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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 'EST/-5.0/no 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 'EST/-5.0/no 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 'EST/-5.0/no 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 'EST/-5.0/no 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 'EST/-5.0/no 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 'EST/-5.0/no 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 'EST/-5.0/no 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 'EST/-5.0/no 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 'EST/-5.0/no 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 'EST/-5.0/no 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 'EST/-5.0/no 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 'EST/-5.0/no 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 'EST/-5.0/no 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 'EST/-5.0/no 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 'EST/-5.0/no 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 'EST/-5.0/no 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 'EST/-5.0/no 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 'EST/-5.0/no 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 'EST/-5.0/no 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 'EST/-5.0/no 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 'EST/-5.0/no 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 'EST/-5.0/no 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 'EST/-5.0/no 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 'EST/-5.0/no 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 'EST/-5.0/no 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 'EST/-5.0/no 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 'EST/-5.0/no 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 'EST/-5.0/no 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 'EST/-5.0/no 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 'EST/-5.0/no 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 'EST/-5.0/no 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 'EST/-5.0/no 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 'EST/-5.0/no 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 'EST/-5.0/no 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 'EST/-5.0/no 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 'EST/-5.0/no 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 'EST/-5.0/no 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 'EST/-5.0/no 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 'EST/-5.0/no 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 'EST/-5.0/no DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
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Mortal Kombat X is Headed to Mobile Devices

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 10:08

Warner Bros. Interactive has announced Mortal Kombat X will be available in April for iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch and Android devices.

On mobile devices, Mortal Kombat X will be free-to-play, and "will feature a hybrid of fighting, card collecting, multiplayer team combat and more".

Ed Boon, Creative Director of NetherRealm says "we’ve expanded the unique cross-connectivity feature that links the mobile and console versions of Mortal Kombat X, delivering unique rewards to all players for simply playing the mobile game".

The PC and console versions will be available on April 14. Make sure you keep up with IGN's coverage of Mortal Kombat X, where we take a look at the characters revealed in the story trailer.

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Daredevil: First Kingpin Photos Revealed

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 10:00

We saw a glimpse of him in the show's first trailer, though only from behind, but now Netflix have released the first photo of the Kingpin in Marvel's Daredevil.

Vincent D'Onofrio (Full Metal Jacket, Men in Black) plays this incarnation of Marvel's infamous crime lord. Check out the photo of D'Onofrio as Kingpin in the gallery bellow.

Daredevil Photo Gallery:

Daredevil's executive producer and showrunner, Steven DeKnight, told us, "Fisk plays a crucial role in Season 1, as the adversary of Matt Murdock. Also, on the flip side, Matt Murdock is the fly in Fisk’s ointment. What I love about this show is we’re able to explore some gray areas of who is really good, who is really bad, and which person is really better for the city in the long run. It's a question we really examine."

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Trine 3 Coming in 2015

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 09:46

An announcement trailer for Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power has appeared on the game's website.

Trine 3 will release in 2015, initially for PC.

The trailer shows that the game will be using three dimensional space for the first time, although the standard 2D action is still part of the game.

Trine: The Enchanted Edition, a remake of the original Trine released in 2009, was released in 2014 for PC and PS4.

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EA Announces Battlefield Hardline Premium

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 09:23

EA has revealed Battlefield Hardline Premium - a membership program offering those who buy-in early access to four digital expansions and other features.

Costing £39.99 / $50, Premium membership unlocks Masks (which provide gameplay benefits), the Gun Bench (where you can customise your weapon and track how many kills you've had with each), members-only tournament and ladders and "Legendary Status", which apparently enables replayability of the progression system.

Members also get two weeks early access to four story-themed digital expansion packs. The first, Criminal Activity, tasks you with making a name for yourself by pulling off small-time crime jobs while the follow-up, Robbery, will focus on taking out rivals. Both of these have a loose summer 2015 release window.

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ClayFighter Remastered Coming to PC Next Year

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 09:22

Interplay and Drip Drop Games have announced that a remastered version of ClayFighter will release for PC in 2016.

The remaster will include the best of all the previous ClayFighter games.

According to the press release, it will include "characters such as Bad Mr. Frosty, Blue Suede Goo, Earthworm Jim, Hoppy, Boogerman, Tiny - and more with over 20 characters total." There will also be 20 familiar environments to fight in.

Additionally, new mechanics such as double jumping, air dashing, counters, and reversals are also to be introduced. Each character will have its own unique supers and 'Claytality' moves.

The entire game will feature remastered audio and high resolution visuals.

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Underworld Ascendant Might be Getting AR and VR

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 09:04

OtherSide has announced that it is researching Augmented Reality for use in Underworld Ascendant.

AR is different from Virtual Reality, in that it supplements your view of the real world rather than immersing you in a virtual world.

In a blog post, OtherSide discussed the possibility of including AR for something like lockpicking. "Currently the player uses the mouse to turn a lock tumbler displayed on the laptop screen. In the AR version the tumbler would be floating a foot in front of the player, and they would use their hand to rotate the tumbler until they heard the satisfying click of the lock springing open. It’s a parallel game mechanic, but here made much more tactile."

