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#ICYMI 11.27.20


INDUSTRY

TWITTER AND FACEBOOK WILL TRANSFER PRESIDENTIAL ACCOUNTS TO JOE BIDEN ON INAUGURATION DAY

Even if President Trump does not concede. The Verge



HEAD OF XBOX CALLS OUT TOXIC CONSOLE WAR 'TRIBALISM'

Xbox boss Phil Spencer said in a new interview that if there was anything that could make him quit the video game industry altogether, it would be the ongoing toxic fandom around consoles. Kotaku



APPLE EXTENDS DEADLINE FOR REQUIRING IN-APP PURCHASES FOR APPS SELLING ONLINE CLASSES AND EVENTS

Developers now have until the new deadline, which is June 30th, 2021.

The Verge



TWITTER TO SHOW A WARNING WHEN YOU TRY TO LIKE A LABELED TWEET

The company already displays a warning when you try to retweet a labeled tweet. The Verge



APPLE HEAD OF SECURITY ACCUSED OF OFFERING IPADS AS BRIBES FOR CONCEALED GUN PERMITS

Pretty sure that isn't how that works, Thomas Moyer. The Verge



PROLONGED AWS OUTAGE TAKES DOWN A BIG CHUNK OF THE INTERNET

AWS had been experiencing an outage for hours. The Verge | Twitter




GAMES, GAMES, GAMES

FALLOUT 76'S STEEL DAWN UPDATE DROPS EARLY AFTER PATCH LOCKS XBOX PLAYERS OUT OF THE GAME

Surprise! Fallout 76's big new Steel Dawn update, bringing the Brotherhood of Steel back to Appalachia, is dropping a week early. Kotaku | Twitter



CATCH THESE ANIMAL CROSSING: NEW HORIZONS FISH, BUGS, AND SEA CREATURES BEFORE NOVEMBER ENDS

Some of these won’t come back for a full year, so make sure to grab them before they go! Polygon



FALL GUYS REVEALS INEVITABLE SEASON 3 THEME IN LABORIOUS MANNER

Fall Guys chose to put together a 300-piece puzzle to send out to 300 different people on Twitter, Instagram, and Discord, so that players of the game could work together to figure out the next season of the game! Kotaku




YOUTUBE NEWS

CORPSEHUSBAND HIT 5 MILLION SUBSCRIBERS!

Corpse took to Twitter over the weekend to post the milestone! Congratulations Corpse!



RIS IGREC HIT 100K SUBSCRIBERS!

Congratulations, Ris!



YOUTUBE TESTS WHETHER YOU'LL EVER GET SICK OF BAD GUY WITH AN ENDLESS BILLIE EILISH MASHUP

Thousands of cover videos played to the same beat. YouTube | The Verge



KAITI YOO HIT 100K SUBSCRIBERS!

Congratulations, Kaiti!




ATHLETES IN GAMING

DEANDRE HOPKINS HAS ENTERED THE 99 CLUB IN MADDEN NFL 21

The Arizona Cardinals' wide receiver has officially joined the exclusive 99 Club. Instagram



YEP, THAT WAS A BASEBALL CAMEO IN ASSASSIN'S CREED VALHALLA

Meet Otta Sluggasson, who’s voiced by real-world baseball champion, Cody Bellinger. Kotaku




HARDWARE

CAPCOM'S LATEST RETRO CONSOLE IS SO ADORABLE

Capcom’s Retro Station is a cute-as-a-button machine with five Street Fighter and five Mega Man games built-in. Kotaku



BEST TVS FOR PS5 AND XBOX SERIES X, SERIES S: LG OLED, SAMSUNG QLED, SONY, TCL, AND VIZIO

Want to take full advantage of features like 120fps input and VRR? You'll probably need to upgrade your TV. C|Net



MICROSOFT'S SURFACE PRO 8 AND SURFACE LAPTOP 4 APPEAR IN LEAKED IMAGES

Both new Surface devices are expected in early 2021. The Verge | Twitter




TWITCH

WWE CRACKDOWN ON WRESTLERS' TWITCH ACCOUNTS IS CAUSING A LOT OF DRAMA

What are your thoughts on the WWE/Twitch situation? Kotaku



PALADINAMBER HIT 100K FOLLOWERS ON TWITCH

Amber took to Twitter to write to 2014's version of Amber to celebrate hitting the huge milestone on Monday! Congratulations Amber!



