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.

Sony’s ‘Ready for PlayStation 5’ TVs are more than just a badge

Sony’s ‘Ready for PlayStation 5’ TVs are more than just a badge

The PlayStation 5 is on the horizon, and Sony seems ready to tap into its other segments to prop up the new console. Specifically, Sony will be releasing a line of "Ready for PlayStation 5" TVs that come with a feature set centered around gaming. There will be two Ready for PS5 TVs at first, but it sounds like this line could expand in the future.

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Spotify is closing in on a huge milestone

Spotify is closing in on a huge milestone

It's no secret that Spotify is the music streaming service to beat, but just how popular is it? In its latest round of financials, Spotify gives us an idea, revealing just how many monthly active users and how many Premium subscribers it has. With those numbers out in the open, it seems that Spotify is closing in on a major milestone.

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Konami now makes expensive gaming PCs for some reason

Konami now makes expensive gaming PCs for some reason

Though Konami's focus on video games has been a bit wishy-washy in recent years, the company also has a long history in producing all kinds of hardware, whether that's arcade cabinets or pachinko machines. Today, Konami revealed that it's going to branch out into an entirely different line of hardware production: gaming PCs. More specifically, the company today announced a grand total of three different gaming PCs with different specifications.

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Xbox boss teases August Xbox Series X event, and it could be big

Xbox boss teases August Xbox Series X event, and it could be big

Throughout 2020, Microsoft has been hosting various digital events centered around the Xbox Series X. In May, for instance, we saw a showcase of third-party games coming to the new console, while an event last week showed us a number of games that Xbox Game Studios developers are working on. Now, Xbox boss Phil Spencer has seemingly confirmed that an August event is happening, and it could be a big one.

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Spotify Group Sessions beta now includes your long distance friends

Spotify Group Sessions beta now includes your long distance friends

Back in May, Spotify began testing a new feature called Group Sessions. The feature allowed Premium users to share some control over their playlists, but it only worked with other physically present Premium users. Two and a half months later, Spotify is back with an upgrade to Group Sessions that allows them to share DJ duties with users who aren't in the same location.

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Xbox Games with Gold for August go heavy on classic Xbox nostalgia

Xbox Games with Gold for August go heavy on classic Xbox nostalgia

Yesterday, Sony revealed the PlayStation Plus free games lineup for August, and now Microsoft is following suit. Today the company revealed the Xbox Live Games with Gold for the month of August, and we've got something of a strange sight: not a single Xbox 360 game is included. It isn't often that happens, but nevertheless, August's Games with Gold lineup is comprised of two Xbox One games and two Xbox games.

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PlayStation 4 owners just got a Cuphead surprise

PlayStation 4 owners just got a Cuphead surprise

PlayStation 4 owners got a nice surprise today, as Studio MDHR announced that Cuphead, its run and gun indie darling, is coming to the platform. This announcement has been a long time coming, as Cuphead is about to turn three years old. First released on Xbox One and Windows back in September 2017, the game launched on Mac in 2018 and then Switch and even Tesla cars last year. Now, it's the PlayStation 4's turn.

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons finally adds cloud backups – and Nintendo screws it up

Animal Crossing: New Horizons finally adds cloud backups – and Nintendo screws it up

When Nintendo revealed the summer update for Animal Crossing: New Horizons earlier this year, it said that the update would be launching in multiple waves. The first wave is already in the books, and today, Nintendo has detailed Wave 2, which will be available in just a couple of days. On top of a few more summer-themed additions, Wave 2 will bring a long-requested feature to the game.

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Google sinks new tech to avoid Gmail outages

Google sinks new tech to avoid Gmail outages

Google today announced plans to lay a new transatlantic undersea cable that connects the United States to two different points in Europe. The cable, which is named after computer scientist Grace Hopper, will connect New York to the town of Bude in the United Kingdom and the city of Bilbao in Spain. This private cable will be used to bolster Google's services around the world.

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Logitech G Pro X gaming headset goes wireless with Lightspeed tech

Logitech G Pro X gaming headset goes wireless with Lightspeed tech

Around this time last year, Logitech G released the Pro X gaming headset, which was notable in part because it tapped into Blue’s microphone tech (Logitech purchased Blue back in 2017). Fast forward to today and the Pro X headset is back, only this time it’s bringing an important new feature with it: Lightspeed, which has long been at the center of many of Logitech’s wireless gaming peripherals.

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Intel Core i9-10850K seems an awful lot like the 10900K

Intel Core i9-10850K seems an awful lot like the 10900K

Intel today is adding a new CPU to its Comet Lake Core i9 lineup, officially revealing the Core i9-10850K. As Intel's numbering scheme would suggest, the 10850K is a bit underpowered compared to the i9-10900K, but not by much. In fact, it seems that the 10850K is only slightly less capable than the i9-10900K.

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Analogue Pocket delayed, but there’s good news on the horizon

Analogue Pocket delayed, but there’s good news on the horizon

Last year, Analogue revealed the Pocket, its newest retro console. Like the Super Nt and the Mega Sg, the idea behind the Analogue Pocket is to give players a modern way to play retro games - in this case, handheld games from systems like the Game Boy, Game Boy Color, and Game Boy Advance. When it was first revealed, it looked like an exciting handheld for retro enthusiasts, but today, we're learning that the Analogue Pocket has been delayed.

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