Monthly Archives: October 2017

Out This Week: Forza Motorsport 7, A Hat in Time, Mystik Belle

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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Rick and Morty: McDonald’s to Revive Szechuan Sauce

RIck won't have to wait nine seasons. In honor of Rick and Morty, McDonald's is bringing back its Szechuan Sauce for a limited time.

As a celebration of its new buttermilk crispy chicken tenders, McDonald's will offer "a one-time only, limited-edition run of Szechuan Sauce" at select locations on October 7. You can find out which restaurants are offering Szechuan Sauce at McDonald's promotional website.

The sauce is one of 10 being highlighted in a series of posters celebrating the chain's selection of sauces, and while Rick and Morty isn't explicitly mentioned in the announcement, the Adult Swim show's influence is clear on the event.

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Check Out Brand New Posters for 4 New Marvel TV Series

Marvel Television is bringing a huge lineup of its major shows -- from returning favorites like Marvel's Agents of SHIELD to new breakouts like Marvel's The Punisher and Marvel's Runaways. But the House of M is also teasing some of its most anticipated upcoming shows in a cool way that will likely make you wish you were in New York City to reap the benefits.

IGN is debuting your first look at the four New York Comic Con-exclusive posters Marvel will be handing out at NYCC. In addition to awesome, stylized posters for SHIELD and Runaways, you also have the chance to get an early look at promotion for Jessica Jones: Season 2 and the upcoming Cloak & Dagger adaptation. Take a look at all four posters below:

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IT Helps Lead to Best-Ever September Box Office

Led by the massive box office success of Stephen King's IT, the domestic box office saw its best September ever on record, unadjusted for inflation.

Taking into account the box office results of this weekend, September's domestic box office total reached $694.9 million, according to Box Office Mojo. That's nearly $70 million higher than the last record September, 2015's $626.4 million October, which included Hotel Transylvania 2 as its highest earner. (Adjusted for inflation, that month would come in at about $648.9 million, still under 2017's September box office total.)

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PUBG Dev: ‘In Talks’ About a PlayStation 4 Version

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds has technically not even entered into full release yet - it's still part of Steam's early-access program - but its success cannot be denied, with huge sales numbers and record-breaking concurrent player counts.

As such, its expansion was almost inevitable; it has previously been announced for Xbox One following its release for Windows, and now it looks as though we could be adding PlayStation 4 to the number of platforms supported by the game.

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9 Games that Got Way Better After Launch

We're in an age of gaming where everything can be patched and improved, no matter how bad things are at launch. So we looked back at some of the "most improved" games out there - ones that today far outshine where they were on release. Here are nine games that started out rough, terrible, or even just okay, but have become something truly great.

There are definitely more stories like this, what are some games you think have become way better than what they started as? Let us know in the comments below.

Tom Marks is an Associate Editor focusing on PC gaming at IGN. You can follow him on Twitter.

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FIFA on Switch Is Seeing Some Extremely Odd Glitches

FIFA for Switch might be missing some features that appear in other platforms' version of the game, but it seems to have something they don't - some very weird glitches.

Since release, players have been stumbling across odd moments that appear to centre around failing to apply textures to players.

Reddit user boldverine posted footage (below) of the players, ball and goals reduced to what seems to be their hitboxes, represented as slightly chunky black outlines. It's weirdly adorable:

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SNES Classic Sold Out “In Minutes” at GameStop

The SNES Classic was only released three days ago, but it seems that demand has been pretty intense, with GameStop reporting that their entire supply sold out "within minutes" - but the retailer assures customers that fresh stock will be arriving "very soon".

As reported by Siliconera, GameStop's Senior Vice President of Merchandising Bob Puzon has congratulated Nintendo for the feat and reiterated his assurance that fresh stock is on the way for both the company's GameStop and ThinkGeek outlets.

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PlayStation VR: New Model Incoming

Sony has announced that an updated version of its PlayStation VR model is on its way, arriving first in Japan before making its way westward.

With a model number of CUH-ZVR2 (as opposed to the original's ZVR1 designation), the new and updated headset features several improvements over the original version, as detailed on PlayStation's US blog. The updated design means that the stereo headphone cables are now integrated with the headset, as well as a slimmer, streamlined connection cable - good news for anyone who spends their days fighting with the plethora of cables currently provided with the VR headset.

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