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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.

The Sims 4 free on PC for a short time, via Origin

The Sims 4 free on PC for a short time, via Origin

It's no secret that Electronic Arts likes to give away free games through Origin. Usually, these games are classics from way back in the day, making these giveaways good for a hefty dose of nostalgia. This week, however, the free game is quite the whopper, as EA is giving away copies of The Sims 4 to anyone who wants them.

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Xbox Game Bar on Windows 10 just got a lot more useful

Xbox Game Bar on Windows 10 just got a lot more useful

Of all the gaming features present in Windows 10, the Xbox Game Bar doesn't seem to get a lot of attention. There are, after all, a lot of programs that can capture screenshots and gameplay video like the Game Bar can, so when the tool was first introduced in Windows 10, a lot of players probably stuck with what they were already using. Nevertheless, Microsoft has been improving the Game Bar over time, and the new features it's introducing today might make it worth another look.

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Steam Chat Android and iOS apps released

Steam Chat Android and iOS apps released

When one thinks of Steam, its chat capabilities aren't often the first thing that comes to mind. Still, it's clear that Valve considers chat to be an integral part of Steam, as it now has its very own app. Valve has launched a new Steam Chat app on iOS and Android, allowing you to always have that aspect of Steam at your fingertips.

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Fortnite x Jumpman crossover event detailed in v9.10 patch notes

Fortnite x Jumpman crossover event detailed in v9.10 patch notes

Fortnite's next crossover event is here, and it's an interesting one. Instead of a crossover that ties into a movie, like the recent ones for Avengers: Endgame and John Wick 3: Parabellum, this crossover ties into a brand. Specifically, this new event is a mash up with Nike's Jordan brand, and it's appropriately named Fortnite x Jumpman.

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Overwatch Anniversary 2019 now live: Here are all the new skins

Overwatch Anniversary 2019 now live: Here are all the new skins

As teased over the weekend, Overwatch's big anniversary event is back and it's kicking off today. The update containing the anniversary event went live a little while ago, so from today until June 10th, you'll be able to play through seasonal brawls from events past and unlock a ton of skins and other cosmetics. In that way, these anniversary events are something akin to a greatest hits rundown for Overwatch.

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Samsung Galaxy Home Mini could beat its big brother to release

Samsung Galaxy Home Mini could beat its big brother to release

It's been quite some time since Samsung first revealed the Galaxy Home, its Bixby-powered smart speaker. That happened way back in August, and we still haven't been given a release date for it yet. Despite all of that, Samsung is already looking toward the future of the Galaxy Home brand. As it turns out, the company may be plotting a smaller Galaxy Home that's meant to better compete with budget speakers from Google and Amazon.

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Adobe Premiere Rush released to Android with these features

Adobe Premiere Rush released to Android with these features

Back in October, Adobe Premiere Rush rolled out to a variety of platforms but left Android out in the cold. At the time, Adobe promised that an Android version of the app would launch at some point in 2019, and today, the company made good on that promise. Adobe Premiere Rush is now available on Google's mobile operating system, but only for a handful of higher-end devices.

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Nintendo gives games the boot over loot box concerns

Nintendo gives games the boot over loot box concerns

Loot boxes have been a hot button issue lately, and as governments around the world are implementing rules on then or starting to look into the effects of loot boxes, we're seeing publishers begin to respond. Today, Nintendo did just that, announcing that it will stop offering two mobile games in Belgium in response to its legislation regarding loot boxes.

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Leaked Cardinal Red Galaxy S10 might be the best looking Samsung flagship yet

Leaked Cardinal Red Galaxy S10 might be the best looking Samsung flagship yet

Now that the Galaxy S10 has a couple of months of availability under its belt, it's time for Samsung to start tempting the hold outs. Samsung, like a lot of phone manufacturers, likes to release new color variants for its flagship phones after they release, and it seems that the Galaxy S10 will be no different. The next color on deck is definitely a loud one, so if you like making a statement with the phones you use, it might be worth checking out.

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Oculus Quest and Rift S released: How to choose

Oculus Quest and Rift S released: How to choose

Today is a pretty big day for the folks at Oculus, as the company is launching two new virtual reality headsets. Coming out of the gate today are the Oculus Rift S and Quest, and though the goal of each headset may be bringing VR to the masses, they both do it in very different ways. The headset you go for ultimately depends on what kind of set up you're looking to have.

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Overwatch’s Anniversary event returns with week-long free trial

Overwatch’s Anniversary event returns with week-long free trial

Believe it or not, Overwatch is about to turn three years old. As it does every year on the anniversary of its launch, Blizzard will be hosting an in-game event that'll see various seasonal modes return for the duration. Of course, this is also a good chance for you to unlock some skins that you may have missed during previous events, so if you're a relatively new player, the anniversary event will be a chance to play catch up when it comes to cosmetics.

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Big Call of Duty shake up sees Treyarch start Black Ops 5 early

Big Call of Duty shake up sees Treyarch start Black Ops 5 early

For a number of years now, Activision has stuck to a Call of Duty development schedule that sees three different studios working on yearly releases. As a result, each individual studio has three-year development cycles for its respective Call of Duty games, but now a new report says that a major shake-up has taken place at Activision. The result is that we'll see Treyarch's Black Ops 5 land a year earlier than anticipated, giving the developer only two years to make it.

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