Batman Arkham City Ending!!! (Spoilers are heavy!)

On the 18th of October and the 21st of October. Batman Arkham City will be available to a variety of people throughout the world. Many people are asking themselves how it will end, but we here at Gamers Inquest have got that one covered.

The game ends when Batman goes into a room where Joker is holding Talia Al Gaul. Whilst Joker is talking Talia stabs Joker with a sword, whilst Batman and Talia are speaking Talia gets shot in the head. We then see the joker again, Joker then tells us that the Joker that Talia just killed way actually Clayface. You then have a 10-20 minute boss battle with Clayface before watching the final scene.

Batman has been holding something that Joker wants, something that he needs, The Cure. Batman then smashes the cure, Joker then sadly dies doing what he loves, Laughing. Batman picks up the body and walks him out of the City past Catwoman, Harley, Commissioner Gordan and places Joker’s body on a police car.

This is an incredibly sad ending which could outrage or annoy fans of this popular villian.

But what strikes me most is. Arkham 3 without the Joker?

DC Universe Online Update 2 is Out Now

Earlier this week producer Wes Yanagi issued a letter on DCUO site explaining the delay on the 2nd Update. The update came out on 4/5 in North America on the PS3 and PC with Europe soon to follow though no date has been confirmed at this time. I have to say with this much updated content delivered in each update I think we can cut them a little slack. There is a massive amount of new content to play and explore in the game.

Here’s the run down taken directly from the DCUO site:

Update Two: Heads or Tales?

What Does Fate Have In Store For You?
Hope you’re feeling lucky! With its second update, DC Universe™ Online offers a new set of challenges and opportunities to players willing to try their luck on new adventures, episodes and intense combat missions.

Two-Face Mission Series
The Penguin has created a vast smuggling operation bringing together some of the most notorious criminals in Gotham City. Two-Face, aka Harvey Dent, has enlisted you as muscle to put the Penguin out of business. Will Two-Face help or hinder your progress with the flip of his coin?

The Batcave: Brainiac Sub-Construct Raid
You and your teammates will fight even deeper into the heart of The Batcave where Brainiac has entrenched his horrific technology. It will take a legendary effort to rescue Batman from the OMAC Virus (twisted technology designed to stop meta humans), defeat the mighty Avatar of Technology and topple the Braniac Construct itself. This level 30 raid promises to bring a brand new challenge to your League and the opportunity for awesome loot!

Special Event: Mxyzptlk‘s Mischief
A mysterious prankster from the 5th Dimension, Mr. Mxyzptlk is up to his old tricks in Metropolis.

Collect Luck Tokens: You don’t have to be lucky to get these tokens, but will have to endure the constant shenanigans of Mr. Mxyzpltk.

New Appearance Items: Use tokens to dress in the finest Celtic clothing available!

Drinks on the House: Have a round on Mr. Mxyzpltk! Special drinks available for purchase with tokens will temporarily improve your stats.

New Collections: Chase a new Four-Leaf Clover collection and unlock a lucky reward.

New Race: Run races like never before! Dodge distractions and pranks requiring cunning and concentration.

Additional Features:

Legends PvP: Take on other players as Two-Face himself! Use the advantage of Two-Face’s dual personalities and choose between the benevolent Harvey Dent or murderous Two-Face, each with different abilities. Wield a machine gun, throw grenades, or call in goons to help take out your opponents. Heads or tails? Both can be just as deadly with this new character.

New Social Enhancements: Now, finding your friends and League are even easier with the latest enhancements we’ve made to the Social interface!

Uncover the New Gang War Alert Combat Episode: Experience a brand new low level 20’s mission series. Track down the infamous Intergang and prevent the prophecy of the Crime Bible from coming to pass!

Green Lantern Duo: Find out if two heads are better than one this month as you join with a partner to battle Sinestro and his Yellow Lanterns or John Stewart and his Green Lanterns. Will Fear rule the day or will your Willpower overcome? Grab a friend and find out in this new Level 30 Duo!

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Batman: Arkham City Gameplay Trailer

Finally we get our first look at gameplay in the upcoming Batman: Arkham City. We have some looks at some of the new villians, Two-Face and Catwoman and the return of a few familiar faces. The trailer comes courtesy of IGN, and it really looks awesome.

In a related story found on G4TV, the games campaign mode will take you only 8hrs to complete. Rocksteady’s Dax Ginn says, “I can tell you that our QA guys, who are ninjas and obviously know everything in the game, can do just the core story missions, nothing else, in about eight hours, just straight-lining.” So really it’s the guys who designed the game and they aren’t doing any side missions or trying for other trophies in the game. I’m guessing we can at least double that time for the average player.

