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.

Apex Legends Mobile starts testing soon, but most of us have to wait

Apex Legends Mobile starts testing soon, but most of us have to wait

Ever since Apex Legends released, we've been hearing whispers and rather nebulous statements about the game coming to mobile. We're finally closing in on that launch, with Respawn and Electronic Arts today announcing details about the game's upcoming mobile test. Unfortunately, most of us aren't going to get to participate in the test right when it launches, as it'll be a fairly limited affair to start.

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Celeste developer Extremely OK Games teases the next big indie hit

Celeste developer Extremely OK Games teases the next big indie hit

Since its release back in 2018, Celeste has become one of the most popular indie games around. Now, the developers behind Celeste have announced what's coming up next. Extremely OK Games today revealed a new title called Earthblade, though many specific details are being kept under wraps for now.

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New Apex Legends trailer introduces Valkyrie, takes us back to Titanfall roots

New Apex Legends trailer introduces Valkyrie, takes us back to Titanfall roots

Respawn Entertainment wrapped up last week by teasing a new announcement for Apex Legends, and it opened this week by delivering on that teaser. As suspected, today Respawn revealed the new Legend who will be joining the game in Season 9: Valkyrie. Her arrival also brings with it stronger ties to the Titanfall games, so fans of the Titanfall series will definitely want to check this reveal out.

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Sony backtracks on PS3, PS Vita store shut downs

Sony backtracks on PS3, PS Vita store shut downs

Back in March, Sony revealed its plans to shut down the digital PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita storefronts this summer. The announcement received a lot of pushback from gamers, and today, Sony announced that it's making an about-face - the PS3 and PS Vita stores won't be shutting down this summer as originally announced, and will instead stay online so users can continue to purchase games and other media for those platforms.

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First action-packed Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings trailer is a must-see

First action-packed Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings trailer is a must-see

Thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, it's been quite some time since we last saw a new movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe release. With COVID-19 vaccines rolling out around the world, we're going to see that change later this year, as Disney and Marvel release a handful of new MCU movies rapid-fire. First up is Black Widow this July, but following closely behind it will be Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.

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Here’s when Horizon Zero Dawn: Complete Edition goes free for PS4 and PS5 owners

Here’s when Horizon Zero Dawn: Complete Edition goes free for PS4 and PS5 owners

Sony's Play at Home initiative has given out a bunch of free games to PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 owners during the pandemic, but later today, perhaps the biggest Play at Home promo is going to kick off. Beginning today, Horizon Zero Dawn: Complete Edition will be up for grabs through Play at Home, and it'll be available to anyone who wants to claim it.

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Amazon’s Lord of the Rings MMO just got some very bad news

Amazon’s Lord of the Rings MMO just got some very bad news

At one point in time, Amazon was poised to go hard with its Lord of the Rings license, and while that might still be true for the company's upcoming Lord of the Rings TV show for Prime Video, it's no longer the case for its planned MMO set in the Lord of the Rings universe. Amazon has cancelled the game, which is just the latest in a string of setbacks for a gaming division which just can't seem to catch a break.

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Diablo II Resurrected alpha impressions: Back to Hell we go

Diablo II Resurrected alpha impressions: Back to Hell we go

Diablo II Resurrected's first technical alpha wrapped up earlier this week, giving us a brief glimpse at the game Diablo fans have been requesting for years. This is the first of at least two Diablo II Resurrected tests Blizzard plans to hold, and this one was fairly limited in scope - not only did we just have the weekend to check out the game, but we were limited to three of the game's seven classes and just two of its Acts.

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Genshin Impact PS5 release date confirmed plus huge 1.5 update detailed

Genshin Impact PS5 release date confirmed plus huge 1.5 update detailed

Genshin Impact players who have managed to get their hands on a PS5 got some good news today, as developer miHoYo announced that the PlayStation 5 version of the game will going live alongside the game's version 1.5 update later this month. Most of today's announcement was spent discussing the update itself and not the PS5 version, but there were a few morsels regarding what PS5 owners can expect out of the game.

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Resident Evil Village resolution and framerate revealed for PS5, Xbox Series X, Stadia

Resident Evil Village resolution and framerate revealed for PS5, Xbox Series X, Stadia

Yesterday, Capcom revealed new details about the Resident Evil series, announcing that Resident Evil Village will be getting a demo and Resident Evil 4 will be coming to Oculus Quest 2. Today, we're learning even more about Resident Evil Village, as Capcom has revealed the expected resolution and frame rate of the game on consoles and PC.

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Square Enix pumps the brakes on buyout rumors

Square Enix pumps the brakes on buyout rumors

It's been a very up and down day for rumors regarding Square Enix. First, we heard a report claiming that multiple buyers were potentially interested in buying Square Enix - a rumor that's particularly easy to believe in a world where Microsoft can drop $7.5 billion to acquire Bethesda and all of its subsidiaries. Now, Square Enix has issued a statement on those rumors, attempting to pump the brakes on any speculation that it might soon be bought out by another company.

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Xbox Series S restock happening right now

Xbox Series S restock happening right now

While the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 continue to sell out everywhere, those who are on the hunt for the less expensive Xbox Series S are in luck today. The console is back in stock at the moment, but like the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, there's no telling how long it will be available.

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