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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.

Is This Doctor Light on the Set of The Flash?

IGN.com - Sun, 08/30/2015 - 13:22

Two images from the set of The Flash have shown what is thought to be Doctor Light.

The shots come from Canadagraphs on Twitter, and although they only show the back of the character, CBM certainly believes it could be Doctor Light. If it is, it will of course be the Kimiyo Hoshi version of Doctor Light, rather than the regular Arthur Light.

#TheFlash shot a scene last night with a new costumed woman. Any clue who it is? Sorry, peeps best shots I got. pic.twitter.com/oFGXIRbARe

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Homefront: The Revolution Feels Like Far Cry, and That's Awesome

IGN.com - Sun, 08/30/2015 - 12:02

Homefront: The Revolution feels a lot like recent Far Cry games, and honestly, that’s awesome. In a brief, 15 minute hands-on demo with the 2016 shooter, I was pleasantly surprised to find a sandbox packed with interesting things to do, multiple ways to explore, and some smart systems that really helped pull me into the world and keep me there.

My goal was pretty simple – get from point A to point B while trying to not get killed by the patrolling, near-future packs of North Korean soldiers. Aside from standard grunts on the ground, there were drones that patrolled the streets, snipers perched up high forcing me to find alternate routes, and heavy trucks that could tear me down with a machine gun at a moment’s notice. Lucky for me, Homefront gave me the tools to start my own revolution and really even the odds.

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Hannibal Creator on the Big Finale and Possible Future

IGN.com - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 22:00

Note: Full spoilers for the Hannibal: Season 3 finale follow.

Hannibal: Season 3 Finale Review

Hannibal’s third season has ended and needless to say, some huge events occurred. But is that it for the show? In the wake of NBC’s cancellation of the series, no new distributor has been found, as the actors have been released from their contracts and moved on to other roles. But when I spoke to Bryan Fuller for a post-finale conversation, he revealed that there is still some hope that we could see Dr. Hannibal Lecter and Will Graham again.

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Blunt Talk: Episode 2 Review

IGN.com - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 20:29

Spoilers for “I Experience Shame and Anticipate Punishment” within.

Blunt Talk’s debut season continues on strong with another hilarious episode. Picking up right where the pilot left off, Walter Blunt wakes from a near-death experience (and a rather pleasant dream full of showgirls and dance numbers) rejuvenated, bound and determined to be the father figure that America needs. With an assignment to head down to Texas to cover a fluke hurricane (“Anderson Cooper isn’t the only silver fox that looks good in a rain slicker!”), Walter is set to deliver the truth and hope, two things that, as his team points out to him, don’t often go together.

The series of obstacles that Walter encounters in this episode range from the familiar to the surreal, running the gamut of problems that are both relatable to us and are not. For instance, his battle with the automated flushers and sinks of the airport bathroom is hysterical and undoubtedly hits close to home for any frequent flyers. Walter’s musing of frustration – “I have been betrayed by the FAA and modern bathroom technology!” – is an all too familiar lament, brilliantly delivered by a committed Patrick Stewart.

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New to HBO NOW for September 2015

IGN.com - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 20:10

Coming to HBO NOW - HBO's over-the-top stand alone VOD service - in September is Ferrell Takes the Field, a docu-comedy featuring star Will Ferrell playing multiple positions with 10 MLB teams in a single day.

Also coming to NOW is the return of Ben Affleck and Matt Damon's first-time-director mentorship series Project Greenlight, the second season of Doll & Em, new movies like Exodus: Gods and Kings and Wild, and more - like Beetlejuice, Blade Runner, Rocky Horror Picture Show, and the Departed.

Fall TV Preview: Fargo, Walking Dead, and Much More

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Final Fantasy XV Dev ‘Tested Out’ VR Support

IGN.com - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 19:46

Square Enix experimented with VR support for Final Fantasy XV.

Speaking to IGN at PAX in Seattle, director Hajime Tabata explained that VR was briefly considered for a segment of the game but ultimately didn’t match the team’s goals.

“We had tested out utilizing VR,” Tabata told IGN via translator. “At the time we were looking into it, we felt that it could potentially work as a passive experience for a portion of the game utilizing VR. We felt that it would potentially make sense for a segment, but in terms of the overall game in itself, the entire game, we didn’t feel that having that headset on for the entirety of the game and that experience would match what we were aiming for with XV.”

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When Will We Find Out Final Fantasy XV’s Release Date?

IGN.com - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 19:30

Square Enix will announce the release date of Final Fantasy XV at a “special event” in March.

The news comes from the game’s Active Time Report panel at PAX in Seattle today, where director Hajime Tabata confirmed that the game will indeed arrive in 2016, but that the team isn’t ready to announce the specific date just yet. No other information about the event was announced.

