Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Pre-Release Tournament

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Pre-Release Tournament

Join us live on April 26 at 1pm PT / 4pm EST / 9pm BST (and April 27 6am AEST) as we stream a pre-release tournament of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe on the Switch featuring eight IGN personalities. You can watch it here, or on our Twitch, or YouTube channel! The tournament will start with an eight player battle mode to determine seeding, then will pit competitors against each in a series of one-on-one races to determine who will move on to the final four. The final four will then race to see who will emerge as the IGN Mario Kart 8 champion!
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Batman/The Shadow #1 Review

Batman/The Shadow #1 Review

We truly are living in a new golden age of comic book crossovers. Recently we’ve seen everything from Batman/TMNT to Archie vs. Predator to Star Trek/Green Lantern to Tarzan on the Planet of the Apes. The common thread among all four of those books is that they delivered more than simple novelty value. They blended their respective franchises in clever, inventive ways and made the most of the new character dynamics that arose as a result. Now we have Batman/The Shadow, one more worthy addition to this lineup of terrific crossovers. While set in current DC Rebirth continuity (or something like it), Batman/The Shadow helps the Dark Knight get back to his roots a bit as a dark, pulpy avenger of the night. Considering how much The Shadow inspired Batman, it’s only fitting writers Scott Snyder and Steve Orlando and artist Riley Rossmo would take that approach. The series also uses the massive time gap separating the two characters to its advantage. This isn’t another textbook case of two heroes bumping into one another and fighting for a while before teaming up to battle a common enemy. There’s a much more complicated and intriguing conflict at work here, one that concerns itself a great deal with the legacy Lamont Cranston left behind. Continue reading…
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Disneyland Guardians Ride Offers Six Different Experiences

Disneyland Guardians Ride Offers Six Different Experiences

The Guardians of the Galaxy aren’t only returning to movie theaters soon via Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, they are making their theme park debut, with the opening of Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: Breakout at Disney California Adventure park at Disneyland Resort. IGN took part in a walk through of the attraction building a few weeks before the attraction opens in late May, getting a look at the big Marvel inclusions you’ll find inside, the story being told, and the experience – or, in fact multiple experiences – you’ll find on the ride. And, of course, the songs you’ll hear… The attraction’s storyline finds the Guardians team captured by Tivan the Collector (Benicio del Toro, reprising his role from the films, along with the core Guardians movie cast), and an escaped Rocket attempting to bust them out. While you’re waiting in the queue for the attraction, you are passing through some of Tivan’s vast collection and there is a ton of note for Marvel fans. During our tour, we saw display cases containing an Ultron drone from Avengers: Age of Ultron, Warlock’s Eye from Odin’s trophy room in the first Thor, a Dark Elf mask from Thor: The Dark World, and Terrigen crystals (and other Kree artifacts) from Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD. There are also familiar elements from Guardians of the Galaxy, including a cocoon and Cosmo the dog (both seen in Tivan’s collection in the first Guardians), and a Nova Corps uniform. On top of that, there are brand new items created for the attraction, including some from Marvel comics that have yet to make it into the films. Continue reading…
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First Call of Duty: WWII Multiplayer Details Revealed

First Call of Duty: WWII Multiplayer Details Revealed

Alongside the full reveal of Call of Duty: WWII today, Activision revealed the first early details about multiplayer. While most gameplay specifics are under wraps for now, Activision did hint at a new mode called War Mode that will let players take part in famous historic World War II battles, with different objectives for each team depending on whether you’re the Allies or the Axis. Instead of character classes, players will now have Divisions. Again, Activision didn’t reveal many specifics, but did say Divisions will include infantry and armored options. Continue reading…
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Daily Deals: 20% off Mario Kart (Out in 2 Days!)

Daily Deals: 20% off Mario Kart (Out in 2 Days!)

Welcome to IGN’s Daily Deals, your source for the best deals on the stuff you actually want to buy. If you buy something through this post, IGN may get a share of the sale. For more, read our Terms of Use. Want IGN Deals in your social feeds? Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. Want deals in your inbox? Sign up for the IGN Deals Newsletter. Looking for the Switch or other fast-moving items? Follow me on Twitter Continue reading…
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Shyamalan Confirms Unbreakable Sequel, Willis and Jackson Returning

Shyamalan Confirms Unbreakable Sequel, Willis and Jackson Returning

M. Night Shyamalan has announced Glass, a sequel to Unbreakable. Warning: Spoilers for multiple M. Night Shyamalan films follow… The filmmaker confirmed the news on Twitter, revealing that both Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson will be reprising their Unbreakable roles as David Dunn and Elijah Price (aka Mr. Glass) for the sequel. Shyamalan has already finished writing the script and is producing the film with Jason Blum. Universal will be releasing Glass on January 18, 2019. “It’s taken 17 years but I can finally answer the #1 question I get, ‘Are you making a f#&@ing sequel to Unbreakable or what?’ ” Shyamalan tweeted. “My new film is the sequel to #Unbreakable AND #Split. It was always my dream to have both films collide in this third film.” Continue reading…
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Call of Duty: WWII Ditches Superheroes for Humanity and Horror

Call of Duty: WWII Ditches Superheroes for Humanity and Horror

Call of Duty, and shooters in general, have slowly moved away from telling the stories of flawed, limited humans, instead focusing on giving players the power fantasy of embodying what amounts to a defacto superhero. Wall running, double jumping, future tech – these all work in harmony to give us an experience that’s fun, rather than one that bears any semblance to reality. But with Call of Duty: WWII, developer Sledgehammer Games wants to change that. I spent the afternoon at Sledgehammer’s studio speaking with developers of every discipline, seeing a handful of different levels, and digging through the mission statement of Call of Duty: WWII. Here’s what I learned. Continue reading…
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Call of Duty: WWII Release Date, Beta Officially Confirmed

Call of Duty: WWII Release Date, Beta Officially Confirmed

Activision has confirmed just when Call of Duty: WWII will be released, while also offering the first details about the game’s campaign. Following a leak of marketing materials earlier this week, Activision announced today that Call of Duty: WWII, developed by Sledgehammer Games, will release for the PS4, Xbox One, and PC on November 3. Additionally, a private beta will be available to those who preorder the game, though no official dates have been set for the beta. Alongside that information, Activision offered new details about WWII’s single-player campaign. The solo chapter of the game will follow U.S. Army private Ronald “Red” Daniels as he and the other members of the U.S. 1st Infantry Division fight throughout World War II’s European theater. Continue reading…
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Forza Horizon 3: Hot Wheels Expansion Coming Next Month

Forza Horizon 3: Hot Wheels Expansion Coming Next Month

Forza Horizon 3 Hot Wheels, the open-world racer’s second expansion pack, will be released on May 9 for Xbox One and Windows 10 PCs. The expansion adds a new campaign, a new mode called Playground Arena, 28 achievements, and 10 cars, including Hot Wheels classics such as the Twin Mill and Bone Shaker. It also includes six new islands, all connected by Hot Wheels’ signature orange tracks, featuring “boost pads, high-bank turns, half-pipes, insane jumps, and even giant mechanical dinosaurs,” according to Xbox Wire. The Hot Wheels expansion will be free for Expansion Pass owners or available on its own for $20 USD. Continue reading…
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