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Amazon has canceled Crucible, its free-to-play multiplayer shooter that had already been returned to closed beta

Amazon has officially canceled Crucible, its free-to-play multiplayer shooter. It’s the end of a rocky journey for the game, which was first launched in May after years in development before being put back into closed beta in July.

“We very much appreciate the way that our fans have rallied around our efforts, and we’ve loved seeing your responses to the changes we’ve made over the last few months, but ultimately we didn’t see a healthy, sustainable future ahead [for] Crucible,” the Crucible team said in a blog post.

If you’re in the closed beta, you’ll still be able to play the game in some form for a short while. The developers will be hosting a “a final playtest and community celebration” in the next few weeks, according to the blog. Once that’s done, matchmaking will be disabled, but you’ll be able to play custom games (which are expected to

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Case closed: California judge ends SpaceX’s lawsuit against the U.S. Air Force

The judge said the Air Force’s actions were not arbitrary, capricious, or in violation of the law, and that SpaceX was not entitled to any relief in this action.”

WASHINGTON — A California judge Oct. 2 officially ended SpaceX’s 18-month-long lawsuit against the U.S. Air Force. Following a Sept. 24 ruling denying SpaceX’s claim, the judge on Friday ordered the case to be closed. 

U.S. District Court Judge Judge Otis Wright II of the Central District of California on Sept. 24 ruled against SpaceX in its legal complaint over contracts the U.S. Air Force awarded in October 2018 to United Launch Alliance, Northrop Grumman and Blue Origin. 

The judge’s Sept. 24 order, first reported by Reuters, was sealed by the court because it contained sensitive information.

In the Oct. 2 motion to close the case, the judge noted that his Sept. 24 order denied SpaceX’s claim, “concluding that the

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Peterson Ventures, a firm that quietly backed Allbirds and Bonobos, just closed a $65 million fund

Peterson Ventures, a 12-year-old, Salt Lake City, Utah-based seed-stage fund, has long operated fairly quietly, but many of its bets have become known brands in the respective worlds of consumer and enterprise software investing. Among these is the shoe company Allbirds; the men’s clothing company Bonobos (acquired a few years ago by Walmart); and Lucid Software, which closed its newest, $52 million round back in April.

Thanks to a newly raised $65 million fund — more than double the size of its $33 million second fund — Peterson has even more money now to write checks in the range of $250,000 to $1 million in a wide variety of startups.

We were in touch this week with Peterson partner Ilana Stern, whose own consumer startup, Weddington Way,  raised money from Peterson before selling to the Gap in 2016. Stern, who joined the outfit last fall and is based in San

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a new grocery store, closed restaurants and a disappearing Michelin chef

The pandemic has reshaped dining across Hampton Roads. But as the tourists and downtown office crowd dried up a bit, downtown Norfolk has perhaps changed as fast as anywhere in the region. Previously car-crowded Granby Street has given way to both patio dining on the street and twilight Lime scooters zipping down the road in packs.



a man standing in a kitchen: Serge Gouloumes, executive chef, is photographed at the new Glass Light Hotel in Norfolk, Virginia., on Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019.


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Serge Gouloumes, executive chef, is photographed at the new Glass Light Hotel in Norfolk, Virginia., on Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019.

In part, the coronavirus has meant closures.

Tight-quartered drinking halls, such as beer bar The Barrel Room and the raucous Pourhouse, have closed for good in response to the pandemic. And so has fine-dining spot St. Germain, from the same owners as Pourhouse.

Other projects have been canceled or delayed. A much-anticipated 13-vendor food hall called Granby Station has ceased construction until fall and may have to

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