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WB Games / 2K Sales Hit PlayStation Network This Week

Posted on January 20, 2016 by Rae Michelle Richards

Prepare to enter the shadows like the caped crusader or sneak up on some Orcs like the protagonist of 2014’s Shadow of Mordor with deals from both Warner Bros Games and 2K Games on PlayStation Network this week.

I’ve neglected to list pricing on these games simply due to the fact that the Canadian dollar is in a bit of a free fall right now and I suspect the prices I am seeing on the PlayStation Network might not exactly be accurate.

Currency oddities aside there are a number of excellent games from years past on sale this week. If you haven’t played any of the Arkham games across both the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 the entire RockSteady trilogy is available at a reduced price.  You also can’t go wrong with the Handsome Collection – which includes two awesome Borderlands titles (2 & Pre-Sequel) with enhanced graphics for the PlayStation 4.

PS4 Games

  • A Boy and His Blob
  • Batman Arkham Knight
  • Borderlands: The Handsome Collection
  • Evolve
  • Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham
  • Lego: The Hobbit
  • Mad Max
  • Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor GOTY Edition
  • Mortal Kombat X
  • WWE 2k16

P3 Games

  • Batman Arkham Asylum
  • Batman Arkham City
  • Bioshock
  • Borderlands 2
  • Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel
  • Mortal Kombat (2011)

PS Vita Games

  • A Boy and His Blob
  • Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham
  • Mortal Kombat (2011)
  • Odd World N’ Tasty



This year was great, but when can I play all of these games?

Posted on December 31, 2015 by Chelsea Richards

Let’s be real, 2015 was a fantastic year for gaming. Of course, there were some misses like the monetization for Battlefront and EVOLVE, and… whatever the hell happened to the PC release of Arkham Knight. But, stepping away from those, it’s after Christmas, so let’s look at our definite hits that we have, and enjoy 2015’s gifts to us.

We were rewarded with not-one-but-two solid MMO expansions, through Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward, and Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns, both building significantly on the groundwork by their previous launches and content updates. Keeping in the multiplayer line, we were graced with StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void, Rocket League, Heroes of the Storm, and Nintendo’s smash hit of Splatoon.Read More


Here’s Most of The Canadian Boxing Day Gaming Deals

Posted on December 26, 2015 by Rae Michelle Richards

With Christmas Day now past us I’m sure some of our readers are collecting their holiday cash and gift cards and getting ready to head down to the favorite retailer to purchase some new games. Perhaps you’re staying in-doors and doing a little shopping online instead? Regardless – Broken Joysticks has a rundown of all of the major deals from 3 major Canadian brick & mortar retailers and thankfully, yes, all of the ones listed in this article are also available online.

To be honest there aren’t a lot rush out and bust down the door deals this year. If you are in the market for an Xbox One Console then the 1TB Boxing Week Bundle is definitely worth it. You not only get two brand new games from this year – Rise of the Tomb Raider & Ori and the Blind Forrest but also Rare Replay which includes 30 classics. If you haven’t played Call of Duty: Black Ops III, Batman: Arkham Knight, The Witcher III or Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain all of these major 2015 releases are heavily discounted at multiple retailers.

Here’s a partial list comprising some of the deals I found interesting. There are lots more at the respective links!

Wal-Mart Canada

  • PlayStation 4 Console W/ Uncharted Collection – $369.99
  • Xbox One Gears of War: Ultimate Bundle – $349.99
  • Wii U 32GB Premium System W/ Mario Kart 8 – $279.99
  • Guitar Hero: Live W/ Guitar (Various Consoles) – $89.99
  • Nintendo 2DS W/ Mario Kart – $89.99
  • Dual Shock 4 Controllers – $49.99
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops III (Last-gen version) – $49.99
  • Halo 5: Guardians – $49.99
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider – $49.99
  • Just Cause 3 (PS4 Only) – $49.99

Electronics Boutique

  • PlayStation 4 Battlefront Bundle / Uncharted Bundle – $369.99
  • Xbox One 1TB Console W/ Rare Replay, Tomb Raider & More – $399.99
  • Halo 5: Guardians – $49.99
  • Batman: Arkham Knight (PS4 or Xbox One) – $29.99
  • Star Wars Battlefront (PS4 or Xbox One) – $49.99
  • The Witcher III (PS4 or Xbox One) – $29.99
  • Destiny: The Taken King – $54.99
  • Rainbow Six: Siege – $49.99
  • Metal Gear Solid V – $49.99
  • PS Vita 3000 Slim – $169.99
  • Evolve (PS4 or Xbox One) – $9.99
  • Dying Light (PS4 or Xbox One) – $29.99

Best Buy Canada

  • Xbox One 1TB Fallout 4 Bundle – $399.99
  • Xbox One 1TB 5 Game Holiday Bundle – $399.99
  • PlayStation 4 Dual Shock 4 Controllers – $49.99
  • Star Wars Battlefront (PS4 or Xbox One) – $49.99
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops III (PS4 or Xbox One) – $49.99
  • Grand Theft Auto V (PS4) -$39.99
  • The Witcher III – $29.99
  • New 3DS XL Console – $189.99
  • Wii Blue Gamecube Controller – $15.99
  • Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate (3DS) – $29.99
  • Disney Infinity 3.0 Starter Kit (3DS) – $19.99

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Arkham Knight PC Improvements Continue Months After Release

Posted on December 19, 2015 by Rae Michelle Richards

Warner Bros Interactive has issued a brand new patch for the Windows PC for Batman: Arkham Knight. This new patch restores the advanced rain & weather effects that were present in the PlayStation 4 version of the game but struggled to run on some PC configurations. Another important update is the improvement of target prioritization – I can’t tell you how many times I had Batman just rolling around, having difficulty deciding his next target.

