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Gabe and Bijan talk about pineapple on pizza, Fall Guys, social media growth, and more with StorymodeBae and iamBrandon! Twitch



GG REVIEWS

Holly and Narz talk about Grounded! Twitch




STREAMERS

HQ BOYS ANNOUNCE PARTNERSHIP WITH ELGATO

On August 22nd, the HQ Boys announced the new partnership on Twitter!




INDUSTRY

PS5 STILL COMING THIS YEAR, HAS "BEST LINEUP" IN PLAYSTATION HISTORY, SONY SAYS

Sony is now saying it's confident it has "the best lineup" it's ever seen ahead of launch later this year. GameSpot



INTERNET EXPLORER SUPPORT OFFICIALLY ENDS IN NOVEMBER

After 25 years, Microsoft is saying goodbye to Internet Explorer. GameSpot



JAPAN'S FIRST OFFICIALLY LICENSED VIDEO GAME BAR PLANNED TO OPEN IN TOKYO

The new bar, Tokyo Video Gamers, is set to open in September! Kotaku



MICROSOFT THROWS SUPPORT BEHIND EPIC GAMES IN APPLE LAWSUIT

A statement from Microsoft explained their support for Epic Games' request to continue receiving Apple SDK access for Unreal Engine. GameSpot



THIS GIANT GLOWING ORB IS THE FIRST FLOATING APPLE STORE

The orb is located on the bayfront in Singapore. The Verge



WORKERS LEAVE SKULLGIRLS DEVELOPER OVER STUDIO HEAD'S BEHAVIOR

Lab Zero Games has yet to address allegations about lead developer Mike “Mike Z” Zaimont, prompting employees to take matters into their own hands. Kotaku



THE 2020 GAME AWARDS IS STILL HAPPENING (ONLINE) AND IT'S THE BIGGEST ONE YET

"We are obviously not going to have 10,000 people in a room together, physically." IGN



GAMESCOM 2020 INFORMATION

Schedule, how to watch, and more! IGN



NINTENDO DIRECT PARTNER SHOWCASE GETS SURPRISE RELEASE

Nintendo has released a Nintendo Direct Partner Showcase without prior warning. YouTube | GameSpot



TIDAL PURCHASES $7 MILLION USD IN SENSORIUM CORPORATION TOKENS

TIDAL, the first artist-owned music and entertainment streaming service, has announced completion of a purchase of $7 million USD in tokens issued by Sensorium Corporation. AP News



"MAYBE JUST DELAY NEXT-GEN ALREADY"

"In fact, maybe it would be for the best if they were just delayed until some time next year." Kotaku




YOUTUBE NEWS

LEAFY'S YOUTUBE ACCOUNT WAS TERMINATED

The account had been terminated on the grounds of "multiple or severe violations of YouTube's policy prohibiting content designed to harass, bully, or threaten" Twitter




GAMES, GAMES, GAMES

PLAYERS ARE CHASING HURRICANES IN MICROSOFT FLIGHT SIMULATOR

From the safety of the virtual clouds, Microsoft Flight Simulator players able to spend the last day or so exploring hurricane Laura from a different angle.

Kotaku | Twitter



FALL GUYS' SECOND SEASON IS MEDIEVAL THEMED

The second season of the game will be medieval themed, Mediatonic revealed during Gamescom’s “Opening Night Live”. Kotaku | Polygon



"GAMES LEAVING XBOX GAME PASS GIVES ME ANXIETY"

"At the end of the month, when the content turns over, it always feels like I’m behind the curve." Kotaku



HALO INFINITE: 'NO PLANS' TO DELAY UNTIL 2022, REMOVE XBOX ONE SUPPORT

Halo Infinite is still planned for 2021 with Xbox One support. IGN



THE INTERNET REACTS TO FALL GUYS BEING 6 FEET TALL

Not only is Fall Guys a big hit, but the jelly bean characters themselves are also big—measuring in at six feet to be exact. Kotaku | Twitter



"I AM VERY IMPRESSED WITH 4K ROCKS"

"Let me tell you, one thing has impressed me more than anything else: rocks." Kotaku



5 BEST FLIGHT GAMES TO PLAY AFTER FLIGHT SIMULATOR

Wondering where to fly next? IGN



MODDERS HAVE ADDED FALL GUYS TO SKYRIM, RESIDENT EVIL 3

Fall Guys is on PC, other games are on PC, so of course modders are working to bring the beans to everything from Skyrim to Resident Evil 3.

