Next Batman game’s Gotham City might look abandoned again

Arkham Knight1Yesterday (at least on this side of the world), we were treated to a deluge of previews for the upcoming Batman: Arkham Knight, which marks the return of series creator Rocksteady Studios. The last game, Batman: Arkham Origins, was developed by Warner Bros. Games Montréal.

Arkham Origins received pretty good reviews, but many critics considered it the weak link in the highly acclaimed series. Despite featuring prettier visuals and a larger virtual sandbox, Arkham Origins was decried for being derivative of Arkham City, its predecessor.

Console gaming has become worse than PC gaming

ConsoleGamingI love console games. I was utterly enthralled when I first picked up the Atari 2600’s joystick and played Asteroid. I kept playing games ever since.

What’s not to love? Pop any game in and you know it’ll work. I can relax on the couch and enjoy a console game for hours on end without any problems.

I like PC gaming too. I started playing PC games during the 1990s during the heyday of Diablo II and Counter-Strike, but I noticed that PC gaming is quite bothersome. I had to deal with driver updates, hardware configurations, overall compatibility, and the cost of the PC itself.

Unlike a good gaming PC, which cost an arm and a leg, the video game console itself is more affordable. Console games may not be as pretty as PC games, but I can easily start playing without any hassle.

And then the current generation happened.

Top 10 Game Remakes We Want To See (Part II)

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Last week, we shared the first five game remakes we want to see—the game remakes we’re aching to play, either because their predecessors are classics, or as you’ll see below, because they deserve better. Like you, the idea of seeing these games with updated visuals and new adventures makes me incredibly giddy and willing to throw ridiculous amounts of money at anyone who makes them. Today, we’d like to show you the second half of the top 10 game remakes we want to see.

Top 10 Game Remakes We Want To See (Part I)

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Love video games? Then you probably have your own list of game remakes you’re aching to play. And perhaps some of these games haven’t had a new installment in quite a while, so you’re probably aching for one with all the new bells and whistles. The list you see below are five of the top 10 game remakes we at Console Gamer want to see.

NBA Live 13 cancellation shows what’s wrong with sports sims


NBA Live 13You’ve probably heard by now that NBA Live 13 has been cancelled, making it the third year in a row without an NBA basketball sim from EA Sports. This means it’s the third year in a row that 2K Sports has no competition in the basketball sim subgenre; not that NBA Live was worth playing since 2006 anyway.

This also means that for the third straight year, EA is willing to keep working on a sports game that’s costing them a huge amount of money, not only in development costs but also costly licensing—and they have nothing to show for it.

Think about this for a moment.

Sleeping Dogs review (PS3)


Sleeping Dogs shouldn’t be here. The sandbox video game was canceled by Activision because the publisher felt it wasn’t good enough. And yet, it found its way into Square Enix’s welcoming arms and was eventually released. So which is it really? Is Sleeping Dogs really “not good enough” as Activision believed, or is it a sandbox game worth playing? We drive, kick and shoot our way to find out.