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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.

Tekken X Street Fighter Has Not Been Cancelled

IGN.com - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 16:10

Tekken X Street Fighter is still happening, according to producer Katsuhiro Harada.

As reported by Polygon, Harada broke the news by responding to a fan's request for an update at San Diego Comic Con. According to Harada, the crossover of the two franchises is "still in development and it's still moving forward."

He claimed that the numerous other fighting games that Bandai Namco has in development is making it tricky to find a window for Tekken X Street Fighter's release, but the game "is proceeding. It hasn't been canceled, so please relax."

Tekken X Street Fighter was announced at SDCC all the way back in 2010. Tekken X Street Fighter is not to be confused with Street Fighter X Tekken, Capcom's own take on the franchise mash-up which was released in 2012 and received a great review here on IGN.

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Game of Thrones Season 5 Casting Announced

IGN.com - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 16:07

Today at San Diego Comic-Con, HBO announced several new cast members for Game of Thrones Season 5 - most notably key members from House Martell of Dorne. It all went down during a special casting video shown to fans attending the big Q&A panel featuring stars Kit Harington, Maisie Williams, Sophie Turner, Gwendoline Christie, Natalie Dormer, John Bradley, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Rory McCann, Pedro Pascal and Rose Leslie as well as showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss and author George R.R. Martin.

Here's the video shown at Comic-Con introducing the new players...

Alexander Siddig (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, 24) will play Doran Martell - the ruling lord of Dorne and older brother to the late Prince Oberyn Martell. Unlike his brother, Doran is even-tempered and deliberate. Now, all of Dorne waits to see how their lord will react to his brother’s death.

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1960s Batman TV Show Blu-ray Update

IGN.com - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 15:59

Holy Blu-ray, Batman! Warner Bros. Entertainment has announced new details on the Blu-ray and DVD collector's set for the 1960s Batman TV show, released on home video for the first time ever on November 11.

The Batman TV show collector's set will boast all 120 original episodes of the series, starring Adam West as Batman and Burt Ward as Robin. In addition, there will be more than three hours of never-before-seen content in the package.

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Marvel Announces Two More Avengers Comics

IGN.com - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 15:55

Yesterday at the Avengers & X-Men: All-AXIS panel, Marvel focused mainly on the upcoming AXIS event and also announced Rick Remender and Jerome Opena's graphic novel, Avengers: Rage of Ultron. Today's Avengers NOW! panel looked beyond AXIS to some of the projects in the works for late 2014. Remender and fellow writers Jason Aaron, Nathan Edmondson, and Nick Spencer, as well as Marvel Senior Editor Nick Lowe and Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso were on hand to discuss how the Avengers franchise will evolve moving into 2015.

Two new Avengers comics were announced during the course of the panel. First was Captain America & the Mighty Avengers, from writer Al Ewing and artist Luke Ross. The series is replacing the current Mighty Avengers volume and features the new Captain America (Sam Wilson, in case you haven't heard the news) as team leader. Spider-Man will also be rejoining the team, unaware of the trouble he caused Luke Cage and Jessica Jones during his Superior phase. The series will debut in November 2014.

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Marvel Announces 3 New Spider-Man Comics

IGN.com - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 15:42

This November, Marvel's spider-centric event, Spider-Verse, promises more Spidey characters than you can shake a web-shooter at. On hand to discuss the event at San Diego Comic Con were moderator Nick Lowe, writers Dan Slott, Nick Spencer and Mark Waid, artist Humberto Ramos and colorist Edgar Delgado. The panel covered a number of titles, in turn introducing three new 'Verse tie-ins set to make their debut.

The panel began with a fun anecdote about Ramos' tardiness, as Waid insisted that any entrance be met with absolutely zero fanfare (we obliged). From there the the panelists discussed the Spider books currently on the shelves, showing some interior art and variant covers set to come in the coming months, including an awesome Skottie Young cover littered with baby Spider-Men. Though Spider-Verse doesn't officially kick off until November, books like Superior Spider-Man and Amazing Spider-Man will set the stage, the panel revealing art (and a mysterious new villain) set to appear in the pages of Superior Spider-Man #33

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App Store Update: July 25

IGN.com - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 15:38

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. For more mobile game trailers, reviews and news be sure to Subscribe to IGNMobileGames on YouTube.

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

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Who Is the Wraith in Shadow of Mordor?

