January 24, 2020 CuttingEdgeTech

In this episode of The Full Nerd, Brad Chacos, Alaina Yee, and Adam Patrick Murray review the confusing launch of the Radeon RX 5600 XT, and all the Nvidia-AMD counterpunching around it.AMD announced the $279 Radeon RX 5600 XT at CES, positioning it against the older, similarly priced GeForce GTX 1660 Ti. But rather than cutting the GTX 1660 Ti’s price to counter AMD’s move, Nvidia instead cut the GeForce RTX 2060 from $350 to $300 instead, prompting AMD to push on a very last-second BIOS upgrade that unleashed significantly more performance for its new GPU. The Sapphire Pulse Radeon RX 5600 XT…

January 24, 2020 CuttingEdgeTech

The Birds of Prey movie may be based on the comic book series of the same name, but it’s also drawing inspiration from an unexpected source. Jurnee Smollett-Bell revealed her version of Black Canary is inspired by the one seen in the 2017 video game Injustice 2. Smollett-Bell revealed this video game connection during a recent group interview attended by IGN. She told reporters the game was a major source of inspiration, particularly when it came to depicting Dinah Lance’s powerful Canary Cry. “I drew a lot of inspiration for the Canary Cry from the Black Canary in Injustice 2….

January 24, 2020 CuttingEdgeTech

Images from a cancelled The Last of Us animated movie short have surfaced online, uploaded by animation studio Oddfellows. As spotted by Nerd4.life (via GamesRadar), the images were uploaded as part of a portfolio page on Oddfellow’s website. The studio was working in collaboration with Sony to create a “strong bridge” between the original game and The Last of Us Part 2. The short film would act as a “previously on” to allow both new and old fans to catch up on the story. “In anticipation of The Last of Us II, we were asked to create a compelling short…

January 24, 2020 CuttingEdgeTech

Over the past few years, Media Molecule’s Dreams steadily piqued my interest with glimpses of its possibilities, but it’s now safe to say they have my attention. My moment of enlightenment came when I visited the studio in February of last year and get hands on with Dreams for the first time. With my one hour of time with the game (admittedly almost entirely using other creators’ assets), I formed my first masterpiece, this beautiful donut-eating bird man: Even during that all-too-fleeting time, Dreams had its plasticine hooks in me and I couldn’t wait to fully dive into its well of…

January 24, 2020 CuttingEdgeTech

Intel’s Ghost Canyon NUC and its Compute Element card were two of the most intriguing pieces of hardware shown by the company at CES 2020. They may be tiny, but they represent some big changes to small-form-factor PCs. Here are the key questions and facts about this new generation. Gordon Mah Ung The back of the Compute Element card features two Gigabit ethernet ports, four USB Type-A ports at 10Gbps, and an HDMI 2.0a port, along with two Thunderbolt 3 ports and a combo analog and optical SPDIF port.To read this article in full, please click herePowered by WPeMatico

January 23, 2020 CuttingEdgeTech

PlayStation has confirmed the first event of the FIA certified Gran Turismo Championships 2020 season will take place in Sydney, Australia on February 15-16 The event promises 50 of the world’s fastest Gran Turismo racers from Europe, the Americas, and Asia going wheel-to-wheel with Australian and New Zealand competitors, including Cody Nikola Latkovski (who grabbed second in both the Nations Cup and Manufacturer Series at the 2019 World Finals in Monaco in November) plus Adam Wilk and 2015 GT Academy winner Matt Simmons. [ignvideo width=610 height=374 url=https://www.ign.com/videos/2019/11/20/gran-turismo-sport-fia-world-finals-monaco-trailer] “I’m deeply moved to be able to host the FIA-Gran Turismo Championships in…

January 23, 2020 CuttingEdgeTech

Over the last week, Bungie fans have been trying to solve a new puzzle-based activity in a place called the Corridors of Time. The quest popped up on January 14th, prompting you to explore a new area and to solve the mysteries within. No other directions were given and it was on the community to solve the mystery of what lies within. The result? Well, a case could be made that the Destiny 2 Corridors of time Puzzle was a waste. Some have said players didn’t have the opportunity to contribute enough, and that they didn’t understand the mechanics. What’s…

January 23, 2020 CuttingEdgeTech

Universal Studios is officially bringing Super Nintendo World to North America as part of its upcoming Epic Universe theme park in Orlando, Florida. As reported by WESH in Orlando, Universal parent company Comcast announced the Super Nintendo World news during its Q4 2019 investors meeting. The Epic Universe park is set to open in 2023. [ignvideo url=”https://www.ign.com/videos/2017/06/08/super-nintendo-world-japan-teaser-trailer”] The first Super Nintendo World location is set to open this summer at Universal Studios in Japan. Nintendo recently released a CGI music video to give fans an early look at the theme park. The park will feature a Super Mario Kart ride as…

January 23, 2020 CuttingEdgeTech

Like any recent From Software game, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is no walk in the park, with a never-ending gauntlet of brutal enemies blocking your path. And waiting for you at the end of each area are terrifying bosses that will no doubt have you dying more than twice. But these battles don’t always have to end in defeat if a shinobi has the right strategy to outmaneuver his opponents. We’ve compiled expert tips and tricks, videos, key items to use, and boss strategies for all the toughest encounters. Before getting into each of the bosses, be sure to remember…