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.

Surface Duo release date, price revealed with Snapdragon 855, no 5G

Surface Duo release date, price revealed with Snapdragon 855, no 5G

After a long build up and a lot of teasing, Microsoft has officially unveiled the Surface Duo. We're learning all about the dual-screen Android device today, with Microsoft sharing full tech specifications, pricing, and which carriers the Surface Duo will be available on. As you might expect, the Surface Duo is going to be a pretty expensive device given its dual-screen build.

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Halo Infinite delayed: Will miss Xbox Series X launch

Halo Infinite delayed: Will miss Xbox Series X launch

It looks like Xbox Series X is going to be launching without its biggest franchise in tow. Today, Microsoft and 343 Industries announced that Halo Infinite has been delayed. Originally slated to be a launch title for the Xbox Series X (and release on the Xbox One simultaneously, for that matter), Halo Infinite now won't be launching until sometime in 2021.

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Twitter’s reply settings are now rolling out for everyone

Twitter’s reply settings are now rolling out for everyone

Back in May, Twitter started testing a new feature that allowed users to define who could and could not reply to their tweets. These changes were made in attempt to help people feel more comfortable sharing their thoughts on their own Twitter profiles. After a few months of testing, those features are now rolling out to everyone on the platform.

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The Last of Us Part II Grounded update is perfect for those who want a challenge

The Last of Us Part II Grounded update is perfect for those who want a challenge

Naughty Dog today announced a sizable update for The Last of Us Part II. Those looking for a challenge will definitely want to take the content in this update for a spin, as it'll be adding Grounded difficulty mode. In addition, we'll see the arrival of a permadeath mode, potentially giving the game an entirely new layer of realism.

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Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 delayed again

Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 delayed again

If you were looking forward to the release of Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2, it looks like you'll have to wait quite a bit longer. Bloodlines 2 has been hit with another delay, this one pushing it back into 2021. Of course, given the COVID-19 pandemic, the delay should come as little surprise at this point, as many other games have been delayed as developers adjust to working on and even finishing their games remotely.

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TCL’s 2020 TVs serve up QLED, Roku TV and aggressive pricing

TCL’s 2020 TVs serve up QLED, Roku TV and aggressive pricing

TCL is a company that's been aboard the Roku TV train since the very start, and today, we're seeing it launch several new TVs that support the OS. TCL today announced new TVs for 2020 in its 5-series and 6-series lineup. All of these TVs use Roku TV, and for the first time, TCL says that it's using QLED tech in its 5-series lineup.

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NVIDIA teases big event: This is what we think is on the menu

NVIDIA teases big event: This is what we think is on the menu

It looks like NVIDIA is gearing up to make some kind of big announcement. Today, the company published a very vague teaser to its Twitter account in which it seems to be building anticipation for an announcement that's three weeks away. Obviously, without more information it's difficult to say for sure, but this could be the GeForce 3000-series announcement PC hardware enthusiasts have been expecting for some time now.

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Fall Guys nets a ton of PC players in its first week

Fall Guys nets a ton of PC players in its first week

Almost one week out from release, it's clear that Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout is a hit for developer Mediatonic and publisher Devolver Digital. The game, which is available on PC and PlayStation 4 (as a free PlayStation Plus game for the month of August, no less) has seen such an influx of players that Mediatonic has had a difficult time keeping the servers up at points during the past week.

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E Ink’s folding, note taking ereader looks like an e-paper Surface Duo

E Ink’s folding, note taking ereader looks like an e-paper Surface Duo

After seeing it earlier in the summer, we're checking back in with E Ink's folding, dual-screen ePaper display today. The model we saw back in June was clearly a very early prototype, with a less than stellar hinge and labels for non-existent buttons. It seems that E Ink has fixed many of those missing or unfinished features, but we probably won't see this exact device hit the market.

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Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout review: A ton of fun, but does it have lasting appeal?

Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout review: A ton of fun, but does it have lasting appeal?

Unless you went underground several weeks ago and are just now becoming one of the light-loving surface dwellers again, there's a good chance you've heard about Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout. The game has been getting a lot of attention in recent weeks, partly because of a series of closed betas developer Mediatonic hosted before release, and partly because everyone and their mother seems to be streaming it on Twitch at the moment.

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Rocksteady’s Suicide Squad game teaser puts Superman in the crosshairs

Rocksteady’s Suicide Squad game teaser puts Superman in the crosshairs

It looks like Rocksteady is almost ready to reveal its next superhero game. The developer behind most of the games in the Batman: Arkham series is teasing a new title centered around the Suicide Squad, and while we won't learn additional details for a couple of weeks yet, the teaser that was shared today is sparking a lot of conversation.

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Final Fantasy VII Remake was a big hit for Square Enix

Final Fantasy VII Remake was a big hit for Square Enix

After years of build up, the first part of Final Fantasy VII Remake released earlier this year. While it probably won't be surprising to learn that the remake was a success given that the original game is lauded as one of the best RPGs ever made, today we're finding out just how big of a success it is.

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