APPLE HIRES VENTURE CAPITALIST JOSH ELMAN TO HELP IMPROVE APP STORE DISCOVERY
Elman is a prominent investor with a keen eye for soon-to-be-popular apps.
THE NEXT SONIC THE HEDGEHOG MOVIE STARTS FILMING IN EARLY 2021
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 will shoot just a year after the debut of the first movie. GameSpot
ZOOM ONCE AGAIN QUADRULPED ITS REVENUE YEAR OVER YEAR
Might have to buy some stocks in Zoom...The Verge
URI GELLER SAYS NINTENDO CAN PRINT KADABRA ON POKÉMON CARDS AGAIN
Spoon-bending magician Uri Geller gave Nintendo permission to use Kadabra on Pokémon cards, after a 20 year legal dispute in which Geller claimed the Pokémon’s Japanese name and image were too close to his own. Kotaku | Twitter
GOOGLE FIRES PROMINENT AI ETHICIST TIMNIT GEBRU
Gebru says the decision came from Google’s head of AI, Jeff Dean.
H1Z1 STUDIO DAYBREAK GAMES ACQUIRED FOR $300 MILLION
The developer was formerly part of Sony but had been independent for roughly five years. GameSpot
PINTEREST SHAREHOLDERS SUE OVER 'TOXIC' WORK CULTURE
Top executives ignored allegations of discrimination, complaint says.
HALO INFINITE DEV RESPONDS TO "UNFOUNDED" BATTLE ROYALE RUMORS
The reports are "unfounded," 343's community director says.
HOW MICROSOFT CRUSHED SLACK
And why the era of worker-centered work tools may be over. The Verge
FCC CHAIRMAN AJIT PAI WILL STEP DOWN ON JANUARY 20TH
Pai has announced plans to depart the commission when President-elect Joe Biden is inaugurated on January 20th. Pai has served on the FCC since 2012. The Verge
GAMES, GAMES, GAMES
FORTNITE LEAKS AND TEASES SUGGEST MAJOR XBOX AND PLAYSTATION CHARACTERS COMING TO THE GAME
Kratos and Master Chief could be headed to Fortnite soon based on recent tweets and leaks that hint at a major new cross-over in Epic Games’ massive battle royale game. Kotaku | Twitter
LOOKS LIKE DOOMGUY IS COMING TO FALL GUYS, PLUS SOME CUTE PENGUINS
It looks like a big, beefy addition is coming to the game in the form of a 10 crown skin. Polygon | Twitter
GENSHIN IMPACT'S MOBILE HAUL IS NEARLY $400 MILLION (AND COUNTING)
$400 million only accounts for the game’s mobile income. Kotaku
THAT'S SOME CRAZY SHIT!
SUPER NINTENDO WORLD OPENS ON FEBRUARY 4TH WITH AR MARIO KART ROLLERCOASTER
Universal Studios Japan out here makin' everyone else jealous! The Verge
TWITCH BOT DOES NOTHING BUT CHECK PS5 AND XBOX SERIES X STOCK ALL DAY
OSSOFF CAMPAIGN TURNS TO TIKTOK AND SNAPCHAT AHEAD OF SPECIAL ELECTION
Along with plenty more new online campaigning tactics. The Verge
WHY ANIMAL CROSSING FANS ARE ARGUING OVER 'SPACE BUNS'
ENTERPRISING DEVELOPERS ARE EMULATING PS2 GAMES ON THE XBOX SERIES S AND X
Play old PlayStation exclusives on your new Xbox. The Verge
GAME THEORY, MR.BEAST, DREAM, CRANKGAMEPLAYS, MARKIPLIER AND MORE RAISE OVER $3 MILLION FOR ST.JUDE'S
The stream was 10 hours long and raised over $3 million for St.Jude Children's Research Hospital! YouTube | Tiltify
BILLIE EILISH DOES HER VANITY FAIR INTERVIEW FOR THE FOURTH YEAR IN A ROW
Vanity Fair just released the fourth version of Billie Eilish's "October 18th" interview! YouTube
MIA SALAZAR HIT 200K SUBSCRIBERS
Congratulations, Mia! YouTube
YOUTUBE ASKS USERS TO RECONSIDER RUDE COMMENTS
Stop, drop, don't troll. Polygon
SAKUNA: OF RICE AND RUIN REVIEW
