Here's When Neon Genesis Evangelion Will Launch on Netflix

Here's When Neon Genesis Evangelion Will Launch on Netflix

Netflix has finally revealed when Neon Genesis Evangelion will premiere on the streaming service: the launch date is June 21, 2019. This is great news for fans of the beloved anime, which until now has never been available for streaming legally on a global scale. As IGN’s resident Evangelion expert, Max Scoville, points out in the video below, “this is one of the most beloved, cult classic anime series out there and up until now, it’s been incredibly hard to track down the original series and subsequent first few movies legally or affordably,” meaning that Netflix’s acquisition of the show and two of its sequel movies, Evangelion: Death True² and The End of Evangelion, will introduce a whole new generation to Shinji, Rei, Asuka and the rest of the Evangelion crew. Continue reading…
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Joker: Director Todd Phillips Reveals New Joaquin Phoenix Photo

Joker: Director Todd Phillips Reveals New Joaquin Phoenix Photo

The writer and director of Joker, Todd Phillips, has shared a new black and white image of Joaquin Phoenix in character as Arthur Fleck before he inevitably becomes the Joker himself. Phillips posted the image on Instagram, saying only “Editing #Joker,” signaling that he is deep into editing of the film that wrapped up principal photography back in December of last year. Continue reading…
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The OA Gets Even Weirder in Season 2

The OA Gets Even Weirder in Season 2

Note: this is a partly spoiler-free review of the second season of The OA, which is currently available to stream on Netflix. I’ll avoid discussing major story developments until a marked section at the end of the review. The OA is a series that truly defies description. It’s a science fiction show that often bleeds into fantasy, metaphysics, and teen high school drama territory. It’s also a series where the less you know going in, the better. All of which makes it a difficult project to review. But all you really need to know about The OA Part II is that it delivers more of what made Part I so appealing, with an even more concentrated dose of mind-bending weirdness to boot. Continue reading…
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Avengers: Endgame New Chinese Poster Revealed

Avengers: Endgame New Chinese Poster Revealed

A new Chinese Avengers: Endgame poster has been revealed and it gives us a good look at some of the characters who survived Thanos’ snap, as well as a new Hulkbuster armor. Via ImpAwards.com, this new poster features our heroes in different poses from the poster that was released alongside the latest trailer, and while we still don’t see the Hulk himself, we do have a new Hulkbuster armor which looks ready for battle. Continue reading…
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The 5 Biggest Announcements From GDC 2019

The 5 Biggest Announcements From GDC 2019

Breaking down barriers was a common theme among this year’s biggest Game Developers Conference announcements. Google aims to do so on a grand scale, theoretically removing hardware barriers with its Stadia streaming platform, while smaller barriers of exclusivity were torn down in the forms of Cuphead and Quantic Dream’s PlayStation library. With the final day of GDC upon us, we’ve decided to revisit the week that was and compile a list of the conference’s most exciting stories. From the unveiling of Google’s gaming initiative to surprise game reveals, here are the five biggest announcements from GDC 2019. Google Stadia Unveiled Inarguably the biggest news out of this year’s conference was the official announcement of Google Stadia. During its hour-long presentation earlier this week, Google officially detailed its gaming initiative, outlining a platform built for gamers, developers, and streamers alike. Continue reading…
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Google Exec on Why First-Party Is Foundational to Stadia

Google Exec on Why First-Party Is Foundational to Stadia

Before Phil Harrison even joined Google, he wanted to ensure the company had its own game development studio for its inevitable entry into the industry. I spoke to Harrison after the Google Stadia GDC 2019 reveal, specifically discussing Google’s decision to open a first-party studio (rather than say, acquire other, existing companies or rely solely on third parties.) He told me that creating a first-party studio was a key factor of his choice to join Google. was a decision I made before I joined Google. I said to Google, ‘This is a fundamental of being in the game platform business,'” Harrison explained. “And I said, ‘I know this is a different muscle than Google has historically had.” Continue reading…
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God of War's Script Was Rewritten After a Year of Development

God of War's Script Was Rewritten After a Year of Development

In a presentation given during GDC 2019, God of War director Cory Barlog revealed how he actively approached the game as a continuation rather than a reboot, that the game’s script had been rewritten after a year of work, and how he continuously pitched the game during the course of development. Before writing the game, Barlog wanted to establish that SIE Santa Monica wasn’t rebooting the series, but expanding upon it. He compared the mythologies that exist in God of War to “galaxies spread throughout a complete universe,” saying they all “exist together concurrently, and they are simply separated by geography.” Using that as a basis, he had to figure out how to describe this game, wanting to stay away from calling it a reboot. Continue reading…
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Buying Guide for Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

Buying Guide for Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

If you buy something through this post, IGN may get a share of the sale. For more, read our Terms of Use. The next game from the creators of Bloodborne and the Souls series is Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, and it’s finally available on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. That means you can buy it now. And judging by our glowing Sekiro review, you’ll probably want to play it. Sekiro puts you in the shoes of a one-armed warrior whose prosthetic limbs come equipped with deadly tools and weapons. When the young lord you’ve pledged to protect gets kidnapped, it’s time to slice through enemies in a dark, fantastical version of late 1500s Sengoku Japan. Continue reading…
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