It seems Marvel has plans to revisit even more of their past event comics next summer. In the wake of the recent Secret Wars announcement, Marvel is now releasing a series of teaser images promising some sort of revival or continuation of several event comics to take place in summer 2015. Are these intended as full-fledged events in their own right, or are they tie-ins to Secret Wars and its multiverse-spanning conflict?
The first teaser image focuses on the 2006 mini-series Civil War:
Game of Thrones Ascent, the strategy social game available on mobile and web platforms, is receiving its first major expansion. The Long Night will allow players to journey beyond the Wall for the first time, to take on White Walkers and packs of Wildlings.
Disruptor Beam launched Ascent for iOS and Android devices earlier this year, but the game was already wildly popular on PC, earning honors as one of the top Facebook games of 2013. Long Night features new Alliance customization options, new quests, and even Night Watch items to better equip your character.
Just a year ago, a modular smartphone--wherein singular components like cameras are swapped out at will--just seemed like a nifty, if lofty, concept. But during the last year, Google has accelerated development on Project Ara for an impending 2015 release date.
According to Engadget, Google's Project Ara director, Paul Eremenko, says finding new Project Ara modules will be as simple as browsing an online store. The modular smartphone team has plans to launch a component marketplace, not all that different from Google's Play Store.
People waiting to play Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty on platforms other than PS4, rejoice. Oddworld has released a statement via its blog laying out the status of each of the upcoming versions.
Series creator Lorne Lanning spoke on the Fragments of Silicon podcast about the challenges presented in porting the game to the Wii U, commenting on difficulties with getting the game up and running on the 8GB Wii U SKU.
As far as the Wii U version is concerned, the company said that they were concerned with the limited amount of storage, but said that recent fan-feedback has shown that "this is not as widespread an issue" as it first thought. Unfortunately for Wii U owners, that isn't the only thing holding back the port. There are certain PS3 and PS Vita optimizations that will be on the Wii U version that are still being worked on, but what is probably the biggest challenge is that there is "specific functionality in Unity" that isn't supported on the system.
When Microsoft launched the Xbox Music streaming service, the company offered three ways to listen to music, including a free ad-based service. But The Verge reports the free option will go the way of the dinosaur on December 1.
After the first of December, you'll need to purchase an Xbox Music Pass for $10 USD a month if you still want to stream music on your PC or mobile device. Xbox 360 and Xbox One users have never had the option of free, ad-based streaming. Microsoft also allows Xbox Music users to download music á la carte.
Square Enix has dropped new content for Hitman GO, the board game-styled mobile "interpretation" of the Hitman series.
Inspired by classic Hitman hit St. Petersburg Stakeout, the new content - featuring eight new levels based upon Hitman 2: Silent Assassin - can be accessed either by completing a "set number of mission-based objectives" or by paying ($0.99/€0.99/£0.69) to unlock it.
The update also includes cloud-save functionality, which will enable you to sync your progress across different devices.
For a limited time only, you can pick up the full mobile game for both iOS and Android devices at the discounted price of $1.99/€1.79 /£1.49.
In our review, we thought Hitman GO was a fine, challenging puzzle game that offers a new way for 47 to ply his dark trade.
Tickets for the PlayStation Experience are going on sale tomorrow. Prices for the tickets are $50 USD for single day or $90 USD for two-day passes.
Announced earlier this month, the December event is a two-day celebration of all things PlayStation. Held in Las Vegas, NV, the convention will cover 400,000 square feet and will feature panels, games, contests, signings, give-aways, and all the other goodness a convention goer could hope for.
The event is the first of its kind and is scheduled for December 6-7, ahead of the 20th anniversary year of the PlayStation brand. The event is 18+, meaning to attend the event means you actually do have to be at least a true (mid) '90s kid. Tickets go on sale on the Venetian Hotel and Casino website.
Microsoft has released a new trailer for Halo: Nightfall, which sets up the story for the live-action TV show.
A strange compound is killing humans — referred to as the holy grail for the Covenant in the trailer above — and Agent Jameson Locke (portrayed by actor Mike Colter) and his team go to destroy the deadly amalgam. The TV show will provide the backstory for Locke, who is slated to become a bigger — and playable — character in the Halo franchise.
Halo: Nightfall is set to bridge Halo 4 and Halo 5: Guardians, and the complete series comes with Halo: The Master Chief Collection. For more on the Xbox One exclusive, be sure to check out the IGN First hub page for the latest news and information.
The World of Warcraft expansion Warlords of Draenor is just a few weeks away, and Blizzard has revealed the creatures of the land of Gorgrond, a zone in the northern reaches of Draenor.
Described as a land of contradictions, the zone features barren, rocky wastelands as well as lush, untamed jungles. The creatures that inhabit this region reflect the different environments found within the zone.
The Botani are "slender, deliberate, and calculating," and care for the wilds of Draenor. They are living trees, reminiscent of Tolkien's Ents, but aggressive and with a collective pursuit to seek out lost ancient artifacts that will expand their territory.
Rockstar has revealed it's planning to celebrate 10 years since Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas with a special weekend in GTA Online.
Kicking off this Friday, the weekend celebration mainstays of Double RP and Double GTA$ will be present, but four new T-shirts bearing the logos of popular San Andreas radio stations will also make the cut. Other promotions include a 50 percent discount on all green clothing, BMX bikes, bandanas and other accessories. Vehicle suspension, meanwhile, is down 25 percent.
