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SGDQ 2018’s big speedrun event just raised a crazy amount of cash

SGDQ 2018’s big speedrun event just raised a crazy amount of cash

Another Games Done Quick marathon has come to an end, and like many of the organization's recent marathons, Summer Games Done Quick 2018 managed to set a pretty impressive record by the time everything was said and done. When all of the donations were counted up, Summer Games Done Quick 2018 managed to raise an eye-watering $2,129,894. That isn't an exact amount just yet, as there are always some donations that come in after the event ends.

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AT&T WatchTV budget live TV streaming service now available

AT&T WatchTV budget live TV streaming service now available

Earlier this month, AT&T announced plans to launch its own live streaming television service called WatchTV. The service offers a relatively small number of channels, but at a low-cost rate that undercuts all other OTT services currently available. WatchTV is now available for customers with certain devices, including the Apple TV.

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Spotify Update: Playlist editing, or how to reorder

Spotify Update: Playlist editing, or how to reorder

The next Spotify update will enable the rearranging of tracks inside a Playlist - glory be! This sort of feature editing is available on iOS device right now, and has been for some time. Spotify seems to have given Android a back seat to Android, in this situation - as used to be the case with many major smartphone app developers. But this is 2018, isn't it? Shouldn't developers bring the same updates to both major platforms at the same time?

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Showtime is finally getting a Halo TV series off the ground

Showtime is finally getting a Halo TV series off the ground

Ever since Halo first arrived on the scene back in 2001, there have been repeated talks of movies and TV shows that haven't really gone anywhere. 17 years later, that's all changing, as Showtime has ordered 10 episodes of a new drama based on Microsoft's massive gaming franchise. It seems that, at long last, Halo will be making the jump to the world of entertainment with this series.

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Matt Groening’s Disenchantment Netflix original gets its first trailer

Matt Groening’s Disenchantment Netflix original gets its first trailer

Netflix is about to debut a new major animated original series, one coming from the creator of The Simpsons and Futurama. Called Disenchantment, the show brings the same animation style seen in both shows above, introducing an entirely new world and set of characters. The series won't be launching for a couple more months, but Netflix has finally given us a look at what's coming.

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DC Universe streaming service beta revealed ahead of fall launch

DC Universe streaming service beta revealed ahead of fall launch

The DC Universe subscription service we detailed earlier this year is now in beta with a planned launch timeframe: this upcoming fall. Anyone interested in accessing the beta can sign up now in hopes of getting an invitation, but everyone will have access starting later this year. DC has provided more details about the service, including all the perks you get for signing up.

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Stuntronics: Watch this Disney robot do super-flip stunts

Stuntronics: Watch this Disney robot do super-flip stunts

The following robot presentation was made by Disney Imagineering - a group making some terrifyingly delightful conceptual works a reality. The project includes a number of animatronics - robots you might see at a theme park - but also high-flying stunt double-like amalgamations of metal and smarts. These creations are called Stuntronics, and they've developed their way to a place that's unsettlingly realistic, to say the least.

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Sling TV adds a-la-carte channels as base price rises

Sling TV adds a-la-carte channels as base price rises

Sling TV has raised its base price by $5 a month, though it's hoping a new array of channel subscription options will encourage cord-cutters to stick around. The new Sling TV includes a set of free content that users without an active subscription will be able to watch, along with the company's take on Amazon Channels.

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Don’t you dare watch this PREDATOR trailer

Don’t you dare watch this PREDATOR trailer

There's something to be said for secrecy, and the people behind THE PREDATOR don't seem to get it. Or at least it would appear that they've got a whole lot of faith in the idea that people only watch trailers if they don't mind being spoiled. Everyone who loves the basic premise of the Predator series should understand at this point: You're going to see the movie - don't ruin all the surprises for yourself beforehand. Let's talk about what's come before this movie, first.

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Oculus TV on Oculus Go lets you binge anywhere

Oculus TV on Oculus Go lets you binge anywhere

Oculus Go is almost like a the middle child of Oculus’ other existing VR devices, the full-featured Oculus Rift and the smartphone-powered Samsung Gear VR. The device, which almost resembles a smartphone in terms of specs, tries to offer the mobility of a Gear VR but without the hassles of having to slot in a phone. To make sure that the Oculus Go doesn’t get treated like a middle child, the VR pioneer has launched Oculus TV so you can enjoy your video streaming anytime, anywhere, perhaps even when you’re not supposed to.

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Alamo Drafthouse tests MoviePass alternative with Season Pass

Alamo Drafthouse tests MoviePass alternative with Season Pass

MoviePass has been criticized as an unsustainable threat to cinemas, but it's still here and popularity is high. We've seen a few competitors pop up, none of them quite on MoviePass's level, and now Alamo Drafthouse can be counted among them. The company plans to beta test a season pass that'll grant subscribers access to unlimited movies.

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Walmart exclusive DC “giant” comic anthologies kick off next month

Walmart exclusive DC “giant” comic anthologies kick off next month

DC has announced plans to launch exclusive "giant" comic books in Walmart retail stores on a monthly basis. These ultra-sized books will be anthologies containing both new and existing content, according to DC, which will deliver its first Walmart exclusive in July. More than 3,000 Walmart stores across the nation are participating in this exclusive delivery, the company says.

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