Stranger Things 2 Trailer Teases More Monsters, Mysteries, And 80s

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Stranger Things 2 Trailer Teases More Monsters, Mysteries, And 80s

Since Netflix announced a second season of Stranger things last year, fans have been waiting for any other kind of tease for new episodes. This weekend at the Sand Diego Comic-Con, we finally got our first look.

The trailer below doubles down on the vibe of the original: Mostly replicating the look and feel of classic 80s films, and throwing in some surreal and horror elements into the mix. The trailer hints at a few plot elements of the upcoming season, but doesn't spoil too much. 

As previously announced, the season will also be hitting a few days early, on October 27 rather than Halloween.

Capcom Reveals How To Unlock Shin Akuma In Ultra Street Fighter II

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Capcom Reveals How To Unlock Shin Akuma In Ultra Street Fighter II

During their panel at this year's San Diego Comic-Con, Capcom revealed a secret character hidden within Ultra Street Fighter II: Shin Akuma.

In order to unlock the character, players must enter a series of inputs in the character select screen:

Players will have to input the code every time they want to play as Shin Akuma (the character is not unlocked after the code is entered. This is a callback to the arcade days of Street Fighter II, when players had to input special codes in order to unlock Akuma, or the old version of characters Super Street Fighter II Turbo.

Niantic Reveals The First Two Legendary Pokémon

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Niantic Reveals The First Two Legendary Pokémon

You'll soon have the chance to battle Lugia and Articuno, the first two Legendary beasts that will appear in Pokémon Go. People across the globe will have to keep their eyes peeled for a special Raid battle against Lugia over the weekend. For those unfortunate people that attended today's disastrous Pokémon Go Fest in Chicago, IL, the Legendary Pokémon will automatically be added to their account, as a way of Niantic saying "sorry the game isn't at the Fest."

You won't see Articuno just yet. He's coming to the game soon, thanks to the efforts of team Mystic, which caught the most Pokémon during today's challenge sessions. Niantic did not give a timetable on Articuno's arrival.

The Legendary Pokémon weren't supposed to be unleashed upon the world unless they were defeated at Pokémon Go Fest, but since the game wasn't working for most people, Niantic scrapped those plans, but wisely decided to release all of the planned rewards.

Gundam Versus Open Beta Coming Later This Year

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Gundam Versus Open Beta Coming Later This Year

Bandai Namco has announced that an open beta for its latest Gundam game, Gundam Versus, will be available ahead of the game's launch.

The beta's date hasn't been announced, but considering the full game will release on September 29 of this year, it's likely the demo will hit in either early or mid-August. Either way, we shouldn't have to wait long to get some hands-on time with the first Westbound iteration of the cult favorite arcade series.

In the meantime, you can watch a full trailer for the game below.

Niantic Offering Pokémon Go Fest Attendees Refunds, $100 Of In-Game Coins

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Niantic Offering Pokémon Go Fest Attendees Refunds, $100 Of In-Game Coins

After a rocky morning at this year's Pokémon Go Fest in Chicago (players were unable to connect to the game and catch new Pokémon at only location in the world they were currently available), Niantic has announced it is offering all attendees an apology, a refund, and $100 of in-game coins.

The event was meant to act as a celebration of Pokémon Go, allowing players to catch Unown (a Pokémon previously unavailable in-game), and later on, the first legendary Pokémon, which had been missing since the game's launch. Now, after a rough morning of disconnects, Niantic took to the event's stage to announce the news that the refunds and in-game currency would be available to all attendees as an apology to fans, and that they will continue to work on the issues. Fellow Game Informer editor Andrew Reiner was on-site to confirm the news.

Our TakeThis is a bummer. What was supposed to be the start of better things to come for Pokémon Go now looks like a showcase of its worst problems. Hopefully the event recovers from this and attendees are able to have a good time, even if they do get refunds. Still, if the event ends up being a total dud, anyone who paid for airfare and a hotel to attend to the event are probably going to be pretty mad.

Street Fighter V Gets A Trio Of Sporting Outfits

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Street Fighter V Gets A Trio Of Sporting Outfits

After revealing the latest character to join the Street Fighter V roster, Abigail, Capcom has revealed three new sports-themed costumes for Ibuki, Laura, and Rashid.

Rashid and Laura both sport soccer outfits, with knee-high socks and comfy shorts. Meanwhile, Ibuki seems to be a big fan of Volleyball, though . The costumes will be available next Tuesday, July 25, on Steam and The PlayStation Store for $4 each. You can find photos of the two other costumes below.

What To Watch This Weekend: Counter-Strike, Dota 2, And Call Of Duty

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What To Watch This Weekend: Counter-Strike, Dota 2, And Call Of Duty

Evo may have come and gone, but there are several other events to get excited for this Summer. Before the International next month, we have Counter-Strike's PGL Major, The Overwatch World Cup, and Dreamhack Atlanta. Let's get to it!

The Counter-Strike: Global Offensive PGL Major in Kraków concludes this week. The event's final days are heating up, so make sure to catch one of the biggest tournaments of the year. (Stream / Schedule)

Dreamhack Atlanta will bring together major events for several games (listed below) in the city, so if you're looking for one event to keep an eye on this weekend, this is it. (StreamSchedule)

Unown Appearing At Pokémon Go Fest

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Unown Appearing At Pokémon Go Fest

Leading up to today’s Pokémon Go Fest in Chicago’s Grant Park, Niantic teased the possibility of specific Pokémon species migrating to Grant Park for the first time. The image that accompanied the tease was of Heracross, a beast that was only available in Latin America, as well as parts of Florida and Texas.
Heracross is one of the common creatures found at Pokémon Go Fest, but isn’t the only new face in this area. We are also seeing mass migrations of Unown, the rarest Pokémon currently in the game.

These regional-based Pokémon will only be available in Grant Park for today, and will likely retreat to their rare status when the event ends. I'm currently in Grant Park for the Fest, but I have not seen Unown yet, mostly because Pokémon Go has been unplayable. The app won't stay open for more than 15 seconds before crashing. I have been able to spin just one stop, and haven't been able to catch anything. People in the fest are not happy at the moment. Here's hoping Niantic figures out a solution soon.