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Batman: Arkham Knight skips multiplayer, more revealed

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I’ve got to hand it to Warner Bros Montreal, because releasing the prequel game Arkham Origins was a genius move. A game that was clearly meant to be a lacklustre release, that provided the perfect distraction from what Rocksteady were busy toiling away on. Well played gents, well played.

Batman: Arkham Knight will be skipping last-gen devices for the new-gen shores of the Xbox One and PlaysStation 4 (And PC), but it’ll be worth the upgrade. Because this time, caped crusaders in training get to cruise around Gotham in the infamous Batmobile. It’s the car right? Chicks love the car.

Game Informer revealed those tiny details, as well as a few more thanks to a cover debut last night. Here’s what else the magazine had to say about the game.

  • There will be no multiplayer content
  • Kevin Conroy may not have been vocally present in Arkham Origins, but he will be slipping his voice back into a polygonal bat-themed vigilante for Arkham Knight. Nolan North, Wally Wigbert, Troy Baker and Tara Strong are also returning to voice characters such as Penguin, Riddler, Two-Face and Harley Quinn
  • New year, new-gen. Arkham Knight combat programmer Tim Hanagan says that the move to newer consoles and powerful PCs means that Gotham City will be crawling with enemies, three to four times as many when compared to Arkham City. Expect to bust heads in criminal riots featuring up to fifty thugs on-screen
  • Visually, the game won’t stray too far from the roots of the engines that powered previous versions. A “juiced-up version of Rocksteady’s custom modified Unreal engine,” powers the latest Batman adventure
  • Arkham Knight isn’t just the title of the game. It’s also the identity of a brand new villain created specially for the game by comic book heavyweight writer Geoff Johns
  • Pre-order bonuses include a playable Harley Quinn. Settle down Gavin

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Batman: Arkham Knight arrives October 14 this year. And yes, I’m already crying about how complex that new suit looks when it comes to creating a decent cosplay replica.

Last Updated: March 5, 2014

132 Comments

  1. So Batman AO is basically the AC3 of the Batman series.

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    • TiMsTeR1033

      March 5, 2014 at 08:44

      a game that should of never been made..

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      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        March 5, 2014 at 08:47

        I’ll decide that once I play it 😉

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        • TiMsTeR1033

          March 5, 2014 at 08:48

          I have yet to play Arkam City. lol

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          • Kensei Seraph

            March 5, 2014 at 08:56

            It’s really good.
            Play it when you get the chance.

          • General JJ the annihilator

            March 5, 2014 at 09:04

            I personally found Arkham Asylum better. City felt like more of the same.

          • RinceThis

            March 5, 2014 at 09:06

            Agreed. Don’t get me wrong, I loved AC but the first was just so much darker.

          • General JJ the annihilator

            March 5, 2014 at 09:07

            Absolutely. I couldn’t even get myself to finish AC.
            Same with the third movie. The DARK knight? What darkness?

          • RinceThis

            March 5, 2014 at 09:08

            You need to. It closes the story up nicely. Not saying how, but you NEED to finish it!

          • General JJ the annihilator

            March 5, 2014 at 09:09

            I’ll try again. Third time’s a charm hey?

          • TiMsTeR1033

            March 5, 2014 at 09:13

            Well look at me, some movies I have had to watch twice to actually enjoy. Tropical Thunder hated it 1st time never finished it, second time loved it. I guess its also to do with your frame of mind at the time. I mean The Wrestler is apparently brilliant yet watched it couldn’t even watch more than half and hour, will try again.

          • General JJ the Fett

            March 5, 2014 at 09:14

            Will give it a spin again. After I’ve finished all my other unplayed games, done another playthrough of STALKER and maybe something else. 😉

          • Gareth L (That Guy)

            March 5, 2014 at 09:52

            It’s what he stands for, not literally darkness. The opposite of a white knight.

          • General JJ the Fett

            March 5, 2014 at 09:55

            I know that, didn’t mean it that literal. Batman’s whole persona is about mystery. The last movie was about as mysterious as Paris Hilton’s sex life.

          • Kensei Seraph

            March 5, 2014 at 09:09

            Now that I think about it you’re probably right.
            I finished everything in the campaign in AA but never bothered with about half the side content of AC.

