April 22, 2021 CuttingEdgeTech

Powered by WPeMatico

April 22, 2021 CuttingEdgeTech

The final showdown. The be-all end-all. The grand finale. We’ve all spent hours, maybe more than we’d care to admit, making our ways to the final bosses of our favorite games, hoping that last bout will live up to the journey before it. So we’ve pulled together our list of the most memorable, skill-testing, emotionally cathartic final boss battles of all time. Our main criteria here was that we didn’t just want bosses iconic on name alone. Sure, Bowser might be one of the most famous final villains of all time, but do any of his encounters actually rank up…

April 22, 2021 CuttingEdgeTech

The Epic Games Store is expanding its offering of PC apps. Starting today, Epic Games Store users can download apps like the indie storefront Itch.io, the Brave internet browser, and iHeartRadio directly from Epic’s digital storefront. Epic already offers apps like Spotify through the Epic Games Store, meaning users can download the Spotify PC client directly from Epic rather than through Spotify’s website. These new apps include Itchi.io, an indie games-focused DRM-free digital store where developers can sell games and set their own prices and revenue share. A lot of games sold through Itch.io are also based on the pay…

April 22, 2021 CuttingEdgeTech

Sony Interactive Entertainment and ProbablyMonsters have announced a new partnership in which PlayStation will be the exclusive publishing partner for the first game from ProbablyMonsters’ Firewalk Studios. Firewalk’s AAA multiplayer game in development currently does not have a planned release window, nor do we have many specifics on what the game will entail (and not even whether it’s targeted for both PS5 and PS4, or just Sony’s newest system, given the studio’s billing as a “next-generation AAA studio.”). But Firewalk’s Tony Hsu, Ryan Ellis, and Elena Siegman, along with Head of PlayStation Studios Hermen Hulst, spoke with IGN about why…

April 22, 2021 CuttingEdgeTech

The team working on the current Battlefield game is the biggest in the series’ history, split across four different studios, DICE has revealed. In addition, the game will be revealed to the public “soon”. In a new update on Battlefield’s development, DICE General Manager, Oskar Gabrielson, revealed that the Stockholm-based studio is working in collaboration with Electronic Arts Gothenburg, Criterion, and DICE LA on the project. “We have our biggest team ever on a Battlefield game for console and PC,” Gabrielson said. “Together, we are creating a jaw-dropping experience for you to enjoy later in 2021.” [ignvideo url=”https://www.ign.com/videos/2020/04/28/new-battlefield-coming-in-2021-no-more-star-wars-battlefront-2-and-battlefield-5-updates”] Aside from…

April 22, 2021 CuttingEdgeTech

I missed out on Nier when it first arrived in 2010, so my experience going into Nier Replicant Ver. 1.22474487139 was a fresh one. I find myself rather thankful for that because if there’s one thing you need to know going into this new version of creative director Yoko Taro’s bold, genre-bending action-RPG, it’s that you can expect to revisit the same places, fighting the same enemies, and pushing the same godforsaken boxes around a lot. It’s one of the bigger issues with Nier, but the important thing to note is that the ways in which Nier Replicant disappoints are…

April 22, 2021 CuttingEdgeTech

Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO, Jim Ryan, has said that the PS5 will have more exclusive games than any prior generation of PlayStation console. As reported by VGC, Ryan spoke to Japanese financial site Nikkei, and explained that Sony has been investing in first-party game developers, with a goal to make sure the PlayStation has more exclusives than “ever before”. “We have been quietly but steadily investing in high-quality games for PlayStation, and we will make sure that the PS5 generation will have more dedicated software than ever before,” he said. [ignvideo url=”https://www.ign.com/videos/2021/04/22/returnal-the-first-17-minutes-of-ps5-gameplay-4k-60fps”] In addition, Ryan also suggested that Sony may…

April 22, 2021 CuttingEdgeTech

Specialized webcams that support Windows Hello are still, surprisingly, rare. Microsoft’s secure-login system using fingerprint, biometric, and facial recongnition technology is, after all, a unique feature of Windows 10. It makes sense users would want to pair a  desktop PC or older laptop with a Windows Hello-compatible camera in order to get its convenient security benefits.You might think that Microsoft’s just-announced Modern Webcam would be an option, but, alas, it offers no Windows Hello support! That omission is even weirder given that Microsoft’s upcoming Windows 10 21H1 release prioritizes external, Windows Hello-enabled webcams over the integrated laptop camera. It seems like Microsoft missed…

April 22, 2021 CuttingEdgeTech

The International Olympic Committee has announced the Olympic Virtual Series, a new Olympics event centred on video games. The series will feature five virtual sports, including motorsport via Gran Turismo and baseball via Konami’s eBaseball Powerful Pro Baseball 2020. The Olympic Virtual Series will be made up of five international sporting federations, each of which will be supported by a gaming publisher. [ignvideo url=”https://www.ign.com/videos/2017/10/20/gran-turismo-sport-review”] From the world of baseball, the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) is working with Konami, and competitors will be playing eBaseball Powerful Pro Baseball 2020. Cycling will be represented by Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI), with competitors…

April 22, 2021 CuttingEdgeTech

Windows 10 has a fantastic set of built-in security tools. In recent years, Windows Defender, the built-in antivirus for Windows 10, has performed as well as (and sometimes even better than) the major third-party suites.Many of Windows 10’s security features are turned on by default, such as Windows Defender’s real-time malware scanning and scheduled quick scans. Still, there are items that are either not enabled by default or have a lot more to offer than you may realize at first glance.Here are five Windows 10 security tools that are well worth knowing about.To read this article in full, please click…