October 16, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Following a tease last week, Niantic has started to release Pokemon from Generation 4 (originally discovered in the Sinnoh region) in Pokemon Go. In a post on Pokemon Go’s official site, Niantic announced that Sinnoh Pokemon (originally found in Pokemon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum) will be released in waves, with the first batch arriving today followed by additional Pokemon in the weeks to come. As expected, Sinnoh Pokemon are available to catch in the wild, battle in raids, or hatch in eggs and IGN has already been able to catch some ourselves. Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico

October 16, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Marvel’s Spider-Man will receive The Heist, the first chapter of its planned The City That Never Sleeps DLC series, on Tuesday October 23, with a New Game Plus mode to arrive tomorrow, October 17. The Heist will be available for $7.99 USD or as part of the $24.99 USD season pass, Insomniac Games announced in a PlayStation Blog post today. The first of three add-on chapters, The Heist opens with an art museum robbery that mixes up Spider-Man and Mary Jane Watson with Black Cat. The DLC will include new story missions, crimes, challenges, Trophies, Spider-Man suits, and a new…

October 16, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Epic Games is suing YouTubers Brandon “Golden Modz” Lucas and Colton “Excentric” Conter for allegedly using, promoting, and selling Fortnite cheats on their YouTube and other social media channels. The North Carolina lawsuit, published on TorrentFreak, claims Lucas and Conter’s actions are in violation of copyright laws, are breaches of contract, and could be considered “unfair and deceptive trade practices and unfair methods of competition.” Epic claims that both Lucas and Conter have been banned for using Fortnite cheats in their videos but have persisted in doing so by creating new accounts with false info. Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico

October 16, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Everyone who’s played enough of the Dark Souls series and its contemporaries has probably asked themselves at least once, “wouldn’t this be better if you could just skip the levels and fight the bosses?” Sinner: Sacrifice for Redemption, an indie “boss rush” Soulslike from developer Dark Star, explores that question, distilling the Soulslike experience into eight devilishly challenging duels. Though it is not quite an airtight proof of concept, the ideas at its core make Sinner an interesting blueprint for a boss rush twist on the classic Dark Souls model. More than simple pattern recognition, learning the quirks in each…

October 16, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Update 10/16/18: Sony says that it’s now rolled out a fix for the malicious message exploit. Over the weekend, PlayStation 4 users began reporting their consoles were being rendered inoperable upon opening certain PSN messages. Sony has since acknowledged the exploit and told IGN it’s “planning a system software update to resolve this problem.” Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico

October 15, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Blackout, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’s battle royale mode, has been impacted by players taking advantage of its emote system to look around corners and gain an advantage. As reported by Kotaku (via VG247) players are breaking this mode by using emotes (officially called gestures) to pull the camera out into the third person in order to get a tactical view of their surroundings. Black Ops 4, like all mainline Call of Duty games, is a first-person shooter, meaning any advantage gained by looking around corners can be hugely helpful to some players, but particularly annoying and harmful to those on the…

October 15, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Over the weekend, PlayStation 4 users began reporting their consoles were being rendered inoperable upon opening certain PSN messages. Sony has since acknowledged the exploit and told IGN it’s “planning a system software update to resolve this problem.” The issue seemingly began this past Saturday, October 13, when reports of the message exploit spread across the internet. In the initial Reddit post, user Huntstark said they received an unsolicited message from a Rainbow Six Siege opponent that “basically” bricked their console, though Sony says systems aren’t technically being bricked, but rather sent into a “crash loop.” Other PS4 users then…