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  5. The Keanu Reeves renaissance (Keanussance?) is upon us, and we are here for it. Keanu has been kicking butt in action movies for decades now but it seems like he’s more ubiquitous than ever these days. Outside of your John Wicks, he's popped up in Toy Story 4 as Duke Caboom (Canada’s greatest daredevil and stuntman) and played an insufferable parody of himself in Netflix’s Always Be My Maybe. But Keanu’s biggest surprise appearance was at E3 2019, when he not only took the stage to reveal Cyberpunk 2077’s release date, but also the that he was playing a major character in the game: the literally-named Rockerboy Johnny Silverhand. And so, not just in anticipation of Cyberpunk 2077, but in celebration of a beloved actor who keeps so busy he might as well live on our screens permanently… or just for the heck of it, really, let’s take a look back at a brief history of every one of Keanu Reeves’ many, many video game appearances. [widget path="global/article/imagegallery" parameters="albumSlug=a-history-of-keanu-reeves-in-video-games&captions=true"] Click through the gallery above or scroll down for the full list! Bill & Ted's Excellent Video Game Adventure(s) Way back in 1989, Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure was first adapted into a PC adventure game, and we got our first glimpse of a digitized Keanu as Ted “Theodore” Logan and his counterpart Bill S. Preston, Esq. as they traveled through time on various adventures and accidentally learning things in the process. In 1991, Bill & Ted’s adventures continued with the release of new video games on the Nintendo Entertainment System, Game Boy, and Atari Lynx - each one a totally unique experience. While the latter two took cues from the Bill & Ted animated series, the NES version was very clearly an 8-bit rendition of real-life Keanu Reeves. Pay attention to these characters because this goofy time-traveling buddy comedy franchise is actually getting a new sequel this year in Bill and Ted Face the Music… which probably won’t be getting a video game adaptation, which is totally bogus - but it would be most excellent if it did. Bram Stoker’s Dracula Following the success of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, the 1992 Francis Ford Coppola adaptation of the classic vampire novel, official video game tie-ins were released for a whopping nine platforms between 1993 and 1995. All of these starred Keanu’s character from the film, Jonathan Harker, though Keanu’s likness varied wildly between titles. The lower-resolution renditions of Keanu looked more like Han Solo (or, in some cases, Aladdin), while the SEGA CD had full-motion video clips ripped straight from the film. Thankfully, Jonathan Harker’s costume of “white shirt and dark vest” was reminiscent of Ted Theodore Logan’s iconic attire, which helped reinforce the fact that players were looking at a small version of Keanu Reeves. Especially when re-enacting their favorite moments from the movie, like when Keanu roundhouse-kicked all those zombies. Johnny Mnemonic: The Interactive Action Movie This entry is actually more of a PSA - if you’re watching this video looking for Keanu Reeves games, DO NOT BUY THIS GAME. 1995 saw the release of an interactive FMV adventure game based on Johnny Mnemonic, the William Gibson short story that inspired the Keanu Reeves movie with the same name, but it didn’t star Keanu Reeves. The role of Johnny Mnemonic was instead played by Christopher Gartin, who could probably play Keanu at bat mitzvahs, but is best known for replacing Kevin Bacon in Tremors 2: Aftershocks. [widget path="global/article/imagegallery" parameters="albumSlug=keanu-reeves-characters-as-cyberpunk-heroes-ranked&captions=true"] Enter The Matrix The Matrix seems like it should’ve spawned countless video games, but somehow, it only got three official tie-ins and, bafflingly, only one of them focuses on Keanu’s character Neo. 2003’s Enter The Matrix was directed by The Wachowskis, featured some of the stars from The Matrix Reloaded, and directly intersected with the events of the films, but didn’t actually allow players to play as Neo - much to the chagrin of fans who wanted to reenact their favorite action scenes starring the six-foot-one Lebanese Hollywood dreamboat roundhousing a bunch of Hugo Weavings and creepy albino twins. [ignvideo url="https://www.ign.com/videos/2005/05/14/the-matrix-path-of-neo-playstation-2-trailer"] Fans finally got to wear the mantle of the One True Keanu in 2005’s The Path of Neo, which was the straightforward Matrix game that people had been waiting for since the movie came out. Constantine The hockey-loving thespian portrayed the DC comics demon hunter on the big screen, which of course then got digitized onto all of our small screens in Constantine: The Video Game. The game itself was as okay as you’d expect, just like Keanu’s spiky-haired mess of a character model. John Wick Tragically, Keanu stopped appearing in video games and we were forced to play hundreds of games that didn’t star the world’s sexiest motorcycle riding action star until 2014, when Pay Day 2 DLC introduced John Wick as a playable character, the first of many of Keanu’s in-game appearances as the infamous vengeful dog widower. Later, in 2017, gamers got a chance to get inside the action star’s head, literally, when The John Wick Chronicles put the Johnny Mnemonic star in a virtual reality adventure - a VirKeanual Reeves-ality simulator if you will. No? Okay. Next, Fortnite got an unofficial John Wick skin in 2018, known as “The Reaper,” which Epic Games tried to pretend was not Keanu Reeves, in spite of everyone knowing it was very clearly Keanu Reeves. A year later, probably to prove that they weren’t ripping off Keanu Reeves and/or to make more money, Epic Games released an official John Wick skin, revealed with a trailer in which the actual licensed Keanu Reeves skin squared off against his unlicensed doppleganger. [ignvideo url="https://www.ign.com/videos/2019/05/16/fortnite-fortnite-x-john-wick-wicks-bounty-trailer/loops?q=eyJsb29wVGl0bGUiOiIiLCJzdGFydFBvc2l0aW9uIjowLjAyMjI3NTk3NDI1OTQ0Mjc1NiwiZW5kUG9zaXRpb24iOjAuNTU1MzgwOTA5ODEwOTE0MSwic3RpY2tlckdyaWRJZHMiOlt7InBvcyI6MCwiaW1hZ2VJZCI6IiJ9LHsicG9zIjoxLCJpbWFnZUlkIjoiIn0seyJwb3MiOjIsImltYWdlSWQiOiIifSx7InBvcyI6MywiaW1hZ2VJZCI6IiJ9LHsicG9zIjo0LCJpbWFnZUlkIjoiIn0seyJwb3MiOjUsImltYWdlSWQiOiIifV0sInZpZGVvSWQiOiI1NDc1MDE1NGM2NTNiNDY4Njg0ODA2NmJlYTBkZDc5NiIsImNyZWF0b3IiOiJKb25SeWFuLUlHTiIsImlzQnJhbmRpbmdFeGNsdWRlZCI6dHJ1ZX0="] Then, last