June 21, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Sony’s PS4 once again topped new hardware sales, taking the top position for the month and retaining its position as the best-selling console of 2018 so far. State of Decay 2 took the top spot in software sales, beating out PS4 exclusives God of War and Detroit: Become Human. The PlayStation was the best-selling hardware platform, while the Nintendo Switch with neon red and blue Joy-con was the best selling SKU. While PS4 came out on top, May was an enormously successful month for all three consoles, with PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch hitting “all-time unit sales highs for a…

June 21, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds players who have had their accounts falsely banned are in for a small in-game windfall. PUBG devs have announced that players whose accounts were “improperly banned” in their bid to tackle cheaters will be granted a “small compensation of 20,000 BP” to their accounts. “As you know, one of our highest priorities is working towards eliminating hackers and cheaters from PUBG. We’ve made great strides in this area recently, but unfortunately sometimes we get it wrong, which was the case recently when a number of players were improperly banned and were unable to access the game for a…

June 21, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Don’t expect to see the Resident Evil 2 remake on the Nintendo Switch anytime soon, as Capcom has revealed it has no plans to bring the horror remake to the handheld platform. When asked by GamingBolt whether there’s any possibility of us seeing Resident Evil 2 on Switch, Capcom’s brand manager Mike Lunn responded, “No, not at this time. We just wanted to focus on PS4, Xbox One, and PC at the moment.” Though it doesn’t seem like Resident Evil 2 will be making its way to Switch anytime soon, that doesn’t mean the option has been ruled out completely or that…

June 21, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Smash Bros. has always been a showcase for Nintendo’s other work. Since introducing the 12 core stars of the N64 original – each representing Nintendo’s biggest franchises and most beloved cult hits – the series has consistently ballooned to include characters old, new, forgotten and tangential. Items, Assist Trophies, stages and soundtracks have become part of the firmament, with almost every one a reference to something someone out there will remember; an unnatural history museum, if you will. But Super Smash Bros. Ultimate feels different. Suddenly this feels more like a museum built to celebrate Smash Bros. itself. Continue reading…Powered…

June 21, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

It’s a perfect day for some mayhem! And what better way to ensure that than with an in depth chat with Australia’s national treasure Junkrat, and internationally renowned DJ Lucio! IGN AU’s Dan Crowd and Cam Shea had voice actors Jonny Cruz (Lucio) and Chris Parson (Junkrat) over for some beers and a rowdy chat about all things Australia, what it’s actually like to record all the sounds we take for granted in video games, and the life-changing experience that has been Overwatch. Download the IGN Happy Hour: Overwatch Special – Audio Version Or stream it right here: Continue reading…Powered…

June 21, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

I recently published an interview with Team 5’s Lead Initial Designer Peter Whalen and Lead Final Designer Dean Ayala, discussing the design process behind Hearthstone’s latest set, The Witchwood. As part of that conversation, we also chatted about the state of Shaman and where the team would like to take the class. I cut it from the first piece (for length reasons), but found it pretty interesting, so here it is, published separately. Enjoy! Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico

June 20, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

EA has announced the release date and cover star for NHL 19. Nashville Predators’ Norris Trophy-winning defenseman P.K. Subban is the cover athlete for NHL 19, which comes out on September 14 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. NHL 19 cover star P.K. Subban.This latest entry in the sports franchise will let players compete in a new unified progression hub called World of CHEL. It will combine EA SPORTS Hockey League, NHL THREE Drop In, and the new NHL ONES and Pro-Am modes. Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico

June 20, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Anthem, Cyberpunk 2077, and Fallout 76 lead the list of most popular games on IGN during the week of E3 2018. Below are the top 25 most popular games on IGN—including both web and app views—from June 8-15. It’s important to note these results are based on content views during the week and don’t factor in views during the press conferences. Anthem Cyberpunk 2077 Fallout 76 Kingdom Hearts III Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Jump Force The Last of Us Part II Battlefield V Spider-Man Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico

June 20, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

DOWNLOAD UNLOCKED 350 (Audio version) Xbox had a stellar E3 and there’s a lot to break down, including: Halo Infinite and the future of Halo, Phil Spencer’s next-gen console acknowledgement, Microsoft’s first-party studio shopping spree, our hands-on impressions of E3’s biggest games, and much more! Oh, and Unlocked now has its own snazzy new homepage! Bookmark this: go.ign.com/unlocked And we’ve got our own YouTube channel too! Subscribe here: youtube.com/ignunlocked Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico

June 20, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

If most single-player campaigns in online shooters are designed to get your feet wet before throwing you into the pool with other players, Splatoon 2’s Octo Expansion is designed to throw you into the intimidating deep end. Many of its cleverly designed levels are not afraid to ask for a certain level of skill as they test you in more than just combat scenarios; some demand precise platforming or evasion against overwhelming odds, while others tease your brain to manipulate the environment and guide vulnerable objects to a goal. The sheer variety and difficulty of challenges, encased in a somber…