April 11, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Fortnite’s newest update, patch 3.5, is now out and it adds a wealth of new features. As detailed on developer Epic Games’ recent blog post, the patch introduces the Port-a-Fort defense item which was first revealed earlier this week. This new piece of equipment allows players to spawn a three-story fort mid-battle with a simple throw. The other big addition is the Replay system, which lets players watch their entire matches from any angle. You can also select specific moments to make highlight reels out of, change the speed of the footage, and more. Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico

April 11, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

A number of Grand Theft Auto IV’s song licenses will expire later this month and the music will be removed from the game, but Rockstar plans to replace them with new songs. As reported by Kotaku UK, the music licenses for some songs will expire on April 26, at which point a number of songs from the game will be removed. Rockstar reportedly had a 10-year agreement for some songs, which will soon expire, given GTA IV launched for PS3 and Xbox 360 in April 2018. Rockstar provided the following statement USgamer, confirming many songs from the Vladivostok FM station will be…

April 11, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has received a patch for PlayStation 4 and PS4 Pro that makes the game’s incredible world even more vibrant. In a post on the game’s official website, CD Projekt Red announced the update adds HDR support to the game, which increases color vibrancy, allowing for deeper blacks and brighter whites for PS4 Pro players with compatible televisions. The patch also includes “various performance optimizations” and “minor visual improvements,” as well as localization bug fixes and improvements to the game’s stability to prevent crashes. For more on the legendary Witcher, Geralt of Rivia, be sure to check out…

April 11, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Egyptian developer Rumbling Games Studio’s debut game, Knights of Light, is a historical action-RPG set in 7th century Iraq. Knights of Light takes place during the battles between the Sasanian Empire and Arab forces in the 600s and features a main character based on an unnamed historical figure. Several boss characters will also be based on people from the medieval era, though the developer has yet to reveal any specific names. Rumbling Games says its game design and story structure take inspiration from The Witcher series, which is evident in the developer’s decision to include a “hidden fantasy path” within…

April 11, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Hazelight Studios, the development team behind A Way Out, almost signed with Microsoft instead of Electronic Arts. After creating the critically acclaimed Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons, filmmaker-turned-game-designer Josef Fares told IGN on the latest episode of our monthly interview show IGN Unfiltered (see the full interview below) he spoke with both EA and Microsoft when looking for a publisher for his next project. “Brothers opened up a lot of doors,” Fares said. “I was very close to signing with Microsoft. It was like a week between. We were super close.” Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico

April 11, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

After a longer-than-expected wait, Yakuza 6: Song of Life is finally getting released outside of Japan. SEGA was good enough to send over the “After Hours Premium Edition” to unbox. Along with a copy of the PlayStation 4 game disc, the After Hours Premium Edition also includes two bar glasses engraved with Kiryu’s iconic dragon tattoo, a pair of whisky stones, coasters, and a hardcover art book. The art book includes key art from Yakuza 6 as well as a bunch of  fan creations celebrating characters from the entire series, such as Goro Majima, who is objectively the coolest and I…

April 10, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

When I saw that the Steam page for new free-to-play battle royale game Radical Heights said it was releasing in “X-Treme Early Access,” I took it as a silly play on its over-the-top ‘80s theme. It’s not. This game is extremely early, with the ‘e’ firmly present at the beginning of that word. The core shows a lot of potential, but with only five months of development, there are still tons of issues and even more work to be done. Its launch has been plagued with reports of connection and performance issues that have largely tanked its Steam review average…

April 10, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Radical Heights has got a lot of baggage. It’s the next game from the makers of the notoriously defunct LawBreakers, it bears a questionable resemblance to the largest free-to-play battle royale game in the world, and it’s already wrestled with a now quelled pay-to-win scare. The deck is stacked against it, and it certainly has its problems, but Radical heights also has something genuine to offer the battle royale genre. Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico

April 10, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Microsoft has announced a free trial of PlayerUnknown’s Battlgrounds for Xbox Live Gold’s Free Play Days. The event kicks off on Thursday, April 19 at 12:01 a.m. PT and will run until Sunday, April 22 at 11:59 p.m. PT. During Free Play Days users will be able to download and play the fully featured Xbox Game Preview version of PUBG. All multiplayer modes, including solo, duos, and squads will be available during the event. Any Battle Points earned will carry over to the game if a player decides to purchase it when the Free Play Days period has ended. Continue…

April 10, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

“I never left,” declared longtime Splinter Cell voice actor Michael Ironside. “I am Sam Fisher.” Veteran actor Michael Ironside, best known in video game circles as the voice of Splinter Cell’s Sam Fisher, appeared on Xbox’s Inside Xbox show to discuss his return to the role of Sam Fisher in the Ghost Recon Wildlands/Splinter Cell crossover, called Special Operation 1, which is free to play this weekend. During the interview, he discussed how he initially turned down the role of Fisher. “Sam was this one-line, two-dimensional character,” he said. “There Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico