August 12, 2020 CuttingEdgeTech

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 will include a classic trick with a new name in honor of the trick’s original creator. Skateboarders and fans of the THPS series are likely well aware of what a mute air or mute grab is, but many might not know the history of this trick’s name. Tony Hawk took to Instagram to announce that, in the upcoming THPS 1+2 remaster, the trick will have a new name. [widget path=”global/article/imagegallery” parameters=”albumSlug=tony-hawks-pro-skate-1-and-2-new-skaters-screenshots&captions=true”] “For nearly 40 years, we’ve shamelessly referred to this trick as the ‘mute’ air/grab,” Hawk said on his Instagram today. “Here is…

August 12, 2020 CuttingEdgeTech

Ghost of Tsushima players who purchased the standard edition are now able to upgrade to the Digital Deluxe edition for $10.99 USD, which includes access to a 45-minute behind-the-scenes documentary on the game and in-game goodies. These items were previously available to those who purchased either the Digital Deluxe Edition, Special Edition, and Collector’s Edition, but now those who loved the game, or wish to learn more about its making, can upgrade and receive many of the bonuses these other’s had. These other items include a digital mini art book, 1 Technique Point, a Charm of Hachiman’s Favor, and the…

August 12, 2020 CuttingEdgeTech

Streamer Michael “Shroud” Grzesiek has returned to Twitch and, as of this writing, is live with over 400,000 viewers. Shroud announced back in October that he would be leaving Twitch to stream exclusively on Mixer, news that came just a few months after Ninja revealed that he would be doing the same. Both of these streamer’s plans, however, changed when Microsoft announced Mixer would be shut down. Today, he made his return to Twitch with a very warm welcome from his community. [widget path=”global/article/imagegallery” parameters=”albumSlug=10-tv-shows-twitch-should-stream&captions=true”] At the time of this writing, he has 465,000 viewers and the number continues to rise…

August 12, 2020 CuttingEdgeTech

G.I. Joe: Operation Blackout is a new team-based third-person shooter, and it’s coming to PC, Nintendo Switch, PS4 and Xbox One on October 13. Allowing you to play as 12 characters across Team Joe and Team Cobra, the game will feature an 18-mission campaign in single-player or local spliut-screen co-op and a variety of PvP multiplayer modes. Check out an exclusive reveal trailer below: [ignvideo url=”https://www.ign.com/videos/2020/08/12/gi-joe-operation-blackout-reveal-trailer”] The campaign will be an original story based on 80s comics, taking you to Cobra Headquarters and the U.S.S. Flagg. Multiplayer will include Capture the Flag, Assault and King of the Hill modes. The…

August 12, 2020 CuttingEdgeTech

Loading up the new playable demo of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2, which hits Xbox Live and PSN on Friday, I had one big question on my mind: would this be a return to form, or another quick cash-in remaster? THPS is one of my favorite series in gaming, but it’s also one of the most painful. I have long wanted to recapture the magic of the first three games, but over time have only found myself increasingly let down by various attempts. As the game loads, Rage Against The Machine kicks out their ‘90s james alongside a…

August 12, 2020 CuttingEdgeTech

A producer who worked on Project Ragtag has said that the cancelled game would have been “the best Star Wars game ever made” In an interview with Minnmax, ex-Visceral Games producer Zach Mumbach shed some more details about the canned EA project which, in his words, was set to be an “amazingly-well crafted” 12-hour experience. Mumbach talks about how a leadership team was brought in to cut and ship the game, who had a different vision for Ragtag than Amy Hennig’s crew at Visceral. “I’m thinking, this is effing Amy Hennig, we have the chance to make the greatest Star Wars…

August 12, 2020 CuttingEdgeTech

The first thing I noticed, as a long-time fan of this series, is that A Total War Saga: Troy is extremely and unabashedly stylish. The world is ringed by surreal, soaring mountains that suggest ancient Greek pottery. The battle resolution animation shows the opposing generals fighting theatrically under a heavenly spotlight. The color palette is perfect for making me feel as though I’ve been transported to the Bronze Age world. And this personality seeps over into a fairly satisfying campaign as well. There are some cracks in this ornate amphora, particularly when it comes to AI, but unlike the previous…

August 12, 2020 CuttingEdgeTech

Existing owners of Control on console won’t get a free upgrade to its PS5 or Xbox Series X versions – but those who buy a new Ultimate Edition will. The Ultimate Edition was announced today, and will be released on Steam on August 27, followed by Epic Games Store, PS4 and Xbox One versions on September 10. It will come with all previous upgrades, and both of the game’s expansions. Alongside that announcement came the news that those who bought the console versions of the Ultimate Edition will get a free digital upgrade to the PS5 and Xbox Series X…

August 12, 2020 CuttingEdgeTech

A series of alleged controller leaks may have revealed a November 6 release date for Xbox Series X and the much-rumoured Xbox Series S. A summary of an unboxing of the alleged Xbox Series S controller was posted to ResetEra by user Jawmuncher, who claims to have acquired a picture from the owner of the controller’s online registered warranty page. The ‘Microsoft Limited Warranty’ for the Xbox Series S controller appears to end on November 5, 2021. Microsoft’s Limited Warranty covers a year from purchase, which suggests a November 5 or November 6, 2020 release date. Xbox Series X may launch on November 6th. A…

August 12, 2020 CuttingEdgeTech

Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne HD Remaster will feature Dante from the Devil May Cry series via paid DLC. The news was revealed on the Atlus blog earlier today. Dante makes his return in the remaster thanks to the ‘Maniax Pack’ DLC which players will be able to purchase for 980 yen (roughly £7 or $9 USD). A trailer for the Maniax Pack arrived alongside the announcement, revealing that the DLC will be available at launch on October 29th in Japan, and those who own the Maniax Pack will be able to select “NEW GAME -Maniax-” in the start menu to…