March 21, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

Weeeelcooome to NVC, IGN’s weekly Nintendo podcast! This week, Brjann Sigurgeirsson of Image & Form, developer of the SteamWorld series, joins us to discuss the upcoming SteamWorld Quest: Hand of Gilgamech for the Nintendo Switch. Of course, we also spend an ample amount of time weighing in on all the games announced during this week’s Nindies Showcase, including Cadence of Hyrule and Cuphead, and even reveal our hands-on impressions of Katana ZERO, Creature in the Well, and much, much more. NVC is available on your preferred platform! Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico

March 21, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

We are terrible at passwords. We suck at creating them (the top two most popular remain “123456” and “password”), we share them way too freely, and we forget them all the time. Indeed, the very thing that can ensure our online security has become our biggest obstacle to it. This is what makes a good password manager essential.To read this article in full, please click herePowered by WPeMatico

March 21, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

We’ve known a Steam redesign is in the works for…well, a long time now. A very Valve amount of time, you might say. Some aspects of that redesign have already rolled out even, with new interface elements appearing in the Steam storefront a few weeks ago.But today, at Valve’s Steam Business Update panel at the annual Game Developers Conference, we got a comprehensive look at the redesign, as well as a release window. If you’re ready to ditch Steam’s old look, you’ll be able to opt into the Library Redesign open beta this summer.So what will it look like? To…

March 21, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

The topic on everyone’s lips at GDC this week has undoubtedly been Google’s reveal of Stadia, the tech giant’s hardware-free game streaming platform. To get a sense of what we might expect from Stadia, I checked out the limited hands-on demos that Google had made available – though I was only able to experience a very small sample of their streaming tech since none of the public demos allowed us to use Stadia’s proprietary controller (though we did get to hold one yesterday). Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico

March 21, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

You might’ve heard that Epic locked down another round of Epic Games Store exclusives this week—Obsidian’s The Outer Worlds, Remedy’s Control, Quantic Dream’s Heavy Rain, et cetera. And along with those exclusives, of course, came more controversy. The “No Steam, No Buy” crowd was out in full force again, as they were with Metro Exodus and The Division 2.To read this article in full, please click herePowered by WPeMatico

March 21, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

The ROG Phone from Asus is another ‘gaming’ phone focusing on a high-refresh-rate screen, RGB lighting, and custom-cooled components. Asus has also given the ROG Phone a couple of hardware and software tricks that improve the gaming experience.Unlike the similarly gaming-oriented Razer Phone 2, however, Asus has designed the ROG Phone to scream, ‘I’M A GAMER’ in its aesthethics and software choices, which really turns me off. The ROG Phone ends up feeling like a polarizing experience and not my first choice for a gaming phone.The best gaming hardware? You might have heard that Asus picked the “world’s fastest speed-binned” Snapdragon…

March 21, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

Join The Full Nerd gang as they talk about the latest PC hardware topics. In today’s show the crew covers Nvidia’s announcement of ray tracing on GTX cards, Intel’s discreet graphics ambitions, and Comet Lake rumors! As always we will be answering your live questions so speak up in the chat. If YouTube is not your thing you can also watch us on Twitch, Facebook, and Twitter.To read this article in full, please click herePowered by WPeMatico

March 21, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

During my time speaking to Google’s Phil Harrison about the Google Stadia reveal, I got to actually see and hold the Stadia controller. And the biggest surprise about it was that, for a controller paired with a streaming platform aiming to spark a revolution, it feels so familiar. I didn’t get to play anything with the Stadia controller but holding it felt immediately comfortable and recognizable. It had the rough shape and grip of a Nintendo Switch Pro controller with the symmetrical analog stick layout of a PS4 DualShock 4 controller. There’s a nice heft to the controller, getting close to…

March 21, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

Facebook confirmed Thursday that hundreds of millions of user passwords were being stored in a “readable format” within its servers, accessible to internal Facebook employees. Affected users will be notified, Facebook said, so they can change those passwords.Interestingly, Facebook downplayed and confirmed the problem in the same post, filed Thursday, after researcher Brian Krebs issued his own report.  Facebook’s Pedro Canahuati, vice president of engineering for security and privacy, initially referred to “some” user passwords that were accessible to Facebook employees. A paragraph later, he revealed that “hundreds of millions of Facebook Lite users, millions of Facebook users, and tens…

March 21, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

Welcome back to Game Scoop!, IGN’s weekly video game podcast. This week we’re discussing Google’s new Stadia game streaming platform, The Division 2, and more. Tune into Game Scoop! Episode 522 here. That one link will get you to wherever you like to listen. Listen on: Apple Podcasts YouTube Spotify Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico