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  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
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Rumor: Wesley Snipes Coming Back For Blade 4

1 hour 1 min ago

A new rumor suggests Wesley Snipes is returning as badass vampire hunter Blade for the fourth movie in the series.

According to The New York Daily News, the comeback is "looking good," and Snipes will make $3 million from the role.

The rumor is a little shaky. Snipes has previously talked up his interest of returning as Blade, however he's not the bankable actor he once was when he debuted the role in 1998. Snipes was released from prison in 2013 after spending two and a half years locked up for tax evasion, and his first post-prison appearance was in The Expendables 3, a flop at the box office.

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True Blood Season 7 Review

1 hour 15 min ago

At what point did True Blood lose its way for you? I'm curious. What should have been the jumping off point? Was it the witches in Season 4? Could have been the witches, right? Though many fans out there sure loved Sookie shacking up with amnesiac Eric.

How about Season 5's Vampire Authority? Should the series have ended when King Russell bit the fairy dust? Season 6 brought us Governor Burrell and the plague, along with "Vampire God" Bill. I'm asking because I don't really have a clear answer myself. I just know that the consensus now is that seven seasons was too much. Especially considering the way this final season handled itself.

Now I won't let myself get too wrapped up here in the terrible decision Bill made during the final two episodes of the season, where, after contracting a fast-moving case of Hep V from Sookie (no one came after him for murdering that human estate lawyer?), he decided to just die for no true, investable reason. Despite the fact that there was a very simple cure-all.

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Redesigned Alienware Area-51 Launches This Year

1 hour 21 min ago

With a diamond focus on Ultra HD gaming, hardware company Alienware is shipping its newest flagship desktop gaming machine, the Area-51, in October and worldwide this holiday season.

The Area-51 features factory overclocked 6-core and 8-core Intel Core i7 Extreme processor options, Intel X99 Express chipset and support for up to 32 GB of 2133 DDR4 memory. Supporting dual, triple or quad GPU configurations, Alienware’s latest rig also allows 11520x2160 resolution across triple Ultra HD 4K monitors. Connectivity features include Bluetooth 4.0 and 802.11ac wireless.

Featuring a new industrial design codenamed “Triad,” the triangular-shaped chassis sports both front and rear ports, a thermal management system that draws fresh air in the front and ejects warmed air diagonally and away out the rear.

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Win Flights to Experience The Maze Runner at Luna Park

1 hour 42 min ago

Luna Park in Sydney is building a giant maze to celebrate the upcoming release of THE MAZE RUNNER, and we're inviting you to come check it out!

We're giving away a double pass to The Maze Runner Adventure Live,  flights to Sydney from your nearest capital city between September 2 2014 and November 2 2014, and two nights accommodation.

To go into the running to win the prize, simply answer the question below:

If you could have one piece of equipment to help you out of a labyrinthine maze, what would it be, and why?

Send your answers to ozcomps@ign.com under the subject line Maze Runner Competition. Please include your name, your age, your phone number and your nearest capital city in your entry. This competition is open to Australian and residents only. The prize is limited to NSW, VIC, QLD, SA and WA.

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Out This Week: September 1, 2014

5 hours 47 min ago

With so many new games and movies coming out, it can be hard to keep up. Lucky for you, IGN is here to help with a weekly round-up of the biggest releases each and every week. Check out the latest releases for this week, and be sure to come back next Monday for a new update.

Note: The prices and deals compiled below are accurate at the time we published this story, but all are subject to change.

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7 Things to Watch This Week

6 hours 9 min ago

It's officially September and that means *drumroll* new fall shows!

But it'll still be a few more weeks before we get hit with the brunt of the new season, so there are only a few debuts this week. And - wouldn't ya know it? - a few finales as well. Yes, summer shows are still hanging in there. So while the excellent Boardwalk Empire debuts on Sunday, the equally mesmerizing The Leftovers closes out its first season.

Netflix in September: Robin Williams, Arrow, More

On the comedy front, Comedy Central's Drunk History wraps up its inebriated reenactments while The League premieres on FXX. And if you're craving championship-level cheese, Lifetime's got The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story set to dish out some dirt about the early 90s teen series.

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Person of Interest: Looking Back at THAT Death

8 hours 46 min ago

We're big fans of Person of Interest here at IGN, as the CBS series has becoming increasingly cool and complex through the years, with a ton of twists and turns.

Recently, we've written about why you should be watching Person of Interest if you haven't been, along with giving potential viewers a list of essential episodes to view as the show goes into Season 4.

In the meantime, for those already addicted to the show, Person of Interest: The Complete Third Season comes out on DVD/Blu-ray on Tuesday and we've got an exclusive behind-the-scenes clip.

