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The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:

St. John’s has canceled men’s basketball games scheduled for Sunday against Sacred Heart and next Tuesday versus Fordham because of positive COVID-19 tests in both those programs.

Instead, the Red Storm (3-0) will now host Stony Brook on Sunday afternoon at Carnesecca Arena on campus. Fans are not permitted to attend games there through at least the end of December.

The school said Tuesday it was “still in the process of filling the vacancy on its schedule caused by the Fordham cancellation.”

St. John’s was supposed to play at No. 17 Texas Tech on Thursday night in the Big East-Big 12 Battle but scrapped the trip due to coronavirus concerns. Instead, the Red Storm will face BYU (3-1) on Wednesday in “Bubbleville” at Mohegan Sun Arena in Connecticut as part of the Roman Legends Classic.

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ESA: Games directly contributed $40.9 billion to U.S. economy and employed 143,045 people in 2019

The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) has released a new economic impact report today for the U.S. video game industry that says gaming directly generated economic output of $40.9 billion in 2019 and provided direct employment to 143,045 people.

Total income generated across the game economy totals $35.28 billion, including $17.37 billion in direct compensation to video game industry workers (equivalent to $121,459 in compensation per worker). The figures the game industry indirectly supports are even more impressive at $90.3 billion, and it makes sense that number should only rise in 2020, given the growth of gaming as a lifesaver during the pandemic. According to the ESA, this report includes as much of the game industry as it could measure — triple-A, double-A, indie, mobile, and so on.

The ESA is the game industry’s lobbying group. Some people might view any economic impact report as propaganda, but as propaganda goes, this

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Best Walmart Cyber Monday deals still available: $199 AirPods Pro (again), price cuts on a 70-inch Roku TV, Roomba and Xbox, Switch and PS4 games

This story is part of Holiday Gift Guide 2020, CNET’s gift picks with expert advice, reviews and recommendations for the latest tech gifts for you and your family.

Cyber Monday might be over, but you can still find deals at Walmart that haven’t yet gone away. The ApirPods Pro are back to $200, for example, and you can snag a giant 70-inch Roku TV for under $500. It’s little surprise that the deals Apple Watch Series 3 all quickly sold out, but keep an eye on this list as certain items have been coming back in stock.

Our favorite deals that you can still actually buy are listed below. Note that availability and prices fluctuate but were accurate at the time of this story’s most recent update.

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Who doesn’t love a crispy finish on top of their tender juicy dinner? That’s exactly what the Ninja

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Why I invert the camera controls in video games: Empathy

Science is finally studying the beautiful minds of inverted gamers. Dr. Jennifer Corbett is the co-head of Brunel University’s Visual Perception and Attention Lab in London, and she’s planning to study people who invert the Y or X axis when controlling a camera in a video game, according to a report from The Guardian. Her team wants to understand why some people want the camera to look up when they press down on a joystick.

But I already know why I do this — it’s about how I empathize with the characters and world in a game.

OK — it’s not exactly true to say that Corbett and her researchers want to understand “why people invert their controls.” Instead, the study is more about determining how different people process visual information. And learning more about this topic can have far-reaching consequences.

“Understanding these sorts of individual differences can help us

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Battlefield 3 Is Free For Amazon Prime Members, Plus 37 Other PC Games

This December, Amazon Prime subscribers can download EA’s Battlefield 3 at no additional cost, joining a library of 38 free PC games. Players can also redeem free, exclusive content for Ubisoft’s Watch Dogs: Legion as well as its upcoming new release Immortals: Fenyx Rising.

Battlefield 3 has been added to Prime’s library of free games, though the freebie is only redeemable on Origin. Redeem the free download by December 31 to keep the game in your library forever. Other new free games include historical sim Turmoil, strategy title Sigma Theory: Global Cold War, and minimalist action arcade game HyperDot.

