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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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Marvel Universe LIVE Announces 2nd Year

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 17:45

Marvel Universe LIVE! is adding a second year to its tour.

Feld Entertainment announced the extension as the touring live show celebrates its one year anniversary, having entertained over 1 million people, according to a press release.

Marvel Universe LIVE! debuted last July, featuring an original story revolving around the Cosmic Cube with dozens of Marvel characters. IGN described the show as "loud, flashy and fun" because of its acrobatic stunts, motorcycle jumps, and loud pyrotechnic effects.

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New Battlefield Game Coming in 2016

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 17:34

During EA's latest investor call, the company's CFO, Blake Jorgensen, confirmed a new Battlefield game for next year.

When an investor asked about the future of EA's core titles, Jorgensen said:

"What we've said is that our intention over the next couple of years is to have a first-person shooter as one of the core titles. This year, obviously, it's Star Wars Battlefront. Next year, it's another Battlefield title."

The last Battlefield game released was Battlefield Hardline in March of this year. Check out our Battlefield Hardline review.

Brian is an Editor at IGN. You can follow him @albinoalbert on Twitter.

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BvS: More New Details on the Batmobile

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 17:26

The new Batmobile, which is being crafted for DC Comics' overarching film universe and set to first appear in Zack Snyder's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, is quite different from the Tumbler.

In the latest issue of Empire (via ComicBookMovie.com) production designer Patrick Tatopoulos discussed the creation of Batman's new ride, calling it "an emotional process" that has been "about what feels right."

Tatopoulos went on to speak to the importance of creating a vehicle that seamless fits within the grounded nature of DC's film universe. "These films are very grounded. There will be tons of CG, but also a lot of real stuff - especially with Batman. Of course, building a car from scratch is challenging. The car drives, jumps, pretty much does everything. We got the best people."

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Tembo the Badass Elephant Review

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 17:09

With its charmingly kooky story, and art direction that bursts with personality, Tembo the Badass Elephant makes a great first impression. The first couple of simple, breezy levels hint at a formula that could build to something memorable and masterful by the end. Though, as you might expect from a lumbering war elephant, Tembo stumbles a bit along the way with finicky controls. This platformer retains its joyful sense of levity throughout, but its level designs never really ramp up to much more than a good time.

Right from the jump, Tembo exudes an airy, Saturday-morning-cartoon vibe. Our heroic paramilitary pachyderm drops down into each new level with a satisfying thud and a triumphant trumpeting of his trunk, signaling the start of some wanton environmental destruction. The first couple of levels have you tromping freely through walls, husks of old cars, and enemy tanks alike as if they were made of LEGOs;  all this destruction is conveyed very well, with a comic book style “bada-bada-bada” wafting into the air with each step of Tembo’s charge, and destructible parts flying everywhere.  The opening levels feel very cleanly designed around the controls, too. There’s a clearly identifiable rhythm, which allowed me to achieve a speed run-esque fluidity; the kind of meter Sonic games reach for, but seldom achieve. This is an elephant who knows how to make an entrance.

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EA Earnings Report Sees Rise in Digital Sales in Q1 2016

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 17:05

Electronic Arts has announced that while it did not generate more revenue in the first quarter of fiscal 2016, it still managed to exceed expectations.

The major publisher revealed a net revenue of $1.2 billion, down from the previous $1.21 billion. Net income, however increased $355 million to $442 million year-over-year.

EA's digital sales have seen a large increase, currently making up more than 50 percent of revenue. This marks a significant jump from the 44 percent reported at the same time last year.

A number of statistics about EA games were revealed as well, including the fact that FIFA 15 players have played an average of 16 million matches per day, the monthly active users for EA mobile games averaged more than 150 million people, and trailers, livestreams, and gameplay of upcoming EA games were viewed 53 million times during the week of E3 2015.

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Become Godlike in Skyforge's Crucible of the Gods Update

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 16:25

In August, Skyforge will grant you godlike abilities.

For those who seek to attain it, anyway. A new update called Crucible of the Gods is scheduled to arrive for the sci-fi MMO on August 11, and with the update come a number of bug fixes, enhancements, and new content.

This includes Divine Form, a mode players can unlock upon completing the "New God" storyline quest. This form grants the user special abilities, including switching classes mid-battle, growing larger, and having their damage, attack range, and speed all increased. It also unlocks invasions and raids for high-end players.

