November 19, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

This has been a busy fall for Wizards of the Coast’s D&D team. Having just released a new campaign in September’s Baldur’s Gate: Descent Into Avernus and preparing to publish another alongside a new setting expansion in Eberron: Rising From the Last War, the team is also getting ready to launch an adventure and starter set based on the hit TV show (and crossover comic series)  Dungeons & Dragons vs Rick and Morty. Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico

November 19, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

Valve Software officially announced Half-Life: Alyx, a new Half-Life VR game and the first Half-Life title in 12 years. Valve says it will fully reveal details for the game later this week, but new details have already emerged about its possible gameplay mechanics and setting. Ars Technica published a report with new details about Half-Life: Alyx. According to their sources, Half-Life: Alyx will be a prequel that takes place between Half-Life 1 and Half-Life 2. As the title implies, Half-Life: Alyx will put players literally in the shoes of Alyx Vance, Gordon Freeman’s partner introduced in Half-Life 2. Continue reading…Powered…

November 19, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

After nearly two decades, Shenmue 3 is actually out today. Wild! So why don’t we have a review up? We only recently received review copies of Shenmue 3 from publisher Deep Silver, and not nearly in time to have a review ready for you all by today’s release. But rest assured we are working on one at this very moment, and expect to have it for your viewing pleasure by early next week – maybe late this week if it turns out to be shorter than we’ve heard it is. Additionally, you may have heard rumblings that the Shenmue 3…

November 19, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

Geoff Keighley announced The Game Awards nominees for 2019. Control and Death Stranding received the most nominations, including each earning a spot on the Game of the Year award nomination list. In total, there are 29 categories recognizing AAA games, indie titles, esports, and more. Here’s the full list of nominees for each award: Game of the Year Control (Remedy/505 Games) Death Stranding (Kojima Productions/SIE) Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Bandai-Namco/Sora/Nintendo) Resident Evil 2 (Capcom/Capcom) Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice (From Software/Activision) Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico

November 19, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

Welcome to the newly relaunched IGN Unfiltered, my monthly interview series where I sit down with the best, brightest, and most fascinating minds in the video game industry. I’m back with a brand-new bar/arcade set – complete with a working beer tap! My guest this month is Phil Harrison, who joined Sony during the early PlayStation days and rose through the ranks. He shares career stories from behind the scenes of the PS2 and PS3, and also of his time at Microsoft in the late-Xbox 360, early-Xbox One era. And don’t miss part 2 of this Unfiltered interview tomorrow, which focuses…

November 19, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

UPDATE November 18, 2019: Xbox All-Access is now live on Amazon. While Xbox was unable to take the lead in console sales this generation, there’s no arguing Microsoft has worked hard to make its Xbox services some of the best possible values in gaming right now. Everything You Need to Know About Xbox All-Access The Xbox All-Access program joins Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate as one of the absolute best values in console gaming, and Microsoft has sweetened the deal with an upgrade option when the next generation Xbox, still known as Project Scarlett, launches next year….

November 19, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

Bloober Team and Lionsgate Games have announced that Blair Witch will be released on PlayStation 4 on December 3, 2019 via the PlayStation store for $29.90 USD. The PlayStation 4 version arrives with “gameplay and technical enhancements” from the Xbox One and PC versions that arrived earlier this year. In addition, and perhaps most importantly, players will now be able to customize Bullet the dog to make him “their personal ‘good boy’ with the ‘Good Boy Pack'” which includes new dog skins, new in-game cellphone games, wallpapers, and new animations for Bullet that will make him “even more realistic.” The…

November 19, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

The popular free-to-play MMORPG Neverwinter has a new module on the way. It’s called Infernal Descent, and as the name implies, it’s taking you to Hell. The first layer of the Nine Hells, to be more specific. The new campaign is designed for level-80 characters, say publisher Perfect World Entertainment and developer Cryptic Studios. They also say to expect a new endgame dungeon and adventure zones set on Vallenhas Estate. Neverwinter: Infernal Descent will be released on January 21, 2020 for PC. A console version will be on the way at a later date. Ryan McCaffrey is IGN’s Executive Editor…

November 19, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

We quite liked Detroit: Become Human, when it released for PS4 last Spring. The latest cinematic adventure from Quantic Dream (Heavy Rain, Beyond: Two Souls) chronicled the stories of several androids living in future Detroit and their quest for freedom, and now it’s on the way to PC on December 12 via the Epic Games Store. It will retail for $39.99, and a free playable demo will be available on the day of release so you can try it out. The PC version supports upgraded visuals running at up to 4K and 60fps. Watch our review of the PS4 version…