year, 2019, lovingly known as the year of The Keanu, Keanu’s adventures took a turn for the turn-based in John Wick: Hex, an action-strategy game developed by Mike Bithell, the indie developer of Thomas Was Alone, which was a game that starred rectangles (presumably because Keanu was unavailable). Cyberpunk 2077 And, now, in 2020, we’re getting Cyberpunk 2077 -- an AAAA open-world RPG that lets players live out their ultimate fantasies of having a crazy futuristic adventure while the cybernetic ghost of Keanu Reeves is embedded in their brains. [ignvideo url="https://www.ign.com/videos/2019/06/12/keanu-reeves-talks-about-whats-cool-in-cyberpunk-2077"] We got a chance to talk to Keanu about his role in CD Projekt Red's upcoming sci-fi epic, or you can check out what happened to his character in the years between the tabletop Cyberpunk 2020 and the digital world of 2077. View the full article
  6. Developer Techland has announced that it has delayed the launch of Dying Light 2. The zombie survival game was originally due to release Spring 2020, and Techland has offered no indication as to when it now plans to release the game. Hey Survivors! Here's the Dying Light 2 Development Update. pic.twitter.com/CKMkAe2eD7 — Dying Light (@DyingLightGame) January 20, 2020 Posted on Twitter, a statement from CEO Paweł Marchewka said: "We were initially aiming for a Spring 2020 release with Dying Light 2, but unfortunately, we need more development time to fulfill our vision. We will have more details to share in the coming months, and will get back to you as soon as we have more information. Dying Light 2 had never been given a firm release date, but the Spring 2020 window was fast approaching. By not providing an updated release date or window, Techland has freed itself from time constraint and, in theory, given itself indefinite time in order to bring Dying Light 2 to the standards that the team is chasing. While internally things are no doubt more complicated, it's clear that the team has decided more time is required to work on the project. [ignvideo url="https://www.ign.com/videos/2019/06/09/dying-light-2-gameplay-trailer-e3-2019"] This is the fifth game to be delayed within under a week; the last few days have seen slips from Final Fantasy 7 Remake, Iron Man VR, Marvel's Avengers, and Cyberpunk 2077, the latter two having being delayed a few months beyond their initial planned dates. [widget path="global/article/imagegallery" parameters="albumSlug=dying-light-2-e3-trailer-screenshots&captions=true"] Dying Light 2 is still looking promising, despite the delay. When we last saw it at E3 2019 we discovered that its branching story may mean you only see 50% of its content in your first playthrough. [poilib element="accentDivider"] Matt Purslow is IGN's UK News and Entertainment Writer. You can follow him on Twitter. View the full article
  7. A dad spent a weekend building a custom pad for the Xbox Adaptive Controller so his daughter could use it to play The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild on Nintendo Switch. Rory Steel, who is the head of Jersey Digital Academy, tweeted his progress as he created a custom rig attached to the controller that Microsoft designed to “meet the needs of gamers with limited mobility.” [ignvideo url="https://www.ign.com/videos/2018/09/06/unboxing-the-xbox-adaptive-controller"] His plan was to build a controller that made playing the Nintendo Switch accessible to his daughter, who Steel told Channel 103 has “fine motor neurone issues.” He started with some electronic parts purchased from eBay and the Xbox Adaptive Controller. This weekends project. Make a @Nintendo #switch accessibility controller for my daughter using @Microsoft #adaptiveController and some @eBay parts. pic.twitter.com/YHN38SG9dZ — Rory Steel (@JerseyITGuy) January 18, 2020 He added a solid base for all the electronic parts that sits above the Xbox Adaptive Controller. That base holds two joysticks: one moving the playable character, the other moving the camera. Controller success! Buttons tomorrow as I need a slightly larger drill bit than standard. Off the @BandQ then trials being in the morning. #accessibility @Nintendo #switch @Microsoft #adaptiveController pic.twitter.com/gxQPjZlP20 — Rory Steel (@JerseyITGuy) January 18, 2020 After getting more parts from a hardware shop, Steel added 16 buttons that go around the outside of the base, each with a different function. That's enough for tonight. Some serious soldering and wire management tomorrow morning for some game testing in the afternoon. My daughter is desperate to try but we've kept it a secret from her brother who's been itching to play #ZeldaBreathoftheWild. @Nintendo @Microsoft pic.twitter.com/bgIC9h9aH3 — Rory Steel (@JerseyITGuy) January 18, 2020 After some “serious soldering and wire management,” Steel moved onto testing and then filmed his daughter’s reaction as she finally got to play Breath of the Wild. Finished! Ava gives my homemade #accessibility controller V1.0 the thumbs up. She can play @Nintendo #BreathoftheWild on her #switch like her friends now. All thanks to @Microsoft #adaptiveController #XAC @brycej @ArranDyslexia @shanselman pic.twitter.com/dOhGnUFZa0 — Rory Steel (@JerseyITGuy) January 19, 2020 Steel’s weekend project has been noticed by head of Xbox Phil Spencer, who tweeted in response, “Incredible. And what a smile.” He’s since been approached by Microsoft and Logitech, who want to help him build a higher-tech version 2.0 of his custom controller that could be used by other people with mobility impairments. Steel told Channel 103 that he’s going to take the companies up on their offers, but adds “the project was always supposed to be something that anyone across the world could use. What I still want to do is a low-tech version, so people at home can have a go.” We named the Xbox Adaptive Controller the most innovative piece of tech in 2018. Microsoft even went so far as to ensure the packaging it comes in is accessible for people with limited mobility. [poilib element="accentDivider"] Chris Priestman is a freelancer who writes news for IGN. Follow him on Twitter.View the full article