      • General JJ the annihilator

        March 5, 2014 at 09:04

        should of? should of the on at?

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        • RinceThis

          March 5, 2014 at 09:16

          BWAHAHAH! I need to bite my tongue each time he writes that least I turn into a Nazi 😉

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          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            March 5, 2014 at 09:17

            *lest

          • RinceThis

            March 5, 2014 at 09:33

          • Hammersteyn

            March 5, 2014 at 09:42

            Putin is baws!!!

          • RinceThis

            March 5, 2014 at 09:43

            Daaaan Da Daaan WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!

          • General JJ the Fett

            March 5, 2014 at 09:17

            Read some Star Wars last night. So feeling a bit like a Nazi today.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            March 5, 2014 at 09:19

            apparently university in North west was caught doing heil hitler thing and Zuma is worried.

          • Hammersteyn

            March 5, 2014 at 09:20

            So that’s why the Vader loving today?

          • General JJ the Fett

            March 5, 2014 at 09:22

            Yes. When I got home yesterday my girlfriend had bought me the complete saga omnibus graphic novel.
            You know it’s true love when there’s Star Wars involved.

          • RinceThis

            March 5, 2014 at 09:24

            She got a sister? 0-O

          • TiMsTeR1033

            March 5, 2014 at 09:25

            I hope for your sake.

          • General JJ the Fett

            March 5, 2014 at 09:25

            Sorry Master Rince. You’re out of luck here.

          • Hammersteyn

            March 5, 2014 at 09:27

            You have a girlfriend that buys you Star Wars merchandise. Hows this possible??????

          • General JJ the Fett

            March 5, 2014 at 09:28

            And one of her top five movies is Predator. And she doesn’t have hair on her back. I don’t really understand it myself.

          • RinceThis

            March 5, 2014 at 09:29

            That -R10,000 per month now makes sense?

          • General JJ the Fett

            March 5, 2014 at 09:30

            O_o

          • TiMsTeR1033

            March 5, 2014 at 09:31

            and number 1 movie? You scored lucky dude, now spread your wild oats!

          • General JJ the Fett

            March 5, 2014 at 09:33

            Don’t know. But I know Terminator 2 is in there somewhere as well. And Rince met her. So she’s real.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            March 5, 2014 at 09:34

            I saw her on pirate ship with your war paint. she was quite the looker too. You did well JJ

          • General JJ the Fett

            March 5, 2014 at 09:35

            I did 🙂

          • Hammersteyn

            March 5, 2014 at 09:42

            Succubus!!!! She wants your soul

          • RinceThis

            March 5, 2014 at 09:43

            When he says real he means she took real pity on us and actually like talked to us. Of course being gamer geeks we just mumbled and didn’t make eye contact…

          • General JJ the Fett

            March 5, 2014 at 09:44

            Might bring her to the next get together, if you promise not to eat her.

          • RinceThis

            March 5, 2014 at 09:46

            Cool man. She is more than welcome. The more the merrier!

          • Hammersteyn

            March 5, 2014 at 09:42

            Succubus! Calling it now!

          • Gareth L (That Guy)

            March 5, 2014 at 09:53

            It’s about time someone corrected him.

      • Gareth L (That Guy)

        March 5, 2014 at 09:50

        *should’ve. As in SHOULD HAVE in contracted form. 😉

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    • Hammersteyn

      March 5, 2014 at 09:03

      It wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t great either. It had some redeeming qualities. I would recommend it to any one who loved Arkham Asylum or Arkham City

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      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        March 5, 2014 at 09:46

        Oh I’ll play it eventually. I just bought AC3 after all heh.

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    • General JJ the annihilator

      March 5, 2014 at 09:03

      That’s what I’m feeling too.

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  2. Umar Praise The Golden Sun

    March 5, 2014 at 08:47

    So single player games are dead you say? Please, tell me more……

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    • TiMsTeR1033

      March 5, 2014 at 08:51

      The whole MP craze is dying down. They are realizing the power of what Next Gen is capable of and rather show it off where it can be fully appreciated.

