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.

Pixel 4 XL renders have some surprises in store

Pixel 4 XL renders have some surprises in store

Almost a month ago to the day, we got an early look at what we expect the Pixel 4 to look like thanks to a set of renders. Though those renders were based on leaked schematics and not CAD files like we're used to, they still turned out to be fairly accurate, as Google teased a very similar looking device shortly afterward. Today, it's the Pixel 4 XL's turn to get a set of renders, and there are definitely a couple of surprises to be found among these new images.

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Epic Games Store’s latest free game is perfect for couch co-op

Epic Games Store’s latest free game is perfect for couch co-op

As it does every week, the free game on offer through the Epic Games Store has rotated once again. This time around, the free game is Overcooked, and those of you who are fans of local co-op will definitely want to check it out before it disappears next week. Even if you're just playing alone, Overcooked is probably still worth the download.

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Seinfeld is turning 30 and Hulu is celebrating with a new Apple TV feature

Seinfeld is turning 30 and Hulu is celebrating with a new Apple TV feature

Somehow, Seinfeld is turning 30 years old today. If that little fact didn't spark an exestential crisis and you're still with us, then good news: you can celebrate Seinfeld's 30th anniversary by using Hulu's new shuffle functionality to pull up a random episodes of the legendary sitcom. Hulu is rolling out this feature today, and it allows you to create a randomized playlist of Seinfeld episodes.

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Microsoft’s Windows 1.0 tease dropped some key Stranger Things details

Microsoft’s Windows 1.0 tease dropped some key Stranger Things details

For the past few days, Microsoft has been making a number of very curious teases all centered around Windows 1.0. It's been decades since Windows 1.0 was the operating system of the day, so these teases definitely piqued the interest of many. From the very start, multiple people have been guessing that these teases could be a tie-in with the third season of Stranger Things, which debuted on Netflix yesterday.

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River City Girls revives an NES cult classic this year

River City Girls revives an NES cult classic this year

River City Ransom, which launched for the NES here in North America way back in 1990, is something of a cult classic these days. The original game has been remade a number of times for various platforms, but now it appears that we're getting a sequel from WayForward. Today the company revealed River City Girls, and though it'll keep the side-scrolling beat-em-up gameplay from the first game, this time the roles will be reversed.

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Samsung’s Galaxy Tab A refresh for 2019 arrives with a whimper

Samsung’s Galaxy Tab A refresh for 2019 arrives with a whimper

Samsung has announced a new addition to its tablet lineup, today revealing a Galaxy Tab A refresh for 2019. The latest 8-inch Galaxy Tab received a no-nonsense reveal from Samsung today, with this clearly being a budget tablet with budget specifications. Because of that, it's hard to imagine this tablet finding a large audience among Samsung's core group of users.

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The best games aren’t being made by big studios anymore

The best games aren’t being made by big studios anymore

I'm not sure if you've noticed, but the AAA games industry is in a pretty sorry state at the moment. Big publishers spend months hyping their games up only to launch titles that feel designed to squeeze as much money as possible out of players. Then, when forced to defend these practices, they have the audacity to suggest that their "surprise mechanics" are ethical and fun for everyone involved.

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Sony swaps one July PS Plus game at the last minute

Sony swaps one July PS Plus game at the last minute

With the calendar now showing July, it's time for another round of free PlayStation Plus games. As it usually does, Sony detailed the free games for the month a few days before the end of June, but there's been a sudden last minute change. Sony has decided to swap one of the games for July with another one, and PlayStation 4 owners will definitely want to check it out.

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Logitech teases a gaming headphone team up with Blue

Logitech teases a gaming headphone team up with Blue

About a year ago, Logitech announced that it was buying Blue, which is a pretty common name in the content creator space. Blue is known primarily for the microphones it offers, but soon, we'll see it team up with Logitech G on something a little different. We'll have to wait about a week for the actual reveal, but Logitech G is already teasing it.

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Fortnite patch notes detail Drum Shotgun at long last

Fortnite patch notes detail Drum Shotgun at long last

If there's a trend with recent Fortnite patches, it's shaping up to be one of shotguns. Last week's patch reintroduced the Pump Shotgun, once the bane of many a player, and this week's patch is finally bringing us the Drum Shotgun. In other words, get ready for some up close combat, because Epic is certainly giving you the tools for it.

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Chrome just made online shopping much easier: What you need to know

Chrome just made online shopping much easier: What you need to know

Google announced today that it will make it easier to access your payment information within Chrome regardless of the device you're using. Now, as long as you're logged in on Chrome, you'll see the option to choose from saved payment information when you're filling out a checkout form. The hope is that this makes checkout faster and more convenient for Chrome users.

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FaceTime in iOS 13 will use AR to fix video call eye-contact

FaceTime in iOS 13 will use AR to fix video call eye-contact

Video chat like FaceTime is a useful feature for a lot of people, but it can paradoxically end up feeling a little bit impersonal due to the simple fact that you're hardly ever making actual eye contact with the person you're talking to. Instead of looking into the camera - which would be necessary if you actually want to make eye contact - often times most people look at their display, making their eyes appear off-center.

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