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.

The DOOM Slayer is about to invade Fall Guys

The DOOM Slayer is about to invade Fall Guys

Crossovers between Fall Guys and other games have been a fairly common sight ever since Fall Guys arrived on the scene earlier this year. Today, Fall Guys social media began teasing an all new crossover, and this is a big one. It seems that it won't be much longer before the DOOM Slayer joins Fall Guys' lineup of celebrity skins, so if you're a fan of DOOM, you might want to start saving up some crowns now.

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Amazon Fire TV Cube is getting webcam support (yes, really)

Amazon Fire TV Cube is getting webcam support (yes, really)

Amazon is rolling out some rather surprising functionality for the Fire TV Cube today by giving it webcam support for two-way video calling. That will enable users with a Fire TV Cube to place a video call to any other Alexa device with a display, such as another Fire TV Cube connected to a webcam and TV or something with a built-in display like an Echo Show. Fire TV Cube users can even place a video call to those using the Alexa app on a smartphone.

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Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 5 kicks off with a Mandalorian crossover

Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 5 kicks off with a Mandalorian crossover

Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 5 has arrived, and it seems that we're in for something of a shake up following last season's Marvel antics. Season 5 is officially called Zero Point, and during it, we'll see hunters from across all realities and various timelines arrive in Fortnite's world. Chief among those hunters is none other than The Mandalorian, who is accompanied as always by Baby Yoda.

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Xbox Game Pass ends 2020 with a bang: What you’re getting

Xbox Game Pass ends 2020 with a bang: What you’re getting

It's been a big year for Xbox Game Pass between the roll out of game streaming to the integration of EA Play earlier in the year. It looks like Microsoft is will close out the year with a bang for Xbox Game Pass, as today the company detailed a number of new games that are heading to the service in the first half of December. On top of that, it seems Microsoft is running a promotion on Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for those who have never been subscribed before.

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This new Nintendo Switch update is perfect for fans like me

This new Nintendo Switch update is perfect for fans like me

Overnight, Nintendo pushed a new firmware update to the Nintendo Switch, bringing the console to firmware version 11.0. While firmware updates aren't usually super exciting, this one is, because it includes a number of features Switch owners have been waiting on. It isn't often we see a Switch firmware update knock it out of the park like this, which makes things even more exciting.

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Don’t believe the Halo Infinite battle royale rumors you’ve been hearing

Don’t believe the Halo Infinite battle royale rumors you’ve been hearing

Yesterday, a new rumor about Halo Infinite started circulating. Specifically, this rumor claimed that Halo Infinite would have a battle royale mode when it launches at some unknown point in the future, which is somewhat easy to believe given just how popular battle royale games are. Unfortunately, those of you hoping for a Halo-themed battle royale are going to have to keep hoping, because apparently it's not happening in Halo Infinite.

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Long-lost Superman 64 for PlayStation resurfaces – and the backstory is wild

Long-lost Superman 64 for PlayStation resurfaces – and the backstory is wild

Superman 64 is undoubtedly one of the most infamous games in the history of gaming. Superman 64 is a historically bad game - one that all other bad games are compared to - and it almost existed on the original PlayStation instead of being an N64 exclusive. This PlayStation version of Superman 64 was ultimately cancelled because the license developer Titus had with Warner Bros expired, but all these years later, a prototype of the game has surfaced online.

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Your ears aren’t wrong – some PlayStation 5 may be louder than others

Your ears aren’t wrong – some PlayStation 5 may be louder than others

As we move into the next generation of gaming, a lot of people seem to be making a big deal about how quiet these new consoles are. Specifically, a number of PlayStation 5 reviews mentioned the lack of noise coming from the console as it was running games, which seems like a night and day difference following the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 4 Pro. For that, we have a massive fan inside the PlayStation 5 to thank, but as it turns out, not everyone is getting the same fan inside their console.

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Microsoft Flight Simulator VR support confirmed as a holiday gift

Microsoft Flight Simulator VR support confirmed as a holiday gift

Here's some good news for fans of the most recent Microsoft Flight Simulator: VR support is going to be arriving in the game by the end of the year. We knew VR support was on the way to Flight Simulator, but up until now, we didn't have a launch date. Now, not only do we have a launch date, but we also know that VR support will extend to all VR headsets.

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It sure seems like Samsung’s Galaxy Buds Pro are almost ready to go

It sure seems like Samsung’s Galaxy Buds Pro are almost ready to go

Following rumors earlier this month about a new version of Samsung's Galaxy Buds called Galaxy Buds Pro, we're now getting more evidence of their existence. A new pair of Samsung earbuds have made a stop at the FCC, suggesting those Galaxy Buds Pro rumors were right on the money. Not only that, but this FCC listing suggests that their release could be imminent.

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Xbox Series X/S can run classic PS2 games – but it’s not easy

Xbox Series X/S can run classic PS2 games – but it’s not easy

While the Xbox Series X/S show a lot of promise for the future, at the moment there aren't a ton of next-generation games to play on them. While we wait for those games to arrive, there's no lack of games to play on this new hardware, as they offer backward compatibility with Xbox One titles, a large number of Xbox 360 games, and even some OG Xbox titles. As it turns out, you can also play PlayStation 2 games on the Xbox Series X/S, though that support is definitely more unofficial.

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DOOM Eternal finally has a Nintendo Switch release date

DOOM Eternal finally has a Nintendo Switch release date

DOOM Eternal launched for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC way back in March, and this entire time, Switch owners have been waiting to hear news of when the game would be landing on their console of choice. After a long wait, we're finally closing in on the big day, as Bethesda has officially confirmed when DOOM Eternal will be launching on Nintendo Switch.

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