Developers Obsidian Entertainment and Allods Team will release a list of patch notes as the update's release draws near.

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New Spider-Man Reboot Casting Rumors

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 16:12

A rumored cast list for the Marvel Cinematic Universe reboot of Spider-Man has revealed potential actors for several iconic characters.

Now bear in mind that there isn't even a screenplay yet for the planned reboot -- the writers were just hired! -- so take all of the following with a big ol' grain of salt. Still, for the sake of conversation ...

Latino-Review posted a purported casting document, with several parts listed as undergoing final negotiations. According to the document, the villains Vulture and Scorpion will be played by Billy Zane and Jason Biggs, respectively. The report notes that both villains use mechanized suits, fueling speculation of a Tony Stark cameo.

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Hannibal: A Look at the Characters from Film to TV

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 16:03

With Hannibal: Season 3 now in its second half and the "Red Dragon" portion of the story underway, we thought it'd be a delicious time for a look back at some of the previous iterations of the characters we've all come to admire and adore (and hate and fear).

For those who may be experiencing the Dr. Lecter-verse for the first time, the show is based on the crime-fiction world created by novelist Thomas Harris. His books Red Dragon, The Silence of the Lambs, Hannibal, and Hannibal Rising have all been turned into feature films (in Red Dragon's case, twice - first under the title Manhunter) and the TV show is a glorious, grotesque, reimagining/remix of the characters and events from those books.

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The End of the Tour Review

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 16:00

Directed by James Ponsoldt (The Spectacular Now), The End of the Tour tells the true story of the five-day interview between Rolling Stone reporter David Lipsky and acclaimed novelist David Foster Wallace, which took place soon after the 1996 publication of Wallace's groundbreaking novel Infinite Jest. Jesse Eisenberg plays Lipsky, who is an aspiring novelist himself (though nowhere near on the same level as his celebrated subject), while Segel assumes the challenging role of Wallace, a literary genius who seems happier living his life in solitude than basking in his recent success.

What makes The End of the Tour unique as a biopic (if you can even call it that) is its slice-of-life approach. Instead of going through Wallace's whole life from start to finish, the film focuses squarely on the interview, which takes place during the tail-end of Wallace's book tour (hence the film's title). As such, screenwriter Donald Margulies's script is structured kind of like a road movie, but that's merely the backdrop for what is essentially a feature-length conversation.

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Hayao Miyazaki Blu-Ray Set Announced

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 15:50

A Blu-ray set featuring eleven of famed filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki's films is coming out on November 17.

According to Nerdist, the set features Lupin the 3rd: The Castle of Cagliostro, Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind, Castle in the Sky, My Neighbor Totoro, Kiki’s Delivery Service, Porco Rosso, Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle, Ponyo, and The Wind Rises.

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New to Hulu for August 2015

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 15:17

Coming to Hulu this August is the first season of FX's hilarious You're the Worst, Billy Eichner's new series Difficult People, 2005's remake of The Poseidon Adventure, Peter Capaldi's debut season as the Doctor, and more...

Netflix in August

Amazon Prime in August

HBO NOW in August

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Windows 10's First Big Update May Release in Early August

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 15:03

The first big update for Windows 10 could come as soon as next month, if some sources are to be believed.

According to The Verge, which cites people "familiar with Microsoft's plans," the company's been hard at work developing patches and updates since the OS' official launch yesterday, with some already rolling out to users. But the biggest of these updates, called Service Release 1, will contain a bunch of fixes that will address several issues people have run into since installing Windows 10.

Microsoft is said to be aiming for an early August release, which could be as soon as next week. Following that, yet another sizable update is set to release sometime in October, and will bring even more bug fixes and features. These feature include a new messaging app and extensions to support the Microsoft Edge browser.

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Game Scoop!: Updates On Tomb Raider, Mafia, & More

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 14:59

Welcome back to Game Scoop!, IGN's weekly video game talk show. This week we're discussing Mafia 3, Rise of the Tomb Raider, Dragon Quest XI, and a bunch of other cool games. Watch the video above or download the podcast below.

Download Game Scoop! Episode 353

Or subscribe in iTunes and never miss an episode.

Please to enjoy,

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Wonder Woman, Justice League Shoot Dates Revealed

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 14:55

The shooting dates for both Wonder Woman and Justice League: Part One have been revealed.

