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 88gadget.info 000 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

New Nintendo Switch controller reveal: Mystery clues matching up

New Nintendo Switch controller reveal: Mystery clues matching up

Last week, we told you about a mysterious Nintendo filing with the FCC. The filing was almost entirely devoid of details thanks to a confidentiality request Nintendo filed along with it, but the listing did reveal that the device in question is a new game controller. Now, we know when the confidentiality request will be lifted on that controller, which tells us when it's likely to be revealed.

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Latest Pokemon Unite balance patch serves up a ton of changes

Latest Pokemon Unite balance patch serves up a ton of changes

Pokemon Unite launched on mobile devices today, and it brought a lot with it. In addition to pre-registration freebies that are available to all players, Tencent has also shipped a relatively large balance patch for the game. The balance patch changes nearly all of the Pokemon in the game, with some getting significant changes and others getting small ones.

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Fortnite is not coming back to iOS anytime soon

Fortnite is not coming back to iOS anytime soon

Earlier this month, the heated lawsuit between Apple and Epic reached a ruling. The case didn't go the way Epic was hoping because even though the ruling does require Apple to allow alternative payment systems on iOS for in-app purchases, most other counts were found in favor of Apple. If you thought maybe Fortnite would be headed back to the iOS App Store after Apple's sizable win in court, it looks like you were unfortunately mistaken.

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Pokemon Unite now on iOS and Android: How to claim freebies and unlock Zeraora

Pokemon Unite now on iOS and Android: How to claim freebies and unlock Zeraora

As promised, today Pokemon Unite finally made its way to iOS and Android devices. While Tencent's Pokemon-themed MOBA game launched on Switch over the summer, the mobile version of the game lagged behind by a few months. Today that all changed, and Pokemon Unite is bringing some freebies along with it for this mobile launch - freebies that anyone can claim, whether they're new or they've been playing on Switch since day one.

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New Nintendo Direct dropping this week: Here’s when to tune in

New Nintendo Direct dropping this week: Here’s when to tune in

Many Nintendo fans were hoping for a new Nintendo Direct during September, and it looks like that's exactly what they're going to get. Nintendo has announced a new Nintendo Direct presentation for later this week, and we're going to get a look at some Switch games that will be launching before the end of the year. Even better is the fact that this Direct is right around the corner.

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How to watch today’s Surface and Windows 11 live event

How to watch today’s Surface and Windows 11 live event

Today is a big day for Microsoft and its fans. With Windows 11 just a few weeks away, Microsoft is hosting a new reveal event this morning. That event will cover Windows 11, but perhaps more importantly, we'll also get the reveal of some new devices out of Microsoft. While Microsoft isn't going to tell us what those unknown devices are ahead of time, there's been plenty of speculation about several Surface devices that could be revealed.

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Here’s when Diablo 2 Resurrected unlocks around the world

Here’s when Diablo 2 Resurrected unlocks around the world

We're quickly closing in on the release date for Diablo 2 Resurrected. The remake of what is quite possibly the most famous action RPG in gaming history is launching later this week, and now Blizzard has told us when we can expect the game to unlock around the world. If you're looking to dive in right when the Diablo 2 Resurrected unlocks, then we've got the time you need to make a note of right here.

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Deathloop patch addresses PC stuttering, but this isn’t the end

Deathloop patch addresses PC stuttering, but this isn’t the end

Last week, Arkane's new game Deathloop launched on PlayStation 5 and PC to considerable acclaim from critics, but it didn't take long after release for PC players to start complaining about optimization problems. A number of PC players took to outlets like Reddit to express their frustration with Deathloop's performance issues, and so many of them flocked to S000 to leave reviews that Deathloop at one point had a "Mixed" user rating there despite the game's critical success.

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Halo Infinite crossovers get even weirder with Solitaire and Mahjong

Halo Infinite crossovers get even weirder with Solitaire and Mahjong

Halo is turning 20 this year and the crossovers are running deep. Microsoft has already launched a few different Halo crossovers for the big anniversary - the weirdest of which being one with Waze in which Halo characters and vehicles take over your daily commute - but now, we're seeing an entirely new one that's bringing the world of Halo to Solitaire and Mahjong.

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Gran Turismo 7 launch editions and pre-order bonuses revealed

Gran Turismo 7 launch editions and pre-order bonuses revealed

Earlier this month, we finally got a release date for Gran Turismo 7. With March 4th, 2022 on the books as Gran Turismo 7's release date, Sony has now detailed the various launch editions and pre-order bonuses that will be available with the game. Chief among these launch editions is a 25th Anniversary Edition that will be available in both retail and digital flavors.

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Major Pokemon Unite update detailed ahead of mobile launch

Major Pokemon Unite update detailed ahead of mobile launch

Tomorrow is a big day for Pokemon Unite players, as the game finally launches on mobile devices. As the game launches on iOS and Android, it'll be accompanied by a large patch that will add a bunch of new features to the game. Ahead of tomorrow's mobile launch, the Pokemon Unite development 000 has detailed this new patch and everything it will add to the game.

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HP ENVY 34 all-in-one serves up a massive display for Windows 11

HP ENVY 34 all-in-one serves up a massive display for Windows 11

With Windows 11 on the horizon, it's no surprise that we're seeing a bunch of manufacturers announce upcoming machines that will support the operating system. Ahead of Microsoft's Windows 11 event tomorrow - in which it will also talk about upcoming Surface devices - HP has revealed some new Windows 11 devices of its own, including a new ENVY all-in-one that will boast a 34-inch display.

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