Kotaku | YouTube



"OF COURSE PUPPERAZZI IS MY FAVORITE GAME FROM THE WHOLESOME SNACK INDIE SHOWCASE"

Highlighted in this week's Wholesome Snack Indie Showcase, Pupperazzi is a simple game with exactly what you’d expect from that title: taking pictures of dogs. Kotaku



POKÉMON HOME IS ADDRESSING HACKED POKÉMON

The Pokémon Company is implementing new measures to curb hacked Pokémon in Pokémon Home. GameSpot



FALL GUYS IS THE MOST DOWNLOADED PLAYSTATION PLUS GAME EVER

Apparently, if you make a super-fun, approachable game and release it for free on a popular console’s online subscription service, tons of people will download it. Kotaku | Twitter



JUST DANCE 2021 IS COMING TO THE NINTENDO SWITCH

Just Dance 2021 is coming to the Switch on November 12th!

Nintendo | Twitter



NBA 2K21'S PLAYER CREATION WILL INCLUDE WOMEN, BUT NOT UNTIL NEXT GENERATION

They won’t be in NBA 2K21 on PS4 or Xbox One, but will when the PS5 and Series X launch. Polygon




ESPORTS

WELCOME TO TSM, HIKARU NAKAMURA

Hikaru Nakamura, a chess prodigy at 15 years old, now a 5-time U.S. champion and highest-rated blitz player in the world, joined on August 27th!

Twitter | YouTube




HARDWARE

NEW AND IMPROVED NINTENDO SWITCH MODEL IS RUMORED TO BE ON THE WAY, AGAIN

Nintendo is said to prepare an enhanced Switch for early 2021. GameSpot



"EVERCADE'S RETRO HANDHELD HAS ME FALLING IN LOVE WITH CARTRIDGES ALL OVER AGAIN"

"Limits can be nice. Cartridge-based retro game console Evercade has helped me remember that." Kotaku



AMAZON ANNOUNCES HALO, A FITNESS BAND AND APP THAT SCANS YOUR BODY AND VOICE

Amazon is getting into the health gadget market with a new fitness band and subscription service called Halo. The Verge | Twitter



SONY XPERIA 5 II LEAK REVEALS A NEW 120HZ DISPLAY AND A HEADPHONE JACK

Sony’s upcoming Xperia 5 II — the successor to last year’s Xperia 5 — has leaked almost in full thanks to a leaked promotional video obtained by Android Headlines. The Verge




NEW GAMES

NEW BATMAN GAME IS CALLED GOTHAM KNIGHTS

The new game is expected some time next year! Kotaku | YouTube



CURRENT GEN DEMO FOR NBA 2K21 RELEASED

NBA 2K21 is being released September 4th! Twitter



ROCKSTEADY'S SUICIDE SQUAD: KILL THE JUSTICE LEAGUE IS COMING IN 2022

The new game was announced on August 22nd, and will be released on PS5, Xbox Series X and PC. Kotaku | YouTube



YAKUZA: LIKE A DRAGON RELEASE DATE CONFIRMED FOR NOVEMBER 13TH; PS5, XBOX SERIES X DATES STILL UNCLEAR

The next Yakuza game is a fresh start for the franchise. GameSpot



WONDER BOY - ASHA IN MONSTER WORLD ANNOUNCED, LED BY SERIES CREATOR

A full reveal with gameplay is set for later this week during the gamescom Awesome Indies showcase. It starts at 10am PT on Saturday, August 29. IGN




REVIEWS

PROJECT CARS 3 REVIEW

"There’s never a time when it feels like an actual sequel to Project CARS 2 – and that is disappointing." IGN



MADDEN NFL 21 REVIEW

"Despite the introduction of the surprisingly fun and unique The Yard mode, the list of persistent issues, neglected features, and new annoyances is growing quite long." IGN

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