All posts by Terri Schwartz

American Gods: "Lemon Scented You" Review

Full spoilers for American Gods continue below.

American Gods picks up from its cliffhanger from the past two episodes right from where we left off: with Shadow Moon encountering his living dead wife Laura for the first time. There is a sense of anticipation here for how she will handle the situation, but the payoff wasn’t quite what was expected.

For all that Laura must have been thinking long and hard about how she would approach Shadow once she revealed that she was still alive, this was a bit of a jarring shift in her behavior from the disengaged and apathetic woman we met in last week’s episode. I’ve watched this episode twice now, and the second time around I think I have a better understanding of what Emily Browning and showrunners Bryan Fuller and Michael Green were going for: Laura is re-learning how to care, and she’s pretty bad at it.

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The Leftovers: "The Most Powerful Man in the World" Review

Warning: Full spoilers for the episode below.

Kevin returned to the Leftovers’ version of the afterlife for a riveting, brain-spiraling, and heartrending penultimate series episode where, after dying a couple of times in order to check items off on a beyond-the-grave grocery list that included learning a song and passing along some messages, Kevin wound up having a catharsis, violently cutting a key out of his own heart.

The afterlife world, which we saw twice back in Season 2, is, naturally, very reminiscent of the flash-sideways reality back in that final season of Lost. The viewers see familiar faces, in this case dead ones, but in a word-jumble version of the show’s established story. Everyone’s present, even those we haven’t seen in a while, but in different roles. The “rules” of this world are far from clear and it seems like each time Kevin leaves the place he has to do it in a different manner. The most significant side-effect of this mysterious doppelganger-filled astral plane however is that it always shows Kevin certain varied truths about the real world.

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Daily Deals: Save £20 When You Spend £150 or More on Gaming and Technology at Tesco

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It’s that time again! Tesco have put together (for the second time this year) a discount code which sees you save £20 when you spend £150 or more on Technology and Gaming.

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18 Sweet Games We Played at BitSummit in Japan

On the world stage, Tokyo Game Show is seen as Japan’s premiere gaming expo, but for me personally, TGS has been a show of diminishing returns for many years. Nowadays, the event I get most excited about in Japan is BitSummit.

This two day event is not necessarily that dissimilar to the indie spaces at PAX, or other consumer shows, but it’s nonetheless an awesome window into what’s happening in the indie scene within Japan, and BitSummit itself still feels very much like a grass roots celebration of gaming: a space being shared by everyone, with tiny start-up studios rubbing shoulders with well-known, high profile industry figures.

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Who Is the Greatest Fighting Game Character of All Time?

When you think of fighting games, you think of classic characters like Ryu, Heihachi, and Sub-Zero. But new blood to the fighting genre means new entrants into the ring. It’s time to settle once and for all who is the top fighter.

Cast your votes now in IGN’s Fighting Game Characters Face-Off to help decide the #1 best fighting game character of all time. The face-off matches some of the best fighters from a variety of rosters. The more votes are cast, the more the system learns which fighter should be at the top of the list, and who should be at the bottom… with Dan Hibiki.

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9 Major Comic Book Movies Coming in 2018

Nine huge superhero films are looking to make 2018 one of the biggest comic book movie years of all time as the MCU, the X-Verse, and DC will collectively battle for our attention, approval, and dollars.

We’ll see the massive culmination of many years, and phases, with Avengers: Infinity War, along with the X-Men’s second (and hopefully much better) shot at the Dark Phoenix storyline. Venom and Aquaman will get their own stand-alones while Deadpool looks to shoop shoop ba-doop his way to R-rated crimefighting glory once more. Check out the slideshow below featuring the major comic book flicks headed your way next year.

So which comic book movie are you looking forward to the most in 2018? Are you psyched for more Deadpool? Can’t wait for Infinity War? Desperate to see the Dark Phoenix story redeemed? Let us know down below.

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Kingston HyperX Cloud Revolver S Gaming Headset Review

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Kingston’s HyperX gaming division has a three tiers for its headset lineup, with the Cloud Stinger series aimed at budget gamers, the Cloud line for mainstream gamers, and the Cloud Revolver line for audio purists. The Cloud Revolver S (See it on Amazon) (See it on Amazon UK) is a new “S” version designed as an upgrade to the current Revolver model that adds a 7.1 Dolby Surround dongle for push-button immersion. At a $149 MSRP its priced exactly the same as many of its competitors including the Logitech G533, SteelSeries Arctis 7, and Asus Strix 7.1, so it’s got some stiff competition. Let’s see how it stacks up.

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Out This Week: Tekken 7, Lock's Quest, Perception

With so many new games and movies coming out, it can be hard to keep up. Lucky for you, IGN is here to help with a weekly round-up of the biggest releases each and every week. Check out the latest releases for this week, and be sure to come back next Monday for a new update.

Note: The prices and deals compiled below are accurate at the time we published this story, but all are subject to change.

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Every Essential Runaways Story From Marvel Comics

If you don’t know the Runaways, know is the time to start educating yourself. These renegade teen heroes are making their live-action debut in Hulu’s Runaways TV series next year. And before that, Marvel is gearing up for a new Runaways comic as part of the Marvel Legacy relaunch.

Clearly, now is the time to get caught up on this cult-favorite franchise. That’s where we come in. We’ve broken down the main Runaways saga chronologically, covering all the team’s major appearances and other key stories they’ve appeared in over the years. We’ve tried to keep this article as spoiler-free as possible, as there’s no substitute for experiencing the Runaways comics for yourself.

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