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#ICYMI 9.18.20


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Gabe, Bijan, Special Host Narz and Special Guest Blackbeard talk all things Deltarune, PS5, throw some hot takes, and more! Twitch




INDUSTRY

HAPPY NATIONAL VIDEO GAME DAY!

September 12th marked National Video Game Day! How did you choose to celebrate? Twitter



APPLE EVENT 2020: LET'S RECAP

What are you most excited for? C|Net | The Washington Post



IKEA PARTNERS WITH ASUS ROG ON 'AFFORDABLE' GAMING FURNITURE

The Swedish company has announced that it’s teaming up with ASUS’ Republic of Gamers (ROG) division to create “affordable gaming furniture accessories” with around 30 products. Engadget



INTRODUCING: YOUTUBE SHORTS

The TikTok competitor will roll out in India first. The Verge



TIKTOK WILL PARTNER WITH ORACLE IN THE UNITED STATES AFTER MICROSOFT LOSES BID

The news comes after weeks of speculation about the Chinese app's future in the United States. CNN



ONLYFANS STARS SAY TIKTOK IS MAKING THEM RICH

A viral video can spur thousands of subs. The Verge




TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES

XBOX SERIES S WAS ACTUALLY REVEALED BACK IN JUNE

What if I told you that the official reveal wasn’t the first time we caught a glimpse of the little console? Kotaku | Twitter



AVENGERS PLAYERS ARE FRUSTRATED BY ITS TERRIBLE AI TEAMMATES

Playing with AI means you don’t have to deal with the game’s lousy matchmaking, but you have to deal with the game’s terrible AI, who appear in every mission where you don’t have a full roster. Kotaku



APPLE DEVELOPERS ARE SCRAMBLING OVER ACCELERATED IOS 14 RELEASE

They will only have a day to finalize their apps. The Verge




GAMES, GAMES, GAMES

FALL GUYS: NEW FEATURES ARE HERE

BIG YEETUS & ANTI-CHEATUS are now live! Twitter | Kotaku



UNDERTALE CREATOR SAYS NEXT CHAPTER OF DELTARUNE IS ALMOST DONE

Toby Fox marked 5 years of Undertale with an announcement of the two year old sequel, Deltarune. Kotaku



FINAL FANTASY XVI IS COMING TO PS5

The news was announced during the Playstation showcase! Kotaku



SPIDER-MAN: MILES MORALES, HORIZON, AND SACKBOY ALSO COMING TO PS4

All three games will include free PS5 upgrades. Kotaku



ORI AND THE WILL OF THE WISPS LAUNCHED ON NINTENDO SWITCH

Ori and the Will of the Wisps, Moon Studios’ sequel to Ori and the Blind Forest, launched for the Nintendo Switch on Thursday. The Verge



SUPER MARIO 64'S WEIRD 'GAY BOWSER' LINE ISN'T IN SUPER MARIO 3D ALL-STARS

While he’s obviously not calling Bowser gay, no one can come up with a good alternative read on what he’s actually saying. Kotaku | Twitter




TWITCH

TWITCH PERMANENTLY BANNED LEAFY

Some may know the creator as that one banned YouTuber who harassed Pokimane. Kotaku | Twitter



TWITCH REMOVES STEREOTYPICAL EMOTES MEANT TO CELEBRATE HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH

After getting backlash on social media, the emotes came down almost as fast as they went up. Kotaku




STREAMERS

SHIROOMY IS DONE STREAMING

After 3 years, Shiroomy has decided to stop streaming. Twitter




ATHLETES IN GAMING

CHARLES BARKLEY WON'T BE IN NBA 2K UNTIL OLDER PLAYERS GET PAID

It used to be Michael Jordan as the biggest absence from basketball games. These days it’s Charles Barkley, because of the way he believes 2K needs to help out some of the people it’s using to make its millions every year. Kotaku




HARDWARE

EVERYTHING WE KNOW ABOUT PS5 PRE-ORDERS SO FAR

We're still getting PS5 this year! IGN



THE DS WAS NINTENDO AT ITS BEST AND WEIRDEST

With the Nintendo 3DS has been discontinued, this marks the end of an era.

The Verge



FACEBOOK'S FIRST 'SMART GLASSES' WILL BE RAY-BANS, COMING NEXT YEAR

The glasses won’t have a display, but Facebook’s Project Aria research unit is working on true AR glasses. The Verge



PS5 OUT IN U.S. ON NOVEMBER 12

The main model will set you back $500, and the digital-only model will set you back $400. Kotaku



NINTENDO HAS DISCONTINUED THE 3DS

The 3DS was released 10 years ago. The Verge



AMAZON'S FALL ALEXA HARDWARE EVENT IS SET FOR SEPT. 24TH

More Amazon devices are on the way. The Verge




REVIEWS

SPELUNKY 2 REVIEW

A diamond in the rough. IGN



"FALL GUYS' NEW MINI-GAME VARIATIONS ARE KICKING MY ASS"

"Shortly after booting up today’s Fall Guys update, the impossible happened: I died in the first round." Kotaku



NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 3080 REVIEW

4K PC gaming for less than $1K finally makes sense. The Verge | IGN



SPELLBREAK REVIEW

Mixing up the battle royale formula by trading firearms for fireballs. IGN



GOPRO HERO 9 REVIEW

5K for under $500! The Verge | YouTube



OCULUS QUEST 2 REVIEW

The new default for VR, if you’re okay with Facebook. The Verge | IGN



"THE ASUS ROG ZEPHYRUS G14 HAS PROGRESSED BEYOND THE NEED FOR VOWELS"

Just...take a look at this. The Verge



HADES REVIEW

The road out of Hell was paved in early access. IGN



SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB S7 AND S7 PLUS REVIEW

Hardware can't carry it all, since Samsung’s latest tablets are saddled by familiar problems. The Verge



THE APPLE WATCH SERIES 6 REVIEW

First impressions of a very good smartwatch. The Verge



IS APPLE ONE A BARGAIN?

It's complicated. The Verge



"LG WING HANDS-ON: IT'S WEIRD, BUT IT WORKS"

The device isn’t finalized hardware or software, and LG hasn’t given a price or release date yet. The Verge



SUPER MARIO 3D ALL-STARS: THE KOTAKU REVIEW

Anyone who says “you can’t go home again” obviously never played a Mario game. Kotaku




NEW GAMES

SUPER MARIO 3D ALL-STARS PHYSICAL COPIES ARE SOLD OUT: WHERE TO PREORDER A DIGITAL COPY

The digital version is set to be available on the Nintendo eShop only until the end of March 2021. IGN



TWO NEW MONSTER HUNTER GAMES COMING TO NINTENDO SWITCH

The more, the merrier! Kotaku



WHERE TO PREORDER PS5 GAMES

If you've successfully preordered, now it's time to find some actual games to play. IGN




GAMING TIPS

"HADES IS A LITTLE EASIER IF YOU SWAP THE SWITCH'S BUTTONS"

If you’re playing on Switch, you might find that some of the default controls are a little awkward. Good thing they’re fully customizable. Kotaku

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