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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.

Big Bang Theory Star Wants to Play The Riddler

IGN.com - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 15:41

The Big Bang Theory's Jim Parsons says he would like to play crazed Batman villain The Riddler in a superhero film.

When asked if he'd ever like to play a superhero, Parsons told MTVUK, "I would like to be a villain. I would really like to play The Riddler. I don't feel they're using The Riddler very much, are they?"

Following a comment that the Big Bang Theory star would be "dope" as The Riddler, Parsons teased, "Wouldn't I? You hear that? I would be 'dope' as The Riddler. Girls, tell your friends."

The last time The Riddler appeared in a Batman film was in 1995's Batman Forever, in which he was portrayed by Jim Carrey. Cory Michael Smith currently plays a pre- Riddler Edward Nygma on FOX's Gotham.

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Andrew Dice Clay Comedy Headed to Showtime

IGN.com - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 15:34

Showtime has given a six-episode order to Dice, a semi-autobiographical drama about comedian Andrew Dice Clay's life starring none other than Andrew Dice Clay.

Created and written by The Hangover Part II's Scot Armstong, Dice is a half-hour, single-camera scripted series, reports Variety. It will follow the actor-comedian's life in Vegas as he tries to regain his prior stardom while dealing with his family obligations, including his ex-wife and a former fiance.

Andrew Dice Clay in Blue Jasmine

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PSN Flash Sale Features Mega Man, PS Classics

IGN.com - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 15:29

A flash sale for PlayStation Vita, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation 4 is now taking place on the Sony PlayStation Network.

For a variety of discounted prices, people can purchase games such as Dead Nation: Apocalypse Edition, Surgeon Simulator 2013, Tokyo Jungle, Mega Man X4, and several notable PlayStation 1 and PlayStation 2 classics.

View the flash sale's online page to see all games discounted. Be advised, these sales typically don't last much longer than a few days.

In related PlayStation news, God of War III is being remastered for the PlayStation 4.

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Neverwinter Developer Perfect World Experiences Layoffs

IGN.com - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 15:13

Reports claim Star Trek Online and Neverwinter developer Perfect World Entertainment has laid off a percentage of its staff.

Massively Overpowered reports 18 people were very recently let go from Perfect World and subsidiary Cryptic Studios. The information came from an anonymous employee.

This same employee also reports that it was at Perfect World's Redwood Shores office where a majority of the layoffs took place.

IGN has reached out to Perfect World to learn more about the situation and extends its condolences to those affected.

A closed beta for Neverwinter on the Xbox One took place back in February. To learn more about Neverwinter on consoles, read IGN's highly positive Xbox One preview.

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This is How Interstellar Originally Ended

IGN.com - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 15:03

Interstellar co-screenwriter Jonathan Nolan recently revealed how his original screenplay for the sci-fi epic ended before his brother, also the film's director, Christopher Nolan rewrote it.

Please be advised the following contains SPOILERS about how the finished version of Interstellar ends!

Jonathan Nolan and the movie's science adviser/producer Kip Thorne were promoting the forthcoming Blu-ray release at Caltech’s Jet Propulsion Lab when Nolan was asked about its divisive, and to many befuddling, ending, which Jonathan is said to have jokingly replied, "You’ve got the wrong brother."

Nerdist reports that Jonathan said his "much more straight-forward ending 'had the Einstien-Rosen bridge

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Con Man's Alan Tudyk on Joss Whedon Actors and Human Sexuality

IGN.com - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 15:00

Since its launch 10 days ago, the Indiegogo campaign for Alan Tudyk and Nathan Fillion's proposed comedy web series Con Man has drawn over $2 million from fans. Nearly all of the stretch goals for the series have been hit, and the support does not show signs of stopping. To stay on top of fan questions, Alan Tudyk has started a sereis called "Ask Alan" and we have the first installment of it today.

In the inaugural episode, Tudyk answers questions about Whedon- universe actors appearing on the show, and digs into a complex and medically accurate account of how human sexuality works.

