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2022 Genesis G70 receives a mild facelift and new performance tech

2022 Genesis G70 receives a mild facelift and new performance tech

The 2022 Genesis G70 is among the last in Genesis’ portfolio to receive the brand’s new ‘Athletic Elegance’ design idiom. First seen in the G90, G80, and all-new GV80 luxury SUV, the 2022 G70 now has sleek quad headlamps and taillights, a bold crest grille, and a slew of performance tech. Making its first public appearance in its hometown of South Korea, it seems Genesis is intent on cementing its grasp in the luxury-sports sedan category.

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2K Games describes NBA 2K21 unskippable ad as a bug

2K Games describes NBA 2K21 unskippable ad as a bug

With gaming on consoles, PCs, and even mobile becoming an even more lucrative industry, it's really no surprise that brands see it as the next fertile land for advertising revenue. Some might have even come to accept that as a sad fact of life, just like web ads, especially on free to play titles. But when you're paying dozens of dollars, the last thing you want is to be interrupted by an ad you can't escape from. That's the surprising situation NBA 2K21 players found themselves in and, according to the game's publisher, it was simply an honest error.

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NHL 94 Rewind revives a classic to tempt your NHL 21 pre-order

NHL 94 Rewind revives a classic to tempt your NHL 21 pre-order

Even if you don't like sports games, there's a pretty good chance you've heard about how much people love NHL 94. The mid-90s hockey game is widely revered as a classic in sports game circles, and it certainly seems to be the game which all subsequent NHL games have been measured against. It's about to get something a revival, but perhaps in a limited form that NHL video game fans won't be too fond of.

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YouTube TV is about to lose some sports channels after months of talks

YouTube TV is about to lose some sports channels after months of talks

YouTube TV subscribers are about to lose access to some sports networks when a months-long extension expires next month. The issue is between YouTube and Sinclair and their apparent inability to agree on terms for a new contract. As a result, YouTube TV was facing a loss of FOX Regional Sports Networks back in February, but a last-minute extension prevented that from happening. That same extension will expire on October 1 and there's still no deal to report.

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NFL will use pre-recorded audio to help fans forget about empty stadiums

NFL will use pre-recorded audio to help fans forget about empty stadiums

Though the next NFL season will proceed with its kickoff being only days away, it'll look quite a bit different than past seasons, and you already know why. The pandemic is still underway, particularly in the US, and social distancing remains a key way to reduce the spread of the disease. For obvious reasons, packed stadiums aren't an option right now, meaning there won't be many people cheering.

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EA pulls UFC 4 in-game commercials after massive backlash

EA pulls UFC 4 in-game commercials after massive backlash

Advertisements have been around since the earliest days of mass media and they have reviled just as long. While some ads can be tasteful, ingenious, and even entertaining, most are just "in your face" attempts to grab consumers' attention. While those have more or less been accepted facts of life in some media, like print and the Web, other channels actually have ways to make consumers' voices be heard, something that EA Games learned the hard way in its latest attempt to put full-on commercials in the middle of a video game.

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YouTube TV just made some important changes for football fans

YouTube TV just made some important changes for football fans

Though fans were concerned that it may not happen this year due to the pandemic, the National Football League (NFL) is gearing up to launch its next football season later this month, giving fans the ability to watch the content from the safety of their homes. Here to make that easier is YouTube TV, an over-the-top live television streaming service that just made some major changes to its football offerings.

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Audible and NBA team to launch podcast based on hit documentary

Audible and NBA team to launch podcast based on hit documentary

Amazon's Audible audiobook service has teamed up with the NBA to launch a new sports podcast that builds upon a recent hit documentary called The Last Dance. The announcement comes amid Audible's big change in how the platform works, giving the public unlimited access to thousands of pieces of audio content under a new monthly subscription tier.

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Spotify Daily Sports playlist mixes sports news with personalized music

Spotify Daily Sports playlist mixes sports news with personalized music

Spotify has introduced a new 'mixed-media' playlist that offers its users daily sports content, the company has announced. Simply called 'Daily Sports,' this playlist brings a variety of personalized music recommendations alongside brief sports commentary, this being similar to its other mixed playlists, including Daily Wellness and Your Daily Drive.

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ESPN+ is getting more expensive for new subscribers

ESPN+ is getting more expensive for new subscribers

Disney's ESPN+, the streaming version of the popular sports network, is getting a price increase...but only for new customers. Existing subscribers will continue to pay the $4.99/month rate they signed up for, but that will only last for around a year, after which point the price increase will roll their way, as well. ESPN+ remains a bundled option with Disney+ and Hulu, the trio of which cost $12.99/month combined.

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Verizon 5G Edge released in two new cities with AWS always-connected computing

Verizon 5G Edge released in two new cities with AWS always-connected computing

This week the folks at Verizon revealed a pair of new cities in which their 5G Edge tech would launch. This system works with AWS, making it the "world's first mobile edge computing platform with AWS." That means it's the first commercially available MEC with AWS cloud services, and it's launching in Boston and the Bay Area.

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Peacock lines up free Premier League content for launch

Peacock lines up free Premier League content for launch

With Peacock's launch date quickly approaching, NBCUniversal continues to trickle release information about the streaming service. Today, NBC announced that Peacock will be home to a lot of NBC Sports Premier League coverage when it launches on July 15th. This seems to be a one-day-only promo meant to give those exploring the service a taste of NBC Sports' soccer coverage.

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