Monthly Archives: September 2018

Guardians 3’s Dave Bautista: ‘I Don’t Know If I Want To Work For Disney’

Dave Bautista is unsure if he wants to work for Disney on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 following James Gunn's recent firing.

While on the Jonathan Ross Show, Bautista touched on his future with the Guardians franchise, reiterating that he's not too happy with the way Disney has treated Gunn.

"Yeah there's a bit of an issue, it’s a bitter-sweet conversation," Bautista said. "Um, no it’s a bitter-bitter conversation because I’m not really happy with what they’ve done with James Gunn. They’re putting the movie off. It’s on hold indefinitely and to be honest with you, I don’t know if I want to work for Disney."

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Incredibles 2 Becomes the First Animated Film to Cross $600 Million at US Box Office

Incredibles 2 has now become the first animated movie to cross $600 million at the US box office.

Per Box Office Mojo, the film hit the milestone over Labor Day weekend, and is the 9th movie to hit it. Incredibles 2 is now also the highest grossing animated film, making an estimated $1.16 billion worldwide.

The record was previously held by 2016's Finding Dory, which ended up making roughly $486 million in the U.S. and $1.028 million worldwide.

Incredibles 2 reached the $1 billion mark not too long ago. It's currently trailing behind only Avengers: Infinity War in the US summer box office for 2018.

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Update: Eminem’s Latest Album Samples Tokyo Ghoul, Not Kingdom Hearts

Update 05/09/2018: After requests from fans of Kingdom Hearts, Illadaproducer has now supplied the beat mentioned in the Rolling Stone interview that does sample Utada Hikaru's Simple and Clean. You can check out "Kingdom" below.

Update 04/09/2018: Illadaproducer, Donna Burke and her manager Michael Bain have all reached out to IGN regarding this article. Illadaproducer has confirmed to us via tweet that he "got it confused with another beat" during his Rolling Stone interview and that the real sample does come from the Tokyo Ghoul song Glassy Sky.

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Anthem’s Story DLC Will Be Free

Bioware has confirmed that although its upcoming multiplayer action-RPG Anthem will feature post-launch story content, all of these releases will be free of charge.

The news comes courtesy of GameRant, which reports that Bioware made the announcement during its PAX West Panel.

Bioware hasn't given any further details about what Anthem's post-launch content will look like, but given that the announcement has specifically mentioned that there will be no charge for story content it's likely there will be some sort of paid DLC on the horizon. Bioware has previously insisted that the game won't feature loot boxes and won't give players the ability to "pay for power", but that doesn't rule out cosmetic enhancements of some sort dropping as part of a paid DLC package.

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Wonder Woman 1984 Brings Back Connie Nielsen, Robin Wright

Wonder Woman 1984 will bring back Robin Wright's Antiope and Connie Nielsen's Queen Hippolyta.

Warning: Spoilers for Wonder Woman follow...

Per NET-A-PORTER, Wright and Nielsen will be shooting a flashback sequence in Spain soon for the upcoming Wonder Woman sequel.

Antiope died in the original Wonder Woman film. However, so did Chris Pine's Steve Trevor and he's also set to appear in the sequel in what seems to be a large role. Nielsen and Wright also made cameos in Justice League, but Wright's role was ultimately cut.

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Streets of Rage 4 Is the Same Great Beat ‘Em Up With a Cool New Art Style

To play Streets of Rage 4 feels pretty much exactly like I hoped it would: Like playing Streets of Rage. While the beat ‘em up genre has seen a number of variations since Streets of Rage first hit the gaming streets, it felt wonderful for a few minutes to be transported back into the flow of one of my favorite Genesis games.

From the second I pushed forward on the D-Pad, Axel and Blaze moved, punched, kicked, and body slammed with the cadence and fury that I remembered. Axel could still grapple enemies and heave them over his head — always a satisfying take down — and Blaze could high kick foes like Nora and Big Ben into oblivion. It was easy to fall back into the rhythm of trapping foes into a flurry of punches only to lay down a massive kick and decimate a whole wave of them.

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Spelunky 2 Doesn’t Break the Formula of an Already Amazing Game

I got a chance to try out Spelunky 2 on the show floor of PAX West 2018, and it’s pretty much exactly what I was hoping for: More Spelunky.

The earlier levels I was able to play both solo and co-op don’t do much to radically change the formula of the first game, but it’s a formula that was already as close to perfectly tuned as you can potentially get. More of that is by no means a bad thing.

Watch the first gameplay video of Spelunky 2 here:

Spelunky 2 isn’t exactly the same, of course. There were a host of new enemies to fight, obstacles to avoid, and treasures to collect. I didn’t get far enough into its still brutally lethal depths to see things like the new mounts or the liquid physics we saw in its latest trailer, but there was still plenty of stuff I hadn’t seen before early on.

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The Coolest Cosplay at PAX West 2018

PAX West 2018 has offered no shortage of awesome-looking new games, breaking news, and exciting panels, but for those walking the showfloor, there is a ton of great cosplay to see from fellow attendees.

For those who haven't been able to attend PAX, or may have missed some of the best cosplay while roaming the showfloor, IGN has assembled a look at some of the coolest cosplay at the show in the gallery below and the video above.

There is so much more coming from IGN at PAX West 2018, including a look at Spyro Reignited Trilogy, the surprise reveal of Nuclear Throne dev Vlambeer's new game, an Anthem demo release date, and a look at the Hotline Miami-esque Bloodroots.

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