Breaking Bad Turns 10: Rian Johnson on the Show's Legacy

Breaking Bad Turns 10: Rian Johnson on the Show's Legacy

Before he took the helm of the biggest movie franchise in the world and delivered Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Rian Johnson was just a humble indie director (okay, he’s still pretty humble) who made a small screen splash by directing three of the best episodes of one of the best TV shows of all time — AMC’s Breaking Bad. The Emmy-winning drama, created by Vince Gilligan, charted the rise and fall of Walter White (Bryan Cranston), a nebbish high school chemistry teacher who evolved into a remorseless drug kingpin, becoming one of the most iconic antiheroes to ever grace our screens. His desolate world — located in Albuquerque, New Mexico — was populated by countless memorable characters (including one who got his own spinoff), but Walt’s partner in crime was one of his former students, the lovable and perpetually troubled Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul). Continue reading…
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Opinion: Nintendo Labo Is the Switch's Ace in the Hole

Opinion: Nintendo Labo Is the Switch's Ace in the Hole

My reaction as I watched the reveal of Nintendo’s latest (literal) out-of-the-box idea, Nintendo Labo, was as follows: “What the f…?” “No way.” “THAT’S AMAZING!” I suspect I’m not alone in that, particularly among parents, and it’s probably exactly what Nintendo was hoping for. And while I haven’t yet physically tried Labo, on paper (pardon the pun) it’s an incredible idea that doesn’t just go a long way towards answering the question of, “After an amazing 2017, what will Nintendo do for an encore in 2018?” It also potentially adds a Wii-like level of mass-market appeal to a Nintendo Switch console that has already won over core gamers. In short, it is the best of both worlds for the Redmond-based giant, who, for better or for worse, never fails to surprise us. Continue reading…
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PlayStation-Themed Totaku Figures Coming Soon

PlayStation-Themed Totaku Figures Coming Soon

A new series of figures from Think Geek based on a variety of PlayStation franchises have been revealed. It’s called the Totaku Collection and features incredibly detailed figurines of Kratos from God of War, Crash Bandicoot, Sackboy from LittleBigPlanet, Heihachi from Tekken, Parappa the Rapper, the Hunter from Bloodborne, and the Feisar FX350 ship from Wipeout. Each figure is priced at $10 USD. Continue reading…
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UK Daily Deals: Preorder Nintendo Labo Kits from £60, Customization Set for £9

UK Daily Deals: Preorder Nintendo Labo Kits from £60, Customization Set for £9

  Want IGN UK Deals in your social feeds? Like us on Facebook and follow me on Twitter for the most up-to-date bargains. Preorder Nintendo Labo ToyCon for £70 Nintendo have recently revealed Nintendo Labo, a new line of build-it-yourself experiences that will be compatible with Nintendo Switch and will launch on 27th April, 2018. Read more here and preorder your kit from Amazon now from as low as £8.99. Continue reading…
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Hearthstone: Inside the World of Casting and Working for Blizzard

Hearthstone: Inside the World of Casting and Working for Blizzard

Plenty of people want to work in the games industry, but how do you make that a reality? I caught up with long-running Hearthstone caster TJ Sanders to talk about how he got his start in the scene and what it’s been like to transition into working for Blizzard’s Hearthstone esports team. It’s an interesting insight into what it takes to succeed, not to mention the thinking behind how Hearthstone broadcasting continues to evolve. (The World Championship finals are on right now if you’re interested in seeing what Hearthstone esports is all about.) IGN: How did you initially get into the Hearthstone scene? Continue reading…
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Marvel's Agents of SHIELD: "The Last Day" Review

Marvel's Agents of SHIELD: "The Last Day" Review

Warning: Full spoilers for the episode below.   “The Last Day” seemingly answered a lot, but it also sort of created more havoc in its own strange way. Most notably however, the episode provided us with an unexpectedly sweet Melinda May storyline. As we began to see snippets of everyone’s time in 2018 and beyond, including the collapse of humanity post-cataclysm and the survival deal with Kree overlords, we learned that May fell into a surprise maternal role with regards to young Robin. Early on in the episode, May expressed distress over the fact that she couldn’t fight or fly – the two skills she possessed that routinely helped keep everyone safe. Her role in all of this, we’d learn, would be key, but not in the way we, or she, would expect. As the one who grew close to Robin, over the years, she became the only one old Robin could confide in before she died. It was a really cool use of May, who hasn’t been lacking in fight scenes this year (just wins), and a refreshing exploration of her emotional side. Her romantic interest in Coulson, I feel, was the beginning of this and now her motherly role toward Robin has capped it off nicely. Continue reading…
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The Hunt for Wolverine Begins in April

The Hunt for Wolverine Begins in April

Wolverine may have returned to life in the pages of Marvel Legacy #1 last year, but readers have yet to learn how the iconic X-Man cheated death or why he’s joined the search for the Infinity Stones. Those questions will finally be answered in Hunt for Wolverine #1, a new one-shot comic hitting stores in April. Fittingly, Hunt for Wolverine #1 will be written by Charles Soule, the man who helped kill Logan in 2014’s Death of Wolverine. Soule will be joined by Civil War II artist David Marquez. Death of Wolverine artist Steve McNiven will provide the main cover for this issue, which depicts Logan emerging from the adamantium cocoon that enveloped him in Death of Wolverine #4. Continue reading…
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