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Catwoman Scratches Her Way Into “Batman: Arkham City”

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We’ve already seen how Batman’s next video game adventure takes place in a gigantic super-prison carved out of half of Gotham City. But one criminal goes into the rechristened Arkham City of her own accord. Things wind up badly for Catwoman and one of the early mission previewed for press had Batman saving her from schizophrenic former ally Two-Face. But, it turns out that Catwoman doesn’t do damsel-in-distress very well. The slinky super-thief’s going to be playable in the follow-up to “Batman: Arkham Asylum,” with a style all her own.

Selina Kyle’s mischievous alter ego doesn’t wear a cape (anymore) and so has to get around the sprawling environs in a different way. Using her whip as a grapple, players will be able to execute timed swings to fling yourself around the city.. the better your timing, the faster you travel. She’ll also had the equivalent of Batman’s Detective Vision ability, only her Thief Vision shows valuables littered through the environment. Part of her missions with require thievery and you’ll need to stick to the shadows and use stealth in much the same way as when playing with Batman himself. Seeing as how publisher Warner Bros and developer Rocksteady Studios have been adamant about saying “B:AC” will be a solo experience, the Catwoman reveal comes as a welcome surprise.

Are you hopeful that there will be other playable characters in “Batman: Arkham City”? Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook or Twitter.

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The Best Of The Last

Portlandia Goes Out With A Bang

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The end is near. In mere days Portlandia wraps up its final season, and oh what a season it’s been. Lucky for you, you can watch the entire season right now right here and on the IFC app, including this free episode courtesy of Subaru.

But now, let’s take a moment to look back at some of the new classics Fred and Carrie have so thoughtfully bestowed upon us. (We’ll be looking back through tear-blurred eyes, but you do you.)

Couples Dinner

It’s not that being single sucks, it’s that you suck if you’re single.

Cancel it!

A sketch for anyone who has cancelled more appointments than they’ve kept. Which is everyone.

Forgotten America

This one’s a “Serial” killer…everything both right and wrong about true crime podcasts.

Wedding Planners

The only bad wedding is a boring wedding.

Disaster Hut

It’s only the end of the world if your doomsday kit doesn’t include rosé.

Catch up on Portlandia’s final episodes on demand and at

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Your Portlandia Personality Test

The New Portlandia Webseries Is Going Your Way

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Carrie and Fred understand that although we have so much in common, we’re each so beautifully unique and different. To help us navigate those differences, Portlandia has found an easy and honest way to embrace our special selves in the form of a progressive new traffic system: a specific lane for every kind of driver. It’s all in honor of the show’s 8th and final season, and it’s all presented by Subaru.

Ready to find out who you really are? Match your personality to a lane and hop on the expressway to self-understanding.

Lane 10: Trucks Piled With Junk

Your junk is falling out of your trunk. Shake a tail light, people — this lane is for you.

Lane 33: Twins

You’re like a Gemini, but waaaay more pedestrian. Maybe you and a friend just wear the same outfits a lot. Who cares, it’s just twinning enough to make you feel special.

Lane 27: Broken Windows

Bad luck follows you around and everyone knows it. Your proverbial seat is always damp from proverbial rain. Is this the universe telling you to swallow your pride? Yes.

Lane 69: Filthy Cars

You’re all about convenience. Getting your car washed while you drive is a no-brainer.

Lane 43: Newly Divorced Singles

It’s been a while since you’ve driven alone, and you don’t know the rules of the road anymore. What’s too fast? What’s too slow? Are you sending the right signals? Don’t worry, the breakdown lane is nearby if you need it.

Still can’t find a lane to match your personality? Check out all the videos here. And see the final season of Portlandia this spring on IFC.

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Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Hits from the '80s are on repeat all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC.

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