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Arkham City

"Batman: Arkham City" is a serious contender for Game of the Year. You probably don't need me to tell you that, though, since every outlet that covers games has spent the better part of a month gushing all over it. Chances are, many of you have already played through the entire adventure – well, unless you happen to be a PC gamer. In that case, you've been waiting, patiently holding onto hope that despite a previous delay, you can float through the skyline as the Dark Knight sooner rather than later.

Well, there's good news and bad news. The game's PC launch has been delayed again. The good news? You just might, with any luck, get to play the potential Game of the Year before, you know, the year is over.

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Marvel

"Marvel Universe," the massively multiplayer online game from Marvel and Gazillion Entertainment is – well, it's out there somewhere on the horizon. The game has been under development in its current iteration for a couple years, and details have been rather slim. Today, Marvel released images of four character models – Wolverine, Captain America, Deadpool, and Cable – that will be showing up whenever the game actually launches.

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DC Universe

The standard subscription model for massively multiplayer online games is going the way of the dinosaur. Over the past year, nearly every such videogame in the genre has dropped their monthly fees in favor of the new free-to-play, or "freemium" model. Maybe it's because of the rough economy, maybe it's because of the staggering success of casual behemoths like "Farmville," but whatever the reason, there's a whole lot of free online gaming waiting out there for you.

While Sony Online Entertainment had previously mentioned that their DC Comics-inspired online role-playing game, "DC Universe Online," was also removing a required monthly fee, it wasn't immediately clear when that would start. Apparently, it's really soon. Like next week soon.

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Arkham City

"Batman: Arkham City" has earned some of the highest critical praise of any game this year, so it's no surprise that the action-adventure title is also selling incredibly well. Only a week after release, the game has already shattered the comparative sales figures of its predecessor, "Batman: Arkham Asylum." The holiday gaming season is still coming on strong, with a new "Call of Duty" title waiting in the wings, but "Arkham City" will likely stand as one of the best sellers of 2011.

According to Warner Bros., "Arkham City" managed to ship 4.6 million units worldwide during its first week. That's double what "Arkham Asylum" shipped during its launch week back in 2009.

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Arkham City

I've spent a great deal of time with "Batman: Arkham City" lately. Every night for the last week, I have grapnel-boosted my way across the skyline of Goth – er, Arkham City, dispatching goofy thugs with a quick drop of my black boot. On more than one occasion, I have suddenly realized that the sun was peeking through the window, leading to yet another day without sleep. Yes, the game is just that good.

The game is so good, in fact, that some eager fans out there just may want to dress up like the Bat himself. A few artists recently got together and produced what has to be the most detailed real-life representation of the game's amazing suit.

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Arkham City

The Riddler is definitely a weirdo, but flying around the titular setting of "Batman: Arkham City," it would appear that Edward Nigma is the busiest weirdo in the universe. As the game progresses, you'll uncover the locations of conveniently placed, glowing-green Riddler secrets – some locked behind brain-twisting puzzles – showing up on your map. Collecting the massive amount of question marks is a bit of a chore, but a new iOS app can help you nab every collectible in no time.

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We have to wait until June for "Green Lantern" to hit theaters, but this week's debut of the trailer for the "Green Lantern: Rise Of The Manhunters" video game offers us yet another peek at Ryan Reynolds as Hal Jordan... sort of.

The new game, which is scheduled to hit shelves in Spring 2011 (around the same time the movie premieres, most likely), features the movie-version of Hal Jordan joining with his fellow members of the Green Lantern Corps to battle their predecessors — the lethal Manhunter robots.

Along with offering up a pretty epic trailer for the game, the preview closes with Reynolds invoking the first few lines of the Green Lantern oath. Read More...

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