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Adr1ft Collector's Edition Comes With Ice Cream and a Puzzle

IGN.com - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 17:33

Soon you can pre-order the Adr1ft Collector's Edition for slightly less than the price of an average retail game.

The $55 bundle doesn't include a physical copy of the game (non-VR version Steam codes only), though it does offer another activity: a 756-piece jigsaw puzzle with art taken from in-game screenshots.

Ordering just one Collector's Edition from the iam8bit website will randomly net you one of two puzzle designs. Buy two at once, however, and you'll be guaranteed both.

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Xbox One and Windows 10 Cross-Buy a 'Platform Feature'

IGN.com - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 17:09

It appears cross-buy for Xbox One and Windows 10 PC games will be a new feature moving forward.

Xbox Boss Phil Spencer said cross-buy will be a “platform feature” that’s “good for gamers” on Twitter.

@Nahkapukki @MSFTY @Nicodemus9 @DCNationSlade We'll make it a platform feature. We think it's good for gamers.

— Phil Spencer (@XboxP3) February 11, 2016

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Master of None: Season 2 Announced for 2017

IGN.com - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 17:02

Master of None: Season 2 has been announced, and will debut on Netflix sometime next year.

Series creator and star Aziz Ansari shared the news in a post on Twitter:

Master of None Season 2 coming 2017. Thanks for all the support everyone!! pic.twitter.com/LSxo7dEVQ1

— Aziz Ansari (@azizansari) February 11, 2016

The first season of the critically-acclaimed comedy show made its debut this past November, earning a place among IGN's top 10 Netflix original series.

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Destiny Expansion, Sequel Get Release Windows

IGN.com - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 16:28

Ahead of its quarterly earnings call today, Activision has revealed more on the future of Destiny, which will see a major expansion this year and a sequel next year.

"Activision Publishing, along with its partners at Bungie, expects to bring a large new expansion to Destiny in 2016 and to release a full game sequel in 2017," the investor note reads. Activision also stated that 25 million players have logged more than 3 billion hours in Destiny.

Last month, a report asserted that Destiny's sequel was delayed out of 2016 and into next year.

Destiny's Valentine's Day event is ongoing right now.

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Physicists Detect Gravitational Waves, Proving Einstein Right

IGN.com - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 16:12

The sound of two black holes colliding ends with a middle C note, according to physicists.

The worldwide scientific group LIGO reports they've found the first hard evidence of gravitational waves. If they can replicate it this could prove right one of Albert Einstein's unconfirmed predictions. Namely, that binary star systems made from white dwarfs, neutron stars, and in this case black holes can push and pull the fabric of space-time.

The New York Times states that LIGO made the gravitational wave recording last September. The incident is laid out in a report by more than 1000 authors in the scientific journal Physical Review Letters.

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A Ton of Game of Thrones: Season 6 Photos Revealed

IGN.com - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 16:11

With the show's return just a couple of months away now, HBO has released 20 new photos from Game of Thrones: Season 6.

Check out the gallery below to see new images of Tyrion, Daenerys, Cersei, Jaime, Sansa, Anya, Brienne and many more, several of which will lead to plenty of speculation regarding certain characters - such as the first look at the returning Bran Stark (Isaac Hempstead Wright) alongside Max Von Sydow (The Exorcist, Star Wars: The Force Awakens) as the Three-Eyed Raven.

Game of Thrones: Season 6 premieres Sunday, April 24th on HBO.

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5 Teases for The Walking Dead: Season 6 Midseason Premiere

IGN.com - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 15:00

The Walking Dead: Season 6 returns in a big way with its midseason premiere, "No Way Out."

The synopsis for the episode, which airs February 14th, promises that "while trying to escape Alexandria, Rick and his group meet trouble when sudden noise draws walkers towards them with what could be fatal consequences." But after getting an early look at the episode, IGN can do you one better. Here is a breakdown of five things to expect when The Walking Dead returns -- though, as a caveat for spoiler-phobes, those looking to go in completely unspoiled might want to avoid the teases in this article.

