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AT&T announces $85 billion Time Warner acquisition

AT&T announces $85 billion Time Warner acquisition

Just as the rumors foretold, AT&T has entered a bid to buy Time Warner. In a stock-and-cash deal, AT&T is offering $85.4 billion, and when Time Warner's debt is taken into account, the total cost of the transaction comes to $108.7 billion. AT&T is expecting the deal to be complete by the end of 2017, assuming the appropriate officials and regulators approve the merger.

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Get an in-depth look at Zelda: Breath of the Wild in this 40-minute video

Get an in-depth look at Zelda: Breath of the Wild in this 40-minute video

Hot on the heels of the Switch reveal, Nintendo has shared more footage from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. We're getting a rather in-depth look here, as the video clocks in at more than 40 minutes long. However, don't expect to see it played on the Switch - this video deals exclusively in the Wii U version of the game.

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Skyrim Special Edition trailer released with digital launch info

Skyrim Special Edition trailer released with digital launch info

Skyrim Special Edition is just a week away from release, and Bethesda has unleashed a new trailer that shows off some more footage from this enhanced edition. Bethesda's timing is impeccable - with today's releases of Battlefield 1 and Civilization VI, some folks likely forgot that Skyrim Special Edition is nearly upon us. If you're one of those people, consider this your not-so-subtle reminder.

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Nintendo Switch has me convinced already

Nintendo Switch has me convinced already

Switch feels like the beginning of a new era for Nintendo. I know it might seem silly to say that when its existence has only been official for a little more than 24 hours, but it's true. In viewing the reveal trailer for the Switch, I can see a company that's serious when it says it's going to make an effort to learn from its past marketing mistakes, and as a lifelong Nintendo fan, that makes me very happy.

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Pokemon GO passes $600 million in revenue in record time

Pokemon GO passes $600 million in revenue in record time

It would appear that Pokemon GO isn't quite done breaking mobile gaming records. Even though it's no longer the powerhouse it was when it launched back in July, there's still a significant number of people playing it. That player base has helped Pokemon GO break yet another record, with App Annie saying that the mobile game has managed to pull in $600 million in revenue.

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Bethesda won’t confirm Skyrim for Nintendo Switch

Bethesda won’t confirm Skyrim for Nintendo Switch

When the Nintendo Switch was announced yesterday, Bethesda's famous RPG Skyrim was right there along with it. Skyrim wasn't hard to miss in the reveal trailer for the Switch, as it featured rather prominently. There's just one small problem with that: It turns out that Bethesda is hesitant to actually confirm Skyrim for Nintendo's latest console.

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Tobii launches Eye Tracker 4C, adds simultaneous head tracking

Tobii launches Eye Tracker 4C, adds simultaneous head tracking

In a world where we're knee-deep in VR headets, Tobii is going in a different direction with its Eye Tracker 4C. Like VR headsets, the Tobii Eye Tracker 4C is meant to make your gaming experiences a bit more immersive. The difference, however, comes in what the Eye Tracker does and how much it costs.

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Nintendo Switch reveal: Six burning questions that need answers

Nintendo Switch reveal: Six burning questions that need answers

Nintendo's Switch reveal trailer actually had a lot of hidden details in it, but it didn't come close to answering all of the questions we have. There's so much left to discover about the device, and the answers to those questions could determine whether the Switch sinks or swims. While we wait for Nintendo to share the next morsel of information about the Switch, here are six burning questions we have about the company's latest console.

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Red Dead Redemption 2’s first trailer has arrived – watch it here

Red Dead Redemption 2’s first trailer has arrived – watch it here

Like clockwork, the first trailer for Red Dead Redemption 2 has arrived. Just like it said it would, Rockstar has released the first teaser trailer for Red Dead Redemption 2 only a few days after officially announcing the game. Between this trailer and the announcement of the Nintendo Switch, it's already a pretty big day for the gaming world.

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Nintendo Switch games revealed: release titles you’ll need

Nintendo Switch games revealed: release titles you’ll need

Now that the Switch reveal is in the books, it's time to talk about the most important thing: release titles. While it's impossible to know which Switch titles will be available right launch and which will be releasing within the critical first six months of the console's lifespan, we already have a decent idea of what to expect. That's thanks to a number of pre-reveal leaks and Nintendo's own footage from the Switch reveal trailer.

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Nintendo NX revealed as Nintendo Switch, a hybrid cartridge-based console

Nintendo NX revealed as Nintendo Switch, a hybrid cartridge-based console

As promised, Nintendo has revealed the NX at long last, showing off the console in a new three-minute trailer and giving it a new name: Nintendo Switch. Nintendo is ready to leave the Wii branding behind as it launches this console, and it turns out that most of the pre-reveal rumors we heard are true. Most importantly, the Switch will be a cartridge-based hybrid console.

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Zelda: Breath of the Wild footage – three new trailers you want to see

Zelda: Breath of the Wild footage – three new trailers you want to see

Nintendo has delivered a whole slew of new The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild footage this morning. These new trailers, of which there are three in total, come just ahead of the company's planned NX debut. They're giving us our most extensive look at the game since it was announced at E3 earlier this year, so if you've been looking forward to Breath of the Wild, you'll definitely want to check them out.

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