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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 'EST/-5.0/no 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 'EST/-5.0/no 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 'EST/-5.0/no 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 'EST/-5.0/no 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 'EST/-5.0/no 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 'EST/-5.0/no 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 'EST/-5.0/no 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 'EST/-5.0/no 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 'EST/-5.0/no 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 'EST/-5.0/no 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 'EST/-5.0/no 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 'EST/-5.0/no 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 'EST/-5.0/no 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 'EST/-5.0/no 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 'EST/-5.0/no 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 'EST/-5.0/no 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 'EST/-5.0/no 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 'EST/-5.0/no 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 'EST/-5.0/no 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 'EST/-5.0/no 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 'EST/-5.0/no 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 'EST/-5.0/no 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 'EST/-5.0/no 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 'EST/-5.0/no 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 'EST/-5.0/no 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 'EST/-5.0/no 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 'EST/-5.0/no 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 'EST/-5.0/no 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 'EST/-5.0/no 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 'EST/-5.0/no 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 'EST/-5.0/no 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 'EST/-5.0/no 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 'EST/-5.0/no 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 'EST/-5.0/no 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 'EST/-5.0/no 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 'EST/-5.0/no 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 'EST/-5.0/no 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 'EST/-5.0/no 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 'EST/-5.0/no 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 'EST/-5.0/no DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.

The Toughest Character on The Walking Dead

IGN.com - Sun, 11/16/2014 - 14:28

We're deep in the fifth season of AMC's The Walking Dead, and things are heating up. We can't wait to see what's coming with the next episode.

With all that's happened, and all that will happen, we got to thinking about which character is the toughest. Naturally, it all boils down to Carol and Daryl. Instead of getting into an office shouting match, we wanted to ask the IGN community. So, we hopped online and asked you. Here's what you had to say.

@IGN carol lol

— hiro (@mischieffe) November 14, 2014

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Content Update Coming to Halo: The Master Chief Collection

IGN.com - Sun, 11/16/2014 - 13:51

343 Industries has announced that a content update is currently undergoing testing and certification.

The update will take place on the console owner's side and is intended to fix "matchmaking performance, non-matchmaking bugs, and a variety of title-specific issues."

Executive Producer Dan Ayoub explained that while a recent server-side update helped to increase some server connectivity, the overall performance is not quite where the team would like it to be.

"Looking at our data logs, server-side adjustments that we have made over the past 24 hours have shown a 20% increase in server connectivity," said Ayoub. "However, we are well aware that performance is not where it needs to be.

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Dumb & Dumber To Tops the Weekend Box Office

IGN.com - Sun, 11/16/2014 - 13:38

The decades-in the-waiting sequel Dumb and Dumber To debuted atop the domestic box office this weekend.

The Farrelly Bros.-directed sequel, which reunites Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels, earned an estimated $38.1 million to finish in first place.

Last weekend's champ, Big Hero 6, finished in second place with $36 million, while director Christopher Nolan's sci-fi opus Interstellar moved into third place with $29.2 million. Both films fell less than 40% in their second weekend.

In limited release, director Jon Stewart's Rosewater bowed on 371 screens for a 13th place finish of $1.2 million, while the critically acclaimed Foxcatcher opened on 6 screens with $288,000. Director-star Tommy Lee Jones' The Homesman rode off with $48,000 from just four screens.

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Sailor Moon Crystal: "Moon" Review

IGN.com - Sun, 11/16/2014 - 01:51

Warning: Full spoilers for the episode follow...

This week’s Sailor Moon Crystal was a cornucopia of amazing events. Sailor Moon and her friends travelled to the moon to learn more about their mysterious past. We found out who the Four Heavenly Kings really are. We got to see a crazy (and surprisingly emotional) showdown between the Dark Kingdom and the Sailor Guardians. We witnessed Tuxedo Mask become a pawn of Queen Beryl. And we were treated to some absolutely stunning art direction.  In short, this episode is as good as it gets.

There’s a lot to tackle this week, but let’s start with the girls’ journey to the moon, which showcased Sailor Moon Crystal’s most beautiful artwork to date. There were fantastic shots of the moon at night, the earth at dawn, and the star-spangled space in between. Layered on top of these beautiful images was a poignant scene between Usagi and the spirit of real mother, Queen Serenity. I teared up as the queen relayed the sad fate of her daughter and Prince Endymion in their past lives, as well as the fall of the Moon and Earth Kingdoms. It’s a sad tale, which is why I loved the queen’s gentle reassurance that this time things would be different. This time Sailor Moon and her Guardians were going to seal away Queen Metalia for good.

