Street Fighter 5’s Next Update Will Include Balrog and Ibuki, Watch New Trailer Here

Street Fighter 5's next update will include two new characters and launches on July 1, Capcom has announced..

The boxer Balrog will be returning to the fighting game series with both new and familiar moves in his arsenal. Balrog will be rolled out alongside Ibuki, who was originally scheduled for a May release, but was delayed. The update will also include the long-awaited story mode.

Balrog was showcased in a new video shown at CEO 2016, a fighting game tournament that is a part of the Capcom Pro Tour 2016. The trailer also showed short glimpses of upcoming characters Juri and Urien.

Balrog was a part of the roster in Super Street Fighter IV, an update for 2008's Street Fighter IV. His Street Fighter V incarnation appears to possess a number of rush-down and overhead punches, as well as a spinning punch that allows him to bypass projectiles. Balrog's V-trigger appears to be an executable move that rushes forward and can possibly be chained into other moves.

Capcom has been releasing regular updates for Street Fighter 5. Previously, a trailer showcasing the ninja warrior Ibuki was shown. She will be available at the end of June, along with the game's Story Mode.

Balrog will be the game's fourth DLC character, following Alex, Guile, and Ibuki. The remaining characters are Juri and Urien. All six characters are earnable through gameplay without having to pay, though they can also be purchased with real money. Street Fighter V is currently available for PlayStation 4 and PC.


The Biggest Moments from Game of Thrones Season 6, Episode 10 [SPOILERS]

Last week's "Battle of the Bastards" offered up one of the most exciting and intense episodes to date. This week, the sixth season comes to an end as some shocking moments are revealed. Let's take a look a couple of these moments from the incredibly epic final episode of season six.

Warning: Spoilers are coming.


While we tend to focus primarily on one moment within each episode, "The Winds of Winter" offered a major reveal for one character and a major change for another. In an earlier episode, Bran and the Three-Eyed Raven flashbacked to see a young Ned Stark about to ascend a tower to find Lyanna Stark. Bran continued the vision, this week and discovered a dying Lyanna at the top of the Tower of Joy, who whispers something to Ned. She says "You have to protect him." A woman brings out a baby. There's a close up on its face, and it fades into Jon Snow's face. Lyanna Stark is actually Jon Snow's mother, and Rhaegar Targaryen, who kidnapped Lyanna, is his father. In addition, those who fought alongside Jon Snow in the "Battle of the Bastards" named Jon Snow King of the North.

In the south, more specifically King's Landing, Loras and Cersei were supposed to go on trial for their crimes. Loras showed up, but Cersei did not. In front of the High Sparrow and people of King's Landing, Loras pledged his life to the Seven. Back at the Red Keep, Cersei stared onward as Wildfire, placed underneath the Sept of Baelor, destroyed the building and everyone in it, including the High Sparrow, Loras, Margaery, and more. In addition, King Tommen, who wasn't allowed to go to the Sept of Baelor and forced to stay at the Red Keep, jumps out of a window and kills himself. By the end of the episode, Cersei is queen and sits on the Iron Throne.

The north has his king, who is not only a Stark but a Targaryen as well, and the south has their queen. While last week's episode was intense and incredibly epic, this week's episode did not disappoint. We get a really satisfying ending to Cersei and Jon's stories, which will lead to bigger things in the next season. In addition to all of that, Daenerys is coming, and we'll get to see the massive power of her fleet and dragons, once again. What was really surprising here was all the death in the episode. Cersei's plan took out a lot of supporting characters. This was the perfect end to the sixth season and in no way a let down. "The Battle of the Bastards" seemed like a tough act to follow, but "The Winds of Winter" delivered.

Here are some other big moments from this week:

  • Cersei has captured Unella and has the Mountain torture her. She won't allow her to die. Cersei wants her to suffer.
  • Grand Maester Pycelle is stabbed to death by a group of children in Qyburn’s laboratory.
  • Jon Snow learns that Melisandre burned Shireen alive. Davos demands her head. Snow tells her to ride south and never return.
  • Daario really wants to go with Daenerys, as the fleet of ships is prepared. Daenerys says that she wants him to stay there. She makes Tyrion Lannister the hand of the queen.
  • Walder Frey enjoys his hall at his newly acquired Riverrun castle. He is alone, and a woman comes in to bring him some food. It's revealed that in the meat pie he's eating are his sons. The woman takes off her mask, and it is Arya Stark. She kills Walder Frey.
  • The massive fleet of ships heads off, with Daenerys and Tyrion leading the way. Of course, the three dragons are there as well.


