Microsoft has revealed this week's Deals with Gold, which include Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare, Mirror's Edge, and many more.
Garden Warfare is 50% off this week for Xbox Live Gold subscribers on Xbox One, and 67% off for subscribers on Xbox 360. Peggle 2 Magical Masters Edition, Thomas Was Alone, and Tower of Guns are also discounted this week on Xbox One by 67%, 50%, and 40%, respectively.
Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 was recently announced during E3. The sequel is expected to be released in early 2016.
Meanwhile, several EA-published games, including Burnout Paradise, Crysis 2, Mirror's Edge, Skate 3, and Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, are 75-80% off on Xbox 360. For the full list of discounted games, head over to Major Nelson's blog.
Marvel Comics writer Rick Remender announced he will be "taking a break" from working with the company to focus on his family and creator-owned work.
"Marvel enabled me to provide for my family as it grew, as my two children appeared into the world, and for that I am indebted and eternally grateful," Remender wrote in a blogpost (via Comic Book Resources). "They offered me their biggest flagship titles, they paid me well, and allowed me to sleep knowing my family could afford a doctor visit should one be needed, and this was not the case for most of my adult life."
Yacht Club Games has announced that Shovel Knight is coming to retail in October.
Along with the base game, the Shovel Knight physical package includes the Plague of Shadows content update and challenge mode. Plus, picking up the disc version of the 8-bit action game means you also receive all of the free, future updates, like Specter Knight's campaign.
Yacht Club Games, who is publishing the title with help from U&I Entertainment, is also promising a lavish instruction booklet with Shovel Knight. "No two-page inserts here! You deserve a full manual, to hold in your hot little shaking hands and pore over as you wait to get home," Yacht Club said on its website.
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In the thrilling followup to the previous three hundred and ninety-nine episodes of Podcast Beyond, we had a big, huge live event which a whole bunch of you were kind enough to attend. The regular bunch of goons (Max, Marty, Brian, Jared and Goldfarb) are joined by Beyond 300 attendee-turned-IGN-editor Miranda Sanchez as well as a young up-and-coming video game personality named Greg Miller.
Patrice Desilets, the visionary behind the Assassin's Creed franchise, has shared a few new details on his next project, which is currently in development at his new studio, Panache Digital Games.
Dubbed Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey, this third-person action game aims to chronicle the events of humanity, starting with the dawn of man up through its rule of the planet. Speaking to Kotaku, Desiltes described it as "Civilization tech tree meets Assassin’s Creed."
Jurassic World star Chris Pratt became Jason Statham in a Saturday Night Live sketch cut from his appearance back in September.
Selling Jason Statham's Jason Steakums, Pratt put to use his best English accent to impersonate the Furious 7 and Transporter star. Pratt is also wearing a bald cap and leather jacket to further hit home his Statham impression.
And while the SNL sketch is rather short, it's long enough to now make us want a Pratt and Statham buddy comedy film. Check it out here:
Another week showcasing Seth Rollins and The Authority's strength in numbers (now with the addition of Bray Wyatt), another week waiting for Charlotte and Sasha Banks to get called up so that Paige has two partners to aid her in her battle against the Bellas and Alicia, and another week of supreme turmoil for TNA. Like, "sausage and mushrooms" supreme this time. Like, "I don't know what the f***'s going on over there" American Horror Story supreme.
Welcome back to Game Scoop!, IGN's weekly video game talk show. We're halfway through 2015, and that means it's time to take a look back at the biggest games and events of the year so far. We'll also look ahead at all the big games yet to come. Watch the video above or download the podcast below.
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Every day hundreds of new apps make their debut on the App Store, and hundreds more are updated or reduced in price. We have sifted through the noise and highlighted those select few that might be worth your attention.
Note: The prices and deals compiled below are accurate at the time we published this story, but all are subject to change.
Welcome to a special App Store Update week, iOS owners! 2015 is halfway over as of this week, so we're doing a little mid-year evaluation on the state of the App Store so far. Looking back across the past six months, we've picked out 15 games that we consider to be among the best new Game Debuts of 2015 to this point. We'll be presenting three picks a day for each day this week, so come back every day to see which apps made the cut!
Funko and The LEGO Co. are bringing toys inspired by Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice to San Diego Comic-Con next month.
Batman and Superman are getting Funko Pop! figures, which are exclusive to Comic-Con. The Caped Crusader has striking white eyes while the Man of Steel is flying thanks to a white stand.
In an interview with IGN, The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes Director Hiromasa Shikata said the story for the upcoming co-op 3DS game is the reason players cannot play as a female avatar.
Zelda: Tri Force Heroes tasks up-to-three players to work together fight monsters, solve puzzles, and gather materials to make outfits. The co-op concept bears some similarities to Monster Hunter, and to some degree MMOs, but Shikata explained outfits would have an additional benefit: They give you new abilities or enhance items and weapons.
