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Yes, Rampage Is Based on a Video Game

The Rock’s next blockbuster is pretty literal, with giant monsters busting city blocks in downtown Chicago. And in case you were unaware, the movie is based on a video game. And like other big-screen adaptations, it plays pretty fast and loose with the source material.

Rampage, the game, was released into arcades in 1986 by Bally Midway and featured three different monsters climbing, and destroying, buildings. The game starts out in Peoria, Illinois and charts a path of destruction across the United States over the course of 128 days. Gameplay is pretty straight-forward: just punch the crap out of buildings until they collapse into rubble.

From what is shown in the trailer, the movie takes the basics: giant monsters, smashing buildings, and fills it out a little to make it into a movie...

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IGN Sea Waves @ Fishball 阿鱼丸

My Giant Nerd Boyfriend is an endearingly funny web cartoon and comic book that features the daily life of gamer, geek and comic artist Fishball (阿鱼丸) with her equally shy and dedicated gamer boyfriend who towers at 199cm!

IGN Sea Waves @ Fishball 阿鱼丸

With a height difference of 30cm and above, follow Fishball as she navigates the Malaysian life with her geeky companion.

Ever so easy to pick up, Fishball’s distinctive art style captures numerous laugh out loud moments with her boyfriend in a warm and memorable way. Each strip shows accessible, true slice of life jokes that are immediately relatable.Her comics are also written in two languages, with wordings in both English and Chinese...

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EA to Reduce Star Wars Battlefront 2 Hero Costs by 75 Percent

In response to fan feedback from the Play First Trial, Electronic Arts has announced it will reduce the amount of credits required to unlock top-tier heroes in Star Wars Battlefront II by 75 percent.

“Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader will now be available for 15,000 credits; Emperor Palpatine, Chewbacca, and Leia Organa for 10,000 credits; and Iden at 5,000 credits.” DICE executive producer John Wasilzyk said in a post on EA’s official site.


“Based on what we’ve seen in the trial, this amount will make earning these heroes an achievement, but one that will be accessible for all players,” he added, noting the change will be made via an update that goes live today.

These are not the first changes influenced by feedback that Battlefront 2 has seen with EA already overhauling the loo...

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The Last Jedi's Rian Johnson to Create New Star Wars Trilogy

Rian Johnson, director of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, will be creating a brand-new trilogy of Star Wars films, and is set to write and direct the first of the three films.

StarWars.com announced that Johnson will write and direct the first of the three films along with his long-time collaborator Ram Bergman as producer. The trilogy will be separate from the Skywalker saga and “introduce new characters from a corner of the galaxy that Star Wars lore has never before explored.”

Though reports have said Lucasfilm is looking into making more films beyond Episode IX featuring the characters introduced in The Force Awakens, the official announcement of Johnson’s films indicate these will be entirely different projects.

Alongside the announcement, Disney also confirmed a new live-action Star Wars ...

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Play IGN Schedule @ Sunway Pyramid

Play IGN had a great first week at Sunway Velocity Mall, with some insightful interviews, game plays and fun games with PlayStation Asia’s “Play Everything” Roadshow!

Play IGN Schedule @ Sunway Pyramid

Play IGN Schedule @ Sunway Pyramid

Now we’re ramping up to our final week that’s taking place in Sunway Pyramid’s Blue Atrium! Head on over to our Facebook Event page to RSVP!

Play IGN is our very own large scale gaming event that’s aimed at bringing back the spotlight to local gaming talents, and it’s brought to you by Sunway Pals with support from PlayStation Asia in part with their “Play Everything” Roadshow.

Expect live interviews and game play demonstrations from local indie games studios such as Weraku Games, Appxplore and Kurechii Games. We also get to talk with one of the biggest wargaming brands in the world Warhammer Malaysia and local webcomic a...

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Kevin Spacey Cut from Ridley Scott's All the Money in the World, Will Be Replaced by Christopher Plummer

Despite the movie already being finished, Kevin Spacey has been cut from All the Money in the World.

