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Faraday Future’s money woes claim planned Las Vegas plant

Faraday Future’s money woes claim planned Las Vegas plant

Though Faraday Future gave a rather grandiose presentation at CES 2017, whispers of money problems have followed the company around for much of the year. Faraday Future has mostly kept quiet on these rumors, but today we're seeing big indication that the company is indeed experiencing some financial woes. Faraday Future has been forced to cancel plans for its 1 million square foot factory in Las Vegas, leaving little to the imagination when it comes to the company's financial situation.

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Dragonball Xenoverse 2 on Nintendo Switch release date finally revealed

Dragonball Xenoverse 2 on Nintendo Switch release date finally revealed

It's nearly six months to the day that we first heard that Dragonball Xenoverse 2 will be getting a release on Nintendo Switch. The Switch version was first revealed way back on January 12, but since then, Bandai Namco has been silent on when we can expect it to release. That all changed today, with the company finally announcing the launch date for Dragonball Xenoverse 2.

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Facebook battles Twitch with PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds streaming deal

Facebook battles Twitch with PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds streaming deal

Facebook is once again looking to expand its game streaming efforts, announcing today a new initiative with PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds developer Bluehole. With this new agreement, Facebook will now be the home of exclusive PUBG content each week. This may draw a considerable number of viewers in, given how popular PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is on Twitch.

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Jayden K Smith, Facebook Hacker: Friendship Request or hoax?

Jayden K Smith, Facebook Hacker: Friendship Request or hoax?

If you've got a Facebook profile, you may have come across a new, scary-sounding warning being shared by some of your friends. Like so many of the viral posts that came before it, this one warns you against adding a certain Facebook user - this time named Jayden K. Smith - for fear of having your profile hacked. The question is if this viral warning is legitimate or if it's all just a ruse to get gullible Facebook users to share the post in question.

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Oculus Rift and Touch bundle gets a big discount in summer sale

Oculus Rift and Touch bundle gets a big discount in summer sale

It's proving to be a pretty excellent summer for VR. Not only did we see a rather tempting discount on the HTC VIVE for the Steam Summer Sale, but it wasn't long before Best Buy was offering a deal of its own on the Oculus Rift. Now Oculus is getting in on the action directly, delivering the best deal we've seen thus far as part of its "Summer of Rift" promotion.

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Tesla gets go ahead for 100MW Powerpack system in South Australia

Tesla gets go ahead for 100MW Powerpack system in South Australia

Remember when Tesla CEO Elon Musk promised that he could have a backup power solution in place for South Australia in 100 days? The promise came after South Australia experienced severe storms that caused a blackout, leaving 1.7 million residents without power. Musk and his company will now get the chance to make good on that promise, as Tesla has been given the go ahead to proceed with its energy storage system.

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SFANS Switch dock is actually a 30-dollar knock-off

SFANS Switch dock is actually a 30-dollar knock-off

A couple of days ago, we talked about the new SFANS Switch dock, which is meant to be a portable solution for hooking up your Switch console to a TV. The dock, along with a competitor called the Switch-Con, seem to be hits on their respective crowdfunding platforms, indiegogo and Kickstarter. While there's clearly an audience for these portable Switch docks, new information has come to light that requires giving these docks a second look.

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PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds full release pushed back

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds full release pushed back

A lot of people have already purchased PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds and are enjoying its rough-around-the-edges early access build, but if you're the type to wait on a game until it enters full release, it looks like you'll be waiting a bit longer to get in on the PUBG action. Though developer Bluehole initially said that it was aiming to have PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds leave early access within six months, today that roadmap was extended.

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Xbox Live will soon let you gift games to friends

Xbox Live will soon let you gift games to friends

While Xbox Live is a fairly feature-rich service, one important feature that has been notably absent is the ability to gift games with your friends. Xbox players have been asking for it too -for years on end at this point. It seems like those requests will soon be answered, as Xbox executive Mike Ybarra has indicated that Microsoft is close to implementing game gifting.

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Steam Link app beta test launches for some Samsung Smart TVs

Steam Link app beta test launches for some Samsung Smart TVs

Valve's Steam Link is a pretty handy tool if you're looking to play your PC games on your TV, especially if your PC and TV are in separate rooms. The only problem is that the Steam Link box currently costs $50 from the Steam store, making it a somewhat expensive accessory. The good news is that Valve and Samsung have teamed up to the throw the physical Steam Link requirement out the window, provided you have a certain Samsung Smart TV sitting in your living room.

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Doomfist is finally coming to Overwatch

Doomfist is finally coming to Overwatch

After of mountains of speculation, Blizzard has confirmed that Doomfist will be Overwatch's next hero. Fans have been waiting for Doomfist to join the Overwatch cast of characters since the game was released, and it looks like he'll play unlike any other character in the game. Even better is that he's going live on the Overwatch public test realm today, so you don't need to wait if you want to try him out.

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PS4 games on PlayStation Now have finally landed

PS4 games on PlayStation Now have finally landed

After revealing as much earlier in the year, Sony has revealed that today is the day that PlayStation 4 games come to PlayStation Now. Thus far, PlayStation Now has been Sony's service for making PS3 games playable on PS4 and PC. With the addition of 20 PS4 games today, PS Now should become a lot more attractive to PS4 and PC players alike.

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