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  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
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Did Tony Soprano Die? His Creator Talks

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 17:17

Scroll to the bottom of the page for an update on this story.

Spoilers follow for a seven-year-old episode of television, but more specifically for the apparent answer to one of the greatest mysteries in the history of TV.

It has been a question long pondered by mankind -- well, pondered since the final episode of The Sopranos aired in 2007, anyway: Did Tony Soprano die in the last moment of his series finale, “Made in America,” as he munched on onion rings and listened to Journey in Holsten's? Surely the dude in the Members Only jacket took him out just as the camera cut to the black screen that infuriated half the country? Or no! Tony lived, and still lives, and will live forever!

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Apple May Unveil New Product Alongside iPhones Next Month

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 17:14

Keeping with its tradition of revealing new hardware developments in the fall, Apple may unveil a new wearable device when it debuts the iPhone 6 on Sept. 9, Recode reports.

The new device may be the rumored iWatch, which reportedly will focus on health and fitness, monitoring everything from miles walked to hydration and glucose levels. It will also utilize iOS 8, which includes Healthbook. This feature monitors a user's vitals and sets medication reminders.

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Why Batman is on a Suicide Mission to Resurrect Robin

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 17:10

Writer Peter J. Tomasi and artist Patrick Gleason are currently telling the story of Batman's quest to resurrect Robin -- aka his son Damian Wayne -- in the pages of Batman & Robin.

With the shakeup in the Bat Family status quo in Batman & Robin #34, we got on the phone with Tomasi and Gleason to hear more about Batman's harrowing quest to Apokolips to bring his son back to life.

IGN Comics: To get everyone up to speed, could you please recap the story so far?

Peter J. Tomasi: Sure. Damian died, and now Batman wants to do everything he can to bring him back. By hook or by crook, by going to Apokolips to try to make it happen, Bruce is on a mission from God, and he's going to try to get his son back. That's all you need to know.

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Destiny Will Be Eligible for Pre-Loading on Xbox One

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 17:00

Bungie's upcoming open-world, first-person shooter, Destiny, will be available to pre-order and pre-load on Xbox One, Microsoft has confirmed.

"We’re thrilled to make Destiny available for pre-order and pre-download for Xbox One owners around the world," a Microsoft representative told IGN. "This option was available for a short period of time before the official pre-order window opened. We’ll have more details to share soon about the pre-order and pre-download window for Destiny."

Pre-loading was announced for Xbox One earlier this month, at the end of Microsoft's Gamescom conference. Last week, Madden NFL 15 became the first game available to pre-load on Xbox One.

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Saw Returning to Theaters for 10th Anniversary

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 16:58

Lionsgate announced today that Saw will return to theaters this Halloween in honor of the horror hit's 10th anniversary.

Saw will be back to theaters nationwide for one week only. The movie opens Friday, October 31, with select screenings beginning Thursday night, October 30.

"As part of Saw's 10th anniversary, we're thrilled to give new fans and audiences the opportunity to experience this film on the big screen for the very first time," said the franchise's producers, Oren Koules and Mark Burg, in a statement.

There were seven Saw films in all beginning with the James Wan-directed 2004 original, with the Saw franchise grossing $874 million at the worldwide box office.

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Sir Ben Kingsley Proposes New Mandarin Twist

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 16:30

Sir Ben Kinglsey lends his voice to the villainous Archibald Snatcher in Laika's The Boxtrolls, which is set to be released in September. We were able to speak with the actor about the film recently - stay tuned for more on the genuinely charming stop-motion adventure soon.

During the course of our chat, we touched on how Kingsley felt about the continued questions surrounding the role of The Mandarin in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Warning: There are spoilers for both Iron Man 3 and the Marvel One Shot: All Hail the King ahead. 

As many know, there was a storm of controversy among comic fans when Kingsley's legitimately menacing Mandarin was revealed to be a struggling actor - Trevor Slattery - hired to portray the dangerous man in the media as a smokescreen for Guy Pearce's Aldrich Killian.

