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#ICYMI 11.6.20


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Gabe and Narz are joined by Sam Strelitz, who is the voice actress of Red Dead Redemption 2's Mary-Beth, to talk all things World of Warcraft, CD Projekt Red's stocks falling, and more! Twitch




YOUTUBE NEWS

UNUS ANNUS PASSED 4 MILLION SUBSCRIBERS LESS THAN TWO WEEKS OUT FROM ITS DEATH

Markiplier and CrankGameplays' combined channel, Unus Annus, passed 4 million subscribers, less than two weeks away from when it is supposed to be deleted from YouTube.



'BABY SHARK DANCE' CHOMPS OUT 'DESPACITO' AS THE MOST VIEWED YOUTUBE VIDEO

Alexa, don’t play “Despacito” — it’s Baby Shark’s time to shine. Polygon




INDUSTRY

NINTENDO IS DOING SO GREAT RIGHT NOW

Nintendo has seen its profits jump by over 240 percent. Kotaku



TIKTOK AND SONY MUSIC REACH A LONG-AWAITED LICENSING DEAL

It doesn’t seem to change much, but at least music isn’t disappearing.

The Verge



SEGA IS SELLING ITS ARCADE BUSINESS

Sega is selling its arcade business to Genda, a Tokyo-based company involved in arcade game rentals and online crane games. Kotaku | Jiji



BLIZZCON ONLINE 2021 WILL BE FREE FOR EVERYONE

There won't be any virtual tickets to buy for Blizzcon Online next year--it'll be free! GameSpot



THE HEAD OF XBOX SAYS THE GAMING INDUSTRY NEEDS MORE BLACK LEADERS

Time passes strangely these days, so it is easy to forget things that happened or were said or were pledged just five months ago. Kotaku



SPOTIFY WILL TEST LETTING ARTISTS PROMOTE SONGS THAT ARE GOING VIRAL

They’ll just get paid less. The Verge



CYBERPUNK 2077'S DEVELOPER CD PROJEKT RED'S STOCK HAS DROPPED 25% IN TWO MONTHS

The two month period included another delay and reports of mandatory crunch. IGN



APPLE ANNOUNCES 'ONE MORE THING' EVENT FOR NOV. 10TH

The first Arm-based Apple Silicon Macs could be coming soon. The Verge




GAMES, GAMES, GAMES

AMONG US UPDATES ARE HERE!

A new map is in the works! Innersloth



GEARS OF WAR MOBILE SPIN-OFF, GEARS POP!, TO SHUT DOWN IN 2021

Gears Pop! players will get fun bonuses while servers are still active. IGN



SEE APEX LEGENDS' NEWEST HERO, HORIZON, IN ACTION

Respawn finally reveals her gravity-based abilities. Polygon




HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

WORLD OF WARCRAFT TURNS 16, AND PLAYERS CAN GET FREE STUFF!

Happy birthday World of Warcraft! Polygon




NEW GAMES

TURN-BASED LEAGUE OF LEGENDS RPG COMING EARLY 2021

Riot Games announced that Ruined King: A League of Legends Story will arrive early next year, marking the first time anything League of Legends related has come to consoles. Kotaku




REVIEWS

MARVEL'S SPIDER-MAN: MILES MORALES: THE KOTAKU REVIEW

"The title screen of Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales hit me like a subway train." Kotaku



THE DARK PICTURES ANTHOLOGY: LITTLE HOPE REVIEW

There's little hope in Little Hope. IGN



XBOX SERIES X: THE KOTAKU REVIEW

What are your thoughts on the new console? Kotaku



PLAYSTATION 5: THE KOTAKU REVIEW

PlayStation 5 launches next Thursday, November 12, in the United States, Japan, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, and South Korea. It reaches the rest of the world one week later on November 19. Kotaku



APPLE TV PLUS ONE YEAR LATER: STILL ON TRIAL

Apple needs to deliver on its Apple TV Plus ambitions. The Verge



"HYRULE WARRIORS: AGE OF CALAMITY DEMO IS MORE BREATH OF THE WILD AND LESS DYNASTY WARRIORS"

Have you checked it out yet? Kotaku




THAT'S SOME CRAZY SHIT!

