December 13, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

Microsoft’s next-generation game console, the officially named Xbox Series X, finally emerged from behind its neon-green curtain of secrecy at The Game Awards. It’s real. It exists. It has a name! Next question: How big is this thing, really? Microsoft is keeping quiet on its actual size, numeric dimensions, and exact measurements – instead, there has been a description of approximately one Xbox controller wide, and three Xbox controllers tall (standing upright). So based on that and the measurements of the optical drive on the front of the console, we thought we’d try and figure it out… and make one ourselves. Check it…

December 13, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

We just got our first look at Microsoft’s next generation of Xbox, the Xbox Series X! This large block shaped console was revealed to be tall enough to tower over the competition. It’s still a year away, and though we’re waiting to hear the details on all its specs, here’s a whole gallery of possible color schemes we’d like to see! For search engine optimization purposes, here is a series of phrases: Xbox Series X, Xbox Series X colors, Xbox Series X Launch Colors, Can I Put Stickers On My Xbox Series X, Will People Make Fun of Me If…

December 13, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

The Game Awards 2019 show is wrapped and, as expected, there were a ton of reveals and announcements. While host Geoff Keighley and other game companies hinted at some of the unveilings before the show, there were still plenty of unexpected reveals. Going into the show there were a lot of theories about what may be shown during the awards. Rumors spread for all kinds of possible game reveals, from Batman to Crash Bandicoot, most of which we were disappointed not to see on stage. Below you’ll find the biggest surprises and let downs from the annual video game celebration….

December 13, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

Obsidian has announced that The Outer Worlds will be receiving DLC sometime next year. The announcement came in a post on the Obsidian forums titled, “A Special Thank You From Obsidian,” where the studio thanked its fans and supporters for their support. They went on to reveal that story DLC will be coming sometime in 2020, saying, “The journey isn’t over yet as we are excited to announce that we will be expanding the story through DLC next year!” There was no other information about how long the planned expansions would be or what they would focus on from a…

December 13, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

Emergency Unlocked episode! We simply HAVE to talk about Microsoft’s big announcement at The Game Awards, in which they announced both the name of Project Scarlett and what it looks like. It’s the Xbox Series X, and they also showed Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2 running in-engine on the new console! Dig in for 72 minutes of our reactions and analysis. Subscribe on any of your favorite podcast feeds, or grab an MP3 download of this week’s episode. For more awesome content, check out the latest episode of IGN Unfiltered from our new barcade set, featuring an interview with former PlayStation and Xbox executive Phil…

December 13, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

With Xbox Series X officially revealed, fans have started reacting to Microsoft’s next-gen console, from its purported specs to its… unique design. Last night during The Game Awards 2019, Microsoft officially unveiled Xbox Series X, previously codenamed Project Scarlett, which Xbox head Phil Spencer claims will be the “fastest, most powerful Xbox,” and setting a new bar for performance, speed, and compatibility. Microsoft also revealed Series X’s console design: A black, minimalist, upright rectangular prism that stands in contrast with some of Microsoft’s earlier Xbox designs. Naturally, now that fans know the next-gen Xbox’s name and have seen what it…

December 13, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

Five years after launch, Halo: The Master Chief Collection has finally fulfilled its full fan-service potential with the addition of the last missing game from the Xbox and Xbox 360 era, Halo Reach. It is a genuinely amazing package that now includes six of Microsoft’s classic single-player and co-op campaigns and legendary multiplayer modes, at long last free of any red-flag technical caveats. 343 Industries deserves a ton of credit for sticking with it after a notoriously bad launch and completing the long-term renovation of the house while its occupants lived (and played) inside. It’s admittedly a bit later than…