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SpiceJet, IndiGo simplify fare structure
The Hindu
SpiceJet and IndiGo have removed fuel surcharge from all of their pricing and have included it with the base fare to make pricing and fare displays simpler and transparent. The move was...
Here Are the Details of the Walking Dead's Season 2 Vita Release
IGN Insider
The second...
Watch Firaxis boldly bring Civilization to space from PAX East
Joystiq
Missed the PAX East panel that revealed Civilization: Beyond Earth to the world? Maybe you just want to relive the magic you already witnessed live in...
Watch IGN's Elder Scrolls Champion Step Into Tamriel
IGN Insider
Two weeks ago we ran a competition to find a reader to come...
7 Mobile Trivia Games to Challenge Your Brain
Mashable
Mobile Trivia Games 1. QuizUp QuizUp is the new kid on the block for mobile trivia, but that freshness also comes with some perks. The app has a lovely, colorful interface. QuizUp also lets you match wits on any topic with your in-game friends or...
Deadlight now free for Xbox Live Gold members
Joystiq
As promised, the Tequila Works-developed survival game, Deadlight, is the latest freebie for Xbox Live Gold members. The...
NEW: 3 killed after base attack, Ukraine says
Herald Tribune
KIEV, Ukraine - Three pro-Russian militants died and 13 were wounded when Ukrainian troops repelled an attack on a National Guard base in the Black Sea port of Mariupol, Ukraine's interior ministry said Thursday. A crowd of around 300 men armed with...
Behind-the-scenes 'Final Hours of Titanfall' app now available
Joystiq
The Final Hours of Titanfall, an in-depth look at the development of Respawn Entertainment's first game, is now available to download on iPad, Windows Surface as well as PC and Mac via...
What does Facebook have planned for the Oculus Rift?
The Examiner
Virtual reality has been the next giant step in gaming for decades, and until now, it has only seemed like an unattainable piece of fiction that was marred by failure and sloppy executions. Does anyone remember Nintendo of America's blatant lie known...
Comic Book Reviews for April 16, 2014
IGN Insider
Please welcome the newest addition to the IGN Comics Review Crew -- Tres Dean! This week Sinestro got his own series, but don't be scared by the yellow light, it was actually...
The Elder Scrolls Online: Review in Progress
IGN Insider
Editor's Note: Reviewing an MMORPG is a big job that can...
The latest Rocksmith 2014 DLC is Garbage (in a good way)
Joystiq
You're not paranoid, Rocksmith 2014 owners: Ubisoft does indeed have more DLC coming your way, and this time it's three hit singles from '90s grunge band, Garbage. Those looking to relive the glory days of Clinton, Beanie Babies and denim overalls...
Iron Patriot #2 Preview
IGN Insider
Marvel's solicitation information for Iron Patriot #2 says that James Rhodes dies. Seriously, take a look: IRON PATRIOT #2 ALES KOT (W) • GARRY BROWN (A/C)...
Final Skylanders Swap Force character debuting next week at Times Square
Joystiq
Hundreds of ravenous Skylanders fans will swarm the streets of New York next week to herald the arrival of final Swap Force series character Doom Stone during a special giveaway event at Times Square. On Wednesday, April 23, the first 500 customers...
Sneak Peek at Darwyn Cooke's Batman Beyond Animated Short
IGN Insider
Appearing in his own digital first series, and set to be a...
State of the Meta: 'Dota 2'
The Examiner
State of the Meta is a bi-monthly article designed to track the ever shifting meta-game within Dota and keep readers ahead of the curve. It is based off of recent professional games and their reflections upon matchmaking. Meta Shift The game of Dota...
Ransack Steam for War of the Vikings
Joystiq
Those of you who woke up this morning with a craving for blood and glory will be happy to learn that publisher Paradox Interactive and developer Fatshark have officially launched War...
Stock Android Camera App Now Available on Google Play
IGN Insider
Google has released its stock Google Camera app on the Google Play store, with a couple of neat new features included. A lens blur effect has been added, allowing you...
Spooks Movie Now Filming with Game of Thrones’ Kit Harington
IGN Insider
The hit British spy series Spooks (known as MI-5 in the U.S.) is making the leap to the big...
Massive PlayStation 4 Update Incoming
IGN Insider
On the heels of the announcement that PlayStation 4 has sold over 7 million...
Trials Fusion Xbox One Day-One Patch Increases Resolution
IGN Insider
Trials Fusion runs at 800p resolution on Xbox One, but a day-one patch gives it a...
