The Waiting Game - Batman: Arkham Origins

Can't wait to get back in the bat suit and deal out some sweet, violent justice? Johnny's got you covered with some stuff to check out in the meantime.

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ziv741
ziv741

L is the greatest detective no Batman or Sherlock

macmert
macmert

Should check Knightfall too, amazing storyline...

PCISCOOL
PCISCOOL

Batman is the greatest detective and anyone who says otherwise is an idiot!!

macaque12
macaque12

Than punch me 'cause Poirot is way better than Sherlock

slipknotmaggot1
slipknotmaggot1

batman wins over sherlock every time. i don't care what the brits say. batman vs "anything"... the bat wins every time!

mkdms14
mkdms14

Come on Gamespot the game launches the 25th of October, the 25th of October, the 25th of October, not the 18th of October!!!!!(Check at 00:23)

informalmrtom
informalmrtom

Playing through Batman AA and AC again in eager anticipation for this... AA and AC are easily in my top 10 favorite games... EVER.

Psycold
Psycold

Do I have to see Johnny's face every time I go to GameSpot? 

CyberLips
CyberLips

BBC's Sherlock is AMAZING!!!

shreddyz
shreddyz

people you have to disable your adblock in order to play videos at GS now. Or just wait til they come to their senses and fix it themselves. these things should be repaired in time....but gs hasn't posted  how long it will take. so far it's a fail taking this site live so early. 

Merseyak
Merseyak

looking forward to playing a bit of the batman sherlock holmes is the best detective and my recommendation is johnny comb your beard :D 

CalamityKait
CalamityKait

Benedict Cumberbatch, in addition to being fun to say, is also about as British as a name can be.  Well, at least for a man. Camilla Luddington, the voice of Lara Croft, gets the award among the ladies.

For games to play while waiting for Arkham Origins, I'd add Spider-Man:  Web of Shadows.  It's a superhero game with a protagonist tortured by a tragic death in his past, is set in a big open world, features enemies from a colorful rogue's gallery, and has combat controls that should feel familiar to veterans of the Arkham series, with individual moves assigned to separate buttons and a rock-paper-scissors approach to using specific moves to counter enemy defenses.

Shattered Dimensions is a nice alternative that has Spider-Men from alternate dimensions teaming up, including a noir Spider-Man so strongly influenced by Batman's creature of the night that he might as well be called Spider-Bat.

Other Batman comics one might want to read include the Loeb-Sale graphic novels, especially The Long Halloween.  Batman is early in his career, and Gotham is in the same period of transition from criminal gangs running the criminal underworld to costumed freaks. The central mystery isn't as good as the fantastic artwork, but as a whole, it's pretty darn good, and was one of the influences (along with Year One) on Nolan's Batman movies.

Butt_Chunx
Butt_Chunx

Can't fucking play the video! Just give me a fucking link to download it!

suko1983
suko1983

Video not working for me, since new look.

contentxcontext
contentxcontext

The Waiting Game ironic show to watch today as many of the videos on new gamespot just wont play for me.

korvus
korvus

Johnny Cupcakes? You sellout...are you just going to dump toast like that?

pidow
pidow

Can't wait......a must play for me.

JarodRF
JarodRF

Bonus points for the Johnny Cupcakes T-shirt!

dribblesbarbax
dribblesbarbax

Batman uses gadgets to solve mysteries and fight crime so you could watch Inspector Gadget. (The original cartoon and not the rubbish movie)

wexorian
wexorian

Nice show first time noticed :P

gamer-55
gamer-55

Agatha Christie's Poirot (starring David Suchet, Hugh Frasier, Philip Jackson, and Pauline Moran) is another great detective series.  Just as good as Sherlock.

FROSTY_KILLA
FROSTY_KILLA

Batman Arkham Origins? Why not "how to wait for the release of the PS4"?? I could care less about some new Batman game...

GrendelSP
GrendelSP

Did you say it was released on the 18th? I thought it was the 25th?
 (edit: I see that point has already been posted. sorry for the repost. Guess you will have to do Batman next week took! ;) )

Dark_Rage
Dark_Rage

Do we really have to check out articles like these while we wait for the game?.


P.S. : I really hoped that they would not put snowfall in Arkham Origins, that would kind of make us feel we're playing an expansion pack to Arkham City.

g1rldraco7
g1rldraco7

Great now I know what date Batman is coming, need to refresh my bat skills.

brunocj2
brunocj2

"HELLO!!!", "JUST LIKE BATMAN!!!".... so annoying. I told myself I wasn't gonna watch any more of Johnny's stuff, and it was at that point of "JUST LIKE BATMAN!!!" that I remembered why I can't stand it.

jessie82
jessie82

the billionth sherlock remake...

FadeToBlack90
FadeToBlack90

If you are going to read year one, you should probably go ahead and check out The Long Halloween and Dark Victory. And of course there is The Killing Joke. Another good one for those not looking to get too heavily invested.

billlabowski
billlabowski

Go play the first two batman games. This is just a copy/paste, nothing new.

Gelugon_baat
Gelugon_baat

@shreddyz  

I didn't have to - probably because I know how to edit my block filters. ;)

The-Neon-Seal
The-Neon-Seal

@Dark_Rage It's set during Crimbo Eve/Crimbo Day, and Gotham looks like a pretty cold city so...

Darthexodus
Darthexodus

No it's a choice, we have been blessed with free will, use it

mjpatrick
mjpatrick

All in my library and recommended for Batman fans.  Granted, they are not origin stories, I'd also suggest "The Dark Knight Returns" and "Hush."  For a fresh take on an origin story, I've heard decent reviews of the new "Court of Owls," but I have yet to read it.