Monthly Archives: November 2017

Avengers: Infinity War Trailer Breakdown

The first trailer for Marvel's The Avengers: Infinity War is packed with tons of stuff from the Marvel comics and features many of the characters we've met in the close to ten years now that the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been around.

If you haven't already, check it out:

Now, click through the slideshow below to see everything we found.

That's everything we found in the first trailer for Avengers: Infinity War. Let us know anything we missed in the comments, and for more on all Marvel movies, keep it locked on IGN.


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Dark Will Scratch Your Stranger Things Itch on Netflix

With Stranger Things and Marvel’s The Punisher in the rear-view mirror, knowing what to watch next in the streaming world is a difficult task. There is so much content available that it can be overwhelming. Thankfully, Netflix has a new show dropping on December 1 that is worth checking out.

Dark is the streaming giant’s first original series made in Germany (with English subtitles). The 10-episode supernatural thriller is centered around a small German town and follows four unique families who have more in common than they realize. In the vein of Stranger Things and Twin Peaks, mysteries abound in this seemingly peaceful town where nothing is supposed to go wrong.

Dark takes its cues from shows that have been pop culture successes in recent years. The Stranger Things comparison is relevant, due to the use of 80’s music, kids riding bikes, and a government conspiracy lurking at the edge of town. Instead of the Hawkins Laboratory from Stranger Things, there’s a large nuclear power plant looming in the distance. The power plant is hiding something from the town’s residents. When two children go missing near the plant, the officials at the nuclear facility are reluctant to help.

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American Gods Showrunners Exit Show Over Creative Differences

Starz drama American Gods has lost its two showrunners, Bryan Fuller and Michael Green.

Variety reports Fuller and Green, who are also the creators of the series, are exiting the show due to creative differences with producer FremantleMedia. The pair were said to be pushing for an increased budget for Season 2.

The per-episode budget for the second season of American Gods is reportedly already nearly USD$10 million. There's no word yet on who might take over for Fuller and Green.

Green is currently working on the Netflix drama Raising Dion and several other TV projects. Meanwhile Fuller, who bowed out as the showrunner for Star Trek: Discovery early on in production, is working on Apple’s Amazing Stories.

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Pokemon Live Action Movie Finds its Female Lead

Big Little Lies' Kathryn Newton is set to join the live action Detective Pikachu movie.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Newton is in talks to star as the female lead in the Pokemon film, a journalist named Lucy. The character goes on an adventure with Pikachu and, in the Pokemon universe, even has a Psyduck as a Pokemon sidekick. It's not known whether Lucy's Psyduck will show up in the movie.

Stranger Things' Natalia Dyer, Split star Haley Lu Richardson, and 13 Reasons Why's Katherine Langford were all reportedly in the running for the role.

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Microsoft ‘Broadening Approach’ to Gaming Market

Microsoft has announced that it's "broadening its approach" in the gaming market.

CEO Satya Nadella announced the company's ambitions in the gaming space during  Microsoft’s Annual Meeting of Shareholders (via DualShockers).

“We’re mobilizing to pursue an expansive opportunity in the 100+ billion gaming market," said Nadella. "This means broadening our approach to how we think about gaming end-to-end. About starting with games and how they’re created and distributed, and how they’re played and viewed.”

Nadella went on to reference services Game Pass and Mixer as a means to promote connectivity among its hardware, and said Microsoft plans to “grow and engage the over 53 million Xbox Live members more deeply and frequently.” He also mentioned the Xbox One X is seeing “incredible response from fans this Holiday season.”

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Bungie Addresses the ‘State of Destiny 2′ in Blog Post

Bungie replaced a planned livestream today with a blog post from the Destiny development team addressing the game and where it stands with the Destiny 2 community.

The team said it's been reading, and taking to heart, feedback on improving the experience, as well as "tough criticism about our lack of communication."

"We agree we need to be more open," the post reads. "We want Destiny to be a game that fits into your life."

Further into the post, Bungie outlines its plans and improvements for both a December 5 and December 12 update, showing off things like Masterworks weapons.

Masterworks are Legendary weapons that have been upgraded. They also drop, and have advantages over Legendaries such as the ability to "track and display the number of kills with that weapon."

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Stardew Valley on Switch Gets Major Patch Update

The popular indie farm RPG Stardew Valley has just released an update for the Nintendo Switch version which comes with a plethora of bug fixes.

The official patch notes contain a list of all the fixes found in the update but most notably are improvements to save times, crashing, audio glitches, and rumble during handheld mode as well as support for Nintendo's video recording feature.

Players familiar with these bugs will appreciate the much-needed patch after excessive save times and random crashes had plagued the port since launch but still didn't stop it from making it into our top 25 games on Switch.

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Final Fantasy XV: Character Swapping Coming

The December update for Final Fantasy XV will include character swapping, and Episode Ardyn is coming next year.

According to the latest Active Time Report, via WCCFTECH, players will be able to switch between Noctis, Gladio, Ignis, and Prompto in battle, and each of them will control as they do in their respective DLC packs.

Next year will also feature the release of at least three DLC episodes, and one of them will focus on Ardyn, Final Fantasy XV's antagonist. As for the focus of the other DLC packs, Square Enix is saving details to be revealed at a later date.

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Destiny 2: The New Curse of Osiris PVP Maps are a Blast

Destiny 2’s PVP mode is about to get an entirely new trio of PVP maps for the Crucible. The two which we had the opportunity to included Pacifica and Wormhaven, the latter being a PlayStation exclusive.

Pacifica has players face off on the surface of Titan. Similar in design to the surface area of the explorable Titan, the Pacifica map will have you either facing off in the narrow hallways and corridors that force you to fight over key entrances, or the long open interior hallways with elevated and ground level points of attack. Meanwhile on the exterior, it’s much more open offering, little cover to fight for the heavy or it'll allow you to flank enemies defending the doorways.

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The Flash, Supergirl Showrunner Andrew Kreisberg Fired

Warner Bros. Television Group has cut all ties with Andrew Kreisberg, showrunner for The Flash and Supergirl, following an investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct.

Kreisberg, who was an executive producer on Supergirl, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, and Arrow, has been completely removed from all Warner Bros.' productions. Greg Berlanti will step in to fulfil additional responsibilities on The Flash and Supergirl.

Warner Bros. provided the following statement to IGN:

After a thorough investigation, Warner Bros. Television Group has terminated Andrew Kreisberg’s employment, effective immediately.

Greg Berlanti will assume additional responsibilities on both The Flash, where he will work closely with executive producer/co-showrunner Todd Helbing, and Supergirl, where he will work closely with executive producers/co-showrunners Robert Rovner and Jessica Queller.

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