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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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Walking Dead and Wolf Among Us Get Next-Gen Release Date

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 10:19

Telltale Games has announced The Walking Dead: Season One and Season Two will hit PS4 and Xbox One for the first time in October, with The Wolf Among Us following suit in November.

Those'll be the same months that the respective compiled versions of the games are also released at retail on PS3, PS Vita and Xbox 360.

Other projects we know Telltale is currently working on include its collaboration with Gearbox, called Tales From The Borderlands, and a mysterious episodic Game of Thrones project which we got our first tantalising teaser about recently.

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9 Things You (Probably) Didn’t Know About Luke Skywalker

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 10:07

From farm boy whiner to galactic savior, Luke Skywalker is one of the great movie heroes.

And now he’s set to finally make his return to the screen in Star Wars: Episode VII. So let’s take a look back at some of the lesser known aspects of the character’s history.

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Here are nine things you probably didn’t know about Luke Skywalker!

In early drafts of George Lucas’ Star Wars script, Luke was no farm boy at all, but rather a seasoned Jedi general -- an Obi-Wan type who was an advisor to a king. In the second draft he became a short and chubby 18-year-old called Luke Starkiller, while a holy man from thousands of years earlier was known as “the Skywalker.” It was this mysterious figure who had discovered the Force and helped found the Republic… But, eventually Lucas settled on the bratty moisture farmer version instead.

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Shadow Warrior Gets PS4 and Xbox One Release Date

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 10:02

Shadow Warrior hits PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on October 24 in Europe, Bandai Namco has announced.

The first-person shooter follows the tale of Zilla Enterprise’s corporate shogun, Lo Wang, who is ordered by his employer to track down and acquire a legendary blade known as the Nobitsura Kage. The plot fuses together Asian-mythology with a modern setting. We're still trying to track down a North American release date.

Devolver released Shadow Warrior on PC last October. IGN really liked the reboot's long campaign and surprisingly good story. It did have a few scripting bugs we hope don't make the jump to PS4 and Xbox One.

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Unlock New Cars in Forza Horizon 2 With Forza Rewards

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 09:24

Turn 10 Studios has announced Forza Horizon 2's extensive roster of cars will be boosted even further for those who've put sufficient time into earlier installments in the franchise.

The Forza Reward loyalty program enables those who've unlocked sufficient points in titles from Forza Motorsport 2 all the way through Forza Motorsport 5 and up to and including Forza Horizon 2, to unlock new motors.

The 2011 BMW 1 Series M Coupe, the 2013 Viper GTS, the 2015 Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4, the 2014 Local Motors Rally Fighter, and the 2013 McLaren P1 are set to make up the first batch of cars available when the game launches. The BMW Series M Coupe will be available to those at Tier 2, with an additional car available at each successive Tier, all the way up to the McLaren P1 for those who've hit Tier 6.

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The Legend of Yokai: Art Inspired by the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 08:52

In the run up to the release of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in the UK, there's an online exhibit titled The Legend of Yokai.

According to the exhibit, before the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles emerged from the sewers, the myth of the Kappa Yokai told of mythical creatures "summoned by the spirits of honour, wisdom, courage and brotherhood." The turtles would later represent these ideals in inimitable fashion.

The slideshow below showcases some of the work, created by artists from around the world drawing on different styles and artistic movements.

Which is your favourite? (For what it's worth, mine's the surrealist portrait of Michelangelo.) More artwork will be released over on The Legend of Yokai gallery in the coming weeks.

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Nintendo Offers Buy 1 Get 1 Free on Select 3DS Titles

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 08:40

Nintendo today announced the new Winter 2014 Bonus Games Promotion for 3DS and 2DS systems, offering a free download code for one of seven games.

To qualify, you need to register a Nintendo 3DS, 2DS, or 3DS XL with Club Nintendo between September 11, 2014 and January 12, 2015, and then register a copy of either Super Smash Bros for 3DS, Pokemon Omega Ruby or Pokemon Alpha Sapphire between October 3, 2014 and January 12, 2015.

Following this, you'll be able to claim one of the downloadable games below for free from Nintendo's eShop. It's important to note that if the game you purchase is a retail copy, you'll have to fill out a software registration survey. Nintendo is offering the following games:

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New Metal Gear Solid 5 The Phantom Pain Teaser

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 06:33

Hideo Kojima has teased further details about Quiet, the female lead from upcoming Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain.

