Elektra #1 Review

It’s still depressing that Marvel’s previous Elektra comic didn’t find a wider audience, as it was about as gorgeous a comic as one could find on the stands in 2014. Even with a drastically different stylistic approach in this new series, the art remains the big selling point as Elektra returns to the forefront of the Marvel Universe.

Writer Matt Owens and artist Juan Cabal don’t seek to reinvent the wheel with this new series. As is her wont, Elektra is hiding from the demons of her past and seeking some way of helping those who aren’t fortunate enough to be deadly ninja assassins. That neverending quest now brings her to Las Vegas, where she catches wind of a mysterious villain allowing high-rollers to toy with human lives. Basically, a lot of bad people need stabbing, and Elektra is just the ninja for the job.

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Dead Rising 4 Release Date Revealed for Steam

Dead Rising 4 will release on Steam on March 14.

Capcom made the announcement on Twitter, accompanied by a new trailer for the action game (seen below). Dead Rising 4 was a timed exclusive on Xbox One and Windows 10.

It’s supposedly exclusive to Xbox One for up to a year, possibly hinting at a PlayStation 4 release in the future. Though to be clear, nothing is official on that front.

For more on the action game, be sure to check out IGN’s review of Dead Rising 4.

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Lethal Weapon Renewed for Season 2

One of this TV season’s success stories, Lethal Weapon has now been renewed for Season 2 by FOX.

Said FOX Entertainment president David Madden in a statement, “Lethal Weapon continues to fire on all cylinders. Every week, it delivers a big, fun rollercoaster ride, but also remains touchingly human and genuinely emotional, and that’s due to the chemistry that’s developed not only between Damon Wayans and Clayne Crawford, but the entire cast.”

Overcoming skepticism about adapting the popular film series for TV, Lethal Weapon debuted to strong numbers and solid reviews this past fall. Season 1 was 18 episodes, though it’s not clear how many Season 2 will be as yet.

The renewal comes on the heels of another new FOX show, the Kaitlin Olson comedy The Mick, getting a Season 2 order this week.

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Mass Effect-themed Cards Against Humanity Expansion Now Available For $1

Cards Against Humanity has teamed up with BioWare to create a limited-release, Mass Effect-themed expansion pack for the popular card game, including 14 new cards.

The expansion pack is currently available on MassEffectPack.com for $1 USD, including free shipping in the U.S.

This is Cards Against Humanity’s second co-branded expansion, but their first collaboration with a videogame. The first co-branded expansion was for Netflix’s House of Cards, and the limited edition pack sold out in less than 24 hours.

Cards Against Humanity events director, Trin Garritano, said, “We agreed to do this because Mass Effect is the only good AAA video game… we thought that if we made this pack of cards, they’d let us play Andromeda early. Unfortunately, that did not happen.”

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Homeworld Creators Reveal Collaboration With NASA's JPL

The pairing of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory with Blackbird Interactive, Inc. has given us a glimpse into humanity’s future on Mars.

Project Eagle is an “interactive model of a Mars colony in Gale Crater” produced by the collaboration.

The simulation is set in the year 2117, “44 Martian years” after the first humans set foot on our nearest neighbor.

The interactive model was first presented live at DICE by members of both the JPL and Blackbird Interactive.

Earlier today, NASA held a press conference to announce the discovery of seven Earth-sized planets orbiting the same distant star.

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Jordan Peele Is Toying With Your Expectations in Get Out

The less you know about Get Out before you see it, the better — but even once you start watching the film, director/writer Jordan Peele intentionally wants to subvert your expectations.

The movie, which Peele describes as a “social thriller,” starts with a simple premise: a young interracial couple goes to meet her parents for the first time. While Rose (Allison Williams) initially dismisses her boyfriend Chris’s (Daniel Kaluuya) concerns that she hasn’t told her parents that he is black, a trip to their upstate New York home reveals there’s something much more sinister at play than just racial tensions. But even that short synopsis probably will cause you to make some false assumptions about what this film will be, which was something the first time director and former Key & Peele star wanted to take advantage of.

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Fargo: Season 3 Debuting in April

FX’s acclaimed series Fargo will return on April 19.

Now filming in Canada, Fargo: Season 3, set in 2010, stars Ewan McGregor, alongside The Leftovers’ Carrie Coon, 10 Cloverfield Lane’s Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Harry Potter’s David Thewlis.

McGregor will actually play two roles: “Parking Lot King of Minnesota” Emmit and his younger brother Ray. Their rivalry in Fargo will lead to “murder, mobsters and cut-throat competitive bridge,” according to FX.

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Share Your PS4 Clips for a Chance to Win PS Store Gift Cards

Attention PlayStation 4 gamers, we need you again! We’re giving you a chance to be featured on IGN and win some great prizes!

If you’ve been dominating in Nioh, this week is your chance to prove to the IGN community just how impressive your skills are. What is the PS4 Gamer Challenge? What do you have to do? Glad you asked!

Every week, for the next five weeks, we’ll pick a game and propose a specific challenge where you show us your skills. We’ll watch all submissions and pick our favorites, which we’ll then showcase on IGN! Rinse and repeat the following week with a new challenge and more chances to win!

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Blizzard Details the Rough Road From Titan to Overwatch

Jeff Kaplan, the Vice President of Blizzard Entertainment, took the stage at DICE 2017 this morning to discuss video game world building, and wound up talking about Project Titan – Blizzard’s cancelled MMO that went on to become Overwatch. While the relationship between the two is by no means a secret, Kaplan went into greater detail about the stressful transition period than he has previously.

As has been widely reported, Project Titan was in development for nearly seven years, and was officially cancelled in May of 2013. Kaplan spoke briefly on the difficulty of walking away from a project after emotionally investing in it so heavily for so long. He then went on to outline what happened to the Titan dev team once the decision was made.

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Beyond: Holy Robot Dinosaurs, We Love Horizon: Zero Dawn!

This week, join Max “Tallneck” ScovilleMarty “Broadhead” SlivaBrian “ThunderJaw” Altano, and Zach “Stormbird” Ryan as they discuss Horizon: Zero Dawn, which is shaping up to be one of, if not the biggest PS4 exclusive of the year, and there’s no disagreement here that it is a very good video game.