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Forza Horizon 2 being pulled from Xbox store following Games With Gold deal

Forza Horizon 2 being pulled from Xbox store following Games With Gold deal

Fans of Microsoft's Forza racing series, listen up: if you never got around to checking out Forza Horizon 2, your time is running out. Developer Turn 10 revealed this week that the game, first released in 2014, is reaching its "end of life" and will be delisted from the Xbox store at the end of next month. With Forza Horizon 4 releasing in October, and Horizon 2 no longer being supported, both the older game and its DLC will no longer be for sale after September 30th.

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HBO Watchmen series gets full season in 2019

HBO Watchmen series gets full season in 2019

Soon everyone will be able to "watch the Watchmen." On HBO, that is. The iconic graphic novel by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons is getting a live-action TV series adaptation on HBO, with the network originally ordering a pilot last year and now confirming that a full season has been ordered. The show will premiere sometime in 2019, and features Damon Lindelof, co-creator of Lost and The Leftovers, as show-runner.

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Android Messages app removes dark mode, returns to previous design

Android Messages app removes dark mode, returns to previous design

Android users who are fans of "dark mode" UIs, we have some bad news for you: only a day or so after being updated, Google's Android Messages app has been rolled back, removing the option for dark mode and returning all other design changes to the previous look. This goes for all users, who will now notice the app's stark, all-white look, regardless if they installed the latest update.

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Star Wars Resistance animated series debuts first trailer

Star Wars Resistance animated series debuts first trailer

Star Wars animation fans may not have any more episodes of Rebels to look forward to, but an all-new series is only a few month away. Disney and Lucasfilm have revealed the first trailer for Star Wars Resistance, along with confirming its debut on October 7th. The new show will take place before the events of The Force Awakens, and focus on General Leia Organa's rebel fighter pilots and their fight against the First Order.

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US court halts sale of GTA Online cheating software

US court halts sale of GTA Online cheating software

It should come as no surprise that Grand Theft Auto V — and its online component GTA Online — remains incredibly popular and successful for its publisher Take-Two Interactive. Unfortunately, GTA Online has a bit of a reputation for cheating, which hurts both the player base and Take-Two's revenue from the game. As part of the publisher's ongoing lawsuit against one creator of cheat-enabling programs, a court has issued a preliminary injunction preventing any further sales of the software.

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Amazon aims to challenge Spotify, Apple Music in streaming

Amazon aims to challenge Spotify, Apple Music in streaming

Spotify and Apple Music are easily the number one and two players in the streaming music market, respectively, and while Amazon offers plenty of quick and easy access to music, the company is looking to be taken as a more serious rival to the streaming giants. A new report details Amazon's plans for making its Music Unlimited service more recognized among consumers, including its first national TV campaign in the US, and using its lead in the smart speaker market.

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GeForce RTX 2080 Ti specs confirm Nvidia’s next powerful video card

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti specs confirm Nvidia’s next powerful video card

Graphics card maker Nvidia has a special event starting on Monday focusing on their GeForce line. It's been expected for some time that the company will be unveiling the new set of RTX 2080 video cards, and a new leak offering detailed specs all but confirms the upcoming reveal. Most interesting is that it seems Nvidia will be releasing both the base RTX 2080 and the more powerful Titanium model at roughly the same time, as opposed to several months apart like the company usually does.

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Valve’s Twitch rival Steam.TV revealed early, then pulled

Valve’s Twitch rival Steam.TV revealed early, then pulled

On Friday the world got an early peek at a Twitch-like live streaming platform from Valve. The site Steam.tv went live for a brief period of time, showcasing a stream from Valve's own annual Dota 2 tournament, The International 2018. Shortly after, the site was pulled and left with a blank page, although Valve has confirmed that the platform is real and was only made public by accident.

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Fortnite Android beta comes to non-Samsung phones, but invite still needed

Fortnite Android beta comes to non-Samsung phones, but invite still needed

It's been less than a week since Samsung announced that Fortnite for Android would be exclusive to its Galaxy devices, but that limited exclusivity is already over. As promised by Epic Games, Fortnite's wider rollout to Android devices begins today, although still in beta form. The bad news is that means an invite is still required to actually play the game, but the good news is that fans can actually pre-install the beta.

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First look at 2019 BMW Z4 revealed in leaked pics

First look at 2019 BMW Z4 revealed in leaked pics

It's been a full year now since BMW revealed the concept version of the new Z4 roadster, set to be the first update to the model in over seven years. While the car has spotted testing in camouflage since then, BMW is still dragging its feet on revealing the final design of the 2019 Z4. It could be debuting soon, however, as a set of pictures have leaked to a number of BMW enthusiast sites, offering a look at the convertible from several angles.

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Discord challenges Steam with its own digital game store

Discord challenges Steam with its own digital game store

Discord, the gaming-focused VoIP and messaging app, is preparing to launch its own digital marketplace for games, directly entering the territory dominated by Steam. Discord is starting small, however, rather than aiming to offer every PC game available like Valve's immense storefront. The app has announced a store beta that will be limited to 50,000 Canadian users, which will be randomly selected from the Discord Nitro subscription service.

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Fortnite on Android: Even Google announces it’s not on Play Store

Fortnite on Android: Even Google announces it’s not on Play Store

By now, anyone who has even the slightest interest in Fortnite knows that it's finally coming to Android. The latest news has been about how Epic Games is taking the unique stance of keeping it off the Google Play Store and instead requiring users to download the game's APK directly off their website. But what's really interesting is that now even Google is acknowledging that it doesn't have the game by making an announcement — inside the Play Store itself.

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