Souls-Like Mortal Shell's Beta Is Now Open to Everyone

Souls-Like Mortal Shell's Beta Is Now Open to Everyone

Mortal Shell, the action-RPG souls-like by Cold Symmetry, has changed its closed beta to an open beta and is allowing all players to download it now on the Epic Games Store. The developers took to Twitter and Discord to explain the decision that stemmed from an unexpectedly high demand following the start of the closed beta. Cold Symmetry was giving away codes on its social channels and through e-mail, but after the vocal community spoke out with their interest to try the game, the developer decided to change course. [ignvideo url=”https://www.ign.com/videos/2020/07/02/mortal-shell-hands-on-preview-finding-its-own-souls-like-voice”] “We heard that a lot of you were feeling left out and frustrated with how we were handling key distribution,” Cold Symmetry said on Discord. “We have tried our best to keep up with requests, but we never expected this level of high demand. So we have decided to open the PC beta early, and it’s available right now.” Mortal Shell was part of IGN’s Summer of Gaming and we revealed a new trailer for the game that has players inhabiting the bodies (see: Mortal Shells) of vanquished warriors and gaining their unique stats and skills. [widget path=”global/article/imagegallery” parameters=”albumSlug=mortal-shell-11-screenshots&captions=true”] In our hands-on of Mortal Shell, we said “all in all though, Mortal Shell left an extremely strong first impression, not because of how much it evokes the look and feel of Dark Souls, but because of how it evokes it while also feeling like something completely fresh and unique.” [poilib element=”accentDivider”] Have a tip for us? Want to discuss a possible story? Please send an email to [email protected] Adam Bankhurst is a news writer for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @AdamBankhurst and on Twitch.
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Disney Exec Bob Iger to TikTok Superhero: 'The World's Gonna Know Your Name'

Disney Exec Bob Iger to TikTok Superhero: 'The World's Gonna Know Your Name'

20-year-old Georgia State University student Julian Bass recently posted an awesome TikTok video to Twitter that shows him transforming into three of his favorite heroes – a Star Wars Jedi, Ben 10, and Spider-Man. “If y’all can retweet this enough times that Disney calls, that’d be greatly appreciated,” Bass wrote, probably not anticipating that the tweet would be viewed close to 21 million times. Check it out… if y’all can retweet this enough times that Disney calls, that’d be greatly appreciated pic.twitter.com/GrKlIRxg3J — Julian Bass (@thejulianbass) July 2, 2020 And among those who watched? Former Disney CEO Bob Iger, who responded to Bass with “The world’s gonna know your name!!!” Yup. Three exclamation points, folks. The world’s gonna know your name!!! — Robert Iger (@RobertIger) July 3, 2020 Even writer/director James Gunn got in on the praise, with Scrubs’ Zach Braff instructing Gunn to hire Bass. Hire this man, Gunn! — Zach Braff (@zachbraff) July 3, 2020Iger, who served as CEO of The Walt Disney Company since 2005 and oversaw some of the company’s biggest acquisitions like Marvel and Lucasfilm, stepped down from that role last February, before Disney parks closed due to the pandemic. About a month later, Disney announced that top company executives will take pay cuts during the COVID-19 crisis, with executive chairman Iger foregoing his salary entirely. [widget path=”global/article/imagegallery” parameters=”albumSlug=the-25-best-disney-animated-movies&captions=true”] [poilib element=”accentDivider”] Matt Fowler is a writer for IGN and a member of the Television Critics Association. Follow him on Twitter at @TheMattFowler and Facebook at Facebook.com/MattBFowler.
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Doom Eternal's Switch Release Date to be Revealed 'Pretty Soon'

Doom Eternal's Switch Release Date to be Revealed 'Pretty Soon'

