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.

Ubisoft opens pre-reg for Might & Magic Heroes: Era of Chaos and we’re worried

Ubisoft opens pre-reg for Might & Magic Heroes: Era of Chaos and we’re worried

About a week ago, Ubisoft revealed Might & Magic Heroes: Era of Chaos, a new game that's headed for iOS and Android. Today, the company is opening up pre-registration for the game, which it says will be out at some point before the end of the year. Though we don't have a release date yet, the fact that pre-registration is now open suggests that the game is launching soon.

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Fossil Hybrid HR smartwatches hide impressive tech inside analog design

Fossil Hybrid HR smartwatches hide impressive tech inside analog design

Throughout the years, Fossil has attempted to stand out in a sea of other watches through its hybrid lines - devices that look like conventional watches but have the feature sets of smartwatches. Today, the company announced its new Hybrid HR smartwatches, which are comprised of two lines: Hybrid HR Collider, which is aimed at men, and Hybrid HR Charter, which is aimed at women.

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Super Smash Bros Ultimate Terry Bogard DLC detailed and released

Super Smash Bros Ultimate Terry Bogard DLC detailed and released

As promised, today Nintendo and Sora Ltd published a deep dive into Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's latest DLC fighter, Terry Bogard. Terry has been the main protagonist of SNK's Fatal Fury franchise since the very first game, so the character's long fighting game history makes him a clear choice for something like Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

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Xiaomi Mi Note 10 brings CC9 Pro’s 108MP camera to a bigger audience

Xiaomi Mi Note 10 brings CC9 Pro’s 108MP camera to a bigger audience

It was only yesterday that Xiaomi announced the CC9 Pro for China, and now we know what the phone will be called in other parts of the world. Today Xiaomi revealed the Mi Note 10, which is more or less the same exact phone that was announced yesterday, only renamed for other markets. That, most importantly, means that the Mi Note 10 keeps the CC9 Pro's 108-megapixel camera.

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August View video doorbell back up for sale after beleaguered launch

August View video doorbell back up for sale after beleaguered launch

It's been a strange year for the August View video doorbell. It launched early on in the year, at the beginning of April, but then a few weeks later August decided to halt sales of the device and start issuing refunds. At the time, the company blamed "performance challenges" in some environments, saying that it would have the doorbell back on sale once it smoothed out the issues.

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Red Dead Redemption 2 PC version seems plagued with issues

Red Dead Redemption 2 PC version seems plagued with issues

After years of leaving us hanging, Rockstar is finally bring the Red Dead Redemption franchise to PC today. It's doing that through the PC version of Red Dead Redemption 2, which was revealed back in October. While many of us have learned to expect some issues with PC games on day one, it seems that the PC version of Red Dead Redemption 2 is off to a particularly rocky start.

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Would you let Facebook scan your face to secure your account?

Would you let Facebook scan your face to secure your account?

Facial recognition is becoming an increasingly popular option for authentication, and it may not be long before we see Facebook hop aboard that particular train. It appears that the company is gearing up to test a new facial recognition feature for identity verification. While the move does make some degree of sense, Facebook definitely needs to tread carefully here, because it's been at the center of a lot of privacy debates lately.

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Amazon Alexa, Siri, Google Assistant hacked with laser in major security flaw

Amazon Alexa, Siri, Google Assistant hacked with laser in major security flaw

Ever since smart speakers started hitting shelves, there's been no lack of people bringing up certain security concerns, whether those have to do with flaws in hardware and software or just general privacy issues. Today, a team of researchers are detailing a new vulnerability that exists in many smart speakers - along with some phones and tablets - that could potentially allow hackers to issue voice commands from far away.

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Terry Bogard DLC is getting a 45 minute livestream

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Terry Bogard DLC is getting a 45 minute livestream

If you're looking forward to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's next DLC character, then you'll probably want to mark tomorrow on your calendar. Nintendo has revealed that Super Smash Bros. Ultimate director Masahiro Sakurai will be hosting a live stream all about Terry Bogard, who will be the fourth DLC character for the game. Unfortunately, the livestream will take place very early in the morning for those of us here in the US, so some will have to set their alarms if they want to watch it live.

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Pokemon Sword and Shield full Pokedex leak will definitely break some hearts

Pokemon Sword and Shield full Pokedex leak will definitely break some hearts

Pokemon Sword and Shield are nearly here, and it seems the floodgates have opened. Leaks have been hitting the internet left and right, with one huge leak detailing the entire Galar Pokedex. Assuming this leak is accurate, we now know all of the Pokemon that will be in Sword and Shield, and there are probably going to be a lot of upset players.

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Death Stranding’s Hideo Kojima may start making movies

Death Stranding’s Hideo Kojima may start making movies

Hideo Kojima has a reputation for making games that feel cinematic, and his upcoming game Death Stranding certainly seems to be no exception. Given Kojima's interest in film, it's hardly surprising that many of his games have a certain cinematic quality to them, but it may not be long before we see Kojima and his team look toward making actual movies.

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BioWare just dropped a big Dragon Age 4 release tease

BioWare just dropped a big Dragon Age 4 release tease

Believe it or not, the Dragon Age series turned 10 years old over the weekend. The first game, Dragon Age: Origins was released way back in 2009, and in the ten years since then, we've added another two titles to the franchise: 2011's Dragon Age 2 and 2014's Dragon Age: Inquisition. It may not be long before we know more about the next installment in the franchise, as BioWare may finally be gearing up to officially unveil Dragon Age 4.

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