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Kotaku Editor-in-Chief Stephen Totilo has announced that he is resigning from the position.

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A war has broken out on wallstreet as investors from the r/WallStreetBets subreddit noticed that hedge funds were like Melvin Capital were short-selling GameStop stock ($GME) at an absurd rate of over 140%. The savvy internet investors noticed that the firms were buying more share of the company that actually existed, and if enough people purchased GameStop stock its value would rise and the firms would be forced to buy back the stock at the higher prices due to the time limit on their borrowing.

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Earlier today Teruyuki Toriyama announced via his Twitter that he will be leaving Sony Interactive Entertainment Worldwide Studios Japan at the end of the month. Toriyama has worked as producer on several high profile Playstation games including Astro Bot Rescue Mission, Bloodborne, Demon’s Souls Remake, and Soul Sacrifice.

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私事ですが、12月末でSIE WWS JAPANスタジオを退職することになりました。これまでJAPANスタジオを応援してくださったユーザーの皆様、本当にありがとうございました! 今後は新天地にて新規ゲームIPの創出にチャレンジするつもりですので、引き続きよろしくお願い致します。#JAPANStudio

- 鳥山晃之 (Teruyuki Toriyama) | SIE JAPAN Studio (@TORIYAMA_SIE) December 24, 2020

[Notice] I will be leaving SIE WWS JAPAN Studio at the end of Dec. To all the users who have supported JAPAN Studio so far,thank you so much! I will continue to take on the…

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In light of the troubled launch of Cyberpunk 2077 on current-gen consoles. Sony has removed Cyberpunk 2077 from the PlayStation store and will be offering refunds to any customers that request them. The official PlayStation customer support Twitter account posted:

SIE strives to ensure a high level of customer satisfaction, and we will begin to offer a full refund for all gamers who have purchased Cyberpunk 2077 via PlayStation Store and want a refund. Please visit the following link to initiate the refund: https://t.co/DEZlC0LmUG.

- Ask PlayStation (@AskPlayStation) December 18, 2020

Since lancing last week, the game has been plagued…

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If you have spent any amount of time on the internet, especially in gaming circles, you have no doubt come across the term “simp”. The term refers to a person, typically a male, that worships another, typically a female, person unduly and to extremes in hopes of gaining their attention or favor. An example of a simp would be a viewer that donates his food money to a streamer because they hope that that will make the streamer appreciate them and see them as someone special. …

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Today a document leaked on the internet that was written by streamer, and former OfflineTV member, Fedmyster. The 25-page document provides a timeline for their relationship and highlights mischaracterizations that Pokimane made in her stream about Fedmyster earlier in the year.

Over the past week Twitch has been rolling out their new ad system. The new system has drawn criticism from viewers and content creators over the fact that the ads will be inserted into streams at various points throughout and viewers will be unable to skip them. The streamer has no control over when and how these ads play and there is no way for streamers to toggle them on or off.

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As this new system has rolled out users have found themselves inundated with advertisements. …

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Today the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate stream announcement event revealed that Steve from the Minecraft, the current best-selling video game of all time, is the next DLC fighter coming to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate for Nintendo Switch.

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The general consensus is that the first Presidential Debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden was unproductive. Both the President and Biden traded wild verbal jabs each trying to lay bare the flaws in the other’s character more than than policy. Biden, who has been trying to appear presidential his whole campaign, appeared to come into the debate wanting to look “tough” counter concerns that he would be weak in the role of president. …

Today in a stealth drop Nintendo posted a video announcing a new title. Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity is a prequel to the smash-hit Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. The game takes place 100 years before the events of Breath of the Wild, and will show the great calamity that took place at that time.

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Game Producer Yosuke Hayashi stated that Nintendo’s Zelda Team worked very closely with KOEI Temco, overseeing the graphics, game play, and all the dialogue and story elements. …

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