Author Archives: Eric Abent

With a track record of covering the gaming industry that spans more than a decade, Eric Abent has been part of the SlashGear team since 2012 and, most recently, is gaming editor for the site. Beyond the latest in AAA games and consoles, Eric's role encompasses independent studios, virtual reality, and mobile gaming as the industry undertakes a seismic shift in home entertainment and beyond. Twitter / LinkedIn / Email

God of War is the next PlayStation exclusive coming to PC

God of War is the next PlayStation exclusive coming to PC

Today we learned that God of War (2018) will be the next PlayStation exclusive to get a PC release. Sony announced not only the PC port of God of War today, but also the release date for the game, revealing it will be launching on Steam early next year. God of War is just the latest in a string of PlayStation exclusives that have made the jump to PC, and it's arguably the biggest PlayStation franchise to be confirmed for a PC release thus far.

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Newest No Man’s Sky Expedition is all about gigantic sandworms

Newest No Man’s Sky Expedition is all about gigantic sandworms

No Man's Sky is getting something of a mini-update today with the arrival of Expedition Four. While not one of the fully-fledged updates we're used to seeing every quarter or so, No Man's Sky fans will want to check out this Expedition, as it features gigantic sandworms in a new narrative. For that reason, we're guessing fans of Dune who are excited about the new movie might want to check this out as well.

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Android apps come to Windows 11 today, but not for everyone

Android apps come to Windows 11 today, but not for everyone

For many people, one of the most exciting things about Windows 11 is the fact that the new OS will be able to run Android apps. Microsoft is slowly beginning to launch Android apps for Windows 11, though it seems the feature isn't quite ready for prime time yet. Instead of rolling out Android apps to all Windows 11 users today, Microsoft is launching it on a small scale for some early testers.

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New World server transfers are finally ready: What to know

New World server transfers are finally ready: What to know

New World players have been waiting weeks for server transfers to go live, and now it looks like Amazon is finally ready to roll them out. A new update has gone live in New World, and with it, Amazon has put the final pieces necessary for server transfers in place. In addition, this new update also fixes some issues and bugs while giving players a couple of freebies as a thank you for their patience over the past couple of weeks.

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Latest Pokemon Legends: Arceus trailer is here and it’s a weird one

Latest Pokemon Legends: Arceus trailer is here and it’s a weird one

The Pokemon Company today dropped a new trailer for Pokemon Legends: Arceus that's unlike any Pokemon trailer we've seen before. In fact, the trailer in question isn't much of a trailer, as there isn't a clear image to be found anywhere in its two-minute run time. Instead, this trailer is more of a "found footage" teaser that seems to suggest the debut of a new Pokemon we've never seen before.

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Android 12 released: Here’s who gets it first

Android 12 released: Here’s who gets it first

Google's Pixel event today signals not only the arrival of the Pixel 6 lineup but also the arrival of Android 12. The latest version of Android is available today, and surprising absolutely no one, it'll be landing on Pixel devices first. Android 12 is a big release for Google, thanks in no small part to the rollout of Material You.

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Microsoft Flight Simulator Game of the Year Edition announced: Here’s what’s new

Microsoft Flight Simulator Game of the Year Edition announced: Here’s what’s new

After letting the franchise sit dormant for several years, Microsoft teamed with Asobo Studio to launch Microsoft Flight Simulator in 2020. In the time since then, we've seen Microsoft Flight Simulator get six world updates in addition to many smaller updates. Now the companies have announced Microsoft Flight Simulator: Game of the Year Edition, which is launching next month with a collection of upgrades.

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Xbox Game Pass late October 2021 additions: Age of Empires IV, Alan Wake

Xbox Game Pass late October 2021 additions: Age of Empires IV, Alan Wake

Yesterday, Microsoft announced that Outriders from Square Enix would soon be joining Xbox Game Pass for PC. At the time of that announcement, we speculated that Microsoft would soon reveal the rest of the games hitting Xbox Game Pass in the second half of October, and we were right. Microsoft announced those games today, and it looks like Xbox Game Pass is getting a lot of additions in the latter half of the month.

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Fisher-Price Chatter Telephone is back, and now it can make real calls

Fisher-Price Chatter Telephone is back, and now it can make real calls

If you were a child at any point in the last 60 years, there's a decent chance that you're familiar with the Chatter Telephone from Fisher-Price. Perhaps due to the fact that the famous pull-toy looks a little out of place in this age of smartphones, Fisher-Price announced today that the Chatter Telephone is getting an update. While the Chatter isn't losing its rotary phone design, it's getting some enhanced functionality in the form of Bluetooth connectivity.

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Super Smash Bros Ultimate update adds Sora, buffs several fighters

Super Smash Bros Ultimate update adds Sora, buffs several fighters

It's a little hard to believe, but with the latest update for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Sora from Kingdom Hearts is officially in the game. One of the most requested characters of all time, Sora seemed like a pipe dream to many, but Nintendo navigated what we imagine was a licensing nightmare to make it happen. Update 13.0.0 adds Sora to the game, but beyond his introduction, the update also buffs several low-tier characters.

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Outriders is finally coming to Xbox Game Pass for PC

Outriders is finally coming to Xbox Game Pass for PC

Earlier this year, we saw the Square Enix RPG shooter Outriders get a surprise day-one release on Xbox Game Pass. Unfortunately, it wasn't a day-one release for all versions of Game Pass - only the console and cloud versions, leaving PC subscribers to buy a copy outright if they wanted to play on day one. Now, months later, Square Enix and Microsoft are rectifying that oversight, announcing that Outriders is finally coming to Xbox Game Pass for PC.

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New MacBook Pro pricing: 14″ and 16″ configurations

New MacBook Pro pricing: 14″ and 16″ configurations

Apple took to the stage to hype up its new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros today, but of course, the most important thing to almost every customer out there is price. These new MacBook Pros are going up for pre-order today and begin shipping out next week, but how much will each one cost you? That depends on what you're looking for.

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