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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.

Super Mario 3D World Switch trailer shows off Bowser’s Fury expansion

Super Mario 3D World Switch trailer shows off Bowser’s Fury expansion

As revealed last year, Super Mario 3D World - the flagship Mario title for the Wii U - is making its way to Nintendo Switch. That'll happen next month, though this isn't just a straight port of Super Mario 3D World. While Switch owners will be getting the base game, they'll also be getting a new expansion called Bowser's Fury, which we were able to take a look at today in a new trailer for the Switch version of Super Mario 3D World.

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Lucasfilm and Disney revive Lucasfilm Games

Lucasfilm and Disney revive Lucasfilm Games

A number of gamers out there grew up playing games made by LucasArts, but before the gaming arm of LucasFilm was known as that, it was known as Lucasfilm Games. In fact, the company was known as Lucasfilm Games from 1982 to 1990, which is when it switched branding to LucasArts. Today, Disney and Lucasfilm announced that it'll be switching branding back to Lucasfilm Games, and with that switch apparently comes a renewed interest in gaming.

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Amazfit GTR 2e and GTS 2e go head-to-head with Apple Watch

Amazfit GTR 2e and GTS 2e go head-to-head with Apple Watch

Those who follow Xiaomi's Amazfit brand probably expected the company to announce new wearables at CES 2021 this year, and that's exactly what it did. Today, Amazfit announced a pair of new smartwatches: the GTR 2e and the GTS 2e. As those names suggest, both watches share a lot of similarities, as the feature sets between the two are more or less the same.

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The newest Xbox Series X controller is extremely red

The newest Xbox Series X controller is extremely red

With the Xbox Series X|S came a new Xbox Wireless Controller, and given that it's only a couple of months old, it doesn't have anywhere near the number of color or design options that the Xbox One controller has. Undoubtedly, Microsoft will be releasing new Xbox Wireless Controller variants over time, and today, one of the first was revealed. Microsoft has announced that the Xbox Wireless Controller will soon be available in Pulse Red.

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Panasonic’s flagship OLED TV gets side-firing speakers and Game Mode Extreme for 2021

Panasonic’s flagship OLED TV gets side-firing speakers and Game Mode Extreme for 2021

CES always features announcements from all segments of the consumer electronics space, but there's never any lack of new TV announcements. Today, Panasonic is hopping aboard that TV reveal train, announcing that its flagship TV for 2021 will be the JZ2000, which will be available in 55- and 65-inch models. The TV features an OLED panel and a few new features for 2021 that are aimed squarely at gamers.

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OWC’s new Thunderbolt docks and portable SSDs give WFH an upgrade

OWC’s new Thunderbolt docks and portable SSDs give WFH an upgrade

CES 2021 officially kicks off today, and Other World Computing - otherwise known as OWC - has started things off by revealing an entire slate of new accessories. The company revealed four new accessories in all today: the USB-C Travel Dock E, the U2 shuttle that can house up to four NVMe M.2 SSDs, the OWC Thunderbolt Dock, and the Envoy Pro FX external SSD. All of the products OWC announced today will either be available this month or within the first quarter of 2021.

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Surface Pro 7+ revealed with solid upgrades that you (probably) can’t have

Surface Pro 7+ revealed with solid upgrades that you (probably) can’t have

Microsoft served up something of a surprise this morning by announcing the Surface Pro 7+. This new device has a lot of similarities with the previously-released Surface Pro 7, but Microsoft has made a few key upgrades with the Surface Pro 7+. Unfortunately, we regular consumers aren't going to be able to pick one of these up right away, as Microsoft has two distinct markets in mind for the Surface Pro 7+ and we're in neither of them.

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LG’s 2021 OLED TVs boost brightness and make a play for gamers

LG’s 2021 OLED TVs boost brightness and make a play for gamers

LG today announced a new lineup of OLED TVs for 2021, and if you've run into problems with OLED brightness in the past, these new displays could be worth a look. In the new G1 series at least, LG says that it's shipping a new type of panel called OLED evo, which it describes as "the next step in the evolution of OLED TV technology." Essentially, it seems that OLED evo cranks up the brightness on these OLED panels, which in the past has been a problem area for them.

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Twitch is bringing PogChamp back – but not how you might expect

Twitch is bringing PogChamp back – but not how you might expect

Earlier this week, Twitch announced that it was removing PogChamp - one of the most popular global emotes on the platform - after the face behind it expressed support for the mob that stormed the US Capitol Building on January 6th. At the time, the company suggested that the emote would be making a return in some form, saying that it wants "the sentiment and use of Pog to live on." Now we know how PogChamp will live on, and it's safe to say that Twitch is taking a route few expected it to.

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Path of Exile 2 launching in 2021? Don’t get your hopes up

Path of Exile 2 launching in 2021? Don’t get your hopes up

These days, Path of Exile is one of the most popular action RPGs around, and back in 2019, Path of Exile developer Grinding Gear Games announced that the game will be getting a sequel. We haven't been given a ton of information on Path of Exile 2 yet, but now Grinding Gear Games has provided an update about when the sequel is expected to launch. Unfortunately, fans who were expecting Path of Exile 2 to release at some point this year are likely going to have a longer wait than originally anticipated.

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This massive Pokemon Gengar pillow is here to eat your dreams

This massive Pokemon Gengar pillow is here to eat your dreams

Pokemon plushies are nothing new, and we've seen some very interesting ones throughout the years. When the topic is memorable Pokemon plushies, no doubt many people immediately think of things like gigantic Snorlax pillows or Metapod sleeping bags, but now their might be a new competitor for the title of "strangest plush Pokemon product," on the market. This, ladies and gentlemen, is P-Bandai's very strange (and very expensive) Gengar pillow.

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Quibi content will live on thanks to Roku

Quibi content will live on thanks to Roku

Quibi will no doubt go down as one of biggest entertainment failures of all time, but the content that was created for the ill-fated platform won't just disappear into the aether. Following Quibi's shutdown at the beginning of December, Roku has announced that it will be the new home of Quibi's various shows, with this content being added to The Roku Channel at some point later this year.

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