Super Smash Bros. player dropped from team following sexual harassment allegations

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Super Smash Bros. player dropped from team following sexual harassment allegations

Competitor booted from VGBootCamp, banned from upcoming tournament

Following allegations that he had molested a female player, a professional Super Smash Bros. player has been removed from his popular competitive team. The incident occurred on July 16, the same day as the Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (Smash 4) finals at this year’s Evo 2016 tournament.

Victoria "VikkiKitty" Perez, another Super Smash Bros. competitor and streamer, alleged that Cristian "Hyuga" Medina molested her in a post she shared on Twitter yesterday. Medina is a highly regarded Smash 4 player from Mexico who recently signed with the pro team VGBootCamp.

Indie developer stops issuing Steam codes over concerns of gray market fraud

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Indie developer stops issuing Steam codes over concerns of gray market fraud

Sales continue on Steam and DRM-free from the developer itself

Ludeon Studios has stopped issuing Steam keys for new purchases of their game amid concerns of credit card fraud related to gray market sales. While Rimworld is still for sale, both on Steam and from their own website, the studio says it will not be issuing Steam codes for purchases made through their web store for the foreseeable future.

The science fiction game Rimworld was released on Steam July 15. Ludeon's Tynan Sylvester told Polygon that prior to that date more than 120,000 copies of the game had been sold through its own website. As a benefit to previous customers, Ludeon created a Steam code generator so they could officially add the game to their Steam library at no additional charge.

Overwatch players on PS4 lose progress after glitch without sign of return

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Overwatch players on PS4 lose progress after glitch without sign of return

A week's gone by without a fix

A bug that cost Overwatch fans on PlayStation 4 several levels, competitive ranks and cosmetic skins still has not been resolved, according to posts on Battle.net and Reddit. Since the glitch occurred more than a week ago, players have hoped for a fix that would retrieve their lost experience and items.

Several threads popped up starting on July 11 for PS4 players claiming that their accounts had rolled back anywhere from five to 50 levels, if not altogether reset. Along with the progress loss, people reported that cosmetic skins they picked up from loot boxes had disappeared, including legendary ones; wins were also voided.

Pokémon Go players with physical disabilities want better accessibility options

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Pokémon Go players with physical disabilities want better accessibility options

Praise the game for helping with mental illness

Pokémon Go is a video game that depends on physical interaction: Players must be able to walk around their neighborhoods and have full manual dexterity to experience the game. These might be aspects of playing that able-bodied gamers take for granted, but for players with physical disabilities, these elements of gameplay inhibit them from joining friends in their adventures.

Steve Spohn of AbleGamers, an organization and charity that campaigns for the inclusion and accessibility for players with disabilities, said that for people suffering from diseases like cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy or even have low-vision, playing Pokémon Go is much more difficult. In some cases, Spohn said, playing the game is downright impossible and argued there are changes Niantic Labs, the developer behind the game, can implement to help out players with ranging disabilities.

The true cost of Counter-Strike skin gambling

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The true cost of Counter-Strike skin gambling

When Counter-Strike: Global Offensive gamblers talk about the money they've lost, their stories follow a familiar pattern.

The CS: GO player says he (usually we're talking about a young man or a boy) developed an interest in collecting virtual in-game items, known as skins. He was also attracted to professional CS: GO tournaments.

He decided to use some unwanted skins to bet on a favored team. At some point, he heard about pure gambling sites on which skins were wagered on coin tosses, roulette wheels and random number generators. He decided to give it a try. He won some. He lost some. Almost always, the wagers increased over time.

Pokémon Go items: Where to find them and how much you'll have to spend

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Pokémon Go items: Where to find them and how much you'll have to spend

Why PokéStops are a trainer's best friend

Pokémon Go tempts players with several items to aid their Pokémon-catching adventures. These range from the absolute necessities — Poké Balls — to pricier conveniences, like extra bag storage. We've got a list of all of the items that trainers can collect throughout their travels, as well as whether they need to invest some hard-earned cash or experience points first.

A dedicated Pokémon Go player is already likely familiar with most of this list, if they don't already have the majority of these items at their disposal. Although some of these cost real money — thanks to PokéCoins, the in-game equivalent — many of them can be found throughout the game itself.

Hitman brings Gary Busey to the game as a celeb target this week

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Hitman brings Gary Busey to the game as a celeb target this week

In a fan poll, he beat out Lumbergh from Office Space

Given the choice of Gary Cole or Gary Busey (as portrayed by Phil Hartman, above) Hitman fans chose Busey and will get him as a celebrity Elusive Target in the game for one week beginning Thursday.

Busey, a motorcycle enthusiast who co-starred with Mr. T in 1983's D.C. Cab, was chosen after a hashtag campaign announced way back in March. In it, he and Cole competed for the honor of being killed in a video game by making false claims of despicable behavior.

Persona 5's latest gameplay footage shows off daily life

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Persona 5's latest gameplay footage shows off daily life

Crossword puzzles, video games and public baths galore

Atlus hosted a Persona 5 livestream earlier today, debuting a new look at the day-to-day activities of its protagonist, as well as battle footage and more. Among the things that the Phantom Thieves get up to in the archived look above are solving crossword puzzles for stat boosts, going to a public bath and, later, heaping tons of damage on enemies.

Among the new pieces of info seen are the game's crafting system, which allows players to create their own items, as well as the various poses for characters when performing finishing moves. Persona Central has a detailed liveblog of what's happening in the Japanese-only stream, which aired this morning.

These are Pokémon Go's rarest Pokémon

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These are Pokémon Go's rarest Pokémon

Mew and Mewtwo, where are you?

The distribution of Pokémon in Pokémon Go varies for every player; Pokémon supposedly populate each region that has the game based on geographic features. But some Pokémon are rarer than others, with a handful of monsters still eluding players. These rare and legendary creatures are said to be in the game, despite no one having discovered them in the wild yet.

According to a chart compiled by fans on Reddit, the top six toughest finds in Pokémon Go are Mew, Mewtwo, Moltres, Zapdos, Articuno and Ditto. No one has spotted these Pokémon thus far in-game, leading many to wonder if they're even obtainable through natural methods. A fan who shared what he said is Pokémon Go's code found data files for each of the six Pokémon currently missing-in-action, however, suggesting they are available within the game.