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Five Skills Arkham’s Riddler Must Possess

The Arkham series is famous for encompassing the entire library of Batman games that don't suck. It's also famous for its brain-twisting Riddler challenges. Compelled to fill both games with difficult-to-reach trophies and nigh-impossible feats of camera aiming mastery, Edward Nigma is perhaps the most dastardly of all Arkham villains. You see that little green question mark, right on the other side of those steel bars? Can you reach it by blowing up that seemingly benign barrier with explosive gel? Nope, those crooked, rusty rods are in fact pure fucking adamantium. Can you fire the batclaw between the gaps to snag it? Nope, those adamantium bars are also imbued with an anti-grappling-hook forcefield. So how do you get a hold of that tantalizing trophy? Who the fuck knows?...

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D Bags Weekly 9/1/12: On Poetry, Babysitters, and Turning the Beat Around

What did we learn this week? We learned all about post-apocalyptic shooters, ninjas with huge codpieces, and panda-based MMO’s in this month’s Haiku Previews. The addition of poetry to the site makes us just a bit classier. We learned that exploration in games sure isn’t what it used to be. Author Brooklynic had the best babysitter ever. We learned that Age of Empires Online isn’t the cheap attempt to cash in on the web market it might appear to be at first glance. Developers that don’t want their games to be confused with Farmville should give their games logos that don’t look like Farmville. The Duke of Gonzo taught us how to bag a classy French broad with the things you can learn from video games. Ooh la la! And now I can’t get the picture of Pepe Le Pew playing Railroad Tycoon out of...

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Video Games Made Me Smarter

I enjoy saying that playing video games has made me smarter, but it is not a boast that applies to every gamer. Although it is difficult to pinpoint where the knowledge I’ve acquired from video games overlaps with what I’ve learned from other media, gamin can most definitely called a positive influence. When I use the term “smarter,” I mean to say “book smarter.” Gaming hasn’t necessarily increased my cleverness–which is an arguable case for another day–but it has improved the sort of intelligence of being well read and thoroughly versed in a subject. When I started high school I built my own computer, which then became my platform of choice, relegating my consoles to when I wanted to play 2 player splitscreen games. The PC’s domination in my time with games has continued unabated, which is an important factor as to why I believe...

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Episode 46 – Gnomefront

This week, we talk more about Homefront and Koz has a King of Wishful Thinking Click here for direct download. View in iTunes Games we talk about this week: Starcraft 2, Shining Force 2, Metal Gear: Peacewalker, Civilization V, Homefront, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, Golden Eye, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Neverwinter Nights 2 Intro Music: King of the Hill Theme Outro Music: Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass – The Lonely Bull Featured Articles:Playstation 4: What Did We Learn?The Ten Most Iconic Gaming Quotes of All TimeAn Open Letter to the Jiggle Physics and Digital Boob Gods...

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Episode 44 – Bangdher the Archer

This week, we talk about the first round of our March Madness Tournament and Dragon Age with Koz. Click here for direct download. View in iTunes Games we talk about this week: NHL 10, Homefront, Metal Gear: Peacewalker, Metal Gear: Rising, Starcraft 2, Minecraft, Duke Nukem: Forever, Dragon Age 2, Metal Gear: Solid, Civilization V Intro Music: Pantera – Domination Outro Music: Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass – The Lonely Bull Featured Articles:Why Gamers Hate EAThe Top Five Bioware Romance OptionsI Hate Everything, Including Destiny...

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Episode 41 – Johnny Crappleseed

This week, we preview PAX East, which we will be attending. Click here for direct download. Games we talk about this week: Red Dead Redemption, Killzone 3, Killzone 2, God of War Collection, Uncharted, NBA 2K10, NHL 10, NHLPA 93, Minecraft, Warhammer 40,000 – Dawn of War II, Everquest, Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood, Civilization V, Angry Birds, Dragon Age, Metal Gear: Peacewalker, Call of Duty: Black Ops, Gran Turismo 5, Mortal Kombat, Starcraft 2, Battlefield 3, Medal of Honor, Burger Time HD View in iTunes Intro Music: Shakira Featuring Danzig – Hips Don’t Lie Outro Music: Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass – The Lonely Bull Featured Articles:Playstation 4: What Did We Learn?Why Gamers Hate EANew World of Speed Dream Drive trailer...

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Episode 40 – Angry Larry Bird

This week, we do DeMo Money, DeMo Problems with the Dragon Age 2 Demo. We also have a new John Koz – Game Designer. Click here for direct download. Games we talk about this week Civilization V, Angry Birds, The Loom, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, NHL 10, MLB: The Show, Gran Turismo 5, Minecraft NHLPA 93, Starcraft 2, League of Legends, Dragon Age II, Agriculture Simulator 2011 View in iTunes Intro Music: War – Why Can’t We Be Friends Outro Music: Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass – The Lonely Bull Featured Articles:The Top Five Bioware Romance OptionsNew World of Speed Dream Drive trailerThe Ten Most Iconic Gaming Quotes of All Time...

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Episode 39 – Randy Jackson Five

This week, we talk about Gran Turismo 5, give our obituary to guitar hero and have a new “I’d buy that for a dollar” Click here for direct download. Games we talk about this week Civilization V, Call of Duty: Black Ops, Gran Turismo 5, Dead Space, Starcraft II, Titan Towers, Titan Quest, Extreme Champion Shipping, Tecmo Bowl, The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, MLB: The Show, MLB 2k10, Guitar Hero, Rocky, Slugfest, Red Dead Redemption, Grand Theft Auto IV View in iTunes Featured Articles:Playstation 4: What Did We Learn?The Five Scariest Games of All TimeHow to Counter Teemo...

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Episode 38 – Bruce Wii

This week, we talk about the death of guitar hero, pose the question, “Does Mario ever want to go home?” and Kyle and Koz each have a “All The Way Live” Click here for direct download. Games we talk about this week Leisure Suit Larry, The Dig, Full Throttle, Breakout, Lunar Lander, Metal Gear Solid, Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, Zelda, Civilization V, Starcraft 2, Team Fortress 2, Team Fortress Classic, Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare 2, Neverwinter Nights 2, Shank , Command and Conquer: Red Alert 3, NBA Jam, Super Mario Bros., Call of Duty: Black Ops, Dead Space, Guitar Hero View in iTunes Featured Articles:Why Gamers Hate EANew World of Speed Dream Drive trailerThe Five Scariest Games of All Time...

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Episode 37 – Kinect 4

This week, The Super Bowl and Extreme Champion Shipping Click here for direct download. Games we talk about this week Braid, Ship Simulator Extremes, Civilization V, Crystal Defenders, Call of Duty: Black Ops, Dead Space, Mass Effect 2, Minecraft, Neverwinter Nights 2, Homefront, Chuck E Cheese Sports Game View in iTunes Featured Articles:An Open Letter to the Jiggle Physics and Digital Boob GodsNew World of Speed Dream Drive trailerPlaystation 4: What Did We Learn?...

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