Monthly Archives: April 2019

Nintendo Pulls Game From eShop After Dev Reveals Hidden Code Editor

Nintendo pulled a game from the eShop on April 26 after it was known that creator of A Dark Room snuck in a code editor for players to use.

As reported by Eurogamer, developer Amir Rajan revealed one week after the game launched on Switch that he had included the coding easter egg within the game. Nintendo pulled the game from the eShop shortly after.

Rajan posted his announcement of the secret editor being hidden in the game, which is used through the programming language Ruby, and said it was meant for people to create apps through their Nintendo Switch.

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Wolfenstein 2 and Wargroove Headline May 2019 Xbox Game Pass

Microsoft announced new games coming to Xbox Game Pass in May 2019, including Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus, Wargroove, Lego Batman 3 and more.

Revealed on Xbox Wire, other games coming to Xbox Game Pass include the colony simulation game Surviving Mars, the adventure exploration game Tacoma, the sandbox-oriented MMORPG Black Desert, the sci-fi action-RPG The Surge, and the strategic RPG For the King, which Game Pass subscribers can get access to three days before its official release on Xbox One on May 10.

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Fatalities Are The Soul of Mortal Kombat 11, But Not Because They’re Gory

What do the words “Finish Him” mean to you? For most of us, the call brings to mind the thrill of victory, that telling sound, and some unspeakable violence. Heads uppercut off of shoulders. Bodies split down the middle. For the 27 years we’ve been playing Mortal Kombat, fatalities have been at the heart of what’s drawn us to the series. The nature of that heart, however, has changed quite a bit. In 1992, Mortal Kombat’s explicit but rudimentary depictions of violence were considered shocking, even vulgar. In 2019, the most popular TV show in America is among the goriest on the air. We aren’t so easily shocked anymore. In Mortal Kombat 11, fatalities still find ways to excite us though; Not by grossing us out or pushing our buttons, as most people assume, but by being clever, funny, and, as always, giving us a way to gloat that’s far more satisfying than the sassiest emote. As Mortal Kombat’s bloody crown jewels, Fatalities cleverly surprise and delight, while giving us a uniquely satisfying chance to revel in victory.

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Game of Thrones Ratings: The Long Night Is Most Watched Episode Ever

Game of Thrones Season 8 Episode 3, "The Long Night," is the most watched episode of Game of Thrones during an initial airing night ever, bringing in 17.8 million viewers.

This massive number includes two airings on HBO from Sunday night as well as streaming viewers from HBO Now and HBO Go, beating out the previous gross audience high of 17.4 million viewers for the Season 8 premiere episode; the total viewers of the premiere episode has now surpassed 38 million viewers, according to HBO.

The initial 9:00 p.m. airing on its own brought in 12.02 million viewers, which also marks a season high for that time period broadcast. According to Variety, this makes "The Long Night” the second most watched episode of Thrones for linear viewers, clocking in just behind the Season 7 finale, which brought in 12.1 million linear viewers on its initial airing.

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Valve’s Index VR Headset Revealed

Back in 2016, Valve partnered with HTC to create the Vive, a SteamVR headset to compete with the now-Facebook-owned Oculus Rift. A year later, they released the Vive Pro, an updated headset with better specs. Today, Valve is announcing its own headset, the Valve Index, that aims to push the boundaries even further than its previous offerings with HTC.

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Time Stories Plays like Batman Meets Quantum Leap

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I’m going to tell you about one of my favorite things in the entire world.  A game that implements mystery solving, combat with big consequences, adventures throughout alternate histories and worlds, and an enigmatic universe filled with lore and supernatural intervention to take you and a group of friends on vastly different experiences that you’ll likely never forget.

This game is called Time Stories, and its nine and a half diverse scenarios have taken me all throughout human history – eight and a half of which arrived as expansions after the base set launched in 2015. Four years later, its latest expansion, Madame, is closing out the current iteration of the game, with the following expansions ushering it into entirely new territory. I’ll get to my impressions of Madame later on, but let’s start with what Time Stories actually is first.

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36 Trailer Images From Sonic the Hedgehog

The official trailer for the live action Sonic the Hedgehog movie dropped today and we have 36 hi-res images from the footage itself.

We saw some of the footage for the movie earlier this month and confirmed that the adaptation of the beloved Sega game takes place mainly in our current world.

Parks and Recreation's Ben Schwartz voices Sonic, while Jim Carrey plays Dr. Ivo Robotnik, and James Marsden portrays Tom Wachowski.

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People Are Dissecting Details From Leaked Borderlands 3 Footage

A 26-second long clip of what appears to be Borderlands 3 has been discovered by eagle-eyed gamers on Twitch.

User vestan uploaded the clip to ResetEra, and it has since done the rounds on various other forums. Allegedly the footage was found on a Gearbox Twitch channel that was testing Borderlands 3’s new Echocast feature, and re-uploaded after the original video was taken down.

The clip itself features very little in terms of traditional gameplay, but what it does show informs us of several new details. The UI shows off the fact that weapons now have multiple firing modes that can be swapped between using the d-pad. In the case of the gun being used in the clip, that relates to rate of fire, but a weapon found in a chest can change between fire and radiation elements. Radiation is a new element, and could possibly replace the previous games’ slag.

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Why THOSE Characters Aren’t in Avengers: Endgame

The screenwriters for six films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, including Avengers: Endgame, Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, shared in an interview with The New York Times as to why they didn't include certain characters in the final film.

Warning: Possible spoilers follow for Avengers: Endgame

Markus and McFeely specifically discuss why they didn't include any of the Netflix Marvel heroes, such as Luke Cage, Daredevil, or Jessica Jones, in Avengers: Endgame.

"We would have to introduce these five characters — or whatever many," McFeely explained." We already are assuming people have seen a lot of the movies. Are we really going to assume they have bought a subscription to Netflix and watched those shows enough so that when they see them, they’re going to go "yay?'"

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Exclusive New Look at Producer Seth Rogen’s Good Boys

The release of Avengers: Endgame kicks off 2019’s summer movie season. This year, we’re foregoing a traditional summer movie preview -- a single list-style film preview -- in favor of a month-long series of IGN First summer movie spotlights, featuring exclusive video debuts, image reveals, interviews and more.

IGN First is IGN's editorially-driven month-long spotlight of exclusives around upcoming film titles that both our audience -- and our staff -- are excited about. We've rolled out exclusives on some of the most exciting new movies opening between the beginning of May until the end of August.

Today, we have an exclusive new photo from Good Boys, a raunchy, R-rated new comedy that counts Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg among its producers. It was directed by Gene Stupnitsky from a screenplay by Stupnitsky and Lee Eisenberg.

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