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

How to watch today’s Surface and Windows 11 live event

How to watch today’s Surface and Windows 11 live event

Today is a big day for Microsoft and its fans. With Windows 11 just a few weeks away, Microsoft is hosting a new reveal event this morning. That event will cover Windows 11, but perhaps more importantly, we'll also get the reveal of some new devices out of Microsoft. While Microsoft isn't going to tell us what those unknown devices are ahead of time, there's been plenty of speculation about several Surface devices that could be revealed.

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Here’s when Diablo 2 Resurrected unlocks around the world

Here’s when Diablo 2 Resurrected unlocks around the world

We're quickly closing in on the release date for Diablo 2 Resurrected. The remake of what is quite possibly the most famous action RPG in gaming history is launching later this week, and now Blizzard has told us when we can expect the game to unlock around the world. If you're looking to dive in right when the Diablo 2 Resurrected unlocks, then we've got the time you need to make a note of right here.

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Deathloop patch addresses PC stuttering, but this isn’t the end

Deathloop patch addresses PC stuttering, but this isn’t the end

Last week, Arkane's new game Deathloop launched on PlayStation 5 and PC to considerable acclaim from critics, but it didn't take long after release for PC players to start complaining about optimization problems. A number of PC players took to outlets like Reddit to express their frustration with Deathloop's performance issues, and so many of them flocked to Steam to leave reviews that Deathloop at one point had a "Mixed" user rating there despite the game's critical success.

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Halo Infinite crossovers get even weirder with Solitaire and Mahjong

Halo Infinite crossovers get even weirder with Solitaire and Mahjong

Halo is turning 20 this year and the crossovers are running deep. Microsoft has already launched a few different Halo crossovers for the big anniversary - the weirdest of which being one with Waze in which Halo characters and vehicles take over your daily commute - but now, we're seeing an entirely new one that's bringing the world of Halo to Solitaire and Mahjong.

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Gran Turismo 7 launch editions and pre-order bonuses revealed

Gran Turismo 7 launch editions and pre-order bonuses revealed

Earlier this month, we finally got a release date for Gran Turismo 7. With March 4th, 2022 on the books as Gran Turismo 7's release date, Sony has now detailed the various launch editions and pre-order bonuses that will be available with the game. Chief among these launch editions is a 25th Anniversary Edition that will be available in both retail and digital flavors.

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Major Pokemon Unite update detailed ahead of mobile launch

Major Pokemon Unite update detailed ahead of mobile launch

Tomorrow is a big day for Pokemon Unite players, as the game finally launches on mobile devices. As the game launches on iOS and Android, it'll be accompanied by a large patch that will add a bunch of new features to the game. Ahead of tomorrow's mobile launch, the Pokemon Unite development team has detailed this new patch and everything it will add to the game.

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HP ENVY 34 all-in-one serves up a massive display for Windows 11

HP ENVY 34 all-in-one serves up a massive display for Windows 11

With Windows 11 on the horizon, it's no surprise that we're seeing a bunch of manufacturers announce upcoming machines that will support the operating system. Ahead of Microsoft's Windows 11 event tomorrow - in which it will also talk about upcoming Surface devices - HP has revealed some new Windows 11 devices of its own, including a new ENVY all-in-one that will boast a 34-inch display.

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Upcoming Star Wars game may have a surprising developer

Upcoming Star Wars game may have a surprising developer

At the beginning of this year, Disney and Lucasfilm announced the revival of the Lucasfilm Games, and with it, we saw the announcement of partnerships with a handful of companies to create new Star Wars titles. In modern times, Electronic Arts is best known as the developer and publisher of Star Wars titles, but the days of it being the exclusive license holder are over. With Disney and LucasFilm Games branching out to new companies, we're hearing rumors which claim a future Star Wars title might come from a surprising studio.

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Deltarune creator outlines big plans for next three chapters

Deltarune creator outlines big plans for next three chapters

Last week, Deltarune and Undertale creator Toby Fox surprised us all by dropping Deltarune: Chapter 2 into our laps. We received the first Deltarune chapter way back in 2018, so there's been something of a wait between the two chapters. We might be in for another long wait for Deltarune: Chapter 3, because now Fox has shared his plans for that chapter and the two that will follow it.

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Pokemon TCG Live app announced, but players may not be happy

Pokemon TCG Live app announced, but players may not be happy

For years now, fans of the Pokemon TCG have been using the Pokemon Trading Card Game Online app to play online with digital card collections. Pokemon TCG Online has been around for a decade at this point, and the Pokemon TCG community has been asking for upgrades for years. Today, The Pokemon Company announced a new app - dubbed Pokemon TCG Live - that will eventually replace Pokemon TCG Online, but at this early stage, it doesn't sound like much of an upgrade to us.

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Call of Duty: Vanguard open beta extended into this week

Call of Duty: Vanguard open beta extended into this week

If you didn't get to play the Call of Duty: Vanguard open beta over the weekend, we've got some good news for you: Activision and Sledgehammer Games have decided to extend it into this week. Originally slated to wrap up today at 10 AM PDT/1 PM EDT, the beta will instead run for a couple more days, giving those who missed out (or those who were having fun and weren't quite ready for the open beta to end) more time to play.

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Microsoft’s Surface Duo 2 5G surprise may have just been spoiled

Microsoft’s Surface Duo 2 5G surprise may have just been spoiled

It's a big week for Microsoft, as the company is slated to host an event on September 22nd in which it will discuss Windows 11 and some upcoming devices. Microsoft didn't name the devices it will have on hand when it announced this event, but there's been plenty of speculation to make up for the lack of official details. We're expecting to hear more about incoming Surface devices, and one of the devices we're hoping to see is the Surface Duo 2.

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