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Final Fantasy, Chrono Trigger Symphonies Coming to Vinyl

Tue, 10/25/2016 - 09:00

Today Laced Records announced that concert albums for both Final Symphony and Symphonic Fantasies Tokyo, a collection of fully orchestrated music from the Final Fantasy video game series and a handful of other Square Enix RPGs, will be available for pre-order on the company’s website beginning today.

Both Final Symphonies and Symphonic Fantasies are based on sold-out symphony concerts from Merregnon Studios. Final Symphonies features arrangements from Final Fantasy VI, VII and X, while Symphonic Fantasies Tokyo includes selections from Kingdom Hearts, Secrets of Mana and the Chrono Trigger/Chrono Cross games.

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Gears of Wars' 11 Most Memorable Moments

Tue, 10/25/2016 - 09:00
The Gears of War campaigns are packed with awesome, memorable moments. Which is your favorite?

Destiny's Halloween Update Features a Flying Broom to Find

Tue, 10/25/2016 - 08:55

Bungie has today updated Destiny with the Halloween event Festival of the Lost, and it contains a hidden Sparrow which isn't actually that hard to find.

The Lost Broom Sparrow is found in the Tower (thanks Eurogamer and Reddit user NomNomzombie. Picture by RedPanthony). To find it, go to the hangar area, go down the steps and into the underground area.

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Battlefield 1's Giant Easter Egg Hunt Has Started

Tue, 10/25/2016 - 06:29

It might be Halloween season, but in the world of Battlefield 1 a lot of people are searching for Easter eggs.

Multiple players have reported finding sets of headphones in each multiplayer map in the game, which can only be picked up by a single player.

The headphones make a resupply noise when picked up, which then unlocks a radio set elsewhere in the level that starts broadcasting what appears to be Morse code. One of the messages can be heard in this YouTube video, which has been posted to the Game Detectives subreddit.

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Hearthstone Teases Its Next Expansion

Tue, 10/25/2016 - 06:19

Blizzard appears to be teasing its next expansion for Hearthstone, following the Whispers of the Old Gods set, and the One Night in Karazhan adventure.

The Hearthstone Twitter account simply tweeted a postcard from Gadgetzan, World of Warcraft's neutral goblin trading post:


— Hearthstone (@PlayHearthstone) October 24, 2016

Coupled with the findings of a Reddit user, who discovered that Blizzard now owns the domain Gadgetzan.com, and the fact that Hearthstone has always followed an adventure with a new card expansion, it seems Gadgetzan could be our next stop.

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Ubisoft Introduces Big Changes for The Division's Single Player

Tue, 10/25/2016 - 05:56

Ubisoft has introduced a huge number of tweaks, big and small, to its third-person shooter, The Division.

Update 1.4 - detailed on the official The Division website - introduces World Tiers "that controls the level of enemy NPCs encountered and the quality of the loot they drop". This will help players level up without necessarily venturing into the game's notoriously tough PvP territory, the Dark Zone, or taking on Incursions.

The new World Tiers are set at levels 30, 31, 32, or 22. Tier 1 drops gear score rewards 163, Tier 2, 182 (and also unlocks Incursions and Challenge difficulty), Tier 3 rewards 204, and the top Tier offers gear score rewards 229. Plus, there's now a chance any NPC will drop High End and Gear Set loot, and Weekly and Daily mission drops are more likely to match your current level.

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Daily Deals: Xbox One S With 7 Games, Xbox One Hard Drive, Xbox Live

Tue, 10/25/2016 - 05:48

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Check out This Xbox One S Bundle That Includes 7 Games!

If you're in the market for the new 4K-ready Xbox One S, you're in luck. Today, Tesco have released possibly one of the most attractive bundles we have ever seen. A bundle which sees you pick up the Xbox One S with 7 games. Yes, you read right, 7 games. Stacking all of their promotions will see you save almost £100, although when you take into consideration the price of these individual items, it reaches up to £150 in savings. Before you think the games included aren't too great, think again. This bundle consists of Triple-A titles such as such as FIFA 17, Gears of War 4, Grand Theft Auto V, and more (see below).

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Win a PS4 Pro with The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition

Tue, 10/25/2016 - 04:03

Given that The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is one of the best RPGs to come out of this decade, it's only natural we're getting a remaster. Now, we're offering one reader a chance to win The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition, and a swanky PS4 Pro to play it in sparkling 4K.

To live your own kind of fantasy, all you need to do is use the new Skyrim-themed Lens on Snapchat, film a video of yourself using it, then send it on to us. We want to be wowed and amused, so either the funniest or most creative Snap will win the prize, whichever impresses us the most! Further entry details are below. The Skyrim-themed Lens is only available on the 25th of October, so you only have today to capture your entry. 

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Supergirl: Did Season 2 Just Introduce Cyborg Superman?

