May 6, 2021 CuttingEdgeTech

Last night I made it further than I’ve ever been able to progress in Returnal. With the help of an Astronaut Figure and some key health consumables, I was able to penetrate deep into the desert biome, fending off waves of difficult enemies in the process. I finally succumbed to the attacks of a teleporting alien, sending me all the way back to my ship while wiping away 90 minutes of progress. As I watched the flaming wreck of the Helios dive through the atmosphere for the hundredth time to crash on the planet below, I took a deep sigh…

May 6, 2021 CuttingEdgeTech

Blizzard Entertainment has announced that World of Warcraft: Burning Crusade Classic will officially be released on June 1, 2021. As detailed by Blizzard, Burning Crusade Classic will launch in the Americas, Europe, Taiwan, Korea, and Australia/New Zealand on June 1 at 3pm ET/6pm PT/11pm BST and on June 2 at 7am CST/8am KST/10am AEDT. [ignvideo url=”https://www.ign.com/videos/2021/02/19/world-of-warcraft-burning-crusade-classic-trailer”] To access Burning Crusade Classic, all players will need is a Battle.net account and a World of Warcraft subscription. No additional purchase is required. On May 18, the Burning Crusade Classic Pre-expansion Patch will be released and “each character must choose whether to advance…

May 6, 2021 CuttingEdgeTech

Resident Evil Village is set to release for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC on May 7, 2021. If you buy the PS4 or Xbox One version, the next-gen upgrade is free within the same console family. It’s coming out in several editions, and you can find what comes in each one below. You can preorder the game now (see it on Amazon; see it in the UK). Also, if you’re sitting on the fence on picking this game up, check out our Resident Evil Village review for a full rundown of what our critic thought of the…

May 6, 2021 CuttingEdgeTech

Ubisoft has announced The Division: Heartland, a free-to-play game set in the Tom Clancy Division universe. Developed by the original Tom Clancy studio, Red Storm Entertainment, The Division: Heartland will be standalone from the main The Division series. It’s planned for release on PlayStation, Xbox, and PC in the 2021-2022 window. No details have been offered beside those, so it’s currently very unclear as to what kind of game The Division: Heartland will be, beyond its free-to-play nature. Ubisoft does say that it will be an “all new perspective on the universe in a new setting”, though. Those interested can…

May 6, 2021 CuttingEdgeTech

If you’ve played the remastered Halo games in recent years, then you know the joy of being able to instantaneously swap between the original creation and the modern recreation with the push of a button. But where Halo 1 and 2 Anniversary were given this treatment only a decade later, the developers at Merge Games aim to do the same with Alex Kidd in Miracle World: a game that’s a whopping 35 years old. So far the result is a stunning overhaul that’s beautiful and modern, yet still immediately recognizable. As I toggled back and forth between old and new,…

May 6, 2021 CuttingEdgeTech

The 2021 Tribeca Festival has announced the Tribeca Games Official Selection; a line-up of eight games joining the festival. This will be the first time multiple video games will be up for consideration for an award at Tribeca in a film festival format. The official 2021 Tribeca Festival games selection, competing for the inaugural Tribeca Games Award, are: Harold Halibut (Slow Bros.) Kena: Bridge of Spirits (Ember Lab) Lost in Random (Zoink Games / Electronic Arts) NORCO (Geography of Robots / Raw Fury) Sable (Shedworks / Raw Fury) Signalis (rose-engine / Humble Games) The Big Con (Mighty Yell) Twelve Minutes…

May 6, 2021 CuttingEdgeTech

Sony is facing a lawsuit that claims it is operating an unlawful monopoly by restricting purchases of PlayStation games to the PlayStation Store. As detailed by a Bloomberg report, the class-action lawsuit, filed by consumers, notes that by restricting digital purchases to the official PlayStation Store, Sony Interactive Entertainment are able to charge up to 175% higher than physical games sold by retailers both online and in-store. With modern games like Returnal commanding $70, you can see why people are trying to find the best deals on their games. Those who want to remain digital, however, are restricted to what…