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.

Twisted Metal TV show in the works – Here’s what we know

Twisted Metal TV show in the works – Here’s what we know

It's been a big couple of weeks for PlayStation's TV arm. Not only did PlayStation Productions and Sony Pictures TV confirm who will play the leading roles in the TV series based on The Last of Us for HBO, but now the companies have decided to move forward with a show based on Twisted Metal. Details are still rather slim at the moment, but PlayStation Productions has decided on who will be writing the show.

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Diablo 2 Resurrected gets some good news for fans of the original

Diablo 2 Resurrected gets some good news for fans of the original

At BlizzConline over the weekend, Blizzard revealed the long-awaited Diablo 2 remake, which will be known as Diablo 2 Resurrected. Obviously, the reveal of Diablo 2 Resurrected sparked a lot of questions among fans, especially after the disaster that was Warcraft 3 Reforged. Blizzard - or more specifically Vicarious Visions, the Blizzard subsidiary working on Diablo 2 Resurrected - has answered some of those burning questions, especially a very important one about whether or not Diablo 2 Resurrected will overwrite original Diablo 2 installs.

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Spotify HiFi is lossless streaming to take on TIDAL and Apple

Spotify HiFi is lossless streaming to take on TIDAL and Apple

Thanks perhaps to the launch of TIDAL putting pressure on larger music services to deliver lossless-quality streaming, audiophiles have a few different options these days. Not only can those looking for high-quality music find it through TIDAL, but Amazon also offers a similar premium streaming service of its own. Soon, Spotify will be throwing its hat in that particular ring, announcing today that it will be launching a new streaming tier called Spotify HiFi later this year.

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MSI MEG Aegis Ti5 is an RTX 3080 gaming rig that looks like something out of Tron

MSI MEG Aegis Ti5 is an RTX 3080 gaming rig that looks like something out of Tron

If you're a fan of unique-looking PCs, then MSI has you covered with the MEG Aegis Ti5. Being a high-end gaming PC, the Aegis Ti5 isn't going to have a shocking list of specifications, but the case all of that hardware is arranged in definitely isn't just a box. In fact, the Aegis Ti5's case looks like something straight out of Tron.

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Galaxy Z Fold 3 could be next to get S Pen support

Galaxy Z Fold 3 could be next to get S Pen support

In the lead up to the launch of the Galaxy S21 earlier this year, we heard numerous rumors which claimed that at least one of the phones in the line would support Samsung's S Pen. Those rumors ended up being true, with Samsung later confirming such support for the Galaxy S21 Ultra. As it turns out, the S21 Ultra may not be the only phone outside of the Note line to get S Pen support this year, as now the Galaxy Z Fold 3 is rumored to be getting it as well.

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Don’t fall for this bogus Far Cry 6 beta scam Ubisoft warns

Don’t fall for this bogus Far Cry 6 beta scam Ubisoft warns

There may be a decent amount of excitement behind Far Cry 6, but Ubisoft is warning folks not to get too caught up in it today. Apparently, legitimate looking emails are being sent out promising Far Cry 6 beta access. According to Ubisoft, however, those emails aren't the real deal and those who receive them should disregard them.

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Viking survival game Valheim just hit a huge milestone

Viking survival game Valheim just hit a huge milestone

If you're a PC gamer, you've almost certainly heard of Valheim by now. The Viking survival game launched in early access on Steam earlier this month, and ever since its arrival, it seems to be the only thing anyone can talk about. Today, the developers behind Valheim have shared a big win for the game, as it has hit another sales milestone in a very short amount of time.

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How to watch BlizzConline’s opening ceremony and game panels

How to watch BlizzConline’s opening ceremony and game panels

Thank to the COVID-19 pandemic, last year Blizzard decided to not only delay BlizzCon - its annual event where it details new games and major updates to its existing lineup of titles - but also to turn it into an online-only affair. This new event, dubbed BlizzConline, is finally happening this weekend, and judging by some of the leaks so far, it'll definitely be worth tuning into despite the fact that it's going to have a very different feel.

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Blizzard Arcade Collection leaks hours before BlizzConline

Blizzard Arcade Collection leaks hours before BlizzConline

Yesterday, Blizzard suffered a leak in which details about World of Warcraft: Shadowlands and World of Warcraft Classic were revealed ahead of BlizzConline, which is an online-only stand-in for what should have been BlizzCon 2020 in November. Now, even more information has leaked out, this time about a rumored Blizzard Arcade Collection, which revisits Blizzard's classic games from the past.

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Apple MagSafe battery accessory could put an end to bulky charging cases

Apple MagSafe battery accessory could put an end to bulky charging cases

With the introduction of MagSafe on the iPhone 12 lineup, Apple has opened the door to a number of magnetic accessories. The company itself has crafted some MagSafe accessories for the iPhone 12, and now it's rumored to be working on a magnetic battery pack. As you might imagine, a MagSafe battery pack would allow users to wirelessly charge their phones without needing to find an outlet first, and without using a bulky battery case that has to attach to the phone through a Lightning passthrough.

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Oculus Quest gets app sharing and multi-user support with a Facebook catch

Oculus Quest gets app sharing and multi-user support with a Facebook catch

Oculus Quest is getting two useful features today, particularly for instances where there are multiple people in a household using a single headset. Oculus has rolled out multi-user accounts and app sharing - two somewhat self-explanatory features that nonetheless make it easier to ensure that everyone using a headset not only has their own account, but also their own progression in games and their own privacy settings.

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Shadowlands, World of Warcraft Classic 2021 plans leak before BlizzConline

Shadowlands, World of Warcraft Classic 2021 plans leak before BlizzConline

Just the day before BlizzConline - the all-online replacement for what was supposed to be BlizzCon 2021 - is set to kick off, Blizzard's announcements regarding retail World of Warcraft and World of Warcraft Classic have leaked out. These leaks detail not only what's next for retail WoW's latest expansion, Shadowlands, but also what will be coming in World of Warcraft Classic in 2021 - something that we're sure most WoW Classic players have already figured out.

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