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.

Microsoft is the latest company to drop from GDC amid coronavirus outbreak

Microsoft is the latest company to drop from GDC amid coronavirus outbreak

The hits just keep on coming for GDC 2020. Earlier today, Unity Technologies announced that it would be skipping the show, which is scheduled to happen from March 16th to the 20th. Just a short time after Unity made its announcement, Microsoft has confirmed that it, too, will be dropping out of the show.

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Coronavirus costs GDC 2020 another major exhibitor

Coronavirus costs GDC 2020 another major exhibitor

With the current coronavirus outbreak - COVID-19 - big trade shows have been losing exhibitors. Before the show was cancelled entirely, a number of big-name companies dropped out of Mobile World Congress 2020, and now we're seeing the same thing happen with the 2020 installment of the Game Developers Conference. GDC 2020 lost another exhibitor today, as Unity announced it will not be attending the show.

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Baldur’s Gate 3: How and when to watch today’s gameplay reveal

Baldur’s Gate 3: How and when to watch today’s gameplay reveal

After 20 years, we're finally getting a new game in the mainline Baldur's Gate series, and with the RPG masters at Larian Studios at the helm of this game, there's good reason to be excited. Last week, Larian announced that it would be revealing our first look at Baldur's Gate 3 gameplay at PAX East. The big day has finally come, so if you're looking forward to this game, you might want to check out the reveal.

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Google Earth heads to a bunch of new browsers today

Google Earth heads to a bunch of new browsers today

Google Earth can be a handy - or at least fascinating - tool to use, and though it's available as an iOS and Android app, its web implementation has been fairly limited. Thus far, Google Earth on the web has only been available through Chrome, and though Chrome is a popular browser, that ultimately limits the number of people who can access Google Earth on the web.

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Stardew Valley version 1.5 content update in the works

Stardew Valley version 1.5 content update in the works

For the past several months, Stardew Valley mastermind Eric "ConcernedApe" Barone has been working to bring the game's 1.4 update to all platforms. With that roll out now complete, Barone has made a big announcement: Stardew Valley's version 1.5 update is now in development. We know that version 1.5 will be another content update, but beyond that, details are slim at this point.

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Xbox Series X will be able to resume games after reboots

Xbox Series X will be able to resume games after reboots

Earlier this week, Microsoft revealed a lot of new details about the Xbox Series X. The blog post Microsoft published discussed a lot of things, from details about the console's CPU and GPU to new information about the SSD and its capabilities. In a follow-up to that post, Xbox's Larry Hyrb has published a new episode of his Major Nelson Podcast in which he interviews Xbox director of product management Jason Ronald.

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Eero just added Apple HomeKit support

Eero just added Apple HomeKit support

Eero today announced that it has added Apple HomeKit support to its lineup of routers. The idea of flipping the switch on HomeKit support is to make IoT setups more secure, but of course, there's also the benefit of being able to control your router through the Apple Home app. Support is rolling out today, with Eero putting together a multi-part post on its help site to guide people through the set up process.

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Harmonix reveals Fuser, a music game that makes you a festival DJ

Harmonix reveals Fuser, a music game that makes you a festival DJ

We're well past the time when games like Guitar Hero and Rock Band were at the height of their popularity, but all this time, Harmonix has been plugging away by releasing various titles centered around music in one way or another. Today, the Rock Band and Dance Central developer announced a new title called Fuser, which puts players in the shoes of a festival DJ.

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Logitech G and Herman Miller are teaming up to make a gaming chair

Logitech G and Herman Miller are teaming up to make a gaming chair

Logitech G has made a name for itself by selling PC gaming accessories, and after acquiring Blue Microphones a couple of years back, its product lineup now includes everything from standalone mics and webcams to gaming mice and keyboards. There's one noticeable gap in that lineup, though, as Logitech G hasn't entered the gaming chair space yet.

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Fujifilm X-T4 announced with in-body image stabilization

Fujifilm X-T4 announced with in-body image stabilization

Today Fujifilm announced the X-T4, the next flagship camera in the X series. There's a lot of anticipation riding on this announcement, and the X-T4 has a number of features that may make it worth a look for photographers. Key among those big features is in-body image stabilization (IBIS).

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Panasonic is leaving Tesla’s solar cell Gigafactory 2

Panasonic is leaving Tesla’s solar cell Gigafactory 2

Panasonic announced today that it will begin winding down the production of photovoltaic cells it creates at Tesla's Gigafactory in Buffalo, New York. The two companies aren't ending their partnership entirely, as Panasonic said in its announcement today that it will continue working with Tesla in Nevada, with this decision having "no impact" on that particular team-up.

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Xbox One February 2020 update rolls out a new home screen

Xbox One February 2020 update rolls out a new home screen

If you've ever felt like the Xbox One home screen looks a little too busy, then you'll probably be very pleased with the console's February 2020 update that's shipping out today. Among other things, the update delivers a new streamlined home screen that cleans things up significantly. These features have been in testing since last year, so if you're an Xbox Insider, you've probably already seen them.

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