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September 2019 NPD: NBA 2K20 and Borderlands 3 top the charts

How NBA 2K is introducing the next generation of sports fans (and brands) to ESPN

In the absence of live sports, ESPN and other sports-focused networks are looking to fill the programming void by experimenting with a variety of different content formats. One area they are doubling down on is nostalgia — opening up the vaults and rebroadcasting teams’ greatest moments. For example, die-hard Syracuse fans (raises hand) were able …

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Facebook opens its $1,000 Oculus Quest enterprise headset to all businesses

Facebook opens its $1,000 Oculus Quest enterprise headset to all businesses

Facebook announced that its enterprise-edition Oculus Quest that sells for $1,000 as part of its Oculus for Business platform is now available for all companies to purchase. Back in January Facebook withdrew its 3DOF headset, the Oculus Go, from the business platform and began offering the Oculus Quest instead as part of a new Oculus for Business …

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For work from home, technology's convenience matters more than its power

For work from home, technology’s convenience matters more than its power

Over the years I’ve worked as a technology journalist, I’ve been lucky enough to watch multiple product categories evolve from their earliest days to maturity and sometimes sunsetting — a cyclical process that is rarely identical between different types of products, but often has similarities from category to category. One common thread I’ve noticed is …

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Call of Duty Endowment Fearless Pack inspired by Medal of Honor recipient

Call of Duty Endowment Fearless Pack inspired by Medal of Honor recipient

Activision is launching the Call of Duty Endowment Fearless Pack and an exclusive Warzone T-shirt in honor of National Military Appreciation Month. The virtual items bundle that gamers can purchase for $10 will benefit the Call of Duty Endowment, a charity that places veterans into high-paying jobs. And this particular pack honors the sacrifice of …

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U.S. console-hardware spending hits mammoth $420 million in April

U.S. console-hardware spending hits mammoth $420 million in April

You’ve heard the reports that more people turned to video games for entertainment and socialization in April. But now, industry-tracking firm The NPD Group is putting some more numbers to that narrative. Consumers in the United States spent $420 million on new Nintendo Switch, Xbox Ones, and PlayStation 4s last month. That represents a huge …

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