Daily Deals: Sony PlayStation VR Bundle for Under £300

Daily Deals: Sony PlayStation VR Bundle for Under £300

Help us get to 5000 likes! Like our pages on Facebook and Twitter to get the latest deals straight to your news feed and also to find exclusive codes that we provide for our readers. PSVR Headset With VR Worlds for Under £300 Is this deal too good to be true? Take advantage of ShopTo’s generosity and pick up a PlayStation VR Headset with VR Worlds for £299.86. For perspective, Amazon UK have the PlayStation VR Headset going for £319.77 which means you’ll be saving £20 at ShopTo.net. Continue reading…
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Smite Card Game Moves to Open Beta

Smite Card Game Moves to Open Beta

Hi-Rez Studios’ collectible card game Hand of the Gods: Smite Tactics has left closed-beta. To mark the occasion, Hi-Rez announced the Venus Competitor’s Pack to “bolster the decks of new players and veterans alike,” with 70 cards, a “Venus skin for Aphrodite in Smite,” and other bonuses. In addition to the open beta announcement, Hi-Rez announced Project Olympus, “a new initiative intended to improve core game features” in Smite. Smite Executive Producer Chris Larson said the update is “full of big changes that Smite fans have wanted for a long time.” The first phase of Project Olympus is scheduled to roll out “over the next three Smite patches.” Some improvements coming to Smite in the Project Olympus updates include a 64-bit client, improvements to the HUD and controller support, and a “knowledge bank” to help novice and veteran players alike improve their game. Continue reading…
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The American Way: Those Above and Below #1 Review

The American Way: Those Above and Below #1 Review

It’s been roughly a decade since writer John Ridley and artist Georges Jeanty wrapped up the original American Way mini-series at Wildstorm. Now is probably the ideal time to bring this politically and racially charged superhero series back into play, given Ridley’s higher profile post-12 Years a Slave and the generally bitter political climate we find ourselves in. And though the idea of a comic that deconstructs the superhero genre is no more novel now than it was in 2006, Ridley and Jeanty prove that they still have plenty to bring to the table. Mirroring the real world time gap between books, Those Above and Below opens in 1972, about a decade after the events of the original mini-series. The American public has generally fallen out of love with superheroes in those ten years, leaving controversial hero New American to basically soldier on alone in a thankless job. This issue divides its time between Jason’s story, that of former Ol’ Miss-turned-First Lady of Mississippi Missy Devereaux and radical leftist Amber Eaton. With these three protagonists, Ridley is able to provide a comprehensive view of the various social struggles facing this badly divided America. Continue reading…
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Batman Director Matt Reeves Isn't Using Script by Ben Affleck, Geoff Johns

Batman Director Matt Reeves Isn't Using Script by Ben Affleck, Geoff Johns

Director Matt Reeves has revealed he’s not working with the previous script for The Batman, opting instead for a new story. Reeves explained the shift on MTV’s Happy Sad Confused podcast (via Batman News). When asked if he was going to be using the script originally put together by Ben Affleck and DC’s Geoff Johns, Reeves replied, “No, it’s a new story. It’s just starting again. I’m excited about it. I think it’s going to be really cool.” Reeves went on to qualify that, despite signing on to helm The Batman after Ben Affleck stepped down from directing duties, he’s been otherwise focused purely on his work on War for the Planet of the Apes and there’s nothing further to report on The Batman at this stage. Continue reading…
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Star Wars: Why the Rey Piece Is Still Missing From Monopoly

Star Wars: Why the Rey Piece Is Still Missing From Monopoly

Toy and board game-maker Hasbro has come forward to address why Star Wars: Monopoly still doesn’t include a Rey player piece. Despite Hasbro’s announcement back in January 2016 that a new version of the game that includes a Rey piece would be available before year’s end, consumers still haven’t been able to find this revised version in stores. When asked about the situation by The Associated Press, spokeswoman Julie Duffy said via email that the Rey piece has been made but the sets that include the piece are not yet available for purchase in the United States. Continue reading…
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Venom #152 Review

