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Final Fantasy 15 Mobile Game Justice Monsters 5 Announced

During tonight’s Final Fantasy XV Uncovered event, Square Enix announced Justice Monsters Five, a mini-game that will be available on iOS, Android, and Windows 10 in 2016. Developing…. Andrew is IGN’s executive editor of news and thinks the Chocobos in this game are really adorable. You can find him rambling about Persona and cute animals on Twitter. Source: IGN.com

Final Fantasy 15 Movie 'Kingsglaive' Announced

During tonight’s Final Fantasy XV Uncovered event, Square Enix revealed a new feature-length Final Fantasy XV movie, Kingsglaive, which stars Lena Headey and Sean Bean of Game of Thrones fame and Aaron Paul of Breaking Bad fame. Headey will play Luna, while Sean Bean will play King Regis. Aaron Paul will play Nyx. Kingslaive will be released in 2016, before Final Fantasy XV, and will be available for streaming or download worldwide. It will not be in theaters. Developing… Andrew is IGN’s executive editor of news and just learned what the word “glaive” means. You can find him rambling about Spelunky and cute animals on Twitter. Source: IGN.com

Final Fantasy 15 ‘Brotherhood’ Anime Series Announced

At the Final Fantasy XV Uncovered event tonight, Square Enix revealed Brotherhood: Final Fantasy XV, a new five-episode animated series produced by A-1 Pictures. The anime will focus on how Noctis became friends with the other characters in Final Fantasy XV. All five episodes will be available online for free, with episode one available today. All episodes will air before Final Fantasy XV reveals this fall. Andrew is IGN’s executive editor of news and wishes he could watch his own prequel series. You can find him rambling about Persona and cute animals on Twitter. Source: IGN.com

Final Fantasy 15 Release Date Officially Confirmed

At today’s Final Fantasy XV Uncovered event, Square Enix officially announced that Final Fantasy XV will launch worldwide on September 30 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, confirming a leak from earlier today. Two Collector’s Editions were also revealed. A Deluxe Edition will include steelbook packaging, as well as a bonus outfit, weapon and skin for Noctis’ car. An Ultimate Collector’s Edition, limited to 30,000 units worldwide, will include a hardcover art book, a soundtrack, an exclusive Play Arts Kai Noctis figure, plus the same bonus content as the Deluxe Edition and four in-game item packs. It will be exclusive to the Square Enix Online Store. The news ends a long wait for Final Fantasy XV, which was originally announced at E3 2006 as Final Fantasy Versus XIII before being re-branded as Final Fantasy XV at E3 2013. Stay tuned to IGN for more on Final Fantasy XV, and be

American McGee's Spicy Horse Studio Suffers Job Losses

American McGee’s Shanghai-based studio, Spicy Horse, has reduced its staff to a core team. According to McGee, the plan moving forwards will be to move away from the free-to-play model the company has focused on in recent years. In a comment on In a comment on NeoGAF, McGee said the following: “Just wanted to let everyone know Spicy Horse did reduce staff earlier this week, but a core team will remain in the studio and we’ll be announcing new projects soon. “The remaining team will continue to support our existing and recently launched mobile F2P titles. As has been mentioned in this thread, the F2P space has become quite brutal in recent years, and after five years and seven titles, I feel it’s time we pivot to something new.” Speaking to IGN, McGee confirmed the job cuts, and says work will continue on the Alice film project and the studio’s

New Finding Dory Characters Unveiled

With the release date of Finding Dory fast approaching, today we got a new glimpse at several characters joining the ‘Finding Franchise’ with the likes Ed O’Neill, Ty Burrell, Kaitlin Olson, Diane Keaton and Eugene Levy lending their dulcet tones to the flick, Idris Elba and Dominic West playing a double act that turn the film something of a Wire spin-off, and some otters that are almost too cute. The new characters can be viewed below alongside their official character descriptions, though BEWARE OF SPOILERS as the do feature quite a few plot details. And look out for Finding Dory in US cinemas on June 17 and UK screens on July 29. Hank (Ed O’Neill)   Hank is an octopus. Actually, he’s a “septopus”: he lost a tentacle—along with his sense of humour—somewhere along the way. But Hank is just as competent as his eight-armed peers. An accomplished escape artist

'Leaked' Mass Effect: Andromeda Survey Hints at New Info

New details about Mass Effect Andromeda may have been leaked online. Before we get into it, this story comes from a screenshot on NeoGAF, so a large pinch of salt is recommended. Also, if the info turns out to be true, consider this your possible spoiler warning. Here’s what the EA marketing survey says: “Mass Effect: Andromeda takes players to the Andromeda galaxy, far beyond the Milky Way, where players will lead the fight for a new home in hostile territory – where WE are the aliens – opposed by a deadly indigenous race bent on stopping us. “Experience the freedom to traverse and explore a planet-dense but seamless open-world galaxy, rich with discovery. Play as the leader of a squad of military-trained explorers in an intense third-person shooter, with deep progression and customization systems. “This is the story of humanity’s next chapter, and player choices throughout the game will

The Flash: "Flash Back" Review

Warning: Full spoilers for the episode below. This week’s Flash episode was a slightly bittersweet experience. Make no mistake, “Flash Back” was a wild ride from start to finish, one that played with the pitfalls of time travel in a very effective way. But it’s frustrating to see the show entering a three-week hiatus so soon after the last hiatus. The CW’s scheduling habits aren’t doing the show any favors, but luckily, The Flash doesn’t really need help maintaining its momentum. “Flash Back” wasn’t the first time Barry has dealt with time travel and experienced past events from his life from a radically new perspective, but it did mark the show’s most ambitious time travel-focused conflict to date. The key difference this time is that Barry’s trip back in time was entirely intentional. He didn’t accidentally run back in time a few days or travel to appease Eobard Thawne. He

