First of all. Last week, WB Games and Game Informer Magazine announced the next installment into the Batman: Arkham series: Batman: Arkham Origins. There are a few different things coming with the new title.
First: Rocksteady will not be developing the game. Instead, WB Games’ Montreal studio will be taking the helm on Batman’s next adventure, but they have stated that they will be building the game using the latest version of the Unreal Engine so that the feel of the game will remain the same.
Second: Although the game will take place before the events of Arkham Asylum, and the name, “Origins” would suggest some sort of an origin story for either Batman or Arkham Asylum, it has been stated that the story will involve neither, but I have a couple of theories on this.
So the story of Arkham Origins is that a group of assassin’s have come to Gotham City to take down Batman. As of right now, there are at least three classic Batman villains that will be making appearances in Arkham Origins: Penguin, Black Mask, and Deathstroke.
Ok, here are a couple of theories I have about Arkham Origins.
1. Although they are saying that the title has nothing to do with any type of origin, I think that once Batman defeats all of these assassins, he will need a place to have them incarcerated. Which will call the need for an Asylum of some sorts.
2. After Arkham City, it was said that Mark Hamill is not done playing The Joker. Although there has been nothing said of The Joker making an appearance in Arkham Origins, my theory is that he may have hired these assassins to come to Gotham.
Just my thoughts on it. Anyway, here is the announcement trailer for Batman: Arkham Origins if you haven’t seen it yet.
Next, Nintendo has announced a sequel to the SNES game, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, for the 3DS, set to come out this holiday season. This game will take place in the same game world as A Link to the Past, which is the first Zelda Game to do this. The gameplay will be top down view like the SNES game but will also feature some 3D aspects as well. Check out the announcement trailer.
Finally, as a part of Rooster Teeth’s 10 year anniversary, they have announced that they have gone out on their own with their YouTube channels. During the early days of Red vs Blue and Rooster Teeth, they signed on with Machinima.com to distribute their videos on YouTube. Now, the RT crew has cut those ties and are now running their own YouTube channels. As a part of that announcement, Rooster Teeth’s sister site, Achievement Hunter, has started their own channel for their Lets Play videos, and here’s that.
Alright, I know it’s been a while since I last posted, but I hope I made up for it with all of this news! Laters!
Hey everyone, this is TripleJXX01. As the odd username implies, I’m indeed a Youtuber looking to make it big in the publicity of internet fans, trolls, flamers, and more. However, the style of my videos, though not necessarily rare, is called “Let’s Playing.” Yet another odd internet name, well it’s actually more literal than you may have guessed. What do people usually play? Games, of course! Video games of every kind! Though I’m not the goddess of gaming, I am in fact a faithful gamer girl.
Anyway, “Let’s Playing” is when someone records themselves playing a video game while they commentate in the background. This type of commentary can be comical, informative, or even the equivalent of a vlog. I’ve personally found most people watching “Let’s Play’s” for the comical value of the player rather than for gaining information on the game. Though this isn’t always true, most people looking for a video to guide them through the game turn to “Let’s Playing’s” counterpart in the searchbar–a walkthrough. Though “Let’s Players” can indeed be purely informative on the game, this is how most differentiate “Let’s Plays”and walkthroughs.
Now that you know a little bit about what “Let’s Playing” is, let me explain the reason people “Let’s Play” and why they choose to share their often nonsensical ramblings on the internet while holding a game controller. Well, why do you play video games in the first place? To have fun of course! However, there is one drawback to the fun of pushing buttons, eager to see what happens in the other world inside your television’s/computer’s screen. It’s the awkward/frustrating/painful/infuriating/tear-your-hair-out-of-your-skull moment when you can’t figure out what the hell you’re supposed to do next in order to progress. That’s the name of any game. Progress. Even if the game has no story, if you can’t progress, what’s the point of playing it?! Exactly, there is no point.
Now imagine, you’re about to throw your gaming device out a window in hopes it explodes against someone else’s car when you remember man’s one gift to the human race: the internet. Yes! A guide to defeating the next boss or finding the next power-up is a mere click of the Google/Bing search button away! of course, sadly, no one likes or has the time to read anymore which makes the complicated guide you just found completely useless. That’s where the beauty of “Let’s Playing” comes into effect.
“Let’s Playing” is considered a hobby, a money-making opportunity, or even simply something to do to halt the strange stares received when yelling at your video game. Most people do it for the fun of playing video games. Others have a desire to fulfill the gamer’s natural urge to complete their newest game. some people even do it so they have something to do while they talk about their everyday lives.
I like to “Let’s Play” in my free time away from school to unwind and talk about my passion for gaming, as well as other random things in my life. It doesn’t always have to be about games. Now, I’m by no means a “professional” “Let’s Player,” in fact I just started my first “Let’s Play” of the Legend of Zelda and the Minish Cap. I’m up to 15 episodes and I’ve gained 8 subscribers. Trust me people, it’s not all about the numbers. If you really care about numbers, I still say you should deviate your eyes away from the 0 beside the number of subscribers you have when you first start out. Give it some time, and that number will rise before you can remember how depressed that little 0 made you feel in the beginning.
Lastly, what makes a “Let’s Play” that people want to see? Quality. That’s all I can say. Quality is NOT holding up a camcorder to your television screen while you talk to your buddy in the background. I only spent twelve dollars to begin “Let’s Playing,” and that was on a headset to record my voice with and I’ve often been praised for the amount of quality in my videos even though I can only get the actual video quality up to 480p which is standard definition.
This has been TripleJXX01, just a girl and her games. Thanks for reading!