• Jess

#ICYMI 10.30.20


368!

SUPER LATE @ 368

Gabe and Narz sit down with Ceddy to talk all things Genshin Impact, Assassin's Creed's live-action series, and more! Twitch




INDUSTRY

SAMSUNG CHAIRMAN LEE KUN-HEE DIES AT 78

A controversial figure who turned Samsung into a global tech power.

The Verge



SONY TO BUY CRUNCHYROLL FOR OVER $975 MILLION

According to Nikkei Asia, the acquisition could cost Sony over 100 billion yen ($957 million). Kotaku



NINTENDO JUST SURPRISE-DROPPED A NINTENDO DIRECT MINI

There was no warning before the latest Nintendo Direct Mini, despite featuring some bombshell information. GameSpot | YouTube



EPIC SAYS APPLE 'HAS NO RIGHTS TO THE FRUITS OF EPIC'S LABOR' IN LATEST FILING

The game maker is locked in battle with Apple over App Store fees.

The Verge



TECH CEOS APPEAR BEFORE SENATE COMMERCE COMMITTEE

Twitter's Jack Dorsey, Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and Alphabet's Sundar Pichai answered questions from senators about their companies’ content moderation policies. Twitter



IGN IS HIRING

Apply now! IGN



NETFLIX WILL BE DEVELOPING AN ASSASSIN'S CREED LIVE-ACTION SERIES

Ubisoft's Jason Altman and Danielle Kreinik will serve as Executive Producers. Twitter




TECHINCAL DIFFICULTIES

AMONG US DEVELOPERS SCRAMBLE TO BLOCK MASSIVE 'ERIS LORIS' SPAM ATTACK

The insanely popular multiplayer game has been a target of hackers.

The Verge | Kotaku



HALO INFINITE LOSES ANOTHER DIRECTOR

Chris Lee, the 343 Industries studio head who oversaw production of Halo Infinite, is now off the project. Kotaku | Bloomberg



ANOTHER MICROSOFT GAME, EVERWILD, LOSES ITS DIRECTOR

Everwild creative director Simon Woodroffe has resigned from his position at Rare. Kotaku | VGC




HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

CRANKGAMEPLAYS TURNS 24!

Happy birthday Ethan! Twitch



PEWDIEPIE TURNS 31!

Happy birthday Felix! YouTube




ATHLETES IN GAMING

FIRST LOOK AT KOBE BRYANT'S NEXT-GEN NBA 2K21 RENDER

NBA 2K unveiled the first look at the re-rendered version of the late Kobe Bryant. Forbes | Twitter




HARDWARE

SEE INSIDE THE IPHONE 12 AND 12 PRO IN IFIXIT'S LATEST TEARDOWN VIDEO

Have you seen the video yet? YouTube | The Verge



XBOX SERIES X CONSOLE UNBOXING

IGN has the Xbox Series X and they're unboxing the retail version of the console to show everything inside including the fancy packaging it comes in!



PS5 VS. XBOX SERIES X: THE NEXT-GEN CONSOLES IN PHOTOS

These giants are ready to invade your living room. The Verge



PS5: HOW TO GET THE PSVR FREE ADAPTOR

You will need this PlayStation Camera adaptor to play PS VR on PS5. IGN



APPLE ADDED A SECRET BUTTON TO YOUR IPHONE, AND YOU MAY HAVE NOT EVEN NOTICED

Introducing iOS 14's Back Tap. The Verge



PS5 AND DUALSENSE'S ACCESSIBILITY SETTINGS DETAILED

PS5's DualSense controller haptics can be disabled in the settings. IGN




SOFTWARE

CHROME OS MAY FINALLY BE GETTING A DARK MODE

But it’s apparently not available in stable versions of the OS yet. The Verge



THE PLAYSTATION APP IS GETTING AN OVERHAUL

Sony announced a bunch of changes to the PlayStation App that make it less terrible. Kotaku



APPLE'S CLIPS APP FINALLY SUPPORTS VERTICAL VIDEO

It also shoots in HDR by default. The Verge




GAMES, GAMES, GAMES

SUPER MARO 3D ALL-STARS IS GETTING INVERTED CAMERA CONTROLS

An update on November 16 will add camera customization to all three rereleases: Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine, and Super Mario Galaxy.

