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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.

Avengers 2 Trailer to Debut on Next Week's S.H.I.E.L.D.

IGN.com - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 00:47

The first trailer for Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron will debut on next week's episode of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Marvel Studios announced today.

The teaser trailer for Avengers 2 will debut next Tuesday, October 28, at 9/8c on ABC.

Attendees at this past summer's San Diego Comic-Con were treated to an extended sizzle reel for the Joss Whedon-directed sequel, so if the trailer includes any of that footage then fans should not be disappointed.

Tune in to #Marvel’s #AgentsofSHIELD, Tuesday, October 28, 9|8c on @ABCNetwork to see the #AgeofUltron trailer on TV! pic.twitter.com/tfcyg1L6sf

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Trion Banning up to 5,000 ArcheAge Bots Per Day

IGN.com - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 00:34

Publisher Trion Worlds is banning 5,000 accounts per day to combat botting and in-game economy exploits in the ambitious massively multiplayer game ArcheAge, according to Trion CEO Scott Hartsman.

3/ In the meanwhile, we detect/ban/retake gains 24/7. We’re banning about 5k a day, and our own eng improves detection/action daily.

— Scott Hartsman (@hartsman) October 21, 2014

Hartsman explained to concerned players on Twitter that some of the exploits highlighted on Reddit are legitimate, adding that “Much of it is false forum bragging.” Developer XLGames’ will fix the issues in the near future, according to Harstmann, and Trion will continue detect, ban and retake gains in the mean time.

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Dev Says Binding of Isaac: Rebirth is PS Plus Game for November

IGN.com - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 23:42

The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth may be a PlayStation Plus free game in November, according to developer Nicalis founder and producer Tyrone Rodriguez.

“This is the PS+ November game for North America and Europe, so yes,” Rodriguez wrote in response to a question in the comments section of a PlayStation Blog post if it will be free through PS Plus when it releases.

Rodriguez also revealed the game will have a cross-save feature, writing “so you can play on your PS4 and take it with you on the road.”

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Person of Interest: "Prophets" Review

IGN.com - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 23:02

Warning: Full spoilers for the episode follow...

Okay, so Root and Martine shooting at each other from separate levels of the hotel was freakin' amazing.

And throwing that Black Angels song in there from the Season 4 trailer was icing. What an awesome sequence. Made all the more nerve-racking by the fact that the episode had been setting up Root to die. So much so actually that I thought she might not. But that feeling certainly wasn't strong enough to prevent me from clutching the arms of my chair the entire time. Because if a death is heroic and badass enough, foreshadowing won't diminish it.

"Prophets," which guest starred Jason Ritter as a wunderkind pollster named Simon, was the best episode of Season 4 thus far. With Reese practically handcuffed to his desk, Team Machine came face to face with their limitations as protectors as they tried their best to protect Simon from the full force of Samaritan's micro-manipulated death traps. So tricks of the trade this week included blind spots, blocked calls, car crashes and - finally - Root having to pop out in the open and go toe-to-toe with Martine in guns blazing "God Mode."

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Sons of Anarchy: "Greensleeves" Review

IGN.com - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 22:29

Warning: Full spoilers for Sons of Anarchy follow.

After the previous episode of Sons of Anarchy ended on the ominous note of Juice being handed over to Jax, it seemed as though the confrontation between the two men would go one of two ways. Either Juice would die, or he’d buy his way out of trouble by selling out Gemma and telling Jax the truth about Tara. However, the show found another option, one that showed Jax’s continued willingness to use any weapons at his disposal in order to protect his plans for revenge.

The weapon this time around was Juice himself, sent into prison to take out Lin. It was Juice’s way back into the club after betraying Jax and trying to sell club secrets to the Mayans. For Juice, who valued his SAMCRO family above all else, going to prison was probably a step up, better in his eyes than getting killed or setting out for new a life all alone. Juice’s attack, arrest, and then arranging for him to get to Lin was a bit of an elaborate plan to kill Lin when Jax probably could have taken Lin out before he set him up to go to prison in the first place, but Jax seemingly had nothing to lose by sending Juice in. Either Juice will take care of Lin, or prison will take care of Juice for Jax.

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Blizzard Delaying Hearthstone Android and iPhone Port to Get it Right

IGN.com - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 22:06

Blizzard is extending the release window of Hearthstone: Heroes of WarCraft on Android and iPhone to early next year to ensure its user interface feels great on smaller screen real estates, according to a development update on Battle.net.

