Where Does He Get Those Wonderful Toys?

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Where Does He Get Those Wonderful Toys?

With the release of Batman: Arkham Asylum just weeks away, let's take a look at some of the wonderful gadgets we're going to get to use.

If you're wondering what the modern crime-fighter is wearing this season, then look no further. The latest trailer for Batman: Arkham Asylum gives us a look at some of the tools we'll get to use when we retake the titular sanitarium. If you've played the demo, then you'll have used a few of these already, but the explosive gel and grapnel look like they're going to be a lot of fun.

One thing's for sure, we've come a long way since 'Shark Repellent Bat Spray'.

Source: GameTrailers

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Looking forward to the gel and the better battar 'rangs. Lest we forget the might of the grapple gun.

nilcypher:
Where Does He Get Those Wonderful Toys?

One thing's for sure, we've come a long way since 'Shark Repellent Bat Spray'.

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And the Bat Ladder... where does batman get these useful gadget?

OP: Love all the toys but what's with all the trailers? I feel like I've played the full game by all the trailers I've watched.

Yes, I am hoping not every moment in the game has been ruined by the trailers.

Though honestly, I would like some of that "Oceanic Repellent". Of course then again given what it did, it COULD simply be the exploding Gel, just because he wound up with exploding Gel doesn't mean that is where the development started.

Oh yes, and I sort of hope he adds signs onto everything to remind us that everything is supposed to be the "Bat" whatever. I mean I might have forgotten that the Bat Ladder was the Bat Ladder if it wasn't for the sign at the bottom. Spectators need to be able to tell when something is a bad-gadget rather than a regular rope ladder or whatever. :P

this game looks like it's going to be awesome, tho i think a LOT of stealth will be involved, which will probly piss off a lot of people. i got my preorder for it and i can't wait for the batcave for home and to play as the joker

even better they got Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill to do the voices

The only thing that could make this game look even more awesome, would be adding Adam Wests voice to Batman instead. That would sooooooo be GOTY worthy then.

I originally didn't plan on getting this game or anything, but the recent trailers and the demo combined, HOLY SHIT.

is max payne in a batman costume

alcohol reference and tobbaco reference? c'mon

was that mr hyde?

This is begining to look like bat man would be better off with a Bat-a-Chainsaw or a Bat-a-Nuke seeing how its all makes big booms or hurts people in some way

This game shall be the one and only true Batman game.

This makes want to puke, curse then puke again.

Arkham asylum was and is a complex psychological and symbolic masterpiece. One of the all time best comics in my opinion. To see it turned into this stupid fucking game, with "BAT-VISION" and "BAT-ARANG" and fucking exploding gel makes we want to stop being a gamer. JESUS.

Do yourselves a favor and go read the comic, it's a masterpiece.

JESUS!

Patrick_and_the_ricks:
This game shall be the one and only true Batman game.

oh come on what about the original batman on NES that kicked massive amounts of ass

cleverlymadeup:
this game looks like it's going to be awesome, tho i think a LOT of stealth will be involved, which will probly piss off a lot of people. i got my preorder for it and i can't wait for the batcave for home and to play as the joker

even better they got Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill to do the voices

Im looking forward to same thing as you.

I thought the combat was going to be mediocre at best but it actually looks really fun. I was most looking forward to the boss fights. Killer croc, Poison Ivy, Harley Quinn Etc. It'll just hopefully be a fantastic game with lots of diversity and a storyline which makes sense because Im struggling to see how it makes any at the moment.

asiepshtain:
This makes want to puke, curse then puke again.

Arkham asylum was and is a complex psychological and symbolic masterpiece. One of the all time best comics in my opinion. To see it turned into this stupid fucking game, with "BAT-VISION" and "BAT-ARANG" and fucking exploding gel makes we want to stop being a gamer. JESUS.

Do yourselves a favor and go read the comic, it's a masterpiece.

JESUS!

Batman actually HAS a vision implant in the cowl, along with exploding gel and Batarangs, hell he has had batarangs since the original comics. This is the first time a Batman game has ever been done RIGHT so stop being a tool.

Patrick_and_the_ricks:
This game shall be the one and only true Batman game.

Uh lego Batman much?

Simriel:

asiepshtain:
This makes want to puke, curse then puke again.

Arkham asylum was and is a complex psychological and symbolic masterpiece. One of the all time best comics in my opinion. To see it turned into this stupid fucking game, with "BAT-VISION" and "BAT-ARANG" and fucking exploding gel makes we want to stop being a gamer. JESUS.

