October 16, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

Legends of Runeterra is a brand new digital card game from Riot Games. It was just announced as part of Riot’s ten year anniversary stream (along with a number of other hugely exciting projects), and will give players a whole new look at the world of League of Legends, bringing many of its iconic champions to life in a whole new way. It’s hugely exciting, in other words, and there’s an awful lot to dig into. (You can even pre-register now!) My Legends of Runeterra overview and hands-on impressions are here, but that only covers some of what I learnt…

October 16, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

The PlayStation 5 is confirmed to be launching in the holiday season 2020. And while 2020 is already stacked with a lineup of promising games in the months before the next generation of consoles arrives, that also likely means a launch lineup with some new exciting games. With that in mind, while we’ve already asked you what unannounced PlayStation game sequel you’d like to see for PS5, we also know that the PS5 launch will likely include a wide swath of familiar and new, games meant to give us a reason to shell out hundreds of dollars for new equipment…

October 16, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

A beloved Pikachu design is making its way into Pokemon Sword and Shield through a Gigantamax transformation, a special kind form that gives certain Pokemon a unique design and move. Sure, Gigantamax forms for Charizard, Eevee, and Meowth were also revealed, but we’re just here for Pikachu. Why? Because it’s fat Pikachu. Watch the new Pokemon Sword and Shield trailer below; the chonkster Pikachu appears at the 00:23 mark: This wonderfully nostalgic design for Gigantamax Pikachu is far closer to how the iconic Pokemon looked at the start of the series. As shown in the art on the 1999 calendar…

October 16, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

Update 10/16: After getting over 860k likes on her Twitter post that simply asks “What’s fortnight,” Lady Gaga is at it again, now asking “. @Ninja who are you” – because it’s 2019, and the internet is an increasingly strange place. Ninja, of course, is a highly-popular Fortnite streamer and internet personality, who happened to have the most popular comment on Gaga’s initial post. Mother Monster is either having some fun with the internet, or was genuinely curious who this Ninja guy was. Regardless, Ninja was soon to reply to Gaga’s latest inquiry, writing “ask @Drake.” Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico

October 16, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

Blizzard has banned the American University Hearthstone team from competition for six months for holding up a “Free Hong Kong, Boycott Blizz” sign during an official live stream. The punishment was handed out almost a week after the incident, but the American University team says it was to be expected. As first reported by Vice, the American University’s three-member Hearthstone team consisting of Casey Chambers, Corwin Dark, and a third teammate called TJammer, has been issued a six-month ban from competitive Hearthstone by Blizzard. Chambers published the email the team received from Blizzard notifying them of the ban on their…

October 16, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

The Outer Worlds, Obsidian’s upcoming sci-fi RPG, will only feature 4K enhancements on the Xbox One X. The PS4 Pro version of the game won’t get any extra licks of paint. Given that most games available on both Sony and Microsoft’s beefed-up consoles get some sort of enhancement, this is a surprising move. The PS4 Pro will be capped at 1080p resolution, while the Xbox One X will be able to play Outer Worlds in 4K. Publisher Private Division confirmed the news in a short statement to Windows Central, saying there’d be “no enhancements for PS4 Pro.” No official reasoning…

October 16, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

Like all good detective stories, what appears simple at first becomes so much more than that in Disco Elysium – and here it gets so, so much weirder, too. It takes the age-old mechanics of tabletop RPGs like Dungeons & Dragons and twists them in strange ways around a macabre tale of violence, poverty, and a society on the brink of collapse. Through sharply written dialogue and an expertly crafted world, it uses some unique game mechanics – such as debating against 24 different sections of your own brain – to create an experience that will stay with me for…

October 16, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

We can now officially confirm that we are playing Death Stranding and you will be able to read/watch the resulting review at 12AM Pacific time on Friday, November 1. If you’re keeping track, that’s a whole week before the release date of November 8. And that’s… literally everything Sony will allow us to say about it right now. Check back in a couple of weeks and we’ll give you an in-depth opinion of Kojima’s first non-Metal Gear game in forever, all while keeping it as spoiler-free as can reasonably be expected in a review where the whole idea is to…

October 16, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

The first brand-new non-Pokemon RPG from developer Game Freak in more than 20 years is an exciting prospect, and Little Town Hero proves the venerated developer still knows how to get weird. The entire adventure takes place in a single town, with turn-based fights in its snaking streets as local villagers throw food, ideas, and chickens at you to help take down the intimidating monsters that threaten their peace. While overly slow pacing and some occasionally aggravating randomization had me questioning whether I’d made a huge mistake in picking it up initially, Little Town Hero soon recovered thanks to a…