On Interstate 80 between Wyoming and Nebraska is a bunker containing some of the military's most powerful nuclear missiles. Before you reach them, you'll have to get past Mario and Bowser.
In "Welcome to the Nuclear Command Bunker," an article on NPR, the author was given access to the U.S. Air Force facility. Past the final checkpoint, just before the elevator that takes you deep underground, is the following mural:
To celebrate the continued IGN First coverage of Destiny, we decided to make a Destiny Quiz. Although this quiz is intended for users who participated in the beta, we invite everyone to test their knowledge!
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Ori and the Blind Forest was one of the best unknown quantities to come out of E3. Debuting at Microsoft’s media briefing before making its way to the show floor, Ori is a gorgeous and stylish 2D platforming adventure that pulls in equal parts Super Metroid, Symphony of the Night, Journey, Dust: An Elysian Tail, and Super Meat Boy. It’s a great group of influences that simply work, as Leah B. Jackson explained in her E3 preview.
After getting hands-on with the same demo at San Diego Comic-Con, I gravitated towards four distinct features that help make Ori a fantastic experience.
GameStop is preparing to introduce its own credit card, according to Destructoid,
The site says the interest rate for the credit card will be 26.99 percent - about double the current market average of 13 percent. The card will be closely tied with the company’s PowerUp Rewards program, and will reward customers with 5,000 points for basic members and 15,000 for Pro members.
Destructoid was able to uncover these photos, which look to be marketing materials for the credit card:
So far, details on when we might see this card are unknown. However, Destructoid sources claim that PowerUp members have already been approved for use of the card, suggesting we may be seeing it soon.
Swiss gaming retailer World of Games might have accidentally leaked the last-gen version of Assassin’s Creed due to hit Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 this fall.
According to product listings, which have since been removed, Assassin’s Creed: Rogue is set to release this fall on October 28th, the same date as Assassin’s Creed Unity releases for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.
This could be the rumored Assassin’s Creed Comet that was leaked earlier this year and believed to star Shay, a sailor and Templar, in 1758 New York, serving as a direct sequel to Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag.
Maybe it's not entirely original (or necessarily true anymore) to complain that Japan gets all the cool stuff, but in the case of Tokyo's newly opened Final Fantasy themed restaurant, Japan really did get the cool stuff.
The restaurant is a joint collaboration between the Pasela Resorts company and Square Enix, and is called Eorzea Cafe.
The eatery, which opened today in the Akihabara district of Tokyo, is based on the world of Final Fantasy XIV. This means that while patrons won't be able to order One-Winged Angel food cake for desert, they can still order food and drinks that draw inspiration from the world of Final Fantasy XIV. Since the games all share common threads, the menu will satisfy any fan of the series. Fancy something spicy? Order the Bahamut Giga Flare Curry. How about a Weight of the Land Titan Burger, for a little bit more casual fare?
Hunt: Horrors of the Gilded Age is no longer in development at Cytek's Austin studio, with the company moving the project to Crytek Frankfurt in Germany.
VentureBeat reports that Crytek USA also saw layoffs with development of Hunt shifting to the Frankfurt studio. Crytek reportedly plans to transition the Austin-based house into a support team for North American developers that license CryEngine.
"We would like to thank all our staff — past and present — in both Nottingham and Austin for their contributions to the company, and we wish all the very best to anyone who may no longer be under the Crytek banner moving forward," said Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli in a statement.
British actor Simon Kassianides has joined the second season of Marvel's Agents of SHIELD in a major recurring role.
According to Deadline, Kassianides will play Bakshi, "a confident right-hand man who's not afraid to do the dirty work." The actor is one of several newcomers to the show, including Lucy Lawless as longtime SHIELD agent Isabel Hartley, Nick Blood as a mercenary, and Reed Diamond.
Christopher Nolan and Matthew McConaughey made a surprise appearance at Comic-Con over the weekend to debut the second trailer for their upcoming sci-fi film Interstellar. And now the preview has made it online. Take a look:
You can check out an HD version of the trailer at interstellarmovie.com. Just enter the code 7201969 when prompted.
Read our man Max Nicholson's full Paramount panel report from Comic-Con right here, including what Nolan had to say about the film, new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles footage, and more. Or watch his panel reaction below:
With Quentin Tarantino saddled up and ready to roll with The Hateful Eight, we're finally getting our first official poster for the upcoming western tale.
Empire revealed the black, white, and red poster, which is featured in the magazine's next issue. The promotional art seen below features a carriage being pulled by six horses, with bright blood streaking behind the passengers.
