On Batman: The Killing Joke (spoilers)

In case the title was not any indication there will be spoilers. Normally spoilers are not something I’ll post within a respectable period of time after coming out so I don’t ruin it for anyone. The thing is, the story that this animated film was based on came out in 1988. So I think the grace period passed by quite some time ago. It’s like someone not knowing the Titanic sinks in the end. So if you’ve never read The Killing Joke before this is essentially the point where Barbara Gordon initially transitions to the Oracle role. Not in the actual story, or at least in the book but I’ll get to that later. This also serves as a sort of origin story for the joker, but they point out through dialog that it is just how the Joke remembers it at that time and that he routinely remembers it … Read more…

On Scheduling Game Time

As of today now there are 6 days left in August (not including today), getting close to the end here. Today I thought I’d talk a little bit of a mixture of gaming and personal stuff. So bear with me here. So if you keep up with me on twitter, or have seen other times I have mentioned this you’ll know that early in July I lost my best friend in the world to depression. It’s been a difficult period in my life because frankly I’ve never had to deal with losing anyone I cared about. To say it’s been difficult is a bit of an understatement but it’s hard to describe how hard it is to come to terms with something like this. The one thing that seems to help is by keeping myself distracted. Now I don’t mean to say I’m not pretending things didn’t happen, I just … Read more…

On Batman: Arkham Knight (part 2) – Side Missions

So in the last post I talked a bit about the Batmobile and how I felt like it was a bit overused. Today’s topic is side missions, or, how I got 100% completion in Arkham Knight. One of the selling points for Arkham Knight was that it is an open world environement allowing you to go anywhere in the city at any time (for the most part). I’ve found that any game that sells itself as an open world game usually has at least some amount of side missions in it. I’m sure people have different opinions on stuff like that, and normally I am a bit mixed on them, but the ones in this game at least felt fluid enough that I didn’t mind doing them. It also helps that you HAVE to get 100% completion to get the true ending to the game. That said, today’s topic is … Read more…

On Batman: Arkham Knight (part 1) – The Batmobile

So I realize it’s probably been about a month since I last posted anything. Work kind of got in the way of things. I got suckered in to helping develop & test the mobile app that our clients wanted which has meant lots of hours put in at work. This leads to a lack of motivation to use a computer outside of work, which is subsequently why I play more console games. Anyways you’re probably here for the gaming not the “why isn’t he posting” q & a. I’m going to try to post a few different topics talking about various aspects of Batman: Arkham Knight, which I recently finished. I will try to keep anything I talk about spoiler free, however I do feel like there will be one with spoilers which I will note in the header and repeatedly throughout. If, after writing a post, I feel like … Read more…