Rihanna Teases Song for Star Trek: Beyond

Singer Rihanna has teased a new song for July's Star Trek: Beyond. Posting to her social networking channels today, the "Shut Up and Drive" singer said an official reveal for the song, "Sledgehammer," is coming tomorrow, June 27.

Here's a preview:

#SLEDGEHAMMER @StarTrekMovie fans, be up tomorrow by 8am EST for a special premiere! 🖖

— Rihanna (@rihanna) June 26, 2016

According to The Verge, Rihanna may have been working on this song since 2014. The singer tweeted two years ago, "You're just another brick and I'm a sledgehammer #barz"

A listing for "Sledgehammer" popped up on iTunes last week, Official Notes reports.

Star Trek: Beyond is set for release on July 22, 2016. It stars Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana, Simon Pegg, and John Cho.

Anton Yelchin, who plays Chekov in the movie, passed away earlier this month at age 27. His co-stars have since spoken up to remember the actor with touching tributes.


Deadpool Movie Aiming to Start Shooting Early Next Year

A Deadpool sequel is on the way, and now we know when it may start shooting. Producer Simon Kinberg told Collider that the aim is for production to begin in early 2017.

"We hope to shoot the movie sometime in the beginning of next year," he said (via EW).


Asked if Deadpool 2, or whatever it ends up being titled, will again shoot in Vancouver, Kinberg said, "Don't know."

He also explained that the Deadpool 2 script is nearing completion from writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, who are returning from the first film. "We hope to have a script very soon," he said.

After the huge box office performance of this year's Deadpool, it came as little surprise when Fox announced a sequel had officially gotten the green light.

As of yet, there is no word on the follow-up's story, but you can probably expect it to be a tongue-in-cheek, fourth wall-breaking, over-the-top action movie like the first one.

Fox has not announced a release date or even a release window for the Deadpool sequel. Director Tim Miller says some dates have been floated already, but assured in a previous interview that Fox isn't pushing him to get the movie out there before he thinks it's ready.

"None of the times that have been under discussion have made me go, 'Oh no, you're going to make me do something horrible just to meet that [release date],'" he explained. "They want it to be great, and they're giving us the time to make it great."

The Deadpool sequel will again star Ryan Reynolds–who is getting a bigger payday for the movie–but other casting announcements have not yet been made.

What do you want to see from the next Deadpool movie? Let us know in the comments below.


Finding Dory Beats “Disappointing” Independence Day: Resurgence at US Box Office

The numbers are in, and Pixar's Finding Dory ruled the weekend at the US box office. In its second weekend in theaters, the animated movie brought in $73.2 million Friday-Sunday, becoming the No. 1 movie of the weekend. Fox's Independence Day: Resurgence, which opened this weekend, made a "disappointing" $41.6 million, according to Variety.

The site said forecasts for Resurgence said the movie would bank around $50 million, matching the opening weekend for the 1996 Will Smith-starring original. Given that Resurgence pulled in $41.6 million, it missed projections by about 20 percent.


Resurgence had a projected budget of $165 million. Internationally, the movie made $102 million from 57 markets for its opening, meaning the film has already brought in more than $143 million worldwide.

Finding Dory already broke an animated film record for best opening weekend ever last week. Ticket sales declined only 46 percent for the second weekend, helping the movie enjoy the eighth-highest second weekend in history, pulling ahead of Captain America: Civil War. When comparing only against animated movies, Finding Dory had the best second weekend ever.

Head to Variety to see a full breakdown of this weekend's box office numbers.

For more on Finding Dory and Resurgence, check out GameSpot's reviews below.


Overwatch’s Torbjorn Is Being Nerfed, Here’s How and When

Overwatch's Torbjorn character is being nerfed–but not so soon.

Game director Jeff Kaplan said in a Reddit thread titled "Torbjorn is utterly ruining the game on PS4" that a patch next month will reduce the character's effectiveness substantially.

"In an upcoming patch, we will reduce the damage done by Torbjorn's turret by 30% on Xbox One and PS4. PC will remain unchanged," he explained (via Kotaku).

The update will come out in "mid to late July," Kaplan said. The exact timing will depend on certification processes from Sony and Microsoft.


Torbjorn is a defense-focused character. His arsenal includes a rivet gun and a hammer. As mentioned, he can also build upgradeable turrets–but they won't be as deadly for much longer.