In the achingly brief clip, the woman leaps from a helicopter. Before hitting the ground she disappears into thin air, reappearing from a mysterious black mist behind a line of soldiers. As they prime for attack, her eyes inexplicably darken.

And that's where the teaser ends. You can flick through some screen grabs take from the trailer in this slideshow:

Earlier, the game's director Hideo Kojima teased a new Metal Gear Collection, but no further information about this was given during today's Kojima Station presentation.

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PS Vita Exclusive Murasaki Baby Coming September

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 05:56

Massimo Guarini, CEO and creative director for Ovosonico Studios, has announced that Murasaki Baby will be available exclusively on the PS Vita on September 16th, 2014 for North America with the European release on the 17th.

Murasaki Baby will set you back $15 USD/£7.99/€9.99, and if you’re a PlayStation Plus member in the US, you can get a 20% discount during the game's first week on sale.

Guarini made the announcement in a PlayStation blog which also kicks off a behind the scenes video series, starting with the studio itself, which he founded following his time as Game Director at Grasshopper Manufacture Inc.

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New Super Smash Bros. Characters Confirmed in Stream

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 04:49

A heap of new fighters have been confirmed for the upcoming Super Smash Bros. after a 3DS version of the game was streamed on Twitch.

User Hayama's playthrough is still going on, revealing a number of the recently leaked rumoured characters to be present in the upcoming title.

Dark Pit from Kid Icarus: Uprising and the Duck Hunt Dog are two of the new characters set to enter the arena, while Ganondorf, Mr. Game and Watch, Ness and Falco all return once you've beaten Classic Mode enough times. Dr. Mario is also set to be playable, along with Wario, ROB and Jigglypuff.

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Listen to Paul McCartney's Destiny Theme Song

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 04:24

Destiny's theme song, written and recorded by Beatles' star Paul McCartney, has been released as a single.

The song, which you can hear below, was written by McCartney in collaboration with former Bungie composer Marty O'Donnell and features vocals from the man himself. It's a fully orchestrated piece, which was recorded at Abbey Road with a 120-piece ensemble.

Called Hope for the Future, the main theme present throughout is light triumphing over darkness. Fitting, seeing as it appears over the game's end credits. As for whether it's any good or not... well, we'll let you be the judge of that.

McCartney announced his involvement in Destiny back in 2012.

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Activision Confirms The Voice Video Game

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 04:05

Activision has revealed The Voice, a new game based upon the TV singing show of the same name, hits PS3, Xbox 360, Wii and Wii U on October 21.

Featuring the blind auditions, battle rounds and the finale itself, the game offers you the chance to sing your way to the top and be crowned "The Voice". It promises to encapsulate an array of musical genres, and offers both a single and multiplayer experience -- the latter of which can accommodate up to eight players.

Details of the tracklist have yet to be released. If you can't wait, get your vocal chords ready by firing up SingStar. Check out our reviews to discover more about the karaoke series.

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Stealth Inc. 2: A Game of Clones Release Date Announced

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 02:41

Stealth Inc. 2: A Game of Clones launches exclusively on Wii U on October 23.

The sequel to the original Stealth Inc., originally known as Stealth bastard, is slightly different to the first entry in the series as it does away with linear stages in favour of a large inter-connected world as a setting for its Metroidvania gameplay. A second player is also able to jump into the adventure, using the GamePad to manipulate the environment and help keep the clone hidden.

When we sat down with developer Curve Studios, it explained why the decision was made to make its follow-up title a Wii U exclusive, especially as the original started life on PC before surfacing on PS3 and Vita a little later.

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Comic Book Reviews for September 10, 2014

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 01:57

This week we have the second wave of DC's Futures End events (don't stare at those 3D covers too long or you'll turn purple), the second chapter of The Death of Wolverine (he's still going to die), and Grant Morrison's next original concept comic (it's full of sex, drugs, and Bible stories).

Check out our review, then let us know your thoughts in the comments.

Also, check out what the IGN All-Stars are doing in their reviews of all this week's Comixology Submit releases!

