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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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iZombie: "Astroburger" Review

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 22:04

Note: Full spoilers for the episode follow.

Life as a functioning zombie didn't look so terrible at the beginning of the season. You get a platinum hairstyle without bleaching, nice (if unnaturally pale) skin, and super strength. You just have to solve the food source problem. Liv made it look easy. But as the first season of iZombie has unfolded, we've become acquainted with the many disadvantages to being undead and the knowledge adds a different tone to the mostly upbeat procedural.

Case in point: Liv never knows what kind of brains she's going to get and even when she has an idea about what to expect, there are surprises. Scott E's brains offered an opportunity for the writers to mess with Liv and the audience, and they ran with it. They cleverly got the obvious delusions out the way, and the talking devils were a useful distraction. The fact that other delusions were a possibility didn't cross my mind, and until Johnny Frost showed up at Liv's apartment, they skirted the edges of reality.

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Game of Thrones Season 6 Casting Search Begins

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 20:57

The initial character descriptions for the next season of Game of Thrones have dropped, and they're ripe for analysis.

The breakdown, via Watchers on the Wall, is detailed below. Keep in mind that while these are broad, if you're extremely spoiler-averse you may want to close the tab.

  • Pirate,  man in his 40’s to late 50’s. He’s “an infamous pirate who has terrorized seas all around the world. Cunning, ruthless, with a touch of madness.”

    He’s a dangerous-looking man. A very good part this season.

  • Father. Aged 50’s to 60’s, he’s one of the greatest soldiers in Westeros- a humorless martinet, severe and intimidating. He demands martial discipline in the field and in his home. It’s described as “a very good part” for next year and that he’s “centrally involved” in a protagonist’s storyline.
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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt PS4 Patch Out Now

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 20:17

The latest patch for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt on PlayStation 4 is now live, adding a number of fixes that improve overall game stability while also offering a few visual tweaks.

Dubbed Patch 1.03, this new update squashes a number of bugs, including one in which which the player is able to shoot bolts at friendly NPCs, and another that would result in a "spontaneous combustion of gas clouds."

Additionally, foliage behavior in select scenes has been improved and shadow popping has been reduced. Gwent addicts will be pleased to know that, not only have a few minor graphical bugs been dealt with, but the overall stability in gameplay during matches has been improved as well.

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Supernatural: Season 10 Review

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 19:40

Warning: Full spoilers for Season 10 of Supernatural follow.

Season 10 of Supernatural took the Winchesters down the darkest path yet. And that says a lot considering the long road the brothers have traveled so far. The season hit incredibly high notes with episodes like "Fan Fiction" (the 200th episode) and "About a Boy" but also delivered a handful of stories that were little more than filler. New mythology was explored but at the same time, opportunities were missed. Let's take a broad look at what worked and what didn't.

The series isn't only about Sam and Dean, but the relationship between the brothers and their life's work is at the heart of the story. They've been through just about everything, but in between hunting and heartache, they still have some normal brotherly moments. Anytime we get those slices of respite is a joy, and they were sprinkled throughout the season in an appropriate amount. Mostly though, Season 10 showed the danger of the Winchesters' love for each other.

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Jurassic World Tracking to Open at $100 Million

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 19:23

With brisk pre-release ticket sales and effective trailers, analysts predict a monster opening weekend for Jurassic World.

Jurassic World is in the top five for ticket sales this week on Fandango, and has continued to be a strong performer since pre-release orders became available May 15th. Phil Contrino, vice president and chief analyst at BoxOffice.com tells Variety, “The trailers are connecting in such a big way."

This is the first Jurassic Park film since 2001's Jurassic Park 3, which grossed an admirable $181 million in the US, but far less than the first two installments, which were both directed by Steven Spielberg. While Spielberg will serve as the executive producer on Jurassic World, the directing reins were given to indie darling Colin Trevorrow (Safety Not Guaranteed). However, Chris Pratt snagged the lead role, and should have enough box office karma thanks to last summer's Guardians of the Galaxy.

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Halo 3: ODST MCC Release Date Revealed

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 19:12

The release date for the Master Chief Collection version of Halo 3: ODST is listed on Xbox.com as May 29, 2015.

The remastered port of Halo 3: ODST will join the numbered Halo games as part of the Xbox One collection in both the US and UK.

343 Industries announced in December that it would be giving the ODST add-on away for free to gamers who played Halo: The Master Chief Collection between launch day and December 19, 2014.

