Monthly Archives: June 2017

Zelda Breath of the Wild: The Master Trials DLC Livestream – IGN Plays Live

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild's first DLC pack drops tomorrow and we'll be there when it does.

Join Brian Altano and Brendan Graeber on Friday, June 30 from 11AM - 1PM PT (2PM - 4PM ET/ 7PM - 9PM BST / 4AM - 6AM AEST) as they check out Trial of the Sword, Hard Mode, and look for the new equipment the DLC pack brings.

Join the action live by tuning into, or watch us on YouTubeTwitchFacebook, and get your questions answered by tweeting at IGN on twitter using the hashtag #IGNPlaysLive

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Marvel’s Inhumans Explained

With Black Bolt, Medusa, Karnak and the rest getting their own TV series, it’s time to get tangled up in some Inhuman history.

Halo Developer Gives Halo Fan Game Its Blessing

Halo developer 343 Industries has legally backed the Halo-based multiplayer PC fan game Installation 01.

The team behind the community-driven project revealed the news in a recent blog post, saying that after reaching out and talking to 343 about the legality of the game, 343 has officially cleared the team to continue making it.

Installation 01 is named after the Halo created by the Forerunner race and is being developed using quite a few elements from Halo 2 and Halo 3.

However, the Installation 01 developers can't sell the game for a profit or accept any donations. Selling merchandise related to the project is also not allowed as well. But, the developers can sell merchandise based on the team and the studio itself.

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Westworld, The Flash, Young Justice and More Announced for Comic-Con

San Diego Comic-Con is almost upon us and Warner Bros. Television has announced they are once more bringing over 20 different TV series to the massive convention, which kicks off with a preview night on Wednesday, July 19th. Along with their returning DC Comics-based series --- including The Flash, Arrow, Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow, Gotham, iZombie, and Lucifer -- and notable WBTV shows like The 100, Riverdale, iZombie, The Big Bang Theory and Supernatural, there will be brand new series as well, including upcoming DC adaptations Krypton and Black Lightning.

Also worth noting is that Westworld is going to SDCC this summer for the first time. Last year, in the lead up to its launch, the HBO series didn’t take part in San Diego Comic-Con, though there was a panel in the fall at New York Comic Con. Now, having had a very successful first season, the show will be at SDCC with a huge panel that includes fourteen cast members, along with creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy.

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Hyperkin Smart Boy Turns Phones Into a Game Boy Color

You can now turn your phone into a Game Boy Color thanks to a new device called the Hyperkin Smart Boy.

Developed by PQube, in partnership with Hyperkin Labs, the device transforms handsets into a Game Boy Color that's compatible with Game Boy and Game Boy Color cartridges.

Check it out below:

It's available in the US for $59.99 (you can purchase it here) and will be coming to Europe in September, where it'll cost £59.99. The only issue is you'll need an Android phone from the Samsung S8 line or upwards in order to use it.

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Sony Pulls Game With ‘World’s Fastest Platinum Trophy’

Sony has decided to take down a game that was claiming to contain the fastest Platinum trophy ever made.

Eurogamer reports Sony quickly pulled the indie game, titled ★★★★★ 1000 Top Rated, from PSN and asked the developer to change the game's name and remove any mention of trophies.

The Platinum trophy reportedly could have been earned in 20 minutes, as it only consisted of easy interactive tile puzzles made out of 4K wallpapers. Additionally, the game was priced at just $0.98.

Apparently, ★★★★★ 1000 Top Rated was created to advertise the developer's Facebook page, which sells a bunch of PS4 themes.

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Black Panther Villain Killmonger Explained

Black Panther is finally starring in his own superhero movie next year. But for hardcore fans of the character, half the fun with this new addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe is seeing T'Challa's nemesis, Erik Killmonger, finally brought to life (and played by Michael B. Jordan).

But don't worry if you've never heard of this Marvel villain before. We're here to break down everything you need to know about the man who would rule Wakanda.

Most superheroes worth their salt have at least one villain who serves as their dark, twisted mirror image, and Killmonger fills that role for Black Panther. This exiled Wakandan native is obsessed with overthrowing King T'Challa and ridding the country of all white imperialist influences. Basically, he's loyal to Wakanda, but not its ruling family.

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Comic Book Reviews for June 28, 2017

It was another big week of comics. DC wrapped up their Justice League/Looney Tunes crossovers with the surprisingly excellent Batman/Elmer Fudd Special #1, while Greg Rucka, Liam Sharp and Bilquis Evely said farewell to Wonder Woman. Marvel delivered another chapter of the main Secret Empire mini-series while also drawing Amazing Spider-Man into that massive conflict. Elsewhere, Image gave us a new chapter of Saga and the return of Black Magick, IDW kicked off a new Clue comic and Valiant debuted their latest new series with Secret Weapons #1.

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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How Netflix’s Death Note Alters the Original Story With Its American Setting

Netflix’s upcoming live-action Death Note movie features the iconic apple-loving Shinigami, Ryuk, but the rest of the cast and setting deviate greatly from the source material. In an interview with IGN, director Adam Wingard explained just what retelling Death Note in the United States means for the story and its characters.

“In the early stages of the film I was rereading all of the manga, really just looking at how does any of this translate to the United States. Ultimately, Death Note is such a Japanese thing. You can't just say let's port this over and it's going to all add up. They're two different worlds completely.

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Death Note: Exclusive Sneak Peek Video and 6 New Photos

In anticipation of the new Death Note trailer debuting online later today, IGN has an exclusive video on the making of Netflix's live-action feature film adaptation, six exclusive publicity still photos showcasing the cast of characters, and a one-on-one interview with director Adam Wingard to share with you.

This exclusive new video, seen below, features director Wingard, producer Masi Oka, and the cast talking about adapting the beloved manga as a live-action feature film for Netflix.

The images in the gallery below depict Wingard and cast members Nat Wolff (as "Light Turner"), Margaret Qualley ("Mia Sutton"), Lakeith Stanfield ("L"), and Paul Nakauchi ("Watari"). There's also a creepy new shot of Ryuk, the Shinigami voiced by Willem Dafoe.

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