January 18, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Welcome back to Game Scoop!, IGN’s weekly video game talk show. This week we’re discussing Nintendo Labo, Final Fantasy 15: Royal Edition, a new Alien game, and more. Watch the video above or download the podcast below. Download Game Scoop! Episode 467 Or subscribe in iTunes and never miss an episode. Subscribe to the Game Scoop! YouTube channel and never miss a video.Powered by WPeMatico

January 18, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

In the wake of Fortnite’s incredible success, Epic Games has moved some members from the Paragon team over to work on its popular sandbox survival game. In a post on Reddit, Epic addressed the future of Paragon, explaining that while support for the title will continue, the studio is scaling back its focus on the free-to-play MOBA in favor of increasing its focus on Fortnite. “Progress has been slower lately for two reasons: First, the team’s time is split between immediate improvements and longer-term efforts, so there’s less visible progress,” the studio explained. “Second, a number of Paragon team members…

January 18, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

After eight years as Activision Publishing CEO, Eric Hirshberg will depart the company in March, the publisher confirmed to IGN today. An Activision representative provided the following statement to IGN: After serving for eight years as the CEO of Activision, Eric Hirshberg has decided to leave the company at the conclusion of his contract on March 31st, 2018. Eric has had a great run, has delivered many historic successes and is departing on a high note after a great year in 2017. As of December 21, 2017, Call of Duty®: WWII and Destiny 2 were the #1 and #2 top-selling…

January 18, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Nintendo celebrated the holiday season by coming in with the top sales numbers for the month of December. According to Nintendo, reporting numbers from analysts The NPD Group, Nintendo Switch moved 1.5 million units in the month of December, making it the top-selling console in the United States once again. At the beginning of the month, Nintendo announced the Switch was the fastest-selling console in US history, selling 4.8 million units since its introduction in March 2017. The success of Switch seems to have bled over to Nintendo 3DS, with Nintendo reporting it sold 750,000 units in the month, a…

January 18, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Nintendo surprised and delighted us this week with Nintendo Labo, its build-it-yourself cardboard kits that are part game, part engineering, and pure Nintendo weirdness… but in a good way. Nintendo Labo was announced on January 17, and shows Nintendo is reaching back to its toy-making days and bringing them to the modern era by way of the Nintendo Switch. Somehow Nintendo has taken cardboard boxes and applied outside-of-the-box thinking. There are two different Toy-Con Labo kits announced so far,  – the Variety Kit and Robot Kit – and they’re numbered, which suggests Nintendo has designs to release more of these crazy…

January 18, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

The beta for Metal Gear Survive begins today. Konami announced the dates for the beta back in December, and reconfirmed today it will be available from now until January 21 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The beta includes two maps with three missions for co-op mode. Players participating in the beta will earn bonus in-game items, which will be unlocked for the full game. The items include a FOX HOUND name plate, a Metal Gear Rex head accessory, and a bandanna accessory. Metal Gear Survive picks up where Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes left off, following a group of…

January 18, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Life is Strange: Before the Storm is getting physical editions on March 6. The game will receive two different physical editions, the Standard Edition and the Vinyl Edition. Both editions are available for pre-order on the Square Enix Store. The Standard Edition is available for PS4 and Xbox One, costs $30 USD, and includes every episode of Before the Storm, as well as the special bonus episode “Farewell.” It also includes a digital download for Episode 1 of the first season of Life is Strange. It also comes with three outfits for Chloe and a Mixtape Mode, which allows players…

January 18, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

The Pokemon Company is celebrating 2018 in a legendary way with promotions across its popular creature-collecting franchise, including a free Legendary Pokemon each month for Pokemon Sun/Moon and Pokemon Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon players. Starting in February and running until November, players will get a different Legendary Pokemon, distributed though on of the brand’s partners. Here’s the breakdown of which Legendaries will be available free each month: February: Dialga or Palkia March: Regigigas or Heatran April: Raikou or Entei May: Xerneas or Yveltal June: Zygarde (with three distinct Formes) Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico

January 18, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

We’re officially half way through the month of January with no slowdown of game releases in sight. So IGN has gathered a list of the latest eShop releases of the week for Nintendo Switch and 3DS in North America. InnerSpace InnerSpace is an exploration flying game set in the Inverse, a world of inside-out planets where gravity pulls outward instead of in. In the final days of the Inverse, you must help the Archaeologist recover the last remaining memories before they are lost forever. Soar through ancient skies and abandoned oceans to discover the lost history of this fading realm. Darkest…