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Evolve Big Alpha Infographic Reveals Over 1 Million Rounds Played

IGN.com - Sat, 11/15/2014 - 19:22

Stats for the recent Evolve closed alpha, which ran between October 30 and ended on November 4, have been released via infographic.

According to the chart, Evolve - an upcoming survival shooter by Left 4 Dead developers Turtle Rock Studios - saw over 1.3 million rounds played during its "Big Alpha" weekend. Of the games that were streamed, there were close to 7.2 million views on Twitch, making for over 2 million hours watched.

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Battlestar Galactica Creator Glen Larson Dies

IGN.com - Sat, 11/15/2014 - 18:53

Glen A. Larson, creator of the 1978 Battlestar Galactica series, has died at the age of 77.

THR reports that Larson passed away Friday night of esophageal cancer at UCLA Medical Center in Santa Monica.

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Along with Battlestar Galactica, Larson also created the pioneering TV hits Quincy M.E., Magnum, P.I., Knight Rider, The Fall Guy, and The Six Million Dollar Man.

Glen A. Larson.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: "In Dreams" Review

IGN.com - Sat, 11/15/2014 - 14:31

Warning: Full spoilers from the episode to follow.

Well, that was different! Taking a well-deserved rest from the woodland creepy crawlies (sorta), this week's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was mostly set in dreamworld. The idea behind "In Dreams" was pretty fun, as it riffed on A Nightmare on Elm Street -- very appropriate, considering the episode's sweet guest star voices: Robert Englund, the original Freddy Kreuger; John Kassir, the voice of the Crypt Keeper; and Bill Moseley, who played "Chop Top" in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 and the Deadite Captain in Army of Darkness.

Here, Englund and Kassir gave voice to the Dream Beavers (a clever play on the Gary Wright song "Dream Weaver," which helped inspire A Nightmare on Elm Street). As TMNT baddies go, these guys were some of the best we'd seen in awhile -- or at least the most inventive. Them haunting the Turtles' dreams made for some great visuals this week, especially as the episode wore on. Raphael's dream in particular stood out for its heavy metal Turtles, as did the brothers' combined dream, which at one point turned into an '80s-style black-and-white comic book. I think my favorite part though was Dave Beaver, who kept undermining the Beavers' reign of terror. ("Shut up, Dave!")

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343 Industries Delays Halo Championship Series

IGN.com - Sat, 11/15/2014 - 13:47

343 Industries has announced that they are postponing the launch of their Halo Championship Series.

The first pre-season online cup was initially scheduled for November 16, however it has been delayed until November 23. The studio says they decided to push it back due to existing matchmaking issues they are currently working to resolve.

"This delay will ensure that the first pre-season cup is up to the standards of our fans and competitors," 343 Industries said in a blog post.

The Halo Championship Series is an official eSports league for competitive Halo players. Teams of four compete in sanctioned events to earn HCS, and the team with the most points at the conclusion of the series will play in the HCS finals. The league will initially focus on Halo 2: Anniversary and will end March 2015.

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Assassin's Creed Rogue Review

IGN.com - Sat, 11/15/2014 - 12:57

History has always played a pivotal role in the Assassin’s Creed series. It serves as both inspiration and backdrop – a resource for dramatic events, supporting characters, and villains. Rogue is slightly different, though; it’s more concerned with examining the history of the series itself than exploring real-life events. The result is one of the most striking and intriguing stories seen in an Assassin's Creed game, but forgettable missions. an empty world, and lack of effort to put a new spin on how this long-running series plays and controls continually undermine its dramatic intentions.

Rogue’s greatest strength is its central character – Shay Patrick Cormac – and his journey from dutiful Assassin to vengeful Templar. Most of the trailers surrounding Rogue have portrayed Shay as a cold-blooded killer, but that’s in no way accurate; his story is nuanced, and the narrative is patiently unfolded. You play the first third or so of Rogue as an Assassin, which lets you forge relationships with those you will later hunt. There’s a good chunk of the 14-hour campaign where Shay doesn’t have any clear allegiances, and even then, he never really descends into brutal killer territory. There’s always a sympathetic motivation to be found; it’s all much more nuanced and ambiguous than I was expecting, and it makes for the most engaging story in an Assassin’s Creed game since the days of Ezio Auditore da Firenze.

