Batman: Arkham City

PC, XB360, PS3 / Action / Release: Nov 15, 2011 / ESRB: T

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Batman: Arkham City DLC hinted with new Trophies

Batman: Arkham City DLC hinted with new Trophies

Batman: Arkham City released last year, and received a few downloadable content packs featuring Robin and Nightwing as playable Challenge Maps. That would seem to indicate the end of that particular DLC, but a new set of Trophies seems to indicate we'll get a new story episode. Ending spoilers follow.

Read more: Trophies point to Harley Quinn, Robin »

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Batman: Arkham City PC patch fixes save corruption

Batman: Arkham City PC patch fixes save corruption

Ever since the PC edition of Batman: Arkham City launched in November 2011, an unlucky portion of players have been finding their save files mysteriously corrupted and their progress lost. Four months later, Rocksteady Studios has finally released a patch addressing the problem, which even salvages the saves for some--but not all.

Read more: Rocksteady "did all we could" to save saves »

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Batman: Arkham City makes 'fantastic use' of Wii U controller

Batman: Arkham City makes 'fantastic use' of Wii U controller

Little is known about the Wii U version of Batman: Arkham City. In fact, all we know is that it exists.

There are those that know much more about the game, however. For example, Epic Games' Mark Rein has seen the game running on Nintendo's next console. Speaking at Game Developers Conference, Rein noted that the Unreal Engine-powered game won't be a straight port of the PC/PS3/Xbox 360 game.

Read more: Touch controls confirmed »

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Batman: Arkham City dev tried adding multiplayer

Batman: Arkham City dev tried adding multiplayer

Batman: Arkham City is a great game, earning the 3rd spot on our Game of the Year list. But would it have been a better game had it featured a multiplayer component?

Game director Sefton Hill argued that it would have seriously diminished the game. "If we did multiplayer then we wouldn't have been able to deliver the quality of game that people wanted--that we wanted," he said. "We would end up delivering two watered down products."

Read more: 'It always felt like it was just there as a requirement' »

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Best of 2011 Runner-Up: Batman Arkham City

Best of 2011 Runner-Up: Batman Arkham City

Batman: Arkham Asylum impressed audiences by bucking the trend of licensed superhero games. It wasn't just "good for a superhero game"; it was an unqualified success, both critically and commercially. Years later, developer Rocksteady had the unenviable (and inevitable) task of creating a sequel. They attempted to craft a game that could expand the concept of Arkham Asylum without compromising its original vision, and in many ways Batman: Arkham City does just that.

Read more: Why Arkham City made our 'Top Five' »

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Uncharted 3 leads AIAS nominations

Uncharted 3 leads AIAS nominations

The Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences released its list of nominees for this years Interactive Achievement Awards. Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception leads with a dozen nominations, and shares a Game of the Year nod with Portal 2, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Batman: Arkham City, and The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword.

Read more: Uncharted 2 still holds nomination record »

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2011 Game Developers Choice nominees announced

2011 Game Developers Choice nominees announced

The 12th annual Game Developers Choice Awards nominees were announced today, providing nods to some of last year's greatest games. Three studios shared a tie for the most nominations: Bethesda for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Valve for Portal 2, and newcomer Supergiant Games for Bastion. Skyrim and Portal 2 received five nominations each, while Bastion received four and the studio itself was nominated for Best Debut.

Read more: Game of the Year nominees »

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Batman: Arkham City gets free Batman Inc. skin

Batman: Arkham City gets free Batman Inc. skin

Batman: Arkham City gets yet another slate of DLC today. Thankfully, at least some of it is free.

"We have had an amazing release of Batman: Arkham City and we wanted to thank you all for your incredible support before, during and after the game's release," game director Sefton Hill said in a thank you letter to fans. "As a token to our appreciation, we'll be offering a brand new, totally super sweet, Batman Inc. Batsuit skin absolutely free!"

Read more: Free challenge map pack as well »

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Batman: Arkham World teased

Batman: Arkham World teased

Shock! There's going to be another Batman: Arkham game. Titled Batman: Arkham World, the game was teased during the Spike TV Video Game Awards during the "acceptance speech" for Joker, who won the Best Character award from the show.

While accepting the award, the CG animated Joker held up a script for "Batman: Arkham World," saying "whoops, spoilers."

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Batman Arkham City Lockdown coming to iOS

Batman Arkham City Lockdown coming to iOS

Are you hungry for more Batman: Arkham City? While Rocksteady hasn't said a word about DLC beyond the upcoming map pack, you'll be able to sate your appetite with a new Batman: Arkham-themed app for iOS. The universal app, compatible with iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad, has already been released in Australia, and is likely coming to the States soon.

Developed by NetherRealm Studios (aka the Mortal Kombat team), Batman: Arkham City Lockdown appears to be a side-scrolling brawler.

Read more: Detailed list of recent additions »

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Batman: Arkham City PC patch fixes DirectX 11 for some, not all

Batman: Arkham City PC patch fixes DirectX 11 for some, not all

The dark days of dire DirectX 11 performance in Batman: Arkham City on PC are at an end, thanks to a new patch. Unless you're running a 32-bit version of Windows 7 or Vista, that is, in which case developer Rocksteady suggests you continue to avoid DX 11 entirely until another patch is released.

Read more: The patch notes »

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Batman: Arkham City suffers DirectX 11-related issues

Batman: Arkham City suffers DirectX 11-related issues

Batman: Arkham City's PC launch seems to have been marred by some DirectX 11 issues that have left the game unplayable, Steam forum users have reported.

According to some users, enabling DirectX 11 features turns Batman's latest adventure into a frame rate nightmare. HardOCP examined the issues with both the NVidia GTX 580 and AMD Radeon HD 6970, noting that "both video cards the game stuttered and paused in exactly the same places, indicating it is more of a game issue with DX11."

Read more: Warner Bros. responds to the issues »

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Batman: Arkham City DLC continues December 20th, features challenge maps

Batman: Arkham City DLC continues December 20th, features challenge maps

You've solved every Riddler challenge, collected all of Catwoman's loot, and conquered every challenge map as Robin and Nightwing. So, now what?

Rocksteady isn't quite done doling out DLC for Batman: Arkham City. December 20th marks the next expansion for the Batman simulator, and it appears to be a map pack.

Read more: Three maps detailed »

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Warner acknowledges Batman: Arkham City save file issue, asks for help

Warner acknowledges Batman: Arkham City save file issue, asks for help

Sixteen days after we first reported Xbox 360 save file issues within Batman: Arkham City, Warner Bros. has acknowledged the problem, asking for users to help investigate the issue.

In a forum post, the publisher is asking users to detail their problems so they can better investigate the issue. Between the time the issue was first reported and Warner's response, the original forum complaining of the game-ending problem has swollen to nearly 200 comments across twenty pages.

Read more: Warner QA 'unable to reproduce the issue' »

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Batman: Arkham City swinging onto PC a week late

Batman: Arkham City swinging onto PC a week late

The PC edition of Batman: Arkham City has been ever-so-slightly delayed, publisher Warner Bros. announced today. Previously due in North America on November 15, it'll now arrive on November 22. The Australian release will follow on November 23, while Bats will spread across Europe on November 25.

Read more: PC exclusive features »

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