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Batman:Arkham Asylum - Out Now (PS3/360) Not Out Now (PC/EU/AU damnit)

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  • ZombiemamboZombiemambo Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Don't you unlock Batsuit armor when you finish the game, anyway?

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  • BamelinBamelin Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    And from the Xbox blade (Canada marketplace):

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    Poor Best Buy, EBgames and Futureshop are going to be crying themselves to sleep (game goes for 69.99 everywhere else)

  • JayrichoJayricho Ontario, CanadaRegistered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Fuck me. I actually work at a Walmart here in Canadaland too so I could get my discount on top of that. I soooooo want the Collector's Edition though......plus I already pre-ordered it so yeah. Kind of a kick to the nuts knowing I'm gonna pay an extra $60 for it instead of only $30 though.

  • Bionic MonkeyBionic Monkey Registered User, ClubPA
    edited August 2009
    Bamelin wrote: »
    The PRICE look at the PRICE

    And I'm not canadian, so the price doesn't affect me one way or another. But ANOTHER bit of exclusive content does.

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  • Kris_xKKris_xK Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Jesus, I was gonna get the pc version but at that price I'll prob get the 360 one.

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  • BamelinBamelin Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Bamelin wrote: »
    The PRICE look at the PRICE

    And I'm not canadian, so the price doesn't affect me one way or another. But ANOTHER bit of exclusive content does.

    I wonder if that exclusive content will be available through Walmart USA as well?

  • UnbreakableVowUnbreakableVow YRP...in position It's showtime, girls.Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Holy shit!
    Spoiler:

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  • Kris_xKKris_xK Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Don't you unlock Batsuit armor when you finish the game, anyway?

    Yes. The only real exclusive content is the PS3 joker shit. The walmart and co "exclusives" are just dlc codes to get shit earlier.

    I forget my source, but I can pretty much gaurentee that statment.

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  • UnbreakableVowUnbreakableVow YRP...in position It's showtime, girls.Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Bamelin wrote: »
    Bamelin wrote: »
    The PRICE look at the PRICE

    And I'm not canadian, so the price doesn't affect me one way or another. But ANOTHER bit of exclusive content does.

    I wonder if that exclusive content will be available through Walmart USA as well?

    It is. When I walk into the local Wal-Mart, there's a big AA ad sitting there advertising the Batsuit Armor.

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  • The WolfmanThe Wolfman Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    That price is bloody hard to believe, since it's going for the regular $69.99 everywhere else.

    I might just consider picking it up for that price. I was just planning on renting it.

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  • DrakeonDrakeon Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Damnit, I was all excited for that EXCELLENT price point until I saw it was Canadian Walmarts only :(

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  • UnbreakableVowUnbreakableVow YRP...in position It's showtime, girls.Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Drakeon wrote: »
    Damnit, I was all excited for that EXCELLENT price point until I saw it was Canadian Walmarts only :(

    If you have played the demo I think we can all agree that $60 American is an excellent price point for this.

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  • DrakeonDrakeon Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Drakeon wrote: »
    Damnit, I was all excited for that EXCELLENT price point until I saw it was Canadian Walmarts only :(

    If you have played the demo I think we can all agree that $60 American is an excellent price point for this.

    Hey, I'll take $20 extra whenever I can get it.

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  • HitsuraptorHitsuraptor Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Kris_xK wrote: »
    Don't you unlock Batsuit armor when you finish the game, anyway?

    Yes. The only real exclusive content is the PS3 joker shit. The walmart and co "exclusives" are just dlc codes to get shit earlier.

    I forget my source, but I can pretty much gaurentee that statment.

    The OP? :P
    * Armored Batsuit will be unlockable during the normal game by beating the game on any difficulty if you don't preorder at Walmart / Play.com.

    *The exclusive Challenge Maps from the GameStop / Play.co.uk preorder and the Collectors Edition will possibly be up for download 30 days after the release of the video game.


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  • Captain ElevenCaptain Eleven The last card is a kronk Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Wow, I'm actually glad I signed up for the Best Buy Rewards Zone to shut that one register monkey up. The collector's edition won't hurt so much.

    Too bad Wally World won't have the CE.

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  • UnbreakableVowUnbreakableVow YRP...in position It's showtime, girls.Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    It would appear the Joker DLC is working.

    The PS3 version of Arkham Asylum has been ahead of the 360 version in Amazon pre-order sales consistently.

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  • CronusCronus Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    It would appear the Joker DLC is working.

    The PS3 version of Arkham Asylum has been ahead of the 360 version in Amazon pre-order sales consistently.

