Microsoft's catalogue of games available to Xbox Game Pass subscribers grows ever stronger this month with the addition of some genuinely top-drawer titles such as Batman Arkham Asylum and Arkham City, as well as Alien Isolation.
Microsoft has unveiled the titles set to be made available to Xbox Game Pass subscribers in February, including Crackdown 3, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, and more.
Rocksteady Studios is looking for new staff to help it launch "a highly anticipated upcoming AAA title".
Rocksteady Games, creator of the Batman Arkhamverse, is here at EGX to show off Batman VR - a brand new Batman Arkham experience made after the studio said they were definitely done with Batman.
Batman: Return to Arkham, the remaster of Rocksteady's excellent Batman: Arkham Asylum and its open world follow-up Batman: Arkham City, comes out on 21st October 2016, Warner has announced.
Warner Bros.' delayed Batman: Return to Arkham is being held back until at least November, multiple sources have told Eurogamer.
Warner Bros. has delayed Batman: Return to Arkham.
It was supposed to come out on 29th July. In a statement published to the Warner Bros. Games forum, the publisher did not offer a revised release date.
Here's the statement:
Leaked multiple times by retailers and ratings boards, Batman: Return to Arkham is now finally official.
UPDATE 19th April 2016 9.15am: Batman: Return to Arkham now has a PEGI listing.
You can now purchase every Batman: Arkham Game and its DLC on Steam for $9.99 on Bundle Stars.
Batman publisher Warner Bros. Interactive has announced the Arkham Collection, a trilogy pack of games for release next week.
Turns out Warner did have something to say about games in its financial splurge last week. It was news that a new game in the Batman Arkham franchise - the excellent series made by Rocksteady - will be released this year.
December's PlayStation Plus offerings will include a generous sack of gaming presents in the run up to Christmas.
A new art exhibition is today auctioning off game pictures for charity SpecialEffect.
Batman: Arkham City's Game of the Year Edition will now launch for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on 2nd November, Warner Bros. told Eurogamer today.
Sega's London 2012 Olympics game has now been top of the UK video games chart for three consecutive weeks.
Batman: The Animated Series writer - and creator of Harley Quinn - Paul Dini is not working on Rocksteady's rumoured follow-up to Arkham City, after penning the first two games in the series.
Lego Batman 2: DC Superheroes has conquered the UK all-format charts for a fifth week running.
Another day, another crazy collection of Steam deals as part of its annual Summer Sale lasting until 22nd July.
Batman: Arkham Asylum and Arkham City developer Rocksteady Studios will next tackle a prequel tale featuring Batman and the DC Universe's Justice League.
Batman Arkham City expansion Harley Quinn's Revenge is no longer downloadable from the Games for Windows Live Store.
Warner Bros. Interactive has confirmed the Batman Arkham City Game of the Year Edition and the Harley Quinn's Revenge DLC will launch on PC.
The Harley Quinn's Revenge DLC, available from 29th May, will launch on PC, but a release date remains unannounced. More details will be revealed soon, Warner said.
It's a similar story for the PC version of the Game of the Year Edition - its release date is TBC. The PC version of the original Batman: Arkham City launched a month after the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 version.
UPDATE 2: Warner Bros. Interactive UK has revealed new information on the Batman: Arkham City Game of the Year Edition.
It launches in the UK on 7th September for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 - over three months after the US gets it. No mention was made of the PC version.
The Harley Quinn's Revenge DLC adds more than two hours of fresh gameplay to the campaign, Warner said. Also included on the disc are all five previously released DLC packs.
Batman Arkham City will be expanded in a fresh DLC pack featuring the characters of Harley Quinn and Robin.
PlayStation 3 Trophies for the add-on have leaked online (courtesy of PS3Trophies) and appear to reveal awards for a number of story-based missions.
Trophy details suggest side-kick Robin, who was a pre-order bonus and downloadable character for the main game, is playable in the new expansion.
Chancellor George Osborne has confirmed the introduction of tax credits for the UK video game industry.
In his Budget 2012 speech, the Chancellor of the Exchequer said tax credits will "support our brilliant video games and animations industries". The Government is yet to announce details of the relief, however, but we do know the plan is to have it begin from April 2013.
UK lobby groups such as Tiga have long called for tax breaks to help boost the industry on these shores. The lack of tax credits have been blamed for an "exodus" of game development talent abroad.
A patch to fix the annoying Batman: Arkham City PC save-game corruption problem has been released on Steam.
