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Injustice: does it succeed as a superhero game?

Thursday, 18 April 2013 08:17 GMT By Dave Cook

Injustice: Gods Among Us is out Friday across Europe. VG247′s Dave Cook asks if it’s just another fighting game, or if it really does make for a great superhero experience.

Injustice: Gods Among Us

Developed by Mortal Kombat team NetherRealm Studios, Injustice is out this week on PS3 and Xbox 360. It will drop next week on Wii U.

You can see a list of all the current Injustice review scores here. It’s a mixed bag but the game has generally been received well.

If this piece of supposedly leaked artwork is to be believed, the game’s first DLC character will be Lobo.

We’ve got the Injustice launch trailer here. It’s full of fighting, story and DC Comics love.

We all have different tastes, but in the grand scheme of things many of us play games to escape the humdrum mediocrity of real life.

They can give us an immense power-trip, whisk us away to wonderful new worlds, and enable us to emulate feats we could only dream of. Empowerment is a vital part of the experience because when we’re gaming, we can be anyone.

Superhero fiction is perhaps the zenith of such escapism, where everyday people suddenly find themselves imbued with immeasurable power, sometimes with the ability to transcend time, space and existence itself. The rules of reality no longer apply.

Injustice: Gods Among Us features a large cast of these extraordinary individuals, so you’d like to think that the end result is top-heavy with insane stunts, devastating abilities and a sense of unmatched power.

After all, when a superhero license comes out and doesn’t make you feel powerful, then it’s probably fair to say that it’s has failed as an adaptation. An example of how to avoid this trap is 2008′s Sega-published Incredible Hulk movie tie-in.

While it looked ropey as all hell and wasn’t exactly innovative, you could still leap up skyscrapers and destroy whole city blocks with ease. It was an absolute riot if you gave it the chance, further underlining the case for solid gameplay over shiny visuals.

So I decided to take this approach with Injustice as a way of assessing its value as a superhero experience. Will it make you feel powerful? Does it portray its cast well? Ultimately, is it a game worth getting?

Let’s dive in, shall we?

The story mode opens with Metropolis in ruins and millions of citizens dead at the hands of the Joker. Batman and Superman have one of their usual lover’s squabbles, and then the action sees the rest of the cast battering ten shades of shite out of one another above the city. So far, so superhero.

Your first battle sees Batman facing off against Deathstroke inside Arkham Asylum, and from the word go it’s pretty insane stuff. The tiled walls shatter and burst with each heavy hit, the room collapses mid-bout, and in the end you really do feel like you’ve just destroyed half a building. Every stage is like this.

There’s even a range of cinematic abilities that ramp up the sense of power at hand. Wager moves see both fighters charging at each other head-on in a mini cut-scene, during which you must gamble a percentage of your superb meter. Whoever bets the most wins as both heroes collide with violent force as the backdrop convulses and shatters.

You can even interact with the scenery by tapping RB or L2, and at one point I was fighting Bane and he suddenly plucked a giant marble globe out of the background and hurled it at me like a baseball. Another fight saw Cyborg doing the same to my Green Lantern, except this time with a live missile. It hurt, but I laughed.

There’s also scope to knock people through to other parts of the arena. If you get to the side of a stage you can hold back and A – or X if you’re playing on PS3 – to pull off a power move. I used this as Batman and spin kicked Lex Luthor clean through a wall like it was made of paper.

He burst out the other side in a shower of concrete and tumbled down several storeys of a military hanger, only to land on the metallic floor below. The fall dislodged a parked aircraft that then fell down on top of him, blowing up the place and sending him exploding back into the fight for the punishment to resume.

All of this may sound really stupid, but its grin-inducing stuff. Best of all it’s relatively easy to pull off. You needn’t be a master of combos, timing and frames to get thrills out of Injustice. I should know, I’m really crap at the game yet I’m having fun with regardless.

On a technical level the core move list resembles Mortal Kombat in a few ways, but it’s not a carbon-copy by any means, even if there is still an emphasis on stringing together air juggles, wall bounce moves and single-hit attacks into mind-bending combos.

