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Fourth-grader says he has the One Ring, school suspends him for terrorist threat, dad says

A fourth-grader in west Texas has been suspended, his father says, because he pretended to have a ring like the One Ring from The Lord of the Rings canon, and said it could make a classmate disappear.<p>Dad Jason Steward said he was told his son's claim amounted to making a terrorist threat.<p>Steward …

Disney Infinity Toy Box creation comes to Apple devices with free app

<i>Disney Infinity Toy Box 2.0</i> is bringing a sandbox world filled with Disney, Pixar and Marvel characters to iOS today, publisher Disney Interactive announced.<p>The free iPad and iPhone app allows cross-platform play between the mobile and console versions, with characters from the Marvel universe like …

5 Hearthstone cards that desperately need some help

Not all cards are created equal.<p>Blizzard has taken an active approach in balancing its digital card game, Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft. However, it usually does so by making overpowered cards worse. Why not improve some of its worst cards?<p>We have a few candidates that could really use a little …

Gaming has left the LAN party behind

It's becoming clear that the humble LAN party is becoming an outdated concept in the modern world of gaming.<p>A LAN (local area network) party is an event where any number of people come together with their gaming PCs to play games in the same physical space. It's a more intimate way to hang out with …

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Marvel: Contest of Champions developer Kabam’s $400M in revenue for 2014 is another record year

Kabam set another company high for revenue in 2014 — its fifth consecutive year of growth.<p>Earnings season<p>EA has strong quarter<br>• Wall Street loves EA<p>The studio reported revenue of $400 million for the year, which is a another record for the privately held free-to-play mobile-game publisher — although …

Nintendo's New Deal With YouTubers Is A Jungle Of Red Tape

There’s no better game maker around than Nintendo, but the company is struggling to keep up with the changing face of the video game landscape in other ways. Namely, in deciding how footage of their games is used and distributed online by fans and content creators.<p>Nintendo upset YouTubers last year …

PlayStation Plus members get Transistor, Yakuza 4, Rogue Legacy and more next month

PlayStation Plus members will get access to six games as part of their monthly subscription in February, including Supergiant Games' <i>Transistor</i>, Sega's <i>Yakuza 4</i> and Cellar Door Games' <i>Rogue Legacy</i>, across PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and Vita.<p>Alien Trap Games' <i>Apotheon</i>, a side-scrolling combat …

Dying Light - Weapon Duplication Exploit - Dying Light - IGN Video

IGN shows you how to duplicate weapons in Dying Light. For more on Dying Light, check out our full wiki on IGN @ http://www.ign.com/wikis/dying-light

Match 3 Evolve Game Launches on Android and iPhone Devices

Earn "Mastery Points" to level up Evolve characters<p>Evolve: Hunters Quest, the official companion app for 4v1 shooter Evolve, launches tonight for …

Alibaba invests $10M in struggling Ouya amid rumors the Chinese megacorp is making its own console

The Kickstarter-funded Android microconsole that was going to change the gaming world may still do so … in China.<p>Alibaba, a gigantic Chinese Internet company, has invested $10 million in Android-console manufacturer Ouya, according to a Wall Street Journal report. This news comes less than a month …

Televisions

Battlefield Hardline - Beta Trailer - IGN Video

Get an in-depth look at the new features coming in Battlefield Hardline.

Rocksmith 2014 - Three Days Grace DLC Pack Trailer - IGN Video

Learn how to play "Animal I Have Become," "Break," "Just Like You," "Riot" and "Never Too Late."

PlayStation Plus Free Games Lineup Preview for February 2015 - IGN Video

Transistor and Thief headline the next round of free PlayStation Plus games.

Teenage Drama and Time Travel - Life Is Strange Launch Trailer - IGN Video

Max's life is turned upside down when she moves back to Arcadia Bay and discovers a heap of problems and the ability to reverse time.

