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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.

Zelda Fans Create 2D Ocarina of Time

IGN.com - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 06:34

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time fans are restyling the game as a 2D adventure for the PC.

Reminiscent of classic Zelda games, the remake - built "from scratch, slow and old-fashioned" by just nine people - is only 10 percent complete, but already it features the classic top-down perspective and a fabulous 16-bit score.

For more information about the project, check out the website or download it yourself. It's not clear how long the demo will be available for, as Nintendo is traditionally rather protective of its franchises.

We loved the 3D remake of Nintendo's classic Ocarina of Time, hailing it as the perfect way to "re-live a masterpiece". For more about the Ocarina of Time, check out our wiki.

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This Is How Much The New Batsuit Costs To Buy

IGN.com - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 06:30

Speaking on Live With Kelly And Michael, Ben Affleck revealed he was once interested in purchasing the iconic suit. That is, until he came face-to-face with the $100,000 price tag.

"I asked them, ‘What about taking the suit home at the end of the thing?’" said Affleck. "And they said, ‘For $100k.’ And I said, ‘Well maybe I’ll just take a picture …’ There’s a lot that goes into it, there’s a lot of designers. These movies have become the big deal, so they spend a lot of money on every little detail. And they’re scrutinized and criticized, and the guy who did the suits did a very good job."

The Batsuit in question is the work of renowned costume designer Michael Wilkinson, best-known for his costume work on 300, Twilight: Breaking Dawn: Part One, Terminator Salvation, and of course, Superman: Man of Steel.

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The Witcher 3 Developer Talks DLC and DRM

IGN.com - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 05:34

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt developer CD Projekt Red has opened up on its attitudes to DLC and DRM, explaining why it's against both of them.

Speaking to IGN during last week's EGX convention, head of marketing and PR Michal Platkow-Gilewski revealed it ultimately comes down to what they want to encounter in releases from other developers.

"We don’t want to assault anyone," he said. "Each time we are thinking about a decision, the first rule is we have to treat gamers like we’d like to be treated. We don’t believe in DRM because we hate DRM. It also doesn’t protect, not really. Games are cracked in minutes, hours or days, but they’re always cracked. If you want to pirate you’ll find a way. But if you’re a committed gamer and are buying the game why should we place a barrier on you?

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University Of Rochester Creates Fully-Working Cloaking Device

IGN.com - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 05:26

Up until now, previous attempts at cloaking have been successful, albeit with one major flaw: the object being cloaked must remain stationary. The University of Rochester appears to have found a solution to this problem. Through the use of four lenses, designed to focus light rays then diverge them around an object, the University has been able to create a sort of 'cloak' that while looking through the first lens, hides the object out of sight, even while in motion, creating a three-dimensional, multi-directional form of cloaking.

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Battlefield 4 Fall Patch Is 'Fairly Massive'

IGN.com - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 05:18

EA has confirmed that Battlefield 4's "fall patch" update is imminent.

An early morning tweet from the official Battlefield twitter account indicates the "anticipated" patch is finally rolling out.

Battlelog is currently down in preparations for today's Battlefield 4 game update. It should be back up in approximately an hour.

— Battlefield (@Battlefield) September 30, 2014

In a blog post earlier this month, EA confirmed a "fairly massive" patch was on its way. Inspired by feedback from players via the Community Test Environment, it's expected to herald a heap of improvements, including tweaks to weapon sighting, player movement, a more streamlined HUD and improvements to player revival.

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12 Other Characters Who Have Lifted Mjolnir

IGN.com - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 05:00

Thor's hammer Mjolnir is enchanted so that only the worthiest of heroes can wield the weapon and the awesome powers it bestows. For everyone else, the hammer becomes too heavy to budge. While the hammer is Thor's signature weapon, a handful of other characters have actually been able to pick it up, one way or another.

With Marvel relaunching a new Thor #1 comic this Wednesday that features a female Thor wielding the hammer, we decided to look back at who else has lifted it, one way or another.

Just one note before we begin: We're only counting cases where characters have lifted Mjolnir itself and not a copy, so that leaves out characters like Storm, Hercules, and Deadpool. Sorry, Deadpool.

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Latest Wii U Update Lets You Organize Software

IGN.com - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 04:09

Version 5.2.0 Update, the latest release of the Wii U system software, is now live and rolls out many changes to the console’s menu system including the ability to create folders.

According to the release notes on the Nintendo support page, the latest update allows users to create folders in the Wii U Menu to organize installed software as they see fit and adds a Download Management icon to the Wii U Menu.

The design and layout of the Home Menu has also been tweaked with the latest roll out and users can now hide software from the Quick Start Menu. The full list of changes introduced with the update follows:

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Oculus Rift Lets You Virtually Sculpt With Your Hands

IGN.com - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 03:32

3D designers have developed a virtual reality sculpting program, dubbed VRClay, using the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset.

