Monthly Archives: January 2018

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A New Map And Jason Have Been Added to Friday The 13th

Friday The 13th: The Game has had its fair share of tweaks and bugs, but developer IllFonic's latest update should go some way to smoothing things out by giving Jason a much needed - if modest - buff. A new map and a new Jason have also been added.

This week's patch notes cover the new content, that includes Jason Part 5 from the fifth movie, and the Pinehurst map. Jason Part 5 doesn't have any level requirements, and both he and the new map will be available in multiplayer and offline with bots.

Jason Part 5 will also have access to three grab kills: Hedge Trimmer, Last Breath, and You're So Vein. A new grab kill called Rugby Player has been added to the mix too, and you can unlock it at level 108 for 2500 CP.

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Gigantic Shutting Down in July, Gets Final Update

Gigantic is shutting down July 31, and the January content update will be the game's last.

Today it was announced the game's servers will go offline at the end of July. Until then, all Heroes will be free, as purchases of Rubies and Hero Packs have been disabled. Players will still be awarded in-game currency, and Shop items will be available at discounted prices until the servers go offline.

According to the announcement, over the past few months the teams at Motiga and Perfect World have examined various options to keep servers online, but were unable to find a solution to help the game "break through in a crowded market." As a result, the decision was made to discontinue the game.

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Everything We Know About Westworld Season 2

Westworld hasn't been on our screens since December 2016, which has given us a lot of time to speculate about what the HBO hit might have in store for us during Season 2. Notoriously spoiler-averse showrunners Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy have kept plot details for the sophomore season locked up tight, but with the promise that the series will return in Spring 2018, it won't be long before we'll have a whole new set of mysteries and theories to obsess over.

In the meantime, here's everything we know about Westworld Season 2 so far -- and if you bookmark this page, we'll update with the latest intel as it materializes.

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Netflix’s Altered Carbon: 5 Things to Know Before You Binge

Netflix’s Altered Carbon can be an unforgiving place when it comes to the wide assortment of new phrases and tech you’re going to have to learn. Fortunately, the show makes it worth the effort to learn its cyberpunk-lingo -- to find out why check out our Season 1 review here.

Altered Carbon is set over 300 years in the future and follows ex-soldier Takeshi Kovacs (Joel Kinnaman) as he attempts to solve the murder of a wealthy individual, named Laurens Bancroft (James Purefoy). In this futuristic dystopia, the ability to live forever is within reach thanks to a technology known as a Cortical Stack.

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Jean Grey Brings Death and Rebirth to the X-Men

The final chapter of Phoenix Resurrection was full of surprises for the X-Men.


Warning: this article contains spoilers for Phoenix Resurrection: The Return of Jean Grey #5!

Phoenix Resurrection: The Return of Jean Grey ended by living up to its name, as Jean Grey is indeed alive and well. Previous issues focused on Jean as she was trapped inside a Phoenix-generated dome in the New Mexico desert, leading a false life alongside fictional recreations of her closest friends and family. But Old Man Logan managed to snap her back into reality by slashing the throat of Annie, Jean's childhood friend whose fatal car accident first caused Jean to manifest her powers.

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The 10 Best Batman Animated Movies

To celebrate the new animated Batman movie Gotham by Gaslight, we’re reflecting on the Dark Knight’s history of awesome animated movies.

For simplicity’s sake, we’re restricting the list to movies that were direct-to-video (sorry, LEGO Batman) and we’re highlighting the top 10 that are absolutely worth checking out. From Batman: Year One to Batman Beyond: Return of The Joker to Under The Red Hood and beyond, let’s celebrate some of Batman’s best animated movies!

If your favorite one isn’t on the list, go give it some love in the comments. Tell the IGN community why they should go watch!

And for even more on the Caped Crusader, check out our two-part history of The Dark Knight Returns below...

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Diablo Creator Unveils New Game

David Brevik, creator of Diablo, has unveiled his new project, which launches this weekend into closed beta.

Brevik's new game, It Lurks Below, mixes elements of Diablo, Terraria, and Minecraft and launches on Steam later this year. The game will feature an indie/retro aesthetic, and those interested in a closer look at the game can tune in to the game's first streaming event this Friday.

It Lurks Below features an indie/retro aesthetic and features elements of Diablo and Terraria. It Lurks Below features an indie/retro aesthetic and contains elements of Diablo and Terraria.

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Netflix to Collab With FLCL, My Hero Academia Anime Studios

Netflix has announced a collaboration with Production I.G and studio Bones.

According to Anime! Anime! Biz (via Anime News Network), Netflix has entered into a business alliance with Production I.G, its sister studio Wit Studio, and Bones to co-produce anime episodes and stream them in over 190 countries.

Netflix's goal is to strengthen its current anime lineup and describes this deal as a "win-win-win" scenario for Netflix subscribers, anime production, and anime creators.

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12 Awesome Games You Missed This Month

Tons of awesome games come out every month, but in the shadow of high-profile AAA titles, even the best ones can slip under our radars. Whether you’re a fan of cyberpunk adventures, silly paint tools, deep sea survival sims, or eerie 3D platformers, there’s plenty to love in this month’s roundup.

For more, check out our list on the most-anticipated 2018 indie games, a love letter to the glory of weird, free web games, or dive into last month's roundup of 2017's best overlooked games.

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