Before he became the Red Hood, Jason Todd met a grisly fate at the hands of the Joker in the iconic A Death in the Family storyline, including a horrifying beating with a crowbar. At least now in Injustice 2, Jason can enact some justice (both poetic and physically) against the clown prince of crime as payback.
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The first Injustice game — and the fantastic tie-in comic that accompanied it — told a story that pitted Batman and Superman against each other in a battle between heroism and villainy, and how good people can be driven to do horrible things. Injustice 2 isn't really about that, and that's both interesting and at times disappointing.
On one hand, Injustice 2 delivers a funhouse-mirror take on DC Comics' biggest characters, exploring the characters in intriguingly divergent ways. On the other hand, because it's a fighting game, all the story needs to do is keep generating reasons for former Justice Leaguers to punch each other across the world. Injustice 2 gets to have its cake and eat it, too, and makes you want to keep on gorging right along alongside it.
Video: It's only May, but there's a good chance we've already found our song of the winter. Eclectic Method is back with another pop culture mashup, but this time he's created an incredibly catchy drum and bass earworm by painstakingly assembling the sounds of video game weapons being fired and reloaded.
Welcome back to Toy Aisle, our weekly round-up of all the coolest new toys. This week we have a truly spectacular Princess Leia figure, a double dose of Wonder with new Wonder Woman toys, some out-of-this-world cards, and a tiny version of the legendary Dragonzord from Power Rangers. Hide your wallets!
Jason Segel — star of sitcoms, maker of R-rated comedies, and friend to Muppets — has branched out yet again. Segel and his co-writer Kirsten Miller have announced that later this year they will be releasing a YA novel called Otherworld, the first in a proposed YA scifi trilogy about an all encompassing futuristic video game.
Video: Marvel vs Capcom Ultimate has a brand new trailer, finally revealing the reason why Marvel's superheroes and Capcom's stable of video game characters will do battle once again. This time, it involves Ultron, long-time Mega Man X foe Commander Sigma, a sinister deal, Infinity Stone nonsense, and it's all just delightfully bonkers.
Three years ago, Kevin Bates created a Tetris-playing business card to showcase his engineering skills to potential employers. But his creation quickly went viral on the internet, and everyone reminiscing about their beloved childhood Game Boy clamored for their own. After testing the waters with the equally tiny Arduboy, Bates has finally delivered an officially-licensed Tetris MicroCard. If you've got $US60 ($79) to spare on a tiny machine that plays a single game, you're going to want this in your wallet.
Video: Alongside games like Angry Birds, Fruit Ninja was one of the early iPhone hits that we all eventually got tired of and buried in a folder somewhere. But YouTuber Giaco Whatever came up with an incredibly dangerous way to make the game interesting again: Try it in real life with a flying razor blade.
Video: While the CW's Barry Allen might have been forbidden from mucking with the time stream (because he's a big ol' dork), the Barry Allen of Injustice 2 is more than happy to use his superspeed to beat you up in the past, present or future. And he looks pretty damn good while doing so.
Welcome back to Toy Aisle, our round up of the best toys we've seen all week. This time we have a ton of new LEGO minifigures, the most amazing Magneto cape, entirely unrelated magnetic building blocks, a spectacularly poseable Spider-Man: Homecoming figure, and yes, the best grin on a Han Solo action figure ever.