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      • Pieter Kruger

        March 5, 2014 at 08:59

        It is not dying down, not by a long shot! People are just tired of all the generic FPS multiplayer experiences every 2nd developer is pumping out! The biggest sellers are/will be multiplayers again (COD, BF4, Titanfall etc.). Multiplayer just adds more value for money, the trick is to get SP AND MP just right and I think with the power available to dev’s now they might just be able to achieve that!????

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        • Pieter Kruger

          March 5, 2014 at 09:16

          The real trick is to leave it out of games where it doesnt belong and is just and excuse for another game mode.
          Put it in games where it belongs and is fun when done perfectly (ie fps and sports games)

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  3. oVg PAYNE

    March 5, 2014 at 08:50

    I lost all interest the moment they made Cat Woman and extra skins a REDEEM CODE.

    However I did achieve 1000AP for BATMAN AA. My GOTY 2009.

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    • RinceThis

      March 5, 2014 at 09:00

      Ya, I got the GOTY edition and got to prowl around as the cat, Awesomeness! 😉

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      • oVg PAYNE

        March 5, 2014 at 09:12

        Good point. Just wait a couple of years and all of the DLC will be included.

        Sighhh I miss what gaming used to be. You buy an expensive game that you know you can 100% with full narrative (not cut DLC with missing characters) all 1000AP are single player and one is rewarded for finishing the game with the skins that now cost $5 each.

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        • Kensei Seraph

          March 5, 2014 at 09:13

          The good old days.
          Hopefully they’ll make a return.

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        • RinceThis

          March 5, 2014 at 09:16

          Hey, at least you got Assassin’s Creed 4 though eh? *RUNS

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        • Hammersteyn

          March 5, 2014 at 09:16

          DLC is supposed to extend a game for me. Not charge you extra to dress up your character. We are playing Batman not Barbie. It’s so easy to abuse the DLC and season pass concept. Plus this will probably already cost like R800 on either console. How much is the season pass gonna be?

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          • oVg PAYNE

            March 5, 2014 at 09:29

            and that my friend, is why I am not interest in gaming as much as I used to be. I spent the good half of last night pooping my pants playing DeadSpace.
            We do not always need the next new thing. Just because its new does not mean its better.

            Glens version of Deadspace will always be the best (He invented the HUDless screen). BATMAN AA will always be the best. Assassins creed 1, Mass Effect, Bioshock 1, Gears of War 1, God of War 1, FORZA 2, UFC 2009, COD MW, FF7, … will always be the best…

            Tired of old IP being reused over and over.

            I am still waiting for the some new IP like the 35 new IPs that were announced for the release of the 360 BACK IN 2007. From Blue Dragon to PGR racing.

          • General JJ the Fett

            March 5, 2014 at 09:30

            You get my vote for all the game mentions. Just needed Deus Ex in there too.

          • Hammersteyn

            March 5, 2014 at 09:41

            Metal gear solid as well. The first three anyways.

          • oVg PAYNE

            March 5, 2014 at 09:41

            It was NEW IP that was the selling point for the console release last gen. Now its Apps and features for your new fancy interactive menu display.

            Just look at this list from 2007. ALL THEY BANG on about is bloody Titan Fall now.

            http://xbox.about.com/od/releasedates/a/2007360hypelist.htm

          • General JJ the Fett

            March 5, 2014 at 09:43

            Agreed. It’s all about who markets the most these days, while some great games go unnoticed.

          • RinceThis

            March 5, 2014 at 09:32

            Damn straight bro. You know your shit.

          • Hammersteyn

            March 5, 2014 at 09:41

            Couldn’t agree more!

          • R1ker

            March 5, 2014 at 09:52

            I agree with all your games except Assassins creed 1 – for me it was
            very repetitive. Fell in love with Assassins creed 2 though. Personally
            for me was way better than the first one. And as General JJ said – Deus
            Ex needs to be in there as well 🙂

  4. RinceThis

    March 5, 2014 at 08:59

    I wonder if Darryn got any sleep after hearing about this? Damn I now need to get a PS4…

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    • Hammersteyn

      March 5, 2014 at 09:01

      Probably slept in his batsuit

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    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      March 5, 2014 at 09:08

      Yes, but probably with a permanent Baterection.

