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Unbreakable 2: Rival Studios Aim to Partner for Sequel

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 15:09

Beware of some SPOILERS ahead for M. Night Shyamalan's movies!

According to the Wall Street Journal, Universal Pictures and Disney are looking to work together on the long-awaited Unbreakable 2. Why would two rival studios have to partner for that sequel? Again, spoilers ahead ...

As revealed at the end of Shyamalan's current hit Split, that film takes place in the same universe as the filmmaker's 2000 movie Unbreakable. Split's finale features a cameo by Bruce Willis' David Dunn and also references Samuel L. Jackson's Mr. Glass.

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Crashing: Series Premiere Review

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 14:57

Comedian Pete Holmes, of the You Made It Weird podcast and TBS' (regrettably) canceled Pete Holmes Show, has landed on HBO with executive producer Judd Apatow -- who directs this first episode -- and a quasi-autobiographical story about an aspiring stand-up whose life is thrown into upheaval after he catches his wife having an affair.

It's an incident that leaves him "crashing" on people's couches while his life, in turn, "crashes" down around him, forcing him to live a bit more dangerously and uncomfortably than he'd grown accustomed to. Holmes has an amiable, squishy and unassuming presence and I'm really happy he's rounded third here with an HBO series, but, as with most Apatow tales of woe, he's become nestled within this "unlikable nice guy" persona where he's almost too milquetoast to be believed. It's sort of an aggressive version of being obtuse that really tests our limits for sympathy.

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Deathwing Battles Gruul in World of Warcraft Art Book

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 14:49

World of Warcraft: Chronicle, Volume 2 hits on March 14, but until then you can feast your eyes on this exclusive preview inside the hardcover collection from Blizzard Entertainment and Dark Horse Books.

Just like the first volume, it features full-page artwork of iconic WoW moments, characters and creatures, plus a written account of what happened during large battles and turning points in Azeroth history. Take a look:

Also, Dark Horse has made these pages available to download, DRM free, until the book releases on March 14.

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Pokemon Go: See the New Hats, Berries, and Evolution Items

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 14:00
In addition to all the new Pokemon Niantic added a ton of new items to Pokemon Go.

Daily Deals: Halo Wars 2 Releases Next Week, New Price Drop on Xbox Live

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 13:35

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Releases 2/21 - up to 32% off Halo Wars 2 (Xbox One, PC)

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Kevin Smith Making TV Series Based on Spawn Characters

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 13:33

Kevin Smith is working on a new BBC America series based on two popular Spawn characters.

Deadline reports Smith is attached to direct, write, and executive produce a show about Sam and Twitch. Created by Tod McFarlane, the two characters are NYPD homicide detectives who first made their debut in the Spawn comics helping out the titular anti-hero. Due to their popularity, they eventually received their own comic book series where the duo go up against an occult and try to solve several grizzly crimes.

“I bumped into Kevin Smith at Sundance and he is beyond himself excited about this, about the show,” said BBC America and GM Sarah Barnett.

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Ask Ed Boon Anything About Injustice 2

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 12:46

We've been covering Injustice 2 all month long as part of IGN First, and to close things out at the end of the month we'd like to offer you a chance to ask NetherRealm founder and Injustice 2 boss Ed Boon your burning questions about the superhero fighting game sequel. Remember that Boon is unlikely to share any more character reveals, but if you've got questions about gameplay mechanics, his character preferences, etc., there's a good chance he might reply!

Please leave your question in the Comments below, and we'll send the best of the bunch to Boon for his consideration. Look for the answers soon! In the meantime, catch up on any of our exclusive Injustice 2 coverage you might have missed!

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Hasbro Reveals New Transformers Titan Action Figure

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 12:31

Hasbro is releasing the biggest Transformers Decepticon toy ever this fall, and IGN has your exclusive first look.

The Trypticon action figure, part of the Transformers Generations Titans Return line, will release this fall and cost $149.99. Set to be showcased at New York Toy Fair, IGN has a preview of the final figure's three modes, as well as a look at the Trypticon concept art and original modeling:

Trypticon can be transformed into three different modes — a Dino form, a Spaceship form, and a City form. In City mode, Trypticon can connect to other figures in the Titans Return Leader Class line to create Nemesis Command. In T-Rex mode, Trypticon can "eat" Titan Master figures , which can then be pulled out of the figure's stomach. Trypticon comes with a Deluxe Class Full-Tilt figure, as well as a Titan Master Decepticon Necro figure.

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Augmented 360 VR Original: See a Rocket Destroy This Car

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 12:30

Prepare your eyeballs for the 2nd episode of Augmented, IGN's action packed 360 VR experience. After a thrilling escape in Part 1, The Asset is being transported by a group of dangerous terrorists intent on harvesting the highly valuable technology embedded in his body. Where are they taking him to? Will he survive? Watch and interact to find out!

