July 22, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

To this day, Alan Wake remains one of Remedy Entertainment’s most enduring franchises, even if it’s really just one core game and a notably wackier DLC adventure. Though review scores were generally high (IGN gave it an 8.5, and it’s eventual PC port a 9.0), Alan Wake didn’t exactly fly off the shelves. Instead, the franchise found a longer, more modest lifespan through nearly a decade of sales events and a dedicated cult following, but no sequel has ever materialized. On this month’s episode of IGN Unfiltered, famed Remedy games writer Sam Lake stated that he still wants to make…

July 22, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

EA has reportedly begun to invite a select group of players to alpha test a new Plants vs Zombies shooter developed by the Garden Warfare team. As reported by Eurogamer, who have been shown the invites by sources, EA intents to run an alpha playtest of the game in August. The invite says “Made by the team that created PvZ Garden Warfare, the Picnic Closed Alpha will give players a first glimpse into the new game – you don’t want to miss out!” The invites – marked as “confidential” but quickly uploaded to Reddit – explained that recipients are “invited…

July 22, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

Welcome to Daily Win, our way of giving back to the IGN community. To thank our awesome audience, we’re giving away a new game each day to one lucky winner. Be sure to check IGN.com every day to enter in each new giveaway. Today we’re giving away Tales of Vesperia Definitive Edition for PS4. To enter into this sweepstake, fill out the form below. You must be at least 13 years old and a legal U.S. resident to enter. Today’s sweepstake will end at 11:59 p.m. PDT. Entries entered after this time will not be considered. Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico

July 22, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

Though a sequel to the Banjo-Kazooie spiritual successor Yooka-Laylee from Playtonic Games, Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair harkens back to Rare’s even older work, Donkey Kong Country, with a 2D-focused platforming adventure. And from my play time with a handful of levels — and the new capability to “flood” levels and create an alternate stage to play through — the sequel could very well prove to be an even better fit for the colorful, anthropomorphized world of Yooka and Laylee. Watch the gameplay video above to see several of Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair’s stages — namely, Gasping Glades, Factory…

July 22, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

Keanu Reeves’ name was floated for a lead role in Death Stranding, but director Hideo Kojima had his heart set on Mads Mikkelsen instead. Kojima took to the stage at San Diego Comic Con where he revealed, “I originally was recommended Keanu Reeves but I wanted Mads”. The recommendation came from none other than Nicolas Winding Refn, who is himself part of the Death Stranding cast, playing Heartman. The bromance between Mikkelsen and Kojima is well-documented, mostly through Kojima’s personal Twitter account. Death Stranding’s head honcho frequently immortalises the Danish gymnast-turned-actor in lengthy Twitter threads filled with candid monochrome snaps of…

July 21, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

Wizards of the Coast has announced that they’ll be publishing Tyranny of Dragons, a repackaging of early D&D 5e adventures, this coming fall. The set celebrates the fifth anniversary of Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition by repackaging Hoard of the Dragon Queen and Rise of Tiamat. These were the first full adventures released for the full rule set (which came out after the D&D 5e Starter Set and its adventure, The Lost Mine of Phandelver). The new release features cover art from artist Hydro74, who has created the art for limited editions of several 5e books. Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico

July 21, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

Welcome to Daily Win, our way of giving back to the IGN community. To thank our awesome audience, we’re giving away a new game each day to one lucky winner. Be sure to check IGN.com every day to enter in each new giveaway. Today we’re giving away Ni No Kuni 2: Revenant Kingdom for PS4. To enter into this sweepstake, fill out the form below. You must be at least 13 years old and a legal U.S. resident to enter. Today’s sweepstake will end at 11:59 p.m. PDT. Entries entered after this time will not be considered. Continue reading…Powered by…