  8. A new patent has been published for an official touch pen attachment that would work with the Nintendo Switch’s Joy-Cons. The US Patent office revealed the patent, filed by Nintendo on June 4, 2019 and published on January 16, 2020, with a bunch of images and plenty of information on how exactly the touch pen attachment would work. The stylus-like device is designed to work when the Switch is in handheld mode and the Joy-Cons are not attached to the touchscreen. You slide the attachment on to either Joy-Con - accommodating both left and right handed use - and then use it to draw onto the touchscreen. The patent showcases that when drawing with the touch pen you are able to use the buttons on the Joy-Con too. In one example, the player draws a line with the touch pen, and then presses one of the Joy-Con buttons to change the thickness of that line. The Joy-Con’s HD rumble function is also shown working in another illustration. The player touches one of three boxes displayed on the touchscreen and the Joy-Con vibrates in response to the interaction. It’s worth noting that there is already a Nintendo Switch stylus available that allows for easy drawing on the touchscreen. However, it doesn’t work in tandem with the Joy-Cons and their features. Nintendo has also previously sold touch pens for its handheld consoles, such as the DS, 3DS, and Wii U. This new touch pen adds more functionality due to being an attachment for the Joy-Cons, which could open up more gameplay possibilities for compatible games, including Super Mario Maker 2, Dr. Kawashima’s Brain Training, and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. [ignvideo url="https://www.ign.com/videos/2020/01/08/is-a-nintendo-switch-pro-model-coming-this-year-ign-daily-fix"] With reports of a Nintendo Switch Pro on the way this year, it’s possible that a Pro model be designed to make the most of ideas like this touch pen attachment. Is this our first look at how Nintendo will be responding to the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X? [poilib element="accentDivider"] Chris Priestman is a freelancer who writes news for IGN. Follow him on Twitter. View the full article
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  10. Joe Biden, the former vice president and 2020 candidate for President of the United States, has shared some harsh thoughts on Silicon Valley game developers, as reported in a wide-reaching interview with The New York Times. When asked about the Obama administration's legacy on Silicon Valley regulation, Biden talks about meeting with leaders in Silicon Valley to discuss intellectual property rights, and describes interacting with an unspecified game developer as "one of the little creeps" who make games that "teach you how to kill people." "And at one point, one of the little creeps sitting around that table, who was a multi- — close to a billionaire — who told me he was an artist because he was able to come up with games to teach you how to kill people, you know the ——," said Biden. The reporter interrupted Biden at this point to clarify he was talking about video games, to which he agrees. The senator went on to use the words "righteous" and "overwhelming arrogance" to further describe those working in tech at Silicon Valley. [ignvideo url="https://www.ign.com/videos/2019/08/07/every-country-has-video-games-only-one-has-a-mass-shooter-problem"] "And then one of these righteous people said to me that, you know, 'We are the economic engine of America. We are the ones.' And fortunately, I had done a little homework before I went and I said, you know, I find it fascinating. As I added up the seven outfits, everyone’s there but Microsoft. I said you have fewer people on your payroll than all the losses that General Motors just faced in the last quarter, of employees. So don’t lecture me about how you’ve created all this employment," continued Biden. "The point is, there’s an arrogance about it, an overwhelming arrogance that we are, we are the ones. We can do what we want to do. I disagree," Biden said. [ignvideo url="https://www.ign.com/videos/2018/02/22/trump-suggests-movies-and-video-games-are-responsible-for-youth-violence"] The New York Times did not appear to press Biden on specifying which game developers he met with, or to elaborate further on his thoughts. Biden's views on violent video games aren't surprising. Back in 2013 when he was Vice President he vocally saw no legal problem taxing violent media. That year The Gaming Association even published an open letter asking him to look at studies suggesting there's no link between violence and video games. The question of whether violent video games lead kids astray is a long talked about one. However, when it comes to the relationship between shootings in the United States of America and games the correlation doesn't seem to make much sense. As for Silicon Valley, the tech hub's long history of sexism and worker exploitation has been well-documented by reporters at Wired and The Atlantic, among others. [poilib element="accentDivider"]Hope Corrigan is an Australian freelance writer for IGN. You can follow her on Twitter and Instagram. View the full article
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  12. An actual apex legend plugged his PlayStation 4 into a TV at Portland International Airport on Thursday to play Apex Legends. According to Oregon Live (via Kotaku), the man commandeered a TV that was displaying a map of the airport. Security officials walked over and asked the traveler to stop playing. Kama Simonds from Port of Portland said that the man "very politely" asked if he can finish his game. Security denied his request, and the man stopped his game. “Apparently it was a very polite and cordial interaction,” Simonds said. [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1280"] Picture from Oregon Live[/caption] The television takeover occurred early in the morning on Thursday. Simonds said this was, "a good reminder of what not to do at the airport.” US Gamer pointed out that the man decided to play a ranked match judging by a badge on the corner of the screen. Apex Legends launched almost a year ago on February 4, 2019. The game has continued adding new events including the Grand Soirée event, which is currently going on until January 28. One of the events is an option to play in third-person mode. [ignvideo url="https://www.ign.com/videos/2020/01/14/apex-legends-grand-soiree-breakdown-and-the-state-of-matchmaking"] The CEO of Respawn has just taken over duties as head of DICE LA and is currently working on an original IP that has yet to be announced. Good news for our airport friend, a mobile version of Apex Legends is still on the way. [poilib element="accentDivider"] Petey Oneto is a freelance writer for IGN. View the full article