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Big Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain News Is Coming

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 09:00

If you're excited about Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, you'll definitely want to come back to IGN this Wednesday.

On March 4 at 6am PT (9am ET, 2pm GMT, 1am AET on March 5), we're revealing big Phantom Pain news, as well as a special message from series creator Hideo Kojima.

Can't wait for Wednesday? Check out our Metal Gear Solid 5 preview, or brush up on what we know so far about Metal Gear Online, Phantom Pain's multiplayer mode.

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Stealth Inc 2 Coming to All Major Console Formats

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 07:00

Curve Digital has announced that Stealth Inc. 2: A Game of Clones will be coming to Xbox One, PC, PlayStation 3, PS4 and Vita in early April.

To date, the Stealth Inc. series has been downloaded over a million times across all formats.

According to the press release, "the sequel expands on the action-platforming gameplay of the original in every possible way, introducing a metroidvania-style overworld, hidden secrets, customisable clones with a wide range of silly hats and brand new gadgets and equipment to play with."

The platforming sequel was originally released on Wii U in October 2014. Click the link to read IGN's review of Stealth Inc. 2 and find out why we think it's "among the best of the eShop".

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Robert Bowling Joins Humble Bundle as Vice President

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 02:48

Former Infinity Ward creative strategist and Robotoki founder Robert Bowling is joining the ranks of Humble Bundle as Vice President, Creative Director.

“Humble Bundle has been an inspiration for a while with the freedom they bring to players, the opportunity they allow developers, and the ability to give so much back through the charity aspect of every part of their business,” Bowling told IGN.

“I’m excited to join them, having spent the last decade on the development side and experiencing first hand the trials and tribulations of getting games out the door and getting them discovered by new audiences,” he writes. “I’m excited to help continue the tradition of innovating new ways for developers to release their games and the freedom for players to support them as Vice President, Creative Director of Humble Bundle."

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Tom Ellis to Star as Lucifer in the DC Comics Adaptation

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 00:54

Welsh actor Tom Ellis has been cast as the eponymous Lord of Hell in an upcoming pilot based on the DC comic.

It was announced last month that FOX had ordered the pilot, which will see Lucifer earthbound and helping the LAPD punish criminals after growing bored and unhappy in the underworld.

Ellis is best known to Americans as Dr. William Rush in last year's medical drama Rush, and better known to British audiences for his roles in Eastenders, The Fades, Pulling, and Miranda.

Ellis in The Fades

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Once Upon a Time: Midseason Premiere Review

Sun, 03/01/2015 - 22:56

Note: Full spoilers for the episode follow.

Once Upon a Time hasn't lost a beat since its midseason finale. "Darkness on the Edge of Town" reset the board with new players and secrets but also made sure to show us the quest to find the author of the storybook is still on. And before the excitement started, we got some lovely scenes of people in Storybrooke enjoying normal life. It's been six weeks since Anna and Elsa left and since Belle expelled Rumplestiltskin. Belle and Hook exchanged a fantastic scene talking about being fooled by Rumple and that moment is just one example of the spot-on dialogue and character interactions throughout the episode.

Regina and Emma were particularly awesome. I've said it before, but I admire the way their friendship has developed and taken steps backward and then forward again over the course of the show. It's clear Lana Parrilla and Jennifer Morrison have become more comfortable with each other, and they're natural as can be whether they're joking about food or fighting Chernabog. It doesn't hurt that Parrilla gets the majority of the funny lines – the jokes make the conversations between Emma and Regina more entertaining and memorable.

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Modder Adds Local Co-op to Resident Evil: Revelations 2 on PC

Sun, 03/01/2015 - 22:55

A mod has been released for Resident Evil: Revelations 2 on PC that adds local co-op to the story mode.

The mod has “a few issues”, concedes creator FluffyQuack on Steam, but should let you play the entire game in co-op. The creator notes that keyboard controls affect both players so, in order for it to work, you need to have two gamepads.

Resident Evil Revelations 2 on PC does not officially support local co-op play in the story or in the Raid mode. Raid mode will support online co-op shortly after launch when a free patch is available for players to download which adds this feature.

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The Walking Dead: "Remember" Review

Sun, 03/01/2015 - 21:58

Warning: Full spoilers for the episode follow...

Rick and the rest found their own little slice of suburban heaven in "Remember" - an episode that formally introduced us to Alexandria, the latest big "from the comics" location set to drive the story forward.

Now I won't go into the comics much here except to say that there's been some gender swappage. Instead of Rick meeting with Douglas Monroe from the comics, it's now Deanna Monroe (Tovah Feldshuh). It's hard say if, or how, this will change things, but for now - for this episode - it was a non-issue.

Rick and the survivors have found new places to live before, and Carl even got a taste of a home (and some pudding) back in "After," but this was different. This really was a "too good to be true" scenario. A whole fortified, self-sustainble neighborhood. With electricity, hot water and everything. True enough though, Eugene did want to head to D.C. because he thought there would be more places like this. Set ups/bunkers for people to survive invasions, natural disasters, etc. So even though our heroes walked through dog-meat hell, they were still headed in the right direction.

