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.

This Animal Crossing: New Horizons theme version is a lot more fun

This Animal Crossing: New Horizons theme version is a lot more fun

The COVID-19 pandemic has many of us working from home and doing a lot of things we normally do remotely. We've seen quite a few remote collaboration videos born from the pandemic and the need to stay home, and now it seems that even the musicians behind Animal Crossing: New Horizons are hopping aboard that particular train. Earlier today, Nintendo published a video featuring Animal Crossing musicians performing New Horizon's theme song remotely, and though it's a short video, it's well worth watching if you're a fan of the game.

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Terraria Journey’s End 1.4 changelog is so big it needs a table of contents

Terraria Journey’s End 1.4 changelog is so big it needs a table of contents

Tomorrow is a day that Terraria fans have been looking forward to for a long time, as tomorrow is the day that Journey's End - otherwise known as update 1.4 - drops. Journey's End will be the fourth major expansion that Terraria has received in its nine-year lifespan, adding a bunch of new items and mechanics to the game. It'll also be the last major update the game will receive before Terraria's developers move onto something to new.

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Epic Games Store comes back online – and you can still get GTA V free

Epic Games Store comes back online – and you can still get GTA V free

Yesterday was not a great day for the Epic Games Store. In keeping with its promotion where it gives away a free game each week, Epic served up a whopper of a free title yesterday: Grand Theft Auto V. The resulting rush brought the store to its knees for many hours as Epic tried to keep up with the droves of people trying to claim Grand Theft Auto V and the strain they were putting on servers.

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NVIDIA A100, the first Ampere GPU, is an absolute monster

NVIDIA A100, the first Ampere GPU, is an absolute monster

NVIDIA made a lot of announcements during its GTC 2020 keynote today, but at the center of many of them is the company's new Ampere GPU architecture. Ampere is something that's been rumored for quite some time, and the first GPU that will use the architecture - the NVIDIA A100 - is quite the capable piece of hardware. Before you get too excited, though, you should know that the A100 definitely isn't a consumer card for gaming PCs or workstations.

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The Sprint brand is not long for this world

The Sprint brand is not long for this world

Now that Sprint and T-Mobile have their merger in the books, it looks like the Sprint brand is living on borrowed time. That won't come as a shock to anyone as the goal from the start has been to have T-Mobile absorb Sprint's network and customers, but in just a few months' time, we could see the Sprint consumer brand begin to disappear from storefronts, salesperson polo shirts, and bill headers.

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The Elder Scrolls: Blades gets a surprise release on Nintendo Switch

The Elder Scrolls: Blades gets a surprise release on Nintendo Switch

We may still have a long way to go before Bethesda starts dishing details about The Elder Scrolls VI, but if you've got an itch for some Elder Scrolls and Skyrim isn't scratching it anymore, you might want to check out The Elder Scrolls: Blades, which is landing on Nintendo Switch today. The Switch release comes just a couple of days after the full version launched on iOS and Android.

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Fallout 76 2020 roadmap reveals Seasons are just the start

Fallout 76 2020 roadmap reveals Seasons are just the start

With the Wasterlanders update and Fallout 76 now on Steam, Bethesda has announced the game's roadmap for 2020. The big change coming is the introduction of Fallout 76 Seasons, which seem like a take on the season passes we see in many free-to-play (and some pay-to-play) games. The first season will kick off with the introduction of Update 20, and it will give people a chance to unlock in-game rewards for completing daily and weekly challenges.

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Paper Mario is coming to Switch – Why I’m excited

Paper Mario is coming to Switch – Why I’m excited

Out of nowhere this morning, Nintendo announced a new Paper Mario game for the Nintendo Switch. Dubbed Paper Mario: The Origami King, perhaps the existence of this game shouldn't be a complete surprise. After all, 2020 marks Mario's 35th anniversary, and rumors have claimed that Nintendo is looking to pull out all of the stops in celebration, including launching a new Paper Mario game.

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NVIDIA Drive upshifts to Ampere GPUs for a smoother self-driving roadmap

NVIDIA Drive upshifts to Ampere GPUs for a smoother self-driving roadmap

During its GTC 2020 keynote today, NVIDIA finally pulled the veil back on its Ampere GPU architecture - at least somewhat. While details about Ampere are still slim, we do know that the company plans to move its Drive platform to new Orin SoCs that feature Ampere GPUs. This not only has big implications for the high-end autonomous systems that NVIDIA Drive already focused on, but it allows the platform to break into advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) as well.

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Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath trailer shows off brutal RoboCop gameplay

Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath trailer shows off brutal RoboCop gameplay

Last week, NetherRealm Studios announced Aftermath, a new expansion for Mortal Kombat 11 that continues the game's timeline-jumping story. Aftermath will introduce a few new characters to the game, namely Sheeva, Fujin, and RoboCop, and today we're getting to see all three of them in action in a particularly brutal gameplay trailer. Those with weak stomachs might want to skip this one.

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Mafia: Trilogy remaster teased, full reveal slated for next week

Mafia: Trilogy remaster teased, full reveal slated for next week

Over the past few days, the once-dormant Twitter account for 2K's Mafia game series has come back to life, publishing one cryptic, single-word tweet each day. It was clear from the outset that 2K was gearing up to make some kind of announcement, but what it was planning to announce was more uncertain. Today, we finally know: 2K is remastering the Mafia trilogy and releasing it on modern platforms.

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Unreal Engine 5 revealed with must-see PlayStation 5 demo

Unreal Engine 5 revealed with must-see PlayStation 5 demo

While Microsoft has been slowly but consistently revealing new information about the Xbox Series X, we've been waiting on something particularly juicy about the PlayStation 5. We may have received that juicy reveal today with Epic's announcement of Unreal Engine 5, which was put on display by way of a tech demo running on PlayStation 5.

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