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Titanfall Now Has In-Game Currency

IGN.com - 1 hour 13 min ago

Titanfall is set to add an in-game currency that you can use to buy Burn Cards and Titan Insignias.

An update will introduce the Black Market, where you can get access to additional customisation options for your Titan alongside the game-changing Burn Cards.

The Burn Cards will be sold in packs, each focused on a specific theme to enable you to choose what type you need. XP boost, Pilot and Titan advantages are all mentioned, with the hope being this change will enable you to pick cards that suit your play style.

In terms of how you'll earn credits to buy these packs, fulfilling a number of different criteria will see you awarded with money to spend. Winning a match, completing a match and having your first victory of the day will all see you pick up points, as will completing daily challenges and selling Burn Cards you don't want. Additionally, once you hit level 50 a percentage of earned XP will be converted to credits.

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This Thursday: We're Livestreaming Pubcast 100!

IGN.com - 6 hours 18 min ago

It's almost our birthday! Happy birthday to us*!

Yes, the IGN AU Pubcast turns 100 this week, and to celebrate, we're going to be livestreaming as we record this Thursday, July 24... and you can watch it right here!

WARNING: LIVESTREAM MAY CONTAIN EXPLICIT CONTENT!

WHEN? 3pm AEST (i.e. Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane), 2:30pm ACST (i.e. Adelaide), 1pm AWST (i.e. Perth), 6am BST (i.e. London), 1am EDT (i.e. New York), Wednesday July 23, 10pm PDT (i.e. Los Angeles, San Fran)

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Xbox Sells Well & Happy Batman Day - IGN Daily Fix

IGN.com - Wed, 2014-07-23 20:14
Microsoft consoles sales increased this quarter and Sony released new PS4 firmware. Plus, we celebrate Batman Day and give you a chance to win a Firefall giveaway.
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League of Legends Team Fined for Trolling - IGN News

IGN.com - Wed, 2014-07-23 19:37
Riot Games is fining the European League of Legends team H2k-Gaming $300 USD for exhibiting "unsportsmanlike behavior" in an official EU Challenger Series game.
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Valve Planning New, Original Heroes for Dota 2

IGN.com - Wed, 2014-07-23 19:20

Following the reveal of Techies at The International 4, Dota 2 is one step closer to catching up to the original DotA’s character count — and once it does, Valve will introduce new characters.

Confirming obvious suspicions, Valve’s Erik Johnson told IGN that, yes, Valve plans to create new Heroes for Dota 2. When asked about adding new Valve-created characters once Dota 2 catches up to the original DotA's huge character roster, Valve’s Erik Johnson said, “Yes. We just keep going. Dota never stops."

Characters currently not part of the ever-updating Dota 2 include Pit Lord, Arc Warden, Winter Wyvern, Oracle, and Techies. Eventually, "There’ll be new heroes, there’ll be new changes to the game," Johnson said. Moving onto Dota 3, he explained, doesn't "really make sense.... There’s no point where we say, ‘Alright, we’re done. Let’s move on to the next one.’”

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Dark Souls 2 DLC - How to Beat Elana, Squalid Queen

IGN.com - Wed, 2014-07-23 18:58
Defeating the penultimate boss in Crown of the Sunken King.
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Dark Souls 2 DLC - How to Beat Sinh, The Slumbering Dragon

IGN.com - Wed, 2014-07-23 18:31
Defeating the final boss in Crown of the Slumbering King. Spoilers!
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IGN Plays The Crew (Beta) - Cross-Country Road Trip: MA - OH

IGN.com - Wed, 2014-07-23 18:30
IGN's Marty Sliva and Jon Ryan embark on the first leg of their cross-country road trip, leaving the quaint whaling town of Provincetown, MA and heading through Cape Cod, past New York City and finally stopping for some giant roadside foodstuffs in the Ohio grasslands.
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Hands On with Cry Havoc, a New Mobile Squad-Based RPG

IGN.com - Wed, 2014-07-23 18:00
Take control of HAVOC and keep global peace through superior firepower!
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Dota 2 Explained by Someone Who Has Never Seen Dota 2

IGN.com - Wed, 2014-07-23 17:50
IGN's Marty Sliva has never played Dota 2. For laughs, we threw him in over his head to narrate a pro match.
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League of Legends Team Fined for Trolling

IGN.com - Wed, 2014-07-23 17:36

Riot Games is fining the European League of Legends team H2k-Gaming $300 USD for exhibiting "unsportsmanlike behavior" in an official EU Challenger Series game.

