“Why bats, Sir?” I was fifteen when Batman Begins came out in the summer of 2005. I remember leaning forward in my seat when Michael Caine’s Alfred asked Bruce Wayne this question. Yes, why bats? Growing up in the pop culture shadow of the Dark Knight, I’d never questioned his choice in costume. Batman was all about bats because his name was Batman. Right? On the screen, Christian Bale’s Bruce Wayne lifted his eyes from the batarang he was soldering. “Bats frighten me,” he replies. The words sent a shiver through me. Batman was afraid of bats. Batman was afraid.
Tim Drake, the third Robin, is a problem. Jill Scharr has a solution (that doesn’t involve a crowbar).
Jill Scharr does a little Episode IV character swapping.
Is there really not a book on holodiction yet?
Jill Scharr discusses choice and BioShock Infinite.
Jill Scharr goes to the Metropolitan Museum of art and see videogames in the frames.
The Cold War may be over, but Jill Scharr knows that the threat of communism lingers on thanks to the insidious Soviet mind game Tetris.
Games, games writing and games reading with Sneaky Bastards’ Daniel Hindes.