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Darksiders 2: Deathinitive Edition Release Date Announced - Tue, 10/06/2015 - 12:29

Darksiders II will release for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on October 27, Nordic Games has announced.

Dubbed Darksiders II: Deathinitive Edition, this remastered port for current-gen consoles will be available for $30 USD through both retail and digital channels.

"It’s rare that as developers we get the opportunity to revisit one of our previous games," Gunfire Games design director John Pearl said. "The passage of time and the numerous games we’ve worked on since Darksiders II shipped has allowed us to return to it with a fresh perspective."

The game features visual upgrades, native 1080p support, and comes bundled with all of the DLC. Gunfire has also made a few adjustments to game balancing and loot distribution.

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Telltale Pulls Games Off the App Store While Fixing iOS 9 Issues - Tue, 10/06/2015 - 12:29

A technical issue has affected the performance of several Telltale adventure games for iOS 9 users.

According to Telltale, the devleopers are aware of the issues and are working to fix them. Reports of the sound cutting out or the apps completely crashing have been given by users who recently updated to iOS 9 on mobile devices. They have removed several of these games from the iTunes App Store to prevent anyone from purchasing them until the issue has been resolved.

"If you are running iOS 9 on your iPhone or iPad, we are aware of an issue that causes missing sound or causes the game to freeze during connection, or crash. Our team is currently investigating this issue, and we hope to have more information in the near future," reads a statement on the official Telltale support blog.

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Dead Star and More Hot New Digital Games: Everything You Need to Know – IGN First - Tue, 10/06/2015 - 11:53

This month's IGN First is a bit different. Rather than profile a single AAA game all month long, we're spotlighting a different upcoming digital game each week, beginning with the exclusive reveal of Dead Star – a PS4 arcade space shooter by the ex-Retro folks at Armature Studio that features elements of strategy as well as 5v5 and 10v10 multiplayer modes. Look for new footage and details on three other awesome new games every Monday this month. Be sure to bookmark this page and keep checking back!

Here's Everything From Today's Windows 10 Devices Event - Tue, 10/06/2015 - 11:46

Microsoft held a live event to reveal new additions to its Windows 10 device line-up today. News of a new Surface Pro 4 and Lumia phones had leaked well ahead of the event, but Microsoft was able to keep a lid on what was arguably the biggest news to come out of the event, the introduction of Microsoft's first laptop.

The event started with a quick reiteration of the Xbox One game lineup, something most Microsoft fans were already aware of. It was the one and only time the Xbox One would make an appearance during the event, which put to bed rumors of a new, "slim" console. The first new product revealed was an updated version of the Microsoft Band, the company's fitness tracker.

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Marvel Comics Teases Civil War 2 for 2016 - Tue, 10/06/2015 - 11:35

Marvel could be teasing a comic book sequel to Civil War for next year.

Some retailers have received a postcard from Marvel featuring the Roman numeral "II", and an image on the front showing Iron Man fighting Captain America. this @Marvel announcing Civil War 2?

— Ryan Higgins (@RyanHigginsRyan) October 5, 2015

The only other bit of information was "Spring 2016" written on the back. Marvel hasn't made any other announcements about it so far.

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Doctor Who LEGO Playset Is Coming Soon - Tue, 10/06/2015 - 11:29

Update: And now LEGO has released images of the full set. Take a look:

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The Martian's Lord of the Rings Joke Was the Hardest Scene to Write - Tue, 10/06/2015 - 11:20

Drew Goddard, screenplay writer for the Ridley Scott-directed sci-fi blockbuster The Martian, revealed that a scene involving a Lord of the Rings joke was movie's hardest to write.

Warning, there are potential spoilers ahead. Set in a conference room on Earth, the situation involves a council deliberating on a plan to bring stranded astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) back to Earth.

The scheme to rescue Watney is jokingly dubbed "Project Elrond" after the Council of Elrond assembled in The Fellowship of the Ring to discuss what should be done with the One Ring.