Rocksteady is saying there will be additional features that will make Arkham City replayable. “In terms of replayability or filling out a single-player story with additional features, there are more announcements that we’re going to make, which I think will solve that problem,” Dax Ginn told CVG.

My guess, is multiple endings or other choices that effect the outcome of the game. What do you think?

Batman Arkham City releases on October 18th on PlayStation 3, XBox 360 and PC.

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Review: Fallout: New Vegas Dead Money DLC for PS3

It’s been a few weeks since the release of Dead Money and I’ve finally had a chance to play it most of the way through. This review may contain some spoilers, so stop reading now if you want to play the DLC fresh without preconceptions.

Overall I found Dead Money brought back much of what I loved about playing Fallout 3, especially quests that were more puzzles than having go get something for someone and bring it back like many of the Fallout NV quests seem to go. A pleasant surprise was the raising of the level cap to 35. So I’m guessing each new DLC will keep raising the cap?

The DLC is set at and around the legendary Sierra Madre Casino. The story and setting reminded me of Bioshock as the Sierra Madre was intended for the wealthy and now its a ruin that has threats to kill you around every corner. Another Bioshock comparison are the Vending Machines spread out through the Sierra Madre. You can buy food, meds and other items with the Sierra Madre chips you’ll find laying about throughout the game. Look for codes to unlock new items in the machines.

You first wake up in the Villa where you encounter the nearly impossible to kill Ghost People who were super creepy and deadly. You also have to contend with being poisoned by a toxic gas that fills many areas of the Villa and Casino as well as many booby traps all around. And finally you learn that you have a bomb collar around your neck, and some radios and speaker all around the casino make cause your head to be blown of your shoulders which happened to me more times than I would have cared for. My advice, save often especially after getting through a difficult section of the game.

Quickly after arriving (and losing all non-quest related items), we learn that it is Father Elijah who brought you to the Sierra Madre. Father Elijah is the former Elder of the Brotherhood of Steel in the Mohave who left the Brotherhood after the defeat at HELIOS One. He has brought you here to open the Sierra Madre casino, and will be the one giving you orders since you have that bomb collar around your neck and the Pip-Boy on your arm he can use to communicate with you and track you. One false move and good bye head.

Dog/God in Dead Money

Your first mission from Father Elijah is to locate 3 others Dog/God, Christine and Dean Domino, because it will take all 4 of you to trigger the opening event. Elijah suggests to you what order to locate the companions, and each one will help to combat one of the threats in the Villa. When you go after the Christine character you will encounter your first deadly hologram. There is no way to kill these guys directly, so you’ll need to be creative to get by them. I loved the addition of the holograms and I hope we get to see that more in upcoming DLC and in Fallout 4. Throughout the Villa you’ll also see graffiti scrawled on the wall before you enter certain rooms or areas. Pay attention to these, they will be helpful to know what threat or trap lies in wait for you.

Once you’ve completed the mission of getting all three characters into place to trigger the event (not an easy task) you’ve got to get into the now open casino. Save often as you make your way back because the Ghost people are out in huge numbers and you’ll have outwit them to make it.

Inside the Sierra Madre the attention to detail is very good. It feels unique much like the other casinos on the strip, but worn down and wrecked. Inside the casino you have to find your 3 companions again but this time it will be more of a challenge to deal with them. Also the holograms are all over the casino, but once you get power back online, friendly holograms pop up on the casino floor and you get to do some gambling! Of course you are playing for SM Chips that you can trade for stimpaks, food and other necessities so you are gambling for your life.

I don’t want to spoil the ending or storyline much more except to say that your interaction with the 3 companions further the story-lines along nicely. Yes there are two stories here, Father Elijah’s and the story of Frederick Sinclair who built the Sierra Madre not so much as a casino but as an impregnable fortress. The final reward waiting for you in the Sierra Madre is one of the biggest payouts in all of the Wasteland well worth the trouble it takes to get here.

I would definitely recommend purchasing Dead Money especially if you’ve found yourself underwhelmed by some of the New Vegas story plots and quests. The game play felt more fresh and updated from that of New Vegas and I hope the other 3 DLC follow suit.

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PlayStation Network Gamers Choice Winners

The votes are in for the PlayStation Network Gamers Choice Awards 2011 as reported on the PSN Blog. The games they chose to nominated for the awards were the highest user rated games released in 2010. They went on to say the compettion was fierce, in fact the contest for Best PS3 Downloadable Game was in up in the air right to the last day between Castle Crashers a

nd Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game.

And the Winners are:

Best PS3 Downloadable Game: Castle Crashers

Best PSP Downloadable Game: God of War: Ghost of Sparta

Best PS3/PSP mini: Age of Zombies

Best PlayStation Network Exclusive Game: Dead Nation

But of course we all win because these games will be featured for a 30% off discount and a 50% off discount for PlayStation Plus subscribers. The discounts plus a big update to the PlayStation Store will start tomorrow.