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      • General JJ the annihilator

        March 5, 2014 at 09:09

        If it wears a cape I’m never sleeping again.

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        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          March 5, 2014 at 09:53

          I was just about to google image search that, but then realised what I may find.

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      • RinceThis

        March 5, 2014 at 09:09

        I would say ‘too early’ but that would imply there was a ‘not too early’ 0-O Brain mash!

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      • Kagutsuchi

        March 5, 2014 at 09:34

        *Batboner

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  5. LAblak22

    March 5, 2014 at 09:01

    What’s disturbing to me is how different the character models look. I mean Bruce looks like David Boreanaz in that trailer — but I am still excited as f*ck.

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    • Hammersteyn

      March 5, 2014 at 09:04

      Plus preorder to play as Harley Quin? We go from Deathstroke to her? I’d rather play as Alfred.

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      • Kensei Seraph

        March 5, 2014 at 09:05

        That would actually make for an interesting set of challenge maps.

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        • General JJ the annihilator

          March 5, 2014 at 09:06

          Walk across the towering walkways of the batcave without spilling anything on your tray!

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        • LAblak22

          March 5, 2014 at 09:06

          People have fallen in love with Harley. Makes sense. Would have prefered Batgirl or hell, even Red Hood, but m’kay then.

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        • Hammersteyn

          March 5, 2014 at 09:40

          Morning sir. I have your bat undies pressed and folded from the dryer

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    • Admiral Chief in Vegas

      March 5, 2014 at 09:09

      Nothing wrong with David, loved the role of Angel (Buffy spin-off), he could pull off the broody bat

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      • RinceThis

        March 5, 2014 at 09:10

        YES. What you said times 9000.

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      • General JJ the annihilator

        March 5, 2014 at 09:10

        More agreeing from this side.

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      • LAblak22

        March 5, 2014 at 09:14

        Well not complaining. He was actually on the list before Ben swooped in. Apparently. No solid confirmation. I would be for it.

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  6. Kensei Seraph

    March 5, 2014 at 09:04

  7. Admiral Chief in Vegas

    March 5, 2014 at 09:08

    • Kensei Seraph

      March 5, 2014 at 09:12

      Haha.

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  8. Rock789

    March 5, 2014 at 09:10

    And the winner is… Rocksteady! Thank you for sticking to your SP only guns! Honestly, it makes for a better, more focused game. 🙂

    Cannot wait for this now! And it’s coming this year – the news just keeps getting better and better!

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  9. General JJ the annihilator

    March 5, 2014 at 09:11

    Just to throw a spanner in the works here.
    Darth Vader is cooler than Batman.
    *sits back and waits*

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    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      March 5, 2014 at 09:12

      Is it because that little box on his chest is an air conditioner?

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      • General JJ the annihilator

        March 5, 2014 at 09:13

        AND because it plays 8-bit music.

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        • TiMsTeR1033

          March 5, 2014 at 09:18

          Has built in cell phone too, and toaster.

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          • General JJ the Fett

            March 5, 2014 at 09:19

            Don’t get silly Tim. Everyone knows cell phones weren’t invented a long long time ago. 🙂

          • Hammersteyn

            March 5, 2014 at 09:20

            They used the force to communicate?

          • TiMsTeR1033

            March 5, 2014 at 09:23

            Oh but they had flying cars and flippin lasers controlled magnetically or something and used as swords! yet a cellphone is too advanced.. I will keep dreaming on!

          • General JJ the Fett

            March 5, 2014 at 09:23

            Exactly.

          • Hammersteyn

            March 5, 2014 at 09:25

            Maybe the droids doubled as cellphones but were called Androids?

          • General JJ the Fett

            March 5, 2014 at 09:26

            O_O
            Imagine if Apple got the rights to make the robots. Everything would have an i in front of it. iC3PO. iR2-D2.

            What a nightmare.

          • Hammersteyn

            March 5, 2014 at 09:37

            Maybe Apple should reboot Bravehart or Pirates of the Caribbean? Then they can get a dollar every time someone says Aye

          • General JJ the Fett

            March 5, 2014 at 09:40

            Don’t give them ideas.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            March 5, 2014 at 09:31

            That’s dumb, the cell phone would interfere with the music.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            March 5, 2014 at 09:32

            YOU never know..