However, each character’s over-the-top special moves add enough madness and flair to help you win battles, even if you’re a butterfingers like me. Making Green Lantern magic up a mini-gun or having Cyborg evaporate the whole room with his cannon is as simple as entering a few commands. It might not be as technically impressive as a 20 hit combo, but it still feels awesome.

Then you have each character’s ultimate attacks, which require a full meter to activate. I’m tempted to say that Aquaman’s is my favourite move so far. First he creates a tidal wave to flood the arena and then skewers his opponent with his trident, holding them up defenceless while a shark eats them. Overkill is too soft a word. ‘Omnikill’ might be better.

It’s already clear that the community is going to have a ball uploading videos of their finest attack strings to YouTube, and I think the videos I’ve seen already are testament to the game’s scope for incredible feats. That’s one factor that will really help give Injustice staying power.

If I can make my bumbling attempts at combos look badass without even trying, I’m sure whatever the pros can do must look phenomenal. This is the power trip I was talking about – that feeling of being able to pull off the impossible no matter who you are or whatever your skill as a gamer.

So with that in mind does Injustice succeed as a superhero game? Absolutely. Whether or not it succeeds as a solid fighting game alongside the likes of Street Fighter, BlazBlue and Skullgirls remains to be seen, but I’m certainly having a blast so far.

Thankfully NetherRealm Studio’s treatment of DC’s characters is bang-on, with a typically bossy and righteous Superman, Nightwing and Green Arrow being cocky show-offs and the Joker cackling and prancing around each scene like he’s having the time of his life.

If you’re a fan of the comics then you’ll likely get a real kick out of the game’s core plot and its nods to other strains of the DC canon. I can’t claim to be a comic expert but I was confused enough at points to know there is a lot of fan service in there. Yet I still managed to follow the plot well enough to feel gratified.

Big, mad and full of death-defying stunts, Injustice really is a riotous superhero game, and one that should emerge to be a darling of the fighting game circuit. Although ultimately, that’s for the community and pro circuit to decide.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I have a universe to save.

Disclosure: To assist in writing this article, Warner Bros. sent Dave an Xbox 360 copy of Injustice: Gods Among Us. No additional merchandise or advertising were offered or accepted.

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18 Comments

  1. The_Red

    Great read. Glad to see you liked the crazy superhero aspects because as much as Boon and co are trying to present the game as a EVO level fighter, all I want from this is to be respectful to DC characters and show their true potential in a video game.

    With this and Batman Arkham games, DC is really starting to shine in the world of video games. Wish Disney would take a hint and do the same for Marvel heroes (Outside the upcoming LEGO Marvel which looks uber sweet). Sadly, as long as Activision has the license to most Marvel heroes, there will be no room for hope.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Dave Cook

    @1 Thanks :)

    I don’t know if it’s EVO worthy as I’m honestly not that good, but once you jack up the AI difficulty it does hit you with some pretty insane combo strings. There’s potential I think, but like I say I’m no expert.

    I just like being able to do mad shit without having super-human reaction speed.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. melonbuster1

    This game has so much value for your hard earned dollars! !! Best story mode in fighting game history! . So much reply value .. buy it

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Dave Cook

    @3 The story mode is incredible yeah, actually well written and fun. I like the third-person mini-game bits too, as simple as they are. The scene with Joker hurling explosive cards at Nightwing was fun. Green Arrow’s also quite funny.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. The_Red

    @1
    I’m not a pro fighter either. This is why I prefer watching fighting matches rather than playing them because then I’d get my ass handed to me in SF4, VF5 or BB.

    I think Netherrealm fighters are really more about what you said: Feeling like a extraordinary human being without too much effort. Maybe that’s lame for some super pro fighting fans but please, ESCAPISM is not about split-second super parry cancel transitions!

    Still a bit worried about area transitions / ultimate super movies getting stale and boring after a while, even if they are as awesome as the shark “Omnikill” :)

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Dave Cook

    @5 I know what you mean yeah, although I think like any repeated action in a game they will naturally lose their impact over time. The first time I saw Aquaman’s I was just like ‘whaaaaa?’

