Monthly Archives: June 2015

DC’s Biggest Digital Book Sale Ever

DC has announced a massive digital comics sale that will span nearly 1300 issues. Labeled "The New DC Universe Sale," it's designed to celebrate the company's post-Convergence relaunch and the "DC YOU" marketing initiative.


"The New DC Universe Sale" will be divided across three weeks this month and include a total of 1291 back-issues. Every book included in the sale is connected to DC's relaunch lineup, whether it's a currently ongoing series like Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo's Batman or an older series like Garth Ennis and John McCrea's Hitman. Each issue in the sale will be reduced to a price of $.99, a discount of anywhere from 50% to 80% depending on the current digital price. These sale prices are valid either through Comixology or DC's own app and website.

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XCOM 2: Everything You Need to Know

IGN First is proud to reveal XCOM 2, the sequel to Firaxis Studios' excellent 2012 reboot of the beloved alien-invasion strategy series. We'll be covering the game in-depth, all month long, including mod possibilities, character class profiles, the gameplay video reveal that shows you the game in action for the first time, and much more!

Be sure to check this page regularly!

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XCOM 2 Announced

Last week, 2K teased us with a cryptic website: On it, a supposedly utopian near-future government called the Advent Administration offered a better life for citizens through genetic enhancement, while hackers subversively replaced text and images revealing that Advent isn’t as benevolent as it seems.

Today, IGN First officially announces that the game 2K hinted at is in fact Firaxis Games’ XCOM 2, a full sequel to 2012’s critically acclaimed XCOM: Enemy Unknown and a continuation of the now 20-year-old legendary turn-based tactical squad combat series, which will be available exclusively on PC this November. Watch the debut trailer above for a glimpse into a future where the aliens are in control of the Earth, and XCOM has gone underground to fight to overthrow their Advent government. This new guerrilla force will face more powerful enemies in unpredictable combat scenarios as they fight to turn the tables on a technologically superior enemy.

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Splatoon Gets New Mode, Map, and NES Zapper

Nintendo announced today that Splat Zones, a ranked battle mode, would unlock June 1 at 7 PM PT, along with a new map and weapon.

Back in March, Nintendo announced its plans for Ranked multiplayer in Splatoon, citing that the mode would unlock once enough players reached level 10. In Splat Zones, players battle over control of a single piece of turf on the map for a set amount of time. A team that holds the zone and burns down the control timer to zero is declared the winner.

Starting tonight players will be able to unlock the N-ZAP85, a tribute to the light gun peripheral called the Zapper for the Nintendo Entertainment System. Nintendo describes the N-ZAP85 as a "rapid-fire shooter with some impressive ink efficiency." It comes with a Splat Bombs and an Echo-locator special weapon.

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Mr. Robot: The Battle to Change Society

Debuting June 24th on USA -- though you can already watch the pilot on YouTube -- Mr. Robot focuses on Elliot (Rami Malek), a young programmer and hacker who is recruited by the title character. Played by Christian Slater, "Mr. Robot" wants Elliot's help in taking down corporate America.

IGN has an exclusive new behind-the-scenes video you can check out above. In the video, Slater discusses the series and his character's extreme point of view.

For more on Mr. Robot, check out another video below featuring Malek.

Mr. Robot premieres Wednesday, June 24th on USA.

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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt’s Next Patch Outlined

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt developer CD Projekt Red has talked about some of the fixes coming to the game in the next patch.

Taking to the title's forums, the developers have confirmed more changes are on the way, but numerous bug fixes including those afflicting the Pyres of Novigrad quest and XP glitching will be solved. PS4 frame rate issues are also being addressed.

The full and, currently incomplete, list of announced changes is below.

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New Rise of the Tomb Raider Trailer Surfaces

New trailer for Rise of the Tomb Raider has appeared online, advising gamers to look for the first gameplay footage during Microsoft's E3 press conference on June 15.

The trailer has now been officially released, with Lara's voiceover talking about how being willing to risk your life in pursuit of otherwise-undiscovered knowledge leads to greatness, while navigating a Blizzard.

Following the announcement that Microsoft would be publishing Rise of the Tomb Raider, developer Crystal Dynamics' head of western studios recently talked about the partnership, and what it means for the future of the ubiquitous franchise.

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Microsoft Announces Windows 10 Release Date

Microsoft has announced that Windows 10 will be available from July 29.

Over the coming weeks, customers will be able to reserve a free copy if they are currently running Windows 7 or 8.1. Users will receive a notification in their taskbar notifying them they can upgrade.

If you reserve your upgrade, Windows 10 will start immediately downloading to your device when it is available.

Microsoft's next operating system is bringing back the Start menu, which is happy news for many people. You can find out what else is new with Windows 10 right here on IGN.

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Jurassic World Director Won’t Helm Sequel

Although Jurassic World is yet to hit screens, co-writer and director Colin Trevorrow has already ruled himself out of the running to oversee any sequel.

Speaking to at the film’s Paris premiere, Trevorrow said “Jurassic Park should be a franchise like Star Wars, with several directors capable of giving different footprints.”

However, Trevorrow added that he won’t simply be walking away from the franchise, stating “I would remain involved in some way, but not as director.”

Jurassic World hits screens next week, and is just one of the movies we’re looking forward to in June, with four more in the video below...

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Japanese Release Date Confirmed for Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon

Update: During this morning's Nintendo Direct Micro broadcast, the company confirmed Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon will release for 3DS owners in the United States this winter.

Original Story: Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon will be available for the 3DS on September 17 in Japan.

Although, as yet, there's no confirmation of release dates outside of Japan, Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon is expected to come to North America in late 2015, and Europe in early 2016.

The tweet by Nintendo also confirmed that "720 types of Pokemon" will appear in the latest "dungeon RPG", 20 of which will be playable.

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