  13. Ubisoft is suing a website that allegedly sells subscriptions to a server that distributes denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks on Rainbow Six: Siege players, according to a report by Polygon. The lawsuit was filed on Thursday against website SNG.ONE. On the outside, the website sells plans to companies who want to evaluate the security of their website, according to Eurogamer. When Ubisoft went to investigate, they found they could get access to servers from Epic Games' Fortnite, EA's FIFA 20, Activision's Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (2019) and more. "When executed, the DDoS Attacks flood the R6S Servers, overload its network, slow down the servers, and often cause a complete server crash, disconnecting all players engaged in an R6S match on the targeted server (and thereby ending their game prematurely)," the lawsuit reads. "Even when the DDoS Attacks do not result in a server crash, however, they nonetheless disrupt and interfere with access to the R6S Servers. Defendants have weaponized these DDoS Attacks, providing some R6S players looking for an unfair advantage with the ability to cheat." [ignvideo url="https://www.ign.com/videos/2020/01/15/rainbow-six-siege-road-to-six-invitational-2020-trailer"] Ubisoft announced plans to counter DDoS attacks in September that resulted in a 93% decrease in attacks by the end of October. The lawsuit mentions a time when it's believed SNG.ONE responded to Ubisoft's original plans. In September, the Twitter account for SNG wrote "Good job, @UbisoftSupport Keep the work up." Accompanied with the post is a picture from The Simpsons with Bart writing on the chalkboard. The writing on the chalkboard appears to be edited to read, "We will ban every ddoser." The tweet has since been taken down, according to Polygon, but a screenshot of it was placed in the lawsuit. Ubisoft claims in the lawsuit that this means SNG was "well aware" of both Ubisoft's actions as well as their own. [caption id="attachment_228993" align="aligncenter" width="473"] Screenshot from the Ubisoft lawsuit[/caption] For now, Ubisoft is seeking damages and court fees while it petitions a court to shut down the alleged DDoS service. Rainbow Six Siege was first launched by Ubisoft in December 2015. The support for the game hasn't stopped by Ubisoft or the community. The game is the fourth most-played game on Steam at the time of this writing and Ubisoft keeps adding new characters to play as. Read our interview with a game designer on two of those new characters. And check out which awards Rainbow Six Siege lost at the most recent Game Awards. [widget path="global/article/imagegallery" parameters="albumSlug=rainbow-six-siege-operation-shifting-tides-screenshots&captions=true"] [poilib element="accentDivider"] Petey Oneto is a freelance writer for IGN. View the full article
  14. England's top mental health nurse wants game publishers to restrict microtransaction sales to children because of its possible relation to gambling. Claire Murdoch, National Health Service England's mental health director, released a report that calls for "fair and realistic spending limits" on loot boxes and for gaming publishers to give consumers a "percentage chance they have of obtaining the items they want before they purchase." The report also called for some serious reckoning on behalf of the video game industry, calling for "the gaming industry to face up to responsibilities to protect players from potential harms" and "an industry levy to support independent research on long-term effects of gaming." “Frankly no company should be setting kids up for addiction by teaching them to gamble on the content of these loot boxes," Murdoch said. "No firm should sell to children loot box games with this element of chance, so yes those sales should end." Meanwhile, a U.S. senator introduces a bill to ban microtransaction sales to children. [ignvideo url="https://www.ign.com/videos/2019/05/08/us-legislation-could-limit-loot-box-sales-to-children-ign-now"] The report from Murdoch wants gaming companies to do more about restricting younger players from playing games with a rating outside of their age range. It also mentions that half of U.K. parents let their children play a game with a mature rating without having seen any of the game themselves, and that there have been cases of children purchasing microtransactions without their parents' knowledge. This comes about three months after NHS opened a clinic for gaming addiction and less than a year after the World Health Organization announced that Gaming Disorder will be classified as a disease in 2022. Up to 15 new gambling clinics will be available in England to address people aged 13-25 who are struggling with mental health addiction in topics related to social media and video games. “Young people’s health is at stake, and although the NHS is stepping up with these new, innovative services available to families through our Long Term Plan, we cannot do this alone, so other parts of society must do what they can to limit risks and safeguard children’s wellbeing," Murdoch said. WHO announced plans in 2018 to make the first update in 26 years to the compendium of diseases so they can list "gaming disorder" and "hazardous gaming." In August 2019, it was announced that Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft will work on new policies surrounding microtransactions. [ignvideo url="https://www.ign.com/videos/2018/06/18/gaming-organizations-react-to-gaming-disorder-classification"] [poilib element="accentDivider"] Petey Oneto is a freelance writer for IGN. View the full article
  15. @NTQ03, @aquickassasin, @Lord Destro ready to play our game. free now. otherwise LMK.
