Jean Grey Is Better Off Without the Phoenix

Jean Grey has been dead in the comic books for 15 years, but now she’s back with a twist that completely changes the game for the character.

Warning: full spoilers ahead for Phoenix Resurrection: The Return of Jean Grey and X-Men Red!

Jean Grey was brought back to life by the Phoenix in the pages of January’s Phoenix Resurrection #5. But instead of bonding once more with the cosmic entity that gave her incredible powers, Jean turned the Phoenix away. It was a truly shocking twist, but it immediately made sense why the folks at Marvel Comics decided to do it: Jean Grey is better off without the Phoenix.

Art by Mahmud Asrar. (Marvel Comics) Art by Mahmud Asrar. (Marvel Comics)

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Here Are All The Free Games You Can Play This Weekend On PS4, Xbox One, And PC

At any given time, there might be some sort of free game or free-play promotion going on, but right now it feels like there’s an inordinate number of these happening at the same time. Specifics vary by platform and what memberships you have, but if you’ve got some time this weekend, there’s likely something you can check out (or acquire permanently) for free.

Those with a PS4 can play the full versions of Rainbow Six Siege and Overwatch (with some restrictions, like no access to Competitive Play) if they have a PS Plus subscription. Siege’s free-play event runs until February 18, while Overwatch’s continues through February 19 (and provides access to the ongoing Year of the Dog event). The Metal Gear Survive beta is also now underway just before the game’s launch and ends on February 18. PS Plus members also received some free bonuses this week, including a Fortnite item pack, a Gems of War booster pack, and the newly released Mercenary Kings: Reloaded Edition (as long as you claimed the original version of the game when it was previously offered through Plus).

Over on Xbox One, many of those same events are happening. Both Rainbow Six Siege and NBA 2K18 are playable for free through February 18–and, unusually, doing so doesn’t require an Xbox Live Gold membership. You will, however, need to be a Gold member to try out Overwatch. The Metal Gear Survive beta is also now active. Meanwhile, the latest batch of free Games With Gold titles are now available to Xbox Live Gold subscribers for a limited time.

PC has maybe the best lineup of the three platforms. Siege and Overwatch are playable for everyone without any memberships, and the Metal Gear Survive beta is live on Steam, unlike the previous, console-only test. GOG is giving away a free game (Dungeons 2) right now, and if you’re an Amazon Prime member, the newest Twitch Prime game is now available (Civilization IV: Complete Edition); both of these are yours to keep as long as you claim them in time.

If you’re looking to actually spend some money, the weekly PS4 sale and Xbox One sale are ongoing, and all of Sony’s recent platforms are in the midst of a just-launched PSN flash sale. On PC, Valve has kicked off Steam’s Lunar New Year sale, while GOG’s Chinese New Year sale is still happening.

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New On Hulu In March: XXX, Power Rangers, And More Movies And TV Shows

When you’re not bogged down in college basketball during March Madness, you’re going to need something to binge. Luckily, Hulu is heading into the new month stocked with new shows, movies, and specials for you to watch.

In addition to the Power Rangers movie reboot and the first two XXX movies, March will see the streaming service add films like Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, Dirty Dancing, Jennifer 8, and several James Bond films. The Hulu original documentary March of the Penguins 2: The Next Step will premiere, as well. Perhaps most importantly, the cult hit Hackers will also get added on March 1, in case you’re wondering what Hollywood thought computer hacking looked like in 1995.

On the TV front, new seasons of KC Undercover, The Real Housewives of New York City, Angie Tribeca, The Son, and more will arrive in March. Hulu will also have the 90th Academy Awards posted after they air on live TV.

You can take a look at everything arriving on Hulu in March below. In case you’re not caught up, you can also check out what was added in February.

