Halo Wars 2 Beta Extended

Halo Wars 2 Beta Extended

The Halo Wars 2 multiplayer beta on Xbox One has been extended through June 22. Originally scheduled to end June 20, the open beta was extended by two days due to high demand, according to a post by 343 Industries’ Dan Ayoub on Twitter. Following a premature reveal on the Xbox Store, Microsoft announced the beta earlier this week during its E3 press conference. Continue reading…
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Orange is the New Black: Season 4 Review

Orange is the New Black: Season 4 Review

This is a spoiler-free review for all 13 episodes of Orange is the New Black: Season 4. For those who’ve finished and want to read my spoiler-y thoughts on the end, along with some other story specific details, you can head over to the Orange is the New Black: Season 4 Spoiler Discussion page. One year after it was ruled ineligible to compete as a comedy by the Emmys, Orange is the New Black returns to Netflix with its most effectively wrenching and dramatic season to date, laced with poignant social commentary that’s deftly woven into the story. Naturally, there are still plenty of moments of levity, but you’ll find the bottom quickly drops out in Season 4 more than ever before. Things that start as amusing tales quickly turn sour and sad and once again the series excels at utilizing its (ever-growing) ensemble of players. Continue reading…
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Orange is the New Black: Season 4 Spoiler Discussion

Orange is the New Black: Season 4 Spoiler Discussion

Welcome to the full-spoiler discussion page for Season 4 of Netflix’s Orange is the New Black. This is for those who’ve watched all 13 episodes of the fourth season and want to read my thoughts about plot specifics or comment down below about the finale or any other spoiler-ific aspect of the show. For my overall, non-spoilery thoughts, click here to read the Orange is the New Black: Season 4 review. I feel like I should have seen tragedy coming Poussey’s way since her love story with Soso this season seemed to spell out doom. It’s just the way TV works. We know this. Likewise, I suppose, something awful could have happened to Soso. I think I just didn’t see Poussey’s enormously sad death coming because she seemed to dodge a bullet back in Season 2 with the Big Vee storyline. But, because this show plays things against the grain, she didn’t fall when it was expected. She fell when, essentially, the rug could get painfully pulled out from under us. Continue reading…
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Daily Deals: Astro Gaming Headsets, Xbox Live, PlayStation Plus

Daily Deals: Astro Gaming Headsets, Xbox Live, PlayStation Plus

Astro Gaming Headset Sale If you’re in the market for a high quality, multiplatform gaming headset, the official Astro store has some of its most popular models marked well below MSRP. Use code IGNDEAL to save $50 on any of the headsets below. Also, you should know that each of the A50s will work on all gaming consoles as well as PC and Mac. The Xbox One version just includes a headset adapter for the old Xbox One controller with the proprietary headphone port. A50 for Xbox One, PS4, Mac Continue reading…
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No Man's Sky Developer Settles Lawsuit With Sky TV

No Man's Sky Developer Settles Lawsuit With Sky TV

After a legal dispute with Sky TV, No Man’s Sky developer Hello Games has secured the rights to include the word ‘Sky’ in the title of its ambitious space exploration game. Studio founder Sean Murray shared the news in a post on Twitter, saying, “Yay! We finally settled with Sky (they own the word ‘Sky’). We can call our game No Man’s Sky. 3 years of secret stupid legal nonsense over.” In a subsequent post, Murray noted the dispute was with “the same folks who made Microsoft change Skydrive to Onedrive… so it was pretty serious.” Back in 2013, the British Sky Broadcasting Group entered in a trademark dispute with Microsoft, forcing the company to rebrand its cloud storage service. Continue reading…
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The Saint Reboot Moving Forward at Paramount

The Saint Reboot Moving Forward at Paramount

The Saint is getting a film reboot, as Paramount has secured the book series rights with the intention of launching another action-packed movie franchise. According to Deadline, producing deals are nearing completion, with Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Brad Krevoy and Robert Evans likely to spearhead the project. Val Kilmer in the original 1997 film.Continue reading…
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Outcast: "All Alone Now" Review

Outcast: "All Alone Now" Review

Warning: Full spoilers for the episode follow. The modus operandi of Outcast seems to be that of The Walking Dead’s, which is to say, a slow burn. Indeed, this week’s “All Alone Now” dragged more than the last two episodes and ultimately didn’t accomplish much. That said, there was some solid character work here, not just for Anderson and Kyle but Megan and Mark as well. That’s in addition to newcomers Luke and Blake, who got the ball rolling on this episode with the show’s most unsettling opener yet. If you’re familiar with the Outcast comic, then you probably recognized this week’s “buddy” cop storyline — although it was much more gruesome in live action. It also shed more light on Kyle’s situation in that he’s apparently a known entity among demon circles. The moral struggle of choosing between a man’s soul and finding answers was an interesting one for Kyle and Anderson. Obviously each character had their own interests in mind: Kyle wanted to be rid of the demons for good and Anderson sought vindication for his “noble” path. Continue reading…
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Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children Posters

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children Posters

20th Century Fox has released an assortment of character posters for Tim Burton’s upcoming film Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. Check out the gallery below to see Eva Green’s Miss Peregrine, Asa Butterfield as Jake, Samuel L. Jackson’s Barron and many more. Images courtesy of the movie’s official Twitter account. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is directed by Tim Burton and opens in theaters on September 30, 2016. The film is based on Ransom Riggs’ best-selling novel of the same name and tells the story of sixteen-year-old boy named Jacob (Butterfield) who discovers the remnants of a unusual home after traveling to a mysterious island. Continue reading…
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Beyond Good and Evil 2 Still Happening, Ubisoft CEO Says

Beyond Good and Evil 2 Still Happening, Ubisoft CEO Says

Beyond Good & Evil 2 is in development, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot confirmed during a Youtube Live interview at E3. “It’s still on the way,” Guillemot said. “It’s something at one point you will see, yes.” However, it sounds like the Beyond Good & Evil sequel will take a while. “Michel is working on it, but he’s doing two games at the same time, he’s doing Wild at the same time. It’s coming along, but he has to spend more time on it so we can see it faster,” he added. In April, Ubisoft filed a new trademark for the franchise, sparking rumors a new game was on the way. The filing came a month after it was reported Nintendo could fund the Beyond Good & Evil sequel for an exclusive release on Nintendo NX. Neither Nintendo nor Ubisoft confirmed these rumors. Continue reading…
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The Legend of Zelda E3 Demo Contains Coded Messages

The Legend of Zelda E3 Demo Contains Coded Messages

It looks like Nintendo embedded secret messages into The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild footage from E3. Zelda fans have already created a translation key for the written language seen throughout Breath of the Wild. They haven’t figured out every letter just yet—but they’re well on their way. Image via the Zelda wikiNeoGAF user RagnarokX mentioned it all began when Nintendo released a teaser image with Hylian text. Another GAFer “noticed a pattern,” and figured out the text read THELEGENDOFZELDA. It was enough letters to begin translating the Hylian found in Breadth of the Wild’s E3 footage. Continue reading…
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