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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.

Bale Watched Monty Python, Mel Brooks to Prepare for Moses

IGN.com - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 15:07

20th Century Fox screened a little over a half an hour of 3D footage from their forthcoming biblical epic Exodus: Gods and Kings at a press event Tuesday, followed by a Q&A session with the film's star Christian Bale, who plays Moses in the Ridley Scott-directed movie.

The segments shown portrayed the overall arc of Moses throughout the film, from the adopted son of the Pharaoh Seti (John Turturro) and foster brother/best friend of heir Ramses (Joel Edgerton) to leader of the Hebrews as they escape slavery in Egypt. Bale's Moses starts as very much a proud Egyptian soldier, loyal to Ramses and the Pharaoh, a deadly warrior in battle, skeptical of religion, and not terribly sympathetic to the plight of the Jews.

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Dark Horse Releases "The Art of Naughty Dog"

IGN.com - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 14:41

Following up on books like The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia and The Art of The Evil Within, Dark Horse is releasing another video game-themed art book this week. The Art of Naughty Dog celebrates the 30-year history of the developer and franchises like Jak & Daxter, Crash Bandicoot, Uncharted, and The Last of Us. This 184-page hardcover book offers a wealth of concept art, renders, and developer commentary about Naughty Dog's games.

We have an exclusive look at several pages from The Art of Naughty Dog:

The Art of Naughty Dog is available for pre-order starting today for $25 on Amazon.

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App Store Update: October 1

IGN.com - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 14:00

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

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

The Sagas of Fire*Wolf – ($9.99)

Tin Man Games is back with more gamebook adventures for you – this time, the entire collection of Herbie Brennan's Fire*Wolf stories. Four books in one app! Tin Man's never done that before, to my knowledge.

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Fluster Cluck PS4 Release Date Announced

IGN.com - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 13:39

LOOT Entertainment's couch co-op game Fluster Cluck is coming to PlayStation 4 on October 21.

The twin-stick shooter puts players in the role of two chickens attempting to ascend the ranks of a giant corporation, called Chikkin Koop. In order to do so, you must gather resources by abducting cows, camels, zombies, and co-workers. New weapons, ships, and equipment will become available as you make your way to the top of the corporate ladder.

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Shaun of the Dead on Phineas and Ferb

IGN.com - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 13:30

Shaun and Ed took on zombies in Shaun of the Dead, but now they're taking on... Doof-zombies.

Yes, things will get a bit macabre on Phineas and Ferb this weekend, in the new Halloween season special, "Night of the Living Pharmacists." As the title implies, the one-hour special is inspired by the classic Night of the Living Dead, as Doofenshmirtz's latest "-inator" accidentally turns the citizens of Danville into contagious Doof-zombies who run rampant all over town.

Guest starring in the special are Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, reprising their roles as as Shaun and Ed.

IGN has an exclusive clip from the special, as Shaun and Ed try and deal with the crisis at hand... with unfortunate results.

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Angry Birds Movie Gets Cast

IGN.com - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 13:29

Sony Pictures and Rovio revealed the voice cast for the animated Angry Birds film today, including Peter Dinklage, Jason Sudeikis, and Maya Rudolph.

Sudeikis (We're the Millers, Horrible Bosses) will headline Angry Birds as Red, while Dinklage (Game of Thrones) will voice Mighty Eagle and Rudolph (Bridesmaids) will play Matilda. Josh Gad will also lend his voice to the project as Chuck, marking the actor's first animated movie since Frozen, the blockbuster hit for Disney.

Dinklage received criticism earlier this year for his voice-over work in Activision's blockbuster Destiny, though game developer Bungie chalked up some of the complaints to a beta build.

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Nintendo, GameStop Team Up to Host Super Smash Bros. Tournaments

IGN.com - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 13:29

GameStop and Nintendo will team up this weekend to host a nationwide Super Smash Bros. competition.

On October 4 at 11 am local time, the Nintendo World Store and fifteen GameStop locations will host 64-player local tournaments using Super Smash Bros. for the Nintendo 3DS. The competition is first-come, first-serve, and those who wish to compete do not need to pre-register. Competitors are allowed to use their own systems, although providing their own will not be necessary.