    Good fun :D

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Alex Donaldson

    @1, @2 – As the closest thing VG247 has to a resident pro fighting games nut — It’s about as EVO worthy as MK9 was. It’ll never be a ‘top’ game, but solid support from Warner Bros. in terms of pot bonuses and things like that will keep the game alive. Warner were really good about putting up big Pot bonuses (like $10k, 15k+) for MK9, and that really helped keep it alive.

    It’s a really combo-heavy, juggle-encouraging game, like MK9, and some people absolutely love that. It’s getting a lot of play right now around the Fighting Game Community – just go to Twitch and have a glance around and you’ll see what I’m talking about. It’s not clear yet if it’s that ‘new game smell’ though and if it’ll remain once the shiny appeal has worn off.

    The thing about the game is some parts of it – like the awesome environment things you can trigger – bring up interesting questions for any competitive scene. The stages can’t be ‘mirrored’, right? There will be different hazards and weapons on each side of the stage.

    That means Player One side may have an inherent advantage over Player Two side out of the gate on certain levels. This was a problem MK9 had too, for different reasons (P1 had less input lag, weirdly) and it did effect its tournament worthiness a bit. You can turn that stuff off – they clearly knew it might prove a problem in competition with cash on the line – but the moment you have to flick a switch to turn a core feature off, it starts to edge into ‘less tournament friendly’ territory.

    It’ll be interesting to see what happens with this game. Since MK is at EVO this year, you can expect the pro MK players to focus on that and not this until at least July. Will the game still have a competitive pulse after July? Time’ll tell, I guess.

    There’s some pros playing for the next hour or so on Level Up Live’s Wednesday Night Fights: http://www.twitch.tv/leveluplive

    This interesting debate aside, the game itself is great and is I think the greatest game Netherrealm has ever made.

    PS: Dave, we should play online!

    #7 2 years ago
  8. SplatteredHouse

    This game looks superb. NRS and Warner have done such a good job with this game. I’m confident if you see it in action, you’ll find it a tough point to argue against. Outstanding effort, imho.

    “to be respectful to DC characters and show their true potential in a video game.”
    Your wish is granted. The heroes and villains look so good, and the stage backdrops that I saw, all the interaction and “life” to them. I found it (not intending to tumble into hyperbole, but) jaw-dropping to witness how well they brought it all together. I’m neither the biggest DC (or Marvel) follower, nor am I a FG specialist, but I saw quality, so that’s what I CAN tell you about, here.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. The_Red

    @7
    Thanks for the info and analysis. I loved MK9 for its breath of content (Specially story mode) and its fun, noob-friendly gameplay. I mean, I love games like VF or BB but have never been really good at them. MK9 was the closest to a good fighter I’ve ever gotten and I think it’s partly thanks to the more simplified mechanics and easier timing. Plus, I just love the characters, lore and stories.

    As a DC fan, can’t wait to fully dive into Injustice.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. junguler

    having loved mk 9 and being a long time fan of the developer i’ll be having a blast with their latest creation

    #10 2 years ago
  11. Clupula

    Lobo isn’t rumored anymore. Ed Boon confirmed him yesterday, during the Injustice finale.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. Dave Cook

    @11 Thanks man I wrote this yesterday afternoon before then, so thanks for the heads up :)

    #12 2 years ago
  13. Clupula

    @7 – Environmental hazards and stage transitions can be turned off. I assume, in a fighting tournament, that would be a rule.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. Dave Cook

    @13 I did wonder this yeah, they mess up balancing.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. Clupula

    I have to say as someone who is more into Marvel (and more adult stuff like The Boys, Preacher, etc…), this game did give me lot of respect for some the DC characters. I knew very little about Black Adam, previously, for example, but his playstyle, his posture, the way he moves, all of it are intimidating, like you’re fighting a god. Then the characters I do know, like Joker, Harley, and Batman, they got down perfect. Batman, you have to play smart against stronger characters, because otherwise, they’ll destroy you, while with Joker, it’s about keeping the field chaotic.

    The only character who feels too stiff is Wonder Woman. And the only character who, I’m sorry, no matter what they do, is still lame to me, is Green Lantern. I don’t understand how he’s making complex machinery and I don’t think there’s any way you can make someone who catches people with a giant green hand cool.

