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Monday, October 28

Holy Batman Saturation, Injustice!

For those of you keeping up with Injustice: Gods Among Us on the iPhone, there's (yet another) Batman thrown in the mix for October. Blackest Night Batman is the latest Batman skin, all zombie-d out for Halloween. Aside from a couple quick deviations (last month's Aquaman), it feels like they just keep pumping out more and more Batmans. Bruce Wayne's alter ego has become the Mortal Kombat ninja.

Batman Arkham Origins
I...am Bradley Manning...

Attack of the Clones...


Rather than sticking to such a boring formula, let's maybe drop the Gotham characters for a minute, Warner Bros. If you're going to stick to the Dark Knight stuff, at the very least give us someone new to play. Batman's world is filled with heroes and villains: Poison Ivy, Robin, Penguin, Two Face, please give us anyone but Batman (or Batgirl, who isn't fooling anyone).

Batman Fighting Superman
Superman and Batman are Eskimo brothers...

Better Ideas...


Outside of Gotham, mine the rest of the DC Universe for characters. Maybe give us a Watchmen special, or hell, even throw in some craziness with a Voldemort, Marvin the Martian, or something along those lines. Throwing Mario, Link, etc into NBA Street and Soul Caliber worked for Nintendo. You have so much unused IP, why are you continuously shoving Batmans down our throat? Heath Ledger is dead, and you can't ride this out forever.

A Marvel-ous Mobile Experience...


Despite its flaws, Injustice is still head and shoulders above anything Marvel has put out on mobile platforms. Our secondary devices are still being treated as secondary by Disney and co. I'd drop Injustice in a heartbeat if Superman, Wonder Woman, et al, were replaced by Spiderman, the X-Men, and the Avengers. Even Mickey Mouse (a la Kingdom Hearts) would be a great addition to the roster. It's a shame Marvel went all Street Fighter instead.

What more info on Injustice? Check out: Freemium Strategy - Injustice: Gods Among Us...


Brian Penny is a former business analyst at Bank of America turned whistleblower and freelance writer. He's a frequent contributor to Huffington PostMainstreetLifehack, and HardcoreDroid and an affiliate of Manduka and Tazo. He documents his experiences working with Anonymous, practicing yoga, and fighting the banks on his blog.

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