Welcome once again to a new episode of How To Counter! This time out, I’ll be helping you take down the four-armed menace known as Goro.
As a pre-order exclusive, not everyone has access to Goro, which means not everyone knows him well enough to beat him. That’s ok. I’m here for you.
Goro’s a handful, but he isn’t unstoppable. Pick your favorite aggressive character with good mixups (like D’vorah for example), and let’s get you up to speed on how to deal with this mountain of flesh and arms.
Online warriors love to spam the stomp, because it can be hard to deal with effectively in lag. Since he disappears up off screen and comes down right where you are with an unblockable attack, it feels really cheap at first. In truth though it’s a huge risk against a player that knows how to handle it. Let’s make you such a player.
This week we were lucky enough to have King Gothalion join Destin Legarie and Fran Mirabella to talk about the huge Reef reveal from Bungie for the House of Wolves. How excited are they? Listen or watch to find out.
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Competitive Dota 2 will see three new official events added to its calendar, beginning this fall with the Dota Major Championships fall tournament. Seasonal events lead up to the annual International Championships each summer.
"These marquee tournament events will see top teams competing at premier venues around the world," the Dota 2 website explains. "There will be limited trade periods during the year for participating teams. As the Fall event approaches, more tournament details will be announced." Additionally, these three "additional tournaments will be Valve-sponsored events hosted by third-party organizers at different locations around the world," and participating teams will "be required to adhere to limited roster trade periods during the year."
The above video highlights some of the best moments submitted to IGN from the community. We sorted through the many submission tirelessly to bring you the best, most hilarious, and skilled based videos sent by you!
There’s no denying that Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online create some of the most intense, gratifying moments in gaming that can make you laugh, cry or maybe even toss your controller across the room. Whatever the case, we want those moments.
If you think you’ve caught yourself in a situation that demands the attention of your peers, give them to us and, if we deem it worthy, we’ll add it to our list of the best user submitted moments from Grand Theft Auto V. Additionally, we'll be featuring one incredibly well put together GTA 5 video made by the Rockstar Editor. Once you’ve rounded up your best moments, send them to:
What if you could use your tattoos for more than just letting people know which band you were really into in college? What if your tattoo could control your smartwatch?
New Scientist has a report of a team at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has created a flexible electronic skin that conforms to the body and can monitor the brain's electrical activity. The tiny EEG can monitor brain activity for up to two weeks before falling off, so it's really more of a temporary tattoo than a permanent one.
Consisting of a small system of gold electrodes that hide discreetly behind the wearer's ear, the digital tattoo was attached to test subjects who then used the power of their minds to spell out the word "COMPUTER" on a screen in front of them, presumably in some sort of test to label things as literally as possible.
The Xbox One-specific edition of the Astro A40 + MixAmp M80 gaming headset is a bit like Dante from Clerks: It’s not even supposed to be here today. But because Microsoft changed their entire voice chat protocol for the new Xbox as well as the type of headset port on the controller, Astro Gaming's had to make a special version of their most well-known cans.
At first glance, the A40 + MixAmp M80 headset appears to be an elegant variant of the much beloved A40 line. The headset is the same comfortable, lightweight, well-constructed, nicely padded unit that Astro has offered for years (if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!). The integrated microphone arm easily flips up and out of the way when you don’t need it (or detaches altogether). And the mini M80 MixAmp—a device that's a fraction of the size of the standard A40 MixAmp—is as plug-and-play as it gets. Just snap it into the controller’s only port and you’re all set. The M80 MixAmp is also extremely easy and intuitive to use, with a large volume knob, mute button, equalizer, and voice/game sound balance buttons right within thumb’s reach.
At the upcoming RSA Security conference in San Francisco, one group of researchers will discuss flaws in the Samsung Galaxy S5 that could allow unauthorized parties to gain access to the device.
Security firm FireEye has discovered a way to grab biometric data, which includes fingerprints, from certain Android devices before it reaches a separate, secure zone where it's encrypted.
Tao Wei and Yulong Zhang from FireEye told Forbes that before the information reaches that protected area, it's possible to collect it and create copies of the information.
Headed our way for Amazon Prime in May -- free to watch for Prime members on Amazon's Instant Video app -- is an eclectic, cult-y grouping of films that range from Luc Besson's The Professional to John Carpenter's Big Trouble in Little China to the late Antonia Bird's frontier cannibal flick Ravenous.
Plus, fans of Syfy's Defiance and USA's Suits can catch up on the most recent seasons. Let's have a look...
Spoiler Warning for all of Game of Thrones up through the first two episodes of Season 5...
Okay, so it's not like dragons are exactly in abundance on Game of Thrones. The era we're currently following, story-wise, is not one filled to the brim with winged death-bringers. There are exactly three dragons right now. Two of them won't move out of their mom's basement and the other pops by every other weekend to do laundry.
But even though this isn't the time of Targaryen rule and dragons aren't swirling around in the sky (or even battling each other like they were in the Dance of Dragons civil war a few hundreds year previous) these magical beasts are still utterly captivating. Like the White Walkers, dragons are a game-changer. If they ever decided to attack - like full on - nothing could stand in their way. They'd incinerate everyone and everything in their path, no matter who's going after what throne or who's betraying whom at which wedding. All mortal squabbles bend the knee before the mighty dragon. So any time they're on the screen we can't help but see their potential. As in "Man, one day these guys are going to be huge, destructive equalizers." Everyone's argument will be invalid. And incinerated.
