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Controversial Total War: Warhammer DLC Available Free in First Week

2 hours 26 min ago

Creative Assembly has made some adjustments to its DLC plans, as Chaos Warriors will now be offered for free to people who buy Total War: Warhammer within the first week of sale.

Previously, the Chaos Warriors Race Pack was a pre-order bonus, which to led to backlash from fans both on forums and on the Chaos Warriors announcement trailer, which has an overwhelming number of dislikes on YouTube.

Creative director Mike Simpson said the race's popularity has led to the decision to offer it free for seven days. "By extending the deadline for getting them for free by a week, we can ensure loyal fans who don’t feel like pre-ordering don’t miss out, while still rewarding early adopters whose support is really valuable to us.”

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End of an Era: Fable Developer Lionhead Closes Today

3 hours 40 min ago

After nearly 20 years and a plethora of genre-defining titles, Legendary British developer Lionhead closes its doors today for the last time.

Early last month, General Manager at Microsoft Studios Europe, Hanno Lemke, broke the news Lionhead would enter a consultation period to discuss the possibility of closure.

“After much consideration we have decided to cease development on Fable Legends, and are in discussions with employees about the proposed closure of Lionhead Studios in the UK,” said Lemke.

With the consultation period over and no potential buyers in sight, today, Friday, April 29, marks the last day in the history of the esteemed developer.

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The First 30 Minutes of Finding Dory Are Adorable

4 hours 6 min ago

IGN recently visited Pixar HQ to speak to the talented folk behind their forthcoming summer release, Finding Dory. As part of that trip, we also got to watch the first 30 minutes of the belated sequel, which sees Finding Nemo’s most lovable fish taking centre stage in her very own adventure.

Unfortunately the scenes we most want to tell you about – which take place during the film’s first five minutes – are strictly out-of-bounds, with Pixar’s head honchos swearing us to secrecy about details they want to keep under wraps, which is perfectly understandable. But what we will say is that Finding Dory’s early moments pack a punch as emotional as their predecessor.

Then, mercifully, we’re back to the fun stuff, the film revolving around an underwater adventure triggered by Dory suddenly remembering that she has a family, and embarking on a quest to find them.

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Bungie Addresses Destiny's Melee Attack Issues

4 hours 39 min ago

Bungie aims to fix a bug that's been affecting melee attacks in sci-fi shooter, Destiny, but you won't see results for around a couple of weeks yet.

"Ever thrown a punch – we’re only talking about Destiny here – that seemed to land (you heard it and you felt it) but it didn’t deal any damage?" asks community manager, DeeJ, on this week's Bungie update. "Yeah, us too."

Sandbox engineer Jon Cable explains what's happened, and how the developer intends to put it right.

"When a melee attack seems like it connects, but it doesn’t do any damage, this is usually a networking problem. Most commonly, it occurs when there is an issue communicating your position to the other machines in the game, or if your would-be victim is having a similar problem. I’ve tweaked some networking logic related to player positions during melee attacks which should help address these issues.

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More Support for Australian Video Game Industry Needed, New Senate Report Urges

7 hours 29 min ago

The Senate Environment and Communications References Committee report on the future of Australia’s video game development industry was released today and contains several recommendations designed to stimulate the sector.

One of the key proposals is the establishment of a successor to the Australian Interactive Games Fund (AIGF), which was axed by the Abbott Government after just 12 months, much to the bitter disappointment of the Australian games development community.

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The 100: "Join or Die" Review

7 hours 35 min ago

Warning: Full spoilers for the episode below.

Pike’s interesting, guys! He’s interesting!

It took far too long this season, but “Join or Die” finally gave us a reason to be invested in Pike and to at least partially see his perspective. Up until now, despite strong work by Michael Beach, the character has felt like a one-note antagonist who’s uber-militant approach wasn’t just dangerous, it felt actively stupid – especially as he was escalating a war against every single Grounder he would have no chance of winning.

But now, seeing his stubbornness pitted against Jaha’s intent to make him take one of those chips, it suddenly changed things as he is now a crucial player in a new resistance – one of the few left who are trying to stop ALIE. And while it was also easy to root for Indra to get her revenge, it would have been a mistake to kill Pike off at this point, just as things were changing so much for his place in the story.

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Forza Motorsport 6: Apex Open Beta Next Month

8 hours 24 min ago

Microsoft and developer Turn 10 have announced the upcoming PC debut of the Forza series, Forza Motorsport 6: Apex, will be available to play via an open beta next month.

