Batman v Arkham: how Rocksteady redefined the Dark Knight

The London developer drew from the best Batman comic books for its successful action-adventure trilogy, exploring the character’s vulnerabilities in new ways

Nearby, there’s a cape with rainbow stripes and a cowl covered in diamantes; beside them a Batman bust featuring the phrase: “Although of course you end up becoming yourself”. It’s a book title, but also a neat comment on this weird character.

We’re at the Kachette art gallery in Shoreditch and tonight sees a promotional installation featuring dozens of Batman outfits reinterpreted by artists and celebrities. It’s the sort of event Bruce Wayne would begrudgingly attend, and somewhere among these curious art works is Sefton Hill, the director of the monumentally successful Batman Arkham video games.

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Two arrests after ‘Facebook-arranged fight between 200 youths’

Confrontation took place in central Belfast, but police had station cars in the area to prevent large gatherings forming

Two teenage girls have been arrested in Northern Ireland after 200 youths gathered in Belfast city centre for what police believe was a prearranged fight.

Hundreds of young people gathered in central Belfast in and around Castle Street and Millfield at 5pm on Sunday afternoon, after details of the planned fight spread on social media.

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Weapons giant Lockheed Martin agrees to buy Black Hawk maker for $8bn

Lockheed to purchase Sikorsky Aircraft, US military’s largest helicopter supplier, in its biggest buy in two decades – which government will examine closely

Lockheed Martin, the largest US weapons maker, has agreed to buy United Technologies’ Sikorsky Aircraft unit, the maker of Black Hawk helicopters, for more than $8bn, a source familiar with the negotiations said on Sunday.

The two companies plan to announce the deal on Monday before both report second-quarter results on Tuesday, said the source, who was not authorised to speak publicly.

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Whatever happened to the ‘JD Salinger of gaming’?

Matt Smith invented Manic Miner for ZX Spectrum … then disappeared

Of all this year’s 80s revivals, the reappearance of the ZX Spectrum is the most eagerly awaited. At least, it is among middle-aged geeks who get a warm feeling just thinking about its tactile rubber keys and fuzzy sprites.

Launched by Sir Clive Sinclair in 1982, the home gaming console sold a million, inspired a generation to program, and hit the start key on the British games industry. This month, two Spectrum replicas are being released, in the shape of the crowdfunded Vega handheld and a full-size unit from Elite Systems.

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