October 20, 2021 CuttingEdgeTech

For decades, fans of Frank Herbert’s seminal sci-fi novel Dune could only get their tabletop kicks from one game, also called Dune. But it was some game: released in 1979 it was years ahead of its time and encouraged players to recreate the Machiavellian scheming of the novel. However, it needed six players to shine and had a wildly variable play time.Now there’s a new pretender to the throne in Dune: Imperium. It’s a very different beast, eschewing the classic territorial conquest setup of the old game for a mishmash of modern strategic design ideas. But with the Dune name…

October 20, 2021 CuttingEdgeTech

EA has temporarily banned over 30,000 players in FIFA 22 for seven days. These bans were the results of the players taking advantage of a “no loss” glitch in the game’s Ultimate Team mode last week.As reported by Eurogamer an exploit appeared where, if abused, players could obtain a 20-0 perfect win record. All players had to do is click on the “home” button on their PlayStation or Xbox controllers to go back to the console’s home screen. Then simply wait for the match to time out. If players were losing a match, they could use this exploit and the…

October 20, 2021 CuttingEdgeTech

Facebook is reportedly planning to change its name in an effort to reflect its work building the “metaverse,” The Verge reports, citing a source familiar with the matter.Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg reportedly plans to announce the name change at the company’s Connect conference on October 28, if not sooner. The name change could signal Facebook’s intentions to grow further beyond a social media company and into more of a tech conglomerate. With Facebook owning Instagram, WhatsApp, Oculus VR devices, and other brands, the name change will likely organize every group under one umbrella, similar to Google’s change to Alphabet in…

October 20, 2021 CuttingEdgeTech

A chance meeting is part of the reason Sora from Kingdom Hearts joined Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as its final fighter.In the latest Masahiro Sakurai Famitsu column, translated by @PushDustIn and @KodyNOKOLO on Twitter, the Smash director pulled back the curtain on Sora’s inclusion.According to the translation, Sakurai reiterated that getting Sora in the game was much more difficult than other fighters. However, Sakurai managed to bump into a Disney representative at an awards show, which seemed to kickstart the discussions that made Sora in Smash a reality.Sora’s inclusion was finalized later than the rest of Ultimate’s DLC roster. Sakurai…

October 20, 2021 CuttingEdgeTech

Far Cry 6 is the latest in Ubisoft’s open-world franchise, building on the base-clearing, first-person shooting, and definitions of insanity of the past while simultaneously introducing some smart new ideas that could help pave the way for where Far Cry goes next. For sixteen years now, this series has been known for unleashing players in massive, alluring worlds both familiar and unfamiliar across vastly different continents, time periods, and sometimes even apocalypses while giving them total freedom to cause mischief and mayhem.That’s mostly been a winning formula, but the Far Cry franchise is as much about being experimental as it…

October 20, 2021 CuttingEdgeTech

Square Enix has announced a new studio with a focus on developing mobile games.The studio, called Square Enix London Mobile, is currently developing games based on Nickelodeon’s Avatar: The Last Airbender and Tomb Raider. The Avatar game is in joint development with Navigator Games, another mobile games studio.We don’t yet know what the gameplay will look like for the Avatar game. However, Navigator Games’ last project, Iron Maiden: Legacy of the Beast, was a turn-based fantasy RPG.The Tomb Raider title in development is called Tomb Raider Reloaded, and it was announced in November of 2020. It was originally supposed to…

October 20, 2021 CuttingEdgeTech

A new trailer for Starfield has revealed some of the main players that we’ll interact with on our journey through Bethesda’s galaxy, including two factions once engaged in a bloody war that sounds a little like Skyrim’s civil war conflict. The trailer is filled with not just information on the universe of Starfield and its key factions, but also concept art of its alien worlds and characters. You can see a little of that in the tweet from @klobrille below. In a quick video, Bethesda Game Studios reveals new details on the general plot of Starfield and shares some additional…

October 20, 2021 CuttingEdgeTech

CD Projekt Red has delayed the much-anticipated next-gen upgrades for Cyberpunk 2077 and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Cyberpunk 2077’s upgade will now arrive in Q1 2022 (January-March), with The Witcher 3 following suit in Q2 (April-June).Announced in an investor update, CD Projekt Red wrote: “The Management Board of the Company hereby announces that, based on recommendations supplied by persons supervising development, it has decided to allocate additional time to both projects. The Company currently intends to release the next-gen version of Cyberpunk 2077 in the first quarter of 2022, and the next-gen version of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt…

October 20, 2021 CuttingEdgeTech

2018’s God of War is on its way to PC, arriving for Steam and Epic Games Store on January 14. It’s available for pre-order now for $49.99 USD / £39.99.Steam and Epic Games Store listings for the game appeared today, adding that the game has enhanced visuals, unlocked framerates, 4K resolution options, and Nvidia DLSS and Reflex support. The game will support multiple controllers as well as mouse and keyboard, and will include 21:9 ultrawide screen support. Exact PC specifications have not yet been announced.Sony subsequently confirmed the release on the PS Blog, with Sony Santa Monica’s Grace Orlady saying,…

October 20, 2021 CuttingEdgeTech

Bungie has angered fans by announcing that new dungeons coming with the upcoming Witch Queen expansion will only be available as standalone purchases, or as part of Deluxe Editions.As explained by community manager Cozmo23 on Reddit, standard edition copies of The Witch Queen and Year 5 season passes will not include the three new dungeons coming down the line. Instead, two dungeons will be part of the Digital Deluxe edition ($79.99 USD / £69.99), with a third dungeon coming alongside the Digital Deluxe + Bungie’s 30th Anniversary Bundle ($99.99 USD / £87.99).The dungeons will also be made available as standalone…