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The Flash Actor Teases Dead Character's Return in Season 3 - Tue, 01/17/2017 - 16:09

The Flash: Season 3 will feature the return of a character who died during the show's first season.

Warning: The Flash: Season 3 spoilers ahead.

In a post on Twitter, Rick Cosnett revealed that he will reprise his role as Eddie Thawne. "Hate to tease you but now I can say it: I’m coming back on #TheFlash," he said.

Following the character's death at the end of Season 1, Cosnett returned to play the CCPD Detective in Season 2 when Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) traveled back in time. There's no word yet on the circumstances of Thawne's return or the extent of his involvement. It is worth noting that the back half of this season hinges upon whether Barry can save Iris from her prophesied death. Iris and Eddie dated in Season 1 of The Flash.

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Nintendo: Another Zelda Could Eventually Come to Switch - Tue, 01/17/2017 - 16:07

In an interview with IGN, Zelda series producer Eiji Aonuma hinted another Zelda could be coming to Nintendo’s new console/portable hybrid later in the system’s lifespan.

“I haven’t been able to fully use all of the new features of the system,” Aonuma told IGN. “There could be the possibility of another Zelda on Nintendo Switch.”

We asked Aonuma where Zelda could go next given the new game’s large scale and scope, to which he jokingly replied, “It’s always easy to top the best,” before explaining what he would like to expand on.

“I think the core element of Zelda gameplay kind of stays the same. There’s the main character development as well as characters you meet along the way, and then you learn new things as the character develops,” he said. “With that said I think we could keep all that, and then I do wonder how we can expand from here with that in mind.” It appears Nintendo hasn't started thinking too much about the next new Zelda game. Back at E3, Aonuma said the next Zelda after Breath of the Wild could be another multiplayer game.

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Your Guide to Preordering Nintendo Switch, Games & Accessories in the UK - Tue, 01/17/2017 - 16:00
IGN brings you a complete guide on where to preorder the newly-announced Nintendo Switch, games & accessories the United Kingdom.

Johnny Blaze Not Likely to Return in Agents of SHIELD - Tue, 01/17/2017 - 15:30

Warning: full spoilers for Agents of SHIELD below!

Marvel's Agents of SHIELD wrapped up its Ghost Rider arc with Robbie Reyes currently stuck in another dimension with his evil Uncle Eli. But with Robbue gone, the show never answered the question of the whereabouts of the original Ghost Rider, who was strongly implied to be Johnny Blaze.

During the episode "The Good Samaritan" we see an unidentified Ghost Rider pass on the Spirit of Vengeance to Reyes. We never see his face or hear him speak, but given that he was wearing a leather jacket and riding a motorcycle, logic says it’s Blaze. Further proof it was Blaze was in the episode “Lockup” where a Quentin Carnival poster and some stunt performer gear is seen in the basement where the Darkhold is found. (The Quentin Carnival is where Blaze performed motorcycle stunts for a living in the comics, so it’s a pretty clear indicator that he’s the Rider in question.)

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Your Name Coming to North American Theaters in April - Tue, 01/17/2017 - 15:22

Your Name, the No. 1 film in Japan last year, will arrive in North American theaters on April 7.

The anime film follows two Japanese high schoolers who end up mysteriously switching bodies. Up for consideration at the Academy Awards, Your Name will be available in theaters with English subtitles or dubbed.

The dubbed version of Your Name will also feature English versions of all of the Radwimps songs from the movie, like "Dream Latern" and "Zenzenzense." The Japanese band has re-recorded the soundtrack for the North American release.

In Japan, Your Name is the fourth highest-grossing movie ever, behind Spirited Away, Titanic and Frozen. Director Makoto Shinkai discussed Your Name last month at a Q&A, evening touching on his original idea for the anime film.

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Watch Dogs 2 Gets Free 3-Hour Trial - Tue, 01/17/2017 - 14:38

Ubisoft has released a three-hour Watch Dogs 2 trial on PlayStation 4, with the demo hitting Xbox One on January 24.

The Watch Dogs 2 free trial offers up the entire open-world game to players, including multiplayer. Then, if you decide to buy, progress will carry over to the purchased version.

The move might be in response to weaker launch sales for Watch Dogs 2 compared to the original. At the time, Ubisoft expressed confidence in the long-term prospects for the open-world game, and this free trial should get more people to try it out.

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Tom Hardy Explains the Supernatural Side of Taboo - Tue, 01/17/2017 - 14:25

The trailers for Taboo paint a mystical picture of main character James Keziah Delaney, played by Tom Hardy. From describing him as a "ghost," a man with "mother's madness" seen walking around in tribal garb, to flashes of images that hint at witchcraft and other taboo magic, it's understandable than some might have thought the new FX/BBC co-production was more Penny Dreadful than Peaky Blinders.

While Taboo, which airs its second episode tonight, certainly does have threads of supernatural storytelling woven through its plot, it's much more focused on exploring the traumatized mind of Delaney than revealing whether he's some sort of shaman. Tom Hardy told IGN that the parts of the story that might seem supernatural are more just a way for Taboo's storytellers to play around with the show's tone, explaining the first season is "more of a 'f--k you to the establishment' story."

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Pokemon: Have You Completed All of These Side Quests - Tue, 01/17/2017 - 14:00
Help these trainers and researchers find what they need to earn various kinds of rewards.

Why EA Is Supporting Nintendo Switch At Launch - Tue, 01/17/2017 - 13:59

Last week, Nintendo finally showed off its new console, the Nintendo Switch. During the reveal event, Nintendo said more than 80 Switch games are currently in development from multiple publishers, both big and small.

