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Felicia Miranda

Felicia Miranda

Former Digital Trends Contributor

Born in '89 and raised through the 90s, I experienced what I consider to be the golden age of video games. At an early age, I was shooting down ducks in Duck Hunt and saving camp counselors from Jason's wrath in Friday the 13th. When I wasn't pulling all-nighters trying to beat the latest Final Fantasy JRPG, I was watching WWF Wrestling and organizing my sweet Pokemon card deck.

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From Batman to LeBron: The best Fortnite skins of all time

Since its release, Fortnite has featured countless skins across many licensed properties, as well as original characters. These are the best Fortnite skins.

Can you still unlock the iKONIK skin in Fortnite?

In 2019, you were able to unlock the iKONIK skin in Fortnite through an exclusive offer with Samsung. Here's you what you need to know about the skin in 2021.
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Fallout 76: Tips for Nuclear Wasteland Survival

Before running into Fallout 76 all willy-nilly, take a moment to consider these tips for surviving the nuclear wasteland. Learn about hunger, thirst, and more.
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Nintendo Switch Lite review

The Switch Lite doesn't stray far from the original formula, but its changes do make a difference in its comfortable design and improved battery life
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Ring Fit Adventure Review: A sweaty week in Nintendo’s ring

Nintendo's Ring Fit Adventure offers a refreshing take on working out for people of all fitness levels.
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Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order hands-on: You have potential, Padawan

Digital Trends went hands on with Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. The single-player action-adventure game set during a pivotal time in Star Wars history shows potential with excellent level design and combat, but a forgettable protagonist and a lacking narrative experience could be this Jedi's downfall.
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Overwatch on Switch was a dream come true. Then Blizzard abandoned its values

I craved the launch of Overwatch on the Switch, but Blizzard's decision to ban Hearthstone player Blitzchung over his support of Hong Kong makes it hard to celebrate. The company's response went against its own values and the messages we've come to expect in its games, making it feel meaningless.
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Exclusive Galarian Ponyta gives players more reason to buy Pokémon Shield

Pokémon revealed the new Galarian Ponyta in a new video on its YouTube channel. A new page that surfaced on the website also describes the new psychic-type pocket monster is exclusive to Pokémon Shield and has a brand new ability never-before-seen in the series.
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We tried all the gaming supplements at TwitchCon, and survived to tell the tale

With so many streamers and e-sports players promoting gaming supplements, you might think they deliver on expectations. We all know these performance-enhancing drinks and treats are just energy supplements with video game marketing. Either way, we tried a bunch at TwitchCon and survived to tell the tale.
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Earth has a food waste problem. Can giant, solar-powered refrigerators help?

There’s a problem with food waste in developing countries that can’t be fixed by buying a fridge. Farmer Nnaemeka C. Ikegwuonu created ColdHubs, solar-powered rooms that extend the shelf life of produce. With the potential to reduce food waste worldwide, places in Africa are already reaping the benefits.
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Razer Huntsman Tournament Edition review: All pro, no fun

The Razer Huntsman Tournament Edition is a keyboard made for e-sports. It ups the performance and the mobility to suit the lifestyle of the competitive gamer but excludes a lot of the features that make the Huntsman line so great. Overall, it's a minimalist keyboard that does what it sets out to do.
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Apple Arcade’s mobile spin on subscription gaming is definitely worth your time

Apple Arcade arrives on September 19, offering a game subscription service that grants access to over 100 games for $4.99. “Extraordinary” and “redefining” have been used to describe what’s to come to the service, and we played some of the titles included to see if they live up to those expectations.
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Blair Witch hands-on preview

With chilling environments, limited resources, and a near-constant blur between the lines of reality and delusion, the Blair Witch game takes you to the Black Hills Forest and challenges you to face your own fears while tackling the dark past of main character Ellis.
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The Razer Viper may not be striking, but it strikes fast

The Razer Viper is the latest gaming mouse to join the wired lineup. Despite its nondescript appearance, the Viper brings several new features to the table. An Optical Mouse Switch, Speedflex Cable, and lightweight body offer refined performance when gaming, even if it has a few design flaws
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Wolfenstein: Youngblood Review

Wolfenstein: Youngblood introduces the Blazkowicz twins, Jess and Soph, as well as co-op, RPG-style progression, and non-linear missions. When you’re deep in the fight with a friend by your side, Youngblood can be great fun.
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Missing YouTube gaming creator and Twitch streamer Etika confirmed dead at 29

After reports of his disappearance on June 20, the NYPD has confirmed that Desmond Amofah, better known as Etika, has died at 29 years old. This news comes after the popular Nintendo-centric YouTube creator and Twitch streamer was hospitalized multiple times for previous threats of suicide.
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Here’s how to get early access to FFXIV: Shadowbringers

If you want to experience FFXIV: Shadowbringers before most other players, you can get early access by pre-ordering it. Simply purchasing it before launch isn't enough to get you in, however. There are more steps and they differ depending on the platform you're on. We break that down in our guide.
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The best booths at E3 2019

Every year, publishers and developers gather in Los Angeles to hold one of the biggest video game conventions in the world: E3. Fans have plenty of announcements and previews to look forward to, booths are also a big part of all the excitement. From Nintendo to Capcom, here are the best booths at E3 2019.
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Wolfenstein: Youngblood’s co-op makes killing Nazis fun for the whole family

At E3 2019, we played Bethesda’s upcoming co-op game Wolfenstein: Youngblood. The spinoff follows the story of two sisters searching for their missing father BJ Blazkowicz during a timeline where World War 2 was won by the Nazis. With fun co-op gunplay and rpg style progression, Youngblood shows promise.
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Ubisoft says its games ignore politics. So why are they so political?

