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Call of Duty 2 Joins List of Backward Compatible Xbox Games

IGN.com - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 15:00
The classic shooter is one of more than 200 other Xbox 360 games playable on Xbox One.

13 Saddest Video Game Cancellations Ever

IGN.com - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 15:00
Games getting canned is an inevitable part of the industry, but these are the cancellations that hit the hardest.

Why Cap Is a Better Hero Than Iron Man

IGN.com - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 15:00
Who are the best of the best for Marvel, on the big screen and the small? Here are our picks for the Top 10 Heroes of the MCU.

New on Blu-ray/DVD: Ash vs Evil Dead Season 1 Review

IGN.com - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 15:00
Uneven at times, Ash vs Evil Dead's first season -- now on Blu-ray and DVD -- still delivered on gross-out thrills and genuine laughs.

Civilization 6 25th Anniversary Edition Announced

IGN.com - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 14:47

2K and Firaxis Games have announced a special 25th Anniversary Edition of Civilization VI, which will be limited to 20,000 copies worldwide.

Priced at $90 USD, the Anniversary Edition includes Civilization VI, a 100-page hardcover art book, a commemorative coin set and display case, and custom packaging. Those who purchase this edition will also receive the digital content included with the Deluxe Edition — four DLC packs and a digital soundtrack — as well as the Aztek Civilization pre-order bonus, which becomes free to all players 90 days after the game's launch.

Everything included in the 25th Anniversary Edition

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Is This Iron Man's Birth Father?

IGN.com - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 14:42

International Iron Man shed more light on Tony Stark's mysterious past this week.

Warning: this article contains spoilers for International Iron Man #6!

Last month, Tony tracked down his long-lost biological mother, discovering that she's a British DJ named Amanda Armstrong. This issue started filling in the gaps and exploring Amanda's early years as an aspiring punk rock singer. Readers learn that Amanda was approached by none other than Contessa Valentina Allegra de Fontaine and Dum Dum Dugan with an offer to join S.H.I.E.L.D. They wanted Amanda to use her singing career as a cover while she carried out clandestine missions for S.H.I.E.L.D.

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Deathstroke #1 Review

IGN.com - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 14:25

It's been great to see Deathstroke's popularity soar in recent years thanks to projects like Arrow and Arkham Origins, but DC's master assassin hasn't had a comic worthy of his reputation in some time. That appears to finally be changing thanks to DC Rebirth. Leave it to the writer who dramatically overhauled Black Panther in the late '90s to do the same for Slade Wilson now.

Deathstroke #1 is a very direct follow-up to Deathstroke Rebirth #1, meaning readers shouldn't use this issue as their jumping-on point. Christopher Priest and Carlo Pagulayan continue their look at Slade's current mission in Africa and the complex web of betrayal and intrigue that has sprung up around that mission. Right away, this is where priest sets himself apart. This isn't necessarily a political book in the same way Black Panther was, but there's a similar story complexity and a sense of actions have far-reaching consequences. Priest gets a lot of mileage out of exploring Slade's rigid moral code and the great lengths this mercenary has to go through to remain true to that code. He's written as more lawful neutral mercenary than outright villain, someone who kills only for money and absolutely never breaks a contract.

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Naomi Plays Inside on PS4

IGN.com - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 14:22

Naomi Plays is back after a week hiatus with the game Inside. The the latest title from the makers of Limbo, Playdead studios. It just landed on PS4 so Mark and I are going to explore it's awesome weirdness for an hour. Join us!

Just so you know, we're going to be livestreaming every Tuesday and Wednesday from 1PM - 3PM PT. We'll focus on new releases and DLC drops, but let us know in the comments what games you'd like to see!

We'll be answering questions live during the stream, so tweet @ign with #ignplayslive

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Daily Deals: PS Plus, Colorful PS4 Controllers, DualShock 4 Wireless Adapter

IGN.com - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 14:17

Renew Your PS Plus Before the Price Goes Up 

PS Plus prices are about to go up for the first time in six years. The official price will go from $50 to $60 on September 22nd, but you can still buy a year at the original price until then. We've often seen sales on a year of PS Plus for around $40, but there are none right now, and I wouldn't be surprised if we didn't see any until after the price hike.

My advice? Buy your next year now, and then if there are any sales between now and September 22nd (I'll post them), buy a second or third year to stave off having to pay for a $60 year subscription.

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King of Fighters 14 Review

IGN.com - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 14:11

The King of Fighters XIV is an unapologetically complex game with a learning curve that ramps up into a sheer wall at times, but scaling that wall is a big part of the fun. Taking the time to explore the massive cast of fighters and master their intricate abilities is a test of dexterity and patience, but it delivers a satisfying experience perfect for those looking for a challenge to conquer. The transition to polygonal graphics from the historical sprites hasn’t exactly been kind to it, but this is still an excellent entry in the series.

King of Fighters XIV is nearly exhausting in the sheer amount of content it contains. There’s enough here to spend hours learning various moves, characters, and combinations and still feel as if you’ve barely scratched the surface. A total of 50 individual fighters provides nearly unparalleled variety when choosing just who to take with you onto the field of battle. Most of the men and women vying for the title of the King of Fighters feel unique, some radically so, such as Angel and the impressive variety of her Unchain Circle combo attacks.

