Monthly Archives: June 2016

Splatoon’s Final Splatfest Coming in July

The 16th and final Splatfest will come to Splatoon on July 22, Nintendo announced via the game's official blog.

Players will choose their allegiance to one of the two Squid Sisters, Callie and Marie, with the Splatfest running from 2 a.m. PT on July 22 through 2 a.m. PT on July 24. Voting for teams will begin on July 4 at 7 a.m. PT.

The final Splatfest will feature some region separation for matches — players in Japan will play with players in Japan, while North American and European players will be matched with each other. A Top 100 players list will be announced separately for the players in Japan and those in North America and Europe. Results will be announced at the same time for all regions.

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Midnighter and Apollo Are Back for DC Rebirth

Wildstorm fans can take heart, as DC has revealed these characters will still have a part to play in DC Rebirth. Former teammates and on-again, off-again lovers Midnighter and Apollo will star in a new mini-series this fall.

Midnighter & Apollo is a six-issue mini-series that will see writer Steve Orlando pick up where he left off with the recent Midnighter solo series. He'll be joined by artist Fernando Blanco, with ACO providing covers for the series.

Midnighter & Apollo #1 cover by ACO Midnighter & Apollo #1 cover by ACO

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Xbox Co-Creator on Convincing Bill Gates to Approve Xbox

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates took some convincing before signing off on the company's vision for the original Xbox, and Ed Fries recently stopped by the IGN office to share the story.

According to the Xbox co-creator, Gates wasn't too happy when he learned, during their proposal meeting on Valentine's Day of 2000, about their plan to veer away from Windows in favor of closed gaming platform. "Bill walks in, he's holding our Powerpoint deck, throws it down on the table and says, 'This is a

insult to everything I've done at this company'—basically was the quote. And that was the start of the meeting," Fries said on the latest episode of IGN Unfiltered.

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Apple TV Now Has a Pokemon TV App

Pokemon TV has finally made its way to Apple TV, making it just a little easier to watch episodes on your television.

The original app first became available in 2013, bringing every episode of Pokemon to iOS and Android devices.

Episodes will be available both offline and online, though users will have to mark episodes they wish to watch offline—they won't be available automatically. Marked episodes will be stored in My Channel, and available on devices not connected to the internet. My Channel also makes it easy to start an episode on one device and pick it up on another.

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Civil War II Leaves a Divided Marvel Universe

Marvel has offered a new glimpse of their post-Civil War II comic book lineup today, announcing a new status quo called "Divided We Stand." When the dust from Civil War II settles and the new Marvel NOW relaunch begins, it seems that Marvel's superhero community will still be divided down the middle.

FastCoCreate broke the news this morning, debuting a new teaser image drawn by Mike Deodato, Jr. along with the announcement. Check it out below:


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Capcom Shows Off Rejected Street Fighter 5 Characters

Capcom has revealed a selection of rejected character designs for Street Fighter V. They get pretty odd.

Shown off on Capcom Fighters Network, director Takayuki Nakayama shows off sketches for eight characters and explains parts of their backstory or reasons they were cut.

They include the Fighting Literary Master ("constantly grumbles to himself), the Fighting President (a popular suggestion - he was in the planning for Street Fighter IV, too), Miss Babo (an alternate design for Laura), Soccer Fighter ("way too similar to Roberto from Rival Schools"), Gen's Disciple (taking over from the now-ill original SF character), The Teacher (a less evil design for F.A.N.G.) and a prototype Shadaloo Soldier that took inspiration from Alien vs. Predator.

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Comic Book Reviews for June 29, 2016

June wrapped up with a very Marvel-dominated week of comics, as the publisher followed up on last month's shocking reveal in Captain America: Steve Rogers #1 and continued exploring Civil War II"s impact on the wider Marvel Universe. And while DC had a light week (focusing mainly on putting out reprints of the current crop of Rebirth titles), they did deliver the latest chapter of The Dark Knight III. Elsewhere, Dark Horse kicked off the conspiracy-driven Cryptocracy while Jupiter's Legacy finally returned at Image.

Scroll down to check out our reviews for these and various other new releases, and be sure to let us know your favorite books of the week in the comments below.

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Running out of storage on your PS4? It is understandable since games take up more than tenfold the data they used to back in the old days. Not only that, but the demand for digital copies of games have become more common and it doesn't exactly help when PS Plus gives you a new batch of free games every month. Basically, if you haven't ran out of storage already, you will do soon. Thankfully, it is far easier than you imagine to upgrade your PS4 Hard Drive (read our walkthrough).

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