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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.

SpaceX Rocket Explodes Shortly After Launch

IGN.com - Mon, 06/29/2015 - 06:46

The unmanned SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying cargo to the International Space Station exploded a few minutes after launch yesterday.

It was carrying 4,000 pounds of cargo to the ISS, including food for the stationed astronauts, spare parts, and an adapter to allow future docking at the station. It is a huge setback, but the astronauts on the station have enough food until at least October.

CEO of SpaceX Elon Musk tweeted that there "was an overpressure event in the upper stage liquid oxygen tank," which caused the break up of the rocket.

IGN recently reported that technology based on Microsoft's Hololens would be going up to the ISS with this launch.

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There Will Be a Street Fighter 5 Panel at Comic-Con

IGN.com - Mon, 06/29/2015 - 06:45

There will be a Street Fighter V panel run by Capcom at this year's San Diego Comic-Con.

On Thursday July 9 at 11:45am PDT, Francis Mao of Capcom will moderate a panel of Street Fighter experts and special guests.

According to the SDCC schedule, the panel will be discussing all the latest news on the upcoming fighting game. Yoshinori Ono, executive producer on the Street Fighter franchise, will also be joining the panel as an "ultra-special guest".

Attendees will be learning more about this year's Capcom Pro Tour. If you just want to play the game, IGN has the details on how to enter the Street Fighter V beta, before the full game launches next year.

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Fallout 4's Real Pip-Boy Won't Work With Larger Phones

IGN.com - Mon, 06/29/2015 - 01:21

The much sought-after Fallout 4 Collector's Edition Pip-Boy will work with regular-sized smart phones, but those with larger models are out of luck.

As detailed in a recent Bethesda Blog entry, the foam inserts included with the Pip-Boy casing will fit the iPhone 6, iPhone 5/5S, iPhone 4/4S, Samsung Galaxy 5, and Samsung Galaxy 4. A customizable foam insert will also be included for those who own another model or brand with a similar build.

However, any phones larger than those listed - including the iPhone 6+ - won't fit inside the casing.

"As we wanted to stay faithful to the dimensions of the in-game model, any smartphones larger than the models listed will not fit inside the wearable device" the post states.  "For these larger devices, our Pip-Boy companion app will still be available."

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BattleCry: An Interesting Game With a Generic Name

IGN.com - Mon, 06/29/2015 - 00:04

It’s hard not to feel a little sorry for BattleCry. A free-to-play multiplayer game on PC, it’s been somewhat drowned in the hype of Bethesda’s bigger and louder upcoming lineup. Worse, named after the studio making it, its title is aggressively generic; interchangeable with any number of existing and upcoming games in 2015. BattleCry?’ people ask. “Is that the one from 2K, or the one from Bethesda?”

With this in mind, I was eager to sit down with BattleCry’s Design Director Lucas Davis and hear his take on BattleCry’s personality. I’d played the game at Bethesda’s E3 booth, and while I admit I was initially terrible at its combat - team-based, up-close-and-personal - its bright colour palette and stylized finishers were a far cry from the nondescript game I’d had in my head. For those of us who tend to be drawn to single player experiences over multiplayer, BattleCry feels more accessible than its gritty name might suggest.

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Halt and Catch Fire: "Extract and Defend" Review

IGN.com - Sun, 06/28/2015 - 22:00

Spoilers for “Extract and Defend” within.

This was the episode that we’ve been waiting for since Season 2 began. “Extract and Defend” finally puts Cameron and Joe back together in quite possibly the worst scenario imaginable: an important meeting with Jacob Wheeler in which they have to be nice to each other or risk losing everything.

The meet-up certainly delivered, albeit in an unexpected manner. I was relieved to see Sara know all about Cameron – another example of Joe being very forthcoming with her – but was surprised to see how immediately distrustful Sara was of Joe, stemming from him withholding information about his plans for timesharing the mainframe. While I like seeing the cracks in their relationship form, this is indicative of a larger problem on this show, which is a character reacting to the viewer’s perception of a character rather than their own.