Do yourselves a favor and go read the comic, it's a masterpiece.

JESUS!

Batman actually HAS a vision implant in the cowl, along with exploding gel and Batarangs, hell he has had batarangs since the original comics. This is the first time a Batman game has ever been done RIGHT so stop being a tool.

I agree with you but is he even talking about Cowl?

How many Batman comics have there been featuring Arkham Asylum...?

Spaceman_Spiff:

Patrick_and_the_ricks:
This game shall be the one and only true Batman game.

Uh lego Batman much?

You wanna apologize for this now, or after the legions of fans and fanboys beat your head into the very ground beneath your feet?

Seriously now - I can't wait till I get to download this game's demo on my PC... I now have either a PC with a demon CPU (E8400) but an integrated GPU (...don't ask me, I would want to meet the idiot myself), or a medium-good PC (Athlon 5200 + HD3650 + 3GB RAM) but a dumb keyboard from HP, useless HP mouse and a slow, very slow connection that would never download the game in less than 2 days.

...I want my mediocre, overclocked PC. Now ;[

This better be as good as everyone has been hyping it up to be. If not, I will kill everyone at IGN because they have been hyping THE HELL out of Arkham for months.

hansari:

Simriel:

asiepshtain:
This makes want to puke, curse then puke again.

Arkham asylum was and is a complex psychological and symbolic masterpiece. One of the all time best comics in my opinion. To see it turned into this stupid fucking game, with "BAT-VISION" and "BAT-ARANG" and fucking exploding gel makes we want to stop being a gamer. JESUS.

Do yourselves a favor and go read the comic, it's a masterpiece.

JESUS!

Batman actually HAS a vision implant in the cowl, along with exploding gel and Batarangs, hell he has had batarangs since the original comics. This is the first time a Batman game has ever been done RIGHT so stop being a tool.

I agree with you but is he even talking about Cowl?

How many Batman comics have there been featuring Arkham Asylum...?

He seemed to be suggesting that all the gadgets where made up for the game, as opposed to Batman actually HAVING them in the comics which he does. And quite a few comics take place in Arkham Asylum, however he is referring to a specific comic called Arkham Asylum.

hansari:

Simriel:

asiepshtain:
This makes want to puke, curse then puke again.

Arkham asylum was and is a complex psychological and symbolic masterpiece. One of the all time best comics in my opinion. To see it turned into this stupid fucking game, with "BAT-VISION" and "BAT-ARANG" and fucking exploding gel makes we want to stop being a gamer. JESUS.

Do yourselves a favor and go read the comic, it's a masterpiece.

JESUS!

Batman actually HAS a vision implant in the cowl, along with exploding gel and Batarangs, hell he has had batarangs since the original comics. This is the first time a Batman game has ever been done RIGHT so stop being a tool.

I agree with you but is he even talking about Cowl?

How many Batman comics have there been featuring Arkham Asylum...?

Ok, let me fill in the gaps, what I'm talking about is this:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arkham_Asylum:_A_Serious_House_on_Serious_Earth

It's the batman comic series named after the Arkham Asylum, and to the best of my understanding it's what this game patheticaly claims to draw from. The arkham asylum being taken over by the inmates and them demanding batman join them there.

Along with "The dark knight returns" it's part of what made batman great, a story miles ahead of the curve, with depth and intrest beyond mere superhero stories. It's a work of art.

And by the way, in this book, batman has no tricks, no weapons, and no fucking batarang! In fact the story is much more a psychological study then a action-adventure. Not to say there aren't fights, it has an awsome batman-croc encounter, and even that is just a symbolic strugle to something else which I won't spoil here.

They are taking one of the finest moments of batman history and making it into exactly what it wasn't - a stupid, violent, power-trip. I know I haven't seen the game yet and I'm being a dick judging it before hand, but Arkham_Asylum was all about the story and completely against the whole batman ass-kicker thing, quite the opposite, batman is portraried as fragile, weak and incomptent for almost the entire work. And it's the story of his reconstruction and healing that makes it such a powerfull and important book.

asiepshtain:

hansari:

Simriel:

asiepshtain:
This makes want to puke, curse then puke again.

Arkham asylum was and is a complex psychological and symbolic masterpiece. One of the all time best comics in my opinion. To see it turned into this stupid fucking game, with "BAT-VISION" and "BAT-ARANG" and fucking exploding gel makes we want to stop being a gamer. JESUS.

Do yourselves a favor and go read the comic, it's a masterpiece.

JESUS!