“What was the hardest scene? The one that we went over and over several times was the Donald Glover “Council of Elrond” scene, because it's an eight-page scene,” Goddard said in an interview with the LA Times.. “It's a really long scene, which is something you don't normally want to do in screenwriting. You want to keep your scenes around three pages, so this was pretty long, especially for this type of movie.”

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Introducing IGN Premiere, a New, Immersive IGN Event - Tue, 10/06/2015 - 11:19

We're very excited to announce a brand new type of IGN event, one that's set to give you the chance to explore the worlds of your favourite video games like never before.

Introducing IGN Premiere, a new series of events where we'll be teaming up with some of the biggest names in the industry to transport you to some of the most iconic places in gaming.

The first IGN Premiere event will take place on October 20 in London from 5pm GMT, and sees us teaming up with Ubisoft to take attendees back to Victorian times in preparation for the launch of Assassin's Creed Syndicate. Anyone who comes will get a chance to go hands-on with the game in a themed environment - think Secret Cinema for games - as well as check out a never-before-seen gameplay demo with live commentary from the game director Scott Phillips and ask questions in a live Q&A.

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Fury Road Director Isn't Opposed to Mad Max Spin-Offs - Tue, 10/06/2015 - 11:10

Mad Max director and creator George Miller isn't adverse to the idea of other directors telling stories set within his Wasteland universe.

When IGN put the idea to the Australian director, comparing it to what Disney has planned for the Star Wars spin-offs, he said:

"No, depending on who the director is. It would be wonderful if it was someone like Guillermo

or someone like that it would be fantastic."

But in addition to del Toro, it seems like Miller has some pretty specific choices in mind based on their skills as directors.

“There are several. I would say there are three, but I won’t say who they are. I keep talking about this being visual music, you need someone very, very strong on film language and syntax. It’s not just lumping a whole lot of action together without any coherence. Those directors who do that are the ones I always just want to see their movies regardless. I always want to see their movies. Like some composers or song writers, you just want to listen to their songs.”

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10 All-New, All-Different Marvel Comics We Can't Wait For - Tue, 10/06/2015 - 11:00

The next few months are shaping up to be pretty huge for Marvel. Even as the publisher wraps up the massive Secret Wars crossover (a process that's going to last until at least December now), they're kicking off their All-New, All-Different Marvel relaunch this week. Over the next several months, Marvel will be launching more than 60 new ongoing series. Some will be relaunched versions of old favorites, and others will feature new characters entirely, but all of these new comics will be taking advantage of the post-Secret Wars status quo in the Marvel Universe.

As we look forward to this mountain of new comics, we're selecting ten books that look especially promising. These ten new series stand out both because of the characters and creators involved.

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Prison Architect Review - Tue, 10/06/2015 - 11:00

Nothing turns a soul dark like a great strategy game. When I started playing Prison Architect, I tried to make a well-maintained, comfortable place to pass a decade or two in quiet contemplation. I gave my prisoners televisions. I gave them sofas. They responded with fire and riots and scheming while the guards’ backs were turned. Well. Things aren’t so pleasant any more.

Prison Architect isn’t a game that shoots for absolute realism by any stretch of the imagination, but it’s one of the most detailed small-scale simulators that you’re ever likely to play. A prison is after all essentially a self-reliant city - a contained ecosystem where the wheels have to keep turning, zoomed in to the point that every citizen, every water pipe, matters.

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Far Cry Primal Announced with 2016 Release Date - Tue, 10/06/2015 - 11:00

Ubisoft Montreal’s next Far Cry game is a Stone Age-era open world game called Far Cry Primal, and it launches for PS4 and Xbox One on February 23, 2016. A PC release will follow in March, 2016.

Set in 10,000 BC, Far Cry Primal follows Takkar, "a seasoned hunter and the last surviving member of his hunting group." As players survive in the land of Oros, "they will have to craft weapons and tools partly from the bones of slain beasts, hunt for food, master fire, fend off fierce predators and face off against other tribes to conquer Oros."

The debut trailer shows a small tribe of four stalking, hunting, and killing a herd of wooly mammoths before they’re attacked by a sabertooth tiger. Outposts (occupied by humans), spreading fires, and character upgrades return alongside new features, such as dead prey attracting new predators with its scent. The key art also suggests a sabertooth tiger companion for Takkar.

