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

Well, I’m addicted to Cookie Clicker again

Well, I’m addicted to Cookie Clicker again

For several years now, I've been a fan of incremental and idle games. My fondness for this genre has a very clear starting point, and it's one I'm sure I share with many people: Cookie Clicker. I played Cookie Clicker a lot shortly after it was first released as a browser game in 2013, and though I played it for quite some time, I eventually fell out of it. Earlier this week, Cookie Clicker launched on Steam, and like a moth to a flame, I've returned for this new release.

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THQ Nordic announces anniversary event with 6 new game reveals slated

THQ Nordic announces anniversary event with 6 new game reveals slated

We've seen a ton of different reveal events over the summer, from E3 and Gamescom to Summer Games Fest and all of the standalone events publishers decided to host on their own. Today, however, we're learning that the reveal events aren't quite over yet. Not only did Sony confirm details of the next PlayStation Showcase earlier today, but now THQ Nordic has announced a reveal event of its own.

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Nintendo is reviving Big Brain Academy on Switch

Nintendo is reviving Big Brain Academy on Switch

It's been a long, long time since we last heard from the Big Brain Academy series. It's hardly a series at all, in fact, with only two releases to its name: the original Big Brain Academy on Nintendo DS, which launched in 2005, and its sequel, Big Brain Academy: Wii Degree from 2007. After lying dormant for nearly 15 years, Nintendo announced that it's reviving Big Brain Academy today with a new multiplayer-focused installment for Nintendo Switch.

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Cyberpunk 2077 next-gen update release date delay gets more likely

Cyberpunk 2077 next-gen update release date delay gets more likely

Throughout the year so far, the folks at CD Projekt Red have been working to fix Cyberpunk 2077. Last year, the game launched in a buggy, broken state, prompting outrage from fans, particularly those playing on last-gen consoles like the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. While Cyberpunk 2077 has come a long way, this focus on shipping fixes and optimizations has delayed other aspects of Cyberpunk's post-launch roadmap, to the point where we may not be getting the PS5 and Xbox Series X versions of the game this year.

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PlayStation 5 Showcase finally announced: Here’s when to tune in

PlayStation 5 Showcase finally announced: Here’s when to tune in

Throughout the summer, we've seen multiple companies make their big announcements for the rest of the year, whether those announcements were made at larger events like E3 and Gamescom or they were part of standalone showcases. Sony has been one of the few exceptions to this, leaving fans wondering when it would host a showcase of its own. After waiting all summer, we finally have an answer, as Sony has announced a new PlayStation 5 Showcase for next week.

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Here’s our first look at Marvel’s Midnight Suns and its card-based battle system

Here’s our first look at Marvel’s Midnight Suns and its card-based battle system

One of the biggest announcements during Gamescom last week was the reveal of Marvel's Midnight Suns from Firaxis and 2K Games. This is the long-rumored Marvel XCOM game that was said to be in the works at Firaxis, but unfortunately, that announcement came with sparse details about the game itself. Today we're learning a little bit more about Marvel's Midnight Suns, thanks to a pair of new trailers.

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PlayStation Plus games for September include a ton of Overcooked for PS5

PlayStation Plus games for September include a ton of Overcooked for PS5

After waiting until the 11th hour to do so, today Sony finally revealed the free PlayStation Plus games for September. Typically, we'd get announcements like this before a new month begins, but Sony took its sweet time in announcing the free PS Plus games this time around. If you've been following the news, you're already familiar with this lineup, too.

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Xbox Game Pass just gave Halo Infinite fans some good news

Xbox Game Pass just gave Halo Infinite fans some good news

Earlier today, Microsoft revealed a new batch of games heading to Xbox Game Pass this month. The slate of upcoming games seems pretty solid, but hidden within today's announcement was something that folks looking forward to Halo Infinite will want to take note of. As it turns out, Halo Infinite is available for pre-load through Xbox Game Pass beginning today, months before the game is slated to release.

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Microsoft announces Windows 11 event with Surface for September

Microsoft announces Windows 11 event with Surface for September

It's been a busy week for Microsoft so far. First, the company revealed the release date for Windows 11, saying that the new operating system would launch on October 5th for new devices before rolling out to existing devices over the course of several months. Now, Microsoft has announced a new event for later this month, and as you'd expect, Windows 11 will be a big topic of conversation.

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Xbox Game Pass picks up Breathedge, more Final Fantasy to start September

Xbox Game Pass picks up Breathedge, more Final Fantasy to start September

If you haven't noticed, it's the first day of September, which means there's a new batch of games heading to Xbox Game Pass. Microsoft today detailed the titles that will be added to Xbox Game Pass in the first half of the month. There are some familiar names among the bunch, including a Final Fantasy game that was rather divisive when it first launched.

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No Man’s Sky Frontiers update adds planetary settlements, overhauls base building

No Man’s Sky Frontiers update adds planetary settlements, overhauls base building

No Man's Sky fans are getting a nice surprise today, as the team at Hello Games has shipped a new update for the game. This update is called Frontiers, and it seems to make a lot of big additions to the game. Chief among those additions is a new planetary settlement system that allows players to discover settlements as they explore planets and build their own.

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First Dead Space remake details surface

First Dead Space remake details surface

As promised, today Electronic Arts and EA Motive hosted a developer livestream about the upcoming Dead Space remake. Unfortunately, since the game is still very early on in development, we didn't get to see much gameplay at all - though we were offered a few looks at Dead Space's remade visuals - but there were still some interesting details contained within.

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