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Pokemon Sword and Shield first expansions: All the new Pokemon detailed

Pokemon Sword and Shield first expansions: All the new Pokemon detailed

The first DLC expansion in Pokemon Sword and Shield's expansion pass officially has a release date of June 17th. That's big news for Sword and Shield fans, in part because the expansion pass promises to add a bunch of Pokemon to the game, filling in some more of the purged Pokedex. We got an introduction to some of those Pokemon in a recent trailer for the expansion pass, with The Pokemon Company International sharing more details about these Pokemon after the fact.

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This new Pokemon Sword and Shield DLC trailer confirms more than we expected

This new Pokemon Sword and Shield DLC trailer confirms more than we expected

As promised, The Pokemon Company and Game Freak released new information about Pokemon Sword and Shield's expansion pass this morning. That was done by way of a new trailer that clocks in at just over three-and-a-half minutes long. There are details about both expansions - The Isle of Armor and The Crown Tundra - in the trailer, but perhaps most importantly, we get a release date for The Isle of Armor.

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Animal Crossing wedding event photos get weird

Animal Crossing wedding event photos get weird

If you're a big fan of Animal Crossing: New Horizons, and you're interested in the newest event, Wedding Season, know this: Things are getting weird. If you pop in to the Animal Crossings: New Horizons hashtag collection on any social media platform, you'll find a wild array of weddings, full of the strangest items the game has to offer.

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Pokemon Sword and Shield expansion pass details revealed in event this week

Pokemon Sword and Shield expansion pass details revealed in event this week

Those of you looking forward to the expansion pass for Pokemon Sword and Shield will want to be up bright and early tomorrow, as The Pokemon Company is going to be sharing new information on it. Details are still light at the moment, but we can probably expect that most of tomorrow's announcement will focus on the first of two expansions in the Pokemon Sword and Shield expansion pass: The Isle of Armor.

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Samurai Shodown NEOGEO Collection will launch as a free Epic Store title

Samurai Shodown NEOGEO Collection will launch as a free Epic Store title

Fighting game fans will want to mark their calendars for June 11th, because that's when SNK will launch its freshly-announced Samurai Shodown NEOGEO Collection. This new compilation will bundle a grand total of seven classic Samurai Shodown games together, including one that's never previously been released. Those playing on PC will have an opportunity to get the compilation for free as well.

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The 8 best game controllers of all time – ranked!

The 8 best game controllers of all time – ranked!

If you’re a gamer, there’s a good chance that you have a favorite game controller. Even PC die-hards like me can’t deny that some games are simply better with a controller, which means that many of us have our favorites too. There have been plenty of game controllers throughout the years; some of them certainly better than others. Here’s SlashGear’s ranking of the best of the best.

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Nintendo Switch fixes return as repair centers reopen

Nintendo Switch fixes return as repair centers reopen

The COVID-19 pandemic brought a lot of things to grinding halt, including Nintendo's repair facilities. That, as you might imagine, was particularly bad news for anyone who had a broken Switch that was either already at one of Nintendo's repair facilities or needed to be shipped to the company. Today, those waiting on repairs got a bit of good news, as Nintendo announced that it's starting to reopen its repair centers in the US after shutting them down nearly two months ago.

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One GX 7-inch 5G gaming handheld PC looks good but raises questions

One GX 7-inch 5G gaming handheld PC looks good but raises questions

GPD just launched pre-orders for its gigantic WIN Max whose size was dictated by the need for both a decent keyboard as well as gamepad controls on one device. Competitor One Netbook, however, has apparently decided to take a different approach to the same problem. It has no revealed that is One GX will indeed have detachable controllers like the Nintendo Switch but this confirmation only raises more questions that will hopefully be answered next week.

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Animal Crossing’s next big event: Museum Day details

Animal Crossing’s next big event: Museum Day details

Animal Crossing: New Horizons players are seeing a new event kick off today, following the Nature Day and May Day Tour events that took place at the end of April and beginning of May, respectively. This new event is in celebration of International Museum Day, which just so happens to be today, May 18th, in the real world. In Animal Crossing: New Horizons, the International Museum Day event will run through May 31st.

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Video game spending in the US reached its highest ever in Q1 2020

Video game spending in the US reached its highest ever in Q1 2020

No one and nothing has remained unaffected by the COVID-19 pandemic but while most industries experienced a slump or even a drop, a few markets saw an opportunity to break records instead. Streaming services, unsurprisingly, saw a sharp increase in subscribers and, at least in the US, consumer spending on video games and related products soared to its highest numbers in the first quarter of the year.

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This Animal Crossing: New Horizons theme version is a lot more fun

This Animal Crossing: New Horizons theme version is a lot more fun

The COVID-19 pandemic has many of us working from home and doing a lot of things we normally do remotely. We've seen quite a few remote collaboration videos born from the pandemic and the need to stay home, and now it seems that even the musicians behind Animal Crossing: New Horizons are hopping aboard that particular train. Earlier today, Nintendo published a video featuring Animal Crossing musicians performing New Horizon's theme song remotely, and though it's a short video, it's well worth watching if you're a fan of the game.

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Nintendo Switch Online now boasts 82 NES and SNES games

Nintendo Switch Online now boasts 82 NES and SNES games

Despite how gaming advocates push for the image of games as more than just pointless pastimes, the gaming industry as a whole has been terrible at recording and keeping its own history (ironic given its use of save game systems). This threatens to deprive future generations of the fun and sometimes ludicrous games of the past and, hopefully, learn from those. Fortunately, console makers have started bringing their old titles back to life and none of the current big three has a history more vibrant and varied than Nintendo as evidenced by the more than 80 classic titles now available on the Nintendo Switch.

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