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Teen Titans Animated Movie Casts Deathstroke and Terra

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 15:05

Miguel Ferrer and Christina Ricci have joined the voice cast of Teen Titans: The Judas Contract.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Ricci will voice the earth-manipulating superhero Terra, while Ferrer will play the mercenary assassin Deathstroke.

Photo credit: DC Entertainment, via THR

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What Happened with Rime? – IGN First

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 15:03

A lot has been said about Rime’s radio silence before re-revealing the game a few weeks ago. Prior to that we hadn't seen or heard anything about Tequila Works work for a really long time. In fact the last time that we saw something official was a Gamescom trailer over two years ago.

Since then we were left to wonder what Rime was: what was the final game going to be like, and whether the game would even be release at some point. Those doubts got bigger in March 2016 when Tequila Works stated that they had acquired the rights to Rime from Sony Computer Entertainment. A few short months later, in August 2016, Tequila announced that the game would be published by Grey Box and Six Foot. The pieces were apparently moving, but the doubts were still there.

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Hasbro Held Off Transformers/G.I. Joe Crossover

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 14:52

Director D.J. Caruso wanted to make G.I. Joe 3 a Transformers/G.I. Joe crossover film, but Paramount and Hasbro ultimately decided against bringing the two worlds together.

When discussing G.I. Joe 3 in an interview with Collider, Caruso said the studio isn't ready to move forward with a crossover just yet: "That’s exactly what they should do, but they’re not ready to do that, because in fact the script that I was developing, the two worlds sort of collided at the end and when they read it they were like, 'We’re not ready to do this yet.'"

Caruso went on to say he believes that Hasbro and Paramount "will eventually collide those two worlds and it's probably when Mr. Bay decides he's done with Transformers."

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Ultimate MvC 3 Release Date Revealed for Xbox One, PC

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 14:25

Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 will launch March 7 on PC and Xbox One.

Capcom is also releasing limited edition physical copies of the fighting game for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in North America. Available on March 7 as well, this version of Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 includes updated cover art and an exclusive comic.

The fighting game has been available digitally on PlayStation 4 since last month. It was released on the same day that Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom Infinite was announced at PSX 2016.

Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 costs $25 digitally and $30 for the limited edition boxed copy. Looking further ahead, Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom Infinite is one of IGN's most anticipated multiplayer games for 2017.

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Every Pokemon QR Code in Sun and Moon

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 14:00
Scan these QR Codes to help complete your Pokedex in Pokemon Sun and Moon.

The Founder Review

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 13:58

It’s the early 1950s, and entrepreneur Ray Kroc (Michael Keaton) stands in front of a vacant real estate lot just a few blocks from his suburban Illinois home. After a few moments, Ray kneels down and takes a handful of dirt from the lot and begins turning it over inside of his hand. Finally, he looks up at the heavens and pleads, “Please, let this be right,” before throwing the dirt back onto the ground.

This is one of the moments that The Founder, the latest film from director John Lee Hancock (Saving Mr. Banks, The Blind Side), keeps coming back to multiple times throughout its story, since it’s the moment where Kroc finally takes the plunge fully into his final entrepreneurial endeavor - turning two Californian brothers’ restaurant into a nationwide franchise. It just so happens that said restaurant was none other than McDonald’s, which thanks to Kroc’s lofty goals ended up becoming the most successful fast food chain in the world.

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Good Place Preps for Season 2 as Season Finale Debuts

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 13:56

The Good Place airs its season finale tonight and while the show hasn't been officially renewed for a second season, there are encouraging signs. Speaking to a group of press recently, series creator Michael Schur (Parks and Recreation) noted work had already begun among he and the writers on a potential Season 2, and while that doesn’t guarantee anything, it certainly leans more towards NBC renewing the series than not.

In the meantime, Schur chatted with us about the decision to have the secret Eleanor (Kristen Bell) was keeping – that she wasn’t actually supposed to be in the Good Place that gives the show its name but in the "Bad Place" portion of the afterlife – quickly revealed about halfway through Season 1, the depiction of “Good Eleanor” (Tiya Sircar), and more about how he approaches The Good Place as a (comedic) longterm, serialized story inspired by series like Lost and Breaking Bad.