Ubisoft players are in for a treat this December–Watch Dogs: Legion players with Prime will be able to redeem the Nerdcore and Futurist outfits for free, while those looking to get their hands on the Breath Of The Wild-esque Immortals: Fenyx Rising will also get access to the Frozen Pack, which

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St. John’s scraps 2 games, MSG back in play

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:

St. John’s has canceled men’s basketball games scheduled for Sunday against Sacred Heart and next Tuesday versus Fordham because of positive COVID-19 tests in both those programs.

Instead, the Red Storm (3-0) will now host Stony Brook on Sunday afternoon at Carnesecca Arena on campus. Fans are not permitted to attend games there through at least the end of December.

The school said Tuesday it was “still in the process of filling the vacancy on its schedule caused by the Fordham cancellation.”

St. John’s was supposed to play at No. 17 Texas Tech on Thursday night in the Big East-Big 12 Battle but scrapped the trip due to coronavirus concerns. Instead, the Red Storm will face BYU (3-1) on Wednesday in “Bubbleville” at Mohegan Sun Arena in Connecticut as part of the Roman Legends Classic.

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Florida heads to ‘Bubbleville’ for hoop games

Florida had been scheduled to play at Oklahoma on Wednesday, but the Sooners had to cancel because of their own COVID issues.

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Boise State says it will resume football practice on Tuesday following the latest round of COVID-19 testing results.

The school announced the decision on Monday night after receiving the results of testing conducted Sunday.

The Broncos game against San Jose State last Saturday was canceled just a few hours before kickoff after testing and contact tracing ruled out nine players for the game and left Boise State with limited numbers at specific position groups.

The Broncos are scheduled to play at UNLV on Friday night.

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The UCLA men’s basketball home opener has been postponed.

The Bruins were set to host Long Beach State on Monday night. UCLA spokesman Alex Timiraos says the game is off “out of an abundance of caution” based on COVID-19 protocols in

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Best Walmart Cyber Monday deals still available: 70-inch 4K TV , robot vacuums, price cuts on Xbox, Switch and PS4 games

This story is part of Holiday Gift Guide 2020, CNET’s gift picks with expert advice, reviews and recommendations for the latest tech gifts for you and your family.

Cyber Monday is over now, but Walmart still has plenty of its deals and discounts still available, including a whopping 70-inch TV which would be great for playing those Xbox and PS5 games on. It’s little surprise that the deals on AirPods Pro and Apple Watch Series 3 all quickly sold out.

Our favorite deals that you can still actually buy are listed below. Note that availability and prices fluctuate, but were accurate at the time of this story’s most recent update.

DEALS HAPPENING NOW

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Shark’s ION Robot Vacuum is newly on sale for Cyber Monday. It has three different brush types — one for a powerful clean. It comes with Wi-Fi Control via

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Best Cyber Monday 2020 deals on Nintendo Switch and Xbox One games

This story is part of Holiday Gift Guide 2020, CNET’s gift picks with expert advice, reviews and recommendations for the latest tech gifts for you and your family.

Cyber Monday is here after a long Black Friday weekend. Video games are in the spotlight with the new PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series, but unlike those sold-out consoles, there are a lot of games on sale that you can actually buy. The Xbox One still has life yet, and the Nintendo Switch continues to release great games. Keep an eye on this page for the best deals for Cyber Monday and if you have a PS4 or PS5, we have a list of the top games on sale for the PlayStation platform

And if you’re looking to buy the latest Xbox Series X or PlayStation 5 consoles, you should peruse our stock-check stories: 

If you’re lucky enough to

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These are Google Play’s best apps and games of 2020

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It’s finally December, and that means the latest annual list of Google Play’s best apps and games is now live. Unsurprisingly, this year’s roundup is dominated by wellness apps.

This means the top app in 2019 – Appy Weather – makes way for a sleep readiness app, Loóna. The app was also named a Hidden Gem by Google this year, letting users “quickly disconnect from a long stressful day and get in the right mood for sleep,” according to its description. Genshin Impact was named by Google as 2020’s best game. The action RPG title was also named one of our top open-world games to play on mobile this year.

Google also asked users to vote for their favorites of 2020. Here’s what the US public decided.

Users’ Choice 2020

Have a look at all of Google’s picks of the year for the US

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