The freebie is a thanks to fans for their patience during MCC's bumpy start, when ongoing issues with the current gen update of the 4 numbered Halo games plagued the game. The problems included matchmaking problems that saw potential players waiting up to three hours before getting a match.

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Why We're Excited for Wolverine's 'Return'

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 19:10

We all want the best of the best, so let us point out the hottest comics and collectibles released each week. We spotlight our favorite comics that we know are money-well-spent, new books that look cool, and any toys we can't wait to play with.

Check out our picks, then take to the comments to let us know what looks good to you!

By writer Chuck Palahniuk & artist Cameron Stewart | Dark Horse Comics

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Super Metroid Was Almost Hidden in Metroid Prime

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 18:34

Information obtained from an anonymous source suggests the entire game of Super Metroid was supposed to be an unlockable hidden in the GameCube first-person adventure Metroid Prime.

A video released by Unseen64 - a site dedicated to archiving images, footage, and information about unreleased video game projects - claims this anonymous source formerly of Retro Studios confirmed the Super Nintendo classic Super Metroid was once included and playable in Metroid Prime via a link between the Game Boy Advance and the Nintendo GameCube.

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Daredevil's D'Onofrio Reportedly Riding Into CHiPs

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 18:24

After successfully portraying a villain for Netflix and Marvel's Daredevil, Vincent D'Onofrio may be headed for another villainous role in Warner Bros.' CHiPs.

D'Onofrio, who played Wilson "The Kingpin" Fisk on Daredevil, is in negotiations to play the main bad guy in the big screen adaption of the '70s hit TV series about California Highway Patrolmen. His character, a ruthless former cop, would be the ringleader in an exotic-car theft ring, reports THR.

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New Crypt of the NecroDancer Mod Features Mega Man

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 17:58

A mod for Crypt of the NecroDancer has added Mega Man and several of his friends into the rhythm-based roguelike on PC.

Created by Steam modder CutmanMike, Crypt of the MegaDancer has completely converted Crypt of the NecroDancer into a Mega Man-themed rhythm game featuring key characters from the Blue Bomber's 8-bit glory days.

The mod's Steam page announces new graphics, sound files, and leaderboards have been added to MegaDancer. It is currently available as a 30MB download for those who currently own Crypt of the NecroDancer on Steam.

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Game of Thrones: Did 'The Gift' End on the Wrong Scene?

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 17:54

It's time for another episode of IGN's Game of Thrones show! Your regular hosts have been sent to the Wall for earning the ire of Sir Pounce, so Joshua Yehl and Jim Vejvoda have risen to serve the realm by discussing Season 5, Episode 8 "The Gift."

Warning: Beware of full show spoilers!

After giving our overall thoughts of the episode, we talk about the stand-out moments, including the big meet-up between Tyrion and Daenerys, the High Sparrow turning the tables on Cersei, the follow-up to Sansa's controversial scene with Ramsay Bolton, and what Littlefinger is up to and where this is all headed.

Download Dragons on the Wall, "The Gift" Here!

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Community: "Wedding Videography" Review

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 17:49

Note: Full spoilers for the episode follow.

“Wedding Videography” managed to juggle a few different elements, as we got a bit more focus on one of the show’s longest-running peripheral characters, Garrett, got another one of Abed’s documentary projects and saw more of how this new incarnation of the Greendale gang get along together.

Of course, we didn’t really get a lot of focus on Garrett this episode, but that was very much the point. Our main characters remain our main characters, and in a typical Community way, this episode brought up how self-centered they must come off, given how little they seem to care about anything except what’s happening within their small, ahem, community.

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New Skylanders May be Called Superchargers

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 17:38

Speculation and possible leaks suggest Activision's toys-to-life Skylanders series will see a number of changes in its next official release, including vehicles and an all-new title: Skylanders Superchargers. .

VideoGamer reports a number of leaks have added to the possible validity of this information, including a now-deleted Instagram post from professional rally and motocross competitor Travis Pastrana.

"Was filming some cool stuff for a new Activision game called Skylanders Superchargers this weekend," Pastrana wrote. His supposed involvement suggests that in-game vehicles could be a reality.

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The Evil Within Digital Bundle Now Available

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 17:26

A new digital bundle for Shinji Mikami's The Evil Within including the base game and all season pass content is now available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 3.

