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We've Seen 20 Minutes of Godzilla!

Director Gareth Edwards screened brand-new footage from his forthcoming Godzilla movie in London today, and it’s safe to say the audience was blown away by what they saw.

Edwards screened a total of five scenes from the film, the first involving an incident at a power plant, the next an interrogation, the third an epic sequence set in Hawaii, the fourth an action scene that takes place in and around a train, and the fifth the ‘Halo Jump’ from the film’s teaser.

Join us as we discuss the scenes in detail in the below video…

Gareth also participated in a Q&A, wherein we learned…

-Edwards liked the fact that the 1954 was a serious take on the monster movie, and that’s what he wants to replicate.

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Microsoft 'Concerned' Over Kinect Spying Claims

Microsoft has responded to fresh claims published in The Guardian this morning that UK spies contemplated using Kinect for surveillance.

The program, called Optic Nerve, apparently targeted 1.8 million Yahoo users in an attempt to collect masses of webcam images. Part of the report, however, also mentions a presentation that flags “interest” in the Kinect’s capabilities.

Supposedly  the Xbox 360 motion sensor was intriguing as it generated “fairly normal webcam traffic”. The Guardian’s documents suggest that while Kinect was seriously being considered for integration into Optic Nerve, there’s no evidence to suggest it was ever actually used to spy on people.

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SHIELD: Watch the Opening to Next Week's Episode

After a month off, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is back this coming Tuesday. And there’s plenty to deal with, as the last episode ended with Skye shot by Ian Quinn (David Conrad), and barely hanging on to life.

IGN has your exclusive first look at the cold opening to the new episode, “T.A.H.I.T.I.”, as we see the team in the immediate aftermath of Skye’s shooting. Suffice to say, they are upset – and some, like May, are looking for an outlet for those feelings.

Check out the first four minutes of “T.A.H.I.T.I.” below!

This is a big episode that will also introduce Bill Paxton as Agent John Garrett, a character from Marvel Comics first introduced in the classic Elektra: Assassin miniseries. You can watch the whole thing when Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: “T.A.H.I.T.I.” airs Tuesday, March 4th on ABC.

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Game Writers Talk About Gay Protagonists

The writer of Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon believes we won’t see an openly homosexual protagonist in a triple-A game for some time out of fears that sales would be hurt.

Speaking to the Ubisoft blog, openly gay Ubisoft Montreal lead writer Lucien Soulban shared his view that we’re unlikely to see any gay leads for a while and, if they do turn up, it’ll have to be surprise from a powerhouse like Rockstar.

“So when are we going to see that gay protagonist in a AAA game? Not for a while, I suspect, because of fears that it’ll impact sales,” he said. “So either we’ll see a bait-and-switch like the original Metroid with Samus Aran where we’ll find out damn near after the fact (PS: And Dumbledore was gay), or it’ll come out of left field with Rockstar, Valve, Naughty Dog or Telltale, perhaps. But when it happens, I hope it’s a serious take on it and not played up for jokes.”

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Sci-fi Adventure forma.8 Announced for PS4, Vita

Indie developer MixedBag announced today that its self-described “Metroidvania” sci-fi adventure forma.8 will be coming to PS4 and Vita later this year.

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In a post on the PlayStation blog, MixedBag cofounder Mauro Fanelli said forma.8 is “an action adventure game and our own personal take on the classic Metroidvania formula,” adding, “we started working on forma.8 more than two years ago, beginning with a little gameplay concept centered on an experimental control system for touch devices.”

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App Store Update: February 28

Every day hundreds of new apps make their debut on the App Store, and hundreds more are updated or reduced in price. We have sifted through the noise and highlighted those select few that might be worth your attention. For more mobile game trailers, reviews and news be sure to Subscribe to IGNMobileGames on YouTube.

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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Killzone: Shadow Fall Multiplayer Going Free for a Week

Much like it did at the end of last year, Sony and Guerrilla Games will again be providing free access to the multiplayer mode of Killzone: Shadow Fall beginning next week — and this time, not just for PlayStation Plus members.

The free multiplayer event begins on March 3 at 5pm Pacific and will run for a week. Unlike the free event in December, all PlayStation 4 owners — not just those with PlayStation Plus, which is typically required for online multiplayer on PS4 — will be able to download Shadow Fall and play its multiplayer mode.

The event is meant to promote the release of Shadow Fall’s first free map pack DLC on March 4, as well as the variety of updates it has seen since launch, such as clan support.

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Check out the First Image from The Flash

The CW has revealed the first image from The Flash, as they prepare to go into production on the pilot next week.

Take a look below!

What do you think of the costume? What do you think of the costume?

What We Want From The Flash TV Series

Grant Gustin, who first appeared on Arrow to introduce the character, stars in the pilot as Barry Allen and The Flash. His costume for The Flash was designed by three-time Oscar winner Colleen Atwood, who also designed the costume for Arrow. Executive  produced by Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg and David Nutter (all of Arrow), the pilot follows scientist Barry Allen, who through a freak accident is given the power of super speed that transforms him into the Fastest Man Alive.

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Games With Gold March 2014: Civilization Revolution, Dungeon Defenders

The two games that will be free to download in March on Xbox 360 are Civilization Revolution and Dungeon Defenders, Microsoft has announced.

Beginning tomorrow on March 1, Sid Meier’s Civilization Revolution will be knocked down from its regular price of $30 and will be free to download until March 15. Civilization Revolution is an older title from 2008, but it is a great console strategy game. It earned 8.8 in IGN’s review when it released.

Starting on March 16, Civilization Revolution will return to normal price and Dungeon Defenders shall take its place, dropping from $14.99 and remaining free through the end of March. Dungeon Defenders launched in 2011 for the Xbox Live Arcade, and it’s an incredibly addictive multiplayer tower defense action game. It scored 8.5 in IGN’s review.

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Murdered: Soul Suspect – Death’s Not All It’s Cracked Up To Be

A video game death is usually a sign of failure, to be swiftly followed by a checkpoint reload, respawn countdown or a profanity-laden rage quit. However, death in Murdered: Soul Suspect marks the very start of your journey, rather than an inconvenient detour from it. As the ghost of murdered cop Ronan O’Connor, your primary goal is to deduce the identity of your killer – who remains at large amongst the residents of Salem – so that you might pass on to the afterlife and so claim your just deserts.

Murdered: Soul Suspect’s stylish title sequence serves to chronicle Ronan’s troubled past and depict its key events through the ink with which this renegade cop has adorned his body. Unfortunately, what follows is a clunky tutorial that is at pains to confirm that, yes, you really are quite dead, before going on to highlight the standard manner in which to progress video game dialogue and how to use the analogue sticks.

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