Batman: Arkham City Skins Pack DLC Now Available

Play as your favorite Caped Crusader with new downloadable content for Batman: Arkham City!

Download the Batman: Arkham City Skins Pack to access all seven Batman costumes:

  • 1970’s Batman
  • Animated Series Batman
  • Year One Batman
  • The Dark Knight Returns
  • Earth One Batman
  • Sinsestro Crops Batman
  • Batman Beyond

The Skin Pack is available for download from the PlayStation Network for $4.99 or on Xbox LIVE for 400 Microsoft Points.

The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim Official iPhone/iPad Map App – Dragon Shout

Anyone who’s played The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim knows just how intimidatingly large the world map can be. Fast travel markers make it possible to keep track of most of the places you’ve visited, but not all. So, what happens when you find an awesome location that you want to revisit later? Well, you need to either write it down somewhere or mark up a physical map of the world. The game itself has no feature for keeping track of these places.

Enter, Dragon Shout. A free iOS app designed help players keep track of the areas they’ve traveled in Skyrim. The app features an interactive map of the world for players to mark and annotate as they see fit. Eventually, the app will also allow players to share their markers and journal entries with others around the world. Dragon Shout has no official release date, but sources indicate that the app should be available within the next few days. An Andriod app is also rumored to be in production, although there have been no official comments on the subject.

Check out the official Dragon Shout website for more information.

How to Get a High Kill/Death Ratio (K/D ratio) in Uncharted 3 Multiplayer

In a game like Uncharted 3, kill/death ratio is often a very overrated statistic. Sure, great players have many more kills than deaths, but sometimes in a match you need to make personal sacrifices to cement the win for your team. Nevertheless, players want to know how achieve a higher ranking and become the big man on campus.

If you ask how to improve your K/D ratio on the internet you’ll usually get one of the following sarcastic responses:

  • Play with a large party, so you can gang up on the less organized players!
  • Rage quit any time you’re having a bad game, so the stats won’t count!
  • Equip the KAL 7 w/ Blindfire Accuracy and forget your L1 button exists!
  • Camp constantly and kill steal from your teammates!
  • Learn to exploit overpowered kickbacks like Quickboom!
  • Make sure you’re lagging so you’ll appear invincible to the other team!

Honestly, since Naughty Dog is still ironing out the bugs in the game there is a lot of truth to these comments. To combat all the trolling, however, I thought I’d suggest seven legitimate ways to help improve your K/D ratio.
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Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception Best Multiplayer Weapon (Long-Range)

Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception has been out for a few weeks and by now everyone as played around with the different available weapons. A commonly asked question is which weapon is the best for multiplayer? This is almost impossible to answer because it really comes down to your own style of play and what you’re most comfortable with. Really, the best weapon is the one you get the most kills with.

To help you guys out I am going to break down the guns into long-range, medium- range, and close-range. Hopefully this will give you an idea of the strengths and weaknesses of each weapon. I am excluding power weapons for obvious reasons. Below is a summary of the weapons at long-range.
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Batman Beyond Skin for Batman: Arkham City Giveaway XBOX / PS3

Enter Movie Mavericks Batman Beyond Skin for Batman: Arkham City Giveaway Sweepstakes and You Could Win an Unlock Code for Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3!

Play as the Dark Knight of the future with this code to unlock the Batman Beyond skin for PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360, your choice. This skin can be worn in the story campaign upon completion of main story and in the challenge maps.

Entry Rules: This giveaway is open to residents of the US and Canada (Must be 18 and older). Entry is free and you can enter up to 6 times by following the entry guidelines below. Giveaway will close on Monday November 7, 2011 at 11:59PM PST. TWO winners will be drawn at random, one for PS3 and one for Xbox, and notified via e-mail on November 8th, 2011. Please include your e-mail address with your entry registration (in the box specified when making the comment) in order to be contacted if you win. E-mail addresses will never be shared or used for any other purpose than to notify the winner. Codes will be delivered by e-mail. Movie Mavericks cannot be responsible for lost, stolen or otherwise unreceived prizes. Winners will be listed on this post.
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Interview: Reef Entertainment on the Upcoming Rambo Video Game

Nurtured in the mind since the 90’s and born into reality in early 2005, Reef Entertainment is based in new offices near the city of Milton Keynes. Established as a UK based computer games publishing company, Reef has been set up as a UK based independent studio-style organization, not owned by or connected to any other major entertainment group, to provide developers and content owners with a distinct and alternate route to markets worldwide. We had the opportunity to speak with Craig Lewis, Reef Entertainment’s Commercial Director (UK) and discuss the development and release of the new Rambo video game.

Kevin: What inspired your company to get involved with a project like Rambo? Was it inspired by the release of the recent Rambo film in 2008 or was it inspired by the overall nostalgia for the franchise as a whole?

