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Arkham Origins Multiplayer

I’m a little behind on some of this news but gotta mention it. WB Games has revealed the online multiplayer aspect of Batman: Arkham Origins. Take a look at the video!

I’ve loved the Arkham games, but I’ve always felt they’ve been missing multiplayer. I understood due to the story of Asylum, Batman running solo made sense. With City, I thought a cooperative mode could have been worked in. Now with Origin, we’re finally getting some kind of multiplayer element aside from leaderboards attached to challenges (not my cup of tea). So we’ve got two teams of three facing off with each while also working against the Dynamic Duo. I am just as excited about playing as Batman/Robin as I am about playing against them. I’m curious if we’ll be able to play the gang leaders (Bane/Joker in the video) or if those are NPCs. Any way about it, I am excited!

The Walking Dead: 400 Days is Coming

For those of you who loved Telltale’s The Walking Dead game, IGN is reporting that the mid-season episode, subtitled 400 Days, will be out this week. Here’s the release schedule:

  • Tuesday, July 2nd – PSN (North America)
  • Wednesday, July 3rd – Steam/Telltale Games Store
  • Friday, July 5th – XBLA
  • Wednesday, July 10th – PSN (Europe)
  • Thursday, July 11th – iOS

The choices you’ve made will affect the five stories of this episode. The choices in this episode will affect the story in season two. Check out the trailer for more.

Dumb Ways Continues

Haven’t been writing too often so I just wanted to assure you wonderful folk that I’m still around. We’ve been treated to Dumb Ways to Die, and Cool Things to Find took its turn. There’s been some fun parodies of the catchy jingle, but I’ve got to say my gamer bias dictates I must enjoy this one. The dancing animation isn’t very good, but the take on the song is great. Good job Megasteakman.

Wreck-It Ralph Review

What You Need to Know:

Before the feature, you will see the beautiful short Paperman from director John Kahrs about a man who meets a woman at the train station, but the only token he has to remember her is a sheet with her lipstick.

Rich Moore makes his feature length directorial debut on this highly anticipated Disney/Pixar film. John C. Reilly provides the voice for the titular Ralph, a Donkey Kong-like villain in an old arcade game. After thirty years of being the villain, Ralph decides to abandon his game to venture out into other games and become a hero. Ralph’s opposite, Fix-It Felix Jr. (Jack McBrayer) must track down Ralph to prevent the game from being unplugged.

Warning: I generally avoid spoilers, but there will possibly be a few spoilers for early scenes in the film. I will also go very in depth on the short, Paperman.

Wreck-It Ralph (John C. Reilly) and Fix-It Felix Jr. (Jack McBrayer)

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Flashback Friday Playlist. Enjoy!

It is Friday morning, I am on my way to work and the local radio station is playing a throwback of 90s hip-hop, mainly west coast artists. The DJ is the same guy I used to listen to while walking to middle school and on this unusually sunny Friday morning he has transported me back … way back… back into time.

I probably resemble the opening scene in Office Space, but hey this brings back memories. In fact I used to make playlists like this for my gamer friends back in high school. I mean is there a better playlist to accompany a first person shooter? Doubtful. Very doubtful.

This Flashback Friday Playlist comes in two flavors; the first is for you hardcore folks and the second is for those who just want something to bob your head to. Click to embiggen.


Wreck-It Ralph Trailer

I’ve been seeing the posters for this one at theaters, but haven’t really paid them much attention. But man this looks great. I love the group meeting early in the trailer and hope there are plenty of homages like that. Watch it!

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