    But the community aspect of it has been awesome. Comparing DLC costumes with other people online is part of the fun. And the King of the Hill rooms seem to be pretty full. I saw a guy kicking ass with Solomon Grundy the other day. I also wonder how much of the full poem can Grundy do in the game. I have heard him get up to Wednesday.

    But yeah, awesome game. Should probably note, though, the deficiencies of the Wii U version, though. Not only does it not have any of the pre-order DLC, the season pass, or the ability to connect to the iOS version, it also, from what I’ve read on gamefaqs, does NOT allow you to invite friends to a game, which in a fighting game in 2013, is absolutely fucking unacceptable.

    #15 2 years ago
  16. Clupula

    I got this at the midnight launch and then played it for about 8 hours straight. I even put Bioshock Infinite on hold while I learn to master this.

    #16 2 years ago
  17. The_Red

    @15
    Preacher is the best :)
    I think Wonder Woman is a really hard character to do but if you ever get the chance, try her Gail Simone run. She does a great job during her run with WW.
    As for Green Lantern, I don’t know what to say. The dude thinks of something and it becomes real. Not that familiar with his books but the Justice League: New Frontier story / cartoon does feature a very nice GL arc.

    #17 2 years ago
  18. chaoszage

    I have not play this game yet but I prefer action-adventure instead of fighting for DC superhero series.

    #18 2 years ago

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  • Resident Evil: Revelations 2 finally gets online co-op in Raid Mode on Xbox One

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  • A section in Killing Floor 2′s EULA about cyberbullying is riling up some fans

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  • World of Tanks: 2,000 free tanks and in-game cash to giveaway

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  • Marvel announces partnership with Telltale, first game due in 2017

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  • Destiny: Bungie is not saying no to a player trading system

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  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory for April 24, 25 – MIDA Multi-Tool edition

    The weekend Exotics market run by Xur: Agent of the Nine is now open for business. Destiny’s bizarre vendor, Xur, has arrived at the Tower. Xur is your man if you’re looking for Exotic armour or weapons. Not only that, but he will also let you exchange your old Exotic gear for new, upgraded versions. […]

  • Warcraft movie delayed yet again

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  • Destiny: Iron Banner returns on April 28

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  • Deus Ex devs take the piss out of Black Ops 3

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  • Bungie weekly update: Commendations begone

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  • This GTA 5 trainer lets you play as almost anything and it’s the best thing ever

    Want to play GTA 5 as a monkey, a cat, a fish, a deer or some other non-human thing that we eat or keep as a pet? ScriptHook has you covered. Not only can you play as critters, it change other game values, according to an explanation from PC Gamer. These values include making changes […]

  • EA Sports moves Rory McIlroy PGA TOUR release date to July

    EA Sports has announced Rory McIlroy PGA TOUR will be released in July. Originally announced for June, the golf game will now release the same week as the Open Championship at St. Andrews, on July 14. EA also provided some more color on gameplay features such as the ability to customize the game by borrowing […]

  • Jason Voorhees joins Mortal Kombat X in May, Kombat Pack owners get first dibs

    Jason Voorhees will arrive for Mortal Kombat X players in May, NetherRealm Studios announced today during the latest Kombat Kast. Jason will be shown for the first time on Monday, May 4 during a special Kombat Kast. According to EventHub which watched the livestream, the developer will also show off the character’s move and Variations. […]

  • The Witcher 3: Nvidia heads to Poland for a behind-the-scenes look – video

    A video for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has been released, taking you behind-the-scenes with CD Projekt RED. Nvidia’s GeForce crew went to the firm’s studio in Poland to talk with the game’s executive producer John Mamais, who provides a look at the PC version of the upcoming RPG. CD Projekt, according to the video […]

  • Microsoft notes decline in Xbox unit sales for Q3 FY15 to 1.6 million

    Microsoft reported its Q3 FY15 earnings today, citing growth in Xbox Live usage as one of the contributing factors to the firm’s reported revenue. However, the firm noted a decline in units sales for its Xbox consoles during the quarter. Microsoft Q3 2014 (yoy comparison) Microsoft Q1 fiscal 2015 Microsoft Q2 fiscal 2015 The firm […]