Possible Conspiracy spoilers: Dack Fayden?
The Examiner
Dack Fayden is the greatest thief in the multiverse, and not just because he insists on being called that. He's been witness to some of the most important events in the history of multiple planes...
Dark Sacrifice Intro Pack | Decklist and review
The Examiner
Dark Sacrifice is a black/white Magic: The Gathering Dark Ascension Intro Pack...
Pokemon Types, Evolution, and Legendaries
The Examiner
There are many different types of Pokémon. Water, fire, grass, dragon, ghost, metal, dark, psychic, electric, flying, fighting, bug, poison, normal, and ground. A Pokémon type is what defines what moves it can learn and what Pokémon it’s good...
New BloodRayne teased by fighting game studio
Joystiq
Arc System Works is teasing a new game called "BRCS," which appears to be related to the BloodRayne...
Ritual of the Returned from 'Journey Into Nyx'
The Examiner
Rituaal of the Returned is a curious new uncommon "Magic: The Gathering" card from Wizards of the Coast's upcoming expert expansion set "Journey Into Nyx." Ritual of the Returned isn't your typical reanimation spell. In fact, it doesn't reanimate...
Twitch helps fund chat-driven Choice Chamber
Canoe
Spurred on by the surprising popularity of the Twitch Plays Pokemon phenomenon, Twitch has just recently decided to match the total funds that have been pledged to the Choice Chamber from developer Studio Bean. The Kickstarter...
Steam's Daily Deal offers System Shock 2 at half price
Joystiq
If your life is painfully lacking in malevolent AI and angry, telekinetic monkeys, today is your lucky day: Steam is currently offering survival...
Dictate of Heliod from 'Journey Into Nyx'
The Examiner
Dictate of Heliod is a new "Magic: The Gathering" card from Wizards of the Coast's upcoming expert expansion set "Journey Into Nyx." This rare white enchantment can give your creatures a vital boost in power and toughness in the blink of an eye....
Bearer of the Heavens from 'Journey Into Nyx'
The Examiner
Bearer of the Heavens is one of the more interesting rares we've seen from Wizards of the Coast's upcoming expert "Magic: The Gathering" expansion set "Journey Into Nyx." While it's not a competitive card Bearer of the Heavens' ability makes a huge...
Broken Sword 5, Episode 2 out today on Windows, Mac, Linux
Joystiq
The second episode of Revolution Software's classic-styled point-and-click adventure game Broken Sword 5: The Serpent's Curse is out today on Steam, Good Old Games and Get Games, finishing up heroic duo George and Nico's latest globetrotting journey....
The Third Hobbit Movie Might be Getting a Name Change
IGN Insider
In an odd turn of events, a new rumour suggests The Hobbit: There and Back Again might be renamed The Hobbit: Into the Fire. The news comes...
Eufloria Adventures hits PS Mobile this week
Joystiq
Omni Systems brings its latest project to the PlayStation Vita and supported Android platforms this week with the release of...
Aegis of the Gods from 'Journey Into Nyx'
The Examiner
Aegis of the Gods is a new rare white creature card from Wizards of the Coast's upcoming expert "Magic: The Gathering" expansion set "Journey Into Nyx" which grants you hexproof. It's important to note that because Aegis of the Gods grants hexproof...
Chaos Reborn funded, births in 2015
Joystiq
Julian Gollop, the creator of X-COM: UFO Defense, has hit the $180,000 goal for Chaos...
Taylor Swift crashes superfan's bridal shower -- VIDEO
Entertainment Weekly
Fun fact for fans: If you invite Taylor Swift to your bridal shower, she just might come. Swift posted a YouTube video...
Bust-A-Move 4 on the PlayStation Network this spring
Joystiq
Natsume announced that it will release a digital PSone Classics version of Taito's Bust-a-Move 4 this spring, bringing the classic bubble-bursting puzzler to the PlayStation 3, PSP, and PS Vita. Bust-a-Move 4 expands on the color-matching gameplay of...
Top News Headlines for April 16, 2014
IGN Insider
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Indie Royal Bundle 12 says you are not a banana
Joystiq
The Debut 12 Bundle from Indie Royale is live. The pay-what-you-want bundle features eight...
