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.

Outer Wilds gets a release date surprise and launch trailer

Outer Wilds gets a release date surprise and launch trailer

If you've been looking forward to Outer Wilds, the next game from What Remains of Edith Finch publisher Annapurna Interactive, then you're in for some great news today. Annapurna and the game's developer, Mobius Digital, revealed the game's release date today. Even better than getting a release date is learning that it's right around the corner.

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Game of Thrones’ finale was destined to be divisive: A final analysis

Game of Thrones’ finale was destined to be divisive: A final analysis

After eight long years, Game of Thrones has finally come to end. Last night's finale was surprising in a lot of ways, but one thing that wasn't at all shocking was just out divisive it ended up being. In fact, judging from the reaction so far, the final episode of Game of Thrones seems poised to become the most divisive episode of the entire series.

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Google quietly drops its most creative Pixel accessories

Google quietly drops its most creative Pixel accessories

Buying a case alongside a new phone is something a lot of people do, and ever since the days of the Nexus 6, Google has offered some pretty unique cases for its first-party phones. First we had Live Cases, which could be matched to a live wallpaper and even featured an NFC button on some models that could be used for a few different shortcuts. Then, when the Pixel 3 hit the scene, Google rolled out My Cases, which sported user-uploaded images to make them truly unique.

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Minecraft’s latest sales figures prove it isn’t going anywhere

Minecraft’s latest sales figures prove it isn’t going anywhere

Today is a pretty big day for Minecraft, being the 10th anniversary of its first public release. The game has come a long way in 10 years, spreading from PC to pretty much every modern platform available, becoming a tool for education, and soon, it'll even make the jump to augmented reality. It's one of the most enduring games of the modern era, and today, Microsoft gave us a better idea of just how popular it's become over these past 10 years.

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Samsung Notebook Odyssey and its gaming chops go up for pre-order

Samsung Notebook Odyssey and its gaming chops go up for pre-order

Back at CES 2019, Samsung announced a refreshed version of the Notebook Odyssey, a gaming laptop it first introduced in 2017. This refreshed Samsung Notebook Odyssey is the most powerful gaming notebook the company offers, and if you can stomach the hefty price tag that comes along with that designation, then good news: It's up for pre-order today.

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Spotify dives into hardware with a device called ‘Car Thing’

Spotify dives into hardware with a device called ‘Car Thing’

Ever since its inception all those years ago, Spotify has focused solely on software. Soon, however, its attention will shift to hardware for the first time. Today Spotify revealed a new device it's simply calling "Car Thing," and it hopes to use it to learn about subscribers' listening habits while they're on the road.

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AR game Minecraft Earth is about to take over the world

AR game Minecraft Earth is about to take over the world

Last week, Mojang and Microsoft started teasing something very interesting ahead of Minecraft's 10th anniversary: an AR game. Today, the first public release of Minecraft turns 10 years old, and the two companies are celebrating by ever-so-slightly pulling the veil back on that AR game, which is called Minecraft Earth. Making the jump to AR worked wonders for Pokemon, so can it work for Minecraft too?

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A ton of Call of Duty: Mobile details just dropped

A ton of Call of Duty: Mobile details just dropped

Back in March, Activision revealed Call of Duty: Mobile. As pre-registration for the game continues, Activision today dropped a lot of details about how the game will work and what kind of content it will feature. At the end of it all, we're left feeling like Call of Duty: Mobile will be something of a greatest hits compilation of the games that came before it.

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Sony and Microsoft cloud gaming deal struck in shock to gamer universe

Sony and Microsoft cloud gaming deal struck in shock to gamer universe

Microsoft and Sony are pretty fierce competitors in the gaming space, so the mere suggestion that they'd partner for anything gaming related is certainly a strange one. Yet here we are, with both companies announcing just that today. Sony and Microsoft have revealed their intention to "collaborate on new cloud-based solutions for gaming experiences and AI solutions," though this partnership is still very clearly in its early stages.

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Sony Xperia 1 release date set for July, pricing revealed

Sony Xperia 1 release date set for July, pricing revealed

Back toward the end of February, Sony introduced the world to the Xperia 1. This phone with a simple name promises some pretty big things, namely a 4K display with a 21:9 aspect ratio. Today, we're learning when the phone will be available in the US, and just how much it'll cost.

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Sprint dates its first 5G devices: LG V50 ThinQ, HTC 5G Hub

Sprint dates its first 5G devices: LG V50 ThinQ, HTC 5G Hub

On the same day Verizon is launching the Galaxy S10 5G, Sprint has detailed the first 5G devices it'll offer on its own shelves. If you've been following 5G news over the past several months, you probably already know what those devices are. On the smartphone side of things, we've got the LG V50 ThinQ 5G, which will be a Sprint exclusive at the start. The carrier will also be launching the HTC 5G Hub, which is a mobile hotspot that will be able to tap into Sprint's 5G network.

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Nintendo Switch Online vouchers serve up two games with cut price

Nintendo Switch Online vouchers serve up two games with cut price

The most recent Nintendo Direct offered up a lot of information about Super Mario Maker 2, but at the end of it, Nintendo made a rather surprising announcement. The company revealed a new voucher program that essentially lets Switch owners buy two games of their choice at a discount. It's only available to Switch Online subscribers as well, so it's another way Nintendo is trying to make these subscriptions look more tempting to people who are on the fence.

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