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Batman: Arkham Origins Mobile Game Now Available on Android, Amazon

batman close cowlWarner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment have announced that the Batman: Arkham Origins mobile game is now available on Google Play and the Amazon Appstore for Android.  The Android version gives players access to the same Batman: Arkham Origins free-to-play game that is available from the App Store on iPad, iPhone and iPod touch, including all updates, and will also support achievements for both Google Play and Kindle.

Developed for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch by award-winning NetherRealm Studios, and brought to Android by Phosphor Games Studio, the Android optimized Batman: Arkham Origins mobile game delivers spectacular graphics, compelling swipe gameplay and allows players to face-off against Gotham City’s darkest villains while on the go. As players progress through the game, they will be able to continuously upgrade their character, earn in-game currency and unlock unique Batsuits and rewards.

Batman: Arkham Origins gamers can take their gameplay to the next level through a connected digital ecosystem between the mobile and console games which provides in-game benefits from cross-platform play.  Fans who play on the mobile systems and also own the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360® games and entertainment system, or PC versions, are able to unlock unique content for their console versions by completing different actions in the mobile game, and vice versa, after registering for a Warner Bros. ID (WBID) account.

The console version, Batman: Arkham Origins is available now for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft, the Wii U™ system and PC.  Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate™ is also available for the PlayStation®Vita handheld entertainment system and Nintendo 3DS™ handheld system and the HD version, Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate™ – Deluxe Edition, is available for PS3™, Xbox 360, Wii U and PC.

Demo-Graphics: The State of DC Entertainment

With San Diego Comic-Con under way we’re looking at the demographic data for various publishers and comics. We’ve already posted Marvel‘s stats, and later today will be a look at indie comics, and the industry as a whole. Up next is DC Entertainment.

This statistic breakdown, we’ve looked at terms like DC Comics and Vertigo Comics, but not specific comic series or characters. It’s a focus on DC Entertainment and its publishing imprints. Think of it as looking at the DC brand. Since 2013, Facebook has changed their system, which has resulted in greater, better results.

Facebook DC Comics Fan Population: Over 4,400,000 US

Compared to 2013’s statistics, the DC population grew by about 1.7 million. The 2014 report also looks at just the United States, where as in 2013 it looked at 20 countries. So, over the year, DC has built up their social media presence in an impressive way.

In 2013 Spanish speakers accounted for 16.19% of the population. In 2014, that amount dropped to 14.55%, but keep in mind this is just focused on the US, and not internationally, which likely accounts for the drop.

Gender and Age

In 2013, men accounted for 68.72% and women were 30.71% of the DC population. Flash forward about a year, and men now account for 68.18% and women are now 28.64%. Both of those have dropped, mostly as there’s a significantly higher amount of individuals who are not marking their gender.

Here’s how the stats have changed since last year.

dc changeAnd here’s the stats in a handy pie-chart.

dc gender 7.24.14

And here’s how gender shapes up by percent over age.

dc gender age 7.24.14Here’s the full raw numbers as far as age and gender. As you can see, like Marvel, the individuals under the age of 17 has shrunk, with the gains distributed in those over the age of 22.

dc gender age raw 7.24.14Relationship Status

Since 2013 Facebook has greatly expanded the stats for relationship status, so we can’t really compare it. Here’s the latest results.

dc relationship status 7.24.14And for those who like their data in pie chart form.

dc relationship status pie chart 7.24.14Education

The stats for education have also been updated, providing more choices. Here are the new statistics.

dc education 7.24.14Gender Interest

This statistic too has been changed since last year. However, the percentages for those interested in the same sex has dipped since last year.

dc gender interest 7.24.14That wraps it up! This afternoon we’ll be looking at indie comics, and even later how comic fandom has changed as a whole since last year.


Captain Cold Comes to The Flash

wentworth millerThe CW‘s The Flash has added a villain. Executive Producer Greg Berlanti has announced that actor Wentworth Miller will be joining the series playing Leonard Snart aka Captain Cold. Miller is most known for his role on the series Prison Break. Captain Cold is a rather iconic villain and one of the Flash’s signature ones, especially as the leader of the band of villains known as The Rogues.

So far Miller is only set for one episode, but his character and his Rogue compatriots play too much of a role in the Flash’s world to not be in more. The pilot features his fellow Rogue Weather Wizard. Expect to see more of them to show  up.

It’ll be interesting to see the take on the character as he’s played both villain and recently the role of hero. I’m expecting the classic villain.

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