Sonic games have often struggled with providing the speed and excitement implied by the series’ namesake hedgehog while also accommodating meaningful and rewarding exploration, but Sonic Boom: Fire and Ice admirably accomplishes both goals in old-school 2D-platformer fashion. You can blaze through, but at almost any moment you’re free to veer off and indulge your curiosity by discovering hidden challenges and collectibles.
You never know when a quick reaction will be necessary. You may be called upon to target a foe, swing over an expanse, or use your fire and ice powers to clear a barrier at a second’s notice. Occasionally that speed works against you when unseen dangers come barreling in from offscreen a little too quickly to have a hope of avoiding them without knowing what’s coming, but this is rare, and Fire and Ice helps compensate with generous checkpoints. Sonic’s life-preserving ring system also works in your favor in these moments, instantaneously repositioning you at a point just before the trouble spot that caused a hit.
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Flubit have teamed up with on the dot delivery to offer London residents a 2 hour delivery slot (between 12AM and 2AM in London only - while stocks last) for FIFA 17. This is an game changer as it means no more queuing up to get your hands on FIFA 17 on launch date.
It would take over 6,000 4K screens to display a single screenshot of The Witness taken by the fine people at Gigapixel Gaming. Why would anyone do this? I don't know. Am I glad they did? Most definitely.
Using Nvidia tool Ansel - which can capture screenshots in gigapixel chunks - they've created a 367200×130560 image of Jonathan Blow and Co's vibrant island landscape.
Since a certain 2008 teaser trailer, talk of Ubisoft's in-development projects has continuously circled around whether Beyond Good & Evil 2 - a sequel to the critically acclaimed but commercially shunned 2003 adventure - would ever see the light of day.
The first game's creator, Michel Ancel is currently working on his own indie project, Wild, as well as a game for Ubisoft, with CEO Yves Guillemot confirming that the project was indeed a Beyond Good and Evil sequel.
Though director Tim Burton's obscure interests have long provided audiences with entertaining nightmarish tales of monsters, ghosts, and all things imagination, his films in more recent years have been somewhat hit or miss. Dark Shadows, Frankenweenie, and Alice and Wonderland carry the same elements he’s always worked with, but for some reason those stories didn’t hold the same strength of his previous works. Burton’s latest film, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, is yet another prime example.
Based on Ransom Rigg’s 2011 debut novel, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children tells the story of Jacob, a 16-year-old misfit struggling to make sense of life after the death of his grandfather. When Jacob’s therapist, Dr. Golan, convinces his parents to let him go to Wales to learn more about his grandfather, and gain the closure he won’t be able to find in Florida, he uncovers more than he intended to find. This newfound information takes Jacob on a time-traveling, magical journey that will changes his life forever.
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Two episodes into Gotham's third season and Gordon's still not a cop! Thank goodness. Like I wrote back in my review of the premiere, I hope this break from the GCPD last a good while because, as it's been well established, he's lousy at law enforcement.
He's a hell of a good friend though, I'll give him that, because this week, for the sake of saving Harvey he gave up his chance at a million bucks AND he recklessly incited a riot that got both citizens and Indian Hill mutants killed. Yup, that was his plan to help Fish escape. He asked Penguin to turn the angry villagers on the cops and storm the building (which also put cops lives in danger too) so he could lead her out the back and turn her over to Penguin...
All ten seasons of Smallville are coming to Hulu on Saturday, October 1st, marking the first time ever the series has been available to stream.
Smallville, which starred Tom Welling as a young Clark Kent before he became Superman, ran from 2001 to 2011. Its first five seasons aired on The WB before that network merged with UPN to create The CW, where the series finished out its ten-year run over five additional seasons.
While Netflix has become the streaming home for CW series in recent years, the deal between the two companies was struck after Smallville ended, allowing Hulu to secure the streaming rights for the series from Warner Bros. TV, who produced and own Smallville.
Spoilers for the 100th episode of Arrow from the show's upcoming fifth season follow. For those not wanting to know anything about what may be in store, turn back now!
Filming for Arrow's 100th episode is currently underway, and series star Stephen Amell has taken to social media to share several photos, one of which teases the return of Deathroke.
The actor is masked in the photo, so there's no way to know if it's indeed Manu Bennet, who starred as Slade Wilson in prior episodes of Arrow. Amell posted the photo on Twitter, as well as two others that tease mystery guests who are covered by green silhouettes.
The first debate of three for the 2016 U.S. presidential election between Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican nominee Donald Trump will air tonight. And for those who have already cut the cable cord but still want to watch, there are several ways to watch via your home consoles, streaming boxes, and even in virtual reality.
Here is the info you need to know about how to watch tonight's debate:
The debate is tonight, September 26, at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT. It is set to run for 90 minutes — a time period divided into six 15-minute segments — without commercial interruption live from Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York.
The debate will be streamed live by various outlets on YouTube, so the PS4 YouTube app is your best bet for watching the debate.
Rumors are swirling around Nintendo's upcoming NX console, but so far nobody's gotten a good look at it. We asked IGN's community for their best and brightest concepts for what they think NX should look like based on leaks, rumors, or their own imaginations. Take a look at what they came up with.
Looking for more than rumors? Take a look at the list of confirmed games we already know are on the way.
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According to a post on the Mojang blog, Minecraft fans can expect a new type of entry in the series in the form of a novel penned by post-apocalyptic aficionado Max Brooks.
Best known as the author behind The Zombie Survival Guide, and later, the incredibly popular World War Z, Brooks will be the first author to tackle Minecraft in novel form. According to Mojang brand director Lydia Winters, Brooks was a solid choice to helm the first entry in a potential series of books.
With dozens of comic books to choose from, let us show you which are the best coming out this week. Take a look at this list spotlighting our favorite comics that we know are money-well-spent and new books that look cool and are backed by some top-tier talent.
Check out our picks, then head to the comments to let us know what you’ll be buying this week!
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The fictional Fink Manufacturing, as seen in BioShock Infinite, recently put out a call for fans to submit their very own designs for the games' power-up-inducing Vigor bottles. As seen on the 2K Games Blog, one submission from BioShock fan Ernesto Moreno was so great, 2K decided to go ahead and actually make it into a real-world bottle.
Moreno tweeted his design for "Parasite"--featuring a pitch-perfect take on a spider sinking its fangs into a blood-red bottle--back in August.