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Wrestling Wrap Up: Why Bray Should Stay Champ Past Mania

IGN.com - Wed, 03/22/2017 - 15:09

We're only a week away from Lethal Leap Year and the big showdown between Big Bartholomew and the Sea Creature!

Also, will Tex Ferguson even be in any shape to fight his former friend Chad 2 Badd? Both of his eyes are gone!

Naturally, as you could have easily predicted ahead of time because I'm a foolish baby forever doomed to distraction, all I really want to talk about this week is Southpaw Regional Wrestling. For those out there uninitiated, here's the first taste...

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The Best AVP Perks in Mass Effect: Andromeda

IGN.com - Wed, 03/22/2017 - 15:00
Get these perks early to get the most out of the pod benefits.

New to Netflix in April

IGN.com - Wed, 03/22/2017 - 14:55

Netflix rings in April with awesome '80s murdering monsters like Gremlins, Freddy Krueger, and Fievel (oh, you know he had a dark side) along with Christopher Nolan's The Prestige, Steven Spielberg's Schindler's List, a new standup special from Louis C.K., a new Netflix Original movie from Adam Sandler, a Bill Nye talk show, and the official reboot-quel of Mystery Science Theater 3000, starring comedian Jonah Ray.

Plus, there are new seasons of DC's Legends of Tomorrow, Wynonna Earp, Chelsea, The Great British Baking Show, and more while the second half of Baz Luhrmann's The Get Down arrives.

Here's the full list of everything headed to Netflix in April.

A Weekend with the Family (2016)

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Trove Review

IGN.com - Wed, 03/22/2017 - 14:45

Trove takes Minecraft's style and focus on creative construction and fills its online, free-to-play world with dungeons, monsters, and treasure. While its highly varied environments are fun to explore, Trove lacks the depth to make it worth devoting much time to.

There’s theoretically a plot to explain why Trove is divided into many tiny, monster-infested realms, but you won't hear about that beyond the opening cinematic. After that, the only motivation to stay engaged comes from a sort of tutorial quest chain that instructs you to try crafting various things and level up so you can visit more challenging areas. There are also timed quests that require rushing to beat a set of dungeons in a particular zone, ideally using a specific character class in order to get bonus rewards. There's not even the thinnest of story to make you feel like a hero who's accomplishing anything by slaying monsters and recovering treasures.

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Apple Launching Snapchat Competitor, Clips

IGN.com - Wed, 03/22/2017 - 14:41

Clips, a new Snapchat-like app from Apple, will release this April for iOS.

The upcoming free app will allow you to create and share videos with graphic overlays, various filters and other effects. You'll be able to combine photos, video clips and music, and then share your creations via the Messages app or post them on social media and video platforms like Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Vimeo.

Clips lets you customize your videos with filters and other effects. Image credit: Apple

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Alan Tudyk Reveals K-2SO's Original Ending in Rogue One

IGN.com - Wed, 03/22/2017 - 14:41

K-2SO's original ending in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story was less heroic than the version that wound up on screen.

Spoilers for Rogue One ahead.

K-2SO actor Alan Tudyk recently told CinemaBlend that they shot a scene where K-2SO was killed by Director Krennic (Ben Mendelsohn) himself, with the villain pulling the trigger on the android. However, the death scene didn't feel right, and K-2SO was ultimately given more of a heroic sendoff instead.

Meanwhile, in an interview with Slash Film, Tudyk also revealed that the android was part of the battle on the beaches of Scarif in the original cut of the movie. After entering the first building where the Death Star plans were held, Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones), Cassian Andor (Diego Luna) and K-2SO then had to enter a different building to transmit those plans.

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Destiny's Age of Triumph Stream Shows Off New Weapons and Gear

IGN.com - Wed, 03/22/2017 - 14:15

Bungie showcased new gear and revised weapons during its final live stream leading up to Destiny Age of Triumph, the final update coming to the company's online multiplayer shooter.