The set up combines Take Sixense Entertainment’s Razer Hydra handheld motion controllers with the Oculus headset. It allows users to sculpt virtual clay with tools like build up, pull, push, drag and others with their own hands.

VRCLay is compatible with both Developer Kit 1 and 2. You can see the 3D sculpting system using an Oculus Rift Development Kit 2 in the video at the end of this article.

Similarly, in our look at how Oculus Rift will change the world beyond gaming, we discussed Take Sixense Entertainment’s MakeVR project that combines the Rift with the Hydra's motion-tracking controller to make a collaborative 3D design tool.

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Cast Announced for Dead Rising: Watchtower

IGN.com - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 03:21

Major spoilers for Season 3 of the TNT reboot of Dallas ahead. Seriously.

The Dead Rising movie has a name, a principle cast and a start date. Dead Rising: Watchtower begins filming tomorrow, September 30, 2014, in Vancouver.

The feature length adaptation of the popular zombie video game series “takes place during a large-scale zombie outbreak. When a mandatory government vaccine fails to stop the infection from spreading, the four leads must evade infection while also pursuing the root of the epidemic, with all signs pointing to a government conspiracy. Politics, public paranoia, and media coverage play an important role in the story’s narrative.” That should sound familiar to fans of Dead Rising 3 on Xbox One.

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Pokemon Trading Card Game Online Hits iPad

IGN.com - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 03:14

Pokémon Trading Card Game Online for iOS is now available for free from the App Store on iPad devices in Australia and Europe, and within a few hours in the U.S.

The Pokémon Trading Card Game was first announced for iOS release during the Pokémon World Championship last month with a few Nintendo fans, such as YouTuber Josh Wittenkeller, demonstrating its existence. The app requires an iPad with Retina display, such as an iPad mini, iPad 3 or newer, and iOS 7.0 or later to operate.

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Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Has Gone Gold

IGN.com - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 22:26

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel is officially done and ready to hit store shelves next month.

Gearbox President Randy Pitchford made the announcement earlier today on Twitter. "Borderlands: The Pre Sequel is GOLD on all platforms! Launches Oct 14th in North America, Oct. 17 worldwide," he wrote.

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel is a spinoff set between Borderlands and Borderlands 2, developed by 2K Australia in conjunction with Gearbox Software. The Pre-Sequel includes four new playable characters, including a playable Claptrap for the first time in the series. Four DLC packs, as well as a season pass, were recently announced for the game.

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Big Bang Theory: "First Pitch Insufficiency" Review

IGN.com - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 21:54

Warning: full episode spoilers follow.

The Big Bang Theory's 8th season had an uneven first week, with a lackluster premiere episode and a much stronger follow-up. This week's installment fell somewhere in the middle. It was entertaining, but not especially amusing. It gave the full group something to do, but didn't wrap up in an entirely satisfactory fashion. Good, but not great, in other words.

Wolowitz took center stage this week as he found himself tasked by NASA to throw the first pitch at a Los Angeles Angels game. Given that he's not exactly the most physically robust specimen in the greater LA area, Wolowitz naturally showed some concern about embarrassing himself in front of thousands of baseball fanatics. The show wandered into iffy territory with this premise. The Big Bang Theory is so often criticized for making fun of nerd culture rather than celebrating it. And even though I haven't really found that to be an issue in recent years, there's always the odd episode like "The Bakersfield Expedition" that bears out that criticism.

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Sleepy Hollow: "The Kindred" Review

IGN.com - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 21:00

Note: Full spoilers for the episode follow.

After last week’s premiere episode functioned as a conclusion to many of the cliffhangers from the finale, “The Kindred” feels like the true start of the second season. Needing to get down to the business of kicking off multiple story lines while still bringing action, humor and scares, the show does all of this with a flourish. Only two episodes in it’s already looking like this could be even better than the marvelous first season. The heart and soul of the series will always will Abbie and Ichabod, but a growing cast of characters keeps getting richer while the plot thickens.

Until now Katrina has been the most unknown quantity of Sleepy Hollow, usually popping up to deliver exposition or, in the last few episodes, be a damsel in distress. But “The Kindred” reverses this trend by having her cunning and bravery on display. She proves to be clever in attempting to convince Abraham/Headless that she should be allowed time to choose him and then really impresses by insisting that Ichabod and Abbie leave her there as their spy. Katrina also clearly cares about Henry/Jeremy/Horseman of War/Awesome John Noble, which could be a complication for both sides the longer she stays there.

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Gotham: "Selina Kyle" Review

IGN.com - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 20:00

Warning: Full spoilers for the episode follow…

I think it’s a pretty good sign that 10 minutes into “Selina Kyle” I was already enjoying Gotham more than - I would say - all of the pilot episode. Not that the show’s where it should be here in episode two, but without the benefit/burden of having to re-tell the Crime Alley origins of Bruce Wayne, the show felt a bit more free to explore the landscape and tell its own stories.

