Monthly Archives: February 2016
We all want the best of the best, so let us point out the hottest comics released each week. We spotlight our favorite comics that we know are money-well-spent and new books that look cool and are backed by some top-tier talent.
Check out our picks, then take to the comments to let us know what looks good to you!
By writer Kyle Higgins & artist Hendry Prasetya | BOOM! Studios
You’ve seen the impressive variant covers (and you probably own one... or five), you read the #0 Issue, and now Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #1 is finally debuting from BOOM! Studios. The hype for this comic is off the charts, taking us back to when Tommy the Green Ranger first joined the team, with the dark twist that Rita is still in his mind pulling his strings. Thus begins Green Ranger: Year One, one of the most hotly anticipated comics of the year. IT’S MORPHIN TIME!
Soon you may be able to get a cheeseburger with a side of virtual reality.
McDonald's is testing a promotion in Sweden that turns Happy Meal boxes into "Happy Goggles," a simple Google-Cardboard-like device that can be used with your smartphone. Only about 3,500 of them will be available across 14 restaurants between March 5 and March 12.
AdWeek reports that the promotion ties to "Sportlov," a Swedish recreational holiday centered around skiing. So, McDonald's created a VR skiing game called Slope Stars that can be used with the Happy Goggles, or other mobile VR devices. Plus, you could always play without the VR aspect.
Sony will close the native PlayStation Store on PlayStation Portable in North America on March 31.
PlayStation Portable users will instead have to use the PlayStation Store website to buy new games. However, Sony mentioned that past purchases will still be accessible by the download list on the handheld.
In addition, Sony stated: "Users will continue to have the ability to make in-game purchases from their PSP system. Select PSP games are also available for purchase on the PlayStation Store for PlayStation Vita system users."
This all lines up with the store closure on PlayStation Portable in Japan.
Starting tomorrow Fallout 4's season pass will go up to $50. If you order now, you can snag it for the original $30 price tag (or $24 on PC with the deal below).
Liev Schreiber has talked to Hugh Jackman about returning as Sabretooth for Wolverine 3.
Schreiber, who played Wolverine's formidable foe-bro in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, confirmed the talks with Jackman to MTV News at the Oscars on Sunday.
"We talked about it," said Schreiber. "I don’t know. He’s mentioned it to me. The Old Man Logan story — that’s appealing. That’s something that I can do. Old, being the operative word."
Jackman has teased Victor Creed's return in the past, after asking fans what they would like to see in his last hurrah as the popular comic book character.
With so many new games and movies coming out, it can be hard to keep up. Lucky for you, IGN is here to help with a weekly round-up of the biggest releases each and every week. Check out the latest releases for this week, and be sure to come back next Monday for a new update.
Note: The prices and deals compiled below are accurate at the time we published this story, but all are subject to change.
With Mega Man Legacy Collection now out on the 3DS, we thought it would be fun to give the series another careful look and decide just which of these terrific platformers ranks highest in our esteem. It's a daunting task. All of these games are good, and several are spectacular. We revisited all ten main-series Mega Man games and carefully picked our favorites.
Before we jump in, a quick word on our process and criteria. This list was selected by a panel of IGN's Mega Man experts. Only the 10 core Mega Man games were included for consideration. Ranking criteria included level variety, overall production quality, music, boss battles, and Mega Man's abilities.
IGN has an exclusive new clip from Cartoon Network's upcoming reboot of The Powerpuff Girls (debuting this April), as Buttercup takes on a new fiery foe. Check it out:
The revamped animated series follows the original trio of super-powered sisters whose mission in life alternates between fighting crime and going to school. Amanda Leighton, Kristen Li and Natalie Palamides voice Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup, respectively, while Tom Kenny returns to voice the Narrator/Mayor.
Nick Jennings (Adventure Time) and Bob Boyle (Wow! Wow! Wubzy!) are executive producing the new show.
The original Powerpuff Girls aired in 1998 and went on to earn two Emmys over the course of its 78-episode run. It also spawned a 2003 movie, a 10th anniversary special and a reimagined CG special that aired in 2013.
Executive producer Shawn Ryan has announced the Amazon show Mad Dogs will not be getting any more episodes.
Ryan took to Twitter on February 28 to let fans know the reason behind the decision.
"Some Amazon employees told me that Mad Dogs, after only four weeks, already had better streaming stats than many other Amazon shows," said Ryan. "...That said, Mad Dogs was originally intended to be a closed 10 episode limited series."
"Many critics pointed out that this wasn’t the kind of concept destined for an extended multi-season run, and that’s right. But in order to get Season 1 made Amazon wanted to know that future seasons might be possible," Ryan continued.
IGN has the exclusive debut of the complete Gotham Stories, the new motion comic from FOX, Warner Bros. TV and DC Entertainment that bridges the first and second halves of Gotham: Season 2.
If you've missed the previous installments, you'll see the entire story here, as new player in town Mr. Freeze confronts Penguin, leading Oswald to turn to an unlikely place for help. Check out how the tale ends, leading into Monday night's Gotham midseason premiere.
The storyline for Gotham Stories was outlined by Gotham Producer/Writer Rebecca Cutter and Senior Writer/Producer, FOX On-Air Promo Creative, Bart Montgomery, with a script by Tony Bedard and artwork by Matt Haley. The series is produced by VP, FOX On-Air Promo Creative, Julio Cabral.