January 18, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Nintendo celebrated the holiday season by coming in with the top sales numbers for the month of December. According to Nintendo, reporting numbers from analysts The NPD Group, Nintendo Switch moved 1.5 million units in the month of December, making it the top-selling console in the United States once again. At the beginning of the month, Nintendo announced the Switch was the fastest-selling console in US history, selling 4.8 million units since its introduction in March 2017. The success of Switch seems to have bled over to Nintendo 3DS, with Nintendo reporting it sold 750,000 units in the month, a…

January 18, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Nintendo surprised and delighted us this week with Nintendo Labo, its build-it-yourself cardboard kits that are part game, part engineering, and pure Nintendo weirdness… but in a good way. Nintendo Labo was announced on January 17, and shows Nintendo is reaching back to its toy-making days and bringing them to the modern era by way of the Nintendo Switch. Somehow Nintendo has taken cardboard boxes and applied outside-of-the-box thinking. There are two different Toy-Con Labo kits announced so far,  – the Variety Kit and Robot Kit – and they’re numbered, which suggests Nintendo has designs to release more of these crazy…

January 18, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

The beta for Metal Gear Survive begins today. Konami announced the dates for the beta back in December, and reconfirmed today it will be available from now until January 21 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The beta includes two maps with three missions for co-op mode. Players participating in the beta will earn bonus in-game items, which will be unlocked for the full game. The items include a FOX HOUND name plate, a Metal Gear Rex head accessory, and a bandanna accessory. Metal Gear Survive picks up where Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes left off, following a group of…

January 18, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Life is Strange: Before the Storm is getting physical editions on March 6. The game will receive two different physical editions, the Standard Edition and the Vinyl Edition. Both editions are available for pre-order on the Square Enix Store. The Standard Edition is available for PS4 and Xbox One, costs $30 USD, and includes every episode of Before the Storm, as well as the special bonus episode “Farewell.” It also includes a digital download for Episode 1 of the first season of Life is Strange. It also comes with three outfits for Chloe and a Mixtape Mode, which allows players…

January 18, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

The Pokemon Company is celebrating 2018 in a legendary way with promotions across its popular creature-collecting franchise, including a free Legendary Pokemon each month for Pokemon Sun/Moon and Pokemon Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon players. Starting in February and running until November, players will get a different Legendary Pokemon, distributed though on of the brand’s partners. Here’s the breakdown of which Legendaries will be available free each month: February: Dialga or Palkia March: Regigigas or Heatran April: Raikou or Entei May: Xerneas or Yveltal June: Zygarde (with three distinct Formes) Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico

January 18, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

We’re officially half way through the month of January with no slowdown of game releases in sight. So IGN has gathered a list of the latest eShop releases of the week for Nintendo Switch and 3DS in North America. InnerSpace InnerSpace is an exploration flying game set in the Inverse, a world of inside-out planets where gravity pulls outward instead of in. In the final days of the Inverse, you must help the Archaeologist recover the last remaining memories before they are lost forever. Soar through ancient skies and abandoned oceans to discover the lost history of this fading realm. Darkest…

January 18, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Hunt: Showdown – the new bounty hunting game from Crysis developer Crytek – has opened registrations for a closed Alpha testing phase, which will begin on January 31. A “select group” of gamers will be chosen from the sign-up list and are promised the opportunity to play the game regularly as part of the test group, helping the development team to test “gameplay, balancing and backend functionality”, while also providing their own feedback on the game’s progress. During the Alpha phase, players are promised that “new weapons, equipment, traits and ranks” will be continuously released and tested, so there should…

January 18, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Destiny 2 has once again come under fire for a perceived lack of transparency, after it emerged that Rally Tokens – the currency through which players can increase their standing in their chosen faction – have been capped in a recent update without telling players. Additionally, Bungie confirmed that Faction Rally weapons’ absence from loot boxes isn’t a bug – these weapons will become available “over the course of the season”. In a post, Bungie explains that the throttle on Rally Tokens was implemented as part of the game’s December 12 update; the original intent was to address an exploit…