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Mega Man X4 and X5 to Release on PS3 and Vita Soon

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 16:13

Both Mega Man X4 and Mega Man X5 will be available on PlayStation 3 and Vita within the first half of September.

Releasing on September 2, the classic Mega Man X4 will be available first, followed by Mega Man X5 a week later on September 9. Prices for each title are unknown at this point in time.

Many earlier installments in the Mega Man franchise are currently available on the Wii U Virtual Console, with several games releasing this month. Nothing has been said about whether or not any other Mega Man installments will release on PlayStation platforms in the future.

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How to Watch The Next Level at PAX Prime 2014

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 16:00

This year at PAX, Ubisoft's tournament series, The Next Level, will be celebrating its one year anniversary, and IGN will be livestreaming it for your lurid, viewing pleasure. Internet personalities such as Linda "Vampybitme" Le, and Scott "SirScoots" Smith will be coaching their players to victory, in the hopes of earning money for the charity of their choice.

The Next Level will run August 29th through September 1st from the hours of 12-6 PM PST. It's the 21st century, so no matter where you are, there's probably a web-enabled device you can watch from. Pick your poison and follow the links accordingly:

PSN Maintenance Time Rescheduled

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 15:47

Sony has announced that the PlayStation Network will undergo scheduled maintenance tomorrow.

The service will be offline in the US from 9:40 am PT/ 12:40 pm ET until 4:50 pm PT/ 7:50 pm ET and in Europe from 16:00 BST until 5:00 BST on Friday.

The maintenance was originally scheduled for this past Monday, but was postponed after the PlayStation Network suffered a DDoS attack over the weekend.

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GOG.com Now Offers DRM-Free Movies

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 15:10

As of today, DRM-free digital distributor GOG.com has begun offering movies alongside their catalog of video games.

For the last six years, GOG.com has become popular due to its DRM(digital rights management)-free games policy, allowing players to purchase games without having to verify their validity through a service or connecting to the internet to play. Now, the online service has added film and television to their digital offerings, charging $6 USD to download or stream each title.

Currently, all of the films available are related to the internet and gaming communities, including several documentaries both new and old. As it moves forward with the sales, the service hopes to partner with Hollywood to make TV and cinema films available.

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The November Man Review

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 15:08

If you're like me and wanted to see The November Man solely for Pierce Brosnan as a super spy, I've got some good news and some bad news. The good news is, Brosnan hasn't lost a step since his days playing James Bond, and even at 60, he's still got the sexy swagger you fell in love with in GoldenEye. The bad news? The November Man is nowhere near up to snuff for Brosnan's undeniable screen presence. The script is a complete mess, and the character Brosnan plays, Peter Devereaux, is wildly inconsistent, to the point that sometimes you'll be wondering if you should root for him at all.

Worse, the story is rife with espionage clichés. Here's the setup: Devereaux is an ex-CIA agent who's spent the last five years enjoying the quiet life in Switzerland. But when he's dragged out of retirement for one last mission, Devereaux soon finds himself the target of his old friend and CIA protégé David Mason (Luke Bracey). With growing suspicions of a mole within the agency, there's no one Devereaux can trust -- no rules and no holds barred.

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Carell, Power Rangers Writers Join Acme Movie

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 14:49

Steve Carell is attached to star in Warner Bros.' Untitled Acme Movie inspired by the Looney Tunes cartoons, which will be scripted by the writers behind the new Power Rangers movie.

"The movie, however, would not center on the Looney Tunes characters," according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Crazy Stupid Love directors Glenn Ficarra and John Requa are reportedly in early negotiations to helm the movie, which will be scripted by the writing duo of Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz (X-Men: First Class, Thor).

The Lego Movie's Roy Lee and Dan Lin will produce the CG animated/live-action hybrid movie, which Warner Bros. hopes will launch another franchise for them.

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Working on Metro: Redux Will 'Definitely' Improve Next Project, Says Dev

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 14:49

In a recent interview with Digital Foundry, 4A Games' Chief Technical Officer Oles Shishkovstov discussed combining Metro 2033 and Metro: Last Light into the recently-released and improved Metro: Redux collection, while also addressing his take on whether or not developers should be porting old games to new consoles.