Occurrences of save file corruption
BAFTA has announced its shortlist for the 2012 British Academy Video Games Awards and Batman: Arkham City and L.A. Noire lead the pack with eight nominations each.
London-based Batman: Arkham City developer Rocksteady Studios has called on the government to step in and help revitalise the flagging UK games industry.
Batman: Arkham City has now shipped over six million copies worldwide, publisher Warner Bros. Interactive has announced.
The AIAS shortlist for the 15th Annual Interactive Achievement Awards - i.e. the game Oscars - has been revealed.
Modern Warfare 3 was the best selling video game in the UK last year, UKIE and GfK Chart-Track have revealed.
UPDATE: Warner Bros. has released a raft of new Batman: Arkham City DLC today.
Something going by the name of Batman: Arkham World was teased at this weekend's Spike VGA event in Los Angeles.
Warner Bros Interactive's Montreal studio is planning a number of new games based DC Comics IP following the success of Rocksteady's two recent Batman titles.
OnLive, the streaming gaming service, is rolling out on tablet devices from today.
A DirectX 11 patch for Batman: Arkham City on PC has been rolled out on Steam.
This has serious negative consequences for gamers running 32bit versions of Windows Vista and Windows 7.
If that's you, you are advised to "avoid" running Batman: Arkham City under DirectX 11 after installing this patch.
New Batman: Arkham City downloadable content launches on 20th December, Rocksteady has announced.
Running the PC version of Batman: Arkahm City in DirectX 11 causes performance issues, Rocksteady has confirmed.
Sega's revival of Dreamcast racer Daytona USA heads up this week's list of downloadable launches on the EU PlayStation Store.
Daytona boasts smoother graphics, a sharper soundtrack and an unwavering 60 frames-per-second, all of which helped Martin wave a 9/10-bearing chequered flag in Eurogamer's Daytona USA review of last month's XBLA version.
PlayStation Plus subscribers are rewarded with a 30 per cent off the price of Daytona and 20 per cent discount off 2007's Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, which launches as a download this week for £19.99 for everyone else.
UPDATE: OnLive has just been in touch to say it's offering a free 30 minute Batman: Arkham City demo for US and UK gamers from today ahead of the game's Friday 25th November launch.
ORIGINAL STORY: The PC version of Batman: Arkham City launches in the UK on Friday, 25th November, Warner Bros. has announced.
Then, it goes live in shops and via Steam.
Warner Bros. has called on Xbox 360 gamers to help it combat a disappearing save files issue with Batman: Arkham City.
Battlefield 3 was the top-selling game in the US for the month of October, selling just shy of two million copies, according to the latest NPD sales data.
Batman: Arkham City came in second selling a very healthy 1.5 million units, followed by NBA 2K12 and Rage. According to GameInformer, id Software's shooter sold 550,000 copies in its debut month.
From Software's no-nonsense RPG Dark Souls stormed the chart at six, while Forza 4 debuted in eighth. Sales figures for those titles have not been announced.
The PC version of Batman: Arkham City has been delayed, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has announced.
Fusion: Genesis, the debut game by ex-Rare staffers Starfire Studios, will be released on 9th November via Xbox Live Arcade. The sci-fi twin-stick shooter will cost 800 Microsoft Points (£6.80).
Earlier next week, on 7th November, you'll find Call of Duty subscription service Elite. This costs 4000 MSP (£34) and grants access to a huge list of premium features, including 20 pieces of DLC.
Today, according to Major Nelson, you'll find the Forza 4 November Speed Pack, as well as Batman: Arkham City's Nightwing Bundle. Each costs 560 MSP (£4.76).
Battlefield 3 has stormed the UK chart to arrive first in the all-formats listing.
Games from Warner Bros. Interactive, THQ and Capcom will soon be available on Origin, EA's digital PC platform.
Warner's Batman: Arkham City and THQ's Saints Row: The Third will kick things off in November, with more titles from the three third parties to follow in coming months.
"Since launch, we've had overwhelming support from both publishers and developers across the gaming industry, recognising Origin as an opportunity to deliver more of their great content straight to consumers across the globe," said EA's Origin VP David DeMartini.
Batman: Arkham City has shipped more than 4.6 million units worldwide in one week, Warner Bros. has announced.
The "week one sales figure" (shipped, surely?) is apparently double that of previous game, Batman: Arkham Asylum.
Batman: Arkham City was released for PS3 and Xbox 360 on 18th October in the US, and 21st October in Europe.
