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#ICYMI 11.13.20


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Gabe and Narz sat down with Brenna Duffitt to talk all things Twitch, the PS5, and more! Twitch




INDUSTRY

ALEX TREBEK PASSES AWAY AT 80

The Jeopardy! host passed away on Saturday following a long battle with pancreatic cancer. New York Times



APPLE ANNOUNCES ITS NEW M1-POWERED MACBOOK AIR, MACBOOK PRO, AND MAC MINI

More than iPads with attached keyboards. IGN



TIKTOK SAYS THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION HAS FORGOTTEN ABOUT TRYING TO BAN IT, WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHAT'S UP

The deadline to sell US assets expires this week. The Verge



DESTINY 2'S LIVE EVENT HAS LET PLAYERS INTO ITS GORGEOUS LAST CITY

Destiny 2 servers are set to shutdown on Monday for maintenance ahead of Tuesday's launch of the Beyond Light expansion, but just before they do Bungie decide to treat players to a nice relaxing stroll through the game’s breathtaking Last City. Kotaku



UBISOFT APOLOGIZES, WILL CHANGE ASSASSIN'S CREED VALHALLA ABLEIST LANGUAGE

After an accessibility advocate pointed out problematic language regarding a burn victim, Ubisoft promised a change in a future update. GameSpot



VENN TEAMS WITH MICROSOFT FOR NEW SYNDICATION DEAL

VENN, the live 24/7 streaming network for gaming and entertainment, announced a new syndication deal for its content through Microsoft's MSN platform. PR Newswire



MORE AND MORE FAN CONVENTIONS ARE GOING DIGITAL-ONLY THROUGH SUMMER 2021

Emerald City Comic Con and the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo shift dates in 2021. Polygon



GOOGLE IS GIVING FREE STADIA GAMING KITS TO YOUTUBE PREMIUM SUBSCRIBERS

The deal is not available for new subscribers. The Verge




TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES

XBOX SERIES X AND S PREORDERS FROM AMAZON COULD BE DELAYED TO DECEMBER

Isn't the whole point of pre-ordering to make sure you receive it at launch?Twitter



AMAZON ACCUSED OF EU ANTITRUST VIOLATION OVER MARKETPLACE DATA

The company is accused of unfairly competing with sellers on its platform in Germany and France. The Verge



XBOX LIVE GOES DOWN ON XBOX SERIES X LAUNCH DAY

Players find they can’t start new games on their new console. Polygon



PS5 CONSOLE BREAKS COMPLETELY DUE TO STORAGE GLITCH

YouTuber ACG says his his PS5 is already "100% dead" due to a dastardly storage glitch, likely worrying everyone receiving a PS5 at launch. ScreenRant




YOUTUBE NEWS

UNUS ANNUS IS BEING DELETED THIS WEEK

One year of Markiplier and Crankgameplays has come and gone, and their channel will be deleted on Friday the 13th.



YOUTUBE IS CANCELING REWIND THIS YEAR BECAUSE 2020 HAS BEEN TOO MUCH

This will be the first time Rewind’s been canceled since it began in 2010.

The Verge




REVIEWS

APPLE HOMEPOD MINI REVIEW: PLAYING SMALL BALL

Apple’s newest smart speaker is way more affordable but still chasing Amazon and Google. The Verge



ASSASSIN'S CREED VALHALLA REVIEW

Like Assassin’s Creed Odyssey and Origins before it, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla continues the series trajectory into a full-fledged open-world RPG.

