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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

Apex Legends: Emergence gameplay trailer shows off big changes for World’s Edge

Apex Legends: Emergence gameplay trailer shows off big changes for World’s Edge

Just as Respawn teased over the weekend, today the first gameplay trailer for Apex Legends: Emergence dropped. While the launch trailer for the Emergence season - which was released last week - introduced us to Seer, the season's new Legend, this one shows us Seer (and everyone else) in action. These Apex Legends gameplay trailers are generally a mix of in-game cinematics and gameplay rather than being straight gameplay, but we still get a few good looks in this one.

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With this Halo Infinite first beta test news, I’m finally getting excited

With this Halo Infinite first beta test news, I’m finally getting excited

Halo Infinite is unquestionably the biggest Xbox Series X title on the horizon, but before it launches later this year, the folks at 343 Industries want to put it through its paces. The company plans to test the game ahead of launch, with the first of these tests coming up quickly. 343 Industries is calling this upcoming test a "technical preview," and it could happen as soon as this weekend.

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Surface Duo 2 camera leak suggests Microsoft wised up

Surface Duo 2 camera leak suggests Microsoft wised up

We've been hearing about the Surface Duo 2 here and there throughout the first half of the year. We haven't heard much, but rumors have claimed that the Surface Duo 2 will be arriving sometime this fall, potentially with better hardware than its predecessor and with 5G support to boot. Now we're actually seeing the device in the flesh, thanks to a series of leaked images.

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Jurassic World Evolution 2 just revealed some major changes

Jurassic World Evolution 2 just revealed some major changes

There are no lack of Jurassic Park fans out there who would love to see a proper theme park simulation based on the franchise, and while 2018's Jurassic World Evolution got us close to that point, it didn't quite get us close enough. At E3 2021 earlier this summer, Frontier revealed that it's working on Jurassic World Evolution 2, and today, we learned about some of the big changes that will be implemented in the game.

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Intel CEO makes dire prediction about chip shortage turnaround

Intel CEO makes dire prediction about chip shortage turnaround

The current semiconductor shortage has undoubtedly frustrated a lot of people. Not only have shortages made some in-demand hardware exceedingly difficult to find, but it's even prompted manufacturers to raise prices in some cases. We've seen that happen in the GPU segment, where new NVIDIA and AMD cards are routinely priced above MSRP as manufacturers contend with supply constraints.

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How to claim Zeraora in Pokemon Unite

How to claim Zeraora in Pokemon Unite

Pokemon Unite landed on Nintendo Switch this week, allowing players to go head-to-head in 5v5 battles similar to those found in MOBAs like League of Legends or Dota 2. While Pokemon Unite is a good amount more casual than either of those games, picking the right Pokemon for the job is still an important thing to consider. You'll need to purchase Pokemon with various forms of in-game currency before you can use them in battle, but Pokemon Unite does start you off with some freebies. Until August 31st, one of those freebies is the mythical Pokemon Zeraora.

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iDOS 2 emulator for iPad is on borrowed time, so download while you can

iDOS 2 emulator for iPad is on borrowed time, so download while you can

The creator and developer of the iDOS 2 emulator for iPad has indicated to users that it probably won't be long before it vanishes from the App Store. Chaoji Li announced today that Apple has found iDOS 2 to violate the App Store's rules, giving him 14 days to correct the issues or face its removal. However, according to Li, bringing the app back in line with App Store rules would require removing "critical functionalities" of the emulator, which is something he isn't willing to do.

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Tokyo 2020 Olympics Opening Ceremony had a video game surprise

Tokyo 2020 Olympics Opening Ceremony had a video game surprise

The Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics have officially kicked off, albeit a year late and without live spectators. Gamers who watched the Opening Ceremony of the event and the Parade of Nations were greeted by something they probably weren't expecting: a soundtrack filled with video game music. Many took to Twitter to call out songs they were familiar with as tracks from games like Sonic the Hedgehog and Dragon Quest played during the event.

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This new Windows 11 Insider Preview is all about the taskbar

This new Windows 11 Insider Preview is all about the taskbar

Microsoft today shipped out Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22000.100, and most of the changes and improvements it's packing seem to be centered around the taskbar. While there are a couple of changes to other aspects of Windows, the taskbar is where most of the attention is, whether we're talking improvements to the notification center or the system tray. Just as well, this new Preview Build is shipping out a boatload of fixes.

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Dead Space remake confirmed for PS5, Xbox Series X, PC

Dead Space remake confirmed for PS5, Xbox Series X, PC

Just as the rumors foretold, it seems that the original Dead Space game is being remade for modern platforms. The remake's reveal closed out EA Play Live with a suitably creepy teaser trailer today, where it was confirmed that it'll be launching exclusively for Xbox Series X, PlayStation 5, and PC. Sorry, Xbox One and PS4 users, but it looks like you'll have to sit this one out.

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Battlefield 2042’s Portal platform is what super-fans like me have been waiting for

Battlefield 2042’s Portal platform is what super-fans like me have been waiting for

Last month, we heard a rumor which claimed that one of Battlefield 2042's unrevealed modes was actually a sandbox mode that would let players combine different Battlefield eras. Today at EA Play Live, EA and Ripple Effect - the new name for DICE LA - revealed exactly that. The new mode is called Battlefield Portal, and it's described as "a love letter to fans and creators."

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Horizon Zero Dawn’s Aloy is coming to Genshin Impact and you can get her for free

Horizon Zero Dawn’s Aloy is coming to Genshin Impact and you can get her for free

With Horizon Forbidden West on the way, it makes sense that Sony would want to cross-promote the game and its characters with other popular games. It's little surprise, then, to hear that Aloy - the main character in Horizon Zero Dawn and Horizon Forbidden West - is coming to Genshin Impact. She'll be going live in an upcoming update and will first be available to PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 players.

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