Mojang has detailed a host of new features coming to Minecraft.
During the Upcoming Features panel at Minecon 2015, Mojang spoke about several key areas the team aims to improve or add to. One of the big nuggets of info is the introduction of dual wielding. According to Mojang, players will be able to equip a second item in their left-hand, or, if the player happens to be left-handed, they’ll be able to use their leftie as their main-hand while dual wielding in the other.
A few examples were shown to elucidate how helpful dual wielding could be. One example sees the player holding a pickaxe in one hand and a stack of torches in the other, something that’s sure to be useful when digging out long, darkened corridors.
Orwell's 1984 surveillance state has arrived. By scanning identifying characteristics of your body, a computer can figure out who you are, where you've been, and very often what you're doing. Coupled with the ubiquitous presence of cameras, your identity is becoming a commodity to be captured, held, bought, and sold without your permission. And unfortunately, most everyone’s response to these circumstances has been acquiescence. Acceptance of universal surveillance is now the default setting for our expectations on privacy, and that’s a very bad thing.
Facebook recently revealed that their newest recognition technology is pretty good at figuring out who you are even if it can't see your face. Retailers are tracking your shopping habits through your cell phone when you step through the door. And last month, nine privacy and civil liberties advocacy groups withdrew from a series of federally-mediated discussions on facial recognition after coming to the conclusion that participating companies were unwilling to voluntarily concede even a bare minimum of privacy control.
Warning: Full spoilers from the episode follow.
I can barely read what I'm writing right now. The tears! They won't stop! And it's all because Act 23 was a heck of a roller coaster ride. There was a noble sacrifice, an unexpected awakening, and an epic face-off between good and evil. So many feels!
This episode is called Showdown, Death Phantom, but it should be called Heroine, Sailor Pluto. Because that is what Pluto is. A true hero. She knew she was going to die once she left the Space-Time door and used her Garnet Rod to stop time, but she didn't care. All she could think about was saving her friends from eminent destruction (AKA Demande smashing the Silver Crystals together and blowing up the world).
After a brief teaser released earlier this week, the development team at Comcept has revealed exactly what they're working on with Red Ash: The Indelible Legend.
A third-person action RPG, Keiji Inafune and his team at Comcept have partnered with Studio 4℃ to create a universe that pays homage to both Japanese anime and classic Japanese game design, all while seeking to be a sort of spiritual successor to the Mega Man Legends series.
Red Ash takes place in a world where humans are almost extinct as a result of a large-scale robot world war. Class structure has been rigidly divided into the haves and the have-nots, and many of the surviving humans hunt now-feral robots for their Lost Technology. The story of Red Ash: Indelible Legend focuses on Beck, Tyger, Call, and Gofer, four characters who make their livelihood by obtaining this same Lost Technology.
A Metroid fan has built an impressive re-creation of the Meta Ridley boss battle in Metroid Prime.
Built entirely out of LEGO bricks, the model spans five feet in length and features Samus, Meta Ridley (complete with a weak target point), and the highly-detailed and cracked floor of the Chozo Artifact Temple.
Jared Rosenblitt constructed the model, explaining in an interview with Beyond the Brick (via Kotaku) that he actually hadn't completely finished it and plans to build a second part to go along with it.
Happy Independence Day, stateside IGN readers! In honor of the Fourth of July, we want to know: What is your favorite movie with "American" in its title? Yes, "American" not "America" so sorry Captain America, Team America: World Police, Coming to America, and Beavis and Butt-head Do America.
When you're done stuffing your face with barbecue and (quite possibly adult) beverages, be sure to cast your vote in the poll below and then sound off in the Comments about why you voted for the movie that you did.
Reality is no longer set in stone. Wiith Oculus and Morpheus both offering the means to escape into new worlds, virtual reality is a tangible future. Alongside them is Microsoft’s HoloLens. While it might look similar in so much it involves a headset, in truth it offers a very different but no less enticing fantasy. Importantly, the world isn't shut out by HoloLens, it becomes a digital playground and integral to experience.
If you missed it, above is the full HoloLens Minecraft demo from E3.
Although officially announced earlier in the year, it was the Minecraft demo at Microsoft’s E3 press conference this summer which brought HoloLens to life. We saw a Minecraft world emerge from a regular table. We saw it exist and be manipulated in three-dimensional space right before our eyes (you know what I mean). And it looked like the future.
Harley Quinn actress Margot Robbie celebrated her birthday on the Suicide Squad set Friday, fully dressed as her character.
Additionally, she had a massive cake themed after the iconic supervillain and adorned with edible comic book decor.
Both Warner Bros. and Robbie posted the following image of the festivities on their respective Instagram accounts, saying, "Harley's cake - thank you squad!"
Suicide Squad is set for release sometime next year and boasts a sizable cast of beloved villains from the DC Comics universe.
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Are there people truly important enough that they should be allowed to live forever? Does the answer change if there is a great cost to extending that life?
These are the main questions asked in Tarsem Singh's latest film, Self/Less. As interesting as they may be, they aren't answered all that well. Instead, things devolve into middling action sequences rather than exploring the philosophical questions at the movie's core.
In Self/Less, as explained to Ben Kingsley's Donald Trump-esque real estate mogul, there is a secretive process, called "shedding," created by Professor Albright (Matthew Goode), that can transfer people's consciousness out of their body and into a new one which Albright has been able to make in a lab. Albright offers this procedure to Kingsley's character, Damian, because Albright believes that the world would be a lesser place without Damian, that he is one of the planet's "greatest minds."