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The Walking Dead: What Will Happen on "Consumed"?

IGN.com - Sat, 11/15/2014 - 12:40

If you're concerned about what happened to Abraham's group -- and just how Eugene is doing -- after last week's episode of The Walking Dead, you're going to have to wait to learn more. This week's episode, "Consumed," will split off and focus on Daryl and Carol. The duo will head towards a familiar location for a rescue mission.

The single photo AMC have released from the episode focuses on Carol. It seems likely that her and Daryl are off to downtown Atlanta to rescue Beth, and that we'll see some flashbacks that will reveal how Carol ended up in that hospital with Beth a couple of episodes ago.

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CBS Cancels The Millers

IGN.com - Sat, 11/15/2014 - 11:56

While some of us may have wanted better things for Arrested Development's Will Arnett than CBS' The Millers, it was nice to know he'd landed a steady gig. But now The Millers has been canceled.

As Deadline reports, CBS has dropped the comedy, which starred Arnett as a recently divorced man trying to cope with his own parents' (Margo Martindale and Beau Bridges) separation, just a few weeks here into its second season. Which is actually a rare thing for a sophomore comedy, especially one on CBS. It's way more likely that a show gets canceled quickly in the midst of its first season run.

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The Missing: Series Premiere Review

IGN.com - Sat, 11/15/2014 - 11:36

Advance Review: This is a heavy one, folks. I'd understand if, heading into the holiday season, some of you would opt out of a despair-fest like Starz' The Missing, debuting Saturday night, but you'd also be skipping one of the fall's best shows.

With just enough of a mystery in place to drive us toward future episodes, much like the type of breadcrumbs the show's protagonist, Tony, clings to in his own life after the disappearance of his five-year-old son, The Missing is serviceable as a thriller but more potent as a showcase for agony. On the heels of moody murder shows like the Killing and Gracepoint (along with its U.K. original, of course), The Missing takes us further into the nightmare with an abduction story. Whereas the death of a child is always harrowing on TV, the finality of it, even if the crime isn't solved outright, allows the parents' grief to take root.

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Once Upon a Time: The Snow Queen's Secrets

IGN.com - Sat, 11/15/2014 - 11:00

Once Upon a Time's been a chilly place this season. Sure, the fairy tale series is filmed in the not so warm Vancouver, but besides that, the town of Storybrooke has been touched by the world of Frozen. Elizabeth Mitchell's at the heart of the icy storyline as the villainous Snow Queen. She's manipulating everyone around her to serve one goal: to be loved by her family. That doesn't sound like the worst thing in the world, but the Snow Queen is doing whatever it takes to make Elsa and Emma be on her side regardless of the effects on Storybrooke.

IGN spoke with Mitchell about the character's demented side, possible redemption, and the full extent of the Snow Queen's plans.

Elizabeth Mitchell as Ingrid/The Snow Queen in Once Upon a Time.

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State of Affairs: Series Premiere Review

IGN.com - Sat, 11/15/2014 - 10:50

Is Katherine Heigl still a star? That’s the main question her latest project, State of Affairs -- in which she takes on the leading role and executive produces -- attempts to answer. The actress was once beloved among the twenty-something crowd for her supporting role on Grey’s Anatomy, but since her oh-so-public exit from the series she’s developed a reputation as a difficult person to work with. That’s translated to how she’s viewed by some former fans today, many of who will probably tune into the series to hate-watch the actress. Not that that’s a new thing.

There will plenty for them to inform their opinions on. Heigl is present in almost every single scene of the pilot, airing Monday on NBC, from start to finish, with a variety of things to juggle. As Charleston, or “Charlie,” one of the top CIA analysts, she’s charged with putting together “the book” of all of that day’s top threats for the President (Alfre Woodard). She has a personal friendship with POTUS, since she used to be engaged to her son. Speaking of, she’s dealing with the anniversary of his tragic death (he was killed by terrorists), mostly by engaging in reckless sexual behavior, drinking and the odd shrink session. Somehow, she’s also tasked with making decisions that seem way above her pay grade — one of the many implausible things that happen in the pilot.

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PlayStation TV Now Available in the UK

IGN.com - Sat, 11/15/2014 - 04:00

Sony's PlayStation TV device is now available for purchase in the United Kingdom.

A small device connecting directly to the TV, the PlayStation TV in the UK will release bundled with the games OlliOlli, Worms Revolution Extreme, and Velocity Ultra.

