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'Call of Duty: Black Ops 3' Is Definitely Heading Back To The Future

I’m going to take a moment to blow my own horn by recapping that on Wednesday I wrote a lengthy piece detailing why it was inevitable that the next Call of Duty installment in 2015 was going to be Black Ops 3, rather than some other sub-franchise like World at War 2. Less than 24 hours later, Black …

Halo: The Master Chief Collection is must-own multiplayer … months from now (review)

<i>This review was conducted of the Halo: Master Chief Collection multiplayer suite on multiple networks and Xbox Live accounts over a period of three weeks. GamesBeat previously ran a review of the campaign components upon release. –Ed.</i><p><i>Check out our Reviews Vault for past game reviews.</i><p>Halo: The …

Syria discloses four secret chemical weapons facilities, UN says

Syria has declared four chemical weapons facilities it had not previously disclosed, a special representative of the United Nations secretary general told the security council on Tuesday. The news heightened concerns that the Syrian government has not been fully open about its chemical weapons …

Russia-Ukraine crisis moves NATO back toward its roots

The future of Europe may rest on whether NATO can recover its roots.<p>With Russian President Vladimir Putin "land grabbing" and violating international law, the alliance is finding itself "brought back to its core," says Jaap de Hoop Scheffer, NATO's former secretary general. But it isn't …

A collection of the cutest Pikachu GIFs to make your day better

Inhale. Allow whatever stress you had before coming to this page to exit your body. Exhale.<p>I have collected the cutest GIFs of Pikachu. Why? Because I love Pikachu. You love Pikachu. People who don't know what Pikachu is love Pikachu. The critter is the closest I have to an animated pain reliever. …

No more Jar Jar: new Star Wars films to focus on practical effects

Director Rian Johnson, who is slated to take over the Star Wars franchise after J.J. Abrams directs <i>Star Wars: Episode VII</i>, has said that the new films will favor practical effects over CGI.<p>From The Hollywood Reporter and the Girls in Hoodies podcast:<p>"They're doing so much practical building for …

GTA Online: Checking Out the San Andreas Flight School Update - IGN Video

Taking a peek at some of the missions and aircraft in the new DLC.

The Crew: The World's Greatest Playground Trailer - IGN Video

If this doesn't get you excited for this cross-country racer, nothing will.

The Cannibal's Neighborhood - IGN Plays Minecraft Ep. 48 - IGN Video

Greg and Brian go to visit an IGN Beyond fan, but Brian's pretty sure he's a man-eater.

Apparent Robin Williams Model Found In World of Warcraft

Fans asked for Robin Williams in <i>World of Warcraft</i>, and it appears that Blizzard is actually going to include him in the game—or at least, multiple …

Why Pikachu may soon be as iconic as Mickey Mouse

The silhouette of three slightly-overlapping circles is, in most cultures, instantly recognizable and unmistakable for anything but Disney's anthropomorphic mouse, Mickey.<p>He's been in cartoons, movies and video games, his silhouette is plastered on Disney merchandise and he's the mascot for some of …

Not Every Video Game Trailer Is A Giant Lie

We live in a crazy, perverted world. A world where, in many ways, a video game's trailer is more important than the game itself, since it's the …

Drone Vs. Car Wash: Watch A Wet And Wild Face-Off

We took some drones out for a spin to test their durability under extreme (and not so extreme) conditions. In this battle our drone tries to fly through a fully operational car wash. Check out the results in the video above.<p>Check out the rest of our drone faceoffs: <br>Drone Vs. Baseball Bat <br>Drone Vs. …

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Drone Beat: Obama's Executive Order, a 20-Minute Rescue and More

The U.S. government uses them to bomb alleged terrorists in far-away places. Tech companies like Amazon, Google and Facebook are all toying with the …

Pope Francis Leaves South Korea After Urging Peace

Pope Francis wrapped up his first trip to Asia on Monday by challenging Koreans —from the North and the South — to reject the "mindset of suspicion and confrontation" that clouds their relations and find new ways to forge peace on the war-divided peninsula.<p>Before boarding a plane back to Rome, the …

Meet the controller that can teach you gun safety, or how to wield a lightsaber

The STEM system is a wireless series of motion controllers that work in three dimensions, similar to a much updated version of the PlayStation Move. The system was a Kickstarter success, raising over $600,000 out of a $250,000 goal, and the units are expected to be in backers' hands later this year.<p>…

Gamescom 2014: Assassin’s Creed Rogue: Dark, Angry, and Out For Blood

How this year’s last-gen entry in the series could be the bleakest, and most aggressive AC yet.<p>Assassin’s Creed Rogue, this year’s Xbox 360 and PS3 …

Watch an 11-minute assassination mission in Assassin's Creed Unity

<i>Assassin's Creed Unity</i> publisher released a gameplay video from the Paris-based action title today, showing off an 11-minute mission early in Arno Dorian's adventure.<p>Dorian is tasked with taking down a corrupt Templar named Sivert who is hanging out in the Notre-Dame Cathedral. According to …

Ubisoft pledges to take PC more seriously

Ubisoft said today that it is seeking to take Windows PC gaming way more seriously, as the platform continues to make gains against rivals.<p>With a notorious anti-piracy system in its past, and a habit of releasing PC versions of games after console versions, Ubisoft has faced its share of criticism …

Rise of the Tomb Raider - Why Did Tomb Raider Turn on PlayStation? - Podcast Beyond - IGN Video

Many fans are furious at Microsoft's announcement that the sequel to the popular reboot of a beloved franchise will be an Xbox exclusive, at least, …

The Crew - Car Customization - Gamescom 2014 - IGN Video

See all of the different ways you can trick out your ride.

The Expendables 3: Expendables Fight Club - IGN Video

Sylvester Stallone and the Expendables 3 team tells us who they would fight if they could fight anyone in history, thus breaking the first rule of …

The FDA wants to use Minecraft to keep people from smoking

Minecraft has proven a useful tool for teaching life lessons. For instance, if you don't have somewhere safe to sleep at the end of the day, bad things might happen to you. Also, cave exploration can be extremely dangerous without enough light, or if you run into molten lava — which is frequently. …

Official Tickets and Your Source for Live Entertainment

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Official Tickets and Your Source for Live Entertainment

Jul<p>26<p>Thu<p>featuring Annie LeBlanc, Jet Jurgensmeyer, Caroline Grace, Macy Martin, Sage Charmaine… and a surprise special guest!<p>Rams Head Live!, …

Assassin's Creed Rogue Gameplay Demo - IGN Live: Gamescom 2014 - IGN Video

See brand new gameplay of the PS3/360 Assassin's Creed game live from the Gamescom show floor.

Hellraid Gameplay Demo - IGN Live: Gamescom 2014 - IGN Video

Techland's swords and sorcery focussed horror RPG is demoed live from the IGN booth on the Gamescom show floor.