        • Hammersteyn

          March 5, 2014 at 09:22

          Darth Vader doesn’t have a Bat Mobile though. Plus he never did anything like the bat dance.

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          • General JJ the Fett

            March 5, 2014 at 09:23

            Yea. But he has a Death Star. I’d love to see how the batcave holds up when the entire planet is destroyed.

          • Hammersteyn

            March 5, 2014 at 09:39

            He has a third Death Star?

      • RinceThis

        March 5, 2014 at 09:25

        Oh here we go, I suppose you installed it 😛

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        • TiMsTeR1033

          March 5, 2014 at 09:26

          no he “made” it

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    • Hammersteyn

      March 5, 2014 at 09:19

      I would think he’s hotter, you know after that self tan next to the lava.

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      • General JJ the Fett

        March 5, 2014 at 09:20

        Way hotter.

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        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          March 5, 2014 at 09:51

          I think you’re biased, what with the no legs & all.

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          • Unavengedavo(aka. Bilbo)

            March 5, 2014 at 09:51

            What does Oscar have to do with this? Oh… Wait O_o

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            March 5, 2014 at 09:52

            Boom! No.. Bang! No… :/

          • General JJ the Fett

            March 5, 2014 at 09:53

            Well, that escalated quickly.

  10. Alien Emperor Trevor

    March 5, 2014 at 09:16

    What’s this SP-only nonsense? How am I supposed to immerse myself in the role of Batman if I can’t tweet Robin, post Batselfies on Instagram & taunt Joker on Facebook or Skype. It’s BS man. I want social in my game. Always online – always connected!

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    • General JJ the Fett

      March 5, 2014 at 09:24

      I wouldn’t go poking the Joker on FB though.

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      • TiMsTeR1033

        March 5, 2014 at 09:25

        I would tag him in a photo.

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  11. Matthew Holliday

    March 5, 2014 at 09:36

    the armour actually looks easier to make than the previous models.
    its a body suit with individual panels of armour attached, easier to make.

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    • RinceThis

      March 5, 2014 at 09:37

      And also makes more sense.

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      • General JJ the Fett

        March 5, 2014 at 09:38

        Now that the good Matthew has said that. Wonder what it would be like if we have a get together again and we have to dress up. And also. Do they make Harley suits in OVG’s size?

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        • RinceThis

          March 5, 2014 at 09:40

          You want to see OVG dressed as Harley!? Fuk day shit *RUNS

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          • General JJ the Fett

            March 5, 2014 at 09:40

            I just assumed that’s who he’d want to go as.

          • RinceThis

            March 5, 2014 at 09:42

            If OVG wanted to put fishnet stockings on, it would be up to you and I to end the UNIVERSE to make sure it never happened

          • General JJ the Fett

            March 5, 2014 at 09:45

            I’ll bomb it even if means I die in the process.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            March 5, 2014 at 09:50

            I’d hit that.

          • Unavengedavo(aka. Bilbo)

            March 5, 2014 at 09:50

            With a 2 ton truck?

          • General JJ the Fett

            March 5, 2014 at 09:50

            LOL

          • RinceThis

            March 5, 2014 at 09:51

            The question is with a crowbar or with a baseball bat?

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            March 5, 2014 at 09:51

            I don’t want to brag.

          • RinceThis

            March 5, 2014 at 09:52

            *Steps away from conversation…

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            March 5, 2014 at 09:54

            HAHAHAHA I win!

          • RinceThis

            March 5, 2014 at 10:11

            The screen grabs I have just sent to your family beg to differ 0-O

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            March 5, 2014 at 10:40

            I still won. All you’ve done is taint the victory. 🙁

          • RinceThis

            March 5, 2014 at 10:42

            Mwahahahahaha ^^

      • Matthew Holliday

        March 5, 2014 at 10:33

        yeah, its a good thing.

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    • Hammersteyn

      March 5, 2014 at 09:38

      Like Iron Man?

      Reply

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