    It'll be interesting to see the Steam sales charts when Batman ships. I wonder if it will place with all this bonus content for the consoles.

    I also wonder if Eidos will complain that the PC version didn't sell enough and not acknowledge all the bonuses and sales of the console versions.

    Don't mind me, I'm still upset at the horrible comments I heard about Condemneds sales on the PC.

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  • Fatty McBeardoFatty McBeardo Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    I've played the demo at least 30 times (the predator room, specifically) and I am still hearing new dialogue from the Joker over the PA.

  • BullioBullio Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    I've played the PC and 360 demo but I'm not really sure which one I'm going to pick up. 360 one comes out earlier and gamepad controls feel better, but the PC version looks a little nicer (as far as I can tell, might just be imagining it) and is cheaper. 360 version doesn't have PhysX support, does it? Not that it really matters, just curious is all.

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  • ZxerolZxerol The fullest, most luscious beard. Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    No enhanced PhysX effects on the console versions (although I don't see any reason it's still not using the actual middleware itself, being UE3 and all), and you can plug in a 360 controller to your PC if it bothers you that much.

    No 100" TV or silk couches filled with lamb fetuses or whatever, though.

  • Unco-ordinatedUnco-ordinated Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    I always preferred the Batman/WW pairing to the WW/Superman thing that seems more common. Wonder Womans powers with Batmans Batmaness in a child? Would be awesome.

    WW/Superman are a terrible pairing anyway. Whenever it's used, it always seems to just be a fanboy excuse to pair two of the strongest characters in the DCU, personalities be damned.

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  • klemmingklemming Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Zxerol wrote: »
    No enhanced PhysX effects on the console versions (although I don't see any reason it's still not using the actual middleware itself, being UE3 and all), and you can plug in a 360 controller to your PC if it bothers you that much.

    No 100" TV or silk couches filled with lamb fetuses or whatever, though.
    Well that settles it.
    If I can't play while sitting on lamb fetuses, I don't want to play at all.
    It just wouldn't feel right, know what I mean?

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  • ZxerolZxerol The fullest, most luscious beard. Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Tru dat. Spending all that money every two months to get my rig up to date only allows me to afford a chair with rat fetuses, which just isn't the same, you know? I envy you guys with your awesome butt-propping devices.

  • CronusCronus Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Zxerol wrote: »
    No enhanced PhysX effects on the console versions (although I don't see any reason it's still not using the actual middleware itself, being UE3 and all), and you can plug in a 360 controller to your PC if it bothers you that much.

    No 100" TV or silk couches filled with lamb fetuses or whatever, though.

    Just for the record the PhysX isn't UE3. It's based on Aegia's custom tech, which Nvidia now owns. I doubt you'll see a 360 doing it anytime soon. You'd need at least one processor for the 360 dedicated for it and Nvidia and MS working together to write the software to do it. Maybe on their next console.

    I am jealous of the lamb fetus couch. Here I am sitting on pleather gaming in front of my PC. I need a higher paying job to afford some of this lamb fetus furniture.

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  • tofutofu Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    I'm pretty sure Direct3D 11 will include a physics solution by Microsoft and PhysX will go the way of the dinosaur.

  • ZxerolZxerol The fullest, most luscious beard. Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Last I heard, PhysX was essentially the official physics middleware for UE3 (back when it was called NovodeX), and I don't think that's changed. Like Havoc, for instance, it can run on a general purpose CPU. In fact, I'm willing to bet that most people here have already played a game that used PhysX, on the consoles or PC (Gears of War and Fat Princess are examples).

    This hardware-accelerated version of PhysX is just a little more exotic.


    edit: check this list out, although I will not vouch for its veracity

  • klemmingklemming Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Just thinking, how awesome would it be to have sections like the Predator Room in co-op?
    Someone (or something) swoops out of the rafters, and everyone starts running towards the screams. Then, the last man in the group vanishes as they run under a gargoyle...
    The potential to mess with the henchmen would be huge.
    Idle dreams I know, but for something like that, it'd be worth putting up with the Boy Wonder.

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  • KlykaKlyka DO you have any SPARE BATTERIES?Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    The problem with that is that one guy has to run around in a bright red/green costume.

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  • HyperAquaBlastHyperAquaBlast Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
  • KlykaKlyka DO you have any SPARE BATTERIES?Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    The problem with that is that one guy has to run around NOT BEING BATMAN.

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  • HyperAquaBlastHyperAquaBlast Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
  • curly haired boycurly haired boy Your Friendly Neighborhood Torgue Dealer Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Cronus wrote: »
    It would appear the Joker DLC is working.

