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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.

Stadia promises 10 timed exclusives by summer, 120+ games for 2020

Stadia promises 10 timed exclusives by summer, 120+ games for 2020

In the months since Stadia launched, Google has been attempting to build out the service's functionality, but we haven't heard a whole lot about games. Today, Google changed that by sharing some details about the games it plans to adds in 2020, and it looks like the company will rely on timed exclusives to sell people on Stadia.

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Microsoft makes Carbon Negative pledge: Here’s what that means

Microsoft makes Carbon Negative pledge: Here’s what that means

It's overwhelmingly clear that we need to do something about emissions if we want to curb the worst effects of climate change, and a big part of getting on the right track will be getting massive corporations on board. We've seen plenty of corporations talk about their sustainability plans, but today, one of the biggest is detailing what it will do to help: Microsoft.

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Super Smash Bros Ultimate is getting six more DLC fighters

Super Smash Bros Ultimate is getting six more DLC fighters

DLC fighters for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate were a reality from the moment the game was announced, but originally, Nintendo and Sora Ltd. only planned to release five DLC characters for the game. These characters comprise the Fighters Pass, which will be complete once Byleth is released at the end of the this month. That Fighters Pass was all the extra content that was initially planned for the game, but then Ultimate became one of Switch's best-selling titles.

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Byleth from Fire Emblem: Three Houses is Smash Ultimate’s next DLC fighter

Byleth from Fire Emblem: Three Houses is Smash Ultimate’s next DLC fighter

As promised, today Super Smash Bros. Ultimate director Masahiro Sakurai sat down for a deep dive into the game's next DLC character. Typically, we know who the fighter is before Sakurai does these deep dives, but this time around, the character's identity was a secret heading into the presentation. At the start of the livestream, Sakurai revealed that Byleth from Fire Emblem: Three Houses will be the fifth DLC fighter for Ultimate, and the last one included in the Fighters Pass.

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Pokemon: Twilight Wings animated series debuts on YouTube

Pokemon: Twilight Wings animated series debuts on YouTube

Fans of the Pokemon anime may be pleased to know that The Pokemon Company kicked off a new side series today. Dubbed Pokemon: Twilight Wings, this side series is set in the Galar region, the main setting for the latest Pokemon games, Sword and Shield. While the main characters from the anime don't seem to be present in this side series, there are some familiar faces for those who have already played through the Galar-based games.

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Fortnite is giving Ninja his own skin

Fortnite is giving Ninja his own skin

In regards to Fortnite's success on streaming platforms, there's probably no one who has contributed to that more the Tyler "Ninja" Blevins. Ninja established himself as the foremost Fortnite streamer early on, and when the game's popularity was on the upswing, he could be seen streaming to more than 100,000 people at a time. Indeed, Fortnite and Ninja seem to go together like peanut butter and jelly, so it should come as little surprise to learn that Ninja is being immortalized in the game.

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Valve Index just sold out thanks to Half-Life: Alyx (VR)

Valve Index just sold out thanks to Half-Life: Alyx (VR)

Half-Life: Alyx - the first Half-Life game we've seen in more than a decade and the flagship title for Valve's Index VR headset - is on the horizon. It was revealed back in November with a March release date, and it seems to have people excited right now. The Valve Index is apparently sold out in pretty much every region where it's available, so if you were hoping to pick up a headset in anticipation of Half-Life: Alyx, good luck.

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PUBG is getting a new map and sticky bombs for season 6

PUBG is getting a new map and sticky bombs for season 6

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is about to kick off its sixth season, and when it does, players will have a new map to do battle on. Today PUBG Corp revealed Karakin, a new 2km x 2km map that promises some intense action. Karakin will also bring a new map mechanic called the black zone along with it, which will change the map as matches play out.

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Huawei P40 leaked renders show off rear and front-facing cameras

Huawei P40 leaked renders show off rear and front-facing cameras

As 2019 came to a close, we saw a number of leaks and reports concerning the upcoming Huawei P40 and its beefed up brother, the P40 Pro. One leaked render showed off the P40 Pro with a quad-rear camera, but if that's a bit too serious for you, then you might find the sight of the standard P40 refreshing. We're seeing the P40 from most angles in a leaked render today, giving us a good idea of what to expect from the phone.

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Logitech Ergo K860 keyboard is the perfect MX Vertical companion

Logitech Ergo K860 keyboard is the perfect MX Vertical companion

Over the past couple of years, we’ve seen Logitech attempt to build out its range of ergonomic PC accessories, most notably with the MX Vertical mouse. The MX Vertical has a design that definitely takes some getting used to, but today we’re seeing the company launch something a little more familiar: an ergonomic keyboard. Officially dubbed the Ergo K860, this keyboard looks similar to many of the other ergonomic keyboards out there, but it has some features that may help stand out in a sea of competitors.

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Razer reveals DeathAdder V2 and Basilisk V2 gaming mice

Razer reveals DeathAdder V2 and Basilisk V2 gaming mice

The DeathAdder and Basilisk are two of Razer's more popular gaming mice, and though we've seen plenty of variants throughout the years, today they're both getting upgrades. Razer has announced the DeathAdder V2 and Basilisk V2, and though they both look similar to their predecessors, they've got some upgraded hardware in them that justifies that "V2" branding.

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Latest DOOM Eternal trailer prepares us for the battle to save Earth

Latest DOOM Eternal trailer prepares us for the battle to save Earth

Barring some kind of surprise announcement at E3 2020 or something like that, DOOM Eternal could very well wind up being Bethesda's biggest game of the year. Currently, DOOM Eternal is slated for launch on March 20th, 2020, and today Bethesda is trying to build up some pre-release hype for the game by releasing a new trailer. If you're a fan of demon slaying, then you'll probably want to check it out.

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