September 20, 2021 CuttingEdgeTech

Apple today was honored with 11 wins at the 73rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, including seven awards for “Ted Lasso.”Powered by WPeMatico

September 19, 2021 CuttingEdgeTech

Bungie has added matchmaking assistance to Destiny 2’s Trials of Osiris mode to make it more welcoming for a wider range of players, but it hasn’t launched without its own fair share of controversy.For those unaware, Trials of Osiris is a high-risk, high-reward competitive 3v3 PvP mode in Destiny 2 that has players attempting to go Flawless by winning seven matches in a row. By doing so, players gain access to exclusive rewards in the Lighthouse.As reported by Kotaku, the details of this matchmaking change to Trials of Osiris were shared in the latest This Week At Bungie, and are…

September 18, 2021 CuttingEdgeTech

Despite Deltarune: Chapter 2 being released by itself, series creator Toby Fox has said that his goal is to have Chapters 3, 4, and 5 arrive at the same time.Toby Fox shared the news on Deltarune.com following the release of Deltarune: Chapter 2 and said that, while he had originally planned on releasing new chapters only when all of them were finished, he realized that “it’s hard both for creators and fans to go a long time without a release.”However, he is now focused on completing Chapters 3, 4, and 5 and will launch the complete game (Chapters 1-5) at…

September 18, 2021 CuttingEdgeTech

Some games are inspired by the developer’s deep, personal experiences. Others are sparked by real-world events, or love of other media.For Skatebird developer Megan Fox, it all began with a gif of a bird on a skateboard.Also, here: pic.twitter.com/Z0wPfDGrtf— Megan Fox (🛹🐦 OUT NOW) (@glassbottommeg) June 15, 2020 Fox is a seasoned developer, having worked in AAA on LEGO Universe before going indie and releasing games like Jones on Fire, Hot Tin Roof, and Spartan Fist. She started working on Skatebird in 2018 after, she says, Spartan Fist “bombed” and she had to let her entire development team go. Whatever…

September 18, 2021 CuttingEdgeTech

It’s that time of year again where the days start getting shorter, the football season has started, and inevitably, EA Sports releases a new FIFA. But what’s new in FIFA 22? And more importantly, what’s actually going to make a difference? Here is everything we think is worth taking notice of:Gameplay1. Hypermotion – This year’s buzzword is Hypermotion; new technology being implemented on the PS5 and Series X/S versions of FIFA 22. This machine-learning algorithm learns from capture of real-life 11 vs 11 matches, then performs new animations in real-time to create organic player movement, including passes, shots, and something…

September 17, 2021 CuttingEdgeTech

A man and his adopted daughter find their way through a whimsical, post-apocalyptic landscape. Frying pan and psychic powers at the ready, they might stumble into saving the world as they explore it. With all the stylings of a retro JRPG, you might expect Eastward to play like one, but this chill action-adventure is more Zelda than Dragon Quest. John and Sam’s triumphs and mistakes take place in a charming pixel-art landscape that’s rich with lovely characters and intimately designed places. Even where the story dragged for a time, or the simplicity of the challenges felt patronizing, the parts of…

September 17, 2021 CuttingEdgeTech

Firesprite, a UK-based game developer recently acquired by PlayStation, is hiring a writer for a new narrative adventure AAA title.In a job listing posted on their website, Firesprite is looking for a writer “for the development of an ambitious unannounced AAA title[.]” The job will require the writer to “create compelling character and story” and an ideal candidate is somehow “who understands how to construct a branching narrative.”Although Firesprite is best known for its PSVR work — having developed games like The Persistence and PlayStation The Playroom experience — Firesprite managing director Graeme Ankers told GamesIndustry.biz that it’s not a…

September 17, 2021 CuttingEdgeTech

Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 8 brings with it another alien menace in the form of Marvel’s Carnage and Venom. These two symbiotes have recently crashed landed on the island and are ripe for the pickings.What Are Symbiotes?The Symbiotes (called Klyntar on their home planet) are extraterrestrial lifeforms that are able to bond to individuals, regardless of species, in order to form a new shared entity. They are parasitic in nature, though they don’t always harm their hosts; they often improve upon a host’s natural attributes while also granting powers like superhuman strength, healing, and the ability to form tendrils or…

September 17, 2021 CuttingEdgeTech

Activision Blizzard is currently facing serious ongoing allegations of harassment and mistreatment of marginalized workers. To learn more, please visit our timeline as well as our in-depth report on the subject.If you have ever cheated in Call of Duty: Warzone and were subsequently banned as a result, it looks like you won’t be able to play the next Call of Duty game, Vanguard. Spotted first by Eurogamer, several images have appeared online, including cheating Discord servers and forums, showing players who received either an account or hardware ban in Call of Duty: Warzone also being barred from playing the upcoming…

September 17, 2021 CuttingEdgeTech

THQ Nordic celebrated its 10th anniversary today with a livestream event with tons of new game announcements. THQ Nordic revealed eight new games currently in development at its many, many game development studios.During the 30-minute show, THQ Nordic revealed multiple games ranging from remasters to surprise sequels. Some games, like Destroy All Humans! 2 Reprobed were leaked ahead of schedule, but there were still plenty of surprises left. Check out all the games THQ Nordic announced below.Destroy All Humans 2! ReprobedA remake of the original Destroy All Humans 2 was leaked a bit early by accident, but THQ Nordic had…