The Bold New Age of Space Simulators

It feels a smidge strange to describe Star Citizen as niche. The long-gestating rebirth of the Chris Roberts-style space simulator crossed the $100 million mark late last year. That “mark” is crowdfunded dollars, too, meaning there’s $100+ million of demand from a PC-exclusive audience eager to return to the stars with Roberts at the helm. If you sit Hello Games’ similarly themed indie title next to Star Citizen, it somehow feels more ambitious than Roberts’ offering, if only in terms of a very simple distinction: No Man’s Sky is targeting mainstream audiences. Your new playground. Put simply, the space simulator isn’t a mainstream genre. Hell, the term ‘simulator’ is synonymous with a high barrier of entry, steep learning curve, and games from the genre are aimed at a technically minded player base looking to experience what it feels like to fly a jet. Pilot a chopper. Control a submarine. Launch

The Tick Reboot Could Change Superhero Landscape

In today’s crowded superhero landscape, Amazon’s The Tick reboot has the chance to “do something really different.” Created in 2001, the live action version of The Tick was cancelled after just nine episodes. Though the show raked in an average of 4 million viewers on each episode, Fox considered the numbers catastrophic. Via The Tick animated series “I said at the time the network didn’t necessarily get it,” Barry Johnson, executive producer of both the original and reboot series, told Entertainment Weekly. “And I don’t know that we were doing exactly the version that was right, but we were happy with it.” Despite its perceived failure, the show garnered a cult-like following for its satire. “We’ve got this show about superheroes [where] we get to have fun with the idea of superheroes by starting with kind of a comedic parody of [an] event-oriented-like universe,” creator Ben Edlund said. The Tick

Unboxing This $120 Kingdom Hearts 2 Riku Figure

Unboxing This $120 Kingdom Hearts 2 Riku Figure March 30, 2016 We take a deeper look at Play Arts Kai’s gorgeous KH 2 toy. <!– Must Watch Related Fix –> ‘);window.ICMS.loadJS(‘//delivery.vidible.tv/jsonp/pid=56690836e4b0ebd072bd155f/545db032e4b0af1a81424b48.js’);}); Comments Please enable JavaScript to view the comments. Source: IGN.com

This 16-Year-Old Hacked Into Steam & Released a Ridiculous Game

A 16-year-old has got his 45-second-long ‘game’ onto Steam without a single person at Valve setting eyes on it. Watch Paint Dry is a game about watching paint dry. It made its way onto Steam without going through Greenlight or acquiring an elusive Valve stamp-of-approval, in an effort from creator Ruby Nealon to highlight a vulnerability in the service. Although the vulnerability has since been fixed (thanks to Nealon), Nealon chronicled his incredible exploit on Medium. Beginning with acquiring a Steamworks account (through unspecified means), Nealon found that he could fool it into thinking his trading cards – which he describes as a ‘basic joke set’ – had been approved by somebody at Valve. He then requested non-existent information that gave him a list of options, one of which could trick the system into thinking the game was ‘released’. To get Watch Paint Dry to show up on the store, Nealon

The Path: "What the Fire Throws" Review

Hulu’s new 10-episode drama, The Path, executive produced by Friday Night Lights’ Jason Katims and Jessica Goldberg (who created the series), dives deep into an upstate New York family who are members of a nebulous “light/truth”-based cult called Meyerism. Sarah Cleary (True Detective’s Michelle Monaghan) was born into the Meyerist sect and always been a true believer, while her husband Eddie (Breaking Bad’s Aaron Paul) joined up later in life after finding its author’s books following a family tragedy. The Path – which kicks things off Wednesday, March 30th – is a gripping, meditative look at people in turmoil. Hitting the cult theme from many sides, the core of the series involves Eddie’s newfound lapse of faith following a foreign retreat. A trip usually known for helping members experience new aspects on enlightenment has closed Eddie off to most every aspect of his belief system. And Sarah has taken notice.

12 Game Developers' Advice For Breaking Into the Industry

12 Game Developers’ Advice For Breaking Into the Industry March 30, 2016 Do you want to make games for a living? These 12 developers have some pro-tips for you. <!– Must Watch Related Fix –> ‘);window.ICMS.loadJS(‘//delivery.vidible.tv/jsonp/pid=56690836e4b0ebd072bd155f/545db032e4b0af1a81424b48.js’);}); Comments Please enable JavaScript to view the comments. Source: IGN.com

The Blacklist Getting Possible Spinoff Starring Famke Jannsen

NBC is developing a potential spinoff of The Blacklist, starring X-Men and Taken actress Famke Jannsen. The Hollywood Reporter says that Jannsen will be introduced in the May 5th episode of The Blacklist, as Susan “Scottie” Halsted. The plan being developed would then have the May 12th episode serve as a backdoor pilot that would center on her character, setting up the spinoff. Famke Jannsen in Hemlock Grove While details are limited, sources tell THR Jannsen’s character might be the mother of Tom Keen (portrayed by Ryan Eggold) on The Blacklist. Justified’s Michael Dinner will reportedly direct the backdoor pilot episode.  Sony Pictures Television and Davis Entertainment, the studios behind The Blacklist, are also producing the spinoff. Meanwhile, Jon Bokenkamp, John Eisendrath, John Davis, John Fox and Michael Watkins are set to executive produce. THR also notes that some other familiar faces from The Blacklist would be a part of the new series, should