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The fan that’s trying to re-create Pokémon Red in Minecraft has made some updates

You can make almost anything in Minecraft, and fans have shown over and over that they will.<p>One community creator, who goes by the name Magib1 on Reddit, is attempting to rebuild all of the original 1996 role-playing game Pokémon Red. They’re actually using command blocks, which basically enable …

Film Adaptation of Hit Manga Series Death Note Casts Lead Actor

The American live-action film adaptation of the hugely popular manga and anime series <i>Death Note</i> has taken one step closer to happening, with the news that the lead role has been cast. Nat Wolff, best know for the hit teen drama <i>The Fault in our Stars</i>, is in final negotiations to star in the film, …

$12 Gets You a Mystery Game Bundle Every Month

The group behind the Humble Bundle is branching out once again, this time with a new subscription plan called Humble Monthly that delivers curated game bundles every month.<p>Not unlike the way LootCrate operates with physical merchandise, you can subscribe for $12 per month and receive a collection …

PC Gaming

PS4/PC Horror Game SOMA Sells 92k Copies, Enough to Pay Bills for Two Years

It is rare for developers to reveal hard sales numbers for their games, but that is exactly what Frictional Games has done for its latest release, the PlayStation 4 and PC horror game, SOMA. After 10 days, the title has sold around 92,000 copies, which is good enough to "pretty much" pay the …

Dragon Ball franchise to return with new series, Dragon Ball Super

It's been eighteen years since a new season of the Dragon Ball franchise hit television, but that long hiatus will soon be over: the new series will be called <i>Dragon Ball Super</i>.<p>Famitsu reports that Dragon Ball creator Akira Toriyama will be crafting the story, which will take place after the series' …

Anime

Daily Deals: New 3DS XL With Game of Your Choice, $45 DualShock 4, $20 Shadow of Mordor

A great time to grab a New 3DS XL, a spare DualShock 4, or a game you missed.<p>Want more deals? Join the IGN Deals Newsletter.<p>Today's Big Deals<p><b>New 3DS</b> …

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Phones

Resogun keeps growing on PS4 with new Challengers and Defenders updates

PlayStation 4 shoot 'em up <i>Resogun</i> will get a new expansion, <i>Resogun Defenders</i>, next week, developer Housemarque and Sony XDEV confirmed today. The expansion will introduce two new game modes: Protector and Commando.<p>Protector is described as a defense of one of the last remaining human colonies. It …

PlayStation

Battlefield Hardline Xbox One Is "Extremely Rare"

Sadly, so far all we have is this tiny picture of it, but a new, custom Battlefield Hardline-themed Xbox One has appeared on Microsoft's website (via NeoGAF).<p>It looks like the "extremely rare" Xbox One will be available only through a sweepstakes in Microsoft's Bing Rewards program. To enter, …

Mega Man, The Lion King and over 2,000 free games are now playable in your browser

More than 2,000 retro video games are now playable for free in your browser, thanks to the Internet Archive.<p>According to software curator Jason Scott, the Software Library uses an EM-DOSBOX in-browser emulator to run programs. However, browser-based emulation is still in beta and can occasionally …

Watch the first full trailer for Marvel's Ant-Man

<i>Ant-Man</i> is a film about a con man who gains control of a power that allows him to grow smaller in size while becoming more powerful. It stars Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly and Michael Douglas.<p>I would be skeptical that it's going to do anything at the box office, but then I remember the people who …

Comics

Kingdom Hearts HD II.5 ReMIX - Launch Trailer - IGN Video

Fans from around the world reminisce about their favorite Kingdom Heart moments.

An 'honest' look at Pokémon Gold and Silver

As part of its Honest Game Trailers series, Smosh Games recently tackled popular Pokémon games <i>Gold</i> and <i>Silver</i> — a sequel brought to you by "the company that's throwing everything at the wall to see what sticks," Nintendo.<p>The trailer recounts the journey of "another fatherless 10-year-old" on his way …

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare's super zombies arrive in January with its first DLC

<i>Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare</i>'s futuristic take on zombies will arrive in January, Activision and developer Sledgehammer Games confirmed alongside a teaser trailer for the new mode. Dubbed Exo Zombies, the new cooperative multiplayer mode outfits the undead with <i>Advanced Warfare</i>'s exoskeletons to …

Ubisoft shipped a broken game you can't return, free DLC doesn't make it right

The idea that Ubisoft somehow didn't know the condition of <i>Assassin's Creed Unity</i> doesn't just strain credulity, it snaps it in two and then sets the pieces on fire. The game's issues are blatant, and extensive. The manipulation of review embargoes adds an extra layer of shady behavior to the …

Want a free copy of Torchlight?

