‘Teen Titans GO Figure!’ is the Sequel to the Outstanding ‘Teeny Titans’, Coming this Summer

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There are very few games that I’ve spent as much time on or enjoyed quite as much as Teeny Titans [$ 3.99] from Cartoon Network and Grumpyface Studios. I was absolutely obsessed with Teeny Titans for weeks after it came out, and then once I beat every mission and upgraded every character, I started all over again. The game was THAT fun. In fact, if not for the phenomenal Crashlands [$ 6.99] being released the same year, Teeny Titans was in heavy consideration for our Game of the Year 2016 award. So you can probably imagine the delight that is literally coursing through my veins right now due to Cartoon Network and Grumpyface announcing a Teeny Titans sequel called Teen Titans GO Figure! Get it? Go figure? Because you collect figures in the game! I love it! Check out this awesome trailer.

As you can see, it looks like all of the great parts of Teeny Titans are making a return in the sequel alongside some fun new stuff like the ability to change your figures’ outfits. It’ll also feature a brand new story which is inspired by the upcoming feature film Teen Titans GO! to the Movies which is coming out in July. Fans of the first Teeny Titans will remember that the story and humor in the game was one of its best features, and it looks like we’ll be in store for plenty more of that with Teen Titans GO Figure! I am absurdly excited for Teen Titans GO Figure!, and while it’s slated for a vague summer release once a more specific launch date is revealed we’ll let you know. Until then, feel free to discuss this one in our forums.


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Recode Daily: Snapchat’s radical redesign spurred thousands of outraged teen users to online activism

Plus, Amazon lays off hundreds, Blockbuster vs. Netflix: The Podcast, and which Winter Olympics sport is best for you?

You may have noticed that today’s Recode Daily newsletter arrived in your inbox a bit later than usual. That’s because Recode’s East Coast squad of reporters and editors has flown west to join the rest of us today for Code Media in Huntington Beach, Calif. Here’s how to watch today’s interviews, including a rare appearance by Magic Leap CEO Rony Abovitz, live; you can catch up on who said what on Day One here. We’ll be back to our usual delivery time later this week.

Kylie Jenner and Chrissy Teigen joined more than 700,000 people in signing an online petition calling for Snap to reverse the recent radical redesign of its Snapchat app. Last week, the company split the app into two sections, consolidating friend content on the left side, media content on the right, outraging its massive teenage user base. A fake tweet claiming that Snapchat would revert back to its old design if it got enough retweets received 1.3 million retweets as of Sunday afternoon, and has become the sixth most retweeted tweet of all time. Meanwhile, Snap’s VP of sales, Jeff Lucas, has left the company after joining less than two years ago; he’s the seventh Snap exec to leave since the company’s IPO in February 2017. [Taylor Lorenz / Daily Beast]

Amazon laid off a few hundred employees at its Seattle headquarters yesterday. It’s a rare pullback for the $ 668 billion e-commerce giant, which has more than 500,000 employees. As Amazon reaches into new industries like media, grocery retail and logistics, it is recalibrating its staffing while hiring heavily in fast-growing business units like Alexa and Amazon Web Services. [Jason Del Rey / Recode]

Facebook has resolved a dispute with Apple that prevented the social network from launching a subscription tool for publishers on iOS devices. During her appearance onstage at Code Media yesterday, Campbell Brown, head of Facebook’s news partnerships, said that a version of the paywall tool, which has already been available on Android phones, will roll out in March to Apple phones. Brown also said that Facebook plans to highlight breaking news in its Watch section, the tab on the Facebook app that houses original video. Watch the interview with Brown and News Feed head Adam Mosseri here. [Peter Kafka / Recode]

A new serial podcast called Business Wars digs into the epic corporate drama, industrial espionage and internal blood feuds that fueled the Blockbuster vs. Netflix battle for supremacy. Blockbuster was eventually forced into Chapter 11 bankruptcy in 2010, roughly a decade after Netflix’s launch. Former Marketplace anchor David Brown hosts the first eight episodes. [Zach Brooke / AV Club]

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Life is Strange’s time-traveling teen drama arrives on iOS this week

Life is Strange, Dontnod’s episodic adventure game about a teenager with the power to manipulate time, is coming to iOS on December 14th. The game is up for preorder now as part of Apple’s newly launched feature.

Life is Strange is a five-part adventure game in which players assume the role of Max Caulfield, a photography student who discovers she can rewind time. The game was previously released on consoles and PC in 2015 and garnered critical acclaim for its handling of tense topics like teen suicide; the choices players make determine how the story unfolds.

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 Facebook wants tbh to be its next Instagram. Today, Facebook announced it’s acquiring positivity-focused polling startup tbh and will allow it to operate somewhat independently with its own brand. tbh had scored 5 million downloads and 2.5 million daily active users in the past 9 weeks with its app that lets people anonymously answer kind-hearted multiple-choice questions about friends… Read More
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Game of Death is a bloody teen horror film with at least 24 murders

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The horny teenagers gather in a big house in the woods, unchaperoned. The horny teenagers wear bikinis. The horny teenagers drink beer. The horny teenagers die. This is the plot of Sebastien Landry and Laurence Morais-Lagace’s Game of Death, which follows in the grand tradition of pubescent fornication slasher…

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Teen interest in iPhone hits new high of 82%, Apple Music on the rise

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Apple products like iPhone and Apple Watch continue enjoy healthy demand from young U.S. consumers, as new data from Piper Jaffray shows a record 82 percent of teens have iPhone in mind as their next smartphone.
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