Tue, 10/25/2016 - 00:01

Warning: this article contains spoilers for this week's new episode of "Supergirl"!

"Welcome to Earth" was a very eventful new episode of Supergirl, with several characters making their debuts and the reveal that J'onn J'onzz isn't the only Green Martian living on Earth. But perhaps the most intriguing reveal of all is that President Olivia Marsdin (played by Lynda Carter) is some sort of shape-shifting metahuman in disguise. But who is she really? Was she always a shape-shifter, or has the real President Marsdin been kidnapped and replaced?

It may be some time before the series answers those questions. However, we have an interesting theory. We think President Marsdin may be an iconic Superman villain in disguise. She may actually be Cyborg Superman.

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Supergirl: "Welcome to Earth" Review

Mon, 10/24/2016 - 21:51

Warning: Full spoilers for the episode below.

Supergirl’s second season has gotten off to a great start, but there’s no denying that so much of that early success is thanks to the debut of Tyler Hoechlin’s Superman. “Welcome to Earth” served as an important test for the new season. Can the show still thrive when it doesn’t have the terrific dynamic between the super-cousins to fall back on? Despite its flaws, this episode offered a resounding "Yes."

It certainly helped that the show added several new characters to make up for the departure of Superman. The most noteworthy of those being Wonder Woman herself, Lynda Carter, as President Olivia Marsdin. It’s always been great to see the Arrow-verse shows honor the contributions of earlier DC TV actors, and it’s tough to picture a more fitting candidate for the job of Madame President.

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Gotham: "Follow the White Rabbit" Review

Mon, 10/24/2016 - 19:59

Warning: Full spoilers for the episode below.

Gotham rebounded this week with its best episode since Season 2's "Mad Grey Dawn." This series can easily get bogged down in ridiculousness, but it seems to be at its strongest when torturing Jim Gordon and putting him through an extremely dark emotional wringer. Here, thanks to the murderous return of Mad Hatter, Gordon faced down a little bit of Killing Joke and a little bit of - well - the end of Batman Forever when Riddler tried to force Batman to choose between Robin and Chase.

Over in the B story, Penguin WAS IN LOVE WITH RIDDLER! Man, that was so great. No, nothing was resolved this week so it's still "Will They?/Won't They?" (or even "Does Ed like Oswald back?"), but I'm so happy they decided to turn this into an actual love connection/romance and not a "bromance." Because this show could easily just tease a deeper connection between these two for years and never pay it off. Last week's missed kiss and longing hug felt like a big cop out, though now we know it actually did mean something huge to one of them.

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Star Wars Rebels: New Clip Shows Sabine Cornered!

Mon, 10/24/2016 - 19:26

In an all new episode of Star Wars Rebels, "Imperial Super Commandos" -- airing Saturday, November 5th -- Sabine and Ezra find themselves surrounded on all sides, confronted by a traitorous Mandalorian (that's Ray Stevenson voicing Gar Saxon!) who seems to know all about Sabine's family history.

Check out this new clip from the episode, along with the image gallery below it, as Sabine is given a choice: surrender or die.

The official summary for "Imperial Super Commandos" reads:

Having lost contact with the Protectors of Concord Dawn, Sabine, Ezra and their captured leader Fenn Rau investigate, but find the base has been taken over by Imperial Mandalorians.

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Dark Souls 3: Ashes of Ariandel Review

Mon, 10/24/2016 - 19:05

There’s something for every Dark Souls 3 fan to enjoy in Ashes of Ariandel, the first of two planned DLC packs. There’s a brand-new icy land to explore, new weapons, armor, and spells of almost every type that are sure to please no matter what skills your character favors. Exactly how long that enjoyment lasts, however, may depend on whether you enjoy fighting players over bosses.

In this expansion, you will journey to a land quite familiar to and yet altogether different from the Painted World of Ariamis of Dark Souls 1. Despite being able to access the new area early on, don’t expect this new Painted World of Ariandel to pull any punches, even if you’ve already beaten the final boss of Dark Souls 3. Enemies here are both diverse and deadly, and able to deal incredible damage. More than ever, learning their attack patterns quickly is key to survival. The Millwood Knights – hulking, Viking-inspired men who wander the forests – are able to explode the ground around you with their unique weapons, and they hit like trucks. On the other hand, the wolves of Ariandel may not look imposing, but their ability to rally huge packs to their location with a howl will have you quickly beset on all sides.

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James Wan on Aquaman and Mera's Love-Hate Chemistry

Mon, 10/24/2016 - 18:50

Aquaman director James Wan has come forward to shed light on the romance between Jason Momoa's Aquaman and Amber Heard's Mera, highlighting the "hate-turned-love" dynamic between the two.

Speaking with Bustle at the Australians in Film Awards, Wan said he wants the film to have a "classic action-adventure-romance aspect," and as such will serve as a sort of blend of Raiders of the Lost Ark and Romancing the Stone.

