Warning: Beware of spoilers for Uncanny Avengers #2!
After revealing that Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch aren't the children of Magneto in last year's comic book mini-series Avengers & X-Men: AXIS, writer Rick Remender is now shedding more light on the real origins of these two characters. As revealed in Uncanny Avengers #2 yesterday, it turns out the two heroes are not mutants and were actually created by the Marvel villain known as the High Evolutionary.
Netherrealm has shared what's included in the Kombat Pack, the DLC bundle that comes with the Mortal Kombat X Kollector's Edition.
The Kombat Pack will include four additional fighters who are still in development. It will also include extra skins, though Netherrealm didn't clarify how many.
If you don't purchase the MKX special edition, you can still purchase the Kombat Pack separately. No standalone price was given.
Brutalities are returning to MKX, if pummeling enemies into goo is your thing.
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Brutalities are coming to Mortal Kombat X, Netherrealm revealed today in a livestream.
In a short demo between fighters Cassie Cage and Quan Chi, Cage pounced on her foe and pounded him senseless before smashing his head into a pile of red goop.
Netherrealm says there are over 100 brutalities in the game. Unlike in previous games, brutalities aren't triggered by long, complicated button presses. They are enabled by certain conditions, such as winning a round with a throw.
Co-creator of Mortal Kombat, Ed Boon, teased brutalities on Twitter a few days ago.
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From Blumhouse Productions -- the micro-budget movie company that brought you Paranormal Activity, Insidious and The Purge -- comes The Lazarus Effect, a resurrection horror film directed by David Gelb (Jiro Dreams of Sushi) and starring Mark Duplass, Olivia Wilde, Evan Peters, Donald Glover and Sarah Bolger.
The film follows a group of researchers on the brink of creating a serum that will bring the dead back to life and give people "the second chance they deserve," according to the project's leaders Frank (Duplass) and his fiancée Zoe (Wilde). But after a successful trial on a dead dog, the team's research is confiscated by a generic "evil corporation" led by a smarmy Sam Wise (who is promptly never seen again). Left with no other options, the researchers decide to duplicate the experiment, only this time -- after a devastating mishap -- they use a human subject. As these things go, the results are... undesirable.
Yesterday, Robert Downey Jr. revealed his Iron Man character poster for Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron. And now Mark Ruffalo has tweeted out his own character poster for Hulk! Check it out:
Here's your first look at the official Hulk poster for @Avengers Age of Ultron! pic.twitter.com/R3UafYJwQa
— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) February 26, 2015
Also check out the full-size poster below. We'll be adding new posters to this slideshow as they debut over the coming days:
Earlier this week, CBS and Warner Bros. announced that Calista Flockhart would play Cat Grant in the upcoming Supergirl TV show. Now, two more classic DC Comics characters have been cast: David Harewood (Homeland, Selfie) will play Hank Henshaw, and Chyler Leigh (Grey's Anatomy, Taxi Brooklyn) will play Alexandra "Alex" Danvers. Both actors will appear in regular roles.
More than 50% of this week's new releases are Donkey Kong games, thanks to Nintendo of America finally releasing Donkey Kong Country 1, 2, and 3 on Wii U Virtual Console and Donkey Kong Land 1, 2, and 3 on 3DS Virtual Console. With the launch of all three DKC games, our long national nightmare is over, as the trilogy were removed from the Wii Virtual Console two years ago. Now, all is right with the ape world as six Donkey Kong games from the '90s are now on Wii U and 3DS. Also, Ironfall Invasion, the interesting third-person shooter that takes advantage of the New 3DS, is out in America this week. It has a free demo that might be worth checking out.
Donkey Kong Country ($7.99)
Some data mining done on a patch for Build 8036 for Hearthstone: Heroes of WarCraft may have leaked some new forthcoming content.
The alleged information recovered points to an achievement called "brm presale," as well as three card backs for Ragnaros, Molten Core, and Golden Celebration. Hearthstone fansite Hearthhead speculates this could point to a possible upcoming Blackrock Mountain adventure, and posits that the Golden Celebration card backs could be used to celebrate Hearthstone's 1-year anniversary.
Blizzard has not confirmed or even announced anything about a Blackrock Mountain-themed adventure, although another reported leak has claimed that the next expansion for Hearthstone could release in April. Whether or not these two are connected remains unkown. IGN has reached out to Blizzard for comment.
In its weekly update today, Bungie revealed a new type of Crucible game mode coming March 3.
