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June 11, 2013

Peter Jackson's New "Hobbit" Trailer Promises to Give Fans an Experience They've Never Before Had

And that experience is a perfect melange of hyperactive cartoon images and sodden voiceover work about "fate" and "duty" and "big white craggly-looking cartoon orcs."

No seriously he hates The Hobbit about as much as George Lucas came to hate The Force. It's like he was "just trying to keep The Hobbit warm."

Meanwhile, as a complete surprise (to me at least), the people behind the recent smash Batman/Arkham games have announced a sequel, Arkham Origins, set in a non-Arkhamized Gotham City.

I had no idea they were even working on this but they've already set an October 25 release date. What I'd thought was that DC told them not to do a straight Arkham sequel, but to work up a Justice League (Superman, Flash, Batman, etc.) sequel instead, to build interest for the Justice League movie. But I guess maybe that project (which I thought was scheduled for a 2015 rollout) has been put on hold, and is still in the noodling phase.

So, below, the new Batman game.

Interestingly -- movies are trying to be more cartoony and videogames, conversely, are trying to be more realistic.

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