Monthly Archives: March 2019

21 Iconic Characters Recreated in Anthem

When a video game includes a character creator, a lot of folks will spend hours making sure every little detail is perfect. After all, this is the character you’re going to be looking at for possibly dozens of hours.

But Anthem takes a different approach. Here, your javelin is the star. And what’s great is that you can continuously customize it any way you’d like! With four javelin models, multiple gear sets per javelin, and an unlimited amount of color combinations, gamers have taken to making some of the coolest, and unique robots we’ve ever seen. Luckily, there is a great way to see the communities crazy creations. If you search for #MyJavelin on Twitter, you’ll be treated to hundreds of pictures of people showing off their incredible creations.

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The Massive Impact of Venom’s New Origin

The story of Venom within the Marvel Universe has always been just this side of ridiculous. A fan-submitted idea for a Spider-Man costume that spun off into an alien anti-hero in the heart of the ‘80s and ‘90s, superhero comics' most "extreme" decades. Fans loved, and still love Venom in all his goofy glory, but the story has never been much more than a vehicle for Peter Parker adjacent angst and action figure marketing. At least, until now. Venom has been transformed from street level beat 'em up alien action movie to God-like cosmic force in the space of less than a year.

Recent issues of the series from Donny Cates and Ryan Stegman have completely overhauled Venom's longstanding origin story, specifically linking him to the high fantasy, primordial time of the Celestials. These changes have not only represented a huge reframing of Venom's past, but completely repositioned him within the framework of Marvel's cosmic mythology. Gone are the days of Peter Parker's hilariously sentient suit-turned-anti-hero. Eddie and Venom have been bumped way, way up the food chain. The symbiotic alien race, the Klyntar, were revealed to have been originated by a near-immortal creature named Knull, the "god of the Symbiotes" who existed when the universe had first been formed. Knull killed a Celestial, set up a forge in its decapitated head, and crafted a powerful, living weapon called All-Black the Necrosword, which actually turned out to be the first proper Symbiote as we would recognize them today.

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Edge of Tomorrow Sequel Reportedly in Development

A sequel to the sci-fi action film Edge of Tomorrow is reportedly in development, and actors Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt are expected to return.

Per The Hollywood Reporter, director Doug Liman is also expected to return, but he and the lead actors will reportedly do so on the condition that they like the latest script. Matthew Robinson, who has worked on The Invention of Lying, Monster Trucks and more, has been tapped to develop this script.

The screenplay of the original film was written by Jez and John-Henry Butterworth and Christopher McQuarrie, who is well known for working with Cruise on films like Jack Reacher, Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation and Fallout, and more.

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Killer Deal: Lowest-Ever Prices on Some SSDs, HDDs, Flash Drives Right Now

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The good thing about computer storage is that the price is always falling on solid state drives and hard disk drives. And while the inexorable march of time brings down the price, sales and special discounts can drop it even lower. Right now at Amazon, a whole lot of storage options are on sale for their lowest-ever or near-lowest-ever prices. You'll want to check to make sure they're compatible first, but assuming they are, you can use these as backup drives for your computer or to expand the storage space in your Mac, PC, PS4, or Xbox One.

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Why Halo Infinite Needs the New Slipspace Engine

343 has revealed the reason behind the switch to Halo Infinite's new Slipspace engine. In this month's episode of IGN Unfiltered, Ryan McCaffrey sat down with Bonnie Ross, head of 343 Industries, and discussed the development of Halo Infinite, as well as many other topics (watch the full interview below).

According to Ross, the studio took a step back from the typical three-year development cycle of Halo in order to create the Slipspace engine and fulfill a promise to the development team.

"The Halo engine is a very technical, engineering-focused engine. It's super hard for creatives to work in," Ross said, "It's super hard for a lot of creatives to work in, at one time. We did a ton of work, on Halo 4, on the engine, to get it to look... I think it looked amazing for being on the last generation on the last year of the platform.

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Apex Legends Leaked a Year Ago, But No One Noticed

Apex Legends, specifically its map, was leaked last year...but no one noticed.

As reported by PC Gamer, a Reddit user by the name of hiticonic posted a thread titled "Alleged Minimap for Rumored Titanfall Battle Royale Game" 11 months ago and it only garnered 14 comments - some excited about the idea of a Titanfall battle royale game and others calling the map a fake.

Well, as it turns out, that was in-fact the map of Apex Legends from Titanfall developers Respawn Entertainment, albeit changed slightly.

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IGN UK Podcast #477: Meeting Jesse

Say hello to young, young, tiny Jesse Gomez. God he's young. He recently joined IGN UK and, as such, is contractually obligated to put up with our bulls**t on the podcast.

For Jesse's inaugural episode, Joe and Alex joined in to talk lots of new games, wrestling cheese-flick Fighting With My Family, and we returned to one of our favourite Endless Search entries so far. Kisses!

IGN UK Podcast #477: Meeting Jesse

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James Bond 25: Rami Malek Nears Deal to Play Villain

Rami Malek is "closing his deal" to play the villain in James Bond 25.

As reported by Deadline, while it looks as though Daniel Craig's James Bond may soon be facing off again Rami Malek, sources also claimed that Oscar-winner Lupita Nyong'o was "being courted to join the Bond film." However, it now appears that she will not join the cast, with her team saying that "it won't work out with her."

Malek, who recently won the Best Actor Oscar for his portrayal of Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody, has been one of the top choices for the film's producers, but the decision was up-in-the-air as Malek is also shooting the final season of Mr. Robot.

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New Pokemon the First Movie Remake Trailers Reveal Ash, Pikachu in CG

Pokémon: The First Movie - Mewtwo Strikes Back, which was originally released in Japan in 1998, is getting a CG remake and we now have our first look at Ash, Misty, Brock, and Pikachu.

A short and long version of a new Japanese trailer for the upcoming film give us our best look yet at the world of Pokémon and our heroes in a film that that is, for the first time in franchise history, in full CG.

The trailers give Pokémon fans a glimpse of some of their favorites, including Mew, Mewtwo, Meowth, Blastoise, Venusaur, and Charizard.

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