June 4, 2020 CuttingEdgeTech

Welcome to Nintendo Voice Chat! This week, the NVC crew is joined by O’Dell Harmon Jr. to discuss the last week of Nintendo news. First, the panel reads Nintendo’s response to recent events in the United States, and shares a few words of their own. Then, the panel dives into everything shown in the recent Pokemon expansion pass trailer, including the newly-revealed Galarian Slowbro, and even more Pokemon news. Plus, hear about the new release date for the Crystal Chronicles remake, Animal Crossing’s wedding season, what the panel thinks about Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition, and more. Finally, it’s your listener…

June 4, 2020 CuttingEdgeTech

Update: Xbox Live is back online according to Microsoft’s official Status page. Online services for games should be up, either now or momentarily depending on your region. We’ve heard back that users should once again be able to sign-in. Thanks to everyone that reported this to us! As always, we’re here and listening. https://t.co/HpDqwGPSQq — Xbox Support (@XboxSupport) June 4, 2020 [poilib element=”accentDivider”] Microsoft has confirmed that Xbox Live is down. According to the official support page, the Xbox Live Core Services are having issues preventing users from signing in to Xbox Live and using its services. “We’re aware that…

June 4, 2020 CuttingEdgeTech

On this week’s episode of IGN’s PlayStation show, Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by resident elderly Irish woman Lucy O’Brien, Blessing Adeoye, Jr. from Kinda Funny, and freelance journalist Funké Joseph. Watch the episode below: [ignvideo url=”https://www.ign.com/videos/2020/06/04/ps5-games-reveal-event-delayed-podcast-beyond-episode-648″] The group discusses PlayStation’s decision to delay the PS5 reveal event, discusses what we hope and wildly predict we might finally see at that event, and discuss what we’re playing. Download or listen to the show on these platforms: [widget path=”global/article/imagegallery” parameters=”albumSlug=confirmed-playstation-5-games&captions=true”] Direct Download YouTube Apple Podcasts/iTunes Spotify Stitcher PlayerFM Podbay TuneIn Podbean Feedburner Podcast Beyond! is live every Wednesday. For…

June 4, 2020 CuttingEdgeTech

A recent leak has given a look at a redesigned Xbox Store, codenamed Mercury, that very well may be the store that we will see on the Xbox Series X. As reported by Thurrott, Twitter user @wincommunity posted the first screenshots of Mercury, which is a store app for Xbox One that is currently running on Windows 10. Thurrott’s Brad Sams also got his hands on the app for Windows 10 and showcased Mercury in action, which is pretty far along and allows for purchasing and searching and more. The new store moves the navigation bar to the left side…

June 4, 2020 CuttingEdgeTech

A selection from EA’s PC catalog is now available on Steam. To everyone’s surprise and with no official announcement from EA, many of the company’s PC catalog is now available for purchase on Steam, including Dragon Age 2, Crysis 3, Unravel, Mirror’s Edge Catalyst, and Need for Speed Heat. In addition, these games are also available at steep discounts. [widget path=”global/article/imagegallery” parameters=”albumSlug=kingdoms-of-amalur-re-reckoning-screenshots&captions=true”] Games like Dragon Age Inquisition and Mirror’s Edge Catalyst – previously only available on EA’s Origin service – are 50% off right now, while others like Need for Speed Heat have a steeper 60% cut. Many EA titles that…

June 4, 2020 CuttingEdgeTech

Valorant is officially available for everyone, but some players who were caught cheating during the beta were disappointed that they’re still banned in the public release version of Riot’s new shooter. “All cheating account bans are permanent for the account,” says Valorant’s Anti-Cheat Lead Paul Chamberlain in a statement to IGN. “Most cheating account bans also come with a hardware ban, meaning we track their souls through time and space and ban them again when they try to re-enter the game with a fake mustache.” [widget path=”global/article/imagegallery” parameters=”albumSlug=gameplay-screenshots-of-valorant-closed-beta&captions=true”] Riot has made anti-cheating a key pillar in Valorant’s development. Along with…

June 4, 2020 CuttingEdgeTech

Rockstar has announced that it will be shutting down GTA Online and Red Dead Online today for 2 hours, to “honor the legacy of George Floyd”. Both games will have access closed between 11am – 1pm Pacific / 2pm – 4pm Eastern / 7pm – 9pm UK / 4am – 6am AEST. Black Lives Matter. To honor the legacy of George Floyd, today, 6/4/20, from 2:00-4:00 p.m. ET, we will be shutting down access to our online games, Grand Theft Auto Online and Red Dead Online. — Rockstar Games (@RockstarGames) June 4, 2020 Rockstar followed up its initial message by…