Batman actually HAS a vision implant in the cowl, along with exploding gel and Batarangs, hell he has had batarangs since the original comics. This is the first time a Batman game has ever been done RIGHT so stop being a tool.

I agree with you but is he even talking about Cowl?

How many Batman comics have there been featuring Arkham Asylum...?

Ok, let me fill in the gaps, what I'm talking about is this:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arkham_Asylum:_A_Serious_House_on_Serious_Earth

It's the batman comic series named after the Arkham Asylum, and to the best of my understanding it's what this game patheticaly claims to draw from. The arkham asylum being taken over by the inmates and them demanding batman join them there.

Along with "The dark knight returns" it's part of what made batman great, a story miles ahead of the curve, with depth and intrest beyond mere superhero stories. It's a work of art.

And by the way, in this book, batman has no tricks, no weapons, and no fucking batarang! In fact the story is much more a psychological study then a action-adventure. Not to say there aren't fights, it has an awsome batman-croc encounter, and even that is just a symbolic strugle to something else which I won't spoil here.

They are taking one of the finest moments of batman history and making it into exactly what it wasn't - a stupid, violent, power-trip. I know I haven't seen the game yet and I'm being a dick judging it before hand, but Arkham_Asylum was all about the story and completely against the whole batman ass-kicker thing, quite the opposite, batman is portraried as fragile, weak and incomptent for almost the entire work. And it's the story of his reconstruction and healing that makes it such a powerfull and important book.

Uh yeah, it's not based off that as much as you think. The best of your understanding seems to be "Research is for pussies, and whatever I believe must be right". If you had taken the time to do even an iota of research you would have found out that not only is Paul Dini (responsible for a little thing you might remember as "Batman: The Animated Series" which had voice talents such as Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill...well I've made my point) writing the story for this, but in fact it has little to do with "A Serious House on Serious Earth". Yes, Arkham Asylum gets taken over, but Batman was already there instead of the "I'll kill everyone if he doesn't show up" part. And it's not like "Arkham is taken over by criminals" wasn't used before, in fact it was used in a Batman: TAS episode where Batman is put on trial by his rogues gallery after they seize Arkham.

So yes, maybe Paul Dini borrowed some elements when he was writing the story, but it's not like he's taking the whole thing word for word and ripping it off. In fact, when he was brought in to write the story, all the dev team had was the idea that Arkham would be a cool setting for a Batman game.

Had you played the demo, which I doubt you have because you said you haven't seen it yet, you'd have probably spotted the differences pretty damn quickly. But you didn't, so instead you decided to go on your wangsty power trip about how video games are bastardizing comics.

AceDiamond:

Uh yeah, it's not based off that as much as you think. The best of your understanding seems to be "Research is for pussies, and whatever I believe must be right". If you had taken the time to do even an iota of research you would have found out that not only is Paul Dini (responsible for a little thing you might remember as "Batman: The Animated Series" which had voice talents such as Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill...well I've made my point) writing the story for this, but in fact it has little to do with "A Serious House on Serious Earth". Yes, Arkham Asylum gets taken over, but Batman was already there instead of the "I'll kill everyone if he doesn't show up" part. And it's not like "Arkham is taken over by criminals" wasn't used before, in fact it was used in a Batman: TAS episode where Batman is put on trial by his rogues gallery after they seize Arkham.

So yes, maybe Paul Dini borrowed some elements when he was writing the story, but it's not like he's taking the whole thing word for word and ripping it off. In fact, when he was brought in to write the story, all the dev team had was the idea that Arkham would be a cool setting for a Batman game.

Had you played the demo, which I doubt you have because you said you haven't seen it yet, you'd have probably spotted the differences pretty damn quickly. But you didn't, so instead you decided to go on your wangsty power trip about how video games are bastardizing comics.

A. You're right, this was knee-jerk reaction on my part. But then again it's called fucking "Batman:Arkham Asylum" and it's about arkham asylum being taken over by the inmates, at that point the red mist desceneded and I kind of lost it.

B. Paul Dini is great.

C. I didn't say "video games are bastardizing comics". I said this game is bastardizing this specific comic, which is such a wonderfull comic it makes me want to puke.

D. It still does.

asiepshtain:
This makes want to puke, curse then puke again.

Arkham asylum was and is a complex psychological and symbolic masterpiece. One of the all time best comics in my opinion. To see it turned into this stupid fucking game, with "BAT-VISION" and "BAT-ARANG" and fucking exploding gel makes we want to stop being a gamer. JESUS.

Do yourselves a favor and go read the comic, it's a masterpiece.

