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NFL Sunday Ticket games may be coming to Apple’s streaming platform

NFL Sunday Ticket games may be coming to Apple’s streaming platform

As the NFL's 8-year Sunday Ticket deal with DirecTV nears its end, the football league is looking to Apple as its ideal replacement, according to a new report. Multiple companies are said to be prospective destinations for the League's Sunday games, including Amazon (which is already home to Thursday Night Football), as well as Disney for ESPN.

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GoPro HERO10 Black Review

GoPro HERO10 Black Review

The GoPro HERO10 Black convinced me that a dedicated camera device can be desirable and even necessary, even for a smartphone-using non-extreme-sports sort of person such as myself. During our first days with the GoPro HERO10 Black, we've taken the device on a journey through the basics, checking whether the device has the power to entice not only the hardcore user, but the odd shot hobby user or enthusiast, too.

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Facebook Fantasy Games lets users predict sports outcomes for free

Facebook Fantasy Games lets users predict sports outcomes for free

Facebook has introduced Fantasy Games, a new free prediction platform the company describes as a simplified form of playing fantasy sports. With Fantasy Games, Facebook users on iOS and Android will be able to predict the outcome of various events, including sports games and pop culture happenings. The feature is only available to some users, however.

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NBA and iHeartMedia will produce 20 podcasts for basketball fans

NBA and iHeartMedia will produce 20 podcasts for basketball fans

The NBA is the latest sports league to team up with a major publisher to launch its own sports-centric podcast. The National Basketball Association will work with iHeartMedia under a multi-year partnership to launch more than 20 co-produced podcasts on the platform, the first of which is scheduled to arrive later this fall.

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Tokyo 2020 Olympics Opening Ceremony had a video game surprise

Tokyo 2020 Olympics Opening Ceremony had a video game surprise

The Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics have officially kicked off, albeit a year late and without live spectators. Gamers who watched the Opening Ceremony of the event and the Parade of Nations were greeted by something they probably weren't expecting: a soundtrack filled with video game music. Many took to Twitter to call out songs they were familiar with as tracks from games like Sonic the Hedgehog and Dragon Quest played during the event.

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Pro Evolution Soccer becomes eFootball and adopts a free-to-play model

Pro Evolution Soccer becomes eFootball and adopts a free-to-play model

There is no shortage of football, a.k.a. soccer in some countries, video games, but very few actually manage to stand out and stay on top of the others. Of these games, EA's FIFA and Konami's PES are probably the most renowned and purchased titles. That said, Pro Evolution Soccer or PES will be no more, at least not in the way we know it. Not only is Konami renaming it into a more generic "eFootball" brand, but it is also switching to a somewhat controversial free-to-play or freemium business model.

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Summer Olympics 2032 in Brisbane will give Australia special bragging rights

Summer Olympics 2032 in Brisbane will give Australia special bragging rights

The International Olympic Committee has announced its approval of Brisbane, Australia, as host for the 2032 Summer Olympics event. This will mark the third time an Australian city has hosted the Olympics, joining Melbourne's 1956 and Sydney's 2000 events. In addition to marking the first time Brisbane will host an Olympics event, Australia now joins the US as the second country to ever host the Summer Olympics in three different cities.

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ESPN+ is getting another price hike, but there’s one big exception

ESPN+ is getting another price hike, but there’s one big exception

ESPN+, the on-demand sports streaming app, is getting another price increase, the service has revealed. The price increase will impact both the monthly and annual pricing options, but consumers do still have one way to avoid paying the higher fee. The Disney+ bundle, which includes ESPN+ as one of its services, will remain the same price.

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FIFA 22 promises to deliver realistic gameplay in October

FIFA 22 promises to deliver realistic gameplay in October

Team contact sports might be one of the most challenging video games to make when it comes to simulating reality. In addition to the AI controlling players on both sides, players have become more discerning and demanding when it comes to imitating the fluid and sometimes unpredictable movement of athletes, especially those that are supposed to mimic real-life people. That is the challenge that EA Sports is rising to meet with FIFA 22 and its "next-gen HyperMotion" tech that will be launching next quarter.

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T‑Mobile Home Run Derby uses 5G cameras to power MLB AR experience

T‑Mobile Home Run Derby uses 5G cameras to power MLB AR experience

Baseball fans have the opportunity to experience the game in an entirely new way with a new project between T-Mobile and Major League Baseball. Called T-Mobile Home Run Derby, the new initiative uses 5G-connected cameras mounted on catcher masks and player hats to generate an augmented reality experience for fans, one available through the new MLB AR app.

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Stadia gets sporty as game streaming expands to Android TV

Stadia gets sporty as game streaming expands to Android TV

There has been several new computer hardware announced lately, some of them geared towards gaming. Of course, one doesn't always need the most powerful and most expensive hardware, especially with the budding game streaming market now available to many gamers. Of course, each comes with its limitations, especially in the titles available and compatible devices. This week, Stadia is expanding both lists with some sports-centric titles as it paves the way for its Android TV debut.

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2022 BMW 4-Series Gran Coupe has gotten bigger and more stylish

2022 BMW 4-Series Gran Coupe has gotten bigger and more stylish

The 2022 BMW 4-Series Gran Coupe has appeared as a larger and more stylish iteration of the first-gen model. The second-gen BMW 4-Series Gran Coupe is 5.9-inches longer, 1.0-inch wider, and 2.1-inches taller than the first-gen car. It also has a 1.8-inch longer wheelbase to offer more wiggle room despite the sloping coupe-like rear profile.

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