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Halo 5 Warzone Firefight Expected to Drop in June

Sat, 05/21/2016 - 11:25

Halo 5: Guardians' Warzone Firefight is scheduled to release at the end of June, 343 Industries announced.

The game's next update—Hog Wild—is expected to drop at the end of this month, but the developer recently decided to hold much of its "bigger items" until the Warzone Firefight release.

Along with the PvE mode, 343 Industries will include new game updates, features, REQs, and "plenty more" in the June update. It'll be Halo 5: Guardians' "largest release to date," and the developer will be unveiling more about it in the "coming weeks."

Players can expect the Hog Wild REQs at the end of this month. Halo 5: Guardians' Memories of Reach update launched earlier in May, bringing with it Halo: Reach Noble Team–inspired REQs and fan-favorite Infection mode.

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Fear the Walking Dead: What's Next for Chris?

Sat, 05/21/2016 - 10:24

This Sunday, May 22nd, Fear the Walking Dead airs its midseason finale, "Shiva," as our survivors must come to terms with all the new drama down in Mexico and Celia's basement full of walkers.

So will all those walkers get set free somehow? That's a good bet considering that this is Season 2's midway point. But what role will Chris play? We already know what Madison, Travis and Daniel have their hands full with the crazy compound leader, but Chris' actions last week paint the picture of a very disturbed young man. Is he redeemable or will he sink further into darkness? These new images from the episode show Chris, but what is he up to?

Also, it looks like both Madison and Ofelia try to talk some sense into Celia. Check out the gallery...

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The TV Show Obituary: Here's What Got Cancelled

Sat, 05/21/2016 - 09:20

Welcome to the 2016 edition of the IGN TV Show Obituary, formerly known as the "Endangered Series" list. With all of the broadcast networks having announced their 2016-2017 lineups this past week (and thus making their final renewal and cancellation decisions) it's time to put another endangered list to bed...

Per usual, you'll find shows below that ended for very different reasons. A lucky few got to end "naturally," with pre-announced final seasons and true series finales. But for the unfortunate remainder, whether after one season or four, the show was more abruptly cancelled - some series with more closure than others when last we saw them.

Note that our focus here is specifically on broadcast network series that ran during the traditional TV season, so cable shows (which don't operate under the same September-May TV season cycle) or summer series are not included.

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New ABC Trailers Feature Kiefer Sutherland, Hayley Atwell and More

Sat, 05/21/2016 - 09:00

ABC debuted trailers for all their upcoming new TV series this past week at their Upfront presentation in New York. Check out all the trailers below, including Kiefer Sutherland's intense-looking new series, Hayley Atwell's follow-up to Agent Carter, a new comedy with Minnie Driver and a new take on the HG Wells vs. Jack the Ripper story, Time After Time.

Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning actor Kiefer Sutherland (“24”) returns to primetime in a conspiracy thriller as Tom Kirkman, a lower-level cabinet member who unexpectedly becomes president after a devastating attack on Washington. He will struggle to prevent the country and his own family from falling into chaos, as he is thrust into one of the most difficult presidencies in history.

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Fruit Ninja: Live-Action Family Movie in the Works

Sat, 05/21/2016 - 08:06

Halfbrick Studios' popular mobile game Fruit Ninja is getting a live-action film adaptation.

According The Hollywood Reporter, the movie will be a family-friendly comedy that "centers on ninjas with an inexplicable vendetta against produce."

Tripp Vinson of Vinson Films is producing the film in partnership with developer Halfbrick Studios. Tara Farney and Sam White will executive produce, with J.P. Lavin and Chad Damiani—the writing duo behind the in-development film adaptation of How to Survive a Garden Gnome Attack—penning the script.

This isn't the first mobile franchise to receive a film adaptation, as a movie based on Rovio's super successful Angry Birds franchise opens in theaters today. For our thoughts on Sony Pictures' animated flick, check out IGN's review of The Angry Birds Movie.

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True Detective Director May Helm HBO Miniseries Napoleon

Sat, 05/21/2016 - 08:03

True Detective director Cary Fukunaga is in talks to direct an HBO miniseries based on Stanley Kubrick's script for a Napoleon film that was never made.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Fukunaga is currently in negotiations to helm the project, which centers around the story of French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte's quest to gain complete control of Europe.

David Leland is on board to write the miniseries, which is being co-produced by HBO and MGM. Steven Spielberg, Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey will executive produce through Amblin Television.

Kubrick did extensive research for his Napoleon film project back in the 1960s and planned to shoot the movie in several locations across Europe. However, the project was put on indefinite hold after the releases of War and Peace and Waterloo made it less viable commercially.