The first half of Season 6 took its time to tell its story, focusing in on various characters in different episodes to dive into their storylines. "No Way Out" moves quickly through its plot and sets up a quicker momentum for the back half of the season.

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If You Played The Division Beta, Odds Are You're a Traitor

IGN.com - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 14:37

Ubisoft has revealed a bevy of statistics from The Division, and it seems like the overwhelming majority of players can't be trusted.

The infographic's more general stats include nearly 300 million kills, and more than 621 million total minutes played. That is to say just over 10 million hours split between all players during the 120-hour closed beta.

The Division Beta

More interesting, however, are the "Dark Zone" numbers.

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Darth Vader's Kill Count in His Comic Is Most Impressive

IGN.com - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 14:32

If there's one Star Wars character that deserves his own ongoing series, it's Darth Vader. One year ago today, Marvel launched the notorious Sith Lord's solo comic, and the results, as Vader would say, have been most impressive.

The series, aptly titled Darth Vader, helps bridge the gap between A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back, which, on paper, doesn't sound like much time to tell new stories. But writer Kieron Gillen and artist Salvador Larroca (and the rest of the Marvel Star Wars comics team) have proved that there's plenty of room for untold adventures between movies. In Vader's case, the first several weeks after the Death Star's destruction were... brutal, to say the least. Well, brutal for anyone who crossed Vader's path anyway.

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New LEGO Star Wars Series Announced for Disney XD

IGN.com - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 14:22

An all-new animated LEGO Star Wars series is coming to Disney XD this summer.

Titled LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures, the series is set in the time between The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi.

The Freemaker Adventures

The action-comedy introduces "all-new heroes and villains," putting them into "exciting adventures with many familiar Star Wars characters," according to starwars.com.

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New Ratchet and Clank Movie Poster Kicks Some Asteroid

IGN.com - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 14:14

Ahead of its theatrical debut this April, a new poster for Ratchet & Clank: The Movie has been unveiled.

As fans of Insomniac Games' beloved PlayStation franchise might expect, the promotional art delivers a clever little double entendre. See it below.

Ratchet & Clank: The Movie releases April 29, 2016 and boasts an all-star voice cast, including Paul Giamatti as Chairman Drek, John Goodman as Grimroth and Sylvester Stallone as Victor.

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Hasbro Is Finally Making a Maz Kanata Action Figure

IGN.com - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 14:01

The mysterious Maz Kanata is finally getting an action figure, courtesy of Hasbro.

The wise and ancient alien from Star Wars: The Force Awakens has gone without a toy thus far. However, EW reports she'll soon be part of the Takodana Encounter play set alongside three other toys.

Source: Entertainment Weekly

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Force Awakens Producers Hit With Criminal Charges

IGN.com - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 13:46

A production team involved in Star Wars: The Force Awakens have been issued criminal charges by the British government following Harrison Ford's accident on the Millennium Falcon.

According to Variety, Disney subsidiary Foodles Production has been charged with four workplace health and safety violations. "By law, employers must take reasonable steps to protect workers — this is as true on a film set as a factory floor," a statement from the Health and Safety Executive said.

A spokesperson from Foodles Production has since responded, saying: "Cast and crew safety is always a top priority. We provided full cooperation during HSE’s investigation into the on-set accident that occurred in June 2014 and are disappointed in HSE’s decision."

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New Magiana, Pokemon Movie Details

IGN.com - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 13:37

Magiana, the man-made Pokemon with a metallic body, is getting its own movie, Volcanion and the Exquisite Magiana.

The newest Pokemon was revealed in the latest issue of CoroCoro, and just after its announcement comes more details about the movie.

Image via CoroCoro, Serebii

As translated by Serebii, the movie will follow Ash and his friends on their ongoing journey, when Volcanion "drops down from the sky in front of them." Magiana has been captured by a city of "super-machinery," called "Azoth Kingdom." Volcanion is on a mission to save Magiana—but becomes linked together with Ash "by a strange chain." We're unsure whether that chain is literal or metaphorical, though regardless, Ash and Volcanion will have to work together to rescue Magiana.

