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Eric Abent is the Gaming Editor of 88gadget.info. He is an avid gamer himself - very passionate about gaming and its community. Eric has been writing on 88gadget.info since 2012.

Game & Watch Super Mario Bros review: Retro double trouble

Game & Watch Super Mario Bros review: Retro double trouble

I must admit, the Game & Watch was a little before my time. By the time I was old enough to play games, the NES had already brought the games industry back from the brink and we were at the dawn of the SNES/Sega Genesis era. While the Game & Watch is something that I’ve never really known, I’m someone who played a lot of Tiger electronic handhelds back in the day, so at least I can appreciate the appeal and novelty of the Game & Watch if nothing else.

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Why PlayStation 5’s DualSense is the best controller ever made

Why PlayStation 5’s DualSense is the best controller ever made

I spend a not-insignificant amount of time thinking about game controllers. At this point, I might as well be a game controller collector. Not only do I have multiple controllers for each console I own (obviously), but I’ve also got a number of them that I’ve purchased for playing PC games throughout the years. If you count all of the 8bitdo controllers I’ve purchased for retro gaming, then I’ve definitely wrapped my mitts around a fair few gamepads.

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Okay Disney, I signed up for your streaming so now bring back Daredevil

Okay Disney, I signed up for your streaming so now bring back Daredevil

I don’t think it’s controversial to say that Netflix is a little trigger happy when it comes to cancelling its original shows. We’ve lost a lot of greats throughout the years, but one that certainly stung for me was Daredevil, which is a show that I would definitely place among the greatest superhero TV shows of all time. It was a real disappointment to lose it after only three seasons, when it really felt like Daredevil was hitting its stride.

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S000 Autumn Sale now live, but you don’t have long

S000 Autumn Sale now live, but you don’t have long

As expected, the S000 Autumn Sale has officially gone live ahead of Thanksgiving and Black Friday. To many, this is something of a precursor to the larger S000 Winter Sale that will kick off next month around Christmas Day, but there's still plenty of reason to have a look at the deals that are on offer during the Autumn Sale.

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Walmart PS5 and Xbox Series X restock today: What you should know

Walmart PS5 and Xbox Series X restock today: What you should know

PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X consoles have been difficult to find, but we're expecting a number of retailers to have stock available for Black Friday later this week. Walmart, it seems, doesn't want to wait to sell more console, as it has announced that it will have both the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X available later today. If you've been trying to pick up one of these consoles, you're definitely going to want to be at a computer tonight when Walmart's stock drops.

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PS5 restock roadmap stretches Sony’s biggest console launch

PS5 restock roadmap stretches Sony’s biggest console launch

By this point, it's pretty clear that a lot of people want a PlayStation 5 (or an Xbox Series X for that matter) but there aren't enough consoles to go around. The PS5 stock situation has been pretty dire since launch day - which was November 12th here in North America and November 19th in Europe - and it doesn't show any sign of getting better soon. Still, Sony indicated today that more stock is on the way, and it'll be here before the end of the year.

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Fallout 76 Steel Dawn update gets a release surprise

Fallout 76 Steel Dawn update gets a release surprise

Fallout 76 players are getting a nice surprise for the long Thanksgiving weekend, as Bethesda has pushed the game's Steel Dawn update out the door early. Originally scheduled to launch on December 1st, the update is actually available now, but this wasn't some kind of planned surprise on the part of Bethesda. In fact, this was all just mistake that Bethesda decided roll with instead of fixing.

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Xbox Live Games with Gold reveals final batch of games for 2020

Xbox Live Games with Gold reveals final batch of games for 2020

It's almost hard to believe it, but the final month of 2020 is nearly here. As we prepare to close the book on this crazy year, Microsoft and Sony are going to have one last round of free games to give out through Games with Gold and PlayStation Plus, respectively. Today, Microsoft revealed just what December's Games with Gold titles will be.

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Red Dead Online standalone release confirmed with a big discount

Red Dead Online standalone release confirmed with a big discount

While Red Dead Redemption 2 may have received acclaim for its single player component, there is of course an online mode that keeps the game relevant even years after it released. Today, Rockstar confirmed that it will be releasing Red Dead Online as a standalone game for those who only want to play the game online and may not be interested in the single player story.

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Microsoft Flight Simulator World Update beautifies the US in time for Thanksgiving

Microsoft Flight Simulator World Update beautifies the US in time for Thanksgiving

Microsoft Flight Simulator is getting a big World Update today, which is the game's second since release in September. While the first World Update covered Japan, this one moves us to the other side of the Pacific to the United States. This update is free to all owners of the game, and it will flesh out the flying experience in the USA, so to speak.

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An Xbox game streaming app for your smart TV might be on the horizon

An Xbox game streaming app for your smart TV might be on the horizon

For some time now, Microsoft has been focusing some of its gaming efforts on game streaming. At the moment, game streaming is only available on Android as part of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, but Microsoft has indicated a number of times in the past that platform-agnostic game streaming is a potential end goal for the company. With that in mind, it might not be long before we see Microsoft launch an Xbox app for smart TVs.

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Moto E7 serves up a 48MP camera and a solid battery on a budget

Moto E7 serves up a 48MP camera and a solid battery on a budget

Motorola today revealed the Moto E7, which is the latest in its line of budget devices. Like many of the budget phones Motorola has released throughout the years, the main focus here seems to be on the camera. In fact, Motorola says in its announcement today that smartphone users deserve "an incredible camera system that delivers gorgeous results," regardless of their budget.

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