March 20, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

I may be in the minority, but I really love Uncharted: The Lost Legacy. It’s not my favorite entry in the franchise, but honestly? It’s pretty close. Chloe and Nadine were an unexpectedly fun pairing, and their spin-off adventure delivered a truncated experience complete with all of the trademark beats you’d expect from Naughty Dog’s flagship series. Exotic vistas, ancient puzzles, elaborate train chases – they were all there. Which is why I was surprised to learn during a recent panel at GDC 2019 that one of Lost Legacy’s – and of the Uncharted series’ as a whole – most…

March 20, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

Google Stadia’s announcement keynote at GDC included a few recognizable developers — Id Software with Doom Eternal and RIme developer Tequilia Works among them. But it’s Google’s partnership for Project Steam with Ubisoft and Assassin’s Creed Odyssey that is the real indicator of what games Google plans to bring to its new streaming game platform. Speaking with IGN at GDC 2019, Vice President and GM at Google Phil Harrison explained that viewers shouldn’t “read too much into who we had on our stage.” “Don’t read too much into who we had on our stage yesterday and who we didn’t have…

March 20, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

Update: Bandai Namco has confirmed that the younger Goku from Dragon Ball GT will be added as part of the FighterZ Pass 2, which include six new characters in total. The announcement states that he “packs a big punch with special attacks like the Super Kamehameha attack, transforming him into Super Saiyan 3. Goku is also able to use his Super Spirit Bomb, Power Pole, and Reverse Kamehameha to flatten the competition.” Original story follows:  Despite Dragon Ball FighterZ’s 30+ character roster currently sitting at roughly 10-20% Goku (depending on how you count it), an upcoming DLC will reportedly be adding…

March 20, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

BEYOND! On this week’s episode of IGN’s weekly PlayStation podcast, Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Outerloop Games’ Chandana Ekanayake to discuss the upcoming PS4/PSVR title Falcon Age. Alongside that interview, Jonathon is joined by Brian Altano and Max Scoville to discuss No Man’s Sky’s new expansion, Days Gone’s photo mode, the Google Stadia announcement and its implications for next gen, and more! Timecodes: 00:00 – Intro 02:38 – News Crunch/No Man’s Sky Beyond 18:26 – Days Gone’s Photo Mode 23:31 – Apex Legends and MK11 news 24:45 – Google’s Stadia announcement Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico

March 20, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

If you buy something through this post, IGN may get a share of the sale. For more, read our Terms of Use. Oculus just announced not one, but two new VR headsets coming this year: the PC-based Oculus Rift S and the standalone Oculus Quest. Here’s how these new headsets compare to their predecessors and competitors. The Latest in PC-Based VR – Oculus Rift S The Oculus Rift S is, as its name suggests, a minor upgrade to the original Oculus Rift. Like the Rift, it connects to your gaming PC with a cable for high-end VR gaming, either standing,…

March 20, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

Cadence of Hyrule marks a fairly unprecedented step for Nintendo. While it’s fundamentally a mash-up of The Legend of Zelda and Crypt of the NecroDancer, the next Zelda game is still being made by a small, third-party indie developer, and is even being called a “Nindie” by Nintendo itself. As exciting as the announcement is, how the heck did that happen? To find out, I spoke with Ryan Clark, founder of Crypt of the NecroDancer developer Brace Yourself Games, and Kirk Scott, Nintendo of America’s Manager of Publisher-Developer Relations and all-around Nindie guy. While Clark says they initially approached Nintendo to…

March 20, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

Kill la Kill the Game: IF is launching on PC, PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch this July. Revealed on the game’s official website, the anime fighting title is coming to North America and Europe on July 26, just after its July 25 release in Japan. On top of the 10 previously announced characters, two free DLC fighters have just been revealed and will become available this summer: Mako Mankanshoku, a second year student at Honnouji Academy, and Ultimate Double Naked DTR, the ultimate form of the Anti-Honnouji Academy Mechanized Weapon. An informational video presented in Japanese was also released, showing off a limited edition of the game, which…

March 20, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

Microsoft has confirmed that Xbox Live will be headed to Nintendo Switch and that it is working with Cuphead developer StudioMDHR to implement Xbox Live features into the game in the coming months. Cuphead for Nintendo Switch was announced during Nintendo’s Nindies Showcase Spring 2019 alongside 17 other games, and it was revealed that the Xbox One-console exclusive from 2017 will be arriving on Nintendo’s latest platform on April 18, 2019. Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico

March 20, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

Season of the Drifter (AKA Jokers Wild) is a big improvement for Destiny 2’s Annual Pass. While it’s still not overly exciting, this bag of new stuff does some interesting things that hit a sweet spot. You’ll get some interesting story pieces supplemented by some new twists on wave-based defense modes and Gambit to earn fancy new armor sets and other gear, plus you’ll make an actual decision with actual consequences. Some of the grinding gets to be a slog, but it’s otherwise a strong entry in this year’s Annual Pass rollout. Reckoning’s arcadey, wave-based challenge is one of my…

March 20, 2019 CuttingEdgeTech

You can read our reactions to the Google Stadia announcement all over IGN. Some of us are hopeful. Some of us are skeptical. But we want to hear what you think! Is Stadia the future of gaming? Is it too soon? Can your internet handle it? Let’s do this. According to Google Vice President and General Manager (and Stadia representative) Phil Harrison, Stadia’s speed requirement is (for 1080p, 60 fps) is 25 megabits per second, or Mbps. You can test your internet speed right now over at Speedtest.net. We want to know how many of you can actually enjoy Stadia……