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Watch the Hideo Kojima Chat Live on IGN

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 12:41

IGN is proud to announce that we will be livestreaming Metal Gear Solid and Death Stranding creator Hideo Kojima's San Diego Comic-Con talk on Saturday, July 23, at 3pm PT/6pm ET/11pm BST/8am AEST (Sunday). The Game Awards creator Geoff Keighley will be hosting the chat with Kojima. What will the conversation be about? Nobody knows just yet, but we'd be surprised if Kojima didn't speak about his buzzed-about E3 trailer for Death Stranding.

Tune in on the IGN homepage or on IGN's YouTube tomorrow and watch. But if you don't see it live, we'll have coverage posted afterwards to catch you up on what you missed.

Here's Kojima's tweet announcing the event:

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Beyond #452: Rise of the Tomb Raider on PS4 Looks Amazing

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 11:43

This week, Marty "Word of Mouf" Sliva, Max "The Red Light District" Scoville, Brian "Chicken and Beer" Altano, and Alanah "Back For the First Time" Pearce get together to talk about how rad Rise of the Tomb Raider looks on PlayStation 4, hype that Dead Rising is finally coming to a Sony console, and fear that Gravity Rush 2's release date is a bad sign.

Beyond!

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Justice League Action Highlight Reel Released

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 11:06

This week at San Diego Comic-Con, DC Entertainment debuted a new highlight reel for its upcoming animated series Justice League Action.

See Kevin Conroy's Batman and Mark Hamill's Joker, as well as Rachel Kimsey's Wonder Woman, Jason Lewis' Superman and many more in the new video below.

During the convention, DC announced several other additions to the show's cast, including Ken Jeong, Patton Oswalt and Hannibal Buress, who are voicing Toyman, Space Cabby and Mr. Terrific, respectively. Other cast members include Diedrich Bader (Booster Gold), James Woods (Lex Luthor), PJ Byrne (Firestorm), John DiMaggio (Lobo) and Sean Astin (Shazam).

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Get Ready for Another Batman/TMNT Crossover

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 11:03

Good news for fans of the recent crossover comics Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Star Trek/Green Lantern: The Spectrum War. DC and IDW will be continuing their partnership and debuting new crossovers in late 2016.

First up will be another Batman/TMNT mash-up. This new mini-series won't be a sequel to the first, however. Whereas the original book paired the New 52 Batman characters with the Turtles from IDW's current TMNT comic, this crossover will combine the casts of Batman: The Animated Series and Nickelodeon's CG-animated TMNT cartoon.

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'Xboy' Handheld Was Considered, Says Former Xbox Exec

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 11:00

During the early days of Xbox, Microsoft considered competing in the portable space with a dedicated gaming handheld of its own, but ultimately scrapped the project.

Former Chief Xbox Officer Robbie Bach recently stopped by the IGN office and discussed the company's early plans for a handheld (often referred to as "Xboy") on the latest episode of IGN Unfiltered (airing next Tuesday), saying that while he doesn't remember it ever getting to the prototype stage, "there were definitely drawings."

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Happy Dungeons is a Curious Mix of Charming Loot and Button Mashing

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 11:00

Much like its predecessor Happy Wars, Happy Dungeons' strength lies in its ridiculous closet of accessories and its button mashing fun. It still needs a few tweaks before it makes its full launch later this year, but the Xbox One Game Preview build I got my hands on shows a lot of promise.

Happy Dungeons is the follow up RPG to Happy Wars, one of the Xbox 360’s first free-to-play games, and it has some cute ties to the original. When your character falls off one of the floating islands in Happy Wars, they find themselves in the land of Happy Dungeons. Here, you’ll travel through different dungeons and fight through various enemies for loot.

It’s nice that Happy Dungeons features a split-screen mode, but it also reminded me why playing with three other people on one screen is problematic. As an RPG, every player screen is loaded with teammates health and mana bars, three rows of skills, and other information. Factor in the other players in your game, three minions that follow each player, and friendly NPCs that sometimes join your battle and you’ve gone one incredibly busy screen. I sometimes had a hard time finding enemies when we weren’t up against goblins. Those guys are pretty recognizable, but the bandits were not. Many of these issues do subside if you’ve got the screen to yourself, however.