  • Powerplay is a new feature included in the Elite: Dangerous May update

    The next update for Elite: Dangerous is coming next month and it includes a new feature called Powerplay. According to Frontier Developments, Powerplay allows players to participate in an ongoing battle that “enhances every aspect” of the game. Players can become allies with a number of galactic Powers and guide their strategy, pursue objectives in […]

  • Facebook says it’s “too early” to discuss large-scale shipments of Oculus Rift

    Facebook has said it is “too early” to discuss large-scale shipments of Oculus Rift as the VR headset is still in the development stages. Speaking during a call to investors, Facebook CFO David Wehner said the company had nothing to announce regarding the amount of stock it expected to ship. “We have not announced any […]

  • Battlefield Hardline’s first patch and rental server program hits next week

    Battlefield Hardline’s first patch has a release date for both consoles and PC. PC & Console patch and RSP for Consoles coming April 28th. Fixes include TDM spawns and more: http://t.co/BZYJeomPlr pic.twitter.com/27TCiY8hmf — Battlefield (@Battlefield) April 23, 2015 The update will include fixes to Punkbuster, Nvidia DirectX drivers, TDM spawns, contains weapon balance tweaks and […]

  • Modders can now earn money through Steam Workshop starting today with Skyrim

    Valve has introduced a new functionality within Steam Workshop which will allow mod makers to earn money for their creations, starting with Skyrim. The update will allow content such as mods, items, or maps to be sold through Steam Workshop for titles which have the feature enabled. A new “streamlined process for listing” has been […]

  • Play Skyrim for free this weekend on Steam and take 75% off while you’re at it

    Skyrim is free this weekend on Steam providing wanna-be Dragonborns who have procrastinated on wetting their blades with Stormcloak blood the perfect opportunity to give the RPG a try. Head over to Steam and download the game and play for free until April 26 at 1am PDT. The game is also 75% off if you […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 “Ember” teaser video released ahead of full reveal

    Activision has released a Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 teaser video titled “Ember” and you can watch it right here. Here’s the video blurb: “In the next 50 years, technological advancements will lead us into a world where only those who risk going too far, will find out how far we can actually go.” […]

  • Dragon Age Keep update includes more customizability and control

    Bioware has updated Dragon Age Keep after listening to community feedback. The update includes more customization and control over heroes, world states, career and more. Players can now customize hero portraits or delete Dragon Age: Inquisition heroes from the Hero section. They can also remove playthrough states from the World State Manager and keep up […]

  • Here’s a look at some Conker community creations in Project Spark

    Conker’s Bug Reunion releases today, and below is a video showing some of the community creations you will be able to download using the creation pack. Project Spark is a free download on Xbox One and Windows 8.1, and you can download the Conker Creation Pack today. It contains 350 assets in order for users […]

  • Rainbow Six: Siege video shines spotlight on the British Counter Terrorist Unit

    Ubisoft has released a Rainbow Six: Siege video which gives you a look at the British Counter Terrorist Unit which features “the best of the Army, Navy, and Air Force.” The firm said that over the next few weeks it will introduce the public to each of the units in the game. Rainbow Six Siege […]

  • Mario Kart 8 DLC and Mewtwo for Super Smash Bros. headline eShop update in North America

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with an update and new DLC for Mario Kart 8 and the Mewtwo DLC for Super Smash Bros. Other highlights include Mario Kart DS on Wii U Virtual Console, the continuation of International StreetPass Week and more. Full update is below. Nintendo eShop Mario Kart […]

  • Square Enix host E3 2015 conference this year on June 16

    With Final Fantasy 15, Rise of the Tomb Raider and Deus Ex: Mankind Divided on the horizon, it should come as no surprise to learn that Square Enix will be hosting a dedicated E3 2015 conference this year. The presentation will take place Tuesday, June 16 at 9am PDT/12pm EDT/5pm UK. It will be broadcast […]

