Author Archives: Eric Abent


Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, 3DS will make an appearance at E3 2013

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, 3DS will make an appearance at E3 2013

Get ready, Super Smash Bros. fans, because it appears that Nintendo will be showing off the upcoming Wii U and 3DS Smash Bros. titles at E3 later this year. Iwata said during this week's Nintendo Direct event that we would see screens from the games at the expo, but it seems that designer Masahiro Sakurai wants to show off more than just still images. Perhaps we'll get to see trailers of the titles in action?

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: January 24, 2013

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: January 24, 2013

Welcome to Thursday evening everyone. Today we heard Samsung might sell as many as 10 million Galaxy S IV handsets after the device launches, which is supposedly happening later this year. We also heard J.J. Abrams might direct the next Star Wars movie, despite the fact that he said he wouldn't in an interview last year. Microsoft delivered its financial report for Q2 2013 today, posting $6.38 billion in profit, while AT&T's own reported showed a net loss of $3.9 billion. Samsung Display said today that it has produced 300 million OLED panels, and ABI Research is predicting that 145 million tablets will be shipped in 2013.

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Belkin gears up to acquire Cisco’s home networking division

Belkin gears up to acquire Cisco’s home networking division

Today Belkin announced that it has big acquisition plans for the future, revealing that it has entered into an agreement to purchase Cisco's home networking business. This means that Belkin will be buying the Linksys brand, among other things. Hearing that, it becomes immediately clear how big of a deal this is for Belkin, considering that Linksys large installed base will be coming along with the brand.

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Ni No Kuni Wizard’s Edition delays explained as orders are canceled

Ni No Kuni Wizard’s Edition delays explained as orders are canceled

This week PS3 owners have a lot to get excited about with the highly anticipated release of Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, but for some who ordered the limited Wizard's Edition of the game, the launch is causing some headaches. On launch day, some were saying that their Wizard's Edition order hadn't shipped, with others saying that their order hadn't even been processed. This obviously made quite a few gamers angry, but today publisher Namco Bandai has explained why some copies of the Wizard's Edition have been delayed.

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Star Wars VII director tipped: J.J. Abrams

Star Wars VII director tipped: J.J. Abrams

While it's definitely not confirmed, we're hearing a whopper of a rumor that claims none other than J.J. Abrams will direct Star Wars VII. Ever since Disney announced that it will continuing the Star Wars franchise after its buyout of LucasFilm, the Internet has been going crazy trying to figure out who the director will be. Names have been tossed around left and right, though Abrams is definitely one of the bigger directors to be mentioned.

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AT&T posts $3.9 billion net loss for Q4 2012

AT&T posts $3.9 billion net loss for Q4 2012

AT&T is joining the slew of other companies posting quarterly results this week, with the company releasing its Q4 2012 financials today. The company experienced another loss in Q4 2012, but the good news is that AT&T's loss is growing smaller year-over-year. For Q4 2012, the company posted a net loss of $3.9 billion, which is compared to AT&T's net loss of $6.7 billion in the same quarter a year ago.

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Huawei Ascend P2 strikes a pose in leaked press shot

Huawei Ascend P2 strikes a pose in leaked press shot

A lot of Android users took interest in the Huawei Ascend Mate P1, so the fact that its rumored follow up is pulling in a lot of attention isn't much of a surprise. Today @evleaks is stoking the fire, leaking a press shot for the Ascent P2. We have to say that the Ascend P2 looks pretty snazzy, with Huawei clearly putting a focus on design with this latest handset.

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Dead Island: Riptide trailer shows off pre-alpha gameplay

Dead Island: Riptide trailer shows off pre-alpha gameplay

Get ready Dead Island fans, because Deep Silver has delivered the first gameplay trailer for the newest game in the series, Dead Island: Riptide. The gameplay trailer goes on for more than nine minutes, and puts the game's new Hub Defense mode into the spotlight. In Hub Defense, players will scavenge for equipment to defend their base and then fight off wave after wave of zombies, with the goal of keeping all of the survivors alive.

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Korg USA announces two new synthesizers at Winter NAMM 2013

Korg USA announces two new synthesizers at Winter NAMM 2013

Korg USA is going big at Winter NAMM 2013, introducing the world to two of its newest synthesizers. One of these is aimed at professionals and newbies alike, while the other is aimed at people who need a solid synth but don't have the room for a full-size machine. Both will probably be quite expensive as a result, but those who are serious about their music rarely seem to care about price anyway.

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AT&T U-Verse issues being resolved today

AT&T U-Verse issues being resolved today

In case you missed the news, some U-Verse customers in a number of different areas around the country have been experiencing service outages since the beginning of the week. When we first told you about the problems, AT&T was being vague on what was causing them and when service would return. Today is a different story, as AT&T is saying that service is returning for many affected customers.

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Remaining THQ IP to be sold off in separate process

Remaining THQ IP to be sold off in separate process

Yesterday, a bunch of studios and properties owned by THQ were auctioned off to other games publishers from around the world. Many of them found new homes, with Relic and the Company of Heroes series going to Sega and Ubisoft making a grab for South Park: The Stick of Truth. Some of the others weren't so lucky, with Darksiders developer Vigil Games not receiving any bids and remaining a part of THQ's chapter 11 proceedings.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: January 23, 2013

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: January 23, 2013

Welcome to Wednesday evening everyone. What started off as a relatively quiet afternoon quickly turned into a whirlwind of news, with Apple releasing its financial report for Q1 2013 today. There was a lot to go over between the report and the earnings call, and you can find all of the news in our round-up. Unfortunately, investors didn't like some of the stuff in Apple's report, sending its stock price down in after hours trading. We also received the results of THQ's auction today, with a number of its studios being sold off to other publishers and the core business shutting down.

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