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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.

Vin Diesel Hints at Sequel to The Iron Giant

IGN.com - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 00:36

Vin Diesel thinks there will be a sequel The Iron Giant.

The actor used his Facebook page to promote The Iron Giant: Signature Edition, which is a Blu-ray release of the 1999 movie (you can watch the trailer below).

The Signature Edition trailer was captioned with the revelation that the titular Iron Giant is one of Diesel's favourite characters.

"I have been very lucky to have played so many interesting characters... one of the first and one of my favourites is... the Iron Giant."

Diesel teased The Iron Giant sequel in a postscript for the caption.

"Don't be surprised when you hear

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Zod Won't Have Flipper Hands in Batman v Superman

IGN.com - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 00:30

It turns out that Zod won't have flipper hands in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

Contrary to what General Zod actor Michael Shannon had previously said about his character having flippers instead of hands in Dawn of Justice, he's now admitted it was just a joke.

The Daily Beast spoke to Shannon while he was promoting 99 Homes and he spilled the beans on the origin of the flipper-hands story.

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Assassin's Creed Comic Issue #1 Covers Revealed

IGN.com - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 22:07

Publisher Titan Comics has revealed all of the covers for the first issue of its upcoming Assassin's Creed comic series.

Written by Anthony Del Col and Conor McCreery and illustrated by Neil Edwards, this adaptation of the Ubisoft game franchise centers on Charlotte de la Cruz, a conspiracy theorist who joins the Assassins and learns about an ancestor of hers who witnessed the Salem witch trials. As she learns more, she will have to defend herself from the Assassins' sworn enemy: the Templars.

Assassin's Creed #1 releases in stores on October 14.

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Sales of Atari Games Exhumed from New Mexico Landfill Exceed $100k

IGN.com - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 21:51

Around 18 months on from the discovery of Atari 2600 copies of the infamous E.T. The Extra Terrestrial in the Alamogordo, New Mexico landfill it’s been revealed how much money has been made via sales of items unearthed during the dig. The Alamogordo Daily News (via Gamasutra) reports that proceeds from the Atari dig sale on eBay came to USD $107,930.15.

“There’s 297 we’re still holding in an archive that we’ll sell at a later date when we decide what to do with them,” Joe Lewandowski of the Tularosa Basin Historical Society told the paper. “I might sell those if a second movie comes out but for now we’re just holding them. The film company got 100 games, 23 went to museums and we had 881 that we actually sold. They were sold in 45 states and 14 countries.”

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Under the Dome Cancelled, Will Conclude in September

IGN.com - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 20:57

CBS has announced that Under the Dome will end after three seasons, with the series finale scheduled to air in the US on Thursday, September 10. The network notes that the finale will see the Dome at Chester’s Mill come down and its mysteries revealed.

“Two years ago, Under the Dome broke new ground in the summer and became an instant hit on CBS, as well as with viewers around the world,” said CBS Entertainment chairman Nina Tassler in a statement. “Dome’s event storytelling and multi-platform business model paved the way for more original summer programming with the successful rollouts of Extant and Zoo. We’re excited to present the final chapter in Chester’s Mill as the story comes full circle, with the Dome coming down as dramatically as it went up.”

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Zelda and Animal Crossing 3DS Designs Announced for Fall

IGN.com - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 18:56

Update: GameStop's website has posted an image of the Zelda-themed New Nintendo 3DS XL. We also added a few more product shots to the image slider.

The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes and Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer are each getting a special New Nintendo 3DS design.

The Hyrule Edition New Nintendo 3DS XL will arrive one week after The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes hits the 3DS on October 30, 2015. For the suggested retail price of $199.99 you get a gold-colored system with the Hylian crest design, but you'll have to purchase a copy of Tri Force Heroes separately. The Zelda-themed Nintendo 3DS XL is a GameStop exclusive in North America.

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Hannibal's Finale, Amazon's Galaxy Quest Series and WWE's Divas

IGN.com - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 18:53

Hello, Channel Surfers! Welcome to Episode 250! To celebrate the occasion, we decide to... Have a bunch of technical difficulties! Most of which were only audible to us while recording and not when playing the podcast back. So thrill to Matt saying her can't hear Eric when you can. And be delighted by Eric repeatedly referencing a crackle on Matt's side that isn't there!

Oh, and we discuss TV! For this episode, we look at...

-Amazon developing a Galaxy Quest series

-FX working on a Sons of Anarchy spinoff

-American Dad renewed through Season 13

-The Flash adds Jesse Quick to Season 2

-Should Arrow drop the flashbacks?