TWITCH STREAMERS ARE OPENING '90S POKÉMON CARD BOXES WORTH THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS

For the past month, streamers of all sorts have taken the plunge into a deep pool of nostalgia. Kotaku



AOC IS PLAYING AMONG US AGAIN, HERE'S THE DETAILS

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will be streaming again on 11/27 at 7pm ET to play Among Us with MP Jagmeet Singh, leader of Canada’s New Democratic Party, and two other Twitch streamers. The Verge




TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES

TWO WEEKS AFTER LAUNCH, XBOX SERIES X'S QUICK RESUME FEATURE ISN'T WORKING OUT SO GREAT

For several days after the launch of the new Xbox Series X and S, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla supported the consoles’ best new feature, Quick Resume. Today, that no longer appears to be the case, another sign that something is awry with what was supposed to be a key next-gen Xbox perk. Kotaku



NINTENDO SHUTTING DOWN SUPER MARIO MAKER LEVEL UPLOADS IN 2021

The Wii U original is losing some online features. Polygon



PLAYSTATION 5 GDDR6 MEMORY REACHES POTENTIALLY CRITICAL TEMPERATURE DUE TO SEEMINGLY INADEQUATE PS5 COOLING SOLUTION DESIGN

Temperatures during testing reached an uncomfortable 93.3 °C (199.94 °F) on the bottom memory module of the PS5 console. NoteBookCheck




GAMING TIPS

BEWARE THIS WEIRD BLINDNESS BUG IN ASSASSIN'S CREED VALHALLA

Like any massive open-world game, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla has its fair share of bugs. Most bugs are slight, or laughably irreverent. One, however, is worth raising the alarm about: a world event in Cent that causes Eivor’s vision to go pitch black, and stay that way. Kotaku




ESPORTS

OVERWATCH LEAGUE SHARES ROADMAP FOR 2021 SEASON

It’s going to be a long winter as we wait for the Overwatch League to return in 2021. But to tide us over, the league released a video outlining some of the plans Blizzard has for this year’s off season and the 2021 season in general. Kotaku | YouTube




THAT'S SOME CRAZY SHIT!

THERE'S A BRIDGE IN RED DEAD ONLINE THAT CAN FLING YOU TO MEXICO

What better way to wile away a holiday week in the middle of lockdown, than to catapult yourself through fictional skies? Kotaku | YouTube



NINTENDO'S GAME & WATCH CAN RUN DOOM, BARELY

A pocketable Doomguy for on-the-go demon battles. YouTube | The Verge



VIEWER WHO SUED TWITCH FOR $25M OVER "SIMP CULTURE" DENIED BY JUDGE

Erik Estavillo, the Twitch viewer who sued the platform for $25 million in damages for exposing him to “overly suggestive and sexual content from various female streamers” including Pokimane and Alinity while using the site has had his case denied by a California court. Dexerto



YOU CAN NOW EXPLORE 100 THIEVES' SPRAWLING LA HEADQUARTERS INSIDE OF FORTNITE

Check out the Cash App Compound! Twitter | The Verge



NO MAN'S SKY PLAYERS HAVE BUILT ENTIRE RAVE PLANETS

Dance, dance! Polygon




NEW GAMES

RED DEAD ONLINE WILL BE A STANDALONE GAME STARTING ON DECEMBER 1ST

Saddle up! The Verge



CYRBERPUNK 2077 IS VERY DEFINITELY COMING OUT DECEMBER 10, PROBABLY

You would be forgiven for being dubious. Cyberpunk 2077 was originally due to come out in April 2020, and while some certified geniuses entirely correctly stated this would never happen, many were convinced. Kotaku




REVIEWS

MARVEL'S SPIDER-MAN REMASTERED REVIEW

New face, same great adventure. IGN



"ZOMBIES MODE IS FINALLY FUN AGAIN IN BLACK OPS COLD WAR"

Zombies mode goes back to its roots and reminds us why it’s great. Polygon



DESTINY 2: BEYOND LIGHT: THE KOTAKU REVIEW

A new year, a new expansion, a new Destiny 2. Kotaku

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