IGN.com - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 15:30

Ever since E3, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor has been generating more and more buzz around the IGN office. It’s done so almost entirely based on its intriguing Nemesis system and associated game mechanics. Those of us who are fans of the lore of The Lord of the Rings now have another reason to be excited about the game – the story. At San Diego Comic Con, the team behind the game revealed a new story trailer that contains loads of surprises, the two biggest of which are that Celebrimbor, forger of the Rings, is the wraith aiding Talion, and that Gollum will aid Talion in his quest.

We recently had the opportunity to talk with Mike De Platter, Director of Design at Monolith Productions, about the new story elements, how they fit into the lore, and whether or not you can accomplish good through evil means.

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iZombie Is More than Veronica Mars with Zombies

IGN.com - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 15:17

iZombie is headed to The CW for a midseason premiere, and executive producers Rob Thomas and Diane Ruggiero-Wright and cast members Rose McIver, Malcolm Goodwin, Rahul Kohli, Robert Buckley, and David Anders brought an extended look of the series to Comic-Con. There were initially going to air the pilot, but recent casting changes altered their plans. The 10-15 minutes of footage introduced the basics of the series and showed it’s a zombie show unlike any other.

Since Veronica Mars alums are involved, let’s address the elephant in the room. iZombie definitely has similarities to Thomas' previous series about a sarcastic teenage detective. Rose McIvers plays Liv Moore, a med student who became a zombie during a wild party on a boat. The preview showcased the character’s humor, how she’s dealing with the changes, and how she develops psychic-ish powers. When she eats a corpse’s brains, she channels that person's memories and even physical abilities. She uses her skills to help catch murderers. She's so charming that I already want to be her best friend.

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New Tekken 7 Trailer is Jaw-Droppingly Atmospheric

IGN.com - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 15:00

Bandai Namco has released a new trailer for the upcoming Tekken 7, building on the teaser we previously saw.

The extended trailer, which you can see above, is narrated by Kazuya's mother Kazumi, and again clearly suggests she is where the Devil Gene first made its way into the Mishima gene pool. Despite declaring her love for Heihachi, she also makes it clear that he must be stopped, as she fears what atrocities he is capable of committing.

Kazuya once again accuses his father of murdering his mother, before the two square up in what looks set to be an incredible battle. As the screen fades to black, ominous words fill the screen: "The conclusion to the Mishima Saga".

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Walking Dead: Season 5 Gets a Huge Trailer

IGN.com - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 14:54

Straight from its debut at San Diego Comic-Con, here's the trailer for The Walking Dead: Season 5. Also revealed was the show's return date - Sunday, October 12th at 9pm ET/PT.

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Sims 4 System Requirements Revealed

IGN.com - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 14:52

It won't require much more than a functional PC to run The Sims 4. The PC minimum system requirements for the latest entry in EA's life simulation series were revealed in an FAQ on the Sims website.

The Sims 4 will require Windows XP (or later), at least 2 GB RAM and 9 GB of hard drive space, with at least 1 GB of additional storage for custom content and saved games. The Sims 4 will also be DirectX 9.0c compatible.

The processor and video card requirements are as follows:

PROCESSOR: 1.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, AMD Athlon 64 Dual-Core 4000+ or equivalent (For computers using built-in graphics chipsets, the game requires 2.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 2.0 GHz AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-62 or equivalent)

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World of Warcraft Female Tauren Gets a Makeover

IGN.com - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 14:38

World of Warcraft revealed today an updated version of the female Tauren model that will be included in the upcoming Warlords of Draenor expansion.

The update adds many more details to the body and extremities, as well as a more rounded look in general. Facial expressions were added, and body parts were made to be more consistently proportioned.

“The original female Tauren had a lot of issues with too-angular geometry and stretched-out features,” says senior art director, Chris Robinson. “It’s not her fault—it’s just what we had available to us at the time.”

This is the third update to Warcraft species revealed so far – we got to see what the Draenei male model looked like last week. Warlords of Draenor has already received well over 1 million pre-orders, and we think it looks pretty awesome.

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Game of Thrones' Arya Stark in Talks For The Last of Us Movie

IGN.com - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 14:31

During the Screen Gems panel at San Diego Comic-Con, fans were surprised when Sam Raimi and Neil Druckman took the stage to talk about the film adaptation of The Last of Us. Raimi, the director of The Evil Dead and the original Spider-Man trilogy, is acting as producer on the film, while Naughty Dog’s Druckman is writing the script.

