One Piece: Burning Blood Review

When it comes to current games based on One Piece, there isn’t much room on the Thousand Sunny pirate ship for neophytes. One Piece: Burning Blood reshapes one of the series’ most important arcs into a 3D fighting game that’ll confuse anyone outside of its fanbase. But as someone heavily invested in the pirate lifestyle of the long-running manga and anime series, I’m impressed with how just dense the crew is on this voyage, even as I wished for better combat and a broader story in Luffy’s newest brawler.

Burning Blood’s combat will be immediately familiar to anyone who played the underwhelming crossover J-Stars Victory Vs.+. Burning Blood is all about colorful, noisy, one-on-one 3D battles where you swap between fighters in teams of up to three different characters, and the combat is full of flashy action ripped straight from the source. That style makes the early rounds of battle a visual treat, particularly when Haki users enter the fray to pull off some badass dodges and combos. Unfortunately, Burning Blood needs that flash to compel you to learn its somewhat wonky and chaotic approach to combat.

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Facebook Messenger reportedly to be Getting End-to-End Encryption

The Facebook-owned WhatsApp messaging service recently rolled out end-to-end encryption for all of its messaging options, and now Facebook may be getting in on the fun, too.

Security has become one of the most talked-about elements of mobile devices recently, so it’s perhaps not all that surprising that one of the largest social media networks in the world would be gearing up to roll out its own features. According to a report from The Guardian, citing unnamed sources, Facebook is planning on rolling out end-to-end encryption for Facebook

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Leaked Photos Appear to Show MacBook Pro with Space for OLED Touch Bar

The MacBook Pro lineup is rumored to be getting a major refresh in the months ahead, and the first images of what that could look like have reportedly surfaced.

Images of what is believed to be the thinner, lighter 2016 MacBook Pro have surfaced, and published by Cult of Mac. The images, which show the top case and the edges of the upcoming machine’s body, were shared to the publication from an anonymous source, which is said to work for one of Apple’s supply partners based out of China.


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Out This Week: Witcher 3’s Blood and Wine, Hitman: Episode 3

With so many new games and movies coming out, it can be hard to keep up. Lucky for you, IGN is here to help with a weekly round-up of the biggest releases each and every week. Check out the latest releases for this week, and be sure to come back next Monday for a new update.

Note: The prices and deals compiled below are accurate at the time we published this story, but all are subject to change.


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Ex-Lionhead Devs Bringing Secret Fable Card Game to Kickstarter

UPDATE: The Fable Fortune Kickstarter is now live, and will run for 28 days. Reward tiers range from £5 (including digital rewards, closed beta access and more) to a lofty £5,000, which, among many other things, grants the buyer a chance to be illustrated on a Fable Fortune card of their choosing.

The page also goes into huge detail about the current design of the game itself – if our coverage wasn’t quite in-depth enough for you, it’s well worth looking over.

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PlayStation Plus Free Games for June Revealed

PlayStation Plus subscribers will have access to NBA 2K16 and Gone Home: Console Edition on PlayStation 4 in June.

Echochrome and Siren: Blood Curse (episodes 1-12) will be available for free on PlayStation 3, with God of War: Chains of Olympus and Little Deviants for PlayStation Vita.

Sony partnered with publisher 2K to bring NBA 2K16 to the June lineup in celebration of the NBA Finals, which begin this week. In IGN’s NBA 2K16 review, we praised the game for its “leap forward in defensive AI, online stability, and overall polish.”

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7 Science Fiction Creations About to Change the World

Science fiction books, TV shows, and movies have long challenged the boundaries of what’s possible through the power of discovery. Generations of inventors have grown up inspired by the prophetic vision of filmmakers and writers, and today laboratories across the globe are bringing devices once regarded as futuristic fiction into the world of reality.

Blaster bolts, laser beams, and phasers are a sci-fi staple as old as H.G. Wells. But now the US military freely admits they’ve developed energy weapons so practical they’ll soon be deployed on ships and aircraft, perhaps as soon as 2023.

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