How Dying Light capitalizes on your fear of heights, rather than your fear of zombies

Zombies haven't been especially scary for a few years now — it's hard to be frightened of things you've seen eviscerated, burned and otherwise pulverized across countless comics, movies, TV shows and games. Heights, though? Those are still pretty scary; and <i>Dying Light</i>, the latest title from <i>Dead</i> …

Metroid Prime Trilogy is $10 on the Wii U right now, go buy it

<i>Metroid Prime Trilogy</i>, which includes the acclaimed GameCube originals <i>Metroid Prime</i> and <i>Metroid Prime 2: Echoes</i>, as well as Wii classic <i>Metroid Prime 3: Corruption</i>, is currently 50 percent off. The offer is good today until Feb. 5 at 8:59 a.m. PT, so if you're craving spacey first-person action, get …

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Star Wars Battlefront: Stunning Endor Concept Art Revealed - IGN First

Plus, more on map size and DICE's technology.<p>EA and DICE have been quiet about Star Wars Battlefront since E3 2014, when we got our first glimpse of …

Battlefield: Hardline open beta starts next week

You’ll have five days next week to test the upcoming Battlefield game.<p>Publisher Electronic Arts and developer Visceral Games revealed today that they will start the open beta test for Battlefield: Hardline on Monday. Players on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC will all have …

Los Angeles

Dragon's Dogma Online - Trailer - IGN Video

Get a first look at this new free-to-play MMO installment in the Dragon's Dogma franchise.

Gaming

Game Scoop! 330: A Brief History of Alternate History Games - IGN Video

This week we're taking a look back at notable alternate history games starting with Metal Gear and ranking the big game publishers.

Is Roman Reigns Being Treated Unfairly? - WWE 2K15 - IGN Let's Play - IGN Video

In today's episode, Bobbya1984 chronicles the rise of Roman Reigns. Watch as he tries to explain why he and other wrestling fans are struggling to …

App Store Update: January 29

The cult classic adventure Indigo Prophecy returns in an all-new Remastered edition.<p>Every day hundreds of new apps make their debut on the App Store, …

Why would a small game studio buy a Super Bowl ad?

<i>Heroes Charge</i> is a straightforward card-based combat game for smartphones. It's the sort of bombastic fare that defines mobile gaming in 2015, and goes pretty well unnoticed outside its own target audience.<p>On Sunday, it will have a moment in the glaring spotlight of the Super Bowl. Its 12-person …

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New Details Announced for MLB 15: The Show

Worldwide gameplay reveal coming February 5th<p>Today, fans were treated to details of a whole range of new features and improvements for MLB 15: The …

The story of Spider-Man's musical disaster helps explain how big studios launch broken games

Julie Taymor's <i>The Lion King</i> has brought in $6 billion in ticket sales. U2 remains one of the biggest bands in the world. Spider-Man is one of the most recognizable characters in pop culture. A Broadway musical from these individuals, backed by an extensive budget to create something truly …

Alibaba has reportedly invested $10 million in Ouya

After stalling in the US, Android consoles could find success in China<p>Ouya, the miniature Android gaming console that began as a Kickstarter sensation but largely fizzled with consumers, is getting a boost from Alibaba. The Chinese e-commerce giant has invested $10 million into Ouya, according to</i> …

New Hatred trailer is just as vile as the last one

If you were hoping that <i>Hatred</i> might mellow in its misanthropic view of the world, this new trailer will definitely put you to rights.<p>It's just as vicious and cynical as the first trailer, this time focusing on humanity's habit of living in homes and owning stuff as a fair justification for mass …

Total War: Attila's Viking Forefathers Let's Play Video

Pillage is a boom industry<p>Creative Assembly has released a "Let's" Play video featuring the studio's own James Given and popular Total War YouTuber …

Ermac Revealed for Mortal Kombat X

FIGHT!<p>NetherRealm announced another addition to the Mortal Kombat X roster today. Ermac is now the 14th confirmed fighter for the upcoming Mortal …

Mortal Kombat