  • Final Fantasy 4: The After Years 3D remake releasing on Steam next month

    Final Fantasy 4: The After Years has been given a makeover and will be released on Steam of PC next month. You can now pre-order it on Steam and take 10% off for the time being. The game will be released on the digital service May 12 and will include trading cards and achievements. Thanks, […]

  • This Project Cars video shows off the racer’s multiplayer

    Project Cars developer Slightly Mad has released a new video giving you a look at the game’s multiplayer. The game is out next month, and if you would like to refresh yourself on the tracks included,  give this a look. While you are clicking links, here’s the minimum and recommended PC specifications which dropped last […]

  • Looks like Logitech is getting out of OEM mouse production business [Clarification]

    Logitech will no longer produce “low-end” mice, citing a decline in PC accessories. This story has been updated to include a clarification. According to a Reuters report, per MCV, the firm will instead focus on video accessories and streaming music, as its wireless Bluetooth speakers are now its best-selling product rage. This will help offset […]

  • Win! We have 1,000 Heroes of the Storm beta keys to give away

    Must have more MOBA? Win one of our 1,000 Heroes of the Storm beta keys and see if you’re more Blizzard than LoL. Can’t wait for June 2? Of course you can’t. We have 1,000 closed beta keys for Heroes of the Storm to give away this week, allowing you access before Blizzard’s MOBA goes […]

  • Xenoblade Chronicles X Nintendo Direct airs tomorrow, April 24

    A Nintendo Direct devoted entirely to Xenoblade Chronicles X will air this Friday, April 24. The video showcase will start at 11am PDT/2pm EDT/7pm UK. After the showcase, a new Nintendo Treehouse: Live presentation featuring the game will air. This is the second Xenoblace Chronicles X Nintendo Direct, but the first in English. The first […]

  • Blizzard will have 500 game stations set up at gamescom 2015

    Blizzard is heading to gamescom 2015 in August and it will have 500 game stations set up for attendees to get their hands on five of its titles. The developer will be set up in Hall 7 and those who stop by will be able to get hands-on with the latest content for Heroes of […]

  • PS4 price cut to £299 in UK

    Sony has dropped the price of the PS4 in the UK. For a limited time only, you can grab the console for £299.99 from Argos, Game, Tesco and Very. Go to Amazon.co.uk and you’ll get it for £289. You’ve only got until April 28, then it goes back up to £349. Go, go, go. For […]

  • Mad Max: first ever gameplay footage revealed

    Today, we get to finally take our first look at gameplay from Mad Max. Avalanche and Warner Bros. have shown off the first gameplay trailer for Mad Max today. The trailer below offers a look at melee combat, car combat, customisation and much more. Give it a watch below: There are a few new screenshots […]

  • Overlord: Fellowship of Evil has four-player co-op like we figured

    Codemasters has pulled the veil back on the next Overlord game, and its a four-player co-op game called Overlord: Fellowship of Evil. Rhianna Pratchett is back to write the story. The game may be co-op at its core, but it can still be played single-player. Each of the four playable character have strengths and weaknesses, […]

  • Update now available for Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, Pokemon X and Y

    Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire along with Pokemon X and Y are being updated by Nintendo to fix a few bugs and in-game text. There’s also the possibility of a few hacks and exploits being fixed. Per Nintendo Life (via Serebii), both patches are 250-270 blocks in size, and it’s a mandatory update which […]

  • Side-scrolling cover shooter Not a Hero gets a demo

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  • You have until April 30 to export your Green Day: Rock Band tracks to Rock Band 3

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  • Batman: Arkham Knight minimum, recommended, and ultra PC specs revealed

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  • Bloodborne patch 1.03 is live, reduces loading times, fixes suspend/resume bugs, more

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  • Battlefield 4: first look at Community Map in action

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  • Microsoft apologises for uploading misleading Witcher 3: Wild Hunt footage

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  • Assassin’s Creed creator’s new game is Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey

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  • Bloodborne: Cathedral Ward closed door mystery solved

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  • Assassin’s Creed creator Patrice Desilets is revealing his next game now [UPDATE: ended]

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  • Destiny House of Wolves: everything you need to know about gear upgrades & The Reef

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