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With a track record of covering the gaming industry that spans more than a decade, Eric Abent has been part of the SlashGear team since 2012 and, most recently, is gaming editor for the site. Beyond the latest in AAA games and consoles, Eric's role encompasses independent studios, virtual reality, and mobile gaming as the industry undertakes a seismic shift in home entertainment and beyond. Twitter / LinkedIn / Email

Gran Turismo 7 launch editions and pre-order bonuses revealed

Gran Turismo 7 launch editions and pre-order bonuses revealed

Earlier this month, we finally got a release date for Gran Turismo 7. With March 4th, 2022 on the books as Gran Turismo 7's release date, Sony has now detailed the various launch editions and pre-order bonuses that will be available with the game. Chief among these launch editions is a 25th Anniversary Edition that will be available in both retail and digital flavors.

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Major Pokemon Unite update detailed ahead of mobile launch

Major Pokemon Unite update detailed ahead of mobile launch

Tomorrow is a big day for Pokemon Unite players, as the game finally launches on mobile devices. As the game launches on iOS and Android, it'll be accompanied by a large patch that will add a bunch of new features to the game. Ahead of tomorrow's mobile launch, the Pokemon Unite development team has detailed this new patch and everything it will add to the game.

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HP ENVY 34 all-in-one serves up a massive display for Windows 11

HP ENVY 34 all-in-one serves up a massive display for Windows 11

With Windows 11 on the horizon, it's no surprise that we're seeing a bunch of manufacturers announce upcoming machines that will support the operating system. Ahead of Microsoft's Windows 11 event tomorrow - in which it will also talk about upcoming Surface devices - HP has revealed some new Windows 11 devices of its own, including a new ENVY all-in-one that will boast a 34-inch display.

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Upcoming Star Wars game may have a surprising developer

Upcoming Star Wars game may have a surprising developer

At the beginning of this year, Disney and Lucasfilm announced the revival of the Lucasfilm Games, and with it, we saw the announcement of partnerships with a handful of companies to create new Star Wars titles. In modern times, Electronic Arts is best known as the developer and publisher of Star Wars titles, but the days of it being the exclusive license holder are over. With Disney and LucasFilm Games branching out to new companies, we're hearing rumors which claim a future Star Wars title might come from a surprising studio.

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Deltarune creator outlines big plans for next three chapters

Deltarune creator outlines big plans for next three chapters

Last week, Deltarune and Undertale creator Toby Fox surprised us all by dropping Deltarune: Chapter 2 into our laps. We received the first Deltarune chapter way back in 2018, so there's been something of a wait between the two chapters. We might be in for another long wait for Deltarune: Chapter 3, because now Fox has shared his plans for that chapter and the two that will follow it.

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Pokemon TCG Live app announced, but players may not be happy

Pokemon TCG Live app announced, but players may not be happy

For years now, fans of the Pokemon TCG have been using the Pokemon Trading Card Game Online app to play online with digital card collections. Pokemon TCG Online has been around for a decade at this point, and the Pokemon TCG community has been asking for upgrades for years. Today, The Pokemon Company announced a new app - dubbed Pokemon TCG Live - that will eventually replace Pokemon TCG Online, but at this early stage, it doesn't sound like much of an upgrade to us.

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Call of Duty: Vanguard open beta extended into this week

Call of Duty: Vanguard open beta extended into this week

If you didn't get to play the Call of Duty: Vanguard open beta over the weekend, we've got some good news for you: Activision and Sledgehammer Games have decided to extend it into this week. Originally slated to wrap up today at 10 AM PDT/1 PM EDT, the beta will instead run for a couple more days, giving those who missed out (or those who were having fun and weren't quite ready for the open beta to end) more time to play.

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Microsoft’s Surface Duo 2 5G surprise may have just been spoiled

Microsoft’s Surface Duo 2 5G surprise may have just been spoiled

It's a big week for Microsoft, as the company is slated to host an event on September 22nd in which it will discuss Windows 11 and some upcoming devices. Microsoft didn't name the devices it will have on hand when it announced this event, but there's been plenty of speculation to make up for the lack of official details. We're expecting to hear more about incoming Surface devices, and one of the devices we're hoping to see is the Surface Duo 2.

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SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake revealed as a time-hopping adventure

SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake revealed as a time-hopping adventure

When THQ said it would be revealing six new games including new entries in beloved franchises during its 10th Anniversary Showcase today, there were a lot of people out there who speculated that a new SpongeBob SquarePants game was one of them. As it turns out, those people were right on the money, as THQ closed its show with the reveal of SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake.

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Dota 2 won’t work on your old computer, very soon

Dota 2 won’t work on your old computer, very soon

If you're a Dota 2 player who uses an older 32-bit system, you might want to prepare to upgrade your machine. In a massive update that covers details about The International 2021, Valve also revealed that it's planning to end Dota 2 support for older machines. That doesn't just stop at 32-bit systems, but also older versions of macOS and DirectX too.

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Latest Monster Hunter Rise crossover adds Mega Man’s dog Rush

Latest Monster Hunter Rise crossover adds Mega Man’s dog Rush

Another Capcom collaboration is headed to Monster Hunter Rise, and this time the focus of that collaboration is Mega Man. More specifically, the focus is actually on Mega Man's dog, Rush. Like previous collaborations, this new one will give you cosmetics to use in-game. If your mind immediately jumped to Palamutes when we mentioned Rush, you're definitely on the right track.

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How to watch THQ Nordic’s 10th Anniversary Showcase today

How to watch THQ Nordic’s 10th Anniversary Showcase today

Today is a big day for THQ Nordic. For its 10th anniversary, THQ Nordic has announced that it will be hosting a new reveal showcase. That showcase promises new reveals and some returning franchises, so if you're a fan of THQ Nordic's games, it sounds like it'll be worth tuning in to.

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