February 15, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

For a game about communication, Fe can often be unclear. Its wordless, visually striking journey is filled with charming creatures to sing with, but its 3D platforming world can sometimes feel aimless. And while I enjoyed learning its musical languages, the short trip it took me on left me with the impression that Fe missed most of its best opportunities. You play as a small, fox-like creature called a Fe, but what you’re doing in a forest under attack by strange robotic creatures isn’t entirely clear. The whole idea is to sing to form bonds with different animals, and eventually…

February 15, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

McFarlane Toys has teamed up with Activision to make action figures of popular Call of Duty characters. The first wave will include John “Soap” MacTavish and Simon “Ghost” Riley from the Modern Warfare series, with “more characters spanning the franchise to be revealed at a later date.” Simon “Ghost” RileyTodd McFarlane, CEO of McFarlane Toys, said, “This franchise has delivered incredible experiences full of iconic and memorable characters, and we’re delighted to bring these characters to life as collectibles to fans.” Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico

February 15, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

The Pokemon Go Year of the Dog Lunar New Year event has been announced. Revealed on the Pokemon website, the Year of the Dog event, which features dog-like Pokemon, starts now and runs until February 17. During the event, Poochyena, Growlithe, Eevee, Snubble, and Electrike spawn rates will see a boost and catching any of the canine-shaped monsters will give players triple the usual stardust. Unrelated to the Lunar New Year festivities, purchasable Team Rocket outfits have also just been added to the game. Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico

February 15, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Psyonix has announced tournaments will be coming to Rocket League this spring with a beta to begin this month. The details were revealed on the Rocket League website which states the beta, designed to test the new UI and general functionality, will run from February 21 to 23 on Steam. The beta will allow players to create their own tournaments as well as join in on competitions created by other users. Players wanting to get involved in the beta will need to own a copy of Rocket League on Steam. They can right click on the game from their Steam…

February 15, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Stardew Valley creator Eric Barone (aka ConcernedApe) is planning to launch the game’s multiplayer beta this spring. Barone revealed progress on the game’s multiplayer update is coming along nicely. This is thanks to Tom Coxon, who’s helped Barone with completing all the network coding to turn Stardew Valley into a multiplayer game. As such, work on the new features is finished with the new text currently being translated into different languages. Once Barone receives the new text, the next step would be QA testing and then, hopefully, the launch of the beta. “Once we’ve received the translated text and integrated it back into…

February 15, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Even after a presentation at D23 Expo Japan, we still don’t know exactly when in 2018 Kingdom Hearts III is coming, but during the presentation a lot of new information about the game has come to light. Many of this got lost in translation since the presentation was not streamed and only in Japanese, but IGN Japan was in the room, so let us tell you all the cool new things we learned about the game. Let’s start with the obvious stuff. In the newly revealed trailer, Monsters, Inc. was introduced as the second Pixar world introduced for the game…

February 15, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

As far as free to play games go it’s hard to keep and maintain an audience. Getting something for free means no risk on the consumer’s part; they can come in and get out relatively quickly if they don’t like it. It says a lot about a free game that’s managed to not only regularly increase its player base, and also crank out enough regular content to keep the most hardcore players occupied, but that’s exactly what Grinding Gear Games has been able to do with Path of Exile. This spring it will receive a new update – titled Bestiary…

February 15, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Steam’s Lunar New Year sale has officially begun, and it features discounts for a variety of games. As detailed on the Steam Store, the sale will run from now until February 19. Some of the discounted titles include NBA 2K18, Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, Cuphead, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Okami HD, Tekken 7, Nioh, Pyre, and many more. Below are some specific deals and you can visit the Steam Store to see the full list of currently discounted titles. NBA 2K18 is 35 percent off and is priced at $39 USD; Pyre is 50 percent off and costs $10 USD; Nioh is 30 percent off and…

February 15, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

What I’m about to tell you isn’t some grand insight or revelation. I’m simply going to tell you what we’re all thinking, in the (fairly unlikely) event that the Powers That Be at Zombie THQ (aka THQ Nordic) aren’t also already thinking it: Red Faction Guerrilla 2 can and absolutely should happen now. Yesterday, THQ Nordic – which has been quietly getting the band back together recently – made their biggest THQ Reunion 2018 move yet, acquiring Deep Silver and its owner, Koch Media. Deep Silver, you may recall, ended up with both the Saints Row franchise and Saints Row…

February 15, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Ash of Gods, an upcoming turn-based tactical RPG from Aurum Dust, clearly wears its inspiration on its sleeve. Scrolling past screenshots it’s perfectly natural to think it’s a spinoff or sequel to The Banner Saga, but it’s actually got nothing to do with Stoic Studio’s viking adventure. In fact, Ash of Gods’ dark and desperate medieval world has more in common with the Dark Ages than any other era. I recently got my hands on a brief hour-long demo build and played through the tutorial, two more fights, and a handful of dialog scenes and choice-driven area exploration. It’s hard…