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Daily Deals: PS4 Platinum Headsets, Google Daydream, New Fire Emblem

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 13:30

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The Division Movie Gets Director

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 12:56

The Division movie has a director.

Variety reports that Gold and Syriana director Stephen Gaghan is attached to helm Ubisoft's film adaptation of its popular action game. Though Gaghan hasn't directed an action-heavy movie yet, the director does tend to delve into political and global issues in his films, which The Division touches on. Gaghan is particularly excited about exploring the apocalyptic Manhattan setting according to the site because "it's immersive, wonderfully strange, and yet familiar, filled with possibilities." The filmmaker has also scripted films including Traffic, The Alamo and Rules of Engagement.

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5 Things the Animated Spider-Man Movie Needs

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 12:35

Spider-Man has quite an exciting Hollywood future ahead of him. Not only are fans in store for plenty more of Tom Holland's Peter Parker in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but there's also Sony's animated Spider-Man film hitting on December 21, 2018. And now we know that this movie will feature Miles Morales instead of Peter Parker.

While a relatively recent addition to Marvel's comic book universe, Miles already has plenty of great source material for writers/executive producers Phil Lord and Chris Miller to draw from. We doubt that the duo will directly adapt any one specific Miles Morales comic, but there are specific elements we hope to see them use in the film, which they promise will be a "unique filmgoing experience." Here are five essential elements Miles needs in his big screen debut.

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Zelda: Breath of the Wild Is Nintendo's Last Wii U Game

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 12:06

Nintendo has confirmed that The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will be Nintendo's last Wii U game.

Speaking to Polygon, Nintendo of America president, Reggie Fils-Aime said that, "from a first-party standpoint, there's no new development coming after the launch of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. We really are at the end of life for Wii U.”

Last year, Nintendo announced that it would soon end production of Wii U consoles, but had not announced its stance on game development.

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Might and Magic Showdown Brings Miniature Warfare to Life

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 12:02

Wanna play with some toys? In a philosophical sense, most strategic or tactical games could be described as playing with digital toys, moving them around, making them change colors, and so on. But in a much direct sense, Might & Magic Showdown is very directly about playing with toys – miniatures, specifically. Pick ‘em out, paint ‘em, and send ‘em into battle – that’s Showdown.

It’s difficult to describe exactly how Showdown works, because it’s a combination of a few different ideas that make for a pretty fascinating whole. The focus on multiplayer and the progression systems make it feel a little like a MOBA, although it’s only one-on-one in terms of human players. Those players each control a hero, who has cooldown-based abilities that make them feel like a character in a World of Warcraft-like massively multiplayer role-playing system. But they have a few minions on their side, who are pre-programmed by players using a tactics system similar to Final Fantasy XII or Dragon Age: Origins. And then there’s the miniature painting system, which feels unlike anything I’ve ever played.

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Yakuza 0 Review

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 12:01

The plot of Yakuza 0 is served up like a fresh bowl of udon noodles; simmering, full of twists and turns, and satisfying to the end. While I very much enjoyed the bone-cracking street fights, numerous oddball side characters, and the Lonely Planet guide’s worth of entertaining diversions along the way, it’s really the taut tale of betrayal and the bitter arm wrestle for power at its centre that kept me glued to the controller throughout.

Yakuza 0 is set in 1988 and serves as an origin story for two of the series’ most prominent characters, Kazuma Kiryu and Goro Majima, who find themselves caught up in a land war amongst rival clans. Whereas the previous game in the series, Yakuza 5, juggled five different storylines and felt somewhat convoluted as a result, Yakuza 0 benefits from focusing on the plights of Kiryu and Majima, each scorned by their respective families and whose paths ultimately converge in the end.

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Portal Co-Creator Joins Star Wars Battlefront Studio

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 12:01

EA has announced that Portal co-creator Kim Swift will join Motive as Design Director.

