Wednesday, September 28

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Gaming

The Fake Game Taking Over Batman Arkham Fandom, Explained

Image: Warner Bros. GamesThe best video games are imaginary. Often they exist completely in our heads, or in the dreamy space between their initial announcement and what we finally end up playing. This is where “Arkham World” exists. Born from a 2011 Video Game Awards gag, the completely fictitious entry in the massively popular Batman Arkham series is now all some fans can talk about.Earlier this month, posts about a supposed Arkham World began taking over the Batman Arkham subreddit. Despite being dedicated to an aging single-player series, this particular internet watering hole remains surprisingly active. It has over 150,000 members, with hundreds or more active at any given time. “This subreddit is dedicated to the discussion of all Batman Arkham Lore,” reads the subscription. “Includ...
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Time For Another Moebius-Looking Video Game For PC, Called XTAL

Image: XTALThe brilliant French artist Jean “Moebius” Giraud had one of the most recognisable art styles around, and while his works have inspired video games for decades—including the ones he worked on directly—few have been able to truly look like one of his illustrations come to life.We got one last year though, with the excellent Sable, and now we’re getting another one called XTAL (You could also count Pixeljunk Raiders if you’re feeling generous). With a name that might have you thinking of a classic Aphex Twin track, XTAL is billed by its developers as “a stylish mix of action and exploration with a fast combat system that combines TPS, Hack ‘n’ Slash and Bullet Hell elements with a vibrant art style inspired by French Comics”.(Yes, I know Moebius isn’t the only artist with a “Frenc...
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Morbius Returns To Theaters Because Of All The Memes

Image: Sony / Marvel / Kotaku / Andrey_Kuzmin (Shutterstock)For the past few months, a lot of people have been sharing memes connected to terrible superhero film Morbius, which stars noted method actor Jared Leto as a living vampire guy or something…look, I’ve not seen the film, okay? Anyway, all these memes, jokes, and online ha-has have been fun, but things are getting out of control. Sony—likely seeing all the renewed interest in Morbius and all things morbin’—has now brought the movie back to theaters. What have we done?Morbius was released back in April to very negative reviews. For those who aren’t aware, it’s a Sony Marvel movie, not an MCU joint. This means it can tease at connections to the more popular, successful MCU films, but will likely never be allowed to truly join in all t...
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Morbius Keeps Broadcasting On Twitch As People Keep Memeing It

Morbius can’t be contained. The Jared Leto-led vampire flick has been infecting various pockets of the internet all this week, spreading from Discord to Twitch to Twitter. Now, with a rabid new audience who call themselves “Morbheads,” excited by 24/7 broadcasts of the Marvel film from rogue Twitch streamers, the fandom has reached its logical conclusion: memes. So many Morbius memes, everywhere. You can’t escape them.A collaboration between Columbia Pictures, Marvel, and Sony Pictures Releasing, Morbius is about a human biologist looking for a cure to his unknown, fatal disease, only to end up becoming a living vampire instead. It’s a silly premise, and one that didn’t garner much critical praise when you look at the reviews. Still, the inexplicable seriousness of the film, and Jared Leto...