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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.

iOS App Store raked in a ton of cash over the holidays

iOS App Store raked in a ton of cash over the holidays

iPhones are fairly popular gifts during the holiday season, and nothing may express that better than the sheer amount of cash the iOS App Store pulls in at the end of the year. Apple today revealed how much money customers spent on the App Store during the week between Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve, and the amount is staggering: $1.42 billion.

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Super Mario Maker 2 course upload limit increased again

Super Mario Maker 2 course upload limit increased again

If you're a fan of creating courses in Super Mario Maker 2, then you'll definitely be pleased to know that Nintendo has increased the course upload limit once again. Players can upload a total of 100 courses to Nintendo's servers, giving fans a lot more space to work with when it comes to making stages available online. Previously, the course upload limit was set to 64 stages.

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Razer CES 2020 lineup includes 5G routers, racing simulators

Razer CES 2020 lineup includes 5G routers, racing simulators

Razer typically shows up to trade shows with a bunch of announcements to make, and it turns out CES 2020 was no different in that regard. Razer made a handful of announcements about upcoming products and concepts during the show today. The products it revealed include a new controller for mobile gaming, a compact desktop, and a new 5G router.

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Wacom One is an entry-level pen display for budding artists

Wacom One is an entry-level pen display for budding artists

Wacom offers a bunch of different pen displays for artists, designers, and content creators, and today the company padded out its lineup with a new entry-level model. Introduced at CES 2020, the Wacom One is billed as a "pen display for a new generation of creators." Seasoned Wacom users probably won't find a ton to get excited about here, because it's clear that the Wacom One is aimed at those who are just starting out and want to save some cash before they dive into something more serious.

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Plugable reveals Thunderbolt 3 docking station and two new adapters

Plugable reveals Thunderbolt 3 docking station and two new adapters

Plugable rolled up to CES this year with three new products in hand. The company's collection of CES 2020 reveals is comprised of a new docking station and two new adapters, with Plugable saying that these products will "set new standards for peripheral connectivity," in this new year. We'll leave that for customers to decide, but the star of the show is definitely the company's new Thunderbolt 3 docking station.

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Razer Kishi mobile controllers prepare for a cloud gaming future

Razer Kishi mobile controllers prepare for a cloud gaming future

With services like Google Stadia, GeForce NOW, and Project xCloud comes the promise of playing console or PC-quality games on a variety of devices that wouldn't normally be able to run them, particularly mobile devices. While there are a number of gamepads out there that are compatible with phones thanks to Bluetooth, there aren't a ton that are made specifically for mobile. Enter the Razer Kishi, which will come in configurations for iPhone and Android and turns your phone into something resembling a Nintendo Switch.

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Pokemon Direct confirmed for this week: Pokemon Home details incoming?

Pokemon Direct confirmed for this week: Pokemon Home details incoming?

Pokemon fans will want to mark their calendars, because Nintendo has announced a new Pokemon Direct livestream. As always, the content of this livestream is being kept under wraps, but we can take a few guesses about what kind of news it'll cover. Regardless of what Nintendo and Game Freak are planning to talk about, the news will probably be big - otherwise, there wouldn't be an entire Direct devoted to it.

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TiVo Stream 4K takes the fight to Fire TV and Chromecast

TiVo Stream 4K takes the fight to Fire TV and Chromecast

It seems that the streaming wars are heating up further at CES this year. TiVo arrived in Las Vegas with its first streaming device, which is officially dubbed the TiVo Stream 4K. Meant to take the fight to streaming devices from Google, Amazon, and Roku, TiVo is making an entry into a pretty crowded space, so it's recruited a partner to help it out: Sling TV.

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Goal Zero reveals Yeti X lithium power station lineup for 2020

Goal Zero reveals Yeti X lithium power station lineup for 2020

It looks like Goal Zero will refresh all of the models in its Yeti X of line of lithium power stations in 2020, and it showed up to CES this year with information on what to expect. Goal Zero's power stations are stand-ins for more traditional gas generators, and in the case of the Yeti X line, they can be charged either through the use of a solar panel or by plugging them into a wall outlet.

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Samsung announces Ballie, a personal robot that helps you manage your smart home

Samsung announces Ballie, a personal robot that helps you manage your smart home

While many of us expect Samsung to get up on stage and announce phones, tablets, or even TVs, the company threw us something of a curve ball tonight. During a presentation at CES 2020, Samsung announced a new robot companion named Ballie. Ballie almost looks like a real-world BB-8 from the Star Wars sequel trilogy, as it rolls along the floor and helps you with your day-to-day tasks.

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Bluetooth LE Audio official – and the uses will surprise you

Bluetooth LE Audio official – and the uses will surprise you

As we enter into 2020, the Bluetooth Special Interest Group is announcing a new specification for audio over Bluetooth. Just as we have devices that can leverage Bluetooth Low Energy (LE), we’ll soon see audio devices that use Bluetooth LE Audio. It sounds like it’ll be some time yet before we hear more about Bluetooth LE Audio, but at CES this year, the Bluetooth SIG is outlining a couple of potential applications for the spec.

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Origin Big O 2-in-1 PC/Xbox or PS4 finally released for sale to gamers

Origin Big O 2-in-1 PC/Xbox or PS4 finally released for sale to gamers

For a number of years now, Origin PC has been putting consoles and gaming PC hardware in the same case and showing us the finished product under the brand name "The Big O." One problem, though, is that these impressive PCs have only ever been for show. That all changes today, as Origin is now offering The Big O to consumers, complete with their choice of console.

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