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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.

Verizon’s Galaxy S10 5G released without one major feature

Verizon’s Galaxy S10 5G released without one major feature

After a bit of a wait, the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G is now available. This is definitely an exciting launch because the Galaxy S10 is one of the first 5G flagships out of the gate, but unfortunately, this release is a fairly limited in scope in more ways than one. The phone is only available on Verizon for the time being, so if you're not already a Verizon customer or don't have plans to switch carriers, you'll be waiting for the Galaxy S10 5G a little longer.

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John Wick comes to Fortnite in new crossover event

John Wick comes to Fortnite in new crossover event

After a lot of rumors and leaks suggesting as much, we now know that Fortnite's new event stars the one and only John Wick. Epic has launched another crossover event - this time with John Wick 3: Parabellum - that adds everyone's favorite assassin to the game and puts him at the center of a new limited-time game mode. That game mode is called Wick's Bounty, and by playing it, you have the opportunity to unlock some items inspired by the movie.

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Twitch Prime now gets you free anime

Twitch Prime now gets you free anime

Twitch Prime offers some pretty nifty perks to people who play a lot of video games or watch a lot of live streams, and now the same is true for people who watch a lot of anime. Today, Twitch Prime announced a new promotion that will see it hand out 30-day subscriptions to Crunchyroll Premium to all of its members. The promotion kicks off today and runs through June 13th, so you've got a month to redeem this trial to Crunchyroll.

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Google’s Bluetooth Titan 2FA keys have a weird security vulnerability

Google’s Bluetooth Titan 2FA keys have a weird security vulnerability

Last year, Google released its Titan security keys in two different varieties: USB and Bluetooth Low Energy. The idea behind Titan is the same as any security key, which was to give people a hardware two factor authentication method. Everything was all fine and dandy for a while, but then today, Google alerted users to a rather peculiar flaw in its BLE Titan keys.

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Super Mario Maker 2 Nintendo Direct: How and when to watch today

Super Mario Maker 2 Nintendo Direct: How and when to watch today

Yesterday, Nintendo surprised us all by announcing a new Nintendo Direct devoted entirely to Super Mario Maker 2. The original Super Mario Maker was one of the best reasons to own a Wii U - if not the single best reason - so there's definitely a lot of excitement for this Switch release. Despite that excitement, Nintendo has kept Mario Maker 2 details a secret for the most part, but that all changes today.

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Fortnite v9.01 patch notes are all about automatic weapons

Fortnite v9.01 patch notes are all about automatic weapons

Another Fortnite patch has landed, and this week, players are getting a new gun to use in close-range combat. That weapon is the Tactical Assault Rifle, a fully automatic weapon that shreds enemies up close but loses effectiveness at greater range. We're also saying goodbye to a weapon today, while the Drum Gun is getting yet another nerf.

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This Fortnite summer job is every kid’s dream

This Fortnite summer job is every kid’s dream

There are already plenty of people who make a good living playing Fortnite day in and day out, but you don't need to be a big-time streamer to earn some cash paying the game. One website is offering one person $1000 to play Fortnite for 50 hours this summer. There are some perks and requirements beyond simply spending 50 hours playing Fortnite, but still, you're getting paid to play video games (assuming you can land the gig).

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Pokemon Rumble Rush comes out of nowhere as Nintendo’s next mobile game

Pokemon Rumble Rush comes out of nowhere as Nintendo’s next mobile game

Two years ago, Nintendo and The Pokemon Company revealed a mobile game called Pokeland that seemed to borrow heavily from the Pokemon Rumble series. A close alpha launched with that announcement, but after that, The Pokemon Company went radio silent on the game. Fast forward to today and it has resurfaced with a new title and an imminent release.

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World of Warcraft Classic finally has a release date

World of Warcraft Classic finally has a release date

The Blizzard faithful have been waiting for World of Warcraft Classic to get a release for quite some time. WoW Classic was first revealed back at BlizzCon 2017, and ever since then, Blizzard has stuck to a rather vague "summer 2019" release date. Today the long wait finally ended, with Blizzard revealing that World of Warcraft Classic will be out in August.

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Harry Potter: Wizards Unite trailer sets the stage for a wizarding crisis

Harry Potter: Wizards Unite trailer sets the stage for a wizarding crisis

It definitely feels like we're closing in on the release date of Niantic's Harry Potter: Wizards Unite. At the beginning of the month, Niantic rolled the game into beta in some regions of the world, and now the company has published a new trailer for the game. The trailer doesn't provide any details we didn't know about before, but it certainly sets the stage for the conflict at the center of the game.

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Netflix gaming coming to E3 2019: Stranger Things and more

Netflix gaming coming to E3 2019: Stranger Things and more

E3 2019 is going to be a big show that attracts a ton of developers and publishers from massive triple-A companies all the way down to single-man indie studios. We can apparently now add streaming companies to that list, as Netflix has confirmed that it'll be at E3 2019 to talk about video games. If you needed any additional proof that Netflix is seriously considering diving into the games industry, here it is.

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Nintendo’s surprise Mario Maker 2 Direct makes E3 2019 exciting

Nintendo’s surprise Mario Maker 2 Direct makes E3 2019 exciting

Nintendo announced today that it will host a special Nintendo Direct dedicated to Super Mario Maker 2 ahead of E3. Super Mario Maker 2 is Nintendo's big summer game for the Switch, and though it's out on June 28th, Nintendo has been pretty quiet about what we should expect in terms of new (or improved) features and capabilities. It seems that whatever lingering questions fans have about Super Mario Maker 2 will be answered tomorrow when this Direct premieres.

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