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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.

Path of Exile 2 gets new trailer, lengthy gameplay video

Path of Exile 2 gets new trailer, lengthy gameplay video

It's been a long time since we last heard from Path of Exile 2. The long-awaited follow up was first revealed at ExileCon - Path of Exile's yearly fan convention - in 2019, but since then we haven't really seen anything new from the game. That all changed today as Grinding Gear Games not only gave us a new Path of Exile 2 trailer, but also published a new gameplay walkthrough for the game.

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Outriders preps in-game freebies as an apology for launch connection issues

Outriders preps in-game freebies as an apology for launch connection issues

It's safe to say that Outriders has suffered something of a rocky launch. While there seems to be a lot of interest in Outriders, there was a bit too much for the game's opening weekend and its first week of availability, with players reporting connection issues that were only recently resolved. No one likes to experience connection issues in games they were looking forward to playing, so as something of an olive branch to a frustrated community, Square Enix has announced that it will be giving all Outriders players a "Community Appreciation Package."

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World War II game Enlisted open beta: How to join on Xbox Series X, PS5 and PC

World War II game Enlisted open beta: How to join on Xbox Series X, PS5 and PC

There's no lack of World War II games out there, and as of today, there's a new one to check out. Gaijin Entertainment has announced that Enlisted, a World War II title developed by DarkFlow Software, has moved out of closed beta and into open beta, giving everyone a chance to check the game out. The open beta is going live today across Xbox Series X, PS5, and PC.

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Apex Legends War Games event will wrap up Season 8

Apex Legends War Games event will wrap up Season 8

Apex Legends is closing in on the end of Season 8: Mayhem, but before things wrap up, Respawn Entertainment is introducing a new event called War Games. With this event, we'll see the introduction of five new game modes that will replace the standard Play Apex playlists. These new modes will make small-yet-significant tweaks to the way Apex Legends matches play, and of course, there will be some new cosmetics and items to unlock in this event as well.

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PS5 timed exclusive Deathloop delayed again

PS5 timed exclusive Deathloop delayed again

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed development schedules for a lot of upcoming games, and Arkane's Deathloop is no exception to that. The game has gone through a few shifting release dates over the past year or so, and unfortunately, it's being delayed again today. When we last heard from Arkane on the topic of Deathloop's release, the studio was targeting a release date of May 21st, 2021, but now that has been moved back to September.

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Galaxy SmartTag+ with UWB support gets a release date

Galaxy SmartTag+ with UWB support gets a release date

Earlier this year, Samsung revealed an enhanced SmartTag it's simply calling the SmartTag+. Functionality is still mostly the same - you'll still attach these SmartTags to items that prone to to being misplaced so you can find them easily - but as the name suggests, SmartTag+ comes with new functionality over its predecessor. Now, Samsung has told when we can expect SmartTag+ to launch.

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Halo: The Master Chief Collection season 6 kicks off with a new map and game mode

Halo: The Master Chief Collection season 6 kicks off with a new map and game mode

343 Industries and Microsoft kicked off season 6 within Halo: The Master Chief Collection earlier today, and the new seasonal update is shipping with some big additions. Obviously, the new season also kicks off a new progression system for players to work their way through, with 100 tiers of content to unlock. Beyond that, however, there's a new map, a new game variant, and a new feature called The Exchange going live in the Master Chief Collection.

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Monster Hunter Rise freebies drop as sales hit 5 million

Monster Hunter Rise freebies drop as sales hit 5 million

We're only about a week-and-a-half out from the launch of Monster Hunter Rise, and it's already safe to say the game is already a success. Shortly after announcing that the game had shipped 4 million units by the end of its first weekend of availability, Capcom has now revealed that Monster Hunter Rise has sold - not shipped - 5 million copies around the world, a figure that includes digital downloads as well.

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Crysis Remastered gets a big next-gen update on PS5 and Xbox Series X

Crysis Remastered gets a big next-gen update on PS5 and Xbox Series X

For years, discussions about computer and gaming hardware have been met with one question from the witty gamers of the world: "Yeah, but can it run Crysis?" If you happen to have an Xbox Series X or PlayStation 5 on hand, you can now answer in the affirmative the next time someone poses that question to you, as Crysis Remastered has received a next-gen update on both platforms.

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New Adidas Ultraboost DNA shoes add LEGO flair to your run

New Adidas Ultraboost DNA shoes add LEGO flair to your run

LEGO and Adidas today announced that they're teaming to release a new pair of running shoes. While that sentence might make some immediately think of running shoes made out of LEGO, the product the two companies have actually settled on seems a lot more comfortable, as they've taken the Adidas Ultraboost shoes and given them something of a LEGO flair.

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Alienware m15, Dell G15 gaming laptops get a Ryzen upgrade

Alienware m15, Dell G15 gaming laptops get a Ryzen upgrade

AMD's new Ryzen 5000 series processors have been impressing users and reviewers alike, but apparently they've also caught the eye of Alienware and Dell. The two companies announced new Ryzen-based gaming laptops today, and in the case of Alienware, this is the first time we've seen it announce an AMD machine in the past 14 years. In addition, it seems that Dell has a new collection of gaming monitors on the way as well.

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Mass Effect: Legendary Edition is getting some huge changes: These are the highlights

Mass Effect: Legendary Edition is getting some huge changes: These are the highlights

BioWare and Electronic Arts are gearing up to re-release the Mass Effect trilogy as the Mass Effect: Legendary Edition next month, and that's shipping with a bunch of different enhancements. Today, BioWare is detailing many of those enhancements, particularly the ones that are being applied to the first game in the trilogy.

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