Batman: Arkham City

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The preview trailer for the newly announced Batman: Arkham Knight hit yesterday, and it was siiiick. Heck, my Bat nipples were beaming in excitement…and I wasn’t even wearing my Batsuit. Coming off the 3rd, mediocre installment (if you take it as expanded game play to Arkham City and not a new game, it’s not that bad), it’s with much delight to see franchise back in the hands of Rock Steady Studios; the makers of first two titles in the critically acclaimed series. That, and Kevin Conroy will be back to voice (the only true voice) Batman! Between Conroy, Rocksteady and the absolutely stunning cinematics shown in the trailer,  justifying spending 700$ on a new console just got a whole lot easier.

Since the trailer broke, a barrage of of details and images have surfaced. One update in particular could change Batman canon as we know it… (more…)

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Rumor has it that Rocksteady‘s next DC Comics video game adaptation will be titled Batman Arkham Origins and that it will be released sometime during the 3rd Quarter of 2013 on Sony and Microsoft‘s next-gen consoles.  Oh, and it won’t be a sequel; instead, Batman: Arkham Origins will be a prequel inspired by the Silver Age of comics, which ran from the mid-1950s to around 1970. Footage is expected to debut at the annual video game convention E3 in June.

The rumor originates from French site Gameblog , which says it was tipped off about the game by unnamed industry sources. So, take it with a grain of salt.  Furthermore, this rumor conflicts with an earlier report stating that an Arkham City sequel NOT a prequel would be released in 2013 and that the Rocksteady Silver Age game wouldn’t be released until 2014 at the earliest. I guess we will find out at E3, or until someone from Rocksteady denies the report, but with retro Batman mania inspiring both Mattel’s new Batman 66′ toy line and DC recently announcing that they will do a digital first Batman 66′ comic, a prequel game might make some synergistic sense, even if it wasn’t — like the toys and the comic — a direct homage to the old Adam West TV series.

With that said, some fans probably do NOT enjoy the idea of a prequel taking place for the next game. They want to see some continuation from where Arkham City left off despite the fact that Arkham Asylum and Arkham City writer Paul Dini won’t be returning to pen the next Batman game and Mark Hamill won’t be back in his iconic role as the voice of the Joker. A crying shame and two massive absences that this next game will have to account for.

I, for one, do not care what the next Batman game is about, I just want another fucking Rocksteady Batman Game!

 

Payback is a dish best served by someone Psychologically Unstable, and in DLC: Harley Quinn’s Revenge released as part of the Arkham City Game of the Year Edition we get to see Harley Quinn take the rein as a formidable villain. While this DLC was promoted as a definitive ending to the  Arkham City series, this gamer-girl you see before you  decided it was a must-play. The following review goes over the 2 hours worth of game-play offered by the DLC: the difference between playing as Robin and Batman through the campaign, and what the DLC has to offer to the overall story. If you haven’t played Batman: Arkham City, please avert thine eyes because the following review contains Spoilers & Easter Eggs found within the previous game.

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“Hell hath no fury as a woman scorned.” Truer words have never been spoken. With the release of Batman: Arkham City Game of the Year Edition, the featured definite end to the game DLC Harley Quinn’s Revenge will show Harley Quinn as a definite force to be reckoned with. For those who want to refresh their memory on the Dark Knight’s adventure into the infamous prison “Arkham City” can pick up the  Game of the Year Edition starting  May 29. The following is a full and more intriguing look at the what the DLC has to offer with playable characters Batman, and Robin.

Buying the Game of the Year Edition will give you all previously released downloadable content which includes: “Catwoman Pack,” “Nightwing Bundle Pack,” “Robin Bundle Pack,” “Challenge Map Pack” and “Arkham City Skins Pack”, as well as the new “Harley Quinn’s Revenge” content.  For those who own the original edition of Batman: Arkham City, and don’t want to get the new edition they will be able to download “Harley Quinn’s Revenge Pack” beginning May 29 on PlayStation Network ($9.99) and the Xbox LIVE Marketplace for 800 Microsoft Points.

The following sneak peek of what we can expect in ‘Harley Quinn’s Revenge’ is a perfect answer to the request of fans for more concrete involvement with both characters in the story line. Does this mean, that if there is another Batman game added to the popular franchise, RockSteady will add this same gameplay? Are you looking forward to this DLC’s definite ending to the story in Arkham City, let us know in the comments below.

Yesterday we showed you a new trailer for the DLC, Harley Quinn’s Revenge for Batman: Arkham City, today we’ve got gameplay footage. This comes courtesy of Game Trailers TV and it’s only a short preview tacked onto a longer segment about Transformers: Fall of Cybertron. Jump to the 18:10 mark for the Arkham City footage.

While earlier previews have focused on Harley Quinn strutting and putting Bats in his place, this time we get to see Batman in action as well as Robin, who’s been upgraded to a playable character for this DLC. Sadly, Harley Quinn’s Revenge is said to be the last DLC for Arkham City, but it looks to going out with a bang.

Harley Quinn’s Revenge releases May 29th as a DLC as well as being included in the “Game of the Year” edition of Arkham City. Plan to check it out? Puddin’ must be avenged!

