Monthly Archives: August 2015

Dear Notch: "Boredom And Isolation" Are Dangerous Words

Dear Notch: "Boredom And Isolation" Are Dangerous Words
Markus "Notch" Persson says he has "never felt more isolated" despite living the dream, so-to-speak. But there might be a surprisingly simple solution.

PSXE Poll Update: Until Dawn Generates Definite Interest

PSXE Poll Update: Until Dawn Generates Definite Interest
Despite the poor marketing, most of our readers still wanted to get Until Dawn last week. Now, are you all ready to proclaim MGSV the overall GotY?

Mortal Kombat X For PS3/360 Finally Axed

Mortal Kombat X For PS3/360 Finally Axed
Warner Bros. has confirmed that the PlayStation 3 and XBox 360 versions of MKX have been canceled. The developers just couldn't deliver the quality.

Metal Gear Solid 3: From Russia with love

Metal Gear Solid 3: From Russia with love

Metal Gear Solid 2 ended with an explosion of questions. In creating a videogame that questioned its own status as a videogame, Kojima had opened countless essentially insoluble plot threads. The most pressing one was: what next? Hideo Kojima initially tried to avoid directing Metal Gear Solid 3, or so the talk goes. He did not.

One of Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty’s core messages was the idea of selecting what philosophy we pass on to the next gen, which can be read literally as a desire to pass on the torch. Kojima’s unease at creating Metal Gear Solid 2, which he envisioned as a repeat, was another central theme. And despite Sons of Liberty’s quality it met a divisive reception – with many of the most extreme reactions venomous, particularly towards Raiden. Perhaps it had even gone too far with its themes and their in-videogame manifestations, which had bewildered many but left others unironically baying for more.

In such circumstances, who can blame Kojima for imagining a sequel where all the baggage accumulated over two MSX videogames, two Metal Gear Solid videogames, and far too many obsessive fans simply didn’t matter. So Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater was born, a videogame that takes the series timeline back by half a decade, and for good measure doesn’t feature either a Metal Gear or Solid Snake. The perfect yin to the high-falutin’ yang of Sons of Liberty, in the mind of this particular movie buff, was a period thriller.

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Ben’s Week In Review: August 30

Ben’s Week In Review: August 30
The praise for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain ratchets up the hype, some smaller titles catch my attention, and I hope I could play more Until Dawn.

Dragon Age: Inquisition’s Latest Story DLC Revealed

Dragon Age: Inquisition’s Latest Story DLC Revealed

Dragon Age: Inquisition’s ending is about to be built upon.

During a PAX Prime panel, IGN learned more about Trespasser, the upcoming story DLC for BioWare’s epic fantasy RPG. citing to what was shown, the expansion will detail the fates of the heroes two years after they managed to save the world.

More specifically, players will learn new things about the Inquisitor’s mark and the Qunari will pose a threat. As an added bonus, the Eluvian mirror will once again make an appearance, and one of Dragon Age: Inquisition’s characters makes a dramatic return.

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How to Watch PAX Prime 2015

How to Watch PAX Prime 2015

The Penny Arcade Expo kicks off this weekend, and IGN is partnering with YouTube to bring you live coverage of awesome, upcoming videogames on Sunday, August 30.

In addition to all of our usual previews, interviews, and panel coverage, you can get more IGN from PAX via our awesome live show, where we’ll have developers with new demos of upcoming videogames — and a few surprises for good measure. Don’t forget you can hang out with IGN at PAX as well as tell @IGNAccess what to cover using the hashtag #ControlPAX on Twitter.

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Defiance: Season 3 Finale Review

Defiance: Season 3 Finale Review

Warning: full episode spoilers follow.

The Season 3 premiere of Defiance made it clear that the show would be darker and more unpredictable this year, and the show has delivered on that promise over the past several months. The finale was notable for switching gears, however. Even with the town once again in dire straits, there was an undercurrent of optimism and adventure to this episode – one that helped offset the fact that the scope of the conflict was disappointingly limited.

“Upon the March We Fittest Die” delivered the culmination of the season-long Omec storyline, as the newly empowered Kindzi took her place as Allmother of her people and set about turning Defiance into one a massive buffet. Thus began a two-pronged conflict for our heroes. While Doc Yewll led Nolan, Datak and Irisa on a mission to destroy the Omec ship, Amanda and the rest were tasked with waging a ground war against these hungry invaders.

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