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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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IGN Plays WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgames

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 11:51

It's Nintendo's 125th anniversary! Yes, waaaay back in September 1889 "Nintendo Koppai" was founded as a playing card manufacturer. But over the last 40 years or so, Nintendo has grown into one of the most prolific, successful, and beloved video game makers anywhere. To celebrate, all month long we're playing 125 of of the greatest Nintendo games ever made.

So come on this journey with us, and relive some of our fondest Nintendo-made memories. Up now: Nintendo's frantic microgame collection WarioWare!

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IGN Plays Kirby Super Star

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 11:41

It's Nintendo's 125th anniversary! Yes, waaaay back in September 1889 "Nintendo Koppai" was founded as a playing card manufacturer. But over the last 40 years or so, Nintendo has grown into one of the most prolific, successful, and beloved video game makers anywhere.

To celebrate, all month long we're playing 125 of of the greatest Nintendo games ever made. So come on this journey with us, and relive some of our fondest Nintendo-made memories. Up now: Nintendo's pink puffball in Kirby Super Star!

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IGN Plays The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 11:37

It's Nintendo's 125th anniversary! Yes, waaaay back in September 1889 "Nintendo Koppai" was founded as a playing card manufacturer. But over the last 40 years or so, Nintendo has grown into one of the most prolific, successful, and beloved video game makers anywhere.

To celebrate, all month long we're playing 125 of of the greatest Nintendo games ever made. So come on this journey with us, and relive some of our fondest Nintendo-made memories. Up now: Nintendo's Zelda adventure The Wind Waker!

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IGN Plays Super Mario World

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 11:33

It's Nintendo's 125th anniversary! Yes, waaaay back in September 1889 "Nintendo Koppai" was founded as a playing card manufacturer. But over the last 40 years or so, Nintendo has grown into one of the most prolific, successful, and beloved video game makers anywhere.

To celebrate, all month long we're playing 125 of of the greatest Nintendo games ever made. So come on this journey with us, and relive some of our fondest Nintendo-made memories. Up now: Super Mario World - one of Nintendo's greatest 2D platforming achievements!

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IGN Plays Mario Kart 64

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 11:29

It's Nintendo's 125th anniversary! Yes, waaaay back in September 1889 "Nintendo Koppai" was founded as a playing card manufacturer. But over the last 40 years or so, Nintendo has grown into one of the most prolific, successful, and beloved video game makers anywhere.

To celebrate, all month long we're playing 125 of of the greatest Nintendo games ever made. So come on this journey with us, and relive some of our fondest Nintendo-made memories. Up now: N64 classic Mario Kart 64!

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Games with Gold Revealed for September

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 11:26

Microsoft has announced the three new games coming to Games with Gold for September, headlined by Super TIME Force on Xbox One and Halo: Reach on Xbox 360.

Super TIME Force is the newest addition to Games with Gold on Xbox One, joining last month's entry, Crimson Dragon. IGN enjoyed Super TIME Force when the 2D action platforming title launched earlier this year, calling it a "refreshing experience." Both titles will be available for free for Xbox Live Gold subscribers from September 1-30.

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FX Orders New Zach Galifianakis/Louis C.K. Comedy

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 11:26

FX has ordered Baskets, a half-hour, single camera comedy series starring Zach Galifianakis, and co-created by Galifianakis, Louis C.K. and Jonathan Krisel (Portlandia, Saturday Night Live, Man Seeking Woman).

The initial order is for 10 episodes of Baskets, with production beginning next year and the series scheduled to launch in 2016.

The pilot episode of Baskets was co-written by Executive Producers Galifianakis, Emmy Award-winner Louis C.K., and Emmy Award-nominated Writer and Director Jonathan Krisel, who is the Showrunner on Baskets and also directed the pilot.

So what is Baskets? Well, in a world constrained by corporate interests and the homogenization of society, one man in Bakersfield, California dares to follow his dream of becoming a professional clown. But after an unsuccessful enrollment at a prestigious clowning school in Paris, the only job he can find is with the local rodeo. Baskets follows Chip Baskets’ (Zach Galifianakis) pursuit of his dream, against all odds, to be a respected clown.