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DC Universe Rebirth #1 Review

Sat, 05/21/2016 - 01:27

Note: this is an advance review of DC Universe Rebirth #1, which will be released on Wednesday, May 25. It's difficult to discuss this comic without acknowledging the many significant developments within. Because of that, and because spoilers for the issue have already hit the Internet, we've elected to discuss some specific story details in the review. We won't cover every twist in this issue (you can read our round-up of all the major DC Rebirth plot twists for that), but we do address the more significant plot points (including the ending) and how they play into the larger themes of the book. If you'd rather remain spoiler-free until Wednesday, just know that the comic is very good and well worth the surprisingly low price of admission. 

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DC Universe: Rebirth #1 Full Spoilers Leak Online

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 22:57

Full spoilers for the DC Universe: Rebirth #1 by writer Geoff Johns and artists Ethan Van Sciver, Ivan Reis, Gary Frank and Phil Jimenez special one-shot issue have leaked on Reddit, prompting DC to lift the embargo on plot details early. This issue sets the tone and gives the story reason for DC's upcoming relaunch, and it is jam-packed with crazy revelations. For those who’d like to know what happens, read on, but if you’d rather not be spoiled, click away now.

Warning: seriously, full spoilers for DC Universe: Rebirth #1!

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Banshee: Series Finale Review

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 22:03

Warning: Full spoilers for the episode below.

It's hard to nail every note with a series finale, but I appreciated the restraint of Banshee's "Requiem." I may not have liked Proctor's end, or cared enough about Kurt and Calvin's brother-Brotherhood turmoil (especially once Calvin's coup was quickly quelled) to watch an extended fight scene, but there was enough here that, I felt, honored the rest of the characters.

A normal Banshee season finale would be overloaded with action. Particularly at the end. Here, in the show's final episode, the second half was devoted to goodbyes (except for Deva's), and those worked really well. Brock and Kurt talking trust (along with Brock's very Hood-like "Sometimes you gotta take off these badges and get bloody" credo). Carrie and Hood's farewell (complete with sensual, loving flashbacks). And then the "suck my tit" disbanding of the Hood/Job/Sugar trio. Sometimes it's okay to go out with a whimper.

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Giant Overwatch Action Figures Unveiled Across the World

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 20:32

Overwatch made a big promotional splash today, emphasis on big, when three giant action figures of characters from the game were unveiled in Los Angeles, California (Tracer), Paris, France (Genji), and Busan, South Korea (Pharah).

Each figure, standing about 15 feet tall, was housed in action-figure packaging complete with accessories, stats on the back, and a “Try Me!” button that, when pushed, made a part of the figure light up.

I went down to Hollywood Blvd to check out the Tracer figure, which was planted right on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (in front of the star belonging to Britney Spears, no less). Being in the middle of a busy tourist area, tons of people were taking pictures, although none seemed to know what it was, save for one teenage girl who ran up, excited as can be, talking about how much she couldn't wait to play as Tracer, her favorite character.

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Preacher: Series Premiere Review

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 20:19

Based on Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon’s comic book of the same name, Preacher brings a delightfully funny and wicked vibe to AMC’s schedule with its premiere episode this Sunday. Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg directed the pilot (Sam Catlin, who is is serving as their fellow executive producer and as showrunner, wrote it) and it has some of the same “anything goes” vibe as Rogen and Goldberg’s This is the End, with its mixture of gory supernatural/horror elements and black comedy.

Without giving away the details, the opening scene, set in an African church, gives you a good idea of what to expect from the show and if you find yourself entertained by the messy event that happens there, you’re probably in for the ride this show is offering.

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Summer TV Preview

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 19:59

While it's easy to get caught up in all the new network shows for the 2016-2017 season, let's not forget we have a full summer ahead of us. A summer filled with returning shows like Mr. Robot, The Strain, Powers, Wayward Pines, and more!

There are also plenty of new shows. Comic adaptations like Robert Kirkman's Outcast and Preacher (adapted/developed by Seth Rogen and Adam Goldberg), along with summertime Netflix fare like Orange is the New Black, Bloodline, Marco Polo, Stranger Things, Voltron: Legendary Defender, and Baz Luhrmann's The Get Down.

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Fallout 4: Far Harbor DLC Review

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 19:41

Far Harbor may be perpetually gloomy, but it’s big: this expansion presents a whole island’s worth of some of the strongest quest content we’ve seen in Fallout 4 yet. It’s packed with interesting characters who present tough, morally gray decisions, and their outcome had me feeling like I’d left a real mark on this self-contained region.

Much in the same way that Fallout 4’s main quest begins as a simple search for a missing child before blooming into a region-shaping battle, Far Harbor lures you to its island in the course of a missing persons’ investigation taken on by the Valentine Detective Agency (which means you must have gotten far enough to meet Nick Valentine, around level 20) and then introduces you to the far more intriguing and mysterious real reason you’re here. Each of the three factions competing for survival and control of the island – the Far Harbor townspeople, the Children of Atom cultists, and the synth refugees – is well developed, with internal conflicts as well as external, and each has interesting characters that are strongly voice acted. Most notably, synth leader DiMA’s calm but intense performance as he raises some big questions about synths who don’t know they’re synths.

