Monthly Archives: September 2018

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Second Trailer for Red Dead Redemption 2 Has Release Date

Rockstar Games posted a teaser on their social media channels Sunday that a new trailer for Red Dead Redemption 2 will release on Monday morning, Oct. 1.

The post reads, "Gameplay Video Part 2 coming tomorrow 9am Eastern".

Fans have been waiting for the second trailer for Red Dead Redemption 2 to release, with the full game launch coming up quickly on Oct. 26 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Red Dead Redemption 2 will be playable in first-person during its immediate release, and IGN recently spent two hours with the newest installment and thought the, "systems are polished to a level that feels frankly unmatchable by most of Rockstar’s peers."

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Why Aren’t There More MCU Comics?

There's an unusual relationship between Marvel Comics and Marvel Studios. The comics are the original source material, and they've inspired every MCU film to some degree or another. At the same time, the MCU tends to make big, ambitious changes to that source material, a lot of which winds up inspiring similar changes in the comics. Sometimes comic creators find inspired ways of working these new elements into their books (Exiles introducing an MCU-inspired version of Valkyrie being one recent, notable example), and other times... we get Nick Fury, Jr. The constant back-and-forth relationship between the comics and the movies begs the question - why doesn't Marvel publish more comics that are actually set in the MCU? Why aren't they exploring that mostly untapped storytelling potential?

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Alexander Skarsgard and Michael Shannon Play Spy Games in New AMC Thriller

This September, IGN is featuring the best TV coming your way in the 2018-2019 season. Today we're spotlighting The Little Drummer Girl, an upcoming AMC limited series based on the 1983 spy thriller from novelist John le Carré - the second AMC adaptation of the author's work, following 2016's The Night Manager. The Little Drummer Girl stars Florence Pugh as Charlie, a British actress who falls in love with a man named Becker (Alexander Skarsgård), only to discover she's actually being recruited into a complex plot to hunt down a Palestinian terrorist. Little Drummer Girl is also notable for serving as the TV directorial debut for acclaimed Korean filmmaker Park Chan-wook. We were able to talk with showrunners Simon and Stephen Cornwell about the new series, why it's as much a love story as a thriller, and why Park was so eager to participate in the show. Scroll down to find out what they had to say and to see exclusive photos from the upcoming series.

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Dave Bautista Is Returning to WWE for SmackDown 1000

On Tuesday, October 16, Evolution will be reuniting for WWE SmackDown’s 1,000th episode, which includes the return of Dave Bautista.

Evolution consists of some of the most successful Superstars in WWE history, with 49 world championship reigns between the four members: Tripple H, Batista, Randy Orton and Ric Flair. The announcement came from WWE announcer Mike Rome on Friday.

Dave Bautista (under his famous ring name Batista) became a six-time WWE world champion by winning the WWE World Heavyweight Championship four times and the WWE Championship twice.

Many didn’t think he’d make it to the SmackDown 1000 event, as earlier this month he Tweeted out that he hadn’t been invited. Well, it looks like that won’t be the case, and the entire Evolution crew will be back together for the historic occasion.

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Minecraft: Dungeons Announced for PC

Minecraft: Dungeons, a brand new game set in the world of Minecraft, is coming to PC in 2019, Mojang announced today during Minecon Earth 2018.

Being developed internally by a "small and dedicated team" within Mojang, the developer describes Minecraft: Dungeons as an "action-adventure game inspired by classic dungeon crawlers." It'll support up to four players and feature various new weapons, items, and mobs, as well as a variety of environments to explore and an overarching quest that'll see players face off against an enemy called the Arch-Illager.

"When I think of Minecraft I think about it as a multiverse," Jens Bergensten, lead developer at Mojang told IGN. "Dungeons is essentially one Minecraft world with specific areas to go to, specific quests, and specific monsters. That said there are of course procedural elements to the game.”

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Minecraft Village and Pillage Update Announced

Minecraft's next big update, which will add Pillagers and over 10 new Villagers, is coming in 2019, Mojang announced today during Minecon Earth 2018.

Appropriately titled Village and Pillage, the update introduces Pillagers, an unfriendly group of characters equipped with dangerous Beasts. Players will have the ability to defend villages from Pillager attacks.

The update will also bring eleven new Villagers to the world of Minecraft, including the Librarian, Butcher, Cleric Cartographer, Leatherworker, Fletcher, Shepherd, Farmer, Fisher, Armorer, Toolsmith, and Weaponsmith. Each new Villager will have unique design variations depending on which biome they're found in.

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Is PlayStation Taking Notes from Xbox Game Pass?


With the recent announcement that PlayStation Now will allow for players to download and play PS4 and PS2 games offline from Sony's subscription streaming service, the crew of IGN's weekly PlayStation show Beyond dug into the topic.

Watch the video above to see Jonathon Dornbush, Brian Altano, and Max Scoville discuss whether PlayStation Now's new capabilities are taking a note out of Xbox's Game Pass system, and whether we could see the service be combined with PlayStation Plus in the future.

In its original announcement, Sony did note that users will need to connect their PS4’s to the internet every few days to verify their PS Now subscription to play downloaded titles, but an always-on, super-fast internet connection won’t be necessary for this verification.

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Every Amiibo Figure Ever

Amiibo may not be the wild craze they were when they first released, but they are still some of the best official Nintendo figurines you can find. As of publish, 175 official Amiibo have been made or announced, though that number comes with some caveats.

Here's gallery of every single Amiibo figurine released or announced, sorted by game series. There are a whole lot in there, so be sure to use the arrow keys for quicker browsing if you are viewing on the desktop site:

Now, let's get a few things straight: We aren't counting the Animal Crossing Amiibo cards. There are A LOT of those, but 2D cards don't really feel like they qualify as full-on Amiibo. (Though we did include the cereal box Amiibo, that's 3D, right?) Additionally, there are four figurines from the Skylanders games, but they actually do double as official Amiibo. Additionally, the Mr. Game & Watch Amiibo has four interchangeable poses sold in a bundle with only one base, technically making it a single Amiibo.

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Star Wars Resistance Sneak Peek: Why We’re Rooting for Poe’s New Protege

Throughout September, IGN is featuring the best TV coming your way in the 2018-2019 season. Today we're visiting a galaxy far, far away for a look at Star Wars Resistance, the latest animated effort from Star Wars Rebels creator Dave Filoni. Resistance follows Kazuda "Kaz" Xiono (Christopher Sean), "a young pilot recruited by the Resistance for a top-secret mission to spy on the growing threat of the First Order." The new series premieres Sunday, Oct. 7 on Disney Channel.

Following in the footsteps of Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels, Star Wars Resistance aims to fill in a period of time that remains unexplored in the franchise's main saga - taking place before the events of The Force Awakens to offer insight into the inner workings of the Resistance and its scrappy band of rebel pilots and spies.

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