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‘Batman: Arkham Knight’ to return this month to PC

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Batman: Arkham Knight is expected to be available again for PC by the end of October, nearly four months after Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment suspended sales.

“As many of you know, we released a major patch for Batman: Arkham Knight PC a few weeks ago,” the publisher said in a statement released last night. “While there were significant performance improvements made to the game, the teams are continuing to work on the additional updates that were outlined in our previous post. We expect these updates to be ready at the end of October, at which time the PC version will be made available for purchase.”

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‘Arkham’ has ended, but Warner Bros. isn’t done with Batman games

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Batman: Arkham Knight may have brought Rocksteady Studios’ blockbuster series to an end, but Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment is, unsurprisingly, far from finished with the Caped Crusader.

“Batman is one of the cornerstone IPs for Warner Bros.,” Ames Kirshen, who oversees development of DC Comics games, tells the PlayStation Blog. “With the Arkham series, we were finally able to realize the full potential of the character.”

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Horror master Junji Ito was involved in canceled ‘Silent Hills’

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If you’re still upset about Konami’s cancellation of Silent Hills, the video-game franchise reboot by Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima and director Guillermo del Toro, you’ll probably want to brace yourselves for this news: Junji Ito, whom del Toro accurately described as “the undisputed master of horror in Japan,” was also part of the project.

The filmmaker revealed the information Sunday on Twitter, adding, “Kojima and myself are fans.”

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‘The Escapists: The Walking Dead’ 8-bit game debuts launch trailer


Trumpeting its Sept. 30 arrival on Xbox One and PC, Team17 has debuted the launch trailer for the 8-bit puzzle game The Escapists: The Walking Dead.

Combining the characters and settings of The Walking Dead with the gameplay Team17’s indie hit, the spinoff places in players in the role of Rick Grimes, who must lead a rag-tag group of survivors out of scenarios ripped straight from the comic series. Fans of The Walking Dead will recognize levels based on Harrison Memorial Hospital, the Greene farm, Meriwether County Correctional Facility, Woodbury, Georgia, and Alexandria, Virginia.

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Alison Brie is Unikitty in latest ‘LEGO Dimensions’ trailer


Community star Alison Brie reprises her LEGO Movie role as Unikitty in a new trailer for LEGO Dimensions that also sees Harley Quinn cheerfully stroll with the Doctor. Seriously. It’s that kind of game

Brie is joined in the voice cast of Warner Bros. Interactive’s toy-to-life game by the likes of Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Chris Pratt, Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman and a host of others.

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Trace the evolution of Mario in this ‘Super Mario Bros.’ tribute


Amid all the celebration of the 30th anniversary of Super Mario Bros. arrives this video from Digg that chronicles the iconic plumber’s long journey, from 1981’s Donkey Kong to Wrecking Crew ’98 to this year’s Super Mario Maker.

Before you interject with “But what about –,” Digg explains, “For the sake of your patience and our sanity we’ve excluded games from the Mario universe’s extended cast which don’t include Mario himself (e.g., Diddy Kong Racing), unaltered ports, compilation games (Super Mario All-Stars), and Mario-inspired Easter eggs.”

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Visit the Land of Ooo in new ‘Adventure Time’ virtual reality game


The borders of the Land of Ooo have expanded into the realm of virtual reality with the launch of Adventure Time: Magic Man’s Head Games.

Based on Cartoon Network’s hit animated series, the mobile game allows fans to actually become part of the Adventure Time narrative, with the help of Samsung Gear VR. Boasting an original story and gameplay inspired by classic 3D platformers, Magic Man’s Head Games is voiced by the cast of the TV show.

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Ronda Rousey takes on Floyd Mayweather in “Street Fighter IV”


While many fight fans simply eagerly watch as Ronda Rousey and Floyd Mayweather spar verbally — hoping for the chance it’ll turn physical in an actual ring — one fan of the mouthy match-up took matters into his own video game designer hands and mocked up a match between the two in “Street Fighter IV.”

