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Mark Hamill Will Return to Voice The Joker in Arkham Asylum 2 May 27, 2010

Posted by Maniac in Game News.
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Mark Hamill, known as the voice of The Joker since 1993, and who voiced The Joker in Batman: Arkham Asylum, had officially retired (or so I thought) the character’s voice after the conclusion of that game.  Now it’s been announced that he will return one last time to do the voice of The Joker in Batman: Arkham Asylum 2!

This is suprising to me.  I know The Joker was incredibly important to the plotline of the first game, and Hamill did an amazing performance as expected (Hamill’s Joker ALWAYS has been amazing, if you don’t believe me, watch the uncut version of Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker), but Hamill had announced after the game’s release that he was retiring the character, because he felt he couldn’t outdo the performance he had previously done.

When you watch the Batman: Arkham Asylum 2 teaser trailer, you’ll notice that The Joker is on resperators and machines, unable to speak (or laugh) without coughing and wheezing.  I theorized at the time that they designed him this way because Hamill wasn’t returning.  I guess Mark changed his mind.  Should be another fantastic performance.

Batman: Arkham Asylum 2 has no release date or officially announced platforms.  The first game was released for PC, Xbox 360, and PS3.

gameXcess is now in HD May 27, 2010

Posted by Maniac in Site News.
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The high definition camera I was expecting for the site has arrived today. I’m still in the process of testing it and making sure it runs well and can easily edit, but I will be using it for all further site videos.

The camera’s visual quality is nothing special to write home about but it does shoot 1080p video, and should be a major improvement over our current site videos.