Arkham Knight had a very rocky launch on PC this past June which included the suspension of sales of the game for several months while RockSteady and Warner Bros Interactive worked out all of the Kinks. Although the game does not have SLI / Cross-Fire support there have been a number of improvements made in the past few months (We also found that AMD Crimson drivers also helped performance somewhat.)

We reviewed the PC version of Batman: Arkham Knight this past August and found the game to be quite enjoyable.

Here are the full patch notes via Steam’s announcements section:

  • Fixed some issues with stars being awarded or lost incorrectly in specific AR Challenges
  • Improved target prioritization during combat
  • Restored heavier rain during the opening section of the game
  • Fixed missing rain effects on a few remaining player character skins
  • Miscellaneous gameplay fixes and stability improvements
  • Fixes to some keyboard and mouse prompts after being rebound
  • Made frame times more consistent for 60hz monitors running at 30fps with VSync enabled
  • Previously equipped gadgets can be selected with keyboard and mouse again after restarting an AR Challenge
  • Fixed the default key binding for Harley’s Snare gadget
  • Batgirl’s Remote Hacking Device can now be properly selected with keyboard & mouse in AR Challenges
  • Minor performance optimizations for certain combinations of hardware
  • Fixed keyboard & mouse controls that did not function in DLC AR Challenges when no previous save data existed
  • Quick Photo Mode can now be triggered with keyboard and mouse controls when using the Batmobile
  • Special Combo Takedowns can now be performed with Quickfire Gadget binds if they were rebound
  • Fixed graphical corruption that may occur after Alt-Tabbing
  • Improvements and corrections to some localized text
  • Added new Classic Harley Quinn skin for use in AR Challenges & the Harley Quinn Story Pack
  • Added Arkham Knight as a playable character for AR Challenges & the Red Hood Story Pack
  • Added support for December DLC content



Batman: Arkham Knight | Review

Posted on September 1, 2015 by Rae Michelle Richards

The RockSteady developed Arkham games have been absolutely fantastic and have proved once and for all that superhero storylines aren’t just confined to the pages of comic books or recent film adaptations. Within the span of two games they proved that players could fill the shoes of The Dark Knight while doing the source material justice. Their game worlds have been full of memorable villains and challenging missions while providing a main narrative that always seems to raise the stakes.  As the Caped Crusader swoops down on current generation consoles we set out to ask does his latest game complete the trilogy?Read More


Take A Trip To Gotham In This New Arkham Knight Gameplay Vid

Posted on November 25, 2014 by Rae Michelle Richards

Out of the shadows comes a brand new gameplay video for Batman: Arkham Knight from Warner Bros Interactive. This video gives you a great look at the game’s combat as well as how the Batmobile will be useable during missions! In part one of this three part walkthrough series Batman has to enter Ace chemicals and take down the Arkham Knight’s henchmen as well as rescue Ace workers who are being held hostage.

If I am not mistaken… Batman may have killed a dude at the 1:07 mark, I mean shoving someone’s head into a panel full of live electrical wires doesn’t exactly sound survivable.

Regardless, part two will be released on the Arkham Knight facebook page with the final video premiering during the PlayStation Experience Keynote on December 6th.

Batman Arkham Knight will be released on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on June 2nd 2015. Check out the full video after the jump.

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Batman: Arkham Knight Slips Out of The Shadows On June 2nd, 2015

Posted on September 10, 2014 by Rae Michelle Richards

Batman is set to ride down the streets of gotham in his sweet batmobile next  spring with the release of Batman: Arkham Knight on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.  Warner Brothers interactive has confirmed a release date of June 2nd, 2015 for the caped crusader’s next adventure , which means that we have about eight and a half months to wait before we can put on the cowell once again.

Warner Brothers announced two special editions of Arkham Knight. The first is the Limited Edition which includes an 80 page art book, a limited edition steel case, The New 52 skin pack and a Batman statue. The Batmobile edition includes the artbook alongside a Batman: Arkham Knight Issue #0 comic book and a pretty sweet looking transformable Batmobile statue.

A limited edition of Arkham Knight will set you back $119.99 Canadian while the Batmobile edition is quite a bit more expensive at $229.99!  Both of these editions will be available in North America – Europe and Oceanic regions will also see the release of Arkham Origins on PC as well.

Warner Bros interactive provided us with some promotional images of both editions which you can check out after the jump.

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Emerge From The Shadows In Batman: Arkham Knight

Posted on March 12, 2014 by Rae Michelle Richards

The Dark Knight swoops his way onto the brand new Xbox One & PlayStation 4 this Fall with the release of Batman: Arkham Knight. Billed as the final chapter in RockSteady’s long running Arkham series – following 2009’s Arkham Asylum and 2011’s Arkham City – this brand new title will finally allow players stop baddies while cruising through Gotham City in the bat-mobile. Prior games featured the signature car but Knight marks the first time that players will actually be able to get behind the wheel. Aside from the reveal of the lead platform we also know more about the game’s plot and mechanics.Read More


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