Arriving on Hulu in March

March 1

  • Ask This Old House: Complete Seasons 11-12 (PBS)
  • This Old House: Complete Seasons 30 & 38 (PBS)
  • Veni Vidi Vici: Complete Season 1 (Viaplay)
  • 1984 (1985)
  • A Feast at Midnight (1997)
  • A Guy Thing (2003)
  • A Mermaid’s Tale (2016)
  • A Stork’s Journey (2017)
  • A View to Kill (1985)
  • All the Wild Horses (2017)
  • Antitrust (2001)
  • Bad Influence (1990)
  • Bad News Bears (2005)
  • Billy the Kid (2013)
  • Body of Evidence (1993)
  • Boots on the Ground (2017)
  • Boulevard (2014)
  • Branded (2010)
  • Breakdown (1997)
  • Captivity (2007)
  • Carriers (2009)
  • Chaplin (1992)
  • Chicago (2002)
  • Criminal Law (1989)
  • Die Another Day (2002)
  • Dirty Dancing (1987)
  • Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights (2004)
  • Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988)
  • Dream House Nightmare (2017)
  • Earth Girls are Easy (1988)
  • F/X (1986)
  • F/X 2 (1991)
  • Fatal Instinct (1993)
  • Finder’s Fee (2003)
  • Fire with Fire (2012)
  • Fluke (1995)
  • For Your Eyes Only (1981)
  • Forces of Nature (1999)
  • Goldeneye (1995)
  • Gordy (1995)
  • Hackers (1995)
  • Hanoi Hilton (1987)
  • Happythankyoumoreplease (2010)
  • Hart’s War (2002)
  • Hesher (2010)
  • High School (2010)
  • Home of the Brave (2006)
  • I’m Gonna Git You Sucka (1988)
  • I’m So Excited! (2013)
  • Ill Manors (2012)
  • Imagine That (2009)
  • Jack Goes Boating (2010)
  • Jeff Who Lives at Home (2012)
  • Jennifer 8 (1992)
  • Kingpin (1996)
  • Leonard Cohen: I’m Your Man (2005)
  • License to Kill (1989)
  • Love Crimes (1992)
  • Moonraker (1979)
  • Mr. Majesty (1974)
  • National Lampoon’s Dirty Movie (2011)
  • National Lampoon’s Dorm Daze 2: College @ Sea (2006)
  • On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969)
  • Pudsey the Dog: The Movie (2014)
  • Regarding Henry (1991)
  • Southie (1998)
  • Sprung (1997)
  • Stuart Little (1999)
  • Stuart Little 2 (2002)
  • Tales of the Grim Sleeper (2014)
  • The Accused (1988)
  • The Devil Inside (2012)
  • The Doors (1991)
  • The Glass Shield (1994)
  • The Living Daylights (1987)
  • The Million Dollar Hotel (2001)
  • The Music Never Stopped (2011)
  • The Secret of N.I.M.H. (1982)
  • The Square (2017)
  • The World is Not Enough (1999)
  • Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)
  • Twenty Twenty Four (2017)
  • We Blew It (2017)
  • Where the Skin Lies (2017)
  • Who Killed Nancy? (2008)
  • XXX (2002)
  • XXX: State of the Union (2005)
  • Young Adult (2011)

March 4

  • K.C. Undercover: Complete Season 3 (Disney XD)
  • Traitor (2008) March 5
  • Amazing World of Gumball: Complete Season 5 (Cartoon Network)
  • The 90th Oscars: Special (ABC)
  • The 90th Oscars: Live From the Red Carpet: Special (ABC)
  • The Real Housewives of New York City: Complete Season 9 (Bravo)
  • Everything Beautiful is Far Away (2017)
  • The New Radical (2017)

March 6

  • Crash (2005)
  • Fantasia 2000 (2000)

March 7

  • Hard Sun: Complete Season 1 Premiere (Hulu Original)
  • Living Soul (2016)

March 8

  • Aftermath (2017)
  • Knock Knock (2015)

March 9

  • Power Rangers (2017)

March 10

  • Angie Tribeca: Complete Season 3 (TBS)

March 12

  • Force Majeure (2014)
  • Wolf Warrior 2 (2017)

March 13

  • Food Wars!: Complete Season 2 Dubs (Sentai Filmworks)
  • Bitter Harvest (2017)

March 14

  • Tommy’s Honour (2017)

March 15

  • The Bridge: Complete Season 4 (ZDF Enterprises)
  • The Son: Complete Season 1 (AMC)
  • 4 Lovers (2012)
  • Blade of the Immortal (2017)
  • Four Rooms (1995)
  • Hello I Must Be Going (2012)
  • LOL (2012)
  • October Country (2009)
  • River of Grass (1994)
  • The Englishman Who Went Up A Hill But Came Down A Mountain (1995)
  • The Fog (2005)
  • The Forgotten (2004)
  • The Kill Team (2013)

March 16

  • John Q (2002)

March 18

  • Almost Friends (2017)

March 19

  • Life Itself (2014)
  • Love and Saucers (2017)

March 23

  • March of the Penguins 2: The Next Step (2017) (Hulu Original)

March 24

  • Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)

March 27

  • The Little Hours (2017)

March 31

  • Closing Gambit (2018)
  • EuroTrump (2017)
  • The Ghoul (2016)
  • Habit (2017)
  • Project Eden (2017)

Leaving Hulu in March

March 31

  • A Fish Called Wanda (1988)
  • Blazing Saddles (1974)
  • Dirty Dancing (1987)
  • Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights (2004)
  • Gang Related (1997)
  • Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds (2008)
  • Michael (1996)
  • Nine Queens (2000)
  • Swimming with Sharks (1995)
  • The Conspirator (2010)
  • The Hurt Locker (2008)
  • The Spirit (2008)

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13 Winter 2018 Anime to Add to Your Watchlist

The winter 2018 anime season is well underway, and with over 50 anime airing this season (not including shorts), it’s easy to miss some of the lesser-known anime.

View the slideshow below to see 13 of the anime IGN staff are watching this season. These recommendations don’t include any continuing series from fall 2017 like The Ancient Magus’ Bride or March Comes in Like a Lion.

Though it’s not included in the slideshow, we’d like to give a special mention to Violet Evergarden. The beautiful Kyoto Animation production is currently streaming on Netflix in select regions but should be streaming in most regions after the anime completes its run.

What anime are you watching this season? Let us know your favorites in the comments below and be sure to see which anime were nominated for and what won IGN’s 2017 Anime of the Year.

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How to Watch the 2018 DICE Awards

The 21st annual DICE Awards will air during the DICE Summit on February 21 and 22, and IGN is the exclusive streaming home to the show.

The awards will celebrate the best of the best from the memorable year in gaming that was 2017. Horizon Zero Dawn leads this year’s nominees with ten nods, followed by The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild with six. The show will also honor Nintendo Wii creator Genyo Takeda with a Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Lando Comic Miniseries Ties Into Solo: A Star Wars Story

A new Lando Calrissian comic miniseries that will tie into Solo: A Star Wars Story has been announced.

Entertainment Weekly reports the five-issue miniseries, titled Lando: Double or Nothing, is written by Rodney Barnes (Falcon). The comic will take place sometime before the events of the upcoming standalone Star Wars film. The rest of the comic’s creative team has not been announced yet. Check out the the cover art for the first issue below:

Lando: Double or Nothing cover art, image via EW.

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PSA: Amazon Has 4K UHD Blu-rays on Sale for $16.66

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If you’re lucky enough to have a 4K TV, you probably know that streaming in 4K can sometimes be a dicey proposition. For now the best way to truly make the most of your crazy new TV is via 4K Ultra HD Blu-rays. The problem? For now they’re expensive. Like $30 for just Mad Max: Fury Road expensive. Amazon seems to agree, and is running a very solid and very tempting special sale on UHD 4K Blu-rays: buy any 3 for $49.99, with an extensive list to choose from. That’s $16.66 a piece for those that have trouble with math, which represents the cheapest price many of these 4K UHD Blu-rays have hit yet.

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Metal Gear Survive Beta Now Live On PS4, Xbox One, And PC

If you missed out on the previous Metal Gear Survive beta, you have one more chance to try the Metal Gear spin-off out ahead of its release next week. Konami has kicked off a second Metal Gear Survive beta, which is available now on PS4, Xbox One, and–for the first time–PC via Steam.

The beta features three missions set across two maps, which can be played cooperatively with up to four players. In addition to that, Konami is offering special daily missions for the duration of the beta. Everyone who participates in the trial will also receive three bonus cosmetic items in the full game: a FOXHOUND name plate, Metal Gear Rex Head accessory, and a bandana.

The beta runs on all platforms until February 18. It uses the same client as the previous beta, so players who already have that installed on their consoles won’t need to download it again, although you’ll need to download a patch for the client before you’re able to participate.

Metal Gear Survive releases for PS4, Xbox One, and PC in the Americas on February 20, with a worldwide launch following on February 22. The game is notable for being the first Metal Gear title released since series creator Hideo Kojima parted ways with the company back in 2015. Konami also recently confirmed that Metal Gear Survive will require a constant internet connection and contains microtransactions.

If this is your first time trying the stealth-survival game, we’ve put together a guide on making it through the Metal Gear Survive beta. We also explain how Metal Gear Survive’s class system works and shared our hands-on impressions of Metal Gear Survive’s story mode.

