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

GTA Online for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 is finally reaching the end of the road

GTA Online for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 is finally reaching the end of the road

It's almost hard to believe, but Grand Theft Auto Online for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 is still going strong to this day. The times they are a-changin', though, with Rockstar today announcing that it will shut down the PS3 and Xbox One versions of GTA Online by the end of the year. In addition, online support is ending for two other Rockstar games on PS3 and Xbox One: LA Noire and Max Payne 3.

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Yes, Breath of the Wild 2 has an actual title and no, we can’t tell you it yet

Yes, Breath of the Wild 2 has an actual title and no, we can’t tell you it yet

There's a lot of hype riding behind Breath of the Wild 2, but one thing a lot of people are undoubtedly wondering is when Nintendo will stop referring to the game as "the sequel to Breath of the Wild." Does the game have an actual title? It obviously does, but Nintendo doesn't want to share that title just yet because it doesn't want to spoil portions of the game.

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Next-gen PlayStation VR in 2021? Don’t get your hopes up

Next-gen PlayStation VR in 2021? Don’t get your hopes up

Shortly after the PlayStation 5 launched, Sony confirmed that it's working on a new PlayStation VR headset for the platform. Details on this next-gen PSVR have been fairly slim since that initial announcement; while Sony has detailed the new controllers that will ship with the device, we haven't seen the new PSVR headset yet and Sony hasn't talked dates. Today, a new report reveals a couple of key details about the next PSVR, one of them being the headset's release window.

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Cyberpunk 2077 and the PlayStation Store are friends again

Cyberpunk 2077 and the PlayStation Store are friends again

By now, most gamers are probably familiar with Cyberpunk 2077's rocky launch. The game's performance on last-gen consoles led to a surge in refund requests, with Sony eventually opting to pull the game from the PlayStation Store entirely. Now, more than six months after the fact, both Sony and CD Projekt Red have confirmed that the game is coming back to the PlayStation Store later this month.

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Windows 11 leaks with a huge UI shakeup

Windows 11 leaks with a huge UI shakeup

Microsoft is set to reveal what's next for Windows later this month, but it seems that leakers have beat the company to the punch. Windows 11 has leaked online, giving us a look at several big UI changes Microsoft plans to implement with this new operating system. There's a lot to take in, so if you're the type who likes to be surprised by these reveals, then you should probably turn back now.

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Mario Party Superstars remasters classic boards and minigames for Switch

Mario Party Superstars remasters classic boards and minigames for Switch

Nintendo Switch owners are about to get another dose of Mario Party, as today Nintendo revealed Mario Party Superstars during its E3 2021 Direct. Even though the Switch is already home to Super Mario Party, this new title will be quite different. Rather than offering a slate of new boards and minigames, Mario Party Superstars will instead remaster a collection of boards and minigames from the franchise's past.

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Breath of the Wild sequel trailer takes us to the skies above Hyrule

Breath of the Wild sequel trailer takes us to the skies above Hyrule

A lot of Switch owners went into E3 2021 hoping to see more from the sequel to Breath of the Wild, and sure enough, that's precisely what we got to close out the show. While details are still pretty slim, we did get to see a new trailer that reveals some of the game's new mechanics. Get ready to get some air because it looks like we're heading to the skies for this sequel.

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Metroid Dread revealed as Switch owners wait for more on Metroid Prime 4

Metroid Dread revealed as Switch owners wait for more on Metroid Prime 4

It's been quite some time since we were given an update on Metroid Prime 4, and those hoping for an appearance from the game during today's Nintendo Direct didn't quite get what they were looking for. While Nintendo did confirm that Metroid Prime 4 is still in development - good news there - the company didn't have anything to show from the game. Nintendo, however, did announce an entirely new Metroid game to satiate those who are waiting for Metroid Prime 4, and it's called Metroid Dread.

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How to watch Nintendo’s E3 2021 Direct today

How to watch Nintendo’s E3 2021 Direct today

It's the final day of E3 2021, and things are wrapping up with a bang. Nintendo is hosting its usual E3 Direct today, and it promises to be a pretty big show. As always, the company will also be hosting deep dives and gameplay demos of the games announced during that Direct in a three-hour-long Treehouse: Live presentation. So if you're a Switch owner, you'll definitely want to catch at least the Nintendo Direct today.

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Razer USB-C GaN charger can charge four devices at once, but it’ll cost you

Razer USB-C GaN charger can charge four devices at once, but it’ll cost you

To go along with its freshly-announced Razer Blade 14 - the first AMD-based gaming laptop the company has made - Razer also announced that it's getting into the business of making Gallium Nitride (GaN) chargers. Dubbed simply the Razer USB-C GaN Charger, this new charger comes with a surprising amount of functionality and portability. The only downside, it seems, is that it's going to cost a lot of money to own one.

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Turtle Beach reveals VelocityOne Flight in time for Microsoft Flight Simulator’s Xbox debut

Turtle Beach reveals VelocityOne Flight in time for Microsoft Flight Simulator’s Xbox debut

Thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, flight sticks have been difficult to find for months now. While stock is slowly starting to recover, prices are still on the high side. Turtle Beach may have just revealed the antidote to those hard-to-find flight sticks and high prices, today introducing the VelocityOne Flight.

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Here’s how to watch Capcom’s E3 2021 event today

Here’s how to watch Capcom’s E3 2021 event today

Today is day three of E3 2021, and even though it's sandwiched between yesterday's Xbox and Bethesda Showcase and tomorrow's Nintendo Direct, there are still some events to look forward to today. Perhaps the biggest is Capcom's Showcase, which is going down later this afternoon. We already know a lot of what the show will cover, so if you're looking forward to any of Capcom's games, you'll definitely want to catch the show.

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