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Wrestling Wrap Up: Miz Was Right to Lose it at Daniel Bryan

IGN.com - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 13:57

Welcome to the week of ALL THE THINGS!

Yes, it's been a busy past few days to say the very freakin' least. There's so much to cover so I'll just throw the caveat out here that I'm probably not going to get to it all. You can read my SummerSlam live-blog here, where I went through all the matches and spewed forth my brain thinkings -- it also includes a video of me, Eric Goldman, and Bobby Amos chatting about the event, which you can also see below -- if you want more SummerSlam coverage than I'm about to provide here.

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September's Free Games With Gold Revealed

IGN.com - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 13:45

Microsoft has revealed the four titles that will be available as part of September's Games With Gold lineup.

The full list and periods of availability to download these games for free are:

The US Army Has Too Many Video Games

Slashdot.org - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 13:12
An anonymous reader shares a Motherboard report:The US Army sees itself in a transitional period. Unlike a decade ago, soldiers are training less today on how to conduct "stability" operations for a counter-insurgency campaign, and more on what the Army does best: fighting other armies. But training is expensive and requires time and a lot of space. Training a gunner for an M-1 Abrams tank means reserving time on a limited number of ranges and expending real ammunition. So to lower costs and make training more efficient -- in theory -- the Army has adopted a variety of games to simulate war. There's just a few problems. Some of the Army's virtual simulators sit collecting dust, and one of them is more expensive and less effective than live training. At one base, soldiers preferred to play mouse-and-keyboard games over a more "realistic" virtual room. Then again, the Army has cooler games than you do. M-1 tank gunners, for example, can train inside a full-scale, computerized mock-up of their station called the Advanced Gunnery Training System, which comes inside a large transportable container. Instead of looking through real sights down a range, the soldier squints through a replica and sees a virtual simulacrum of, say, an enemy tank. Push a button and the "cannon" fires. The Army fields similar systems for the Stryker, a wheeled armored troop transport that fits an optional 105-millimeter gun. Soldiers train inside another simulated gunnery station for the M-2 Bradley fighting vehicle. Another system, Common Driver, simulates a variety of military vehicles.

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Will Man of Steel 2 Take Superman Off Earth?

IGN.com - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 13:00
Keepin' It Reel talks upon the Superman sequel that's reportedly being back in active development.

Find All the Collectibles in Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

IGN.com - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 13:00
From free augmentations and upgrades to bonus story content, here's where to find Praxis Kits, eBooks, Breach Codes and more in the latest chapter of Deus Ex.

The Most Annoying Video Game Enemies Ever

IGN.com - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 13:00
From Zubats to Clickers to those jerks in Batman with riot shields, there are some video game foes we just hate to fight.

The 15 Coolest Weapons in Final Fantasy

IGN.com - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 13:00
The Final Fantasy franchise is known for its flashy weaponry. Come see if your favorite weapon made the list.

Salem: New Season 3 Photos Revealed

IGN.com - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 12:00

Salem is returning for its third season this November, and IGN has the exclusive debut of new character photos from WGN America's horror series.

Season 2 ended in a huge way, with the death of Mary Sibley (Janet Montgomery), while her son (Oliver Bell) became the living embodiment of the Prince of Darkness himself. Of course, Montgomery is still a part of the show, as is Ashley Madekwe as Tituba (also last seen in a very nasty scenario), so we'll have to see how they come to return from the ghastly events they went through last year.

Click through the gallery below to see all of the new Salem cast photos, including the debut of Samuel Roukin (TURN: Washington's Spies) as the Sentinel.

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Captain America Reaches a New Low

IGN.com - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 11:00

Captain America faced new struggles this week as he found himself dragged into the events of Civil War II.

Warning: this article contains spoilers for Captain America: Steve Rogers #4!

Several months after the revelation that he's secretly been a Hydra agent since childhood, Steve Rogers is still finding new ways to break our hearts. In this issue, Steve needed a secret laboratory to hide his partner-in-crime, Dr. Erik Selvig, so he decided to steal one from longtime Fantastic Four villain Red Ghost. To cement his claim, Steve slaughtered the villain's pet apes and apparently even killed Red Ghost himself.

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Footage Emerges of XBLA GoldenEye Remaster

IGN.com - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 09:40

Copyright issues with Nintendo stopped the development of a GoldenEye 007 remake for the Xbox Live Arcade. Now, new footage of the game has been uncovered by YouTube channel RareThief, showing GoldenEye fans what could have been.

The video shows upgraded visuals, with the ability to toggle between the new graphics and graphics from the original 1997 Nintendo 64 game. Additionally, Rare intended to crank up the frame rate, clocking in at 60 frames per second, according to RareThief.

Three new multiplayer levels were also to be included: Dam, Depot, and Frigate. In the menu, the video also shows the ability to level all character's heights. Sadly, we'll never experience that these options could have added to the GoldenEye 007 multiplayer system.

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