Top 10 Amazon releases for 10/18 – DUAL BATMAN Edition

Here we are again, counting down Amazon’s most notable releases of the week. This week, I realized I don’t necessarily have to like all of the noted releases just because they’re in the “Top 10.” So that was personally refreshing… Below that you’ll find a comprehensive list of every upcoming game available on Amazon with either in-store credit or exclusive pre-order content. As always, purchasing anything through our trusted links costs you nothing and helps support Laser Time. Which you should… because you guys killed our servers yesterday.

Batman: Arkham City
360  |  PS3

Jesus Cat-fucking Christ, I cannot wait to play more of this! What more do I need to tell you? I’m sure half of you already preordered this or picked up in a midnight launch anyway. No matter what expectations you come in with, word is Arkham City is even better than that. If I say anything else, you’ll probably hang me for “high spoilin’” anyway. Besides, I can pretty safely say this game is probably the #1 reason nobody’s reading this today. Also available in a snazzy Collector’s Edition. Order NOW and the $10 Amazon credit still applies.

Batman: Year One

Screw everyone, I’m a fan of the latest Green Lantern movie. However, I’m and even BIGGER fan of damn near everything DC Animation puts out. They’re usually a bit darker, a bit nastier and unrepentantly comic booky, in a way I truly appreciate after years of watching Marvel “humanize” every goddamn one of its characters to make the bigscreens happy. So how do ya think they’ll deal with Frank Miller’s famous source material, huh? Holy shit, I’m all giggles!

360  | PS3

Can’t speak too much on this game. Mainly because the only a bit I played was for a commercial, *ahem*, “Sponsored Content Piece” I wrote and starred in. The technology behind playing a guitar through the TV, tuning notes, and nailing chords is pretty damned impressive, though. But yeah, it requires AN ACTUAL GUITAR to play.

Red State

What the fuck?! This didn’t even come to a theater near me?! Perhaps, Kevin Smith’s self-distribution plans didn’t work out so well, because I sure as hell wanted to see it. But you can probably rest assured it’ll find an audience. First, I’ve heard really good things about this one, and second, how can I turn down a chance to see my old buddies from the Westboro Baptist Church satirized in a pseudo horror movie?!

Ratchet and Clank: All 4 One

The first Ratchet & Clank game in history I’m not even slightly interested in. And no, it’s not because it’s a co-op centric, 4-player party game. While I’ll probably be the first “professional games journalologist” to admit it, I like – nay, DEMAND! – my Ratchet & Clank games contain dick and butt jokes in the subtitles, dammit! Accept no pun-stitutes!


Professor Layton and The Last Specter

A prequel, but you should already know what you’re getting into at this point: Incredibly creative, seriously challenging puzzles featuring by some of the most charming game characters of this generation. Have yet to open this game, but only because I know full well what I’m in for, and I’m gonna have to clear my schedule. Will this be the first Professor Layton game I complete without cheating?! No, but you should’ve seen how shitty I did with the demo.

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

Steered the hell clear of this one, mostly since the reviews reported things far worse than my already low expectations originally anticipated. But whatevs… Johnny Deep can do no wrong, right?! If you believe that, I implore you to purchase The Tourist, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Alice in Wonderland and Don Juan DeMarco through Laser Time!

The Goonies

Oh dear God! Look, I’m not one of those people who think anything from the 80s is awesome. I didn’t even see this film all that much as a lad, but it’s truly fucking timeless. An absolutely fantastic adventure filled with unforgettable underage characters. Spielberg gets a lot of shit for sugarcoating, but this, ET, Close Encounters, etc., remains the most honest depictions of family life as I knew it. Broke divorced families, foul-mouthed friends, and horrible, horrible hair FOREVER! Finally, The Goonies is available in a super cheap, non-Special Edition that won’t set you back half a hundo.

Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory

Ever stop to think about how shitty the Tim Burton remake is? You don’t even have to! The mere thought of the Gene Wilder’s singin’, dancin’, sociopathic Wonka will erase all memory of just about anything created by that tired, gothic god of reboots. Forty years later, and it’s every bit as fun, lavish and sadistic as anything you’ll ever see. I’d do just about anything to have this in a new 1080p transfer, even though a lot of the supplementals are ported over from existing versions, and this set throws a lot of swag in to justify itself. Whatever! If you want to view paradise: CLICK!

Planes, Trains and Automobiles

One of the finest things ever produced by two dearly departed Johns (Hughes and Candy!) I can easily call this the “modern road movie,” because Hollywood hasn’t stopped ripping it off ever since. Due Date comes to mind! Watch it to see Steve Martin play it serious and still be awesome. Watch it to grab another tiny degree of Kevin Bacon. Watch it for this fantabulous 80s remix featuring the actors! Not sure why it’s so pricey, but I’m betting it has something to do with formally being  a Best Buy exclusive. Seriously…

UPCOMING VIDEO GAME AMAZON BONUSES – Pre-order and support Laser Time

Out now
Batman: Arkham City  360 PS3 
-$10 in-store credit – ACT FAST!
Sims 3 Pets   360  | PS3
-$20 in-store credit
-10 exclusive, unique breeds of pets, including tiger dogs, skunk cats, and panda dog
Dance Central 2

Listed in order of release date
Battlefield 3  360  |  PS3  |  PC
-Exclusive Dog Tag Pack and Battlefield 3: Back to Karkand expansion free
Lord of the Rings: War of the North  360  | PS3
-$20 in-store credit
-Exclusive Orc Champion Sword that increases max health
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3  360  |  PS3  |  PC
-$10 in-store credit
-$10 promotional credit towards a Turtle Beach Call of Duty:MW3 Ear Force Headset
-360 ONLY – Exclusive American Special Forces Avatar
*NEW* Metal Gear Solid HD Collection  360  |  PS3
-$5 in-store credit towards Metal Gear: Rising
*NEW* Metal Gear Solid HD Collection Limited Edition  360  PS3
-$5 in-store credit towards Metal Gear: Rising
Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim  360
 |  PS3  |  PC
-$10 in-store credit
Premium Physical Map
Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary
-$10 in-store credit
Master Chief Avatar Armor and the Grunt Funeral Skull
Saints Row: The Third  360  |  PS3   *NEW*
-$10 in-store credit
Professor Genki Pack (Genki Suit, Octopuss Gun, and Man-A-Pult Car)
WWE ’12  360  |  PS3
-$10 in-store credit
Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3  360  |  PS3
-Free New Age of Heroes Costume Pack
Need For Speed: The Run  360  |  PS3  |  PC
-$10 in-store credit
-Free Underground Challenge Series featuring extra cars and events inspired by NFS: Underground
LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7  360  | PS3
-$10 in-store credit
Star Wars: The Old Republic
-Early game access and a color stone to change your weapon effect
Final Fantasy XIV
-$10 Amazon Game Store credit
Spec Ops: The Line  360  |  PS3  |  PC   *NEW*
-$10 in-store credit
Mass Effect 3  360  | PS3 | PC
-$10 in-store credit
Silent Hill: Downpour  360  | PS3
-$10 in-store credit

6 thoughts on “Top 10 Amazon releases for 10/18 – DUAL BATMAN Edition

  1. I wish I had enough money for Arkham City.. instead, I devoted all my resources to BF3 and UC3. Sadface.

  2. Just pre-ordered Saint’s Row: the Third. Glad I could help you guys in a small way just by buying something I would have anyway.

    1. Oh yeah… One more thing: I forgot to tell you guys how awesome the show is. Keep up the great work, glad I can hear all of you in one place again. It’s like Brett and Chris aren’t really gone from the Dar.

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