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Fall TV Preview

9 hours 48 min ago

Even though one can expect new TV shows to pop up all year round now, Fall's still the place where the major networks and cable channels choose to unleash the majority of their new series. And the overly-crowded playing field all but assures quick and brutal casualties.

This year, DC properties make a big play for your precious TV time with Constantine on NBC, Gotham on FOX, and The Flash (which actually shares a show-verse with Arrow) over on The CW. Meanwhile, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. returns for its second season with designs to take a more defined "winter break" so that Marvel's Agent Carter can air in its time slot for two months.

Speaking of returns, The Walking Dead, Homeland, Boardwalk Empire, Person of Interest, The Blacklist, Supernatural, Arrow, and Sleepy Hollow will all be back for more action and intrigue while a rather ample sampler of new relationship comedies - like Marry Me, Selfie, Manhattan Love Story, A-Z,  - do battle to try to become the next big breakout hit.

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9 Best GTA 5 Missions

9 hours 48 min ago

Life in Grand Theft Auto 5 is never dull. The vast state of San Andreas plays host to midair collisions, savage gunfights, and talking animals in dozens of outrageous missions. We’ve created a list of the nine GTA 5 missions that represent the best excitement, humor, and spectacular escapism you can find in Los Santos.

A wonderful exercise in absurdity, Risk Assessment is memorable for a single, marvelous bit of writing. Franklin meets a barking dog, and inexplicably strikes up a conversation with the animal. The dog tells Franklin that a skydiver is trapped in a tree nearby, and engages in a complex ethical discussion as they jog to the tree. Once they reach the skydiver, Franklin comments “That’s a cool ass dog you got.”

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New Everybody's Golf Teeing Off On PS4

10 hours 36 min ago

A new Everybody’s Golf, called Hot Shots Golf in North America, title is coming to the PlayStation 4, Sony announced during its pre-TGS press conference in Japan.

Codenamed New Minigol Project, the title will offer "open-world entertainment focusing on golf" and will leverage the power of the new console and its social features. Footage of the game shown alongside the announcement teases the ability for players to develop their own golf resort. Gameplay details, launch window and regions were not announced for the Clap Hanz-developed title but more information will be shared early next year.

Hints that a new Everybody’s Golf title was in development first appeared in July when the developer promoted new jobs accompanied by Hot Shots Golf images and Sony Computer Entertainment branding.

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Death of Wolverine #1 Review

12 hours 46 min ago

The Death of Wolverine is pretty much everything I want out of an event comic. It's short and self-contained. All the tie-ins are reserved for after the core story wraps. It's shipping on a weekly schedule, meaning it'll be over and done with in a month. And it features two of Marvel's most talented creators tackling the swan song of one of their most popular heroes. Unless you hate the idea of reading a story that telegraphs its ending in its title, there's a lot to love in the first issue of this mini-series.

The title tells you pretty much everything you need to know about the series, but even beyond that, Death of Wolverine #1 makes itself very open and accessible to new readers. It doesn't really dwell on any of the particulars of Paul Cornell's Wolverine run other than the basic idea that Wolverine's healing factor is broken and he's more vulnerable than he's ever been. And truth be told, the continuity between Charles Soule's Death of Wolverine and Cornell's Wolverine is pretty shoddy. This issue reads as if it were taking place shortly after Cornell's first story arc, with Logan still dealing with the concept of being mortal and the villains of the Marvel U. beginning to circle him like hungry sharks. It's almost as if the events of last year's "Killable" storyline and the entirety of Wolverine Vol. 6 never unfolded. That's probably a side effect of this book being in the works for so long. Steve McNiven needs time to do his thing, after all. And at the end of the day, I'd rather have a comic that tells a complete and satisfying story in and of itself rather than one that perfectly aligns with the 3000 other comics Wolverine has appeared in over the last year. But the discrepancies do distract at times.

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Between the Panels: Sexualizing Superheroes

12 hours 47 min ago

Most superhero comic book fans would agree that the genre has really grown up over the past 15 years. On average, the audience is older and more savvy about seeking out good stories rather than buying 50 copies of whatever issue has the most chromium-plated shoulder pads on the cover. But for all the progress superhero comics have made in recent years, there are always reminders of how far we have yet to go. One of the hardest struggles we’ve been seeing is the industry’s sometimes awkward attempts to revamp how it presents female characters and how it targets female readers. There’s a large and growing female readership in comics, but you wouldn’t always know it from looking at the books themselves.

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Flockers Coming to PS4 and Xbox One This Month

15 hours 42 min ago

Team17 has announced its upcoming title Flockers will hit PS4 and Xbox One on September 19 in Europe and on September 23 in North America.

The game, which has been described as "a twisted blend of Lemmings inspired gameplay and Tim Burton style macabre", is already available in Steam Early Access.

Set in a steampunk world, you're tasked with guiding a flock of sheep through tricky puzzles, with failure seeing them get horribly mangled. For more on Flockers, check out the below trailer and keep your eyes on IGN for our upcoming review.