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Salem: Season 2 Finale Review

IGN.com - Sun, 06/28/2015 - 21:59

Warning: Full spoilers for the episode follow...

Salem closed out its second season with an exciting, game-changing episode that brought many unexpected, interesting changes to the show as part of the fallout between Mary and Countess Marburg's feud for supremacy.

First off, I want to commend last week's episode for basically going through with the whole "rise of Satan" angle. Mary's son was dunked in the black ooze and re-emerged as the Prince of Darkness. One always wonders, on any given TV show, if and how good will triumph over evil and whether or not villains will be able to win occasionally and this show has now ended both of its seasons with big, dastardly plans being brought to fruition. So that, I feel, is an achievement in its own right.

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Falling Skies: Season Premiere Review

IGN.com - Sun, 06/28/2015 - 21:59

Note: Full spoilers for the episode follow.

The indestructible Tom Mason is, as always, at the center of events in the Season 5 premiere of Falling Skies. The story picks up pretty much exactly where it left off last year with some unknown entity using memories from Tom’s past as a method of communication. For now the true identity of the entity remains a mystery despite fleeting glimpses of the creature. Rather than coming out and simply saying what it wants the creature uses an avatar of Tom’s deceased first wife as a method to communicate the urgency of the situation. Hopefully we eventually get an explanation as to why the entity feels the need to remain anonymous. It would actually be really interesting if its only method of communication was speaking in images.

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Penny Dreadful: "And Hell Itself My Only Foe" Review

IGN.com - Sun, 06/28/2015 - 21:58

Warning: Full spoilers for the episode follow...

Penny Dreadful unleashed a beastly penultimate Season 2 episode with "And Hell Itself My Only Foe," which saw Vanessa follow in Malcolm's unwise footsteps and enter Evelyn's mansion alone, causing the rest of Team Dreadful to follow in an attempt to rescue them both.

Once inside, our heroes fell into a set of traps, which sadly spelled the end for Sembene, who got locked in a stairwell with Ethan right as the full moon hit and he wolfed out. It was fairly intense scene, made more emotional by the fact that Sembene's major character moments this year involved his friendship with Ethan and his belief that Ethan's curse was a divine gift meant for good. Sure, I wish we'd gotten to know Sembene a bit better overall but since this was the way he went, it felt fitting. And I appreciated the fact that Ethan tried, in earnest, to kill himself before the transformation.

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Ballers: "Raise Up" Review

IGN.com - Sun, 06/28/2015 - 21:28

Warning: Full spoilers for the episode follow...

On the heels of a decent pilot, HBO's Ballers shrank a bit with "Raise Up," which saw The Rock's Spencer chase down a more formalized, binding agreement between himself and Vernon (Donovan Carter). An agreement that would not only help stabilize Vernon's financial future but also aid Spenser, who's down to his last penny (well, not last penny, but close).

A noble challenge for Spencer, most definitely, but one that came with relatively little difficulty. In fact there were no real hard decisions made in "Raise Up" and so the show just sort of hovered in that somewhat uninteresting "not too funny/not too dramatic" limbo.

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True Detective: "Night Finds You" Review

IGN.com - Sun, 06/28/2015 - 21:00

Warning: full spoilers for the episode follow...

Well, that happened.

"Night Finds You" ended with a literal and figurative bang, leaving the viewer to wonder if this season just took a shocking – and in some ways energizing – left turn. Is it possible that Colin Farrell’s inclusion in the series was an elaborate set-up to throw us off the scent of the genuine crux of this story? Perhaps city manager Ben Caspere’s murder isn’t the one we’re meant to hook on to, or at the very least, not the only one.

In many ways, I’d hope not, as Farrell’s character has been, for me, the most magnetic and enthralling to watch. His suburban lawn beat-down brought the premiere episode to life. Sure, it may have been a wee bit over-the-top, but it was an electric and satisfyingly ballsy sequence. I mean, who DOES that? What kind of a lunatic? Yet, Farrell still managed to register as a flesh-and-blood man rather than a soulless beast – a fairly impressive feat. So it would be a shame to lose him as a key player in this story.

