Copperhead Revealed As One Of The Core Villains In Batman Arkham Origins

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This week we’ve been really spoilt in terms of Batman information. Not only have we seen a new trailer for the upcoming prequel to the Arkham games, but we now also know the identity of the third assassins who’s out for Batman’s blood on Christmas Eve, Copperhead. This iteration of Copperhead is apparently taken from The New 52, a re-launch of 52 DC Comic series to bring them up to date, and she’s just the right amount of deadly with no snake costume to be seen, perfect. In the trailer we see a breif overview of Batman’s first encounter with copperhead, she’s slick and snake-like in terms of movement, but instead of crushing victims with a tail, she snakes around them like, well a snake, looking for a weak spot in their defense until she finds it, and exploits it. For Batman this weak spot appeared to be his cheek, allowing Copperhead to scratch him with some nasty looking claws, getting some kind of venom into his blood in the process. Hopefully this won’t be a repeat of the drive Batman had in Arkham City to discover a cure for himself, and instead it’ll be a way for Copperhead to move him to a different location, possibly a battle arena where she wants to kill him in private. Another point of interest in the trailer is when Batman is looking up Copperhead in the Batcave’s database, discovering that there’s abseloutely nothing there about her being a woman. It looks as though the game seeks to combine the original, snake outfit wearing Copperhead, with the new, acrobatic in a really dangerous way and also phsycotic lady Copperhead. It’ll be interesting to see the boss fight between Copperhead and Batman, as she doesn’t look like she’ll fall for the same trick twice. I’m hoping for a mix up of the Harley Quinn takedown room at the end of Arkham City’s DLC, and the boss fight against Mr. Freeze. As has always been the case with the Arkham games, the villains currently shown are all fan favourites, but they’ve never featured in the movies or had any real coverage outside of the odd comic they were in, with the possible exception of Copperhead. As more and more of this game is revealed it looks increasingly better than Batman Arkham City, a wider map to explore, more side missions, more villains, more gadgets, but will this break the flow of the games? After all, Arkham Origins is supposed to be a prequel, not a sequel, and while it’s easy to follow that the city hadn’t flooded by this point, and Batman used a different set of gadgets for the other games, he can’t be a better fighter than he was in either of them. Hopefully these villains will gain the upperhand on Batman, forcing him to learn how to be better at stopping these criminals, whislt also sticking to his morals, though they also seem to be a bit lacking in this game as […] Read more »

Microsoft Change Their Stance On Pre Owned Games For The Xbox One

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Today Microsoft completely changed their minds on the licensing policies of their games, stating that now the Xbox One will be able to play pre owned games and furthermore, gamers will be able to share their games with friends. The whiplash-inducing switch has been met with a resounding applause from everyone in the gaming industry, including retailers and developers it seems, though it doesn’t change the fact that Microsoft made Sony look amazing for exactly the same thing at E3. Read more »

Xbox One Launching in November, New Halo Soon to Follow

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Microsoft announced at its E3 press conference that the Xbox One will cost $499 in the U.S. and launch this November.  The successor to the Xbox 360 gaming console, the Xbox One takes a different approach, seeking to be more than a simple game system that happens to have some media capabilities.  Indeed, the Xbox One may become the center of everyone’s entertainment center. Read more »

Sony PS4 Revealed

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The upcoming Sony PS4, teased on several occasions but never fully revealed, has finally made its first public appearance.  Not only have its looks been a big question for debate, but also its features and how it will compete with the Xbox One.  We finally have answers and it looks like Sony has a strong contender in the next generation gaming console race. Read more »