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Digital Trends Live: Animal Crossing surges, Fortnite parties, Last Dance scores

On this episode of Digital Trends Live, host Greg Nibler breaks down the top-trending tech topics of the day, including the success of Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Tesla’s plan to restart a plant, an Xbox Livestream, a CBS All Access expansion, a Fortnite Party Royale Premiere, and more.

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Nibler then speaks with Jason Hehir, director of the ESPN documentary The Last Dance, about making the 10-part series on the 1990s Chicago Bulls basketball team.

We then catch up on gaming news, with updates on the gigantic success of Animal Crossing: New Horizons, and news on the upcoming The Last of Us Part II and PGA Tour 2K21, which is the first non-EA, PGA-licensed golf game.

Finally, we’re joined by Erin Keeney, who updates us on the world of Hollywood and entertainment. This week, we take a look at Netflix’s Extraction, The Goldfinch on Amazon Prime, and how Disney+ is doing.

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