Some tech-embracing smugglers have turned to drones to deliver contraband to associates behind prison walls.
According to a report by The New York Times, just such a scenario played out at the Lee Correctional Institution in Bishopville, South Carolina. According to the Times' report, guards manning the security cameras at the prison noticed blinking lights near the facility's perimeter fence in the thick of the night.
A guard was dispatched to the scene, only to discover a man on the other side of the fence fleeing into the nearby woods. The next morning, authorities discovered "a cellphone, tobacco and marijuana," along with a small drone caught in near-by power lines.
Warning: This article contains spoilers for All-New X-Men #40!
Quite a bit of controversy was stirred up this week when Iceman was outed as gay by fellow X-Man Jean Grey. The scene in All-New X-Men #40 by Brian Michael Bendis and Mahmud Asrar quickly spread around the web, sparking all sorts of debate and forever changing the kind of Iceman pictures you’ll get in your image search results. While many legitimate topics were raised, the one thing I heard the most was, “So what if a fictional character is gay?” Great question, Internet. Let’s discuss.
Sometimes typing in directions from point 'A' to point 'B' on a mobile device can be a pain. Google has recognized this and has given Android users the ability to send directions from their computers to their phones.
It doesn't work for all devices, and getting it to work requires you to make sure you have your ducks in a row. The first step is to sign into your Google account from your PC. Provided the Google account on your phone is the same on your PC, you should then be able to type "send directions" into the Google search bar.
Enter your starting and ending locations, choose your phone from the drop-down menu, and then send the directions to your phone.
For some folks, today's deliveries have included a surprisingly heavy package containing an Apple Watch. If you're not part of that group, or you're just wondering what all the fuss is about, we've got you covered with some initial thoughts on the Apple Watch Sport, which is the first model we've received. Below you'll find a couple galleries full of photos ranging from the packaging to the Watch itself, as well as a brief, early take on setting up the device and the first hours of wearing it.
Also, if you missed it earlier, our friends at PC Magazine already unboxed the standard Apple Watch the the Milanese Loop band, which comes in a very different box than the Sport. Check that out below.
Activision has revealed the first ten songs in Guitar Hero Live.
On the official Guitar Hero Facebook page, a screenshot shows off ten tracks. The same post promises "hundreds" available on day one, between the game itself and GHTV, its online component.
The revealed songs include:
Update: Another source told Polygon that developer Splash Damage (Brink) will handle the Xbox One remaster of Gears of War. Several job openings on the studio's website mention that it's "about to engage in a very well known and highly popular AAA title with next gen technology."
IGN has reached out to Splash Damage for comment.
Microsoft first-party studio Black Tusk is reportedly working on a remake of the original Gears of War for Xbox One.
According to Polygon, inside sources have told the outlet that a re-release, complete with updated visuals and remade cutscenes by animation studio Plastic Wax, is on the horizon. In fact, the source supplied several stills of the alleged remade opening cutscene.
Frank Miller dropped quite a bombshell on Twitter today when he confirmed reports that he's working on another sequel to the classic Batman storyline The Dark Knight Returns. Miller tweeted the following image along with the message, "I hope by now my silence is deafening."
The Dark Knight III: The Master Race is the second follow-up to The Dark Knight Returns after the 2001-2002 mini-series The Dark Knight Strikes Again. Unlike the previous two projects, Miller won't be writing and drawing this sequel on his own. Brian Azzarello (100 Bullets, Wonder Woman) is co-writing the series with Miller, and apparently the two have been collaborating for the past six months already. The Master Race will be eight issues long and will ship twice a month beginning this fall.
Welcome back to Keepin' it Reel! This week, we are sadly Jimless, as he was busy gathering details on all of the notable movies coming up this year at CinemaCon. Chris Carle and Roth Cornet endeavor to bring you this week's biggest - and there is a lot! - movie news.
First, we do a comparison between this week's trailers - Star Wars, Fantastic Four, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Jurassic World, and Tomorrowland - and vote on our favorite.
Vote for yours below!
We then move on to a discussion of the Star Wars: The Force Awakens news - including details from our interview with star Oscar Isaac - as well as Star Wars Anthology: Rouge One. From there, we dive into new X-Men: Apocalypse news - Gambit may not show up, and Apocalypse himself on gathering the Horsemen and how they are approaching the look of the villain.
Update: A handful of what appear to be leaked images of Call of Duty: Black Ops III's marketing materials have popped up online, revealing a number of new additions to Activision's long-running FPS franchise, including a co-op campaign that supports up to four players online.
The campaign will allegedly feature character progression as well, allowing players to fully customize their soldier's loudouts, outfits, and more.
The leaked images also note that Black Ops III will feature an entirely new "momentum-based chain-movement system," which aims to make traversal all the more fluid, thanks to new mantling abilities, as well as controlled thrust jumps and slides.
Details of an episode of Half-Life 2 that never saw the light of day have been revealed by legendary game designer Warren Spector.
In an interview with Game Informer, Spector said the game featured something they referred to as "the Magnet Gun." Spector said that the episode would have filled in one of the gaps in the Half-Life story, and in fleshing-out that specific part of the Half-Life world, the Magnet Gun was born.
"We came up with so many cool ways to use a magnet gun that were completely different from anything