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IGN Plays Super Metroid

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 11:26

It's Nintendo's 125th anniversary! Yes, waaaay back in September 1889 "Nintendo Koppai" was founded as a playing card manufacturer. But over the last 40 years or so, Nintendo has grown into one of the most prolific, successful, and beloved video game makers anywhere.

To celebrate, all month long we're playing 125 of of the greatest Nintendo games ever made. So come on this journey with us, and relive some of our fondest Nintendo-made memories. Up now: one of the most beloved and influential games of all-time - Super Metroid!

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Apple Sends Out Invites for September 9 Event

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 11:14

Apple has just sent out invitations for an event being held on September 9 in Cupertino, CA, where the company is largely expected to reveal upcoming plans for its iPhone line.

As expected, the image sent along with the invitation doesn't reveal much of anything, aside from the tagline "Wish we could say more."

Even though Apple isn't hinting at much, it's more than likely that we'll see the next-generation iPhone—or iPhones—at the event. Speculation strongly suggests that the company will announce a pair of new smartphones, one with a 4.7-inch display and the other sporting a 5.5-inch screen.

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Island of Doctor Moreau Documentary Review

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 10:12

It’s been the stuff of urban movie legend for nearly 20 years… following his dismissal as director of The Island of Doctor Moreau, Richard Stanley tracked down an animal costume and returned to set as one of the beastly extras with plans to sabotage proceedings.

The story captured the imagination of film fans, buoyed by the incoherence and insanity of what ended up onscreen; the finished film a train-wreck of gargantuan proportions, paving the way for Stanley to be painted as the plucky if eccentric young artist battling the Hollywood machine.

And now director David Gregory is endeavouring to locate the truth behind the rumour, telling the tale of the madness of Moreau, in a story that proves that age-old adage that truth really is stranger than fiction, even if that fiction does feature pig-ladies.

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Samsung and LG Unveil Their Next-Generation Smartwatches

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 10:10

LG's G Watch and the Samsung Gear Live may have only just recently launched, but both manufacturers are already back with a new pair of smartwatches.

LG G Watch R

The LG G Watch R is the latest smartwatch to utilize Google's Android Wear operating system. Unlike the square G Watch, the new device has a more traditional round face like Motorola's Moto 360, making for a generally more aesthetically pleasing wearable. The G Watch R features a 1.3-inch circle Plastic OLED display that the company claims can be viewed under bright sunlight. Inside is a 1.2GHz Snapdragon 400 processor, 4GB of storage, 512MB of RAM, and a 410mAh battery.

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Blizzard on Free-to-Play Prices and Hearthstone Expansions

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 10:10

Hearthstone hopes to be around and still releasing new content in ten years, according to the game's senior producer.

Speaking to IGN, Yong Woo talked a bit about the team's pricing strategy for the popular free-to-play card game, explaining its fairness was motivated by ambitions of longevity.

"Universally we’ve been getting feedback that our pricing is very generous," he revealed. "To us, that’s important. For us, we’re here for the long run. We’re not here to make a quick buck. I want to be playing and working on Hearthstone 10 years from now and from that end, instead of focusing on maximising immediate profit, Hearthstone is really about being able to play it how you want to. If that involves paying for content, awesome - it funds our ability to make more so, thanks - but if you wanna play the game for free we really want that to be a real possibility.

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Azure Striker Gunvolt Review

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 10:00

Several years ago, Japanese developer Inti Creates captured the essence of the late-'80s with its spot-on entries in the classic Mega Man series, Mega Man 9 and 10. Its latest, Azure Striker Gunvolt, is an original game that represents a natural evolution of that appreciation of retro gaming, done in the style of Mega Man X. While it's in no way, shape, or form as good as X, it's certainly fun in its own right, and like Mega Man 9 and 10 before it, it provides a nostalgic trip for anyone who still finds value in games from an era gone by.

The most unique aspect of Azure Striker Gunvolt is its combat. Gunvolt's titular protagonist is armed with a pistol, but you won't be using it in typical fashion. Regardless of which gun he's equipped with -- there are several -- they simply won't do much damage. What these pistols will do is "tag" enemies when fired. Once an enemy is tagged, Gunvolt is able to unleash his true power, shocking robotic thugs with electrical pulses called Flashfields that automatically gravitate towards those who are marked. This novel style of play is decidedly more complex than Mega Man X's.

