The Penguin Will Not Stop Punching Bruce Wayne

The Penguin Will Not Stop Punching Bruce Wayne
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Oswald Cobblepot does not like Bruce Wayne. He’s gonna punch him! And then he’s gonna punch him again. And again, and again…

The other day I was playing a little Batman: Arkham City to check something out for a thing I was writing. I started a new game, saw what I needed to see, and started taking some notes over on another computer. I looked up a few minutes later and realised I hadn’t paused the game, and Oswald Cobblepot was punching Bruce Wayne in the face over, and over, and over.

In the game, you’re supposed to press the “counter” button, which would cause Wayne to parry Penguin’s punch, break his hand, and leap to freedom. I… hadn’t pressed the button, and this video brings us face to face with what can happen in a video game when you do not Press The Button.

(Also, thanks to the fact that I captured this video with Shadowplay but left Fraps running, you can see proof that this whole thing was happening at 60fps.)

I like to imagine that in some game universe somewhere, the Penguin is still punching Bruce Wayne, and will continue to punch him forever.