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Adam Bankhurst

News Writer, IGN.com

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Hello!

My name is Adam Bankhurst and I am a news writer for IGN.com.

I also started, with some incredible friends, Extra Life Columbus and over the past five years we have raised over $250,000 for Nationwide Children's Hospital!

Thank you for stopping by, and never hesitate to reach out if I can help in any way!

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Todd Howard: Fallout 76 Doesn't Indicate the Future of Bethesda Games - IGN

"Anyone who has ever said 'this is the future and this part of gaming is dead' has been proven wrong every single time." Bethesda Game Studios head, Todd Howard, recently spoke with GamesIndustry.biz about the fear that the online-only Fallout 76 may indicate a shift away from the single-player games Bethesda is so beloved for.

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Dead Island 2 "Still in Development" After Mobile Game Fears - IGN

Dead Island 2 / Hope for fans of the series. Dead Island 2 is still in development, according to a Tweet sent from the official Dead Island account. Dead Island: Survivors, a free-to-play tower defense game for iOS and Android, officially launched, bringing with it questions about the status of the franchise's long quiet project, Dead Island 2.

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06/26/2018
Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid Announced as NBA Live 19's Cover Star - IGN

While last night's 2018 NBA Awards ceremony announced Houston Rocket's James Harden as the league's MVP, the Philadelphia 76ers' center Joel Embiid received another honor. Embiid, the third-overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft, was revealed to be the cover athlete of EA Sports' NBA Live 19.

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06/25/2018
Nintendo Labo Now Compatible With Mario Kart 8 Deluxe - IGN

Owners of the Nintendo Labo Variety Kit, rejoice! Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for Nintendo Switch has just received a free update that enables use of the Nintendo Labo Toy-Con Motorbike. Using this Labo set-up will allow players to utilize the Joy-Con's motion controls to steer, accelerate, and play with all the functionality of simply using the Joy-Cons by themselves, but in a more unique way.

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06/24/2018
Spider-Man Homecoming 2 Title Revealed by Tom Holland - IGN

Spider-Man: Far From Home / Tom Holland does it again.... Tom Holland, the latest actor to play Spider-Man, has been pretty bad at keeping secrets regarding the Marvel Cinematic Universe. As of last night, it appears Marvel has leaned into that joke, as Holland has "accidentally leaked" the name of the Spider-Man: Homecoming sequel: Spider-Man: Far From Home.

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06/23/2018
Ant-Man and the Wasp First Twitter Reactions - IGN

Ant-Man and the Wasp / Ant-Man's return looks to be a strong one. Disney screened Marvel's Ant-Man and the Wasp for members of the media in Los Angeles last night. Following the showing, attendees were allowed to share their first thoughts on the sequel to 2015's Ant-Man (and the first Marvel movie since Avengers: Infinity War) on social media.

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06/21/2018
Ex-Burnout Developers Announce 2 Burnout-Like Games - IGN

Crash to your heart's content. Three Fields Entertainment, led by Criterion Games founders Alex Ward and Fiona Sperry, has announced Danger Zone 2 and Dangerous Driving. Both titles will be arriving on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One and look to be spiritual successors to the beloved Burnout franchise.

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06/20/2018
CW Sets Premiere Dates for The Flash Season 5, Arrow Season 7 and More - IGN

Including dates for The CW's new shows, All American, Legacies, and Charmed. The CW Network has announced the premiere dates for The Flash, Arrow, Black Lightning, Riverdale, and more. The CW's Fall season will officially begin with the iHeartRadio Music Festival, airing on Sunday, October 7th and Monday, October 8th, 8:00-10:00pm ET/PT.

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06/19/2018
Sony Announces PlayStation Hits, PS4 Classics at a Budget Price - IGN

Uncharted 4, Bloodborne, Metal Gear Solid V, and much more. PlayStation has announced PlayStation Hits, a collection of some of the best games the PlayStation 4 has to offer at $19.99 USD and $19.99 CAD. Revealed via the PlayStation Blog, 15 titles will be available as part of PlayStation Hits in the U.S.

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06/19/2018
Revamped Xbox Avatar Editor Set to Launch Today for Xbox Insiders - IGN

The more inclusive, the better. At E3 2017, Xbox announced that they would be reworking and upgrading their Xbox Live Avatar system and focus more on customization and inclusiveness. Yesterday, Xbox Wire announced the update would officially be going live for Alpha and Alpha - Skip Ahead Xbox Insiders today, June 19th, by 12pm PDT/3pm EDT.

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06/15/2018
Star Trek: Discovery Loses Showrunners Ahead of Season 2 - IGN

Star Trek: Discovery, the CBS All Access show that finished its first season back in February, is now undergoing its second showrunner change with the departure of executive producers Gretchen Berg and Aaron Harberts. According to The Hollywood Reporter, this change was not due to creative problems, but with "leadership and operational issues" between the showrunners and the staff.

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06/11/2018
E3 2018: Amazon Alexa Skyrim: Very Special Edition Is Actually Real - IGN

During Bethesda's E3 Press Conference, Todd Howard introduced the Skyrim Very Special Edition for Amazon Alexa with a commercial featuring Keegan-Michael Key. It was a fun in-joke for the community who have teased Bethesda about Skyrim being ported to every known system. Or so we thought.

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06/08/2018
Crackdown 3 Delayed to 2019, According to Sources - IGN

Update: Crackdown 3 has officially been delayed and will now be released in February 2019. Microsoft provided the following statement to Windows Central: "Our fans' response to the signature antics and explosive gameplay of Crackdown 3 has been incredible. To ensure we deliver the experience they deserve, Crackdown 3 will be launching in Feb.

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06/07/2018
J.J. Abrams and Bad Robot Launching Bad Robot Games - IGN

Bad Robot Games is partnering with Tencent and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. J.J. Abrams and Bad Robot are expanding further into the gaming realm with the launch of a new video game development division, Bad Robot Games.

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06/04/2018
Destiny 2's Year 2 First Expansion Revealed, Details Coming This Week - IGN

All will be revealed tomorrow. Bungie has given us our first look at its newest expansion, Forsaken, and a small glimpse of what will be showcased tomorrow during the Destiny 2 Year 2 reveal stream. Though the tease lasts but a few seconds, Cayde-6 and a Guardian are shown arriving on a location that very much looks like the Reef.

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