Prior to E3 2019, Ubisoft put up an interview with VP of EditorialTommy Francois that reiterated that it doesn't make political statements in games. At its press conference, however, previews of Watch Dogs Legion and Ghost Recon Blackpoint that suggest otherwise.
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Just another Star Wars game? Jedi: Fallen Order struggles to stand out

During the EA Play E3 2019 livestream, we were shown gameplay footage of Respawn Entertainment's Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. We were shown combat, traversal, and BD-1's role as a companion to Cal Kestis. It looks stunning and fun, though what we know about the story leaves something to be desired.
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Fallout 76 to add NPCs and a battle royale mode called Nuclear Wasteland

At the Bethesda E3 2019 showcase, Todd Howard admitted to the rough launch of Fallout 76. In an effort to get players back into the game, the publisher is releasing a free update called Wastelanders that will add NPCs, dialogue trees, and a new questline. A battle royale mode is also coming to the game.
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Alexey Pajitnov still hasn’t mastered Tetris, the game he invented 35 years ago

Tetris first arrived in 1984 brought about by creator Alexey Pajitnov. After various releases and versions of the game, its managed to maintain popularity and the attention of players of all ages. We caught up with Alexey to find out how he feels about the game today, as we near its 35 year anniversary.
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Nintendo’s E3 2019 booth lineup does not include Animal Crossing

In a release addressed to fans, Nintendo included a list of games that will be available on the showroom floor at E3 2019. Titles included Pokémon Sword and Shield, Luigi’s Mansion 3, Link’s Awakening, and Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order. One game not mentioned, however, is Animal Crossing.
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Google will announce Stadia pricing, games, and launch details this week

Google revealed in a tweet that details about Stadia's pricing, games, and launch will be shared on Thursday, June 6 at 9 a.m. PT. This is an interesting turn of events, seeing as the company reportedly decided to announce this information during a new livesteam, Stadia Connect, ahead of E3 2019.
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A new bill could outlaw loot boxes in video games. Here’s what it says

Senator Josh Hawley of Missouri is making noise with his newly proposed bill that aims to tackle pay-to-win micro-transactions and loot boxes in video games played by kids. If the bill is passed, it could mean big changes to the popular games today.
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The Astro A40 TR and Mixamp Pro TR turn the volume up on pro gaming audio

The A40 TR and Mixamp Pro TR are Astro's latest entries to professional grade gaming gear. The two accessories hold their own alone but together they bring superb audio, customizability, and a smattering of features perfect for esports players, streamers, and gaming content creators.
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Bethesda’s sharp new Elder Scrolls mobile game is blunted by microtransactions

Elder Scroll: Blades brings elements of the most popular open-world RPG to mobile phones. It has many of the features but in its current Early Access state, lacks the real charm and depth of its predecessors. It shows promise, but only if Bethesda acknowledges the game’s current flaws.
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Crunch at Bioware contributed to issues with Anthem and Mass Effect: Andromeda

A new report surfaced detailing issues with crunch culture at BioWare during the development of Anthem. Anthem's launch left many feeling as though the game didn't have enough time in the oven and anonymous sources have confirmed that unclear direction, technical issues, and crunch time largely contributed.
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The Razer Turret for Xbox One will make you feel like a gaming god. Sometimes.

The Razer Turret for Xbox One brings the precision of PC gaming to console. With a sleek aesthetic, performance that rivals Razer’s own PC keyboards, and versatility, it could become a considerable option for gamers on the Xbox One. But there are a few limitations that stand in its way.
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Nintendo Labo VR Headset Hands-on Review

During our hands-on with the Nintendo Labo VR Kit, fears of a gimmicky product from Nintendo were quickly dispelled. Labo VR brings a clever, new way to experience VR that makes for the perfect addition to the Nintendo Switch.
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A new hope is lost as Disney dismisses rumors of a revival of Lucasfilm Games

According to job listings on the Disney website, the company has plans to revive Lucasfilm Games. This comes as a surprise following the shuttering of LucasArts in 2013 and could potentially mean more Star Wars games. Lucasfilm Games was renamed as LucasArts in 1990 after a company reorganization.
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Angry Birds AR: Isle of Pigs brings 3D demolition into your living room

Angry Birds is releasing its next entry in the spring of 2019 with a new spin. Bringing 3D environments and destruction, Angry Birds AR: Isle of Pigs uses augmented reality to add a new dimension to a classic series. Free-to-play and launching on iOS, pre-orders are available starting March 19.
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HP’s Omen Mindframe headset keeps your ears chill, but might leave you lukewarm

The Omen Mindframe headset uses HP's new FrostCap technology to keep ears cool during long gaming sections. While it has incredible sound and does an incredible job keeping ears cool, it forgets some of the bare essentials of a quality gaming headset.