November 24, 2020 CuttingEdgeTech

With around six hours under my shiny new +84 Agility belt, I can already see that World of Warcraft: Shadowlands doesn’t only straddle the line between life and death – it straddles the line between what was and what could be for Blizzard’s 16-year-old MMO. While it bombards us with familiar characters like Thrall, Jaina Proudmoore, and Darion Mograine in its opening fanfare, it also proceeds to gleefully kick open the doors to new corners of the Warcraft universe and introduce the intimidating Jailer. As the first main bad guy in WoW’s history who didn’t originate in the RTS games…

November 24, 2020 CuttingEdgeTech

The SKAdNetwork API helps advertising networks measure the success of ad campaigns for your app while maintaining user privacy. With SKAdNetwork 2.0, networks can use Source App ID to identify which app initiated a download from the App Store. And Conversion Value lets them know whether users who installed your app through a campaign performed an action in your app, such as signing up for a free trial or completing a purchase. This information is made available only if it cannot be used to identify individual users. Learn more about SKAdNetworkPowered by WPeMatico

November 24, 2020 CuttingEdgeTech

The App Store will soon help users understand an app’s privacy practices before they download the app on Apple platform. On each app’s product page, users can learn about some of the data types the app may collect, and whether that data is linked to them or used to track them. If you haven’t already, enter your app’s privacy information in App Store Connect. As a reminder, this information will be required to submit new apps and app updates to the App Store starting December 8, 2020. Existing apps will remain available for download. Learn more about the details you’ll need to provide Learn how…

November 24, 2020 CuttingEdgeTech

In a new interview, Xbox boss Phil Spencer shared how toxicity can harm the video game industry, calling console tribalism “one of the worst things about” the video game industry. Speaking with The Verge, Spencer spoke out against what he calls “tribalism in the industry,” though more popularly referred to as the “console wars.” Spencer, who heads up Microsoft’s Xbox operation, goes as far as to say that tribalism may be the only thing that could force him out of the games industry. “The tribalism in the industry, if there was anything that would ever drive me out of the…

November 24, 2020 CuttingEdgeTech

“All major retailers and Sony, [they] had so many bugs and issues where the PS5 would get taken out of my cart,” Ace tells IGN. So, after failing to secure a PlayStation 5 through the usual digital stores and even directly from Sony, Ace did what anyone does after missing a sale, and started shopping the gray market. Ace ended up paying $900 for a PlayStation 5 on Craigslist – and they weren’t the only ones going to such extreme measures. The PS5 and Xbox Series X are this season’s hottest items, and their popularity is wildly driving up prices…

November 24, 2020 CuttingEdgeTech

CD Projekt Red has shared a new gameplay video of Cyberpunk 2077 running on both PS5 (via backwards compatibility) and PS4 Pro ahead of its launch on December 10, 2020. This PS5 and PS4 footage follows the Xbox Series X and Xbox One X gameplay from last week’s Night City Wire Special, and this time reveals gameplay from the beginning of Cyberpunk 2077. [ignvideo url=”https://www.ign.com/videos/2020/11/24/cyberpunk-2077-playstation-gameplay-video”] The gameplay switches back and forth from PS5 to PS4 Pro, giving PlayStation fans an idea of how Cyberpunk 2077 will look when it’s released next month. If that wasn’t enough for you, you can…

November 24, 2020 CuttingEdgeTech

Head of Xbox Phil Spencer has explained that more Xbox Series X units were built for launch than Xbox Series S, but that the ratio of units made of each console will likely be more even by next holiday season. In an interview with The Verge’s Decoder podcast, Spencer explained the logic, saying that the company expected to see more demand for Series X at launch, something he says has proven to be true. “We figured that our first holiday, and probably our second holiday, you would see more of the higher end SKU, the Series X sold. We built more…