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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.

Assassin's Creed Unity May Include Four-Player Co-op

IGN.com - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 17:44

Ubisoft is working on a four-player co-op mode for Assassin's Creed Unity, according to an inside source.

The Escapist reports that Assassin's Creed Unity will feature a narrative-based co-operative mode for up to four people, which would be a first for the series. In addition, Ubisoft will highlight this new mode at E3 during one of two planned demos, which was first tweeted by Shinobi682 and later verified by The Escapist.

IGN has reached out to Ubisoft for comment about four-player co-op coming to Assassin's Creed Unity.

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10 Hot Comics to Buy This Week

IGN.com - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 17:23

One thing we all have in common is that we want the best of the best, so let us point out the hottest comics and collectibles released each week. We spotlight our favorite comics that we know are money-well-spent, new books that look cool, and any toys and games we can't wait to play with.

By Dennis Hopeless & Timothy Green | Marvel Comics

If you’re not reading Avengers Undercover, then you’re missing one of the best, most personal and altogether messed up comics that Marvel is currently putting out. This series is a sequel of sorts to Avengers Arena. You don’t need to have read it but your experience will be enriched if you have. All you need to know is that Marvel’s teenage heroes are all suffering from some mega PTSD after being stuck on Murder Island together and barely making it out alive. Some are acting out, some are seeking fame, and others just decide to dance the pain away.

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Photos From the Next Episode of SHIELD

IGN.com - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 16:38

The first season of Marvel's Agents of SHIELD is nearly over, and of late, things have been getting more intense. Last week's episode confirmed former Agent Ward's allegiance and introduced Agent Eric Koenig (Patton Oswalt), and the ragtag remaining members of SHIELD are fighting against Hydra.

It keeps rolling in this week's episode as Agent Coulson rushes to the side of Audrey, the infamous beloved Cellist mentioned in The Avengers, when she's menaced by Marvel villain Blackout (played by Patrick Brennan ). Regardless of anything else that happens in the episode, we get to see Amy Acker as Audrey, and more Amy Acker is usually a good thing.

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Resident Evil Movie Sequel Update

IGN.com - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 15:42

It was close to a year ago when director Paul W.S. Anderson revealed that his next project would be Resident Evil 6. Since then, we'd heard nary a peep on the action sequel (other than it's been on the back burner as late as February).

Now, while speaking at the Beijing International Film Festival (via CCTV), Anderson revealed that he would soon be returning home to work on "Rising Resident Evil" (a potential translation mixup that we'll assume is actually "Resident Evil: Rising"), before adding that star Li Bingbing will reprise her role as Ada Wong in the film. Anderson also noted that RE6 will "definitely be 3D."

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Star Wars Co-Writer Todd Stashwick 'Recast' in Uncharted PS4

IGN.com - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 15:30

Writer/actor Todd Stashwick, the voice of the Uncharted PS4 teaser trailer, is no longer involved in Naughty Dog’s Uncharted project. He had been involved with the game for at least six months.

“They chose to recast my role,” Stashwick told IGN. We've contacted Sony for additional information.

Visceral Games recently hired Stashwick as co-writer on its unannounced Star Wars project, which ex-Naughty Dog creative director Amy Hennig is directing.

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Dead Nation Vita Review

IGN.com - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 15:26

It's hard not to appreciate a developer like Housemarque. In an industry where lots of studios lack consistency, Housemarque has it in droves. It outputs high quality, critically acclaimed and commercially successful products with regularity, such as PlayStation's Super Stardust series, the multi-platform side-scroller Outland, and PS4's best game, Resogun. The oft-overlooked Dead Nation also deserves to be in the conversation, and thankfully, its re-release on PlayStation Vita puts it back on the radar.

Dead Nation on Vita is pretty much identical to the Dead Nation that came to PlayStation 3 back in 2010 (in fact, if you own it on PS3, it's yours for free on PS Vita). It's the same addictive, difficult twin-stick shooter, though it lacks the built-in DLC that came with PlayStation 4's iteration of Dead Nation, which is disappointing. Vita's smaller analog sticks means controls aren't quite as tight as they are on PS3 and PS4, as well.

