The Bat Broke Me

This article contains spoilers for Batman: Arkham Knight. As something of a glutton for punishment, I can take all sorts of abuse from a game before giving up the ghost. I worked my way through most of the mediocre Murdered: Soul Suspect, completed most of the latter-day Battlefield campaigns and even finished the abysmal Aliens: …

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Bottle Crow Hatcast – Tip of the Hat

In the world of the hatless, the beret’d man is king. Are you crazy for Drow’s Mask of Madness? Are you pumped for Chaos Knight’s Armlet of Mordiggan? Do you wish I’d stop with this clumsy wordplay? Come in, friend. Come in, brother. There are so many things we can show you on this special …

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Let’s Argue: Mortal Kombat 9

Colin: Prepare yourself. I’m gonna dish up some hard truths about Mortal Kombat. (That song is awesome. That is not one of the hard truths.) Western fighting games have long toiled in the shadow of Japanese fighting games. Whatever the reason, be it sheer volume, the head start they got in creating the genre, or …

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Bottle Crow Episode 6 – The Paincast

With the International 5 qualifiers behind us, we turn our eyes skyward. But lo, what is that among the clouds? It is words, written in fire, delivered by a divine hand! “You have 322 games remaining in the low priority matchmaking pool due to abandoning games.” You weep, and the only one that hears your …

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Lost in a Trance

Charlie Regis lives in an urban environment straight out of a Phillip K. Dick novel so, inevitably, he is having a terrible day. The aging detective finds himself two steps behind a vicious Mindjacker (particularly nasty breeds of criminals who steal their target’s memory shortly before murdering them), the precinct’s all-knowing AI is breathing down …

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