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Why Miyamoto Didn’t Want to Call Zelda Wii U, NX Open World

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 13:22

At E3 2016 Nintendo showed off 1% of the vast world in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild but, back at an investor meeting in July 2014, Shigeru Miyamoto said he preferred not to call it an “open world” during development. IGN caught up with Nintendo’s lauded game designer and asked if could clarify his statement.

“I think within the game industry or the tech industry, there’s a tendency to want to name everything,” Miyamoto told IGN. “But I think it’s important for what we do that we don’t want to be dependent or swayed by the technology and what’s available now.”

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Naomi Builds Away in Fallout 4's Contraptions DLC

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 12:35

Naomi here, about to check out the latest Fallout 4 DLC with our very own Mark Medina where you can build all sorts of new things, including a torture chamber! Yes, things are about to get freaky in Fallout 4. Like they weren't freaky enough.

Just so you know, we're going to be livestreaming every Tuesday and Wednesday from 1PM - 3PM PT. We'll focus on new releases and DLC drops, but let us know in the comments what games you'd like to see!

We'll be answering questions live during the stream, so tweet @ign with #ignplayslive

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The Walking Dead Attraction Will Stay Up-to-Date With the Series

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 12:30

When Universal Studios attendees step into the Hollywood theme park's The Walking Dead Attraction for the first time, the goal is for them to feel like it picks up right from where Season 6 left off.

The new Walking Dead experience is a natural progression of Universal's annual Walking Dead Halloween Horror Nights mazes, and the permanent daytime attraction will offer a new mix on the Horror Nights experience. HHN mastermind John Murdy and The Walking Dead's Greg Nicotero worked hand-in-hand to create an experience that is more "adrenalized" and "super-sized" than the mazes that the Horror Nights team would dream up every year.

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Game of Thrones, Jessica Jones Among TCA Nominees

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 12:26

The nominees for the 2016 TCA Awards have been revealed.

The Television Critics Association revealed the contenders for Program of the Year include Game of Thrones, Fargo, The Americans, Mr. Robot, Making a Murderer, The People v. OJ Simpson and UnREAL. It's also worth noting that Marvel's Jessica Jones was nominated for Outstanding New Program and Game of Thrones received a nod for Outstanding Achievement in Drama.

HBO is the network that earned the most nods with a total of 12 nominations. Meanwhile, the two shows that are in the running for the most awards are USA's Mr. Robot and FX's critically acclaimed The People v. OJ Simpson, each with 4 nominations.

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Cancelled Star Wars Live-Action Show Had a Sympathetic Emperor

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 11:23

Well here's something you wouldn't expect. While discussing the new God of War, director Cory Barlog has revealed a little detail about the cancelled Star Wars live-action TV show.

Barlog worked briefly on the canned Star Wars: 1313, a game set in the same time period as the long-mooted TV series, which was tentatively titled Star Wars: Underworld, and set between Episodes III and IV.

"When I was working at Lucas," explains Barlog to VentureBeat, "I was allowed to go up to the ranch and read the scripts for the

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Star Wars Battlefront May Get Offline Instant Action Mode

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 11:14

Star Wars Battlefront may be getting a much-requested feature, offline Instant Action.

The offline mode was uncovered by Reddit user uninspired_zebra, who posted their findings to both a Reddit thread and a YouTube video, which you can watch below:

As you can see, the video showcases hidden menus that allow players to play Walker Assault and Fighter Squadron offline in a solo session or with a friend.

Although the YouTube video does look convincing, it's important to note that offline Instant Action has yet to be confirmed by EA, so take this news with a grain of salt. We've reached out to the publisher for comment and will update if we hear anything back.

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First Poster for the Power Rangers Movie Revealed

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 11:11

Lionsgate has released the first movie poster for its upcoming Power Rangers film.

The image shows silhouettes of the teenage cast, with the phrase "together we are more" hovering over a lightning bolt–shaped cluster of stars. The Power Rangers appear to be in their street clothes and not their shiny new suits.

Power Rangers movie poster

Just yesterday, Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston announced he'll play Power Rangers mentor Zordon in the rebooted film. And it sounds like he could be signed on for a while—Lionsgate hopes to produce up to seven Power Rangers films.

