Author Archives: Eric Abent


Have a look at Sonic Mania’s version of Green Hill Zone

Have a look at Sonic Mania’s version of Green Hill Zone

Sonic Mania is coming up later on this year, and it has Sonic fans excited. That's because Sonic Mania represents a return to form for the Sonic the Hedgehog series, bringing the blur blur back to his 2D sidescrolling days. Besides a few gameplay trailers here and there, we really haven't seen too much of Sonic Mania, but that all changes today as Sega has posted a video that walks us through Sonic Mania's Green Hill Zone.

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John Carmack strikes back, files lawsuit against ZeniMax

John Carmack strikes back, files lawsuit against ZeniMax

It was just last month that the long running lawsuit between ZeniMax Media and Oculus (along with parent company Facebook) reached some kind of resolution, but soon ZeniMax will be heading back to court. This time, Oculus CTO John Carmack is turning the tables and bringing a lawsuit against ZeniMax, claiming that the publishing house still owes him money for the purchase of id Software.

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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe new content detailed for Nintendo Switch

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe new content detailed for Nintendo Switch

For the moment, Switch owners might be all about Breath of the Wild, but Nintendo's next big Switch release comes in the form of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe at the end of April. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe isn't a new game, but rather an enhanced edition of the Wii U's Mario Kart 8. What, exactly, are those enhancements? Nintendo broke it all down today, taking us through all of the additions to be found in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.

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Elon Musk makes big bet on batteries for power problems down under

Elon Musk makes big bet on batteries for power problems down under

You may not know this if you live elsewhere in the world, but South Australia has something of an energy problem at the moment. Energy shortages have been causing blackouts across the state, and now Tesla sees the opportunity to step in. Yesterday, Tesla vice president of energy products Lyndon Rive said that Tesla could solve SA's energy problems in 100 days through the installation of battery packs, which is a pretty big promise all its own.

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti review roundup: True 4K gaming at last?

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti review roundup: True 4K gaming at last?

NVIDIA's newest graphics card, the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, is here at last, and promises of viable 4K gaming have hype levels sky high. When it was first revealed, NVIDIA made it clear that this was the best graphics card it has ever produced, even beating out the fabled TITAN X in a couple of areas. Reviews are beginning to hit the Internet, and now the question becomes whether or not NVIDIA delivered on its promise of insane power.

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Here are eight Nintendo Switch games releasing today

Here are eight Nintendo Switch games releasing today

If the Nintendo Switch launch library felt a little slim to you, you're definitely not alone. While many of the games that launched alongside the Switch offer some excellent gameplay - The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Fast RMX come to mind - there just weren't that many of them, leaving players with few options when it comes to padding out their Switch library. The situation gets quite a bit better today, as a whopping eight games are launching on the Switch eShop.

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Zelda Williams is streaming Breath of the Wild today for charity

Zelda Williams is streaming Breath of the Wild today for charity

It's hard to escape The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild at the moment, but if you can't play it, why not watch someone stream it? Zelda Williams - daughter of the late Robin Williams - has announced that she'll be streaming Breath of the Wild later today. As if that weren't cool enough, she's doing the stream for charity, so watching helps promote a good cause too.

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Facebook Messenger Day lifts another Snapchat feature

Facebook Messenger Day lifts another Snapchat feature

Facebook seems to be taking quite a few pages out of Snapchat's book lately, so it shouldn't be much of a surprise that Messenger's newest feature seems awfully familiar. Dubbed Messenger Day, this new feature allows you to take photos and videos you share within Messenger discussions and add them to collection that your friends can view. In other words, this is Facebook's version of Snapchat's Stories, right down to the 24 hour time limit.

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Now you can use Nintendo Switch Joy-Cons with the NES Classic

Now you can use Nintendo Switch Joy-Cons with the NES Classic

In recent days, we've discovered that the Joy-Con controllers for the Nintendo Switch have compatibility with more devices beyond the console they're intended for. We can add one more to the list today, as 8bitdo and Analogue are making them compatible with the NES Classic through their previously released Retro Receiver.

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Galaxy S8 tipped to use facial recognition along with iris scanning

Galaxy S8 tipped to use facial recognition along with iris scanning

The Galaxy S8 will apparently have more security options than any of its predecessors, according to new reports today. Rumors out of Korea claim that Samsung will include facial recognition technology in the Galaxy S8 and its larger brother, the Galaxy S8 Plus. This would be in addition to fingerprint and iris scanners we've already seen in previous Samsung devices.

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I said Nintendo should quit consoles: Can Switch change my mind?

I said Nintendo should quit consoles: Can Switch change my mind?

Way back in September, when the Nintendo Switch was still known as the NX and we had no idea what Nintendo was plotting, I wrote that the company should call it quits when it comes to consoles. I remembered this article when I was standing in line on the morning of March 3, waiting to pick up my Switch, which had been pre-ordered and paid off since January. The irony of the situation wasn't lost on me, but now that I've got the Switch and I've been playing it constantly for the better part of a week, can it change my mind about Nintendo and its console business?

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Facebook and Vimeo launch 360-degree video hubs: Here’s how to watch

Facebook and Vimeo launch 360-degree video hubs: Here’s how to watch

Those of you with VR headsets have a lot of new content to look forward to, as Facebook and Vimeo are both rolling out 360 content in some capacity today. For Facebook, that functionality is coming specifically to the Gear VR by way of a new app. With Vimeo, on the other hand, we're seeing the site-wide launch of 360 videos in general.

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