Author Archives: Eric Abent

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.

The RTX 30 series restock nightmare could justify extreme measures

The RTX 30 series restock nightmare could justify extreme measures

For a PC gamer in need of an upgrade, life is rough at the moment. Both AMD and NVIDIA have announced and launched new PC hardware, but all of that flashy new silicon is proving exceedingly difficult to find. With Cyberpunk 2077 - which is clearly the most anticipated game of the year for a lot of PC gamers - on the horizon, it might leave some enthusiasts considering what was previously unthinkable.

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My PS5 and Xbox Series X restock strategy – Tips to beat the bots

My PS5 and Xbox Series X restock strategy – Tips to beat the bots

It goes without saying that the stock situation for the Xbox Series X and the PlayStation 5 has been pretty dire. Not only is stock very limited thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, but when new consoles are listed, they sell out almost immediately. While that makes it very difficult to secure a console of your own, it isn't totally impossible, and the tips in this article might help give you an edge when it comes to not only competing with other consumers trying to get a console, but scalpers armed with bots as well.

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Pikachu ASMR is the Pokemon chill-out you never knew you needed

Pikachu ASMR is the Pokemon chill-out you never knew you needed

It's been a hard year for pretty much everyone, but now with promising news about a number of COVID-19 vaccines, it seems that maybe we can finally hope there's a light at the end of the tunnel. Even with that hope, a bunch of us are finishing the year mentally and emotionally exhausted, and we need something to kick back and relax with. The Pokemon Company may have given us that exact thing, as it has published a Pikachu ASMR video to YouTube.

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Razer’s tiny Tomahawk gaming PC opens pre-orders this month with RTX 3080

Razer’s tiny Tomahawk gaming PC opens pre-orders this month with RTX 3080

Way back at CES 2020 - so very nearly a year ago - Razer announced the Tomahawk Gaming Desktop, an ultra-small PC that was nonetheless packing a lot of high-end components. At the time, Razer had intended to launch the Tomahawk at some point in the first half of 2020, but as it did with pretty much everything else, it seems the COVID-19 pandemic derailed those plans. Fast forward to today and Razer is finally ready to launch the Tomahawk, announcing that the system will soon be going up for pre-order.

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Cyberpunk 2077 global release times revealed for PC, console, Stadia

Cyberpunk 2077 global release times revealed for PC, console, Stadia

After several delays caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, it looks like we're finally going to get to play Cyberpunk 2077. The game is out in a week's time, and so far, there's been no more talk of any more delays, which certainly makes it seem like we're in the clear. Another thing that reinforces the notion that Cyberpunk 2077 will indeed be launching on December 10th is the fact that CD Projekt Red has shared global unlock times for the game.

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These 6 new Android features land just in time for the holidays

These 6 new Android features land just in time for the holidays

Today, Google outlined a collection of new features that are rolling out to Android in time for the holidays. Many of these features are ones that are already available to smaller groups of Android users, whether they're features baked into Android 11 or they're features that are in testing, but soon they'll be rolling out to much wider group.

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Cave Story+ now free on Epic Games Store, but next week is even bigger

Cave Story+ now free on Epic Games Store, but next week is even bigger

It's Thursday, which means that the free games on the Epic Game Store have rotated. This week there's only one free game on tap, and it's an oldie by a goodie. This week Epic Games Store users can claim Cave Story+ for free, and though a lot of PC gamers already have this game in their libraries, anyone who might be new to PC gaming would do well to pick it up.

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We’re really excited about these huge 2021 Sea of Thieves changes

We’re really excited about these huge 2021 Sea of Thieves changes

As we enter 2021, it seems that Sea of Thieves will be undergoing some big changes. Developer Rare has announced that it will be moving away from the monthly update structure it's been sticking to for the past year and a half and switching to a seasonal structure. With this, it sounds like we can expect major updates at slower pace, but we'll also see Sea of Thieves get its own battle pass called the Plunder Pass.

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Google will let anyone with an Android phone be a Street View photographer

Google will let anyone with an Android phone be a Street View photographer

Throughout the years, Google has been building out Street View through a fleet of cars that have photographed a ton of roadways from all different angles, but it seems that even a company as big as Google has its limitations. That's why today it announced that it's opening up contributions to Street View from anyone with an Android phone.

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Here’s how Xbox Series X and PS5 upgrades work in FIFA 21

Here’s how Xbox Series X and PS5 upgrades work in FIFA 21

The PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X versions of FIFA 21 launch tomorrow, and like many publishers, Electronic Arts is offering free upgrades to those new versions to those who already own the game on PlayStation 4 or Xbox One. Today, Electronic Arts detailed the process of upgrading to the next-gen versions of FIFA 21, complete with instructions for those who own game digitally and physically.

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It looks like Fortnite’s next guest star is confirmed

It looks like Fortnite’s next guest star is confirmed

Earlier today, Epic Games released Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 5. In this new season, the Zero Point has become exposed, and now players have to help Agent Jones prevent characters from escaping the Loop. They'll do that by adopting the mantle of various hunters, and one of the biggest revealed today was The Mandalorian. We're expecting Epic to add new hunters to Fortnite as the season goes on, but just a few hours after Season 5 went live, a big upcoming addition has already been teased.

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Rocket League season 2 dated with a new car and arena in tow

Rocket League season 2 dated with a new car and arena in tow

Earlier this year, Rocket League entered a new era five years after it originally launched. After Epic Games purchased developer Psyonix, it was revealed that Rocket League was going free-to-play. The game also left Steam and took up residence on the Epic Games Store with this free-to-play shift, so Rocket League has gone through a fairly dramatic change throughout 2020.

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