This Fall, Batman will again be the talk outside of Gotham when his new Kevin Conroy-voiced game debuts. Yesterday, GameStop teased a playable story within Batman: Arkham Knight, but you have to pre-order the game in order to access it. Inside the tweet was a blurred out image (ABOVE) of the character they were featuring. This information comes behind the already announced challenge maps and “story pack” of Harley Quinn‘s playable avatar. The pixelated image could actually pass as Pitfall Harry (how cool would that be??), but the color scheme is completely wrong. It still produced a good amount of fervor over the interwebs, even though you’d have to be a real noob to not know who it was. There aren’t too many Bat-friends wearing red things on their heads. (more…)
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This week’s edition: the Grillenium Falcon, Dungeons & Dragons cake, Free Portal 2 soundtrack, Star Wars in Lego diorama, DC and Chuck Taylor team up, Lt. Data; soft spoken rapper, Pac-man created with light, Star Wars in 3 minutes with action figures, Green Lantern concept art, Marvel ladies in 80s glam, I choose you, Facehugger!, Chewie Bento Box, learn Klingon, Gamestop’s Batman: Arkham City pre-order bonus, smooth out 8-bit animation, shower with Droids, SNES style Doctor Who intro, Super Mario Bros. soda display, the Doctor’s newest companions, Indiana Jones meet Han Solo.
Food trucks are all the rage right now. There are taco trucks, cupcake trucks, even trucks with food based on hit television series (HBO’s Game of Thrones). But can those food trucks make the Kessel Run in 12 parsecs and deliver on tasty grilled cheese? (blastr)
Theft is a crime that can be done in a variety of ways, from simple shoplifting to grand theft auto. It all depends on how you do it. Robbing a store in the middle of the day can be tough, there’s witnesses and cameras everywhere, you’re going to get caught. Now, what if you decided to go all ‘Dig-Dug’ and tunnel your way under the store, is it possible to get away. Any way you slice it committing a crime is stupid, this is just one for the hall of fame.
Who was this crawling criminal?
Tennessee resident Steven Archer (NOT pictured above) was arrested last Thursday for not only breaking into a vacant building, but using it as a base to tunnel his way into the GameStop next door. With all the ways in the world to rob a store and he goes with the one plan that sounds like a bad sequel to The Ladykillers. Although he did get caught he didn’t just dig through the floor and get arrested, he did get away with $300 and more than $5,300 in games and electronics. Nearly $6,000 pulling a Wile E. Coyote style scheme and he almost got away with it.
And he thought nobody would notice the hole in the floor.
Oh GameStop employee, how we love to hate you! While there are a few good GameStop workers (yes folks, it’s possible), most of them are just there to make money thinking their job was going to be awesome. The fine folks over at CollegeHumor have released another one of their “Employee Manuals…Probably,” in which this one is all about being a video game store clerk. There are four parts to being that “lovable” a$$hole and all four are viewable after the jump for your viewing pleasure.
Have games you have downloaded and not playing anymore? Want to trade them in so that you can get credit towards another game? Want to get screwed in the ass when you find out how little credit you get when trading the game at places like Gamestop? Well, not including the last question, gamers are in luck as Green Man Gaming will be the service that lets you to trade in your downloaded games for credit. There isn’t much info on the service as it will launch later in the year with about 400 titles available at first and hoping to grow as the year goes. Only other info that is known is that Green Man Gaming will be paying the publishers of traded game significant royalties and then sell the traded games as used games. Price range in unknown at the moment.
It’s not known what platform is included in this service but I think games from Steam will probably be the majority on the list since its the biggest gaming service for the PC gamers. I would like to see it available to console gaming since I do own a Playstation 3 and thanks to the Playstation Network, I do have downloaded games that I wouldn’t mind trading in since I’m a trophy whore and most PSN games have the easiest trophies to get and once I’m done with them, I pretty much don’t touch the game again and go find another game to whore myself into just to grow my e-penis up. Hopefully we’ll soon find out how exactly this works and be a very helpful service for gamers all alike.
Gamestop’s executive vice president for merchandising and marketing Tony Bartel revealed that next week’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 will be a record-breaking one for his company, stating “the number of pre-order reservations we’ve taken for the game is the highest for any title we’ve ever sold in our 6,200 store network.”
I’m curious if these supposed numbers are really because of fan interest or because of Gamestop asking it’s customers to pre-order the HELL of it? Also, this is all well and good, but what’s the point of purchasing from a company that just wants you to trade the game in a month later anyway?