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If you haven't yet sampled the mayhem of next-gen GTA V, consider scoring the game while console copies have reduced to £27.99. If you're like us and follow the market on these games you'll realise that this is as cheap as GTA ever gets; it is the only game that is notoriously known to hold its value (it's still £44.99 at GAME!). Forget the world-class campaign, £28 for GTA V is worth it just for GTA Online alone.
The latest Marvel Cinematic Universe movie (Welcome to MCU: Part 14!), Doctor Strange is a bit of a contradiction, feeling both very familiar yet also very different from what has come before. Structurally, it’s another basic superhero origin story, but on the other hand, it’s going into a trippier, more psychedelic place than any comic book movie has before.
Benedict Cumberbatch stars as the title character, the brilliant but arrogant surgeon Doctor Stephen Strange. After Strange gets in a car accident, his hands are mangled, putting an end to his career – something he refuses to accept, as he burns through his money trying every experimental surgical technique possible to repair his body. With no medical procedure able to help him, the desperate doctor turns to other avenues and a journey to a place called Kamar-Taj, where he is led to believe he will find a more spiritual manner to restore his life to what it once was.
Obviously, mileage will vary greatly for this episode depending how much you care about or have nostalgia for anything to do with both the prequel era or, of course, Star Wars: The Clone Wars. There was certainly a meta aspect occurring here too and the idea of how the war never ended for some – reflecting how The Clone Wars, the series, never got a proper ending, given it was cancelled before the intended final episodes were completed.
All of which is to say this was a poignant installment that managed to bring in some major Clone Wars elements (most notably, Battle Droids!) while telling a story about two old soldiers – Rex and, interestingly, that Super Tactical Droid – both coming to terms with their past and present.
Warning: Contains spoilers for all of AMC's The Walking Dead through Season 6
With AMC already green-lighting an eighth season before Season 7 premieres this Sunday, October 23rd, The Walking Dead continues to prove that it is a modern-era TV juggernaut with no end in sight. Plus, with Rick and his crew of hardened survivors going up against their most formidable enemy to date -- Jeffrey Dean Morgan's Negan -- it's clear that things are more dangerous than ever on the show and viewer anxiety is at an all-time high.
But we're not here to get all caught up in who Negan's going to kill or speculate on who the victim might be. In anticipation of the show's big return, we've updated out list of The Walking Dead's best episodes so far.
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A new, Amazon-exclusive Lime Green New 3DS XL bundle is now available in the United States.
In addition to the handheld itself, the bundle includes a pre-installed copy of the classic Super Nintendo platformer, Super Mario World. You can purchase the bundle for $200 right now on Amazon.
While Nintendo is launching a brand-new console, dubbed Nintendo Switch, in March 2017, the company plans to support 3DS well into next year with new releases that include Mario Sports Superstars, handheld versions of Yoshi's Wooly World and Super Mario Maker, as well as a side-scrolling Pikmin game.
After several days of negotiations, AT&T has reached a deal to acquire Time Warner.
According to The Wall Street Journal (via Variety), the purchase is valued at over $80 billion. Ownership of Time Warner means that AT&T will also be the proud owner of Warner Bros., DC Comics, HBO, Cartoon Network and Adult Swim, as well as a number of iconic characters, including Superman, Batman and Mad Max.
While AT&T will also have ownership of the Harry Potter film franchise, the company won't outright own the Harry Potter character.
Comic book artist Steve Dillon has passed away at the age of 54.
Dillon's passing was confirmed this morning by his broth Glynn, who tweeted, "Sad to confirm the death of Steve, my big brother and my hero. He passed away in the city he loved (NYC). He will be sorely missed. Cheers x"
Welcome back to our weekly round up of the crazy (and not-so-crazy) fan theories on what’s going on in HBO’s latest sci-fi series, Westworld. Episode 3 gave us a little more information on certain members of management’s intentions - I don’t know about you, but I’m developing a real soft spot for Bernard - yet there’s still plenty of mystery to sink our teeth into here. Here’s what the internet is saying this week.
Spoilers ahead for ALL AIRED episodes of Westworld to date.
Currently information on the identity of Ed Harris’ violent guest is scarce, but The Wrap theorises that Westworld co-creator Arnold is not dead, as Ford claims, but walking round the park bashing hosts’ heads in. Why? Because Arnold wanted to bring hosts to consciousness - as the Men in Black arguably appears to be - and it’s a sound explanation as to why he’s allowed so much freedom.
The directorial lineup for the second season of Marvel's Jessica Jones will be comprised entirely of women.
Rosenberg spoke to aiming for a diverse set of perspectives as well when hiring for the show's writing staff, according to Variety, explaining that she looks for those with people who have experiences separate from hers.
Director Tim Miller has reportedly left Deadpool 2 over creative differences with star Ryan Reynolds.
While its unknown what those differences were specifically, Miller's exit was reportedly "amicable," according to Variety. Both Miller and Reynolds were confirmed to be returning for the sequel when it was announced back in April.
The Miller-directed Deadpool hit theaters earlier this year and went on to become the highest-grossing R-rated movie of all time, earning over $780 million USD worldwide. The sequel is set to introduce both Cable and Domino. Kyle Chandler (Bloodline, Friday Night Lights) is reportedly in the running to play Cable, while six actresses, including Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Lizzy Caplan, are reportedly in contention to play Domino.
J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings spinoff story about Beren and Lúthien will be published next year.
According to Entertainment Weekly, HarperCollins will release the book sometime in 2017, a full century after Tolkien first wrote the story.
Beren and Lúthien tells the love story of a mortal man named Beren and an elf maiden named Lúthien. In addition to appearing in Tolkien's collection of works The Silmarillion, the pair are mentioned by Aragorn, whose relationship with Arwen in The Lord of the Rings is very similar to that of Beren and Lúthien.
The story was first released in a 12-volume series called The History of Middle-Earth, but will now be available as a standalone book that includes illustrations by Alan Lee and passages from several iterations of Tolkien's work.
Two independent game developers are celebrating their Destiny-set engagement, thanks to some help from Bungie.
Adriel Wallick, organizer of the annual Train Jam, an event that invites game developers to create a game on the 52-hour train ride from Chicago to San Francisco in the lead up to the Game Developers Conference, proposed to her partner Rami Ismail, one-half of the independent developer Vlambeer, the studio behind Nuclear Throne and Luftrausers.
Using some custom-made Destiny content for the engagement, the team at Bungie delivered the proposal from Wallick as a letter from the Postmaster.
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A yellow, octopus-like creature that can move at Mach 20 speed is planning on destroying the earth, and the only thing that can stop him is his class of junior high school delinquents armed with an assortment of weird weapons. This is Assassination Classroom, and IGN had the chance to send a few questions to its creator Yusei Matsui during New York Comic Con.
With the wild, heartfelt anime and manga concluded, we asked Matsui (through a translator) about his work experiences, how he came up with a character like Koro-sensei, and briefly discussed what's next for him and the Assassination Classroom kids.
Warning: Mild spoilers for the end of Assassination Classroom follow!