The Jimquisition: Arkham Shite

Batman: Arkham Knight’s shameful PC tale is one for the history books. A chaotic mess of controversy with some unprecedented situations, it’s a masterclass in how exactly NOT to treat a PC version of a major game release.

It’s a meaty story, and one worth recording. Let’s pull apart the tangled web, and look at what happened. Thank God for Steam refunds, right?

Podquisition Episode 31: Fuck The Batmobile

On this week’s bat-episode, we talk about how utterly horrible the Batmobile is in Batman: Arkham Knight. We also
natter about the shoddy PC port, which hadn’t been pulled from Steam when we’d recorded.

There’s plenty of other chat too. We talk about Her Story for a bit, Laura eats horrific chocolate, and there is much shagging in Fallout Shelter to discuss.

Also, the Batmobile is the worst.

You can listen/download directly here and get the RSS feed here.

Also, check out Laura Kate’s Patreon page!

Also also, check out Miracle of Sound’s channel!

Metabombed: Batman: Arkham Knight Is ‘A Travesty And Insult To PC Gamers’

Batman: Arkham Knight released today for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Early reviews have doused it in critical acclaim, and from my own review-in-progress it’s a beautifully put together experience. There’s just one problem – the PC version runs like a bag of dead penises floating in a river of bubbling pus.

Capped at 30 frames-per-second (unless you edit the game files), suffering sound drops and visual stuttering, Arkham Knight is seeing reported problems on all manner of systems, no matter the specifications. Rocksteady itself has tried to answer concerns, but the reaction from PC users has been understandably angry. What else is there to do but METABOMB one’s way to justice?

Metacritic user reviews for the PC version stand at an average score of 1.6/10, with an overwhelming 419 negative reviews versus 65 positive. As always, I’ve selected the choicest reviews from furious amateur critics, from the righteous to the ridiculous. Enjoy!

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The Jimquisition: Shenmue 3 – The Good, The Bad, And The Iffy

It was an undeniably strong E3 2015 last week, with little room for upset. Unless you’re a Metroid fan, obviously. After days of strong representation, exciting new games, Final Fantasy VII, and a PC showcase that lasted seventeen hours, it’s time to get back down to earth.

Let’s chat about Shenmue 3, shall we? The game tore the roof off the place when it was unveiled, but questions about its Kickstarter lie in the wake. Is this a good or a bad thing? Should it even be? Is it simply inflating a soon-to-burst crowdfund bubble?

The Jimquisition discusses. Because that’s what we do, son.