Video Blips: Starhawk, Spec Ops: The Line, Batman: Arkham City, and more

Humanity's destiny among the stars apparently includes flying buildings indiscriminately landing on our heads. Suddenly, sticking around on boring ol' Earth doesn't sound so bad….

Video Blips:

• Starhawk's developers describe their painstaking hunt for "the stuff that sucks" in the upcoming third-person shooter. A likely place to start is an improved space-helmet design beyond something thumbed out of a beekeeper's catalog.

Continue after the break for the hellish ruins of Spec Ops: The Line, a sidekick spotlight with Robin's appearance in Batman: Arkham City, and a return to developer Naughty Dog's platforming roots with Jak and Daxter Collection.


• This trailer for Spec Ops: The Line plays like a delirious Sarah Connor nightmare complete with incinerated bodies and apocalyptic skyline. That flaming red eyesore on the horizon means only one thing: Sauron's gone corporate.

• Robin asks "remember me?" with a punch to the gut and a quarterstaff to the face in his downloadable content debut for Batman: Arkham City. He also confirms the theory of hooded capes exponentially increasing one's bad-ass factor.

• The Jak and Daxter Collection glosses up the visuals of the first three games in the series. Because the world needs Daxter's eternally flapping mouth sparkling in glorious 720p.

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