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What’s New In Monster Hunter World This Week On PS4 And Xbox One

Capcom has launched the latest slate of weekly content in Monster Hunter World. PS4 and Xbox One players both have a new set of limited bounties and event quests to complete, although some of those on PS4 have gotten a head-start on a particularly notable quest.

In addition to the actual playable content, Capcom has released a new Monster Hunter World update. The patch notes are fairly simple, dealing primarily with multiplayer problems on both platforms and an issue involving Slashberries that emerged following another recent patch.

As announced previously, PS4 players with a Street Fighter V save on their system get early access to the quest Down the Dark, Muddy Path. It’s a simple Arena quest in which you simply hunt a Barroth, but the rewards are what make it notable–completing it enough times provides you with the necessary materials to craft the armor based on the look of Street Fighter character Ryu. This quest–and the Ryu gear, as well as armor based on Sakura–will be available to all PS4 and Xbox One players in the future. For more details, check out our guide on how to unlock Monster Hunter World’s Ryu armor.

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There’s still plenty else to do, whether you’re on Xbox One or simply don’t have a Street Fighter V save. A new slate of Limited Bounties are now available, tasking you with hunting three Kulu-Ya-Kus, four Diablos, and five Tempered monsters, as well as the usual one for completing the other three. These are available from now until February 22 or 23, depending on your platform. Here are the rewards for each of those:

Ecology Survey: Hunt Kulu-Ya-Ku

  • Hunt three monsters
  • Rewards:
    • 300 Research Points
    • 3x Armor Sphere

Ecology Survey: Hunt Diablos

  • Hunt four monsters
  • Rewards:
    • 450 Research Points
    • 4x Armor Sphere+
    • 1x Steel Wyverian Print

Ecology Survey: Tempered Monster Hunt

  • Slay 5 Tempered monsters
  • Rewards:
    • 700 Research Points
    • 5x Hard Armor Sphere
    • 1x Silver Wyverian Print

General: Limited Bounty

  • Complete all Limited Bounties
  • Rewards:
    • 500 Research Points
    • 1x Gold Wyverian Print
    • 1x Golden Egg

There are also new event quests to complete from now through February 22. One of these, Chew the Fat, is fairly basic and tasks you with hunting two Great Jagras. Gaze Upon the Dawn is more notable, both because it has a fairly substantial reward (15,120 Zenny) and because it involves the quest where you guide Zorah Magdaros, which is something you can’t otherwise have access to at all times. Finally, Deep Green Blues gives you 50 minutes to kill a whopping five monsters, although given the specific lineup, this actually proves to be fairly easy for high-end players. Here are the particulars:

Chew the Fat

  • Hunt two Great Jagras
  • Two stars
  • Time Limit: 50 minutes
  • Faint Limit: 3
  • HR Requirement: none
  • Reward: 3240z

Gaze Upon the Dawn

  • Guide Zorah Magdaros
  • Six stars
  • Time Limit: 50 minutes
  • Faint Limit: 3
  • HR Requirement: 11
  • Reward: 15120z

Deep Green Blues

  • Hunt all targets monsters
    • Great Jagras, Pukei-Pukei, Tobi-Kadachi, Anjanath, Rathalos
  • Seven stars
  • Time Limit: 50 minutes
  • Faint Limit: 3
  • HR Requirement: 13
  • Reward: 28800z

Finally, the next Arena Challenge is available through March 1. This time around it’s Challenge Quest 1: Intermediate. The reward isn’t much better than the previous one at 2160 Zenny, but you’ll have two weeks to try to hunt a Rathalos and Tzitzi-Ya-Ku as quickly as possible. Only select weapon categories are available–you’ll have to choose from the Sword & Shield, Hunting Horn, Charge Blade, Insect Glaive, or Light Bowgun.

Challenge Quest 1: Intermediate

  • Slay all target monsters
    • Rathalos, Tzitzi-Ya-Ku
  • Timit Limit: 50 minutes
  • Faint Limit: 9
  • HR Requirement: 13
  • Rank Times:
    • Rank A: 4 minutes, 30 seconds
    • Rank B: 9 minutes, 30 seconds
    • Rank C: 50 minutes
  • Available Weapons
    • Sword and shield, Hunting Horn, Charge Blade, Insect Glaive, Light Bowgun
  • Reward: 2160z

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