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Job Simulator, One of the First SteamVR Games Announced

Sun, 03/01/2015 - 21:42

Job Simulator is a new immersive virtual reality experience set in an arguably utopian future from developer Owlchemy Labs and one of the first games revealed for Valve’s SteamVR project.

Set in a future where automated society has made human occupations obsolete, the simulation challenges players with following instructions from the sentient “keeper of human history,” Job Bot, to learn how "to job."

“Robots cook, clean, service, and rule organize the world with precision and speed. Human occupations are now memories of the past; long gone are the blue collar jobs that ran the old world,” the game’s description reads. “Humans raised in our perfect automated society must not forget their useless ancient ancestors and history. This is why Job Bot was born. Job Bot created Job Simulator to teach humans what it is 'to job'. All praise to Job Bot, for he is the keeper of human history.”

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Netflix's Product Placement Deals Revealed

Sun, 03/01/2015 - 20:22

Netflix may not feature traditional advertising, but that doesn't mean it's exempt from a little product placement.

Advertising Age has confirmed that global brewer Anheuser-Busch InBev signed a deal to be the exclusive beer brand for the third season of House of Cards. The company will not be paying for the placement, Ad Age reports, but will supply the production with a healthy stash of Stella Artois, Budweiser and its Shock Top brands as part of a relationship that began back in Season One.

The publication also reports that Samsung has struck a deal with Netflix, which secured its devices as the tech-of-choice in House of Cards. Although there was no official confirmation of the deal, it's a rumour strengthened by a promotion earlier this year that saw Samsung offering Netflix subscriptions to consumers buying selected Samsung products.

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James Bond Mode Hidden in Tesla Model S Settings

Sun, 03/01/2015 - 19:56

Tesla Model S owners have discovered a secret setting that will change the car pictured on the on-screen display into the Lotus Esprit submarine from the 1977 Roger Moore Bond film The Spy Who Loved Me.

Owners need only hold down on the “T” logo at the top centre of the screen (which brings up the technician login) and enter “007” as the access code.

The Easter egg is reportedly part of a Model S software update released almost a year ago.

Tesla founder Elon Musk purchased the real custom-built Lotus Espirit submersible at auction back in 2013 for £550,000 and, at the time, expressed his intention of adding a Tesla powerplant and rebuilding the vehicle so it can actually transform from a car to a sub in the way the movie depicted.

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The Past, Present and Future of Adventure Games

Sun, 03/01/2015 - 19:10

In Arthurian legend it’s written that King Arthur created a giant round table so that his knights could come around to the castle and chill out, drink mead, and shoot the breeze. Being round in shape meant that there was no official head; everyone who chose to sit down had an equal voice. And without having to worry about order or stature or hierarchy, he would famously say, “Dudes, it’s just Arthur here. Or Art. Even Arty will do. Actually, no. Don’t call me Arty.”

Anyone who was anyone in Camelot would come and enjoy the freewheeling conversations that took place at the Round Table – as it was cleverly known, and it was here that everything from sedimentary sword extraction to how to properly groom a horse were discussed openly. Except for Merlin, who by this point had heard the Sword in the Stone story a few too many times and took to protest by staying in his tower working on new potions.

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Power Rangers Bootleg Fan Film Back Online

Sun, 03/01/2015 - 19:02

Following legal disputes and outcry from fans (including original Green Ranger Jason David Frank), producer Adi Shankar's controversial Power Rangers fan film is back on YouTube and Vimeo.

According to Deadline, the gritty Power Rangers fan film is back online with the following disclaimer from Shankar:  “Deboot of the Power Rangers. My take on the FAN FILM. Not a pilot, not a series, not for profit, strictly for exhibition. This is a bootleg experiment not affiliated or endorsed by Saban Entertainment or Lionsgate nor is it selling any product. I claim no rights to any of the characters (don’t send me any money, not kickstarted, this film is free). This is the NSFW version. An alternate safe version is on youtube.”

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Fantastic Four Director Talks Johnny Storm's Race

Sun, 03/01/2015 - 18:59

Fantastic Four director Josh Trank has opened up on his decision-making behind his seemingly contentious casting, and the grittier tone he's taking with his reboot.

Speaking with Empire (via JoBlo), Trank was candid about the casting of Michael B. Jordan as Johnny Storm aka Human Torch, a white character in the comic books, and a black character in the reboot. While some of the film's detractors are quick to call "political correctness", Trank's reasoning is much more simple: it's the 21st century, and Jordan was the right guy for the role.

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HTC One M9 Announced at MWC 15 Today

Sun, 03/01/2015 - 17:16

Today HTC unveiled its HTC One M9 at the Mobile World Conference in Barcelona. The new phone "melds the best" design features of the HTC One M7 and M8, according to the company.

The metal edges of its new phone "combine perfectly with graceful curves for a jewellery-grade look," HTC said. It features an all-metal unibody design and is accented with a silver and rose-gold finish.

Aesthetically, it's definitely a nice looking phone, and it faces stiff competition in the looks-department from Samsung's newly announced Galaxy S6 and S6 edge, which also feature updated, sleek designs that blend glass and metal together.

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