December 6, 2021 CuttingEdgeTech

Spider-Man has officially joined Fortnite Chapter 2 and people have been impressed at how smoothly Spider-Man swings around with his webs. The friendly neighborhood superhero was introduced into Fortnite this past weekend as the game transitioned to Chapter 3, Season 1. New, Spider-Man-specific mechanics were introduced where players can now slide and even swing to imitate Spider-Man’s movements.As you can see from the clip below, Peter Parker’s webs attach to buildings rather than just magically sticking to some nebulous spot in the air, providing a more realistic depiction of traversal. There’s a real sense of height that makes the web-swinging…

December 6, 2021 CuttingEdgeTech

Two new Spidey suits are coming to Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered later this week to promote the upcoming release of Spider-Man: No Way Home. Insomniac Games announced the suits on Twitter and showed off a brief trailer showcasing both suits. They will be available for download this Friday, December 10.Two new suits inspired by #SpiderManNoWayHome—exclusively in movie theaters Dec. 17th—are coming Dec. 10th to Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered, only available on PlayStation 5 as part of Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales Ultimate Edition!More info: https://t.co/oLJQqysmBp pic.twitter.com/YRK2cHSbNZ— Insomniac Games (@insomniacgames) December 6, 2021 The new suits Peter can wear in the game are the…

December 6, 2021 CuttingEdgeTech

After a 20-year hiatus from the last issue of the comic book series, Battle Chasers is making its long-awaited return with new chapters of the comic, as well as a new, live-action TV series.Deadline has revealed that John Wick creator Derek Kolstad is working on a new Battle Chasers TV show for Alcon Entertainment.“As a storyteller — as well as a super fan of unapologetic and unrelenting action — I can’t wait for people to feel as giddy as I did when I first laid eyes on Battle Chasers,” he said. “The world which Joe has created here, coupled with…

December 6, 2021 CuttingEdgeTech

What does it mean to hold gaming’s biggest annual awards show in the metaverse?That’s a question Geoff Keighley has been puzzling over since 2019 when he partnered with JJ Abrams to tease a new Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker clip at The Game Awards. This clip then debuted within Fortnite just two days after.Keighley says it was “really powerful” to go from The Game Awards backstage to the Fortnite live event with millions of people gathered online in-game to watch the clip. He recalls a moment before the clip went live when the event was delayed for a moment to…

December 6, 2021 CuttingEdgeTech

Activision Blizzard is currently facing serious ongoing allegations of harassment and mistreatment of marginalized workers. To learn more, please visit our timeline as well as our in-depth report on the subject.Following news over the weekend that Activision Blizzard laid off “at least a dozen” quality assurance contractors at Raven Studios, members of the team still with the company have announced plans to walk out and demand that the laid-off employees return and are offered full-time positions.Members of Raven Software’s QA team — who work on ensuring the quality of Call of Duty: Warzone, one of Activision Blizzard’s biggest hits and…

December 6, 2021 CuttingEdgeTech

The RPG genre can be a vast one, but there are always a few things at the heart of it: the constant growth and progression of your character or party driven by a focus on story – be that a story that is down to earth or entirely fantastical. 2021 was packed full of epic RPGs, some set in warped versions of our own world and others in entirely new fantasy locations. Despite there being exciting options across western RPGs, JRPGs, and beyond, a few have risen above the undoubtedly impressive pack. These are our picks for the best RPGs…

December 6, 2021 CuttingEdgeTech

Fancy a drive through beautiful Mexico? Or how about a haunted European adventure? A pair of familiar heroes make their long-awaited return, and a couple of perfectly-planned assassinations were just some of the best games in 2021.Every year we look back and pick our favorite games of the year. In 2021, we got the highly-anticipated sequels to beloved, as well as bold, imaginative new games that make us fall in love with games all over again. These are our picks for IGN’s best games of 2021.DeathloopDeathloop is one of the most fascinating video games of not just 2021, but the…

December 6, 2021 CuttingEdgeTech

2021’s puzzle games brought not only the mind-benders, but they also featured some of the most striking art and design out of games of all genres. From the painterly world of Chicory to the black-and-white art style of TOEM to the visual storytelling of Unpacking, puzzle fans were treated to some great experiences this year. To help celebrate the best of the best, Here are our picks for the top puzzle game of 2021.Chicory: A Colorful TaleImagine a top-down adventure Zelda-like, but the entire game is a giant canvas where paint is used for both puzzle-solving and plot. That’s the…