The open beta will begin on May 5 and “will run on a variety of Windows 10-enabled machines” at resolutions up to 4K. Head to the Forza Motorsport site here for a rundown of recommended PC specs.

Turn 10’s Brian Ekberg explained updates and improvements will be grafted into the beta as development continues, citing wheel support, the ability to disable Vsync, and an in-app framerate counter are some of the features the studio is currently working on.

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DC's Legends of Tomorrow: "Leviathan" Review

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 22:34

Warning: Full spoilers for the episode below.

Legends of Tomorrow still has several weeks left before the Season 1 finale, but you almost wouldn’t know it from watching this week’s episode. “Leviathan” was by far the most visually extravagant episode to date, at one point transitioning into a full-blown, Pacific Rim-style battle between titans. This episode was big, it was dramatic, and it was pretty much exactly what the show needed to start rebuilding momentum as it reaches the final stretch of Season 1.

Now facing a literal ticking clock in his anti-Vandal Savage crusade, Rip had no choice this week but to return to the year 2166 and try to defeat Savage at the height of his tyrannical power. If the team couldn’t defeat Savage in the 20th Century, what hope do they have in the 22nd, right? But as it turned out, the introduction of Savage’s daughter, Cassandra (played by Slasher’s Jessica Sipos) and the return of a long-lost artifact from Kendra’s past proved to be just the X-factors the team needed.

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7 Things We Learned About Marvel's New Captain America Comic

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 19:52

Marvel held one of their "Next Bg Thing" press calls today. Writer Nick Spencer and Executive Editor Tom Brevoort were in attendance to discuss the fallout of the Avengers Standoff crossover and the impending launch of Captain America: Steve Rogers. How does Steve Rogers feel about having his youth and strength restored? How will the two Captains America co-exist going forward? What part will Steve Rogers play in Civil War II? These were just some of the topics Spencer and Brevoort addressed.

Scroll down to see what we learned during the call and feast your eyes on some newly revealed interior art from Captain America: Steve Rogers artist Jesus Saiz.

Jesus Saiz recently made the jump to Marvel, illustrating one of the opening chapters of the Avengers Standoff crossover and designing a brand new costume for the Star-Spangled Avenger. Now he'll be helping Spencer to launch Marvel's second concurrent Captain America series. Brevoort praised Saiz's work, saying the the artist has reached a new level of storytelling ability with this project. "People say this all the time but this is genuine. Jesus Saiz took a real leap forward. Whether it's just he's energized to be at Marvel or on Captain America or part of Standoff, his work has never looked better."

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The Wheel of Time Will Be Adapted as a TV Series

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 19:38

A Wheel of Time TV series is indeed in the works.

In a press statement, Harriet McDougal -- the editor of the Wheel of Time novels and widow of Robert Jordan -- announced an official announcement about the forthcoming series should be coming from a studio soon.

"Wanted to share with you exciting news about The Wheel of Time. Legal issues have been resolved. The Wheel of Time will become a cutting edge TV series! I couldn’t be more pleased," she wrote on Google+. "Look for the official announcement coming soon from a major studio."

Wheel of Time was included on IGN's list of the 5 unadapted fantasy series that deserve Hollywood's attention. One of the most recognizable and popular fantasy series of all time, Wheel of Time is a massive epic with a sprawling cast of characters that tells the story of the quest to find the Dragon Reborn and stop the Dark One.

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Ratchet and Clank: The Movie Review

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 18:51

The Ratchet and Clank movie is a charming, inoffensive, if not particularly memorable adaptation of the beloved PlayStation series. While it’s a colorful adventure with some solid performances from a great crew of actors, it ultimately can’t stand tall in the shadow of its far-superior PS4 counterpoint.

The movie tells the story of Ratchet, a plucky young Lombax (think an adorable space raccoon...thingy) who yearns to leave behind his life as a mechanic on a backwater planet and become a Galactic Ranger, just like his hero Captain Qwark. Along the way, he befriends a cute little robot named Clank, finds himself at the heart of an interstellar conspiracy, and ultimately tasked with going through the classic hero’s journey. The idea of an optimistic farm-boy who yearns to meet his hero and ultimately find his place in the vast universe isn’t wholly original. The flow of the movie is very Luke Skywalker in A New Hope, but that's not necessarily a bad thing.

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7 Notable Game of Thrones Religions

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 17:36

Warning: Spoilers for all of Game of Thrones through the Season 6 premiere, "The Red Woman," follow.

No, there isn't actually a "God of T**s and Wine" (that we know of), but still, with Game of Thrones back for Season 6, we thought it would be a good time to take an updated look at who the proud, pious people on Game of Thrones actually do worship.

