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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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Tech Fetish Podcast: Episode 211

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 20:15

We're back! This week Alex (@alexlroth), Alaina (@morphingball), and Justin (@errorjustin) convene to respond to reader letters, as well as talk about sci-fi come true in the form of hoverboard technology (well, in limited capacity), science at work (no cake, though), and yet more smartwatches, among other news bits.

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Hayter on Wolves, MGS Movie, X-Men & Black Widow

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 19:50

X-Men and Watchmen screenwriter David Hayter makes his feature film directing debut with the new horror movie Wolves, which debuts on Premium VOD October 16 before arriving in select theaters November 14. We recently chatted with Hayter -- perhaps best known to the IGN audience as the voice of Solid Snake in the Metal Gear Solid game franchise -- about making a werewolf movie work, the big screen X-Men getting rebooted, what it takes to make a good video game movie, and the Black Widow solo movie he almost made a decade ago.

IGN Movies: At what point was Wolves something that came onto your radar and you were like, "Okay, I have to make this one. I have to direct this one"?

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Check Out Dozens of New Smash Bros. Wii U Images

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 19:18

Today's Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Nintendo Direct showed off 50 features of the Wii U version of Nintendo's flagship brawler. The direct was just over a half an hour long, and Nintendo actually showed off 54 features of the upcoming game.

The features came fast and furiously. From the announcement of new stages, modes, and the inclusion of Mewtwo in a future update for players who own both the Wii U and 3DS versions of the game, there is plenty to be excited about.

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Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers -- 20th Anniversary Edition Review

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 19:04

Good things do come to those who wait: Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers - 20th Anniversary Edition is technically a year too late for its title own title, but. creator Jane Jensen has crafted a spooky nostalgic treat that pays homage to its 1993 predecessor while updating its look and soundtrack just enough to satisfy modern audiences.

First things first: the original Gabriel Knight adventure is my favorite game of all time. “My favorite” shouldn’t be confused with “the best,” though; the quirks that bugged me in 1993 (like an incongruent action sequence near the end) are still fully intact in the 2014 version. This 20th Anniversary Edition is a straight remake, not a reimagining or reinvention of the first game. While the art has received a 3D-ish makeover to support today’s higher resolutions and wider screens, it’s a nearly perfect reproduction that replicates the gameplay, puzzles, dialogue, and atmosphere of its ancestor in all its glory.

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Quantum Break 16-Minute Gameplay Trailer - Rewind Theater

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 19:00

Quantum Break has been one of the more intriguing games on the horizon for the Xbox One, promising the blend of a television program and an action game. Little had been shown of the title heading into Gamescom this summer, when a 10-minute trailer finally shed some light on the gameplay elements. And now Remedy has shared an extended version of that trailer, with nearly six new minutes tacked on to the end -- revealing a bit more of what we can expect when Quantum Break launches in 2015.

IGN sat down with the new trailer, bending time to our will as we analyzed the combat mechanics, unique traversal opportunities, and the inventive way Remedy is implementing time as a weapon. The trailer begins in the middle of the game, according to Remedy. We learn that the hero, Jack Joyce, is hiding out from Monarch security forces, and trying to make his way through an incredibly hostile area.

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Ouija Review

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 18:47

Michael Bay and his Platinum Dunes production company bring the classic board game to life in the new horror movie Ouija. Olivia Cooke stars as Laine, a high school student whose quest to find out what happened to her dead bestie unleashes supernatural fury upon her and her pals.

After her lifelong friend Debbie suddenly dies, Laine finds an old Ouija board in the girl's bedroom. She uses the board in an attempt to say goodbye to her friend, but instead encounters the board's resident spirit (who calls itself DZ). DZ, of course, is an evil spirit so strange and sinister things start to transpire.

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Fantasy Life Review

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 18:38

Every time I tried to finish Fantasy Life, I ended up getting sidetracked. There was always just one more thing to do - a monster to slay, a dish to cook, or a wish to fulfill. If I could just get rid of that last item on my to do list, I’d be satisfied. Of course, as soon as I did so, another quest would pop up, and I’d just have to do that, too.

Therein lies the secret of Fantasy Life’s success: there’s always tons of stuff to do and multiple ways to do it, and it’s all because of the Life Class feature. This clever gameplay mechanic combines Rune Factory’s life simulation/dungeon crawling with Final Fantasy V’s multi-tiered job system to create a quest structure so addictive that I found myself fishing and fighting well into the wee hours of the night, even when a mission was hard, or the story tedious.

