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Daily NewsRadar: Stranger Things' Dad Steve, PUBG gets skinned, Pokemon Go gets more Mew, and more

Nothing cheers up a Monday like a Marvel god smashing into a windshield, news about your favorite Stranger Things hairspray evangelist, PUBG guns makeovers, and Hearthstone card reveals.   

Stranger Things season 3 promises more "Dad Steve" 

Eleven might be the hero of Stranger Things, but bouffant bae Steve Harrington has become a fan favorite. In a Hollywood Reporter interview, executive producer Shawn Levy promised sweet Steve was staying. "I'll just say we won't be abandoning the Dad Steve magic. I don't want to say much more, but I literally feel that we were walking along and we stumbled onto a gold mine with Dad Steve." 

Weapon skins come to PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds  

You probably haven't heard of the modestly popular battle royale game PUBG, but if you're one of its handful of players, you'll be pleased to know the latest update adds cosmetics for your boom sticks. They'll be available from Triumph Crates (which you have to buy) and Raider Crates. You can see the official drop rates for the goodies here.  

Thor meets The Guardians of the Galaxy  

A new Avengers: Infinity War clip from the Kids’ Choice Awards gave us a glimpse of something only previously seen in my sexual fantasies: Thor and Starlord spending some quality time together. "This is a man, a handsome, muscular man," says Drax - entirely accurately - of the God of Thunder.  

Pokemon Go gets a Mew update 

Mew is basically the Kanye West of Pokemon Go - famous but elusive - so the game is launching a new set of tasks that make you work to see that mythic magic. New Field Research and Special Research tasks will start appearing this week, and rewards include "a variety of useful items and even encounters with certain Pokemon." 

Hearthstone heads further into The Witchwood 

More new cards for the upcoming expansion today, courtesy of Blizzard's Peter Whalen and and Dan "Frodan" Chou. You can watch it all for yourself right here. 

Even more news:  

Sea of Thieves devs cancel first big, unpopular change: "We messed up with the messaging around this, and it's now gone"

MLB The Show 18 tips: ranking the top five players at every position

"The Iron Giant, a protector, a future hero, and a former killer" - Netflix's Lost in Space makes big changes to the Robot

There's a secret Far Cry 5 ending you can unlock in the first 10 minutes of the game

"They actually have our loved ones locked in a room right now!" - The Westworld season 2 cast explain how they keep secrets on set

"One of the dumbest episodes I've ever watched" - The internet reacts to The Walking Dead season 8, episode 13

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Rachel Weber
Rachel Weber

Rachel Weber is the US Managing Editor of GamesRadar+ and lives in Brooklyn, New York. Rachel began working in games journalism in 2006, combing her love of video games with her passion for writing. Starting as a fresh-faced staff writer of Official PlayStation Magazine, she went on to cover the business side of the industry with GamesIndustry.biz, before joining Rolling Stone's ambitious - if short-lived - Glixel project in 2016. She returned to Future and joined GamesRadar+ in 2017, revitalizing the news coverage and building new processes and strategies for the US team.


Throughout her 15 years of experience, Rachel has interviewed celebrities about their gaming habits, chatted with PlayStation and Xbox bosses, written thousands of words of previews, reviews, and news, and appeared as an expert on BBC radio and TV. In the name of games journalism, she's also taken rap lessons, appeared on the streets of London as a zombie, tried her hand at sword-fighting, and taken part in more than one 24-hour gaming marathons. 


When she's not on duty for GamesRadar expect to see her hunting down the weirdest indie games on Steam, curling up with the latest horror novel, or binging the newest must-see crime documentary. You can find her at @therachelweber on Twitter.