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Discord comes to Xbox for integrated chats

Discord added an SDK to make it easier for friends to jump into each other's games and even added Spotify integration, but the service has stood on its own as a scrappy alternative to much bigger fish like Xbox Live. Which is what makes the company's...

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Pandora Premium arrives on Xbox One

Pandora has dragged its heels expanding its Premium service beyond mobile -- a web player only arrived in February, nearly a year after the mobile launch. But now it's opening up its offerings further still. From today, you'll be able to use the stre...

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New ‘Venom’ Movie Trailer Released – Ubergizmo

Ubergizmo New 'Venom' Movie Trailer Released Ubergizmo Subscribe to Ubergizmo on Youtube. So by now comic book fans have probably heard that Sony is releasing a new Venom movie later this year. The movie will star Tom Hardy in the role of Eddie Brock/Venom and just a couple of months ago, the first trailer ... and more »

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Samsung Pay Now Lets Users Pay With PayPal – Ubergizmo

Ubergizmo Samsung Pay Now Lets Users Pay With PayPal Ubergizmo If you've managed to accumulate a lot of credit on PayPal, or if PayPal is your preferred choice of payment platform, you might be interested to learn that PayPal will now be supported by at least one more company in the form of Samsung. What this ... and more »

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GOG gets social by adding user profiles

GOG is introducing user profiles, which will bring a touch of social interaction to the DRM-free games marketplace. The platform has hesitantly modernized over the years to compete with Steam, adding films and in-development titles, and the new profi...

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‘Fortnite’ is coming to China

The popular battle royale game Fortnite is coming to China, thanks to a partnership between its creator Epic Games and Tencent. The Chinese tech giant, which owns over 40 percent of Epic, will handle distribution and publishing. Tencent will reported...

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Twitch’s creators and developers gain a new revenue stream with launch of Bits in Extensions

Twitch’s Bits, a virtual good that allows fans to cheer on their favorite streamers , have been one of the ways Twitch creators could make money from their channels while also recognizing and rewarding their top fans. Today, the game streaming site is expanding the power of those Bits by allowing them to now be used with Twitch’s Extensions. Extensions, launched in August 2017 , let streamers customize their channel with add-ons like polls, leaderboards, tickers, game history and more. There are now more than 150 of these add-ons — some of which are mobile-friendly — and more than 2,000 developers signed up to create them. Starting today, developers can customize their Extensions with interactive experiences they can charge for, using Bits. That is, viewers will be able to pay to take advantage of these new experiences, with a portion of the revenue being returned to the Extension’s developer. At launch, Twitch says 80 percent of the revenue share associated with Bits in Extensions will go to the creator — as they’re the ones driving traffic to the Extension through their channel. The remaining 20 percent of the revenue will then go to the Extension developer. Extensions with Bits will be available to every Twitch Affiliate and Partner with a Bits-enabled channel. Several Extensions have already enabled Bits, Twitch says. In Tilted Trivia by Sliver.tv, viewers can test their video game knowledge across a number of top titles, like Fortnite, League of Legends, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, Overwatch, Grand Theft Auto V and Hearthstone. OneView by Esports One will let viewers predict when things will happen in League of Legends; Bit Arcade will offer arcade classics that can be played while watching a game; Poll by iPowow lets viewers guide what the streamer does next; and Rock Paper Bits by Maestro lets streamers start an impromptu Rock Paper Scissors tournament.

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A university is giving scholarships to top Fortnite players

A Midwestern university wants to recruit the nation’s best Fortnite players for its varsity esports team, and it’s throwing out the dough to bring on some quality talent. Ashland University in Ohio will embrace the feverishly popular battle royale title into its competitive esports program, which it will officially launch this fall. Fortnite will join the team’s current competitive-title teams League of Legends, Overwatch, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Rocket League. Interested gamers can hit up this form to apply to the program. “Fortnite appeals to both the core and casual gaming audience,” the school’s esports head coach Josh Buchanan said in a release. “We’re excited to provide this platform for gamers who want to showcase their skills in a more competitive space. Fortnite facilitates an environment that allows players to get creative, innovate and show off their mastery of their skills.” Admission in the school’s undergraduate program with room and board on the Ashland campus goes for $31,284 full-price, so the $4,000 scholarship offers a nice incentive, but this is probably best for people who have other reasons to go to Ashland University in Ohio, as well. The embrace the title has already received from the gaming community is pretty notable. It’s one of the most-streamed titles on gaming sites and there are millions of people playing concurrently.

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Apply today to exhibit in Startup Alley at Disrupt SF 2018

Spring may have barely sprung, but if early-stage companies want an exhibitor’s table in Startup Alley at Disrupt San Francisco 2018 you need to apply now . Our biggest, most ambitious Disrupt ever takes place on September 5-7 at our new venue, Moscone Center West. More than 1,200 exhibitors and sponsors will showcase the very latest technology products, platforms and services in Startup Alley . Applications are open for a limited time, and we’d hate for you to miss out. If you want to show your stuff in Startup Alley , you have two ways to secure a spot — and both require an application . First, early-stage startups from any category can purchase a Startup Alley Exhibitor Package . Pro tip: early applicants will be eligible to score special offers. The package includes one exhibit day, three Disrupt SF Founder passes (if you apply before July 25), CrunchMatch (our curated investor-to-startup matching platform), use of the Startup Alley exhibitor lounge, access to the Disrupt press list and a chance to be selected as a Wildcard entry to the Startup Battlefield pitch competition (this year’s prize: $100,000). The second way to exhibit — and score a FREE Startup Alley Exhibitor Package — is to be selected by the TechCrunch editorial team as a TC Top Pick . Our seasoned editorial team will choose 60 companies for this distinction. TC Top Pick winners will receive one Startup Alley Exhibitor Package plus a three-minute Showcase Stage interview. One caveat: Companies vying for a TC Top Pick spot must fit in one of these 12 categories: AI, AR/VR, Blockchain, Biotech, Fintech, Gaming, Healthtech, Privacy/Security, Space, Mobility, Retail or Robotics.

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Amazon May Be Developing A Home Robot – Ubergizmo

Ubergizmo Amazon May Be Developing A Home Robot Ubergizmo Amazon is a major player in the smart speaker market already and it appears that the company now has another device that it wants to put in your home. According to a new report, Amazon has been working on its first home robot which will have computer ... and more »

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Samsung May Allow Video Chats With AR Emoji – Ubergizmo

Ubergizmo Samsung May Allow Video Chats With AR Emoji Ubergizmo Samsung introduced its Animoji counterpart with the Galaxy S9 earlier this year. The feature is called AR Emoji and it's slightly different than Apple's version in that it creates a full digital avatar of the user which they can then use to add more ... and more »

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