    The PS3 version of Arkham Asylum has been ahead of the 360 version in Amazon pre-order sales consistently.

    It'll be interesting to see the Steam sales charts when Batman ships. I wonder if it will place with all this bonus content for the consoles.

    I also wonder if Eidos will complain that the PC version didn't sell enough and not acknowledge all the bonuses and sales of the console versions.

    Don't mind me, I'm still upset at the horrible comments I heard about Condemneds sales on the PC.

    i wouldn't worry about the PC version missing the bonus content for consoles much.

    the PC players have already created a DOZEN different suits just for the demo. check this out:

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    yep. batman begins. they've also got the suit from the dark knight and lots of others.

    http://forums.eidosgames.com/showthread.php?t=92752

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  • LockedOnTargetLockedOnTarget Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Aside from Batgirl, theres also Nightwing, Catwoman, and Huntress, too. Plenty of Bat-sidekicks that don't dress in bright colors.

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  • subediisubedii Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Klyka wrote: »
    The problem with that is that one guy has to run around in a bright red/green costume.

    To be fair, when they re-imagined his costume for BTAS it looked pretty cool.

  • subediisubedii Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Cronus wrote: »
    It would appear the Joker DLC is working.

    The PS3 version of Arkham Asylum has been ahead of the 360 version in Amazon pre-order sales consistently.

    It'll be interesting to see the Steam sales charts when Batman ships. I wonder if it will place with all this bonus content for the consoles.

    I also wonder if Eidos will complain that the PC version didn't sell enough and not acknowledge all the bonuses and sales of the console versions.

    Don't mind me, I'm still upset at the horrible comments I heard about Condemneds sales on the PC.

    i wouldn't worry about the PC version missing the bonus content for consoles much.

    the PC players have already created a DOZEN different suits just for the demo. check this out:

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    yep. batman begins. they've also got the suit from the dark knight and lots of others.

    http://forums.eidosgames.com/showthread.php?t=92752

    If they find a way to import models then that's the end of it. Robin, Nightwing, and probably any number of comic characters are likely to make a showing.

    Like the Tim Burton and Green Lanter Batsuit skins though

  • jclastjclast Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Since we're not really talking about AA anymore anyway, where does one start with the Justice League cartoons? Aren't there two different series or something like that? Do they follow the continuity of Batman the Animated Series, or are they standalone?

    BTAS, Superman: TAS, Batman Beyond, JL, and JLU are all linked in a shared universe. Static Shock an The Zeta Project, too, but those are more side stories with the occasional cameo.

    If you've already watched BTAS, I would reccomend watching the series in the order they came out. STAS first, then BB, then JL, then JLU. If you really just want to skip to the League stuff, then just start with Justice League seasons one and two, then Justice League Unlimited Seasons one and two. The two shows are linked, but follow a different format. JL follows the seven core heroes(Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Flash, Green lantern, Martian Manhunter, and Hawkgirl) and does longer two and three-part episodes almost exclusively. In JLU, the League expands to include almost every DC hero there is, and does mostly one-shot episodes starring a different collection of members each time, usually one or two of the big seven and one or two of the other heroes.

    I would really reccomend at least watching Superman first, though. Aside from being a great show in it's own right, a lot of the late-series stuff gets brought up again in JL/JLU, and it contains the first Superman/Batman team-up episodes as well. And introduces both The Flash and the Green Lantern Corps. Lex Luthor is also a pretty major character in the JL shows.
    This post right here has ensured that I will have plenty of cartoons to watch in the coming months. Thank you.

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  • Mr PinkMr Pink I got cats for youRegistered User regular
    edited August 2009
    I really want to play through as Zurr En Arrh Batman now. Stick included.

  • DarkWarriorDarkWarrior __BANNED USERS
    edited August 2009
    I have to assume theres gonna be a decent amount of alternate costumes, considering the engine and whats been done in a few weeks theres no reason there shouldn't be.

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  • DrunkMcDrunkMc Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Those skins are awesome, but I think I'm still gonna go with the 360. Just because I don't have a controller yet for my PC. But, if they get really awesome with the mods, it may be a Steam Sale purchase just for mod play through.

  • LockedOnTargetLockedOnTarget Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    DrunkMc wrote: »
    Those skins are awesome, but I think I'm still gonna go with the 360. Just because I don't have a controller yet for my PC. But, if they get really awesome with the mods, it may be a Steam Sale purchase just for mod play through.

    If you have a 360, you have a controller for your PC. Unless your 360 doesn't have any controllers.

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