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A few video game trailers hit the web today and I can (almost) guarantee you’re excited for at least one of them. One is the hotly anticipated Assassin’s Creed III, another is the final DLC pack to cap off Batman: Arkham City, Harley Quinn’s Revenge, and the third is a Transformers game based off the awesome ‘toon, Transformers Prime. Okay, I’ll admit I might be the only one excited about Transformers Prime, but I’m telling you guys, the show is superb and I hope so is the game.

Let’s check out this Assassin’s Creed III trailer which provides us our first look at some gameplay.

Holy. Shit. I feel more patriotic already. I was already hooked by the premise, Assassin’s in America, but after this trailer? Excuse me while I go pre-order. NOW. The game looks incredible! I was a little concerned about how things would transition to the American Revolution setting, for instance how easy would it be to use sneak attacks or quick escapes in a forest? Well, the trailer has abated any concerns I had. I mean, did you see it!?! You can assassinate a bear! Fine, you just kill it but I’d like to imagine that bear was on someone’s hit list.

Assassin’s Creed III releases for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC on October 30.

What did you think it? Does it look like it’ll live up to previous game’s in the franchise?

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It’s really no surprise Batman: Arkham City is being heralded as Game of the Year. Not only is it an amazing Batman game it’s one of the most expertly crafted video games and I encourage anyone who hasn’t yet played it, pick us this edition. The Game of the Year version comes with everything: all the DLC packs, the characters, the levels and the skins. I know you want to tear through Gotham as the Batman from The Dark Knight Returns.

Also included will be the final DLC, “Harley Quinn’s Revenge.” That’s right, she’s back and more than a little upset her puddin’ is dead. Check out the trailer below, including a small tease of the new DLC, as well as a bit of new art below.

The “Harley Quinn’s Revenge” mission sends players back into Arkham City to face their final challenge as they interchange between playing as both Batman and Robin. Gamers must utilize each of the characters’ unique combat and investigative skills to uncover Harley’s vengeful plan and shut the gates on the urban mega-prison forever. n addition to experiencing a new storyline, fans can explore new environments and face-off against Harley’s all new gang of thugs. 

Batman: Arkham City The Game of the Year edition, as well as the DLC “Harley Quinn’s Revenge” releases May 29th.

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Every year hundreds of manufacturers, distributors, and sales agents from around the globe gather in one location to showcase their toy and entertainment products for the coming year.

You know what that means?

It’s time for the international New York Toy Fair. If there was one place where you could let your inner child go absolutely crazy it would be here. With over a thousand exhibitors, it’s hard not to.

There are all types of toys to choose from, classic toys from yesteryear, new movie tie-in toys, and toys for all ages, brought forth from the wacky minds of the toy masters at Mattel, Lego, Hasbro and many, many more. These are the products that will be hitting store shelves everywhere all year long that may flop, or become the hottest must have toy for Christmas.

Take a stroll through the New York Toy Fair courtesy of NerdBastards “Gallery of Toys” below and let your fellow NerdBastards know which are keepers and which will clutter store shelves until their thrown into the 50% off bin in the comments section below.

In the gallery below you will find images for:

-Marvel and DC ‘Super Hero’ LEGO sets. (via)
-Lord of the Rings LEGO Set (via)
-Playmates new line of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles line of action figures, vehicles and playsets (via)
-Bane and Catwoman Figures from Movie Masters (via)
-Mattel’s latest additions to their Ghostbusters line (via)
-Mattel’s DCU, Justice League, Young Justice and More (via)
-Mattel’s Voltron Line (via)
-Mattel’s newest addition to their massive Master of the Universe line (via)
-Batman Arkham City Figures from Square Enix (via)
-E.T., Rocky, Predator and other figures from NECA (via)
-HASBRO’s ‘Avengers’ Line(via)
-HASBRO’s reintroduction to Marvel Legends (via)

AND MORE!

For further details, including figure specs and release dates please hit up the respective via links

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Every day the internet produces an astounding amount of goodies and gems. Most hilarious, some amusing, but all worth at least a few seconds of your time. We here at Nerd Bastards try to bring you the best bits of news and nerdery the webz has to offer, with a bit of snark thrown in. But sometimes not everything makes the cut.

Monday through Friday we’ll be bringing you our inbox leftovers, our forgotten bookmarks, the nerdy bits that simply slipped through the cracks. You can submit items to Nerdy Bits by emailing us at nerdybits@nerdbastards.com.

This is simply kick-ass. It’s a live action stunt recreation of one of  Catwoman’s fight scenes from Batman: Arkham City by Thousand Pounds Action Company. They’ve also recreated Street Fighter and Naruto fight scenes. Watch this stuntwoman takedown street thugs with impressive combos, and yes, a whip. (Comics Alliance)

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The Interwebz is a great place for nerdy art and the like. A lot of the time it’s crazy things like Autobot anal, Star Whores, a bush shaved like the bat signal and shit like that. But there are a lot of awesome things that we see on a daily basis, and we’re lazy nerd bastards so we just round them all up once a week for your nerdgasm glory.

This is what the Empire Strikes Back would have looked like if it was released by stop motion animation pioneers Rankin Bass. Yea, it’s cute now, but that tauntaun is not going to live through the snowstorm.

Via: Neatorama

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