"Since Metro: Last Light hit the shelves we've collected numerous improvement suggestions from our players in order to include them in Metro: Redux," he said of the improvements made to both survival horror first-person shooters. "The power of the new consoles also allowed us to improve the games in the field most critical to gameplay, especially gunplay and general feel - for example combat and cut-scenes became smoother, and controls became much more responsive."

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VR-Enabled World of Diving Now on Steam Early Access

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 14:46

Vertigo Games BV has announced that their underwater exploration game World of Diving is now available through Steam Early Access.

World of Diving costs $20 USD, which is reportedly below what its eventual retail price will be. Vertigo says the current build is pre-alpha; the team does not know how long World of Diving will remain in Early Access, but says that the final game will have more features and content.

World of Diving is VR-enabled with Oculus Rift and Xbox controller support. A Rift isn't necessary to play, but it is recommended for greater immersion.

World of Diving lets players explore deep oceans in multiplayer up to 16 players, searching together for knowledge, treasure, underwater shipwrecks, and rare species. It comes with a mission editor, allowing you to place your own creations under the sea.

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Check Out This TERA Kickstarter Campaign Parody

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 14:01

There's a goofy new in-game event for TERA, asking players to participate in a fake Kickstarter campaign, called BAM-Killer, by killing big-ass monsters and receiving awards.

BAM-Killer asks players to spend 21 days going on a BAM killing spree to earn rewards, such as access to never-before-seen items and extra abilities. TERA's website has been updated with the parody Kickstarter, playing on everything from Kickstarter's font to color scheme — but instead of asking for donations, the site asks for BAM kills.

The basic premise is that BAMs are out of control and have escaped into reality. "In just a matter of days, the BAM population reached a level where our servers couldn’t handle them anymore. This led to BAMs crossing over into the real world and causing all sorts of problems for us," reads the BAM-Killer page.

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App Store Update: August 27

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 14:00

Every day hundreds of new apps make their debut on the App Store, and hundreds more are updated or reduced in price. We have sifted through the noise and highlighted those select few that might be worth your attention.

Note: The prices and deals compiled below are accurate at the time we published this story, but all are subject to change.

Appointment with F.E.A.R. – ($2.99)

The developers at Tin Man Games have brought a lot of fantasy/horror stories to their interactive "gamebook" genre, but today's new installment in the Fighting Fantasy series instead taps into superhero comics for inspiration:

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Maleficent Is Returning for Once Upon a Time: Season 4

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:54

True Blood star Kristin Bauer van Straten is set to reprise her role as Maleficent on the upcoming season of Once Upon a Time.

Entertainment Weekly reports that Bauer is booked to return during the latter half of Season 4 of the ABC series, with EW speculating that perhaps Maleficent may be the main villain for Once Upon a Time after the Frozen storyline. The last time we saw Maleficent was during Season 2, but only in a nightmarish form - Bauer von Staten's commitment to True Blood had made it difficult for her to return to Once, after she established the character in Season 1.

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First Mobile MOBA to Allow Broadcasting to Twitch

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:53

Gameloft's Heroes of Order & Chaos will be the first mobile MOBA to have built-in broadcasting to Twitch, the streaming service announced today.

The broadcasting functionality will feature camera, mic, and chat support. Though Heroes of Order & Chaos is available for Android and Windows devices, the built-in streaming will only be available on iOS devices.

In March, Asphalt: 8 Airborne was the first mobile game to receive integrated streaming to Twitch as part of the streaming service's mobile streaming initiative.

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Standalone Xbox One Kinect on the Way

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:42

Microsoft has announced that a standalone Xbox One Kinect will be available starting October 7 for $150 USD, and the device comes bundled with Dance Central Spotlight.

In June, Microsoft unbundled the Xbox One and Kinect sensor, which allowed players to purchase the home console without the sensor for $400 USD. The price cut also made Xbox One more competitively priced with PlayStation 4.

The move reportedly paid off, with Xbox One sales doubling after the standalone offer went into effect. But until now, those who purchased an Xbox One without the Kinect were unable to purchase a standalone device.

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