Rocksteady Dissects Three Batman: Arkham Knight Character Designs

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Batman: Arkham Knight is just a month away, and Rocksteady is leading up to the release with in-depth looks at the game. This week on Arkham Insider, the team dissects the designs of three characters.

While we still don’t know the identity of the Arkham Knight, we find out a bit more about why he’s modeled after Batman. We also get a sense for some of the tools at his disposal and how he manages his arsenal.

There’s also a method to Scarecrow’s madness, as we find out that there is a great deal of purpose in his design. Finally, we get a look at Batman himself. The Batsuit has been upgraded for this final installment of the trilogy.  

Putting A Human Face On A Post-Apocalyptic World

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We're fast approaching a post-apocalyptic overload, with more and more games turning toward the hopeless setting. Sheltered offers something a bit different, however, focusing on a family and their simple goal of staying alive.

Your family consists of two parents and their children, which makes them vulnerable to both natural hazards such as radiation, as well as attacks from fellow survivors. Of course, you can also try to avoid conflict and try to convince the people you meet to join you in your shelter. That comes with its own set of problems; do you have the supplies to keep them fed and alive, too?

Take a look at the trailer below to see some of the game in action. As it says, nothing lasts. You'll have to deal with the consequences of death, as it affects the mental stability of those left behind.

Might & Magic Heroes VII Enters Beta Next Week

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Might & Magic Heroes VII Enters Beta Next Week

Ubisoft is unleashing Might & Magic Heroes VII on fans next week, as the game enters a two-week closed beta period. The testing period includes two factions (Haven and Academy) on two skirmish maps.

There’s no level cap for the beta, and players can partake in as much as they’d like during the testing phase from May 25 to June 8. In order to get access though, you’ll need to pre-order the game.

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Set Your Sights On Overwatch’s Archery Master

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Yesterday, we featured gameplay of Overwatch’s gunslinger, McCree. Today, we stick with the ranged theme, but take things a little quieter.

Hanzo is an archery master that commands the forces of a spirit dragon. His ultimate ability summons the beast, which travels through obstacles, decimating enemies in its path.

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Head To The Wall Next Week With Game Of Thrones Episode 4

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Head To The Wall Next Week With Game Of Thrones Episode 4

Telltale Games has confirmed that the next episode of its Game of Thrones adaptation is arriving next week. Sons of Winter, the fourth of the series' six episodes, splits its time between the wall and Danaerys' far-off plot to claim the Iron Throne.

Following tradition, the studio has released a new trailer for the episode. Those of you who want to dive into the story clean should obviously avoid watching it, since it does contain spoilers.

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Your First Look At Shadowrun: Hong Kong (And A Sale On Previous Titles)

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Your First Look At Shadowrun: Hong Kong (And A Sale On Previous Titles)

When Harebrained Schemes took to Kickstarter a third time earlier this year, it was with a brand-new approach to crowdfunding. The company was up front with backers that the game was going to be made regardless, but additional funding would add content and improve the final product.

Now, three years after finding success on Kickstarter for the first time, Harebrained Schemes is unveiling a bit of what we can expect from the upcoming adventure in Hong Kong. The title is still on track for this summer, and the team says development is coming along well (with a new teaser below).

With three successful Kickstarter campaigns under its belt, we asked the team to share thoughts on best practices. "Each Kickstarter is very different," says studio co-founder Mitch Gitelman. "It's hard to make a blanket statement other than to understand your audience, listen to your audience, and do right by your audience."

Need For Speed Strives For Perfection In Reboot

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Need For Speed Strives For Perfection In Reboot

The Need for Speed franchise has taken some time off since 2013's Rivals title, so it seems fitting that Ghost Games' new title in the series is a reboot simply titled Need for Speed. The game is scheduled to come out this year for PS4, Xbox One, and PC, and serves as a chance for the studio to reconnect with the car-culture community.

"I think some fans would like to see us just carry on a continuation of what Rivals was," Marcus Nilsson, Ghost Games' executive producer told us. "It was a good game, to some degree a great game, but at the same time, from what I think is the perfect Need for Speed experience, I don't think it was that."

Although many of the fundamental aspects of the series will remain – cops, the AllDrive online feature set, a story-based experience, and racing tailor-made for drifting around corners and pushing your car to the edge – Nilsson believes that getting in touch with car culture, and car customization in particular, is what the franchise has been missing.

Latest Torment: Tides Of Numenera Trailer Shows Off Its Weird World

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Latest Torment: Tides Of Numenera Trailer Shows Off Its Weird World

With Torment: Tides of Numenera, developer inXile Entertainment is working to deliver an RPG cloaked in mystery. Your hero arrives in the game's Ninth World without any memories of who they are or how they got to this strange new place. As a new trailer shows, "strange" might be a bit of an understatement.

The setting is based on Monte Cook's tabletop game Numenera, and it's not your typical fantasy romp. The Ninth World is actually Earth in the distant future, and a medieval-like culture is flourishing. There are remnants of the high-tech past in this world, and priests and intellectuals are working to understand the significance and functionality of these ancient devices.

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Batman: Arkham Knight Live-Action Trailer Urges You To Be Batman

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Batman: Arkham Knight Live-Action Trailer Urges You To Be Batman

There are times in your life when you're called to action. In these situations, this live-action trailer for Batman: Arkham Knight reminds us what we should do in the face of adversity.

The clip tells us that there are times when courage and fearlessness are sometimes needed, even against seemingly overwhelming odds. Although personally, when faced in a dark alley (in the rain) with three assailants, my thoughts wouldn't tell me to be Batman, they'd tell me that handing over my money is a perfectly reasonable thing to do.

Batman: Arkham Knight is out June 23 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

Watch The First 15 Minutes Of Physics Puzzler Magnetic: Cage Closed

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Watch The First 15 Minutes Of Physics Puzzler Magnetic: Cage Closed

First-person physics puzzlers are likely going to be compared to Portal for some time. Valve set a high bar with its gameplay and narrative. Guru Games is taking a run at the genre with its own twist in Magnetic: Cage Closed.

Players will find themselves captive in a prison that doesn’t subscribe to many ethical strictures. Residents are used in scientific and psychological testing, in a series of test cubes.

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