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Socom 4 Trophies: For Your Eyes Only

With all the buzz around Socom 4: US Navy Seals (much deserved), everyone was wondering what kind of trophies we can expect. Well wonder no more as Sony has released the complete list. The game will feature 45 trophies of which 16 will be hidden.

Platinum

  • All is Said, All is Done – Obtain all Bronze, Silver, and Gold Trophies in SOCOM 4

Gold

  • Best of the Best – Complete the Story Campaign on Elite Difficulty
  • Above and Beyond – Complete a total of 100 objectives during your career
  • Shiny! – Master a weapon of each class in any mode
  • The Elite 45th – As Forty-Five, stealth kill a total of 45 enemies in the Story Campaign

Silver

  • Covert Ops – As Forty-Five, successfully maintain stealth in a Story Campaign mission
  • Over Achiever – Complete a Custom Campaign mission on every map in either Single-player or Co-op
  • Millennial Slayer – Eliminate a total of 1000 enemies during your career
  • Expert Tactician – Complete a Story Campaign mission using only your teammates to eliminate enemies
  • Information Warfare – Collect all Intel in the Story Campaign
  • Hidden Trophy (1)

Bronze

  • Elite Ops – Complete a Story Campaign mission on Elite Difficulty
  • N00b – Complete a Competitive Multiplayer game
  • Good Game – Complete a Competitive Multiplayer game of every gametype
  • Combined Assault – Complete a Custom Campaign mission in Co-op
  • Extra Credit – Complete a Custom Campaign mission in Single-player
  • Government Spending – Call in a total of 10 airstrikes during your career
  • Death From Above – Eliminate 5 enemies with a single airstrike
  • Repo Man – Destroy a total of 50 vehicles during your career
  • Unseen Strike – Stealth kill a total of 10 enemies in a single mission
  • Grenadier – Eliminate a total of 25 enemies with explosives during your career
  • Crowd Control – Eliminate 3 enemies with a single explosive
  • Century Slayer – Eliminate a total of 100 enemies during your career
  • Melon Hunter – Eliminate a total of 100 enemies with a headshot during your career
  • Hat Trick – Eliminate 3 enemies in a row with headshots
  • Vorpal – Eliminate a total of 25 enemies with melee attacks during your career
  • Combat Medic – Execute a total of 25 teammate revives during your career
  • Armed to the Teeth – Unlock all weapons for use in Campaign Mode
  • I Call Her Vera – Master a weapon in any mode
  • Oracle – Collect an Intel item in a Story Campaign mission
  • Hidden Trophies (15)

For those interested in testing the game before release the beta will run in waves. March 15th, select people chosen by Zipper Interactive will test the beta. March 22nd, Playstation Plus members will be given access to the beta. March 29th, everyone who purchased Killzone 3 and received the beta code can participate in the beta. Finally, April 5th, the beta will be open to the general public until April 13th when the servers will be shut down in anticipation for the April 19th release.

Anyone interested in the Move compatibility should look into the Deployment Edition of Socom 4: U.S. Navy Seals. The pack will retail at $149.99 and will include Socom 4: U.S. Navy Seals, a Playstation Eye Camera, a Playstation Move Controller, a Playstation Navigation Controller, a Playstation Move Sharpshooter. Individually this pack would retail for over $200. This is a great value for anyone who was interested in the Move. The pack will be available nationwide at most large retailers including Amazon.com on April 19th.

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Battle: Los Angeles Takes Fight to Consoles

KONAMI recently announced that they will team up with Saber Interactive to bring Battle: Los Angeles to the the PS3, Xbox 360, and PC. The game will be a First Person Shooter following the storyline of the movie in which aliens invade Los Angeles. It is your duty to take on the role as a US Marine helping fight off the alien assault using your various weapons. According to KONAMI your arsenal will feature “assault rifle, sniper rifle, rocket launcher, frag grenades, and a turret gun.” Essentially your standard arsenal outside the turret gun.

The game has a lot of potential as does the movie. However, not much has been released about the game which is pretty impressive considering how close we are to the rough release date of “sometime in March.” The film by Columbia Pictures is set to release March 11, 2011 so one can imagine the game will likely be released around that date. For those interested in a trailer, it is available here.

Saber Interactive is a relatively unknown studio whose only prior console release was Timeshift which did not receive favorable reviews. This is Saber’s chance to establish a name aside one of the larger game companies, KONAMI. Hopefully, Saber generates enough success through this game to help fund their upcoming project, Inversion.

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PlayStation Plus Exclusive demos coming in March

Over on the PlayStation blog, they have announced some PlayStation Plus content coming our way this month.