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Prometheus: Fire and Stone #1

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 01:50

Ridley Scott’s film Prometheus is easily one of the most divisive science fiction movies of recent memory. Viewers tend to either love it or hate it with absolute fury. Dark Horse recently enacted an initiative to put out a series of comics by an all-star lineup of creative talent to bridge the gaps between the Prometheus, Alien, and Predator storylines. The first issue debuts this week, and writer Paul Tobin and artist Juan Ferreyra have cranked out a pretty solid beginning to this massive project.

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World's First 3D-Printed Car Being Built Live

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 01:43

US automaker Local Motors is attempting to make history by building the world's first 3D-printed car at this year's International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) in Chicago, September 8-13, 2014.

The vehicle, named the Strati, will be printed over 44 hours then rapidly assembled by a team led by Local Motors with the historic first drive set to take place the morning of Saturday, September 13.

Using direct digital manufacturing – the first time it has been used to build a car – Local Motors will 3D-print the bulk of the vehicle. It should be noted that mechanical components, like battery, motor, wiring, and suspension will be sourced from a variety of suppliers, rather than printed, and will be added to complete the vehicle and have it up and running. The Strati uses just 40 parts; Local Motors claims a typical, conventional car has over 20,000.

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Hawkeye #20 Review

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 01:10

Arson, murder, costume accurate frame jobs --Kate Bishop's mosey through Los Angeles has been a long and eventful one. Her story comes to its end here in Hawkeye #20, as does the book's collaboration between Matt Fraction and Annie Wu. The two creators ensure that their final pairing is their best yet, delivering a slick but affecting issue.

Some may take issue with Fraction's long and somewhat meandering segue from Clint Barton's continued adventures, but overall his dovetail into the world of Kate Bishop is smart and well executed. While not a particularly happy issue, Fraction succeeds in making Kate a real, flawed character behind the endless quips and deadly aim. Her crusade against Madam Masque reveals someone lost and looking for something, and while she doesn't necessarily find it, she does learn that she doesn't have to look alone. Fraction balances the heart and heartache with his usual pointed levity, but ultimately he's not afraid to raise his characters by letting them fall. A lot.

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Superman Unchained #8 Review

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 01:07

Superman Unchained #8 is the sort of action-oriented spectacle issue you might expect from the final chapter of a story. But it's a testament to the quality of Scott Snyder and Jim Lee's collaboration that the final conflict doesn't boil down to two super-dudes punching the holy hell out of each other. That epic battle is merely the prelude to what's coming in issue #9.

Naturally, Lee takes point for much of this issue as Snyder steps back and allows his collaborator to render the big clash between Superman and Wraith in all its glory. Imagine if the final battle in Man of Steel spanned the entire globe and substituted geographic obliteration for human collateral damage. The scale is as epic as a Superman fan could hope for as mountains shatter and the moon is drilled straight through. And fortunately, Lee doesn't simply churn out splash page after splash page and call it a day. There's a concerted effort to make sure everything has a sense of sequential flow. Lee juxtaposes close-up shots of his two players with wide environmental shots. While some of Lee's faces dip in quality near the end, this is definitely a case where the long delay was worthwhile given how the final product turned out.

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Annihilator #1 Review

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 01:05

Grant Morrison is known for the very metatextual stories that he has written throughout the course of his career. The guy just can’t get enough out of stories that talk about themselves and often crash through the fourth wall as if it isn’t even there in the first place. Morrison’s other new meta-story, The Multiversity, just hit the shelves not too long ago to much acclaim here at IGN, and while his new book, Annihilator, is most definitely interesting, a bit of it’s meta-thunder has been stolen by his recent work at DC.

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Avengers Undercover #10 Review

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 01:04

We’ve come to the somewhat abbreviated end of Avengers Undercover and Dennis Hopeless’ entire teenage Avengers saga. As much as it would have been nice to see Undercover last another six months and devote more time to building towards the final battle against Baron Zemo, at least this finale issue hits the right beats. Anyone who’s been following this storyline for the past two years should be satisfied with where Hopeless leaves the book and the cast of characters.

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Amazing Spider-Man #6 Review

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 01:00

Dan Slott’s first arc on the new Amazing Spider-Man series wraps with one final showdown between Spider-Man and Silk on one side and Black Cat and Electro on the other. The interaction between Peter and Cindy remains the highlight of the story. Their primal, spidery connection is played to great comedic effect. Slott also showcases the myriad of ways in which having a partner comes in handy for Spidey. So all in all, Silk is a strong addition to the cast, and her presence bodes well for Spider-Verse.

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