Augmented is an high octane three-part episodic escort mission that is best experienced in VR on YouTube’s mobile app or supported platforms. It can also be viewed 360 on desktop. In Augmented, the not-so-distant future inspired by Deus Ex, you are a highly-coveted human carrier of an extremely advanced and dangerous technology; so valuable that everyone in the world is out to get you. What do they want? Who can you trust? One thing’s for sure: finding out won’t be pretty.

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Game of Thrones Has a 'Lot of Characters Coming Together'

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 12:00

Game of Thrones is getting ever closer to the end with the upcoming premiere of Season 7, as the hit HBO fantasy series is expected to conclude with the not-yet-greenlit Season 8. As Thrones ties its storylines together in its shortened final seasons, Liam Cunningham promises you'll see a lot of your favorite characters meeting for the first time.

IGN spoke to Cunningham, who plays Davos Seaworth, and his co-star Jacob Anderson, who plays Grey Worm, while they were promoting the upcoming Game of Thrones Live Concert Tour Experience during a preview event in Los Angeles. While both were sworn to relative secrecy about what specifically will happen in Season 7, they did offer some solid teases of what we can expect.

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Why 'Darmok' Still Holds Up 25 Years Later

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 12:00
The Star Trek Podcast beams on down with another review, and this time it’s S5's "Darmok." And we do the whole podcast in metaphor! (Not really.)

These New Pokemon Are Now in Pokemon Go

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 12:00
The Johto Pokemon are finally in the wild.

Pokemon Go: Evolve Eevee into Umbreon and Espeon

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 12:00
Use this trick to get Umbreon or Espeon, guaranteed.

Nintendo Switch eShop Purchases Will Be Tied to an Account

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 11:08

Things you buy on the Nintendo Switch eShop will reportedly be associated with a user account, rather than a specific piece of hardware.

On current Nintendo systems, if you buy a digital game for a console, it stays there and it can't be recovered if you want to download it on another system. According to NintendoLife, a statement in the Switch UI suggests this will no longer be the case when the Switch launches.

A NeoGAF user who received one of the new consoles early has apparently found a statement saying: "Your Nintendo account contains your Nintendo eShop purchase history and current balance. By re-linking your Nintendo Account after initializing the console, it will be possible to redownload any software or DLC purchased using that account. (Software that has been discontinued may not be available for redownload in some cases.)"

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Sony Files Patent for What Looks Like a Switch-esque Device

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 11:05

It looks like Sony may be taking cues from Nintendo, as the PlayStation manufacturer has filed a patent for what looks like a new Switch-inspired handheld device.

As spotted by NeoGAF user ponpo, the patent was filed back in 2015 but was only just recently published. While the controller pieces on the side look as though they may be detachable, they aren't explicitly shown as being removable from the device.

Sony patent image, courtesy of blog.esuteru.com

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New Batman: The Animates Series Batcave Collectible from DC

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 11:00

DC Collectibles are adding a Batman: The Animated Series Batcave Vignette to their line of Animated Series figures and collectibles.

IGN can exclusively reveal the first look at the 'Vignette', which is expected to release in October 2017 for $175. Check it out below:

The Vignette is 15.5”x 17”x 21”, and features a special LED light-up Bat-Computer, and interchangeable computer screen graphics. It also comes with an exclusive 6" Alfred figure, who has a food tray, tea pot and duster as accessories.

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IGN UK Podcast #371: Prey? Pray tell

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 10:45

This week Alysia's had a first look at Prey, Arkane Studios' creepy new first person shooter set on a distant space station. By contrast, Joe's been pointing and clicking all over Thimbleweed Park, and Gav's noticed that this week marks the 20th anniversary of an iconic Simpsons episode.

Also, you may have noticed that we're no longer making a video version of the podcast. Instead we're going to focus on making our bread and butter, the audio version, an even better experience for your earballs! You can listen to it via the link below, or head over to iTunes:

IGN UK Podcast #371: Prey? Pray tell

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Art from Cancelled Sci-Fi Game by God of War Dev Emerges

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 10:16

Images thought to be from a cancelled Sony Santa Monica project have appeared online.

The unannounced PlayStation 4 project, thought to have been a new sci-fi IP, had been in development when layoffs hit the God of War studio three years ago.

The images - originally on an artist's personal site who allegedly worked on the project for three years - were discovered by nerdleaks but have since been removed. However, a whole raft of duplicates, which include detailed concept, character art, and CG models, have been uploaded to Imgur.

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Johto Pokemon Now Available in Pokemon Go

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 10:00
More than 80 new Pokemon from the Johto region are now available to catch in Pokemon Go.

How to Unlock Potential in Fire Emblem Heroes

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 10:00
Learn the ins and outs of increasing a hero's rarity and power with this guide.