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Inafune: 'I Own All the Problems' With Mighty No. 9

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 10:10

Game designer Keiji Inafune has spoken about the reaction to Mighty No. 9, but what everyone thought he said isn't actually the reality.

During a live stream yesterday, there was some confusion when Inafune appeared to say the release of Mighty No. 9 is "better than nothing." However, it has now come to light he said nothing of the sort.

According to Kotaku, former Capcom employee Ben Judd was translating on the stream, and adds his own commentary as well as the translation. The "better than nothing" line was added by Judd.

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Darth Vader Confirmed to Appear in Rogue One

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 10:08

After some ominous breaths at the end of the first trailer and some leaked artwork gave us a hint, it's been officially confirmed that Darth Vader will return as a villain in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

Revealed on the next Entertainment Weekly cover, it's not clear who will be inside the suit (presumably the voice will still be James Earl Jones') but we do know he'll be an antagonist to more than just the crew of Rebel fighters trying to steal the Death Star plans.

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PlayStation Neo Won't Shorten PS4's Lifecycle

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 09:07

Sony's PlayStation Neo won't affect the PlayStation 4's life cycle, Shuhei Yoshida, president of worldwide studios at Sony Interactive Entertainment, said.

The PlayStation 4 is the PlayStation 4, Yoshida added—and the "new high-end PS4 is still PS4, so the life cycle is not going to be shorter." His statements echo what Sony Interactive Entertainment president Andrew House said about the PlayStation Neo "sit

alongside and complement

the standard PS4."

In an interview with German website Gamewelt.TV, Yoshida declined to comment on the console's details. When the studio is ready, he'll have information to share.

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Ranking the Fast and the Furious Movies

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 09:00

Most franchises run out of gas as they churn out more sequels, but in the case of The Fast and the Furious the films have grown better and more successful with each installment. Since today, June 22, marks the 15th anniversary of the release of The Fast and the Furious, let's take a look back at this most unlikely of franchises and rank its seven entries.

(This feature originally ran in April 2015.)

Spoilers for all seven films below…

Coming off the surprise success of 2001’s The Fast and the Furious, a sequel was a no-brainer. Unfortunately the decision to move forward without Vin Diesel on the marquee also demonstrated a serious lack of brains. Though Paul Walker returned and Tyrese Gibson did yeoman’s work as Walker’s new muscley sidekick, the edgy magic of the original cast was hard to recreate, even with Eva Mendes and the always appealing Ludacris added to the mix.

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PS4 Deals of The Day: Pre-Order Dishonored 2 for Under £43

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 08:50

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Shovel Knight Is Getting 2 More Free Campaigns

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 08:23

Yacht Club Games currently has two more campaigns in development, and they'll be released for free.

Last year the first free campaign, Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows, was released. The studio is now working on campaigns for Specter Knight and King Knight too. Specter Knight will be coming first, although the team is working on all upcoming content simultaneously.

Specter Knight's new abilities include a slashing attack, which can also be activated in mid-air for a "Dash Slash." He also has a wall climb, however he can only climb a set distance before falling down again, so you'll need to use abilities in combination to reach new heights.

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God of War PS4 Will Not Feature Multiplayer

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 08:21

The newly-announced God of War will be single-player only.

Speaking to LevelUp (as translated by GameTransfers), director Cory Barlog confirmed that the new game would drop the multiplayer mode added in 2013's God of War: Ascension.

We called Ascension's multiplayer "a genuinely fresh addition to the series", but said it lacked the depth to be anything more than a distraction.

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A History of Spider-Man's Clone Troubles

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 08:00

For Spider-Man, "clone" is practically a four-letter word. Clones have been the source of no small amount of misery for the wallcrawler, especially during the massive "Clone Saga" crossover of the mid-'90s. Now we know that Peter Parker is facing a whole new round of clone woes, as Marvel has revealed that the mysterious "Dead No More" storyline (now titled "The Clone Conspiracy") will once again pit Spidey against the Jackal and his mad science experiments.

