Author Archives: Eric Abent

With a track record of covering the gaming industry that spans more than a decade, Eric Abent has been part of the SlashGear team since 2012 and, most recently, is gaming editor for the site. Beyond the latest in AAA games and consoles, Eric's role encompasses independent studios, virtual reality, and mobile gaming as the industry undertakes a seismic shift in home entertainment and beyond. Twitter / LinkedIn / Email

Logitech G435 Wireless Gaming Headset brings Lightspeed to PS5

Logitech G435 Wireless Gaming Headset brings Lightspeed to PS5

Throughout the years, we've seen Logitech add its Lightspeed 2.4Ghz wireless tech to a variety of accessories including mice and keyboards. The number of headsets that support Lightspeed is quite a bit lower than the wide range of gaming mice and keyboards that support it, but today that number is growing by one with the introduction of the G435 Wireless Gaming Headset.

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Total War: Warhammer 3 delayed – This is why

Total War: Warhammer 3 delayed – This is why

If you're a Total War fan looking forward to the next Warhammer-themed installment in the series, we unfortunately have some sour news for you. The team at Creative Assembly today announced that Total War: Warhammer 3 has been delayed from its original release window of 2021; now the game won't be launching until sometime next year.

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Deathloop launch trailer serves up another look at time-bending gunplay

Deathloop launch trailer serves up another look at time-bending gunplay

It's been a long wait, but after multiple delays, that wait is finally over. Arkane's Deathloop is launching this week on PlayStation 5 and PC, but before it does, Bethesda and Arkane have published what is likely the final pre-launch trailer for the game. The trailer depicts the rivalry between Deathloop's two main characters and even shows off a healthy amount of gameplay.

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Sony abruptly takes classic LittleBigPlanet servers offline

Sony abruptly takes classic LittleBigPlanet servers offline

It's been a troubled year for LittleBigPlanet servers already, and now it looks like things are getting worse. The servers for the classic LittleBigPlanet games have been offline for much of the year, frustrating those looking to play classic games on PS3 and LittleBigPlanet 3 on PlayStation 4. Today, Sony brought the LittleBigPlanet servers back online, but they're missing support for a bunch of games in the franchise.

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Fortnite season 8 brings back Cubes and they’re ruining everything

Fortnite season 8 brings back Cubes and they’re ruining everything

With the wrap-up of Fortnite season 7 over the weekend, Epic today kicked off season 8. The alien mothership may be gone, but the Cubes that powered it have made crash landings onto Fortnite's map. Now they're causing all kinds of havoc, corrupting the land around where they settled and opening portals to a place called the Sideways.

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Analogue Pocket delayed again as COVID challenges mount

Analogue Pocket delayed again as COVID challenges mount

Analogue announced today that the release of its upcoming Pocket handheld has been delayed once more. Originally slated to begin shipping at some point in 2020, the Pocket was first pushed back to May 2021 and then again to some point in October. With September here and October on the horizon, Analogue has announced one more delay for the highly anticipated FPGA handheld.

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Incoming Kindle updates make navigation easier on some models

Incoming Kindle updates make navigation easier on some models

Amazon today announced a new pair of updates for a collection of recent Kindle devices. While these updates don't come with any massive new features, they will come with some smaller ones that should hopefully make reading on a Kindle more intuitive. Unfortunately, it seems that only a subset of users will be getting these updates, as they're limited to more recent Kindle and Kindle Paperwhite devices along with the Kindle Oasis.

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Far Cry 6 post-launch DLC includes Rambo and Stranger Things crossovers

Far Cry 6 post-launch DLC includes Rambo and Stranger Things crossovers

Far Cry 6 isn't even here yet, and already Ubisoft is talking about the post-launch roadmap for the game. That's par for the course for Ubisoft, and for those who are looking forward to Far Cry 6, it seems that the company has a lot of post-launch content lined up. From crossovers and special operations to weekly insurgencies and event throwbacks to old Far Cry games, it seems that Far Cry 6 will have an extensive mix of free and paid DLC.

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God of War: Ragnarok’s stocky Thor has the internet buzzing

God of War: Ragnarok’s stocky Thor has the internet buzzing

Yesterday, Sony fully revealed the next God of War game, which will be officially called God of War: Ragnarok. In that reveal trailer, we learned that Freya and Thor will be the primary antagonists in Ragnarok, though we didn't get to see very much of Thor at all. Once the reveal was done, Sony Santa Monica revealed full character artwork for a variety of characters in the game, including Thor, and it's safe to say that the reaction to Thor has been mixed.

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TCL cans its first foldable phone, delaying the low price Z Flip 3 alternative

TCL cans its first foldable phone, delaying the low price Z Flip 3 alternative

TCL has been talking about foldable phones for quite some time now, but it looks like the plan to launch a foldable device before the end of 2021 will not be realized. TCL has revealed that it has canceled the clamshell foldable codenamed the Chicago Project for various reasons. However, the good news is that TCL's foldable ambitions aren't dying with the Chicago Project.

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Metroid Dread trailer reveals combat details and survival horror elements

Metroid Dread trailer reveals combat details and survival horror elements

In the last Metroid Dread trailer, which arrived at the end of August, we finally got to see some new gameplay footage. Specifically, we got to see many of the abilities Samus will have at her disposal, but today Nintendo is taking things one step further in a lengthy new overview trailer. Not only are we seeing more gameplay footage today, but that footage is accompanied by a helpful-yet-creepy voiceover that explains the abilities we'll use and the enemies we'll encounter.

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God of War: Ragnarok revealed with first look at gameplay

God of War: Ragnarok revealed with first look at gameplay

If you were hoping for a look at the next God of War during today's PlayStation Showcase, then that's exactly what you got. Nearly a year after it was first announced, today the next God of War was revealed as God of War: Ragnarok. We got our first look at the game through a rather extensive trailer that even features a significant amount of gameplay footage.

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