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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.

Civilization VI New Frontier Pass promises a year of new content

Civilization VI New Frontier Pass promises a year of new content

Civilization VI is turning four years old in October, and after two expansions and a number of scenario packs, you'd be forgiven if you figured that Firaxis was done with the game and had moved on to working on Civilization VII. While Firaxis could very well be working on next Civilization game, it turns out the company isn't quite done making new content for Civilization VI yet, today announcing the New Frontier Pass.

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Here’s when Halo 2: Anniversary launches on PC

Here’s when Halo 2: Anniversary launches on PC

It's a big week for Halo fans playing on PC. Just a couple of months after it added Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary to Halo: The Master Chief Collection on PC, 343 Industries is bringing Halo 2: Anniversary to the compilation. Halo 2 was announced last week, with a launch date of May 12th.

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There’s bad news if you’re waiting on Elder Scrolls VI details

There’s bad news if you’re waiting on Elder Scrolls VI details

Back at E3 2018, Bethesda officially revealed The Elder Scrolls VI with a brief teaser trailer that told us nothing. Since then, we haven't heard anything from Bethesda about The Elder Scrolls VI, leading many of us to wonder if the first actual details about the game are coming up. Unfortunately, it looks like we're going to have to keep waiting.

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Conquering the Backlog Part 2: Journey, Ori and the Will of the Wisps, Just Shapes and Beats

Conquering the Backlog Part 2: Journey, Ori and the Will of the Wisps, Just Shapes and Beats

Last week, I kicked off a new series called "Conquering the Backlog," in which I decided - in the middle of the year, no less - to finally begin sticking to my New Year's resolution of working my way through my backlog of games. Like many of you, I have a deep, ever-growing backlog, particularly on PC, and the rate at which I was completing these games was vastly outpaced by the rate at which I was acquiring new ones. We have World of Warcraft Classic to thank for that, and WoW Classic ruining my plans is going to be a running theme throughout this entire series.

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Xbox Series X SSD is even changing how Microsoft approaches load screens

Xbox Series X SSD is even changing how Microsoft approaches load screens

In regards to the Xbox Series X, much ado has been made about the console's SSD. In fact, from the very first time Microsoft officially talked about the console, Xbox Series X engineers have been hyping up that SSD. We're promised a machine where game loading is much faster than what we've seen before (at least when it comes to consoles), as well as one that can suspend multiple games at once - even, potentially, through system reboots.

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Destiny 2 players get some next-gen good news

Destiny 2 players get some next-gen good news

Yesterday, Microsoft revealed a collection of games that will be coming to Xbox Series X, presumably shortly after launch. While Sony has mostly been quiet about PlayStation 5 games, today we can add a big title to the game lineup for both consoles: Destiny 2. Bungie has confirmed that Destiny 2 will be coming to next-generation consoles, promising that more details are coming soon.

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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 2 release has officially been delayed

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 2 release has officially been delayed

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is undoubtedly one of the most celebrated superhero movies of all time, so it's little surprise that there's a lot of anticipation for its sequel. Unfortunately, it seems that the next Spider-Verse movie has been hit with a delay, so those of you looking forward to it are going to have to wait several months longer before it's here.

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Twitch Watch Parties get a major expansion as COVID-19 keeps us at home

Twitch Watch Parties get a major expansion as COVID-19 keeps us at home

With the COVID-19 pandemic keeping a lot of us inside at the moment, there are a bunch of people who are turning to streaming for entertainment. One website that's probably seen a big uptick in traffic is Twitch, which got its start as a video game streaming website but has since branched out to many different categories. Last month, Amazon rolled out a new feature called Watch Parties to all Twitch partners in the US in direct response to the stay-at-home orders issued by governments across the country, and today, it's getting a pretty major expansion.

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Microsoft and I clearly have very different definitions of the word ‘gameplay’

Microsoft and I clearly have very different definitions of the word ‘gameplay’

Microsoft has a lot riding on the release of the Xbox Series X, because to say it fumbled the reveal and launch of the Xbox One is severely understating the matter. The good news for the company is that so far, it's been knocking it out of the park when it comes to building hype for the Xbox Series X, at least in comparison to Sony and the PlayStation 5. While Sony has been doing strange things like hosting technical deep dives into some of the PS5's hardware without actually revealing the console or talking games, so far Microsoft has been giving fans mostly what they want.

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Xbox Series X game reveal round-up: Every trailer from today’s Inside Xbox

Xbox Series X game reveal round-up: Every trailer from today’s Inside Xbox

Microsoft's new episode of Inside Xbox just wrapped up, and as expected, there were plenty Xbox Series X game announcements. Though Microsoft billed this as a gameplay reveal for Xbox Series X, what we got was more of a series of cinematic trailers. Even though Microsoft is guilty of playing a little fast and loose with the phrase "gameplay" here, there were still exciting game reveals to be found in this Inside Xbox episode. If you missed the presentation, this is the place you want to be, as we've got a round-up of all of the trailers that debuted during today.

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Animal Crossing gave Switch the coronavirus immunity Nintendo needed

Animal Crossing gave Switch the coronavirus immunity Nintendo needed

While a lot of companies are struggling to adjust during the COVID-19 pandemic, it seems that Nintendo is doing just fine. The company has shared its financial results for the fiscal year 2020, which ended on March 31st. It kicked off its report with a big reveal, noting that operating profit and net profit were up 41.1% and 33.3% over fiscal year 2019, respectively.

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Xbox Series X gameplay reveal: Where and when to watch Inside Xbox today

Xbox Series X gameplay reveal: Where and when to watch Inside Xbox today

It's a big day for Xbox fans, because today we'll get our first look at Xbox Series X gameplay footage. This reveal has been a long time coming - Microsoft has been hyping up this console for nearly at a year at this point, and yet we haven't seen any gameplay footage from titles that will be on the console.

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