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Welp, I’m Definitely Going to Have to Buy Injustice 2

The DC fighting game sequel, Injustice 2, is finally coming to PC in a couple weeks. I was considering getting the game in the first place, but now it’s an absolute certainty. Look which fighters they’re adding to the game!

I mean, I guess you can be excited for the Atom and Enchantress, but why would you? It’s the freakin’ Ninja Turtles, yo! In a quality, high caliber fighting game! I can only hope their successful addition will spawn a new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fighting game in the Injustice vein!

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Holy Robin! It’s Robin in Injustice League 2!

My interest in DC Comics video games rises and falls with whether or not Robin is involved. I’m shameless in this, and I don’t mind. So when Robin didn’t appear in Injustice: Gods Among Us, I was a little less interested in the game — though it did feature Nightwing, and Robin was involved in the tie-in comics.

Well the new trailer for Injustice 2 features Robin for reals, people! It’s Damian Wayne, to be sure, but he’s got a real Robin costume!

Robin shows up about a minute into the trailer fighting Batman. So it’s not like my dream come true of a heroic Tim Drake version is going to happen. But I will take what I can get.

Here’s a screenshot showing off the Robin costume!

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Not the best interpretation of a Robin costume, not even in video games. But like I said, I’ll take what I can get. I am not 100% more interested in Injustice 2.

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Injustice DLC Characters Cracked, Break My Heart

Good news, everybody! I finally have a working X-Box again, and the first game I bought was Injustice: Gods Among Us! I was writing about that game for so long, I just couldn’t wait to play it. Of course, many of you readers know that I was writing about that game because I wanted to see Robin as a playable character – only to have my hopes cruelly dashed!

Well I held on to a glimmer of hope that Robin would show up in the DLC, but it looks like that’s not going to be the case either. At least if the Internet is to be believed. Some guy apparently hacked the DLC coding on the Injustice disc to unlock the identities of all four DLC characters.

First up, we already know that Lobo was the first DLC character. He’s already playable. Then DC announced just this week that Batgirl would be the second DLC character, and I think she’s a fine choice. The guy posted his predictions back on April 19, but Batgirl was just announced this past week, so he’s 2 for 2 already.

And according to this Internet Man, the last two DLC characters will be…drum roll please…General Zod and Scorpion.

WHAT THE WHAT!? Lame!

Ugh. What horrible choices. Nobody cares about General Zod. Nobody has ever cared about General Zod. I realize he’s the villain in the big Man of Steel movie this summer, and cross-promotions are all the rage, but come on! Zod? The comics have had half a dozen different versions of Zod over the past few years. He’s a stupid character!

And he’s not Robin.

Then there’s Scorpion, from Mortal Kombat. Lordy, what have we done to deserve this? It’s like when they put Freddy Krueger in the last Mortal Kombat game. It’s a cheap, gimmicky stunt that doesn’t accomplish anything other than developer-wankery. And Scorpion is definitely not Robin.

So take this rumor for what you will. For me personally, it breaks my tender, Robin-loving heart.

‘Injustice’ justifies DC fan-love

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Netherealm’s long-anticipated Injustice:  Gods Among Us has landed, and DC fans can rejoice.  After nearly a decade of mediocrity (not counting the truly excellent Arkham games), WB Games has given DC fans what they’ve all been waiting for with a licensed game that isn’t mediocre.

Before the review begins, here’s what you need to know: Read the rest of this entry

Launch Trailer for Game That is Probably Dead to Me

Behold, the pretty cool launch trailer for Injustice: Gods Among Us! It comes out on Tuesday!

Sadly, despite all the coverage I’ve given this game, I will probably not be playing it anytime soon. Mostly because my X-Box 360 remains dead and I’ve been too broke to buy a replacement. But also, in part, because it does not look like Robin is going to be a playable character. I know, I know, silly reason to avoid a game. But I gave Injustice: Gods Among Us some of the best publicity of my life! And this is how they repay me!

You’re dead to me, Injustice: Gods Among Us.

At least until I go buy that new X-Box.

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