Monthly Archives: October 2019

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Disco Elysium Headed To Consoles in 2020

The popular detective RPG Disco Elysium is headed to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in 2020, according to developers ZA/UM.

Inspired by tabletop games like Dungeons & Dragons, Disco Elysium puts you in the shoes of a nameless detective, allowing you to craft your backstory that influences your narrative and decisions throughout going forward.

In a message to USgamer, Robert Kurvitz, designer and writer on Disco Elysium said, "

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Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Switch Performance Patch Now Available

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night's long-awaited Nintendo Switch Graphics and Performance Update is now live and focuses on four areas of improvement; Input Lag, Visual Quality, Crashes, and Load Times.

The version 1.03 update that brings all these improvements was detailed on Bloodstained's forums and is in response to the serious frame rate and optimization problems that appear on Switch, but not on the other platforms.

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Every Call of Duty Single-Player Campaign, Ranked

Call of Duty is still going strong 16 years later with its latest iteration, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. While the franchise is known primarily for its fast-paced, twitchy multiplayer combat, each COD (with the exception of last year’s Call of Duty: Black Ops 4) has also included a robust single-player campaign that explores boots on the ground combat and the harsh realities of war.

While early entries focused primarily on WWII combat, Call of Duty has taken on many other popular time periods since, including the Vietnam War and Cold War eras, as well as fictional wars in the future. But which Call of Duty campaign reigns supreme? Check out our gallery below.

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The Witcher Trailer #2 Breakdown: 34 Book and Game Easter Eggs

The second trailer for Netflix’s The Witcher is here, and it blew us away like a blast of Aard!

Before we get into our breakdown, which you can read below or click through the slideshow to see (and we have a video version coming soon), be warned that we’re going in armed with the knowledge of everything that happens in the books, and that means we’ll be pointing out what some may consider MASSIVE SPOILERS! For those brave enough to remain, welcome to Rewind Theater!

The trailer opens on the aftermath of a great battle. And considering a scene later in the trailer, this could be the slaughter of Cintra by Nilfgaardian soldiers, a major turning point for the series. Most importantly, Cintra is the home of Princess Ciri.

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Every IGN PlayStation First-Party Exclusive Review

Throughout the PlayStation 4 generation, Sony has been commended for its well-produced, story-driven exclusives such as first-party standouts like God of War, Horizon Zero Dawn, and Marvel's Spider-Man. But the company's history of developing high-quality games extends back to its original PlayStation days beginning in 1994, when many Sony-owned studios and franchises were still in their infancies — Studio Japan's Ape Escape and Polyphony Digital's Gran Turismo, for example. With another massive console exclusive on the horizon in Death Stranding, we're looking back at all 227 IGN reviews of PlayStation games developed by Sony's first-party studios*. Some are masterpieces, some are amazing, and some are... not so great.

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IGN’s Favorite Halloween Movies

Halloween is here! It’s the best day of the year, surely, and one of the ways we at IGN love to celebrate it is by watching our favorite Halloween movies. But what counts as a Halloween movie anyway? The answer is easy: Anything counts as long as it gets you in the Halloween mood!

So what do we at IGN like to watch on this most holiest of days? A bunch of our staff have chimed in with their favorite pics. Read on for all of them… and happy Halloween!

The Shining

I get why author Stephen King has never been fond of this particular adaptation of his work. The basic plot of Stanley Kubrick's The Shining may follow the book, but the execution is much different. But all that really matters is The Shining is one of the most technically impressive and rewatchable horror movies around. Kubrick was never one to forget the small details. It's a chilling look at three family members trapped in a remote hotel and going mad. Is the Overlook actually haunted, or is this just a particularly extreme case of cabin fever? That the movie leaves itself so open to interpretation is one of its greatest strengths. There's a reason it's inspired so many bizarre yet fascinating fan theories over the years, including the one where some folks think Kubrick is using the film to confess his role in faking the Apollo 11 moon landing.

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Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong Join Dr. Mario World, Officially Become Doctors

Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong have battled, raced, adventured, eaten bananas, played sports, and they even participated in the Olympics. Now, they have officially become doctors and are allowed to practice least in Dr. Mario World as they are both now playable characters.

As reported by Eurogamer, both Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong have been added to the roster of available doctors in Dr. Mario World for iOS and Android alongisde four new assistants: Boo, Scuttlebug, Goomrat, and Wiggler.

X-Men’s Psylocke Gets New Costume and Superhero Name

Longtime X-Men member Psylocke just got a new superhero name and a fresh costume to go along with it. The mutant known as Betsy Braddock is now Captain Britain and sports a new version of the corresponding costume styled after the Union Jack flag.

Take a look:

As for how Betsy took on this new moniker, we have to dive into the pages of Excalibur #1 from Marvel Comics, written by Tini Howard with art by Marcus To and Erick Arciniega.

Warning: full spoilers for Excalibur #1 below!

Marvel first revealed Betsy’s new persona when they announced the wave of comics coming out of the X-Men relaunch spearheaded by Jonathan Hickman, but now that we’ve read the first issue of Excalibur, we finally understand why she has it.

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Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series’ Final Episode’s Release Date Revealed

The third and final episode of Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series will be released on November 21, 2019, on Oculus Quest and Rift headsets and will allow players to have a lightsaber duel with Darth Vader himself. revealed more details for the final episode of the series that tells a canon Star Wars story by David S. Goyer and puts players face-to-face with Darth Vader in his castle on Mustafar.

Vader Immortal: Episode III begins with Vader having seized the powerful Bright Star artifact, and returned to his castle to activate it,” says director Ben Snow. “Working with your droid companion ZO-E3 and the Mustafarians, you need to get back up to the castle and try to stop Vader before he destroys life on Mustafar. This involves you discovering more about the power of your bloodline and using that to fight your way through Imperial forces as you break back into Vader’s castle. You even have a run-in with a familiar foe from a previous episode. Ultimately, you’ll have to confront Vader face-to-face and try to stop his plans.”

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