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Crouching Tiger Sequel Is a Go

IGN.com - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 15:06

The sequel to Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon will reportedly start shooting later this year in New Zealand and China.

According to Variety, most of the principal photography will happen at Auckland Film Studios, with only a couple of weeks of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon II: The Green Destiny being shot in China. Director Yuen Woo-ping, who was the action choreographer of the first film, is expected to helm the project, with Donnie Yen and Michelle Yeoh (also returning) set to star.

A scene from the original Crouching Tiger

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LEGO: The Hobbit 3DS Review

IGN.com - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 15:05

If the first two installments of the Hobbit movie trilogy are at times (arguably) too serious and (definitely) too long for their source material, LEGO: The Hobbit is a well pieced-together retelling that adds lighthearted humor throughout and cuts down on filler. Unfortunately, it’s quite glitchy on 3DS and sometimes hard to follow. Without any particularly challenging or surprising parts, it’s a delightful adventure with plenty of fun and LEGO charm to enjoy.

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Tarantino Still Working on Hateful Eight

IGN.com - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 14:56

It was quite the blow to Quentin Tarantino fans when The Hateful Eight's script leaked online, provoking the director to contemplate abandoning the film. Now, however, it seems there may be a chance he has reconsidered that idea.

Tarantino held a live reading of The Hateful Eight's screenplay in front of an enthusiastic audience on Saturday, where he announced that he's working on additional drafts. "I am working right now on a second draft," he told the packed crowd. "This is the first draft.”

Tarantino explained that the audience present at the reading, all of whom had paid $150-$200 per ticket, would be the only ones to witness the fifth chapter -- entitled “Black Night, White Hell” -- in its current form, since it will be either rewritten or removed completely from the story's final draft.

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HBO Renews Veep and Silicon Valley

IGN.com - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 14:34

HBO has renewed comedy series Veep and Silicon Valley for a fourth and second season, respectively. The announcement comes shortly after the two-season pickup of Game of Thrones.

Behold your future captains of industry.

Freshman entry Silicon Valley made its debut on April 6, after the season premiere of ratings powerhouse Game of Thrones. The Mike Judge series about a group of would-be entrepreneurs currently has five episodes left in its eight-episode first season.

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Dragon Age Inquisition Box Art Revealed

IGN.com - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 14:26

BioWare has revealed the box art for Dragon Age Inquisition.

The imagery shows the protagonist, the Inquisitor, channeling the energies of the Fade, which fans know as the alternate realm outside Thedas separated by the magical Veil.

Let us know in the comments what you think of the box art, and check out the IGN wiki for everything we know about Dragon Age Inquisition.

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App Store Update: April 21

IGN.com - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 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. For more mobile game trailers, reviews and news be sure to Subscribe to IGNMobileGames on YouTube.

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

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Microsoft Files 'Eden Falls' Trademark

IGN.com - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 13:49

With less than two months until E3, the trademark applications continue piling up for Microsoft, which filed a listing for "Eden Falls" with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on April 16.

Spotted on NeoGAF, Microsoft's application for "Eden Falls" doesn't reveal too much information, other than the fact that the trademark is for "entertainment services, namely, providing an online computer game." But there is a blog for an Eden Falls game, purportedly a sci-fi RPG made by Brimstone Interactive. Contradicting that information, though, is an Eden Falls Twitter account that lists Lift London as the developer, a Microsoft studio known for making games on tablets and smartphones.

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Why NES Remix 1 & 2 isn’t on Nintendo 3DS

IGN.com - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 13:48

The sequel for NES Remix, the popular series that strips classic Nintendo games into bit-sized challenges, is out this week on Nintendo's Wii U eShop. Since Virtual Console games are a main tie-in for NES Remix, and most games of these vintage games are available on both Wii U and 3DS, IGN asked series director Koichi Hayashida why Nintendo chose to develop the series for its home console only.

“One of the easiest ways to answer that is to say, 'I was working on 3D World, which was developed on Wii U. So I was already familiar with the system's architecture and developing for that platform lent itself to the early stages of the project,” Hayashida told IGN. “But, if you step into the shadows a bit more, in order to accomplish what we wanted with NES Remix, and get the effect we wanted out of it and the value that we wanted it to have, we needed some more machine power.”

