The Doctor Who Cast Being Silly At Comic-Con

    Things We Saw Today

    The cast of BBC's Doctor Who may be (almost) out by they're not down. Except perhaps Arthur Darvill who may be about to take a tumble in this photo. Darvill, along with Matt Smith and Karen Gillan are making the press rounds at Comic-Con right now for what will likely be their last SDCC together. *sniffle* (via BBC America Tumblr)

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  9. Kevin Conroy Talks About Being The Voice Of Batman

    Interview

    For many superhero fans, Kevin Conroy is THE Batman. Although he's only ever voiced the character, he's held onto the role for over twenty years now and has become synonymous with the caped crusader. At the premiere of the latest Warner Home Video feature, Justice League: Doom, we got a chance to speak with the seasoned actor about his long run with the character, how he sees Batman, and how voice acting for video games like Batman: Arkham City, is a lot harder that it would appear.

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  10. A Video Game Starter Guide for Total Newbs

    Essay

    Yeah, I know, a lot of you out there are already gamers. You’ve got raiding schedules and encyclopedic knowledge of voice actors and DPS formulas good enough for publication in academic journals. For this, I salute you. But some of you aren’t gamers. I’ve had comments from and conversations with folks who have an inclination to game, but just haven’t given it a try yet. I understand why. Knowing where to start is tricky. Being intrigued by games and actually choosing one to play is a little like following up the statement “I’d like to learn to read” with strolling into a bookstore. To make things easier for the Potentials, I’ve put together a handy starter guide just for you (and if you’re already into comics or SF/F, all it’s going to take is a tiny nudge). Chances are that the activities and fandoms you already enjoy have have primed you for a happy life of questing and leveling up. (And veteran gamers, do stick around. I’m going to need your help at the end.)

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  11. Celebrating Christmas In Arkham City, With Batman [VIDEO]

    It is a gift!

    As a thank you to Rocksteady Studios, the creators of Batman: Arkham City, Blue Goggles Films made a Christmas video as cheery as one could expect considering it was filmed in the overrun, super-sized mental asylum. A summary of what you're about to see? "Set on Christmas Eve within the confines of the Arkham City prison, two of the Penguin's dullest lights on the tree, attempt to enjoy the holidays together." What could possibly go wrong? Also, this may be the sweetest Christmas thing I've seen this year.

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  12. Spread The Word: Mark Hamill Would Voice The Joker For The Killing Joke

    Fangasm

    I'm a happy camper when I hear either Kevin Conroy or Mark Hamill's names associated with Batman and the Joker. The two actors have become synonymous to those roles thanks to Bruce Timm's Batman: The Animated Series and subsequent features in which they appear. Most recently, the duo lent their voices to the sequel to the video game Batman: Arkham Asylum, Arkham City, but Hamill caused a stir when he tweeted something just a few days ago that led us all to believe that was his last time playing the Joker. Hamill has now ammended his statement to add a few exceptions to his new no-Joker rule - more Arkham and the controversial Alan Moore story, The Killing Joke

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  13. Video Games Based On Comics That Are Worth Your Time

    With the release of Batman: Arkham City, it has become increasingly clear that video games featuring our favorite characters from comics are still very much in demand. It just needs to be good enough to deserve our attention, like any piece of entertainment. Rocksteady can’t carry that torch alone, however, and luckily they don’t have to; there are a plethora of games out there featuring comics if you know where to look. So, without further ado, we at Geekosystem present our list of video games based on comics that are worth your time.

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  14. Things We Saw Today: The Super Moon

    Things We Saw Today

    This is a shot of the "super full moon" taken in Brisbane, Australia. Visit BuzzFeed for 49 more gorgeous photos.

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  15. Allow Us To Explain: Hugo Strange

    If you have been following gaming or movie news in the past month, you may have come across a man called Hugo Strange.  Not only has the psychologist been revealed as a major character in Batman: Arkham City, he keeps being mentioned in the swirling gyre of rumors surrounding Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises.  (Probably because Tom Hardy has been confirmed to play a role in the movie, but nobody knows who he will be, and so the gears of fan speculation are grinding.  Our hopes are pinned sky-high on Tommy Elliot). We know first hand that there are all kinds of geeks in the world, and not all of their interests overlap, and so fans of The Dark Knight and Batman: Arkham Asylum might be wondering who the heck this obscure Batman villain is, what gives him any appeal, and what his role as antagonist may mean for a plot. Allow us to explain.

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  16. Beautiful Batman: Arkham City Wallpapers

    For your Saturday eyecandy, you could do worse than these two wallpaper-sized pieces of artwork from the makers of Batman: Arkham City, the sequel to Batman: Arkham Asylum.

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  17. The Sequel to Batman: Arkham Asylum Is Called Batman: Arkham City

    We liked People Forgot Ham, but this'll do: The sequel to bestselling game Batman: Arkham Asylum is to be called Batman: Arkham City. It's scheduled to come out for XBox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC in fall of 2011.

    [Robot6]

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  18. The Video Games of Today Reimagined in 8 and 16 Bits

    Today's games are great, but they just don't carry the same immeasurable nostalgic value as, say, Chrono Trigger, Link's Awakening, or even Number Crunchers. Now Stockholm-based pixel artist Junkboy has hypothesized for Swedish magazine Level what it might have looked like had contemporary games—Arkham Asylum, Bioshock, Guitar Hero, Little Big Planet, Red Dead Redemption, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Soul Calibur, and more—existed in the golden age of 8- and 16-bit gaming. Of course, several of these games indeed had low-bit predecessors! Compare the full series of "demake" images to their modern originals, after the jump.

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  19. Batman Voice Actor Calls Christian Bale’s Batman Voice “Ridiculous”

    Kevin Conroy, the voice of Batman in pretty much every cartoon version of the character since 1992 (excepting the lovely Batman: The Brave and the Bold and the awful The Batman, and including Batman: Arkham Asylum), was in attendance at the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo. At his solo Q&A panel, a fan asked him to give his opinion on the voice that his cinema successor Christian Bale gave to the character. Said Conroy: "Obviously someone should have stopped him and said 'You sound ridiculous.'"

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