Luke Karmali is IGN's UK News Editor. You too can revel in mediocrity by following him on Twitter.

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PlayStation 4 is Finally Getting Theme Support

17 hours 12 min ago

Are you bored looking at your PlayStation 4's blue background? Well, you're in luck. When firmware 2.0 launches for PlayStation 4, you'll be able to download and utilize custom themes on your machine.

This news was revealed at Sony's pre-TGS press conference, and interestingly, similar news was also revealed for Vita, which will also be getting custom themes once Vita firmare 3.30 launches. Custom themes for both PS4 and Vita are largely modeled after the theme system that has been in use on PlayStation 3 for years. Themes let you alter your background image, as well as the appearance of various icons.

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Brand New Ys Game Announced For PS4, Vita

17 hours 19 min ago

A new Ys game is coming to both PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita. Word comes by way of Sony's pre-TGS press conference, held today in Japan. A trailer was shown for the game, and it looked a great deal like Ys does, though with prettier, HD graphics.

Little else is known about the game, including what its actual name and/or sub-title will be, and whether it will be released as an entry in the core series (it was revealed simply as "Ys"). The series, which began in 1987, saw its most recent release in the west in 2013, when Ys: Memories of Celceta came to PlayStation Vita. We liked it quite a bit. However, Ys is split into two groups as a series: the core franchise and various spin-offs. Celceta was considered a core game; perhaps this one will be, too.

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Trophies Leak For Rumored Beyond: Two Souls on PS4

17 hours 47 min ago

Spoiler-rich Trophies allegedly for Beyond: Two Souls on PlayStation 4 have appeared online at ExoPhase.

While the Trophy list is in no way a confirmation, the Trophy list for PlayStation-exclusive game Entwined leaked on Trophy websites ahead of its unveiling at E3 2014. As we pointed out in our report, Trophy websites obtain their data straight from the PlayStation Network, possibly indicating that new Beyond: Two Souls-related Trophies have been uploaded to PSN’s backend.

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Dragon Quest Heroes Revealed For PS4, PS3

17 hours 56 min ago

To close out its pre-TGS PlayStation press conference, Sony and Square Enix revealed a brand new game. It's called Dragon Quest Heroes, and it's coming to PlayStation 4, as well as PlayStation 3, in 2015.

Dragon Quest Heroes is under development at Omega Force, the Tecmo Koei-affiliated studio best-known for its "Musou"-style games in franchises like Dynasty Warriors and Samurai Warriors. You can see the trailer for the game below.

Little else is currently known about Dragon Quest Heroes, other than the fact that it isn't a core Dragon Quest game, and that it doesn't play with Dragon Quest's typical old-school, turn-based JRPG mechanics. Instead, it was referred to as an "action" game several times during the presentation, not surprising considering the developer behind it.

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Persona 5 Coming to PlayStation 4, Too

18 hours 7 min ago

Today, Sony and Atlus revealed what many gamers were already hoping: Persona 5 isn't a PlayStation 3-exclusive anymore. Now, it's coming to both PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4.

Persona 5, which was originally announced as a PlayStation 3-exclusive game in November of last year, was confirmed for western release several months later. It's a follow-up to Persona 4, the smash-hit PS2 JRPG that we loved on PlayStation 2, and loved even more as Persona 4: Golden on PS Vita.

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Resident Evil Revelations 2 Officially Revealed

18 hours 28 min ago

Update: Since we published this article, Capcom confirmed the platforms for Resident Evil Revelations 2. It will launch on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC.

The original story is below.

Today, Capcom took the stage at Sony's pre-TGS PlayStation press conference in Japan and confirmed a rumor that's been circulating for some time: Resident Evil Revelations 2 is real, and it's launching in 2015.

Resident Evil Revelations 2 was originally leaked last week, with Xbox 360 box art emerging, as well as some early imagery. Capcom refused to give us comment at the time, including confirming the game's existence or its platforms, and unfortunately, we still don't have word on the latter. However, considering the leak of the Xbox 360 art, we can assume that, at the very least, it'll be available on last-gen consoles like Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

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Getting Digitally-Distributed Games Classified in Australia to Be Cost-Free

18 hours 32 min ago

Last Thursday’s significant new amendment to the classification system in Australia, which now allows for automated, cost-effective classification for digital and mobile games, represents the long-awaited arrival of some of the 43 classification system fixes proposed by the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) almost three years ago.

Technically every game released in Australia is required to be classified by the Australian Classification Board (ACB), but until now an overwhelming number of small, digitally-distributed games are not. The ACB rates an average of below 800 games per year, but there are many hundreds of games released every day on the iOS app store alone. The system very literally could not keep up, and it hasn’t been able to for many years.

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