For more on the character and how to play him best, check out the video above.


Link Will Always Be Hero of Main Zelda Games, Miyamoto Says – Report

At E3 2016 earlier this month, Nintendo revealed that it considered making Princess Zelda the main character of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. This idea was ultimately rejected (more on that below). Now, series creator Shigeru Miyamoto has spoken up to say "Link is the hero and that will not change" for the mainline Zelda games.

However, he left the door open for the possibility of a Zelda spinoff game to feature a female character.

This came up in an interview with Gamekult. Nintendo Everything transcribed the question and answer from French; check it out below.

GameKult: We regularly talk about the possibility to include a female character in a Zelda game for several years. Considering her important role in the story and the name of the series, can we expect to see in the future a game with Zelda as the main protagonist? If Tingle managed to have two games in his glory on DS, surely it is possible to do something, right?

Miyamoto: "We clearly talked with the team to make a game centered about Sheik, so I cannot say it is impossible to see something of the sort in the future, but in the classic games in the series, Link is the hero and that will not change. For the rest, you have to be patient and see what happens!"

At E3, Zelda producer Eiji Aonuma explained why Princess Zelda could not be the playable hero in Breath of the Wild.

"…if we have princess Zelda as the main character who fights, then what is Link going to do?" he said. "Taking into account that, and also the idea of the balance of the Triforce, we thought it best to come back to this [original] makeup."

Breath of the Wild is scheduled to launch in 2017 for Wii U and NX. For lots more on the game, check out all of GameSpot's coverage here.


Here’s Some Footage From Marvel’s Canceled Daredevil Open World Game

Unseen64, the site that documents canceled video games, has published a new video that brings to light some of the events surrounding the demise of an open-world Daredevil game.

As the video explains, Daredevil: The Man Without Fear (based on and inspired in part by the Frank Miller comic book of the same name) was in the works at developer 5000ft Inc. It began its life as a "small" third-person game for PlayStation 2. However, with the knowledge that a Daredevil movie was in the works, the game's scope increased and it became an open-world title. It was also at this time that two new platforms were added: Xbox and PC.

But it never saw the light of day. Check out the video above to get the full rundown of what led to the game's eventual cancellation in June 2004.

The Daredevil game was officially announced in early 2002, but no playable version of the game ever surfaced during subsequent E3s or company presentations. A Game Boy Advance Daredevil game, developed externally, was released concurrently with the Ben Affleck movie in 2003.

Head to Unseen 64's website to learn more about canceled games.


New Mass Effect Books Will Bridge Gap Between Trilogy and Andromeda

What happened after the main Mass Effect trilogy and before next year's Mass Effect Andromeda? This will be covered in a new series of novels from Titan Books.

"The novels will act as prequel and sequels to the events in the games and will become part of the overarching Mass Effect saga," reads a line from their description [PDF] (via Eurogamer). "They will focus on key characters and answer the many questions fans have been asking."

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There will be four new Mass Effect novels in all. The first one, titled Mass Effect Andromeda: Initation (August 2016) is being written by N. K. Jemisin, while Mass Effect series writer Mac Walters will pen the last one, which does not yet have a title but is slated for March 2018.

There is no word yet on who is writing installments No. 2 and 3, but release dates of March 2017 and September 2017 are listed for them.

Andromeda the game was originally scheduled to come out in 2016, but in May, BioWare announced that the game is now coming in "early 2017." The game was delayed "to make sure we deliver everything the game can be and should be," BioWare said at the time.

For more on Andromeda, check out the news stories and features below.


New Sonic Game Coming in 2017

After confirming a new entry in the Sonic the Hedgehog series was in development earlier this week, Sega has now revealed a new title will be out in 2017.

Sonic Team executive Takashi Iizuka confirmed the news during a Sonic 25th anniversary event in Tokyo, according to Gematsu.


As rumored, more information about the game will be shared as part of Sonic's big party at San Diego Comic-Con in July. This event, which will also include a live performances by the bands Crush 40 and Hyper Potions, will thankfully be livestreamed for all to watch.

"We at Sonic Team are developing a completely new game," Iizuka said earlier this week. "The most important thing is not the fact that the series survived for 25 years, but how many games [were] developed. Our goal [is to] add something new and overcome any potential hardships."

The next Sonic game is Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice, which will arrive for Nintendo 3DS on September 27. The game was previously expected to come out in 2015 before it was delayed. For more on Fire & Ice, check out GameSpot's preview from E3 2016.