Venom #152 Review

It’s fascinating to compare Venom as it exists now to where the book was just a few months ago. The creative team may be the same, but nearly everything else about the series has changed. There’s a new central protagonist with the return of Eddie Brock and a new status quo to go with him. Even the basic tone of the series has evolved, becoming much more goofy and over-the-top with the transition from Lee Price to Eddie Brock. None of these changes completely fix the book’s ongoing woes, but they certainly help. The most striking thing about issue #152 is how much better the series is being tailored to artist Gerardo Sandoval. Sandoval’s extreme, exaggerated character designs tended to work against the book when the focus was more on gritty crime noir. But now that you have a musclebound, symbiote-clad anti-hero battling Stegron and his dinosaur army, suddenly those exaggerated characters seem much more appropriate. Sandoval’s bombastic depictions of Venom and his reptilian foes are very easy on the eyes. Obviously, the art fumbles when the focus shifts back to more grounded matters. But even there, colorist Dono Sanchez-Almara brings a brighter, more cheerful sheen to the series that helps offset the murky, muddled line-work in those scenes. Continue reading…
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Wonder Woman #26 Review

Wonder Woman #26 Review

It’s hard to imagine a more thankless task than following Greg Rucka, Liam Sharp and Bilquis Evely on Wonder Woman, especially for a brief, six-issue run. That’s the uphill battle facing new writer Shea Fontana and artist Mirka Andolfo as they take the reins of the series with this issue. This is definitely one of those cases where it’s best not to go in with any preconceived notions about what to expect. This brief run isn’t shaping up to rival its predecessor, but Fontana and Andolfo carve their own little niche with the series. Both creators hail form the DC Super Hero Girls graphic novels, so it should come as no surprise that they bring a slightly more lighthearted approach to the book. That in itself is a nice change of pace, given how grim Diana’s story has sometimes been in the Rebirth era. Andolfo’s soft, vaguely cartoonish character designs further that tonal shift. Andolfo’s style is best-suited to the opening flashback sequence, which explores the early struggles faced by a young Diana on Paradise Island. There’s a whimsical quality to the figures and environments that suits Diana’s childish perspective. Continue reading…
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IGN Prime Members: Get Your Destiny 2 Beta Code Here

IGN Prime Members: Get Your Destiny 2 Beta Code Here

As part of our ongoing month of IGN First coverage on Destiny 2, Bungie and Activision have been kind enough to provide 5,000 beta codes for IGN Prime members! Unfortunately even that large quantity isn’t enough to give one to every single Prime member, so these codes will be first-come, first-served. Click here to get yours! Simply redeem it on Bungie’s website and choose your platform and you’ll be able to jump in as soon as your preferred platform’s beta kicks off. Thank you so much for being an IGN Prime member! If you’re not an IGN Prime member, don’t worry: IGN Fireteam Chat has you covered and will also be distributing codes on Twitter, our YouTube show page, and on IGN Live during our Beta stream next week on July 18th. Continue reading…
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Steam Is Getting a Revamped Recommendation System

Steam Is Getting a Revamped Recommendation System

Valve is working on a new recommendation system for Steam. During a talk at Unite Europe 2017, Valve product designer Alden Kroll outlined how the company plans to change the Steam Store in a way that benefits developers by improving discoverability and providing better game recommendations. As reported by Gamasutra, Kroll said that instead of having a group from within Valve decide which games are shown to Steam users, the company is taking an approach that provides “customers the tools they need to be able to customize and personalize their store.” In order to accomplish this, Valve will provide users with the ability to directly sort and filter the content they are and aren’t interested in. Continue reading…
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Who Is Marvel's Second Miles Morales?

Who Is Marvel's Second Miles Morales?

Marvel’s Spider-Men II mini-series has begun, and a five-year-long mystery is finally being addressed. Warning: this article contains spoilers for Spider-Men II #1! When the original Spider-Men series unfolded in 2012, Peter Parker and Miles Morales were still living in different universes. That book ended with Peter returning home and deciding to look up whether a version of Miles existed in his universe. The answer apparently shocked him. Continue reading…
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