Speaking to IGN, Tabata also confirmed that an additional Active Time Report will take place in Japan during the upcoming Tokyo Game Show and will contain more information on two characters: Luna and Regis (the father of main character Noctis).

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Dragon Age: Inquisition's Latest Story DLC Revealed

IGN.com - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 19:14

Dragon Age: Inquisition's ending is about to be built upon.

During a PAX Prime panel, IGN learned more about Trespasser, the upcoming story DLC for BioWare's epic fantasy RPG. According to what was shown, the expansion will detail the fates of the heroes two years after they managed to save the world.

More specifically, players will learn new things about the Inquisitor's mark and the Qunari will pose a threat. As an added bonus, the Eluvian mirror will once again make an appearance, and one of Dragon Age: Inquisition's characters makes a dramatic return.

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Buzz Aldrin Wants to Colonize Mars

IGN.com - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 18:15

The Florida Institute of Technology has established the Buzz Aldrin Space Institute at the university, and it will be promoting the settlement of Mars.

Buzz Aldrin, part of the Apollo 11 Moon landing, said that he is "thrilled to be partnering with FIT," adding that "FIT will play a key role in my ongoing legacy and Cycling Pathways to Occupy Mars. You ain't seeing nothing yet!"

The Buzz Aldrin Space Institute will be supporting "commercial and international development of lunar resources to support an eventual Mars settlement," according to Florida Tech's website. Cycling Pathways to Occupy Mars is a concept of progressive missions to cis-lunar space (the sphere within the Moon's orbit), asteroids, Phobos (one of Mars' moons), and eventually to Mars itself.

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New to Amazon Prime for September 2015

IGN.com - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 17:41

Amazon is getting into the Halloween season a bit early this fall with The Blair With Project, Rob Zombie's Halloween, Hannibal Rising, Lord of Illusions, and more - all free to watch for Prime members on Amazon's Instant Video app.

Plus, Hand of God, starring Ron Perlman (Hellboy, SOA), debuts its first season as Amazon makes a big fall push to ramp up their original series slate. And if you're simply looking for movies and shows to buy, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Game of Thrones' fifth season, the Poltergeist reboot and more will be available for purchase.

Fall TV Preview: Walking Dead, Fargo, Flash, and A Lot More

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Cliff Bleszinski's Boss Key Productions Unveils <em>LawBreakers</em> Game Trailer

Slashdot.org - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 16:48
MojoKid writes: Boss Key Productions has posted its first trailer of LawBreakers (formerly Project Bluestreak), a futuristic game title that's set to release on multiple platforms in 2016. The trailer shows off some of the characters and classes that you'll have access to on both sides of the law — yes, you'll have to decide whether you're fighting for the law or the lawbreakers. The game's setting is Earth, though not as you know it now. This is a future version of Earth where gravity is busted. The government, in its infinite wisdom, screwed up some testing on the moon and managed to split its surface, an event that came to be known as "The Shattering." Gears of War creator Cliff Bleszinski is one of the co-founders of Boss Key Productions, the other of which is Arjan Brussee, the main coder behind Jazz Jackrabbit games and a co-founder Guerrilla Games.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.

Star Wars: Uprising Is a Never-Ending Force Awakens Prequel

IGN.com - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 14:11

Star Wars: Uprising really leans into George Lucas’ sci-fi World War II philosophies. Developer Kabam’s dungeon-crawling role-playing game is almost ready to launch, but when the team talks about it, the conversation isn’t about a mobile co-op game — it’s about Star Wars politics, the chaos of a galaxy ravaged by an endless war, and the people affected by it.

"The Uprising has four very distinct factions that never would be together if it weren’t for the Empire," Kabam’s Daniel Erickson told IGN. In fact, they really aren’t terribly together now. I think of the allies in World War II. Russia and America are allies, and are rushing for Germany — but we have very different ideas about what happens five seconds after the war ends."

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Guild Wars 2 Getting Raids, Play Core Game for Free

IGN.com - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 14:01

ArenaNet has dropped two massive two pieces of Guild Wars 2 news – first, effective immediately, the core game is available free of charge to anyone who wants to play it, and secondly raids are set to make their debut in the MMO when its first expansion Heart of Thorns launches on October 23 of this year.

We got the chance to speak to studio president Mike O’Brien and creative director Colin Johanson about the decisions and why they were made, and the first thing both are keen to emphasise is that the decision to make the game a free download doesn’t mean the business model is shifting – there’s a clear distinction between being free-to-play, and letting your players play for free.

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How to Watch PAX Prime 2015

IGN.com - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 13:40

The Penny Arcade Expo kicks off this weekend, and IGN is partnering with YouTube to bring you live coverage of awesome, upcoming games on Sunday, August 30.

