LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures Details Revealed

LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures Details Revealed

LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures will premiere June 20 on Disney XD. The action-comedy series, with “all-new heroes and villains,” is set between the events of The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, and follows a family of scavengers who “operate a salvage and repair shop in space.” Familiar characters in the Star Wars universe will also appear on the show. Disney XD will debut a …
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Game of Thrones: Maisie Williams on a Humbled Arya in Season 6

Game of Thrones: Maisie Williams on a Humbled Arya in Season 6

And when she started Season 6, she was blind. Game of Thrones fans only got a small tease of Arya Stark’s storyline in the series’ Season 6 premiere. She’s still in Braavos, still blind and generally back to square one in terms of her helplessness, unable to protect herself in a fight with the Waif or do much of anything without someone else’s help. For a character who has grown harder and more co…
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Nobody Has Beaten Doom's Hardest Difficulty Level

Nobody Has Beaten Doom's Hardest Difficulty Level

Speaking with Doom Executive Producer Marty Stratton and Creative Director Hugo Martin, IGN has learned that no one at developer id Software has yet managed to complete Doom’s hardest difficulty mode. The new Ultra-Nightmare setting is Doom’s punishing Nightmare mode with a permadeath twist. Screw up once, and you’re dead and back at the beginning of the game, leaving only your helmet as a marker …
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Offworld Trading Company Review

Offworld Trading Company Review

No one said extraterrestrial capitalism would be a cakewalk, and lo and behold, it’s a cutthroat business. Offworld Trading Company’s exploitation of Mars’ natural resources is mechanically simple (relative to other economic simulations, at least) but its fast real-time strategy pacing and dog-eat-dog mind games give it a competitive edge. The supply-chain systems at the heart of Offworld are quit…
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Ori and the Blind Forest Soundtrack Coming to Vinyl

Ori and the Blind Forest Soundtrack Coming to Vinyl

The award-winning soundtrack to the critically-acclaimed Ori and the Blind Forest is getting a special vinyl release courtesy of LA-based creative company iam8bit. The special double-LP 180-gram soundtrack will go on sale at iam8bit.com/store at 9AM PDT April 29 (5PM BST, 2AM Saturday April 30 AEST). It will available in two versions: a blue/purple edition and a limited glow-in-the-dark edition. T…
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No Man's Sky Creator: VR 'Would Be a Really Good Fit'

No Man's Sky Creator: VR 'Would Be a Really Good Fit'

While VR support for No Man’s Sky remains unconfirmed, Hello Games founder Sean Murray stopped by the IGN office and discussed the exciting potential the technology offers, acknowledging it “would be a really good fit” for his space exploration game. “I think VR in general is incredibly exciting,” Murray said on the latest episode of IGN Unfiltered, which airs tomorrow. “I would say I’m a believer…
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The Mystery of Marvel's Mosaic Storyline Deepens

The Mystery of Marvel's Mosaic Storyline Deepens

Marvel’s latest teaser campaign has asked readers “Who is Mosiac?” and “What is Mosaic?”. Now, the latest teaser shifts the conversation again and asks “Where is Mosaic?”. We have the exclusive debut of the fourth piece of this mysterious puzzle, which is once again drawn by Stuart Immonen. While previous teasers featured glimpses of iconic Marvel characters like Spider-Man and Iron Man, it’s toug…
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Underworld Ascendant: An Early Look at the RPG

Underworld Ascendant: An Early Look at the RPG

While at PAX East last weekend, we were able to sit down at the Underworld Ascendant booth to get our first look at the spiritual successor to Ultima Underworld. The first-person RPG reunites much of its original cast, including revered designers Warren Spector and Paul Neurath – both of whom you hear from in the video below. The video above, meanwhile, includes a walkthrough of a test area with a…
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Fallout 4 PC Update Adds Survival Mode

Fallout 4 PC Update Adds Survival Mode

Bethesda has released Fallout 4 update 1.5 for all Steam users. The update—which also adds support for Fallout 4’s upcoming Far Harbor DLC—features an overhauled Survival mode. Bethesda has been testing Survival mode for quite a while now, tweaking things like just how much food and drink is needed to stay alive. Survival removes fast travel, allows saving only when a player sleeps, and increases …
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NBCUniversal Buys DreamWorks Animation

NBCUniversal Buys DreamWorks Animation

UPDATE: It’s official. NBCUniversal, a division of Comcast, announced Thursday that it had acquired DreamWorks Animation for $3.8 billion. The transaction is expected to close by year’s end. NBCUniversal CEO Steve Burke said in a statement, “DreamWorks will help us grow our film, television, theme parks and consumer products businesses for years to come. We have enjoyed extraordinary success over…
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