  16. The 31st Annual Producers Guild Awards were held this weekend with its top nominees including Golden Globe winners 1917, Once Upon a Time...in Hollywood, Joker, Succession, Fleabag, and Chernobyl. 1917 took home the top prize for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Picture, beating out Joker, The Irishman, Knives Out, and more while Toy Story 4 picked up the equivalent trophy in the animated category. On the TV front, the big winners were Succession, Fleabag, and Chernobyl. Below you'll find a list rundown of all the major PGA awards that were handed out, the nominees, and the winners highlighted in bold red. [widget path="global/article/imagegallery" parameters="albumSlug=midseason-tv-2020-34-shows-we-cant-wait-to-watch&captions=true"] The Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures 1917, Producers: Sam Mendes, Pippa Harris, Jayne‐Ann Tenggren, Callum McDougall (WINNER) Ford v Ferrari, Producers: Peter Chernin & Jenno Topping, James Mangold The Irishman, Producers: Jane Rosenthal & Robert De Niro, Emma Tillinger Koskoff & Martin Scorsese Jojo Rabbit, Producers: Carthew Neal, Taika Waititi Joker, Producers: Todd Phillips & Bradley Cooper, Emma Tillinger Koskoff Knives Out, Producers: Rian Johnson, Ram Bergma Little Women, Producer: Amy Pascal Marriage Story, Producers: Noah Baumbach, David Heyman Once Upon a Time in… Hollywood, Producers: David Heyman, Shannon McIntosh, Quentin Tarantino Parasite, Producers: Kwak Sin Ae, Bong Joon Ho The Award for Outstanding Producer of Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures Abominable, Producer: Suzanne Buirgy Frozen II, Producer: Peter Del Vecho How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, Producers: Bradford Lewis, Bonnie Arnold Missing Link, Producers: Arianne Sutner, Travis Knight Toy Story 4, Producers: Mark Nielsen, Jonas Rivera (WINNER) [ignvideo url="https://www.ign.com/videos/2019/12/12/1917-exclusive-clip"] The Norman Felton Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television – Drama Big Little Lies (Season 2) - Producers: David E. Kelley, Jean‐Marc Vallée, Andrea Arnold, Reese Witherspoon, Bruna Papandrea, Nicole Kidman, Per Saari, Gregg Fienberg, Nathan Ross, David Auge, Lauren Neustadter, Liane Moriarty The Crown (Season 3) - Producers: Peter Morgan, Suzanne Mackie, Stephen Daldry, Andy Harries, Benjamin Caron, Matthew Byam Shaw, Robert Fox, Michael Casey, Andy Stebbing, Martin Harrison, Oona O Beirn Game of Thrones (Season 8) - Producers: David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, Carolyn Strauss, Bernadette Caulfield, Frank Doelger, David Nutter, Miguel Sapochnik, Bryan Cogman, Chris Newman, Greg Spence, Lisa McAtackney, Duncan Muggoch Succession (Season 2) - Producers: Jesse Armstrong, Adam McKay, Frank Rich, Kevin Messick, Mark Mylod, Jane Tranter, Tony Roche, Scott Ferguson, Jon Brown, Georgia Pritchett, Will Tracy, Jonathan Glatzer, Dara Schnapper, Gabrielle Mahon (WINNER) Watchmen (Season 1) - Producers: TBD The Danny Thomas Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television – Comedy Barry (Season 2) - Producers: Alec Berg, Bill Hader, Aida Rodgers, Liz Sarnoff, Emily Heller, Julie Camino, Jason Kim Fleabag (Season 2) - Producers: Phoebe Waller‐Bridge, Harry Bradbeer, Lydia Hampson, Harry Williams, Jack Williams, Joe Lewis, Sarah Hammond (WINNER) The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Season 3) - Producers: Amy Sherman‐Palladino, Daniel Palladino, Dhana Gilbert, Daniel Goldfarb, Kate Fodor, Sono Patel, Matthew Shapiro Schitt’s Creek (Season 5) - Producers: Eugene Levy, Daniel Levy, Andrew Barnsley, Fred Levy, David West Read, Ben Feigin, Michael Short, Rupinder Gill, Colin Brunton Veep (Season 7) -Producers: David Mandel, Frank Rich, Julia Louis‐Dreyfus, Lew Morton, Morgan Sackett, Peter Huyck, Alex Gregory, Jennifer Crittenden, Gabrielle Allan, Billy Kimball, Rachel Axler, Ted Cohen, Ian Maxtone‐Graham, Dan O’Keefe, Steve Hely, David Hyman, Georgia Pritchett, Erik Kenward, Dan Mintz, Doug Smith The David L. Wolper Award for Outstanding Producer of Limited Series Television Chernobyl - Producers: Craig Mazin, Carolyn Strauss, Jane Featherstone, Johan Renck, Chris Fry, Sanne Wohlenberg (WINNER) Fosse/Verdon - Producers: Thomas Kail, Steven Levenson, Lin‐Manuel Miranda, Joel Fields, George Stelzner, Sam Rockwell, Michelle Williams, Tracey Scott Wilson, Charlotte Stoudt, Nicole Fosse, Erica Kay, Kate Sullivan, Brad Carpenter True Detective - Producers: TBD Unbelievable - Producers: TBD When They See Us - Producers: Jeff Skoll, Jonathan King, Jane Rosenthal, Robert De Niro, Berry Welsh, Oprah Winfrey, Ava DuVernay, Amy Kaufman, Robin Swicord The Award for Outstanding Producer of Televised or Streamed Motion Pictures American Son - Producers: TBD Apollo: Missions to the Moon - Producers Tom Jennings, David Tillman, Abe Scheuermann, Chris Morcom, Rob Kirk (WINNER) Black Mirror: Striking Vipers - Producers: TBD Deadwood: The Movie - Producers: David Milch, Carolyn Strauss, Gregg Fienberg, Scott Stephens, Daniel Minahan, Ian McShane, Timothy Olyphant, Regina Corrado, Nichole Beattie, Mark Tobey