Author Archives: Eric Abent

Eric Abent is the Gaming Editor of SlashGear. He is an avid gamer himself - very passionate about gaming and its community. Eric has been writing on SlashGear since 2012.

Epic tells Fortnite players to hold off on iOS 13 beta for now

Epic tells Fortnite players to hold off on iOS 13 beta for now

The iOS 13 public beta has been available for a couple of weeks at this point, but if you make a habit of playing Fortnite on your iPhone, you might want to hold off on installing it. As it turns out, the iOS 13 beta can cause stability issues within the game, which obviously is not ideal considering how fast-paced Fortnite can be. For this reason, Epic is warning users away from the iOS 13 public beta, at least for the time being.

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Hulu brings back 4K streaming for originals, rolls out Live TV guide

Hulu brings back 4K streaming for originals, rolls out Live TV guide

As we close in on the weekend, Hulu has rolled out a couple of features that a lot of viewers will probably really like. First and foremost, the company has launched an interactive guide for its Live TV subscribers. Hulu's Live TV guide works just like any other interactive guide you've ever used, showing you the broadcast schedule for channels that are included in your subscription.

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Epic Games Store’s new free game is an action RPG classic

Epic Games Store’s new free game is an action RPG classic

The free games offered through the Epic Games Store are going to be rotating on a weekly basis for the rest of the year, so as a result, the free games are coming down the pipe rapid fire. Last week's free game, Overcooked, has been replaced by Torchlight, and if you're a fan of action RPGs, you'll definitely want to check this one out.

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Amazon reportedly plotting upgraded Echo as work on Alexa robot continues

Amazon reportedly plotting upgraded Echo as work on Alexa robot continues

The Amazon Echo is a device that's gone through a few different iterations throughout the years, and according to a new report today, Amazon is looking to give it a fairly significant upgrade. Amazon is said to be looking at launching a new Echo that will be larger than currently smart speakers in the line. At the same time, today's report claims that the company is beginning to ramp up its efforts in creating a home robot.

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RHA Wireless Flight Adapter grants Bluetooth audio to anything with a 3.5mm jack

RHA Wireless Flight Adapter grants Bluetooth audio to anything with a 3.5mm jack

If you're the owner of a quality pair of Bluetooth headphones but you own devices that don't support wireless connections through Bluetooth, then RHA has the perfect device for you. Today the company introduced its Wireless Flight Adapter, which takes any device with a 3.5mm jack and makes it compatible with your Bluetooth headphones.

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Shoelace is Google’s latest attempt at making a social network that sticks

Shoelace is Google’s latest attempt at making a social network that sticks

Google doesn't have the best track record when it comes to creating successful social networks, but that isn't going to stop if from trying again anyway. Today the company revealed Shoelace, a new social network centered around finding people with similar interests and meeting in up with them in the real world. In that sense, it almost seems like Shoelace is competing with Facebook on the events front.

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Sigma fp packs a full-frame mirrorless camera in a tiny footprint

Sigma fp packs a full-frame mirrorless camera in a tiny footprint

Camera maker Sigma has revealed its latest mirrorless digital shooter, and it sounds like quite the device. Dubbed the Sigma fp, the company says that this new camera is "the world's smallest and lightest mirrorless digital camera with a full-frame image sensor." That a pretty big, if not very specific, boast.

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PUBG has been banned in Jordan and it probably won’t be alone

PUBG has been banned in Jordan and it probably won’t be alone

It seems that violent games like PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds will always be at the center of some sort of controversy. Ever since PUBG became the immensely popular force of gaming it is today, various governments around the world have taken aim at it. Jordan is the latest to do so, with the country's Telecommunications Regulatory Authority announcing that is has made the decision to ban PUBG.

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Psychonauts 2 hit with delay, now targeting 2020

Psychonauts 2 hit with delay, now targeting 2020

Double Take has had a pretty busy summer so far. E3 2019 in particular was a big show for the company, as it made a surprise appearance during Microsoft's press conference to announce that it's been acquired by Xbox Games Studios. Development on the highly-anticipated Psychonauts 2 is still ongoing as well, but today we got some disappointing news on that front.

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Apple Watch Walkie Talkie disabled as Apple fixes eavesdropping exploit

Apple Watch Walkie Talkie disabled as Apple fixes eavesdropping exploit

If you're a regular user of the Apple Watch's Walkie Talkie app, then we've got a bit of sour news for you: Apple has temporarily stopped the app from functioning. There's good reason for that decision, as a bug was discovered that could have potentially allowed others to eavesdrop on Walkie Talkie conversations. If that sounds like a familiar issue, that's because it is.

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Nintendo Switch Lite: What it is and who should buy it

Nintendo Switch Lite: What it is and who should buy it

After months of rumors and speculation, Nintendo finally let the cat out of the bag today. The company has announced the Nintendo Switch Lite, which will be arriving in time for the ever-important holiday shopping season. If you're wondering just what the Switch Lite is and how it differs from the standard Switch, you've come to the right place.

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Lord of the Rings MMO in development at Amazon Game Studios

Lord of the Rings MMO in development at Amazon Game Studios

We already knew that Amazon is working on a Lord of the Rings TV series, but today, the company's game development arm confirmed that it's working on video game as well. Apparently, Amazon has partnered with Leyou Technologies and Middle-earth Enterprises to make a new free-to-play MMO set in the Lord of the Rings universe. Details are fairly slim at the moment, but Amazon is letting loose a few morsels today.

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