Author Archives: Eric Abent


Fortnite’s Rifts have been temporarily disabled

Fortnite’s Rifts have been temporarily disabled

For the past couple of seasons, Epic has implemented interesting movement items to Fortnite. Last season, it was Hop Rocks, and this season, it's Rifts, which send you up into the sky and allow you to glide back down to the ground. Those Rifts are handy for a couple of reasons, as they can allow you to escape a losing confrontation or cover a lot of ground on the map if you need to catch up with the circle.

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New Super Mario Bros U might get a Switch re-release

New Super Mario Bros U might get a Switch re-release

The Switch has proven to be a pretty good platform for Wii U games, and there are still plenty left to bring over. The next Wii U port Nintendo launches for the Switch could be New Super Mario Bros U, assuming a new rumor is to be believed. Word is that Nintendo could even release a Switch version of New Super Mario Bros U before the year is out, bolstering its holiday lineup beyond just Super Smash Bros Ultimate.

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ASUS ROG Zephyrus S is oddly thin: Here’s why

ASUS ROG Zephyrus S is oddly thin: Here’s why

After revealing the Republic of Gamers Strix SCAR II yesterday, ASUS is back with another ROG-branded gaming laptop. This one, however, is a little strange. ROG is calling the Zephyrus S (GX531) the "world's slimmest gaming laptop," and while its overall thickness is certainly impressive (14.95-15.75mm), some interesting changes needed to be made in order to make sure everything is cooled properly.

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Spyro Reignited Trilogy has been delayed

Spyro Reignited Trilogy has been delayed

It looks like you Spyro fans are going to have to wait a little longer to revisit the original trilogy. Originally scheduled to launch next month, developer Toys for Bob and publisher Activision have announced that the Spyro Reignited Trilogy has been delayed. The good news is that it'll still be out before the end of the year, so the delay isn't a terribly long one.

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Entry-level MacBook rumored to debut alongside 2018’s iPhones

Entry-level MacBook rumored to debut alongside 2018’s iPhones

It seems that Apple's iPhone reveal event in September could be a packed one. In addition to revealing 2018's lineup of iPhones, Apple is now also said to be planning to introduce an entry-level MacBook. This new MacBook would be priced on the lower end of the spectrum, but it's unknown which model (if any) it'll replace in Apple's current lineup.

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Google’s own Smart Display will reportedly fuel the Alexa war this year

Google’s own Smart Display will reportedly fuel the Alexa war this year

Google is said to be planning to release a new smart speaker, and it might be looking to the Echo Show for inspiration. A new rumor claims that Google will release a smart speaker with a display at some point this year. If that turns out to be true, then that means Google would have a smart speaker to compete with almost every device in Amazon's Echo line up.

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Nintendo Switch weekly eShop update: Bomb defusing and zombie slaying

Nintendo Switch weekly eShop update: Bomb defusing and zombie slaying

It's time once again for another Nintendo eShop update. Just like last week, the 3DS and Wii U are being left out in the cold again, as everything landing on the eShop is for the Nintendo Switch. This week's lineup includes a couple of popular indie titles and one demo that we're expecting to be pretty darn popular.

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Gmail confidential mode on mobile: How – and why – you should use it

Gmail confidential mode on mobile: How – and why – you should use it

Google announced today that Gmail's confidential mode has come to mobile devices. The feature launched on desktop earlier this year, and it allows senders to restrict things like forwarding, copying, and downloading the emails they send. Senders can also set emails to expire after a certain amount of time, and, in cases where extra security is necessary, lock a message with an SMS code.

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PlayStation VR hits 3 million units sold: Here are its 10 most-played games

PlayStation VR hits 3 million units sold: Here are its 10 most-played games

Sony definitely took a risk by launching a console-based VR headset, but it seems that PlayStation VR is doing pretty well for itself. The company announced today that PSVR has hit a pretty big milestone, with 3 million units sold around the world. That isn't too shabby at all, and it's probably better than Sony expected at first.

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ASUS ROG Strix SCAR II packs a big display into a small package

ASUS ROG Strix SCAR II packs a big display into a small package

ASUS Republic of Gamers has announced a new gaming laptop, and this one has an interesting angle to it. Though the ASUS ROG Strix SCAR II (GL704) boasts a 17.3-inch display, ROG says that it's managed to pack that into a 15.7-inch chassis. The idea, of course, is to offer a big display with a smaller footprint than what would usually be required.

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Battlefield 5 Gamescom trailer is packed with action, teases battle royale

Battlefield 5 Gamescom trailer is packed with action, teases battle royale

With Gamescom right around the corner, EA and DICE have delivered a new trailer for Battlefield V. This new trailer centers around the "Devastation of Rotterdam," and is action packed pretty much from start to end. If you were looking for some explosions to start your Thursday, you've come to the right place.

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Visor for Overwatch gives real-time performance feedback during matches

Visor for Overwatch gives real-time performance feedback during matches

Perhaps more than ever, competitive multiplayer games are very popular at the moment. For some players, these competitive games aren't merely casual endeavors, as they strive to get better at the game with every match they play. A new AI-based utility called Visor might be able to help with that, as it looks to give real-time feedback during matches, thereby helping gamers improve their play on the spot.

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