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#ICYMI 8.7.20


368!

SUPER LATE @ 368 - JAREDFPS AND NERDYBIRDIE INTERVIEW

Former Mixer streamers JaredFPS and NerdyBirdie talk all things Mixer, transitioning to Twitch, and more!



GG REVIEWS - PAPER MARIO: THE ORIGAMI KING

Holly and Narz rated the new Paper Mario game a 3 out of 4 GGs! Twitch




YOUTUBE NEWS

JACKSEPTICEYE HINTS AT RETURN TO YOUTUBE

Jacksepticeye has been off of the platform for a little over a month, and has hinted to his return. Twitter



PEWDIEPIE RAISES $100,000 IN DONATIONS FOR JULY

The money a member pays to Pewdiepie through livestreams was put towards the Red Cross of Lebanon for the month of July! Twitter | YouTube



JAKE PAUL RAIDED BY FBI

The FBI raided his home earlier this week as part of an investigation into a mall ‘riot’. The Verge




GAMING TIPS

HOW TO UNLOCK THE REMAINING OF PAPER MARIO: THE ORIGAMI KING'S SETTINGS

Ever wonder what those "???" in Settings are? Kotaku




NEW GAMES

MORTAL SHELL SET FOR RELEASE THIS MONTH

Emerging from its shell on August 18th! IGN



FALL GUYS IS OUT!

The "feel good game of the summer" is now available on PS4 and Steam!

Twitter | The Verge




INDUSTRY

RIOT GAMES ADDRESSES INDUSTRY BURNOUT AND CRUNCH BY GIVING EMPLOYEES A WEEK OFF

The developer of League of Legends and Valorant is giving employees the week of August 10th off to “disconnect, recharge, and reboot,”.

The Verge | Riot Games



UBISOFT EXECUTIVE LEAVES AFTER MISCONDUCT ALLEGATIONS

“Tommy François has left the company, effective immediately.” IGN | Twitter



AKIHABARA WILL LOOK DIFFERENT AFTER THIS ARCADE CLOSES

The Sega Akihabara 2nd arcade, formerly known as Akihabara Gigo, is closing at the end of August. Kotaku | Twitter



MICROSOFT CONFIRMS THAT IT WANTS TO BUY TIK TOK

Looks like Tik Tok will be staying! GameSpot | Microsoft



NINTENDO'S RELATIONSHIP WITH COMPETITIVE SMASH COMMUNITY GETS TRICKIER

The relationship between Nintendo and the Community seems to have gotten worse after scandals. IGN



SONY ANNOUNCES STATE OF PLAY WILL BE ON AUGUST 6TH

However, there will be no major PS5 announcements. IGN



XBOX GAME PASS ULTIMATE SUBSCRIBERS CAN PLAY GAMES FROM THE CLOUD SOON

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers can play more than 100 games from the Cloud starting Sept. 15th! Kotaku | GameInformer



TAKE-TWO CEO: NEXT-GEN PRICE BUMP FOR NBA 2K21 IS 'JUSTIFIED'

CEO Strauss Zelnick defended the price for NBA 2K21, saying the hike reflects “the quality of the experience,” IGN | GameIndustry.Biz



SAMSUNG NOTE 20 PRE-ORDERS INCLUDE 3 FREE MONTHS OF XBOX GAME PASS ULTIMATE AND CONTROLLER

Samsung and Microsoft have partnered up to make the new Note 20 and Tab S7 tablet prime-time for streaming Xbox games via xCloud. GameSpot



VENN LAUNCHED ON AUG. 5TH!

Venn, "A New 24/7 TV Network for Gaming & Pop Culture", is live! Twitter




GAMES, GAMES, GAMES

ANIMAL CROSSING: NEW HORIZONS BECOMES MORE INCLUSIVE

The Skinclusive Summer Line by Venus brings 250+ diverse skin representations to life in Animal Crossing! Business Wire



HERE IS WHAT'S COMING OUT THIS WEEK

What game are you most excited to play? Kotaku



WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU DITCH YOUR ANIMAL CROSSING ISLAND?

As we all know by now, ACNH is a game that demands attention. Kotaku



DRIVABLE CAR UPDATE COMING TO FORTNITE THIS WEEK

The #JoyRide update came out on Aug. 5th! IGN | Twitter



MULTIPLE CHANGES COMING TO FIFA 21

The changes are going to make online play a smoother experience, with less opportunity for trolling. IGN



PIKMIN 3 DELUXE ANNOUNCED FOR NINTENDO SWITCH

Pikmin returns October 30th! IGN | Twitter



JULY WAS BIG FOR VR: LET'S RECAP

2020 has seen renewed interest in VR, and it’s not just because of the pandemic! The Verge



NINTENDO ADDED A NEW STAGE TO SUPER SMASH BROS. ULTIMATE

Meet Small Battlefield! Kotaku



MADDEN 21 INVITES YOU TO TAKE IT OUT BACK WITH NEW MODE

The goal of The Yard is to let players experience fast-paced backyard football. GameInformer




REVIEWS

FIGHT CRAB REVIEW

Battle of the bisque! GameSpot



SKATER XL REVIEW

Have you had a chance to play it yet? IGN




HARDWARE

SCALPERS ALREADY SELLING THE ANALOGUE POCKET AT STUPIDLY HIGH PRICES

The retro handheld Analogue Pocket pre-orders began, and after 16 minutes, they were sold out. GameSpot | Twitter



GAMING MASKS HELP FIGHT COVID, AND EXIST IN JAPAN

People love their LEDs. Kotaku | YouTube



DETAILS ON COMPATIBLE ACCESSORIES AND PERIPHERALS FOR PS5

PlayStation went into some detail about what will work with the new console.




TRAILER TIME

ANIMAL CROSSING: NEW HORIZONS - EXPLORING AUGUST TRAILER

New fish, new bugs, and more are coming in August! IGN



SKULLY - LAUNCH TRAILER

The physics-based puzzle platformer is available on the Nintendo Switch, PC, PS4, and Xbox One! IGN



PIXELBOT EXTREME - LAUNCH TRAILER

This new color-shooting run & gun game is available on PC and PS4! IGN



FIRST LOOK AT NBA 2K21

Instagram was given a first look at the newest NBA 2K game!




THAT'S SOME CRAZY SHIT!

ZELDA: BREATH OF THE WILD RECIPE ACCIDENTALLY APPEARS IN HISTORICAL FICTION NOVEL

Bet you never realized this! IGN | Twitter



'GIGALEAK' DOC SUGGESTS SUPER MARIO 64 TOOK LESS THAN TWO YEARS TO DEVELOP

The discovery was shared on Twitter via a screenshot of a text file that details the development period of the game. It took 622 days to develop Super Mario 64. Kotaku | Twitter



CHINA JUST HELD ITS BIGGEST GAMING EXPO IN PERSON

China Joy kicked off on July 31st. Here's how it went! Kotaku | Twitter




STREAMERS

NINJA STREAMED ON TWITCH

It was Ninja's first Twitch stream since Mixer shut down. Twitch | Kotaku



COULD DR.DISRESPECT BE STREAMING AGAIN?

He added $4.99/Join button to his YouTube channel, went live on Instagram, and played a parody news report at the end saying that "DrDisrespect may return to streaming as soon as today" Twitter




COSPLAY

OVERWATCH COSPLAY LIGHTS UP THE DARKNESS

Zibartas has really gone above and beyond this time. Kotaku | Twitter

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