HMS Friday’s Top Game Of 2011.

Tis that time again when that big ball of fire dips down behind the hill and another year passes.

Let’s keep this brief as there’s drinking to be done today and regrets to be mulled over. It really was a year jam packed with triple A titles and if you enjoy gaming you’d be forgiven for being a little overwhelmed with major release following major release in quick succession. Apart from draining all your funds some of these games turned out to be near masterpieces Batman Arkham City, Uncharted 3 and Portal 2 to name but a few.

However one game stood out from the pack a beautifully crafted, highly detailed and enormous in scope Skyrim floored us when we first unsheathed our Dwarven Axe of Frost Damage and donned our horned helmet and stepped out onto the tundra. A sumptuous gaming experience for anyone with even a fleeting interest in the fantasy genre, although there are reports the game is broken if you play it on the PS3, we’ve logged in a fair few hours and fingers crossed our potion of Resist Major Game Bug seems to be working.

Late Afternoon Dubloons – Links In Brief(s)

Stuff which what we found interestin'.


Zoolander 2 and now Dumb & Dumber 2 with Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels – (Geek Tyrant)

Spoilers apparently don’t spoil anything – (Wired)

Labour MP, (and possible Taggart fan), accused of threatening to give a female MP ‘a doing’ – (STV News)

A French father finally kidnapped his daughter’s rapist and hands him over to police after a 30 year hunt – (NY Times)

We played Batman: Arkham City over the weekend and didn’t think they could’ve bettered the game…looks like they just did.

Spielberg reveals more about Indy Jones 5 and Jurassic Park 4 – (Empire)

An Iraq war veteran is left critically wounded by police after protesting in Oakland – (The Atlantic Wire)

Food poisoning and exhaustion led to Aerosmith front man Steve Tyler’s injuries when he collapsed in shower – (The Suite World)

The many deaths of Steve Buscemi…he’s never afraid to take one for the team.

12 Minutes Of Game-Play From Batman: Arkham City.

Following on from our previous post which featured seven minutes of insane gameplay footage from Saints Row The Third, here’s a 12 minute look at Rock Steady’s eagerly anticipated follow-up to their highly successful Batman: Arkham Asylum game with Batman: Arkham City.

Don’t worry the footage doesn’t give much away in terms of spoilers except for the fact that Catwoman crops up as a playable character, but seeing as Rock Steady already announced and demonstrated that at E3 it’s not much of a spoiler. Apparently there will be over 16 hours of game-play with 400 additional challenges contained throughout. October can’t come quick enough.

Avast! Batman: Arkham City Trailer.

Holy Schnikes Batman! Here’s the trailer for the sequel to Warner Bros Interactive Entertainament’s highly popular console game Batman: Arkham Asylum, which proved itself a smash hit with gamers across different platforms. This new game, Batman: Arkham City, promises to expand on all the elements that made it predecessor so successful, while at the same time expanding on Batman’s story and adding in a new villain Prof  Hugo Strange.

Did I lock the front door?