Hearthstone Passes 70 Million Players

Hearthstone Passes 70 Million Players

Over 70 million people have played Hearthstone now, and that’s not the only milestone for the collectible card game. Blizzard also announced that Hearthstone broke a record for most simultaneous players at one time, thanks to the Journey to Un’Goro expansion. To celebrate, the company is rewarding players — old and new — with card packs. “We’re humbled and grateful that so many players have chosen to join us for some Hearthstone fun,” Blizzard said. “As our way of saying thanks, starting today through the end of May, everyone who logs in will receive three free Journey to Un’Goro card packs.” Continue reading…
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A Solid Gold Darth Vader Mask Is Being Sold in Japan

A Solid Gold Darth Vader Mask Is Being Sold in Japan

A Japanese jeweler is selling a solid 24-karat gold Darth Vader mask for 154 million yen/$1.4 million USD. The New York Times reports Ginza Tanaka will start selling the headgear at the company’s flagship store in Tokyo on May 4 in celebration of Star Wars’ 40th Anniversary. The mask is life-sized, measuring at exactly 10.4 inches wide and 11.8 inches high. Check out images of the mask below. The Gold Darth Vader Mask, via the NYTContinue reading…
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Attack on Titan Episode 30 Review

Attack on Titan Episode 30 Review

Warning: The following review contains spoilers for the episode. Christa and Ymir’s relationship is at the core of Episode 30, and much of it is told through Christa’s actions and viewpoint. Unfortunately the opening minutes left much to be desired, as they were filled with weird pacing issues. Things quickly improved when we returned to Utgard Castle and the episode is able to end with a heartfelt bang. Since Season 2 began, Attack on Titan has had many great episodes detailing more intimate moments about the characters we love, or barely knew anything about. Unfortunately, this week is when they finally fumble this, as a flashback opens up Episode 30. The pacing felt very inconsistent during this flashback, as it would jump from Eren’s perspective back to Christa’s. Eren’s point of view added nothing of value to the flashbacks story, making his parts feel wasteful. Making the flashback focus entirely on Christa and Ymir instead would have felt much better and would have gotten us back to the battle at Utgard Castle faster. Continue reading…
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Nintendo Sent Switch Systems by Air to Meet Demand

Nintendo Sent Switch Systems by Air to Meet Demand

Nintendo skipped the seas and sent some Switch systems by air in March to meet high demand. The Wall Street Journal says the company opted for the costlier shipping method because initial interest for Switch was higher than expected. Nintendo originally planned to sell 2 million systems in March, but in the end 2.74 million Switch consoles were sold worldwide in its first month. Continue reading…
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Top Comics to Buy This Week: May 3, 2017

Top Comics to Buy This Week: May 3, 2017

With dozens of comic books to choose from, let us show you which are the best coming out this week. Take a look at this list spotlighting our favorite comics that we know are money-well-spent and new books that look cool and are backed by some top-tier talent. Check out our picks, then head to the comments to let us know what you’ll be buying this week! By writer Tom Taylor & artist Bruno Redondo | DC Continue reading…
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How the Possible Writers Strike May Affect Movies, TV, and Games

How the Possible Writers Strike May Affect Movies, TV, and Games

If a deal isn’t reached by midnight, the Writers Guild of America may go on strike — here’s how that could impact your favorite shows and movies.
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Ed Sheeran's Role in Game of Thrones Season 7 Revealed

Ed Sheeran's Role in Game of Thrones Season 7 Revealed

British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran has revealed his role in the upcoming seventh season of Game of Thrones. In an interview with The Hits Radio, Sheeran confirmed he’ll only show up in a single scene where he sings for Maisie Williams (Arya Stark). “I just do a scene with Maisie,” Sheeran said. “I sing a song and then she goes, ‘Oh, that’s a nice song.'” Earlier this year, showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss confirmed Sheeran will make a cameo, as Williams is a big fan of the singer-songwriter. Continue reading…
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Daily Deals: Star Wars Art, Toys, and Games

Daily Deals: Star Wars Art, Toys, and Games

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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