JESUS!

sorry you should really go READ some batman comics and the more recent ones instead of ones set when he first put on the cowl. he's had all those toys for a very long time.

as for the graphic novel and the game, they only share the same name and that's it. it's a totally different plot, play the demo and find out what the plot is about

asiepshtain:

AceDiamond:

Uh yeah, it's not based off that as much as you think. The best of your understanding seems to be "Research is for pussies, and whatever I believe must be right". If you had taken the time to do even an iota of research you would have found out that not only is Paul Dini (responsible for a little thing you might remember as "Batman: The Animated Series" which had voice talents such as Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill...well I've made my point) writing the story for this, but in fact it has little to do with "A Serious House on Serious Earth". Yes, Arkham Asylum gets taken over, but Batman was already there instead of the "I'll kill everyone if he doesn't show up" part. And it's not like "Arkham is taken over by criminals" wasn't used before, in fact it was used in a Batman: TAS episode where Batman is put on trial by his rogues gallery after they seize Arkham.

So yes, maybe Paul Dini borrowed some elements when he was writing the story, but it's not like he's taking the whole thing word for word and ripping it off. In fact, when he was brought in to write the story, all the dev team had was the idea that Arkham would be a cool setting for a Batman game.

Had you played the demo, which I doubt you have because you said you haven't seen it yet, you'd have probably spotted the differences pretty damn quickly. But you didn't, so instead you decided to go on your wangsty power trip about how video games are bastardizing comics.

A. You're right, this was knee-jerk reaction on my part. But then again it's called fucking "Batman:Arkham Asylum" and it's about arkham asylum being taken over by the inmates, at that point the red mist desceneded and I kind of lost it.

B. Paul Dini is great.

C. I didn't say "video games are bastardizing comics". I said this game is bastardizing this specific comic, which is such a wonderfull comic it makes me want to puke.

D. It still does.

I'm impressed, it takes a real man/woman (of genius!) to admit they were wrong. However, this game REALLY isn't an interpretation of A Serious House on Serious Earth, nor was Serious House the first comic about Arkham (I THINK Arkham Asylum: A living Hell was). There was also the comic where Batman pretended to be insane to get admitted as an inmate to bust Zsasz. Frankly, A Serious House on Serious Earth was an arthouse comic and though I admit I have never read it the Wiki summary doesn't do it alot of justice to me. It sounds more like a HEY I WROTE AN ARTSY BATMAN COMIC!, comic. Seriously, Comics are and can be a very mature medium but talking about symbolizing the mother son, sacred geometry, and a sexually frozen Batman... Try to climb out of your own ass, Morrison.

Anyway, two totally different beasts. Fans like that who whine about nice things are why we can't have a good live action batman series, and instead get subjected to Smallville.

PS: Batman doesn't kill, Morrison.

This looks like Dark Sector meets Stealth+awesome gadgets+awesome license

cleverlymadeup:

asiepshtain:
This makes want to puke, curse then puke again.

Arkham asylum was and is a complex psychological and symbolic masterpiece. One of the all time best comics in my opinion. To see it turned into this stupid fucking game, with "BAT-VISION" and "BAT-ARANG" and fucking exploding gel makes we want to stop being a gamer. JESUS.

Do yourselves a favor and go read the comic, it's a masterpiece.

JESUS!

sorry you should really go READ some batman comics and the more recent ones instead of ones set when he first put on the cowl. he's had all those toys for a very long time.

as for the graphic novel and the game, they only share the same name and that's it. it's a totally different plot, play the demo and find out what the plot is about

I know he does, I've read more then one batman comic.

They share the name, the venue, and some major plot elements, thats enough a likness to me. And as such, turning it into an action game is horrible in my eyes.

TsunamiWombat:

asiepshtain:

AceDiamond:

Uh yeah, it's not based off that as much as you think. The best of your understanding seems to be "Research is for pussies, and whatever I believe must be right". If you had taken the time to do even an iota of research you would have found out that not only is Paul Dini (responsible for a little thing you might remember as "Batman: The Animated Series" which had voice talents such as Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill...well I've made my point) writing the story for this, but in fact it has little to do with "A Serious House on Serious Earth". Yes, Arkham Asylum gets taken over, but Batman was already there instead of the "I'll kill everyone if he doesn't show up" part. And it's not like "Arkham is taken over by criminals" wasn't used before, in fact it was used in a Batman: TAS episode where Batman is put on trial by his rogues gallery after they seize Arkham.