Impeccable ‘Evita’ national tour is a stunning success in Dallas
The Dallas Morning News
After seeing the national tour of the 2012 Broadway revival of Evita at Dallas Summer Musicals, I finally get it. It’s not that I was immune to the charms of the sleek blonde star in the dazzling white dress singing “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina” in...
Square Enix: DRM Essential To Profits For 'Foreseeable Future'
IGN Insider
"The primary benefit to us is the same as with any business:...
Burn the Orphanage: Reign of Terror is Coming!
IGN Insider
UPDATE: Creator Jeff Lemire has done a variant cover for Burn the...
You Betcha! Fargo Premiere Delivers Strong Ratings
IGN Insider
Aw jeez. FX's quirky, bone-chilling crime series Fargo premiered last night to impressive-for-FX numbers, with 2.65 million total viewers and 1.02 million among adults 18-49....
'Minecraft' available in PS3 in disk form in May
Canoe
Minecraft - you may have heard of it. It's the indie success story from Swedish developers Mojang which is all about wandering around, hitting things with pickaxes and building really nice...
Game composer Martin O'Donnell fired by Bungie
Canoe
Bungie changed the face of first person console shooters in 2001 when they released Halo: Combat Evolved on the then fledgling Xbox game system. History...
New Steam stats from Ars Technica
Canoe
Website Ars Technica has spent some time trawling the publicly available user data of more than 170 million Steam accounts in order to find out just what people are playing and, perhaps more interestingly, what they're not playing. The study was...
Bethesda under fire from barbed wire industry, reports The Onion
Joystiq
The Evil Within publisher Bethesda...
Clarksville man arrested for July 2013 home invasion, murder on Ranch Hill Drive
The Leaf Chronicle
CLARKSVILLE, TENN. — The Clarksville Police Department Homicide Unit has arrested a Clarksville man and charged him with a July 2013 home invasion and murder on Ranch Hill Drive. Curtis O’neil Shelton Jr., 23, of Clarksville was charged with...
Infamous: Second Son patch adds Photo Mode, subtracts bugs
Joystiq
Infamous: Second Son lead Delsin Rowe might be able to shoot burst of smoke from his hands and run up walls as a streak of light, but he's not perfect. Hence, developer Sucker Punch has outlined...
Revolution, The 100 and Teen Titans Go! are Ready for WonderCon
IGN Insider
Warner Bros. Television are always a great part of the convention scene, bringing their many genre series...
PlayStation 4 Sells Over 7 Million Units
IGN Insider
Today, Sony announced that its...
PlayStation 4 sales exceed 7 million so far
Joystiq
Sales of Sony's PlayStation 4 have exceeded 7 million worldwide, the manufacturer announced today. Games are going along with them,...
Obsidian gives your ears a taste of the Pillars of Eternity soundtrack
Joystiq
Just because we can't play old school-inspired, Kickstarter success Pillars of Eternity right now doesn't mean we can't...
M12 Best 5 red commons
The Examiner
Red had a fairly shallow selection of cards in...
Take a Photo Tour Through the Detailed Sets of Salem
IGN Insider
The area surrounding Shreveport, Louisiana is green with plenty of open spaces, and it looks like...
Table Talk: At the Rustic, the waiting is the hardest part
The Dallas Morning News
I couldn't get a table for dinner. For seven weeks. I've had that problem at teeny Dallas restaurants with high-profile chefs -- Lucia, for instance. Never at a cavernous restaurant with a giant bar. Trouble is, the Rustic doesn't take reservations....
The Strange Economy of Werewolves and Vampires in Elder Scrolls Online
IGN Insider
Last night two people on the streets of Riften begged me to bite them. No, more than...
Restaurant review: Lockhart Smokehouse Plano stands up with the barbecue greats
The Dallas Morning News
PLANO — The attainment of outstanding barbecue sometimes calls for desperate measures. How else to explain risking life and limb to eat smoked meat under a tornado warning? Oblivious that a twister watch had turned to twister warning on an ominously...
Pre-order Wolfenstein: The New Order, earn Team Fortress 2 hats
Joystiq
Alternate history Nazi shooter Wolfenstein: The New Order is now available for pre-order via Steam, and Valve has opted to sweeten the deal by offering free Team...
Zenimax Media files trademark for 'Nuka Cola'
Joystiq
Bethesda Softworks parent company Zenimax Media recently filed three separate trademark applications with the United States Patent and Trademark Office for the term "Nuka Cola," a phrase that should be very familiar...
