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In Kotaku XP, Gita Jackson and I discuss 10 Kotaku stories for around 30 seconds each. I did not get a haircut yet. I promise I will do so very soon. I'm waiting until I have exactly enough hair that the barber is palpably angry at me when I walk in.
Here are the stories we discuss this week, in the order we discuss them! Except one of them. One of them is out of order. Tell me which one and I'll know you watched the video, and also that you read this paragraph of my post. It will make me feel good.
Fortnite Battle Royale is the latest video game to have cross-platform play among some devices but just can't link PlayStation and Xbox players. Funny how that keeps happening.
Call of Duty: WWII's March 13 update lets you hunt leprechauns, and it is exactly as ridiculous as it sounds. Sledgehammer Games has launched the 'Operation. Shamrock and Awe' event just ahead of Saint Patrick's Day, so there's plenty of tacky gear, décor and trolling leprechauns.
Dozens of Fortnite players say hackers have infiltrated their accounts. Over the last month, players have noticed fraudulent charges of up to hundreds of dollars on their Epic Games accounts. Epic says it's aware of the problem and is working to resolve it.
Police arrested a Washington state woman earlier this month after she stabbed her boyfriend with a Japanese-style sword purchased at a shopping centre. She told the police that she stabbed him because she believed that he was cheating on her, and also because he played too much PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds.
Despite the genre's overwhelming popularity, people act as if anime is still a niche interest. When celebrities like Kim Kardashian or Michael B. Jordan say that they're fans, or Britney Spears posts pictures of her son's Dragon Ball Z fanart on Instagram, fellow anime-enjoyers are shocked. Anime has actually been mainstream for a couple of decades now.
Twitch streamer Hyphonix admits that he's made some 'mistakes'. A lot of mistakes, in fact. Enough to get himself suspended from Twitch on nine different occasions. Because of that, his current suspension is 30 days long. Problem. he lives in a house with two other full-time streamers, and if he shows up on their streams, he could be perma-banned from Twitch.
We mentioned last week that Fortnite streamer Ninja has gotten so big that rapper Drake was following him on Instagram. Tonight, they hooked up for a game and it crushed the record for most concurrent viewers on a single stream for the service.