According to the latest issue of Empire (via ComicBook.com), filming for Wonder Woman will commence this fall, while the Justice League movie will start shooting in the spring of next year.

The quote from Empire's story follows: "Logistically it is staggering. As Batman v Superman gains its coat of special effects, and the various stages of editing, scoring, grading and sound mixing are completed,

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Runescape Players Are Helping Save Wild Cats

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 14:27

Through a partnership with the World Wildlife Fund, RuneScape players can currently participate in in-game events that help to support big cats in the wild.

RuneScape's 200 million players can participate in Adopt a Big Cat activities within the MMO, which give them the chance to adopt exclusive companion cubs based on four big cats (jaguar, tiger, lion, and snow leopard) along with titles for their characters. Additionally, players can donate RuneScape bonds, with proceeds going to the WWF to support their conservation efforts.

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Solitaire Goes Free-to-Play in Windows 10

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 14:13

Candy Crush isn't the only free-to-play game packaged with Windows 10. Time-killing card game Solitaire, which has been included free in most of Microsoft's operating systems since Windows 3.0, is getting the freemium treatment in Windows 10.

The subscription-based Solitaire requires a payment of $10 a year or $1.50 a month to remove video ads, which can run for as long as 30 seconds and take up the whole game window. You can still play the game for free, and unlike Windows 8, it does come pre-installed with the OS.

Besides removing ads, the optional upgrade also rewards you more for completing Daily Challenges and gives you boosts for a couple additional game modes included in the Microsoft Solitaire Collection.

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App Store Update: July 30

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 14:00

Every day hundreds of new apps make their debut on the App Store, and hundreds more are updated or reduced in price. We have sifted through the noise and highlighted those select few that might be worth your attention.

Note: The prices and deals compiled below are accurate at the time we published this story, but all are subject to change.

Red Game Without a Great Name – ($2.99)

A broken mechanical bird gets repaired, then embarks on a silhouetted adventure of flapping flight:

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Aziz Ansari Breaks Down His New Netflix Series

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 13:56

Aziz Ansari is no stranger to Netflix. Most fans' exposure to the comedian has come via streaming his many comedy specials on the platform. Which is probably why Netflix has now given him his own series, Master of None - premiering on November 6th with 10 episode.

In Master of None, Ansari plays a version of himself, but not quite in the same way Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld did on their respective shows. "I guess in Curb,

is playing a version of himself," Ansari said during a recent Q&A panel at the TCA Press Tour, "and I think the main reason we called my character Dev and not Aziz -- one of the main reasons is because I didn't want to be a comedian. And it's different if the guy's not recognizable in things like that. So we made it so he's not like that so he is more of a fictionalized version. I feel like he has a lot of the same thoughts and worries that I have and everything though. It's like in all those Woody Allen movies. It's always the same f***ing guy. Even when it's not Woody Allen. It's like that."

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FF7 Remake's Combat Will Have 'Dramatic Changes'

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 13:52

Square Enix's upcoming Final Fantasy VII Remake will feature "dramatic changes" to the game's combat system, director Tetsuya Nomura has confirmed.

While fans of the original's Active Time Battle system will likely be disappointed by this news, they can rest assured the sweeping changes won't render the remake completely unrecognizable.

"We’re not going to be changing it into a shooter or something like that," Nomura told Official PlayStation Magazine (via GamesRadar). "We are going to be bringing dramatic changes, but we want to make sure it’s still recognizable."

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IGN Plays Live Presents Super Mario Maker

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 13:13

If you’re like us, you’ve been excited about Super Mario Maker for some time now. And that anticipation has doubled since the amazing finale during the Nintendo World Championship at E3 2015. I mean, who could forget the crazy closing moments of the tournament? We watched on the edge of our seats as the two finalists ran an impressive gauntlet filled with off-the-wall ideas.

We just couldn’t wait until September to build stages and show off our creativity. Join us on Friday, July 31 at 1PM - 3 PM PT (4PM - 6PM ET / 9PM - 11PM GMT / Saturday, August 1 8AM - 10AM AET) for a two-hour livestream with Super Mario Maker that will be hosted by IGN’s Brian Altano and myself. This livestream will kick-off a series of videos where your favorite IGN editors will challenge each other using Super Mario Maker's creation suite.

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