August 12, 2020 CuttingEdgeTech

If ever there was a film franchise perfectly positioned for a modern video game adaptation, it’s Fast & Furious. For a medium so regularly adept at putting us in high-speed pursuits and shoving us through sweeping action sequences, it’s almost baffling that in nearly two decades this series has never spawned a truly top-notch, dedicated tie-in (at least beyond 2015’s small but free Fast & Furious-themed spin-off experience for Forza Horizon 2). Unfortunately, it still hasn’t. Fast & Furious Crossroads is short, shallow, and surprisingly simple, and it’s nothing less than a crashing disappointment in virtually every department. [ignvideo url=”https://www.ign.com/videos/2020/08/07/the-first-18-minutes-of-the-fast-and-the-furious-crossroads-gameplay”] The…

August 11, 2020 CuttingEdgeTech

Chances are you’ve invested some significant hours already in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, however, how many of those hours have you devoted to romance? The Elder Scrolls V isn’t just about stabbing wild orcs, but also sowing wild oats – and there are plenty of potential marriage candidates in the kingdom of Skyrim. This guide will cover all the possible romance options in Skyrim, as well as how to marry them. How to Get Married in Skyrim Luring a life partner in Skyrim takes a little bit of work. For starters, letting other NPCs know that you’re even on…

August 11, 2020 CuttingEdgeTech

Major Xbox news this week! Halo Infinite gets delayed, so what does it mean for the franchise and for the Xbox Series X launch? Plus: Apple blocks Microsoft on Project xCloud, the Xbox Series S gets confirmed via the strangest of leaks, Rocksteady finally announces their next game, and more! Subscribe on any of your favorite podcast feeds, or grab an MP3 download of this week’s episode. For more awesome content, check out the latest episode of IGN Unfiltered, featuring an interview with Diablo 2 (and Torchlight 3) creators Max Schaefer and Matt Uelmen: [ignvideo url=”https://www.ign.com/videos/2020/06/23/diablo-2-torchlight-developers-share-stories-from-blizzards-past-ign-unfiltered-51″] It’s already an incredibly fun year…

August 11, 2020 CuttingEdgeTech

Delaying Halo Infinite to 2021 was no doubt a very difficult choice for 343 Industries Studio Head Bonnie Ross, Xbox Game Studios boss Matt Booty, and Head of Xbox Phil Spencer, but it is absolutely the right one. It requires a whole lot of entrepreneurial courage to do what they just did, as I can’t think of another time in video game history where a console’s long-touted flagship launch game got delayed at the eleventh hour. Yes, the hole that Master Chief’s long-awaited return leaves in the Xbox Series X launch lineup is a big one – and does weaken…

August 11, 2020 CuttingEdgeTech

IGN Prime has partnered with Double Stallion Games to bring you Nintendo Switch download keys for Speed Brawl! Speed Brawl is a 2D combat-racer about moving fast and hitting hard. Maintain your momentum, build your combos, and unleash powerful special moves. Find your own fighting style and assemble the finest team of brawlers ever seen. Then do it all again, faster… faster… [youtube clip_id=”JbUg8wfT5g8″] Click here to redeem your Nintendo Switch Key for Speed Brawl. Keys are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Every month, the IGN Prime team provides members an opportunity to grab great games and goodies picked…

August 11, 2020 CuttingEdgeTech

Splinter Cell’s Sam Fisher will be the next operator to join Rainbow Six Siege, and he will arrive with the Operation Shadow Legacy update as Specialist Zero. While his possible addition was leaked a few months ago, Sam Fisher was officially revealed in a teaser trailer, and even though he wasn’t wearing his iconic night vision goggles, those three dots did appear on his gun with the classic sound. [ignvideo url=”https://www.ign.com/videos/2020/08/11/rainbow-six-siege-splinter-cells-sam-fisher-reveal-trailer-operation-shadow-legacy”] Additionally, night vision activates part-way through the trailer, all while Fisher says, “You should know better than to write me off. Consider this a teaching moment.” Ubisoft also released…

August 11, 2020 CuttingEdgeTech

Hey, listen! We love hearing your feedback on Nintendo Voice Chat, and, once again, you have the chance to actually let us hear your beautiful voices on NVC. At the bottom of this article, you will find an option that lets you share a brief video with us and the IGN community, powered by audio and video commenting tool, Yappa. We want as many NVC fans as we can get to answer this question: What is the best Paper Mario game?  The original Paper Mario released on the Nintendo 64 in Japan back on August 11, 2020. Now that everyone…

August 11, 2020 CuttingEdgeTech

Microsoft has long struggled with a perceived first-party problem. Head of Xbox Phil Spencer acknowledged as much in 2017, shortly before the company began announcing a series of major studio acquisitions, bringing the likes of Obsidian, Double Fine, and Ninja Theory, among others, under its Xbox Game Studios umbrella. The company recently showed off a selection of fruits from this labor during its Xbox Series X showcase. First-party developers were in the spotlight, with big reveals from Obsidian and Playground in the forms of Avowed and Fable, respectively, and the first-ever Halo Infinite gameplay from 343 (which has now been…

August 11, 2020 CuttingEdgeTech

Alongside the news that Halo Infinite has been delayed to 2021 and is no longer a launch game for the Xbox Series X, Microsoft has offered more info on what’s in store for its next-gen console’s launch lineup. Without specifying an exact release date for the Series X, Microsoft narrowed its launch window down from holiday 2020 to November for a global launch of the Series X. Microsoft has also promised that over 100 games optimized for Xbox Series X, either released across generations or developed exclusively for Xbox Series X, will be available before the end of 2020. We…