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Marvel's Iron Fist: Carrie-Anne Moss Joins Cast

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 18:29

Carrie-Anne Moss has joined the cast of Marvel's Iron Fist, reprising her role as Jeri Hogarth from Marvel's Jessica Jones.

This will be the third Marvel-centric Netflix Original series in which Moss has been involved, appearing as Hogarth in the aforementioned Jessica Jones, as well as a cameo in Daredevil: Season 2.

Carrie-Anne Moss as Jeri Hogarth in Marvel's Jessica Jones.

"Carrie-Anne has fast become a fan-favorite part of our street level saga, and we share our viewers’ excitement in bringing her into Marvel's Iron Fist," Marvel TV head Jeph Loeb said in a statement. "As Marvel fans know, Hogarth in the comics plays a critical role in the life of Danny Rand, so it seems only fitting that Carrie-Anne join in."

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The 8 Best PC Gaming Headsets

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 18:00

We've spent hours with a bevy of today's top PC gaming headsets from manufacturer like Creative, Turtle Beach, Kingston, and V-Moda. Because PC gamers have so many options, we've sorted our list of the best into three pricing categories to help you find the perfect pair at any budget level.

Find our updated list of the best PC gaming headsets below.

Available for less than $50, the Ear Force X12 from Turtle Beach is one of the most affordable headsets around, and it's just about impossible to find something that will give you more for your money. Turtle Beach impresses out of the gate with several excellent features like inline volume control and a mic monitor. The latter of which is a stand-out feature, letting you hear yourself through the headphones so you don't end up accidentally screaming into the mic. Combined with excellent build-quality, sound, comfort, and mic clarity, these cans are punching above their weight and come out pretty well against sets that cost twice as much.

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Damien: Omen TV Series Canceled After One Season

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 18:00

Damien, the Omen-inspired horror television series from A&E, has been canceled.

Showrunner Glen Mazzara announced the show's cancellation on Twitter (via Variety), saying, "This hurts to say but Damien will not be getting a second season. Thank you from all of us to our amazing fans."

Damien: Season 1 ran for 10 episodes, averaging a 0.32 rating and 817,000 viewer base.  The show stars Bradley James as an adult Damien Thorn, providing a modern day take on The Omen's iconic Antichrist character.

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Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg on Bringing Preacher to TV

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 17:59

After several false starts over the years, in various incarnations, Preacher is coming to television to try to save your souls and/or rake in additional viewers for AMC. The adaptation of the comic by writer Garth Ennis and artist Steve Dillon is executive produced by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg; they've been fans of the comic since it debuted in the latter half of the '90s and first considered pursuing Preacher when they were filming Pineapple Express.

During a recent press conference Rogen said, "We were just picking up some momentum as writers, so we were like, 'We're writers now. We're making an action comedy. Maybe they'll let us make Preacher.'" It eventually fell in place when they met Neal Moritz on The Green Hornet. "We actually developed a very good relationship with him and he started controlling the property eventually and he had heard us talk about it nonstop," Rogen said.

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Ninja Turtles 2: New Krang Voice Actor Revealed

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 17:05

Brad Garrett will voice Krang in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows.

According to the Los Angeles Times, Garrett (Finding Nemo, Everybody Loves Raymond) will voice the iconic TMNT villain in Michael Bay's second Ninja Turtles film, taking the place of Saturday Night Live comedian Fred Armisen, who had to leave the project because of a scheduling conflict.

For those unfamiliar, Krang was a key character in the classic 1987 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon television series. As an alien banished from his home planet, the TMNT villain traveled to Earth looking to take over the planet, living within a human-like exosuit.

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Why We're Hyped to See Deus Ex: Mankind Divided at E3 2016

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 17:00

Brace yourselves: E3 2016 is nearly upon us. From June 12-16, the entire gaming industry will converge on Los Angeles to showcase the biggest games that we’ll be playing for 2016 and beyond. We’ve been updating our Games of E3 List whenever news drops, but now we’re going to go even deeper. Every day leading up to the show, we’re going to be highlight one of the biggest games that we hope to see more of at E3. Up today: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided!

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Keaton Back in Talks to Play Spider-Man Villain

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 16:24

Michael Keaton is back at the negotiating table to play the unspecified villain in Spider-Man: Homecoming.

According to Variety, Keaton -- who was first reported as being in talks in April before bowing out -- initially passed over "money issues." The Hollywood Reporter claims Keaton is now in "final negotiations" and "closing a deal" for the film. Marvel and Sony had moved on to other actors before circling back to Keaton.

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