According to the ruling, H2k-Gaming violated the official Challenger Series rules by intentionally prolonging a game against their opponent GG Call Nash on July 10. In the game H2k-Gaming had a clear lead on their opponent, but purposefully built ineffective items on their champions, such as building a melee item for a mage, and wasting summoner spells that have high cooldown times while alone.

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What are Your Favorite Batman Memories?

IGN.com - Wed, 2014-07-23 17:00

Batman is 75 years young. Starting off in comic books in 1939, Bats has since taken over the world branching off into TV shows, movies, video games, toys, and so much more.

With so much history behind the Batman, we asked fans on Twitter to tell us their favorite memories surrounding their favorite masked vigilante.

@IGN @DCComics Reading The Killing Joke for the first time.

— Nebzeh (@Nebzeh) July 23, 2014

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Dark Souls 2 DLC - Finding the Magical Repair Tree

IGN.com - Wed, 2014-07-23 16:55
How to locate and use the strange equipment-repairing tree in Dark Souls 2, Crown of the Sunken King.
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Predators Writer to Script Deus Ex Movie

IGN.com - Wed, 2014-07-23 16:00

Predators writer Michael Finch is penning the screenplay for the Deus Ex movie adaption.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, CBS Films picked Finch to take over writing duties for C. Robert Cargill and Scott Derrickson, who also was originally attached to direct but is too busy making Doctor Strange at Marvel. Roy Lee and Adrian Askarieh are producing, with John Middleton executive producing.

The Deus Ex film will be based off 2011's Deus Ex: Human Revolution, with the project starring Adam Jensen. While there's no word on how closely the movie will follow the Square Enix game, it's understood that the plot will follow Jensen — who will be mechanically augmented — unraveling a worldwide conspiracy.

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FF14's Gay Marriage Decision Inspires Pride Parade - IGN News

IGN.com - Wed, 2014-07-23 15:45
Players of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn have held a gay pride parade following Square Enix's decision to allow same-sex marriage in the MMO.
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IGN Prime Game of the Month: Skullgirls

IGN.com - Wed, 2014-07-23 15:30

UPDATE: We have uploaded more codes for Skullgirls.

IGN has partnered with Lab Zero to give IGN Prime Members a free copy of the great fighting game Skullgirls during the month of July. This offer is available on a first-come, first serve basis, check here to grab a Steam key ASAP.

Skullgirls is a hyper-stylized 2D fighting game that’s one of the featured games at Evo 2014, the largest fighting game tournament in the world. Starring a cast of feisty female warriors, Skullgirls features all-new game systems for veteran fighting game fans and is also enjoyable and accessible to more casual players. The IGN review of Skullgirls gave it a score of 8.5, saying: “Even though exciting, solid fighting pulses at the core of Skullgirls, the real charm comes from its personality. The Art Deco style, astounding character animation, and hilarious one-liners help Skullgirls stand out.”

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Daily Deals: Xbox One, Forza and $50 Xbox Card, Master Chief Collection with $10 Xbox Card, $360 PS4

IGN.com - Wed, 2014-07-23 15:06

Xbox One with Forza Motorsport 5 and $50 Xbox Live Gift Card

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Just for today, Best Buy is tossing in a $50 Xbox Live card with its Forza 5 Motorsport Xbox One bundle. I don't have to tell you that fifty bucks in Xbox money is basically a free year of Live or a game or a spare controller. The copy of Forza is a download, by the way.

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Quick Look: Gods Will Be Watching

GameSpot's PC Reviews - Wed, 2014-07-23 15:00
Watch extended gameplay footage from Gods Will Be Watching featuring the Giant Bomb crew.
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IGN Plays The Crew (Beta) - Planes, Trains and Fast Travel Mechanics

IGN.com - Wed, 2014-07-23 14:05
IGN's Marty Sliva and Jon Ryan hop into the closed beta of The Crew to explore the games core mechanics and how the various fast-travel systems work, before departing on a cross-country road trip.
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Multiplayer Party Crashers - IGN Plays Minecraft Ep. 45

IGN.com - Wed, 2014-07-23 14:00
Greg and Brian pop into another user's world without notice. Will they be loved or shunned?
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