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Star Wars Rebels: "Rise of the Old Masters" Review

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 18:35

Note: While this episode of Star Wars Rebels has not aired on Disney XD yet, it is now available to see on WatchDisneyXD. That being the case, this review is aimed at those who’ve seen the episode, so full spoilers follow!

So many people pre-judged and pre-hated Star Wars Rebels saying it would be proof Disney was going to ruin Star Wars, 100% kiddy-fy Star Wars, remove any dark aspects from Star Wars, etc., etc.

Now, I do think a lot of these people were overlooking the fact that Star Wars is, at its core, true family entertainment – a story meant to be enjoyed by all ages, including young children. Yes, of course, you can tell a great Star Wars story that is completely pitch black in tone – and that has certainly occurred – but it’s not Star Wars’ default. But mixing in some unsettling moments with the adventure and fun entertainment? That can work wonders.

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New Frankenstein TV Series Coming to FOX

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 18:25

Homeland and 24 producer Howard Gordon is working on a modern day Frankenstein series for FOX.

Deadline reports that the show, titled Frankenstein, will be written and executive produced by Crisis creator Rand Ravich and executive produced by Gordon. The drama already has a put pilot commitment, however as of yet, no actors are attached to the project.

The "grounded sci-fi drama" focuses on corrupt FBI agent Adam Tremble who is brought back from the dead by his two "creators": an antisocial Internet billionaire and his bio-engineer twin sister. Now younger and stronger than before, Tremble must choose between forging a new path with the FBI or being lured back into his old ways.

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Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Features New And Classic Modes

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 18:17

Nintendo has confirmed a plethora of game modes set to appear in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. While some old favorites return, new modes will also make their way into the brawl.

Though the basic fighting formats are returning, Timed and Stock battles, Coin Battles are also making a return. Additionally, Stamina battles will have you slugging it out until your fighter's hit points reach zero.

Classic mode finds you fighting a series of battles until you reach the final showdown. Though the mode appears in both the 3DS and upcoming Wii U version, they'll be very different experiences.

Unlike the 3DS version where you were able to choose a progression path, the Wii U version will advance you between stages based on how well you survive each encounter. You'll be ranked among the winners of various battles and have to dominate the final match.

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Arrow Producer Bringing Archie Comics to FOX

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 18:17

An Archie Comics-based drama series called Riverdale is in development at FOX, produced by Greg Berlanti (Arrow, The Flash) and written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Carrie). Warner Bros. Television is producing the project, alongside Berlanti Productions.

Deadline reports that Riverdale is getting a script plus penalty deal, meaning that if the show doesn't get picked-up to series, there will be financial consequences for the network. While this isn't a guaranteed pick-up, FOX certainly has incentive to advance the project.

According to Deadline, Riverdale is set to offer a "bold, subversive take on Archie, Betty, Veronica and their friends, exploring the surreality of small-town life — the darkness and weirdness bubbling beneath Riverdale’s wholesome façade." While Archie has often been known to be a Happy Days-esque ode to the 50's, this incarnation will be set in present-day.

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Nintendo Dishes Details on New Super Smash Bros. Stages

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 18:05

In a special 50 New Things in Smash Bros. Wii U.Nintendo Direct today, Nintendo offered a look at the new stages heading to the Wi U version.

There will be more stages in Smash Bros. for Wii U than in the 3DS version and of any game in the series. Several levels were shown off during the Direct such as a Wuhu Island stage and a Mario Circuit stage .

The Great Cave Offensive, an underground labyrinth that originally appeared in Kirby Super Star on the SNES, is a new stage in the Wii U version. It features a several danger zones that players can use to their advantage in battle. Players who reach 100 percent will be blasted out of the arena if they hit a danger zone.

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Mewtwo is Coming to Super Smash Bros.

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 17:49

Mewtwo will soon be joining the ranks of the Super Smash Bros. fighters.

Nintendo announced the Pokemon's entry today in a special Direct focused on Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.

According to the announcement, those who purchase both the Wii U and 3DS versions of Super Smash Bros. will be able to download Mewtwo for free. She is still currently in development, but downloadable codes are targeted to be released in Spring 2015.

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Explore Smash Bros. Character Origins in Masterpieces Mode

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 17:39

During the Smash Bros. Nintendo Direct event today, Nintendo announced Masterpieces, a mode that allows players to explore the fighters' origins by playing bite-sized versions of classic Nintendo titles.

