It’s another new Batman: Arkham City trailer, this one based on the Riddler, who appears to have hidden his riddles all through Gotham much as he did Arkham Asylum. It also appears that there are some more dire consequences involved in solving the puzzles this time, or maybe its just another exceedingly well don trailer, or maybe I’m just so excited for this game I’m making shit up. Anything’s possible at this point. All I know is that the Riddler in Arkham Asylum was almost ’60s TV show-level harmless and goofy, and he appears to not have changed a bit, and I still thought this trailer was tremendously badass. So that’s gotta count for something.
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.