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With a track record of covering the gaming industry that spans more than a decade, Eric Abent has been part of the 88gadget.info 000 since 2012 and, most recently, is gaming editor for the site. Beyond the latest in AAA games and consoles, Eric's role encompasses independent studios, virtual reality, and mobile gaming as the industry undertakes a seismic shift in home entertainment and beyond. Twitter / LinkedIn / Email

Ubisoft announces Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora for PS5, Xbox Series X, PC

Ubisoft announces Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora for PS5, Xbox Series X, PC

Ubisoft closed out today's Ubisoft Forward presentation with the announcement of a game few were probably expecting. We're going to back to James Cameron's Avatar universe in Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora, a new game coming to current-gen consoles, PC, and streaming services. Details are still fairly slim, but Ubisoft did divulge a few morsels of information about the game today.

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Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope officially revealed following eShop leak

Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope officially revealed following eShop leak

Today's Ubisoft Forward sort of served as the kick off for E3 2021, and though the company spent most of the show covering games that have already been announced - or, in the case of Rainbow Six: Siege and Assassin's Creed Valhalla, games that are already out - the show did have a couple of new announcements. One such announcement came at tail end of the show, with Ubisoft officially confirming Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope.

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Razer Opus X headset serves up ANC at a surprising price

Razer Opus X headset serves up ANC at a surprising price

Razer today announced a follow-up to its Opus wireless headset, which launched a little over a year ago. This new over-the-ear headset is simply called the Razer Opus X and, like its predecessor, it offers a number of features including Active Noise Cancellation. The headset is even launching today, so Razer is wasting no time rolling this product out.

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The Witcher season 2 gets first teaser as Netflix reveals WitcherCon for July

The Witcher season 2 gets first teaser as Netflix reveals WitcherCon for July

It's safe to say that the first season Netflix's The Witcher series was a pleasant surprise for a lot of fans of the franchise. Season 2 is on the way, and today we received the very first teaser trailer for it. On top of that, Netflix and CD Projekt also announced that they're 000ing up to hold the first-ever WitcherCon next month.

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Discord is down for many – it’s not just you

Discord is down for many – it’s not just you

If you're having problems with Discord at the moment, we've got some good news and some bad news. The good news is that it isn't just you having these issues, which means that it (probably) has nothing to do with your hardware. Of course, that means the problem is much more widespread, and at the moment, there aren't any details on when these issues might be fixed.

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Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order launches on PS5 and Xbox Series X: How to upgrade

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order launches on PS5 and Xbox Series X: How to upgrade

Back in January, Electronic Arts and Respawn Entertainment launched a patch for Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, which improved framerates and resolution for those who were playing on PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X|S. Today, the two companies released a full-fledged current-gen version of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, which will be available as a standalone purchase for those who own a PS5 or Xbox Series X|S or as an upgrade for anyone who owns the game on PS4 and Xbox One.

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Fallout 76 is losing its Nuclear Winter battle royale mode

Fallout 76 is losing its Nuclear Winter battle royale mode

If you're a fan of Fallout 76's battle royale mode, Nuclear Winter, then we've got some bad news for you: Bethesda has announced that it will be sunsetting the mode later this year. While Nuclear Winter will be going away, it isn't all bad news for those who enjoy PvP, as Bethesda says that it's working on new ways to play the game that will be revealed at a later date. In addition, those who played Nuclear Winter will be getting some compensation for its removal in the form of Perk Coins.

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Elden Ring gameplay, release date finally revealed

Elden Ring gameplay, release date finally revealed

It's been a long, long time since we last heard from Elden Ring, and going into today's Summer Game Fest Kickoff Live event, there were a lot of people hoping that we'd get some more news about the game. Those people go exactly what they were hoping for and more today, as not only did we get our first look at Elden Ring gameplay, but we also got a release date for the game.

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Jurassic World Evolution 2 serves up more dinosaurs later this year

Jurassic World Evolution 2 serves up more dinosaurs later this year

As something of a surprise during today's Summer Game Fest Kickoff Live event, we learned that we're getting a new Jurassic World Evolution game. The game is titled simply Jurassic World Evolution 2, and it's being made by Frontier Developments - the same studio responsible for the first Jurassic World Evolution game along with others like Planet Zoo and Planet Coaster.

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Borderlands spin-off Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands officially revealed

Borderlands spin-off Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands officially revealed

Summer Game Fest's Kickoff Live event is underway, and host Geoff Keighley opened the show with a whopper of an announcement. Wasting little time diving in, Keighley announced a new title from Gearbox and 2K Games: Tiny Tina's Wonderlands. As the title suggests, this is a spin-off of the Borderlands series, starring the fast-talking, marauder-murdering Tiny Tina.

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Microsoft just made an Xbox Game Pass promise to give Sony sleepless nights

Microsoft just made an Xbox Game Pass promise to give Sony sleepless nights

You've probably already noticed this, but Microsoft has been on something of a buying spree in recent years. It seems like every few months Microsoft was announcing some big new acquisition, culminating with the purchase of ZeniMax Media and its subsidiaries - which include big-name developers and publishers like Bethesda, id Software, MachineGames, and Arkane Studios, among others - for $7.5 billion earlier this year.

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EA just got hacked

EA just got hacked

While it's an exciting time for the games industry as a whole, it looks like it's a rather sour day for Electronic Arts. The company, apparently, has fallen victim to a security breach, with hackers making off with nearly a terabyte of data in the process. The source code for one of EA's biggest franchises was reportedly stolen in the breach as well, which definitely isn't good news.

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