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Eric Abent is the Gaming Editor of SlashGear. He is an avid gamer himself - very passionate about gaming and its community. Eric has been writing on SlashGear since 2012.

Apex Legends Season 8 launch trailer definitely brings the explosions

Apex Legends Season 8 launch trailer definitely brings the explosions

Apex Legends Season 8 is nearly upon us, but as it usually does, Respawn Entertainment is revealing new information about it in a piecemeal fashion. The new Legend being added in Season 8 - Fuse - was revealed previously, and today he takes center stage in Season 8's launch trailer. We've still got a couple of weeks left before Season 8 officially kicks off, but this launch trailer may satiate fans at least a little bit while we wait.

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Twitch makes Trump ban indefinite, citing continued potential for harm

Twitch makes Trump ban indefinite, citing continued potential for harm

Following the inauguration of Joe Biden as the 46th President of the United States yesterday, there was some question as to whether or not internet platforms such as Twitter, YouTube, Twitch, and Facebook would reactivate the accounts of former President Trump. We now have an answer concerning one of those platforms, as Twitch has announced that it is banning Trump's account indefinitely.

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Puzzle Quest 3 arrives as a free-to-play game later this year

Puzzle Quest 3 arrives as a free-to-play game later this year

Though there have been several Puzzle Quest spinoffs in the past decade, we have to go all the way back to 2010 to find the last game in the mainline series. That's all changing this year, as 505 Games and its brand new subsidiary Infinity Plus Two (the developer of some Puzzle Quest games) have officially announced Puzzle Quest 3. We don't have a ton of details at the moment, but we do know that the game will be arriving at some point in 2021.

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GameStop PS5, Xbox Series X restock announced, but there’s a huge catch

GameStop PS5, Xbox Series X restock announced, but there’s a huge catch

If you're in the market for a PlayStation 5 or an Xbox Series X, then you might like to know that GameStop is planning to restock both consoles on its website today. As with most restocks, GameStop says that this one is very limited in scope, so obviously, we should expect consoles to sell out quickly. Those who are trying to secure a Nintendo Switch will also want to check out GameStop later today, as those consoles will be back in stock as well.

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Apple said to be creating beastly VR headset in its quest for AR dominance

Apple said to be creating beastly VR headset in its quest for AR dominance

Throughout the years, we've heard a lot of rumors about Apple's VR and AR ambitions, but today, a new report is revealing a ton of new information. As it turns out, Apple is said to be pursuing a virtual reality headset first and is planning to take what it learned in creating such a headset and apply it to the creation of AR glasses. That virtual reality headset Apple is working on is also said to be an expensive, niche product, while the company is planning on its eventual AR glasses to have more mainstream appeal.

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Predator arrives in Fortnite – How to unlock this secret skin

Predator arrives in Fortnite – How to unlock this secret skin

After weeks of teases, the Predator has arrived in Fortnite. Oftentimes, crossover skins like this need to be purchased from the shop, but that isn't the case with Predator. Instead, players who have the battle pass for Chapter 2, Season 5 can unlock the skin by completing a series of challenges. These challenges have been slowly unlocking over the past few weeks, culminating with a new challenge today that will have you going toe-to-toe with the Predator himself.

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Valve and five major PC publishers get huge fine for game blocking

Valve and five major PC publishers get huge fine for game blocking

Valve and five major PC publishers - ZeniMax, Capcom, Bandai Namco, Focus Home Interactive, and Koch Media - have found themselves on the wrong side of European antitrust regulators, it seems. Today, the European Commission announced that it is penalizing all six companies with a collective €7.8 million fine (around US $9.5 million) for making bilateral agreements that geo-blocked certain PC games in the European Union.

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This Elder Scrolls Ritual of Mara ring is a wedding band only a gamer could love

This Elder Scrolls Ritual of Mara ring is a wedding band only a gamer could love

Someone has probably uttered the words "the couple that games together stays together" at some point in the past, and now Bethesda is giving you a chance to put truth to those words. New in the Bethesda merchandise shop today is a listing for a Ritual of Mara wedding band, which - judging by its price - is aimed at only the biggest Elder Scrolls fans and their lovers.

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Google Messages gives uncertified Android phones an ultimatum

Google Messages gives uncertified Android phones an ultimatum

If you've got an uncertified Android device in your pocket that's running Google Messages, then you should know that your days with the app are numbered. Google has started alerting users that Messages will stop working on uncertified devices in March, leaving those using such a device to look elsewhere for a messaging service. While few Android users likely use an uncertified device as their daily driver, those who do should start seeing this alert soon.

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Here’s what’s next for Among Us

Here’s what’s next for Among Us

Despite launching in 2018, Among Us wound up being one of the biggest games of last year after it got some attention from big streamers on Twitch. With gamers all over the world stuck in quarantine, the game became a big hit, and now fans and developer Innersloth are looking to the future of the game. In a new blog post, Innersloth gave us an update about what's happening at the studio and what we can expect in 2021.

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Control heads up a new batch of Xbox Game Pass games for January

Control heads up a new batch of Xbox Game Pass games for January

We find ourselves in the middle of January, and that means Microsoft has detailed a new batch of games that will be heading to Xbox Game Pass throughout the rest of the month. There are a lot of big-name titles hitting the service in the next couple of weeks, and most people with a Game Pass subscription will probably want to check out at least one of them.

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Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning gets a surprise Nintendo Switch release date

Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning gets a surprise Nintendo Switch release date

THQ Nordic has announced that Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning will be heading to Switch later this year. Announced and released last year, Re-Reckoning is a remastered version of Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, a game that seemed to be the starting point for an entirely new RPG franchise before developer 38 Studios went bankrupt in 2012.

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