May 13, 2022 CuttingEdgeTech

Warning: this article contains some spoilers for Halo: The TV Series Episode 8! The live-action Halo series has made a number of significant changes to the established mythology of the games, and Episode 8 has ushered in what may be the biggest shake-up yet. Master Chief appears to have just lost his virginity.This is a pretty big departure from the Halo games, where John-117 is depicted as an ascetic super-soldier who only shows a sentimental attachment to his holographic companion Cortana, and has likely never had sex due to being kidnapped into Spartan programmer as a child. The series hasn’t…

May 13, 2022 CuttingEdgeTech

It’s been a rough few years for Sega, in no small part due to COVID-19 forcing the shutdown of its already declining arcade businesses. Since last year, the company has been working on a strategy change to help its business become more sustainable long-term. The good news in this for fans of classic Sega games is that this means more remakes and remasters of older Sega IP.In its annual earnings presentation for investors, Sega outlined some of its plans for the current fiscal year, which runs from April 2022 to March of 2023. One of those plans includes “multiple titles”…

May 13, 2022 CuttingEdgeTech

On an average day, the IGN news tips line sees a slow but steady stream of messages from folks who want to let us know about something we might report on. Maybe a handful of tips a day. But this past weekend, the line was flooded in just a few hours with over a hundred messages from a group of very frustrated folk: the Team Fortress 2 community. Why were so many of them in our inbox? According to the contents of all those messages, their game has a massive, two-year-long botting problem – and they desperately want Valve’s attention…

May 13, 2022 CuttingEdgeTech

The alien that’s too proud to ask for directions, Xûr, is now live in Destiny 2 for the weekend until next week’s reset. If you’re looking to get your some shiny new Exotic armor or weapons for your Guardian, look no further.Each week, Xûr has a random assortment of Exotic armor, one for each Guardian class, as well as a random Exotic Weapon and an Exotic Engram available for purchase. In addition to his Exotic wares, he’s got a random collection of Legendary weapons and armor to deck out your Guardians.We’ve rounded up all the info on Xûr for the…

May 13, 2022 CuttingEdgeTech

Welcome back to IGN Game Scoop!, the ONLY video game podcast! This week your Omega Cops — Daemon Hatfield, Tina Amini, Sam Claiborn, and Mark Medina — are discussing Gotham Knights, the fate of PS4/Xbox One, Starfield, Redfall, Dead Space remake, the Nintendo Switch Pro, and more. And, of course, they play Video Game 20 Questions.The music in this episode is from Metroid, Metal Gear, and Ninja Gaiden on NES.Watch the video above or hit the link below to your favorite podcast service.Listen on:Apple PodcastsYouTubeSpotifyStitcher Find previous episodes here!Powered by WPeMatico

May 13, 2022 CuttingEdgeTech

Epic Games is releasing an “open to everybody” Unreal Engine 5 editor for Fortnite, and will let creators monetize what they make.CEO Tim Sweeney told Fast Company that around half of players’ time in Fortnite is spent playing other users’ content and Epic Games wants to make that experience more fully-fledged through the editor, and the ability to monetize that custom content.”We’re going to release the Unreal Editor for Fortnite, the full capabilities that you’ve seen [in Unreal Engine] opened up so that anybody can build very high-quality game content and code,” Sweeney said, “and deploy it into Fortnite without…

May 13, 2022 CuttingEdgeTech

Despite being involved in a lawsuit over its development, and negative reviews, Square Enix says it recommends Balan Wonderworld “with confidence”. The game was brought up in a Q&A session during a company earnings briefing, during which an investor asked about ex-director Yuji Naka’s lawsuit against the company, seemingly brought after his dismissal from the project.Square Enix confirmed that Naka had had a lawsuit case with the company but wouldn’t give any further details about it. However, according to Bloomberg’s Takashi Mochizuki, Square Enix also commented on Balan Wonderworld itself, saying, “it is a game that we recommend with confidence.”Square…

May 13, 2022 CuttingEdgeTech

Nintendo won’t be drawn on when it will release a successor to the Switch, but president Shuntaro Furukawa has made it clear that the company aims not to repeat the same mistakes as it did when moving from Wii to Wii U, and DS to 3DS.In the company’s latest financial briefing Q&A, an attendee asked Furukawa how Nintendo aimed to move on from the Switch smoothly when it chooses to release next-generation hardware. While Furukawa didn’t directly acknowledge new hardware, or when it might arrive, he pointed out that the company is aiming to learn from its past mistakes:”Looking back…

May 13, 2022 CuttingEdgeTech

Variable Rate Refresh has been one of the most requested features on the PlayStation 5 since it launched nearly two years ago. Sony has now resolved that, finally rolling out VRR to PS5 consoles, allowing players with a compatible TV or monitor to activate the feature in potentially any PS5 game. There’s a short list of games that will receive a patch enabling VRR support in the coming weeks, but you can turn it on for unsupported games as well – just know that those without official support might not achieve perfect results. What is VRR and how does it…

May 13, 2022 CuttingEdgeTech

Ubisoft’s Skull & Bones could finally see release, after a rating for the PC version of the game has found in South Korea.According to South Korea’s Game Management Committee (via VGC), the rating was filed on May 12 and it appears to indicate a game that will fall under a Mature rating. A rating is usually given to a game that is complete or nearing completion, meaning the long-delayed game could finally be on the way.The game seemingly includes drug use and contains people drinking alcohol, and smoking. The rating also mentions that the game is an open-world set in…