This week’s summer gaming events: Ubisoft Forward and Limited Run Games’ #LRG3

Image: Summer Game Fest Even though E3, Gamescom, and other summer gaming events have become online-only or outright canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there has already been a lot of gaming news this summer.
We finally know what the PlayStation 5 looks like and some of the games coming to the system, for example, and we’ve been given previews of Cyberpunk 2077, Star Wars: Squadrons, the future of Destiny 2, and more. But there are still more events ahead — including another Xbox digital games showcase, where Microsoft is expected to show Halo Infinite.
This week, you can look forward to Limited Run Games’ #LRG3 event on July 8th, focused on physical game releases, and the Ubisoft Forward event on July 12th, which will feature Ubisoft titles, including A…
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The federal government says Bird got at least a $5 million bailout loan, but the company denies it

Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Bird, the beleaguered e-scooter company, received a loan worth between $5 million and $10 million from the federal government’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) in late April. The company said in its application to the Treasury Department and the Small Business Association that the loan would help it retain 341 jobs. But less than a month before, Bird laid off over 400 employees, or about 30 percent of its staff.
But Bird contends that it should not be included in the government’s list. “Bird was erroneously listed as a company that filed for a PPP Loan,” a company spokesperson said. “We did not apply for nor did we receive a PPP Loan. We decided as a company not to file an application as we did not want to divert critical funding from…
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