Monthly Archives: September 2017

Why You Should Stop Saying ‘DC Extended Universe’

While Marvel has the officially known Marvel Cinematic Universe, Warner Bros. and DC's collection of interconnected films like, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Wonder Woman, has been commonly referred to as the DC Extended Universe. But a new report has revealed the DCEU name is not only unofficial, it was created by a reporter as a joke before gaining traction.

This revelation comes from Abraham Riesman, who recently wrote an extensive piece about DC's movie landscape and the changes being made to it for Vulture. As part of Riesman's research, he discovered Entertainment Weekly writer Keith Staskiewicz is the first person to have coined the DCEU term in 2015.

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Where’s IGN’s Cuphead Review?

You may have noticed that Cuphead is out now, and that we don't yet have a review for the Microsoft-exclusive platformer.

Unfortunately, Microsoft wasn't able to provide review codes for Cuphead until Wednesday. Especially given how long people have waited for this game (it was first unveiled during Microsoft's 2014 E3 presentation), we don't feel it's appropriate to cut corners to rush a review out in just a couple of days.

We'll post a full, considered review once we've seen the entirety of what it has to offer. We won't keep you waiting too long.

Also, Cuphead is hard. Has anyone pointed that out?

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X-Men: A Brief History of Mutant Hunters

Listen up, bub! The Gifted, the new X-Men television series, premieres on FOX this October 2. Bonus good news: The pilot was directed by none other than Bryan Singer, the man we thank daily for, shall we say, most of the watchable X-Men films (Singer is also a producer of the show). The series is centered on a family who, upon discovering the mutant abilities of their two children, must flee the government and go on the run, becoming hunted along with other persecuted mutants as they fight to survive.

In a refreshing spin, the show may largely ignore the X-Men (or at least, the more popular ones you’re used to seeing), the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, and the other usual suspects from that universe, giving audiences the chance to see ordinary folks coming to grips with their powers. While we don’t know a ton of details about the new series yet, we can probably expect at the very least to see the robotic Sentinels used as enforcers against the growing mutant population, as well as a Morlock-esque mutant underground railroad.

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No New Diablo Announcements at BlizzCon

Blizzard has announced it won't be making any Diablo-related announcements at this year's BlizzCon.

"This year, we want to give you a heads-up that while Diablo will be on the show floor, we won’t be making any new Diablo announcements," Blizzard wrote on the forums.

"There will be a time for that at some point in the future, but that time is not now."

While the company isn't set to reveal what's next for Diablo, BlizzCon 2017 won't ignore the series entirely. The convention, which takes place November 3-4, will feature Diablo panels for both attendees and Virtual Ticket holders, as well as a "special BlizzCon Diablo III in-game reward."

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My Hero Academia Greenlit for Season 3

While Season 2 of My Hero Academia concludes this weekend, Deku's story will continue, as the hit anime series has been greenlit for a third season.

According to Yonkou Productions on Twitter (via Crunchyroll), next week's issue of Shonen Jump confirms production for Season 3 has been given the go-ahead. There's currently no word on when the new season will air.

The Season 2 finale of My Hero Academia debuts tomorrow, September 30. In the meantime, check out our review of last week's episode, "Katsuki Bakugo: Origin," which served up a "beautifully animated and thrilling conclusion to the practical exams."

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Nintendo Wii’s Shop Channel to Close in Early 2019

The Wii Shop Channel, the original Nintendo Wii's store, will be closing its doors forever on January 31, 2019 at 3 p.m. JST/ 5 p.m. AEDT/ 1 a.m. EDT/ 6 a.m. GMT/January 30, 10 p.m. PST.

As noted by Gematsu, in preparation for the service shutting down, users will no longer be able to add Wii Points to their account as of March 27, 2018 at 5 a.m. JST/ 7 a.m. AEDT/March 26, 1 .p.m PDT/ 4 .p.m EDT/ 9pm BST.

Following the closure of the Wii Shop Channel, Wii users will still be able to re-download anything they've already purchased, as well as transfer their content from Wii to Wii U using the Wii System Transfer, but these services will also be shutting down at some point in the future as well after the closure of the Channel. Following that, all content will remain playable unless it's removed from the console, at which point it will be permanently lost.

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The Weird and Wonderful World of Breath of the Wild Mods

It might surprise you to learn The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has a thriving mod community. It's definitely not officially sanctioned, and modding it can't be done natively on Switch or the Wii U versions. But there's still plenty of modders out there excitedly taking on the game and inserting absolutely ridiculous character and item mods into one of the best games of 2017.

We've gathered up some of the best and most ridiculous of these mods below.

If you've ever wanted to explore the vast expanse of Hyrule as Waluigi, you're in luck. There's a mod for that. Check out the full video on YouTube user Brothy's channel to get a real solid look at how truly bizarre it is to swap Link out for arguably the most reviled character in all of Nintendo-dom.

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11 Awesome Games You Might Have Missed This Month

Tons of awesome games come out every month, but in the shadow of high-profile AAA titles, even the best ones can slip under our radars. Whether you’re a fan of fast-paced cyberpunk shooters, abstract glitch art, clever real-time strategy, or meditative, story-driven adventures, there’s plenty to love in this month’s roundup.

For more, check out our list on the most-anticipated 2017 indie games, a love letter to the glory of weird, free web games, or dive into last month's must-play games roundup.

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Secrets of Fallout: How an Abandoned Sequel Led to New Vegas

Have you ever wanted to actually sit down with one of the creators that made the game, and be able to just play and chat with them about everything that went into making the game? On our new show, Expert Mode, we move past the traditional interview format, and spend some time on the couch just chatting, playing, and learning.

The five episodes of the show will air first exclusively on Facebook’s new “Watch” platform, so be sure to follow IGN Expert Mode on Facebook if you want to see it before it airs in the weeks following on IGN, our apps and places like YouTube.

The stories vary depending on the guest and game, but in addition to learning about the game itself, we hear about things like how it was first pitched, if it had different design elements we never saw, and all of those inside stories you may always wonder about.

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Commodore 64 Mini Console Announced

Classic home computer the Commodore 64 is staging a comeback - this time as a fully-licensed "mini" version.

Clocking in at 50% the size of the original Commodore 64, the C64 Mini is a smaller recreation of the much-loved 1982 console, updated for modern audiences with high-definition output via HDMI, a bundled joystick and two USB ports for keyboards or additional joysticks.

C64 Mini

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