A FRIED CHICKEN PLACE BECAME A REAL LIFE GRAND THEFT AUTO RESTAURANT

Grand Theft Auto San Andreas' hottest eatery is now a place you can visit in real life and it's absolutely delicious. IGN



TRUMP TWEETS MORE FALSE ELECTION FRAUD CLAIMS, GETS RESTRICTED AGAIN

Moderators labeled four additional tweets overnight, including two Fox News clips. The Verge



GAMESTOP CHALLENGES EMPLOYEES TO TIKTOK DANCE CONTEST TO EARN EXTRA HOURS DURING BLACK FRIDAY

“Be creative, rope in your team, and have fun with it! Don’t worry, you can’t look as bad as the event team does!” Kotaku



AI CAMERA OPERATOR REPEATEDLY CONFUSES BALD HEAD FOR SOCCER BALL DURING LIVE STREAM

Like a distracted AI with a crush. The Verge




HARDWARE

THE FIRST LAPTOPS WITH INTEL'S IRIS XE MAX GRAPHICS ARE NOW AVAILABLE TO ORDER

Try out Intel’s new discrete GPU. The Verge



PLAYDATE, THE TINY HANDHELD WITH A CRANK, IS DELAYED TO EARLY 2021

Guess it isn't time for a Playdate just yet. The Verge



THE PLAYSTATION 5 WILL ONLY BE SOLD ONLINE AT LAUNCH

Launch day sales will only be online. Kotaku



THE RASPBERRY PI 400 IS A COMPACT KEYBOARD WITH A BUILT-IN COMPUTER

Just add a screen and you’ve got yourself a PC. The Verge



"ONEPLUS' CYBERPUNK 2077-THEMED 8T HAS ONE OF THE BIGGEST CAMERA MODULES I'VE EVER SEEN"

The phone is only available for preorder in China, though. The Verge



ALL OF THE WAYS YOU CAN POSITION THE PLAYSTATION 5

How is your PS5 positioned? Polygon



THE IPHONE 12 MINI WILL CHARGE SLOWER OVER MAGSAFE THAN OTHER IPHONE 12 MODELS

The smallest iPhone 12 is limited to 12W charging. The Verge



LESSONS FROM TEARING DOWN THE IPHONE 12

A conversation with iFixit’s Kyle Wiens and Kay-Kay Clapp.

The Verge | Listen here



THE PS5'S NEW CONTROLLER IS AMAZING. HERE'S HOW IT WORKS

Adaptive triggers are key to the DualSense haptic system. The Verge




TWITCH

POKIMANE WANTS TWITCH FANS TO STOP GIVING HER SO MUCH MONEY

Pokimane has set a $5 donation cap for her streams. Polygon



WHEN EVEN MOURNING IS LIVE: WHAT HAPPENS TO A FAMOUS TWITCH STREAMER CHANNEL AFTER DEATH

Tuning into Byron “Reckful” Bernstein’s recent Twitch streams, you wouldn’t suspect something’s wrong. He’s front and center, playing World of Warcraft, Hearthstone, League of Legends, or any other game. Fans frequently make playful remarks and laugh at or with him. But the illusion doesn’t last long, nor is it meant to. Kotaku



TWITCH IS RUNNING A PSA FOR PEOPLE USING AD-BLOCKERS ON THE SITE, AND NO ONE IS HAPPY

Twitch has started serving them to uBlock users every 10 or 20 minutes.

The Verge




TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES

APEX LEGENDS BANS OVER 400 HIGH-LEVEL PLAYERS FOR RANKED EXPLOIT

Over 400 players have been banned from the game across all platforms for exploiting a glitch that allowed high-level players in the game’s ranked mode to play with—and presumably dominate—newcomers. Kotaku | Twitter



APPLE WILL REPLACE AIRPODS PRO FOR FREE WITH FAULTY NOISE CANCELLATION, STATIC OR CRACKLING

Some think the timing probably isn’t a coincidence. The Verge



YOU CAN ONLY USE 364GB OF THE XBOX SERIES S' 512GB STORAGE

The Series S’ 364GB is pretty small when you consider the rapidly ballooning rate of video game file sizes these days. Halo: The Master Chief Collection is already more than 100GB. Kotaku




GAMING TIPS

HOW TO GET (SOME OF) YOUR NEXT-GEN GAMES TO RUN AT 120 FRAMES PER SECOND

Some games will be able to achieve a very pleasing 120 fps—that is, if you have the equipment to support it. Kotaku

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