Masterpieces plays out like a boss rush, with a time limit for each game. The titles range from Pilot Wings to Wrecking Crew, F-Zero to Metroid. The games are designed to be accessible, with quick startups and pre-installed save data. It's unclear just how much of each classic game will be included in Smash Bros for Wii U, but there's a quick link to the Nintendo eShop for anyone who wants to purchase the entire package.

Stay tuned to IGN for our extensive coverage of Nintendo's Smash Bros. for Wii U event.

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Playing Super Smash Bros. With Amiibo Will Yield Unique Rewards

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 17:34

Nintendo has revealed more about the compatibility between Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and the NFC Nintendo Amiibo figurines announced earlier this year.

The first Amiibos to be released will be those within the Super Smash Bros. roster. When activated, the Amiibos will be entered into the game as figure players and can level up their abilities as they compete.

Amiibos can be used to fight against each other, and will have unique data attached to them that can be carried over to other systems. When importing an Amiibo into someone else's game, your Amiibo figure player will get tougher and will bring back unique gifts from other people's systems.

In related Amiibo news, Nintendo has announced the Link Amiibo figure will be compatible with Hyrule Warriors on the Wii U.

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Build Your Own Stages in Super Smash Bros. Wii U

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 17:30

Today, during Nintendo's Super Smash Bros. Wii U-centric Nintendo Direct, a stage building option was revealed.

Stages can be fully customized using certain background templates and aesthetic themes. You can use the Wii U Gamepad to then draw in details, platforms, and more, before choosing from the game's already existing slate of music. Then, it's time to battle. If you really like your creation, you can even share it with your friends.

For more on Wii U's Super Smash Bros., check out a ton of new screens, a litany of news articles, our latest preview, and more videos than you'll know what to do with. Super Smash Bros. Wii U launches on November 21st; it's already available on Nintendo 3DS. We loved it.

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Smash Tour Announced for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 17:21

Nintendo has announced a new four-player Mario Party-esque board game mode exclusive to Super Smash Bros. for Wii U called Smash Tour. Players navigate a board, engaging in multiplayer brawler mini-games along the way. Similar to Smash Run for Super Smash Bros. for 3DS, players acquire stat bonuses such as agility, strength, and defense upgrades.

In Smash Tour, each player spins a wheel to advance. On your adventure, you'll collect new fighters, and when two characters collide on the board, they'll engage in battles. Crafty players can steal other players' fighters, as well as power-up their own.

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Nintendo also revealed two other modes -- Master Orders and Crazy Orders. For more on Super Smash Bros. new modes, stay tuned to IGN.

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Master Orders & Crazy Orders Modes Announced for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 17:20

Nintendo has officially revealed the Master Orders and Crazy Orders modes for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Completing Master Hand and Crazy Hand challenges unlocks new prizes.

Smash Bros. creator Masahiro Sakurai teased two new modes coming to Wii U recently, both of which leaked via an Amazon description for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.

For more on Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, be sure to check out IGN's wiki as well as new screens of secret characters.

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Super Smash Bros. Wii U Supports 8 Fighters Simultaneously

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 17:04

Today, Nintendo confirmed that Super Smash Bros. on Wii U will support up to eight players fighting each other in a single match. That's right, eight!

News came by way of a brand-new Smash Bros.-centric Nintendo Direct, which confirmed a specialized mode that accommodates up to eight fighters at a time, as well as, seemingly, five, six, or seven players as well. This functionality only works locally.

For more on Wii U's Super Smash Bros., check out a ton of new screens, a litany of news articles, our latest preview, and more videos than you'll know what to do with. Super Smash Bros. Wii U launches on November 21st; it's already available on Nintendo 3DS. We loved it.

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Corsair K70 RGB Mechanical Keyboard Review

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 17:01

Recently, Corsair launched its Corsair Gaming line of products: a separate ship within the company’s armada, complete with aggressive new logo. But while this branding change is more of a centralization of their gaming peripherals (headsets, mice, mouse pads, and keyboards) than a complete overhaul of their product offerings, Corsair’s also released some new items to prove that the brand’s no-nonsense design ethos wasn’t tossed overboard during this branding change.

One of these is the K70 RGB keyboard, a variant of their wildly popular 104-key mechanical keyboard. It’s roughly the same mechanical keyboard Corsair released last year, with a nice weight, superb build quality, and sleek metallic finish, and comes with the choice of blue, brown, or red Cherry MX switches. What distinguishes it from its plainer sibling, however, is its customizable LED lights. Users can control the lighting scheme of the keyboard in a highly detailed way, be it the color of individual keys or the lighting effects that sweep (or don’t sweep) over the keyboard.

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