Game of Thrones: Who Is Jon Snow's Father?

Game of Thrones: Who Is Jon Snow's Father?

The Season 6 finale of Game of Thrones “The Winds of Winter” gave us a clearer picture than ever of Jon Snow’s mysterious parentage. Let’s dive into those details and see if we can get a better idea of what Jon’s family heart tree looks like. Warning: this article contains full spoilers for “The Winds of Winter”! As Bran taps back into the weirwood network of important plot revelations, we return to the pivotal flashback that was abruptly cut off in “Oathbreaker” earlier this season which saw young Ned Stark defeat the Targaryen guards and ascend up the steps of the Tower of Joy. It turns out what awaited him inside was his dying sister Lyanna Stark, who was bleeding out after delivering baby Jon Snow. Continue reading…
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Silicon Valley: Season 3 Finale Review

Silicon Valley: Season 3 Finale Review

Warning: Full spoilers for the episode follow. For a normal-length finale, “The Uptick” certainly packed in a lot of content, what with Pied Piper’s fate being left up in the air until the very end. This episode also got the ball rolling with a riotous cold open, as the elephant Gavin brought in dropped dead in the middle of Hooli’s courtyard. After a whole season of Gavin bringing animals in to make his points (sorry, “draw zoological comparisons”), it was amusing to see it culminate in a disaster of that size, literally. Of course, the main focus here was on Pied Piper’s false DAUs. Not surprisingly, Richard, Dinesh and Gilfoyle figured out what was going on immediately, and each offered their own take on the situation. Dinesh and Gilfoyle’s “ruse,” for example, brought about some fun interplay between them and Richard — although we didn’t get to see the duo’s “Zombie” script in action. Continue reading…
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What Did You Think of Game of Thrones' Season 6 Finale?

What Did You Think of Game of Thrones' Season 6 Finale?

While I work on the review for the super-sized Game of Thrones season finale, “The Winds of Winter,” feel free to share your thoughts below… Matt Fowler is a writer for IGN and a member of the Television Critics Association (TCA). Follow him on Twitter at @TheMattFowler and Facebook at Facebook.com/Showrenity.Continue reading…
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13 Creepy, Awesome Suicide Squad Cosplay Photos

13 Creepy, Awesome Suicide Squad Cosplay Photos

Suicide Squad is releasing in just over a month, and the cosplay community has already jumped to tackle the film’s version of Harley and The Joker. Cosplayers Connor Gray of CosAwesome Studios and Moe Hunt teamed up with Matthew Sperzel Photography to bring us this creepy, awesome Suicide Squad gallery – click right to see all pictures: It took a full Squad to put this set together, with Jacqueline Meller-Vogt doing make-up and the Joker’s hand-drawn tattoo art, props by Wulfgar Weapons, the Joker’s Jacket by Morgan Black, and photography assistance from Patricia Louise Felton. Continue reading…
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Preacher: "South Will Rise Again" Review

Preacher: "South Will Rise Again" Review

Warning: Full spoilers for the episode below. We’re at the half way point of Preacher’s first season now and while I continue to admire this series, I did hope this episode might find storylines coalesce in a way that didn’t happen. A lot of interesting moments are occurring, but they often remain a bit murky or with connections that remain unclear. The opening sequence with the Saint of Killers was really cool and compelling in and of itself – I continue to love the cinematography of these flashbacks, and how the Saint (or “Cowboy’s”) face was so often hidden in shadow – but if you haven’t read the comics, this is now a lot of material spent on flashbacks that feel utterly unconnected to the main narrative. Preacher EP Sam Catlin has promised we’ll understand better how this storyline impacts Preacher by season’s end, but it feels like having something happen sooner would be a better course of action here. Continue reading…
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Overwatch Hero Torbjorn Getting Nerfed on Consoles

Overwatch Hero Torbjorn Getting Nerfed on Consoles

Blizzard Entertainment will nerf Overwatch hero Torbjorn’s turret in an upcoming patch on console, game director Jeff Kaplan confirmed. Torbjorn’s turret damage will be reduced by 30 percent on Xbox One and PlayStation 4, with PC left unchanged. Kaplan expects the update to go live in mid-to-late July, “depending on 1st party certification times.” Aided by a mouse and keyboard, PC players have a better chance of surviving Torbjorn’s auto-aiming turret. Some players are suggesting this why Torbjorn will be left untouched on PC—less precise aim on a controller leaves console players at a disadvantage against Torbjorn. Continue reading…
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Masters of the Universe: Twilight's Kellan Lutz May Star

Masters of the Universe: Twilight's Kellan Lutz May Star

McG’s He-Man and the Masters of the Universe may have a role for Twilight star Kellan Lutz. In a post on Twitter, the actor—best known for his role as Emmett Cullen in The Twilight Saga—revealed that he met with director McG and producer Mary Viola, suggesting he may appear in Sony Pictures’ live-action reboot. Hey @HeManTheMovie and all MOTU fans, Had an amazing meeting with @McGsWonderland and @ItsMaryViola talking MOTU! ITS IN GREAT HANDS! — Kellan Lutz (@kellanlutz) June 24, 2016 Continue reading…
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Everest VR Shows Me the Potentials of Virtual Tourism

Everest VR Shows Me the Potentials of Virtual Tourism

Virtual tourism is one of the most interesting aspects of VR. To visit exotic locales I may never get a chance to explore is something I’m really looking forward to. Everest VR is one of these globetrotting virtual experiences, and given the ethos behind climbing Mount Everest, it’s fitting to be one of the first. Harsh winds pushed against the tents at base camp in the dead of night. It was hard to see past a few tents in front of me, so I kneeled down and made my way into a nearby tent to find a working flashlight. I got up and teleported to my fellow hikers using the controller touchpad. The screen then faded to black… and a scenic overview of the mountain played as an intermission between the demo phases. Continue reading…
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Independence Day: Resurgence Disappoints at Box Office

Independence Day: Resurgence Disappoints at Box Office

Finding Dory held strong in first place at the box office this weekend while Independence Day: Resurgence debuted in second with an underwhelming $41.6 million. Disney and Pixar’s record-breaking animated feature earned an impressive $73.2 million. The movie saw a 46 percent decline compared to last week’s figure, which, as Variety points out, makes for the best second weekend for an animated film ever and the eighth-highest across the board. Continue reading…
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IGN Is Running 10k For a Fantastic Video Games Charity

IGN Is Running 10k For a Fantastic Video Games Charity

If you’ve noticed that IGN’s London team have been looking a little sweatier of late, do not be concerned. We’ve not contracted hyperhidrosis. Nor have we been feeling the effects of last night’s Vindaloo. What we have been doing, however, is running. Lots of it. But we need your help, because in just over a week ten of us are going to be huffing and puffing through the 10K London run. The motley crew includes managing editor Daniel Krupa, video producers Gav Murphy and Dale Driver, video host Alysia Judge, and news editor Joe Skrebels. It’s all in the name of SpecialEffect, a fantastic UK based charity that brings fun and inclusion back into the lives of people living with physical disabilities by helping them to play video games. Continue reading…
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