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#ICYMI 4.3.20

Updated: Apr 24




STREAMING

TWITCH HAS A FEW THINGS UP THEIR SLEEVES.

The company is developing games so both the streamer and their viewers can play together in "real time." The Tweet -- Engadget

DISGUISEDTOAST IS AN E-GIRL NOW!

This has to be a joke, or is it? EGirl.gg -- His Tweet

META THREADS PARTNERS UP WITH STREAMERS & ORGS TO HELP FIGHT COVID-19

This collaboration can help produce masks to medical workers. Donated 4k+ and counting! Robot Giggles Tweet -- Meta Tweet


NEW GAMES ALERT & UPDATES

RESIDENT EVIL 3 LAUNCHES FRIDAY 4/3

It's "the perfect game to play in self-quarantine. The Verge -- ResidentEvil.com


RIOT'S "VALORANT" CLOSED BETA WILL LAUNCH APRIL 7TH

You know you want one. Here's the deets. Polygon -- The Tweet -- Beta Signup Rules


EUROPE AND AUSTRALIA EARLY GETS DIBS FIRST FOR FFVII 4/10

Square Enix decided to send early copies of Final Fantasy to these country first because of COVID-19 Kotaku

ADVENTURE: MINECRAFT DUNGEONS 5/26

Wait....? A Minecraft Dungeon crawler!! Whaaa! You know I'll be clicking that Preorder-- That Tweet


HAOHMARU FROM @SAMURAISHODOWN COMES TO SOUL CALIBUR VI!

New characters are joining the ring! Bandai Tweet

THE LAST OF US PART II DELAYED INDEFINITELY

Sony! Say it ain't so 😢 Kotaku


GAMING LIFESTYLE

RIP GAMESTOP 💀

300 more of their stores won't see daylight again Kotaku.com

LETS GET RID OF THAT VILLAGER WE REALLY HATE IN ANIMAL CROSSING

Here's how, but don't judge me. IGN --Zach YT Tips

ANIMAL CROSSING: NEW HORIZONS

This perfect game for social distancing they say :) CBR.COM

FREE GAMES THAT CAN FIX YOUR QUARANTINE BOREDOM

Being home isn't too bad after all DigitalTrends.com

THE SWITCH ARE SOLD OUT - INFLATION PRICE RISES!

RIP my pockets 💸 ARSTechnica.com

IS DR. DISRESPECT THE BEST SNIPER IN THE WORLD?

Watch this and you tell me :) >> yes The Clip


IN-GAME EVENT

ANIMAL CROSSING: LAUNCHES ITS 1ST SEASONAL EVENT -- BUNNY DAY! 4/1-12

Find some eggs, make cool stuff and you can get a special prize for it. I'm in!! Polygon.com -- GamersRadar.com

APEX INTRODUCES PERMANENT DUOS WITH BLOODHOUND EVENT

We all been waiting for this. Kotaku -- APEX YT Story Time


AMAZON IS MAKING MOVES

AMAZON PUSHES INTO MAKING VIDEO GAMES, NOT JUST STREAMING

They are throwing down hundreds of millions of $$$ in the race to be the leading distributor of video games. NYTimes.com



SPORTS PROS TAKING IT ONLINE

NBA IS HOSTING A PLAYERS ONLY 2K TOURNAMENT 4/3

My money is on @DevinBook USAToday.com

PROS JOIN ESPORTS TOURNAMENTS TO RAISE MONEY FOR COVID-19 RELIEF 4/11

8 NFL Pros goes head on in the Madden 20 Tournament live on Twitch. KYWNewsRadio.com

NBA COD REMATCH VICTORY Meyers Leonard carried his team over Ben Simmons Crew BleacherReport



ESPORTS

ESPORTS HAS FILLED THE VOID OF EMPTY STADIUMS AND ARENAS

More gamers are queuing up and playing all day long MarketWatch.com

BETTING ON ESPORTS HAS BEEN APPROVED

Not sure if this is a good idea but.... Narz Tweet -- KTNV.com


ANDBOX ANNOUNCES COLLEGIATE SPRING RALLY

Here's the low down on the cool stuff they got going down >> the tweet -- AndBox



CHARITY LOVE <3

DO IT FOR THE KIDS CHARITY

Play Apex and help feed the kids for the @NoKidHungry charity tournament #shutdownshowdown UGC tweet -- UGC info

RAZER PLEDGED TO PRODUCE AND DONATE ONE MILLION MASKS

Gaming helping to fight against COVID-19 #StayHomeandGameOn Yahoo.com -- Min-Liang Tan Tweet

COSPLAYERS RAISE MONEY FOR COVID-19 RELIEF FUND They dress up for a good cause :) Kotaku.com -- Donation Website





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