December 14, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

The big news for RDO today was more player gifts, but there was little hard data to be found on the nuts and bolts of RDR2 version 1.05.Powered by WPeMatico

December 14, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Niantic has announced Pokemon Go’s 2018 holiday event. In a post on Pokemon Go’s official site, Niantic revealed that the event will run from December 18 to January 2 and include rewards in various stages. From December 18 to 22, players will earn double Candy, then double catch Stardust from December 22 to 26, and double XP from December 26 to 30. Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico

December 14, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Microsoft made huge strides towards solving their long-running first-party game deficiency this year with the creation or acquisition of over half a dozen studios. So what the heck are each of them doing? Let’s take a look at what we know – or have heard – about each of Xbox’s dozen first-party development studios. Current Known Project: Halo Infinite Status: Halo Infinite, aka Halo 6, was officially unveiled at E3 2018. It’ll utilize a brand-new graphics engine called Slipspace, which, along with the fact that it wasn’t given a 2019 release window like other Xbox titles at E3, leads us…

December 14, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Some users may be unable to currently purchase backward compatible content on Xbox Live, according to Microsoft. The Xbox Live status page notes that the issue appears to be with backward compatible content purchased through the Xbox One, advising players instead to buy content through the Microsoft website. “We’re aware some users are unable to purchase backwards compatible content on the Xbox One. While we investigate the issue, please purchase this content through the Microsoft Store website,” the status page reads. “Our engineers and developers are actively continuing to work to resolve the issue causing some members to have problems…

December 14, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Following the surprise announcement of Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 exclusively for Switch, Nintendo has shed a little bit of light on how that deal came together. In an interview following The Game Awards, we asked Nintendo of America president and COO Reggie Fils-Aime about working with Koei Tecmo, who is developing Ultimate Alliance 3, and if previous collaborations on Hyrule Warriors and Fire Emblem Warriors helped make this project happen. “It did. What happens in the world of development is you have companies who have positive experiences in working together, coupled with franchises being available, and the franchise owner wanting…

December 14, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

We did it. Today marks the release of Capy’s Below, and with that? The end of 2018, at least so far as video games are concerned. Sure, there may be a few smaller Steam releases in the remaining weeks, but I’m drawing the line here. Game of the Year lists are locked in, and it’s time to settle in for about a month of catching-up-on-the-ol’-backlog. You’ll find me playing Exapunks in the corner.There’s still a bit of last-minute news though! Not much, mind you, but some. Daybreak announced the sci-fi battle royale Planetside Arena this week, Metro Exodus moved its…

December 14, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

If you buy something through this post, IGN may get a share of the sale. For more, read our Terms of Use. The Nintendo Switch is one of the hottest items of the 2018 holiday season, and as such, there aren’t many Nintendo Switch deals happening right now. At least, there’s nothing approaching the excellence of the Black Friday Nintendo Switch Mario Kart bundle. That doesn’t mean there aren’t still some great chances to save, though. We’ve scoured the internet to come up with the best deals on Nintendo Switch consoles and bundles, and if you’re after a new Nintendo…

December 14, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Epic Games has removed the newly introduced Mythic Infinity Blade item in Fortnite after it turned out to be too powerful, saying on Twitter that it “messed up” and that the Blade was too strong. “We messed up and rolled out the Infinity Blade overpowered / without good counters, especially in the end game. The Infinity Blade has been Vaulted and we are re-evaluating our approach to Mythic items,” the studio tweeted. Earlier this week, Epic announced that it would be removing its Infinity Blade series from the App Store, but revealed that the sword from the game would be popping…

December 14, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Riot Games COO Scott Gelb has been suspended without pay for two months following allegations of workplace misconduct, reports Kotaku. A company email obtained by Kotaku explains that the disciplinary action was handed down after multiple employees reported Gelb had touched subordinates’ genitals or butts or farted in their faces in attempts at comedy. Several employees informed Kotaku that they felt a two-month suspension was far from satisfactory given Gelb’s alleged offenses. Gelb was at the center of an in-depth Kotaku investigative report earlier this year that painted a toxic work culture at Riot Games, one that has been plagued…