Monthly Archives: November 2015

Flash/Arrow Crossover Event is This Week’s TV Highlight

An eclectic week here at the end of November as FOX's Gotham, Empire, Rosewood, and more are airing midseason finales and then vanishing for months while NBC's running a new live musical special and both Netflix and Amazon premiere new full seasons of original programming (not at the same time this week though).

But our big callout is the Flash/Arrow crossover event. This time the heroes of Starling City and Central City unite to take on the nefarious Vandal Savage (Casper Crump), who we know will play a big antagonistic role on The CW's upcoming spinoff series DC's Legends of Tomorrow. And with LoT premiering on January 21st, it's clear that this two-episode team up is meant to kickstart that series, building up the danger so as to set the stage for our new super-team.

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WB Games Montreal Hiring for Two New DC Universe Games

Warner Bros. Games Montreal has two new DC Comics universe titles on the docket—and they’re hiring for both.

The studio who developed Batman: Arkham Origins posted an official call for applicants on its website, announcing the development of two AAA projects "focused on expanding the DC Comics universe in the interactive space." The jobs available range from software developers and programmers to artists and designers.

We reported in June on rumors of a new open-world game for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Still, no word yet on what the games might actually be. Another Batman game? Superman? Perhaps a tie-in with the Suicide Squad movie? Your guess is as good as ours.

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PS4 Processor Unlocked to Provide More Power to Devs

Sony has unlocked more of PlayStation 4's CPU, providing additional power for game developers to work with.

According to the latest changelog notes for the system's FMOD audio middleware, which were posted on the Beyond3D forums, the seventh processing core of Sony's home console has been unlocked. "PS4 - Added FMOD_THREAD_CORE6 to allow access to the newly unlocked 7th core," the notes read.

Eurogamer has confirmed with its contacts that more processing power has indeed been unlocked and is now available for use by game developers. That said, the outlet was careful to note existing games won't take advantage of the extra power unless the title is updated with a patch to add support.

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Canceled First-Person Avengers Game Footage Surfaces

Several years ago, THQ was working a big-budget superhero game tied to Marvel's The Avengers movie. It was canceled in the wake of THQ Australia's closing, and now new footage of the title has surfaced.

Check out the video below, courtesy of Unseen 64 and DidYouKnowGaming (via VG247) , which not only contains gameplay footage, but also assets and details on the game's development.

The title was in development for both both PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 at Studio Australia, with Blue Tongue joining the project to help with a PC version. There were also apparently plans to port the game to Wii U a bit later on in development.

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Fallout 4 Now Has a Buzz Lightyear Mod

Have you been playing Fallout 4 and wondering if there's a way to get Paladin Danse looking like Buzz Lightyear? Well then this is the mod for you.

The Buzz Lightyear Paladin Danse mod is now available to download on Nexusmods, but you'll need to do a bit of extra work to get him wearing his new armor.


First you'll need Paladin Danse as a follower, then you have to take a set of Buzz Lightyear power armor from one of the Prydwen stations. Next, trade the armor with Danse so he has it in his inventory, and then press T to equip it on him. If he's not already wearing the hood, then you'll have to type 'player.additem e1a39' to get it, and then equip it on him the same way as before.

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The Americans Actress on Her New Movie and X-Files Role

Known for her role as Nina on FX’s fantastic spy drama, The Americans, Annet Mahendru is starring in the new independent film, Sally Pacholok, playing the title character – a real life nurse who made a medical discovery with life-saving consequences. The next few months are notable for Mahendru, who also has an important guest role in the revival of The X-Files on FOX in January, along with returning for The Americans’ fourth season, debuting in March.

While the film hasn’t yet opened to general audiences, this Wednesday night, Mahendru will be appearing at a screening of Sally Pacholok in Los Angeles – tickets can be purchased here – and I spoke to the actress about her new movie, what we should expect from her X-Files character and the ever-evolving situation for Nina on The Americans.

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Supergirl Gets Full-Season Order

Supergirl has been ordered for a full season, CBS has announced.

With seven additional episodes ordered on top of the initial 13, the new superhero series will produce 20 episodes in Season 1, rather than a typical 22 episodes. Supergirl was one of the last of the fall series to premiere this year, and recently, shorter season orders are becoming more common across many networks, including ABC's 16-episode order for The Muppets and The CW's order for 19 episodes of iZombie.

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How to Unlock Metal Gear Solid 5’s Nuclear Disarmament Secret

Konami has confirmed how to unlock the secret nuclear disarmament ending for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain.

Although the secret ending apparently leaked back in September (you can see the video on IGN's Metal Gear Solid V Easter Egg page), Konami has now released the instructions on how to unlock the event for real, and it's not going to be easy.

One of the original theories was true. All nuclear weapons at the FOBs of everyone in your console's region have to be dismantled. The full instructions are as follows:

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Star Wants Godzilla-Sized Gremlin in Part 3

Billy Peltzer himself – Zach Galligan – stopped by IGN’s London office to talk all things Gremlins and Gremlins: The New Batch last week, and to also speculate about Gremlins 3.

There’s no real news, with the last proper update happening in April when Chris Columbus – writer of the original – said the film will be a sequel that also functions as a reboot of sorts, but one that connects the audience emotionally to the past.

Galligan told us that he’d actually written his own treatment for the movie some years back however, so we asked him to pitch his four best ideas, which you can watch in the above video or read below…

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Sony Isn’t Making It, So These Guys Are

When it comes to futuristic racers, Psygnosis’ WipEout series is the big wheel down at the cracker factory. Sony’s Studio Liverpool née Psygnosis was shuttered in 2012 and the series itself has since slipped from the limelight, but WipEout’s legacy still looms large. Instrumental to the very success of the original PlayStation, WipEout is arguably Psygnosis’ chef-d'oeuvre.

But WipEout wasn’t the only futuristic racing series Psygnosis put its stamp on back in the late ’90s. There was another, with one key difference. This one actually had wheels.

Big ones.

Chris Mallinson renovates homes and, up until recently, he had no actual games industry experience. But he really, really loves Rollcage.

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