For those not up to speed on what Con Man is, here is the description from the campaign's page: "Wray Nerely (Alan Tudyk-Me!) was a co-star on Spectrum, a sci-fi series which was canceled -Too Soon- yet became a cult classic. Wray’s good friend, Jack Moore (Nathan Fillion) starred in the series and has gone on to become a major movie star. While Jack enjoys the life of an A-lister, Wray tours the sci-fi circuit as a guest of conventions, comic book stores, and lots of pop culture events.  The show will feature all the weird and crazy things that happen to Wray along the way to these events."

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Tron: Legacy Lightcycle Replica to be Sold at Auction

IGN.com - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 14:40

Car collectors the Andrews family will be auctioning off a replica of the lightcycle seen in the film Tron: Legacy.

Although it doesn't leave trails of light in its wake, the bike's seat does stand at 28.5 inches and contains a 96 Volt direct-drive electric motor, lithium batteries, and a computer-controlled throttle.

The Andrews family claims the bike has only been ridden around their museum a handful of times, making it virtually good as new. They will be auctioning off a large portion of their collection at Sotheby's on May 2, where the Tron: Legacy bike is expected to sell for $25,000 - $40,000.

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New Apple TV May Be Coming Soon

IGN.com - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 14:39

Apple may be getting a new version of its Apple TV hardware ready for a June announcement.

Sources close to BuzzFeed news said that the new set-top box will be a significant overhaul of the current version of Apple TV.

The report says Apple will announce the updated device at its World Wide Developers Conference this June, along with an App Store and a dedicated software development kit. Apple recently unveiled WatchKit, the SDK for its upcoming Apple Watch.

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Bloodborne, PlayStation Symbols PS4 Faceplates Revealed

IGN.com - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 14:16

Sony today revealed two new Limited Edition faceplates for PlayStation 4. The new designs feature Bloodborne and the PlayStation symbols.

The faceplates are part of Sony's Project SkyLight. The program, which will fully launch sometime in the future, was created to enhance customization for PlayStation 4.

According to Sony's online store, the Bloodborne faceplate is currently available to order, and will be shipped on March 27. At the time of this writing, the PlayStation symbols faceplate is unavailable. Each faceplate will set you back $25 USD.

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Oscar Isaac Will be Back for Star Wars: Episode VIII

IGN.com - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 14:14

We already know that Oscar Isaac is set to appear in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but the actor recently revealed that he'll also be in Star Wars: Episode VIII.

Speaking with Moviefone, the actor confirmed that he was "very excited" to work with Rian Johnson, who's writing and directing Episode VIII, but that he has yet to talk with the filmmaker. This likely means that Isaac's character Poe Dameron will survive the events of The Force Awakens -- that is unless he's a Force Ghost in Episode VIII, or in flashbacks.

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App Store Update: March 20

IGN.com - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 14:00

Every day hundreds of new apps make their debut on the App Store, and hundreds more are updated or reduced in price. We have sifted through the noise and highlighted those select few that might be worth your attention.

Note: The prices and deals compiled below are accurate at the time we published this story, but all are subject to change.

Chromaticon – ($1.99)

Motion-based, tactical color-matching puzzler with a wild visual style.

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Furious 7 Gets an Awesome New Title in Japan

IGN.com - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 13:30

Hollywood movies getting new (and sometimes hilarious) titles for their foreign releases is nothing new, but the Japanese title for Furious 7 is pretty great.

And that title is ... Wild Speed: Sky Mission. Why "Sky Mission"? Well, because of such scenes as this:

According to Uproxx, the Fast and the Furious series has had the following titles in Japan: Wild Speed, Wild Speed X2, Wild Speed X3: Tokyo Drift, Wild Speed MAX, Wild Speed MEGA MAX, Wild Speed: Euro Mission, and now Wild Speed: Sky Mission.

What do you think of these titles? Are they better than the US versions? Sound off in the Comments below!

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Sony Disabling Online Features for MLB 14: The Show

IGN.com - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 13:24

As of June 18, 2015 you'll no longer have access to MLB 14: The Show's online features, as Sony is disabling online support for last year's entry in its baseball franchise.

