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Limitless: A Big Plan to Get Brian Out of the FBI

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 13:37

On Limitless, Brian (Jake McDorman) is juggling a lot in his life thanks to his NZT-amped abilities and his new responsibilities with the FBI. But what if that could change? Check out this exclusive clip from this week's episode, as Brian's father (Ron Rifkin) comes to him with a bold plan to get Brian out of the FBI.

That's far from the only thing going on in this week's episode, "Arm-Ageddon," as Boyle's Boyle’s former military buddy is accused of murder and blames it on the loss of control of his prosthetic arm - and Brian is asked to help determine if the artificial limb was hacked.

Limitless: "Arm-Ageddon" airs Tuesday, November 24th at 10:00pm ET/PT on CBS.

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Dinosaur DLC for Little Big Planet 3

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 13:14

Everyone loves dinosaurs, including the folks at Little Big Planet. In celebration of Disney Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur, Little Big Planet 3 has released a new costume pack based on the movie's characters.

All of the costumes are available for purchase individually, except for Oddsock’s Arlo costume, which is included as a bonus when users buy the whole pack. And you might want to—they're really cute.

Little Big Planet 3 is also releasing Sackboy's Prehistoric asset pack—full of decorations, stickers, and costumes—to help set the prehistoric mood. And it's free!

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The 12 Best Gifts for Mobile Phone Users

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 12:30

We're living in a world where technology has advanced beyond what people thought possible just thirty years ago. Back then, if you wanted to listen to hundreds of hours of music while you rode the bus to work, you'd need to pack along literally hundreds of cassette tapes. No more!

With so many choices in mobile accessories, it can be hard to pin down the perfect gift this holiday season, but we're hear to help you pick the best gifts to help accessorize your mobile lifestyle.

This Anker Astro 6700mAh Portable Battery is a great solution for charging mobile devices on the go. Its beastly capacity is capable of charging an iPad mini fully, or if you know someone rocking an iPhone 5S, this portable battery will charge it three times before it needs to be filled back up with electrons.

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New to Netflix for December 2015

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 12:30

December's coming up quick and Netflix is ready to unleash a flood of new original programming - as if their November wasn't already filled with new high-profile shows.

Again, you can witness here the surplus of new original shows and the decline of the company's usual slate of blockbuster movies. Darkman, The Da Vinci Code, Ray, and - probably - Stir of Echoes are the biggest "known" movies coming in. The rest are standup specials, a Bill Murray holiday celebration, animated shows for the kids (like The Croods' new series), and comedian-driven shows and movies from the likes of Adam Sandler, Rob Schneider, and Bill Burr.

All Title Dates are Subject to Change

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The Force Awakens Predicted To Earn In $170M Opening Weekend

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 12:05

Star Wars fans are anxious to see the new film, and according to Variety, The Force Awakens is already projected to hit $170 million in its opening box office weekend.

With $50 million in advance ticket sales already, Episode VII already has a strong start. This number pales, however, compared to recent box office successes.

Jurassic World already holds the current opening weekend box office record with $208.8 million, closely followed by Marvel's 2012 blockbuster The Avengers at $207.4 million. At its projected rate, The Force Awakens won't beat Avengers sequel Age of Ultron, which opened to a $191.3 million weekend.

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5 Hunger Games Stories Perfect for Comics

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 12:00

The The Hunger Games movie series has come to an end, and the books have been wrapped up for years, so that means we’re all out of Hunger Games. Instead of wallowing in sadness, we’ve whipped up a list of potential Hunger Games comics that could continue the franchise.

Comic books are less time-consuming than a novel and way cheaper than producing a TV show or spin-off movie, making them the perfect medium to deliver these other side stories we’d like to see. We’ve seen other properties we love like Firefly, Doctor Who, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer use comics to continue to tell their stories, and we’d love for Hunger Games to do the same.

As captivating and exciting as Suzanne Collins’s writing is, she sure does skimp on the details. This isn’t a slight against her writing -- in fact, we admire her for her lean and straight-forward storytelling -- but it does mean there’s a lot of gaps to fill in. She’s already told the complete story of Katniss, so these are stories of other characters, times, and places that we would love to read in a comic book.

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Star Wars Battlefront's Free New Mode Revealed

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 12:00

The Battle of Jakku DLC will introduce a new mode, known as Turning Point, which dramatises the events which took place on the planet shortly following the Battle of Endor. These are the same events that created the debris we've glimpsed in trailers for Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

The mode features a beleaguered Imperial army holding out against forces of the New Republic, buoyed by their recent victory at the Battle of Endor.

