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Details on Batman: Arkham Knight’s Season Pass; A Lot of Bang for $40 (2015 – Xbox One, PS4)

As much as they are universally adored by video game and Batfans alike, Rocksteady took some flak this week when they announced that their season pass was going to run gamers $39.99.  At the time, all they announced was that Batgirl was going to have some playable mission.  Also released was a pretty fricking awesome pic of her that hearkens back to Gail Simone’s run.
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Now, I hate season passes.  For the most part they’re a scam.  However, Rocksteady has released the full extent of what is coming with that $40 and it sounds almost like the equivalent of another game.  Keep also in mind that season passes are notoriously slashed for Xbox Sales around holidays, so you could pick this up for probably half the price in a few months once you’re done with the game.  This is ALL content I want to play and looks to be the rare season pass worth the money (looking at you Call of Duty).  Here’s the full details and press release.  Be the Batman on Xbox One, Playstation 4 and PC on June 23, 2015.

Batman, Robin, Nightwing, Batman Arkham Knight

Earlier this week, we announced the Season Pass for Batman: Arkham Knight. While the story of Rocksteady’s Batman: Arkham Trilogy will come to a close on June 23rd, we are excited to continue telling stories and delivering more content to explore and play through in the 6 months following the game’s release. We’ll be building more narrative, more missions, more challenges and more characters and vehicles that we want players to experience, even though they didn’t fit into the storyline of Batman: Arkham Knight.

We’ve heard from our community that you want more information on what we’ll be delivering in the Season Pass. While we aren’t ready to unveil every aspect of the content we’ll be developing, we would like to share more detail now to give you a better sense of the scope of the Season Pass.

Batgirl: A Matter of Family
An all new prequel story expansion in an entirely new location where you play as Batgirl for the very first time in the Arkham series – check out the first render of Batgirl.

The Season of Infamy
Play as Batman in all new story missions featuring legendary super-villains invading Gotham City, with new story arcs, missions and gameplay features.

Gotham City Stories
Play as Batman’s key allies in narrative missions extending their storylines, from both before and after the events in Batman: Arkham Knight.

Legendary Batmobiles with Themed Tracks
Drive the most iconic Batmobiles from Batman’s 75-year history, on custom-built race tracks, each themed to that Batmobile’s specific era. Every Batmobile will be drivable across every race track.

Crimefighter Challenge Maps
Engage in a series of new challenge maps utilizing the unique play styles of Batman and his allies. 

Character Skins
A variety of skins from across the eras for Batman, Robin, Nightwing and Catwoman.

As we fully ramp up development on the Season Pass, we will be sharing even more details on each monthly content drop. We hope you enjoy playing Batman: Arkham Knight as much as we’ve enjoyed making it.

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Complete Achievement/Trophy List for The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt (2015)

The Witcher III: The Wild Hunt

 

The next big video game release on the horizon is the final installment in what has been one of the most epic RPG sagas in recent gaming history: The Witcher.  Based on a series of novels by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski, the games follow Witcher (monster hunter, basically) Geralt of Rivia as he travels the land, slaying beasts, completing quests and the whatnot.  Boasting some of the strongest graphics on any console on which it’s published, The Witcher III promises an immense game world.  Just to give you an idea how immense, the two planned expansions for the game; THE ADD-ONS; are said to take 30 hours to complete.  Plan on spending a lot of monster slaying fun with Geralt when the game hits consoles and PC on May 19, 2015.  Achievements (and trophies) below courtesy of xboxachievements.org, which is THE go-to site on the net for such things. Continue reading Complete Achievement/Trophy List for The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt (2015)

Trailer Time: Star Wars Battlefront (2015) *Boba Fett’s Death is Fixed!*

Not only were Star Wars fans treated to ANOTHER fantastic taste of things to come as the franchise’s relaunch under Disney commences this year, but a little piece of important Star Wars news was back-doored into the announcement teaser for Star Wars: Battlefront.  The video game continues the series that was one of the most popular video games the franchise has ever spawned, but in this new Extended Star Wars Universe, all comics, novels, video games, TV series and movies are all canon.

The old EU long-ago fixed one of the worst “deaths” in film history: that of Boba Fett’s sudden dunk into the Sarlacc Pit.  This game shows the beloved bounty hunter fighting in a piece of free downloadable content that is specifically mentioned as taking place after Return of the Jedi.  So not only are we being shown a fantastic game, but Disney feeds the fans even more good news by quietly fixing a huge flaw.  Get Han shooting first and that musical number the FRICK out of Jabba’s Palace and I’ll be dancing on the moon.  Read full details on the DLC and the game itself below.

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Massive Science Fiction Ship Comparison Montage by Dirk Loechel

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Have you ever wondered how big, say, a Borg Cube is compared to the Battlestar Galactica.  If you have, welcome to our sad, quirky, heavily-medicated band.  But give Dirk Loechel all the credit in the world, because he didn’t just wonder; he plotted it out.  All of it.  If you can think of a ship in the annals of science fiction: The Enterprise, a Super Star Destroyer or..,.literally ANY ship, Mr. Loechel has plotted its size relative to the rest of the fictitious fleet.  This is an astounding achievement in terms of art, math, and ludicrous geekery (and I mean that in the most complimentary of terms).  Nor is this a finished product.  If you head over to Deviantart (where many similar cool things may be found), you’ll see that this is only a snapshot in time of Mr. Loechel’s work.  If a new ship comes along, into the fleet it goes.  There comes a time when you simply have to tip your cap to someone whose talent has created something so painstakingly awesome that we never knew we wanted it until it was seen.  Bravo, sir.  Bravo.

Rock Band 4 is Coming to Xbox One and PS4!!! Announcement Trailer!

Ok, so my chances of doing anything productive after this comes out are slim to none.  During the plastic instrument game phase that Rock Band ignited, I shredded my way through several guitar controllers and gave myself Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.  This sounds amazingly cool and I can’t wait to see what new features are incorporated on next gen consoles.  The best part is the support for all past purchased DLC (which in my case means I will need a new hard drive).  Read the full press release from Harmonix below and start training for launch day! Continue reading Rock Band 4 is Coming to Xbox One and PS4!!! Announcement Trailer!