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Game/Life Balance U.S. Podcast #055: Dave Wishnowski Changed His Life On A Dare and Ended Up Creating A Legendary Video Game


In 2002, Dave Wishnowski quit his job and set out to make his own wrestling game. More than 15 years later, he’s still at the helm of Pro Wrestling X, one of the most ambitious independent game projects in modern video game history. In this podcast, he tells his story and gives an update on the game that by all rights shouldn’t exist — and how he’s been able to stick with it for so long. (more…)

Game/Life Balance U.S. Podcast Episode 27: Kentucky Route Zero Review


 Jon gives a glowing Kentucky Route Zero review and tries to help Cody understand how it’s like Twin Peaks.

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It’s been two years since Rocksteady Studios relaeased a Batman game and since last years Batman: Arkham Origins (produced by Warner Bros. Games Montréal) wasn’t well-received by the masses, the Batman Arkham franchise has returned home to Rocksteady and today the official trailer for the upcoming Batman: Arkham Knight was released. Check it out below:

Teased as the finale to the series by Rocksteady, the game trailer begins with Scarecrow telling Gotham City it needs to be evacuated or he’ll show them all “their worst fears.”If you remember at the end of Batman: Arkham Asylum, we saw in a post-credits scene, that a crate of Titan formula floating in the ocean around the asylum was grabbed by a hand which had surfaced.  To me that hand looked like it belonged to the Scarecrow.

Aside from Scarecrow, we see other familiar faces from the Dark Knight’s rogue gallery. There’s Harley Quinn-who also was revealed to be a playable character for those who preorder-and Two Face. We also see the Batmobile-which is playable and drivable-driving around an enormous Gotham City.  If you thought Arkham City was big, well you’re in for a treat! Thomas Wayne’s will is also read in the trailer.


Here’s the official WBIE’s description about the game:

“In the explosive finale to the Arkham series, Batman faces the ultimate threat against the city he is sworn to protect. The Scarecrow returns to unite an impressive roster of super villains, including Penguin, Two-Face and Harley Quinn, to destroy The Dark Knight forever. Batman: Arkham Knight introduces Rocksteady’s uniquely designed version of the Batmobile, which is drivable for the first time in the franchise. The addition of this legendary vehicle, combined with the acclaimed gameplay of the Batman Arkham series, offers gamers the ultimate and complete Batman experience as they tear through the streets and soar across the skyline of the entirety of Gotham City.”

If you want to play this game, you’re gonna need either an  PS4, Xbox One, or PC. Look for more information about the game will be revealed in the April issue of GameInformer in a 14 page spread as well as on their website.











Deathstroke, Ninja Training, and Batman: Arkham Origins



As if the amazing trailers and super badass previous entries weren’t enough for Batman: Arkham Origins, Warner Bros. Games Montreal told Eurogamer that a single-player DLC will be set in Asia and allow you to play as Bruce Wayne training to become Batman. How cool will it be watching and actually participating in Batman becoming a ninja?


Hot on the heels of their reveal of a playable Deathstroke and a brand new Penguin trailer, the studio also dropped the bomb of a single-life, no-save, game mode for the hardest of hardcore players. When you die you’re dead.


The DLC, titled Initiation, will be included in the Season Pass @$19.99 and will come with 4 more DLCs. Three will be skins and the last is still unannounced. There is also an exclusive DLC pack for the PS3 crowd called Knightfall.


If the plethora of extra content isn’t enough, check out this online-order exclusive  replica of The Bat’s Grapnel Accessory available from Gamestop for $34.99.



Batman: Arkham Origins will be out October 25th on PS3, 360, PC, and Wii U.