Craig Lewis: There are many people here at Reef including Peter and myself who love the Rambo movies. The power of the brand was clear when we gave our first press release on this title, it simply went mad. Since new investment has been placed in Reef, we have been keen to grow both the company and also the size of the projects we are doing, and Rambo will clearly put us on the map!
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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Preorder Bonus List

Are you a fan of massive fantasy worlds with beautiful detail? How about awesome 1st person RPG-style action? If you said yes to either of these questions, or if you just love good games, then The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is just what you’re looking for. Bethesda’s latest fantasy adventure is sure to be an incredibly deep gaming experience.

With the long anticipated release just around the corner, we’ve once again compiled a list of preorder bonuses available from various retailers. This time around it looks like Australian outlets are packing the biggest punch when it comes to preorder incentives.
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Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception Preorder Bonus List

The highly anticipated and highly reviewed 3rd person shooter Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception (2011) developed by Naughty Dog Software, will be released next week on November 1st, 2011. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (released in 2009) was one of the greatest games of all time, and I highly suggest anyone who has not played the franchise to pick up the new release.

For those of you who have not pulled the trigger on preordering Uncharted 3, we’ve compiled a list of preorder bonuses for United States and United Kingdom retailers.
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First Gameplay Footage of Nightwing in Batman: Arkham City

Nightwing is here! The first video footage showing the hero Dick Grayson in Arkham City action has been released. This is the promotional video for the downloadable content package available next week. Check it out.

As previously reported, the Nightwing character will feature unique gadgets and special moves. The escrima stick wielding vigilante will be playable in all challenge maps throughout the game.

The Nightwing Bundle Pack for Batman: Arkham City will be available on November 1st, 2011 for $6.99 on the PlayStation Network and for 560 Microsoft Points on the Xbox LIVE® Marketplace.

Sony Eyes Assassin’s Creed 3D Film Rights

Sony Pictures, the studio behind the Spider-Man films, is hoping to acquire the rights to produce a new 3D film based on the popular video game Assassin’s Creed. Varity reports that negotiations between Sony and Ubisoft (the publisher/developer of the game) are nearing completion. Ubisoft has been shopping the project to studios over the past several months.

Sony apparently sees potential in converting popular video game franchises into blockbuster movies. The studio has already obtained the rights to Naughty Dog’s Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune and Sucker Punch’s InFamous series.

Ubisoft hopes all its popular titles can one day become popular films.

“As we’ve stated before, Ubisoft is actively looking for film opportunities for our top brands,” the Ubisoft spokeswoman said. “There is high interest from top Hollywood studios to collaborate on these brands.”

The Assassin’s Creed series which has sold over 30 million copies worldwide, takes place throughout various historical periods including the Renaissance and the Crusades. The series is usually recognized by its famous hooded hero pictured above.

Best Buy Batman: Arkham City Commerical Featuring Robin

With only a few days left till the release of Batman: Arkham City, Best Buy is hoping to capitalize on the hype with a new commercial promoting their exclusive Robin character. People that preorder through Best Buy will be able to play as the Boy Wonder himself. It’s exciting to see other playable characters in addition to Batman. The original Batman: Arkham Asylum made kicking ass so entertaining that I would have loved to play as Robin, Nightwing, Catwoman or anyone else from Gotham City.
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Official Batman: Arkham City Nightwing Character Design

The official in-game design for Batman: Arkham City’s Nightwing character was released today by Warner Bros. Interactive and DC Entertainment. Originally just a rumor, Nightwing is now confirmed to be a playable character in Batman: Arkham City’s Challenge Mode.

“The Nightwing Bundle Pack for Batman: Arkham City will be available November 1. Nightwing comes complete with his own unique gadgets and special moves, and is playable in all challenge maps in the game, as well as two additional challenge maps that are included with the pack: Wayne Manor and Main Hall. The pack also contains a bonus Animated Series Nightwing character skin.”
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First Look at Chucky Video Game

In May, TikGames announced they were working on an upcoming Chucky video game. We now have the first pictures of Chucky in digital form. Digital Chucky is looking pretty damn awesome if I do say so myself. It will be interesting to see what the gameplay is like. Will you run around on a giant murdering spree, or will there be more finesse to it than that?
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Interesting Sony ‘Long Live Play’ PS3 Commercial

Last week there was some buzz surrounding the development of a new Sony PlayStation commercial. The teaser featured actors playing the role of game characters such as Kratos from God of War. Today, the full commercial was put on display, and I must say I’m pretty impressed. In the commercial we get to see what our game characters do while we are not playing games (apparently they all hang out at a bar together).


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Batman: Arkham City Preorder Bonus List

Many retailers are offering exclusive bonuses for preordering Batman: Arkham City. The exclusives range from playable Robin characters to Batman: Arkham City t-shirts. Best Buy is even running a Batman: Arkham City commercial right now in hopes of enticing gamers to preorder through them. To help you decide where to preorder, we’ve compiled a list of bonuses for the United States and United Kingdom retailers.
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