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Amazon will launch a video game streaming service; here’s an update on Athens’ Halloween

Today is Friday, Sept. 25, 2020. Here’s what you need to know:

Good morning, 

Corporate giant Amazon is breaking into the gaming industry. 

Amazon announced Thursday the launch of Luna, which will be a video gaming service that’s streamed through the cloud. 

Luna will cost $5.99 a month and can be streamed on Fire TVs, phones, tablets and computers. The program has several “early access” components, including invitations to receive the service early and the ability to purchase an exclusive Luna controller.

There is currently no release date, but those interested in Luna can already request an early-access invitation here

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News from The Post:

Here’s how Ohio University and the city of Athens are gearing up for Halloween weekend (The Post)

Athens’ businesses like Moon and Wheel are persisting despite the COVID-19 pandemic (The Post)

Columnist Mikayla Rochelle gives an inside look at what it’s like to get tested for COVID-19 at Ohio University (The Post)

Scores and Game Times:

Alexander is going to Vinton County today in search of its second win of the season. (The Post)

The Bulldogs hope to get their second win of the season against Meigs. (The Post)

Nelsonville-York is looking for its third straight win of the season this Friday (The Post)

Podcasts from The Post:

Hosts Riley Runnells and Bre Offenberger recapped the Emmy awards, discussed the 2020 Billboard Music Award nominations and more on this week’s episode of ‘Stay Tuned.’ (The Post)

Athens Weather

We’re slowly receding into the perfect fall weather. The high for the day is 77 degrees and skies will be partially cloudy. (Courtesy of Scalia Lab)

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European countries are enforcing new restrictions as a second wave of COVID-19 emerges. (The Wall Street Journal)

President Donald Trump was met with cries to honor recently-deceased Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s wishes when he went to pay his respects Thursday. (NPR)

Spotify is teaming up with other companies, such as the creators of Tinder and Fortnite, to challenge Apple’s app commissions. (CNBC)

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