Warner Bros. will bring The Dragonriders of Pern series to the silver screen, hoping to launch another successful franchise in the vein of Harry Potter and The Hobbit for the movie studio.
Deadline reports that Warner Bros. has optioned the Anne McCaffrey book series, which includes 22 novels and a wealth of material to dig through for films. McCaffrey started the series in the 1960s, which follows a band of warriors who take to the skies on dragons. They fight to protect the exotic planet known as Pern from deadly spores that come from the Red Star.
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. For more mobile game trailers, reviews and news be sure to Subscribe to IGNMobileGames on YouTube.
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Atlus has announced that its samurai RPG Shin Megami Tensei 4 will finally be available for European gamers in September.
The Nintendo 3DS game was first announced last year. It became available in Japan in May 2013, with North America following suit in July 2013.
It will be downloadable from the Nintendo 3DS eShop for £17.99 / €19.99. All of its DLC will also be available, with the exception of some armour exclusive to North American retailers.
We're not sure why it's taken so long to Shin Megami Tensei 4 to reach Europe, but after it received an 8.5 review from IGN, we're glad that it's becoming accessible to more gamers out there.
Syfy announced yesterday two new additions to the cast of the TV adaptation of 12 Monkeys: Tom Noonan (Damages, Heat) and Emily Hampshire (Cosmopolis).
The two actors will have recurring roles on the 13-episode first season. Noonan is set to play a villain in the TV show, acting as the face of the Army of the 12 Monkeys. Hampshire will portray a dangerous mental patient by the name of Jennifer Goines, who may just have the answers for the 12 Monkeys mystery.
Noonan and Hampshire join 12 Monkeys stars Aaron Stanford, Amanda Schull, Kirk Acevedo, and Noah Bean. The TV series will follow Cole (Stanford) as he travels back in time to find and destroy a mysterious plague that decimates humanity in the future.
Playcast Media has announced that its cloud gaming app for Amazon Fire TV is now in public beta.
The app streams games directly from Amazon's servers to your Fire TV, and has an emphasis on triple-A releases. The screenshot below suggests that games such as Sleeping Dogs and Darksiders 2 will be available. Though no specific games have been confirmed, Playcast says it is licensing games from publishers such as EA, Ubisoft, Konami, Square Enix, Disney, and more.
"Playcast brings gamers what they really want," says Playcast Media CEO Guy de Beer. "Lag-free, console-quality HD, AAA brand name titles."
Zen Studios is delaying the release of Pinball FX 2 on Xbox One to implement the functionality that lets players transfer their Xbox 360 tables onto Microsoft's new platform for free.
The announcement came courtesy of the Zen Studios blog, where the company said that it's been working with Microsoft to make table transfers to Xbox One a reality for Pinball FX 2. Originally, this import option wasn't going to be available.
The new table transfer functionality will lead to a slight delay for Pinball FX 2, however, which was originally set to launch this week. "We apologize to any fans affected by this delay, but we pledge to make it up to you by incorporating this highly desired feature."
From their secluded home-theater compound, film critics Wade Major and Mark Keizer mix insightful commentary with irreverent banter, covering the latest DVD and Blu-ray news and new releases of the week, including studio, independent, television and special-interest titles.
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LG's G3 is easily one of the best phones you can buy right now. The combination of its beautiful Quad HD display, premium build, long-lasting battery, and fantastic camera make it hard to pass up. If you've already picked one up, or plan to in the near future, here are some helpful tips for your brand new smartphone.
The Smart Keyboard that ships with the G3 is one of the best stock options available, and the fact that you can do some customizing to it makes it even better. To make changes, head over to the "Language and Input" section in your phone's settings, and tap the gear symbol next to "LG Keyboard." From there, you can adjust the height, add or remove a row of numeric keys, change the keyboard's height, and allow swipe typing.
At the Marvel Animation panel at SDCC this past weekend, Marvel revealed some details about the upcoming seasons of three of its current shows and ended their presentation by showing a clip of a new series based on the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy film. First up was the premiere of a new episode of Ultimate Spider-Man Web Warriors, which will begin its third season on Disney XD in September.
The episode shows the beginning of a "Spider Verse" arc that comic book fans are already familiar with. Green Goblin uses Electro's power to open up wormholes into various alternate realities. When Spider-Man follows, he encounters Spider-Man 2099 in one reality, and Petra Parker in a female-dominated society. Each reality has its own animation style as well. Later, they even showed a clip Spider-Man in a wacky adventure with Spider-Ham (Peter Porker). While that arc is slated for next year, the series will start with Spiderman joining the Avengers, and fans can expect to see other favorite characters like Nova, Luke Cage and Iron Fist.