A Challenger Approaches!

Video games.

Yup, that sums me up pretty well. While I am a decent comic book fan in my own right, those video games will be the death of me.

Wait, come back! I’m bringing this back around to comics, I swear! Lately I’ve been playing a lot of Batman: Arkham City, and boy, that is a work of art. If you’ve ever been a fan of Batman then the Arkham games are the single greatest electronic homage to ol’ Bats. 440 Riddler trophies. I say bring it on. Downloadable Batman skins that take you back through the ages? Hell to the yeah. Extra character DLC so you can play as Catwoman, Nightwing, and Robin (Tim Drake)? Excuse me while I wipe my drool up off of the floor.

Since some time had passed after Arkham Asylum I picked up the Batman Arkham City Hardcover graphic novel we have here in store to plug in some holes and damn, that’s some good Batman. While we’re on the subject, I highly suggest that you pick up Batman: The Long Halloween. This is the first Batman graphic novel that I felt contained the essence of the Batman movies, as it contains a mystery killer that remains so until the very end. With amazing story-telling and dialogue it’s one you don’t want to miss!

Now how many DC fans do we have in the audience? You’ll all be glad to know -if you didn’t already- that DC Universe Online, the Massively Multiplayer Online Game, has gone free to play for PC and PlayStation 3 (Yes, I’m a little late getting this news out there). For the low-price of free I was running around as my own super-villain causing chaos and all-around tom-foolery to the public. So, go forth and become your own super-hero/villain. Maybe even use a template that is inspired by one of the greats to form your Superman look-a-like. A word of caution, however: free accounts do not allow you to form groups with friends. For me that was a dealbreaker, but if you’re not concerned about playing in groups, or maybe just want to test it out to see if you want to pay the monthly fee, then by all means, jump in! And make sure you stay up to date with the DC online universe with the comic series DC Universe Online Legends to make your playtime all the more enjoyable.

Did I mention that the New 52 is awesome? It’s kind of a thing.

See you around the store!