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

Disney is teasing a bunch of Star Wars product reveals, including a new game

Disney is teasing a bunch of Star Wars product reveals, including a new game

It looks like Star Wars fans have a bunch of new reveals to look forward to in the weeks ahead. Disney has kicked off a new multi-week reveal event called "Bring Home the Bounty." The event will see Disney announcing new Star Wars products weekly until the end of the year. An entire range of products is set to be revealed, and while we don't know what most of these announcements will be, Disney has published a teaser that suggests a video game will be one of them.

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Activision takes on Call of Duty: Vanguard, Warzone cheaters with Ricochet

Activision takes on Call of Duty: Vanguard, Warzone cheaters with Ricochet

There's no question that cheaters ruin free-to-play and paid games alike, and they seem to congregate in competitive shooter games. Developers and publishers often employ some kind of anti-cheat to keep the cheaters at bay, but today, Activision is taking things one step further by announcing its own anti-cheat called Ricochet. The new anti-cheat software will be going live in both Call of Duty: Vanguard and Warzone later this year.

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Ghost Recon Frontline closed test delayed at the last minute

Ghost Recon Frontline closed test delayed at the last minute

Ghost Recon Frontline was revealed earlier this month, and in the days since then, the game has received significant blowback from fans. Ubisoft apparently planned to hit the ground running with Frontline, announcing a closed technical test for October 14th - barely more than a week after the game was announced on October 5th. However, it seems the controversy with fans has forced Ubisoft to delay that technical test for Frontline at the last minute, with no word on when it might happen in the future.

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New Mario Party Superstars trailer is a blast from the past

New Mario Party Superstars trailer is a blast from the past

While Metroid Dread may be the biggest Switch release of October, the Mario Party fans of the world are probably looking forward to the launch of Mario Party Superstars at the end of the month. Mario Party's first showing on the Switch - 2018's Super Mario Party - wound up being a disappointing outing, so Nintendo is reaching into the past and remaking old boards and minigames for Mario Party Superstars. Today, a new overview trailer for the game is showing off more of these remade classics.

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New World update 1.0.2 brings new bug fixes, but no server transfers yet

New World update 1.0.2 brings new bug fixes, but no server transfers yet

New World received a new update overnight, and while this update serves up another round of bug fixes, it might not sit well with New World's player base. That's because the update is arriving without server transfers, which were originally expected to go live last week. It also seems that the update misses one big bug in particular that is putting a damper on endgame progress.

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Final Fantasy XIV Online: Endwalker hands-on through the eyes of a complete noob

Final Fantasy XIV Online: Endwalker hands-on through the eyes of a complete noob

2021 really feels like it's been Final Fantasy XIV Online's year. The game has enjoyed an uptick in popularity and visibility, both as a place for World of Warcraft refugees who are either disappointed in Shadowlands or sick of Blizzard, but also as a game that can stand on its own as an excellent MMO. Square Enix is set to cap off a good year with the release of Final Fantasy XIV's fourth expansion, Endwalker, in November, and I recently had the chance to sit down with the expansion to test it out.

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NASA’s first Mars samples are ready for an audacious trip to Earth

NASA’s first Mars samples are ready for an audacious trip to Earth

NASA's Perseverance rover has been on the surface of Mars for just about eight months now, and in that time, it has taken samples of Martian rock to determine what secrets may be contained within. Perseverance, however, is not going to analyze these samples itself on the surface of Mars, but rather NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) are working on a multi-mission schedule to bring those samples back to Earth for analysis later this decade.

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Fortnite Impostors finally gives Among Us credit while teasing a new collaboration

Fortnite Impostors finally gives Among Us credit while teasing a new collaboration

Back in August, Epic Games rolled out a new game mode for Fortnite called Fortnite Impostors. The mode was a Fortnite-themed take on the Mafia/Werewolf party game made popular in video game format by Among Us, which exploded in popularity during the pandemic. There was just one problem with the rollout of Fortnite Impostors, as there was no mention of Among Us - a game it clearly drew inspiration from - anywhere to be seen.

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Withings ScanWatch set for US launch after ECG and SpO2 approval

Withings ScanWatch set for US launch after ECG and SpO2 approval

Last month, we heard of the Withings ScanWatch Horizon, which so far has only been available in Europe. At the time of that writing, there was no indication that the ScanWatch Horizon would launch here in the US, but now Withings has provided an update on that front. The ScanWatch will indeed be launching here in the US following FDA approval of its ECG and SpO2 features.

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GM and LG decide who’s on the hook for Bolt EV recall costs

GM and LG decide who’s on the hook for Bolt EV recall costs

Throughout much of the past year, GM has been grappling with defective battery packs in its Chevy Bolt EVs. The faulty battery packs, which can cause fires in some cases, have been at the center of two recalls and even a pause in Bolt EV production. Now, GM has announced that it has reached an agreement with LG Electronics in regards to covering the cost of these recalls, and it looks like LG is going to be on the hook for much of it.

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Monster Hunter Rise players will need to start over on PC

Monster Hunter Rise players will need to start over on PC

A couple of weeks ago, Capcom finally revealed the release date for Monster Hunter Rise on PC. The game has been available on Switch since March of this year, and now we know it'll be arriving on PC in January 2022. In the time since Capcom's release date announcement, there's been some question as to whether or not Monster Hunter Rise will support cross-saves and cross-play between the Switch and PC versions. Finally, we have an answer to that question, but unfortunately, it's probably not what fans want to hear.

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Analogue teases a mystery reveal – here’s my best guess

Analogue teases a mystery reveal – here’s my best guess

It's been something of a rough year for Analogue, but it seems the company is pressing on anyway. Today, Analogue started teasing a new announcement it will make later this week. Obviously, we have no idea what this announcement is and won't until the big day arrives, but Analogue's tease already has many fans guessing at what it could be.

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