“Goron garb allows you to go through lava, the Kokiri suit will allow you to shoot three arrows, “ he said. The different costumes can change the way players approach each stage and, according to Shikata, the element of matching your outfit to the stage you're about to enter is a really unique feature of this game.
The second episode of HBO's brooding crime series True Detective aired this week (which we reviewed right here) and while there are plenty of subtle clues and odd nuances to pay attention to, the most esoteric detail so far might the appearance of a model kit from Mobile Suit Gundam anime series.
Without spoiling anything, Detective Ray Velcoro (Collin Farrell) arrives in this particular scene bearing a gift, which happens to be a 1/144th scale High Grade Universal Century kit of the Jagd Doga mobile suit from the movie Char's Counterattack. Check it out:
June is National LGBT Pride Month, plus gay marriage was made legal in the United States last week, so we are celebrating by listing off our favorite LGBT characters from movies, television, comics, and video games. Take a look at our list, then let us know your favorites in the comments.
Back to the Future director Robert Zemeckis is adamant that his classic film trilogy will never have a remake in his lifetime.
“Oh, God no,” he told the Telegraph when asked about the possibility. “I mean, to me, that’s outrageous. Especially since it’s a good movie. It’s like saying ‘Let’s remake Citizen Kane. Who are we going to get to play Kane?’ What folly, what insanity is that? Why would anyone do that?”
Co-writer and co-rights holder Bob Gale agrees with Zemeckis, and both claim they'll never sign off on a remake as long as they live. Zemeckis is hopeful that his estate will find a way to block its production even after his eventual death.
When busting ghosts, a lady must always carry a Proton Pack.
Especially one of the new ones Ghostbusters director Paul Feig revealed via Twitter today with the hashtag #whatyougonnashoot.
— Paul Feig (@paulfeig) June 30, 2015
This is one of several teases and reveals from the set of the all-female Ghostbusters film currently in production. Several photos of the four starring women in costume were recently leaked from the set, suggesting some of the traits of their characters. Feig also tweeted a shot of the new Ghosbusters uniforms yesterday.
It's no secret that DC villains are notoriously twisted and plagued with a severe range of mental issues due to one factor or another. And, because they'll be the embodiment of various characters in this superhero rogues gallery, Suicide Squad director David Ayer has hired an on-site therapist to help keep his actors grounded.
"We kind of have like a therapist on board if you fall off the wagon and really are villainous," Slipknot actor Adam Beach told E Online. "There's a friend of
Devillian is an action role-playing game from the makers of RIFT, Defiance and ArcheAge coming to North America and Europe later this year.
In development with Trion Worlds and Bluehole Ginno Games, the massively multiplayer online game puts players in the role of half-devil heroes who are battling to save their world from a fallen god.
Players can choose to play as a sword-wielding Berserker, a spellcasting Evoker, a keen-eyed heavy artillery packed Cannoneer, or an agile bladed chains Shadowhunter. Fans can also unlock a unique Devil Form for each class.
Devillian also offers 20 v 20 player-versus-player battles, crafting, quests and guilds. Those interested in participating in the beta can register their interest via the free-to-play game’s official website.
When designed well, achievements are a fun away to show off your gaming skills to your friends and look at a game in a new way. Achievements like Master Chief Collection's Feet Firmly Planted (complete a Halo 1 level without jumping) or Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel's 360 No Scope (spin 360 degrees and get a no-scope sniper kill... while in the air) provide a perfect balance of challenge and replay value. They're a good way to wring more life out of your favorite games, or at least provide a little extra reward for going above and beyond.
But sometimes, achievements aren't fun little extras. Sometimes, a game's achievement list hates you, and everything you stand for. Sometimes, certain achievements seem to exist solely to mess with any OCD completionist unlucky enough to start in on a game before taking a close look at just what they'll have to go through to get 1000/1000 Gamerscore.
At this year's CES, you couldn't go anywhere without running into 4K displays. LG, Sharp, Panasonic, Samsung, and Sony all featured 4K TVs as part of their press conferences; other companies like TCL and Haier had them spread so thickly over their booths, it almost appeared at first glance that 4K TVs were their only product at the show. PC monitor manufacturers also were on the bandwagon—at every appointment I had with monitor vendors, there was at least one if not several 4K monitors in each company's 2015 lineup.
Since then, mentions of 4K have been popping up everywhere, be it Vizio’s further lowering of 4K TV prices, support for it in games like Grand Theft Auto 5 and The Witcher 3, or cell phones that don’t really need the extra pixel density. So you might be asking: Do I need 4K? And, more importantly, what the heck is it, exactly?