-Fear the Walking Dead premieres big

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Prove You’re a Legend in Destiny and Win The Taken King

IGN.com - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 18:50

Ever since Destiny first arrived on consoles last September, it has steadily gained a following of loyal fans who immerse themselves in its universe. Their Fireteam is their family.

At IGN, we want to celebrate those who have sunk countless hours into the game; those who are seeking to become legend. Which begs the question - how legendary are you? We're giving Destiny players the opportunity to show off their Guardian, and in return the best players could walk away with one of the following prizes.

One major prize winner will score:

  • 1 x Destiny: The Taken King Limited Edition PS4 Console (Includes Destiny: The Taken King Legendary Edition)
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7 Things We Love About Hard West

IGN.com - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 18:45

Hard West is a simple sell: It’s cowboy XCOM. Most people I pitched it to at PAX were on board with just that reductive summary, but there’s a lot more to the turn-based Wild West tactics game that’s really worthwhile.

This is why Hard West is smart, deep, rewarding, tough as nails, and absolutely worth paying attention to.

As you begin each stage, Hard West doesn’t immediately enter a combat phase. XCOM doesn’t either, really — you’re allowed to set up and position yourself to initiate — but most of the time you’re on alert immediately or preparing to unleash hell. In Hard West, yes, you have time to scout out enemies, prepare your kill order, and get into cover, but the preparation phase is so much more than this. Levels have secrets to discover, alternate objectives, some of which have a sense of urgency that leads to careful, thoughtful exploration toward a given place. Violence is inevitable and explosive, but the lead-in to drawing your weapon has meaning, whether it has to do with the dark story or the deep gameplay systems.

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New Details for Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes

IGN.com - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 18:23

Since it was revealed at E3 a few months back, we've heard very little about Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes.

We revealed the Galaxy of Heroes announcement trailer earlier today (watch it below!), but we also chatted with the game's Executive Producer, John Salera, about how you'll earn characters, how to battle other players, and what's in store for the future.

Check out the full Q&A below.

IGN: What was the inspiration for this game?

EA: Our primary inspiration comes from the Star Wars series and its beloved characters. Growing up I remember collecting Star Wars figures and playing with them with my friends. We’d take our collections, mix them up into two teams, and then engage in glorious imaginary battles. The joy of collecting the toys and how we played with them became our top-level inspiration. With this in mind, we set out to build a Star Wars mobile game that is authentic, exciting, and deeply rewarding.

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Deadpool Coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One

IGN.com - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 18:06

A remastered version of the 2013 superhero action game Deadpool will soon be available for current-gen systems.

Releasing on November 17 for $50, this version will include all additional DLC including two extra levels and two alternate suits.

Activision recently re-released Deadpool on the PC platform Steam. Additionally, Deadpool has been the topic of discussion recently as the release of a film adaptation of Marvel Comic's violent X-Man starring Ryan Reynolds draws closer to release.

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Daily Deals: Xbox One Elite, Halo 5 Collector's Edition, Samsung 55-Inch 4K TV

IGN.com - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 18:02

The Xbox One Elite Is Coming

Microsoft just announced a new Xbox One with a matte finish, the elite wireless controller, and a 1TB SSHD. An SSHD is a hybrid mechanical-solid state drive that stores commonly used files on the faster solid state portion. Microsoft says it'll get you "to the action 20% faster from power-save mode."

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Mad Max Review

IGN.com - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 18:00

At its core, Mad Max is a game about the death of hope. It’s about learning to find something to cling to in a pointless existence of murder and regret, and then watching it turn to ash in your hands. But that kernel of anguish is buried deep down in an adventure that demands to be explored through sheepish smiles and wide-eyed amazement as each combustive, sickening, and awesome moment of Max’s warpath consumes every foot of wasteland.

But for Max, the reluctant hero, the wasteland is something to escape. He’s lost his car and nearly his life at the hands of Scabrous Scrotus, the resident Warlord of the refinery-city Gas Town. Fortunately, the deformed, sun-soaked blackfinger, Chumbucket, sees Max as the ordained prophet of his car-based religion, sent from the Angel of Combustion to help build and drive the Magnum Opus - the greatest vehicle the wasteland will ever know.

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Google Introduces Android Wear App for iOS

IGN.com - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 17:44

Google has expanded support for its Android Wear watches by releasing a new Android Wear app for iOS.

On the official Google Blog, the company announced that Android Wear for iOS will work seamlessly with the previous two generations of iPhone products (iPhone 5, 5c, 5s, 6, or 6 Plus), provided they're also running iOS 8.2 or higher. And similar to its Android counterpart, The app currently supports the LG Watch Urbane, but in the future, all Android watches will be supported, including those manufactured by Huawei, ASUS and Motorola.