So yes, maybe Paul Dini borrowed some elements when he was writing the story, but it's not like he's taking the whole thing word for word and ripping it off. In fact, when he was brought in to write the story, all the dev team had was the idea that Arkham would be a cool setting for a Batman game.

Had you played the demo, which I doubt you have because you said you haven't seen it yet, you'd have probably spotted the differences pretty damn quickly. But you didn't, so instead you decided to go on your wangsty power trip about how video games are bastardizing comics.

A. You're right, this was knee-jerk reaction on my part. But then again it's called fucking "Batman:Arkham Asylum" and it's about arkham asylum being taken over by the inmates, at that point the red mist desceneded and I kind of lost it.

B. Paul Dini is great.

C. I didn't say "video games are bastardizing comics". I said this game is bastardizing this specific comic, which is such a wonderfull comic it makes me want to puke.

D. It still does.

I'm impressed, it takes a real man/woman (of genius!) to admit they were wrong. However, this game REALLY isn't an interpretation of A Serious House on Serious Earth, nor was Serious House the first comic about Arkham (I THINK Arkham Asylum: A living Hell was). There was also the comic where Batman pretended to be insane to get admitted as an inmate to bust Zsasz. Frankly, A Serious House on Serious Earth was an arthouse comic and though I admit I have never read it the Wiki summary doesn't do it alot of justice to me. It sounds more like a HEY I WROTE AN ARTSY BATMAN COMIC!, comic. Seriously, Comics are and can be a very mature medium but talking about symbolizing the mother son, sacred geometry, and a sexually frozen Batman... Try to climb out of your own ass, Morrison.

Anyway, two totally different beasts. Fans like that who whine about nice things are why we can't have a good live action batman series, and instead get subjected to Smallville.

PS: Batman doesn't kill, Morrison.

Hi,
I really suggest you give it a try, I seriously think it's an amazing work. Both story wise and artwork, the illustrations by Dave McKean are outstanding, with a few moments of genuine genius.

I'm gonna lay off this subject now as it truly was just a anger-flash becuse I saw it as them defiling a great work, and I didn't mean to ruffle any feathers ( not this time ). Thanks for the info.

To all the people arguing over whether this game violates the particular comic that it might be borrowing from, I have but two words: Different take. Whenever you get a new crew of people to do a story about a popular character, you'll find that their perceptions of the art, thematics, and morals of the universe change significantly. Example: The Amazing Spider-Man vs. Ultimate Spider-Man. Two different comics, two different art styles, two different themes, motifs, etc. Only the basics tend to stay the same.

Anyway, I'm pleased with this look at Batman's gadgets. I'm really looking forward to this...

Um...shouldn't the term be "Grapple Gun", not "Grapnel Gun"? Other than that, the gadgets look great.

What would happen if the crooks were on the explosive side of the wall? Batman "accidentally" kills them?

Holy crap that old batman clip was funny. Adam West (and Hooch) is crazy!

cant wait for scriblenauts, looks like thats the closest we will ever get to an adam west batman utility belt in a game, but those few items seems okay too i guess.

asiepshtain:

I know he does, I've read more then one batman comic.

They share the name, the venue, and some major plot elements, thats enough a likness to me. And as such, turning it into an action game is horrible in my eyes.

as was mentioned, Arkham has been the main focus of MANY Batman comics and other media. oh and the game is called Batman: Arkham Asylum and the comic is called Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on Serious Earth, which means the only parts of the two titles that are similar are the Arkham Asylum part, meaning they are two totally different things

as for the plot, sorry no it doesn't share ANYTHING with the plot of the grahpic novel except in the most general sense of the Joker took over Arkham. it has nothing to do with the history of the Asylum nor does the Joker take the staff hostage

you're just trying to put down one of the only good Batman games that has ever come out and for rather stupid reasons

DrunkWithPower:

nilcypher:
Where Does He Get Those Wonderful Toys?

One thing's for sure, we've come a long way since 'Shark Repellent Bat Spray'.

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And the Bat Ladder... where does batman get these useful gadget?.

From Ikea.

Who was that big mutant guy. He looked like Mr Hyde from the leage of extraordinary gentlemen.

Magnatek:
Um...shouldn't the term be "Grapple Gun", not "Grapnel Gun"? Other than that, the gadgets look great.

No it's actually a tool that Batman uses and Grapnel is the correct name. The difference is that the Grapnel Gun can shoot multiple grapples and a grappel gun only one.

I want to play this. Right now.

I heard that if we sacrifice someone to the volcano god, we will all get Batman: Arkham Asylum. Anyone want to step up?

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