Posts Tagged ‘Batman: Arkham Origins’

Have You Played… Batman: Arkham Origins?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game recommendations. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time.

Jingle bells, Batman smells, Robin’s flown away…

Arkham Origins definitely isn’t the best of the latter-day Batman games, but at least on PC it’s definitely not the worst, either – and it’s ageing well. More importantly, it’s set at Christmas – something of a Gotham tradition, with Burton movie Batman Returns very much the high point of rubber-suited holiday fun. Depending on what you’re into, of course.
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Arkham Knight Officially Abandons Multi-GPU Support

I’ve long felt that multi-GPU systems are playing with expensive fire, and even worse can, like audiophilia, lead to an anxious, ongoing preoccupation with whether you have the ‘best’ at the expense of actually enjoying what you’re playing/hearing. Even so, I sympathise with people who invested both money and time into their SLI or Crossfire setups, only to now be told that one of the biggest games of the year will effectively never support ‘em. Warners/Rocksteady have officially thrown in the towel for Batman: Arkham Knight [official site]’s errant multi-GPU performance.
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Steam Who? – Humble Bundle’s Spring Sale

Is there going to be a spring Steam sale? Or has Valve finally elected to give its wearied money counters – their abacuses gnarled and gnawed on, fear and desperation write large on waxen wood – a brief respite? I’m not entirely sure it matters now, though, as Humble has elected to fire the first shot with a sale of its own, and it’s off to a damn impressive start. Check it out for deep discounts on games like South Park: The Stick of Truth, Batman: Arkham Origins, Broken Age, Shadowrun: Dragonfall, and Thief. Tons more below.

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Thermal Batpants: Chilly Arkham Origins DLC’s New Gadgets

Ooh, doesn't he look warm?

Look, Batman: Arkham Origins‘ developers would like very much to stamp out a few of the remaining bugs but they’ve been too busy working on the DLC story campaign and the important things it adds. Like a roasty-toasty new Batsuit for Bats and special heated Batgloves to keep his Batpaws warm on chilly evenings. They’re worried about young Master Bruce. Aren’t you too? You don’t want an orphan to freeze to death just so you can play a video game, do you? You monster.

See, the ‘Cold, Cold Heart’ DLC adds a new mini-campaign starring Mr. Freeze and his icy tricks, which means Batchap gets a few warming gadgets to fight back. Come have a gander what Warner Bros. is sacrificing support for in a new video developer diary doodad with a fine display of Batbiffing.

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Bruce Wanes: Batman Arkham Series Finale Leaked, Has Car

Update: official trailer released, and below, right at the very bottom of the post.

First there was Batman: Arkham Macguyver, then there was Batman: Arkham A Bit Of City, then Batman: Arkham Oranges, and now there is Batman: Arkham Nighty-Night. Oh, alright, just Arkham Knight. But I’m only calling it that this once.

And it has a driveable Batmobile! Jeez guys, why’d it take you four games to come up with that idea? But all jolly exciting – a car, and Rocksteady back at the helm, should mean a mite more sense of advancement than the solid but rinse’n’repeaty Arkham Oranges. (Though hopefully the returning dev has learned a thing or two about thug dialogue.)
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Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate BIFFZOTTING-ing PC

We expect to somehow fare better than this near-lifeless pile of our brethren that we are currently standing on!

Batman: Arkham Origins‘ superheroic antics were supremely so-so (not to mention glitchy as all get-out), but it wasn’t the only game in its lineage. Comparing Arkham Origins to Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate is like comparing apples to (Arkham) oranges. Blackgate is a sidescroller that originally debuted on handhelds, but it does manage to contain trace elements of previous Arkham standouts. There’s similar combat, light stealth, and detective vision, but it’s all wrapped up in a traditional Metroidvania-style package. It’s also – depending on whom you talk to – kinda alright? Sort of? I haven’t played it, but perhaps I will soon. Trailer of the PC-bound “Deluxe Edition” below.

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Warner Prioritizing DLC Over Fixing Arkham Origins’ Bugs

Oh, well here's the problem. Just delete this horrifying little bugger and it should be running like a dream in a jiffy.

No, that headline isn’t backward. Maybe the reverse is happening in one of DC’s other million-billion (though no longer billion-finity) universes, but not this one. Batman: Arkham Origins swung into action bogged down by a slew of diabolical bugs and glitches – some of them game-breaking – and our own boy man wonder Adam grappled with a decent many. On the upside, there have been some patches, but even a cursory glance at various forums shows that progress-halting issues have yet to be eradicated. So then, why is developer Warner Bros Montreal already moving on? Infuriatingly, because it’s too busy making new things it would like you to spend money on.

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