February 15, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Nintendo has released a series of videos, showing off new features and details about every one of its Labo kits. While we previously knew what Labo was – home-built cardboard kits that interact with your Switch console – these videos show far more of how each ‘Toy-Con’ (the cardboard creations you use) will work, and what the games they include will be. All three videos are below, but we’ve also broken out every detail mentioned, for every Toy-Con. There’s far more involved than we’d expected: RC Car Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico

February 15, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

You know what this Secret of Mana HD remaster makes me want most? A full Secret of Mana remake. While I love how this remaster has all the heart and joy of the SNES original from 1993, it misses an opportunity to elevate this classic RPG by bringing it up to modern standards in areas like AI, combat balancing, and even graphics. The result is a charming but clumsy 20ish-hour adventure that both frustrates and delights. Much of this push and pull starts with the new art style, which attempts to convert the original’s sprites into 3D. On the one…

February 14, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire has issued a letter to the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) outlining her concerns with microtransactions, specifically with regards to loot boxes in video games. Sen. Hassan expressed her concerns during a Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee hearing in which she also questioned nominees to be Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Commissioners if they would be willing to take a closer look at video game addiction and loot boxes, which Hassan believes may contribute to addiction. Sen. Hassan specifically refers to games allowing “in-game purchases for surprise winnings” which are targeted to, and…

February 14, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

19 games are being released for PlayStation systems this week, including Kingdom Come: Deliverance, Crossing Souls, and more. Check out the full slate of titles being released in the gallery below, as well as in list form right below that. Crossing Souls CubeWorks Drunken Bar Fight Dynasty Warriors 9 The Fall Part 2: Unbound Fe Guilt Battle Arena Kingdom Come: Deliverance Knockout League The Longest Five Minutes Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico

February 14, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Capcom’s President has said bringing Monster Hunter World to Nintendo Switch would be Difficult. Kotaku reports Japanese business magazine Toyo Keizai asked Capcom President Huruhiro Tsujimoto about bringing Monster Hunter World to the Nintendo Switch. Tsujimoto confirmed Capcom is aware of the request but added “However, taking into account various conditions, bringing Monster Hunter: World now for release is difficult. The reason is that the Switch has different functions from other stationary consoles as well as different players.” Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico

February 14, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

The newest hero changes coming to Overwatch’s Public Test Realm have been detailed. In the latest developer update video, game director Jeff Kaplan explains that an error made during the main game’s latest patch meant that some heroes received changes which were not yet ready for release. Instead, they were meant to roll out in an update to be tested on the game’s public test realm server, which is out now and includes balance changes to heroes Mei, Doomfist, and Sombra. Mei has been buffed with her freeze duration going from 1 second to 1.5, and a few extra shots…

February 14, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Sea of Thieves will be getting a few stress tests this month leading up to the game’s March 20 release date, Rare has announced. The first of these scale tests begins February 16 at 2 am PT/5 am ET/10 am UK/8 pm AEST and concludes on February 19 at 2 am PT/5 am ET/10 am UK/8 pm AEST. Xbox Insiders and and closed beta participants can partake in the stress tests, which Rare will use  to get feedback on the game’s server capabilities and identify areas for improvement ahead of launch. As such, the tests won’t be reflective of the final product and…

February 14, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Warhammer: Vermintide 2 is coming to PC on March 8, developer Fatshark announced today. A console release date has not been revealed at this time. Fatshark also announced a preorder exclusive beta for Vermintide 2, which will begin on February 28. In addition to beta access, those who preorder on Steam will receive the Vermintide 1 DLC Death on the Reik. The sequel to 2015’s Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide will stay “true to the beautifully dark atmosphere of the world,” while introducing “new ideas and experiences,” according to Fatshark CEO Martin Wahlund. Among those new experiences are an overhaul to…

February 14, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Rainbow Six Siege has only gotten bigger since its release over two years ago, and as the community has grown, so have the stakes at this year’s Invitational. Last year’s $200,000 USD prize pool has more than doubled, as 16 teams will compete this week for $500,000 USD. IGN will be streaming the final two days of the Invitational’s Main Event beginning this Saturday, February 17, at 7 a.m. PT (10 a.m. ET/3 p.m. UK/Sunday, February 18, at 2 a.m. AET). Coverage will resume the following day, February 18, at 7 a.m. PT (10 a.m. ET/3 p.m. UK/Monday, February 19, at…