El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie - Producers: TBD The Award for Outstanding Producer of Non-Fiction Television 30 for 30 (Season 10) - Producers: TBD 60 Minutes (Season 51, Season 52) - Producers: TBD Leaving Neverland - Producers: TBD (WINNER) Queer Eye (Season 3, Season 4) - Producers: David Collins, Michael Williams, Rob Eric, Jennifer Lane, Jordana Hochman, Rachelle Mendez, Mark Bracero Surviving R. Kelly (Season 1) - Producers: TBD The Award for Outstanding Producer of Live Entertainment & Talk Television The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (Season 25) - Producers: TBD Dave Chappelle: Sticks & Stones - Producers: TBD Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (Season 6) - Producers: TBD (WINNER) The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (Season 5) - Producers: TBD Saturday Night Live (Season 45) - Producers: TBD The Award for Outstanding Producer of Game & Competition Television The Amazing Race (Season 31) - Producers: Jerry Bruckheimer, Bertram van Munster, Jonathan Littman, Elise Doganieri, Mark Vertullo, Phil Keoghan The Masked Singer (Season 1) - Producers: TBD RuPaul’s Drag Race (Season 11) - Producers: TBD (WINNER) Top Chef (Season 16) - Producers: Dan Cutforth, Jane Lipsitz, Doneen Arquines, Casey Kriley, Tara Siener, Justin Rae Barnes, Blake Davis, Patrick Schmedeman, Wade Sheeler, Tom Colicchio, Padma Lakshmi, Elida Carbajal Araiza, Brian Fowler, Caitlin Rademaekers, Steve Lichtenstein, Emily Van Bergen The Voice (Season 16, Season 17) - Producers: John de Mol, Mark Burnett, Audrey Morrissey, Stijn Bakkers, Amanda Zucker, Kyra Thompson, Teddy Valenti, Kyley Tucker, Carson Daly Plus, Apollo 11 won for Outstanding Producer of a Documentary, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee won for Short-Form Program, What's My Name: Muhammad Ali won for Sports Program, Sesame Street took home the prize for Children's Program, and Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series got the OGA Innovation Award. [ignvideo url="https://www.ign.com/videos/2020/01/18/6-games-that-should-be-netflix-shows-up-at-noon"] [poilib element="accentDivider"] Matt Fowler is a writer for IGN and a member of the Television Critics Association. Follow him on Twitter at @TheMattFowler and Facebook at Facebook.com/MattBFowler.View the full article
  17. 2019's Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, effectively a reboot of the Modern Warfare storyline that began in 2007, features an explosive early mission set in London’s Piccadilly Circus, a major traffic and pedestrian intersection. It’s essentially 2019’s Modern Warfare’s equivalent of the No Russian mission, a particularly violent stretch in which innocent civilians are caught in a massive terrorist attack. Well, it turns out that the events of Piccadilly Circus weren’t so unexpected, as a newspaper from Modern Warfare 2 actually described the event. As shown in a Reddit post from user “NuclearFPS,” (as reported by Eurogamer), a newspaper clipping with the headline “Makarov Vows Revenge in Taped Message” and a picture of Picadilly Circus can be seen in mission 15 of Modern Warfare 2, “Loose Ends.” In the mission, you’re launching an attack on the house of villain Vladimir Makarov on the Georgia-Russian border, finding a wealth of intel on Makarov’s activities around the globe. The text of the newspaper clipping directly mentions a bombing in Piccadilly Circus. The clipping also details a statement from Makarov following the bombing, claiming the attack is revenge for “eliminating [Modern Warfare 1 antagonist] Imran Zakhaev.” Another newspaper nearby continues the description of events. "The explosion at Piccadilly Circus was heard for miles in every direction,” the paper reads. “Ryan Lastimosa, a tourist from the US, was watching the Changing of the Guard less than a mile away at Buckingham Palace when he heard a 'loud boom'. 'The ground shook so hard that we were practically thrown to the ground.' 59 injuries from falling debris alone were reported in the vicinity of the palace. Royal Marines stationed around the area responded in conjunction with local police, but no suspects were apprehended. The death toll continues to rise, as emergency workers dig through the rubble with the current count at 407. ‘The quantity of explosives was substantial but conventional in nature,' said a spokesperson for Interpol. 'The question is one of logistics - we are working on that at the moment. The transport of such a large quantity would have been prohibitive in that area.' Some have speculated that Makarov used a modified subway car in London's Underground packed with explosives, set to detonate on arrival at the heavily trafficked station in the heart of London." [widget path="global/article/imagegallery" parameters="albumSlug=every-ign-call-of-duty-review&captions=true"] While it directly mentions the Piccadilly bombing, the newspaper clip kind of messes with the established Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (2019) timeline, as Zakhaev is shown to be alive and well by the end of the latest game’s campaign when it’s revealed that the events are effectively a