Monthly Archives: March 2019

Josh Brolin Responds to *That* Ant-Man Theory

Josh Brolin, who plays Thanos in the upcoming Avengers film, has responded to the outrageous Ant-Man fan theory which has been making the rounds on social media.

If you have been excited about Avengers: Endgame, you may have come across a particularly inventive theory on how the smallest Avenger could take out Thanos without even fighting.

The theory postulates that Ant-Man could shrink down and approach Thanos... from the rear. Once nestled securely in Thanos' butt, all Ant-Man would need to do is hit the gas, turn himself giant-sized, and Thanos would meet a particularly messy end.

In response to the theory, Brolin made a post on Instagram, revealing just how the Mad Titan would flush the competition, should the need arise. "The tension around what 'Endgame' is going to bring," Brolin said, "I can feel it, as you can see. Can you?"

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We Saw Jean Grey Battle Magneto in New Dark Phoenix Footage

This article contains spoilers for two scenes from Dark Phoenix. 

Fans at WonderCon got an early look at two pivotal scenes from X-Men: Dark Phoenix ahead of the sequel's June 7 release - so if you want to go into what could be Fox's final X-Men movie relatively unspoiled, turn back now.

The first scene, which clocks in around 10 minutes, sees the X-Men (Beast, Mystique, Nightcrawler, Storm, Quicksilver, Cyclops, and Jean Grey) taking off in the X-Jet to assist a space shuttle that has lost power following an inexplicable solar flare. The president himself has requested the X-Men's assistance, and we see Charles Xavier going into Cerebro and tapping into NASA's Mission Control, talking directly to the folks on the ground while also communicating with the X-team as they race into space.

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30 Awesome Cosplay Photos from WonderCon 2019

With WonderCon 2019 underway, we've been capturing pictures of our favorite cosplayers at the Anaheim Convention Center. It doesn't matter if the costumes are professionally made or stitched together at home, these fans have proven themselves worthy with their creativity and passion.

There are some very cool costumes in here, like the X-Men hanging out with Magneto, All Might from My Hero Academia, and a Joker Batman. We will be updating this gallery throughout WonderCon, so be sure to check back from March 29 through March 31 for more awesome cosplay photos. Click through the slideshow below to see the cosplayers.

IGN will be covering WonderCon all weekend long, so be on the lookout for all of the breaking news and reviews coming out of the convention. In honor of Batman celebrating his 80th birthday in Detective Comics #1000, DC unveiled a new logo for the long-running comic book series. We also have a review for the new DC animated movie - Justice League vs. the Fatal Five.

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DC’s Oldest Comic Gets a Makeover

Batman just celebrated his 80th birthday in Detective Comics #1000 this week, but that's just the start of the big changes coming for the Caped Crusader in 2019. Today at WonderCon, DC revealed a brand new logo for Detective Comics.

The previous Detective Comics logo (which has been in use since 2003) is being replaced by a new version that frames the title against a Batman emblem and replaces the red and black text with a more Batman-worthy blue and yellow scheme. This logo was designed by DC’s Periodical Design Director Ken Lopez. Check it out below:


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Bethesda Will Not Discuss The Elder Scrolls 6, Starfield at E3 2019

Bethesda has confirmed that it will not be discussing either The Elder Scrolls 6 or Starfield at E3 2019.

During the Bethesda Game Days stream at PAX East 2019, Todd Howard cautioned fans hoping for more details on two of the most anticipated games in the industry that they would need to wait a bit longer.

"Before everyone asks, please be patient," Howard said. "It’s going to be a long time. It’s not something we’re going to be talking about at e3, either of those games, this year. Patience, please."

Both The Elder Scrolls 6 and Starfield were announced at E3 2018, although very little details were given of either except that these would be brand-new 'next-gen' games, one of a few we already believe are in development for the new systems.

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Valve Admits Artifact Has ‘Deep-Rooted Issues’

Valve has acknowledged its Dota 2-themed digital card game Artifact has “deep-rooted issues,” and has committed to fixing them.

In a new post on the Artifact site, Valve stated bluntly that “Artifact represents the largest discrepancy between our expectations for how one of our games would be received and the actual outcome.”

While the response to Artifact was generally positive, complaints rose around its monetization model and lack of progression mechanics. As a result, its player base declined rapidly, and Artifact’s average concurrent player count for the last month currently sits at a meager 359 at the time of publishing this.

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Apple Cancels Its AirPower Charging Mat

Apple has announced that it is cancelling its AirPower charging mat as it is having "difficulty meeting its own standards."

As reported by TechCrunch, the AirPower charging mat has reportedly had "engineering problems related to the laws of physics" and that it ran too hot because the 3D charging coils were too close to each other and "required very, very cautious power management."

“After much effort, we’ve concluded AirPower will not achieve our high standards and we have cancelled the project. We apologize to those customers who were looking forward to this launch. We continue to believe that the future is wireless and are committed to push the wireless experience forward,” said Dan Riccio, Apple’s senior vice president of Hardware Engineering in an emailed statement today.

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Dead Cells’ Free Rise of the Giant Update Is for the Fans

Dead Cells newest update, dubbed Rise of the Giant, is out now on Steam and slowly rolling out to consoles, bringing with it a ton of new content to a game that keeps getting better and better with age.

When I filed the IGN Dead Cells review last year, I thought it was one of the best action games I’d ever played, fusing breakneck speed, risk-versus-reward decision-making, and roguelike elements for something unique with an absolute ton of replay value.

And within that perfect storm of difficulty Dead Cells is known for, it’s also got an incredible tongue-in-cheek personality and is positively loaded with Easter Eggs that you might not have spotted yet, which helps alleviate some of that brutal atmosphere.

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Does Batman Really Have a ‘No Killing’ Rule?

The question of whether Batman kills or not is one of the key moral quandaries in comics. Though it feels like his "No Killing" rule is a concrete part of his character it's actually something which has shifted, evolved, and changed since the earliest days of his creation.

The debate has been reignited thanks to Zack Snyder's recent profanity-filled comments about superheroes which included the line, "Someone says to me: Batman killed a guy. I'm like, 'F**k, really? Wake the f**k up.'" As Snyder here implies Batman has and will always kill, we thought it would be a good time to look back at the history of the Caped Crusader and his stance on killing.

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