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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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Clerks 3 to Shoot This Summer

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 13:57

Kevin Smith is a busy guy these days. Following the release of his new movie Tusk, the filmmaker began production on Yoga Hosers (which is a spinoff of Tusk). Following that, Smith will shoot Moose Jaws, rounding out his Canadian-based True North Trilogy. "It's very simply Jaws with a moose," he said of the film in his recent Reddit AMA (via Nerdcore Movement). "Set at a summer camp. Robert Kurtzman building giant man-eating moose."

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Arrow: Vinnie Jones Joins as DC Villain

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 13:26

British actor Vinnie Jones (Snatch, X-Men: The Last Stand) is joining the mayhem over in Starling City as one of Arrow's famous DC Comic foes.

As Variety reports, Jones will be playing Danny “Brick” Brickwell - a ruthless gang leader who's called Brick because of all the times he's been shot but not killed (in the comics he has impenetrable Brick-like skin). The name Brickwell has been teased before on an earlier season of Arrow as one of the many names on Oliver's list.

Jones has signed on for a multi-episode arc, appearing in episodes 10, 11 and 12 of this season.

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J.K. Rowling to Build Hagrid's Hut

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 13:22

Harry Potter is real. Or, at the very least, J.K. Rowling seems determined to make it so. According to The Telegraph, the writer recently submitted a proposal to the Ministry of Magic, or at least her local council, to build a structure on the grounds of Killiechassie, her estate in Perthshire, Scotland, that would be somewhat similar to the fictional hut that housed Hogwarts instructor Rubeus Hagrid, his loyal dog Fang, and, at one point, a baby dragon named Norbert (whose name was later changed to Norberta due to being misgendered at birth).

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Top 10 Movie Assassins

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 13:15

What makes assassins so cool? Is it their grace under pressure? Canny sense of style? Or is it just - in true GTA-style - the vicarious thrill of watching a cold-blooded sumbitch put a blunt one through someone's forehead? Well, the movies love assassins as well, having rattled them on screen like an AK pumps bullets.

With Keanu Reeves' hit man thriller John Wick opening this Friday, we thought it's time to set our sights on the coolest contract killers in the movies.

"Who the hell was he?" asks the confounded cops of the man who would kill French President Charles de Gaulle. One thing's for sure, he's not Charles Calthrop, the man they've assumed the Jackal to be. It's this utter blankness of personality - the inability for the cops and the audience to get a handle on him - combined with a dead-eyed ruthlessness that makes the posh, grim-faced Jackal so effective as both an assassin and a character.

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Microsoft Could Launch a Smartwatch in the Coming Weeks

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 13:09

Microsoft is planning to launch its foray into the world of wearable tech with its own smartwatch, and it could be on the wrists of consumers within a few weeks.

The device would passively track its wearer's heartbeat, and would work across a multitude of mobile platforms, according to a report by Forbes. It also will have a battery life that will approach two days. If true, that puts it far ahead of Apple's smartwatch, which will need to be charged every night.

Use across multiple platforms is consistent with Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella's shift to move Microsoft's products "across all devices," a step first seen when the company introduced an iPad version of its Office software suite in March.

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American Horror Story Creator Brings Scream Queens to FOX

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 12:54

In a straight-to-series order, FOX has greenlit its first ever comedy-horror anthology, Scream Queens - hailing from Glee/American Horror Story creator Ryan Murphy.

FOX has ordered 15 one-hour episodes of Scream Queens, which are scheduled to begin production in the spring and premiere in Fall 2015 on FOX. New settings and storylines will be featured in subsequent seasons of the anthology series. Ryan Murphy is joined by his Glee/AHS co-creator Brad Falchuck and his Glee co-creator Ian Brennan on the series.

The first installment of Scream Queens revolves around a college campus which is rocked by a series of murders.

Sarah Paulson as Dot and Bette from American Horror Story.

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Wreck Liberty City With These 7 Crazy GTA 4 Mods

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 12:53

With the upcoming release of Grand Theft Auto V on PC, we decided to take a look back at some of the crazier mods we could find for GTA IV. Each one we found alters the game in fun, strange, and sometimes destructive ways, allowing players to make their Liberty City experience a unique one.

Thankfully, installing all of these mods is an easy process. The first step will be getting OpenIV, a multipurpose tool that allows you to edit files and install script hooks. The next step will be getting the mods of your choice. Before you go and install them though, you may need to download a ScriptHook. These act as middlemen between certain mods and the base game. Each time you copy files into the scripts folder of GTAIV, you will then need to use the Open Package Installer within the OpenIV program to load the appropriate ScriptHook, which will activate the mod.