That being said, the episode was a bit of a let down if you simply consider the title “Selina Kyle,” as the story didn’t really benefit Selina all that much, or reveal anything all that great about the character. Also, Camren Bicondova’s overall “presence” (of which acting plays a huge part) isn’t that great. Hopefully it will improve over time so that when we do get to an episode that focuses more on her character - even delivering some backstory in the process - her delivery won’t feel as choppy. I do cut her some slack, being so young and all, but if the character’s to remain a big part of the show, this leeway will shrink proportionately.

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Person of Interest: Root's Out to Take Down Samaritan

IGN.com - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 19:56

Person of Interest kicked off its fourth season last week with "Panopticon" - where most of our heroes found themselves with new anonymous "hiding in plain sight" lives that came complete with day jobs. Except for Amy Acker's Root, of course, who seemed to be gliding by on whatever aliases and identities that The Machine previously cooked up for her in seasons past.

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I had a chance to talk to Acker about Season 4 and the new safety protocols now that the Samaritan AI rules the roost. Roots words may mean even more now than they ever did seeing as how Finch seems to have forsaken The Machine, and all machines, entirely. So I asked her about that, along with her "good pain" flirty relationship with Sarah Shahi's Samine Shaw.

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BvS: Set Photos Reveal Anti-Superman Protestors

IGN.com - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 19:19

Hot off yesterday's reveal of what could be Wayne Manor, some more images from the Detroit set of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice show a group of anti-Superman protestors.

Could the protesters be demanding that Superman answer for Metropolis' destruction during Man of Steel?

Warning: Potential Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice spoilers follow...

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Under the Dome: Season 2 Review

IGN.com - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 18:29

Note: Full spoilers for Under the Dome: Season 2 follow.

As someone who enjoyed the Under the Dome series pilot -- a quote from my review of that premiere is on the Season 1 DVD set and everything -- it was painful to watch the show take an immediate dive in quality the very next episode. And then an even bigger drop in the third. The show would bounce back every so often in the first season, but the end result was that the show, after 13 episodes, had lost itself in either non-characters or extremely unlikeable characters, and random happenstance that was used to drag out the story.

13 episodes later, things have only gotten worse. And it's a shame because those viewers out there who are willing to give a show a second chance in its sophomore season are hopeful that the producers of said show have learned from their initial mistakes. That they, through whatever means, received the appropriate feedback and course corrected accordingly. There was a "reset" vibe present in the Season 2 premiere, but ultimately the killings of Angie and Linda (who weren't even the show's worst characters, by far) didn't signal a sea change. They only stood to make room for even worse characters entering the mix. Like science-bot Rebecca and instantly suspicious Sam. Sam who, from the very first shot of him looking at Melanie as she was brought out of the lake, made me think "Oh, she's been resurrected and he definitely had something to do with her past death." Which in turn made me immediately suspect him when Angie got killed forty minutes later.

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Microsoft Designers Create Kinect-Controlled Cube for Music Festival

IGN.com - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 17:59

A team of Microsoft designers and engineers have created a cube that connects people through dance.

Built specifically for the Seattle-based electronic music gathering Decibel Festival, the Cube is an interactive virutal dancing experiment that, according to the designers, doubles as "a canvas for a new type of creative expression."

Powered by several computers, projectors, and four Kinect motion-sensing peripherals, the Cube is a five-sided cube built out of acrylic. Acting much like those attached to Xbox systems, the Kinects within the cube are located on all four sides, projecting the digital avatar of the person standing in front of the side they're facing.

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Batman Gets 75th Anniversary Stamps

IGN.com - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 17:51

The U.S. Postal Service is teaming up with DC Comics to produce a series of limited edition collector stamps in honor of Batman's 75th anniversary this year.

The collectors set follows in the tradition of last year's Superman anniversary stamps, but this time they're only available in the U.S. The stamps include the artwork of several iconic Batman artists from his past seven-and-a-half decades of existence -- including designs by Jim Lee (Modern Age), Neal Adams (Bronze Age), Dick Sprang (Silver Age), and Bob Kane (Golden Age).

The set comes in a frame that showcases eight classic character designs, four incarnations of bat-symbols and a total of 20 stamps.

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Meet Nixie, the Flying Wearable Camera Quadcopter

IGN.com - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 17:19

An inventor has created a wearable quadcopter capable of taking unique photos.

Called Nixie, the quadcopter was created by inventor Christoph Kohstall as a way for people to photograph themselves without fiddling with complex camera setups.

Worn on the wrist like a bracelet, Nixie is released into the air by a gesture, where it flies up, takes a picture of the user, and returns again to their hand. According to Kohstall, it is aware of where the user is located, making it an ideal photography tool for people who want a unique way to capture action. Check it out in the video below.

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