This rice is anything but bland. GameSpot
IMMORTALS: FENYX RISING: THE KOTAKU REVIEW
"It’s a welcome streamlining of large-scale Ubisoft game design, full of great puzzles and amusing storytelling." Kotaku
EMPIRE OF SIN REVIEW
An ambitious game that doesn't excel at anything it tries. IGN
NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 3060 TI REVIEW: IMPRESSIVE PERFORMANCE FOR $399
Another great option for 1440p gaming. The Verge
TWIN MIRROR REVIEW
Twin Mirror's solid character work and strong environments are shortchanged by pacing problems that undermine much of what it does well. GameSpot
"EMPIRE OF SIN IS NOT GREAT"
"I really wanted to like this game." Kotaku
AMAZON MUSIC UNLIMITED NOW LETS YOU STREAM MUSIC VIDEOS
Amazon tries to match one of the perks of YouTube Music. The Verge
TWITCH STOPPED WORKING RIGHT AFTER FORTNITE'S BIG MARVEL EVENT
With the event ending on a cliffhanger, the biggest boy in a fictional universe of very big boys did not end up going down. But Twitch sure did. Kotaku
A BUG IN SPIDER-MAN: MILES MORALES GIVES US THE WEB-SWINGING PATIO LAMP HERO WE DESERVE
A bug in the PS5 game turned players into patio lamps and other objects.
TRYING TO BUY A NEXT-GEN CONSOLE IS STILL A NIGHTMARE
In case you didn't already know, the PS5 and Xbox Series X/S are in high demand but short supply. Kotaku
RED DEAD ONLINE'S LATEST UPDATE MAY BE THE LAST STRAW FOR FRUSTRATED FANS
The Bounty Hunter update did not please players. Polygon
MADDEN NFL 21 ARRIVES EARLY ON XBOX SERIES X AND PS5, BUT WITH ISSUES
PS5 version has a last-minute bug that prevents online play. Polygon
PLAYSTATION VITA'S STORE ISN'T WORKING FOR SOME REASON
Widespread issues with PlayStation Network on PlayStation Vita have kept players from downloading or transferring games to the handheld for almost 24 hours. Kotaku | Reddit
SWERY'S CAT GAME THE GOOD LIFE FINALLY FINDS A PUBLISHER
The Good Life is scheduled to launch on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC in summer 2021, and they finally found a publisher in The Irregular Corporation. Kotaku
HOW TO CHIP AWAY AT A MASSIVE BACKLOG
You know, that long list of games you’ll “get to someday” but ignore in favor of re-running Hades yet again. Kotaku
RASPBERRY PI MADE A TINY $5 FAN FOR COOLING DOWN YOUR MINIATURE COMPUTER
WYZE ANNOUNCES $20 SMARTWATCH WITH NINE-DAY BATTERY LIFE
QUALCOMM'S NEW SNAPDRAGON 888 PROCESSOR WILL POWER THE ANDROID FLAGSHIPS OF 2021
Here's a first look at the chipset that will power 2021’s best Android phone.
FIRST XBOX SERIES X UPDATE ROLLING OUT WITH MORE DYNAMIC BACKGROUNDS AND UI CHANGES
The new Xbox dashboard update became available Monday. The Verge
NINTENDO SWITCH FIRMWARE UPDATE 11.0 ADDS SEVERAL QUALITY OF LIFE FEATURES
FACIAL RECOGNITION SYSTEMS ARE GETTING BETTER AT RECOGNIZING MASKED FACES
New data from NIST shows significant improvement since July. The Verge
OFFICIAL POKÉMON FACE MASKS NOW ON SALE
Original Stitch’s shirt program extends to masks, bandanas.
COMPLEX TURNED ITS FASHION AND MUSIC FESTIVAL INTO A FUTURISTIC VIDEO GAME
A week of sneakers, panels, and... virtual food trucks. The Verge
MICROSOFT'S HOLIDAY AD STARS A DOG THAT GETS TO PLAY HALO INFINITE BEFORE THE REST OF US
Warning: The dog gets ONE pet in this entire commercial.
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