Monthly Archives: May 2016

Out This Week: Witcher 3’s Blood and Wine, Hitman: Episode 3

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.


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Further Evidence iPhone 7 Will Remove Headphone Jack

Apple is rumored to have done away with the headphone jack in the iPhone 7, and new concept images of third-party Lightning-to-3.5mm adapter seem to suggest the rumors are true.

Chinese electronics accessory manufacturer Tama Electric (via Forbes) recently listed three separate devices, with at least one adding an additional micro-USB input allowing users to charge their phone while using headphones. The devices also appear to include volume control buttons.

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Wrestling Wrap Up: AJ Styles Attacks John Cena

I suppose an honest question for our day and age in pro-wrestling is "Should we consider it a heel turn if most everyone unabashedly loves what a wrestler did?"


Like, what truly constitutes a heel now? Is it a cheap shot? Because that's really what we're talking about with AJ Styles laying out Cena on RAW. An unexpected attack? Well, going by those rules, Titus is a heel for cheap shotting Rusev. He just came out and punched the dude in the mouth.

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Daily Deals: Ridiculous Xbox One Bundle, PlayStation Camera, Star Wars Blu-rays

Amazon's Latest Discounted Xbox One Includes Two Controllers and a Free Game

Not only does Amazon's offer include two controllers and a digital copy of Forza Horizon 2, you're also saving $30 off the normal price of the three-game (Gears of War Ultimate, Rare Replay, and Ori and the Blind Forest) bundle as well. The Microsoft Store is offering close to the same deal, only with a copy of Halo 5 instead Forza and an additional (bargain bin) free game.

How Feminist Frequency Is Helping Women, Real and Fictional

In 2009, critic Anita Sarkeesian started Feminist Frequency with one goal: to make criticism—particularly from a feminist perspective—an easier subject for anyone to grasp.

She recalls being in graduate school and finding feminist theory alienating and not as accessible as she felt it should be. Driven by her passion for the subject and desire to bring feminism to a wider audience, Sarkeesian began using a feminist lens to evaluate subjects dear to her: video games, entertainment, and pop culture.

“Being a fan was a very nice fit for me,” Sarkeesian told IGN in a Skype interview. “I’m going to take these things that I love critically and talk about them to engage a wider audience.”

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PlayStation Plus Free Games for June Revealed

PlayStation Plus subscribers will have access to NBA 2K16 and Gone Home: Console Edition on PlayStation 4 in June.

Echochrome and Siren: Blood Curse (episodes 1-12) will be available for free on PlayStation 3, with God of War: Chains of Olympus and Little Deviants for PlayStation Vita.

Sony partnered with publisher 2K to bring NBA 2K16 to the June lineup in celebration of the NBA Finals, which begin this week. In IGN's NBA 2K16 review, we praised the game for its "leap forward in defensive AI, online stability, and overall polish."

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Person of Interest: Team Machine Protects One of Their Own

On the Tuesday, May 31st episode of Person of Interest - "The Day the World Went Away" - Finch's number is up. His cover somehow blown, Harold becomes the target of Samaritan's agents and it's up to the rest of Team Machine (that now officially includes Fusco!) to go on the offensive and protect the paternal brains of their resistance movement.

In this exclusive clip from the episode, you'll see Reese formulate a plan while Shaw, newly free from Samaritan's grasp, start to doubt herself in the wake of recent troubles. Take a look...

The 100th episode of Person of Interest, "The Day the World Went Away" airs Tuesday, May 31st at 10/9c on CBS. After this episode, the final three POI episodes will air weekly. No more cramming!

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7 Science Fiction Creations About to Change the World

Science fiction books, TV shows, and movies have long challenged the boundaries of what’s possible through the power of discovery. Generations of inventors have grown up inspired by the prophetic vision of filmmakers and writers, and today laboratories across the globe are bringing devices once regarded as futuristic fiction into the world of reality.

Blaster bolts, laser beams, and phasers are a sci-fi staple as old as H.G. Wells. But now the US military freely admits they’ve developed energy weapons so practical they’ll soon be deployed on ships and aircraft, perhaps as soon as 2023.

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Minecraft: Story Mode Episode 6 Release Date Announced

Telltale Games has announced a June 7 release date for Episode 6 of Minecraft: Story Mode - titled 'A Portal to Mystery' - and revealed that six real-life Minecraft celebrities will appear during the episodic adventure in newly blocky form.

Telltale announced three extra episodes after the seeming season finale back in March, of which Episode 6 is the first.

'A Portal to Mystery' will feature hero Jesse and his friends thrust into a mystery story in a zombie-infested world, finding themselves trapped in a mansion with six new-but-familiar characters.

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5 Things to Know Before Reading Marvel’s Civil War II

Ten years ago, Marvel heroes were divided in two thanks to the Civil War storyline. A decade later, hostilities are about to begin all over again thanks to the sequel, Civil War II. This new mini-series will serve as Marvel's flagship event comic for summer 2016 and explore what happens when the Avengers come to blows over another conflict between freedom and security. And it all begins with the release of Civil War II #1 this week.

Civil War II is a massive crossover that encompasses nearly all of Marvel's ongoing comics and many of their most iconic heroes. It may seem too big and imposing, but that's why we're here to help. We've broken down everything you need to know about the origins of this latest Marvel event, why the Avengers are fighting and what you need to read to follow this epic conflict.

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