“... but it’s become clear that we need a little more time to get that version right. While we have a build up and running internally, it needs a bit more work, and we don’t feel like we’ll be ready to share it with you until early next year,” the update reads. “It’s very important to us that the phone experience for Hearthstone is just as accessible as the tablet and PC versions. One of the biggest challenges with that is revamping the user interface so it feels intuitive and offers the same quality Hearthstone experience, but this time from the palm of your hand.

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Supernatural: "Soul Survivor" Review

IGN.com - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 21:59

Note: Full spoilers for the episode follow.

Well, it looks like the party is over. Let's jump right to the lack of the demon in the room. Sam loaded his brother up with human blood, and it looks like Demon Dean is gone. And that is not okay for so many reasons.

I keep thinking back to the title of the last episode. “Reichenbach” could reference Sherlock's faked death, and I'm hoping it means every event from Crowley handing over Dean to Sam to Dean becoming human again is a ruse. However, I can't rely on that because there was no “wink wink, nudge nudge” moment to the audience. All it would have taken is a quick flash of black on Dean's eyes after Castiel left the room or some kind of connection to Dean in the last mysterious scene (if that scene even has anything to do with Dean). Since we didn't get any kind of sign, we're left to assume that Dean is indeed human again.

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Agents of SHIELD: "A Hen in the Wolf House" Review

IGN.com - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 21:08

Note: Full spoilers for the episode follow.

When you introduce a character any Marvel fan knows is a hero in the guise of a villain, the question is simply when will things change – so it was a relief when Bobbi “Mockingbird” Morse was revealed as SHIELD by the end of this hour. And she used her battle staves! That, combined with the mention that her hair is usually blond gives me hope we’ll be seeing her gradually get more of a Mockingbird look as we continue on with her – because what’s with the red?

But it’s great to have Bobbi on the show, and Adrianne Palicki got to show two very different sides, first as the stern Hydra agent and then as the much more good-natured real Bobbi – complete with her very funny line to Mac that she’d been busy “Working undercover at HYDRA, acting all upright and evil.”

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Goodfellas Actor's $250 Million Lawsuit Against The Simpsons

IGN.com - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 20:16

Goodfellas actor Frank Sivero has filed a lawsuit against the creators of The Simpsons, asking for $250 million for ripping off the character he played in the 1990 film.

In a 12-page complaint obtained by Deadline, Sivero states that Simpsons producer James L. Brooks was “highly aware of who Silvero was, the fact that he created the role of Frankie Carbone, and that The Simpsons character Louie would be based on this character.”

Louie is a legitimate businessman.

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Chronicle Writer's 436-Page Mario Movie Script

IGN.com - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 20:15

Chronicle writer Max Landis took his Nintendo fandom to new heights this week, as he uploaded his 436-page (!) movie screenplay for Super Mario World... as a joke. You see, Landis wrote the script when he was 19, back when he was still learning the ins and outs of screenwriting. As such, the script is plagued with novice clichés, and Landis openly admits to them in a foreword prefacing the script.

"This is not a movie," he writes, "it's a manifesto. There has never been a produced film in America with a length of 436 pages." For reference, one page of a screenplay equals about one minute of film. This means Landis' Mario movie would be roughly seven hours long if it were ever actually made.

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The Flash: "Things You Can't Outrun" Review

IGN.com - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 20:00

Warning: full episode spoilers follow.

This show may be called "The Flash," but it's as much of an ensemble piece as Arrow is. That was the main point driven home by "Things You Can't Outrun" tonight. The focus shifted towards several supporting players, to the point where Barry himself almost seemed like a secondary concern. Normally that would be a strange decision given how new this show is, but the first two episode did such a great job of building Barry's world and supporting cast that we don't need the hero to always be hogging the spotlight.

The Flash Gets a Full Season Order

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What's Your Favorite Michael Bay-Produced Horror Film?

IGN.com - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 19:16

This weekend sees the release of Ouija, the latest film from Platinum Dunes, Michael Bay's production company. Platinum Dunes -- founded in 2001 by Bay, Brad Fuller and Andrew Form -- has largely worked in the horror genre, remaking a number of classics and partnering with Blumhouse on the Purge movies. (Their biggest recent success, however, was a departure from the horror genre, a live-action/performance-capture version of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.)

With Ouija on the horizon, we'd like you to choose your favorite Platinum Dunes-produced horror movie. Cast your vote in the poll below!

Ouija opens October 24.

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Charlie Cox on Daredevil's Addiction

IGN.com - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 18:54

According to actor Charlie Cox, the upcoming Daredevil series on Netflix will be the darkest adaptation Marvel has ever produced.

Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Cox spoke positively of the comic book community, noting that while playing Daredevil is a "great deal of responsibility," he's having "great fun" playing the character, and was made aware of how important the Marvel universe is to fans while at New York Comic-Con last week.