Called "Inferno" playlists, senior designer Leif Johansen revealed that the first mode will be Inferno Control. Johansen said that it will be an experience "that’s more about basic gunplay," and achieving "more with less."
He goes on to explain what he describes as the most important change being made for the new mode: the removal of the tracker.
"We’re hoping this change will provoke players to rely even more on certain skills," he said, skills like map knowledge, teamwork, positioning, flanking maneuvers, setting ambushes, paying closer attention to audio cues, and "using friendly nameplate UI as clues toward enemy position."
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Have you ever wanted to know what it's like to be buried alive?
Probably not, because that's an awful, horrible experience. Still, for the brave and adventurous among you, a new virtual reality game might help you live your deathly fantasies.
It's called Taphobos, which stems from Taphophobia -- the fear of being buried alive. Kill Screen spotted the project, which was the result of a two-day "hackathon" at the University of Nottingham.
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.
Joe Dever's Lone Wolf Complete – ($9.99)
All four chapters of the Lone Wolf gamebook saga have now been compiled into this single, final-release app.
The Destiny companion app now allows moving items between characters. Additionally, character models look much more detailed and the whole app runs smoother.
In its weekly update, Bungie announced that both the mobile and web versions of the Destiny Companion app have been updated to allow for "mobile vault management."
Engineering lead Chris Gossett said the team "felt that this is a must-have feature to get you ready to play," and he gave a few examples of when this new functionality would come in handy.
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare's Havoc DLC has been delayed on PC until March 3. The DLC was expected to be released today.
In a post on Facebook, Sledgehammer Games cites "unexpected issues" as the reason for the delay. The developer added, "We don't take this decision lightly, but rest assured that our team is working with Activision to get this content to the PC community as quickly as possible."
While the issues are being sorted out, Sledgehammer has activated double XP for all PC players.
The Havoc DLC includes four multiplayer maps -- Core, Urban, Sideshow, and Drift -- as well as the first part of Advanced Warfare's Exo-zombies mode.
Jason David Frank, the actor who played the original Green Ranger in the Power Rangers TV show, has taken to his Facebook fan page to express his disapproval of the mature Power/Rangers fan film that has been making the rounds this week.
“I know there’s a lot of fans out there that love it and all that stuff, but I’m just a PG-13 guy,” Frank said in a video posted to his page. “The cuss words, the drugs, all this other stuff — it doesn’t fly with me. ...The problem is,
The time travel on 12 Monkeys is cool and intricate, as Cole (Aaron Stanford) travels back from 2043 to try and stop the plague that has nearly wiped out humanity.
In Friday's new episode, Cole contacts his modern-day ally, Cassie (Amanda Schull) with some very specific, mind-bending instructions on what to do in the days to come. Check out IGN's exclusive clip from this episode at the top of the page and tune into the entire episode on Friday, February 27th on Syfy.
Vigil Games co-founders Joe Madureira and Ryan Stefanelli have formed a new studio and are planning to resurrect a classic comic franchise as part of their first project.
They've opted to use Madureira's classic comic series Battle Chasers as the source material for their next project, which will include both a comic and a new video game set in the same universe.
Called Airship Syndicate, the new studio in Austin, Texas will handle the development of Battle Chasers' upcoming game. It is still very much in its early stages, but Stefanelli claims it will be "classic and old school but presented with some new modern twists."
Vigil Games was best known for its development of the Darksiders series. Although the new Battle Chasers game will be very different mechanically from the action RPGs, Stefanelli told Polygon they will "make sure that the dungeon exploration side of the game is soaked with lots of fun adventurous elements."
The Donkey Kong Country and Donkey Kong Land trilogies are now available in North America on the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS Virtual Consoles, respectively.
If you purchase any of the three Donkey Kong Country games -- Donkey Kong Country, Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest, or Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble -- you'll be able to download Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze on the eShop for 30% off.
The same deal applies for 3DS owners who purchase either Donkey Kong Land, Donkey Kong Land 2, or Donkey Kong Land 3; the only difference being a 30% discount on Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D, rather than Tropical Freeze.
The 30% off promotion will end on March 3 at 8:59am PT.
News about SOMA, the deep sea horror game from Frictional Games, has been quiet in the past few months, but a new screenshot and word of its incoming beta status should put it back on survival horror fans' radars.
"Sorry all for the silence! We're closing in on Beta and everyone's working hard to get there," says Frictional. "Once that's done, we'll reveal more!"