Badass Digest reports that the pair didn’t talk about a release date or a director, but the major revelation came in the form of whom they’ve met with for the role of Ellie: Maisie Williams, aka Arya Star on HBO’s Game of Thrones.

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Crytek Addresses Financial Concerns

IGN.com - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 14:28

Today Crytek addressed the ongoing financial concerns that have been reportedly troubling the company for some time.

In a statement released to gamesindustry.biz, a Crytek representative went into detail on how they have been going through a transitional period.

"Like the games industry as a whole, Crytek has been in a transitional phase. Our evolution from a development studio to an Online-Publisher has required us to refocus our strategies. These challenges go along with an increased demand for capital which we have secured."

Along with this info, the representative stated that Crytek has laid the foundation to secure its future, however they "kindly ask for your understanding, that we won't be communicating further details about our developments and progress." In conclusion, the representative noted the company is confident it will have more positive news to share on Crytek's progress soon.

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Buy Skylanders Trap Team on Wii, Get Free Wii U Code

IGN.com - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 14:27

Activision is sweetening the pot for people who purchase Skylanders Trap Team on Wii, offering a free downloadable code for the toys-to-life game on Wii U as part of the package.

The official Skylanders Twitter account revealed the deal earlier this week, pushing people to pre-order the Wii version. "Get Skylanders Trap Team for Wii and receive a free code to download the game on Wii U!"

Possibly the most surprising aspect of this Nintendo-specific promotion is the fact that Activision hasn't made any of its Wii U games available on the eShop thus far. IGN has reached out to Activision about whether this signals a shift in the company's strategy on the Wii U eShop.

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Joaquin Phoenix May Play Doctor Strange

IGN.com - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 14:22

Oscar nominee Joaquin Phoenix is reportedly in talks to play the title role in Marvel Studios' Doctor Strange movie.

According to both TheWrap and Variety, the Her and Gladiator actor is in early talks for the role of the neurosurgeon-turned-Sorcerer Supreme, but both outlets stress that a deal is far from finalized.

Marvel Studios will give fans a look at The Avengers: Age of Ultron at Comic-Con on Saturday, during which time studio boss Kevin Feige is expected to make official announcements on upcoming Marvel films, including Doctor Strange.

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Captain Toad Price Listed by Retailer

IGN.com - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 14:16

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker's price has been revealed by retailer Kmart. According to a listing on the retailer's website, the single-player puzzle platformer will cost $40 USD.

Revealed earlier this year during E3, Captain Toad is a full-fledged version of the Captain Toad minigame from Super Mario 3D World. Rather than bop enemies on the head, Captain Toad requires players to use their wit to complete puzzles and avoid enemies.

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Until Dawn, Unfinished Swan, Journey Confirmed for PS4

IGN.com - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 13:53

Ahead of Gamescom, Sony revealed a list of playable games for the convention and let word slip that Until Dawn, The Unfinished Swan, and Journey are heading to PlayStation 4 in the process.

The list of playable PlayStation 4 games has since been removed from Sony's Gamescom website, but a NeoGAF user posted the full slate of titles before that happened. Until Dawn, The Unfinished Swan, and Journey stand out, as they previously hadn't been confirmed for PlayStation 4.

However, two of those titles had been rumored for PlayStation 4 previously. Earlier this year, reports surfaced that Until Dawn development transitioned from the PlayStation 3 to Sony's newest home console. In addition, Sony executive Shuhei Yoshida said that Until Dawn would make a "good fit" for Project Morpheus, further hinting at the horror title's move to PlayStation 4.

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Bayonetta 2 is Insane, and I Love It For That

IGN.com - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 13:49

Bayonetta 2 is insane -- that goes without saying. Anything Platinum touches, from Vanquish to Metal Gear Rising, is drenched with frantic madness, especially the follow-up to their 2010 incredibly deep action game-meets butt rock-meets extreme violence-meets European architecture.

Playing through Chapter 2 of the Wii U-exclusive for the first time just reaffirmed my claim that Bayonetta trumps any other action games in terms of sheer insanity. Within minutes of the demo, I had done about a dozen “firsts” for video games. For instance, a mysterious NPC pulled a Moses and turned a lake into a long, walkable tube of water. But of course, I didn’t just walk through it. I animorphed into a panther and ran through that bad boy on all fours. Yep, that was a first.

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