Spieth ready for more after Masters success
Herald Tribune
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. — Get ready, Augusta National. Jordan Spieth can’t wait for another chance at that green jacket. The 20-year-old Spieth is in the field at the RBC Heritage at Harbour Town Golf Links that starts Thursday. He gave...
Manning still carries heartache of Super Bowl loss
Herald Tribune
DENVER — Broncos fans may want to move on from Denver’s Super Bowl debacle. Not Peyton Manning. He’s holding on to the heartache to stoke his competitive fire. In his first public comments since the highest-scoring team in NFL...
Orioles blank Rays for 2-game sweep
Herald Tribune
BALTIMORE — Miguel Gonzalez and two relievers combined on a six-hitter, and the Baltimore Orioles capitalized on two infield singles by Adam Jones in a 3-0 victory over the punchless Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday. Nick Markakis also had two hits...
Tackle 'Son of the Crawmerax' in final Borderlands 2 DLC
Joystiq
Developer Gearbox Software has released its final piece of Borderlands 2 DLC. Headhunter 5: Sir Hammerlock Versus the Son of the Crawmerax is available now via Steam, PlayStation...
Hearthstone on iPad Now Available Worldwide
IGN Insider
Hearthstone on iPad launched worldwide today in the...
Naughty Dog announces final season pass DLC for The Last of Us
Joystiq
Naughty Dog will finish out its planned season pass content for The Last of Us with new weapons, additional multiplayer maps, and a new single-player gameplay mode as part of the upcoming Grounded Bundle. Grounded Mode puts a new, difficult...
NYPD Commissioner Shutters Unit Spying On Muslims
The Inquisitr
Shortly after taking over his new post, NYPD Commissioner William Bratton (above, right) ordered a review of the department’s Zone Assessment Unit, which was created in 2003 as the Demographics Unit to infiltrate and eavesdrop on Muslim...
Sony Sells Square Enix Stock for $47 Million
The Inquisitr
Sony originally purchased an 18.6% percent stake in Square Enix in October, 2001. At the time Square Enix was forecasting a 10 billion yen net loss when the forecast was for 700 million yen profit and needed an influx of cash. Fans of the company...
Hearthstone plays its cards on iPad today
Joystiq
Blizzard's collectible trading card game Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft...
The Americans Renewed for Season 3
IGN Insider
Today, FX picked up its hit period drama series The Americans for a third season,...
There’s an X-Men: Days of Future Past Scene During Amazing Spider-Man 2’s End Credits
IGN Insider
No, Spider-Man is not...
The Next Generation of Twitch Plays Pokémon
Mashable
If you were one of the tens of thousands of people playing a simultaneous game of Pokémon back in February, a Kickstarter project could soon let you run your own crowd-controlled game via broadcasting service Twitch. Choice Chamber is a crowdsourced...
'Fargo' premiere ratings lukewarm
Entertainment Weekly
FX’s Fargo miniseries is drawing strong praise from critics (including our own) and viewers. Yet Tuesday’s premiere ratings were tad slushy: A total of 4.2 million viewers tuned in for the first episode, with 1.8...
App Store Update: April 16
IGN Insider
Every day hundreds of new apps make their debut on the App Store, and...
We Are the 0.1%: PlayStation 4's Rarest Trophies
IGN Insider
I've been a sucker for Trophies ever since they were introduced on PlayStation 3 in 2008. The whole Trophy system -- like the Xbox Achievements that inspired it -- is a fun metagame, a diversion...
Google's Modular Smartphone Gets a January 2015 Launch Date
IGN Insider
At the first Ara Developers Conference, happening now in Mountain View,...
The Blackwell Epiphany demo launches ahead of April 24 release
Joystiq
A demo for The Blackwell Epiphany is available now, just ahead of the independent adventure game's April 24 release date. Developed by...
Nintendo Passed on Skylanders Spyro's Adventure Exclusivity
IGN Insider
Nintendo apparently had the chance to partner with Activision on Skylanders...
Robin Will Return to DC Comics in Robin Rises: Omega #1
IGN Insider
This July, Robin will return to DC Comics. A one-shot...
Fable Anniversary lead designer exits Lionhead
Joystiq
Fable Anniversary lead designer Ted Timmins has announced his departure from Lionhead Studios. In a multi-tweet explanation of his...
Four confirmed dead in Korean ferry disaster
Stuff
A ferry carrying 462 people, mostly high school students on an overnight trip to a tourist island, sank off South Korea's southern coast on Wednesday (local time), leaving more than 280 people missing despite a frantic, hours-long rescue by dozens of...
