February 20, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

Update: Rockstar has released new details for Read Dead Online’s update on February 26, which include new Free Roam Events, Showdown Modes, Races, and its first batch of new weapons, clothing, and emotes. Fool’s Gold will be added to the Free Roam Events, which will let players compete for a protective suit of Golden Armor. Whoever takes down the player wearing the armor will earn points and will then be the wearer of the Golden Armor. Three new Showdown Modes will be in the update, that involve stealing loot from one another for survival and capturing and delivering bags. A…

February 20, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

Ubisoft’s upcoming Skull & Bones game, which does not yet have an official release date, will be getting its own television show. Per The Hollywood Reporter, Ubisoft is working with Atlas Entertainment, which has helped produce various DC films and the true crime show Dirty John, to create the show. The project is being billed as a “female-driven drama set in the lawless frontier of the Indian Ocean at the end of the golden age of piracy in the 1700s.” The Mist’s Amanda Segel will write the pilot and executive produce alongside Atlas Entertainment’s Andy Horwitz and Richard Suckle. Continue…

February 20, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

The UK-based company, Exciting Events, has been “forced… to cease all trading activities immediately” following an unsuccessful and unofficial Fortnite-themed event in Norwich. As reported by the BBC, Fortnite Live was billed as the “Fortnite event of the year,” though it wound up angering parents who demanded refunds when it failed to live up to this promise. The festival consisted of a £12 ($16) entry fee, and additional £20 ($26) wristband for unlimited access to a single climbing wall tower for three people, a four-person archery range, four go-karts, and other activities. Speaking to The Guardian, attendees likened the attractions to “the sort…

February 20, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

Ubisoft has announced a PC-only technical test for this weekend as a dry run for the platform’s open beta. “Our goal with this Technical Test is to assess a certain amount of fixes we implemented based on your feedback following the Private Beta,” the dev said in a Reddit post. “This will help ensure that your Open Beta experience will be as smooth as possible.” It won’t be open to everyone, but players who have been selected will be receiving email invites today. Ubisoft has stressed that pre-order customers are not guaranteed to get in, as the invites are being…

February 20, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

Twitch Prime members can now get a new Pathfinder skin and five Apex packs. The rewards launched alongside the second half of the Apex Legends Twitch Rivals event, featuring 48 streamers vying for a $200,000 prize pool. If you missed the result, you can catch up over on Twitch. Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico

February 20, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

In Episode 6 of Humans Who Make Games podcast, host and comedian, Adam Conover chats with composer and musician, Rich Vreeland – better known as his stage name, Disasterpeace – about composing the indie games like FEZ and Hyper Light Drifter, and how he decided on becoming a musician for his career. Listen to Humans Who Make Games Episode 6. Vreeland comes from a family of gamers and said, “apparently my parents were playing Legend of Zelda while I was in the womb. That must have seeped in somehow.” Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico

February 20, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

January’s NPD report is in, and Nintendo pipped its competitors to the post in both hardware and software sales. The Switch was the only console to show a year-on-year increase in both dollar and unit sales, despite an overall decrease in spending of 28% in the category as a whole, compared to January 2018. Kingdom Hearts 3 was the best-selling game of January 2019, and while Kingdom Hearts 2 also topped the charts in its launch month back in 2006, the latest installment has it beat on the revenue front, with a 2.5-times increase in dollar sales. The game was…

February 20, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

Cross-platform parties in Rocket League were promised last month, and the new Friends Update V1.58 adds the feature. In January, Rocket League became the second PS4 cross-play title in the PlayStation Cross-Play Beta program and, as Competitive Season 10 kicks off, the game’s begun allowing more than just matchmaking between players on different consoles. Using an auto-generated RocketID, players can search for and add their friends to Parties and Clubs, as well as viewing a list of 25 recent players met online. You can check out the update’s highlights below, and the full patch notes on the official website. Continue reading…Powered…

February 20, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

Dirt Rally 2.0 is a first-rate return to the more serious side of Codemasters’ off-road catalogue. It may be hot on the heels of Dirt 4 – with a couple of tricks pulled from its friendlier stablemate – but make no mistake: Dirt Rally 2.0 reasserts this spin-off series’ reputation as the premier rally simulator of the modern era. Dirt Rally 2.0 is designed primarily for hardboiled rally enthusiasts and returning fans, so new players may struggle initially. The original Dirt Rally was eventually augmented with a pile of tutorial videos in time for its jump from PC to console,…