Those waiting for news on the Nintendo Switch version of Doom Eternal won’t have to wait much longer as executive producer Marty Stratton has said that the release date will be revealed “pretty soon.” As reported by Nintendo Everything, Stratton spoke to Gamereactor at Gamelab Live 2020 and explained how they believe it will live up to the standard set by 2016’s Doom on Switch and will indeed be the full experience. [ignvideo url=”https://www.ign.com/videos/2020/03/24/doom-eternal-final-review”] “We’ll be talking about the release date pretty soon,” Stratton said. “We haven’t announced that yet – I can’t do that now. It’s really made great progress. Panic Button, the studio we work with on that, as I’ve said before they’re masters of the platform. … we released Doom Eternal on all the same platforms we released Doom 2016, and I thought that was a real feather in the cap of our tech team, and I think this will be the same for Panic Button and our engine team as well because it kind of starts with their core that gets passed along and the optimization that’s done. I think it’ll be every bit as good as Doom 2016 was, and I’m super excited for people to get it.” “Doom 2016 on the Switch felt a little bit like an experiment – that type of game, the mature nature of it, and the first-person shooter, how’s it going to play? It was fantastic on the platform, so I think we’ll take another step with Doom Eternal coming out just because it’s kind of established itself as something that really does work on the Switch, and it’s such a big, fantastic game. We’re really not watering it down at all. People can expect the full experience.” Doom Eternal was released on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Google Stadia, and PC on March 20, 2020. In our review of Doom Eternal, we said “whether you’ve been playing Doom for a few years or a few decades, Doom Eternal demands your attention.” [widget path=”global/article/imagegallery” parameters=”albumSlug=doom-eternal-january-2019-screenshots&captions=true”] [poilib element=”accentDivider”] Have a tip for us? Want to discuss a possible story? Please send an email to [email protected] Adam Bankhurst is a news writer for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @AdamBankhurst and on Twitch.
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Pokemon Go July 2020 Field Research Tasks

Pokemon Go July 2020 Field Research Tasks

July is here, and it’s shaping up to be another busy month for Pokemon Go. On top of all the in-game events Niantic has lined up over the next few weeks, a new batch of Field Research tasks is now live, and if you complete enough of them, you’ll earn a new Research Breakthrough reward: Larvitar.Each time you achieve a Research Breakthrough in July, your reward will be an encounter with Larvitar, the base form of the powerful Tyranitar. There’s also a chance that the Larvitar you encounter will be Shiny, so there’s a good incentive to complete as much Field Research as you can this month.As a refresher, Field Research tasks are distributed via Poke Stops. The first one you complete each day will net you a stamp, and collecting seven stamps will lead to a Research Breakthrough. You can see the full list of July’s Field Research tasks, as compiled by The Silph Road, below.Continue Reading at GameSpot
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Daily Deals: Huge 4th of July Sales, Final Fantasy 7 Lore Book Preorder

Daily Deals: Huge 4th of July Sales, Final Fantasy 7 Lore Book Preorder

Happy 4th of July! We’re bringing you the best deals and sales on the internet this Holiday Weekend. GameStop, BestBuy and Newegg are all running special sales this weekend, all of which are worth checking out. If you’re a die-hard Final Fantasy 7 fan, we also have a lore book pre-order up for grabs on Amazon that looks like it will be an amazing read. App users: Don’t see the deals below? Click here. [poilib element=”commerceDeal” parameters=”slug=disneyplus-hamilton-placement”] [poilib element=”commerceDeal” parameters=”slug=weekend-deals-july-4-2020″] [poilib element=”commerceDeal” parameters=”slug=daily-deals-july-2-2020″] More Video Game Deals [poilib element=”commerceDeal” parameters=”slug=daily-deals-games-roundup”]
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The World Ends with You: The Animation Gets Its First Teaser Trailer

