The Gifted Premiere Sneak Peek: Polaris’ Baby Will Change Everything

When The Gifted Season 2 premieres on Sept. 25, we'll be catching up with our splintered band of mutants six months after the events of last season's finale, which means that Polaris (Emma Dumont) will be on the verge of giving birth.

And as our exclusive sneak peek at the premiere demonstrates, the metal-manipulating mutant won't be able to show up at a regular hospital when she goes into labor - so her new allies in the Hellfire Club, Reeva Payge (Grace Byers) and the Frost sisters (Skyler Samuels), are forced to improvise - and judging by what happens when the baby kicks, it's not likely to be an easy birth for Polaris (or anyone in her vicinity). Even worse, she won't have the baby's father, Eclipse (Sean Teale) by her side, since Polaris chose to align herself with the Inner Circle and take a more aggressive approach to fighting for mutant rights at the end of last season, leaving the Mutant Underground and her partner behind.

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Hands-On With Super Mario Party’s Dual Switch Mode

One of the best parts of being a Nintendo Switch owner is how often you find yourself saying “Whoa! I didn’t know my Switch could do that!” This was certainly the most predominant exclamation in our war room after the reveal of Super Mario Party at E3 2018. Now, having seen the dual-screen mode, dubbed Toad’s Rec Room, in action, it’s safe to say our shouting was justified.

Toad’s Rec Room a set of four fun little diversions from the Mario Party we’ve all come to know and (mostly) love. This mode lets players pop off their joy-con and utilize the Switch’s hidden screen sharing ability. This isn’t screen sharing in a “traditional” sense, this function basically turns your Switch into a giant Nintendo DS, creating one larger image across both screens and spreading the touch-screen functionality seamlessly across the larger play area. Rec Room challenges include matching sets of bananas, pummeling each other while piloting tiny tanks, playing three innings of baseball, and fourth mini-game that has yet to be shown off.

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The Walking Dead: The Final Season Episode 2 Review

Halfway through the second episode of The Walking Dead’s final season, I found myself frustrated. I had been playing for about an hour but still struggled to care about any character other than Clementine or AJ, any actions I took, or any dialogue choice I was presented with. It all felt hollow and lifeless, a formulaic Mad Libs-esque construction in which story elements were strung together in a repetitive, predictable sequence. If anything can be said for Episode Two, it’s this: the seams of this series are showing, and they’re beginning to wear thin.

As in previous episodes and seasons of The Walking Dead, Clementine and her relationship with AJ continues to be the strongest and most compelling part of the story. After dealing with a particularly traumatic incident at the end of the previous episode, Clementine is left to put the pieces back together and teach AJ more difficult lessons about the subtleties and nuances of life from a time when manners and niceties were socially relevant.

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ESRB Rates Symphony of the Night and Rondo of Blood for PS4

An ESRB rating seems to confirm that Castlevania: Symphony of the Night and Rondo of Blood are indeed coming to PS4 in the West.

Last week we reported that Castlevania Requiem: Symphony Of The Night and Rondo Of Blood had been rated for PS4 in Korea and now, thanks to the ESRB, it appears Westerners will be getting the classic games bundle too.

Many thought Symphony of the Night, a game we utterly adore, would be the perfect game for the recently announced PlayStation Classic. With the announcement of this and the recent remaster of the Crash Bandicoot Trilogy, many people are wondering what games will end up on Sony’s first foray into mini retro consoles.

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Red Dead Redemption 2 PS4 Bundles Announced

Red Dead Redemption 2 PS4 Pro Bundles have been announced for Europe and North America, with those in Europe also getting a pair of standard PS4 options.

First up is the PS4 Pro bundle that’s coming to both the EU and the UK complete with a Jet Black 1TB PS4 Pro, a Dual Shock 4 Wireless Controller and a physical copy of Red Dead Redemption 2. Pre-orders start today for $399.99 / $499.99 CAD. There is no official EU/UK price at the time of writing.

Also available exclusively in the EU are bundles with either a 500GB or 1TB Jet Black PS4 Slim, a Dual Shock 4 Wireless Controller and a physical copy of Red Dead Redemption 2. Again, at the time of writing there is no official EU or UK price.

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Aquaman: We’ve Seen New Footage From the DC Movie

Aquaman director James Wan showed IGN and other members of the press roughly fifteen minutes of footage, and revealed more about the comics and films that inspired his upcoming DC comic book movie, during an edit bay visit at Warner Bros. in August.

While I won't go into a blow-by-blow breakdown of the footage due to heavy spoilers, I will say that the footage showcased the film's colorful visual palette, the Romancing the Stone-esque nature of Arthur Curry (Jason Momoa) and Mera's (Amber Heard) relationship, and more of the production and costume designs of Atlantis and its citizens.

We were shown the movie's opening prologue, which depicts New England lighthouse keeper Tom Curry (Temuera Morrison) finnding Queen Atlanna (Nicole Kidman), nursing her back to health, and them falling in love, culminating with the birth of their son, Arthur. Atlanna, though, is a renegade from Atlantis so when white-armored Atlanteans with laser weapons show up to bring her home, she's forced to make a difficult choice that will affect her young son for the rest of his life.

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Devil May Cry 5 Has Multiplayer and Microtransactions

A TGS demo and PlayStation Store listing have revealed Devil May Cry 5 will have both microtransactions and some form of online multiplayer.

Fans have been able to play DMC 5 at TGS 2018 this week, which led Gamespot to notice that players can pay real world money to purchase the series' in-game currency, red orbs.

The orbs, which traditionally are never abundant enough to unlock absolutely everything, are used to purchase upgrades to weapons, new moves and one-off consumables.

When asked why these were being included, series director Hideaki Itsuno said it was all about player choice. “With giving people the ability to purchase Red Orbs, it’s something we want to give people as an option. If they want to save time and just want to get all the stuff at once, those people can do that.”

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Swiss Football Fans Protest eSports, Throw PS4 Controllers on Pitch

A Swiss Super League match between Young Boys and Basel was interrupted yesterday by fans protesting eSports.

Dexerto reports that yesterday's match, which ended in the trouncing of Basel by Young Boys in a 7-1 victory, was halted 15 minutes in after the pitch was pelted with tennis balls and a PlayStation controller scrawled with obscenities directed towards eSports. Football fans also unfurled banners that displayed messages along the same theme.

The protests were apparently made in response to both clubs' investment in eSports.

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