An official Batman: Arkham City map app has hit the App Store.
Batman: Arkham City has glided to the top spot in this week's UK all-formats chart.
A while back, Eurogamer ran a report revealing that full-resolution stereoscopic 3D using the HDMI 1.4 standard was coming to the Xbox 360. Five months on, Batman: Arkham City is the first shipping game to utilise it.
The system requirements for the PC version of Batman: Arkham City are in the wild.
Rocksteady is investigating an issue that renders Batman: Arkham City, out in the UK today, unplayable.
Some copies of Batman: Arkham City are shipping without the promised code to redeem the game's Catwoman DLC.
Gamers in North America have been complaining about missing codes since the game launched there earlier this week. However, it now seems the issue is affecting UK customers too.
Earlier today, a VideoGamer employee Tweeted that his copy, purchased through GameStop UK, was missing the DLC code.
Where is the cheapest place to buy Batman: Arkham City?
The PC version of Batman: Arkham City will be released one month from now, on 18th November 2011.
Warner Bros. confirmed the date via a press release today.
The PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of Batman: Arkham City will be available this Friday.
Batman: Arkham City's Catwoman missions, only playable with the game's VIP Pass, have a separate set of Achievements.
This week two very different pencil-drawn heroes of the comic book world each star in their own video games.
The Green Lantern Blu-ray - released in the UK today - contains a Sinestro Corps skin download code for Batman: Arkham City - out on Friday.
A representative for Warner confirmed the download code's inclusion in the UK version of Green Lantern's Blu-ray editions following news of its appearance in the US.
"The skin will give users the ability to fight crime with the help of the yellow power of fear, giving Batman a unique yellow costume in the story campaign and in the challenge maps," Warner said.
UPDATE: Warner Bros. has confirmed to Eurogamer that the Batman: Arkham City VIP pass unlocks playable Catwoman content.
Warner Bros has announced the Nightwing Bundle Pack for Batman: Arkham City.
A new villain for Batman: Arkham City has been revealed.
Rocksteady has promised gamers that the recently-delayed PC version of upcoming action game Batman: Arkham City will be worth the wait.
The PC version of Batman: Arkham City has been delayed to November.
Batman: Arkham City will feature DC Comics assassin Deadshot.
Warner Bros. has announced Batman: Arkham City - The Album, an 11-track medley of dark and brooding tunes to fuel gamers' excitement for November's Arkham Asylum sequel.
Unlike its predecessor, Batman: Arkham City features a New Game Plus mode, developer Rocksteady Studios has confirmed.
Want to nab all of Batman: Arkham City's achievements/trophies? You'll have to play through the game at least twice.
Batman Arkham City's Robin DLC will be available to UK gamers through pre-orders at Game and Gamestation.
Batman: Arkham City is a Games for Windows Live title, publisher Warner Bros. Interactive has confirmed to Eurogamer.
Batman: Arkham City is not a Games for Windows Live title, according to online shop Green Man Gaming.
If you pre-order Batman: Arkham City from UK supermarket Tesco you'll get a code to unlock the Joker's Carnival Challenge Map.
This is a separate set of missions based inside Joker's hideout. You'll need to use detective work, combat and stealth while inside. It's estimated to add four hours of additional gameplay.
Joker's Carnival Challenge Map is a pre-order bonus exclusive to Tesco in the UK.
Microsoft is commemorating the launch of Batman: Arkham City with a stylish limited edition white Xbox 360.
Eurogamer is proud to announce the 10 nominees for its Game of the Show, gamescom 2011!
Batman: Arkham City supports flashy new stereoscopic 3D as well as old-as-cobwebs bi-colour 3D.
Dark Arkham Asylum sequel Batman: Arkham City will be playable at this year's Eurogamer Expo.
Rocksteady has confirmed to Eurogamer that the full range of Batman: Arkham City skins being divvied up between retailers as pre-order bonuses will become available to all later on as DLC.
The six announced Batman: Arkham City skins have been collected and detailed.
An AI-controlled Bane will fight alongside Batman in Arkham City, Warner has announced.
American mega-shop GameStop launched its UK online store last night.
Some GameStop UK game prices are lower than on competing sites. Batman: Arkham City can be pre-ordered for £29.97 on GameStop - £10 cheaper than on the Game or HMV website.
PlayStation Vita (Wi-Fi) can be pre-ordered for £209.97 from GameStop - £20 cheaper than Game and HMV.
