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#ICYMI 10.9.20

Updated: Oct 10


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Gabe and Narz talk about music, Super Smash Bros., and more with Special Guest Mega Ran! Twitch




HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

INSTAGRAM BRINGS BACK CLASSIC ICONS TO CELEBRATE ITS 10TH BIRTHDAY

On October 6, 2010, the world was introduced to Instagram. The Verge




HARDWARE

BEST BIG AND TALL GAMING CHAIRS 2020: HEAVY DUTY GAMING THRONES

Extra thicc gaming chairs. IGN



PS5 TEARDOWN: EVERYTHING WE'VE LEARNED SO FAR

Upgrading on the storage should not be a challenge at all.

Engadget | IGN | YouTube



RTX 3070 IS DELAYED, AND DON'T EXPECT TO FIND A RTX 3080 OR 3090 ANY TIME SOON

If you’ve been trying to get your hands on one of Nvidia’s new RTX 3080 or 3090 cards, and aren’t willing to pay exorbitant resale prices, you may want to resign yourself to waiting until 2021. Kotaku



IPHONE 12 LINEUP PRICING AND RELEASE DATES DETAILED IN NEW LEAK

Alongside claims we’ll see a new HomePod mini this year. The Verge



SONY EXPECTS PS5 TO SELL MORE THAN PS4 DID IN FIRST FISCAL YEAR

Setting the bar high for the new console. IGN




INDUSTRY

APPLE'S NEXT IPHONE WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON OCTOBER 13TH

"Hi, Speed." The Verge



CONGRESS RELEASES BLOCKBUSTER TECH ANTITRUST REPORT

The 449-page report criticizes these companies for buying competitors, preferencing their own services, and holding outsized power over smaller businesses that use their platforms. The Verge



APPLE SUES RECYCLING PARTNER FOR RESELLING MORE THAN 100,000 IPHONES, IPADS, AND WATCHED IT WAS HIRED TO DISMANTLE

And that's just the LTE models. The Verge



MICROSOFT IS LETTING EMPLOYEES WORK FROM HOME PERMANENTLY

Microsoft employees will also be able to relocate. The Verge



GOLDEN JOYSTICK AWARDS 2020: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW

Now in its 38th year, the Golden Joystick Awards 2020 are confirmed for November with a renewed format and digital focus. Gamesradar



GMAIL HAS A NEW LOGO THAT'S A LOT MORE GOOGLE

Farewell, envelope. The Verge



MICROSOFT AND GAMESTOP'S NEW AGREEMENT DOESN'T TURN THE RETAIL CHAIN INTO XBOX STORES

This is mostly about Microsoft Cloud. IGN



SLACK IS DOWN...TO COLLABORATE ON THESE LIMITED-EDITION SNEAKERS

Shoemaker Cole Haan is collaborating with Slack, everyone’s favorite occasionally offline workplace messaging service on a new pair of limited-edition sneakers. The Verge | Twitter



SOON ANYONE FROM ANY COMPANY CAN SLACK YOU

Slack DMs will be available across organizations in early 2021. The Verge



REPORT: EMPLOYEES ACCUSE TWITCH OF INDIFFERENCE TO SEXUAL ASSAULT, HARASSMENT, AND RACISM

In a new report by GamesIndustry.biz, current and former Twitch employees recount issues of racism, sexism, and assault at the company that they say were never dealt with and often enabled by a white bro tech startup culture. Kotaku



THE SUPREME COURT IS TAKING ON GOOGLE AND ORACLE ON LAST TIME

Ten years after Oracle first sued Google over the code in the Android platform, the two tech giants are finally facing off in the Supreme Court.

The Verge



NETFLIX IS TESTING A FEATURE THAT LETS YOU SWITCH OFF ITS ANNOYING 'STILL WATCHING?' POP-UP

The feature is still in testing, and only in certain regions as of right now.

