NBC Cancels Undateable, Telenovela and More

NBC Cancels Undateable, Telenovela and More

NBC has cancelled a trio of comedies and two freshman dramas. EW reports that the comedies Telenovela, Undateable, and Crowded were all given the axe today. Undateable was in its third season and experimented with live shows on Friday nights, but failed to pick up a significant audience. Telenovela and Crowded were both mid-season shows that finished their runs with low ratings. Meanwhile, the thriller Game of Silence only aired seven episodes, logging 0.7 rating among the 18-49 year old demographic over the last five episodes. The medical drama Heartbeat did better with a 1.4 rating, but still fell short and was cancelled. Continue reading…
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Why We're Hyped to See Horizon: Zero Dawn at E3 2016

Why We're Hyped to See Horizon: Zero Dawn at E3 2016

Brace yourselves: E3 2016 is nearly upon us. From June 12-16, the entire gaming industry will converge on Los Angeles to showcase the biggest games that we’ll be playing for 2016 and beyond. We’ve been updating our Games of E3 List whenever news drops, but now we’re going to go even deeper. Every day leading up to the show, we’re going to be highlight one of the biggest games that we hope to see more of at E3. Up today: Horizon: Zero Dawn! Continue reading…
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The Darkness Review

The Darkness Review

In a classic multi-part Brady Bunch episode, the Bradys run afoul of a Tiki curse in Hawaii. Essentially, by picking up a Tiki and removing it from its location, bad things start happening to members of the family. Greg McLean’s new movie, The Darkness, is best thought of as a serious spin on that classic sitcom storyline. It is also equally scary. The story here finds the Taylor family on vacation near the Grand Canyon with some friends. The youngest member of the Taylors, Michael (Gotham’s David Mazouz), soon finds himself in an ancient, buried, Anasazi chamber where there are spooky images on the wall and five engraved stones in front of him. Michael grabs the stones and leaves. Soon, naturally, bad things start to happen to the family which, in addition to Michael, includes Dad, Peter (Kevin Bacon); Mom, Bronny (Radha Mitchell); and daughter, Stephanie (Lucy Fry). Continue reading…
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CBS Orders Training Day and MacGyver Series

CBS Orders Training Day and MacGyver Series

New TV versions of Training Day and MacGyver are among the six new series ordered by CBS for the 2016-2017 TV season. The news comes via The Hollywood Reporter. Training Day is described as a reimagining of the 2001 film. It takes place 15 years after the original and follows a young police officer (Justin Cornwell) as he’s promoted to an elite squad in the LAPD where he’s partnered with a practiced detective, portrayed by Bill Paxton. Katrina Law, Drew Van Acker, Lex Scott Davis, and Julie Benz will all co-star in the series, which is being written by former LAPD detective Will Beall (Castle) and executive produced by the feature film’s director, Antoine Fuqua, among others. Continue reading…
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An Interview With Star Wars' Boba Fett

An Interview With Star Wars' Boba Fett

I recently had a chance to chat with the real Boba Fett himself, screen and stage actor Jeremy Bulloch. Mr. Bulloch is featured in the recently-released Elstree 1976, a documentary about the actors behind the masks in the original Star Wars films (check out IGN’s review here). Over the course of over half a century, he’s inhabited roles in story franchises like James Bond, Doctor Who, and Robin Hood. But most memorably, Bulloch played the iconic, fan favorite bounty hunter who outfoxed Han Solo in The Empire Strikes Back and met his end in Return of the Jedi. Bulloch’s candor and humor during the pre-interview pleasantries are striking. He’s warm, friendly, and radiates a natural humility. As the tape starts rolling, I ask him about what its like getting into and out of the Boba Fett costume. “Well, you have someone to help you because it is impossible just on your own unless you’re a genius,” he says. “It’s just.. it crosses around your neck, you pull that down, then you’ve got the knee pads or the knee rolls, what we call them. And that cuts in the back of your knee and you’re sweating before you even start the day. It’s just terribly uncomfortable. But, I would have done that and gone through that pain to play Boba Fett. That was such fun.” Continue reading…
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Daily Deals: 50% Off Fallout 4, Rent Edge of Tomorrow for $1, Doom, Madden 17

Daily Deals: 50% Off Fallout 4, Rent Edge of Tomorrow for , Doom, Madden 17

Lowest Price Yet for Fallout 4 Fallout 4 is just $28 and some change on consoles, and only $29 on PC. If you’ve yet to leave your vault and journey out into the wasteland, I’ve never seen the game any cheaper than this. Have Fallout 4 on PC and want the season pass? Use code IGN20 to save 20% on it at Green Man Gaming. Continue reading…
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Ranking the Final Fantasy Games

Ranking the Final Fantasy Games

Few video game franchises have remained as consistently incredible as Final Fantasy. For nearly 30 years, each new Final Fantasy game from Square (and later Square-Enix) has been a major cultural event. But which games in this beloved franchise are the best, and which were a little too experimental for their own good? IGN’s resident FF addicts decided to put our heads together to decide on definitive our personal rankings for the the best Final Fantasy games. Although Final Fantasy XI and XIV are fantastic MMOs, we chose to focus on only on the single-player, mainline entries in the franchise. Continue reading…
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IGN UK Podcast #331 – Game of Thrones: A Thief's Rear End

IGN UK Podcast #331 – Game of Thrones: A Thief's Rear End

We’re bang into Uncharted 4, not least because it makes our consoles sound like terrifying spaceships by putting them under way too much performance strain. Plus: Green Room might be Gav’s film of the year, Overwatch might be Joe’s game of the year and Game of Thrones doesn’t make Alex quite as sad anymore. Positivity abounds! And if that wasn’t enough, this week sees the return of the greatest feature of all time, Keyword Countdown. And we’re not just saying that because Joe’s writing this story. IGN UK Podcast #331 – Game of Thrones: A Thief’s Rear End Continue reading…
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How Firaxis Will Redefine Civilization's Art Style in Civ 6

How Firaxis Will Redefine Civilization's Art Style in Civ 6

A new Civilization game demands a new art style. Civilization 6’s Art Director Brian Busatti, a Firaxis veteran who worked on both Civ 4 and Civ 5, told IGN how he settled on a new visual direction for this October’s huge turn-based strategy game. “When we went into this, we looked into how people play the game,” says Busatti. He and his team combed through as many community screenshots of Civilization 4 and 5 as they could find, and the results taught them some important lessons. “Typically in a Civ game you want to see the world as a whole, so you’re pulling out a lot. That doesn’t mean people don’t zoom in, but for the most part. Some people even zoom all the way out and play in tactical mode.” Continue reading…
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