IGN



APPLE IPHONE 12 PRO MAX REVIEW: THE BEST SMARTPHONE CAMERA YOU CAN GET

Apple’s biggest iPhone brings along an impressive camera. The Verge



THE PATHLESS REVIEW

Hits the mark. IGN



THE APPLE MAGSAFE DUO CHARGER IS OVERPRICED AND UNDER-DELIVERS

Nice, but not that nice. The Verge



IPHONE 12 PRO REVIEW

The forgettable middle child of iPhones. IGN




NEW GAMES

FORGET ABOUT THE PANDEMIC FOR A SECOND AND LOOK AT THIS CHILL GAME ABOUT BIRD WATCHING

Monument Valley creators Ustwo Studio couldn’t have picked a better time to release a new game about exploring nature on a breezy Mediterranean island. Kotaku | YouTube




SOFTWARE

MACOS BIG SUR IS NOW AVAILABLE TO DOWNLOAD

Apple’s biggest Mac software update in years. The Verge



INSTAGRAM REDESIGNS ITS HOME SCREEN FOR THE FIRST TIME IN YEARS, ADDING REELS AND SHOP TABS

New priorities for the company. The Verge



FACEBOOK'S VANISH MODE ON MESSENGER AND INSTAGRAM LETS YOU SEND DISAPPEARING MESSAGES

The new Snapchat-inspired mode arrives on Facebook messaging products.

The Verge




TWITCH

TWITCH APOLOGIZES, BUT DMCA FIASCO CONTINUES WITH PUNISHMENTS FOR IN-GAME SOUNDS, DELETED CLIPS

The people are not happy. Twitter | Kotaku




GAMES, GAMES, GAMES

WHY WORLD OF WARCRAFT FANS ARE EXCITED ABOUT THIS ONE HORRIBLE BOSS

He is the absolute worst. Polygon



THE 25 BEST VIDEO GAMES OF THE LAST GENERATION

Upon the releases of two new consoles, it’s time to look back on the Xbox One and PS4 games that stood out the most. The Ringer



FORTNITE COULD BE GETTING A MONTHLY PAID SUBSCRIPTION

Epic Games has been surveying players for opinions. TechRadar



UNTITLED GOOSE GAME IS COMING TO FALL GUYS

The Goose costume drops on Friday the 13th. Polygon



PUBG MOBILE GETS SPECIAL INDIA-ONLY VERSION AFTER BEING BANNED IN THE COUNTRY

PUBG Mobile will soon return to India after a recent country-wide ban that prevented players from accessing the game. IGN




THAT'S SOME CRAZY SHIT!

ANOTHER BOX OF RARE POKÉMON CARDS ARE UP FOR AUCTION, BIDS CLOSING IN ON $300,000

Collectible card game speculation is seemingly at an all-time high. Polygon



MEET THE FIRST CUSTOMER TO GET A PS5 WHO ALSO WAS THE FIRST TO GET A PS4

‘Patience is a virtue. This is for you.’ Polygon




ESPORTS

FERO PASSES AWAY AT 21

Maurice “Fero” Henriquez, a professional Call of Duty player who played for Team Kaliber, 100 Thieves, and most recently, the Florida Mutineers, has died at the age of 21. Twitter



OPTIC GAMING IS BACK IN THE HANDS OF HECZ, THE ESPORTS PIONEER WHO NEVER WANTED TO LET GO

OpTic Gaming posted a statement about the news on Twitter. Sporting News




GAMING TIPS

TIPS FOR PLAYING ASSASSIN'S CREED VALHALLA

After two years off, Assassin’s Creed returns with the Nordic-inspired Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, for PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and Xbox Series S. Kotaku



HOW TO TRANSFER FROM POKÉMON GO TO POKÉMON HOME

Pokémon Go support has finally been added to Pokémon Home; here's how to bring your monsters over from the mobile game. GameSpot



TIPS FOR PLAYING MARVEL'S SPIDER-MAN: MILES MORALES

The game unmistakably shares a lot of DNA with its predecessor, 2018’s amazing Spider-Man. Kotaku




HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

COUNTER-STRIKE 1.0 IS 20 YEARS OLD

The game turned 20 on Monday! PCGamer



CALLMEKEVIN TURNS 27!

Happy birthday Kevin! Twitch | YouTube




GAMING LIFESTYLE

IT'S TIME TO TRY PC GAMING FROM YOUR COUCH

Yes, you could spend a few hundred dollars on a new console. Or you could hook your PC up to your TV with an HDMI cable. Wired

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