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Finally, some of the big ‘Destiny 2’ questions are answered






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There’s much we don’t know about Destiny 2. The raid is a (not at all surprising) no-show in previews, the system governing loot drops is a giant question mark, and the loot itself carries some inscrutable elements — such as mod slots — that will only be answered with the final game.

That said, this video clarifies how a huge chunk of the game works: PatrolsDestiny 2 brings back the original game’s open exploration spaces, but levels up the way those spaces work. 

Cooperative “Public Events” have increased in both number and complexity, which promises to make these public co-op spaces feel even more lively. Those events are also joined by new Lost Sectors and Adventures that function sort of like mini-missions — you can stumble into them just by wandering around and poking your gun into every dark corner, and you get loot drops and story development as a reward. Read more…

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NES Classic returns! ThinkGeek to sell “thousands” of new bundles… RIGHT NOW






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Nintendo isn’t making the NES Classic anymore, but ThinkGeek has a small hoard of them, ready to sell.

There’s just one catch: the $60 price tag is no more. ThinkGeek is bundling its entire NES Classic stock with an assortment of Nintendo swag, with prices ranging from $139.99 to $219.99.

For the sake of comparison, let’s take a look at the aftermarket NES Classic community on eBay. With the exception of some outlier listings from China — which may or may not be knock-offs — most new-in-box Classics are selling for around $200 these days. Read more…

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‘Splatoon 2’ is already a treasure trove of dank meme art






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What’s that saying about giving a man a fish vs. teaching him to fish? 

Yeah, well… Nintendo taught gamers how fun it could be to draw pictures in the Wii U’s Miiverse social platform. Now, in Splatoon 2 — which includes a similar doodle feature — many of those same players are running with the art tools in new, hilarious, and occasionally alarming ways.

There’s no preamble that can do this bizarre lineup of amateur art proper justice. Some pieces will delight you, others will offend you. Just about all of them will make you nod in approval, because holy crap how is this level of detail even possible?? Read more…

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How to get the secret, unlockable character in ‘Street Fighter II’ for Nintendo Switch






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Shin Akuma is a playable fighter in Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers for Nintendo Switch. You just have to know how to find him.

Akuma was already on the USF2 fighting roster, but Shin Akuma — his demon form, which appeared as a hidden boss in Street Fighter Alpha 2 — is also accessible. Even better: the process of finding him is a welcome throwback to a time before the internet was a thing for games.

To use Shin Akuma, you have to punch in an elaborate button combination — and you have to do it every time, since he doesn’t remain unlocked. Capcom mapped how to do it last Friday, during the publisher’s 30th anniversary panel for Street Fighter at the 2017 edition of San Diego Comic-Con (h/t GameSpot).  Read more…

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‘Pokémon Go’ Fest organizers kick off their apology tour on the right note






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More like Pokémon GTFO, AMIRITE???

Niantic Labs had a tough go of things on Saturday when its first-ever Pokémon Go Fest in Chicago turned into a disaster. The lines were long, the game’s online service wasn’t behaving, and the fans were riled.

Things reportedly got better as the day wore on, but the damage — which saw studio boss John Hanke’s stage appearance greeted with a chorus of boos from the crowd — was clearly done. And while Niantic has taken steps to make things right, the apology tour apparently began right there in Chicago’s Grant Park. Read more…

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Disastrous ‘Pokémon Go’ Fest ends with anger and refunds






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The first-ever Pokémon Go Fest wasn’t all sunshine, rainbows, and catching Pokémon.

Attendees at the Pokémon Go Fest in Chicago on Saturday were met with a handful of problems upon arriving at the game’s first-ever official event, which was meant to be a celebration of the game’s first year and an opportunity for fans and players to meet each other and work together to earn unique in-game rewards.

Instead, players waited in lines that stretched for blocks to enter Grant Park. Some attendees on Twitter said they waited for two hours just to get in.  Read more…

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