When Gotham's Caped Crusader clears the city's streets of the criminal collateral, the gritty Arkham Asylum grows a little more crowded. Here in Gotham's psychiatric hospital for the criminally insane, dangerous figures from Batman's past reside, biding their time. And when Batman becomes trapped inside the walls of Arkham, the Joker and a host of other notorious villains aren't about to let him escape without a fight for his life.
Batman: Arkham Asylum takes you inside the sinister confines of Arkham and gives you free rein to explore the infamous island for the first time. Assume the role of Batman, relying on your wits, strength and arsenal of gadgets to foil a demented scheme cooked up by the Joker. Cling to the shadows, employing the utmost stealth to help you hunt down Gotham's most notorious villains without being seen. The Game of the Year Edition features four extra challenge maps not included with the original release. An innovative new technology lets you explore the feared hospital and fight Gotham's greatest villains in 3D. Face off against an array of enemies, including Harley Quinn, Victor Zsasz and Killer Croc, and do your best to unlock the secrets that shadow Arkham before you become the next victim.
Game of the Year Edition features a play-in-3D option that is compatible with all standard and high-definition TVs and four extra challenge maps on the game disc
Original storyline created by five-time Emmy Award winner Paul Dini, whose credits include Lost and Batman: The Animated Series
Utilize Batman's incredible arsenal of tools, including Batarangs, explosive gel aerosol, the Batclaw, sonar resonator and the line launcher
Compile unlimited combos via the unique FreeFlow combat system to battle with enormous groups of the Joker's vicious henchmen in violent melee brawls
Take down some of Gotham's most legendary criminals using a variety of methods, including swooping from the sky and smashing through walls
Rely on fear takedowns and a unique vantage point system to hunt your enemies and move without being seen
Employ Batman's grapple to move freely through your environment by jumping from any height or gliding in any direction
Get a closer look at the action by using the predator camera
Solve intricate puzzles through use of cutting-edge forensic tools, such as x-ray scanning, fingerprint scans, Amido Black spray and a pheromone tracker
Explore a gritty, realistic world and complete hidden challenges to unlock even more dangerous secrets
With the holidays just around the corner, many people will be shopping for new desktop and laptop computers. However, computer shopping can be an overwhelming task. It's difficult to know where to start, how to make your decisions, or what to avoid. Below are some tips for buying a computer that might make things a little more manageable for you.
1. Do your research
Before you go shopping for a computer, you should be willing to spend some time online getting information about brands and models that might work for you. There are several different places you can get information, and you should utilize all of them. The first source is user reviews. Although it will be very apparent to you when you begin reading user reviews that some are useless, don't let that discourage you from looking for the valuable ones. Often a legitimate problem or positive experience with a machine can be more informative than hours spent shopping in the store.
Another useful source of information is editor's reviews. Editor's reviews allow you to get an opinion from someone who should be a non-biased expert in technology. Their insight can be valuable, but they haven't spent as much time with the machine as a user. So, their perspective is limited at the same time.
Finally, read the manufacturer's description of their machine. Although your won't find out about flaws, you'll get accurate specifications for the computer; this can help you decide if it matches what you're looking for.
2. Get more RAM
When someone complains of their computer being slow, the problem often is that they are short on memory. When the computer runs low on memory, it starts using extra memory called virtual memory. This really is just part of the hard drive and, although it keeps the computer operating, it slows things down considerably. While the hard drive space on most new machines is usually sufficient, RAM may be low because many people aren't focused enough on it when they buy to make manufacturer's beef it up. Most users find RAM between 2 and 4 GB to run the smoothest.
3. Use specials to your advantage
New computer models hit store shelves on a regular basis, which leaves stores with little option but to get rid of their old models as fast as possible. If a new model appears while their inventory is still high, they risk a significant loss when the old model's price takes a nosedive. Thus, specials on computers are a regular occurrence, especially around the holidays. After you've done your research and have a brand and model in mind, look for a discount on it. If you plan your shopping ahead enough and are patient, you're bound to find one.
4. Look for good customer service
A broken computer is a frustrating occurrence, but even more so if you don't have good customer support to rely on. Get some feedback from others who have the same brand computer and find out how their customer service experience was. It can make the difference between a happy and disgruntled computer owner.