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Top Gun 2 Will Explore ‘The End of an Era of Dogfighting’

IGN.com - Sun, 06/28/2015 - 20:58

As work to get Top Gun 2 airborne continues, producer David Ellison has shed a little more light on what to expect from the long-gestating sequel should it ever get off the ground. He's also confirmed he’d like to see it shot with a focus on practical effects.

“Justin Marks is writing the screenplay right now,” said Ellison at a recent interview during a press day for Terminator Genisys in Berlin, as reported by Collider. “He has a phenomenal take to really update that world for what fighter pilots in the Navy has turned into today.”

“There is an amazing role for Maverick in the movie and there is no Top Gun without Maverick, and it is going to be Maverick playing Maverick.

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Gunn Promises a 'More Emotional' Guardians 2

IGN.com - Sun, 06/28/2015 - 19:55

Director James Gunn is promising a 'more emotional' movie with his sequel to last year's Guardians of the Galaxy.

"Well you know – it’s a more emotional movie, it’s both a bigger movie and a smaller movie, because we focus more intensely on some of the characters," Gunn told Collider.

Gunn reiterated that Guardians of the Galaxy 2 will be about fathers, saying that "we get to learn a lot about fathers in the second movie".

Of course, the director also promised a sequel to Awesome Mix Vol 1; fingers crossed for more Bowie.

Lucy O'Brien is Entertainment Editor at IGN’s AU office. Follow her ramblings on Twitter.

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Co-Showrunner Calls Daredevil S2 'Daredevil vs. Punisher'

IGN.com - Sun, 06/28/2015 - 19:12

According to a new report, Daredevil's second season will focus primarily on the conflict between Charlie Cox's Daredevil and Jon Bernthal's Frank Castle, aka The Punisher.

A source close to The Nerdist says that Daredevil's new co-showrunner Marco Ramirez is referring to Season 2 as 'Daredevil vs. the Punisher', which suggests that either A: the pair will be battling it out to be the hero - or indeed, anti-hero - of Hell's Kitchen, or B: that Punisher might play a more traditionally villainous role in the show.

Last month, Marvel's head of TV Jeph Loeb said that “Castle’s appearance will bring dramatic changes to the world of Matt Murdock and nothing will be the same.”

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Pass the Doritos, Scientists Develop Computer Game Targeted At Healthy Choices

Slashdot.org - Sun, 06/28/2015 - 18:59
MojoKid writes: Psychologists at the University of Exeter and Cardiff University have published a study that demonstrates how a simple computer game can help people lose weight. Participants in the study who played the specialized game lost and average of 1.5 pounds in the first seven days, and 4.5 pounds after six months. They also reduced their daily caloric consumption by 220 calories. Dr. Natalia Lawrence led the team of researchers that developed the computer game for the study. It was designed to train people to resist unhealthy food snack foods through a "stop versus go" process. Participants sat in front of a Pentium 3 PC running Matlab software on a 17-inch monitor. They were then instructed to press certain keys when images of things like fruits and clothes would appear, indicating a "go." But for images of calorie-dense foods (chips and cake, for example) they were instructed not to do anything, indicating a "stop" action.

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Ted 2 Disappoints at Weekend Box Office

IGN.com - Sun, 06/28/2015 - 18:18

Ted 2 was unable to dethrone the wildly successful Jurassic World at the domestic box office as the dinosaur adventure flick enjoyed its third straight week at No. 1.

Universal's teddy bear flick was up against two formidable opponents, Jurassic World and Disney/Pixar's Inside Out, which raked in$54.2 million and  $52.1 million, respectively. The comedy sequel starring Mark Wahlberg and Seth MacFarlane only managed to pull in a disappointing $32.9 million, about $15 million less than anticipated, according to Variety.