In addition to all of our usual previews, interviews, and panel coverage, you can get more IGN from PAX via our awesome live show, where we'll have developers with new demos of upcoming games -- and a few surprises for good measure. Don't forget you can hang out with IGN at PAX as well as tell @IGNAccess what to cover using the hashtag #ControlPAX on Twitter.

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Guild Wars 2 Heart of Thorns Expansion Gets a Release Date

IGN.com - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 12:57

The upcoming Guild Wars 2 expansion Heart of Thorns will release on October 23, 2015.

An add-on to Guild Wars 2, Heart of Thorns introduces a number of new changes, including new systems, specializations, locations, and competitive modes. It will cost $50 for the standard edition, $75 for the deluxe, and $100 for the ultimate. Both Deluxe and Ultimate offer several bonuses in addition to the expansion and the core game.

IGN learned the release date of the MMO's first expansion today during a PAX Prime panel. More information about Heart of Thorns and Guild Wars 2 is expected to be revealed today.

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Defiance: Season 3 Finale Review

IGN.com - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 11:17

Warning: full episode spoilers follow.

The Season 3 premiere of Defiance made it clear that the show would be darker and more unpredictable this year, and the show has delivered on that promise over the past several months. The finale was notable for switching gears, however. Even with the town once again in dire straits, there was an undercurrent of optimism and adventure to this episode - one that helped offset the fact that the scope of the conflict was disappointingly limited.

"Upon the March We Fittest Die" delivered the culmination of the season-long Omec storyline, as the newly empowered Kindzi took her place as Allmother of her people and set about turning Defiance into one a massive buffet. Thus began a two-pronged conflict for our heroes. While Doc Yewll led Nolan, Datak and Irisa on a mission to destroy the Omec ship, Amanda and the rest were tasked with waging a ground war against these hungry invaders.

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Metal Gear Solid 5 PS4 CE Missing DLC Codes

IGN.com - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 09:11

If you pre-ordered the Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain Collector's Edition for PlayStation 4, you'll find that your purchase will be lacking a few codes for some key DLC content.

According to reports on both NeoGAF and Reddit, several consumers who received the game early have discovered it's missing codes for the Day One DLC and bonus content exclusive to the Collector's Edition.

Konami has since taken to Facebook to clear up the issue, confirming the codes aren't included in the physical package itself. Rather, the codes will be delivered on the receipt at the time of purchase or via email.

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John Conway: All Play and No Work For a Genius

Slashdot.org - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 03:42
An anonymous reader points out Quanta's spotlight piece on mathematician John Conway, whose best known mathematical contribution is probably his "Game of Life," which has inspired many a screensaver and more than a few computer science careers. From the article: Based at Princeton University, though he found fame at Cambridge (as a student and professor from 1957 to 1987), John Horton Conway, 77, claims never to have worked a day in his life. Instead, he purports to have frittered away reams and reams of time playing. Yet he is Princeton's John von Neumann Professor in Applied and Computational Mathematics (now emeritus). He's a fellow of the Royal Society. And he is roundly praised as a genius. "The word 'genius' gets misused an awful lot," said Persi Diaconis, a mathematician at Stanford University. "John Conway is a genius. And the thing about John is he'll think about anything. He has a real sense of whimsy. You can't put him in a mathematical box."

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Star Wars Battlefront: Twilight Company Cover Art Revealed

IGN.com - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 21:10

The cover for the upcoming tie-in novel to Star Wars Battlefront has been revealed. Called Star Wars Battlefront: Twilight Company, the novel centers on a group of soldiers fighting in the trenches during the galactic war.

"When orders come down for the Rebels to fall back in the face of superior opposition numbers and firepower, Twilight reluctantly complies. Then an unlikely ally radically changes the strategic equation—and gives the Alliance’s hardest-fighting warriors a crucial chance to turn retreat into resurgence."

The book is written by author Alexander Freed and will be released on November 3. Below is the cover image.

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Getting Blunt with Patrick Stewart

IGN.com - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 20:42

Last week, viewers of Starz’ new comedy series Blunt Talk were introduced to a very different kind of character for Patrick Stewart, as the man known for his iconic works as Captain Picard and Professor X made his debut as Walter Blunt. Despite his on-air persona as a tough newsman, Blunt is a huge mess – an immature, drug-abusing type who finds himself at a crossroads in his life, even while still expecting to be catered to.

I sat down to discuss the series with both Stewart and his co-star, Adrian Scarborough (The King’s Speech, Les Miserables), who plays Blunt’s manservant, Harry – someone Walter depends on to a ridiculous degree to get through the day.

The duo discussed working on the show, which comes from executive producers Seth MacFarlane (Family Guy) and Jonathan Ames (Bored to Death), and the dynamic between their characters in the series, which Starz gave a two-season order to from the get-go.

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