New to Amazon Prime for March
Amazon Prime’s listings for March include the return of original series Hand of God, starring Ron Perlman, and the premiere of original movie The Dressmaker, starring Kate Winslet. Plus, there’s Hannibal (The movie, not the TV series. Although the amazing TV show’s on Amazon too WATCH IT NOW!), Nine Lives, Chicago, What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, an Iggy and the Stooges documentary, and Season 4 of Orphan Black. Here’s the full Amazon Prime list for March… IGN SPOTLIGHT What We Do in the Shadows This quirky horror mockumentary follows the humdrum lives of three vampire roommates as they try to navigate the modern world – written, directed by, and starring Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi. Continue reading…
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Hearthstone’s Journey to Un’Goro Announced
Blizzard Entertainment today confirmed the rumours that the next Hearthstone expansion will be themed around Un’Goro, “a prehistoric region of Azeroth preserved in time” that will be familiar to World of Warcraft players. Called Journey to Un’Goro, the new set will add 135 new cards to the game and be available sometime in April. Only a handful of cards have been revealed so far, but we’ve already seen two big new mechanics. Quest cards reward players for building their decks a particular way, with a set of requirements that need to be filled in order to be rewarded with “a card of monstrous power!” Continue reading…
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7 Crazy Moments from Oscar History
You’ve surely heard by now about the flub at last night’s Oscars ceremony. At the climax of the awards show, Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway announced the wrong winner for Best Picture. The La La Land cast and crew took the stage and embarked on a series of acceptances speeches before it was revealed that there had been some kind of mistake and in fact Moonlight was the actual winner. As Beatty, La La Land producer Jordan Horowitz and host Jimmy Kimmel attempted to sort the situation out, the La La Land team shuffled off the stage and the rightful — and stunned — Best Picture winners came up to accept their award. Continue reading…
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6 Shots of a Gorgeous Horizon: Zero Dawn Cosplay
Horizon: Zero Dawn is finally releasing tomorrow, and has already been met with hugely positive reviews. Good reception often comes with good cosplay, and this Aloy cosplay from Meagan Orzel is one of the coolest we’ve seen. Click right to see all the images: The photos above were all taken by photographer Colin Sandeman-Allen, or The Kaigan. Regarding her choice to cosplay as Aloy, Meagan said, “I was so taken by Aloy the second I saw the game announcement at E3 back in 2015. I loved the way Guerrilla Games designed a character that encompassed tribal aspects as well as mechanical accents.” Continue reading…
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Out This Week: Nintendo Switch, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Horizon Zero Dawn
With so many new games and movies coming out, it can be hard to keep up. Lucky for you, IGN is here to help with a weekly round-up of the biggest releases each and every week. Check out the latest releases for this week, and be sure to come back next Monday for a new update. Note: The prices and deals compiled below are accurate at the time we published this story, but all are subject to change. Continue reading…
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Get Started with the Pi Camera
The Raspberry Pi has a few mysterious connectors on it that you wouldn’t normally use when hooking it up. We’ve covered the GPIO pins in a previous issue, but now we’re going to move onto the CSI port. You’ll find this located between the HDMI and audio jack on a normal Pi, and on the edge of a Pi Zero. CSI stands for Camera Serial Interface and, as the name suggests, it’s used to connect a camera to the Raspberry Pi. Not just any camera either: specifically, the Raspberry Pi Camera Module. The Camera Module, so called because it looks like a piece of circuit board and is attached via a ribbon cable, is a special programmable camera for the Raspberry Pi. It can take photos and video, and has many extra functions like time-lapse photography and slow-motion recording. It’s fairly easy to control from the command line, or by using specific code in a Python script. With the recent addition of a camera port to the Pi Zero, every Raspberry Pi can use the camera for some cool and fun projects. Here’s how to get started with it. You’ll need Raspberry Pi Raspbian Pi Camera Module STEP-01 Attach the camera With the Pi turned off, gently lift up the plastic catch of the CSI connector. Take the end of the ribbon and insert it into the slot, with the silver connectors facing towards the HDMI port, before pushing the catch firmly back down. Step 1. The white vertical strip is part of the connector STEP-02 Enable the camera Boot up the Raspberry Pi. Once you’re in the desktop environment, head to Menu > Preferences and select Raspberry Pi Configuration. Go to the Interfaces tab and click the option to enable the camera. STEP-03 Taking a photo You can take a photo from the terminal by typing raspistill -o image.jpg. This will show a preview for five seconds, then shoot an image at maximum resolution and save it as image.jpg by default. STEP-04 Recording video Video is a little more complex: you need to tell it how long the video is in milliseconds. For ten seconds, use raspivideo -t 10000 -o video.h264. It’ll preview what you’re shooting, and the file will be at 720p. STEP-05 Python programming Controlling the camera with Python is easy: all you need to do is import the picamera module at the beginning of your script.…
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12 Launch Titles Confirmed Nintendo Switch
Three games were added to Nintendo Switch’s launch lineup this week.
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Marvel Games Won't Have to Be Tied to Existing Canon
Marvel Games’ creative director explains how the company is looking to tell original, Game of the Year-worthy stories with its games.
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Daily Deals: Horizon Zero Dawn Releases Tomorrow!
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55 Million of Us Still Play Minecraft Every Month
Minecraft has now sold over 122 million copies, with over 55 million of us still checking into the game every single month. The figures – which came courtesy of a tweet from the official Minecraft twitter account earlier today – are up from the 106 million copies of Minecraft sold as of last year, placing it among the best-selling games of all time. … We didn’t calculate how many of you in the conga line would be going for a swim. Pack your snorkel! pic.twitter.com/trDqqDbgI2 Continue reading…
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