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Official No Man's Sky Music Soundtrack Available to Pre-Order

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 09:58

The band behind the soundtrack to No Man's Sky, 65daysofstatic, has made the game's official album available for digital pre-order on all major online music services.

Those who pre-order No Man's Sky: Music for an Infinite Universe via iTunes will get a bonus instant-download of the track Supermoon, while the band's new track "Red Parallax" is available to stream now on their official soundcloud page.

Fans can get their hands on the 2-hour record when it launches on August 5 2016, whose official album artwork was created by Caspar Newbolt from Version Industries.

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Next Battleborn DLC Information Revealed

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 09:52

Gearbox has revealed when we can expect the newest Battleborn character, what we can expect during the summer months, and an extension for the "Lootpocalypse."

The 27th Battleborn character will be a snake called Pendles, who was revealed back in May. He'll become available in early access if you have the Season Pass on July 28 at 9am PT, and his official release will be a week later on August 4.

Yesterday saw the release of the Battleborn July update, and the characters have decided they're going to the beach. There are now "Summer Fun" skins and taunts available in the in-game Marketplace.

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Free Umbrella Corps Demo Comes to PlayStation 4

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 09:51

Capcom has released a new demo for Umbrella Corps on PlayStation 4.

In a blog post on the official site, Capcom announced the demo is available from the PlayStation Store now until 11.59 PT on July 23, 2016.

While there's no cap to how much of the game you can play, after 48 hours of game time you'll be prompted to pay to keep playing.

"The feature-rich demo includes access to online modes and maps set on the streets of Raccoon City, the derelict RPD building, and even the iconic Spencer mansion," states Capcom.

"In Umbrella Corps, players face off in intense, fast-paced 3 vs. 3 online battles in maps inspired by iconic locations from the Resident Evil universe. Zombies, undead canines, and other abominations also wander the battlefield. These idle creatures will leave players alone as long as their Zombie Jammers are intact, but if it takes damage they’ll swarm without mercy."

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Lethal Weapon Series Premiere Review

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 09:29

The pilot for FOX's Lethal Weapon series screened for fans at San Diego Comic-Con and we've got an advance spoiler-free review for you. The premiere episode will air Wednesday, September 21st.

Cutting to the chase, I enjoyed the Lethal Weapon pilot more than I anticipated.

Like, I assume, most of you, I was -- and for the most part still am -- against the rebooting of Lethal Weapon. I'm against most reboots just based on principal, in general, but I can still be wrong - like with Hannibal and Fargo (even though Fargo acts more like a spiritual adaptation/sequel). Basically, there was no point to turning Lethal Weapon into a TV show when the original films are still easily accessible and, in the case of the first two, still hold up.

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Pokemon Sun and Moon Announcement Coming in Early August

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 09:07

The Pokemon Company is expected to release more information about Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon on August 1 at 9 am ET / 6 am PT.

An update on the Pokemon Sun and Moon website confirmed when the next official information will arrive, according to Siliconera. There are no details as to what could be coming — but as with other updates, we're likely to hear about new Pokemon and new features available in the upcoming games.

Earlier this week, The Pokemon Company released a trailer showcasing six new Pokemon coming to Pokemon Sun and Moon when it launches in November. Haven't been keeping up with the new Pokemon? So far, there are 25 new Pokemon, though that number is expected to keep growing as game's release date draws nearer.

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Hitman Summer Bonus Missions Review

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 09:05

While a little modest compared to the scope of the three main episodes released so far, perhaps the best praise I could spoon upon the pair of bonus jobs developer Io Interactive has gifted to Hitman owners is that neither would’ve felt out of place in the likes of cult-fave Hitman: Blood Money. These are clever remixes of two previously released levels, each injected with new content that effectively distinguishes our second visits from our first ones. The playable area of each is smaller and there are slightly fewer ways to complete the hits here than in the main missions (and they’re not quite as challenging) but they still require patient observation and thoughtful execution of multi-part plans.

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BoJack Horseman: Season 3 Review

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 08:57

Note: this is a spoiler-free review of BoJack Horseman's third season, which debuted on Netflix on Friday, June 22.

Now that Mad Men is off the air, BoJack Horseman might just hold claim to the title of "Best Show About a Wealthy, Middle-Aged Man Who Can't Seem to Find Personal Happiness or Fulfillment Despite His Professional Success." This Netflix-exclusive animated series got off to a fairly rocky start in its first season but improved considerably in Season 2. Luckily, Season 3 is on par with the last, if not even better. The show keeps finding new ways to showcase the absurdity of the BoJack universe while also exploring the title character's ongoing battles with depression and self-destructive behavior.

