Really Batman? You couldn’t just beat these thugs up like a regular superhero; you just had to slam that one guys head into the railing then toss him off the guard tower, and do a flying drop kick on that other guys from 50-feet up, didn’t you? Here’s a mystery, world’s greatest detective — why are you such an asshole?
Horrible pun for not-that-clever article title notwithstanding, Kotaku dug up this video of Batman: Arkham Asylum being played by some Polish dude (no racial jokes, thanks) and it is looking sweet. I really dig the little touches, like Batman’s shielding of himself when he blows his explosive gel, and really, slamming that sniper’s head int the railing is awesome. Awesomely dickish.
Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.