The World Ends with You: The Animation Gets Its First Teaser Trailer

Square Enix’s anime adaptation of The World Ends with You received its first teaser trailer and a few more details as to what fans of the 2007 Nintendo DS classic can expect from this new project. As reported by Funimation, The World Ends with You: The Animation will arrive in 2021 and follows “Neku Sakuraba as he’s thrust into a video game scenario in Shibuya called Reaper’s Game that will have him fighting for his life. Along with the allies he teams up with along the way, Neku will have to make it to the end to see his humanity again.” The first teaser trailer stays faithful to the original’s art style and the anime itself will be a retelling of the original game with expanded scenes. The Reaper’s Game is about to begin… The World Ends with You The Animation is coming to Funimation in 2021! Learn more: https://t.co/GFXUuu3PNb pic.twitter.com/pjyAVSNzNS — Funimation (@FUNimation) July 4, 2020 The official description from the teaser trailer’s YouTube page is as follows; “The main character Neku wakes up in the middle of a busy Shibuya Crossing Intersection unaware of how he got there. He’s in an alternate plane of existence called the Underground (UG). Unknowingly forced to participate in the “Reaper’s Game”, Neku must partner with Shiki, a teenage girl player whom he meets. Neku must fight to survive by completing the missions thrown at him and defeating the creatures called “Noise.” By doing so, he will confront the “Reaper’s Game” along with the truth buried deep inside his memory. “The only way to survive is to trust your partner” Will they survive the “Reaper’s Game”…?” The World Ends with You: The Animation is directed by Domerica’s Kazuya Ichikawa and is being produced by Domerica x Shin-EI Animation. [ignvideo url=”https://www.ign.com/videos/2018/10/10/the-world-ends-with-you-final-remix-review”] Final Fantasy VII and Kingdom Hearts’ Tetsuya Nomura is also working on the project, and he was responsible for the main character designs and orchestration of the game. In 20018, The World Ends with You: Final Remix was released on Nintendo Switch and, in our review, we said it “is as good as ever in handheld mode, but it loses much of its appeal with motion controls.” [poilib element=”accentDivider”] Have a tip for us? Want to discuss a possible story? Please send an email to [email protected] Adam Bankhurst is a news writer for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @AdamBankhurst and on…
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That Time HBO and Tom Hanks Made Hamilton the Bad Guy

That Time HBO and Tom Hanks Made Hamilton the Bad Guy

Here at IGN we occasionally like to showcase something from geekdom’s rich history — a pop-culture Time Capsule, if you will, that gives us a peek in to the past, perhaps providing a new appreciation for previous projects. If you’d like, please check out the past few Time Capsules: Check out a young Hugh Jackman screen testing as Wolverine Check out the first Star Wars Comic-Con panel in 1976 The Office: Watch Seth Rogen, Bob Odenkirk, and more audition for famous Dunder Mifflin characters Watch Batman v Superman’s 2013 Comic-Con announcement Why Tim Burton wanted an ‘average’ Batman [poilib element=”accentDivider”] Seven years before his life was chronicled in a Broadway musical phenomenon, Alexander Hamilton was depicted alongside America’s other Founding Fathers in HBO’s 2008 miniseries John Adams. But unlike creator/star Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony-winning stage show, which casts Hamilton in a complex but favorable light, this Tom Hanks-produced TV miniseries made Hamilton one of its antagonists. To drive home their point that Alexander Hamilton was shady, HBO cast Rufus Sewell — perhaps best known to American audiences at that time for playing the dastardly villains in The Legend of Zorro and A Knight’s Tale — as Hamilton. In HBO’s John Adams, Hamilton serves as the first Secretary of the Treasury under President George Washington and is introduced in the episode “Part V: Unite or Die (1788–1797),” which explores the growing political and philosophical divide between the Founders over the scale and role of their newly won government. Rufus Sewell in John Adams and Lin-Manuel Miranda in Hamilton. (Credits: HBO, Disney+) As Treasury Secretary, Hamilton set President Washington’s economic policies and established a central bank that dealt with states’ debts and, as the founder of the Federalist Party, he was a believer in a strong central government. This put him at odds with Adams’ friend Thomas Jefferson, a leader of the Democratic-Republican Party. In the HBO series, these political disagreements are dramatized in a dinner scene where Sewell’s urbane Hamilton cooly clashes with Stephen Dillane’s Jefferson. Adams’ vision of the role of government is more in line with Hamilton’s despite his closer relationship with Jefferson, although it must be noted that Hamilton was no real fan of Adams’ (played by Paul Giamatti) and thought him temperamentally unsuited to be President. (Watch the scene here.) This dinner scene casts Sewell’s Hamilton in a more potentially authoritarian light than Miranda’s…
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