Earlier in March Bungie teased new Destiny armor sets for Vault of Glass and Crota's End, ad today they finally showed them off. New armor sets will be available for all of the previously released raids. Each set is designed around the specific enemy race found at the raid and include flashy new visual effects, like regenerating armor pieces and other highlights. The Age of Triumph armor set was also shown off and can only be attained via the Treasure of Ages chests detailed last week.

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Deadpool 2: Michael Shannon Frontrunner to Play Cable

IGN.com - Wed, 03/22/2017 - 14:11

Man of Steel star Michael Shannon is reportedly the new frontrunner to play Cable in Deadpool 2.

Variety reports that, while no deal has been agreed, Shannon has been the top choice at Fox for a week. Shannon is no stranger to comic book movies, having played General Zod in Man of Steel.

Michael Shannon as General Zod in Man of Steel.

Earlier this month, Stranger Things' David Harbour was also reportedly up for the role and was even screen-tested by Fox. Several other actors have been rumored to play the time traveling mutant, while Cable and Deadpool creator Rob Liefeld championed Russell Crowe to play the character.

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Here's What's Leaving Netflix in April

IGN.com - Wed, 03/22/2017 - 14:02

A lot of TV is taking a powder in April (almost all owned by 20th Century Fox), as Netflix is shedding four seasons of Bones, every season of Ally McBeal, House M.D., and the original run of The X-Files, plus all of Joss Whedon's series - Buffy, Angel, Firefly, and Dollhouse. So start binging!

On the movie front, The Usual Suspects, Vanilla Sky, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, The Princess Bride, and all things Superman (pre-Snyder) are leaving, so open your eyes wide if you want to catch 'em before they expire.

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See a New Rocket and Groot Animated Short

IGN.com - Wed, 03/22/2017 - 13:59

Marvel is releasing a new series of animated shorts focused on Rocket and Groot from Guardians of the Galaxy, and IGN has the exclusive debut of the third installment for you.

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These shorts follow the duo before they joined the Guardians of the Galaxy, as they attempt to get enough credits to buy a new ship after their old one breaks down. In this new short, their quest takes them to a five-star restaurant... where they don't exactly fit in.

The Rocket and Groot shorts are animated by Passion Pictures, who were nominated for Best Animated Short at the Academy Awards this year for their work on "Pear Cider and Cigarettes." They recently won an Annie award and are also behind the Gorillaz music videos. The shorts are based on a design by comic artist Skottie Young, whose numerous credits include New Warriors and the Rocket Raccoon comic book.

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Iron Fist Easter Eggs, References and Trivia

IGN.com - Wed, 03/22/2017 - 13:51

We’ve binged Marvel’s Iron Fist and found a ton of cool easter eggs, references, and bits of trivia that you just might have missed.

Before we start, make sure to check out our reviews of Iron Fist.

Warning: this article contains full spoilers for Marvel’s Iron Fist on Netflix!

Be sure to check out our reviews of all the Iron Fist episodes, and stay tuned for more on all of Marvel’s Netflix shows.

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Nintendo Confirms Source of Joy-Con Sync Issues

IGN.com - Wed, 03/22/2017 - 13:24

Though Nintendo has previously addressed the issues some Nintendo Switch owners have experienced with syncing left Joy-Con controllers, the company has now confirmed the source of the problems.

In a statement provided to IGN, Nintendo of America has confirmed that "a manufacturing variation has resulted in wireless interference with a small number of the left Joy-Con." The statement says there is no design issue with the controllers and that "moving forward this will not be an issue."

The statement from Nintendo of America in full reads:

"There is no design issue with the Joy-Con controllers, and no widespread proactive repair or replacement effort is underway. A manufacturing variation has resulted in wireless interference with a small number of the left Joy-Con. Moving forward this will not be an issue, as the manufacturing variation has been addressed and corrected at the factory level.

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Marvel's Iron Fist: Season 1 Review

IGN.com - Wed, 03/22/2017 - 13:00
Iron Fist is the weakest of the Marvel-Netflix series. Here's our review of the first season.

Zelda: Upgrade Your Armor at These Fairy Locations

IGN.com - Wed, 03/22/2017 - 13:00
The Great Fairies of Zelda: Breath of the Wild can offer some great upgrades - if you're willing to pay for them.

