Welcome to Best. Game. Ever., our new video series where we ask entertainers, athletes, comedians, and creators to weigh in on their all-time favorite video games. From Mario to Master Chief, 8-bit to 4K, we're celebrating the best games ever, and in our second episode, we're taking a look at the best head-to-head titles.
In Episode 2, Game of Thrones' Liam Cunningham, The Walking Dead's Austin Amelio, comedian Heather Anne Campbell, and more talk about their favorite head-to-head games, covering everything from fighters like Mortal Kombat to sports titles like NBA Jam. Watch the episode in the player above, and find out if your favorite head-to-head titles get a mention.
Warning: this article contains spoilers for the ending of The Punisher: Season 1!
If you've made it to the end of The Punisher: Season 1, you probably have a good idea of which character will serve as the main villain of Season 2. The show wraps up with a badly disfigured Billy Russo clinging to life in a hospital bed and silently vowing revenge against Frank Castle. This pretty much guarantees that Russo will reemerge as the villain Jigsaw in Season 2.
As we begin the long wait for the next season, here's everything you need to know about Jigsaw and why he's managed to stay the one recurring thorn in the Punisher's side all these years.
Given that the Punisher's entire modus operandi is killing criminals in brutal and spectacular fashion, it makes sense that his rogues gallery is pretty small compared to the likes of Spider-Man or Iron Man. Yet somehow, Billy Russo has managed to survive one encounter after another with Frank Castle, repeatedly cheating death and returning to exact vengeance on his most hated enemy once again.
Earlier this year, we dubbed October 27 the busiest day of 2017 in the world of games, movies, and television. Between three major game releases, a huge Netflix debut, and a big Halloween movie, the day seemed more packed than any other this year.
Well, November 17 is giving that Friday a run for its money, with Justice League, The Punisher, Star Wars Battlefront II, and so much more being released.
Check out the gallery below, watch the video above, or read our full breakdown of the absolutely packed day. And be sure to come back to this page over the coming days, as we'll update this post with all relevant reviews for November 17's biggest releases.
Blizzard announced World of Warcraft Classic during its BlizzCon 2017 keynote, which is a "classic" server option for WoW.
Classic, which is currently in development at Blizzard, is an attempt to replicate the feeling of playing the original World of Warcraft — though not necessarily how it played right at launch.
“We want to reproduce the game experience that we all enjoyed from the original classic WoW without the launch experience," J. Allen Brack said during the BlizzCon keynote.
IGN spoke to Blizzard at BlizzCon 2016 about the possibility of legacy servers ever coming to the game, and the ensuing months saw Blizzard dealing with private "vanilla" servers. The vanilla private server Nostalrius, after being shut down by Blizzard last year, was reopened at the end of 2016. But the start of 2017 saw the team behind Nostalrius clashing with those making Elysium, another private, legacy server.