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343 Is Making a Halo 2 Documentary

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 12:34

343 Industries, developer of Halo: The Master Chief Collection, released a trailer for its documentary about remaking the 10-year-old game, Halo 2.

Titled "Remaking the Legend - Halo 2 Anniversary," the documentary promises to give viewers "unprecedented access to the development process as 343 and their team of partners from around the world bring Halo 2 to the Xbox One, while maintaining and honoring its fabled past."

Halo: The Master Chief Collection is our IGN First game for the month of October. Today's content is a deep dive into the remade version of Zanzibar, now known as "Stonetown." Check out our full four-game Halo preview as well.

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Adam McKay Discusses His Ant-Man Rewrite

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 12:31

Filmmaker Adam McKay (Anchorman, The Other Guys) has opened up about his script work on Marvel's Ant-Man, as he helped contribute to the screenplay after director Edgar Wright left the project.

McKay told Collider that he collaborated with Ant-Man star Paul Rudd on the script rewrite for roughly six to eight weeks, after the actor asked for him to join the project once Wright departed the film. After McKay met with Marvel, he thought everything sounded "pretty cool" but decided he couldn't direct because of a full workload.

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Simpsons World Launches Tomorrow - and it Looks Great

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 12:29

It's been almost a year since FX acquired the syndication rights to all of The Simpsons, marking the biggest off-network deal in television history. Back in August, the network celebrated the animated show's cable debut with a 12-day marathon on FXX, airing all 552 episodes in a row. Since then, FXX has regularly shown The Simpsons several times a day. But the cabler isn't stopping there. In fact, their biggest undertaking has yet to come...

Family Guy vs. The Simpsons: Your Favorite is...

On October 21st (yep, tomorrow!), FX will launch Simpsons World, an all-new app that lets fans watch any episode of The Simpsons at any time, on any device. (While clips are available to anyone, full episodes are only accessible to authenticated users.) We were shown a demo of the app recently on the Fox Lot, and from what we saw, it looks very, very promising. The layout is super intuitive and offers a unique experience unlike any other SVOD app.

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Facebook Wants the DEA to Stop Making Phony Profiles

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 12:28

While certainly not the first time someone online has misrepresented their identity, the Drug Enforcement Agency may have violated Facebook's terms of service by creating at least one known fake account.

The DEA is being sued by Sondra Arquiett, who alleges that after an arrest in 2010 on drug related charges, her cell phone was seized and from there personal information, including revealing photographs of a personal nature, were used to create a fake Facebook profile. The fake profile was used to contact and friend other Facebook users in an operation straight out of a CBS crime drama.

In a letter to the DEA from Facebook's chief security officer Joe Sullivan, the company asked the DEA to "cease all activities on Facebook that involve the impersonation of others." Doing so expressly violates the company's terms of service. Among the terms violated include the prohibition of "claiming to be another person, creating a false presence for an organization," and providing "false personal information on Facebook," or creating an account "for anyone other than yourself without permission."

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Magic 2015 Relaunch, Expansion Coming

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 12:23

The yearly release of Magic the Gathering: Duels of the Planeswalkers has become an event Magic fans look forward to every summer. The latest version, Magic 2015, was released in July. However, it was greeted with mixed reception.

Even though developer Stainless Games finally added real deck-building to Duels (a feature fans have requested for years), it unfortunately locked most of its content behind frustrating microtransactions. After the initial $10 required to unlock the campaign, players almost had to spend more money to buy booster packs because grinding to earn cards was such a chore -- and the 10 best cards weren't even earnable. They were only found in premium booster packs. The real price of the game seemed to be more like $30-$40.

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Comics History 101: Constantine

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 12:02

He's the Hellblazer -- DC Comics' occult detective and magician, John Constantine. He’s been a key player in the supernatural world of DC and Vertigo for almost 30 years, and now he’s finally getting his own show on NBC.

So let’s take a look back at the strange history of Constantine, both within the DC Universe, and without.

Here’s everything you need to know about Constantine!

Spoilers from the comics follow...

The Saga of the Swamp Thing #37

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Ubisoft Toronto Founder Jade Raymond Leaves After 10 Years

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 12:00

Jade Raymond will be leaving Ubisoft Toronto at the end of this month.

During her ten years at the company, founding member Raymond produced the first Assassin's Creed game and served as executive producer on Assassin's Creed 2, Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Blacklist and Watch Dogs.

Alexandre Parizeau - also a founding member of the Ubisoft Toronto studio, with fifteen years of development experience including production credits on Splinter Cell Conviction and Rainbow Six Vegas - will take over from Raymond as managing director on October 29.

