Backlog 2015 #2: Batman: Arkham Origins: Blackgate: Deluxe Edition

Blackgate cover

I like to imagine that’s Batman looking at the people responsible for this nonsense.

I want to make this brief so I don’t waste too much more of my time on this game, but if you’re reading this I’m wasting your time with a messy article. Blame Batman. The most enjoyable moment I had was it enabling me to sincerely type B:AO:B:DE in a text to a friend. I was excited about this Metroidvania game due to a long time love of the Metroid series. Metroid + Batman; sign me up. But it’s a bad cover band. Continue reading


The Hammer of Justice is Unisex T-Shirts

Batman: The Brave and the Bold is an excellent show.  It’s one of those rare things where the tone is consistently perfect.  It understands exactly what is wonderful about Silver Age comics but that it is equally wonderful to make fun of them.  The collision of Silver Age storytelling with modern perspective leads to some great moments and some unforgettable one-liners. Continue reading

Batman: Arkham Asylum Impressions


Everything – The review isn’t going to be this glib but in essence this was how the game felt.  I can’t remember the last time I was so awed by every facet of a game that I just wanted to tell everyone and, more importantly, keep playing.  I played until I had found all of the Riddler challenges and gotten golds in all of the challenges.  That gave me 100% completion for the file.  I don’t think I’ve ever gotten that in a game before.  Damn you, 499/500 agility orbs in Crackdown!

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3:10 to Yuma Review

Dir: James Mangold
Starring: Christian Bale, Russell Crowe, Peter Fonda, Alan Tudyk, Grechen Mol, Logan Lerman
Run. Time: 117mins

In an attempt to save his ranch Dan Evans (Christian Bale) volunteers to escort outlaw Ben Wade (Russell Crowe) to Contention town and board the 3:10 train to Yuma prison to stand trial for his crimes. Along the way the band are met with dangers from all sides and the two men form a bond that may carry them to the train. Continue reading