YouTuber Richie Branson “got bored and decided to play around with some texture files” in the PC version of his copy of the game and modded Balrog and Cammy into Mayweather and Rousey, respectively. He then pit the two together in a CPU-controlled match (in the interested of fairness).

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New ‘Attack on Titan’ video game will stay faithful to hit anime


Koei Tecmo has unveiled eight minutes of gameplay footage from its Attack on Titan video game, which it turns out will draw from the hit anime series rather than from the original manga or the live-action films.

Speaking with Kotaku at the Tokyo Game Show, where the footage debuted, Koei Tecmo games president Hisashi Koinuma revealed that adapting Attack on Titan has proved to be a difficult task.

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Pikachu is a cuddly, deadly luchador in ‘Pokkén Tournament’


If you aren’t already excited for the release of Bandai Namco’s Pokkén Tournament next spring on Wii U, you undoubtedly will be after watching this trailer in which adorable Pikachu is a mask- and singlet-wearing luchador who’s here to take names and kick ass. Only he she doesn’t actually give a damn about names.

Released to Japanese arcades in July, Pokkén Tournament is pretty much what you see below: a fighting game in which two players battle it out with Pokémon. Of course the first fight will be over who gets to play Masked Pikachu.

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Batman, Doc Brown & the Doctor unite in ‘LEGO Dimensions’ trailer


No sooner did Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment trumpet the all-star voice cast for LEGO Dimensions than it’s back with the launch trailer for the franchise-spanning toy-to-life game.

Debuting on Entertainment Weekly, the trailer lays out the game’s basic premise — the evil Lord Vortech seeks to rule all the LEGO worlds — while offering a sampling of the franchises involved: The LEGO Movie, DC Comics, Back to the Future, Jurassic World, Doctor Who, The Simpsons, Scooby-Doo and Ghostbusters, for starters.

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‘Attack on Titan’ game looks every bit as brutal as you hoped


Koei Tecmo has unveiled a new trailer that confirms the upcoming Attack on Titan “tactical hunting game” will be just as violent and bloody as the hit manga on which it’s based.

The previous trailer, released early last month, showed mostly title cards and still art, but this one depicts gameplay of the Survey Corps in action, hurling across the screen with their 3D maneuver gear and splattering blood as they hack and slash at the invading Titans. And be sure to stick around until the end.

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World’s largest arcade machine is taller than an elephant


Guinness World Records has declared Jason Camberis’ Arcade Deluxe as the “World’s Largest Arcade Machine,” and, really, who can argue?

A network engineer from Chicago, the 44-year-old Camberis spent two years building the gargantuan machine, which stands 4.41 meters high — or, as Guinness so helpfully offers, “taller than a fully grown African elephant.” The glass track ball is 16 inches in diameter. It’s fully functional, too, loaded with more than 200 classic arcade games; it’s also compatible with all game platforms.

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‘LEGO Dimensions’ reveals impressive voice cast


LEGO Dimensions will feature a voice that rivals any animated film — heck, any five animated films.

Officially announced this morning by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and TT Games, the lineup includes Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd from Back to the Future, Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Alison Brie and Charlie Day from The LEGO Movie, Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman and Michelle Gomez from Doctor Who, Pratt (again!), Bryce Dallas Howard and Irrfan Khan from Jurassic World, Stephen Merchant and Ellen McLain from the Portal games, and Frank Welker and Matthew Lilliard from Scooby-Doo.

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A Superman mod is soaring into ‘Batman: Arkham Knight’


With Batman: Arkham Knight’s PC woes seemingly a thing of the past, fans can at last look forward to playing the game and, of course, a long line of PC mods. And undoubtedly few will be more greatly anticipated than Superman.

We get the first taste of the mod in this minute-long preview from Heltor Fraga, which features Clark Kent taking flight to the sounds of John Williams’ iconic movie theme. Yes, it’s a trailer for a mod; these are the times in which we live, my friends.

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