Now that Cersei's in a dire situation with a powerful faction of religious fundamentalists in King's Landing, religion's become a big theme on the series. Tyrion recently spotted a Red Priest in Meereen, Arya's been rendered blind by the mysterious magic hidden within the House of Black and White, and Melisandre looks to be a centuries-old witch of some sort.

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Alicia Vikander to Star in Tomb Raider Reboot

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 17:27

Warner Bros. and MGM's upcoming Tomb Raider reboot has found its Lara Croft in Alicia Vikander.

According to Variety, the Oscar-winning actress who starred in The Danish Girl and Ex Machina was always the studio's top choice, despite reports that Star Wars' Daisy Ridley was being considered. Sources have told the outlet the studio was waiting for a new draft of the script before making Vikander's involvement official.

Vikander won and Oscar for her performance as portrait artist Gerda Wegener in The Danish Girl.

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Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Collector's Edition Revealed

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 17:19

Square Enix has published a new tailer for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, which revealed a $140 Collector's Edition.

There are two boxed editions. The first, which is the Day One Edition, includes:

  • A copy of Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
  • One extra in-game mission
  • The Covert Agent Pack, which includes in-game items, including various weapons, re-skins, and upgrades
  • Digital OST sampler
  • A mini artbook, novella, and a comic book (available digitally)

The Day One Edition is available on PlayStation 4 and Xbox one for $59.99.

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Vinyl: Season 1 Review

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 17:18

Warning: Full spoilers for Season 1 of HBO's Vinyl below.

Vinyl roared in with an impressive cast and creative team. Bobby Cannavale, Oliva Wilde, and Ray Romano (who'd proven his dramatic chops on Parenthood and Men of a Certain Age) as leads. Martin Scorsese, Mick Jagger, and Boardwalk Empire's Terence Winter (who'd leave his position as showrunner before the final two episodes aired) as executive producers. A Scorsese-directed double-sized premiere. All with the intention of telling a raucous, sordid, spiraling tale of those in the music industry circa 1973. All with the intention of making you, if you didn't already, care about the music of this era as much as those behind the camera did.

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The Division: 6 Tips for Mastering Multiplayer

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 16:33

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Tom Clancy's The Division is never more intense than in the aptly named Dark Zone. Surviving within that Dark Zone can be a tricky exercise and more intimidating than it really has to be. The below video arms you with important information that will increase your longevity as you hunt for better loot in the ruined streets of New York.

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Mads Mikkelsen Reveals His Rogue One Character's Identity

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 16:04

Mads Mikkelsen is trying to keep as quiet as possible about his role in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, but he did give away a key tidbit of information during a recent interview.

Spoilers about who Mikkelsen is playing in Rogue One continue below.

Speaking to Sky News, Mikkelsen said, "Felicity

is playing this lovely young and strong woman. I play her father." He quickly caught himself, adding, "That was too much. I'm sorry."

Watch the full interview below:

Mikkelsen stayed mum about whether Darth Vader will have a role in Rogue One, but he did talk about what drew him to the project, admitting he was "a little scared" when he was first approached to be in the movie.

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Pokemon Re-Releases Sold Over 1.5 Million Worldwide

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 15:45

Nintendo reports Pokemon Virtual Console re-releases have sold over 1.5 million units worldwide.

America went cuckoo for Pokemon.

The sales numbers for Pokemon Red, Blue, Green (available only in Japan), and Yellow were shared by Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima at the company’s financial results meeting yesterday. Kimishima told investors that more than half of sales came from the American market. The number excludes digital copies included as part of hardware bundles when the games launched this past February.

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Margot Robbie Defends Harley's Suicide Squad Costume

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 15:39

Actress Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn costume is part of the role's "iconography," according to Suicide Squad director David Ayer.

"Denim overalls" wouldn't be appropriate for the character, he added—and Robbie agreed. Harley Quinn isn't wearing hot pants because "she wanted guys to look at her ass," but rather, "because they're sparkly and fun," the actress said in an interview with The New York Times.

Robbie said she doesn't always feel confident in the outfit, though—particularly after "eating burgers at lunchtime" and then having to "go do a scene where

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Steam Anime Sale: Dragon Ball, Naruto, and More

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 15:24

Anime games are cheap on Steam this weekend.

The latest Steam sale is the second in what is now apparently an annual Anime Sale. There are more than 100 discounted games, many of which are based on popular series such as Dragon Ball Z and Naruto.

You can find a full list of discounted games on Steam's website, with discounts up to 90% off.

The special is running from today until Monday at 10 a.m. PT.

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