Eric Abent

Lansing, Michigan
Lansing Community College
Video Games, Hardware, Computing
  • Eric has been SlashGear's resident gaming guy for years.
  • He's previously written for consumer technology sites like Thoughts from the Sidelines (which is sadly now defunct), Android Community, and Android Headlines.
  • Eric has an interest in video games that has been burning since the early 1990s and, as a result, he has a deep knowledge of the industry and its major players.


Eric has been writing about video games for most of the past decade, first at smaller sites before working his way up to become the main source of daily gaming coverage on SlashGear. A gamer since the 1990s and the early days of the Sega Genesis, Eric has been hooked on video games ever since he played the original Sonic the Hedgehog for the first time. First and foremost an honest voice for consumers, he also recognizes that video games are primarily about fun, and that valid criticism can be balanced with pure enthusiasm for this hobby many of us love.


Eric has been preparing for a career in media since high school, where he started down this path by writing unfunny humor columns and profiles of his friends for the school's newspaper.
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