Sesame Street Loses Its Lawsuit Against Happytime Murders

Sesame Street Loses Its Lawsuit Against Happytime Murders

Sesame Street has lost its lawsuit against the R-rated puppet comedy, The Happytime Murders. Earlier this month, the non-profit behind the beloved children’s TV show, Sesame Workshop, filed a lawsuit against the movie for using the Sesame Street brand to promote the film’s violent and raunchy message. This specifically included the use of the tagline, “No sesame. All street.” Per THR, US District Judge Vernon Broderick has now officially ruled in favor of the creators behind the movie, STX Productions. Continue reading…
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The Best Way to Buy and Play Every Fallout Game Before Fallout 76

The Best Way to Buy and Play Every Fallout Game Before Fallout 76

If you buy something through this post, IGN may get a share of the sale. For more, read our Terms of Use. Here’s what we know about Fallout 76: it was revealed, it exists, and it’s coming to PC, Xbox One, and PS4. That’s pretty much it. There are lots of rumors, like Fallout 76 is a survival RPG similar to DayZ, and clues to the Fallout 76 setting dropped all the way back in Fallout 3. Bethesda is going to fill us in on more of the details during E3 2018. Continue reading…
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Arena of Valor to Have a Two-Week Closed Beta on Nintendo Switch

Arena of Valor to Have a Two-Week Closed Beta on Nintendo Switch

The most popular game in the world, Arena of Valor, is going to have a two-week long closed beta on Nintendo Switch. The MOBA, which is currently out on mobile, will be hosting the beta this summer “with dates being announced soon,” according to publisher Tencent Games. The beta will only be available in North America and Europe, and fans can enter the chance to win a code by completing a survey. Massively popular in China, Arena of Valor arrived on Western mobile devices last December. The MOBA has over 200 million registered players and regularly hits 80 million daily active users, which makes it the most popular game in the world. You can read more about Arena of Valor in our write up of our experience with its mobile version. Continue reading…
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Just Cause and Rage 2 Dev Avalanche Studios Acquired by Nordisk Film

Just Cause and Rage 2 Dev Avalanche Studios Acquired by Nordisk Film

Avalanche Studios, the developer behind Rage 2 and the Just Cause series, has been acquired by Nordisk Film but will continue to operate as normal. Nordisk announced the acquisition is the largest in the company’s 111-year history. Having been minority owners in Avalanche Studios since last year, Nordisk dropped €89 million to secure the remaining shares and now owns the game developer outright. “At Nordisk Film, we are determined to strengthen our position in the growing global gaming market,” said Nordisk CEO Allan Mathson Hansen in a press release. “We want to build a sizeable portfolio of game developers. Our engagement in Avalanche Studios proves that we are committed to substantial and long-term investments.” Continue reading…
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Borderlands Re-Release Might Be Coming to PC and Consoles

Borderlands Re-Release Might Be Coming to PC and Consoles

Borderlands might see new life on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Gematsu reports the Korean game rating board has listed Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition for those platforms. Though what’s a bit intriguing is that the same-named title is already available on Steam. Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel have already been remastered for the current generation with Borderlands: The Handsome Collection. The first game, however, hasn’t received the same treatment, though Borderlands is backward compatible on Xbox One. Continue reading…
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The Americans: 6 WTF Questions from the Final Episode

The Americans: 6 WTF Questions from the Final Episode

  Warning: Spoilers for The Americans’ final episode… Now that The Americans has ended, running its final covert op in “START” (our review here), it’s time to look at some of the loose ends left behind. Namely, the immediate fate of most every character who aren’t Philip and Elizabeth – as the power couple managed to successfully hightail it back to Russia, where they’ll have to stay – well – forever. Showrunners Joel Fields and Joe Weisberg purposefully left a handful of important characters dangling in limbo, only showing us their immediate state, in the moment, with no true inkling of what might await them down the road. All we have to go on here is actual history (Glasnost, the fall of the Soviet Union, etc) and our own imaginations – which will run openly optimistic or painfully pessimistic depending on the person. Continue reading…
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The Elder Scrolls: Legends is Entirely Swapping Developers

The Elder Scrolls: Legends is Entirely Swapping Developers

The Elder Scrolls: Legends will be swapping development teams entirely, according to a statement to IGN from Bethesda. The original developer, Dire Wolf Digital, will be transitioned off of the project and replaced by Dropzone developer Sparkypants Studios. Bethesda is, of course, still publishing the game, as well as assisting directly with the transition. Bethesda’s Pete Hines tells me that they’ve essentially already “been developing this new version of Legends for months under Bethesda’s guidance and direction.” A sneak peak at The Elder Scrolls: Legends’ redesigned play area.Continue reading…
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