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The Punisher's Halloween Comic Looks Scary Good

Mon, 10/24/2016 - 18:03

With dozens of comic books to choose from, let us show you which are the best coming out this week. Take a look at this list spotlighting our favorite comics that we know are money-well-spent and new books that look cool and are backed by some top-tier talent.

Check out our picks, then head to the comments to let us know what you’ll be buying this week!

By writer Gerry Conway & artist Felix Ruiz | Marvel Comics

Whether you’re a Punisher fan or not, it’s hard to see this cover (by artist Rahzzah) and not want to pick it up.

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Was The Walking Dead Teasing Rick Losing His Hand?

Mon, 10/24/2016 - 17:35

At this point, had it happened, it probably would have been the most tame thing to happen on The Walking Dead's ultra-violent Season 7 premiere, but could it be that the show was teasing Rick losing his hand?

In the comics, the Governor had the honor of taking Rick's hand but that never came to pass on the show. With all the talk of Rick's "right hand" and Negan menacingly holding Rick's axe for most of the episode, it certainly seemed like Rick was about to become an involuntary southpaw.

The Walking Dead executive producer and director Greg Nicotero briefly addressed this theory during a conference call today, saying that it wasn't intentional...at first.

"That was not done consciously," he told IGN. "I think the right hand stuff was really written to play into what was going to happen at the end of the episode with Rick and Carl. But when we cut it together, and you see the axe go up, you could see it there and it wasn't something we had planned on. So it became something that we leaned into as we were editing the episode and playing it up. But it wasn't a conscious thing to make everyone think 'Oh, they're gonna cut Rick's hand off.'"

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Walking Dead EP Addresses Violence in Season Premiere

Mon, 10/24/2016 - 17:23

With The Walking Dead's Season 7 premiere leaving fans traumatized, and polarized, EP Greg Nicotero, who directed the episode, took some time on a conference call to talk about the levels of extreme violence that have drawn criticism from some fans and critics. Did the premiere go too far by taking up a whole hour with bullying and brutality?

Spoilers follow for The Walking Dead's season premiere.

"Yes, it was intense," Nicotero noted. "You know a lot of people who read the comic book and read the graphic novels, there are moments that are pretty ingrained in their brain. I was standing next to Steven

when I read issue #100 and talking to him and Robert

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Nintendo Switch Won't Play Physical 3DS or Wii U Games

Mon, 10/24/2016 - 17:22

Nintendo Switch won't be able to play your library of Wii U discs or 3DS cartridges, as Nintendo has confirmed that its upcoming console doesn't feature physical backwards compatibility.

When asked whether or not Switch can play physical Wii U or 3DS games, a representative from Nintendo responded to IGN with a simple "no."

With regard to whether or not the console will offer digital backwards compatibility, the rep said that Nintendo has "nothing to announce on this topic" and "will make additional announcements about the Nintendo Switch hardware later, before the launch of the product."

As far as whether or not screen on the console can be used as a secondary display, akin to how the Wii U GamePad can display a map while the game is running on the television, the rep confirmed that "Nintendo Switch is dedicated to deliver a single-screen experience." As such, players will only be able to play on either the television or console screen at any given time, not both simultaneously.

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The Walking Dead Star on Season Premiere Death Scene

Mon, 10/24/2016 - 17:12

Warning: Spoilers for the Walking Dead: Season 7 premiere follow...

One of The Walking Dead's tragic victims of Negan's barbed-wire bat, Lucille, took some questions today from critics and reporters to talk about leaving the show and, also, sharing his big dastardly death moment with a second surprise character.

Michael Cudlitz, aka Abraham Ford, opened up about his initial thoughts regarding Abraham also dying during what would turn out to be a huge moment for Glenn.

"I actually had some concerns about that going in," Cudlitz revealed, "because I'm a fan of both the graphic novels and the TV show. So as a fan of the TV show, when we were doing this I was very specific to Scott

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Top 10 Scariest Pokemon

Mon, 10/24/2016 - 17:11

Pokemon by their nature are supposed to be cute creatures that act as allies to their human trainers, but dig beneath the surface and there's a lot of darkness to the adorable pocket monsters.

In the spirit of Halloween, we put together the 10 most terrifying Pokemon based on the information provided in the games and TV show. Based on this list, children in the Kanto, Johto, Hoenn, Sinnoh, Unova and Kalos -- and likely Alola -- regions would do better running from these Pokemon than trying to catch them.

Kadabra is a powerful psychic Pokemon that was introduced back in Generation 1, but its origin story has evolved over the years. Despite the fact it is an evolution of Abra, the Pokedex entries in both Emerald and FireRed show that Kadabra actually has a much more human origin. Both of those entries say Kadabra was actually once a boy with psychic abilities, who then transformed into a Pokemon.

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