Cox also told the site how Marvel's first Netflix original series is finding specific moments from the comics to reference on the show. He also notes, "We're trying to make a show that's new and much, much darker than anything I've ever seen Marvel do before."

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The Billion-Dollar Rise and Fall of Music Games

IGN.com - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 18:44

The oldest musical instruments date back about 40,000 years. Humans have been rocking out for a very long time. It would seem rhythm is in our blood. It’s no wonder we have music-based video games.

Music/rhythm games have run a surprisingly dynamic path through gaming history. Some genres drift into popularity and gradually fade out as technology and popular taste change. You might not even realize it’s happened until one day you look around and wonder, for instance, where all the 3D platformers went. Music games, on the other hand, moseyed along under the radar for the better part of a decade before taking off like a shot, attaining meteoric success before drying up nearly all at once.

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Revolution Actress Joins Bates Motel: Season 3

IGN.com - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 18:39

Revolution star Tracy Spiridakos will have a recurring role in the upcoming third season of Bates Motel.

TVLine reports that Spiridakos has signed on to play Annika Johnson, a "mystery woman who shows up at the motel."

Tracy Spiridakos in NBC's Revolution.

Season 3 of Bates Motel is expected to premiere in March 2015. In the meantime, you can watch IGN's Eric Goldman talk Season 3 with Bates Motel's Nestor Carbonell and Olivia Cooke and our chat below with Freddie Highmore, Vera Farmiga and showrunner Kerry Ehrin about where Season 3 could go.

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This Week on the PSN (October 21, 2014)

IGN.com - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 18:29

Every Tuesday, Sony drops a bunch of new stuff onto the PlayStation Network. Those with a PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, or PlayStation Vita can download these goodies, which include PSN games, movies, themes and more. While the Official PlayStation Blog outlines these updates in full each week, we thought we'd help truncate the good news into something more digestible.

Here are this week’s new PS4 games. You can also begin pre-ordering The Crew this week.

Constantine: Series Premiere Review

IGN.com - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 18:22

Advance Review: This Friday, NBC throws its hat into the fiery arena of comic book TV with their weightier, spookier offering, Constantine - based on the long-running DC/Vertigo series about a scruffy, wiseacre British exorcist out to save the world and/or his own damned soul.

From David Goyer (The Dark Knight, Da Vinci's Demons), Constantine is part of DC's big bid to take over TV real estate - keenly representing the occult/supernatural side of their comic universe before Marvel can launch into that realm with a Doctor Strange movie. Star Matt Ryan gives us pitch-perfect (though non-smoking; at least on camera that is) John Constantine here, playing everything with a wry wit, a decent dose of self-deprication, and a smidgeon of heroics. If you want to go all-in on this character, check out Scott Collura's "Comics 101" video below, but needless to say this show has found a way to keep Constantine edgy while also having him be primetime network friendly.

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Most People Pronounce GIF As "Ghif"

IGN.com - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 18:14

Animated GIFs have been around since the early 90s, and for two decades everyone pronounced it "ghif" with a hard G. Everyone except the creators at CompuServe, who for some reason pronounced it "jif," even though that makes absolutely no sense.

GIF stands for "graphics interchange format." So unless you also pronounce graphics as "jraphics," it makes sense to say "ghif."

And most of the world agrees. Mashable surveyed 30k people around the world and found that 70% of people pronounce it "ghif."

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Legend of Korra's Aang Memorial Statue Is Coming Your Way

IGN.com - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 18:12

Dark Horse Deluxe has unveiled an Aang Memorial Statue, based on the one seen in Republic City in the opening sequence of The Legend of Korra.

The statue is set to release on January 28, 2015 for $150. Toy Chest News showed off the statue, but the size is to be determined. That means you might need some serious forced perspective to replicate Korra's famous pose in front of the statue.

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Mortal Kombat, Static Shock, Critters Get New Digital Series

IGN.com - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 17:31

Warner Bros are developing a large slate of digital live-action short series, including new shows based on Mortal Kombat, Critters, and the comic book Static Shock.

THR reported the news, saying the new WB "Blue Ribbon" label has already given a series order for the new Mortal Kombat series, which is seemingly unrelated to Mortal Kombat: Legacy and instead tied specifically to the upcoming Mortal Kombat X.

According to THR, the new MK show will "showcase some of the franchise's 'most storied characters' and will introduce a new generation of fighters." Mortal Kombat is the third Blue Ribbon series to get the greenlight, after the recently debuted Veronica Mars spinoff, Play it Again, Dick and the upcoming animated Justice League: Gods and Monsters Chronicles.

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