Here's how lead level designer Dennis Brannvall describes the mode: "At the edge of the map, the Empire has constructed a make-shift base as well as smaller fortifications strewn across the landscape. Following an emergency landing, the Rebels need to locate the enemy bases to attack and take control of them all.

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Thief, Sacred 3 Headline November's Games With Gold

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 11:39

Microsoft has revealed its lineup of free games coming to Xbox Live Gold subscribers in December.

All month long, Games with Gold will be offering Xbox One owners The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing free of charge. Additionally, Square Enix's Thief will be available from December 16 to January 15.

Xbox Wire has also revealed the lineup Xbox 360 games that are being featured in the promotion, with CastleStorm going free from December 1 to December 15. At that point it will be replaced by Sacred 3, which will be free until the end of the month. As an extra holiday bonus, Microsoft is also offering Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising as a free download from December 16 to December 31.

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Activision Drops 34 New Tracks in Guitar Hero Live

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 11:00

Activision is adding a bunch of new tracks to Guitar Hero Live this Wednesday, November 25.

In addition to 28 new playable tracks coming to GHTV's on-demand list, six new tracks will be added to GHTV's Premium Shows, bringing Guitar Hero Live's track total to 300. Here's the list of what's coming.

Judas Priest – Living After Midnight

Amaranthe – Drop Dead Cynical

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Here's What's Leaving Netflix in December

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 10:56

Here's your monthly "Last Call" for all the movies and TV shows expiring from Netflix in a few weeks. With December comes the loss of Christopher Nolan's Batman Begins and Insomnia, horror classics The Omen and The Silence of The Lambs, Jim Henson-fueled fantasy adventures Labyrinth and The Dark Crystal, and many more...

Leaving December 1st

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Rock Band 4 to Get Fallout 4 DLC

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 10:32

Ever wanted to create a post-apocalyptic band? Now you can, as Rock Band 4 will be getting a Fallout 4-themed outfit next month.

From December 8, Rock Band 4 owners will be able to download a Vault 111 outfit for free.

“I’ve been a Fallout fan since the beginning,” says Harmonix CEO Steve Janiak. “Playing some of the amazing songs in our Rock Band catalog with a band of Vault dwellers is something we think you’ll find is crazy fun”

As you may already be aware, December 8 also brings with it a handful of content updates, including leaderboards which let you know when you pass a friend’s score mid-song, improved calibration, variable breakneck speed, more player stats, and new items in the Rock Shop.

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Nintendo Now Selling Wii U GamePad on Its Own in Japan

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 09:36

Starting today, November 24, Japanese Wii U owners in need of a new GamePad are be able to purchase one as a standalone unit.

The news comes via the official Nintendo website (translated by Kotaku). According to the site, the solus GamePad costs 12,800 yen, which roughly converts to around $104 or £70. Nintendo had announced its intentions to sell the GamePad as a standalone even before the Wii U shipped in 2012. It also confirmed back then that two GamePads could be synced to the console, but no software or applications have ever been created or announced to take advantage of that possibility.

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Rockstar Introduces New GTA Online Mode, Running Back

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 09:22

Grand Theft Auto Online will have a new permanent Adversary mode, Running Back, on PC, PS4, and Xbox One from today.

"In the spirit and tradition of American Football this Thanksgiving week, we present a new mode entitled Running Back," states the latest post on the Rockstar NewsWire.

The new mode will be available across three locations: Raton Canyon Bridge, La Mesa Bridge, and Zancudo Tunnel.

"Two teams (a total of 4-8 players) square off from opposing sides of a roadway," adds Rockstar. "The elusive Runner, behind the wheel of a Benefactor Panto, must go the distance and get across the end zone line at the far end of the highway with the help of their offensive teammates in BF Biftas. Meanwhile, their defensive-minded opponents (also in Biftas) must ruthlessly block, crash and pummel their way to try to stop them."

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Donkey Kong Champ v Regular Show Case Thrown Out

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 07:26

A judge has ruled against former Donkey Kong champion Billy Mitchell, who believes Cartoon Network’s The Regular Show stole his likeness.

The lawsuit came about because of a character named Garrett Bobby Ferguson (GBF). In the episodes in question, GBF is seen as a floating, bearded head who cheats to win (Viva la raza!) in an arcade game.

