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#ICYMI 7.17.2020



TRAILER TIME

THE SIMS™ 4 NIFTY KNITTING STUFF PACK TRAILER

The new pack in The Sims™ 4 came out on July 14th! YouTube | Twitter



ASSASSIN'S CREED VALHALLA DEMO

You can assault castles, repair broken kingdoms, recruit a cat raider, and more on November 17! Ubisoft




INDUSTRY

HASBRO IS MAKING A 26-INCH, $350 X-MEN SENTINEL FIGURE

Because who wouldn't want one? Kotaku | Hasbro



REGGIE FILS-AIMÉ APPOINTED TO ROGUE GAMES AS ADVISOR

The former Nintendo of America president will be joining former Sony president Jack Tretton. IGN



VAYNERSPORTS LAUNCHES GAMING DIVISION, BUGHA AS FIRST CLIENT

VaynerSports, founded by Gary and AJ Vaynerchuk, has launched a gaming division called VaynerGaming.

Twitter | ESports Insider | The ESports Observer



MICROSOFT IS ALREADY STOPPING PRODUCTION OF THE XBOX ONE X

Production on the One X is coming to a stop to prepare for production of the Series X. Kotaku | The Verge



PAPER MARIO & GHOST OF TSUSHIMA WILL BE $10 OFF ON RELEASE DAY

Walmart said the deal will be in-store only. GameInformer



HOW LOOT BOX & MICROTRANSACTION ADDICTION DESTROYS LIVES

Microtransaction and loot box addiction is very real, and also deeply misunderstood. Here's why. IGN



PARADOX TRYING TO PREVENT PRODUCER FROM BEING DEPORTED

Sweden's Migration Agency rejected her work permit extension due to a previous employer error. GameSpot




GAMING TIPS

TIPS FOR PLAYING PAPER MARIO: ORIGAMI KING

Some tips and tricks for the new Paper Mario game! Kotaku




TWITCH

QUINN XCII PERFORMS LIVESTREAM CONCERT

His new album, A Letter To My Younger Self, came out this past week!

Twitch | Facebook | Spotify



DR.DISRESPECT INTERVIEW: TWITCH BAN, RUMORS, FUTURE, AND MORE

Three weeks after his Twitch ban, Dr.Disrespect has spoken up.

PCGamer | Kotaku | Twitter




THAT'S SOME CRAZY SHIT!

SOMEONE BOUGHT A RARE SUPER MARIO BROS. GAME FOR $114,000

The auction brought in over $700,000 total. CNN



YOUTUBER USES KINECT MOD TO PLAY MARIO 64 WITH A TRAMPOLINE

Turns out using motion controls to make Mario jump is hard work.

Kotaku | YouTube



LEGO MADE A 2,600-PIECE REPLICA OF PLAYING MARIO ON THE NES

It is releasing on August 1st! Polygon | Twitter | The Verge



HALO 3 ADDED A NEW SKULL, YOU CAN FLY NOW

Halo 3 finally arrived on PC, and there's a new skull - the series' famous cheat/modifier items - to let players fly. Halo 1 & 2 have them as well. IGN



7 SONIC THE HEDGEHOG PROTOTYPES YOU WERE NOT SUPPOSED TO EVER PLAY

Bet you didn't know these weren't supposed to see these! Kotaku



YOUR COPY OF SONIC THE HEDGEHOG MIGHT BE A SECRET RARITY

Is your copy a rarity? Kotaku




NEW GAMES

ROCKET ARENA RELEASED

Rocket Arena came out on July 14th! Twitter | EA



OOBLETS IS HERE!

Ooblets has launched in Early Access on the Epic Games Store and 20% off until July 23! Twitter | Epic | Twitter




YOUTUBE NEWS

MATISSE THYBULLE STARTS YOUTUBE CHANNEL TO SHOW NBA BUBBLE

Matisse Thybulle from the Philadelphia 76ers made a YouTube channel and has caught eyes from all over! YouTube | Twitter




GAMES, GAMES, GAMES

ALL ABOUT POKEMON GO JULY 2020 COMMUNITY DAY

Shiny Gastly, Event Move, Start Times, And More! GameSpot



SPONGEBOB: BATTLE FOR BIKINI BOTTOM, THEN VS NOW

The game first came out 17 years ago! Twitter



SKULL & BONES: UBISOFT REPORTEDLY REBOOTING GAME

A report suggests that Ubisoft is rebooting Skull & Bones, which will now follow a "live" game model with ongoing storytelling inspired by Fortnite. IGN



XBOX GAME PASS ADDING MORE XBOX ONE AND PC GAMES FOR JULY

Highlights of the pass include Yakuza Kiwami 2, Carrion, Forager, and more!

GameSpot | Microsoft



CONTROVERSIAL "BORDER WAR" SKIN RENAMED IN Call of Duty: MODERN WARFARE AND WARZONE

Infinity Ward has change the name to "Home on the Range" after backlash.

GameSpot | Twitter




WEEKLY WHOLESOME

HALO DEVELOPERS SHARE HOW HALO 3 CHANGED THEIR LIVES

With Halo 3 now on PC, developers tell stories of building relationships through the game, playing to pass time in the military, and more. GameSpot




REVIEWS

GHOST OF TSUSHIMA REVIEW

Who knew wind could be a major contributor?

GameInformer | Kotaku | GameSpot



DEADLY PREMONITION 2: A BLESSING IN DISGUISE REVIEW

The reviews are in! IGN | GameSpot



PAPER MARIO: ORIGAMI KING REVIEW

The newest Mario game releases July 17th! IGN | The Verge | Polygon



FIRST LOOK AT DUALSENSE CONTROLLER

Geoff Keighley did a review on the new PS5 controller! Twitter | YouTube



DELL XPS 17 REVIEW: A HEAVY HITTER

The newly released computer is quite the powerhouse. The Verge




ATHLETES IN GAMING

DONALD, GILMORE, MAHOMES, McCAFFREY, AND THOMAS IN 99 CLUB, MORE MADDEN RATINGS RELEASED

Some more ratings have come out from EA, still more to come!

Instagram | EA | Instagram



MEYERS LEONARD STREAMING FROM NBA BUBBLE

Leonard is one of a few NBA stars who are streaming from the NBA Bubble in Orlando, FL! Twitch




CELEBRITIES IN GAMING

UNCHARTED MOVIE BEGINS SHOOTING

Tom Holland took to Instagram to mark "day one" playing Nathan Drake, as Uncharted enters production after the movie was first announced in 2009.

IGN | Instagram



HENRY CAVILL BUILDS A GAMING PC FROM SCRATCH

We can now confirm that Superman is a gamer. Instagram | PCGamer

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