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#ICYMI 10.23.20


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Gabe and Narz sit down with Hot97's HipHopGamer for all things about Quibi, NBA 2K21, giving advice to creators, and more! Twitch




INDUSTRY

100 THIEVES IS TURNING ITS LA HEADQUARTERS INTO A VOTING CENTER

The voting center opens October 30th! The Verge



BETHESDA SUED FOR $100 MILLION AFTER ALLEGED 'INTENTIONAL SABOTAGE' OF RUNE 2 TO PROTECT THE ELDER SCROLLS

As reported by PC Gamer, the lawsuit was originally filed in December 2019 and focused on Human Head Studios, the original developers of Rune 2. IGN



ORACLE FOUNDER DONATED $250,000 TO GRAHAM PAC IN FINAL DAYS OF TIK TOK DEAL

“If TikTok is saved, you can thank me,” Graham said in August. The Verge



GOOGLE BACKS SLOWLY AWAY FROM STADIA GUY'S VERY BAD TWEET

If in doubt, don't tweet it out. Kotaku | Twitter



FACEBOOK VP SAYS THE PLATFORM REJECTED MORE THAN 2 MILLION ADS FOR TRYING TO OBSTRUCT VOTING

Nick Clegg also said the platform has placed warnings on 150 million posts.

The Verge



XBOX BRAZIL HOST SAYS SHE WAS LET GO IN PART DUE TO FAN HARASSMENT, THOUGH MICROSOFT DENIES

Microsoft says the firing is due to a change in programming. IGN | Kotaku



QUIBI IS SHUTTING DOWN

After just over six months of operation, say goodbye to Quibi.

The Verge | The Wall Street Journal




ESPORTS

POACH JOINS ANDBOX

Poach put out a video on Twitter announcing the news!




GAMES, GAMES, GAMES

YOU'LL NEED TO BEAT SPIDER-MAN ON PS4 IF YOU WANT THIS MILES MORALES MINI-FIGURE

You have until October 29th to enter into the Miles Morales Lego mini-figure sweepstakes. GameSpot



CALL OF DUTY: MODERN WARFARE AND WARZONE GET VERDANSK DARK MODE, ZOMBIE ROYALE FOR HALLOWEEN

New game modes, rewards, and skins, now until Nov. 3rd! Polygon



NBA 2K21 ADDS UN-SKIPPABLE ADS DESPITE BEING A FULL-PRICE GAME

Players are seeing ads for the Oculus Quest 2 in-game, and they can't be skipped. GameSpot



SMASH BROS. PATCHES OUT MINECRAFT STEVE'S MEAT

RIP Steve’s Meat, 2020-2020. Polygon



FLIGHT SIMULATOR FILES SUGGEST MICROSOFT HAS DISCUSSED VR ON XBOX SERIES X AND S

Get ready for departure. IGN




TRAILER TIME

DISC ROOM - LAUNCH TRAILER

Available on Nintendo Switch and PC! IGN



HYPERBRAWL TOURNAMENT - LAUNCH TRAILER

Available now on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC! IGN



TRANSFORMERS: BATTLEGROUNDS - LAUNCH TRAILER

Available today on PC, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox One! IGN




HARDWARE

SAMSUNG WILL REPORTEDLY DEBUT ITS NEXT GALAXY S PHONES IN JANUARY 2021

New leaked renders show the camera bump from the S20 line is likely included. The Verge



FIRST LOOK AT HUAWEI'S MATE 40 PRO

It is quite shiny. The Verge



NEW GAMES

ASSASSIN'S CREED VALHALLA - RELEASE DATE, STORY, AND MORE

The next franchise entry arrives time next month. GameSpot



STADIA IS GETTING A PAC-MAN BATTLE ROYALE GAME

The battle royale train apparently hasn’t run out of steam yet!

Kotaku | YouTube



CYBERPUNK 2077: NEW RELEASE DATE AFTER DELAY, MICROTRANSACTIONS, GAMEPLAY, AND MORE

Here's all the details about CD Projekt Red's sci-fi RPG. GameSpot



FIRE EMBLEM: SHADOW DRAGON & THE BLADE OF LIGHT COMING TO THE NINTENDO SWITCH IN DECEMBER 2020

The first Fire Emblem game from 1990 will be released on the Nintendo Switch on December 4, 2020, and will be fully localized for the first time. IGN



FALLOUT MIAMI DEVELOPMENT PROGRESSES, DESPITE PANDEMIC

COVID-19 hasn't stopped the Fallout Miami team from continuing work on its impressive mod. GameSpot




REVIEWS

RING FIT ADVENTURE REVIEW: ONE YEAR LATER!

