Batman Arkham Knight Trailer Delivers

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The latest release of a cinematic preview for the upcoming installment of the Batman game franchise shows exactly what a next generation system is capable of.

In the stirring, realistic visuals, Bruce Wayne suits up to narration read by his father. Besides having one scary look suit of bat shaped armor, the game also reveals something long left out of the Arkham series, the Batmobile.

It’s mean looking, fast and eats through parked cars, gun-fire and explosions. Scale would never allowed the necessity of such a tool in previous titles and Bat-fans have had to turn to the Lego games if they wanted behind the wheel of anything made by Waynetech.

The game is being released solely for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4. The graphics are refined and fluid. New and old players of the series will be impressed.

Almost more exciting is the return of Kevin Conroy as the voice of Batman. Conroy is the same actor who lent his talents to the now iconic 1990’s Batman The Animated Series. For many, myself included, there is no other who more accurately captures the sound of Bruce Wayne and his alter-ego.

The latest game takes the Caped Crusader out of the prisons he’d prowled before and out into the streets of Gotham. The game world will be so large that it makes better more wide-reaching transportation a necessity.

Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes Drops In Price

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The much debated interim installment of the Metal Gear Solid series, Ground Zeroes, will be selling for less than originally announced.

Konami has announced a $10 price reduction in the title for the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One.  According to a press release issued by the company the company wants to “provide as many people as possible an opportunity to experience Productions’ FOX Engine and the first installment in the two-part METAL GEAR SOLID V experience.”

Taking the game down from $40 to $30 is likely a response to a questionable game length that sparked outrage online.

Despite reassurances by the games creator that MGS: Ground Zeroes has several side missions and extensive replay value the company has found itself having to justify a main story line beatable in less than two hours.

Ground Zeroes will also now contain downloadable content for the upcoming Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain, including additional resources for players’ “mother base,” a reported key point in MGS 5.

The game will be released on March 18 for both Microsoft and Sony consoles. A release date has not been set for MGS 5.