May 16, 2022 CuttingEdgeTech

As someone who loves the melding of classical myth and epic fantasy, plus keeps having Netflix recommend him “shows with a strong female lead,” Asterigos: Curse of the Stars easily caught my eye when it was announced last fall. I was recently sent a demo build of an early segment, and while it may not be as polished as it could be at this stage, I definitely put down my controller curious to see how this fantastical adventure inspired by a combination of Greek and Roman mythology will come together.Asterigos casts you as Hilda, a warrior of the Northwind Legion…

May 16, 2022 CuttingEdgeTech

Since the release of Cyberpunk 2077, fans have held mixed feelings about the game, which was released in a buggy state after being delayed multiple times. While many players still love Cyberpunk 2077, some fans have taken it upon themselves to improve the somewhat controversial title. In a recent tech demo, YouTuber and developer Enfant Terrible reimagines the world of Night City using Unreal Engine 5. According to the video’s caption, Enfant Terrible utilized tools like environment megapacks from the Epic Marketplace, the MetaHumans Creator from Epic, VFX, and Zbrush to create an impressively realistic world with graphics that rival…

May 16, 2022 CuttingEdgeTech

Fall Guys is going fully free to play when it launches on Xbox, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, and Epic Games Store on June 21.Players who already own the game on PS4 and Steam will be awarded with a Legacy Pack that includes unique cosmetics plus Fall Guy’s first paid-for battle pass (branded as a Season Pass) that will be available alongside the current (and free) battle pass.Developer Mediatonic is also essentially resetting Fall Guys’ seasons as June 21 also marks the beginning of “Season 1: Free For All”, likely because the game will be fully cross-play and cross-progression between platforms.All…

May 16, 2022 CuttingEdgeTech

An Elden Ring mod is pitting one of the game’s most infamous bosses, Malenia, Blade of Miquella, against every other major boss in the game.YouTube user Garden of Eyes – who also modded legendary summon Let Me Solo Her into Elden Ring and gave Bloodborne a first person mode – uploaded a video of Malenia taking on 25 other bosses.The fights can be watched as if from one of Elden Ring’s suspicious colosseums through a spectator camera, with Malenia starting with Grafted Scion before later fighting everyone from Radahn to Godrick.Malenia is one of the strongest bosses in Elden Ring,…

May 16, 2022 CuttingEdgeTech

At a glanceExpert’s Rating Pros18 easily programmable buttonsWeighs only 89 gramsQuick and responsiveDual Bluetooth 5.0 and 2.4Ghz wirelessConsSome buttons on the side grid are hard to reachOur VerdictThe SteelSeries Aerox 9 Wireless is lightweight and quick, and includes plenty of customizable options for serious MMO/MOBA gamers. It’s one of the best mice we’ve tested. Price When ReviewedSteelSeries Aerox 9 Wireless: $149.99 Best Prices Today: SteelSeries Aerox 9 Wireless Retailer Price Delivery $116.35 Free View Dell Home $149.99 Free View Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide The SteelSeries Aerox 9 Wireless is a rare find among gaming mice in that…

May 16, 2022 CuttingEdgeTech

Peacock’s Twisted Metal TV series is taking shape, with more stars signing up for the live-action adaptation of the classic PlayStation video game.It was revealed in 2019 that Sony was developing a Twisted Metal series, but now the wheels are firmly in motion. Cobra Kai writer and producer Michael Jordan Smith is showrunning, writing, and executive producing the half-hour series, which will be based on an original story from the Twisted Metal universe written by Deadpool scribes Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick.Series star Anthony Mackie is onboard as an exec producer alongside Will Arnett and Marc Forman of Electric Avenue,…

May 16, 2022 CuttingEdgeTech

Ubisoft has announced that its Game Pass-like service, Ubisoft+, is coming to PlayStation. Furthermore, a version of it will be available as part of the new PlayStation Plus Extra and Premium subscription tiers. Ubisoft+ will first be available on PlayStation in the form of Ubisoft+ Classics, which comes bundled with PlayStation Plus Extra and Premium tiers. This version of Ubisoft+ features a “curated selection of popular games” (27 available at launch) that will include Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla, The Division, and For Honor. Ubisoft+ Classics will be available from when the new version of PlayStation Plus launches (June 13 in America,…

May 16, 2022 CuttingEdgeTech

Sony has announced several games coming to its new PlayStation Plus Extra and Premium tiers, including Red Dead Redemption 2, Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla, Ghost Of Tsushima Director’s Cut, and more.There are now 56 PS4 and PS5 titles confirmed for the $99.99 a year Extra and $119.99 Premium tiers. The Premium tier also has 29 Classic Catalogue games confirmed and another 29 PS3 games.Sony has also announced that “time-limited game trials” will be available on the Premium tier that allow users to sample games including Horizon Forbidden West, Cyberpunk 2077, and WWE 2K22 for a few hours at no extra cost.PlayStation…

May 16, 2022 CuttingEdgeTech

It took developer Tantalus Media a year and a half to turn The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword’s original Wii motion controls into regular button inputs for Nintendo Switch HD version.CEO Tom Crago shared the trials and tribulations of the game’s development with the Fragments of Silicon podcast (as spotted by Nintendo Everything) and also dismissed rumours of a Zelda: Twilight Princess port for Switch.The original Wii version of Skyward Sword used the console’s Motion Plus accessory, meaning protagonist Link’s sword swings would match the direction of the player’s Wii Remote. While the Switch does support motion controls, the Switch…

May 16, 2022 CuttingEdgeTech

So, you’ve come here looking for a laptop under $500. Luckily for you, the PCWorld team has been ramping up its coverage of budget, sub-$500 laptops over the last couple of months. Laptops at this price point often come with compromises, so it’s important to shop smart. In this category, you’ll typically find Windows machines with Intel Core i3 or i5 processors or low-powered Chromebooks. While every pick in our list below has its pros and cons, one Windows laptop really stood out from the rest: The Acer Aspire 5. Not only is the Aspire 5 Windows PC reasonably priced,…