Nintendo Switch's premier fitness game released one year ago today, and it sets a new standard for what a workout game should be. GameSpot



BEATS FLEX REVIEW: WIRELESS EARBUD BASICS DONE RIGHT

Beats’ first earbuds with a USB-C connector are only $50. The Verge



"RED DEAD ONLINE'S HALLOWEEN UPDATE IS DISAPPOINTING"

"This one left me wanting more." Kotaku



DELL LATITUDE 9510 2-IN-1 REVIEW: THIS BATTERY MEANS BUSINESS

Remarkable tech for a steep price. The Verge



WESTERN EMPIRES REVIEW

A very, very, very very, very big board game. Kotaku



MICROSOFT SURFACE PRO X REVIEW: ARM GETS MORE MUSCLE

A lot has changed with Windows on ARM. The Verge



BALDUR'S GATE 3 REVIEW: A COMPLEX DISH THAT'S STILL BEING COOKED

Now in early access, Larian Studios’ big sequel balances expectations and execution. Polygon



AMAZON ECHO REVIEW: MUSIC OF THE SPHERE

Amazon’s latest Echo brings room tuning and impressive sound quality to the $100 price point. The Verge



TECH TALK

GOOGLE ASSISTANT DRIVING MODE APPEARS TO BE COMING TO ANDROID AT LAST

The feature was first announced at Google I/O 2019. The Verge | XDA



APPLE SHOULD SWITCH THE IPHONE TO USB-C IF IT REALLY WANTS TO HELP THE ENVIRONMENT

Adopting the universal standard is the greener option. The Verge



GOOGLE KILLS OFF APP THAT LETS YOU CHECK IN ON LOVED ONES DURING AN EMERGENCY

The suggested alternative is a stripped-down Google Maps feature.

The Verge



ATHLETES IN GAMING

NBA 2K21 RATINGS RELEASED

Where do your favorite NBA players stack up?




YOUTUBE NEWS

BOYINABAND HIT 3 MILLION SUBSCRIBERS

Congratulations, Dave! YouTube



YOUTUBE’S BIGGEST KIDS SHOW IS ABOUT TO TAKE OVER STREAMING SERVICES

Old dogs like Nickelodeon are out; Moonbug is in. The Verge | Bloomberg



YOUTUBE 'WORKING TO FIX' PEWDIEPIE CHANNEL ISSUES

Some fans fear a ‘shadowban’ Polygon



COURAGE HIT 3 MILLION SUBSCRIBERS

100 Thieves posted on Twitter for CouRage congratulating him on 3 million subscribers! YouTube



BABY SHARK SET TO OVERTAKE DESPACITO AS YOUTUBE'S MOST VIEWED VIDEO

Despacito has held the title since 2017! Dexerto




GAMING TIPS

HOW TO MAKE COINS AND SAVE YOUR POINTS IN FIFA 21

Get that bag! IGN



HOW TO START THE CROWN TUNDRA DLC

Have you checked out the DLC yet? IGN




WOMEN IN GAMING

TWITCH STARS ARE LINING UP TO STREAM AMONG US WITH AOC

Who's next to play with AOC? The Verge | GameSpot | IGN




STREAMING

JACKSEPTICEYE, POKIMANE AND MORE STREAMED AMONG US WITH AOC, AND HERE'S HOW IT WENT

Check out how it all went down! Twitch




TWITCH

TWITCH STREAMERS ARE GETTING DMCA TAKEDOWN NOTICES (AGAIN)

Lots of streamers came out on Twitter to give their thoughts on this news, and a lot of them were confused on what exactly was going on.

The Verge | Twitter | Kotaku | Twitter | Polygon | Twitter



POKIMANE HIT 6 MILLION TWITCH SUBSCRIBERS

Pokimane took to Twitter to celebrate!




WEEKLY WHOLESOME

SIMONE GIERTZ BUILT A SELFIE PHOTO BOOTH FOR HER DOG OUT OF LEGO, AND IT'S PERFECT

Simone Giertz, the self-described Queen of Shitty Robots, created a selfie photo booth out of Lego for her dog Scraps and yes it’s as cute as it sounds. The Verge | Twitter



AMONG US FANS ARE CREATING STORIES AND SKITS THAT EXPAND ITS WORLD

InnerSloth’s 2018 game has taken off this year, inspiring tons of next-level fan creations. Polygon




THAT'S SOME CRAZY SHIT!

PLAYERS DISCOVER LUIGI EASTER EGG IN SUPER MARIO BROS. 35

It’s always the Year of Luigi somewhere. Kotaku | Twitter



A BATHING APE AND POKÉMON COLLAB COMING SOON

Check out the video BAPE posted on Twitter!



FORTNITE PLAYERS RECREATE ROCKET LEAGUE WITH GIANT TENNIS BALL

Ball, located at Ant Manor, is life. GameSpot | Reddit

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