Batman: Arkham City Game of the Year Edition

PS3, XB360, PC, MAC / Other / Release: May 29, 2012 / ESRB: U

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A history of Batman in video games

A history of Batman in video games

Batman: Arkham Knight is Rocksteady's third and final foray into the Arkham universe. While the Arkhamverse has been going strong for four years, the Caped Crusader has a long history in games. Today, we look back at some of the noteworthy moments of the Dark Knight in video games.

Read more: Through the ages »

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June NPD: Lego Batman 2, Future Soldier top the charts

June NPD: Lego Batman 2, Future Soldier top the charts

Even after all these iterations, licensed Lego games are still a hot item. Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes topped the NPD charts for the month of June, beating out Ghost Recon: Future Soldier. It probably helps that the little brick Caped Crusader appeared on roughly twice as many platforms as most other games in the month. Diablo III had an impressive third place showing, despite being on only one platform.

Read more: The full top-ten for June »

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Field Report: Batman Arkham City - Harley Quinn's Revenge

Field Report: Batman Arkham City - Harley Quinn's Revenge

Note: This review includes spoilers from Batman: Arkham City.

Harley Quinn's Revenge is everything Batman fans have been waiting for from Arkham City DLC. This isn't a collection of costumes or challenge maps, but a honest-to-goodness expansion of the campaign. With voice acting, to boot. Taking place immediately after the events of the main story of Arkham City, it places you in the shoes of both Batman and Robin--an enticing proposition that should make the $10 asking price "worth it."

Read more: Not as polished as Arkham City »

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Batman: Arkham City Harley Quinn DLC available now

Batman: Arkham City Harley Quinn DLC available now

Those of you craving more Batman: Arkham City story content should already have marked your calendars for this bat-time and bat-channel. But just in case you forgot, the Harley Quinn DLC is available starting today. The DLC is already up on Xbox Live Marketplace, and it will hit PlayStation 3 and PC later today. It adds a new story mission for $9.99 (800 MSP).

Read more: Play as both Batman and Robin »

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Arkham City DLC, Jetpack Joyride - Shacknews Daily: May 11, 2012

Arkham City DLC, Jetpack Joyride - Shacknews Daily: May 11, 2012

We take a look at April's NPD figures. It's a down month for the industry, but Prototype 2 takes the top crown. Then, get a peek at what to expect from Harley Quinn's Revenge, the upcoming story DLC for Batman Arkham City. Finally, Jetpack Joyride jumps to Facebook... meaning we'll have to cut this short and take some time out to play.

Check out today's episode of Shacknews Daily.

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