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

Out of nowhere, NVIDIA reveals an RTX 3080 with 12GB of RAM

Out of nowhere, NVIDIA reveals an RTX 3080 with 12GB of RAM

When the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 originally launched, some were left scratching their heads about the fact that the GPU was only outfitted with 10GB of RAM. Today, NVIDIA silently fixed that issue by revealing the RTX 3080 12GB. As the name suggests, the new graphics card comes with 12GB of RAM, and while that's probably the most significant upgrade, there are a few other differences worth noting as well.

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Logitech Signature M650 first impressions: One mouse for all people

Logitech Signature M650 first impressions: One mouse for all people

Today Logitech announced the Signature M650 mouse, and with it, the company is casting as wide a net as possible. While many mice out there only come in one size - and most of them are made for right-handed people - the Signature M650’s angle is that it offers prospective buyers options. Logitech is releasing the Signature M650 in two sizes for small and large hands, with a third model made for the special lefties in our lives.

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Elden Ring just became the most wishlisted game on Steam

Elden Ring just became the most wishlisted game on Steam

At this point, the hype behind Elden Ring has grown to considerable proportions. If Geoff Keighley's stories about being hounded for an Elden Ring reveal for years weren't enough to convince you of that, maybe Steam wishlists will. Elden Ring has become the most-wishlisted game on Steam, and it managed to unseat a juggernaut to claim that crown.

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Take-Two is buying Zynga: Here’s why I’m worried

Take-Two is buying Zynga: Here’s why I’m worried

Take-Two started the week with a bang, announcing that it will purchase mobile game developer Zynga in a whopping $12.7 billion deal. At first blush, that may be a head-scratching figure when you consider that Microsoft paid $7.5 billion for ZeniMax and all of its subsidiary studios last year, but Take-Two apparently sees a huge opportunity to expand quickly into the world of mobile gaming with this acquisition. For some, that might be a worrying prospect.

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Honor Magic V revealed as first foldable flagship

Honor Magic V revealed as first foldable flagship

Shortly before the end of 2021, Huawei spin-off brand Honor started teasing the foldable Honor Magic V smartphone. Fast forward mere weeks later, and not only has that device been revealed, but we've got a full set of specs to boot. Of course, the most significant point of interest for many of us is likely that folding display, so it's little wonder that Honor described it in very specific detail today.

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Apple Fitness+ kicks off 2022 with two new major features

Apple Fitness+ kicks off 2022 with two new major features

Apple today announced that two new features are coming to Apple Fitness+. These new features, called "Collections" and "Time to Run," will be debuting in the app next week, and we're guessing that current Apple Fitness+ subscribers have already figured out what each of them do. In addition to these new features, Apple also announced that it will soon be launching a third season of Time to Walk, giving users several weeks of new episodes to look forward to.

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AGDQ 2022 kicks off this weekend: Where and when to watch

AGDQ 2022 kicks off this weekend: Where and when to watch

With Christmas and New Year's Day firmly in the rearview, speedrunning enthusiasts are getting excited for an entirely different type of winter event: Awesome Games Done Quick. The annual speedrunning marathon returns this weekend, and even though AGDQ 2022 will be online-only once again, the event will still offer an entire week's worth of speedruns to watch. Here's where and when you'll need to tune in to catch AGDQ 2022, along with a few speedruns we're excited to see ourselves.

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The coolest robots you can buy today

The coolest robots you can buy today

As time goes on and robots are becoming more advanced, more and more are marketed primarily at regular consumers. Robots are no longer just the domain of manufacturing and laboratories as there are plenty for the average consumers of the world to buy. Some of these have uses around the house, some are meant to spark an interest in STEM fields, and others are toys with some extra functionality. Here are some of the coolest robots you can buy today.

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Things you never knew your PS5 could do

Things you never knew your PS5 could do

The PlayStation 5 is undoubtedly a step up from its predecessor, the PS4, in terms of graphics and computing power. However, aside from the obvious generational upgrades, there are some lesser-known capabilities of the PlayStation 5 that help it feel like a truly next-gen console. If you've managed to score a PlayStation 5 - something that's still very difficult to do - here are some features you may not have known about that will improve the experience.

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Ubisoft+ announced for Xbox, Rainbow Six Extraction confirmed for Game Pass

Ubisoft+ announced for Xbox, Rainbow Six Extraction confirmed for Game Pass

Ubisoft made two major announcements today. The first is that the company's subscription service, Ubisoft+, will be coming to Xbox consoles in the future. While that's big enough news on its own, Ubisoft also revealed that Rainbow Six Extraction will be coming to Xbox Game Pass, which is another big win for Microsoft's own subscription service. Ubisoft, it seems, has gaming subscriptions on the mind today.

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Your Instagram home feed is getting a huge change

Your Instagram home feed is getting a huge change

Amid the frantic CES news cycle, Instagram has revealed that significant changes are coming to our Home feeds. Entering testing today is a new feature that gives us three different feeds to explore when opening up the app. While the standard Home feed isn't going anywhere, it will be joined by two new feeds that will almost certainly prove to be popular among the Instagram-using masses.

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ASUS Zenbook 17 Fold OLED redefines the phrase ‘convertible laptop’

ASUS Zenbook 17 Fold OLED redefines the phrase ‘convertible laptop’

We're used to seeing convertible laptops and even folding smartphones at big tech shows like CES, but ASUS showed up this year with a folding device that is particularly eye-catching. Today, ASUS announced the Zenbook 17 Fold OLED, and while the name alone makes our ears perk up, it doesn't truly express just how ridiculous this laptop is.

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