September 18, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

Apple Arcade is the tech company’s biggest step into the world of gaming since first introducing iPhone apps with the phone over a decade ago. While the Cupertino giant has historically been hesitant to grasp gaming with both hands, Apple Arcade represents a keen interest in cultivating their gaming ecosystem. What is Apple Arcade? In March 2019, Apple revealed their Arcade subscription service. While details were a little light, Apple clearly signaled their intentions to create a space for original mobile titles that often chose to go for single-purchase pricing models. The iPhone creators seemed to see that more one-and-done…

September 18, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

In addition to the ever-popular toy sets and the dozens of movies and TV series, LEGO has amassed a catalog of quality game adaptations dating back to the ’90s. In anticipation of next year’s LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, we’re looking back at all 27 IGN reviews of LEGO games, starting when TT Games obtained the exclusive video game license by merging with Giant Interactive in 2005. While IGN hasn’t reviewed every game in the franchise, this list covers the majority of original and licensed LEGO games from the past 14 years. Click through the gallery below, or continue scrolling,…

September 18, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

This morning, Nintendo and GameFreak revealed Sirfetch’d, the latest addition to the eighth generation of Pokemon, and an evolution to the classic Gen 1 Pokemon Farfetch’d. Farfetch’d was one of the few original 151 non-legendary Pokemon that never received a baby form, evolution, or mega evolution, and had been a low-key fan favorite for being a simple (if not easily-agitated) duck that uses its leek to hit things. Well, that all changes with Sirfetch’d, the long-awaited (Pokemon Sword-exclusive) Galarian evolution that fans are quickly becoming obsessed over. Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico

September 18, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

Sega’s in better shape than it’s ever been. Not only is the Japanese company finding success with brand new games like Two Point Hospital, but it’s also got more in the pipeline like the recently announced strategy title HumanKind. Thanks to the resurging popularity of Japanese games in recent years, we’re also seeing more of its homegrown hits reach a wider worldwide audience, from competitive puzzler Puyo Puyo to the entire Yakuza series, which is finally available on PS4. The results are even better thanks to stellar localization work from subsidiary Atlus, who of course also continue its own stylish…

September 18, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

At Tokyo Game Show 2019, Hideo Kojima showed off and discussed nearly 35 minutes of Death Stranding gameplay that focused on Norman Reedus’ Sam Porter Bridges’ private room, where Sam can customize his gear, play music, display figures, and even have nightmares. IGN has fully translated Kojima’s gameplay commentary, which was previously only available in Japanese. Watch the video above to see the full gameplay demonstration, now with English subtitles. Last week, we broke down this demo that also reveals that if the camera lingers too much on Sam’s crotch, he will punch said camera. Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico

September 18, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

Red Dead Online players are having strange encounters with zombie NPCs, fueling speculation that Rockstar Games is gearing up towards an Undead Nightmare-like event in its western MMO. Red Dead Online players began discussing the possibility of a zombie-themed event for Red Dead Online after several players reported seeing some strange, zombie-like NPCs in the swamp area. Reddit user groats_active spotted this ghoulish NPC in the swamp, while others are claiming there is a disproportionate amount of bodies in the swamp following last week’s content update. Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico