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Troll Hunter Director Returns with The Autopsy of Jane Doe

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 10:33

As Fantastic Fest opens today down in Austin, Texas, we've got the exclusive debut of the teaser trailer for IFC Films' The Autopsy of Jane Doe, the latest film from director Andre Ovredal (Troll Hunter) which stars Brian Cox and Emile Hirsch.

From the Fantastic Fest site, here's the logline for the film: "When a mysterious body turns up at a crime scene, the local sheriff turns to the coroner and his son to find the cause of death." The Autopsy of Jane Doe is celebrating its US premiere at Fantastic Fest tomorrow (Friday, 9/23), so take a look at the teaser trailer below:

Director Andre Ovredal will be in attendance at Fantastic Fest for the premiere tomorrow. Here's a bit more on the film's plot from FF:

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The Walking Dead: New Season 7 Photos

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 09:58

The Walking Dead is back next month for Season 7 and IGN has the debut of new character photos for the show.

Check out the new photos of Daryl (Norman Reedus) and Aaron (Ross Marquand) in our Walking Dead gallery below. For Season 7, The Walking Dead characters each have a new black and white image and then another one lit in stark red - the latter color choice likely a nod to the "Who did Negan kill?" question looming over so many of the characters, following Season 6's cliffhanger.

We'll find out the answer to that Negan question when The Walking Dead: Season 7 premieres Sunday, October 23rd on AMC.

For more on Season 7, check out our interviews with the cast, including Reedus and Marquand, in the following playlist.

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Rocket League Heads Underwater With Next Update

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 09:20

Rocket League’s next free update, Aquadome, is coming in October.

The underwater update includes a free water-themed arena, and will release alongside two premium DLC Battle-cars, Proteus and Triton, both of which cost $1.99 a pop.

In the meantime, September’s Rocket League DLC takes the form of Rumble – a new mode that adds extravagant power-ups into the mix, such as being able to kick an opponent’s car, forcing your opposition to lose control, a grappling hook, a ball puncher (not what you’re thinking), and many more.

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Designated Survivor Review

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 09:00
Kiefer Sutherland's new series, debuting Wednesday, finds him playing a low level cabinet member suddenly made President of the United States.

Destiny: Rise of Iron SIVA Cluster Locations

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 09:00
This is where to find the Clovis Bray, Iron Lords and Fallen dormant SIVA fragments in the Rise of Iron expansion in Destiny.

Iceland Not in FIFA 17 Due to Low Offer by EA

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 08:45

Iceland won't be in this year's version of FIFA, because EA didn't offer its football association enough money.

According to the BBC, Iceland's FA (KSI) said EA's offer of $15,000 was "below their expectations."

Iceland's exclusion will come as a surprise to many, especially following their strong run at this year's Euro 2016 tournament in which they knocked out England. Iceland has never appeared in the game before.

"They are the ones buying these rights and they almost want it for free," said KSI president Geir Thorsteinsson to the BBC. "The performance at the Euros show that we are quite a good team and many would like to play with our team. It's sad for the players - but the criticism should be towards EA Sports."

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The IGN UK Podcast x Inklecast Sorcery! Mash-Up

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 08:32

Inkle's magnificent series of adventure games, Sorcery! comes to an end today with the release of Sorcery! 4: The Crown of Kings - last week, we helped give it a nice birth/send-off by joining studio co-founder Jon Ingold to perform a live mash-up podcast in London.

For one glorious and mishap-filled evening, the IGN UK Podcast and the inklecast joined forces to play through the opening hour or so of the new game. The twist? The audience made our decisions for us. Expect goat lady burials, snake-ropes and lots and lots of deaths.

IGN UK Podcast: Sorcery! 4 Live Podcast Special

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Firewatch on Xbox One Delayed in Europe, Australia, NZ

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 08:30

Firewatch is out now on Xbox One in a lot of places, however it has been delayed in Europe, Australia, and New Zealand.

According to the Campo Santo blog, "some ratings issues delayed our Xbox One launch" in these three territories. Europe will be getting the game on September 30th, and New Zealand and Australia will be getting it a week after that.

The Xbox One version of Firewatch is currently out in the U.S., Mexico, Canada, Russia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, and Argentina.

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Comic Book Reviews for September 21, 2016

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 08:20

Summer is over, but the comic book industry is showing no sign of cooling off. This week saw the release of Civil War II #5, Revolution #1 and Cyborg #1, the start of Batman's "Night of the Monster Men" crossover and the debut of Rick Remender and Jerome Opena's new indie series, Seven to Eternity. We also got an advance look at Shipwreck #1, a promising new series from Warren Ellis and Phil Hester. And between Superman #7 and Trinity #1, it was one of the Man of Steel's strongest weeks in a long time.

Scroll down to check out our reviews for these and various other new releases, and be sure to let us know your favorite books of the week in the comments below.

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Assassin's Creed Movie: Past Scenes Will Be in Spanish

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 08:08

The new Assassin's Creed movie will mostly be set in the 21st century, however when it does go back to the 15th, the dialogue will be in Spanish.

This news comes via an interview with director Justin Kurzel in the new issue of Total Film (via GamesRadar).

“I just love the fact

New Regency embraced it,”said Justin Kurzel. “We did play around with English as well, but it was really obvious what you wanted as soon as you went back and started speaking beautiful Spanish. It really adds an exoticness and richness to the film.”

Ubisoft explained the reasoning behind having so few scenes in the past back at E3 this year. The company also believes it won't make much money from the film.

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Support Ceases for Pokemon Fan Project Pokémon Uranium

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 08:06

Support for a Pokémon fan project, Pokémon Uranium, has ceased.

After nine years in development, the fan-made RPG has more than 100 original Pokémon, complete with a new region and a new Uranium type.

While download links were removed from the website following takedown notices filed against the team's website host shortly after launch, online support for those who'd managed to download the game continued by way of updates and patches.

According to an update today, however, all support has now stopped.

We will no longer be providing updates or support for Pokémon Uranium.

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4 Game of Thrones Prequels We Would Definitely Watch

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 07:00
With news that George R.R. Martin has plenty of source material for GoT prequels, here's what we'd like to see.

DC Universe Online Going Through a Rebirth of Its Own

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 05:51

Daybreak Games has laid out some major changes coming to DC Universe Online’s combat.

The core changes, as revealed on the DCUO forums, are as follows:

  • Removing combat rating differential
  • Smoothing out how you gain stats over the course of your character’s life
  • Redistributing where stats come from
  • Revamping stat-related skill points

The removal of Combat Rating Differential is sure to be a welcome change. While the idea of having enemies scale up and down around your level is sound in principle, in practice many players were left feeling underpowered when starting new tiers of content.

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Deal of the Day: Xbox One S FIFA 17 Bundle for Under £200

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 05:17

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It's that time again. Tesco have put together a discount code which sees you save £25 when you spend £150 or more on Technology and Gaming. Be sure to take advantage of this one - it is much better than the £20 discount code we had for Tesco a few weeks back.

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FIFA 17 Review

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 00:19

FIFA 17’s headline feature is The Journey, a story about a prodigious young talent attempting to make a name for himself in the Premier League. It’s a microcosm of everything that’s good and bad about FIFA – peerless presentation surrounding a match engine that’s an improvement on last year, but still needs work – and yet it’s the most fun I’ve had with the series for a good few seasons. Perhaps more importantly, it’s a welcome reminder of the personal stories at the heart of a sport (and a series) that, in recent times, has felt more concerned with its corporate identity. It’s not easy to find ways to surprise people in an annualised game, but this is a very pleasant one.

The story of likeable 17-year-old Alex Hunter and his rise from unvarnished academy product to bright young starlet follows a conventional path – not quite rags to riches, but close – though it’s affectingly told, even if FIFA 17’s PEGI rating ensures that it’s a rather airbrushed take on the modern game. Still, the setbacks and insults sting – on his debut as a substitute the opposition fans taunt him with a chant of “who are ya?” while you’ll attract social media criticism from supporters and fellow professionals (at one stage, an embittered ex-teammate hashtags you as a #benchwarmer). Naturally, this only made me all the more determined to succeed.

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Seven to Eternity #1 Review

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 23:53

There are few sure-fire pairings in life. The sandwich industry lives on peanut butter and jelly. Cinema has its Han Solos and its Chewbaccas. And in comics, we have Rick Remender and Jerome Opena. The superstar duo returns to Image Comics for a new tale of monsters and men, joined by their equally equally impressive cohorts Matt Hollingsworth and Rus Wooten. With each offering their very best at the onset, this delicious collaborative confection looks to be the next big thing to land in your pull pile.

Of the many words to describe Remender's work, accessible has never been one of them. The writer has never seemed to hold much interest in easing readers into his stories, and in that sense Seven to Eternity follows very much in that same vein. This opening issue takes a dam-burst approach to world building, plopping readers right into the action with hardly a hint of setup. Even Remender's opening preface offers little in preparation, detailing the values of characters we haven't met and hinting at dangers we don't yet understand. In that regard, the book requires a certain faith. And for those willing to navigate the many winding roads of honor, family and mistrust, it's a faith that ultimately proves rewarded.

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Unlocked: Firewatch Creators Join Us

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 23:28

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On this week's Xbox show, Firewatch releases on Xbox One, so we talk to creators Sean Vanaman and Jake Rodkin for an hour or so. Learn what it takes to make a game, plus a few interesting Telltale Walking Dead Season 1 anecdotes too (both Sean and Jake were instrumental in that game prior to making Firewatch).

Oh, and Unlocked now has its own snazzy new homepage! Bookmark this: go.ign.com/unlocked

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South Park: "Skank Hunt" Review

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 22:55

Warning: Full spoilers for the episode below.

South Park tends to be at its best when it remains focused and when the humor is timeless as well as topical. That’s exactly where the show stumbled coming into its 20th season last week. “Member Berries” cast a very wide net, lampooning everything from the US Presidential race to the National Anthem controversy to the massive success of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. By comparison, “Skank Hunt” was a much smaller and more focused installment, and a more enjoyable one as a result.

I’m sure I’m hardly the only one who expected Season 20 to hinge heavily on the Presidential race. It’s the most obvious target, but Trey Parker and Matt Stone seem to have already lost interest. There was the obligatory “Giant Douche vs. Turd Sandwich” callback this week, but that was it. Maybe the duo just decided that this is one case where nothing they cook up can actually compete with reality. If that’s so, I can’t say I blame them.

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American Horror Story: Roanoke - "Chapter 2" Review

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 22:34

Warning: Full spoilers for the episode below.

It's hard to tell how seriously American Horror Story: Roanoke is taking itself. The premiere established a built-in true story docu-gimmick that unfortunately worked to detach the viewer from most of the jumps and scares, and now this week brought in a bunch of well-worn ghost tale cliches to, supposedly, spice up the stew. But it all just felt like more of the same and that each week, from here on out, Matt and Shelby will just keep reacting to the craziness that seems to be coming at them from all angles.

Sure, things were a bit livelier in "Chapter 2" what with the pig-man human sacrifice (and Kathy Bates yelling "Seize her!"), the little girl ghost who (for the most part) only another little girl could see, and Denis O'Hare's true crime researcher telling the tale of some of the house's former murderous residents (a pair of nurses trying to spell out murder with their victims' initials), but all of it was steeped in usual haunted house horsecrap that now stands as something that could seriously hinder this season.

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The First Ghost in the Shell Teasers Are Here

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 22:01

Paramount Pictures has just dropped FIVE teasers showing off footage from its live-action adaptation of Ghost in the Shell.

The foreboding teasers culminate in Scarlett Johansson as The Major stumbling across something...sinister. Check them out below:

The official logo for Ghost In The Shell

Based on the Japanese sci-fi franchise sci-fi property, Ghost in the Shell follows the Major (Johansson) a human-cyborg hybrid in charge of the elite task force 'Section 9'. Johansson stars alongside Japanese actor Takeshi Kitano (Battle Royale), who plays the Major's boss Daisuke Aramaki. Pilou Asbæk (Lucy) and Michael Pitt (Boardwalk Empire) also star.  Rupert Sanders is directing Ghost in The Shell, which will hit theaters in the United States on March 31, 2017.

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