February 6, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

As I dropped anchor into the shimmering waters of Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire, I found there was far more that felt familiar from having played the first Pillars game than there was different. It’s certainly a lot prettier, with gorgeous animated water, better lighting, and more detailed models. But the combat, dialogue, stat system, and inventory management don’t seem to have changed much at all. It’s more like Pillars of Eternity 1.5… until you get out to the overworld map. I admired the original Pillars for making its world feel more grounded and tangible by adding realistic travel time…

February 6, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Ubisoft has announced that Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege will be available to play for free next weekend. Interested players can join the growing community of over 25 million Rainbow Six Siege players during the free play weekend—which kicks off on PC from Feb 15 – Feb 18, on Xbox One from Feb 15 – Feb 19, and on PS4 from Feb 15 – Feb 20. The leading piece of content from year three, season one, Operation Chimera, will be available first on PC through the technical test server starting February 19 and will launch later on all platforms on…

February 6, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

No online game is impervious to cheaters – something the PUBG developers are all too familiar with. And while Battlefield 1 hasn’t had problems on quite the same scale, they still have to clean house from time to time to keep the fight fair, and have seen the instances of cheaters reduce since last year. Sean Merson, from DICE’s anti-cheat team, posted an update on the studio’s approach to cheaters, specifying that “the more intricate details” of their anti-cheat measures wouldn’t be touched upon “to avoid revealing anything which cheaters and cheat program developers may take advantage of.” Anti-cheat efforts…

February 6, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds released version 1.0 in December, after a long and successful run on PC in early access. The PUBG Corporation put together an infographic of stats giving insight into some of the game’s numbers. For example, players played a combined 310,000 years worth of PUBG during early access. At its highest point, 3.14 million players were battling it out concurrently on Steam, a record number for the platform. Check out the infographic for more stats from PUBG’s early access run: Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico

February 6, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

A PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Xbox One S bundle will be released on February 20, Microsoft announced today. As detailed on Xbox Wire, the bundle will include a 1TB Xbox One S, PUBG, 14 days of Xbox Live Gold, and a one-month Xbox Game Pass trial. It is now available to preorder for $300 USD. PUBG Xbox One S bundle box art (via Xbox Wire)Over four million people have played PUBG on Xbox One since its release on Game Preview in mid-December. To celebrate the milestone, PUBG Corp. handed out 30,000 free Battle Points to anyone who purchased the hit battle royale game before…

February 6, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Dying Light has been out for three years and Techland is celebrating with weekly giveaways, significant discounts on the base game, and a Valentine’s Day event. The game has received continuous content updates since launch, and the plans for the anniversary celebrations were shared on the game’s YouTube account. The Valentine’s Day event comes with a community bounty called Undying Love, and planned freebies throughout the month with content drop #3. Additionally, the base game and add-ons are enjoying discounts of up to 67% on Steam and Gemly. Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico

February 6, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds’ anti-cheat measures were due to roll out yesterday, but the PC patch has been delayed. The delay was announced in a forum post and on Twitter. “PC players, as announced, the new anti-cheat solution that was to be applied today has been delayed,” it read. Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico

February 5, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Super Mario Odyssey Producer Yoshiaki Koizumi has sat down and answered some of the big questions around Super Mario Odyssey. Nintendo recently released a video with Koizumi answering tough questions about the hit platformer, including why Mario doesn’t have a belly button, whether or not Toad’s wearing a hat. He even touches on Mario’s love life. “So, we’re jumping right into that question, are we?” he quipped when the video opens with a question about the lack of Mario’s belly button. “Well, to be perfectly honest, I didn’t really expect that to be a topic among fans.” Koizumi explained, adding…

February 5, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Over two years after its release, a hidden cutscene within Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain has suddenly been unlocked, and Konami says it’s not sure what caused it. The nuclear disarmament cutscene was discovered by dataminers, and subsequently posted on YouTube, shortly after The Phantom Pain was released in September 2015. However, the condition necessary to authentically trigger the cutscene has long been considered nearly impossible to meet: all nuclear weapons at the FOBs of every player on a specific platform have to be dismantled. Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico