The history of Batman in video games (part 1)

Explore the early beginnings of the Dark Knight in PC and video games

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As we get closer to Friday's release of the latest Batman movie, I'm expecting to see many more Batman-related videos. Here's another one: The folks at Machinima have posted an impressive video highlighting the history of Batman in video games. The three-part series of videos debuted today with part 1, looking at some very early computer games through the early '90s (with the release of movie-tie-in games from the Tim Burton movie era).

There was a feeling amongst a lot of gamers that most of the games around Batman were never really good until the release of current games like Batman: Arkham Asylum (and its awesome Arkham City sequel), as well as the Lego Batman series. I'm currently playing Batman Lego 2 and agree that it's a great game. I can't wait to see the other two parts to see all of the other attempts at making a good Batman video game.

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