May 3, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Prequel isn’t really the best way to describe Red Dead Redemption 2. Yes, events strictly take place before those of the last game – 1899, not 1911 – and yes, it features John Marston, to some extent, but the word ‘prequel’ isn’t right. It carries unwanted connotations. While it looks like we’ll discover the origin of those scars, this game isn’t about filling in the history of Marston, tracing back the origins of all his traits to some neat moment in the past. Read Dead 2 is aiming at a more complex and definitely more interesting relationship with its predecessor….

May 3, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

While the thing most people probably took away from Rockstar’s latest trailer for Red Dead Redemption 2 is this shot of a young John Marston (protagonist of the original Red Dead Redemption, for the uninitiated) with his famed facial scars being clearly very recently sewn. A young John Marston in the third trailer for Red Dead Redemption 2.This isn’t just a cool nod to the original game, but it also comes smack dab in the middle of this moment with Arthur, John and Dutch which really exemplifies the conflicted tone that we can probably expect to see throughout the story…

May 3, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Rex Dickson, creative director for the Madden NFL series has left EA, and says the franchise could go in a “new direction”. Dickson announced the news in a statement on Twitter, saying that his decision is a “private one” whilst reassuring the community that “there is no drama or story” behind it. “This decision was made after many discussions with other leaders on the team,” he wrote. “We collectively agreed this was the best path forward for everyone involved. This is as much for me and my family as it is about giving the team, the community and the Madden…

May 3, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

UPS is considering mass producing its Nintendo Labo carry case after going viral on Twitter. The UPS Store used leftover cardboard to create ‘The Labo Toy-Con-Tainer’, a case that holds every item within the Nintendo Labo Variety Kit. As well as being fully mobile with its handle and cardboard wheels, the carrying case offers a hatch to keep your leftover materials safe as well as a fully functional cardboard lock and key system. #NintendoLabo inspired us to be more creative with cardboard. And since we’re such experts at packing things in boxes, well… pic.twitter.com/OM1BFo8UuT Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico

May 3, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Hidetaka “Swery” Suehiro’s Kickstarter campaign for The Good Life has reached its target, and the Deadly Premonition creator has added a Switch port as a stretch goal. The campaign was relaunched last month after the initial campaign to get the game funded failed to come to fruition. Swery announced that it had hit the Kickstarter goal of 68 million yen / £456,000 / $650,000 last night, and tweeted the news along with plans for a Nintendo Switch port as the first stretch goal. Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico

May 2, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Last week Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima announced that he will retire in June, and will be succeeded by Shuntaro Furukawa. The new president will assume his role sometime around E3 2018 and kick off a new initiative that will, as Kimishima puts it, “promote a generational shift to bring stronger momentum to Nintendo.” Kimishima, who was only ever appointed as an interim-president, believes that he has fulfilled his duties at Nintendo and feels like the right time to hand over leadership to the next generation. Here’s Kimishima’s full statement from the most recent financial results briefing: Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico

May 2, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Season 4 of Fortnite has only been running for a day, but fans have already discovered a secret battle token and what appears to be the footprint of a giant dinosaur. The mysterious imprint can be found within the now-crushed house south of Snobby Shores and west of Greasy Grove. Items from a film set were also found, specifically a camera pointed right at the destroyed house. Several other additions to the map feature movie sets and filming locations, leading fans to believe the dinosaur references and the cameras may be connected. The Dinosaur print seen on Fortnite’s map.Continue reading…Powered…

May 2, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

In a final Backer Update before Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire’s launch next week on May 8, developer Obsidian Entertainment revealed it will have fully voiced dialogue for every conversation in the game. Given the vast scope of Deadfire, that’s likely a massive amount of VO. “This is a huge effort, and it makes a world of a difference when you get to hear it in action,” said Obsidian PR Manager Mikey Dowling. You can watch the full update in this video: The update video also showed off the ability to rename your boats, and even whole islands you’ve conquered….

May 2, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

A Beyond Good and Evil 2 developer livestream has been announced for tomorrow, May 3, at 9am PDT. This will be the first time Ubisoft has given people a look at Beyond Good and Evil 2 since the first Space Monkey Report livestream last December. During that, they gave a progress update and showed off some concept art for the first time, which you can see below: Ubisoft hasn’t said what specifically will be shown in tomorrow’s livestream, simply saying we’ll see what the dev team has been up to since the last livestream. Whatever that is, you’ll be able…