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Roku calls out Google over YouTube contract stalemate

Photo by Chris Welch / The Verge Tensions between Roku and Google spilled over to customers in a new blog posted by the streaming service on Thursday. After months of failed negotiations for Roku to maintain the YouTube app, the company is accusing Google of anti-competitive demands. Responding to the deadlocked negotiations, Google said that …

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Halo Infinite is getting ray tracing thanks to a Microsoft and AMD partnership

Image: Microsoft Microsoft has selected AMD as its exclusive PC partner for Halo Infinite. While this means plenty of marketing opportunities, it’s also fostered a closer engineering partnership with AMD that Microsoft says will improve frame rates in the campaign mode and eventually bring ray tracing to the game. “We’re looking forward to working closely …

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Uncharted’s first movie trailer is full of very familiar action

After over a decade of development (and seven directors), it seems that Sony’s Uncharted movie is finally, really, truly going to actually come out — and it has the trailer to prove it. Starring Tom Holland as an incongruously young version of fortune hunter / adventurer / general human punching bag Nathan Drake, Uncharted is …

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Nvidia’s GeForce Now gets an RTX 3080 upgrade to take on Stadia and xCloud

RTX 3080s are heading to Nvidia’s GeForce Now service. | Image: Nvidia Nvidia is launching dedicated, low-latency RTX 3080 gaming pods in the cloud before the end of 2021. GeForce Now will offer access to what Nvidia describes as “the most powerful gaming supercomputer ever built,” to stream PC games from Steam and the Epic …

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Amazon Fire TV’s news app expands free local coverage to a lot more places

Image: Amazon Amazon announced today that it’s doubling the number of local stations it supports through its news app on Fire TV, meaning more users will be able to easily find local news coverage for free. The company said in a blog post that this week’s coverage expansion will make local news available in 158 …

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Activision Blizzard discrimination case shouldn’t halt over agency feud, California argues in new court filing

Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images After Activision Blizzard requested a stay in the discrimination case brought against it by the state of California, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) has filed its response. Activision Blizzard’s request for a stay asserts that lawyers with the DFEH engaged in …

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