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GAME REVIEW – Batman: The Enemy Within – Episode 2: The Pact (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

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The Pact is the second episode of Batman: The Enemy Within, a new five-episode adventure game from Telltale Games (Tales from the Borderlands, Guardians of the Galaxy), DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. Continuing directly on from the previous episode, players must track down the remaining members of the Riddler’s group as both Batman and Bruce Wayne while trying to keep Jim Gordon and Amanda Wallace happy.

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GAME REVIEW – Batman: The Telltale Series – Episode 4: Guardian of Gotham (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Guardian of Gotham is the penultimate episode of Batman: The Telltale Series, a five-episode adventure game from Telltale Games (Tales from the Borderlands, The Walking Dead). Following Bruce’s complete mental breakdown at the end of the previous episode, the disgraced millionaire playboy wakes to find himself an inmate of the infamous Arkham Asylum. Luckily for him, he’s about to make a new friend…

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BOOK REVIEW – Batman: Arkham City by Paul Dini and Carlos D’Anda (Graphic Novel)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Batman: Arkham City is a graphic novel written by Paul Dini (Batman: The Animated Series) and illustrated by Carlos D’Anda (Deathblow), bridging the gap between the critically acclaimed 2009 video game Batman: Arkham Asylum and its recently released sequel, Batman: Arkham City (reviewed here).

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GAME REVIEW – Batman: Arkham City (PlayStation 3)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Batman: Arkham City is the much anticipated follow-up to the 2009 surprise hit video game Batman: Arkham Asylum, once again brought to you by British developer Rocksteady Studios. At the beginning of the game Bruce Wayne (aka Batman) is captured and imprisoned in the titular Arkham City, a sprawling super-prison five times larger than Arkham Asylum, which is being overseen by genius psychiatrist Hugo Strange. Meanwhile, the Joker is facing almost certain death due to his recent consumption of the Titan formula, its unstable properties mutating his blood and slowly killing him…

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GAME REVIEW – DC Universe Online (PC)

By Duncan Voice

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Like his proverbial namesake catching the morning worm, The Chaffinch swoops down from the rooftops to tackle the nameless thugs of Gotham City. Dishing out punches, kicks and batarangs, his retribution is swift. Answering a call from his mentor Batman, he heads to another crime scene round the block. Identical looking thugs meet the same justice. Another call comes in, twenty more of the same reprobates line the streets. DC Universe Online reads a familiar story. Fantastic license, terrible execution.

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GAME REVIEW – Batman: Arkham Asylum

By Marty Mulrooney

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With Christopher Nolan successfully rebooting Batman on the silver screen in recent years, the dark knight is pretty hot property right now. I didn’t realise before writing this review, but there have actually been a lot of Batman games over the years, usually to tie in with the various film releases, with varying degrees of success.

This new Batman game from Rocksteady Studios is nothing do with the recent film releases though, being released on the PS3 and Xbox360 last month, with the PC release coming out later this week. The version I am reviewing is the PS3 version, but it should apply to the XBox360 version as well: at long last, it seems that multi-platform game design is reaching a stage where differences between the HD console versions is negligible. Continue reading

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Arkham Asylum Collector’s Edition Unboxing (PS3, UK Version)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Batman Arkham Aylum was finally released yesterday, although unfortunately my copy almost didn’t come, and when I finally did get my hands on it, it had been damaged in the post. Luckily, I managed to get hold of a replacement today. So I decided to upload our first video post here (and also some pictures) at Alternative Magazine Online to show people exactly what is inside the Collector’s Edition (UK version) and also to explain how it differs from the USA version…

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