The Verge | Twitter



MEET RICKY DESKTOP, THE MOST VIRAL BEATMAKER ON TIKTOK

'I know that sounds super scientific, but that is how I think about it’

The Verge




YOUTUBE NEWS

JACKSEPTICEYE HITS 25 MILLION SUBSCRIBERS

In his new video, "I Got 25 Million Subscribers With This 1 Simple Trick", Jack takes a moment to thank his subscribers and reflect on the crazy adventure the past 8 years have been.




GAMES, GAMES, GAMES

STEVE AND ALEX ARE COMING TO SUPER SMASH BROS. ON OCTOBER 13TH, HERE ARE THEIR MOVES

We now have a release date and a video! The Verge | YouTube



MINECRAFT'S CLIFFS & CAVES UPDATE TO FEATURE ARCHAEOLOGY AND AXOLOTLS IN 2021

Who's ready to go cave diving and cliff climbing? Polygon



FALL GUYS INTRODUCES FOUR NEW STAGES AND A MODE SELECTOR IN SEASON TWO

After a morning of shaky login issues, Fall Guys’ medieval-themed second season is officially here. Kotaku



REPORT: MICROSOFT BRINGING XBOX GAME PASS TO IOS IN 2021

It’ll be ready next year, and it’ll likely be using a browser to get around Apple’s restrictions. Kotaku | Business Insider



AMONG US WITH RANDOMS IS ROUGH

Popular game, tough crowd. Polygon




REVIEWS

ASUS' LATEST ZENBOOK FLIP S IS ALL ABOUT THE SCREEN

Deluxe display, but dismal battery. The Verge



STAR WARS: SQUADRONS REVIEW

A triumph of focused design and succinct storytelling. Polygon



RAZER'S BLADE 15 ADVANCED: RUNS FAST, RUNS HOT

"It gets toasty, but it’s a better all-around gaming laptop than previous iterations" The Verge



YOU'LL PROBABLY LOVE PIKMIN 3 DELUXE IF IT'S YOUR FIRST PIKMIN

No wall socket required. Kotaku



SONY A7C REVIEW: SMALL CAMERA, BIG SENSOR

A full-frame camera that fits in a fanny pack. The Verge



FIFA 21 LEGACY EDITION (SWITCH) REVIEW

"Without any new development or significant enhancements” IGN



GOOGLE NEST AUDIO REVIEW

Google’s latest smart speaker has good sound and an attractive price.

The Verge



BOSE QUIETCOMFORT EARBUDS REVIEW

Good sound quality and best-in-class noise cancellation come in an awkwardly big case. The Verge




TRAILER TIME

THE SURVIVALISTS - LAUNCH TRAILER

Explore, build, craft, and even train monkeys in this adventure-filled survival sandbox set in The Escapists universe! IGN



SUPRALAND - RELEASE DATE TRAILER

Embark on a quest to save the red-stick figure village in this upcoming first-person open-world action-puzzle platformer. The game launches on October 22 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. IGN



IKENFELL - LAUNCH TRAILER

Take turns to explore the twisted halls of a vast magic school, fight challenging monsters and bosses, and uncover dark secrets never meant to be found! IGN



GAMING TIPS

AN INTRODUCTORY GUIDE TO BLASEBALL

Incinerations? Peanuts? What’s the deal? Polygon



HOW TO UNLOCK ALL SIX HIDDEN WEAPON ASPECTS IN HADES

How many have you gotten? Kotaku




TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES

ONE OF THE PS5'S BIGGEST FEATURES WON'T WORK WITH YOUR TV AT LAUNCH

The virtual surround sound solution for TV speakers will come sometime after launch, but 3D audio for headsets is still set. GameSpot




WEEKLY WHOLESOME

APPLE IS HIDING A SMILE BEHIND ITS NEW MASK EMOJI

Because wearing a mask doesn’t mean you’re sick or sad. The Verge



ANIMAL CROSSING FANS ARE DOING THE 'FLOAT CHALLENGE'

Float like a butterfly, thanks to cybearizons on Instagram. Polygon

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