January 22, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

The December 2018 NPD report is in, and it shows Nintendo Switch overtaking PlayStation 4 as the best-selling console of 2018 in the United States. Nintendo Switch has reached the highest annual sales (both in dollar sales and units sold) for any hardware platform since PS4 broke the previous record in 2015. Throughout the year, NPD has reported PS4 as the best-selling console of 2018, though in November Nintendo beat it out for a single month. It appears Switch’s holiday success snowballed and ultimately put it above PS4 in the U.S. for 2018. Nintendo Switch also notably generated the highest hardware dollar…

January 22, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

According to the December 2018 NPD report, Red Dead Redemption 2 was the best-selling game in 2018 in the United States, while Super Smash Bros. Ultimate was the best-selling game of December. It’s been a close race between Red Dead Redemption 2 and Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 earning the title of best-selling game of the year, as Black Ops 4 beat RDR2 out as the best-selling game of October while RDR2 won out in November. As of November Black Ops 4 had been the best-selling game of the year, though their positions have ultimately switched. Continue reading…Powered by…

January 22, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

Over the weekend, a charity stream of Donkey Kong 64 raised over $347,000 and included a notable guest appearance from New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. The stream was held by English YouTube personality Hbomberguy (Harry Brewis) to raise funds for Mermaids, a British charity that supports gender diverse and transgender youth in the UK. Though his initial goal was to raise $500 during the stream, he ultimately raised over $347,000 as evidenced by the final tally of his twitch stream. Brewis announced the stream on YouTube on January 14, saying he chose to stream Donkey Kong 64 because he never…

January 22, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

Ahead of Anthem’s launch next month, BioWare will release a public demo for its new open-world game, and you’ll be able to get an exclusive first look at the upcoming beta this Thursday, exclusively right here on IGN. Read on for a rundown of when and where to watch the Anthem beta world premiere. BioWare will join IGN to livestream the Anthem beta on Thursday, January 24 at 10am PT/1pm ET/6pm UK (Friday, January 25 at 5am AET). We’ll have you covered wherever you plan to watch the stream. BioWare’s Anthem beta world premiere will be available through IGN’s website, as well…

January 22, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

Nintendo has announced two Super Smash Bros. Ultimate tournaments: the North America Open 2019 and the European Smash Ball Team Cup 2019. The North America Open will split up the United States, Canada and Mexico into four regions for qualifiers: Northwest, Northeast, Southwest, or Southeast. These qualifying rounds and their subsequent final rounds will be held online, with the first beginning February 2 at 9am PT. These online qualifiers will consist of three single-elimination tournaments per region, and once all regional qualifiers are finished, 12 players will move on to the final event at PAX East in Boston on March 30. Registration and…

January 22, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

Every Resident Evil game is weird. No, hear me out! I mean that in a good way! Resident Evil games generally revolve around a well dressed person (or group of well dressed people) showing up to a dank, dimly lit location and sauntering around its hallways to eat plants, open doors with animal eyeballs, and bang on typewriters while a collective of living corpses and mutated animal monsters try to kill them. That’s all very weird. Fun as hell, but very, very weird. Especially when you write it all out like that. That said, sometimes the plots of Resident Evil…

January 22, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

Resident Evil 2 players will be able to use classic skins from the original 1998 game, in the remake at launch if they pick up special promotional items, according to a sighting on ResetEra. The news was announced at a Resident Evil 2 Launch party event, stating that it is part of a special Japanese promotion. A PSN points card was seen that will unlock the original Claire and Leon skins for free. The skins will reportedly be available for everyone on March 22, however, it is unclear if this promotion is limited to Japan, or if it will come…

January 22, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

A few new gameplay details for Far Cry New Dawn have been revealed by Ubisoft through a brief Q&A video on Twitter. When responding to the question “What game mechanics changed over Far Cry 5?” creative director Jean-Sebastien Decant touched on three subjects: weapon crafting, the home base and the outpost escalation system. Today’s Developer Q&A features #FarCryNewDawn creative director Jean-Sebastien Decant! @Battlesand from Twitter asked us “What game mechanics changed over Far Cry 5?” pic.twitter.com/TqhogYJhvf Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico