New Releases This Week: July 10 Through July 16

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New Releases This Week: July 10 Through July 16

It's the middle of summer. You're going on a road trips, dragging the family to the beach, or otherwise divorcing yourself from your primary home gaming device. Never fear, July is here.

This week is headlined by two big handheld releases. This Friday brings the latest in Capcom's Monster Hunter franchise. Monster Hunter Generations adds different hunting styles and special moves called hunter arts. If you're a dungeon crawler fan, Sega is set to release its latest RPG, 7th Dragon III Code: VFD. 

If you are staying home this week and happen to have a PC, Harebrained Schemes is launching its sinister co-op roguelite, Necropolis. But wait, there's more! Check out the full release list:

NPD To Add Some Digital Sales Data To Monthly Retail Report

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NPD To Add Some Digital Sales Data To Monthly Retail Report

With digital distribution taking hold and becoming a significant part of new game sales, the NPD group found its monthly data becoming less compelling. The organization, which has long reported retail video game hardware, software, and accessory sales in the United States, found itself in need of change.

Starting this month, the group will be adding select digital data to its monthly reporting. NPD has convinced a number of major publishers to sign on at this point. Included in the next report will be:

Data will be collected from PlayStation Network and Xbox Live. Additionally, NPD will start reporting PC software sales as a line item, inclusive of both physical retail units and digital copies via Steam.

Nintendo Stock Jumps 25 Percent After Pokémon Go Launch, Rollout To Continue This Week

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Nintendo Stock Jumps 25 Percent After Pokémon Go Launch, Rollout To Continue This Week

Nintendo’s biggest stock surge in years isn’t on the back of a home console or handheld. It’s thanks to Pokémon Go, which has sent gamers out into the wild to try their hand at capturing the fictional creatures.

Currently, Nintendo stock is up 25 percent, which has added just short of $9 billion in value. Unfortunately, not everyone is able to play yet.

The rollout was suspended due to heavy server demand. Rather than compound the problem, Nintendo held off on launching the game in Canada, Europe, and parts of Asia.

Report: Armed Robbers In Missouri Used Pokémon Go To Lure Victims

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Report: Armed Robbers In Missouri Used Pokémon Go To Lure Victims

According to a statement from the O'Fallon Missouri Police Department, four individuals have been using the augmented reality game Pokémon Go to commit armed robbery on unsuspecting players lured to specific areas.

The suspects, who are believed to have set up a series of these traps over the last few days in the St. Louis area and St. Charles Counties, have been apprehended and remain in custody. Their identities remain unknown to the public until a warrant is issued. The perpetrators were caught at 2 a.m. this morning, occupying a black BMW, and the police were able to recover a handgun. The police believe that the suspects added a beacon to a Pokéstop to hopefully lure players to the general vicinity. 

"Apparently they were using the app to locate ppl [sic] standing around in the middle of a parking lot or whatever other location they were in," the O'Fallon Missouri P.D. says on their Facebook page. The police also issued a warning to the public in the statement, saying, "If you use this app (or other similar type apps) or have children that do we ask you to please use caution when alerting strangers of your future location."

Gears Of War 4 Art Book Is Currently Available For Pre-Order

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Gears Of War 4 Art Book Is Currently Available For Pre-Order

Publisher Dark Horse Comics and The Coalition are teaming up to bring to life a Gears of War 4 art book.

Price at $50, the 184-page book is available for pre-order right now, through both Amazon and Barnes & Noble. It will feature production and concept art, along with commentary and interviews from the development team.  Dark Horse is known for collaborating with video game developers in the past, for art books related to Dishonored 2, Uncharted 4, and more. You can check out the cover art for the Gears of War 4 book below.

For more on Gears of War 4, click the banner below, and you can also check out our hands-on impressions from E3. The game is slated to release on October 11.

Reader Discussion: What Are Your Impressions Of Pokémon Go So Far?

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Reader Discussion: What Are Your Impressions Of Pokémon Go So Far?

Pokémon Go, the augmented reality mobile game that allows you to capture pokémon with your phone, officially released on iOS and Android in regions such as the United States and Australia this past week. If you live in one of these areas and picked up the game, what have been your first impressions of the game so far?

Pokémon Go is making a big impact on the gaming world right now, but critic reception has been mixed. Have the server issues disrupted your enjoyment of the game, or are you having fun regardless? Do you find the concept of augmented reality gimmicky, or is there a future for it?

Check out our Test Chamber where we roam outside of the Game Informer offices in search of capturing these little critters, and find out how you can obtain Pikachu as your starter pokémon by watching this video. You can also check out editor Dan Tack's tips on how to play.

Speed-Running Charity Summer Games Done Quick Raises Nearly $1.3 Million

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Speed-Running Charity Summer Games Done Quick Raises Nearly $1.3 Million

The week-long speed-running charity Summer Games Done Quick has come to a close, raising nearly $1.3 million for Doctors without Borders.

The annual charity, which took place from July 3 to July 9, broke their record this year by raising a whopping $1,298,239.44 (the total may fluctuate until the final amount is tallied) from more than 30,000 donors. This is slightly higher than last year's total of $1.2 million.

Really, though, you're all winners. Thanks again for helping us raise over $1.295 million for @MSF_USA ! #SGDQ2016

Bethesda To Preview Fallout 4's Upcoming DLC This Tuesday On Twitch

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Bethesda To Preview Fallout 4's Upcoming DLC This Tuesday On Twitch

Fallout 4's next expansion is arriving later this month, and while you wait for its arrival, you'll be able to take a look at it in action before release.

Bethesda announced on Twitter that it will be streaming a gameplay demo of the DLC through their Twitch channel on Tuesday, July 12. No scheduled time has been revealed just yet, but we will update this article accordingly once it is specified. Head to their Bethesda's Twitch page by clicking here.

Vault-Tec Workshop, priced at $5, will have players create their own personalized vaults that can be customized with numerous items. You'll also be able to conduct experiments on your vault dwellers, as well as view your vault from a side camera perspective similar to the mobile title Fallout Shelter.

System Shock Remake Surpasses Kickstarter Goal Of $900,000

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Nightdive Studios, a development studio behind the digital re-releases of titles such as Tarok and the original two System Shock games, has reached its Kickstarter funding goal of $900,000 for the upcoming System Shock remake of the 1994 game.

There's still 19 days to go until the campaign finishes, and Nightdive Studios has already surpassed its hefty goal. The success of the campaign was imminent early on, with over $450,000 already raised when it reached the 24 hour mark. Now, it nears $1 million. A pre-alpha demo was released alongside the Kickstarter campaign, which most likely helped in its success. Additionally, a new $100 tier reward has been added as of a couple days ago, which offers an exclusive 200-page art book to eligible backers.

Thank you, backers! System Shock is coming back! #gaming #news pic.twitter.com/KtcivXrvQu