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9 Insane Exploitation Posters From Amazing New Book - Tue, 10/06/2015 - 11:00

If you like your movie posters loud, lurid, sexed up and overblown, you need to get hold of Nicolas Winding Refn: The Act of Seeing.

A beautiful hardback tome that’s filled with posters from the Drive director’s own personal collection, accompanied by hilarious and hugely informative write-ups by author Alan Jones, it’s a must-read for fans of exploitation cinema.

The book is available now from Amazon and FabPress, and if you want a sneak peak, the following gallery features a few of our favourites…

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Microsoft Announces Surface Book Laptop - Tue, 10/06/2015 - 10:26

Microsoft has announced the Surface Book, Microsoft's first ever laptop.

It will be available for pre-order from October 7 until its release on October 26, and it'll cost you $1,499. Microsoft says that the Surface Book is 50% faster than the MacBook Pro.

The screen is detachable and becomes a tablet that's designed to be like a clipboard. You can then reverse the screen and plug it back into the base which contains the GPU for "draw mode."

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Switch Between Phone and Desktop With Microsoft Continuum - Tue, 10/06/2015 - 10:18

Microsoft has showcased Continuum in a live demonstration of integrated phone-to-screen productivity.

In today's Microsoft October 2015 Event, the presentation showed the seamless integration between phone and desktop via the Display Dock and universal apps.

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Microsoft Unveils Lumia 950 and 950XL - Tue, 10/06/2015 - 10:16

Microsoft has announced two new Lumia handset, the 950 and 950XL.

Some specifications for you. The 950 comes equipped with a Hexa-core processor, while the 950XL features an Octa-core processor. Each handset comes with liquid cooling tech and two internal antennas. Why two? According to Microsoft’s Panos Panay, it’s to allow the phones the best possible connection available.

The Lumia 950 range also boasts:

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Microsoft Announces New Surface Pro 4 - Tue, 10/06/2015 - 10:02

During its Windows 10 devices live event today, Microsoft unveiled the Surface Pro 4, confirming rumors about Microsoft's Surface Pro 4 that began to circulate earlier in the year.

The Surface 4 Pro runs 50% faster than a Macbook Air, Microsoft claimed during its presentation.

The 8.4 mm thick device can be configured with up to 16GB of RAM and 1TB of storage. Microsoft also revealed a new backlit keyboard and a glass trackpad with with 5-point multitouch compatible with both the Surface Pro 4 and the Surface Pro 3.

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Incredibles 2 Director on Spielberg's Superhero Movie Quotes - Tue, 10/06/2015 - 09:52

Brad Bird agrees with Steven Spielberg that there are “way too many superhero movies now” but he’s figured out how to make The Incredibles 2 work…

IGN: You’re working next on The Incredibles 2. Did you always envisage a sequel, or were you happy to leave it as a standalone masterpiece, like, say, E.T.?

Brad Bird: Well, my true answer is somewhere in the middle. I wanted to make a film that was self-contained and didn’t have to go on. There’s another worrying trend that if you make a successful movie then you have to go on and follow it up, or you’re leaving money at the table and I hate that mentality. You know, a film like E.T., if it were made nowadays I think there would be E.T 2 and 3 and 4 and they’d beat it into the ground, instead of letting it be the wonderful standalone film that it is.

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New Microsoft Band Details Revealed - Tue, 10/06/2015 - 09:46

The new Microsoft Band will be available on October 30, and you'll be able to pre-order it later today for $249.

Shown off today at the Microsoft October 2015 Event, the new Band is a wearable for people who want to "live healthier and achieve more." The new design has no rigidity in any direction, no hard edges, and fits nicely around your wrist. The new curved screen is scratch resistant and more responsive to touch.

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Microsoft Announces Project X-Ray, Wearable Holograms for HoloLens - Tue, 10/06/2015 - 09:34

Microsoft has announced wearable holograms for HoloLens.

In today's Microsoft October 2015 Event, Microsoft demonstrated Project X-Ray on stage, a system that enables wearable holograms and offers an "exploration of mixed reality entertainment".

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