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See Destiny's Exclusive PlayStation Content in Action

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 09:06

Sony has released a new video showing off the exclusive content coming to PS3 and PS4 owners who pick up Destiny in a couple of weeks.

The video, which you can see above, offers a glimpse at the range of exclusive content on PlayStation platforms, including a unique co-op strike mission on Mars, a competitive map, a bunch of exclusive guns, gear, and three ships. From what we know, these items won't be appearing on Xbox One and Xbox 360 before autumn 2015.

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Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Get Steelbooks

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 08:01

Nintendo has announced it's releasing limited edition steelbook versions of Pokemon Omega Ruby and Pokemon Alpha Sapphire, alongside other pre-order incentives.

At the moment only announced for the UK, though we're chasing other regions, you'll get the standard game box along with the metallic cases. As you'd expect, Primal Groudon graces the front of Omega Ruby, with Primal Kyogre on the front of Alpha Sapphire. the inside artwork shows the two facing off, and you can pre-order both now at the Nintendo UK Store or GAME.

That's not all, however. Anyone who pre-orders either game will be able to receive a Legendary Figurine keyring of the 'mon bedecking the games' covers based on which you opt for.

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Geekly Weekly: Breaking Bad

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 08:00

Breaking Bad just cleaned up at the Emmys, and we're currently living in anticipation of Better Call Saul, which has been delayed until 2015, but is confirmed for two seasons. To celebrate all that, we've rounded up the cool merch and swag related to the misadventures of one Walter White.

We've also dipped into show creator Vince Gilligan's past, including his work on The X-Files, and some of his Hollywood screenwriting work.

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Did George R.R. Martin Help Create Chewbacca?

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 03:35

A new discovery suggests Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin may have unwittingly helped create everyone's favourite Wookie (sorry, Tarfful).

The likes of Reddit and Slashfilm have compiled some pretty compelling evidence for the idea that an illustration done for one of Martin's short stories way back in 1975 was used by Ralph McQuarrie as the basis for Chewbacca's concept art.

Let's start at the beginning. Back in 1975, McQuarrie was working on the concept art for Star Wars. There were a host of variations here from the finished product, including the fact Luke Skywalker was a woman, but it's a bit of a struggle to see any link between this Chewbacca and the one we know today.

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San Diego Ruling Means Comic-Con Could Leave After 2016

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 02:54

Speculation is rife the San Diego Comic-Con may be on the move following a decision not to pursue the expansion of the city's convention centre.

THR reports the city council decided not to appeal a court ruling that essentially means the planned expansion, due to begin in "late 2014" and widely regarded to have been an incentive for Comic-Con organisers to stick around in San Diego, is now much less likely to happen.

The original court ruling passed earlier this month and nixed the idea of putting a proposed levy on hotels in the area in order to fund the projected $520 million cost of the expansion. Though the council is adamant about finding an alternative way to fund the development, the hold-up is already causing some to speculate SDCC may jump ship in favour of Los Angeles or Anaheim. According to Comic-Con International's David Glanzer, however, nothing's certain at the moment.

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Comic Book Reviews for August 27, 2014

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 02:07

It's a week of big endings as DC's All-Star Western saw it's last issue and Marvel's Wolverine series concluded, although Wolverine is getting an even bigger send-off in the month long Death of Wolverine story in September.

10 Times Wolverine Has Died

As for the rest of this week's releases, Injustice: Gods Among Us - Year Two and Saga earned top honors. We also saw the next chapters of Superman, Outcast, and nearly all of the 500 comics Rick Remender is currently putting out.

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Saga #22 Review

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 01:49

You can't say he didn't warn us. Saga returns with issue #22, creators Brian K. Vaughn and Fiona Staples delivering another complex and riveting read.

The writing has been on the wall for a few issues now. The crack in Alana and Marko's relationship has become more noticeable with each passing page, their doubts palpable and raw. This issue sees that crack become a chasm in a fleeting but damaging encounter that gives light to a number of unspoken truths. Vaughn has done an amazing job setting up this moment, telling Marko and Alana's stories separate from one another but allowing we, the reader, to follow each. When they finally come together, all that hurt and guilt and anger that boils to the surface feels completely earned, so totally are we invested in these characters. Though it's tough to witness, it's also incredible, on a number of levels.

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