According to Deadline, director Ridley Scott, as well as Dan Friedkin and Bradley Thomas from Imperative Entertainment, have decided to remove the actor from the film. Replacing Spacey in the role of J. Paul Getty will be Christopher Plummer.

Kevin Spacey Cut from Ridley Scott's All the Money in the World, Will Be Replaced by Christopher Plummer
Spacey as J. Paul Getty in All the Money in the World

Scott reportedly doesn’t want to delay the film beyond its December 22 release date, so reshoots of key scenes are set to begin right away.

Sony Pictures, as well as the film’s cast and crew—including Mark Wahlberg and Michelle Williams—are said to have all been agreement with the decision reshoot Spacey’s scenes.

Allegations of sexual misconduct against Spacey have already resulted in the ...

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House of Cards: Netflix Drops Kevin Spacey

Kevin Spacey’s House of Cards character could be killed off by Netflix.

According to a report from Variety, “one scenario being discussed.” The show would then shift focus to Underwood’s wife, Claire for its final season.

Netflix formally severed ties with Spacey, according to the Hollywood Reporter. In addition to ending Spacey’s House of Cards run, Netflix is cancelling Gore, a biopic about Gore Vidal starring Kevin Spacey as the titular character.

Allegations of sexual misconduct against Spacey leveled by actor Anthony Rapp caused the suspension of House of Cards season 6 after having been in progress for two weeks.

Variety explained the sixth season is moving forward because Netflix feels the approximately 300 other members of the House of Cards cast and crew did “nothing wrong and sho...

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Play IGN @ Sunway Velocity Mall

Get ready everyone! Play IGN is happening real soon, starting this Thursday, 9th of November at Sunway Velocity Mall! Have you RSVP’d yet?

Play IGN is our very own large scale gaming event that’s aimed at bringing back the spotlight to local gaming talents. Expect live interviews and game play demonstrations from local indie games studios such as Magnus Games, Ammobox Studios and more!

Check out the main article here for more details.

Admission is free, so bring your friends and family along for a fun time! There will be IGN Lucky Bags available for the first 30 sign ups each day! And a Playstation FIFA 18 Bundle Pack is up for grabs with Sunway Pals. Terms and conditions apply.

Play IGN is brought to you by Sunway Pals with support from PlayStation Asia in part with their “Play Everything...

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Fan Made Super Mario 64 Brings Online Play

Thanks to a Super Mario 64 fan mod, up to 24 people can now play Nintendo’s beloved 3D platformer together online.

The project, which was created as a collaboration between Kaze Emanuar, Melonspeedruns and Marshivolt, allows players to select from a number of iconic characters, including Mario, Wario, Peach, Yoshi, Waluigi, and more. To see Super Mario 64 Online in action, check out the video below:

Kaze Emanuar has created a tutorial for those interested in downloading and playing the fan project themselves.

Super Mario 64 revolutionized the platforming genre when it was released in 1996 for Nintendo 64, and ranks incredibly high on IGN’s Top 100 Video Games of All Time list.

2017 is a big year for Nintendo’s iconic plumber. Last month brought with it the release of Mario + Rabbids Kin...

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Fan Makes N64-Inspired Atomic Purple Joy-Cons for Switch

A fan has made a Nintendo 64 and Game Boy Color-inspired atomic purple Nintendo Switch.

Nintendo fan Daniel Boone shared a few images of their unique Switch on IGN’s Nintendo Voice Chat Facebook group. As you can see from the images below the console, including the Switch’s Joy-Cons, sport a transparent purple color.

This aesthetic was of course first made famous by both the Nintendo 64 and Game Boy Color back in the 1990s. Daniel bought and dyed Joy-Con cases in a special lab that make glasses.

Unfortunately, Daniel can’t sell these transparent cases and, likewise, Nintendo hasn’t officially started selling these types of cases yet.

For IGN’s overall thoughts on the Nintendo Switch, read our review. Moving forward, some Switch games will require a MicroSD card in order to experience th...

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