December 13, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Until Sonic The Hedgehog debuted on the SEGA Genesis, a fat plumber somewhat inexplicably served as the game industry’s most recognizable icon. All of that changed when gamers saw SEGA’s blue blur careening off springs, zipping through loops and wagging his finger disapprovingly at people still playing “baby games” on Super Nintendo. After several failed mascots (Alex Kidd, we hardly knew ye!) SEGA scored a major hit with Sonic, and he has remained the company’s spokes-hedgehog for nearly three decades, appearing in dozens of titles across SEGA platforms. Even after the failure of the Dreamcast, Sonic endured, finding new life…

December 13, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

4A Games and publisher Deep Silver were planning to release Metro Exodus on February 22, but they have good news for fans of the post-apocalyptic franchise: The game is now arriving a little earlier. Metro Exodus will now release on February 15, 2019, meaning it will no longer be launching on the same day as BioWare’s Anthem. Instead, its competition will be Crackdown 3 on Xbox One, as well as Far Cry New Dawn. The latter game was just announced at The Game Awards, and also features a nuclear post-apocalyptic setting, albeit in Montana instead of Moscow. Continue reading…Powered by…

December 13, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Amazon has teamed up with Sega to bring 25 classic Sega Genesis games to Fire TV customers. That’s the Sega Mega Drive to Brits. Amazon Fire TV customers can pick up the Sega Classics bundle of 25 Genesis/Mega Drive games from today. All they need is their Fire TV remote, and they can access a library of classic retro titles that includes 15 multiplayer games. Touted as “the most extensive SEGA collection on any streaming media player,” the bundle celebrates the 30th anniversary of the console. If playing classic Sega games with a TV remote isn’t up your street, you…

December 13, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Nier: Automata’s 2B is finally making her Soulcaibur 6 debut on December 18. Announced back in October, Nier: Automata’s 2B was revealed as an upcoming addition to Soulcalibur 6’s roster. Today, the game’s official Twitter account confirmed that the android will be making her way into the title next week, along with her own stage, background music, extra weapons, and alternate costume. Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico

December 13, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Todd McFarlane, co-creator of Venom and creator of Spawn, believes that Spawn will be part of the upcoming Mortal Kombat 11. During a reddit AMA, McFarlane was asked “Will you please let Spawn be in Mortal Kombat 11?” He responded, simply, “I believe he’s on his way…” Mortal Kombat 11, by NetherRealm Studios, was officially announced at The Game Awards for PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC. Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico

December 12, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Activision recently announced that Harry Potter’s Helena Bonham Carter, Game of Thrones’ Charles Dance, and Metal Gear Solid’s Kiefer Sutherland would be joining the cast for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’s Zombies mode. Which got us to thinking – the Call of Duty series has a rich history of celebrity voices – why not round ’em up? Here are the most prolific celebrities to star in the Call of Duty series…some of them may surprise you. Lucy O’Brien is Executive Editor of Features at IGN. Follow her on Twitter.Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico

December 12, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

UPDATE (12/12): As announced on Pokemon Go’s official Twitter account, PVP Trainer Battles are now available in Pokemon Go for players who have reached level 10 or higher. In a separate tweet, Niantic said that level 10 will be the minimum level for players to participate in Trainer Battles. “For Trainers levels 10 and below, we encourage you to keep catching Pokémon and exploring the world of Pokémon GO! We have no doubt that you’ll be a level 10 Trainer in no time,” Niantic added. Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico

December 12, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

What does it take to make a great run-based game? Tight combat, of course. A variety of mix-and-match abilities that interact in interesting ways, certainly. Procedurally generated levels are nice. Progression and other systems that help each new run stay fun for hours and hours are definitely essential. Hades, an isometric beat-em-up from developer Supergiant Games, offers all these things even in its early access launch state, and sets its sights even higher. By blending the layered, mechanically meaningful storytelling elements of its last game, Pyre, with the addictive, almost endlessly replayable structures of games like Rogue Legacy and Dead…