Twitter | Kotaku



GENSHIN IMPACT HITS NEARLY $250 MILLION IN ITS FIRST MONTH, MAKING IT ONE OF THE LARGEST MOBILE GAME LAUNCHES EVER

In its first week, the title racked up approximately $60 million and it hasn’t slowed down since, averaging a similar amount each week over the past 30 days. SensorTower



NBA 2K21 ADDS WBNA MYPLAYER MODE, BUT ONLY ON NEW-GEN CONSOLES

The MyWNBA feature in 'NBA 2K21' for PS5 and Xbox Series X/S adds some features MyNBA doesn't have. Engadget | Instagram




ESPORTS

100 THIEVES HAS PURCHASED THE LOS ANGELES CDL SPOT PREVIOUSLY HELD BY OPTIC GAMING LA

Sources say the team will be known as LA Thieves. Dexerto




NEW GAMES

CYBERPUNK 2077 IS DELAYED UNTIL DECEMBER 10TH

CD Projekt said it needs more time to ensure that everything is as it should be. PCGamer | Twitter



FAR CRY 6 AND RAINBOW SIX QUARANTINE DELAYED

In their latest earnings report, Ubisoft announced that Far Cry 6 and Rainbow Six Quarantine have both been delayed until some time after April 1, 2021. Kotaku



CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS COLD WAR NEEDS UP TO 250GB OF SPACE ON PC

If you’re planning to play the game in 4K with ultra settings enabled and ray tracing, you’ll need to free up 250GB of space. The Verge



REVIEWS

NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 3070 REVIEW: THE 1440P SWEET SPOT

$499 for some solid 1440p PC gaming. The Verge



PIKMIN 3 DELUXE REVIEW

One of Wii U's earliest gems remains a delight to play on the Nintendo Switch. GameSpot



MSI’S GE66 RAIDER DRAGONSHIELD EDITION IS A BEAUTIFULLY EXTRA GAMING LAPTOP

The sci-fi design helps it stand out from the crowd. The Verge



WATCH DOGS: LEGION REVIEW

Don't fear the reaper. IGN



MOTOROLA RAZR (2020) REVIEW: 5G FOLDING FLIP PHONE FEELS FINE

It’s better than the original in every way but still costs too much. The Verge



RAZER KISHI REVIEW: PERFECTLY PORTABLE, UNFORTUNATELY UNCOMFORTABLE

As gaming on phones has slowly become less and less casual, thanks to both native games like Fortnite and cloud gaming from Google Stadia and Xbox Game Pass, so too have the gaming accessories. 9to5Google



AMAZON ECHO DOT (2020) REVIEW: HAVE A BALL

Amazon’s latest entry-level smart speaker has a new design, but few other improvements over the last model. The Verge



THE BACKBONE ONE IS A STUNNING CONTROLLER THAT TURNS YOUR IPHONE INTO A MORE CAPABLE GAMING DEVICE

Complete with software features that make it easy to join parties, record, and share video clips. The Verge




GAMING TIPS

WHERE TO GET AN EVERSTONE

The Everstone is a held item in Pokemon Sword and Shield that prevents a Pokemon from evolving while holding it. Here's how to get it. IGN



TIPS FOR PLAYING WATCH DOGS LEGION

There are plenty of systems and details that are under-explained. Kotaku




COSPLAY

METROID COSPLAY FOR THE AGES

"By day, Brenden McCormack is a developer at Wargaming, working on World of Tanks. In his spare time, though, he’s built (along with his wife Laura) one of the most impressive pieces of Nintendo cosplay I have ever seen." Kotaku




STREAMING

LOGIC, MR.BEAST, PEWDIEPIE, AND MORE STREAMED AMONG US AND IT WAS HILARIOUS

Who's perspective did you watch from? Twitch




THAT'S SOME CRAZY SHIT!

MLB SIM OUT OF THE PARK BASEBALL NAILS ITS WORLD SERIES PREDICTION

1,000 simulations proven right by the Dodgers in six games. Polygon



THE PROJECT TRYING TO PUT EVERY SINGLE SUPER NINTENDO INSTRUCTION MANUAL ON THE INTERNET

Meet Peebs, who's devoted an incredible amount of time to collecting, cataloguing and then ensuring that the manuals to every Super Nintendo game ever released are scanned and uploaded so that future generations can enjoy them as much as we did. Kotaku

12 views