In a blog post on EA’s official site, studio head Jade Raymond wrote that Motive “has a mission to innovate and pioneer new ways to play and create worlds that allow for relentless discovery. I couldn’t think of a better person than Kim to help us achieve those ambitions.”

The post didn’t specify which project Swift will work on, though Raymond reiterated that Motive is currently working on a new IP as well as EA’s Star Wars projects.

Motive was announced in summer 2015 by Raymond, and at the time the studio was set to work on Uncharted director Amy Hennig’s untitled Star Wars project. Since then, EA announced that the studio is also creating its own original IP and working on the Star Wars Battlefront sequel.

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Comic Book Reviews for January 18, 2017

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 10:08

It was another big week of comics, as Batman bonded with Catwoman in Batman #15, a major Power Rangers mystery was solved in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #11, Justice League vs. Suicide Squad reached its penultimate chapter and the Marvel Monsters were unleashed.

Scroll down to check out our reviews for these and various other new releases, and be sure to let us know your favorite books of the week in the comments below.

DC COMICS

Written by Tom King | Drawn by Mitch Gerads

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Battling XCOM 2: Long War 2's Biggest Changes

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 10:00

I’m by no means an elite XCOM 2 player, but I’m no slouch: my proudest achievement is completing a Commander-level Iron Man run. But Long War 2, an upcoming mod from Pavonis Interactive (formerly known as Long War Studios, developers of XCOM: Enemy Unknown’s Long War mod) makes me feel like a rookie again. After a few dozen hours of playing on Veteran difficulty and learning its ins and outs, I’m barely scratching the surface of what is, as the name suggests, a greatly extended campaign – and it’s scratching my surface right back.

This huge, game-changing mod ties together the Pavonis team’s previous mods (Perk Pack, Laser Pack, Toolbox, Leader Pack, Alien Pack, and SMG Pack) adds some additional new content, and completely rebalances everything to create a new semi-official version of XCOM 2 that requires entirely new and deep tactics on both the combat and strategy levels, and makes it feel fresh and brutally challenging.

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Nintendo Switch: Every Game Confirmed So Far

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 10:00
See what games are in development and what games are confirmed for release this year.

Shovel Knight Confirmed for Switch Launch Window

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 09:59

Yacht Club Games has confirmed that Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove and Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment will arrive in Nintendo Switch’s launch window, ahead of their release on other consoles.

No specific release date was announced and Yacht Club didn't hint how close to Nintendo Switch's March 3 launch the release will be, but in a blog post, the developer did confirm Treasure Trove will be available for $24.99, while the standalone Specter of Torment will be $9.99.

Specter of Torment and Shovel Knight’s two-player co-op mode will be playable on Switch on the show floor at PAX South, which takes place in San Antonio, Texas from January 27-29.

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Obsidian Teases a New Game, The Internet Loses Its Mind

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 09:42

Obsidian has teased its next game, code-named Project Louisiana.

At this point there isn’t much to go on. Only a lonely image and a quote (shown below). Needless to say, that hasn’t stopped the Internet coming up with some theories as to what Obsidian could be teasing.

First up, the possibility of Fallout 4: New Orleans. In July of 2014, Fallout: New Vegas director Josh Sawyer talked about how he’d love to revisit the Fallout series, and some of the places he’d like to visit. Here’s an excerpt:

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New Logan Trailer Features Cussing, Cutting and Comic Books

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 09:38

Fox has released the second trailer for Logan, and it's not one for the kids.

Showing off its newly R-rated status, there's not a great deal of extra story detail (aside from the two blades in new character Laura's hands confirming she's a take on the comics' X-23 character), but there are certainly some surprising moments. Have a watch up above (and make sure to watch until the last line, trust me).

Even among the graphic violence and strong language from unexpected sources, perhaps the biggest oddity is the fact that X-Men comics now exist in the X-Men universe.

It also shows that the film might be a little more light-hearted than its downbeat first trailer suggested.

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