Updated: Dec 23, 2020
THE VERGE HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE 2020
Make a hard year easier with these great gifts. The Verge
THE BEST HOLIDAY GIFTS TO GIVE GAMERS, ACCORDING TO GAMERS
Perfect for you, or the gamer in your life! NY Mag
THE 368 CREATOR GIFT GUIDE: A THREAD
For all of the creators in your life! Twitter
THE STREAMY AWARDS 2020
YOUTUBE'S BIG MINECRAFT CHEATING SCANDAL, EXPLAINED
Q&A WITH A CDC DISEASE DETECTIVE
Hannah Elise did an interview with LT Tia Rogers from the CDC to ask questions and talk about COVID-19, mental health, and more! YouTube
MERRY THANKMAS 2020!
Creators all around the world have raised over $4 million for Thankmas to raise money for Red Nose Day! Thankmas is Dec. 12th-20th! Tiltify
ST. JUDE PLAY LIVE IS UNDERWAY!
BILLIE EILISH TURNS 19
Happy birthday, Billie! Instagram
DR.LUPO CHALLENGES THE 'TOXIC' REPUTATION AROUND GAMING
"Gaming is a force for good, might as well try to make that known."- Dr.Lupo
SAMSUNG CONFIRMS STYLUS SUPPORT IS COMING TO GALAXY PHONES LIKE THE S21
The Note seems not long for the world, and cheaper folding phones are coming. The Verge
GOOGLE DISCONTINUES THE GOOGLE HOME MAX
The company will still support the smart speaker, though. The Verge
THE WEBCAM IS THE GADGET OF THE YEAR
From grainy MacBooks to elaborate DSLR setups, no gadget had a bigger impact on how we got through 2020. The Verge
"WHY TONY HAWK'S PRO SKATER'S 1 + 2 IS MY GAME OF THE YEAR"
THPS skates right back into relevance. The Verge
"GTA ONLINE'S NEW ISLAND IS BORING"
"While I enjoyed some of the heist-related missions, I was disappointed by the island and how it’s used in the update." Kotaku
"MADDEN NFL 21'S NEXT-GEN CONSOLE UPGRADE REALLY DOES MAKE IT A NEW GAME"
"In a preview call with the executive producer of Madden NFL 21, Seann Graddy promised me that I would see the difference between console generations in my first game. I was skeptical. But he was right." Polygon
MEDAL OF HONOR: ABOVE AND BEYOND REVIEW
"Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond has a good foundation for its WWII action, but poor pacing and a poorer story hold it back." GameSpot
STREAMERS FLABBERGASTED AFTER TWITCH PARTIALLY BANS THE WORD 'SIMP'
In the aftermath of Twitch's live town hall earlier this week, many streamers fixated on one small portion of the two-hour presentation: Twitch’s decision to ban words like “simp,” “incel,” and “virgin”—at least, when they’re used in derogatory contexts. Kotaku
GAMES, GAMES, GAMES
NINTENDO IS REMOVING ITS MARIO CELEBRATION GAMES IN MARCH, HERE'S WHY
In an interview with Polygon, Nintendo of America president Doug Bowser said it’s simple: These Mario games were added as part of a celebration. It was intended to be a special, unique moment for the 35th anniversary of Super Mario Bros. Polygon
UBISOFT'S GAME SUBSCRIPTION SERVICE IS NOW AVAILABLE ON STADIA
Ubisoft+, the $15-a-month service, is now available as part of Google’s Stadia streaming platform. Kotaku
GHOST OF TSUSHIMA UPDATE ADDS COSTUMES BASED ON BLOODBORNE, GOD OF WAR, AND MORE
The new update for Ghost of Tsushima lets players snag some snazzy homages to other PlayStation franchises in the Legends multiplayer mode.
DESTINY 2'S OLDER SUBCLASSES COULD GET AN UPGRADE, EVENTUALLY
Game director Luke Smith’s super long-term plan to update all of the Supers in Destiny 2. Polygon
NINTENDO COMPLETES DONKEY KONG COUNTRY TRILOGY ON SWITCH ONLINE SERVICE
Dixie Kong returns. The Verge
CLAIM 15 FREE PC GAMES AT EPIC THIS HOLDAY
The Epic Games Store will have one free game per day for the next two weeks, starting Dec. 17th! GameSpot
CALL OF DUTY: WARZONE SEASON 1 PATCH ADDS REBIRTH ISLAND, THE MODE'S FIRST NEW MAP
All of Black Ops Cold War’s weapons added to Warzone. Polygon
SMASH BROS. ULTIMATE'S SEPHIROTH DLC RELEASES NEXT WEEK, BUT YOU CAN UNLOCK HIM EARLY
The One-Winged Angel joins the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate roster on December 22, but you can get him a few days early if you beat him in battle.
SONY PULLS CYBERPUNK 2077 FROM PLAYSTATION STORE, SAYS BUYERS CAN GET A REFUND
Sony has confirmed that not only will the company be issuing refunds, but the game itself is being pulled from the PlayStation Store. Kotaku | Twitter
HOW TO GET A REFUND FOR CYBERPUNK 2077 ON PS4 OR XBOX ONE
You don’t have to stick with Cyberpunk 2077. Kotaku
ASSASSIN'S CREED VALHALLA 1.1 UPDATE ADDRESSES GAME-BREAKING BUGS
The biggest blessing comes in the form of several planned fixes for broken objectives. Kotaku
RIOT GAMES IS MAKING AN MMO SET IN THE LEAGUE OF LEGENDS UNIVERSE
GAMESTOP'S LAST-MINUTE CONSOLE RUSH PUTS WORKERS AT RISK
Staffing shortages and the threat of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic in the United States made employees feel both overwhelmed and unsafe. Kotaku
GOOGLE PUSHES RETURN TO OFFICE TO SEPTEMBER, WILL TEST FLEXIBLE WORK WEEK
CEO Sundar Pichai says a hybrid work model could improve productivity and well-being. The Verge
EA IS BUYING RACING DEV CODEMASTERS FOR $1.2 BILLION
The purchase will put popular racing series Dirt, Dirt Rally, Grid, F1, Project Cars, Burnout, and Need for Speed under one world-encompassing roof. Kotaku
PS5, SWITCH SALES DRIVE SONY AND NINTENDO STOCK TO HIGHEST POINT IN OVER A DECADE
The success of the Nintendo Switch and Sony PS5 has driven both companies to Wii- and PS2-like stock numbers. GameSpot
NINTENDO IS BLOCKING SWITCH GAMES FROM EXTREME ESHOP DISCOUNTS
Keep your change! Polygon
US GOVERNMENT ADDS DJI TO COMMERCE BLACKLIST OVER TIES TO CHINESE GOVERNMENT
American companies will be forbidden from exporting technology to the drone maker. The Verge
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