prequel. It’s easy to imagine Infinity Ward likely combed through the three previous Modern Warfare games for narrative beats to help tie 2019’s Call of Duty back to its predecessors, albeit with some significant changes. There’s also the fact that 2019 COD’s Piccadilly attack was carried out by terrorists driving vans filled with explosives, while Modern Warfare 2’s newspapers say Makarov used a train tunnel. Regardless, fans wondering whether or not Activision and Infinity Ward will folllow the exact same campaign narrative as previous Modern Warfare games or spice things up have one more thing to theorize about now. In other Call of Duty news, to the surprise of no one, the FPS franchise claimed seven out of 10 spots of the highest selling games of the decade, according to the NPD. You can also still buy Modern Warfare’s “Outback Relief” pack to help raise money for Australia wildfire relief efforts. [poilib element="accentDivider"] Joseph Knoop is a writer/producer for IGN.View the full article
  18. Epic Games has announced a partnership with TikTok that will give players a chance to create an official Fortnite dance emote. The competition is simple, players will need to post a video on TikTok using the hashtag #EmoteRoyaleContest, showcasing their original Fortnite dance. At the end of the contest, Epic will select a winner and create an in-game emote based on their submission. Further, the winning dancer will also receive 25,000 V-Bucks and a Fortnite prize pack with over $400 in Fortnite toys and swag. [widget path="global/article/imagegallery" parameters="albumSlug=the-most-addictive-online-games&captions=true"] Players must be 13 years or older to enter the contest, which begins today on January 18 and will run through January 24. Players must use a pre-selected Fortnite track in their submission, which can be downloaded on the official Fortnite website. Epic recently announced its new Icon Series, which will be kicking off by partnering with popular Fortnite streamer Tyler 'Ninja' Blevins to bring a custom Ninja skin to the Item Shop. Throughout the coming weeks and months, Epic has announced that even more creators will be featured in its Icon Series. [ignvideo url="https://www.ign.com/videos/2019/12/24/fortnite-split-screen-trailer"] While you're waiting to see if you won the Fortnite TikTok challenge, be sure to check out our Rippley vs. Sludge and 8-Ball vs. Scratch challenge guides. Additionally, be sure to keep an eye on our official Fortnite wiki page for news about Chapter 2: Season 2, which is expected to launch sometime in February. [poilib element="accentDivider"] Andrew Smith is a freelance contributor with IGN. Follow him on Twitter @_andrewtsmith. View the full article
  19. Adapting video games into movies hasn’t had the best track record, but Netflix seems to have slightly better luck. They’ve done animated series based on Castlevania, Skylanders, and Carmen SanDiego, there’s a Cuphead cartoon in the works, and of course, everyone’s talking about the live-action Witcher show. Even though it’s based on the books more than the games, the popularity of the series has led to a record-breaking number of hardcore fans and newcomers flocking to The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt four years after its release. Presumably, other video game publishers have taken notice and are trying to fast-track projects based on their properties — which will hopefully lead to more adaptations that actually treat their source material with the respect they deserve. [widget path="global/article/imagegallery" parameters="albumSlug=6-video-games-that-should-be-netflix-shows&captions=true"] Grand Theft Auto V There has never been a shortage of procedural crime dramas set in gritty major cities, but they almost always focus on the cops being heroes, rarely the criminals. Grand Theft Auto’s appeal on an interactive level is letting players cause mayhem in a gigantic sandbox, but Grand Theft Auto V’s story is especially interesting since it shows three criminal characters experiencing the same events from different perspectives — something could totally work as a Netflix show. GTA V already told a phenomenal story, so why not pick up where it left off, just a decade later? All the principal actors are still around, and while Rockstar might want to explore new territory and characters in Grand Theft Auto 6, fans would undoubtedly be ecstatic to reunite with Trevor, Michael, and Franklin in another medium. Fallout Fallout’s grim post-nuclear-apocalypse dystopia paired with a cheerful 1950s all-American can-do attitude has its own visual identity, and could allow for plenty of stories that are equal parts comedy, drama, horror, and action. Plus, of all the AAA franchises out there, a live-action Fallout with a low-budget is totally on-brand — a cast in of scruffy characters wearing costumes made out of recycled garbage set against a desolate backdrop is authentically Fallout. heck, hire the folks behind the Nuka Break fan series and enlist a bunch of cosplayers as extras and you’ll be all set. Bloodborne In a perfect world, Bloodborne’s dripping wet nightmare of grotesque horse