Over the next two month, PS Plus subscribers will get two full game trials, a demo for the new Mortal Kombat, and discounts on the PSN Gamers’ Choice Awards winners, (no winners announced yet, but I’m pulling for Pac-Mac DX because I’d love a discount!)

The Mortal Kombat demo will be released on Tuesday, March 8th, a week before it will be available to the general PlayStation Network. So there’s plenty of time to perfect your fatalities. The demo will be offered as a an Auto Download, so turn on your automatic download feature if you are a PS Plus subscriber.

The playable characters included on the demo are Scorpion, Sub-Zero, Johnny Cage and Mileena as well as their Fatalities and X-Ray Attacks. Also you’ll be able to play in two environments: The Pit and The Living Forest. You’ll have access to single player and one-on-one versus modes and stereoscopic 3D support.

Beyond the Mortal Kobat Demo, they are going to offer 50% off the PSone import Mega Man 3, and 50% discounts on the PSN Gamers’ Choice Awards winners. You also get the Qore March episode for free.

The two game trials coming your way on March 15th are Prince of Persia and MAG(Massive Action Game).

Here’s the full list of new items and items that will soon be gone from the PlayStation Plus storefront:

PlayStation Plus Highlights for 3/8:

Featured Games

  • Mortal Kombat Demo (Free to PlayStation Plus subscribers)
  • PSN Gamers’ Choice Award winner: Best PS3 Game (TBD) (50% discount)
  • PSN Gamers’ Choice Award winner: Best PSN Exclusive Game (TBD) (50% discount)
  • PSN Gamers’ Choice Award winner: Best PSP Game (TBD) (50% discount)
  • PSN Gamers’ Choice Award winner: Best Mini (TBD) (50% discount)

Featured Qore Episode

  • Qore March Episode 34 – Single Episode (Free to PlayStation Plus subscribers, regular price $2.99)

Discounted Games & DLC

  • Mega Man 3 (PSOne) (PlayStation Plus price $3.00, regular price $5.99)

PlayStation Plus Highlights for 3/15:

Full Game Trial

  • Prince of Persia
  • MAG

Discounted Games & DLC

  • Boom Beats PlayStation minis (PlayStation Plus price $1.50, regular price $2.99)

Featured Themes & Avatars

  • Okami Avatar Bundle (Exclusive to PlayStation Plus subscribers for $0.49)
  • Pocket Fighter – Sprite Avatar Bundle (Exclusive to PlayStation Plus subscribers for $1.99)
  • Street Fighter Avatar Bundle (Exclusive to PlayStation Plus subscribers for $1.99)
  • Dragon Girl Theme (Free and exclusive to PlayStation Plus subscribers)
  • Virtual Fireplace (Free and exclusive to PlayStation Plus subscribers)

Last Chance, Get Them While You Can – Coming down on March 8:

Featured Offers to PlayStation Plus Subscribers

  • PlayStation Move Heroes Demo

Discounted Games/DLC

  • Sky Fighter (PlayStation Plus price $2.50, regular price $4.99)
  • Stacking (Free to PlayStation Plus subscribers, regular price $14.99)
  • Qore February Episode 33 – Single Episode (Free to PlayStation Plus subscribers, regular price $2.99)
  • POCKET FIGHTER – SPRITE – FELICIA AVATAR (Free to PlayStation Plus subscribers, regular price $0.49)
  • POCKET FIGHTER – SPRITE – KEN’S THUMBS-DOWN AVATAR (Free to PlayStation Plus subscribers, regular price $0.49)
  • POCKET FIGHTER – SPRITE – MORRIGAN AVATAR (Free to PlayStation Plus subscribers, regular price $0.49)
  • POCKET FIGHTER – SPRITE – RYU AVATAR (Free to PlayStation Plus subscribers, regular price $0.49)
  • POCKET FIGHTER – SPRITE – SAKURA AVATAR (Free to PlayStation Plus subscribers, regular price $0.49)
  • POCKET FIGHTER SPRITE – AKUMA AVATAR (Free to PlayStation Plus subscribers, regular price $0.49)

Last Chance, Get Them While You Can – Coming down on March 15:

Featured Offers to PlayStation Plus Subscribers

  • Mortal Kombat Demo
  • Femme Abstraction Theme
  • Snowman Dynamic Theme
  • Chinese New Year of the Rabbit Dynamic Theme
  • MAG Demo

Discounted Games/DLC

  • Let’s Golf PlayStation minis (Free to PlayStation Plus subscribers, regular price $0.99)
  • R.U.S.E – Pack of the Sun (PlayStation Plus price $7.49, regular price $9.99)
  • Gravity Crash (PlayStation Plus price $5.00, regular price $9.99)
  • Crash Bandicoot (PlayStation Plus price $3.00, regular price $5.99)
  • MAG Starter Kit (PlayStation Plus price $7.50, regular price $14.99)

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