January 22, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

Anthem is just around the corner and all month long we’ve been covering it as part of IGN First. For our big deep dive this month, we got the opportunity to go to BioWare and play over 20 hours of Anthem in a work-in-progress state. With that knowledge we’ve returned to share what we learned in order to give you a better understanding of what Anthem is going to be like, and how to decipher some of its lesser-known aspects – especially if you intend on spending any time in the upcoming demo. While some of this you may already…

January 22, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

Let’s get the not-so-great part out of the way first: Trials Rising, the latest in the delightfully sadistic, physics-fueled motorcycle obstacle course racer, is coming to Nintendo Switch for the first time. That in and of itself is actually good; Trials on the go, yay! (Side note: the mobile version of the series, Trials Frontier, is surprisingly adept from a gameplay perspective.) But playing it with the JoyCon in multiple configurations – first with the JoyCon Grip and then using each JoyCon as its own controller in two-player mode – is far from the ideal Trials experience. Trials is at…

January 21, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

Welcome back to Game Scoop!, IGN’s weekly video game talk show. This week we’re discussing Mortal Kombat 11, other upcoming M-rated games, the state of graphics, and more. Watch the video above or download the podcast below. Download Game Scoop! Episode 513 Or subscribe in iTunes and never miss an episode. Subscribe to the Game Scoop! YouTube channel and never miss a video.Powered by WPeMatico

January 21, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

In the same way Kingdom Hearts 3’s story looks to meld all the disparate threads from each entry in the series, its gameplay looks to be a similar melting pot of franchise history. Refining the staples of the series — magic, summons, and good ol’ fashioned Keyblade bashing — while integrating ideas from other entries and throwing in new mechanics, there is A LOT going on in Kingdom Hearts 3’s combat. So much so that we wanted to break down as many of the different pieces as possible. And IGN got the chance to do so with KH3 co-director Tai…

January 21, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

On January 25, a remake of Capcom’s iconic Resident Evil 2 is set to launch on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Originally published in 1998, Resident Evil 2 capitalized on the success of the series’ first title and launched to unanimously positive critical reception. This can largely be attributed to the fact that it achieved a unique kind of horror by adhering to principles of reduction: less is more. In a sense, it’s particularly fitting that Resi 2 is being remade now because the most recent iteration of the series — Resident Evil 7 — achieved success by drawing from…

January 21, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

Mark Darrah, executive producer of BioWare’s upcoming Anthem, has given some details on how Anthem’s beta that kicks off later this week will differ from the final game. In a series of responses on Twitter (via Kotaku), Darrah explained many of these differences. The demo will not place players at the beginning of the game, but at some point in the middle instead. There won’t be tutorials (or at least not like there will be in the main game) or the “pilot picker” – the game’s character creator. The game’s economy and overall balance will reportedly be much different in the…

January 20, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

Twenty-two years ago the world first met Jill Valentine, AKA the Master of Unlocking, when Resident Evil made its debut and changed the face of survival horror gaming. Now, finally, in 2019 we’re getting the long-awaited sequel, Resident Evil 2, this week! I wonder what took them so… wait, I’m being told there’ve actually been nine games and a ton of spinoffs, and IGN has reviewed pretty much all of them. (It’s a good thing we were founded mere months after the first game came out!) Here, for the historical record, are all of IGN’s Resident Evil reviews, which range from…

January 19, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

Another in-game event went live in Fortnite this morning, covering the entire map in snow and kicking off the Ice Storm event. Earlier this week, a mysterious ice sphere appeared above Polar Peak. A silhouette of the Ice King, the final reward of Season 7’s Battle Pass, was visible inside. Television sets across the map began broadcasting a forecast warning with a countdown to today’s event. The event started with ice sphere exploding, fully revealing the Ice King and clearing out any storm effects in the sky. A giant icy figure appeared over the ocean and sent forth a frosty wind…

January 18, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

Netflix’s The Punisher: Season 1 wrapped up with the badly disfigured Billy Russo — ex-friend of Frank Castle — clinging to life in a hospital bed and silently vowing revenge against Castle, locking him in as the villain Jigsaw in Season 2. And now with Season 2 of the Netflix show debuting, here’s everything you need to know about Jigsaw and why he’s managed to stay the one recurring thorn in the Punisher’s side all these years. Jigsaw Explained: The Basics Given that the Punisher’s entire modus operandi is killing criminals in brutal and spectacular fashion, it makes sense that…