skeletons, puss-filled, bandage-wrapped ghouls, and ragged-___ werewolves would be a phenomenal live-action horror movie or mini-series, but before production budgets go through the roof on trying to recreate and puppeteer a building-sized Cleric Beast animatronic, maybe this one should go the gritty animated route. Adi Shankar and Frederator Studios did a wonderful job turning the classic monster-slaying action of Castlevania into a gruesome M-rated cartoon, and while it sounds like Shankar’s got his hands full with projects based on Devil May Cry, Assassin’s Creed, and Hyper Light Drifter, we’d still love to see a Bloodborne cartoon. Imagine: a horror-tinged monster of the week boss fight show where a lone hunter scuffles with awful villagers, creepy monks, and bizarre creatures before turning a corner to face down a gigantic menace like Vicar Amelia or Rom The Vacuous Spider. Along the way, the hunter could gain access to ****** new weapons and of course, nudge the underlying story along through bits and pieces of wonderfully deranged lore. In the meantime, at least we have the Bloodborne graphic novels from Titan Comics. God of War God of War’s incredible characters,from angry brooding dads to eccentric dwarven shopkeepers, would translate perfectly to a Netflix mini-series. The tale of Kratos and Atreus’ epic journey across Midgard is one of loss, grief, turmoil, and the growing relationship between father and son — and the mini-series format would give the story plenty of room to breathe. But also: God of War is about killing monsters and ripping off their heads with a gigantic axe and/or your bare hands, so the combat sequences would be violent, intense, and way too spicy for network television -- and The Witcher proved once again that Netflix isn’t afraid to put some M-rated live-action beheading and disembowelment front and center. The recent movie 1917 did a phenomenal job of depicting the journey of two men across a war-torn battlefield with a one-shot cinematography approach, striking a balance between tense action and nuanced character moments, all the while keeping the camera locked on the characters -- Just do that, but with Kratos and Atreus! And on a TV budget! The Legend of Zelda Considering the Zelda franchise has been legendary for over thirty years now, it’s genuinely baffling that we haven’t had an official movie or TV adaptation of The Legend of Zelda — y’know, aside from that animated series that inspired a thousand YouTube Poop videos and our own ideas for what it might look like. [ignvideo url="https://www.ign.com/videos/2008/04/01/link-stars-trailer-legend-of-zelda-movie-trailer-debut-hd"] The big debate would obviously be which Zelda game would make for the best show, and what that show’s format would be -- but given that almost every Zelda game gives its universe a soft reboot and new look, there’s really no issue with trying something new entirely, maybe even season to season. Perhaps take a page from The Mandalorian and make Link a mostly-silent protagonist. Let the supporting characters provide the banter and exposition, but limit Link’s interactions to facial expressions, pantomime, and the occasional “YAH!” as he smashes pots or torments local poultry. Animal Crossing From kid shows like Octonauts and Llama Llama to more adult fare like Bojack Horseman or Tuca and Bertie, animated talking animal shows are a hit on Netflix. Given the wide age range of Animal Crossing’s fanbase, a show that finds a balance between the sugary-sweet baby cartoons and foul-mouthed animated sitcoms could bring everyone together. A human character takes the train to a small, unexpected town, only to be greeted by a diverse cast of talking animals, including an evil raccoon that they are immediately indebted to. By helping villagers across town via small, episode long-quests, Animal Crossing could tell a charming, bittersweet slice-of-life story of making friends, doing chores, and buying furniture. [ignvideo url="https://www.ign.com/videos/2019/05/26/5-reasons-animal-crossings-tom-nook-is-pure-evil"] After all, Animal Crossing is about adorable animals and friendship — but it’s also about the crushing responsibility and grueling monotony of capitalist society. In the meantime, the next best thing is Netflix original Rilakkuma and Kaoru -- it’s about a depressed adult woman who finds joy in life thanks to her layabout talking animal roommates. [youtube clip_id="YKJf876thxw"] Which video game do you think would make the perfect Netflix show? Let us know in the comments below. Netflix already made video games based on Stranger Things, Narcos and Dark Crystal, so it’s time to return the favor and make some shows based on games instead. ...Or, you know, just put the friggin Netflix app on Switch already. [poilib element="accentDivider"]Max Scoville and Brian Altano are hosts and producers at IGN. They have been best friends for a decade. You can follow them on Twitter @MaxScoville and @agentbizzle. View the full article
  20. WEEK #4 Standings & schedule: https://www.scheduleague.com/lxv Fantasy season Favorite all time players
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