Turok is being revived in the cutest of ways

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Turok is being revived in the cutest of ways

A new Turok game is coming out, and it is really ... cute? Turok: Escape from Lost Valley is the latest title in the long-running franchise. It is the first Turok game since Turok (2008), and comes to Windows PC on July 25.

To be frank, the contrast in visual style between the Turok: Escape from Lost Valley and previous Turok games is stark. Instead of a big muscled man shooting up everything, we’ll get cute lil’ chibi babes.

Pokémon collectors say rare $60,000 trading card was lost in the mail

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Pokémon collectors say rare $60,000 trading card was lost in the mail

Trainer No. 3 is one of the rarest Pokémon cards in the world — it sold for $60,000 on eBay back in 2018. But when the seller tried shipping it overseas to the buyer, the card mysteriously vanished. That mishap is rocking the world of Pokémon trading card collectors.

Trainer No. 3 is considered a highly valuable card because of its historical value. The collectible was given out back in 1999 to the third-place winner in a Pokémon competition in Japan called Super Secret Battle. Which is to say: It’s very unlikely that you have one of these puppies in your old collection, unless you have a fake or something.

A fire fest evil-themed event is heading to Hearthstone

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A fire fest evil-themed event is heading to Hearthstone

We recently learned that the next Hearthstone expansion takes place in Uldum, and is a direct sequel to the Dalaran themed Rise of Shadows. It looks like the League of EVIL and its newly acquired flying fortress take a slight detour between those two points, because Blizzard is introducing a new three-week event called Fire Fest-EVIL about the League, and Dalaran, crashing into Blackrock Mountain.

This event allows players to unlock card packs for the upcoming Saviors of Uldum expansion, as well as some other rewards.

Destiny 2 players find quest for fan favorite Exotic Bad Juju

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Destiny 2 players find quest for fan favorite Exotic Bad Juju

With the July 9 reset, Destiny 2 players found the first steps to a quest for Bad Juju. Bad Juju was a fan-favorite Exotic pulse rifle in the original Destiny, best known for regenerating players’ Super abilities as they get more kills.

This new quest for Bad Juju in Destiny 2 was first discovered through data mining when Season of Opulence first started. Now that the Tribute Hall area is out in the game, players have found the new Exotic.

Dauntless’ new pirate update adds competitive monster hunting arena

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Dauntless’ new pirate update adds competitive monster hunting arena

The developer of Dauntless, Phoenix Labs, revealed the theme for the next two content drops for its monster hunting game. Dauntless is getting plundered by pirates in the new High Life season, and it all revolves around a new character named Lady Luck. But the premier feature from this first new patch is the Trials combat arena.

Lady Luck brought a new arena with her to Ramsgate, and players can group up or play solo in this new competition. Each week, players can compete against a familiar beast in the Trials arena.

I’m pretty sure all these Mario Maker 2 players are going to hell

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I’m pretty sure all these Mario Maker 2 players are going to hell

Super Mario Maker 2 allows you to enjoy some levels with up to three other players, which sounds nice in theory, but actually ends up being nothing but chaos. If your buddies don’t kill you, the course will. This mayhem is leading to a number of hilarious clips where players share their unfortunate fates.

Sometimes, a rival will be an asshole and will intentionally use a feature to take you out of the race. Other times, players will slyly wait until the last minute to do their worst. And even better, at times course-makers will place elements on their levels that can only be used for evil against other players.

World of Warcraft’s Race to World First raids are undergoing an ownership controversy

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World of Warcraft’s Race to World First raids are undergoing an ownership controversy

World of Warcraft’s new expansion, Battle for Azeroth, has had one interesting success: the race among top guilds to be the first to finish new raids. Uldir and the Battle for Dazar’Alor, the two full raids currently in Battle for Azeroth, were both accompanied by heated races from guilds competing to gear up, learn the strategies, and down the final boss before their competition could. As Blizzard prepares to launch the third raid, Azshara’s Eternal Palace, one of the top guilds in the world has called out their sponsor for attempting to take over the entire community-led project.

Race to World First raids exist somewhere in between speedrunning and esports. Players band up in large groups with the best gear that they can possibly acquire — even by wild methods like doing a mass paid switch to the other faction to take advantage of a loot loophole, then switching back — and go through a series of carefully designed boss encounters. These boss encounters test both a player’s stats and their skill, and players have to maximize their damage and healing while also avoiding traps, counteracting boss mechanics, and moving as a group.

Warhammer 40,000 introduces new plastic Sisters of Battle

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Warhammer 40,000 introduces new plastic Sisters of Battle

Following a year of record profits, Games Workshop is reinvigorating its flagship Warhammer 40,000 miniatures line. Leading the pack of announcements and new releases this month is our first look at the all new plastic Sisters of Battle tactical squad.

The Sisters of Battle, also known as the Adepta Sororitas, are 40K’s version of militant nuns. As the lore goes, they’re known to be heavily armed and armored, able to go toe-to-toe with humanity’s greatest foes like the Eldar, Orcs, and Tyranids. But they’re also a bit mysterious, closely associated with the Imperial Inquisition and always on the lookout for heresy.

Hello Kitty is coming to Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp

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Hello Kitty is coming to Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp

Hello Kitty and her friends from Sanrio are coming to Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, Nintendo’s mobile adaptation of the lifestyle video game, later this month. In-game items, including sofas, beds, hats, and dresses, featuring Sanrio characters like Hello Kitty and Cinnamoroll, will be added to the game on July 11.

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp players will automatically get at least one Sanrio item: Hello Kitty’s bow. From July 11-22, Pocket Camp will feature a Gyroidite Scavenger Hunt that will enable players to craft “limited-time in-game Hello Kitty amenities and Sanrio Characters tees,” Nintendo said in a press release. Players will also get Sanrio-themed rewards from fortune cookies in the Sanrio Characters Craft Collection.

Cuphead is coming to Netflix as an animated series

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Cuphead is coming to Netflix as an animated series

Cuphead, the notoriously difficult side-scroller based on classic cartoons, is coming to Netflix as an animated series. Called The Cuphead Show!, Dave Wasson (Mickey Mouse Shorts) and Cosmo Segurson (Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling) will serve as co-executive producers alongside the game’s creators, Chad and Jared Moldenhauer.

The original game caught our attention at E3 in 2015 with a wild series of lavish boss battles. When the game finally came out as an Xbox One exclusive in 2017, critics and fans were smitten, despite the game’s punishing difficulty. In Polygon’s review, we noted that those challenges were eclipsed by “dozens of tiny breakthroughs, when the impossible became possible.”