Sony has announced The Last of Us: Game of the Year Edition will be available on PS3 from November 11.
Currently only announced for Europe, though we're working to find out if other territories should expect to see it, the repackaged title includes the Left Behind prequel DLC, Abandoned and Reclaimed Territories multiplayer map DLC, and the harder Grounded Mode difficulty setting.
Anyone wondering why this edition of the game is only hitting the PS3 should probably remember The Last of Us Remastered is the definitive edition of Naughty Dog's apocalyptic adventure, released exclusively for the PlayStation 4. It received a perfect 10 review score on IGN.
We've got some exclusive photographs from the upcoming book On Set With John Carpenter.
Carpenter is hugely seminal figure in the development horror and science-fiction in Hollywood. The book draws together photographs which document his fascinating career, ranging from Halloween to Escape from New York and The Fog. If you're a Carpenter fan, they're a must-see:
The pictures are taken from the collection of Kim Gottlieb-Walker, who served as Carpenter's official photograph on the set of some of his most influential movies. The pictures are accompanied by insight from Carpenter himself and many of the cast and crew involved.
Screenwriter Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network) has confirmed that Christian Bale will play Steve Jobs in Sony's upcoming biopic about the famed Apple co-founder. Sorkin wrote the script, and Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire) is attached to direct.
Sorkin revealed the news in a recent interview with Bloomberg, noting that Bale didn't even have to audition for the role. "There was a meeting," he said. "He has more words to say in this movie than most people have in three movies combined. There isn't a scene or a frame that he's not in. So it's an extremely difficult part and he is gonna crush it."
I'll be honest: I was looking forward to Halo 4 in Halo: The Master Chief Collection the least, only because it's the newest game – the one that's freshest in my mind. But I'll be the first to admit: it was the biggest surprise in the entire collection, because when running at 1080p/60fps is basically looks like it was intended for the Xbox One to begin with. Take a look at the video above and see if you agree.
Also be sure to stop by our ever-expanding IGN First hub page for this ongoing month of Halo: The Master Chief Collection, the one-stop shop for everything we're doing.
The Unfinished Swan is coming to PS4 on October 28 in America and October 29 in Europe. On top of that, it's now also coming to PS Vita on the same days.
Price-wise, The Unfinished Swan will launch at $14.99/€12.99/£9.99. If you've already purchased the PS3 version, the game supports cross-buy, meaning previous owners can download it on PS4 and Vita at no extra charge.
It's also worth noting that the PS4 version receives a resolution boost, as it'll run at 1080p.
If you've yet to play the 2012 hit, The Unfinished Swan is a surrealist maze-like game built in a world devoid of anything – it's a lot like a blank canvas with the player filling in the world while chasing (wait for it) a swan.
Dead or Alive 5: Last Round will release in America on February 17, 2015, and in Europe on February 20, 2015.
There's two different versions coming. The retail version includes everything you'd expect from a full price title, while the free-to-play variant offers players a taste of Last Round with the option to purchase additional content as add-on packs.
The free-to-play PlayStation 4 version comes with four 'core' fighters – Ayane, Hayate, Kasumi and Ryu Hayabusa – and has 'almost' every game mode available from the off.
Over on Xbox One, users have a free trial of Last Round where they'll have access to the same content as PS4 owners, but with a timer. Once the timer runs out, you'll have to purchase the Core Fighters pack for $4.99, which then adds Ayane, Hayate, Kasumi and Ryu Hayabusa, along with Hitomi, Tina, Jann Lee and Bass.
Blizzard Entertainment is rolling out Australian-based World of Warcraft game servers for Australian and New Zealand players ahead of the launch of the Warlords of Draenor expansion on November 13, the company announced tonight.
Players currently on the Oceanic realm (Barthilas, Frostmourne, Thaurissan, Saurfang, Caelestrasz, Jubei'Thos, Khaz'goroth, Aman'Thul, Nagrand, Dath'Remar, Dreadmaul and Gundrak) will experience improved latency when the new game servers go live, according to the announcement. Players on North American realms will have access to free character and guild master realm transfers from October 29 at 6:01pm until November 13 at 6:59pm AEDT Nov 13, 2014. Check out the full Q&A below for more info.
Elsa (Georgina Haig) has been desperately looking for Anna (Elizabeth Lail) since the Frozen characters were introduced at the beginning of this season of Once Upon a Time. But could the sisters be close to a reunion?
In this exclusive clip from this coming Sunday's episode, Elsa is sitting in Emma's car when she hears... Well, it certainly sounds like someone she knows. But could it be?
Developer Lucas Pope has released a playable demo for the follow up to the indie hit Papers, Please.
Return of the Obra Dinn is a first-person adventure-mystery set in 1808. Not much is known about the story so far, but what do know is the ship – the Obra Dinn – appeared to be lost at sea some six-years earlier and it's up to the player to find out what exactly happened.
The game is set to a simple-yet-effective dot matrix art style – or in simpler terms, think a GameBoy title made with today's technology.
Pope advises that the demo of Return of the Obra Dinn isn't a finished product. Content is missing, it hasn't been tested, and progress is not saved.
"This is a very early playable build. There's not much content and it hasn't been tested," Pope wrote.