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Batman: Arkham Asylum Benchmarks & Widescreen Test Arrive

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263w ago - The PC version of Batman: Arkham Asylum won't be released until September, but there are [Register or Login to view links] benchmarks and a widescreen mode test available.

Widescreen Gaming Forum have [Register or Login to view links] the tested version of Batman: Arkham Asylum offers native support for widescreen and surround gaming screen resolutions.

But while the field of view is increased in the game itself, the menus are cut in height.

The game was also test run at maximal graphics settings and different resolutions. The Geforce GTX 295 that has been used for the tests delivered more than 40 fps if the resolution is set to 1920 x 1200 pixels or below.

At 2560 x 1600 the framerate drops below 30 fps and at 5040 x 1050 pixels the graphics card only delivers about 15 fps. Besides that 18 combinations of detail settings, Anti Aliasing and Physx settings have been tested to find the best compromise between visual quality and performance.
 

Highlander: Q&A With Gilles Barril

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336w ago - In Highlander: The Game, you play as Owen MacLeod, son of a tribal chieftain whose village was destroyed by the Roman Empire. Scheduled to release in August 2008 on the PC, XBOX 360 & PS3, Highlander: The Game enables gamers to exploit the powers of immortality and manipulate situations that death would normally prevent in order to combat the forces of evil.

We had the opportunity to talk with Gilles Barril, Producer at Widescreen Games as he discusses some of the gameplay elements and storyline packed in the title.

What is it that attracted you to developing Highlander?

One of the most fun aspects of developing Highlander is getting to work with Immortal characters, giving us massive scope in what we can do in terms of the gameplay. The idea of having Immortals that could have had roles in key events of the past is something that really excited us in developing the game, particularly that these Immortals could have potentially shaped history.

What is it about the Highlander franchise that you think still makes it so popular today even 20 years after the first movie was released?

One of the things we have found that is as compelling today as it was in the original films is the idea of Immortality - this really opens up some cool and unique gameplay...
 
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