March 20, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Gravel is an arcade-style off road racer that eschews tight and twisty traditional rallying in favour of mostly high speed assaults on generously wide tracks carved through a variety of exotic locations. Think less Codermasters’ Dirt and more a store-brand SEGA Rally Revo. The problem is that Gravel sits in a weird place on the racing spectrum; the casual driving dynamics are easy enough to pick up but the racing itself is surprisingly plain and basic for a game unshackled from any licensed motorsport organisations. The result is a passable yet unremarkable racer in a marketplace thick with better ones….

March 19, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Proxi, a new mobile game from legendary game designer Will Wright, was revealed today during Unity’s keynote at Game Developers Conference (GDC) 2018. Wright and developer Gallium Artists are creating the new title with Unity. Like the previous games Wright has created—which include SimCity, The Sims, and Spore—Proxi is a simulation game. In this new mobile game,  however, players will construct worlds from their memories. At the outset, players will have a blank world they can then develop by using memories as their building blocks. Players can choose any topic they want—like “family adventures,” for example—and place it into the…

March 19, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

After years of drip-fed glimpses into Rare’s cooperative shared-world pirate fantasy, the time to round up a crew and set sail on this persistent sea is finally upon us. Until today, our entire experience with Sea of Thieves has come from the extensive beta tests leading up to launch. And then, as if by magic, the servers sprang to life a day early. So, now that we’re in the world, this review in progress will unfold over the next week with regular updates, but to kick things off, here’s what I think so far. It’s not hard to see Rare’s…

March 19, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

If variety is the spice of life, then Heroes of the Storm is the MOBA genre’s ghost pepper. Recognizable characters from Blizzard’s most iconic games face off against each other on themed maps with unique objectives that serve as lightning rods for teamfights. Heroes of the Storm also takes a more simplified and accessible approach to the genre that bucks MOBA trends by implementing a streamlined talent system and team-shared experience. It doesn’t always work, but when its at its best Heroes of the Storm can be one of the most varied and exciting 5v5 competitive games around. This is…

March 19, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Mobile has been released worldwide following positive beta feedback, PUBG Corp. has announced. The mobile version of the popular multiplayer game, developed by Tencent and PUBG Corp., is available in many regions around the world on iOS and Android devices. The game’s Android beta test began on March 15, with an iOS beta test following right after on March 16. After plenty of positive feedback from players, Tencent and PUBG Corp. officially launched the title today, March 19. More regions will be added at a later time. “We are working hard to create an authentic PUBG mobile experience that…

March 19, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

The concept of a man-made mechanical creature, man or monster or anything else for that matter, has excited sci-fi storytellers since nearly the beginning of the science fiction genre. But it’s one thing to create a robot that can fit through doors and sit at the dinner table, and it’s another thing altogether to create a giant robot that can tromp through cities, knocking over buildings, fighting giant monsters, and looking danged good in the process. Giant robots are now a well-established part of the popular culture, and are regularly featured in movies, comic books, video games, television, toys and…

March 19, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Tyler “Ninja” Blevins, the Fortnite streamer whose popularity has skyrocketed in recent months, is making over $500,000 a month from Twitch. According to CNBC, via Eurogamer, Blevins is pulling in over half a million dollars a month from a combination of sources, but the lion’s share of his income comes from Amazon Prime and Twitch Prime subscriptions. According to Blevins a recent promotion granting Prime subscribers in-game loot in Fortnite is “one of the main reasons for the influx of subscribers.” Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico