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Batman: The Animated Series Comes to HD for the First Time Thanks to DC Universe

DC Universe, the upcoming streaming service/comic book depository/fan hub platform dedicated to DC Comics’ best and brightest, already has a lot of very interesting reasons to tempt us to sign up. Now it’s adding another in the form of Batman: The Animated Series. But not just any version of this beloved classic: This…Read more… Continue […]

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The Brilliant Use of Fear And Scale In Batman: Arkham Asylum’s Scarecrow Levels

The Arkham games are Batman at his best, combining intense action sequences against an iconic gallery of villains with exploration elements via his detective skills. The dark knight isn’t just about brute force, but uses his intellect to gain an advantage over criminals.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Batman: The Animated Series Is Finally Getting the Tabletop Board Game Gotham Deserves

Batman: The Animated Series is one of those shows whose legacy has only grown with time. Now, over 25 years after the series debuted, Batman: TAS is getting a miniatures tabletop board game that will put a smile on anyone’s face, not just The Joker’s.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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What the hell were any of us thinking making the terrible Batman Forever a huge hit?

You can see how it happened. The executives at Warner Bros. didn’t set out to destroy the Batman mythos or to make unwatchably shitty Batman movies that would put both the character and the superhero movie genre at large into a state of prolonged stasis. They just wanted a hit. Tim Burton’s Batman Returns, from […]

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Why Did Batman Lie About The Transmission In The Tumbler? 

An important discussion arose in the Jalopnik pod this week: why, in Batman Begins, did Batman ask then-Sgt. Jim Gordon if he could drive stick before he got into the Tumbler Batmobile, when there’s no way the Tumbler Batmobile has a manual transmission? Why would Batman just lie like that?Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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An Even More Tragic Version of the Joker Exists and It’s All My Fault

It was a foregone conclusion that when the Batman: The Enemy Within video game was done, John Doe would complete his metamorphosis into the Joker. What remained to be seen was how culpable players would feel at the end of it all. Personally, I was so exhausted and guilt-ridden that I made my Batman do […]

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EA’s $30-a-year Origin Access service for PC gamers is getting six Batman games today.

EA’s $30-a-year Origin Access service for PC gamers is getting six Batman games today. Subscribers will be able to play all three Lego Batman games as well as Arkham Asylum, Origins and City in full at no extra cost (adding to a library mostly comprised of EA games). We’re asking EA if those games might […]

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The Strange, Sad Saga of Batman’s Forgotten Girlfriend

Bruce Wayne’s engaged now, all set to marry Selina Kyle, the woman he’s chased across rooftops for a good chunk of his adult life. But as Batman and Catwoman get ready to tie the knot, it’s worth looking back at one particularly knotty relationship in the Dark Knight’s history.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Tim Burton played fast and loose with the caped crusader in his visionary blockbuster Batman

For a little while there, people were shaving the Batman insignia into their hair. That’s the level of cultural dominance that Tim Burton’s Batman had going for it in the summer of 1989. Batman made a ton of money—over $400 million globally, in 1989 dollars—but that’s really only the half of it. Read more… Continue […]

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In The Enemy Within, the Batman Helps Create the Joker Like Never Before

One of the most-invoked psychological readings of the Batman/Joker relationship is that the Dark Knight’s existence summons his archenemy into being. Various stories have had different takes on it over the years, some positing that the Joker persona was always going to emerge in Gotham. The new episode of the Batman:…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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