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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.

The Witcher Netflix series release date confirmed with new trailer

The Witcher Netflix series release date confirmed with new trailer

A couple of years ago, Netflix revealed plans to make a new series based on The Witcher - not the games that have become so popular over the past decade, but on the original book series that inspired those games. In the time since then, Netflix has trickle released new information on the series, announcing that it cast Henry Cavill in the main role of Geralt before revealing that the series would debut at some point in 2019.

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Apex Legends is finally getting a duos mode, but there’s a catch

Apex Legends is finally getting a duos mode, but there’s a catch

Since launching earlier this year, Apex Legends has stood out from other games in the battle royale genre by putting players into three-man teams and not offering other modes aside from that. While titles like Fortnite and PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds allow players to drop in solo, in duos, or in squads of four, Apex Legends has mostly stuck to that three-man formula.

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Switch Lite is the star of Nintendo’s latest financials: Here’s why

Switch Lite is the star of Nintendo’s latest financials: Here’s why

Nintendo has delivered its financials for the half-year period ending September 30th, 2019, and in that report's wake, it seems we can say the the Switch Lite is off to a strong start. Nintendo says that over the first half of its fiscal year, it sold 6.93 million Nintendo Switch consoles, 1.95 million of which were Switch Lites.

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AirPods Pro iFixit teardown finds little hope for DIY repair

AirPods Pro iFixit teardown finds little hope for DIY repair

With Apple's new AirPods Pro on the market, it's time to see if they can be easily repaired by end-users. For that we turn to iFixit, which didn't have very many encouraging things to say about the original AirPods. In fact, iFixit gave the AirPods a dismal repairability score of 0/10, indicating that they were in no way repairable by the DIYers of the world.

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AT&T announces three new Unlimited plans because simplicity is dead

AT&T announces three new Unlimited plans because simplicity is dead

Seemingly unsatisfied with the two unlimited plans it already offers, AT&T has decided to up the ante a bit. Today the company revealed that it's replacing its two current unlimited plans - Unlimited & More and Unlimited & More Premium - with three new ones. Two of these plans will be launching early next week, while the third will be launching later on down the road.

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Death Stranding’s launch trailer is the weirdest one yet

Death Stranding’s launch trailer is the weirdest one yet

With Death Stranding's release a little more than a week away, Kojima Productions today released the game's launch trailer. This is probably the final trailer we're see for Death Stranding before it's on shelves, and it's closing out the marketing campaign for the title in a big way. Set aside some time, because the launch trailer for Death Stranding clocks in at nearly eight minutes long.

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Google’s smart displays and speakers grab SiriusXM with Assistant control

Google’s smart displays and speakers grab SiriusXM with Assistant control

Following its launch on Android TV earlier this year, SiriusXM announced today that it's picking up Google Assistant support as well. So, if you've got something like a Google Nest smart speaker or a smart display, you'll soon be able to access SiriusXM content using voice commands. With SiriusXM already compatible with Alexa, this move to include Google Assistant was really only a matter of time.

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PlayStation 4 just beat Wii and PS1 for all-time sales

PlayStation 4 just beat Wii and PS1 for all-time sales

Sony, like many other companies, recently released a new quarterly financial report, and in it we received an update on how PlayStation 4 sales are doing. If you've been following the story of the PlayStation 4, then it probably won't be a surprise to learn that sales are still really good. In fact, the console has become the second-best selling home console of all time, sitting behind only the PlayStation 2.

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Spotify Kids gives family plan users a separate, kid-friendly app

Spotify Kids gives family plan users a separate, kid-friendly app

Spotify today announced that it's rolling out a new app aimed specifically at kids. Dubbed simply Spotify Kids, the app will be available to subscribers who are on Spotify's family plan. At the moment, availability is pretty limited, as Spotify has only launched the app in beta for the time being.

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Xbox Console Streaming starts for some Insiders: Here’s how to get on

Xbox Console Streaming starts for some Insiders: Here’s how to get on

Microsoft is gearing up to make a big play for game streaming, and while the more well-known part of that might be Project xCloud, there's another component worth paying attention to in Xbox Console Streaming. With this feature, Xbox One owners can stream the games they own from their home console to a smartphone, allowing them to access their games when they're away from home.

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PlayStation Vue shutdown date just got confirmed

PlayStation Vue shutdown date just got confirmed

As we barrel toward the next generation of video game consoles, it seems Sony is looking to trim some fat. Today the company announced that it will be shutting down PlayStation Vue so it can narrow its focus to its core gaming business. The shut down won't be happening for a few months yet, with Sony deciding not to pull the plug until we're into 2020.

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Razer Junglecat controller takes a page out of the Nintendo Switch playbook

Razer Junglecat controller takes a page out of the Nintendo Switch playbook

In addition to rolling out a new pair of true wireless earbuds, Razer today also revealed the Junglecat controller for smartphones. To those of you with a Nintendo Switch, the Junglecat should look pretty familiar, as it's a double sided controller that flanks your phone, leaving the screen free for viewing. It seems like a good controller for looking to game on a phone, and it has some solid capability to go along with that familiar design.

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