L.A. Noire Dev's Next Project Not Expected to Come Out

L.A. Noire Dev's Next Project Not Expected to Come Out

After years of silence regarding the game, one former producer on KMM Games and Team Bondi’s Whore of the Orient has indicated the game will likely not see the light of day. “I don’t think so,” former KMM Games producer Derek Proud said on the Gamehugs podcast (via a transcript from Finder) when asked whether the L.A. Noire followup might ever be released. Continue reading…
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Game of Thrones' 8 Best Battle Strategies

Game of Thrones' 8 Best Battle Strategies

Major spoilers for Game of Thrones continue below, so read on at your own risk. Many battles have been fought over the years on Game of Thrones, and what the show has proven time again is simply having the biggest army doesn’t mean you’ll win the war. The leaders of the various contenders for control of Westeros have had to come up with some pretty out-of-the-box ideas to make sure they come out of battles victorious. In honor of Sunday’s epic “Battle of the Bastards,” IGN decided to take a look back at some of the best tactics players in the game of thrones have used to win epic clashes over the past six seasons. What is surprisingly not a major game-changer in battles is outright magic. Even with dragons and the undead roaming the land, the execution of straightforward magic hasn’t shifted the tides… well, except for that shadow baby. Continue reading…
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Daily Deals: Massive Gaming Gift Card Sale, Steam Summer Sale, Xbox One Under $300

Daily Deals: Massive Gaming Gift Card Sale, Steam Summer Sale, Xbox One Under 0

Scoop Up Cheap Gaming Gift Cards With This Deal Use code CSUMMERFUN2016 to save $15 on any purchase over $75 on eBay. This includes gift cards, which is like getting free money. And since the Steam summer sale is going on right now, this is an easy to make your money go even further. But it’s not just Steam gift card that are up for discount, this is nearly everything on eBay, including games, hardware, and even more gift cards. I’ve listed all the best gift cards I can find below, but you can also browse eBay’s gift card store and look for your favorite restaurant chain, your local gas station, movie theater, etc, and remember, you can mix and match, you just have to hit $75 or more. Continue reading…
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Nick Offerman Is Voicing a Fantasy Doctor in FOX's Son of Zorn

Nick Offerman Is Voicing a Fantasy Doctor in FOX's Son of Zorn

Nick Offerman is joining the animated voice cast of FOX’s new hybrid live-action/animated comedy, Son of Zorn. IGN can confirm the Parks and Recreation alum will be voicing Dr. Klorpins, Zorn’s cave-dewelling doctor friend from the fantastical (and animated) land of Zephyria. Son of Zorn brings real and animated worlds together when cartoon barbarian Zorn (think a less heroic He-Man, voiced by Jason Sudeikis) returns home to suburbia to reconnect with his estranged live-action family after a decade apart. Several of his friends will visit him from Zephyria throughout the season, including Klorpins. Nick Offerman as Ron Swanson on Parks and RecreationContinue reading…
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South Park: Season 19 Blu-ray Cover and Details

South Park: Season 19 Blu-ray Cover and Details

South Park’s 19th season is hitting Blu-ray and DVD later this summer, and we have an exclusive first look at the new set. South Park: The Complete Nineteenth Season will include all 10 episodes on 2 discs and will be available in both Blu-ray and DVD formats. The set will includes both 5.1 Dolby True HD and Dolby Digital Stereo audio tracks, as well as English SDH Subtitles. The set will also include the following special features: Continue reading…
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MS Tried Partnering With Nintendo and Sony Before Xbox

MS Tried Partnering With Nintendo and Sony Before Xbox

Before Microsoft began developing the first Xbox, the company went to both Nintendo and Sony to see if either were interested in partnering to release a console; both companies turned the offer down, however. When asked on the latest episode of IGN Unfiltered whether or not Microsoft ever considered buying Nintendo, Xbox co-creator Ed Fries replied, “When we first started thinking about doing Xbox we met with Nintendo and we sat down with Iwata and others and we said, ‘This is what we want to do. Could we partner? Could we work together on this?’ And basically they said no.” Continue reading…
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Education-Focused Civilization Game Heading to Schools in 2017

Education-Focused Civilization Game Heading to Schools in 2017

Sid Meier’s Civilization V is already—at its core—teaching players valuable critical thinking skills. Developer Firaxis Games is looking to amp that up by bringing an explicitly educational version of the game, CivilizationEDU, to North American high schools. Nonprofit learning company GlassLab Inc., in collaboration with Firaxis Games and Take-Two Interactive Software, is adding a “learning analytics engine” to Civilization to capture and assess students’ progress and problem-solving skills. The goal is to engage students in critical thinking, and experiment with the “casual/correlative relationships between military, technology, political, and socioeconomic development.” Continue reading…
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Nintendo on Why New Zelda Was Delayed

Nintendo on Why New Zelda Was Delayed

Why was Zelda Breath of the Wild delayed? Why is it taking longer to create than most folks would like? If you’ve found yourself pondering these two questions, then you’re in luck. In an interview with Kotaku, series producer Eiji Aonuma explains why the new Zelda needed to be delayed, and why it’s taking longer than usual to develop. “When we think about the release period for any Zelda game, we really want to get it out as soon as possible so that everybody can play and experience it,” says Aonuma. “But every time we make a Zelda, we want to make something new. It’s hard to gauge how long that’s going to take. And it’s also hard to gauge at what point whatever we consider to be new is done.” Continue reading…
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Bungie Addresses Destiny's June Update Problems

Bungie Addresses Destiny's June Update Problems

Destiny’s June update introduced a bunch of new changes—both large and small—to the game, but some of them didn’t work out as planned. Bungie’s new Players in Activity feature intended to help players find their friends “in the activities want to play.” Despite early feedback regarding it as a “neat feature,” it created problems in-game for folks with lots and lots of friends. To address the issue, Bungie issued Hot Fix 2.3.0.1 to “cap the display at a maximum of ten friends.” The fix should result in Trials of Osiris returning today. Once Bungie confirms that everything is working as intended, the developer will let players know. Bungie will also reschedule Lord Saladin’s Tower appearance so that Iron Banner can happen next week. Continue reading…
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Netflix's Stranger Things: Meet the Wondrous and Scary "Eleven"

Netflix's Stranger Things: Meet the Wondrous and Scary "Eleven"

Debuting in July on Netflix, Stranger Things begins with a young boy mysteriously vanishing in a small town – just as another child shows up out of nowhere; a young girl with a shaved head, who seems to have some very odd abilities. IGN has an exclusive new behind-the-video for Stranger Things, focused on this girl, played by Millie Brown (Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, Intruders) who only goes by the name “Eleven.” Check out what Stranger Things’ creators, brothers Matt Duffer and Ross Duffer, have to say about Eleven and why she is both “wondrous” and “scary” to behold. We’ve also got some exclusive new images for you from Stranger Things, which you can check out below. Continue reading…
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