The winners of each of these tournaments will win a trip to New York, where they will have a chance to compete against each other for a trophy and championship robe in the Nintendo 3DS National Open Tournament at Nintendo World. Spectators will be able to watch a live stream of the competition online.

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Creepiest Killer Dolls Ever

IGN.com - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 13:27

It's Halloween season, and that means two things: sweet, delicious candy and homicidal dolls. One of the most popular tropes in horror, creepy killer dolls have been around since the early days of the genre and continue to thrive today. In fact, this week sees the release of Annabelle, the spin-off origin film of the creepy children's doll that we saw in The Conjuring.

From Annabelle to Chucky and beyond, we've put together a fun little gallery of all of our favorite porcelain psychopaths.

And just for good measure, here's that creepy trailer for Annabelle:

Cliff Wheatley is a freelance writer and a fiend. Follow him on IGN.

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Soldner X-2 is Flying Onto PS Vita

IGN.com - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 12:58

Soldner X-2: Final Prototype is coming to PS Vita this winter with help from SideQuest Studios, Rainbow Moon developer, Eastasiasoft announced today.

Featuring ten stages, a dynamic score-based difficulty system and a soundtrack which brings along 30 original tracks, Final Prototype for PS Vita will be a "console perfect port, running at 60 frames per second with next to no load times." Other additions include leaderboards, a new set of trophies and Cross-Buy functionality.

Originally released on PS3 in 2010, we praised Soldner X-2: Final Prototype for it's beautiful graphics and top-notch presentation. Eastasiasoft is also releasing Rainbow Skies for PS3 and PS Vita this year, and we recently placed it on our list of the 30 biggest games coming to PS3 in 2014.

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Rihanna Could Sing for 007

IGN.com - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 12:52

Grammy Award-winning singer Rihanna is rumored to have been approached by Eon Productions about the next James Bond film, currently known simply as Bond 24.

Rihanna, who made her big screen debut with Battleship in 2012, is apparently a big 007 fan and, according to this report, Eon wants her to sing the theme for the newest Bond movie as well as possibly cameo.

"Rihanna is a big fan of the Bond films and has always loved the idea of appearing in one," an unnamed source told The Sunday Mirror. "She didn't even need to think about it, she knows she wants to do it. She's really excited."

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Evolve Features Different Audio for Hunters, Monster

IGN.com - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 12:49

Turtle Rock Studios is working with composer Jason Graves and Lustmord to create different audio for the hunter and monster players in Evolve.

Graves has composed music for the Dead Space series, Tomb Raider, and Resistance: Burning Skies. Lustmord, "creator of the dark ambient sound," has worked on the music sound design for Assassin's Creed, Unreal Tournament III, and FarCry Instincts.

"Our goal was to lend a certain character and vibe to the game without stepping on anybody’s ‘ears’….for lack of a better way to explain it," Graves said on Evolve's blog.

"I’m on a non-orchestral kick right now. I’m enjoying synthesizers, odd sounds and running things through guitar amps to see what works. This game was really the perfect opportunity for me to geek out on all those things. I got to do a little bit on all these different projects in the last couple years and throw them all into Evolve."

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FOX Adapting Big as a TV Show

IGN.com - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 12:33

FOX is developing a television show based on the hit 1988 film Big.

At its helm is the duo Kevin Biegel and Mike Royce, both previously of the FOX military comedy Enlisted. THR reported the news, noting that Biegel and Royce will write the script and serve as Executive Producers on the adaptation.

Pulling inspiration from the Tom Hanks-starring film in which a young boy's wish to be an adult is granted, Big would be a half-hour long comedy series that explores the differences between adults and children.

Tom Hanks in Big.

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Ms Pac-Man Is the New Face of Breast Cancer Awareness

IGN.com - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 12:26

Bandai Namco has announced its Ms Pac-Man Pink Ribbon Campaign, launched in partnership with the National Breast Cancer Foundation to help raise awareness.

Throughout October, the publisher is adding a new pink maze to its Ms Pac-Man and Pac-Man iOS and Android games. The maze will cost $1 USD, and proceeds go to support the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

The in-game UI and art for the games will also change to a pink ribbon theme until October 31.

"While video games often bring amusement and joy to our lives, this is a chance to bring hope as well," says senior producer Ben Acevedo. "While the mazes we are offering in October are fun, the real challenge is to raise awareness and get players, producers, artists, programmers across the mobile industry to join us and Join the Pac."

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College Rivals Face Off in Super Smash Bros. Tournaments

IGN.com - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 12:25

A number of college and university students will soon be able to play Nintendo's Super Smash Bros. on campus.

Nintendo announced today that the multi-character brawler will be going on tour to college campuses around the country, pitting different schools against each other to determine which is the best.

Super Smash Bros. matches will precede football games, and Nintendo hopes that the rivalries between schools will stir up competition that can only be solved by way of several classic Nintendo characters beating each other senselessly.

While fans play, Nintendo will track the winners, aggregating the scores to determine which school is the dominant Smash Bros. competitor.  Fans from rival schools will play primarily on the Wii U version, while the 3DS version will be available for friends to compete in smaller circles.

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PS Vita Firmware 3.30 Launches Soon, Brings Themes

IGN.com - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 12:13

As promised at Sony's pre-TGS press conference, when new Vita firmware was teased, Vita update 3.30 is going live tonight, Wednesday, October 1st. Indeed, it might already be live by the time you read this story!

Vita's 3.30 firmware update allows personalization of both the start and home screens on the handheld. You can tinker with the actual background images, application icons, and even the background music that plays while you browse.

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The 5 Best and 5 Worst Lord of the Rings Video Games

IGN.com - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 12:05

There’s a clear parallel between J.R.R. Tolkien’s novels and the video games set within the same universe: moments of greatness, interspersed with disheartening setbacks.

Video games set in Middle Earth span myriad genres, from turn-based strategy to combo fueled, hack-and-slash action. Although some of the games proved to be compelling additions to the Tolkien mythos, not all of them lived up to the fantasy world’s pedigree. So now that Shadow of Mordor has raised the bar to even greater heights, let's explore the high and low points of the Lord of the Rings in video games.f

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Pools, Star Wars Costumes Included in Future Sims 4 Updates

IGN.com - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 11:54

Several free content patches for The Sims 4 have been detailed.

Starting this month and continuing through December, these patches will deliver a number of updates and changes to fix bugs and provide players with new opportunities and enhanced  customization options.

The currently-available October patch includes a number of seasonal updates for Halloween and some community-demanded additions. First, the ghosts of dead Sims can now haunt the living, each with intact personalities, but whose behavior is altered according to their mode of death. Star Wars costumes for Sims have also been introduced, allowing players to dress up their characters as Princess Leia, Darth Vader, X-Wing pilot Luke Skywalker, and Jedi Master Yoda.

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Green Lantern, X-O Manowar Writer Q&A Next Week

IGN.com - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 11:35

X-O Manowar, The Flash, Green Lantern, and The Surrogates are only a few comics Robert Venditti has written. We are lucky enough to have Robert participate in a Q&A session for IGN users.

Tomorrow we are hosting a live Q&A with Robert Venditti on IGN's Facebook account at 11am PT/2 pm ET.

To participate you must have a Facebook account. We will update this article on Thursdsay October 2nd with the direct link to the Q&A.

While the session won't happen for another week, we want you guys to start thinking of the questions you are going to ask Robert. His next big DC project called Godhead begins in October, pitting the New Gods against the Lanterns. For Valiant, X-O Manowar #0 will be hitting shelves.

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Resident Evil Revelations 2: Profanity, Fear, and Female Leads

IGN.com - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 11:30

Moira Burton’s story has a lot of potential. Capcom talks a lot about Resident Evil Revelations 2’s new playable co-op character as someone fans will be interested in -- she’s been mentioned, but never shown, as the daughter of the legendary Barry Burton.

Independent of this, though, Moira plays a role no other Resident Evil character ever has.

Resident Evil 4’s Ashley Graham was a hopeless young woman, to the detriment of her character. She was Leon Kennedy’s to babysit, a feeble escort-mission inconvenience who existed to be weak. Moira, on the other hand, is capable -- just not quite as capable as Claire Redfield, who plays the hardened and lethal heroine we’ve come to expect, or even other past female leads in Resident Evil games.

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