On the PlayStation online support page, Sony revealed the online features will be disabled on all platforms, including PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and Vita.

For your online fix of The Show, you'll have to upgrade to MLB 15: The Show, which comes to PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and Vita on March 31.

This year's entry introduces a new take on Diamond Dynasty mode, as well as several other new features. Developer SCE Studios San Diego is also making it easy to transfer last season's players to MLB 15: The Show.

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Daily Deals: Xbox One With Halo And Two Controllers, Calvin and Hobbes Collection, $30 off a PS Vita

IGN.com - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 13:14

Walmart Xbox One Bundle

Two controllers and a copy of Halo: The Master Chief Collection. One of the better Xbox One bundles I've seen a while.

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God of War 3 Remastered Getting Photo Mode

IGN.com - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 13:00

Sony announced the July 14 release of God of War III Remastered for the PlayStation 4 today, and it looks like the game will follow in the footsteps of remakes like The Last of Us Remastered with a photo mode.

A screenshot on Sony's Flickr page shows a scowling Kratos in the new mode, and its announcement of the game also mentions the new mode, inviting players to "share those most tender of God of War moments."

The Last of Us: Remastered photomode was even used by a professional photojournalist to capture striking images of the post-apocalyptic world in which the game exists.

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Konami and Kojima Issue Joint Statement

IGN.com - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 12:52

Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima and Konami have released a joint statement to clear up confusion surrounding reports regarding Kojima's departure from the company and the future of the popular stealth-action franchise.

In the statement, Konami reaffirms that Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain is on track for release on September 1 and Kojima will remain involved up through the game's completion.

Kojima offered a few reassuring words as well, saying, "I am 100% involved and will continue working on Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain; I’m determined to make it the greatest game I’ve directed to date."

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Rumor: LEGO's Toys-to-Live Project Has a Name

IGN.com - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 12:51

LEGO Dimensions is the reported working title of a rumored toys-to-life game based on Warners' popular brick-building franchise.

A rumor popped up earlier this week in which an unnamed source told VideoGamer that a toy-centric LEGO game is in the works at Traveller's Tales, and is set for release later this year. The same outlet just received information on the game's aforementioned working title.

As one would expect, LEGO Dimensions is said to have been designed to compete with other toy-based games like Activision's Skylanders series and Disney Infinity.

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Resident Evil Revelations 2 Patch Improves Frame Rate on PS4

IGN.com - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 12:45

Capcom's episodic horror game, Resident Evil Revelations 2, has received a performance boost on PlayStation 4, thanks to a new patch.

Eurogamer put the patch to the test, and discovered the frame rate stability has improved by "roughly 10-15%." Before the patch, the PlayStation 4 version's frame rate dipped to as low as 27 FPS, with 25.8% of its frames being dropped. Post-patch, its frame rate consistently stays above 30 FPS, and is now only dropping 11.7% of its frames.

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Windows 10 Free Upgrade for Pirates? Not So Fast

IGN.com - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 12:35

The old adage "if it seems too good to be true, it probably is" proves itself once again as Microsoft has clarified its Windows 10 free update policy.

People running pirated versions of Windows were excited to learn that the free Windows upgrade to version 10 also applied to people not running authorized versions of the OS. But in a statement to Ars Technica, a Microsoft spokesperson clarified what the upgrade policy will be for those who are running pirated versions of its software.

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Halo 5: Guardians Will Have Dedicated Multiplayer Servers

IGN.com - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 12:05

The studio head for Halo 5: Guardians, Josh Holmes, has shared some big news regarding Halo 5's multiplayer.

Holmes was answering questions in the forums of Team Beyond, a shooter fan site. User aKREEZ asked whether Halo 5 will have dedicated servers for every game, or whether it will use peer-to-peer (P2P) connections. Holmes replied:

"We only have dedicated servers for MP in Halo 5: Guardians. That's true for matchmaking AND customs. There is no P2P."

In some P2P games, the host player can sometimes feel a distinct gameplay advantage. The impact isn't always huge, but it maybe enough avoid a few extra bullets. That shouldn't be the case in Halo 5: Guardians.

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