Among those publishers is EA, which announced a new version of FIFA headed to Switch. In the wake of that reveal, IGN spoke to EA’s executive vice president Patrick Soderlund, a self-professed Nintendo fan whose son’s middle name is Luigi, about why EA is supporting Switch at launch.

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Nintendo Switch: Questions We Still Don't Have Answers To - Tue, 01/17/2017 - 13:50

Nintendo’s Switch conference answered a lot of important questions we had about the platform since it’s reveal trailer last year, but there are still some things we still really want to know.

Here are 10 of our biggest remaining questions:

Online services for the Nintendo Switch will let you invite friends to play games online, set “play appointments,” chat, and more. We know this will include a free trial and will be a paid service starting in Fall 2017, but we don’t know exactly what we’ll be paying for. We’ve heard about a dedicated smart device app that connects to the Nintendo Switch Console, but that really only raises more questions; is a mobile app really the only way we can have multiplayer voice chat, how much is it going to cost us, and how will friends lists work?

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Daily Deals: Injustice 2: Ultimate Edition, Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA X - Tue, 01/17/2017 - 13:30

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Mass Effect: Andromeda to Feature Weapon Naming and Crafting - Tue, 01/17/2017 - 13:00

Mass Effect: Andromeda will introduce a new feature to the series: weapon naming and crafting.

The game's lead designer Ian S. Frazier confirmed the feature on Twitter while also revealing melee weapons, like a Krogan-style hammer, can also be named and crafted. Melee Weapons will have a specific slot in your loadout similar to guns.

BioWare's other major RPG series, Dragon Age, has had weapon crafting including the latest entry, 2014's Dragon Age: Inquisition.

PRO TIP: In MEA, you can craft your own krogan-style hammer and name it GRABTHAR'S HAMMER.

That one's free, folks. #space

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Netflix Reveals Santa Clarita Diet Trailer - Tue, 01/17/2017 - 12:49

Ahead of its debut next month, Netflix has released the first official trailer for its upcoming horror comedy series Santa Clarita Diet.

Timothy Olyphant and Drew Barrymore star as husband and wife realtors named Joel and Sheila Hammond, who live a normal life with their daughter Abby (Liv Hewson) in the Los Angeles suburb of Santa Clarita - until Sheila becomes one of the undead and she and Joel begin killing to keep her fed.

Warning: Trailer below contains language that is NSFW.

Santa Clarita Diet premieres on February 3, exclusively on Netflix.

For more on the upcoming cannibalism comedy series, check out this pair of promos that spotlight Joel and Sheila Hammond. While you're at it, take a look at our gallery below for a sneak peek at what's in story for the Hammond family.

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Sneaky Pete Review - Tue, 01/17/2017 - 12:00
Amazon's new con man series, from Bryan Cranston (who also stars) and Justified's Graham Yost, is ready to take you for all your worth.

Super Mario Run: Every Pink, Purple, and Black Coin Location - Tue, 01/17/2017 - 12:00
Don't miss any of these Super Mario Run collectibles.

Black Panther Will Feature a Flashback to the '90s - Tue, 01/17/2017 - 11:11

The upcoming Black Panther solo film will reportedly feature a flashback to the 1990s.

According to East Bay Times, one of the San Francisco Bay Area's public transit systems, AC Transit, has approved the use of a 1990s-era logo for Black Panther. This will be part of a scene showing where and how T'Challa came to be. It will establish the character's origins, with T'Challa using the AC Transit to commute to school.

"In one scene, the film’s protagonist has a flashback to 1990, while he was a student at Saint Mary’s College High School in Berkeley," reads East Bay Times description. "And of course, he’s a daily AC Transit commuter. Cue the 1990s-era bus for the appropriate establishing shot."

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For Honor: Meet the Lawbringer and Valkyrie Heroes - Tue, 01/17/2017 - 10:30

For Honor is Ubisoft's upcoming team-based action game where a faction of knights, vikings, and samurai are locked in perpetual warfare because... that's what they do. Each faction is comprised of four different heroes (or classes) with their own strengths and weaknesses.

We've already revealed the Warlord, Peacekeeper, and Shugoki during our Hot Games of 2017 IGN First, but now you can sneak a peek at two of the last three unannounced hero classes coming to For Honor.

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Top 10 Playable Resident Evil Characters - Tue, 01/17/2017 - 09:00

Begin a sentence with the phrase “iconic horror series,” and tradition dictates that the words “Resident” and “Evil” must follow shortly after.

Having coined the term 'survival horror' during its original Japanese 1996 release, the Resident Evil franchise has spent the years since spawning a slew of games packed with characters who have defined the genre. But out of all of those protagonist, who are IGN’s favourites?

Here are our Top 10...

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AfterShock Comics Reveals 'Eleanor & The Egret' - Tue, 01/17/2017 - 08:00

Publisher AfterShock Comics boasts a pretty darned impressive roster of talent, and that trend is only continuing with AfterShock's latest new comic book series, Eleanor & The Egret. This new fantasy series pairs writer John Layman (Chew) with artist Sam Kieth (The Maxx) as they craft a new universe full of steampunk technology, talking animals and art thieves.

It's certainly a unique addition to AfterShock's growing lineup, and one that almost defies description. Luckily, we were able to talk with the creators via e-mail and get the full scoop on their new collaboration. Scroll down to find out what to expect when Eleanor & The Egret hits stores in April.

Eleanor & the Egret #1 cover by Sam Kieth. (AfterShock Comics)

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Nintendo Switch's Launch Lineup (So Far) - Tue, 01/17/2017 - 08:00
Only 5 games have been announced for Nintendo Switch's launch day - see which games you can expect to play.
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