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An Epic Final Flight for Batman in 'Arkham Knight'

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Rocksteady Studios proved with 2009's "Batman: Arkham Asylum" that a video game inspired by superhero mythology could be an impeccably cerebral affair, not just another name association money grab. The company affirmed that with the 2011 follow-up, "Batman: Arkham City," by increasing the Dark Knight's wingspan in a larger landscape with more fluid movement. In Rocksteady's final take on the Caped Crusader, "Batma... more

'Splatoon' Brings Colorful Glee to Online Shooters


Online gaming may be dominated by shootouts like "Call of Duty" and "Halo," but they're not exactly family-friendly. It's not just the copious gore; the explosive profanity that passes for trash talk has driven many a parent to unplug the game console. "Splatoon" (for the Wii U, $59.99) is Nintendo's noble attempt at creating a multiplayer shooter everyone can enjoy. Gone are the graph... more

Review: ‘The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt’

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Platform: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC Style: 1-Player Role-Playing Publisher: WB Games Developer: CD Projekt RED Release: May 19 ESRB: M The Bottom Line: 9.75/10 Concept: Expand the Witcher’s choice-and-consequence gameplay in a grander setting, giving you more power with tons of choices that shape the world before you in different directions Graphics: The level of detail in everything from the environments to the monsters is astonishi... more

Game Review: 'Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China'

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Platform: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC Style: 1-Player Action Publisher: Ubisoft Developer: Climax Studios, Ubisoft Montreal Release: April 21 Rating: T The Bottom Line: 7.25/10 Concept: Blend Assassin’s Creed with Mark of the Ninja Graphics: The watercolor-and-ink look works well, and movement toward and away from the screen adds depth to the maps Sound: Cutscene dialogue is well done, though Shao Jun sounds a little British for some ... more

Game Review: 'MLB 15: The Show'

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Platform: PlayStation 4 Style: 1 or 2-Player Sports (8-Player Online) Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment Developer: Sony San Diego Release: March 31 ERSB: E The Bottom Line: 8/10 Concept: Most of the focus this year is on subtle tweaks and upgrades to the visuals and user interface. The on-field experience remains fantastic, even if it is largely the same Graphics: The attention to detail is impressive, capturing the utmost of real... more

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