Gamescom Award Applications Now Open

Applications for the Gamescom 2017 award are now open.

Exhibitors can now apply for the jury-voted award which crowns the best of Gamescom in among 23 categories. The winner will be voted by a selection of German and international media.

Additionally, IGN will be holding its own People’s Choice award – Final Fantasy XV was last year’s winner.

This year’s Gamescom will see more than 38 countries represented on the show floor, while security has been tightened up for cosplayers. 

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Who Is Marvel's New Sorcerer Supreme?

Big changes are brewing for Marvel’s ongoing Doctor Strange comic, as the series is gaining a new creative team and a new lead character beginning in November. It seems that Loki will be replacing Stephen Strange as Sorcerer Supreme as part of Marvel’s Legacy relaunch.

Doctor Strange cover art by Mike Del Mundo. (Marvel Comics) Doctor Strange cover art by Mike Del Mundo. (Marvel Comics)

Loki’s new promotion comes as new writer Donny Cates (God Country) and artist Gabriel Hernandez Walta (Vision) take over the series. Cates recently made his Marvel debut co-writing Captain America: Steve Rogers with Nick Spencer, and Marvel revealed that Cates has now signed an exclusive contract with the company.

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Call of Duty: WW2 Zombies Cast Revealed

The cast of Call of Duty: WWII’s zombies mode has been revealed.

Developer Sledgehammer Games announced the news via Twitter ahead of the mode’s world reveal in two days at San Diego Comic-Con 2017.

The full cast is as follows: David Tennant (Doctor Who, Jessica Jones) as Drostan Hynd, Katheryn Winnick (Vikings) as Marie Fischer, Elodie Yung (Marvel’s Daredevil) as Olivia Durant, and Udo Kier (Blade, Armageddon) as Doktor Peter Straub.

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Spider-Man and Batman Dominate June's Comic Book Sales

Diamond Comics has released its sales figures for June 2017. Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man #1 proved to be the top-selling comic of the month, with an estimated 224,620 copies sold (according to numbers crunched by Comichron).

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The other big sellers for June included Dark Days: The Forge #1 (130,651 copies sold), Star Wars: Darth Vader #1 (118,644 copies sold) and Batman #24 (116,037 copies sold). The top ten best-selling comics of June 2017 included:

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We're Partnering With Twitter to Bring You SDCC 2017 Live

It’s that time of year again: San Diego Comic-Con! And we’ll be there streaming it live, from pre-show all the way until they kick us out of the convention center.

IGN is excited to announce we’re the official Twitter partner for SDCC 2017, and you can use and follow #SDCC2017 to keep on top of every announcement, every cool surprise, and all the excitement and insanity that is San Diego Comic-Con — all on Twitter’s SDCC hub.

Check out the streaming schedule below:

IGN and Twitter team up for SDCC 2017 IGN and Twitter team up for SDCC 2017

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How to Build Your Own PC

This post originally published in May 2015. It was last updated and expanded July 2017Be sure to visit IGN Tech for all the latest comprehensive hands-on reviews and best-of roundups. Note that if you click on one of these links to buy the product, IGN may get a share of the sale. For more, read our Terms of Use.

With powerhouse PC games like Wolfenstein 2, Destiny 2 and Middle-Earth: Shadow of War just around the corner and GPU tech advancing faster than ever, the time is right to jump in and build a PC. A PC isn’t a must-have to enjoy these games, but you get some benefits unavailable on consoles, like deeply discounted sales on stores like Steam and GoG.com, deeper mod support, fast loading times, and prettier graphics at higher framerates.

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Whoopi Goldberg Wants Song of the South to Be Available

Whoopi Goldberg, the voice of Shenzi the hyena in The Lion King, has stated her desire to see the controversial 1946 film Song of the South made available in the United States of America. While Disney is usually quite happy to revisit (and remake) their classic films for the sake of their adoring fans, Song of the South has been unavailable in the USA since its 1986 40th anniversary theatrical re-release.

The film, a combination of live-action and animation, is notable as Disney’s first live-action musical but has been criticized ever since its original 1946 release for its controversial depiction of its African American characters. However, elements of Song of the South remain present in popular culture, such as the Academy Award-winning song “Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah” and the Disney ride Splash Mountain. Additionally, the movie has remained available in other countries, with the ersatz ban only existing in America.

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Nintendo Switch Online App Is Available to Download

Nintendo’s online app for the Switch is now available to download on the Apple app store.

The Nintendo Switch Online app will allow you to set up appointments to play with friends, make use of game-specific services (like SpletNet 2 for Splatoon 2), and most importantly, use voice chat while playing compatible games on your Switch.

As of writing, you can download the app but get a server maintenance error when trying to log in (see screengrab below), so we haven’t been able to test its features.

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