The device plays Vita games,allows users access to the complete PS Now library, and remotely control PlayStation 4 games over a local network. Movie downloads are also available on the device through Sony's online store.  Currently, it is available for £89 through Amazon.

IGN's official review of the PlayStation TV deemed it a "disappointing" standalone device.

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Are Forza Horizon 2 and Sunset Overdrive Coming to PC?

IGN.com - Sat, 11/15/2014 - 03:13

UPDATE: The Sunset Overdrive listing has since been pulled, while the listing for Forza Horizon 2 is listed as unavailable. See original story below.

Xbox One exclusives Forza Horizon 2 and Sunset Overdrive could be coming to PC, according to listings on Amazon France. Both the racer and the shooter list Windows 7 or 8 as an available platform, though neither have release dates.

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Z Nation: "Going Nuclear" Review

IGN.com - Sat, 11/15/2014 - 00:21

Note: Full spoilers for the episode follow.

After the last two weeks of spending most of the episode in the mind of either Addy or Citizen Z it was good to finally have a story that followed the rest of the survivors and had them doing something other than hiding in a morgue. The quest to get Murphy to California makes a pit stop in South Dakota where the group finds themselves in a contrived set of circumstances that forces them to rely on a man named Homer to stop a nuclear meltdown.

There were some neat concepts this week. The glowing nuclear zombies that could irradiate a person if they got to close or splattered on you were a great idea. It’s a video game style concept but it’s something different for a change. The only problem was that the effect came off as somewhat blurred on screen. I’m not sure of what sort of post processing was done to create the glow but it made the zombies look out-of-focus. It was definitely noticeable and it disappointing as they were onscreen quite a bit.

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Constantine: "A Feast of Friends" Review

IGN.com - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 23:00

Warning: Full spoilers for the episode follow...

Constantine delivered, I'd say, its first solid episode with "A Feast of Friends." Now it's possible that things felt more on the level because this particular story was lifted from Hellblazer #1, but I'd offer that there were still enough tweaks made to it from the original Mnemoth tale to make it fit more perfectly into the world that the show's created for itself.

And this was also the first time that the show really dipped its toe into the emotional side of the Constantine waters. Constantine plays really well as a surface-level adventure. Our hero is sarcastic and seems to have a solution, or trick, for almost every problem. Most of the challenges so far have been in the actual tracking down of the week's respective "evil." Here, in "A Feast of Friends," the answers didn't come quite so easily, as John was in no way prepared to deal with a demon quite as powerful as Mnemoth. A demon who basically could only be contained in a human body - one which was sacrificed to become a vessel-slash-prison.

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What's it Like Being the Face of Too Many Cooks?

IGN.com - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 21:06

Are you obsessed with Too Many Cooks? Because you're not alone. As someone who is fascinated by the Adult Swim short, made by Casper Kelly, I can relate to those who just can't stop singing that song while watching the tale of the Cook family and their wacky adventures - at home, at work, in animation, in outer space, etc., etc. If they can just avoid being murdered by Bill (William Tokarsky)...

We're guessing you've seen it already, but just in case...

So what's it like to find yourself at the center of a legitimate viral sensation, that's now been seen by millions of people within the space of a week? Katie Adkins has the answers, as she not only found the short she'd filmed over a year ago suddenly becoming the Next Big Thing, but discovered her image -- and her name -- were featured as the thumbnail in the original upload of the short that took off last week and was being linked to and embedded everywhere. Adult Swim eventually posted their own upload, with a different thumbnail, but Adkins' role as the girl who nearly escapes Bill was already famous.

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Hasbro-DreamWorks Merger Falls Through

IGN.com - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 20:33

Toymaking giant Hasbro -- which has the rights to Transformers, G.I. Joe and My Little Pony to name just a few -- will not acquire DreamWorks Animation after all. Just a day ago the two seemed destined for a happy merger in the near future.

Yesterday news broke that Hasbro was planning to purchase DreamWorks Animation in a merger that would see DreamWorks CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg take the reins of the new joint family entertainment venture.

While neither party is saying why talks fell apart, industry analysts seem to believe DreamWorks’ asking price was too high. Variety cites two market research firms that suggest that, while Hasbro was willing to pay at least $2.3 billion, DreamWorks was looking for closer to $3 billion, a number the studio’s “inconsistent creative output, and thus financial performance,” didn't justify.

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