<i>Torchlight</i>, the rather excellent hack-and-slash title from Runic Games, is now on sale for the also rather excellent price of free.<p>"We have great news today, <i>Torchlight</i> is now available to download through Arc! Simply log-in and add the game for free within Arc (Regular Price of $15), and the game …

The Only Way To Save Samsung's Dying Mobile Business

• <b>Samsung's smartphone shipments were down 8.2% on a year-over-year basis last quarter, according to IDC.</b> It was the only top-5 smartphone shipment that saw a contraction in smartphone shipments.• <b><br>The decline in phone shipments hit Samsung's bottom line.</b> Its profits were down 60% last quarter. That was …

How A 'Hunger Games' Video Game Could Be Incredible

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 made $123M this weekend, falling short of the high water mark set by Catching Fire ($158M) but still easily destroying everything else this year. One more film, the series will end, raking in billions for those behind it.<p>That’s all well and good, though I can’t …

Goat Simulator's MMO expansion has an Easter egg homage to Diablo's 'cow level'

<i>Goat Simulator</i>'s "MMO" expansion went live on Thursday, and evidently it features the Easter egg above: a <i>Diablo 3</i>-themed area that takes you to a "Cow Level" similar to the one in <i>Diablo 2</i>.<p>To get there, one uses a catapult to fling himself into "Twistram." It's a mock-up of the village in <i>Diablo 3</i>, …

League of Legends experiences instability following map update

Fans were having issues getting into matches of League of Legends today, and developer Riot had to pull one of the world’s most popular games offline to perform emergency maintenance.<p>The multiplayer arena battler has had a number of connection and stability issues since Riot introduced the 4.20 …

What's The Difference Between Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire?

On November 21, Nintendo released two new titles in one of the best-selling video game series of all time: Pokemon Omega Ruby and Pokemon Alpha Sapphire. The two games were developed exclusively for the portable Nintendo 3DS video game system, and they both feature new areas to explore, new ways to …

How Minecraft looks with realistic graphics

This animation of a realistic version of <i>Minecraft,</i> created in Blender by YouTuber Flashcode, prompted the following responses from my kids, ages 4, 8 and 10.<p>8yo: "Is this a real game?"<p>10yo: "No, idiot. But it's nice."<p>4yo: "Awesome."<p>It's a short film, in which Steve encounters a Skeleton, but …

Not even Tony Hawk can ride a hoverboard

Last month, Arx Pax showed off a real, working, honest-to-goodness hoverboard. The thing was, no one could really ride the hoverboard the way you would want them to.<p>Enter pro-skater, king of all boards Tony Hawk, who, while managing to do a couple of shove-its, also can't really ride the …

Now You Can Play 'Smash Bros.' On Your TI-83 Calculator

Now there's a new way for bored kids to kill time in algebra class -- playing "Super Smash Bros." on their calculators.<p>"Super Smash Bros. Open" is a program that brings the popular Nintendo game to graphing calculators such as the TI-83 and TI-84. Hayleia, a user at Omnimaga.org, a calculator-game …

5 Sky Events This Week: See the Andromeda Galaxy and a Jovian Moon-Over-Moon Eclipse

Watch for the Andromeda galaxy, the most distant object visible to the naked eye, and an eclipse of two of Jupiter's moons.<p>This week sky-watchers get to soak in a Jovian eclipse and also travel millions of years back in time to glimpse the crown jewel of a celestial princess.<p><b>Leonids Trickle</b><p>Late on …

Atari games buried in landfill net $37G on eBay

What some have called the worst video game ever made has fetched thousands of dollars for a New Mexico city.<p>An old "E.T. The Extraterrestrial" game cartridge drew the highest bid among 100 Atari games auctioned on eBay by Alamogordo officials.<p>The games were part of a cache of some 800 Atari video …

The best Gameboy Advance emulator for iOS is back, no jailbreak required

Although it’s never been in either Apple or Nintendo’s graces, GBA4iOS has long been one of our favorite apps on iOS. An excellent Gameboy Color and Gameboy Advance emulator for the iPhone and iPad, GBA4iOS was long available to install on iOS 7 and above, no jailbreak required.<p>That all changed …

Microsoft's Xbox One Is Looking Like A Lost Cause

Despite many aggressive initiatives, Microsoft cannot seem to boost sales of its ailing Xbox One video game console.<p>Microsoft's latest promotion involves all three: The Windows-maker is now offering the Kinect-less Xbox One to American consumers for just $350 with a game — a nearly 40% discount …

A tiny, epic ode to Nintendo: Zelda and Super Mario 64’s worlds recreated as miniature dioramas

We all know that Japan does “small” well. Whether it’s microtechnology, tiny houses or bonsai, the Japanese are known for their dexterity and being …