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.

AGDQ 2020 wraps up a record-setting speedrunning marathon

AGDQ 2020 wraps up a record-setting speedrunning marathon

Games Done Quick has wrapped up another speedrunning marathon, and unsurprisingly, it's broken more fundraising records. Awesome Games Done Quick 2020 - the flagship event for GDQ - ended yesterday with a grand total of $3,135,900.56 raised for the Prevent Cancer Foundation. On top of that, GDQ has announced that it's also raised more than $25 million for charity across all of its events.

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Your Apple trade-in just got less valuable: iPhone, iPad, Mac, Watch

Your Apple trade-in just got less valuable: iPhone, iPad, Mac, Watch

If you were looking to trade in your current device to Apple and put that money toward a new device, the amount you'll get in trade has suddenly dropped. Apple is now offering less trade-in money for a variety of devices spanning iPhones, iPads, Macs, and Apple Watches. There are few devices that are retaining the trade-in amounts that they used to have, but for the most part, prices are going down.

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Xbox One will live on after Xbox Series X launches

Xbox One will live on after Xbox Series X launches

The beginning of a new console generation is an exciting time, but it can also be a worrying one for owners of current-generation hardware. The temptation for console makers to throw all their weight behind a new machine must be pretty strong, but thankfully, they often keep supporting old-generation hardware for a while after a new console launches. That's particularly true when the old-gen hardware was a popular seller, like the Xbox 360 or the PlayStation 2.

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Nintendo kicks of New Year Sale in the Switch eShop

Nintendo kicks of New Year Sale in the Switch eShop

Most of the holiday gaming sales have already wrapped up, but Nintendo is serving up one more before we say goodbye to holiday discounts entirely. Nintendo has kicked off a New Year Sale on the eShop, which sees a number of Switch and 3DS games discounted. If you received a Switch as a gift for the holidays, this sale could very well be worth checking out.

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Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg just revealed his goals for 2020 and beyond

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg just revealed his goals for 2020 and beyond

Entering into a new decade tends to elicit a bunch of forward-looking thoughts and ambitions from people, including Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. Today he shared his goals not only for the next year, but the next decade. Zuckerberg generally spoke in very broad terms, but what he said today does give us an idea of what Facebook will look to do over the next ten years.

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Google’s Android search picks in Europe are bad news for Microsoft

Google’s Android search picks in Europe are bad news for Microsoft

Beginning on March 1st, new Android users in Europe will be greeted by something new when opening Chrome for the first time. Instead of simply seeing the Google search bar, they'll be asked to make one of four search providers their default for Chrome. Google today revealed which search engines will appear alongside its own, and each country will have its own selection.

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Big Steam soundtrack update makes it easier to buy and listen to music

Big Steam soundtrack update makes it easier to buy and listen to music

When you're browsing through Steam's store, you'll often see game soundtracks available for their respective games as DLC. If that kind of branding struck you as odd, you certainly weren't alone there. After all, one key drawback of designating a soundtrack as DLC is that it meant you had to purchase the game before you could buy its soundtrack.

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Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX remake announced for Switch

Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX remake announced for Switch

It's been quite some time since we last heard from the Pokemon Mystery Dungeon series, but that's all about to change. While most of today's Pokemon Direct centered around the expansions coming to Pokemon Sword and Shield, The Pokemon Company kicked things off by announcing Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX for the Nintendo Switch.

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Pokemon Sword and Shield expansion pass announced with new areas to explore

Pokemon Sword and Shield expansion pass announced with new areas to explore

Typically, when Game Freak releases a new batch of Pokemon games, enhanced versions of those games aren't that far off. After Pokemon Gold and Silver, for instance, we got Pokemon Crystal, while Pokemon Sun and Moon were followed by Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon. With Pokemon Sword and Shield, however, Game Freak is trying something different, announcing today that we'll see expansion passes for both games.

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Xbox One X gets a big discount at Amazon

Xbox One X gets a big discount at Amazon

With the Xbox Series X and the PlayStation 5 both scheduled to launch at the end of this year, that means we're officially in the closing stages of this console generation. Gamers who have held off on buying a console will have their patience rewarded as we see prices drop on current-generation hardware, much like we see today with an Amazon sale on the Xbox One X.

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Wargroove: Double Trouble DLC arrives next month

Wargroove: Double Trouble DLC arrives next month

There were a lot of really solid games that released in 2019, but one that got a lot of attention from indie fans was Wargroove. Developed and published by Chucklefish, on the surface, Wargroove seems like a spiritual success to Nintendo's Advance Wars franchise, which has sat dormant for some years now. We learned today that a year after the game first debuted, it's about to get a DLC expansion.

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Overwatch 2 release details seemingly leaked by PlayStation Brazil

Overwatch 2 release details seemingly leaked by PlayStation Brazil

One of the biggest announcements of BlizzCon 2019 was that of Overwatch 2. Blizzard didn't give us a reveal date for Overwatch 2, and unlike some other companies, Blizzard games can sometimes take years in between reveal and launch. In short: While many might hope that Overwatch 2 is coming out at some point in 2020, it could very well be a longer wait.

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