June 4, 2020 CuttingEdgeTech

A recent update to The Sims 4 has seemingly introduced a bug to the game that is causing some sims to pee fire. “Why is my sims pee literally in flames?? is it because he is tense?” writes user JojoWigSnatch on The Sims 4 subreddit. And they’re not the only one – the place is flooded with reports of flammable urine, as noticed by RockPaperShotgun. Many are claiming that it has something to do with the ‘Tense’ emotional state sims can experience, but until EA makes a statement, we can’t be sure where this glitch has come from. For now,…

June 4, 2020 CuttingEdgeTech

Mega Crit Games has revealed that its popular card-based roguelike Slay the Spire is coming to iOS devices this month. The news arrived in a blog post on Slay the Spire’s Steam community page. Mega Crit notes that more information will arrive during the Guerilla Collective Show on June 6th, but for now, the port has been confirmed. Slay the Spire on iOS will cost $9.99 at launch and offers “the complete, spire-climbing experience you have already enjoyed on PC.” If you’re an Android user, you’ll also be pleased to learn that the game is headed to that platform in the future, although…

June 4, 2020 CuttingEdgeTech

Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning has seemingly leaked on the Microsoft Store and will apparently make its way to at least Xbox One on August 11, 2020. Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning is a remastered version of the 2012’s Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning that was released on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC. This remaster appears to include all DLC, including Teeth of Naros and Legend of Dead Kel, and will have “improved graphical fidelity.” [widget path=”global/article/imagegallery” parameters=”albumSlug=kingdoms-of-amalur-re-reckoning-screenshots&captions=true”] Amalur’s story is penned by New York Times’ best-selling author R.A. Salvatore and was also developed by Spawn creator Todd McFarlane and Elder Scrolls…

June 4, 2020 CuttingEdgeTech

With Fast & Furious Crossroads arriving in August, the news today that developer Slightly Mad Studios will have a second driving game due out in the same season comes as somewhat of a surprise. However, while Project CARS 3 will ultimately have little in common with its Hollywood-inspired stablemate, Slightly Mad has added a variety of features to its traditional, hardcore racing sim to make it more accessible to newcomers. [ignvideo width=610 height=374 url=https://www.ign.com/videos/2020/06/03/project-cars-3-4k-announcement-trailer] “We’ve gone to great lengths to make what we do and what we love about sim racing much more democratic,” director of production Pete Morrish explained…

June 3, 2020 CuttingEdgeTech

Infinity Ward has announced it will be adding additional resources to ban racist names from its Call of Duty games like Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. In a tweet published on its official social media account, Infinity Ward announced additional counter-measures to ensure users with racist and hate-oriented names are banned from its servers and games. The studio says that while it already bans users for offensive names, there will be additional counter-measures in place to ensure racist names don’t slip past its filters. pic.twitter.com/o2nR4ZNQL0 — Infinity Ward (@InfinityWard) June 3, 2020 This includes adding “[A]dditional resources to monitor and…

June 3, 2020 CuttingEdgeTech

Developer Slightly Mad is back in the driver’s seat after surprise announcing Project Cars 3, the next game in its popular racing simulator series. Project Cars became popular with racing aficionados thanks to the high level of detail in the first two Project Cars game. However, with the new sim, Slightly Mad is working to expand beyond the sandbox with a fleshed-out career mode. [ignvideo url=”https://www.ign.com/videos/2020/06/03/project-cars-3-4k-announcement-trailer”] Speaking with GamesRadar, Project Cars 3 production director Pete Morrish says that alongside its highly customizable sandbox, which includes different cars, tracks, and weather conditions that can be mixed-and-matched, there’s also a new career mode…

June 3, 2020 CuttingEdgeTech

Elite Dangerous’s newest expansion, Odyssey, will allow players to step off their ships, walk on planets, engage in first-person fights, complete contracts, and much more. Arriving in Early 2021, Elite Dangerous: Odyssey is more than just a way for space travelers to get a good view of a new planet, as there will be a wide variety of contracts to undertake, including those that feature diplomacy, commerce, lethal stealth, and all-out combat. There will be “diverse settings, objectives, and NPCs” that offer “endless mission variety and a near infinite amount of content to enjoy.” [ignvideo url=”https://www.ign.com/videos/2020/06/03/elite-dangerous-odyssey-announcement-trailer”] There will be social…

June 3, 2020 CuttingEdgeTech

This article is part of a new initiative on IGN where we spend a whole month exploring topics we find interesting in the world of video games. June is Icons Month at IGN, where we’re profiling iconic video game industry figures, characters, series and themes. [poilib element=”accentDivider”] When it comes to game development in Japan, unless you’re throwing around names like “Shigeru Miyamoto,” few people will have had more impact on the industry than veteran game director, Shinji Mikami. The man is a bonafide hitmaker, creating not just incredible games but popularizing entire sub-genres into the mainstream. You’ve read all…

June 3, 2020 CuttingEdgeTech

Konami, the company behind such games as Metal Gear Solid and Silent Hill, has announced it has launched a new third-party publishing unit in the West and that its first game, Skelattack, is available now. Speaking to GamesIndustry.biz, Konami’s senior brand and business development manager Richard Jones discussed how this new initiative will focus on external studios that will build games designed to succeed in western markets. “The drive is towards publishing more titles from Western studios,” Jones said. “So the focus for the European team is domestic audiences. Obviously everyone knows Konami, we have studios and teams in Japan,…