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IGN UK Podcast #341 - We Ran 5k in the Name of Pokemon GO

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 08:16

Podcasts. The final pig's ear. These are the ramblings of the IGN UK team. Its hour long mission: to talk about Star Wars Celebration, to preview the new Star Trek and XXX films, to boldly go where no podcast has gone before.

Your Captain this week is Gav Murphy, while Joe Skrebels and Alysia Judge polish their first officer badges.

Of course, Star Trek Beyond is in cinemas this week - hence these strained allusions - but we've also been running 5K with strangers playing Pokemon Go, sitting in replica sets of Endor and playing a heated game of Keyword countdown.

You can listen to the full episode below - just open a hailing frequency by clicking on the link.

IGN UK Podcast #341: Hailing Frequencies Open on Star Wars Celebration

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Daily Deals: 10% Off Pokémon Sun And Moon, 10% Off Lenovo IdeaPads, Apple Macs

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 06:55

Help us get to 1000 likes! Like our page to get the latest deals straight to your news feed and also look out for exclusive codes for our readers.

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SDCC Day 1 Cosplay Features Mad Max, Fallout 4

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 01:08

It's that time of year, when fans from virtually every aspect of geekdom meet together in San Diego, CA for Comic-Con, one of the largest conventions in the world. Intersecting fandoms means we see a pretty diverse array of cosplay, and we're going to highlight our favorites for each day of the show. 

Today, our cosplay highlight includes some really impressive versions of Nick Valentine from Fallout 4, some War Boys from Mad Max: Fury Road, and lots of X-Men. Check them out in the gallery below, and visit IGN's SDCC hub for all things Comic-Con!

 

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Australian Boomers Added to NBA 2K17

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 00:57

In a first for the series, Australian national basketball team the Boomers will be included in NBA 2K17.

2K Games and Basketball Australia announced via press release this morning that the Australian Boomers will be the first non-US national team to be added to the NBA 2K franchise. The Boomers join Team USA as the only national teams in the game.

“We are absolutely thrilled to be part of NBA 2K17,” said Anthony Moore, CEO of Basketball Australia. “We jumped at the chance to have our Australian Boomers in the game, and now Australian gamers can take on the world with Patty Mills, Matthew Dellavedova and Andrew Bogut together in the green and gold.”

Boomers player Patty Mills is excited about the inclusion, “It’s great to see 2K recognizing our nation’s growing impact on the sport with the inclusion of Team Australia in NBA 2K17.”

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8 Slick Photos of New Power Ranger Toys

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 23:18

Comic-Con is a celebration of all of the popular arts, and that most definitely includes the highest art of all: Power Rangers.

For your viewing pleasure, here are eight handsome-looking pics of some new Power Rangers toys being featured on the show floor of SDCC 2016. Savor them.

Still shots are nice and all, but some are into those new moving pictures instead. Here's a video for you heathens:

For more on Comic-Con watch our live stream and our Comic-Con 2016 homepage at http://www.ign.com/events/comic-con.

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First Defenders Teaser Confirms 2017 Release Date

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 21:26

Marvel debuted the first teaser trailer for its upcoming Netflix supergroup series The Defenders at the Luke Cage 2016 San Diego Comic-Con panel, confirming the show is set for a 2017 release.

Much like The Defenders will be an amalgam of the four series that come before it — Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist — the trailer too cobbles together logos, title, and other imagery from the various series.

All set to Nirvana's "Come As You Are," the trailer highlights the four heroes before Daredevil's Stick (Scott Glenn) comes in via voiceover to address The Defenders.

"You think the four of you can save New York? You can't even save yourselves," he says before the show's official logo appears.

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Iron Fist Coming 2017, First Footage Shown

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 21:15

It was confirmed today at Comic-Con that Marvel's Iron Fist is coming to Netflix in 2017, plus we got our first proper glimpse at the series in a 30-second teaser.

Jeph Loeb introduced the footage, which shows a young Danny Rand being discovered by some monks in a snowdrift after surviving a plane crash. It then moved to present day where Danny escapes from a mental institution using, well, his fists. Check it out below:

And here's the just-released poster featuring the series' logo:

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