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#ICYMI 7.31.20


GAMES, GAMES, GAMES

SUPER MARIO 64 SOURCE CODE LEAK MAY CONFIRM LUIGI WAS PLANNED TO BE PLAYABLE

Ever wanted to play as Luigi? IGN | Kotaku



PREVIOUSLY UNKNOWN SUPER MARIO 64 ENEMY FOUND AND ADDED TO THE GAME

Meet Motos. YouTube | Kotaku



EXCLUSIVE: FIRST LOOK AT D&D'S 'CURSE OF STRAHD REVAMPED' COLLECTOR'S EDITION

The Dungeons & Dragons team has revealed Curse of Strahd: Revamped, an updated collector’s edition of the 2016 adventure module. IGN



ANIMAL CROSSING'S SECOND SUMMER UPDATE

Animal Crossing's second summer update will add fireworks, dreaming, and cloud backups, and launched on July 30th! GameInformer | Kotaku



"5D CHESS HAS COMPLETELY BROKEN ME"

Who knew chess could become so insane? Kotaku | YouTube



CUPHEAD IS OUT FOR PS4!

Studio MDHR’s lovable animated adventure Cuphead is finally coming to the PlayStation 4. IGN | YouTube | Kotaku



HERE ARE AUGUST 2020'S XBOX LIVE GAMES WITH GOLD

Portal Knights, Override: Mech City Brawl, MX Unleashed, and Red Faction II are the free games with Gold, each for limited time! Kotaku



THE BEST RACING GAMES OF ALL TIME

Did your favorite game make the list? IGN



ONE OF THE LEAKED NINTENDO GAMES IS A...HOCKEY RPG

There were plans to bring Hit The Ice to the console. The game was actually completed, just never released. Kotaku | UnSeen64



"THROWING PAPER MARIO'S CONFETTI IS MY HAPPY PLACE"

"I’ve loved everything about it—well, almost everything—but my favorite part has got to be the simple act of tossing confetti around." Kotaku




THAT'S SOME CRAZY SHIT!

FORTNITE MADE PEELY WORSE

Fortnite’s Peely has been given a questionable summer look. Kotaku



FREE macOS 8 EMULATOR LETS YOU PLAY 'OREGON TRAIL'

Everyone's favorite pastime...clearly. LifeHacker




HARDWARE

WHITE XBOX SERIES X CONTROLLER SURFACES, AND THEN DELETED

The post with the alleged controller has since been deleted by the Reddit user. Reddit | IGN | The Verge



IF YOU DON'T WANT A WHITE PS5, ONE UK COMPANY IS SELLING A 24-CARAT GOLD-PLATED ONE INSTEAD

UK company Truly Exquisite is selling the PlayStation 5, as well as the wireless headset and DualSense controller, with a gold coating.

GameSpot | Truly Exquisite



JOY-CON IN STOCK: HERE'S WHERE YOU CAN BUY CONTROLLERS

If you're looking for Joy-Cons, for drift-related reasons or not, you might have noticed these fancy Nintendo controllers have become hard to find. IGN



THE ANALOGUE POCKET RETRO GAME BOY HANDHELD IS SHIPPING IN MAY 2021

Would you get one? Kotaku



PSP OWNERS, CHECK YOUR BATTERIES!

Owners of the Sony handheld began noticing that the batteries were swelling up, and in some cases bursting open. Kotaku | Twitter



KONAMI LAUNCHES A LINE OF GAMING PCS

Besides developing video games, Konami has long making arcade, pachinko, and other amusement hardware. Add PCs to the list! Kotaku




SPORTS AND GAMING

FIRST LOOK OF MADDEN 21 ROOKIES IN GAME

Pictures of eight rookies alongside their in-game counterpart have been posted on Instagram.



2K'S NEW NFL GAMES WILL FEATURE REAL-LIFE PLAYERS

2K Games announced they struck a deal to be able to include the names, numbers, and likenesses of NFL pros in its upcoming football games. Kotaku




INDUSTRY

JOE ROGAN TALKS DOWN ABOUT GAMING AND MANY PEOPLE WERE NOT HAPPY

On his podcast, Rogan says "Video games are a real problem...But you don't get anywhere". People weren't happy with him. Twitter | YouTube | Twitter



THE LAST OF US HBO CAST: 8 POTENTIAL ACTORS WHO COULD PLAY JOEL AND ELLIE

The Last of Us is one of the most highly-acclaimed video games, of the last decade, and now it's getting a TV show! IGN



GABE NEWELL THINKS XBOX SERIES X IS BETTER THAN PS5

"Of the two, I would definitely go with an Xbox." IGN



NIKE IS RELEASING VIDEO GAME THEMED SNEAKERS

The shoes are gonna be called the Nike Blazer Mid '77 Vintage "Have a Good Game" Twitter | GameRant



CES 2021 MOVES TO AN ALL-DIGITAL EXPERIENCE

CES 2021, which is January 6-9, 2021, will be an all-digital experience connecting exhibitors, customers, thought leaders and media from around the world. CES | Twitter



DEVELOPER ANNOUNCES SNOWBOARDING GAME, UPDATES FORUM THREAD HE STARTED 13 YEARS AGO

What were you doing 13 years ago? Kotaku | YouTube



SEGA PRESIDENT KENJI MATSUBARA RESIGNS

In an official notice released by parent Sega Sammy Holdings, it states that Matsubara will leave the company as of July 31st. gameindustry.biz




REVIEWS

DESTROY ALL HUMANS! REVIEW

This alien resurrection brings back the simple joy of being an angry ET. IGN




WEEKLY WHOLESOME

TEACHER RAISES $16,000 ON TWITCH TO WIPE SCHOOL'S LUNCH DEBT

High school teacher Zachary “Jaychalke” McCarter, is focusing on injustices he can actually do something about—the quiet ravages of lunch debt.

Kotaku | Twitch



HEY ARNOLD!...BUT WITH STREAMERS

Myth posted a photoshop with him and a few other streamers, and they were morphed into the Hey Arnold! cast. Twitter




ESPORTS

DAIGO UMEHARA IS STILL WINNING STREET FIGHTER TOURNAMENTS

The 39 year old's still got it! Kotaku



MARIO KART WIZARD'S INSANE PLAY REVEALS THE GAME'S TRUE DEPTH

You're not gonna believe this! Kotaku | Twitch




TRAILER TIME

112TH SEED LAUNCH TRAILER

In the future, Earth is uninhabitable and food is so scarce that most of humanity has perished, take the role of a seed that could restore hope. IGN

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