December 7, 2017 CuttingEdgeTech

One of the first things developer Outpost Games told us at a preview event for their upcoming battle royale game SOS was that your microphone was one of the most important tools in the game. I immediately got nervous. Generally in online games, I’ll quickly mute the mics of opposing players to stem the tide of obscenities being hurled my way, but SOS has decided to embrace the microphone. The 16-player action game casts every participant as a member of a fictional reality TV show similar to a high-stakes Survivor. You win matches by searching an island, finding one of…

December 7, 2017 CuttingEdgeTech

All month long we’re highlighting cool games that might not be on your radar, as part of IGN First: Games to Watch in 2018. Today’s game is The Occupation, a first-person stealth-adventure in which you play a journalist in 1980’s England in the wake of a terrorist attack. The Occupation takes place over four real-time hours, and how you choose to investigate and proceed in that time will determine the outcome of the game. But don’t take our word for it; check out the video above to hear the developers walk you through a chunk of gameplay. To see all…

December 7, 2017 CuttingEdgeTech

Beyond Good & Evil 2 creative director Michel Ancel and a few members from his development team at Ubisoft Montpellier shared some concept art for the studio’s incredibly ambitious RPG. During today’s Space Monkey Report livestream, the team showcased some concept art for Beyond Good & Evil 2’s wide array of different hybrid creatures, like an Egyptian cow goddess and Inuit/walrus hybrid. Concept art for environment ideas were shown as well, including a pirate outpost and underwater civilization. Check out the gallery below for a look at some of the art. Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico

December 7, 2017 CuttingEdgeTech

GTA Online will add an “epic” new heist activity, titled ‘The Doomsday Heist’ on Tuesday, December 12. Coming for PS4, Xbox One and PC versions of the game, the update also appears to add new vehicles and equipment to GTA V’s multiplayer mode. All previous updates to GTA Online have been free, so we’d assume this will be too. The Doomsday Heist itself looks to be an even less serious approach to high crime than we’re used to from GTA Online – the trailer includes an existential threat on Los Santos, an AI called Clifford, futuristic jetpacks and tanks and,…

December 7, 2017 CuttingEdgeTech

A new local two-player PVP mode is coming to Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle tomorrow, Ubisoft has announced. This new “Versus Mode” mode, which is completely free for everyone who owns a copy of the game, will be available via an update on December 8. The mode allows players to compete against a friend on the same screen using a single console as they duke it out across four different battlefields. You’ll select three different heroes from the main game’s eight-character roster for your team. In addition you’ll have a choice of three presets per hero that provide you with specific…

December 7, 2017 CuttingEdgeTech

Ubisoft is releasing a new Versus mode to everyone who owns Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle. It’s out tomorrow, it’s free, and no season pass is necessary. Ya-hoo! We had a chance to preview the new mode. In the video above, Andrew and Ryan take their first competitive steps in the excellent turn-based strategy game. We show you what’s different, what’s new, and how much fun we think it is. Take a look, and if you missed our Kingdom Battle review, take a look at that below: Ryan McCaffrey is IGN’s Executive Editor of Previews and Xbox Guru-in-Chief. Follow him…

December 7, 2017 CuttingEdgeTech

Bungie has once again come under fire from Destiny 2’s playerbase – this time, thanks to some additional restrictions imposed by the Curse of Osiris expansion, which has raised the power levels necessary for Prestige strikes beyond the capacity of vanilla Destiny 2 players. As reported by Polygon, the expansion raises the level cap from 300 to 330; this has accordingly led to a rise in recommended power levels for the game’s more challenging endgame content, which revolves around the game’s Raid system and the weekly Nightfall strike. While these events are still open to everyone, the Prestige – or…

December 7, 2017 CuttingEdgeTech

Destiny 2’s first expansion, Curse of Osiris, has now launched, bringing with it a slew of new additions to the game – including, in one instance, a heavily-overpowered weapon that is wreaking havoc in the PvP game modes. The Prometheus Lens, an exotic trace rifle, is a highly stable weapon with great range – and it comes with a laser that can tear enemies to shreds in just a few seconds, making it by far the game’s most powerful weapon. Gamers have been vocal about the weapon on the Destiny subreddit, as laser carnage reigns over the current PvP arena….

December 6, 2017 CuttingEdgeTech

DOWNLOAD UNLOCKED 325 (Audio version) Our Xbox crew predicts what we might see and learn at this week’s Game Awards. Plus: our reactions to Mega Man 11, a new tennis game announcement, Destiny 2 getting Amazon Alexa integration, and more! Oh, and Unlocked now has its own snazzy new homepage! Bookmark this: go.ign.com/unlocked And we’ve got our own YouTube channel too! Subscribe here: youtube.com/ignunlocked Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico

December 6, 2017 CuttingEdgeTech

So far, Curse of Osiris for Destiny 2 has been one of the most disappointing Destiny expansions to date. Its content includes a brief two- to three-hour campaign with a hollow story, a tiny public space with little to do, and just two new multiplayer maps (three on PlayStation). The only hope is that on Friday it will introduce Raid Lairs, which Bungie promises will feature new encounters, puzzles, loot, and locations to explore. The campaign takes you inside the new Infinite Forest area of Mercury (when you’re not completing a fetch quest on one of the existing destinations) and…