The original Ted earned an impressive $54 million debut on the way to $549.4 million in global revenue. Ted 2 was expected to be this summer's biggest comedy, but Universal cited "sequel-itis" as a major reason for the underwhelming start.

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Daily Deals: Dragon Age: Inquisition, $5 Off PlayStation Gift Card, Xbox One With A Free

IGN.com - Sun, 06/28/2015 - 16:39

Dragon Age Is $30

IGN's Game of the Year is back down to its low price, $30 on all platforms. This is a great price for a big, meaty RPG.

Update: That didn't last long. The price must have been a mistake and Amazon found it fast.

 

Fantastic Bluetooth Speaker For $50

This is a great wireless speaker that usually retails for $90, but you can often find for $65. Right now though Best Buy has it for an all time low of $50. Amazon is currently selling it for $100, but I'm watching to see if they match the price.

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Orphan Black: Season 3 Review

IGN.com - Sun, 06/28/2015 - 10:00

Warning: Full spoilers from Orphan Black: Season 3 follow.

Orphan Black's third season had a lot to live up to after it was revealed there was a male clone strain in the mix. On top of the show's many other factions, Project Castor felt like a needless addition, at least until everything else had been resolved. Surprisingly, though, the series handled the shake-up rather well, establishing a dichotomy between Castor and Leda. And while parts of this season didn't quite click into place, the underlying conflict here was mostly strong and offered great subplots for several of the characters.

That said, Season 3 took a little while to get moving in terms of the overarching storyline, and the Castor clones themselves weren't particularly well-drawn to start. It made sense that they would be more alike than the Leda clones since they had all been raised in a military environment. But that ended up being an uphill battle for co-star Ari Millen, who wasn't given nearly as much to work with as Tatiana Maslany was in the early going. Fortunately, as we learned more about Castor, it was easier to relate to characters like Mark, Rudy and even Dr. Coady, if not the other boys.

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This Avengers 2-Wizard of Oz Mashup Trailer Is Insane

IGN.com - Sun, 06/28/2015 - 00:48

The Internet's given us several mashup trailers using Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron as their basis, and today we get one that reimagines Earth's Mightiest Heroes as the characters from the classic 1939 film adaptation of The Wizard of Oz.

The video below casts the Tin Man as the evil robot Ultron, the Cowardly Lion as Thor, and the Scarecrow as Captain America to name just a few:

Avengers: Age of Ultron has so far earned $1.37 billion worldwide, making it the fifth highest-grossing movie of all time.

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Humans: Series Premiere Review

IGN.com - Sat, 06/27/2015 - 21:41

AMC's new 8-part sci-fi series Humans, premiering Sunday, June 28th (it debuted a couple weeks back in the UK), may not exactly be a fresh take on artificial intelligence -- at least not in this first episode -- but it still fits nicely within our present day Black Mirror technology, anthology TV world. A world where subtle aspects of humanity's desire to both create and replace life can be analyzed and dramatized via separate stories involving different modes of robotic assistance.

And so Humans's biggest strength, at the outset here, is that it presents to us several different tales. Stories that I assume will all come together at some point within the next few episodes, but nicely partitioned here in the pilot so as to show us varying levels of android aid and consciousness.

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AMD's Project Quantum Gaming PC Contains Intel CPU

Slashdot.org - Sat, 06/27/2015 - 16:43
nateman1352 links to an article at Tom's Hardware which makes the interesting point that chip-maker AMD will offer Intel -- rather than AMD -- CPUs in their upcoming high-end gaming PC. (High-end for being based on integrated components, at least.) From the article: Recently, AMD showed off its plans for its Fiji based graphics products, among which was Project Quantum – a small form factor PC that packs not one, but two Fiji graphics processors. Since the announcement, KitGuru picked up on something, noticing that the system packs an Intel Core i7-4790K "Devil's Canyon" CPU. We hardly need to point out that it is rather intriguing to see AMD use its largest competitor's CPU in its own product, when AMD is a CPU maker itself.

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