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.

Fortnite’s world-ending gamble paid off for Epic

Fortnite’s world-ending gamble paid off for Epic

This has been quite the exciting week for Fortnite. Over the weekend, Epic basically hit the reset button on the game, deleting the map and leaving players staring at a black hole. The game was inaccessible for more than a day as players continued to be greeted by that black hole in-game and across Epic's social media. Then, today, Fortnite sprung back to live, with Epic kicking off Fortnite Chapter 2, which brings a new map and new mechanics along with it.

Continue Reading

More Pokemon Sword and Shield news is right around the corner

More Pokemon Sword and Shield news is right around the corner

The release of Pokemon Sword and Shield is on the horizon, and those of you waiting for new information won't have to wait very long. Today The Pokemon Company announced that the next Sword and Shield info drop will be arriving tomorrow morning. We're not sure what we'll learn from it just yet, as The Pokemon Company's tweet was purposefully vague.

Continue Reading

Apple TV app heads to Roku as Apple prepares for November’s big launch

Apple TV app heads to Roku as Apple prepares for November’s big launch

We're quickly closing in on the launch of Apple TV+, and in preparation of that, Apple is rolling out its app to platforms beyond its own. Roku has announced that the Apple TV app is available on its platform beginning today. Those who download it will be able to use that app to access Apple TV+ when it launches on November 1st.

Continue Reading

Nest WiFi is Google’s latest attempt at mesh networking

Nest WiFi is Google’s latest attempt at mesh networking

Google has offered a mesh router called Google WiFi since 2016, but today we're seeing the successor to that system. During its Pixel 4 event today, Google got up on stage and announced Nest WiFi, a new mesh router that improves on the Google WiFi formula. For starters, Google says that Nest WiFi is more capable than Google WiFi, boasting as much as twice the speed and 25% better coverage.

Continue Reading

Google Pixelbook Go makes big battery claims

Google Pixelbook Go makes big battery claims

The Pixel 4 may be the main attraction at today's Google event, but before we get to that, Google pulled the veil back on a new Pixelbook. Dubbed the Pixelbook Go, this new Chromebook has seemingly been designed with portability in mind - Google says that the entire package is 13mm thick, with a total weight that clocks in at "barely two pounds."

Continue Reading

Google Stadia finally gets a release date

Google Stadia finally gets a release date

Google has spent the better part of 2019 talking about its incoming game streaming platform, Stadia. All the while, the company has been telling us that it's targeting a November release date for the service, never getting any more specific than that. Today, that all changed, as Google finally gave Stadia a release date.

Continue Reading

Fortnite Chapter 2 is here and it’s big

Fortnite Chapter 2 is here and it’s big

After a wait that stretched on for more than a day, Fortnite is back, and it's starting an entirely new chapter with its return. As leaks suggested before the end of Season X, Fortnite Chapter 2 is kicking off with an entirely new map for players to battle on, with new activities to participate in and new ways to fight. If Fortnite was starting to seem a little stale during Season X, the beginning of Chapter 2 might help with that.

Continue Reading

Cyberpunk 2077 on Switch probably isn’t going to happen

Cyberpunk 2077 on Switch probably isn’t going to happen

Earlier this year, CD Projekt Red surprised all of us when it announced that The Witcher 3 was coming to the Switch. The surprise didn't come from the fact that CD Projekt Red was bringing one of its games over to the portable platform, as plenty of developers and publishers have been doing that. Instead, this was surprising because The Witcher 3 has long been held as one of the more graphically-demanding games of this generation.

Continue Reading

Leaked Fortnite Chapter 2 trailer teases big battle pass changes

Leaked Fortnite Chapter 2 trailer teases big battle pass changes

Now that Fortnite's map has been sucked into the abyss and we've been left with nothing but a black hole, we're waiting for something big to happen. Leaks that began surfacing next week suggested that Season 11 will actually be the kick off to an entirely new chapter for Fortnite, and now a new leaked trailer seems to confirm it.

Continue Reading

Google Nest Mini leaks out and looks awfully familiar

Google Nest Mini leaks out and looks awfully familiar

Tomorrow is a big day for Google and its fans, as the company is set to reveal the Pixel 4 at long last. While the Pixel 4 will be the star of tomorrow's show, we're also expecting it to be joined by a variety of other devices. One of those devices could be the Google Nest Mini, which leaked out today, though those of you who are familiar with Google's smart speakers will likely get a strong feeling of deja vu when you see it.

Continue Reading

Getting Overwatch on Switch? You should probably just buy from the eShop

Getting Overwatch on Switch? You should probably just buy from the eShop

The Switch is a console that lends itself well to owning a digital library. With that focus on portability, there's something to be said for having most or all of your games installed on the console and ready to play, regardless of where you happen to be at the time. Still, there will always be many gamers who prefer owning physical copies of games, but if you're in that camp and you're planning on picking up Overwatch tomorrow, you might want to skip the physical copy and just buy directly from the Nintendo eShop.

Continue Reading

Fortnite Blackout crippled Twitch, leaves players hanging

Fortnite Blackout crippled Twitch, leaves players hanging

Yesterday, Epic Games did something rather unthinkable with Fortnite: it more or less deleted the entire game. During the in-game event to close out Season X, Fortnite's map was destroyed in a massive explosion, leaving players in the void of space and staring at only a black hole. For the moment, Fortnite as we know it doesn't exist, but that's all bound to change soon.

Continue Reading

1 2 3 4 Next