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Patchman: Arkham Fixy

As roughly 50% of the emails to the wheezing RPS inboxotron over the last week will attest to, Rocksteady and Warner have not exactly displayed willing enthusiasm when it comes to the PC edition of Batman: Arkham City. A long- and mysteriously-delayed launch followed by DirectX 11 performance that was about as smooth as stinging nettle moonshine, then the final insult of the eventual patch…

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Arkham Pretties: Nanananananana Patchman!

Batman: Arkham City arrived on PC crazily late, and launched with a pretty much borked DirectX 11 mode. Which didn't make a lot of sense, given what a song and dance NVIDIA and Warner were making about its graphics, and if forum-hounds' apparent discovery that the release build was compiled back in September is to be believed. Finally, though, a patch has arrived which purports…

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I Lied To You About Batman

I'm so sorry. There's going to be a proper scandal about that. GamesIndustry.biz or Gamasutra or someone will probably run an expose about the awful corruption at RPS. Last week, I brazenly claimed, to your face, that this would be the last Batman: Arkham City trailer we'd post before the pointlessly-delayed PC release next month. I LIED TO YOU. Because here's the first proper PC…

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Batman: Arkham City Arrives 18th November

The nebulous "November" date for Batman on PC has been confirmed for the UK as the 18th, and VG247 note that Amazon has the US one date (predictably) for the 15th. The PC version is going to support 3D, DX11, and a bunch of the other in-vogue technologies, making it one of this years most graphical games, or something. Reception of the Batman on the…

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Batman’s Special Friend In Action

The seemingly endless drip-feed of character announcements for Batman: Arkham City is starting to get on my wick. Yes, we know there will be supervillains in the game. Can we not just play it now? Please? Also in there, Mr Marketing has slowly told us, are a raft of playable Bat-Chums, including Batman's diminutive protege Robin, who's been redesigned as a sort of scrappy thug.…

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Arkham City Is A GFWL Title

There was some talk over the weekend that Batman: Arkham City would not be using GFWL. That turned out to not be true, according to this article on VG247, who contacted Warner for comment. A Warner rep said: “Arkham City is indeed a G4WL [sic] title.” Did he say [sic] of his own esoteric spelling? I just don't know. The game is out on October…

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Ice To See You: Arkham City’s Mr Freeze

I have nothing but sympathy for poor old Mr Freeze and the comics writer who created him, Ian Cold. From Batman's already ludicrous rogue's gallery (Man-Bat! Calendar Man!), his star is surely the most fallen, thanks to the governor of California's chilling portrayal in the most nippletastic of all the Batman movies. How to make this pun-spewing pastiche remotely fearsome again? Well, give him a…

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Batman: Arkham City Will Use GFWL

It's been confirmed. Yesterday Warner Bros released the box art for Batman: Arkham City (due this October), which turned out to be an amusingly back-handed way of announcing that the game would use Microsoft's less-than-perfect PC gaming frontend, Games For Windows Live, seeing as the GFWL logo is stuck there right at the top of the box like some kind of barnacle of bad taste.…

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Robin Confirmed In Batman: Arkham City

The three most exciting words in the English language today are "Batman: Arkham City". It's a fact. So you should be very interested to know that US game retailer Best Buy yesterday published a listing for Batman: Arkham City touting Robin as an exclusive, downloadable playable character for two challenge maps if you pre-order from them. See the listing for yourself and read my hasty…

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BUT THEN: Batman: Arkham Asylum

Ah, these beers are working a treat, which is great because I beginning to get brain qualms from all the game footage. Next: Batman: Arkham City. The first game was rather special in the RIGHT nature of its action, but the open world of this game is what is selling it to me. I mean just look at it. Rocksteady were saying earlier today that…

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So The Arkham City Trailer Is Spectacular

This made a wobbly appearance a bit earlier today, but I didn't post it up because the embed had audio problems. Seems to be all fixed now, and the new trailer for Arkham City is quite the thing, with all the big villains showing their meticulously-modelled faces, to a fancy soundtrack. There is also swooping, and some mild face-punching. Don't be alarmed, that's quite normal.…

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Batman: Arkham City Announced

News reaches us via a bat-signal link from Eurogamer that the sequel to Batman: Arkham Asylum will be out autumn 2011. Hurrah for fans of Tightness. Except, from the scant details released, it may be less Quinns-delightingly Tight, as it's set in a single sprawling walled city block in the heart of Gotham which is now home of all the city's criminally insane folk (Which…

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Wot I Think: Batman – Arkham Asylum

Rocksteady's slightly delayed PC version of their rather well-received man-thumper/ledge-grappler goes on sale this week. I've been playing it. I've also written some words detailing how I feel about it. But I'm not just going to give them to you, oh no. If you can solve my cunning riddle, you can work out how to read them. Riddle me this!

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Brucie Bonus: Free DLC for Batman Arkham Asylum

I'll be Wotting My Thinks all over Rocksteady's much-ballyhooed Batman adventure next week (we'd hoped for sooner, but I've been fruitlessly chasing review code for weeks now. Apparently the fancy PhysX effects have held it up), but until then let's bask in the warm glow of promised free stuff. No idea what the free DLC will be, but it's due on the 17th - a…

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Metal Gear Batman: Arkham Asylum Stuffs

The dark'n'mysterious picture of what manner of beast Batman: Arkham Asylum may be is becoming clear. Beneath the cut, footage straight outta GDC of the Splinter Cell/Metal Geary Invisible Predator mode. You can also find my initial thoughts on that and another of AA's modes (a high score attack one, very much in the the vein of The Club) in a big ol' preview piece…

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Arkham Asylyum Video: Will I Become A Bat?

A new trailer of Rocksteady's forthcoming Batman Arkham Asylum has gone live. You'll find it beneath the cut, and see a lot of criminals being a cowardly and superstitious lot. The last time we posted about it, a lot of people seemed a little bewildered about what the game's about. I've actually seen it a couple of times, so you'll some thoughts on exactly what…

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