With this major conflict in the works, we figured now would be a good time to look back at Spider-Man's long, painful history with clones and why The Clone Conspiracy promises to be such a significant new addition to the Spidey mythos.

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Gotham Casts New Poison Ivy

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 07:59

Gotham has found its new Poison Ivy in Maggie Geha.

The actress, whose prior credits include Ted 2 and The Rewrite, will appear in Season 3 as a series regular. She will take over the role of Ivy Pepper from Clare Foley, who previously played a younger version of the character in Season 1 and 2.

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"Following an encounter with a monster from Indian Hill, Ivy Pepper finds herself reborn, and one step closer to the DC villain she is destined to become: Poison Ivy," the official character description reads. "Now a 19-year-old woman who’s harnessed the full power of her charms, she sets her sights on Bruce Wayne (David Mazouz)."

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Public Test Region for Overwatch Now Available Worldwide

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 07:18

A Public Test Realm for Overwatch is now available in the West as well as Korea.

This means you can test out the upcoming patches which are currently in development before they hit the live servers.

To join the PTR, you need a valid Overwatch game license, and you need to have installed the game and logged in at least once. Then, follow these steps:

  • Restart the Battle.net desktop app.
  • Go to the Overwatch tab
  • Select "PTR: Overwatch from the REGION/ACCOUNT drop-down menu
  • Click install

The PTR is hosted in the Americas region, however all regions apart from China are eligible to participate. Be advised there's a player cap of 10,000, and if it's full, you'll be placed into a queue.

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Watch Dogs 2 Will Not Feature Map-Unlocking Towers

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 05:36

Watch Dogs 2 won't feature the map-unlocking towers familiar to players of Ubisoft's open world games.

Towers have been an integral part of progression in Assassin's Creed, Far Cry and even The Crew, and the original Watch Dogs used a version of them to allow for exploration around its version of Chicago.

However, speaking to Eurogamer, creative director Jonathan Morin has confirmed that Watch Dogs 2 is making a break from the UbiTemplate: "It's not a game where you open your map and everything's there. There are no towers. You just explore the world."

Our first-look at the game told us that players will instead unlock more and more activities by gaining followers for hacker activists DedSec, earned by completing missions or making discoveries in the open world, but it's now clear that the full map will be available from the beginning, allowing for a new measure of freedom in how you travel around it and what you complete as you do.

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Person of Interest Creators on the Final Episode's Events

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 01:31

Warning: Full spoilers for the Person of Interest series finale below.

Even though there is a spoiler warning literally right above this line, I’m still putting one extra spoiler warning if you haven’t seen the Person of Interest series finale (read Matt Fowler's review of the finale here). Okay, let’s go!

After five years and 103 episodes, the story of Team Machine has come to an end, with tragedy and triumph occurring along the way. I spoke to POI executive producers Jonathan Nolan and Greg Plageman about the big events in the final episode, including the death of John Reese, how they decided on what would occur and more – including what we can infer the future holds for the surviving characters.

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Person of Interest: Series Finale Review

Tue, 06/21/2016 - 21:59

Warning: Full spoilers for the episode below.

Chillingly scored by Ramin Djawadi - with music that not only reminded me a bit of Philip Glass' brief pieces from The Truman Show but was also great enough to cause executive producers Jonathan Nolan and Greg Plageman to abandon their plans to use David Bowie's "Heroes" at the end - "return 0" was achingly amazing. As it turned out, things did not get neatly wrapped up last week with the launch of the Ice-9 virus. Greer was gone, but Samaritan, while slowly crumbling, was still very much in play. Enough for it to send countless operatives, including Jeff Blackwell, after our heroes.

There was a lot of action in this series finale, but the most memorable parts were the somber, reflective moments. The Machine, itself failing, and who now spoke to Shaw in Root's voice and appeared to us viewers as Root on the rooftop, took the time to explain how it came to understand people to a dying Finch. Looking through millions and millions of deaths, it absorbed what it meant to die alone and what it meant to live on in the hearts an minds of others. And the moment when "Root" placed her hand on Reese's shoulder while he took his suicidal last stand, and then placed her hand on young John's shoulder at his father's funeral decades earlier, shattered my heart.

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