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.

Nintendo Switch Lite review: How it stacks up to the standard Switch

Nintendo Switch Lite review: How it stacks up to the standard Switch

The Switch Lite is something that most of us probably assumed was inevitable. Nintendo loves to iterate on its consoles with new models - handhelds especially - so a hardware revision for the Switch is something that was bound to happen. Now that the Switch Lite is here, is it worth buying in place of the standard Switch? Is it worth trading in your Switch and downsizing to this newest model?

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PlayStation 5’s controller is in for some big changes

PlayStation 5’s controller is in for some big changes

Slowly but surely, Sony is beginning to release more details about its next console, which was confirmed as the PlayStation 5 today. While lead architect Mark Cerny hasn't been super specific about the console and we still haven't seen it in the flesh yet, we learned some exciting things about Sony's next-generation console today. Some of those things, interestingly enough, have nothing to do with the console itself, but rather with its controller.

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DOOM Eternal delayed but there’s still some good news

DOOM Eternal delayed but there’s still some good news

In 2016, id Software and Bethesda decided to reboot the DOOM franchise, and the resulting game quickly became one of the more popular first-person shooters around. Given that success, it was no surprise to see Bethesda announce a sequel called DOOM Eternal at E3 2018. Unfortunately, DOOM Eternal won't be arriving on its originally scheduled release date, as Bethesda announced today that the game has been delayed.

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PlayStation 5 release confirmed for holiday 2020: What we know

PlayStation 5 release confirmed for holiday 2020: What we know

More details about the next PlayStation landed today, including two big ones: its official name and the release window that Sony is targeting. Sony revealed today that the next PlayStation will indeed be called the PlayStation 5, and while that's probably an obvious decision given the naming convention Sony has to stuck to for the past 20 years, it's good to have that official confirmation nonetheless.

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It’s 2019 and Twitch finally has an official Apple TV app

It’s 2019 and Twitch finally has an official Apple TV app

Being one of the biggest live streaming services around, Twitch is obviously something that's available on a wide array of devices. Whether you want to watch on a desktop computer, game console or smartphone, there's probably an official Twitch app you can download to do just that. Up until today, that somehow wasn't true for Apple TV, but Twitch has fixed that oversight by rolling out an official app for Apple's media player.

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Instagram’s Following tab is going away and you’re probably okay with that

Instagram’s Following tab is going away and you’re probably okay with that

The Instagram mobile app is going through some changes, as soon the "Following" tab from the Heart menu will disappear. Instagram confirmed the news today, saying that it's removing the following tab for a number of reasons. Chief among them is that is seems most users didn't know it even existed.

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AMD Radeon 5500 brings a secret weapon to the GPU midrange

AMD Radeon 5500 brings a secret weapon to the GPU midrange

Today, AMD announced the Radeon RX 550 line of GPUs for both laptops and desktops. While AMD gets a lot of attention for its high-end cards, these new GPUs are decidedly mid-range, boasting support for resolutions up to 1080p and framerates that fall between 60 and 90 FPS depending on the game. While you won't be running new triple-A titles at 4K with these graphics cards, not everyone needs that enthusiast-level hardware.

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare PS4 Pro bundle on the way

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare PS4 Pro bundle on the way

The next Call of Duty game is on the horizon, and in the lead up to Modern Warfare's release, Sony has announced that it's putting together a PS4 Pro bundle centered around the game. It isn't rare to see such a thing, as Sony often announces bundles for big-name titles, whether those games are its own or are coming from third-party publishers.

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Spotify finally gets Siri support in iOS 13: Here’s how it works

Spotify finally gets Siri support in iOS 13: Here’s how it works

It's been a long time coming, but as of today the iOS faithful can tap into Siri while using Spotify. This missing functionality has been a point of contention between Spotify and Apple, but now it seems the two companies can finally bury the hatchet on that front, though we imagine some conflict with still remain between the two. Previously, only Apple Music was able to boast Siri integration, though that changed when Apple opened up SiriKit in iOS 13.

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Amazon Fire HD 10 refresh adds USB-C but keeps aggressive price

Amazon Fire HD 10 refresh adds USB-C but keeps aggressive price

Amazon today announced that its 10-inch Fire tablet is getting a refresh. Officially dubbed the All-New Fire HD 10, this new tablet will be outfitted with some new features and improved hardware over its predecessor. Chief among the new features is likely picture-in-picture mode, which allows users to view video through streaming services like Amazon Prime or Netflix as they do other things like browse the internet or check their emails.

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Monster Hunter World: Iceborne is getting a wacky Resident Evil crossover

Monster Hunter World: Iceborne is getting a wacky Resident Evil crossover

Monster Hunter World has already had a number of crossover events, but soon we'll be seeing what is unquestionably the most zany one yet. Capcom revealed today that Leon and Claire from the Resident Evil franchise are coming to Monster Hunter World: Iceborne, and while that's strange enough on its own, their appearance doesn't even begin to scratch the surface of how just how crazy this crossover is.

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Pixel 4 AT&T availability tipped ahead of reveal

Pixel 4 AT&T availability tipped ahead of reveal

Once upon a time, your options were pretty limited when it came to obtaining a Pixel phone. The line originally started as a Verizon carrier exclusive (though it's always been available through the Google Store as well), but with the launch of the Pixel 3a, Sprint and T-Mobile started carrying Pixel phones as well. That left AT&T as the odd one out, but that may soon be changing with the launch of the Pixel 4.

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