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‘Doctor Who: Legacy’ Version 3.0 is Coming, with Way More ‘Doctor Who’ Stuff for Series 9 – Oh and We’ve Got a Code for Free Doctor Unlocks

Doctor Who: Legacy [Free] is one of those games that just keeps on trucking with regular new bunches of story content and updates. The game is going to be getting a big new version 3.0 update in August, and it’s going to bring new weekly content updates alongside Season 9 of the show. But the big original content of 3.0 will be the “Sonic Adventures” story arc, not to be confused with Sonic Adventure, the Sega game that was good but the beginning of the end for the Sonic series. But the “Sonic Adventures” arc in this game will have the First Doctor and a number of companions partnering with him to collect a number of famous gadgets from the long-running series. The Third Doctor’s companion, Jo Grant, will be making her debut in this game, too.

Another big addition will be a new Kids section, inspired by the “Anna’s Playground” levels added earlier. And new content is being created in conjunction with the BBC Doctor Who brand team to make sure the game gets all the content tied in properly to the show. There’s obviously going to be lots to expect from this game …read more

Batman’s Director Weighs In On The Arkham Asylum Vs. Open-World Debate

While Batman: Arkham Knight is earning its fair share of praise, some fans still prefer the more self-contained Metroid-inspired setting of 2009’s Batman: Arkham Asylum. While visiting Rocksteady last year for our cover story on Batman: Arkham Knight, we asked game director Sefton Hill about his thoughts on fans longing for a return to the single location like the asylum and to leave the open-world behind. While the interview was recorded last year, this is our first time sharing this discussion point.

Watch the video interview clip below to hear Hill’s thoughts on the fan debate between Arkham Asylum versus the open worlds of Arkham City and Knight.

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PlayStation Now’s New Games for July Are…

Sony Computer Entertainment has unveiled the latest additions to its cloud-based streaming service, PlayStation Now.

Joining the library of growing PlayStation 3 titles are Resistance 3, Sound Shapes, Infamous: Festival of Blood, Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One, Wheel of Fortune, and Super Mega Baseball. Check out announcement trailer below for a brief look at each.

Sony’s PlayStation Now subscription service provides unlimited streaming access to over 100 PlayStation 3 games for a fixed monthly price. If you’re interested in giving the service a test drive, you can get a 7-day free trial right here.

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Daily Deals: Cowbow Bebop, PC Gaming Headset, Cheap Bluetooth Speaker, Sennheiser Headphones

Cowboy Bebop Has Never Been Cheaper

Three, two, one let’s jam! The complete Cowboy Bebop debuted on Amazon for $43, and then hung out at $30 for quite some time. Now it’s sitting at $24, which is the lowest I’ve ever seen. You can also get the Cowboy Bebop Movie for $7 if you’re a real CB completist. The complete series is an Amazon deal of the day, so I expect it to go back up to at least $30 in the next twenty-four hours.

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Question Of The Month Reader Responses: Issue #268

In issue 266 we asked readers what Star Wars character deserves their own game and why. While iconic characters like Boba Fett and Han Solo earned their share of fan love, the most popular character was a complete surprise. Here are some of the responses.

A Droid In Demand:

  • I’d like to see just about the only character to star in every Star Wars movie to finally get his due: R2-D2! The game would be first-person (or rather first-droid) point-of-view to heighten the feeling that you are R2 and not just following him around. It would be largely a combination of a puzzle game and a whodunnit/problem-solving game, as that is what astromechs do: fix things and get their masters out of hot water. Sure, there’d be the occasional chance for R2 to zap a bad guy with his arc welder or maybe even set stuff on fire with his retro rockets (ala Star Wars Episode II), but most of the time you wouldn’t be dealing out violence. For example, your master, (I think it would be interesting to make your master Wedge Antillies, since we see so little of him in the movies and TV shows) is helping you pilot an …read more

Yahtzee of Zero Punctuation Made a Mobile Game! ‘Hatfall’ Available Now

Ben “Yahtzee” Croshaw, Australian national treasure and host of the weekly game review show “Zero Punctuation!” over at The Escapist, is a man of many talents. In his free time, when he isn’t taking part in the running of video game themed cocktail bars or doing manly combat with the horrifying fauna of Australia, he’s an amateur game developer. You can find many of his creations over the years on his site, but now, with the help of Addicting Games and Defy Media, his very first mobile game, Hatfall [$1.99], is available for download. In it, you help the man himself get his hat back. Over and over again. While also dodging refrigerators, anvils, and trying to discern which devilishly handsome plain white avatar is yours.

With a very dry wit and an extremely… let’s say ‘colorful’ imagination, many have come to love Yahtzee’s signature style of cynical, swear spitting misanthropy and exceedingly odd insults and comparisons. And that’s definitely the main draw of this game. It’s hysterical. Gameplay wise, it’s perfectly serviceable, but the stars of the show are the ‘WTF just happened?” moments, and they are a-plenty. Core gameplay has you running side to side, placing Yahtzee …read more

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PlayStation Network Currently Experiencing Issues

PlayStation Network is currently experiencing issues, affecting users’ accessing content from PlayStation Now and Sony’s online marketplace.

Additionally, the PSN Status page confirms that both gaming and social features are also experience problems. As such, you may be “experiencing issues related to launching games, applications, and/or social features such as trophies, messaging, or friends list.”

Sony is aware of the situation and asks for your patience while these issues are being addressed.

Stay tuned to IGN, as we’ll keep you updated on the network’s status until it’s back online.

Alex Osborn is a freelance writer for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter.

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Justin Smith of Captain Games, Creator of ‘Enviro-Bear 2010’ and ‘Desert Golfing’ on the Importance of Supporting TouchArcade

Pulling out all the stops, The TouchArcade Patreon just crossed 450 supporters and is closing in on the finish line. We just need another tiny boost to get us over the edge, and with the incredible support we’ve gotten so far I feel like hitting our goal isn’t a matter of if but a matter of when. Yesterday we fist pounded with Alex Okafor of One Man Left who shared how important TouchArcade was to his tiny studio, and today, we’re going even smaller and (potentially) more obscure in hearing from Justin Smith. You probably know him as the maniac behind Enviro-Bear 2010 [$1.99] and the game which seemingly took over every indie dev’s life that I know, Desert Golfing [$1.99] among others.

Anyway, here’s Justin-

Hello readers, my name is Justin Smith. I am the creator of Enviro-Bear 2010 and many other silly games. The TouchArcade forums were the town hall of crazytown that started the Enviro-Bear phenomenon. It takes a festering hotbed of weirdness to create a viral sensation and TouchArcade did that for my game. They even created a genre category just for Enviro-Bear. How innovative is that? Very …read more