The Daily Dose

Thursday, Feb. 25, 2010

Today in Techland: Evan caught up with the guys over at Rocksteady Games to talk about what went on behind the scenes during work on Batman game Arkham Asylum, while Peter and Steve chatted about all things Tron, The Crazies (Don’t miss: Steve’s Crazies review) and Cop Out during today’s

The Dark Knight Strikes Back! Speaking With the Minds Behind Arkham Asylum

Over the decades, the only evil Batman hasn’t been able to vanquish was the dismal awfulness of his own video games. That all changed when Batman: Arkham Asylum–developed by British studio Rocksteady Games–hit consoles and PCs last summer. Gamers finally got to control the hyper-intelligent ass-kicker they’ve been reading about …

Hive Mind: What We’re Looking Forward To In March

The year’s shortest month is coming to an end and I have to admit that it was chock full of nerdery.

LOST made its triumphant return for its final season. Be sure to join in on the E-mail Chain every week with Allie and me. Breck Eisner’s remake of George A. Romero’s The Crazies is out tomorrow, but Hollywood seems to have …

Goyer Set to Rescue Superman?

A few weeks back, we brought you news that Christopher Nolan has agreed to play godfather to Warner Bros.’ upcoming reboot of the Superman reboot.

We’re still not sure exactly how hands-on his mentor role will be, but we do know this: screenwriter David Goyer (Blade, Batman Begins) has been tapped to write the script.

Goyer’s …

Wal-Mart Shutting Down Vudu’s Sexy Time Section

Not entirely shocking news, but at least we now know that Wal-Mart will be shutting down the naughty bits section of the Vudu portfolio. The following letter was sent out to Vudu’s After Dark partners notifying them of the dissolution of their naughty bits agreement.

Dear VUDU After Dark Partner,

As you may have recently

Alaska Air Picks Aircell’s Gogo, Promises Fleet Wide Wi-Fi

This bit of airline news is laughable.

Alaska Airlines announced this morning that they’ve dumped Row 44, which they tested last year, for Aircell’s inflight Wi-Fi service, Gogo. At this point, Row 44 might as well cannon ball into the deadpool.

Aircell is currently rigging one of Alaska’s Boeing 737-800s for testing and as …

YouTube To Drop Support For IE6, Others In March

IE6 users take heed for YouTube will drop support for your browser on March 13. That’s not to say you won’t be able to watch videos, but specific features – whatever they might be – will not work with your dinosaur browser. The same goes for those of you running Chrome 4.0, Firefox 3.0, Safari 3.0 and those of you running IE7. …

The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom Review: Help Yourself to More Pie

Listen well, gamers, so you don’t say you forgot him
To this here review of P.B. Winterbottom.

Started as a student project, this compiling of code
Now it’s become a proud Xbox download.

‘Tis the Odd Gentlemen behind this game so perverse
And you’ve probably guessed that they tell their tale in verse.

The Gentlemen …

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