The Shenmue III Kickstarter has added a new reward tier, granting those who pay $60 the option to get a physical copy of the PlayStation 4 version.
While a disc-based version was previously only going to be available for those on PC, PS4 backers are now getting similar treatment. Check out the backer-exclusive packaging below.
A few weeks back True Detective's second season started up and was instantly met with resistance by some. Did it have a lot to prove? Most definitely, given how well-received Season 1 was and the fact that neither the original cast or director were returning, though creator Nic Pizzolatto is still guiding the series.
Look, it's almost straight up impossible to equal the first season, let alone top it. And the Season 2 premiere, featuring all new characters and a new story (revolving around a fictional city based on real-life Vernon, Ca) didn't contain an actual case. It was more about introducing us to the sullen ensemble cast and that may not have been the best way to suck doubters into a new season. Also, the fact that the victim -- now that a murder case is underway, as of the second episode -- was a crooked, perverted, non-sympathetic character doesn't help matters either.
Microsoft has announced Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition, the next version of Mojang’s world-building game.
Windows 10 Edition will not replace the existing PC version. Instead, it will be treated as an entirely separate platform to “take advantage of the advanced technology and gaming platform provided by Windows 10.”
Just as the original PC version did, Windows 10 Edition will first release in beta form. You can get your hands on the game on July 29.
Today at Minecon, Telltale revealed the first new details for Minecraft: Story Mode since the game was announced last December.
Here's the teaser trailer shown at Minecon 2015 in London:
Watch the first teaser trailer for Story Mode revealed at Minecon 2015 above.
Unsurprisingly, Minecraft: Story Mode will follow the standard Telltale format: one narrative-driven story, released across five episodes. Players will control Jesse (not Steve), the protagonist of the story, on a quest to save the world.
Here’s the full story description from Mojang:
"Players will control protagonist Jesse throughout the season, as portrayed by actor Patton Oswalt. Jesse and his group of friends revere the legendary Order of the Stone; four adventurers who slayed an Ender Dragon. The Order are the very best at what they do: Warrior, Redstone Engineer, Griefer, and Architect. While at EnderCon, Jesse and his friends discover that something is wrong... something dreadful. Terror is unleashed, and they must set out on a journey to find The Order of the Stone if they are to save their world from oblivion."
Each year, Anime Expo proves to be one of the marquee destinations for cosplay in the US, and 2015 is no exception. AX attendees showed once again that they are some of the most skilled and dedicated cosplayers around.
With diverse cosplay from anime, video games, movies and TV shows, AX 2015 had a little something for everyone. In addition to anime cosplay galore, we saw Sly Cooper, Solid Snake, a Big Sister, Harley Quinn, Yoshimitsu, Servbot, a handful of War Boys, groups of roaming Borderlands vault hunters... even a guy dressed as the wireframe Little Mac from the arcade Punchout.
We couldn't captured everyone who was dressed up, but take a look at the massive slideshow below to see a sampling of the excellent cosplay on hand at this year's event!
*Some spoilers for Penny Dreadful's second season*
There's only one more episode to go in Penny Dreadful's Season 2, and it looks like it's going to feature a hell of a showdown. I spoke to creator/writer John Logan (Skyfall) about what fans can expect from the season finale, "And They Were Enemies," along with his inspiration for this season's use of extremely creepy dolls.
All season long, the devious "Nightcomer" Evelyn Poole (Helen McCrory) has been tormenting Vanessa and her extended family of misfits and monsters so that her master, Lucifer, might take a new bride and bring about the End of Days. And in last Sunday's episode, one of Team Dreadful's beloved members fell. And we left things at the height of tension as the rest of our heroes found themselves trapped within Evelyn's dark lair.
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Contrary to prior reports, Ava DuVernay will not direct Marvel's Black Panther movie.
While the Selma director did in fact meet with Marvel, she ultimately passed on the project over creative differences.
"I'm not signing on to direct Black Panther," DuVernay told Essence. "I think I’ll just say we had different ideas about what the story would be. Marvel has a certain way of doing things and I think they’re fantastic and a lot of people love what they do. I loved that they reached out to me.
Update: All PlayStation Network services are now back up and running, according to the PSN Status page.
Original Story: Key parts of the PlayStation Network are currently down for a majority of users.
The PSN Status page shows Account Management, Gaming and Social, PlayStation Video, and the PlayStation Store are all currently experiencing issues on the PlayStation 3 and the PlayStation 4.
IGN has reached out to Sony and will update with any additional information.
In the first half of 2016, Zero Escape Volume 3 will make it's way 3DS and PlayStation Vita for North America.
Zero Escape Volume 3 is a direct sequel to 999: 9 Hours, 9 Persons, 9 Doors and Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward. Unlike its predecessors, the North American version of Zero Escape Volume 3 is in production alongside the Japanese version. The release window for the Japanese version of Zero Escape Volume 3 was not announced.
"We're working very closely with our Japanese development team to crank this out together and on time," Aksys Games' Danny Miscevich said.
Back in February 2014, Zero Escape creator Kotaro Uchikoshi said on Twitter that, due to poor sales in Japan, Zero Escape 3 was put on hold. Fans took to social media and created Operation Bluebird in support of Zero Escape 3.