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Gabe and Narz sit down with Special Guest CrestaStarr to talk all about wrestling, the iPhone 12 event, Venn and more! Twitch




GAMES, GAMES, GAMES

AMAZON'S CRUCIBLE IS SHUTTING DOWN

After releasing into closed beta, officially launching, and then reverting back to closed beta, Crucible is now officially being shuttered. GameSpot | Blog



FALL GUYS' CROSSOVER WITH SONIC THE HEDGEHOG IS...SOMETHING ELSE

Fall Guys will get a Sonic-themed costume on October 14, Mediatonic and Sega announced during a joint stream. Kotaku



PUBG SEASON 9 HAS A NEW MAP THAT CHANGES EVERY MATCH

Meet Paramo. Polygon



PS5 BACKWARDS COMPATIBILITY: ALL CONFIRMED GAMES TO SUPPORT GAME BOOST SO FAR

For right now, Ghost of Tsushima is the only PS4 game confirmed to take advantage of PS5's Game Boost. GameSpot



AUSTRALIANS SAY NBA 2K SCAM CHEATED THEM OUT OF 'AT LEAST $300,000'

Dozens of Australian and New Zealand players of NBA 2K claim they’ve been scammed out of “at least $300,000” by scammers using the name of one of the community’s most popular figures. Kotaku



LEAGUE OF LEGENDS' LATEST CHAMPION HAS ARRIVED

Introducing Seraphine! The Verge | League of Legends



AMONG US BETA UPDATE INTRODUCES MAJOR CHANGES

The game has received an October beta update that promises large shifts to come. GameSpot



OVERWATCH'S HALLOWEEN TERROR EVENT 2020: HERE'S WHAT'S COMING

This year’s edition of Halloween Terror will see the return of the Junkenstein’s Revenge co-op mode — freshly remixed for 2020 — and a new batch of spooky skins. Polygon




TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES

THERE'S A TOAD IN SUPER MARIO SUNSHINE THAT IS TRAPPED ALONE BENEATH THE MAP, FOREVER

All alone, forever. Kotaku | YouTube



INDUSTRY

APPLE'S IPHONE 12 EVENT: THE 7 BIGGEST ANNOUNCEMENT

4 iPhones, the HomePod Mini, 5G, and more! The Verge



STREAMLABS AND STREAM HATCHET Q3 2020 LIVE-STREAMING INDUSTRY REPORT

This year has been crazy for everyone, including streamers and streaming platforms across the internet! Streamlabs



APPLE'S NEW IPHONES WON'T SHIP WITH EARBUDS OR WALL CHARGERS

With the intent of reducing their environmental impact. The Verge



RAZERCON 2020: A RECAP

Every RazerCon2020 announcement, from the Razer Blade Stealth 13 to the Razer Iskur Gaming Chair. IGN



FACEBOOK BANS HOLOCAUST DENIAL CONTENT

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said his thinking on the matter has ‘evolved’. The Verge




YOUTUBE NEWS

YOUTUBE MUSIC IS NOW A WHOLE LOT EASIER TO STREAM ON TV'S

More browsing, less frustration! The Verge | YouTube Blog



MARKIPLIER: YOUTUBER TURNED PHILANTHROPIST

Markiplier has recently received the 2020 Oliver R. Grace Award, given to him by the Cancer Research Institute. The Avion




WEEKLY WHOLESOME

RAZER SELLS SNEKI SNEK PLUSH TO HELP SAVE TREES

Razer's adorable mascot is now available as a plush, and sales benefit Conservation International. GameSpot




ESPORTS

100 THIEVES WILL BE EXITING CS:GO

Founder and CEO of 100 Thieves Nadeshot said on Twitter, "2020 was definitely not the year that any of us anticipated. I think the entire eSports industry, along with every industry in any business vertical, has been affected negatively because of COVID."




STREAMING

NADESHOT TO STREAM FOR 24 HOURS

Nadeshot wrote on Twitter: "Starting on Warzone with @scump, then cooking dinner and desert with my girlfriend." Twitch




ATHLETES IN GAMING

RUSSELL WILSON IS NOW IN THE 99 CLUB

Mr.Unlimited, welcome to the club! Instagram




HARDWARE

CHOOSE YOUR CHARACTER: IPHONE 12 EDITION

We have the iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, and the iPhone 12 Pro Max. Which one will you choose?



5G ALONE WON'T BE ENOUGH TO JUSTIFY BUYING AN IPHONE THIS YEAR

The 5G Hype Industrial Complex comes for the iPhone. The Verge



HOW THE IPHONE 12 COMPARES TO THE TOP ANDROID DEVICES

iPhone 12 vs. Pixel 5 vs. OnePlus 8 vs. Galaxy S20 vs. Galaxy Note 20.

The Verge



APPLE'S HOMEPOD MINI IS A SMALLER, SPHERICAL SMART SPEAKER

Pre-orders for the $99 speaker open on November 6th. Engadget



GOOGLE'S NEST ANNOUNCES NEW SMART THERMOSTAT WITH SIMPLER DESIGN AND LOWER PRICE

Bye bye, rotating dial! The Verge



PANASONIC HAS MADE TO WAY EASIER TO USE LUMIX CAMERAS AS WEBCAMS

An official app that’s a much better solution than the existing hack.

The Verge | YouTube



SAMSUNG ANNOUNCES AN EVEN CHEAPER 5G PHONE

Introducing: the Galaxy A42 5G, the latest mid-range offering. The Verge



HOW TO PREORDER THE IPHONE 12, 12 PRO, AND THE LATEST IPAD AIR

Both phones will release on October 23rd, and the iPad Air has an iPad Pro-style design and starts at $599.




GAMING TIPS

10 THINGS TO DO IN DESTINY 2 BEFORE BEYOND LIGHT STARTS

While the update will add a new location, raid, and lots more loot to collect, large portions of the game’s world will be indefinitely removed. Here’s a bunch of stuff worth finishing before that happens. Kotaku




CELEBRITIES IN GAMING

LOGIC BOUGHT A POKÉMON CARD FOR OVER $220,000

This is the highest known sale of the first-edition holographic Charizard Pokemon card to-date. IGN | Twitter



A CONVERSATION WITH JORDAN FISHER: STREAMING, GAMING, AND MORE

The Broadway star is promoting Verizon’s new 5G network, though he hasn’t gotten a chance to use it yet. The Verge | YouTube




REVIEWS

SURFACE LAPTOP GO REVIEW: A CASE STUDY IN COST CUTTING

"Microsoft has cut some corners. And with those corners cut, I don’t understand why this laptop is still $900." The Verge



GAME GEAR MICRO REVIEW: PEAK SEGA

A ridiculous, glorious revival of a not-quite-classic system. The Verge



MARIO KART LIVE: HOME CIRCUIT REVIEW

"Even as I opened its box I knew in my heart that within a month the car would end up mouldering in my closet. But I found that, as with Ring Fit, its novelty and amusement would be worth the space I’d have to surrender to keep it." Kotaku



NHL 21 REVIEW

Worthy of a celly! GameSpot



SONY XPERIA 5 II REVIEW: THE RIGHT TOOL FOR THE RIGHT JOBS

Plenty of control, if you know how to use it. The Verge




THAT'S SOME CRAZY SHIT!

SUPER MARIO SUNSHINE FAN RECREATES DELFINO PLAZA IN TONY HAWK'S PRO SKATER

Now you can explore the plaza on a skateboard, thanks to redditor Gunderstank16. GameSpot | YouTube



HOW HADES SPEEDRUNNERS CLEAR THE GAME IN UNDER 8 MINUTES

What can you do in under 8 minutes? Kotaku

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