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Best of 2011 Runner-Up: Batman Arkham City

By Shack Staff, Jan 18, 2012 12:00pm PST

This week Shacknews finally reveals its top five games of 2011. We continue today with out third best game of the year, as voted by the editors and staff writers: Rocksteady's Batman: Arkham City.

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"is that a question? I guess I'm looking for a 360 style controller. Are any of the 'knock-offs' ..."

- djdisco see all 47 comments

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

By Alice O'Connor, Dec 07, 2011 5:45am PST

The dark days of dire DirectX 11 performance in Batman: Arkham City 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 you should avoid DX 11 entirely until it's patched again.

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"Like PenicillinX57 mentions below, its a little better looking. Not worth the 50% loss in ..."

- EricZBA see all 11 comments

Batman: Arkham City suffers DirectX 11-related issues

By Xav de Matos, Nov 28, 2011 4:45pm PST

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.

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"Xav has a fair point - the Shack IS the real "Kobayashi Maru." No doubt about it. They've ..."

- wytefang see all 9 comments

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

By Xav de Matos, Nov 14, 2011 2:00pm PST

Sixteen days after we first reported on the issue, Warner Bros. is asking for help from Batman: Arkham City users to detail their save file problems with the Xbox 360 version of the game.

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"So....hows that fix coming? 1h 43 minutes till this thread expires!"

- EricZBA see all 24 comments

Batman: Arkham City swinging onto PC a week late

By Alice O'Connor, Nov 08, 2011 7:45am PST

The PC edition of Batman: Arkham City has been ever-so-slightly delayed, publisher Warner Bros. announced today. It's now slated to arrive on November 22.

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Lord of the Rings: War in the North demo exclusively on OnLive

By Alice O'Connor, Nov 02, 2011 2:15pm PDT

With The Lord of the Rings: War in the North now in stores, you may be wondering where the demo is. Turns out, the only one is on OnLive.

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"Was really hoping to try a steam demo to see whether or not to buy. Thanks for saving me money!"

- zuff see all 5 comments

Batman: Arkham City review

By Andrew Yoon, Oct 28, 2011 12:00pm PDT

We don our cape and cowl to hit the streets of Arkham City as Batman for our review of Rocksteady's second effort as the Dark Knight.

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"It's a review based on your opinion, i get that but... this is ridiculous. First, what was with ..."

- Dustinian see all 56 comments

Batman: Arkham City Nightwing DLC trailer swoops in

By Alice O'Connor, Oct 26, 2011 8:15am PDT

What makes Nightwing different enough from Batman that you'd want to pay $7 to play him in Batman: Arkham City's challenge maps? Watch the first trailer for the DLC and decide for yourself.

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"I wonder what Supes would look like showing up in this game. It might just be freaking awesomesauce."

- uebersoldat see all 22 comments

Batman: Arkham City PC edition dated, PhysX effects unveiled

By Alice O'Connor, Oct 19, 2011 6:00am PDT

With the console editions of Batman: Arkham City out the Bat-door, a release date and shiny PhysX effects have been announced for the delayed PC version. It'll hit on November 15, crammed full of lovely particles.

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"LOL so an 8800 gt runs the game just as well as a 560 ? Except you get flying paper and debris? ..."

- desevil see all 30 comments

WB Interactive exec shares successes, teases new DC superhero game

By Jeff Mattas, Oct 18, 2011 4:15pm PDT

Warner Bros. Interactive discusses its secrets to recent success, and teases a number of new titles for next year, including another game starring a DC superhero.

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Green Lantern Blu-ray includes Batman: Arkham City costume

By Andrew Yoon, Aug 24, 2011 4:00pm PDT

Sometimes, DLC can pop up in the strangest of places. Purchasers of the upcoming Green Lantern Blu-ray will receive a rare costume for use in Batman: Arkham City.

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"Goddamn - with the array of awesome costumes they're coming out with... please, Rocksteady... ..."

- NickDelios see all 7 comments

Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection hits this month

By Alice O'Connor, Aug 23, 2011 9:30am PDT

The downloadable collection of MK1, MK2, and Ultimate MK3 will arrive for PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 at the end of this month, priced at $10.

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"Can this be downloaded off of STEAM? Where can you get it for the PC?"

- frdranger see all 10 comments

How Robin plays in Batman: Arkham City

By Andrew Yoon, Aug 19, 2011 8:15am PDT

Rocksteady's Dax Ginn describes Arkham City's Robin as an "explosions specialist," making him play very differently to Batman. "It's not a case that we've just reskinned him," he said.

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"Whoa whoa. Sure nobody wants to play whiny bitch Raiden. Everyone wants to play Grey Fox Raiden. "

- the_burd see all 18 comments

Batman: Arkham City in 3D on all platforms

By Alice O'Connor, Aug 16, 2011 6:45am PDT

Batman: Arkham City will support both anaglyphic and stereoscopic 3D on all three platforms, it's been confirmed.

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"Oh wait FUCK I keep forgetting that if I want 3D, I don't get surround sound. And especially in ..."

- OverloadUT see all 14 comments

Batman: Arkham City trailer chills out

By Alice O'Connor, Aug 15, 2011 6:00am PDT

"Ice to see you!" Mr. Freeze unfortunately doesn't declare in a trailer unveiling his presence in Batman: Arkham City. The villain's voice actor Maurice LaMarche revealed his presence before, but now it's official and in moving pictures.

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"Not watching the trailer, not watching the trailer, not watching the trailer... oh ffs who am I ..."

- Thund3rball see all 13 comments