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Ballers: Season 1 Review

IGN.com - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 17:18

Warning: Full spoilers for Ballers: Season 1 follow...

As Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson expands his global media dominance, from movies, to (continued) pro-wrestling, to television, news of his collaboration with HBO produced much excitement. For years, Johnson knew he wanted to do something in TV, to crossover to the non-wrestling small screen, but he just didn't know the best way about it. First it was TNT's The Hero, which took advantage of Johnson's larger-than-life persona and attributes as a motivator. Then came Wake Up Call, which did the same.

HBO's Ballers also utilizes that aspect of Johnson's personality. It successfully piggybacks off the idea that the friendly, genial Johnson has a knack for making others feel better about themselves. In Ballers he'd play an ex-football star starting over as a financial advisor, ready to offer up wisdom and support to younger players so they wouldn't fall into the typical trappings of stardom. And, overall, Johnson remained an engaging presence. He's got charisma to spare. As does co-star Rob Corddry. Watching these two is no chore. And Ballers was at its best whenever they were on screen, whether paired or separate.

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Ranking Fox’s Marvel Movies

IGN.com - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 16:55

The Fox Marvel films may exist separately from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but that doesn’t mean that they haven’t made a significant mark on the superhero movie landscape. And now, with the Fantastic Four reboot recently crashing and burning, what better time to rank the studio’s Marvel movies?

But before we get started, please remember that this list doesn’t include any of the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies from Marvel Studios. No Iron Man, Cap, Thor, or any Avenger for that matter (with the exception, of course, of Quicksilver, who straddles both studios). For our ranking of those MCU films, click through the link below.

Ranking the Movies of the Marvel Cinematic Universe

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First Look at Lucy Lane in Supergirl

IGN.com - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 16:52

Supergirl may be charged with protecting National City from an alien threat, but she won't be without friends.

EW has shared more details about Lucy Lane, Lois Lane's younger sister, who will play a big part in the upcoming CBS drama.

Played by Jenna Dewan Tatum (American Horror Story, The Witches of East End), Lucy Lane has been described as "strong, smart, and successful in her own right." Dewan Tatum has a recurring role and will debut a few episodes into the show when it launches this fall. EW also debuted the first look at Dewan Tatum as Lucy, as you can see below.

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The Flash Casts Tony Todd as the Villain Zoom

IGN.com - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 16:41

The Flash has reportedly cast Tony Todd as the voice of Zoom for its second season.

Variety reports that the Candyman star will only be the voice, starting with the second episode of the season. Executive producer Andrew Kreisberg explained that the Zoom suit is going to look "more organic" and will have no skin showing, so the real identity of the character will be kept under wraps for much of the season.

“Part of the mystery of the season is who or what is underneath the Zoom outfit, and so we wanted to do something like James Earl Jones as Darth Vader--this iconic voice coming out of this mask," he said. "Last year, we thought of the Reverse-Flash as a speed warrior; this year, Zoom is like a speed demon, and no one does demon-voice better than Tony Todd.”

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New Nintendo 3DS Coming to U.S.

IGN.com - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 16:38

The smaller New Nintendo 3DS system – previously only available in Japan, Europe, and Australia – is coming to the U.S as part of a bundle.

The bundle includes the new handheld system, the upcoming Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer game, two cover plates for the system, and one amiibo card for $220 USD. It will be available on Sept. 25 to coincide with the standalone game's launch.

Check out the system's design below.

“More than 15 million systems in the Nintendo 3DS family have been sold in the U.S. alone,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s Executive VP of Sales and Marketing. “These new models offer additional fun ways to experience some of the great upcoming Nintendo 3DS games launching in the next few months.”

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Torchlight 3 Isn’t Happening Because Dev Is 'Burnt Out'

IGN.com - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 16:32

Torchlight developer Runic Games is making Hob instead of Torchlight 3 for a couple reasons. Most notably, the team is "burnt out," and wanted to make something new. The other reason? Runic has no interest in trying to compete with Blizzard’s Diablo 3.

"We’re just burnt out," Runic Games President Marsh Lefler told IGN when asked why the team made Hob instead of Torchlight 3. "Let’s admit it, Diablo 3 is killing it right now. Diablo 3 is a really fun game. Not that Torchlight 2 isn’t a fun game, it is, but it’s just different. For us to try to compete with Diablo 3? We weren’t trying to compete before."

Lefler added that Diablo and Torchlight were different kinds of action RPGs, and that after a decade of making dungeon-crawlers, "we just needed a little break" to focus on "something we love" that’s even more different.

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