January 19, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Final Fantasy XIV patch 4.2, Rise of a New Sun, will be launched on January 30. The patch will allow players to tackle the next arc in the Omega raid series, a new trial featuring the first of the legendary Four Lords, and two new dungeons. You can watch the new trailer below, and details are available on the Final Fantasy XIV site. The update will add Omega: Sigmascape, the next arc in the Omega raid series, which will feature familiar faces from Final Fantasy V. In the new high-level Trial, players will come face to face with Byakko, one of…

January 19, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

This week Nintendo revealed its brand new and incredibly unique take on video game controllers, the Nintendo Labo. Labo is a fully buildable, almost entirely cardboard way to create and customize video game controllers by hand. We dug through the reveal trailer to find every little secret we could, so let’s take a look at what Labo is all about. 0:00-0:19 – Nintendo Labo’s pricing model is $70 for the Variety Kit, $80 for the Robot Kit. The Variety and Robot Kits both come with a physical copy of a Switch game containing Labo games and software, so it’s not…

January 19, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

We might as well face it: 2018 looks as though it’s going to be the year of the battle royale mode. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds made the concept wildly popular early last year, and later Fortnite bounced from relative obscurity to impressive numbers in its own right after the launch of its free battle royale map. This rapid adoption probably means it’ll spread like wildfire much like survival games, horde modes, and MOBAs. Here’s a list of eight big games that could work with a battle royale mode. Given the large-scale nature of battles in the Star Wars universe, a free-for-all PVP…

January 19, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Compulsion Games has announced We Happy Few will be released a bit later than originally planned. The title, which was previously slated to launch on April 13, will now be released for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC sometime this summer. Compulsion Games also released a new developer video that offers a peek at the game’s second playable character, Sally, and outlines what else is ahead for We Happy Few. Watch it below: The eerie survival adventure, set in a drug-addled dystopian 1960s England, needs some additional time for polish, after Compulsion made substantial changes to improve the first two hours of Arthur’s…

January 19, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

The Hearthstone World Championship Finals are happening right now in Amsterdam (you can watch them here), with 16 of the best players competing for the chance to become World Champion. It’s the first time the finals have taken place away from BlizzCon, with a massive event all their own, and it’s a reflection of just how focused Blizzard is on making Hearthstone a huge deal in the world of esports. To that end, these finals are the culmination of a year that saw the esports side of Hearthstone take a huge leap forward, with tournaments on the road to Amsterdam…

January 18, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

By evoking one of StarCraft’s most memorable Terran-vs-Zerg missions, the Early Access version of They Are Billions has caught onto a great idea: it’s a simple but high-stakes real-time strategy game of survival against an overwhelming, intensifying horde. With a randomized map throwing your plans into uncertainty and no ability to save and reload when things go wrong, every game is a tense turtling battle. Survival is the only way to play right now, though having played it extensively I’d be surprised if the eventual campaign on developer Numantian Games’ roadmap ends up being anything more than a tutorial for…

January 18, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Nintendo’s Labo announcement yesterday came as a surprise to everyone, but the fact that its kits were made of cardboard was one of the funnier and unexpected parts for me. So, armed with nothing but a box, some tape, and an expensive gaming console, I set out to make my own cardboard Labo RC Car. I didn’t just want to make one, I wanted to make one that works. You can see my semi-successful creation in action in the video above. I went through the announcement trailer (which you can watch below) and pulled out any images of the official RC car,…

January 18, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

The NPD Group released its report for December 2017, with overall spending on gaming up 10% over the same period last year. The top-selling game for the month, by revenue, was Call of Duty: WWII. Call of Duty also took the title of the best-selling game of 2017. According to NPD, this is the eighth consecutive December in which a Call of Duty game came in at the top of sales. Call of Duty and Destiny were the top 2 selling games for last year. Nintendo was the overall leader in consumer spending for the month, with Activision Blizzard topping…

January 18, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

The tension before you breach a room in Rainbow Six Siege is often palpable. I’ll place a charge on one door while our sniper Glaz watches the windows from outside, and then wait for our teammate playing Dokkaebi to distract the enemies with a phone call before blowing it wide open. Coordination is key, and working together to get the most out of each our Operators’ abilities can be even more valuable as landing a good headshot – though the headshots definitely help. Siege has come a long way since it launched two years ago (read our original Rainbow Six…