June 6, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

The Oxford University Press reports that Epic Games’ Fortnite is influencing the language of children aged 5 – 13. Along with slime and unicorns, Fortnite was found to be a subject that influenced the language in the submissions of over 130,000 stories submitted to the BBC Radio 2 Breakfast Show’s 500 Words contest, according to the Oxford University Press’ analysis, reports BBC News. Gaming terms were more prevalent this year, with ‘console’ and ‘noob’ popping up, while ‘game’ was mentioned 30,000 times, up 66% from last year’s 17,000 mentions. They were most prominently used by boys between the ages of five and nine….

June 5, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Join Max Scoville, Alanah Pearce, Jonathon Dornbush, and Tina Amini as they make their best guesses what Sony will show off during their E3 press conference. Beyond (!) that, Sony’s trickling out pre-E3 announcements, Red Dead Redemption 2’s collectors editions give some insight to how the game plays, and Capcom appears to have registered domain names for Resident Evil 2 and Devil May Cry 5! Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico

June 5, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Have questions about our BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle review? Come hang out with me for the next two hours as I play through some online matches and chat about why BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle is one of the most accessible entry points in to the world of anime fighting games yet. You can catch the action live on youtube.com/ign, twitch.tv/ign and mixer.com/ign from 1PM to 3PM PT. See you there, and remember… Can’t Escape From Crossing Fate!Powered by WPeMatico

June 5, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

No official announcement has been made, but a new Diablo project appears to be in the works A recently posted job listing for a dungeon artist at Blizzard has confirmed a new Diablo project is currently being worked on at the studio. Whether that new project is for a proper Diablo IV or a new type of game from the franchise remains to be seen, as few details are provided as part of the job listing. Blizzard, however, does hint it won’t lose what makes Diablo so popular as they are looking for people who are “passionate about working on the…

June 5, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Paradox Interactive has acquired Seattle-based developer Harebrained Schemes, the studio behind BattleTech, Shadowrun, and Crimson: Steam Pirates. Paradox has struck a $7.5 million deal to acquire Harebrained Holdings Inc, the sole owner of Harebrained Schemes, which is expected to close by Thursday, June 7. “Harebrained Schemes have proven themselves as a world-class studio with a very talented team within a genre where Paradox wants to be present,” said Fredrik Wester, Paradox Interactive CEO. “In addition, we really like the studio, the people who run it, and their games; these are all absolute hard criteria for us in any acquisition. Continue reading…Powered by…

June 5, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Realm Royale, a spinoff of Paladins and the latest free-to-play battle royale game, has entered early access and is now available on Steam. As many battle royale games go, 100 players are dropped from a zeppelin into a large map and teams fight against enemy squads to be the last ones standing. For Realm Royale, weapons and different abilities are found in chests scattered across the map. Mounts can be activated at any time to quickly traverse the land. At the start of each match, players pick one of five different classes to form a balanced squad. Warriors offer a…

June 5, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Destiny 2 players looking for more will have their prayers answered September 4. That’s the date Bungie plans to start the game’s “Year 2,” with the release of the newest Destiny 2 DLC expansion called Forsaken. In a stream on the developer’s Twitch channel Tuesday afternoon, first details were released that showed just how seriously it’s taking some of the criticisms that have been leveraged against the sequel’s longevity and lack of content. To answer some of the fan base’s restlessness, Bungie has announced new areas of play, a new weapon type, a new game mode, and an all new…

June 5, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

THQ Nordic has announced that Red Faction: Guerrilla Re-Mars-tered will launch July 3. The Red Faction: Guerrilla remaster was revealed back in March and will feature native 4K support as well as reworked visuals. Owners of the original Steam version will receive the upgrade for free. For more on the game, be sure to check out IGN’s original review for Red Faction: Guerrilla. Evan Campbell is a freelance writer who scripts the Daily Fix and chats about games and movies on Twitter.Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico