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Doing Batman Right 7: The Way Forward

By Bob Case
on Wednesday Dec 13, 2017
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Batman




Doing Batman Right 6: The Joker

By Bob Case
on Wednesday Dec 6, 2017
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Batman




Doing Batman Right 5: The Penguin and Two-Face

By Bob Case
on Wednesday Nov 29, 2017
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Batman




Doing Batman Right 4: Rogue’s Gallery – Catwoman and The Riddler

By Bob Case
on Wednesday Nov 15, 2017
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Batman




Doing Batman Right 3: Doing Batman Wrong

By Bob Case
on Wednesday Nov 8, 2017
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Batman




Doing Batman Right 2: The Core

By Bob Case
on Wednesday Nov 1, 2017
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Batman




Doing Batman Right

By Bob Case
on Wednesday Oct 25, 2017
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Batman




Arkham City Part 21: The Punchline

By Shamus
on Thursday Jun 15, 2017
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Batman




Arkham City Part 20: Theatrics

By Shamus
on Thursday Jun 8, 2017
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Batman




Arkham City Part 19: Wonder Tower

By Shamus
on Thursday Jun 1, 2017
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Batman




Arkham City Part 18: Protocol 10

By Shamus
on Thursday May 25, 2017
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Batman




Arkham City Part 17: Catwoman

By Shamus
on Thursday May 18, 2017
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Batman




Arkham City Part 16: Batman v. Rubble

By Shamus
on Thursday May 11, 2017
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Batman




Arkham City Part 15: Sniper, No Sniping!

By Shamus
on Thursday May 4, 2017
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Batman




Arkham City Part 14: Freeze Tag

By Shamus
on Thursday Apr 27, 2017
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Batman




Arkham City Part 13: Old Old Gotham

By Shamus
on Thursday Apr 20, 2017
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Batman




Arkham City Part 12: Arkham Sidequest

By Shamus
on Thursday Apr 13, 2017
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Batman




Arkham City Part 11: Robin

By Shamus
on Thursday Apr 6, 2017
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Batman




Arkham City Part 10: Solomon Grumpy

By Shamus
on Thursday Mar 30, 2017
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Batman




Arkham City Part 9: Surprise!

By Shamus
on Thursday Mar 23, 2017
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Batman




Arkham City Part 8: How To Batman

By Shamus
on Thursday Mar 16, 2017
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Batman




Arkham City Part 7: Arkham City Limits

By Shamus
on Thursday Mar 9, 2017
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Batman




Arkham City Part 6: Welcome to Arkham City

By Shamus
on Thursday Mar 2, 2017
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Batman




Arkham City Part 5: The Arkham Series

By Shamus
on Thursday Feb 23, 2017
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Batman




Arkham City Part 4: Dark Souls vs. The Dark Knight

By Shamus
on Thursday Feb 16, 2017
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Batman




Arkham City Part 3: A Difficult Discussion on Difficulty

By Shamus
on Thursday Feb 9, 2017
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Batman




Arkham City Part 2: The Dark Fight Returns

By Shamus
on Thursday Feb 2, 2017
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Batman




Arkham City Part 1: Gameplay First

By Shamus
on Thursday Jan 26, 2017
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Batman




The Elephant in the Room

By Rutskarn
on Friday Aug 5, 2016
Filed under:
Batman




Why Batman Can’t Kill People, Part 2

By Shamus
on Thursday Jul 9, 2015
Filed under:
Batman




Why Batman Can’t Kill People, Part 1

By Shamus
on Thursday Jul 2, 2015
Filed under:
Batman




Batman Arkham Origins: Over-Analysis Part 5

By Shamus
on Friday Dec 27, 2013
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Batman




Batman Arkham Origins: Over-Analysis Part 4

By Shamus
on Monday Dec 16, 2013
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Batman




Batman Arkham Origins: Over-Analysis Part 3

By Shamus
on Tuesday Dec 10, 2013
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Batman




Batman Arkham Origins: Over-Analysis Part 2

By Shamus
on Friday Dec 6, 2013
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Batman




Batman Arkham Origins: Over-Analysis Part 1

By Shamus
on Tuesday Dec 3, 2013
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Batman




Batman Arkham City: Nitpicks

By Shamus
on Tuesday Jan 10, 2012
Filed under:
Batman




Batman Arkham City: Joker’s Last Laugh

By Shamus
on Monday Jan 9, 2012
Filed under:
Batman




Dear Hollywood: Do a Mash Reboot

Since we're rebooting everything, MASH will probably come up eventually. Here are some casting suggestions.

 

Best. Plot Twist. Ever.

Few people remember BioWare's Jade Empire, but it had a unique setting and a really well-executed plot twist.

 

Spoiler Warning:
Alan Wake

This game was a critical darling before release, so what happened that prevented it from resonating with audiences?

 

Ludonarrative Dissonance

What is this silly word, why did some people get so irritated by it, and why did it fall out of use?

 

Fable II

The plot of this game isn't just dumb, it's actively hostile to the player. This game hates you and thinks you are stupid.

 

Push the Button!

Scenes from Half-Life 2:Episode 2, showing Gordon Freeman being a jerk.

 

Spoiler Warning:
Metro 2033

A videogame adaptation of a Russian novel about living in the metro system after the world ends. Successful or not, it's completely unique among shooters.

 

The Best of 2015

My picks for what was important, awesome, or worth talking about in 2015.

 

D&D Campaign

WAY back in 2005, I wrote about a D&D campaign I was running. The campaign is still there, in the bottom-most strata of the archives.

 

Spoiler Warning:
The Last of Us

A beautiful, masterful, heart-wrenching bit of cinema mixed with a completely rote and uninspired set of mechanics.

 

Twelve Years

Even allegedly smart people can make life-changing blunders that seem very, very obvious in retrospect.

 

Playstation 3

What was the problem with the Playstation 3 hardware and why did Sony build it that way?