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Kojima Wanted to Make Silent Hills With Gears of War Creator

Hideo Kojima once approached Cliff Bleszinski to collaborate on the now-defunct Silent Hills, according to the Gears of War creator.

"Kojima once told me he wanted me to do a new Silent Hill w him together out of LA," Bleszinski wrote on Twitter. "I was flattered but declined."

In a separate post, Bleszinski explained why he declined Kojima's offer. "I don't like LA, I love new IP, and I woulda f**ked up SH," he wrote.

Kojima went on to team with filmmaker Guillermo del Toro and The Walking Dead actor Norman Reedus for the project, before its official cancellation last April. Following his split with Konami, Kojima formed Kojima Productions, an independent development studio creating a console-exclusive game for PlayStation platforms.

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Going Back in Time Could Kill Your iPhone

If you see someone on a forum or elsewhere online suggesting setting your iPhone's clock back to the '70s, under no circumstances should you follow through with it.

iPhone users have discovered a bug that could permanently brick your phone. Setting your phone to its earliest possible date, January 1, 1970, causes the crash. Apple hasn't released an official statement regarding why this is happening.

However, CNN Money speculates it has to do with Unix time. Unix began counting seconds at midnight on January 1, 1970, GMT, making the date 00:00:00 in Unix time.

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Girl Meets World: "Girl Meets Commonism" Review

Warning: Full spoilers for the episode follow.

Not unlike this season's "Girl Meets Fish," "Girl Meets Commonism" felt jarringly out of place, and that's because it was literally out of place. This episode was shot in 2014 and remained unaired until this week, which made parts of this storyline feel dated. Farkle's brightly colored outfits were the dead giveaway, but the characters themselves also seemed less enlightened than they are now, which at the time was probably fine but this far into Season 2 was a little hard to watch.

That said, "Girl Meets Commonism" was a fine standalone episode -- much better than "Girl Meets Fish" anyway. The class's crash course in communism was definitely an interesting basis for an episode, if also simplistic in execution. For example, Cory's "incentive leads to advancement" speech hit on all the major points of why democracy works in America. At the same time, this episode did a good job of showing why communism might appeal to young, developing minds. However, it didn't seem very characteristic of Riley, Maya and Farkle to blindly embrace cheating, even in their earlier days. Which is to say, the inciting incident was pretty weak.

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Black Sails: The Importance of Blackbeard to Vane

Zach McGowan is quite a presence on TV these days. The actor can currently be seen in Season 3 of Starz’ Black Sails, as his character, Charles Vane, finds himself wanted dead or alive, and back in contact with his old mentor – Edward Teach, AKA Blackbeard (Ray Stevenson).

In addition, McGowan has a recurring role on the CW’s The 100 this year, as Roan – who just had one hell of a fight scene in this week’s episode.

I recently sat down with McGowan to talk about how things have changed for Vane on Black Sails, the importance of characters like Jack Rackham and Blackbeard to him and more.

We also chatted a bit about The 100 and that aforementioned fight scene he had with Lexa this past week (you may have seen some of these quotes in an earlier piece about that fight specifically).

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Up Close With Five Nights At Freddy's Play Sets From McFarlane

McFarlane Toys and Scott Cawthon, the creator of Five Nights At Freddy's, have teamed up to create construction sets based off of locations seen in the game.

The current sets focus on Freddy Fazbear's Pizzeria from the original Five Nights At Freddy's, with The Office, the Show Stage, Backstage and Pirate Cove as build-able locations, but they also feature character figures of Freddy, Bonnie, Chica and Foxy.

We got to see the new construction sets up close at Toy Fair 2016 - click right for more images:

The Show Stage alone is said to feature more than 300 pieces to be assembled, and each separate room is designed to be combined with the others, "to build the camera map from the game." To ensure authenticity, McFarlane had every location approved and character approved by Scott Cawthorn before the prototypes seen above were even produced.

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DC Bombshells as Poseable Barbie-Style Dolls

Tonner Doll Company is showcasing its new line of "DC Stars Collection" Bombshell dolls this weekend at Toy Fair 2016.

The collection features poseable Barbie-style figures of Wonder Woman, Harley Quinn and Batwoman. In addition, a pair of My Imagination outfits for Supergirl and Wonder Woman were on display at the event, all of which can be seen in the gallery below.

The My Imagination outfits are $40 each, while the Bombshell dolls are a bit more expensive, with Wonder Woman priced at $170, and Harley Quinn and Batwoman for $180 each.

That's not the only set of comic-themed toys on display at Toy Fair 2016, as Funko is showcasing an array of Suicide Squad figures, including The Joker, Harley Quinn and Rick Flag, as well as several Marvel heroes, including Doctor Strange and Spider-Gwen.

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McFarlane Toys' Reveals Latest The Walking Dead Figures

McFarlane Toys has revealed its latest line-up of figures, statues, and bobbleheads based on AMC’s The Walking Dead and Fear the Walking Dead TV shows at Toy Fair 2016.

The showcase is highlighted by an enormous, highly-detailed Negan statue. He stands on a pile of zombies with his fist raised high, while holding his trademark baseball bat wrapped in barbed wire.

If you’ve ever wanted to reenact the Walkers overrunning the prison in The Walking Dead, there’s a whole playset for that now. Also on display are a range of excellent looking deluxe figures, including an assault rifling-toting Glenn, Darryl with a motorcycle, and Travis from Fear the Walking Dead.

Speaking of Darryl, McFarlane Toys’ upcoming Darryl Dixon resin statue looks incredible. Darryl sits atop his motorcycle, running over a zombie with his front tire while scoring a headshot with this crossbow on another.

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New LEGO Minecraft Sets Revealed

LEGO has revealed all-new Minecraft sets at Toy Fair 2016.

The block-shaped toy sets based on the sandbox game, which uses textured cubes as its primary component for construction, will retail between $20 and $110 USD.

The LEGO sets will be available with a variety of characters and in settings like The End Portal, The Jungle Tree House, and The Fortress.

In related LEGO news, last week, a new LEGO Ghostbusters set based on the upcoming film directed by Paul Feig was revealed.

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Ashley Judd Joins Twin Peaks: Season 3

Ashley Judd has reportedly joined the cast of Twin Peaks.

According to Deadline, the Divergent actress will appear in the new season of David Lynch's upcoming TV revival, which premieres on Showtime early next year.

Ashley Judd in Divergent. Ashley Judd in Divergent.

In addition to Judd, other new cast members, Deadline notes, include Naomi Watts, Tom Sizemore, Grant Goodeve, Larry Clarke, Caleb Landry Jones, Amanda Seyfried, Naomi Watts, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Laura Dern, Robert Knepper, James Belushi, Tom Sizemore, and Balthazar Getty. Plus, director David Lynch is rumored to reprise his role from the original series as FBI Regional Bureau Chief Gordon Cole, and co-creator Mark Frost is believed to cameo.

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Deadpool Has Biggest R-Rated Opening Day Ever

Deadpool performed incredibly well at the box office on Friday, setting the new record for an R-rated film's debut day.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Fox's new film—starring Ryan Reynolds as its smart-mouthed antihero—earned a whopping $47.5 million Friday, putting it among the top 10 comic book movie openings of all time, and at number one for an R-rated feature, regardless of genre. The opening day is also higher than any of 20th Century Fox's other X-Men-related films to date.

Thanks to its impressive debut, Deadpool is on track to gross $117 million during its first three days and $130 million over the course of the four-day President's Day weekend. Seeing as how only ten superhero movies have ever crossed the $100 million mark during a weekend debut, Fox is undoubtedly pleased with how its film is currently performing.

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