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Head of Xbox is 'Definitely in to Win'

IGN.com - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 13:39

When it comes to Xbox One, the news for Microsoft has been mixed. On one hand, the console has shipped five million units, putting it well ahead of average shipped numbers at the six month point of a console's lifecycle (it's behind only PlayStation 4 and Wii, historically). More good news came for Microsoft when it was revealed that Titanfall was March, 2014's best-selling game.

But that good news is mixed with bad news. While Microsoft has shipped five million Xbox One units, Sony has sold to consumers over seven million PS4s. Titanfall may have outsold Infamous: Second Son in March, but PlayStation 4 outsold Xbox One at the same time.

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Tales of Hearts R Confirmed For PS Vita in West

IGN.com - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 13:11

If you're a fan of the Tales series, you've likely wondered if Tales of Hearts R and/or Tales of Innocence R would ever see the light of day in the west. Last week, we brought you word of a leak from GameStop that indicated Tales of Hearts R would indeed be coming westward. Today, we can confirm it.

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Assassin's Creed Franchise Sales Exceed 73 Million

IGN.com - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 12:50

The Assassin's Creed franchise has exceeded sales of 73 million, according to newly released figures from publisher/developer Ubisoft.

Ubisoft's second-best-selling franchise, Just Dance, has sold more than 48 million units. Three three Tom Clancy franchise --  Splinter Cell, Rainbow Six and Ghost Recon -- come in third, fourth and fifth, respectively.

The Assassin's Creed franchise sold 60 million units as of the last official numbers released. The franchise's most recent title, Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, released last October, has actually achieved lower sales than its predecessor. The next title, Assassin's Creed: Unity, is expected by the end of the year.

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Spielberg & Hanks Re-Teaming for Cold War Film?

IGN.com - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 12:40

Oscar-winner Tom Hanks is set to star in a Cold War-era film that, according to The Wrap, Steven Spielberg might direct.

An "individual familiar with the project" told The Wrap that this film is one of several that Spielberg is currently developing for his next directing gig, and that Hanks' involvement may push it to the head of the line as the two of them have notably collaborated together on many films and projects such as Saving Private Ryan, Catch Me If You Can, and (as co-executive producers on) Band of Brothers and The Pacific.

Hanks' role in the untitled movie is that of James Donovan - "a prominent American attorney enlisted by the CIA during the Cold War to slip behind the Iron Curtain and negotiate the release of Gary Powers, a pilot captured when his U-2 spy plane was shot down over Russia."

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Warren Ellis to Revamp Rob Liefeld's Supreme

IGN.com - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 12:37

For a character who began life as a hyper-violent riff on Superman, Supreme has enjoyed a surprisingly long, successful stint in comics. This is thanks in no small part to creator Rob Liefeld's decision to turn the series over to Alan Moore in the late '90s. Moore revamped Supreme into an homage to Silver Age Superman, deconstructing superhero tropes, examining the nature of fiction, and winning an Eisner award along the way.

And in the wake of recent revamps of series like Prophet and Glory, it seems Liefeld is looking to another popular writer to reboot Supreme for a new generation. This time, the task has fallen to Warren Ellis. Ellis will team with artist Tula Lotay (Elephantmen) to deliver a new take on Supreme. Their collaboration will begin in July's Supreme: Blue Rose #1.

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New PlayStation Trademarks: Entwined, Kill Strain

IGN.com - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 12:34

The PlayStation 4 era is still very young, but in support of the new console, Sony hasn't been shy in releasing (and showing off) new IP. The console launched with a new franchise in the form of Knack, Driveclub is on the horizon, and The Order: 1886 is slated to come out this year.

And if two new trademark filings are any indication, two more, all-new franchises are in the works. Whether they're for PlayStation 4 or PlayStation Vita, of course, remains to be seen.

A sleuth at NeoGAF uncovered two new trademark filings from the database of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, both tied to Sony Computer Entertainment America, that were filed in mid-April of this year.

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