March 9, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo Switch is coming, and although it’s not a massive surprise, it’s arrival on Switch is still one that fans have been eagerly awaiting for some time now. We know who the developers are, as well as some confirmed characters and a release window – but the big question looming over everyone’s head right now: is Super Smash Bros. for Switch a port of Smash for Wii U, or an entirely new game? Super Smash Bros. for Wii U released in 2014 and stopped receiving updates and DLC in 2016. So considering that Super Smash Bros….

March 9, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

In between the very start of an H1Z1 match – in which up to 150 people parachute down onto a small and continually shrinking map – and the final moments laced with exploding crossbow bolts, it’s utter chaos. Sometimes that’s the good kind that leads to great moments of action, and sometimes it’s the disorganized and directionless kind that leads to boredom. In a genre now dominated by Fortnite and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, this battle royale struggles to find its own identity despite predating both – with the most promising spark of inspiration coming from an inventive new destruction derby-style mode….

March 9, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

We’re back with another Monster Hunter World Boot Camp! If you’ve got questions, hop into the Twitch live chat, because we probably have answers. Casey DeFreitas, our Monster Hunter World wiki lead, started this weekly stream to answer any questions you might have about Monster Hunter. It’s a huge game with a lot of depth, and with more than 25-0 hours played, there’s still even more to uncover. Today is Casey’s last Monster Hunter Q&A live stream, and we’ll start by checking out this week’s Event Quests, including A Simple Task and A Flash in a Pan, before moving on…

March 9, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

I had the opportunity to sit down with Sledgehammer Games co-founder and former general manager Glen Schofield to talk about his journey with Call of Duty: WWII. It’s difficult for me to imagine that the frequency and consistency of an annualized franchise like Call of Duty (which is already moving right along to Black Ops 4) would leave any room for passion or a personal connection on the part of the developer. But as Glen conveyed during the interview below, the drama, tragedy, and historical nature of World War II has a way of evoking an emotional response. Call of…

March 9, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

While details surrounding Wonder Woman 2 remain scarce, we do at least know which DC villain Gal Gadot’s heroine will be battling in the sequel. Kristen Wiig has been cast as Cheetah, one of Wonder Woman’s oldest and most nefarious foes. While we wait for this epic clash between comic book titans, here’s everything you need to know about Cheetah and the various women who have held that title in DC’s comics. As a bridge between the world of men and the Greek gods, Wonder Woman has accumulated many enemies over the years. However, none of her foes have proven…

March 9, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

The 2018 SXSW Gaming Awards is right around the corner, and you’ll be able to watch the event right here on IGN. The event celebrates excellence in AAA and indie gaming, as voted on by gaming fans. This year, a total of 46 games have been nominated across all categories, with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, PUBG, Horizon Zero Dawn, Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, and Cuphead leading the charge, each with six nominations. Read on for a rundown of when, where, and how to watch the 2018 SXSW Gaming Awards. The SXSW Gaming Awards will take place on Saturday, March…

March 9, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Neil Druckmann has been promoted to vice president of Naughty Dog. “In recognition of his expanded role, contributing on critical, studio level decisions, Neil Druckmann is now vice president of Naughty Dog,” studio president Evan Wells said in a post on the developer’s official blog. “He’s been a vital part of the management team for some time now, and we’re proud to formally acknowledge his involvement.” Wells also confirmed that Druckmann will continue to serve as creative director on The Last of Us, Part II. Additionally, Naughty Dog announced that Anthony Newman and Kurt Margenau are now serving as the joint game directors…

March 9, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Ubisoft has shared its plans for The Division over the coming year with the game’s 2018 road map. While some of this was covered after the announcement of The Division 2, Ubisoft has now released a full schedule, outlining the upcoming content and patches planned between now and September. Two years and 20 million players later, a number of global events have been planned to celebrate and the road map has given us an idea of when we can expect them to roll out. we’ll also see 4K support for the Xbox One with April’s 1.8.1 update. Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico

March 9, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Bandai Namco has begun preorders for a massive Lapras cushion on its official online store in Japan, the second in a series of giant Pokemon cushions following Snorlax. Despite its pricing at a whopping ¥79,000 (about $740, tax included), the cushion sold out immediately. It just goes to show that Lapras’ round eyes and large size has captured the hearts of Pokémon Trainers around the country. While you might have a hard time fitting one of these massive cushions somewhere, that didn’t stop Trainers from buying them up. The outside is soft to the touch, while the inside is a…