The Evil Within Digital Bundle comes in at $80 USD on Xbox One -- the same price as a digital copy of the game plus the season pass. Meanwhile, the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 versions are currently available for $45 USD. The season pass content includes two story add-ons -- The Assignment and The Consequence -- as well as The Executioner, which was released today.

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Star Wars Battle Pod Costs $100,000

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 17:08

Hey, serious Star Wars fans. Are you serious enough to dish out $35,000 on the personal Star Wars: Battle Pod arcade machine? What about $100,000?

Star Wars: Battle Pod, an aerial combat game set in the Star Wars universe with five stages from the original trilogy, will be available to pre-order in the US, EU, or JP on June 18, with prices starting at $35,000 / £24,000.

For the Premium Edition – which comes with genuine leather seats that synchronize with the game's movements, a choice of two designs based on the Rebel Alliance or Darth Vader, plus your name in the credits – you can expect to pay about $100,000.

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Hot Toys Reveals Sleek New Iron Man Figure

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 16:57

Hot Toys' quest to leave no stone unturned in the Marvel Cinematic Universe continues. The company has revealed two more Iron Man figures joining their growing Avengers: Age of Ultron lineup - Iron Man Mark XLV and the Iron Legion drone.

The Mark XLV figure is actually the 300th figure in Hot Toys long-running Movie Masterpiece Series. It's an impressive milestone, but more importantly, it's an impressive figure. Like many recent Hot Toys Iron Man figures, the Mark XLV features die-cast metal pieces and LED light-up components. The figure is designed at 1:6 scale and measures about 12 inches tall. It features a a weathered paint job, interchangeable hands, a swappable battle-damaged chest piece, and a detailed display base inspired by the climax of Age of Ultron.

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ILM Celebrates 40 Years of Awesome Visual Effects

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 16:56

In May 1975, George Lucas founded Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) to create special effects for his "little space opera thing," then known as The Star Wars. The company started out in a tiny warehouse in Van Nuys, California, comprised of a handful of young college students, artists and engineers. Today, ILM is a company made up of thousands of employees and has since contributed to over 300 feature films.

Director Duncan Jones Discusses Orcs, ILM's Involvement in Warcraft

To celebrate its 40th anniversary, ILM has posted an amazing sizzle reel of visual effects shots, featuring films like Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Harry Potter, Terminator 2, Back to the Future and many, many more. Check it out:

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PlayStation Plus Offering Exclusive Sales to Members

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 16:44

PlayStation Plus is getting special discounts only for members, called "Specials."

The first round kicks off today and lasts through June 1. It includes Bloodborne, The Order: 1886, and Dark Souls 2 for $48 USD apiece, a Dragon Ball Xenoverse bundle for $45, and Helldivers for $18 USD.

PlayStation Plus members usually get deeper discounts than non-Plus members during sale events, but the PlayStation Blog specifies that this program is meant only for Plus members. Specials will also sometimes include DLC bundles just for Plus members. The Dragon Ball bundle, for example, includes a free bit of DLC on top of the 10% discount.

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Warcraft Director on ILM's Orc-Sized VFX Challenge

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 16:41

Director Duncan Jones recently opened up about the filming of his 2016 film Warcraft, revealing more about the filming process and his crew.

Wired reports that ILM wanted to be involved with the VFX work for Warcraft, departing from their typical work for the chance to try something new and exercise their abilities as special effects creators.

"(For) ILM, this was an opportunity to show they are still the best in the world at special effects,” Jones said.

While filming, Jones recalls being more preoccupied with directing performances, leaving the motion-capture work to VFX supervisor Bill Westenhoefer and ILM's Jeff White and Jason Smith.

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Robert Rodriguez Reportedly Directing Jonny Quest Movie

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 16:34

Warner Bros. has reportedly hired Robert Rodriguez to direct its long-gestating live-action film adaptation of Jonny Quest.

According to Deadline, the filmmaker and Terry Rossio (Pirates of the Caribbean) are rewriting a Dan Mazeau draft that made the Black List, with Dan Lin and Adrian Askarieh producing.

Jonny Quest began as a Hanna-Barbera cartoon that aired in 1964. The series followed a boy who accompanied his scientist father, bodyguard Race Bannon and friend Hadji on globe-trotting adventures.

Warners has tried to get the movie made for years, including one version that had Zac Efron to play Jonny and Dwayne Johnson to play Bannon.

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