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.

Death Stranding’s launch trailer is the weirdest one yet

Death Stranding’s launch trailer is the weirdest one yet

With Death Stranding's release a little more than a week away, Kojima Productions today released the game's launch trailer. This is probably the final trailer we're see for Death Stranding before it's on shelves, and it's closing out the marketing campaign for the title in a big way. Set aside some time, because the launch trailer for Death Stranding clocks in at nearly eight minutes long.

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Google’s smart displays and speakers grab SiriusXM with Assistant control

Google’s smart displays and speakers grab SiriusXM with Assistant control

Following its launch on Android TV earlier this year, SiriusXM announced today that it's picking up Google Assistant support as well. So, if you've got something like a Google Nest smart speaker or a smart display, you'll soon be able to access SiriusXM content using voice commands. With SiriusXM already compatible with Alexa, this move to include Google Assistant was really only a matter of time.

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PlayStation 4 just beat Wii and PS1 for all-time sales

PlayStation 4 just beat Wii and PS1 for all-time sales

Sony, like many other companies, recently released a new quarterly financial report, and in it we received an update on how PlayStation 4 sales are doing. If you've been following the story of the PlayStation 4, then it probably won't be a surprise to learn that sales are still really good. In fact, the console has become the second-best selling home console of all time, sitting behind only the PlayStation 2.

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Spotify Kids gives family plan users a separate, kid-friendly app

Spotify Kids gives family plan users a separate, kid-friendly app

Spotify today announced that it's rolling out a new app aimed specifically at kids. Dubbed simply Spotify Kids, the app will be available to subscribers who are on Spotify's family plan. At the moment, availability is pretty limited, as Spotify has only launched the app in beta for the time being.

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Xbox Console Streaming starts for some Insiders: Here’s how to get on

Xbox Console Streaming starts for some Insiders: Here’s how to get on

Microsoft is gearing up to make a big play for game streaming, and while the more well-known part of that might be Project xCloud, there's another component worth paying attention to in Xbox Console Streaming. With this feature, Xbox One owners can stream the games they own from their home console to a smartphone, allowing them to access their games when they're away from home.

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PlayStation Vue shutdown date just got confirmed

PlayStation Vue shutdown date just got confirmed

As we barrel toward the next generation of video game consoles, it seems Sony is looking to trim some fat. Today the company announced that it will be shutting down PlayStation Vue so it can narrow its focus to its core gaming business. The shut down won't be happening for a few months yet, with Sony deciding not to pull the plug until we're into 2020.

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Razer Junglecat controller takes a page out of the Nintendo Switch playbook

Razer Junglecat controller takes a page out of the Nintendo Switch playbook

In addition to rolling out a new pair of true wireless earbuds, Razer today also revealed the Junglecat controller for smartphones. To those of you with a Nintendo Switch, the Junglecat should look pretty familiar, as it's a double sided controller that flanks your phone, leaving the screen free for viewing. It seems like a good controller for looking to game on a phone, and it has some solid capability to go along with that familiar design.

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Razer Hammerhead true wireless earbuds promise low latency for gaming

Razer Hammerhead true wireless earbuds promise low latency for gaming

It looks like Apple isn't alone in launching a new set of wireless earbuds this week. Hot on the heels of Apple's reveal of the AirPods Pro, Razer has announced a set of "true wireless earbuds" of its own. Dubbed the Razer Hammerhead earbuds, the company says that these will offer ultra low-latency audio that's free of desyncing.

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Disney Classic Games: Aladdin and The Lion King Review – You Died

Disney Classic Games: Aladdin and The Lion King Review – You Died

I owned a fair number of games for the Sega Genesis when I was a kid, but two that will forever stick out are The Lion King and Aladdin. Though I played both games for hours on end, I’ve only ever managed to actually beat just one of them: Aladdin. Aladdin was a game that was difficult enough on its own, but it didn’t hold a candle to the sadistic challenge of The Lion King. I have seen the end of The Lion King, but I didn’t get there through determination and skill. No, I had to use a Game Genie to get infinite lives and invincibility or to skip levels. Despite the amount of time I sunk into that game, I never managed to beat it legitimately.

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Free Amazon Fresh grocery delivery is the latest Prime perk

Free Amazon Fresh grocery delivery is the latest Prime perk

Amazon is making some big moves today with Amazon Fresh, its grocery delivery service. The company announced that it's rolling Amazon Fresh into Prime, making it one of Prime's baseline benefits. Before today, Amazon Fresh cost $14.99 per month, so this is a pretty big perk if you happen to be subscribed to Prime.

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Google Fitbit acquisition tipped to give Wear OS and hardware a boost

Google Fitbit acquisition tipped to give Wear OS and hardware a boost

Though Google has dipped its toe into the realm of health and fitness tracking through Google Fit and Wear OS, it hasn't yet any kind of fitness tracker or smartwatch of its own. With the Apple Watch in particular drawing in a healthy amount of sales, Google might be looking to make a deal that would instantly turn it into a competitor in the fitness tracking space. New reports today are saying that Google's parent company Alphabet has made an offer to purchase Fitbit, though whether or not such an acquisition will actually happen is another matter entirely.

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YouTube Music gets Siri support and a desktop app

YouTube Music gets Siri support and a desktop app

YouTube Music is getting a couple of new features that span various platforms today. The first new feature is a proper desktop app for the music streaming service, which means that those on desktop no longer need to listen through a browser. YouTube Music is also getting Siri support today, following Spotify's lead pretty closely in that regard.

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