Marvel Teases a Third Thor in the Comics

IGN.com - Wed, 03/22/2017 - 12:45

The final chapter of The Unworthy Thor introduced a mysterious new player in the Marvel Universe.

Warning: this article contains spoilers for The Unworthy Thor #5!

This issue was plenty eventful, as readers learned what exactly Nick Fury said to make Thor unworthy back in 2014's Original Sin.

But even as one mystery was finally solved, writer Jason Aaron introduced a new one. The Unworthy Thor has revolved largely around the Odinson's efforts to escape imprisonment at the hands of The Collector and claim the hammer of Ultimate Thor (which survived the death of its owner and the destruction of the multiverse in Secret Wars). If he can't have his Mjolnir, he might as well settle for another, right?

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Live-Action Death Note Movie Release Date Announced

IGN.com - Wed, 03/22/2017 - 12:36

The first teaser for Netflix's live-action take on the beloved manga and anime Death Note reveals the film's release date.

Directed by Blair Witch and The Guest's Adam Wingard, Death Note will be available to stream on Netflix on August 25, the first teaser for the movie confirms.

The trailer offers a brief introduction to the film's main characters — Light (Paper Towns' Nat Wolff), L (Get Out's LaKeith Stanfield), and Mia (The Leftovers' Margaret Qualley) — while also debuting the first voiceover from Willem Dafoe, who plays the Shinigami Ryuk. Take a look at the characters below:

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The Best Mass Effect Toys in the Universe

IGN.com - Wed, 03/22/2017 - 12:31

The Mass Effect universe is overflowing with a tremendous cast of characters, vehicles, weapons, and more objects begging to be brought from the digital world and into your hands. Between the huge games and books based on the series, there's a lot to choose from when it comes to quality Mass Effect toys. Here are the best Mass Effect toys you can buy right now.

This incredible full-scale replica Geth Rifle measures nearly 3 feet long and weighs almost 20 pounds. That's crazy. Beyond being life-sized, it's life-like, as well, with incredible detail "hand-finished and hand-painted," according to the rifle's description. Adding to the overall coolness is its limited run, with only 500 replica Geth Rifles existing on Earth.

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Get Hands-On with Prey a Month Early

IGN.com - Wed, 03/22/2017 - 12:09

Prey, the upcoming sci-fi thriller game from Arkane Studios, is landing on 5th May - but we don't want you to wait another month to play it.

We're giving away 36 seats (for you and a plus one) at an exclusive Prey preview event in London next Saturday 1 April. If you win, you'll be able to play the opening hour of the game from either 5-6pm, or 6-7pm depending on what slot you're allocated.

You'll get your own gaming station where you'll not only have exclusive access to the game before anyone else, you can also feast on Prey themed cupcakes and cocktails.

To attend this event, all you need to do is send an email to ukcomps@ign.com with "I want to play Prey!" in the subject line, along with your full name, mobile number, and a statement confirming you are over the age of 18 in the body of the email.

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Pokemon Go Event Makes Water Pokemon More Common

IGN.com - Wed, 03/22/2017 - 12:00

Niantic has announced a new Water Festival global event in Pokemon Go that increases the likelihood of encountering water Pokemon.

As announced on Niantic’s official site, from today until March 29, spawns of Magikarp, Squirtle, Totodile, and other water Pokemon are increased in all areas, and Johto water Pokemon are more likely to appear in areas where water Pokemon normally spawn.

Players will also be able to get a new Magikarp hat for their avatar.

Yesterday, a new update was announced for Pokemon Go that guarantees rare Pokemon evolution items with every seven-day PokeStop streak players complete. Evolution items were introduced in February alongside 80 Pokemon from the Johto region.

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Daily Deals: Nintendo Switch Pro Controller In Stock

IGN.com - Wed, 03/22/2017 - 11:45

Welcome to IGN's Daily Deals, your source for the best deals on the stuff you actually want to buy. If you buy something through this post, IGN may get a share of the sale. For more, read our Terms of Use.

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