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The Joker Is Dead, Long Live the Joker: On the Cerebral Story of ‘Batman: Arkham Knight’

Rocksteady's climax to its Arkham trilogy is all about mind over matter when it comes to its compelling narrative.
John Robertson
6.26.15
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After 24 Hours with ‘Batman: Arkham Knight’, I Can’t Feel the Real Me Anymore

But then, is this the "real" Batman that I'm playing as? Rocksteady's Arkham climax is a character study of twisted excellence.
Mike Diver
6.25.15
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Frozen in Place: On Zelda, ‘Second Quest’ and the Threat of Fandom

The new Zelda-inspired comic is more than it seems, and one of the smartest pieces of media criticism you'll read this year.
Julie Muncy
6.25.15
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Loving ‘Arkham Knight’? Here’s Your Follow-up Guide to the Best Batman Comics

Rocksteady Studios' Arkham series ends with 'Batman: Arkham Knight', out this week. But if you want to explore the Bat's story further, here's where to start.
Jake Tucker
6.24.15
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Being a Superhero for Free: We've Played and Rated Every Marvel F2P Game

Free-to-play games can be evil things indeed, but Marvel's range of no-spend-necessary titles aren't quite so likely to bankrupt you. Also, they're actually quite good.
Jem Alexander
6.24.15
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On the Irrationality of ‘Freedom Force’, Gaming’s Forgotten Superhero Series

The comic book-inspired tactical role-playing game of 2002 spawned a sequel and even its own comic proper – but it'd never attain fan-favourite status.
Oliver Lee Bateman
6.23.15
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Exploring the Art of Turning Video Games into Comics

Developers have long been influenced by the world of comics – but in recent years that relationship has reversed, with comics taking cues from video games.
Matt Porter
6.23.15
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An Amazing ‘Spider-Man’: The Perfection of Neversoft’s PlayStation Hit

It's the purest, most confident comic game of the last 15 years, from a time when fantasy truly trumped brooding.
Ed Smith
6.22.15
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When Video Games About Superheroes Go Wrong

You're Superman, hooray! Only, a garden-variety thug just killed you. That ain't right.
Dave Cook
6.22.15