You can now buy Nuclear Throne straight from Twitch
Joystiq
Developer Vlambeer is offering the option to purchase its latest game, Nuclear Throne, through Twitch, a first for the video game broadcast company. Purchasing...
Infamous: Second Son Patch Release Date Announced
IGN Insider
A new patch for Infamous: Second Son is expected to hit PlayStation Network April 17. The...
Minecraft PS3 Edition Gets Retail Release Date
IGN Insider
Mojang announced today that boxed copies of Minecraft for...
Operation Serve project
The Leaf Chronicle
Do you live in and own your home? Does your home need minor repairs? Would you like help making those repairs? If you answered Yes!!! Then Operation Serve (Grace Community Church)...
UK chain GAME to close dedicated Xbox store
Joystiq
GAME and Microsoft deemed the UK retailer's Xbox store a success, after confirming to MCV the London outlet closes its doors later this month. As MCV notes, the...
Sony Announces New PlayStation Now-Enabled Bravia 4K TVs
IGN Insider
Sony Electronics detailed its new line of Bravia 4K Ultra HD television sets...
The Last of Us' New DLC: 'Grounded'
IGN Insider
Today, Naughty Dog detailed its new DLC – and likely the final DLC of any kind – for its critical and commercial smash-hit The Last of Us. It’s called the Grounded Bundle, and it’s aimed squarely at those who still play TLoU’s stellar multiplayer...
Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn surpasses 2 million registrations
Joystiq
This week's PS4 launch of Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn helped the MMO pass the 2 million mark for registered accounts. Square Enix didn't reveal any hard figures for how many players are exploring Eorzea on PS4, but we know six months ago the...
Review: Pet Shop Boys create a thrilling and immersive experience at the Majestic
The Dallas Morning News
While London’s Pet Shop Boys command respect for more than three decades of fashion-forward electronic pop music, their simple skill at making folks dance is just as notable. That’s why it initially seemed odd that the duo would play the downtown...
Games so bad they're good: Far Cry 2
Joystiq
I was invited to be on the "Games So Bad They're Good" panel at PAX East, but a scheduling conflict prevented me from taking part. Fortunately, my Editor in Chief, Ludwig Kietzmann, was ready and willing to take my place. His selection, Far Cry 2,...
Harry Styles Almost Falls Victim To Another Phone Prank
The Inquisitr
The One Direction singer was the target of a send-to-all prank perpetrated by actor and comedian James Corden during his appearance on The Michael McIntyre Chat Show earlier this week. Fortunately for Styles, he realized the whole thing was a goof...
Volunteer's needed for blood drive
The Leaf Chronicle
The Two Rivers Chapter of the American Red Cross, Clarksville TN is...
Why The Expendables Are Sylvester Stallone's Avengers
IGN Insider
Interviewing movie stars is, by and large, not that intimidating. Micro-managed one-on-ones in plush...
Stallone Wants Nicholson and Eastwood For The Expendables
IGN Insider
When The Expendables 3 cast additions were...
Sony selling off Square Enix shares
Canoe
Sony has announced that it's ready to offload its shares in developer Square Enix, bringing an end to an investment relationship that has lasted for more than...
New 'Batman: Arkham Knight' screenshots released
Canoe
Rocksteady ARE Batman. It made Arkham Asylum. It killed. It made Arkham City. It killed. It's making Arkham Knight. Take an educated guess. It did not make Arkham Origins. ) All Games Beta has just debuted a plethora of new screenshots, and we've...
Twitch funds chat-driven game Choice Chamber
Joystiq
Twitch matched funds pledged to Studio Bean's chat-driven Kickstarter project, Choice Chamber. The developer's crowdfunding campaign ends Sunday evening and raised nearly half of its $30,000 goal, and Twitch's contributions put it near the finish...
Anna Paquin's Rogue NOT Cut from X-Men: Days of Future Past
IGN Insider
Last December, director Bryan Singer himself announced that Rogue (Anna Paquin) had been cut from X-Men: Days of Future...
Jenny McCarthy and Donnie Wahlberg engaged
Entertainment Weekly
Jenny McCarthy and Donnie Wahlberg are getting married, People reports. The...
New Behind the Scenes Footage for Guardians of the Galaxy
IGN Insider
A new behind the scenes look at Guardians of the Galaxy has arrived. Clocking in at a minute...
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