Anti-heroine Talia al Ghul is the latest character announced for Batman: Arkham City.
The daughter of crime boss Ra's al Ghul and Batman's occasional love interest in the comics will be voiced by Stana Katic, star of US TV series Castle.
"Talia is such a complex character and it was great to voice her in Batman: Arkham City," commented Katic. "I was amazed at all the detail put into the project and it's great to see how excited the fans are about the game."
Warner Bros. has made official the UK Batman: Arkham City Collector's Edition.
In the US, the Batman: Arkham City Collector's Edition includes a premium statue, an art book, Gotham Knight animated material and early access to DLC.
Robin in Batman: Arkham City is "troubled", "introverted" but "dangerous and aggressive if provoked", Rocksteady has said.
OnLive boss Steve Perlman believes games with visuals as good as those seen in the stunning CGI Batman: Arkham City trailer, below, will be possible on the online gaming tech.
You can play as Robin in Batman: Arkham City.
Batman: Arkham City's main campaign sees you controlling Catwoman for a number of missions, developer Rocksteady Studios has revealed.
Rocksteady's Arkham Asylum sequel has "over 25 hours" of gameplay, game director Sefton Hill says.
Rocksteady Studios (Batman: Arkham City) and NetherRealm Studios (Mortal Kombat) will exclusively use Unreal Engine 3 until 2014.
Forthcoming superhero sequel Batman: Arkham City will take at least eight hours to complete, developer Rocksteady Games has announced.
Rocksteady Studios' hotly-anticipated Batman sequel Arkham City will launch on 21st October, Warner Bros. Interactive has announced.
Arkham City is said to be five times larger than predecessor Arkham Asylum. It's set inside a heavily fortified district in Gotham City, where all the scum like to hang out.
Christian Donlan's Batman: Arkham City hands-on preview just went live.
There are no multiplayer modes in forthcoming superhero sequel Batman: Arkham City, developer Rocksteady Studios has confirmed.
A new comic book mini-series will bridge the gap between Batman: Arkham Asylum and its impending sequel, Arkham City, publisher Warner Bros. has announced.
Written by Paul Dini - who penned both games and various Batman: The Animated Series episodes - and drawn by the games' concept artist Carlos D'anda, the six-comic Batman: Arkham City series picks up one year after Arkham Asylum, filling us in on how the new Arkham City prison comes into being.
The first two issues of the six-comic run will be available in May, both digitally and in ye olde paper format, priced at $2.99 each. We're checking with Warner for UK pricing.
Developer Rocksteady has revealed how the world of Batman: Arkham City will be a whopping five times bigger than Batman: Arkham Asylum.
Batman and arch-nemesis The Joker will put their differences aside and team up in the forthcoming Batman: Arkham City, if a mysterious leaked trailer is to be taken at face value.
Hoping for a bit of Batmobile action in the forthcoming Batman: Arkham City? Tough luck - there are no vehicles in the game, developer Rocksteady Studios has revealed.
Some new details regarding forthcoming PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 title Batman: Arkham City have slipped out.
According to US magazine Game Informer (as read by IGN), the game is set one year after Arkham Asylum. Warden Quincy Sharp is now mayor of Gotham and he's built an even bigger, better facility titled Arkham City.
It's being overseen by psychiatrist Hugo Strange. Inmates are forbidden to try to escape, but other than that there are no rules and anything goes within the boundaries of the facility.
The sequel to Batman: Arkham Asylum has been revealed as Batman: Arkham City.
More than a dozen Batman-related domain names have been registered by Warner. Among them could be the title of Rocksteady's Arkham Asylum sequel.
Subtitles include Arkham City, Siege of Gotham, Grand Delusion, State of Villainy and Broken Ground, according to Superannuation.
And there are other names that appear to be destined for viral marketing efforts. These are Close Arkham City, People for Gotham, Stop Mayor Sharp, War in Gotham City and Where's Bruce Wayne.
Kevin Conroy, the man who Batman's voice belongs to, has revealed that Arkham Asylum 2 will be "really, really dark".
Warner has avoided confirming whether Robin will be in Batman: Arkham Asylum II.
Warner's newest purchase Rocksteady Studios will be put to work on more than just new Batman: Arkham Asylum games.
Batman licence-holder Warner Bros. has bought Batman: Arkham Asylum maker Rocksteady Studios for an undisclosed sum.
Warner Bros. has announced Batman: Arkham Asylum 2.