Image credit AP, Cartoon Network

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Bungie Details Destiny's Refer-a-Friend Rewards

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 06:49

Bungie has detailed what rewards will be available for Destiny players who Refer-a-Friend.

Providing your buddy has Destiny and the The Taken King expansion pack on the same platform as you, a selection of goodies will be yours, including the Link of Friendship XP bonus buffs, a new EV-34 Vector Infinite Sparrow, and your choice of three Elemental Kinblades Legendary Swords.

You'll also get access to the bonus The Hunt for Loot quest, the new Infinite Link shader, Sign of the Infinite emblem, and two new emotes - the Duo Dance and High Five.

Activision Blizzard recently revealed Destiny currently has more than 25 million registered users, compared with 20 million in May and 16 million in February.

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Blindspot: "Evil Handmade Instrument" Review

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 00:32

Warning: Full spoilers for the episode follow.

For being the fall finale, tonight's Blindspot sure still felt like another filler episode -- at least for the first half hour or so. Mostly, "Evil Handmade Instruments" was a followup to David's murder from last week, which, wouldn't you know it, was tied to Russian espionage. (It's always the Russians, isn't it?)

In terms of that case, this week's plot was littered with leads and suspects -- probably about a dozen names rattled off over the course of the episode. But really the only name that mattered was Kate Williams, the Soviet spy who murdered David. But compared to previous episodes, the Russians' big plan wasn't all that far-reaching. Basically, they just wanted to wipe out some defectors who were speaking out against Russia's policies, which was pretty "meh" by Blindspot's usual end-of-the-world standards. (One of the characters even mentioned how David was the first and only casualty from it.)

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Humai Wants To Resurrect Humans Within 30 Years Using AI

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 00:16

An Australian company called Humai claims they're working on tech that will allow them to bring their clients back from the dead within thirty years.

In an interview with Australian Popular Science, Humai CEO Josh Bocanegra offers a little insight into how their process is different from other firms. "We'll first collect extensive data on our members for years prior to their death via various apps we're developing. After death we'll freeze the brain using cryonics technology. When the technology is fully developed we'll implant the brain into an artificial body. The artificial body functions will be controlled with your thoughts by measuring brain waves. As the brain ages we'll use nanotechnology to repair and improve cells."

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Fantastic Four 2 Disappears From Fox Release Schedule

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 23:43

20th Century Fox has removed Fantastic Four 2 from its schedule.

The news comes from Box Office Mojo, which notes that its old release date - June 9th, 2017 - has disappeared just months after Fox's fourth failed stab at the Marvel franchise.

In other 20th Century Fox news, its adaptation of Murder on the Orient Express is now due to hit theaters November 11th, 2017. This will be the fourth major film or TV adaptation of Murder on the Orient Express, and is set to be directed by Kenneth Branagh, the Marvel movie veteran behind Thor.

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Fargo: "Did You Do This? No, You Did It!" Review

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 23:30

There are no secondary characters on Fargo. As as the war between the Gerhardts and the Kansas City Syndicate escalates, the FX drama turns the camera to some of the corners of its story that have been out of the spotlight.

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I knew "Did You Do This? No, You Did It!" was going to be a special episode from its first minute as it delivered my favorite cold open Fargo has ever done -- yes, more than the massacre mixed with Bruce Campbell's Reagan at the beginning of "The Gift of the Magi." Fargo has had two exceptional, intense episodes in a row between "Magi" and "Rhinoceros," and though there was still plenty of momentum in this week's episode, it still felt like the series took a moment of pause to reassess the repercussions the recent events have had on its seemingly supporting characters.

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Suicide Squad: How They Made The Joker's Car

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 23:17

Want to know how the neon-lit, magenta hot rod Joker will be riding in Suicide Squad was made? Apparently, it's not that hard.

Fox 13 News tracked down the mad genius behind Jared Leto's Jokermobile, seen in Suidice Squad's slick first trailer. Florida native Matt McEntegart is an independent designer of car kits that can be built on the frame of an Infinity G-35 frame to create the tricked-out, Lamborghini-on-acid supercar seen in the trailer. Dubbed "the Vaydor" (though, we have a hard time seeing a certain Sith Lord behind the wheel) McEntegart sells the kit for $16,000 and says the car can be put together for under $60,000. As long as you have the know-how to put a car together from scratch, that is. Check out the video below for the full story.

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