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.

Here’s how PS5 storage expansion will work

Here’s how PS5 storage expansion will work

Lately, there have been some rumors have been making the rounds which claim that Sony may turn on the PlayStation 5's M.2 expansion slot through a firmware update sometime this summer. That is probably refreshing news to any actual or would-be PlayStation 5 owners out there, because if there's one thing the console needs, it's more storage. After leaving a console generation where 1TB of internal storage proved to be too little for many gamers, the PlayStation 5 ships with a rather paltry 825GB SSD, which is limited to 667GB of usable space.

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Final Fantasy VII Remake leads a huge March for PlayStation Plus

Final Fantasy VII Remake leads a huge March for PlayStation Plus

Yesterday, Sony revealed that Final Fantasy VII Remake will be getting an upgrade on PS5 later this year. That comes as little surprise - Final Fantasy VII Remake was one of the biggest PS4 games in 2020, and considering that the remake isn't even complete yet, we'll certainly see its follow up on the PlayStation 5. Following yesterday's announcement is the reveal that Final Fantasy VII Remake will be the headliner game in what appears to be a very strong March for PlayStation Plus.

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Best Buy Xbox Series X and S restock could reward the lucky

Best Buy Xbox Series X and S restock could reward the lucky

Those of you looking to hop aboard the Xbox Series X|S train might find some luck in doing so today at Best Buy. In addition to restocking the PlayStation 5, the retailer also seems to have some Xbox Series X|S stock available as well, though at the time of this writing, listings for both consoles seem to be flickering in and out of stock.

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Best Buy restocks PlayStation 5, and this time you might actually get one

Best Buy restocks PlayStation 5, and this time you might actually get one

If you're looking for a PlayStation 5, your best bet today could be Best Buy. The retailer has restocked the hard-to-find console, and this time around, regular customers might actually be able to get one. That's because Best Buy is restocking the console in waves until its available stock sells out, so the watchful will definitely come out ahead here.

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Pokemon Legends: Arceus serves up a totally new Pokemon adventure next year

Pokemon Legends: Arceus serves up a totally new Pokemon adventure next year

If there's one thing the Pokemon series could use, it's a bit of a shake up. Fans have been saying it for years, and now it looks like they may get what they've been wanting in a new game called Pokemon Legends: Arceus. Announced at the tail end of today's Pokemon Presents presentation, Pokemon Legends: Arceus will take us back to the early days of the Sinnoh region, long before the events of Pokemon Diamond and Pearl.

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Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl remakes announced for Nintendo Switch

Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl remakes announced for Nintendo Switch

Pokemon fans have been asking for them for years, and now it seems they're getting them: The Pokemon Company has confirmed that Pokemon Diamond and Pearl are being remade for the Nintendo Switch. It seems that ever since the Switch was released, Pokemon fans have been wondering when we're going to get remakes of Diamond and Pearl, and they were finally revealed during today's Pokemon Presents presentation.

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NVIDIA RTX-30 series cards get a frame rate boost with Resizable BAR

NVIDIA RTX-30 series cards get a frame rate boost with Resizable BAR

NVIDIA announced today that it's rolling out a new feature called Resizable BAR to some RTX 30-series machines. This new feature could boost performance in some games, resulting in as much as a 10% boost to frame rates in those titles. For now, Resizable BAR is only available through the RTX 3060 on desktop and on RTX 30-series laptops, but NVIDIA says it will come to the whole RTX 30-series family next month.

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Hot Wheels Unleashed drops die-cast cars and orange tracks on consoles and PC this year

Hot Wheels Unleashed drops die-cast cars and orange tracks on consoles and PC this year

Today Mattel and Milestone announced a new Hot Wheels game dubbed Hot Wheels Unleashed. As the name suggests, this arcade racer will give players the reins to a number of the die-cast cars Mattel has released through the years, even giving them the chance to build their own courses using Hot Wheels' bendy orange tracks that seemed to be everywhere in the '90s.

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Xbox Series X restock at Walmart today: What you need to know

Xbox Series X restock at Walmart today: What you need to know

If you're looking for an Xbox Series X, you'll get your chance to buy one later today. Walmart has confirmed that it will be restocking the hard-to-find console this afternoon, and as a nice bonus, you'll have a couple of different ways to pay for it - all at once or through Xbox All Access. Xbox All Access, as a reminder, allows you to pay for an Xbox console and a subscription to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate through 24 monthly installments.

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Good luck paying NVIDIA’s MSRP for an RTX 3060

Good luck paying NVIDIA’s MSRP for an RTX 3060

Today is a big day for those who are in the market for a new GPU, as NVIDIA is releasing the RTX 3060. While that branding suggests it'll be less powerful than the highly sought-after RTX 3070 and RTX 3080, it might the only obtainable option for those who have an aging PC and need to upgrade their graphics hardware.

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The Cyberpunk 2077 patch delay is even wilder than we thought

The Cyberpunk 2077 patch delay is even wilder than we thought

It's been a rough month for CD Projekt Red. Not only is the company still facing criticism for the state of Cyberpunk 2077, but it faced a cyber attack earlier in the month in which hackers made off with what sounds like a bunch of internal documents and the source codes for multiple games before holding them at ransom. CD Projekt Red refused to pay that ransom, and the leakers started selling the data they stole in the security breach as a result.

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Pokemon Presents confirmed for this week: What we’re expecting

Pokemon Presents confirmed for this week: What we’re expecting

This year is Pokemon's 25th anniversary, and while The Pokemon Company has indicated that it has big plans for the year, it hasn't really revealed any of them just yet. We might finally get a look into the company's plans for Pokemon's 25th this week, as a new Pokemon Presents presentation has been announced. While The Pokemon Company hasn't told us what to expect from the presentation, we can take a few educated guesses.

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