June 24, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Rage 2 is an Id shooter alright. The furious-bordering-on-ridiculous pace, the bulging, oversized guns, that blood-spattered feedback designed to keep you pushing, pushing, pushing. Even the noise of it feels right. The soundtrack has the industrial pound of Doom 2016, newly augmented with ringing synths, and every gun I try sounds gratifyingly stupid – everything down to the humble pistol sounds like it could core out a beluga whale in a single shot. My hands-on demo is a 10-minute run-through an abandoned space centre, now overrun by the mohawk-laden Goon Squad faction we got acquainted with in Rage 2’s first…

June 24, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Nintendo’s E3 2018 showing was brimming with amazing games like Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Fire Emblem: Three Houses, and Pokemon Let’s Go. However, there were a handful of notable franchises that were nowhere to be found during the show. Everything from Metroid Prime 4 to Yoshi, and even Animal Crossing to Mother 3 — many of us have been left wondering where some of Nintendo’s most iconic titles have been. With that being said, we did a little digging ourselves and reached out to Nintendo to find out the fate of some of our favorite franchises. Metroid Prime 4 and Pokemon…

June 22, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Fortnite’s Save the World State of Development – June 2018 blog has announced that the first act of the Canny Valley campaign, and a new desert biome, are arriving shortly after the launch of v5.0 in July. Canny Valley will take players through a desert terrain and will “answer many questions – was Dr. Vinderman a hero or a villain? What happened to him? Who is “the real Ray”, and where is she? What really is the Storm, and why did it happen? You’ll also see Lars and his band, “Steel Wool”, Dennis, Penny and all the other characters you…

June 22, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

If you buy something through this post, IGN may get a share of the sale. For more, read our Terms of Use. Almost three years since it first made a splash as a Kickstarter project, We Happy Few finally has a release date: August 10, 2018. The game takes place in a “tranquil” alternate reality 1960s England, where the townsfolk of Wellington Wells have gone off their meds, literally. A government-mandated medication known in-game as “Joy” keeps everyone in an artificial state of subdued happiness. The game picks up when people begin to rebel against the forced medication, suffering violent…

June 22, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Atari’s upcoming VCS system has recently garnered more negative attention as its crowdfunding campaign nears its end. Responding to concerns raised by an article from The Register written in March during GDC, Atari recently referred to the author as an “irresponsible troll” on its Facebook page. The Register article panned Atari for its inability, or lack of willingness, to answer seemingly basic questions about the VCS during an interview. Atari’s Facebook post responded by pointing out the piece was written about a nonfunctional design model, also saying The Register author “wrote what he wanted instead of what was discussed with…

June 22, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Epic’s recent comments on the possibility of putting a cap on building has left Fortnite communities worried and divided. Yesterday, a blog post detailing Epic’s future plans on counterplay and late game play styles briefly mentioned “uncapped building” as a dominant play style alongside the advantages of shotguns and rockets. Building is a unique feature Fortnite brings to the battle royale genre and fans aren’t taking too well with the idea that materials could be capped or harder to seek out. Fortnite communities on YouTube, Reddit, and the official Fortnite forums have already voiced their concerns. On Twitter, @Nadeshot expressed…