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Daily Deals: White Quantum Break Xbox One, James Bond Collection, PS4 With PS Plus

IGN.com - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 13:36

The White Xbox One Is Back With Quantum Break and Alan Wake In Tow

Quantum Break hits the streets April 5 and if that's the game that'll seal the deal on an Xbox One for you, you can score a sleek white system as well as digital copies of Quantum Break and Alan Wake: American Nightmare.

21 Bond Films at Their Lowest Price Yet

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Final Batman v Superman Trailer Revealed

IGN.com - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 13:07

Ahead of its debut next month, Warner Bros. has unveiled the final trailer for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

The video is loaded with new footage, including an extended look at Ben Affleck's Batman in action, as the Caped Crusader takes down a gang of thugs. We're also treated to a few new snippets of Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman and Henry Cavill as the fearless Man of Steel. Watch:

In addition, a new IMAX poster for Zack Snyder's upcoming superhero flick has been revealed. Check out the slick new promotional art below.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice IMAX poster

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The Witness, Firewatch, and Coping With Depression

IGN.com - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 13:00

Many video games encourage isolation. They’ve long been an emotional safety net for me, in addition to my favorite hobby. Sudden depression occasionally corrupts my mood, and the only thing that seems useful, practical, and healthy is to hide. This is difficult when working an office job and living with my significant other. Thankfully, wonderful and supportive people around me understand my occasional need need for space.

In one of these states of self-imposed isolation, I completed the two loneliest games I have ever played. I played both Firewatch and The Witness while hidden. In a strange way, I enjoyed both more than I would have if I had proper control of my emotions and my mind.

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DC Add Batgirl, Deathstroke To Icons Action-Figure Line

IGN.com - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 13:00

DC Entertainment is adding six new characters and two accessory packs to its Icons line, which features characters based on some of the most iconic comic book storylines. The new figures are part of the 3rd series in the line, and they are:

18. Swamp Thing, based on Dark Genesis

19. Wonder Woman, based on Amazo Virus

20. Cyborg, based on Justice League - Forever Evil

21. Deathstroke, based on The Judas Contract

22. Darkseid and Grail

23. Batgirl, based on Batgirl of Burnside

Here's some more information - click right for more images:

The new figures and accessory packs are set to release in September, October and November this year, with prices ranging from $28.00 to $100.00. They will be available for purchase on DC's online store, as well as from a handful of other retailers.

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DC Collectibles Expands its Animated Toy Line

IGN.com - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 12:44

DC Collectibles has revealed its newest figures based on Batman's animated past.

From Batman: The Animated Series, DC Collectibles is releasing a six-inch Harley Quinn, Harvey Bullock, Scarface, Firefly, Talia al Ghul, Joker, and Anti-Fire Suit Batman toys in September, for $28 each. An oversized Clayface is also coming in September, priced at $100. DC Collectibles' massive Batwing—which seats two figures and has light-up headlights—will go on sale in October for $100.

Inspired by The New Batman Adventures, DC's Girls Night Out bundle includes Poison Ivy, Batgirl, Supergirl, Harley Quinn, and Livewire. It'll hit shelves in September, for $80. DC's Tales of the Dark Knight set brings Batman, Carrie Kelley as Robin, and Mutant Leader. These will launch in October, priced at $70 for the set of three.

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Ubisoft 'Re-Examining the Assassin's Creed Franchise'

IGN.com - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 12:30

Ubisoft confirmed that it would not release a new Assassin's Creed game in 2016, and it's because the publisher is "re-examining" the franchise.

"This year, we also are stepping back and re-examining the Assassin’s Creed franchise," an article on UbiBlog explains.

It continues, "Since the release of Assassin’s Creed Unity, we’ve learned a lot based on your feedback. We’ve also updated our development processes and recommitted to making Assassin’s Creed a premier open-world franchise. We’re taking this year to evolve the game mechanics and to make sure we’re delivering on the promise of Assassin’s Creed offering unique and memorable gameplay experiences that make history everyone’s playground."

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