“I've spent 10 extraordinary years at Ubisoft, and I am proud to have been part of many of the best teams in the industry making truly remarkable games,” said Raymond. “This is one of the hardest decisions of my career, but the Toronto studio is strong and on a solid path. I’m confident that now is a good time for me to transition leadership of the studio to Alex and to pursue my other ambitions and new opportunities. Stay tuned for more on what’s next for me, but for now, I'd like to thank Ubisoft for its partnership through the years, and I wish them the very best in all their next endeavours."

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Apple 5K Retina iMac Teardown

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 11:25

Last week, Apple introduced its latest take on the iMac, which boasts a 27-inch 5K retina display. The folks over at iFixit were quick to get to work with their teardown, providing a look inside the machine's vulnerable guts. We all know about the screen's impressive 14.7 million-pixel, 5,210 x 2,880 resolution display, but what's going on under the hood? And most importantly, how easy will it be to fix without a trip to Apple?

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Far Cry 4 DLC Includes Yetis, Prison Breaks and PvP

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 11:24

Ubisoft has announced Far Cry 4's Season Pass and detailed some of the DLC the upcoming first-person shooter will get.

The Season Pass costs £23.99 and provides access to to new single-player and co-op missions, including ones that see you encounter yetis and others that will have you break out of prisons. The full details of Season Pass content is below, though it's unclear at this stage what DLC will be available without the pass.

The Syringe mission will be available from launch, and sees you try to keep a powerful recipe from falling into the hands of Pagan Min's forces in order to protect the forces. It's playable in either single or co-op, while the Escape from Durgesh Prison mission is co-op only as you control Ajay or Hurk in a bid to escape Yuma's prison.

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Sony Unveils New Live-Action PS4 Advert

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 11:08

Sony has released a new live-action commercial for the PlayStation 4 featuring some of the most popular released and upcoming titles for the console.

The advert, which you can see above, brings together friendly competition and footage inspired by the likes of NBA 2K15, Far Cry 4 and Destiny.

Sony certainly hasn't been shy of spending a penny or two in the months surrounding its latest console's launch. A nostalgic 'Since 1995' trailer kicked the launch campaign off way back when, exploring how the console has developed in conjunction with popular culture and London's skyline, while the launch trailer itself paid tribute to a host of gaming icons.

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This LEGO Arkham Knight Batmobile Is Amazing

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 11:02

A user on the LEGO Ideas website has created a near-perfect Arkham Knight Batmobile.

User ItsTheJester says the Batmobile was constructed via the LEGO Digital Designer suite – a program that allows builders to create 3D images with virtual LEGO blocks. Should someone wish to recreate it with real pieces, it would take around 684 bricks, most of which are black.

As of writing, the LEGO Arkham Knight Batmobile sits on 241 supporters. If it's to be considered by LEGO, it'll need 10,000.

LEGO Ideas, formally known as LEGO Cuusoo during its beta phase, works by allowing users to design and pitch ideas (think Kickstarter without the money). If anything gets 10,000 supporters, the idea goes to the LEGO head-honchos, then they consider licensing and creating a set based off the user's idea.

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Guild Wars 2 Talks Holiday Events and Season 2 Finale

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 11:00

Developer ArenaNet has shed some light on what Guild Wars 2 players should expect from both Holiday Events and the second half of the current Living World Season.

A new blog post explains the Halloween-themed Mad Realm festival will return tomorrow, October 21, while Wintersday is back on December 16. Both releases will have the same content as last year, but the rewards on offer will be new.

The main thrust of the post, however, focuses on the "unforgettable" conclusion of the Living World Season 2, which is set to begin on November 4 less than three months after the mid-season finale, The Dragon's Reach: Part 2, which took place during a secret summit calling together the world's leaders to stop the elder dragon Mordremoth's advance.

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'Zanzibar' Remake 'Stonetown' Rocks in Halo: MCC

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 11:00

When it was announced that six Halo 2 maps would be getting a full-blown Xbox One remake as part of Halo: The Master Chief Collection, was there any doubt that one of them would be Zanzibar, one of the most famous Halo maps ever?

In the video above, original Halo 2 lead multiplayer designer Max Hoberman (who's also the current-day president of Certain Affinity, the studio that's handling the multiplayer portion of Master Chief Collection) gives us a walking tour of the new Zanzibar, called "Stonetown" in this iteration. See what's changed and how Hoberman feels about the map today. Plus, learn all sorts of behind-the-scenes secrets and then check out the other video below, where you can see Team IGN (Alfredo Diaz, Sean Finnegan, Brian Albert, and me) win a thrilling one-flag CTF match against Team 343.

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