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NanaNanaNanaNana BAT-NEWS!

Just when you thought it couldn’t get better than Batman: Arkham Origins, this happened:

That’s right, Rocksteady is back with Batman: Arkham Knight. Everyone thought they were done with the franchise and Warner Bros. Games Montreal would be taking over the series, but while you were busy with Origins, they were secretly creating the grand finale that is Arkham Knight.

I want to drive it SOOOOOOOO bad!

I want to drive it SOOOOOOOO bad!

From the trailer, you can see that Two-Face and the Penguin have returned to wreak more havoc and carnage on the city of Gotham. It has also been announced that the legendary Kevin Conroy has returned to voice Batman, as it should be. And it appears that Batman is more armored than he has ever been, so I’m gonna say that there will be a MASSIVE amount of fighting in this game. Best bit of news that I’ve heard is that the Batmobile will be drivable! ARE YOU FREAKIN’ KIDDING ME?!?! The beastly-looking, Tumbler-style Batmobile is drivable. Thank you very much, Rocksteady. If you were real, I would hug you.

Unfortunately for me, this game will only be for Xbox One, Playstation 4, and Windows. I do not currently have either of the two systems and my computer is not powerful enough to run a game as incredible as this will be. If anyone would like to donate either a Xbox One, a Playstation 4, and/or a powerful gaming computer to me before this game comes out, I’ll be waiting a while to play it. Sad face.

In other Batman-related news, Gotham has cast its Bruce Wayne and Selina Kyle. Fox has cast David Mazouz as the preteen Bruce Wayne and┬áCamren Bicondova as teenage Selina Kyle before she became Catwoman. Bicondova is a newcomer, while Mazouz recently co-starred with Kiefer Sutherland on Fox’s Touch. Along with following Gordon’s pre-Batman years with Gotham P.D., the show will also follow Selina’s early days as a thief and pickpocket. However, the show will also follow a young Bruce Wayne after his parents were killed and before he becomes Batman, which means we may be looking at a lot of crying and whining and tantrums about how unfair it is that his parents were taken away from him. I’m sure we’re in for some rebellious acting out and more things of the like. The first season might get annoying for Bruce’s story, at least until he starts training. Hopefully it’ll be more of a background story to Gordon’s tale.

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Xbox One Impressions

Xbox One ControllerSo, the announcement is over: the Xbox One is here to make you rush out to GameStop and empty your wallets on a pre-order. Since you’re reading this, you’re probably wondering what I think about the whole thing.

1.) The tech is impressive

Being able to control live TV from the Xbox One is pretty awesome, and I love voice commands through Kinect. Skype will make my parents happy, and since you can record and upload videos from your games, this could be really great for content creators.

The specs are solid: 8GB RAM, Blu-ray, USB 3.0, WiFi, 500 GB hard drive. And they said it was “silent.” Good. My Xbox 360 sounds like a jet taking off.

The controller’s D-pad is redesigned, so hopefully that’ll play fighting games better than the last one.

I really like being able to do multiple things at once on the console. I hope that actually ends up working and isn’t just an empty promise. Here’s hoping “snap” works better than Windows 8.

2.) Used Games — Not yours

One disc. One license to play the game. Used gaming really won’t be the same after this. And that really hurts the consumer. Unless it keeps prices low (which I doubt.). Want to borrow the game from a friend? Sorry. You can’t. Not without paying a licensing fee. This is one of my chief turn-offs about the console. I doubt licenses will be cheap.

3.) Xbox Live

300,000 severs for Xbox live. That sounds awesome. I’m all about having more options for cloud saves, and if it makes my online gaming experience better, awesome. Hopefully they’ll finally raise the friend list limit.

Assorted thoughts

I’m not sure how XBOX live content will be handled. Will my purchase of Final Fight: Double Impact be ported over?

Xbox 360 games aren’t able to be played on the new system (the framework is too different), so that might be a no-no for a lot of gamers.

I never really trust press conferences demos, so I doubt things will work as smoothly as they were at the presentation.

NEW HALO TV SERIES!!!!!!!!!!!!11111 I’m pretty excited.

The Xbox One isn’t always online, but it COULD be in the future, depending on how game developers decide to use the system.

For me, this won’t be a day one purchase. I’m an Xbox fan, but the used game problem really bugs me, as I feel it hurts the consumer. Also, I try my best not to buy hardware day one anyway, since there always seems to be problems.

All right, what are your thoughts on the new system?



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